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iStock Image of blue  register  button on computer keyboardThe SMUHSD will begin accepting enrollments for the 2018-2019 school year on December 5th at the Office of Student Services located at 839 Hinckley Rd., Burlingame. Go online to our new online enrollment booking system to secure your appointment by clicking HERE The last day for appointments is February 15, 2018.


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SMUHSD Staff Members Help Organize the FairThis past fall, the 4th annual Transition to Independence Fair was held at Sequoia High School. This annual event helps to promote the independence and full participation of people with disabilities in San Mateo County. This year's feedback on the Transition to Independence Fair was that it was the best fair to date! There were 30+ support agencies present to help guests with information on post-secondary education, training, employment, housing, benefits, transportation, and so much more. The highlight of this year's fair was a band from Stockton called The Advocates who are made up of 10 adults with developmental disabilities who sang motown, pop, and country songs to the crowd.  Guests had a variety of activities to choose from on the day of the fair including petting animals from Jasper Ridge Farms, painting art boxes provided by the Riekes Center from Menlo Park, a Zumba class put on by Community Gatepath, and more. In addition to the large presence of support agencies, fun activities, and entertainment there were six 50 minute workshops provided. The workshops covered benefits, healthcare, assistive technology, an agency support panel, and a youth panel sharing their experiences and challenges and successes in our community. SMUHSD staff members Eli Poblitz and Ofelia Angulo were on the Activities subcommittee and Judy Camarota also volunteered and represented Project Search. Learn more about the fair HERE.


Seanna Fess Presents at Astrophysics ConferenceMs. Seanna Fess presented her work on exoplanets at the recent international conference “Know Thy Star, Know Thy Planet." Over 160 professional researchers from more than 10 countries gathered to discuss the star beyond the Sun that are known to have planets orbiting them. Ms. Fess, working with Dr. Steve B. Howell, the Head of Space Science and Astrobiology at NASA Ames Research Center, presented her findings related to NASA Kepler mission-discovered exoplanets. She studied a group of exoplanets known to orbit one star of a binary pair and performed calculations to determine which of the two stars the planet actually orbited. To date, her work suggests that the majority of exoplanets found in binary star systems orbit the brighter, more massive star, although she did find some evidence for a small portion that may orbit the smaller, fainter star. This work provides robust inputs to exoplanet formation models. Seanna is currently writing her results as a research paper to be submitted to a professional astrophysics journal in a few months.


LOgo  SMHS Strikes Back Against HungerSan Mateo High School (SMHS) students are conducting their annual holiday food drive through November 27, 2017. The students’ goal this year will be to collect more than 100,000 pounds and continue their tradition of being one of the largest food drives in the country.  All donations will benefit the Samaritan House in San Mateo and Second Harvest Food Bank. This year’s campaign theme is “Can Wars: San Mateo High School 2017 Food Drive.” Community members who wish to donate may bring their canned food or monetary donations directly to San Mateo High School, located at 506 N. Delaware Street, San Mateo, weekdays from 7:45am - 3:15pm. You can also donate HERE. Monetary donations are tax-deductible and checks should be made out to “Samaritan House.” (An online donation link will be available soon.) Also, during after-school hours and weekends, students will be collecting donations at local supermarkets throughout the Peninsula from Burlingame to Belmont! Please help San Mateo High continue their tradition of helping people in need this holiday season!


Interpreter Service

The Office of Student Services provides on-site interpreting services for Spanish and Chinese (Cantonese/Mandarin) speakers. Interpreter Service available in any language upon request. Learn the details.

La Oficina de Servicios Estudiantiles ofrece servicios de interpretación en el mismo lugar para las personas que hablan español y chino (mandarín). Se dispone de intérpretes de cualquier otro idioma previa solicitud. Averigüe los detalles.



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