8th Grade Highlights

Crocker Class of 2024

8TH GRADE SKI TRIP FAQs | Dodge ridge 

The annual 8th grade ski trip will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2024. We will take a charter bus to the beautiful Dodge Ridge Ski Resort (Check out the Trail Map).

Drop Off at Crocker @430AM  (Departure promptly at 5AM)
Pick Up from Crocker est. @830PM

What do 8th graders need to bring?


What should be worn on the bus?

Please have students wear their ski clothes on the bus, except ski/board boots, which they will carry on to the bus along with backpacks and helmets. It’s best to dress in layers for changing weather and temperatures.

Skis, poles and boards will be stowed beneath the bus. Chaperones will label and rubber band each student’s gear together for easier loading and unloading.

Can I rent equipment and/or winter attire from Dodge Ridge?

No, all skiers/boarders must bring their own equipment and winter gear with them to maximine ski/boarding time. No rentals at Dodge Ridge will be accommodated.

Where can I rent or purchase ski/snowboard equipment and winter gear?

The Crocker Parent Group does not endorse or approve any specific rental or equipment provider. The aforementioned Peninsula locations are provided for informational purposes only.

Should I wear a helmet?

Yes, ski/snowboard helmets are mandatory.  Bike, skateboarding or other sports helmets not certified for skiing or snowboarding are not designed to protect for downhill snow sports.

While we believe in safety as much as we believe in fun, note that helmets may mitigate or reduce the severity of some head injuries. However, their use does not guarantee prevention of all injuries. Students must obey the rules of the mountain and make good choices!

Where can I learn more about Mountain Safety?

Dodge Ridge Mountain Safety

Mountain Safety Guide

When do I arrive at Crocker to catch the Ski Bus?

Arrive PROMPTLY at 430AM on Saturday, March 9th to check-in and load equipment. Buses will depart promptly at 5AM (we will not be able to wait for any late arrivals).

What about food and drinks?
Breakfast bags will be distributed as students load the bus. Students will receive a lunch voucher for the Dodge Ridge cafe. Dinner will be provided as well. Please indicate any dietary restrictions or allergies in the Permission Form.

Students are welcome to bring extra snacks and drinks, and money to purchase additional food.

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HillsDale High School

Noche de Información para Las Familias de Octavo Grado Conozcan Hillsdale High School

19 de Octubre 2023
Auditorio de Hillsdale

¡Conozcan nuestros programas académicos, deportivos, arte, actividades y mucho más!

Vengan a  descubrir lo que es ser un “Fighting Knight”

Padre previews

Hi, we are kicking off our admissions season with Padre Previews up and down the peninsula.  We have upcoming Padre Previews in Hillsborough (10/15) and San Mateo (10/17 & 10/23), but please see the website to register and for a complete list of locations.

Padre Previews are designed for middle schoolers and their parents to hear from teachers, administrators, Serra Padres and current Serra parents about the Serra community.  There are many opportunities to talk to people one on one and learn from a variety of perspectives what the Serra experience is all about.  

Padre Previews are ideal for 7th and 8th grade boys and their parents and a great way to learn about Serra.  We also love younger brothers who may want to become Padres! 

Thank you,

Benay Todzo

San Mateo High School | Meet & Greet TH OCT 12th

Meet & Greet at the Roslansky's home in Hillsborough (110 New Place Rd) on Thursday 10/12 630-8PM.  Come and meet our Principal and Staff from various departments, as well as current SMHS parents & students to learn about the incredible programs available at SMHS, from Biotech & Computer Science to Mandarin & outstanding extracurriculars.  8th graders and their parents are both encouraged to attend.  RSVP here.

Burlingame High School's Centennial Celebration Fri OCT 13th & Sat Oct 14th

The Burlingame alumni association is hosting several events to commemorate this milestone including....

Friday morning scramble shotgun golf tournament at crystal springs golf course 150.00/per person sign up on website below

Friday evening football game at BHS along with the announcement of hall of fame inductees 6.00/per person sign up on website below

Also on Friday night, a block party on Lorton avenue at many participating restaurants, live bands  will play your favorites.

All day Saturday events include alumni photo shoot, special guests, school tour, classic car show, no host bar-b-que and beer/wine garden. Listen to the live bands.

Click HERE for more information on the Weekend events
Register HERE for SAT 10/14 campus activities
(headcount purposes only)

Design Tech High School OPEN HOUSE OCT 17th

I hope this email finds you well. I am writing on behalf of Design Tech High School, a Free Public Charter School on the Peninsula.  We believe that providing students with diverse choices in education is crucial for their growth and development, and we would like to share how Design Tech High School can benefit students in your school district.

At Design Tech High School, we are committed to offering a well-rounded education that focuses on academic excellence, innovation, and community engagement. We have a dedicated team of educators and a curriculum designed to challenge and inspire students to reach their full potential.

We believe that by informing your students about the educational opportunities at Design Tech High School, we can help them make informed decisions about their educational journey. We also encourage parents and guardians to attend the Design Tech HS Open House for Prospective Students on Tuesday, October 17 from 6:30-8:30pm. The event will be held on our campus at 275 Oracle Parkway, Redwood City, CA.

We are excited about collaborating with you to empower students in our community with educational choices that best suit their needs and aspirations.

Best regards,

Margarita Contreras

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Director, Design Tech High School 

Crystal springs uplands school


I hope this email finds you well! 

My name is Oriana Isaacson, and I am Crystal’s Interim Director of Admission. 

Our application went live this week, and we are excited to offer prospective families a variety of ways to get to know Crystal through our Connect with Crystal series:

Registration for all events is available through Ravenna.

Please note that this season Crystal will not offer student campus visits that include sitting in on classes. Instead, our Family Tours provide both parents/guardians and students the chance to visit campus during the school day, including popping in on classes in session. 

Crystal will also continue to not require, nor accept, admission testing. 

I look forward to working with you all this season! Please reach out if you have any questions. 

All the best,


Oriana Isaacson 

Interim Director of Admission, 10th Grade Level Co-Lead, Upper School Student Government Sponsor

Your pronouns she/her (Why pronouns?)


Upper School | 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough, CA 94010

Middle School | 10 Davis Drive, Belmont, CA 94002



Notre Dame High School Belmont Shadow dates

Shadow dates  at Notre Dame High School Belmont are open for all families with 8th grade daughters!  While shadowing at NDB, 8th graders will spend a day experiencing classes, meeting students, and  getting a taste of all Notre Dame has to offer. Parents will learn about the admissions process, hear from current students, and have their questions answered by the Director of Admissions. Shadow dates run from September 12th - November 15th. Registration is also open for Open House on October 22nd and Notre Dame Night on November 16th. Come visit us and find out why NDB is the premier all-girl's high school on the peninsula!

To register for a shadow visit or other event please fill out and Inquiry Form at:


To learn more about NDB please visit us online at ndhsb.org

Warm regards,


Emily Diaz '11

Admissions Associate

Notre Dame High School

1540 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA 94002