2020-2021 DEL MAR MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWSLETTERS
January 20, 2021
Phase 3 is off to a great start. Students appear happier and more engaged and I hope that energy is carried home. It is refreshing to see more students more often on Del Mar's campus. As a community, it is important that we all maintain focus on safety protocols and Marin Public Health guidelines so we can continue to keep our campus open.
January 13, 2021
Progress Alerts, formally known as Progress Reports, will go out next week. If you receive a Progress Alert, it is important to take some time to sit down with your child and review the alert. The purpose of these alerts is to let both the student and family know that their teacher is concerned that they are not meeting expectations or making progress towards the standards (academic and/or Habits of Learning).
January 6, 2021
We are looking forward to welcoming students back to campus next week as we begin Phase 3 of our plan for re-entry. We have spent countless hours to ensure that our campus will be a protected and safe place where students can thrive and learn.
December 16, 2020
What a year 2020 has been! This year has challeged me in so many ways, as I know it has for you as well. We have all been forced to reflect on ourselves and our community.
December 9, 2020
I continue to feel incredibly proud of our school community, particularly our students and staff, who consistently demonstrate flexibility, resilience and can-do attitudes with our ever changing schedule.
December 2, 2020
I hope you all had a restful week off last week and were able to connect with your family and friends in a safe manner. It is important that we all remain vigilant about our individual and collective responsibilities around safety, health and well being on and off our campuses at all times.
November 18, 2020
Please log onto Alma to read about your student's progress so far this year. If you have forgotten your username or password, please email us. We do not have individual parent conferences at Del Mar, but if you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact individual teachers, kindly allowing our busy teachers plenty of time to respond.
November 16, 2020
Last week we had our first confirmed positive COVID cases in our Del Mar community. We knew through our work with Marin Public Health that this day was inevitable. I am proud that the safety measures we put into place in Phase 2; specifically around stable split cohorts, have allowed us to safely respond to this incident and minimize the impact of quarantining a small number of students.
October 28, 2020
We had a super spirited celebration with our "A" students today! "B" cohort students: On Friday, wear a Halloween costume, any Del Mar Spirit wear (our colors are blue and yellow!!) bunny ears, a tail, a full on costume...whatever you'd like--just SOMETHING FUN.... or even a bit scary!
October 14, 2020
What an exciting week and a half it's been, with most of our students back on campus! Seven long months have passed since we have seen our students in classrooms and on campus. I am so proud of them. Our students continue to demonstrate incredible resilience and flexibility through all of our different iterations of learning this school year.
September 25, 2020
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September 23, 2020
Last night the School Board approved Phase 2 (Hybrid Distance/Live) Learning, to begin the week of October 5th. During Phase 2, students will ALL continue to work remotely on Mondays, and will come to school either Tuesday and Wednesday mornings (the "A" cohort), OR Thursday and Friday mornings (the "B" cohort). Students will be in class online through Zoom on the afternoons of the days they are not at school in person.
September 16, 2020
There are several places where you can get information about your child's progress, assignments and curriculum:
September 3, 2020
I am so proud of our school community for a successful start to the 2020-21 school year. Please find important information below as we conclude our second week of school.
August 21, 2020
We had a very successful distribution of supplies and iPads yesterday for our 6th graders and new 7th and 8th graders.
August 18, 2020
We are missing many books that were issued last year! Please return any Del Mar owned books.
August 14, 2020
If you missed the Parent Grade-Level Meetings earlier today, please check out these links to hear a recorded version.
August 12, 2020
On behalf of the staff at Del Mar Middle School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2020-21 school year!
August 7, 2020
This school year will be like no other, yet I am excited for our students and staff to find new ways to build a positive school culture while maintaining our focus on academic excellence.
2019-2020 DEL MAR MIDDLE SCHOOL
June 3, 2020
This week marks our final week of distance learning for academic classwork. Please note that June 9th is the last day that assignments will be accepted (by 8 pm).
May 21, 2020
Please note there will be a modified schedule next week at Del Mar! Classes will be at the same time as usual (starting at 9 and 9:45), but on different days.
May 15, 2020
Please take a few minutes to review important information regarding the end of the school year. I miss seeing you all and I hope you continue to be well and safe during these times.
April 24, 2020
Thank you for helping your children engage in our new live class meetings, and for overseeing their focus on completion of school work as we pass the mid-way point of our third and final trimester, a trimester like no other.
April 16, 2020
As we navigate through the evolving landscape of distance learning, we are always looking to improve and refine our practice. The number one question we are seeking to answer is, “What is best for our Del Mar students?” With that, we are excited to bring you a new schedule that students will engage in beginning on Monday, April 20th.
April 3, 2020
This has certainly been three weeks no one had anticipated. First and foremost, I hope you and your families are well and safe. While we have been challenged as a school community in new ways, I am incredibly proud of our staff and students for all of their hard work transitioning to a distance learning model so quickly.
March 30, 2020
As we have recently learned, our Distance Learning plan has been extended through May 1st, 2020. This means that we will be engaging in at least six weeks of learning from home.
March 25, 2020
We encourage you to read this letter in its entirety as it answers many of your common questions, especially in light of our Superintendent's recent announcement that Del Mar, as well as all schools in Marin County, will remain closed until May 1st.
March 18, 2020
We hope this finds you all well. We will continue to follow the recommended guidelines made by the Marin County Public Health Officer and are adhering to the shelter-in-place order, which has now been extended through April 7, 2020.
March 15, 2020
Tomorrow morning, the students will begin working from home. I have created a podcast that you may listen to now, and which will also be emailed directly to students for them to listen to in the morning.
March 13, 2020
As communicated by the district office, RUSD campuses will be closed to students beginning Monday, March 16th and resuming Monday, March 30th. We are implementing our distance learning plan in order to keep students engaged in their learning and make continued academic progress in all of their classes.
March 5, 2020
On Tuesday, Del Mar hosted a parent education program presented by Being Adept, a nonprofit organization that educates and provides middle schoolers and their parents with tools for alcohol and drug abuse prevention.
March 4, 2020
We have been instructed at Del Mar that if a student is showing symptoms of contagious illness, parents will be contacted to pick up their student and the student will be required to wear a mask in the office while waiting to be picked up.
February 12, 2020
I hope you all are looking forward to our mid-winter break scheduled for next week. Trimester Two ends soon after we return (Friday, March 6th) and our students will need to be focused and energetic in order to confidently complete work in their classes.
January 29, 2020
Next week, teachers are sending progress reports to students who are not making adequate academic progress in a course and/or to students whose habits of learning need improvement.
January 15, 2020
Happy New Year! We hope you are rested and reinvigorated for the second half of the school year. As we refine and begin new routines and habits, we thought we'd take this opportunity to remind you of a few behavioral expectations here at Del Mar.
December 18, 2019
It is important that students, staff and parents continue to reinforce our positive and inclusive school culture. Specifically, we aim to Be Open, Be Kind, Be Involved and Be Brave every day in all we do. I encourage you to take this energy and momentum forward into our winter break, celebrate with your family and friends, and continue to be mindful into the new year.
December 4, 2019
As we recently celebrated Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the upcoming holidays, I am excited to highlight a few student led initiatives taking place at Del Mar which exemplify "thanks" and "giving" as well as other important qualities such as reflection, empathy, kindness and environmentalism.
November 20, 2019
Del Mar is truly a wonderful school community and I am delighted to work with and in the service of your children. They are thoughtful, engaged, and caring young adults, who think critically and challenge assumptions.
November 6, 2019
I hope you and your families are doing well and finding your way back into your rhythms and routines as we head into November.
October 23, 2019
Our Morning Bulletin is now online! We are excited to share that our daily bulletin, which is broadcast to students each morning, can now be found on our website.
October 15, 2019
Del Mar Math Department Newsletter.
October 9, 2019
Middle school is a critical time in our young adult's development of themselves. Each year, I challenge students to Be Open, Be Kind, Be Involved and Be Engaged. We want to encourage them to explore curiosities by diving deep into their learning and to push their own boundaries and sense of self.
September 25, 2019
This week marks the half-way point of trimester one. Please review the different ways to gather information as you look to support your children in their learning process.
September 11, 2019
IMPORTANT SAFETY REMINDERS ABOUT PARKING/DRIVING NEAR DEL MAR.
August 28, 2019
PRINCIPAL'S COFFEE: This Friday, August 30th, from 8:30-9:30 AM in the Del Mar Library. Please come meet our principal, Brian Lynch and our Assistant Principal, AnnMarie Skaggs, hear about Del Mar and enjoy a cup of coffee, courtesy of the PTA.
August 21, 2019
Class Schedules will be available on ALMA https://delmar.getalma.com/home beginning at 4 pm today-August 21st.