Mask guidance clarification for Lagunitas School District: https://www.lagunitas.org/article/519312
Lagunitas School Vaccination Policy Update: (En espanol tambien).Please click here: https://www.lagunitas.org/article/516108
COVID-19 Back to School Update (en español tambien): https://www.lagunitas.org/article/511698
To Lagunitas School District Parents: This is to notify you that Assembly Bill 130 which the California Legislature passed in mid-July mandates changes to school independent study programs. Districts all required to inform all parents and guardians of the following changes: • Students have a right to participate in independent study rather than in a school’s regular in-person program. • Independent study programs must ensure connectivity and devices for students. • Upon request, parents may receive notification of educational options. • Parents of students who are absent from participation in independent study will be notified of such absences within one day. • Students who wish to return to in-person learning will be allowed to return to in-person learning expeditiously (within 5 days) but may be placed in a class other than the one in which they were initially enrolled. As a small school district, Lagunitas does not have the financial or staffing capacity to offer an independent study program and will instead meet its obligation to provide independent study as mandated by AB 130 by offering an Interdistrict transfer to any student who wishes to participate in independent study rather than the in-person program. (We are making arrangements for an expediated inter district transfer process with the Novato School District and anticipate having that process in place before school begins.) If you have questions about independent study or would like to meet to discuss educational options, please contact me directly via email at email@example.com or call the school office at (415) 488-4118.
COVID-19 Community Update July, 2021 Dear Lagunitas School Community, I hope you are enjoying a relaxing summer. We anticipate the upcoming school year will be far less restrictive than last year in terms of health department guidance. However it has become clear that as school resumes next month, one important requirement will remain in place: All students, staff and visitors will be required to wear face coverings (masks) when indoors at school. This rule includes everyone regardless of vaccination status. Last year we learned that guidance can change frequently but after much discussion, the health department and the county office of education have made it clear that masks will be mandatory inside all of Marin’s schools when they re-open. The good news is that other requirements have been lifted: Physical distancing is no longer required. Full class sizes are permitted. Students can participate in lunch and recess together. Students are not required to wear masks outside. Daily health screenings have been discontinued. The school bus can run at capacity (with all on board wearing masks). We will have a full schedule five days per week. We think that the 2021-2022 school year will feel like a relief to our students. Many, if not all activities, traditions and lessons will proceed as they did before COVID-19. The pandemic is not over but we have made great progress. A COVID variant has increased cases in Marin recently but nowhere close to what we saw last year as school began. Please enjoy the remaining weeks of summer and continue to watch this space for updates as we get closer to returning.
Dear Families, An independent and non-profit effort has been launched to raise money for the renaming process at Archie Williams High School, a school where many of our kids go after middle school. If you are interested, you may support the renaming efforts by clicking here: https://givebutter.com/honor-archie-williams
Update: On-site COVID testing cancelled. Please click on this link: https://www.lagunitas.org/article/468669
Thank a classified employee! It's Classified Employee Week: https://vimeo.com/553135796
Please tune in to watch the Golden Bell Awards video at 3:30 this afternoon. This year the committee decided to honor all school employees and trustees in Marin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGwsb82mEG4
Breaking news for Lagunitas Families from LEAP! A donor advised fund at the Marin Community Foundation is matching all donations up to $10,000. This includes parent pledge. Anything you give to support our kids will be doubled! With this match we can bridge LEAP’s $30k budget deficit and continue to fund: Spanish, art, music, Teacher Aides, teacher supplies, field trips & Middle School P.E. Donate $200 or more and get an organic farm box and a cheese slate with local cheese. PLEDGE TODAY (or increase your pledge). The suggested pledge is $720 per kid per year (or $60 per month), but we know it's been a hard year. Give what you can. $10, $20, $100 or more. It all helps! Don’t forget to ask your employer to match your donation. And Sign up for a Farm Fresh to You Box - 10% goes back to the school. Pledge, donate + order a farm box here: www.leap4education.org
An amazing opportunity to support LEAP, the Lagunitas School Foundation: A donor-advised fund will match all donations up to $10,000. This includes the parent pledge. There's never bee a better time to support your school! https://leap4education.org
En espanol abajo.. From LAGUNITAS School District : COVID-19 vaccines will be available as soon as this weekend for children 12 year of age and older. Please click on this link to download more information, scheduling links and parental permission slips. COVID-19 vaccinations are not mandatory and are provided free of charge. https://www.lagunitas.org/browse/211395 Las vacunas COVID-19 estarán disponibles tan pronto como este fin de semana para niños de 12 años en adelante. Haga clic en este enlace para descargar más información, enlaces de programación y hojas de permiso de los padres. Las vacunas COVID-19 no son obligatorias y se proporcionan de forma gratuita. https://www.lagunitas.org/browse/211395
From LEAP to YOU! Hello Parents! The LEAP fundraiser with Farm Fresh has proven to be very successful! However we do need more volunteers to help with distribution, particularly as we head into summer. All that's required is to show up once a week for a two hour slot at the San Geronimo Community Center. You'll check off people's names as they pick up their produce boxes. And you'll receive your own free Farm Fresh box! Please use the Sign Up Genius link below. If you have any questions, please contact Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to all who have volunteered already. We are so appreciative! Thank You! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0844A9AD23A5F58-farm
Spring Break Travel Message: https://www.lagunitas.org/article/432570
Dear Lagunitas School District Community: I am happy to tell you that we are planning to open school for in-person learning 5 days per week with full class cohort sizes and a partial day schedule starting April 12. (Schedule is being drafted) We are skipping the board- approved Phase 2 (hybrid) and going directly to Phase 3. This was made possible by new guidance from the Health Department as we move into the Orange Tier. (A remote learning program will be available for students who need it.) Much gratitude to our teachers for their efforts today and over the last year to bring more kids back on campus safely. A lot of work has gone into this!
Important news for our families with high school age kids. Tam Union High School District just announced that they will be returning to 5-day per week in-person schedule starting on April 13. ( A similar plan is on the Lagunitas Board agenda today at 5:00. )
"Reportable action was taken in Closed Session. In regards to the Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release, by a vote of 4 to 1 with 0 abstentions, the Board took action to non-reelect Employee ID #100896. Report Roll Call votes: 4 ayes (Sloan, Bohman, Rebscher, Sanders). 1 No-Klausner
Marin leads the nation for in-person learning: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/03/02/us/covid-schools-reopen-cdc.html?referringSource=articleShare&fbclid=IwAR26SGL5I4GyCcN_urWVzWQI9fRN48zBcaW-SJRYAMUTCgfjysv9a282Oik
En espanol tambien...Please see IMPORTANT school re-opening update at this link: http://lagunitasca.apptegy.us/article/407430?org=lagunitas-school-district
FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL: Message from the Superintendent: Please click here: http://lagunitasca.apptegy.us/article/402143?org=lagunitas-school-district