2023-2024 HEADLINE NEWS
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.
- YouthTruth Survey - From October 30th to November 17th, the YouthTruth Family survey will be open and we want to hear from you! Please take 10-15 minutes to provide your feedback. ytsurvey.org/rusdfamily23
- Strategic Planning - Make plans to attend one of the in-person Strategic Planning sessions. Both will be held in Del Mar's Gym. November 6th at 6 PM & December 8th at 9 AM. Just 90 minutes. Let’s dream big about where we take RUSD!
- Ashley Williams - Here is a link to Ashley’s Obituary - Ashley’s wishes are for any donations to be guided to Animal Protection. Thank you for your collective kindness and support.
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!