COVID-19 School Closure Update June 18, 2020
At 2:45 this afternoon, the Marin County Department of Public Health and the Marin County Office of Education released important guidance for safe school re-opening for the 2020-2021 school year. This long-awaited statement pertains to public and private schools in the county an includes critically important information:
- Schools may re-open on their regular start dates in August.
- Fixed-cohort student groups may be at the size of regular classes previously scheduled for the fall.
- Schools may serve students on a full day schedule, 5 days a week. (except for Pre-K)
- Significant recommendations have been made with regard to personal protective equipment for students and staff as well as for sanitization.
SUBSTANTIAL DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE DOCMENT THAT WAS PUBLISHED EARLIER TODAY: https://www.marinschools.org/Page/6889HEND
While these recommendations are significantly more restrictive than what we are accustomed to under normal conditions, they are not as restrictive as many of the scenarios we had been planning for. They will allow for families to send their children to school on a schedule that will be similar to the traditional school day.
We recognize that families and employees will have variable levels of comfort with school attendance under these circumstances so the District has convened a large Re-opening Task Force that will consider this information, community input and other data to guide the creation of a re-opening plan designed to meet the school’s particular needs. The Board of Trustees will vote to approve a final plan as soon as the Task Force has completed its work.
Thank you for your patience, perseverance and commitment to our community’s school.
With Great Respect,
John Carroll, Superintendent