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John Arrillaga, one of Silicon Valley's top philanthropists, dies at 84

John Arrillaga, one of Silicon Valley's top philanthropists, dies at 84

Developer was one of the region's largest donors
COVID-19 cases ease at local high schools, rise slightly at elementary schools

COVID-19 cases ease at local high schools, rise slightly at elementary schools

Although numbers are declining at local high schools, elementary school districts actually saw an increase in cases during the second week back at school. 
Redwood City School District moves from identifying close contacts to group tracing

Redwood City School District moves from identifying close contacts to group tracing

District will notify groups of exposed students, such as classmates, teammates, or cohorts after recently updating its COVID-19 protocols
A call to action, updates on staffing shortages and more, as Sequoia district hit with over 1,000 COVID cases

A call to action, updates on staffing shortages and more, as Sequoia district hit with over 1,000 COVID cases

There have been 1,283 cases so far this school year, with 1,050 of them occurring since students returned from winter break on Jan. 4.
RCEF announces new director

RCEF announces new director

Pati Ortiz, former head of Redwood City District’s Community Schools and Partnerships Department, will lead the organization in an interim capacity
Sequoia district officials to make plea for 'immediate' government aid amid COVID surge

Sequoia district officials to make plea for 'immediate' government aid amid COVID surge

District also bumps pay for teachers covering for absent teachers
COVID-19 cases 'snowballing' in schools

COVID-19 cases 'snowballing' in schools

One district saw more than 600 positive COVID-19 cases this week— more than the total number of cases it reported for the entire 2021 year. 
In-person learning to continue after winter holidays despite rise in COVID-19 cases, San Mateo County officials say

In-person learning to continue after winter holidays despite rise in COVID-19 cases, San Mateo County officials say

The California Department of Public Health has sent rapid tests to the San Mateo County Office of Education for student use in the first weeks after the winter break
Redwood City School Board prepares for upcoming year with new roles and redrawn maps

Redwood City School Board prepares for upcoming year with new roles and redrawn maps

The five elected trustees officially accepted their new roles, with María Díaz-Slocum serving as president.
Bay Area school districts ramp up security as threats of TikTok challenge swirl on social media

Bay Area school districts ramp up security as threats of TikTok challenge swirl on social media

And at least one child in Millbrae has been arrested as a result of a social media post.