RUSD THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
June 7, 2021
Del Mar Graduation – Thursday, June 10 th (Minimum Day – DEL MAR ONLY) • Last Day of School – Friday, June 11 th (Minimum Day – ALL SCHOOLS) • For ALL incoming 3 rd and 6 th graders – Proof of Residency is Required for 2021-22 School Year • For ALL incoming 7 th graders – Proof of Vaccination is Required for 2021-22 School Year • For ALL incoming 3 rd and 6 th graders – Proof of Residency is Required for 2021-22 School Year • RUSD Enrollment for 2021-22 School Year • For ALL incoming 7 th graders – Proof of Vaccination is Required for 2021-22 School Year • Marin County Advances to the Yellow Tier 4 COVID-19 Status • Is there a resource for families struggling with emotional or mental health?
May 24, 2021
Please remember to drive safe and follow school zone safety guidelines • Library books are due! Please find and return your library books by Friday, May 28th • Memorial Day Holiday is on Monday, May 31 st – NO SCHOOL • For ALL incoming 3rd and 6th graders – Proof of Residency is Required for 2021-22 School Year • For ALL incoming 7 th graders – Proof of Vaccination is Required for 2021-22 School Year • Over 5,000 students, ages 12-15, have received their 1 st COVID-19 vaccine dose.
May 17, 2021
Bus Passes go on sale TODAY at 9:00 AM for the 2021-22 School Year – Limited Availability • Please welcome Mr. John DiCosmo as the next Principal of Bel Aire Elementary School • Principal Lynch and Ms. Skaggs share exciting end-of-year plans and expectations for the Fall • Del Mar 8 th Grade Graduation will be held at school on June 10 th at 12pm • For ALL incoming 3 rd and 6 th graders – Proof of Residency is Required for 2021-22 School Year • For ALL incoming 7 th graders – Proof of Vaccination is Required for 2021-22 School Year • Public Health provides community update about vaccinations for adolescents, ages 12-15.
May 10, 2021
Principal Search Update • Foundation Auction was a Success • National Bike to School Day is this Wednesday, May 12th • For ALL incoming 3 rd and 6 th graders – Proof of Residency is Required for 2021-22 School Year • For ALL incoming 7 th graders – Proof of Vaccination is Required for 2021-22 School Year • Bus Passes on Sale Monday, May 17 th for the 2021-22 School Year – Limited Availability • Public Health anticipates approval of vaccinations for adolescents, ages 12-15, this week • What will the school start times be in the 2021-22 school year?
May 3, 2021
It’s staff appreciation week – Let’s all celebrate and give thanks! • The Foundation for Reed Schools – Spring Silent Auction – Is LIVE this week • Reed school is hosting a book drive – Early reader books are welcomed • For ALL incoming 3 rd and 6 th graders – Proof of Residency is Required for 2021-22 School Year • For ALL incoming 7 th graders – Proof of Vaccination is Required for 2021-22 School Year • Bus Passes on Sale May 17 th for the 2021-22 School Year – Limited Availability • MCOE and Marin Public Health host a Community Meeting to discuss graduation, vaccines and more.
April 26, 2021
We are hopeful for a normal, full-day return for the 2021-22 School Year this August • Mark your calendar – Bus Passes for the 2021-22 School Year go on sale on Monday, May 17th • There is still time to submit nominations for the Phoebe Hearst 2021 Outstanding Educator Award • MCOE and Marin Public Health host a Community Meeting to discuss graduation, vaccines and more • In case you missed it, the MCOE webinar on Suicide Prevention is a helpful educational resource • The Mobile Crisis Response Team is available to help families in need.
April 19, 2021
Phase 4 begins this week for all students in the traditional program • The RUSD Board of Trustees has selected a finalist for the Superintendent position • Please submit nominations for the Phoebe Hearst 2021 Outstanding Educator Award • State revises guidelines to allow larger gatherings, with safety precautions still in place • Will summer learning resources be available to RUSD students? • Will bus passes be available for the 2021-22 school year?
April 12, 2021
All students will be in Distance Learning this week starting on Monday, April 12th • Phase 4 will begin next week on Monday, April 19th • We are seeking nominations for the Phoebe Hearst 2021 Outstanding Educator Award • The RUSD Board of Trustees convened last week to interview Superintendent candidates • The RUSD Board of Trustees convened last week to interview Superintendent candidates The Board had a successful weekend of interviews with outstanding candidates for the RUSD • RUSD will bid farewell to Principal Lexie Cala as she embarks on a new adventure next year • RUSD will bid farewell to Principal Lexie Cala as she embarks on a new adventure next year • Marin County retains top seat as the healthiest county in California • Who do I notify at school if my child tests positive for COVID-19?
March 22, 2021
New Phase 4 schedules are being shared from each school – Phase 4 begins on Monday, April 19th • Marin Public Health provides updates to the 30-point school guidelines for reopening • Del Mar will continue to offer Math 7C for the upcoming 2021-22 school year • Spring Recess is around the corner from April 5th – 9th; followed by a week of Distance Learning • Marin County Schools and Public Health will host a Community Meeting to review updated guidance • On Friday, the CDC announced that 3-feet of physical distancing is safe in schools • The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hosting a Talk Saves Lives presentation • Do students need to stay home from school if they present with allergy symptoms?
March 15, 2021
Phase 4 will begin on Monday, April 19 th for all students in the traditional program • All students will be in Distance Learning the week following Spring Recess from April 12th – 16th • On Campus COVID testing will be available from April 13th –15th • The Youth Truth Survey is still active, and we are seeking your feedback! • Marin County Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants for the Marin County Youth Commission • In Phase 4, will the bus program resume? • Will “Family Life” be taught to 5 th and 8 th grade students this school year?
March 8, 2021
Over the weekend, all RUSD employees had the opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccination • RUSD is currently seeking your feedback on the Youth Truth Survey! RUSD has launched the second annual Youth Truth Survey! • Planning is underway to transition to Phase 4 in April • Distance Learning will be in effect the week following Spring Recess from April 12th-16th • Marin County meets the CDC criteria to open schools to in-person instruction, and remain open • Will distance learning still be available when RUSD transitions to Phase 4?
March 1, 2021
This week marks the end of Trimester 2, on Friday March 5th • All Marin educators, including RUSD staff, are eligible again to receive COVID-19 vaccinations • RUSD resources are available for families to help with social, emotional, and mental health • The PTA nominating committee is currently meeting to develop the next slate of PTA officers • Marin progresses to the Red Tier 2 COVID-19 Status with declining infection rates across the county • Are there additional resources available to help manage social, emotional and mental health?
February 22, 2021
All students grades K-8 will be in distance learning this week from Feb. 22nd – 26th • The position description for the next RUSD Superintendent has been finalized • Outdoor competitive sports may resume in Marin County according to updated CDPH guidance • Drive through COVID-19 vaccinations are
coming to Marin to facilitate accessibility • Will the Actionly daily health questions be updated now that new CDPH guidance allows outdoor competitive sports to resume?
February 8, 2021
Two Del Mar Students in 8th grade tested positive for COVID-19 last week • The latest Marin Public Health guidance calls for “no indoor” and “limited outdoor" household mixing • Next week is Mid-Winter Break; All students will be in Distance Learning the following week • COVID-19 testing is available for ALL staff and families ON-CAMPUS the week of Feb. 22nd • Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding the Superintendent Search • In honor of Black History Month, the Marin County Free Library is hosting a variety of events • If my child's cohort needs to quarantine, do my other child(ren) also have to stay home? • Where can I find the latest updates from Marin Public Health related to Covid-19?
February 1, 2021
The Superintendent search is underway and the Board is seeking your feedback! • Please take the survey below and join the conversation • COVID-19 vaccines have been prioritized for individuals 65+ at this time • Request for Departing Student Information • Kindergarten Registration now through February 5 • MCOE is providing another opportunity to hear from Dr. Madeline Levine on Tuesday, Feb. 23rd • In case you missed it, this article is a great resource for talking with children about equity • Marin County Schools COVID-19 Data • Will Actionaly be modified now that the Stay Home Order has been lifted?
January 25, 2021
All RUSD schools will participate in The Great Kindness Challenge this week • RUSD has partnered with Leadership Associates to facilitate Superintendent search • COVID-19 Testing to be provided ON-CAMPUS the week following Mid-Winter Break • Dr. Lynch will host a Coffee Chat at 9:30 AM on Friday, Jan. 29th •
MCOE is hosting a virtual conversation with Dr. Madeline Levine at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, Jan. 26th • Are all schools required to have weekly COVID-19 testing for children under the updated CDPH guidance?
January 19, 2021
COVID-19 vaccinations are on the horizon for our District • Masks are still a priority and will continue to be required on all RUSD campuses • Actionaly daily health screening is in place to help keep our schools safe • Marin Public Health announces that Phase 1B vaccines will be available this month • Are nannies and babysitters permitted while the Stay Home Order is in place?
January 11, 2021
Phase 3 begins this week for all students in the traditional program • Stay Home Order will remain in effect until ICU capacity returns to 15% or greater • Actionaly daily health screening question revised to address high-risk activities • Marin Public Health shares data that students are at lower risk of COVID-19 exposure while in school • The Governor announces 2021-22 budget that prioritizes vaccines and safely reopening schools • What happens if a student does not meet the Actionaly daily screening criteria and must stay home? • Does the testing timeline and the type of COVID-19 test matter?
January 4, 2021
All students will be in Distance Learning this week, starting on Tuesday, January 5th • Phase 3 begins on Monday, January 11th for all students in the traditional program • PMH Laboratories will be ON-CAMPUS this week for COVID-19 testing Jan. 5th – 7th • The Stay Home Order in Marin County extended until Jan. 8th, at the earliest • A NEW Actionaly question has been added during this time to address high-risk activities.
December 14, 2020
All students in the traditional program will begin Phase 3 on Monday, January 11th • The Regional Stay at Home Order will remain in effect through January 4th • Marin Public Health confirms families MUST quarantine for 10 days if they gather or travel • Reed School Winter “Zoom” Story & Sing-Along.
December 7, 2020
Marin Public Health enacts Regional Stay At Home Order, delaying RUSD transition to Phase 3 • All students will transition to Phase 3 on Monday, January 11th • More than 775 staff and families participated in COVID-19 testing on campuses last week • If you have traveled outside the Bay Area, a 10-day quarantine is strongly
November 30, 2020
All students will be Distance Learning this week to ensure a safe return to school • COVID-19 testing is available for ALL staff and families ON-CAMPUS this week.
November 16, 2020
This week is Parent-Teacher Conference Week for K-5, with modified schedules across campuses • Picture Day is happening for ALL students across campuses on November 17th and November 19th • Last week Del Mar experienced its first positive COVID-19 test cases among two 6th grade students • RUSD confirmed that the Instagram post with the threat against YEMA was fraudulent • COVID-19 testing opportunity will be provided ON-CAMPUS after the Thanksgiving holiday.
November 9, 2020
There is NO SCHOOL this Wednesday, November 11th, in recognition of Veteran’s Day • A Special Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 9th at 6:00pm • Del Mar announces NEW Phase 3 schedule starting on Monday, November 30th • Next week is Conference Week (November 16-20th) with modified schedules across campuses • Picture Day is happening for ALL students during Conference Week.