COVID-19 updates


It is now certain that students in the San Carlos School District will not be able to return to classrooms this school year.


From Superintendent Harmeier for the San Carlos School District:

San Mateo County, along with six other Bay Area jurisdictions extended its stay at home order to May 3 for all residents and businesses. The two-page press release is here, and the full order, which specifies essential activity, can be found here.

State Expectations Unclear for This School Year 2019-2020

At noon today, Governor Newsom held a press conference stating his expectation that California’s public schools may not reopen to students for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, which is June 11 for SCSD. Though some media is reporting otherwise, this is not a formal executive order. The school districts will wait for orders from their partners in public health or other executive order with which they must comply. You can read San Mateo County Superintendent, Nancy Magee’s latest statement here.


Redwood City Schools will not resume school on location at their sites for the remainder of the school year. Read the message from Superintendent Baker here.


HCT sessions are suspended in San Carlos schools – Coronavirus

Effective 3/12/2020, all tutoring sessions are suspended until April 10 in San Carlos per direction of the San Carlos School District Superintendent, Dr. Michelle Harmeier.


HCT sessions are suspended in RWC schools – Coronavirus

Hello Healthy Cities Tutors and Parents of Redwood City students receiving tutoring,

This evening Redwood City School Superintendent, John Baker, announced all non-essential school activities are cancelled for the next 4 weeks. They have requested we suspend tutoring sessions during this time. We will provide more information as it becomes available and notify you when tutoring can resume. This includes tutoring that occurs both on school campuses and in the local public library.

Redwood City School District staff continues to update the web page that they have created to help you stay informed. Please continue to check it for the latest information and please be on the lookout for emails and/or text messages, as this is how Healthy Cities Tutoring communicates and will continue to do so.

Thank you for patience and understanding.


Dear Healthy Cities Tutors,

There has been lots of news recently about the emergence of a new respiratory illness called the novel coronavirus or COVID-19.

We want to let you know how Healthy Cities Tutoring is managing the evolving impact with our partners at the San Carlos School District and Redwood City School District.

Both districts are relying on the advice and recommendations of the San Mateo County Office of Education, working closely with the San Mateo County government, to determine next steps for schools in San Carlos and Redwood City. Both districts have communicated with their school communities about the precautions they are taking which include enhanced sanitation routines for classrooms and equipment; staff and students who are sick are encouraged to stay home; schools will remind students and staff to wash their hands often, avoid touching their faces with unwashed hands, and cover their sneezes and coughs.

You can learn more about each district’s efforts here:

San Carlos School District
Redwood City School District

  • If you feel you are unwell or experiencing cold, flu or other symptoms, please contact your primary care provider and cancel or postpone your tutoring sessions until such time as you are well. Please keep in touch with your tutee’s family if you have to miss or cancel a session due to illness.
  • We will let you know if there are any changes in the San Carlos or Redwood City school districts that could impact your ability to tutor or be present on the school campus.
  • We know that persons over 60 years old or with compromised immune systems are more vulnerable to the flu, including the COVID-19 virus. If you fall into this category, you may want to consider canceling your tutoring sessions until the outbreak subsides. If that is the case, please notify your student’s parents, their classroom teacher and HCT.
  • Please feel free to reach out to your school site coordinators or a member of the Healthy Cities staff if you have any questions or concerns about your school or your tutoring.

Wishing you good health.

Healthy Cities Staff

Clifford, Connect, Henry Ford, & Kennedy school, please contact Raquel at or Janelle at

Arroyo, Brittan Acres, Central and White Oaks, please contact Bridget at

Arundel, Charter, Mariposa, please contact Emily at

Heather & Tierra Linda, please contact Saskia at

For anything else, contact Karen Molinari at