2019-2020 HEADLINE NEWS ARCHIVED NEWSLETTERS
June 18, 2020
I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the first days of summer. Please see the press release from Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County Public Health Officer, which includes guidance for schools to reopen fully in August. Over the next few weeks a team of stakeholders will continue drafting our plan which will adhere to the criteria provided in this guidance.
June 11, 2020
I want to express my deepest gratitude and thanks to the families, caregivers, teachers, aides, administrators, staff, PTA, Foundation and students as the 2019-20 school year comes to a close. The last few months have had everyone stepping into unfamiliar roles – caregivers became common core tutors, teachers became technologists, administrators became public health experts, staff became procurement specialists - everyone has been giving their absolute best for our community of students.
June 3, 2020
I, like so many others in our nation, am heartbroken and outraged by the injustices our African American and people of color experience every day in our country. We all witnessed this at its most horrific level on May 25th when George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis at the hands of 4 police officers. Systemic racism, as a result of conscious and unconscious biases that have created unequal access to basic rights and opportunities, continues to be a plague on our society.
May 27, 2020
I hope you were able to enjoy a relaxing and fun Memorial Day weekend. We are down to just over two weeks left in this very unique and challenging school year, looking forward to a time of reflection and renewal over the summer break.
May 13, 2020
Last night’s Board of Trustees meeting resulted in the approval of several items that are important for you to know as we move into the final weeks of the school year and distance learning.
May 7, 2020
In my last update, I confirmed that our first day of school for the 2020-21 school year will be August 20, which has been negotiated with our Teacher’s Association and approved by the Board of Trustees. We understand and acknowledge that distance learning is not the same as learning in the classroom and that some students may have learning gaps in the fall due to the school closures.
April 29, 2020
I hope this message finds you well and developing new family rhythms as we are now in the 7 th week of Shelter in Place. Yesterday, Governor Newsom suggested that schools could open the 2020-21 school year as early as July, even though this suggestion had not included input from the education community.
April 23, 2020
I hope this message finds you well and discovering creative ways to cope with our current reality during Shelter in Place. Please read the following document that reflects some of the comments I made during the April 14th Board of Trustees meeting where I discussed our distance learning program.
April 15, 2020
I would like to express my gratitude for your tremendous efforts in partnering with our teachers to help our students continue learning while at home. I hope our elementary students are enjoying their first specialist day today which focuses solely on the programs they usually experience throughout the week.
March 11, 2020
A Note About Dr. Gold: Dr. Gold asked me to share that he was in a car accident yesterday and was transported to Marin General Hospital with six fractured ribs. He is expecting to return to work as soon as he is able.
February 26, 2020
Administrators, Teachers, Staff, and Parents: This letter is to provide an update on the novel Coronavirus, now known as COVID-19. The situation is evolving rapidly and we understand this is causing wide concern. There have been no cases of COVID-19 in Marin, and no evidence of any spread of the disease in our community at this time. We are working closely with our healthcare system, and regional, state and federal agencies to be prepared.
February 5, 2020
This letter is to provide an update on the novel coronavirus outbreak currently centered in China, and local measures to protect our community. Marin County Public Health continues to work closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to limit risk to local residents. There are now six confirmed cases in California, and no persons under investigation for possible coronavirus illness in Marin County
January 28, 2020
January 22, 2020
California Dashboard: Since 2017, the California Department of Education has released a report on school progress on identified areas determined by the state. The report for the current year was published in December. For your reference, you may also review the summary presentation made to the RUSD Trustees on January 14, 2020.
January 7, 2020
For persons interested in the open seat on the Governing Board of the Reed Union School District, an informational meeting will be held Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 8:30 am in the Boardroom located at Bel Aire School at 277 Karen Way, Tiburon CA 94920. Board of Trustee representatives and Superintendent Nancy Lynch will provide information on the roles and responsibilities of Board members, as well as respond to questions.
December 13, 2019
The Reed Union School District is currently accepting applications for the open seat on the Governing Board at the District Office, located at 277 A Karen Way, Tiburon, California 94920. All applications must be received by the end of the business day on January 13, 2020.
December 11, 2019
California Law Regarding Safe Storage of Firearms In light of incidents across the country of children bringing firearms to school, I would like to provide families with information on California law regarding storage of firearms.
December 9, 2019
Reed Union School District Superintendent, Dr. Nancy Lynch would like to announce that School Board member, Dana Linker Steele is resigning from her position effective December 11, 2019, creating a Trustee vacancy.
December 4, 2019
Don’t yet have a bus pass? Tired of driving and waiting in traffic in the rain? Although it may be impossible to believe, the 2019/20 school year is more than a third over. In order to encourage families who may not have a bus pass (or only have a one way pass) to climb aboard, we are offering passes for the remainder of the year at a reduced rate ($200 each way vs. the full year price of $315 each way).
November 14, 2019
How to change your Emergency Notifcation preferences in ALMA.
November 14, 2019
The TEST RUSD Emergency Notification System was implemented this morning as noted in the following email which you received on Tuesday. If you received a phone call or voicemail, you have not selected SMS in your ALMA account. Please do not call your school. This is only a test!
November 13, 2019
Parcel Tax Passes by 73.53%! My heartfelt thanks go out to the community for passing Measure E which guarantees 10% of the District’s budget for the next 12 years. I am grateful to the many people who worked tirelessly during the campaign, under the leadership of Kim Sichel and Jennifer Sims who maintained a strong focus on the students of RUSD. Our students will receive the direct benefit from these funds that support exception programs and services for years to come.
October 31, 2019
Now that the power has been restored, please take the Youth Truth parent survey!
The window to take the survey now closes at midnight on November 15, 2019.
Parent Survey - We Need 15 Minutes of Your Time! In 2018 we administered a parent survey to gain feedback and suggestions on our programs, school culture and climate. Additionally, our 5th and 7th grade students take the California Healthy Kids Survey every other year which informs us about their perceptions of school. All of this data comes together to help guide us in our decisions about programs and services offered to students. Feedback from the 2018 parent survey helped to provide focus areas for our Strategic Plan.
October 8, 2019
We have been notified by the Marin County Office Education that PG&E will likely implement power shut downs for portions of Marin listed below. As of now, no portion of RUSD is impacted, and we plan for schools to be in session tomorrow. In the effected areas, power should be off by 4:00 a.m. tomorrow.
October 2, 2019
October is National Bully Prevention Month which focuses on educating and raising awareness about bullying prevention which promotes safe and supportive schools for our students. All employees in the Reed Union School District have received training to identify and respond to incidents of bullying.
In response to recent catastrophic wildfires in our region, PG&E has implemented a Public Safety Power Shutoff program aimed at preventing future wildfires and likely resulting in multi-day power outages affecting thousands of residents, businesses and public agencies. Public Safety Power Shutoffs will cause major disruption to the entire community impacting basic services including communications and transportation. There is also the potential for isolated or widespread school closures during multi-day power outages.
September 5, 2019
As we continue our important work in equity and inclusion this year, I will be incorporating a section titled Equity Resources for Families in each of my Newsletters that you receive twice per month. I will include resources teachers are using for discussions in their meetings as well resources used for students lessons. Feel free to use these great tools at home with your family. Our mission is to ensure that everyone feels they are valued for who they are and they are an important part of our community.
August 21, 2019
Welcome to the 2019/2020 school year! RUSD staff is back from Summer break and getting classrooms ready to receive students. The annual District Welcome Back staff event was held on Monday, where the District focus on equity and inclusion was renewed and embraced by all. As stated in our Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
August 14, 2019
Welcome back to the 2019/2020 school year in RUSD! It has been a busy summer ensuring that classrooms have been cleaned, summer projects completed, and curriculum and instructional materials ordered in preparation for your child's return. Our teachers and staff are excited, rejuvenated and brimming with ideas and plans for the new school year.