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We know how challenging it can be to juggle the many facets of parenting. Take advantage of our roster of resources designed to make you busy lives easier. These include a hot lunch program, before and after school programs, and tutoring.

School Nutrition Program

Qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch 

The San Carlos School District (SCSD) participates in the National School Lunch Program. At all SCSD schools, all students are offered nutritious meals every school day. You may qualify for these meals for free or at a reduced rate ($0.40 per lunch).  The meal programs we participate in are supported by federal and state reimbursements that are based on household income and eligibility. We are able to serve free and reduced-price meals because households continue to submit meal applications. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. You or your children do not have to be U.S. citizens to qualify for free meals.


Application - If you are interested in applying for free or reduced-price meals an Electronic Application is available now! Click on the link and apply online for Free or Reduced-Price meals. Or you can download the application below. Please contact Lisa Ceragioli if you need instructions on how to pre-load your Lunch Is Served account with funds if you qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

If you qualified for lunches last year and would like to continue free or reduced-price meals this year, you must re-apply and place orders for your child.  The district will NOT be placing orders for any children.


Please complete the lunch application and submit it to:
San Carlos School District
ATTN: Lisa Ceragioli
1200 Industrial Road, Unit 9
San Carlos CA  94070


An original, signed application is required for qualification; faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. If there are more household members than the number of lines on the application, attach a second application. You will be notified by mail regarding eligibility.


Information about the USDA Free and Reduced Lunch program can be found by viewing the following:

Additional Resources
Pandemic EBT (or P-EBT) is a federal program that gives eligible families food benefits in addition to free or reduced-price meals at school. Please note that if your student qualifies for Free and Reduced Lunch, you are eligible to receive additional funding for groceries; please see this website for more information. You DO NOT need to apply for P-EBT. Cards are automatically sent to eligible families based on information from other programs, including CalFresh Food benefits and free or reduced-price school meals. You can apply for free or reduced-price school meals through your school. You can apply for CalFresh Food benefits at
SamTrans Bus Passes
Additionally, if your student qualifies for Free and Reduced Lunch, they can receive a free SamTrans bus pass for the school year. 
Please reach out if your student(s) would like a free bus pass or if you have any questions regarding P-EBT - Ilana Yakubovich, Wellness Director, [email protected] - 650-597-1035. 

Before and After School Activities

The San Carlos-Belmont After School and A.C.E.programs offer before school and after school care. Learn about the program and how you can sign up below:


The Healthy Cities Tutoring Program is a free, tutor/mentor program providing San Carlos elementary and middle school children with one-on-one support from local community volunteers. The program increases the academic skills and self-esteem of the children in our community. Through individualized tutoring sessions, guided by the student’s classroom teacher, the volunteers help students develop improved academic skills, including reading, writing, math and homework assistance. With increased confidence in academic abilities comes an increase in self-esteem.

Volunteer tutors are recruited from all sectors of the community and include high school students, parents and senior citizens. The volunteers receive a training and orientation prior to working with students. Tutors are paired with a student at the San Carlos school of their choice and tutoring times are arranged to fit the volunteer’s schedule. More volunteers are always needed!
Transition to Mariposa
During the Spring trimester, there are many opportunities for students and families to become acquainted with the fourth and fifth grade campus of Mariposa School. Be on the lookout for emails from the principal.