• September 16, 2020
    I am grateful that we are able to experience a clearer sky and improved air quality this week. Hopefully this is a good sign for more good news to come!

    September 8, 2020
    Please see the news release below that outlines the delay of Marin County moving into the Tier 2 (or the Red phase) of reopening schools and businesses. The expectation was that Marin County would enter Tier 2 by today, September 8th, which would mean that schools would have the ability to reopen by September 22nd if they are prepared to open and have met the required reopening criteria. 


    September 2, 2020
    We are now into our second full week of school, and I hope that you and your families are finding a structure and rhythm for school that is working for you in this distance learning model.

    August 27, 2020
    As we enter day 4 of the new school year, I want to take this opportunity to thank staff and parents alike for your incredible efforts in supporting our students in successfully engaging in learning as we embark on another unusual year. I know we all had hoped to start our year in person, and we look forward to conditions that make that possible soon.

    August 19, 2020
    We are excited to begin the new school year on Monday, August 24th. Students will be welcomed into their virtual classroom with activities and lessons that will resemble a typical first day and week of school. These activities will include building community, setting norms and rules for their class, and starting lessons that meet their new grade level academic standards.

    August 14, 2020
    We are all looking forward to our students returning to school on Monday, August 24th. We will be starting in a distance learning model through at least September 8th, as per Marin Public Health requirements, although we are eager to see your students’ shining faces as teachers will be meeting with them live (virtually) in meaningful ways five days per week to provide interaction, instruction and progress monitoring.

    August 7, 2020
    As we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, I understand that families have been waiting to hear specific plans for our reopening beyond the information I have provided previously. Now that plans have been formally approved by the Board of Trustees on July 27 and August 6, I am able to share a number of documents with you that provide an overview of what our reopening will look like. 

    July 29, 2020
    RUSD is such an active and engaged community where there is such a collective priority placed on the growth and education of our children. We had a record number of people attend the Board meeting on Monday which exceeded 250 people!

    July 24, 2020
    Although it is only July, we have been working continuously over the summer in preparation for the upcoming school year. It is understandable that parents and students are experiencing a lot of anxiety surrounding the opening of school in August while the positive cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in Marin and across the United States.


    July 16, 2020
    Recognizing the ever-changing landscape of the spread of COVID-19, Marin Public Health issued new guidance last night to delay in-person instruction to start no sooner than September 8. 

    July 14, 2020
    I want to provide you with an update on our progress with school reopening plans for August. The safety of all students and staff is our highest priority and balancing that safety while still providing full educational opportunities for all students is our goal.

    July 9, 2020
    I hope this letter finds you well and enjoying your summer while maintaining physical distancing guidelines, wearing masks when in public, and handwashing like you have never done before. We must continue to be vigilant in these practices to ensure we are doing everything possible to keep ourselves and others healthy and to reduce the spread of COVID-19.