Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome back from winter break! Our students and staff returned yesterday well rested and eager to return to school. During Monday's professional development day, our Kindergarten through fifth grade teachers attended the California Academy of Sciences to learn, collaborate and discuss crosscutting concepts of the Next Generation Science Standards. Middle school teachers learned about mindfulness and cultivating well-being in schools from guest presenter Daniel Rechtschaffen, as well as student monitoring systems and electronic gradebook tips and techniques.
Please be aware of these important upcoming events:
Monday, January 16
No school - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day observed.
Tuesday, January 17
Board of Trustees meeting at 6:00 p.m. at Bel Aire, where Reed Media Specialist Ms. Rekha Dutt will be honored for her years of service to RUSD prior to her retirement on January 30.
Wednesday, January 25
Parent Education: Cyber safety - Protecting Those You Love.
Del Mar Cyber Lounge at 7:00 p.m.
Learn from a panel of local experts about keeping your children safe online. The interactive panel will include Chief Patricia Seyler of Belvedere Police Department, Linda Witong a former Marin County Deputy District Attorney, and Sgt. Jerry Niess of Marin County Sheriff's Department to name a few. Topics of discussion will include:
- Long term effects of your child's digital footprint
- Creating accounts under assumed names and posting threats
- Sexting and online bullying
- Predators and becoming a victim when "friending" people online
- Importance of reporting misuse and protecting friends
Best wishes for a great 2017,
Nancy Lynch, Ed.D.