News & Events at San Carlos

Students and staff at San Carlos Unified School District are always up to something new, and we love to showcase their achievements and share news about our schools. Check back here often for all the latest news and information.

Growing a Reader From the Very Beginning

A new video designed to show parents easy tips for reading with their babies is now available from First Things First.

This video offers ways parents can help their baby develop language skills from the day they are born.

For more information, we encourage you to read this press release in its entirety.

Book Fair Spirit Week

We are so excited about our upcoming spirit week. Make sure to join us and dress up for these fun days!

  • Tuesday, April 3: Exercise your brain. Read a good book - Wear your favorite workout clothes.
  • Wednesday, April 4: Paws for books - Wear your favorite animal shirt.
  • Thursday, April 5: Read a shirt day - Wear a shirt with writing on it.
  • Friday, April 6: Cozy up with a good book - Wear your pajamas.
Book Fair

Be sure to join us for the Rice Elementary School Book Fair on Wednesday, April 4 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in primary building room 133! If you are unable to attend the book fair on April 4, students may bring money to select items from the book fair on Thursday, April 5 and Friday, April 6 during the school day. We will send book fair flyers home with students on Thursday, March 29.

Family Night

Come on out to the Rice Elementary School Grade Level Family Night on Wednesday, April 4 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The first through sixth grade teachers will have fun and engaging activities for the whole family to enjoy!

Public Notice

The San Carlos Unified School District Governing School Board meeting scheduled for March 13 has been re-scheduled for March 27 due to spring break, March 12-16, 2018. The meeting is at the Robert L. Cassa Curriculum Center on March 27 at 5:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the meeting.

Summer Jobs Available

Are you interested in summer employment? Please check out the following job postings for more information on summer employment opportunities. 

Important Events and Information

Please make note of these important events in March and April:

San Carlos Secondary School Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-student-teacher conferences are on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. We will serve dinner from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. We will provide transportation if needed. For additional information, please see our conference flyer.

AzMERIT Testing

AzMerit testing begins on Thursday, April 5, 2018. The department of education requires we test 100% of our students. Please make sure your child is in school, rested, and ready to do their best. For testing dates and information, please see our AzMERIT testing flyer.

Vocabulary Bowl Update

Congratulations once again to our students at San Carlos Secondary School! SCSS is leading the vocabulary bowl in first place with 17,264 words mastered! The Arizona College Prep school is behind in second place with 7,101 words! Check out the results from for our students in this vocabulary bowl update.

National Honor Society Inductees

Congratulations to the five sophomore students from San Carlos Secondary School inducted into the National Honor Society. Inductees include Jaylynn Ailak, Ashlee Bendle, Noelia Ferreira, Jaden Harney, and Steve Harvey. Please view the official National Honor Society press release for more information.

Braves Baseball Hats for Sale

Purchase your Braves baseball hats today for only $25! Hats are available for purchase in the San Carlos High School AD office. We have two great designs to choose from and they are available just in time for spring!

Braves Baseball Hats flyer. Click to enlarge.

AzMERIT Test Schedule

AzMERIT testing at San Carlos begins soon. The testing window for AzMERIT will run from March 27 through April 19. Please view the AzMERIT test schedule flyer for testing subjects and dates. Good luck to all our students!

Rice Elementary School Updates

Check out the Rice Elementary School updates!

  • February 9 - Student progress reports begin going out in the mail.
  • February 14 - Valentine's Day! Please contact your child’s teacher for more info regarding the classroom celebrations.
  • February 19 - Presidents Day! No school for students and staff.
  • February 21 - Rice Elementary School Family Bingo Night from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the intermediate cafeteria. Dinner will be available.

You don't want to miss these fun dances! 

  • April 26 - Join us for a father and daughter dance from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in Rice Gym.
  • May 1 - There will be a mother and son dance from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in the intermediate school cafeteria.