• 2023-2024 HEADLINE NEWS

    Wednesday, May 1, 2024
    Staff Appreciation Week begins next Monday. Thank you to all of our incredible staff members. We are even stronger together! Our Golden Bell Winners for the 2023-24 school year have been selected. Congratulations to our amazing educators! They will be honored at our Annual RUSD Celebration of Education later this month.

    Wednesday, April 17, 2024
    I’m excited to announce that Nicole Trickett will be our new Coordinator of Educational Services. We are so excited about bringing her instructional and curriculum knowledge to RUSD! She will begin on a part-time basis for this school year as she fulfills her instructional coaching commitments for the rest of the school year. Then, she’ll begin full-time with us as of July 1st. See below for more detailed information about Mrs. Trickett. 

    Wednesday, March 27, 2024
    Watching the Bel Aire play was incredibly touching and heartwarming. I was amazed! What a great example of parents, community, and staff coming together to create great experiences for students. Thank you!

    Wednesday, March 13, 2024
    Way to go Del Mar - Big congratulations to Del Mar Middle School for being named a California Distinguished School! March 18th Professional Development - On Monday, the 18th, the staff will participate in a training that will include Strategic Planning updates, Inclusion, Special Education time, Math Curriculum time, and Safety. Developmental Disability Awareness Month NewsletterMarin County SELPA Child and Family Resource Fair. Test of Countywide Emergency System on March 23 - Learn more here.

    Thursday, February 29, 2024
    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced the middle schools and high schools that have been selected for the prestigious 2024 California Distinguished Schools Program. Schools are recognized for their exceptional student performance. A big congratulations goes out to Del Mar Middle School! Del Mar was just named a 2024 California Distinguished School!  We are so proud!

    Wednesday, February 28, 2024
    Our Del Mar Robotics Team continues to inspire and thrill us all. The team participated in the NORCAL FTC Championship Robot Tournament. Out of the 48 teams that attended the competition, The Bearded Dragons secured an impressive 9th place, showcasing their incredible talent and dedication. They reached all the way to 5th place before facing the 1st place team where they barely lost. What makes this accomplishment even more remarkable is that Del Mar was one of only three middle school teams invited to compete in this challenging tournament. A big thanks goes out to the Foundation, Del Mar administration, Mr. MacDonald, parents, and students! Way to represent Reed with class and pride!

    Wednesday, February 7, 2024
    We have more to celebrate! Congratulations to our Del Mar Mathletes! The team competes against sixteen other middle schools where they solve "fun" math problems both individually and as a team. Shout out to the 7th grade team that came in first place and second place in the first two competitions this year. This is a beautiful example of students, staff, and parents joining together to do great things. We are even stronger together!

    Wednesday, January 24, 2024
    Big congratulations go out to our Del Mar Robotics Team. They are Champions of the San Jose FTC Robotics Competition. There were 16 total teams present and 14 of those teams were high school teams. Our Del Mar Robotics Team not only won first place, but the judges also awarded them the prestigious Motivate Award. "Their passion and enthusiasm not only impressed us but inspired everyone around them." - Judges

    Wednesday, January 10, 2024
    Reminder: Class 3 E-bikes & E-Scooters - Thank you for the great cooperation in eliminating Class 3 e-bikes and all e-scooters from school grounds. Since these require a driver’s license, we will not allow students to use these two types of vehicles while on campus.

    Friday, December 22, 2023
    As the final bell rings for Winter Break, I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support and dedication throughout the year. Savor the precious moments with your children and family. Staff will also take the time to rest and rejuvenate. Together, we will continue to create a remarkable learning experience for our students, making RUSD a place where every child feels valued, supported, and inspired.

    Wednesday, December 6, 2023
    Reminder: Class 3 E-bikes & E-Scooters - Since class 3 e-bikes and e-scooters require a driver’s license, we will not allow students to use these two types of vehicles on school grounds. We will begin enforcing this on Tuesday, January 9th as students return from Winter Break. Hopefully, this gives families a reasonable chance to make adjustments, if needed. It’s also a reminder not to purchase these vehicles for school use. Thanks for your cooperation.

    Thursday, November 16, 2023
    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released new guidance to support decision-making for children and students to return to childcare or school after an illness. Marin County Public Health supports the adoption of these guidelines or our community. Please read these important guidelines here.

    Wednesday, November 15, 2023
    Class 3 E-Bikes & E-Scooters - Since class 3 E-Bikes and E-Scooters require a driver’s license, we will not allow students to use these two types of vehicles on school grounds. We will begin enforcing this on January 9th as students return from Winter Break. Hopefully, this gives families a reasonable chance to make adjustments, if needed. It’s also a reminder not to purchase these vehicles for school use. Thanks for your cooperation.

    Tuesday, November 7, 2023
    I'd like to share this important video regarding e-bikes and e-scooters. While they are popular, exciting, and environmentally friendly, we also need to think about safety, legality, and courtesy. Great information was provided by our Middle School Principal, Chad Stuart and our community partners Tiburon Chief of Police, Michelle Jean and Belvedere Chief of Police, Jason Wu. Let's work together to keep all 3 of our communities and students safe!

    Friday, November 3, 2023
    Reminder: On Monday, November 6th, a 90-minute evening brainstorming session will be held in Del Mar's Gym from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. This is an excellent opportunity to brainstorm innovative ideas for RUSD's future. Attached are a couple of thought-provoking articles to help us dream big. I don't necessarily agree with every point made in these articles. The goal is to make us wonder, dream, and consider future possibilities. I'm hoping to see you there.

    Wednesday, November 1, 2023
    E-Bike & E-Scooter Safety - Did you know that riders of Class 3 E-bikes (capable of 28mph) and E-scooters (yes, E-scooters) must have a driver’s license? Here’s a link to great information.

    Wednesday, October 18, 2023
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly evolving and transforming industries, and it is imperative that our education system stays ahead of the curve to maximize the benefits of AI while safeguarding the welfare of our staff and students. I was honored to be 1 of 23 educators appointed to serve on a state level Artificial Intelligence (AI) Task Force. The AI Taskforce is aimed at equipping school districts with the necessary knowledge and tools to navigate the complexities of integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into the work of public-school districts and county offices of education. I’m honored to serve for the benefit of RUSD and beyond.

    Wednesday, October 18, 2023
    At 9:30 a.m. we received an Emergency Alert on our phones (from the USGS Shake Alert: "Earthquake Detected! Drop, Cover, Hold On. Protect Yourself). A 4.6 earthquake occurred in Concord. Although we did not feel an earthquake, all three school sites conducted a Drop, Cover, Hold On response. All students and staff are safe.  All facilities are in good condition. 

    Friday, October 13, 2023
    The violence in Israel has an impact on many of our families and students. RUSD offers everyone who is part of our community and is touched by these events our deep support and sympathy. 

    Wednesday, October 4, 2023
    I’m excited to report that the construction of Bel Aire’s playground surfacing will begin tomorrow! Additions and touch-ups are still being considered, but it will be so great to see students enjoying the structure in the near future. 

    Tuesday, September 26, 2022
    Our first Spanish Task Force meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 26th at 3:30 PM in the Del Mar Library. So far, we have Board representatives, a Foundation representative, administrators, teachers, and parents. If you would like to join the Task Force, or if you are interested in providing input, please follow the link to this short 4 question survey. Spanish Survey for Parents/Guardians

    Wednesday, September 20, 2023
    I’m so excited to say that we have students playing on the playgrounds at Reed Elementary. Thank you to the site principals and the groups that gathered to give input.  Bel Aire’s should be completed in the next week or two. Additions and touch-ups are still taking place, but it’s so exciting to see students starting to enjoy the structures. We will stay in touch about an upcoming Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!

    Thursday, September 7, 2023
    Great news! We heard from the construction company late yesterday that a job cancelled for them and they could start on our playground surface first thing Thursday morning (today).  We hope to see our kids playing on the brand new equipment in the next couple of weeks!

    Wednesday, September 6, 2023
    What an incredible start to the school year. Thank you to the staff, students, and families for all contributing to this beginning. I also want to send a big thank you to our PTA and parents that offered a variety of opportunities to welcome our new families to RUSD. Whether it was a play time at Reed, a popsicle party in East Corte Madera, a family gathering, or a party at the park, all of it makes a difference. This is such a beautiful example of our welcoming community and our goal of inclusion. “We are even stronger together.” Thank you!