From Lagunitas School District: Please be extra attentive to what your children are viewing on social media- particularly TicTok. A highly disturbing violent video is circulating among kids (especially middle and high schoolers) and it is important for adults to be aware of this. Please check your e-mail for details and links for support. A I can’t stress strongly enough how harmful the video in question is and how important it is for all of us to do our best to prevent our children from seeing it. I am sorry to have to share this unfortunate warning. Preste especial atención a lo que sus hijos ven en las redes sociales, especialmente TicTok. Un video violento muy perturbador está circulando entre los niños (especialmente los de secundaria y preparatoria) y es importante que los adultos estén al tanto de esto. Por favor revise su correo electrónico para más detalles. R No puedo enfatizar lo suficiente lo dañino que es el video en cuestión y lo importante que es para todos nosotros hacer nuestro mejor esfuerzo para evitar que nuestros hijos lo vean. Lamento tener que compartir esta desafortunada advertencia.
From Lagunitas School District: The covered hallway in the Montessori wing will be closed to foot traffic next week and possibly into the following week. The area will be marked with caution tape and signs from Monday, August 31- Tuesday, September 8. Please use the north-facing doors (black top side) to access rooms 4-10 until the project is complete.
Board Resolution Against social Injustice and Racism: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/863074/bd_res_2021-05_Social_Injustice.pdf
Lagunitas School Board will have their next regular Board Meeting on Thursday, August 20 at 4 pm via Zoom. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83207398784?pwd=bm5xT0tQZUhPSGUydkloUHBIRGpBZz09 Meeting ID: 832 0739 8784 Passcode: yRx9a2
Important preliminary decision about the start of school: http://lagunitasca.apptegy.us/article/276976?org=lagunitas-school-district
Special Meeting of the Lagunitas School Board will be on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 2 pm. Click on the link for details: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/329347/Board_Agenda_and_Packet_for_July_23__2020_-_Special_Board_Meeting.pdf
Re-Opening Task Force Update: http://lagunitasca.apptegy.us/article/272801?org=lagunitas-school-district
Lagunitas School District - School Re-opening Information & MCOE Press Release: https://www.lagunitas.org/article/272559?org=lagunitas-school-district
Lagunitas School District: Re-Opening considerations as the Task Force meets this week: http://lagunitasca.apptegy.us/article/264790?org=lagunitas-school-district
Lagunitas School District Re-Opening Task Force Commiittee Meeting is TOMORROW at 10:00 AM via Zoom. Click link to be taken to the Agenda that includes the Zoom link details: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/759379/Lagunitas_Task_Force_Agenda_6_19_20.pdf
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: School re-opening guidance: http://lagunitasca.apptegy.us/article/261901?org=lagunitas-school-district
Happy Graduation 2020! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KrFeHa6X4IXwUp3XwnHWMqzHkpZ0piJn/view?usp=sharing
COVID-19 School Closure Update June 9, 2020 The County School Superintendents Group and other school leaders met today with Dr. Lisa Santora and Dr. Matt Willis of the Marin County Deputy Public Health Officer and discussed some important new developments in the state and county’s response to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. • We expect to have clear information on student cohort recommendations and school openings around June 15, slightly earlier than originally predicted. • Local school district leaders continue to advocate for the largest possible safe student cohorts when schools re-open but are preparing for a variety of restrictions. We hope to see sizes at or very close to what would be normal if school were in session. • We expect that significant sanitization/ safety measures will be mandated. We are taking steps to upgrade facilities and purchase necessary supplies. • We learned today that specialist teachers will be allowed to interact with student cohorts… that a cohort won’t necessarily be limited to one adult per group. • The district is convening a re-opening task force to ensure community participation and buy-in when the plan when it is finalized. • We are developing a parent survey that will be given within the next few days to assess attitudes and plans families have related to re-opening.
School Re-Opening Task Force is looking for members. Earlier today the Lagunitas School Board discussed forming a committee to make recommendations for re-opening school when have more information from the health department. Please e-mail Liz Wickersham firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating. Contact John Carroll email@example.com if you have questions.
Please take the US Census! West Marin has one of the lowest response rates in the region and without your participation, schools and other government agencies risk losing funding. It's also important for ensuring that California is represented fairly in Washington DC. Here is a link: https://2020census.gov Thanks!
Update after Health Department/ Superintendents' Conference Call: http://lagunitasca.apptegy.us/article/253565?org=lagunitas-school-district
Don't forge to watch the (virtual) Golden Bell Awards today! Two of our amazing employees are being honored- Katherine and Alejandro. Follow this link at 4:40 today: https://cmcm.tv/30
Pandemic response update: http://lagunitasca.apptegy.us/article/248448?org=lagunitas-school-district
School Closure update: Schools throughout the Bay Area (including Lagunitas and Bolinas-Stinson) will remain closed through the end of this school year. Please see the press release that will be posted on our website within the next hour.
Dear School Community: I hope you are handling the on-going shelter-in-place with resolve and good humor. I am sure many of you are seeing news reports and/or have read the letter issued by State Superintendent Thurmond's office which was echoed by Governor Newsome today. Their message is that it appears our students will not be able to return to the classroom this year. It may be wise to keep that possibility in mind, however, there has been no definitive direction from the Governor's office or from Public Heath indicating an extension of our current school closures at this time. We will continue distance learning through at least May 1 and longer if necessary. We continue to work with Marin Health Department around issues of public safety and school closure. Should we receive definitive information on an extension of our current school closure we will communicate it immediately. Thank you for your ongoing patience as we work through the shelter-in-place and all that comes with it. John Carroll, Superintendent
SF/ Marin is hosting a drive-through food bank in the Lagunitas School parking lot. Open now until 3:00. If you need food assistance, please come!
Dear Bolinas-Stinson and Lagunitas School Communities: In an effort to support the state-wide shelter-in-place order and to do our part in slowing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are asking school staff not to come to school until further notice. Employees who are essential to providing food service and sanitation will be allowed on campus for short periods of time to complete essential tasks. Families receiving lunch at school should use the regular pick-up location and not remain longer than necessary. Thanks again to all members of our community for working together in this effort to protect public health and the safety of others. We will provide another update after the county-wide conference call tomorrow morning. Please stay safe and remember to be kind and patient with each other.
UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT JOHN CARROLL: https://www.lagunitas.org/article/216406?org=lagunitas-school-district
Shelter In Place Message from Superintendent John Carroll: https://www.lagunitas.org/article/213345?org=lagunitas-school-district
School Closure update: Both Lagunitas and Bolinas-Stinson Schools are anticipated to remain closes to students through at least April 7 in accordance with the shelter-in-place order. Thank you for your patience. Please watch this space for updates.
MESSAGE TO SCHOOL EMPLOYEES: As per the shelter-in-place order, please do not come to school beginning on Tuesday, 3/17. There is an exception for employees who have been pre-authorized to perform essential services. Thank You.
FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL DISTRICT: Order to shelter in place from the department of public health: Please see this link: https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org
FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL DISTRICT: Dear Lagunitas and Bolinas-Stinson School Families: This afternoon Health Officers in the Greater Bay Area are issuing a Shelter-In-Place directive. The School District will provide more details as they become known. As of now, the Department of Public Health advises that you should stay at home and leave only to access essential services. Essential services that will remain available are as follows: • Healthcare • Schools (Though classes are cancelled some services may continue.) • grocery stores • other places providing fresh food • pharmacies • gas stations • banks • garbage service, • plumbers • electricians • laundry mats • restaurants, but deliver or carry out only The most important element of this directive is to limit contact with others so as to decrease the rate of spread of the COVID-19 virus. Social distancing including keeping at least 6 feet away from others is strongly advised as is continued frequent hand washing. If you become ill, call your healthcare provider for specific guidance. While this guidance is important for everyone, compliance is critical for people age 65 and up and for those who care for them directly. Solitary outdoor activities are acceptable, for example dog walking, hikes alone or with small groups when individuals stay 6 feet apart. Remember, this is a nation-wide effort and each of us can help by following the directions of our Public Health leaders. Please watch this space for further update including information pertaining to school employees. Thank You. John Carroll, Superintendent
MESSAGE TO EMPLOYEES: Dear Employees of the Bolinas-Stinson and Lagunitas School Districts: On behalf of our administration teams, I want to thank you all for the flexibility and commitment you have shown so far as our schools deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. It is heartening to see people being community-minded when we face new challenges. At a time like this, teamwork and taking care of each other is our best path to getting back to normal. I am aware that there is some anxiety as we head into this week. My hope is that this message will reassure all of you that while we are at an unprecedented place in our history, we will get through this together and will learn and grow from the experience. • Do not worry about your pay and benefits. Our plan is process payroll as though school is running normally. We will not deduct any sick leave during this time. • On Monday, March 16: Our campuses will be closed. Please do not come to work unless you have authorization from me or your site principal. • From Tuesday March 17- Friday March 27: Classes have been cancelled but school is not technically “closed”. That means that employees who would like to work from campus (without students present) may come to school. Employees may also elect to work from home. DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL IF YOU FEEL ILL. • If you choose to come to school at any time in the next two weeks: E-mail, text or sign in in person with the District Secretary: Bolinas-Stinson: firstname.lastname@example.org Lagunitas: email@example.com Be sure to give Johanna or Liz the following information: 1. The date you will be on campus. 2. Where you went while you were there. 3. What kind or work you did (a brief description… lesson planning, feeding class pets etc.) 4. What time you left. We have taken the step of cancelling classes not because we suspect the presence of COVID -19 at school. The class cancellation is in response to a recommendation from Public Health to limit concentrations of student to support regional efforts to slow the spread of the virus. Our sanitation efforts are being implemented out of an abundance of caution. If you have individual questions or concerns, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me directly on my personal number: (415) 720-0051. Thanks again for all you do for our students. John Carroll, Superintendent
IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT SCHOOL CLOSURE FROM SUPERINTENDENT JOHN CARROLL: follow this link: https://www.lagunitas.org/article/209026?org=lagunitas-school-district
FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL DISTRICT: As per Health Dept. Advice: The Lagunitas School District has cancelled classes from Monday March 16 through March 27. (There are currently no suspected cased of COVID-19 in our school community.) More details to follow by 4:00PM today.
FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL DISTRICT: School will be open tomorrow, Friday March 13. The Superintendent has a scheduled conference call with the Public Health Department early tomorrow morning and will provide more information about probable closure next week. At this time Public Health has not recommended closure for tomorrow and other nearby districts will remain open on Friday as well. Please watch this space for updates.
IMPORTANT CORONA VIRUS UPDATE FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL. CLICK ON LINK: https://www.lagunitas.org/article/207270?org=lagunitas-school-district
FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL DISTRICT: Marin County Office of Education is hosting a community event this evening from 6-7:30 p.m. regarding coronavirus/COVID-19. We are encouraging attendees to join via Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/marincoe/posts/2599763663484726 as opposed to attending in person. More information is available on our school website and on the MCOE website.
FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL DISTRICT. Sir Francis Drake Blvd has re-opened with traffic control. Please stay safe!
FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL DISTRICT: Traffic is stopped both ways on White Hill. We will provide more information as it becomes available. Please be safe and use alternate routes if possilbe.
Dr. Matt Willis, Public Health Officer, provided the following communication related to the Coronavirus. Please click on the attached link to access this letter: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/600292/Marin_Letter_to_Schools_02.25.20_COVID-19.pdf
Dr. Matt Willis, Public Health Officer, provided an update for our school community related to the Corona Virus. Please click on the link to read the most current data and recommendations available: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/583321/CoronaVirusLtrToSchools020420.pdf
FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL DISTRICT: Passing on information from Marin County Sheriff: Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is closed from Samuel P Taylor State Park to Platform Bridge due to an overturned truck. Travel safely and have a nice weekend.
The Lagunitas School District’s Governing Board will form a standing Budget Advisory Committee that will advise the Governing Board in matters related to finance. We are seeking representation from all school community stakeholder groups who could serve on this committee for a minimum of one year. Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020 Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Location: Lagunitas School, Room 20
Please join us for this family-friendly intimate acoustic show. Chuck Prophet + Stephanie Finch San Geronimo Valley Presbyterian Church Saturday, December 14 at 8:00 PM Only 40 seats left! Tickets $45 in advance / $50 at the door. Ticket price includes COMPLIMENTARY beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages Tickets and details at: https://leap4education.org/valley-visions/ Please help us spread the word beyond our school community. If any of you are on Nextdoor, please go to https://nextdoor.com/news_feed/?post=131272777 and 'Thank' or comment on the post. Hopefully, we can give this post some social media reach. LEAP is proud to announce the line up for our Valley Visions Music Series December 14, 2019 - Chuck Prophet and Stephanie Finch January 25, 2020 - Valley Queen February 29, 2020 - Andy Cabic - from Vetiver March 21, 2020 - Tim Bluhm - from The Mother Hips “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”- Nelson Mandela LEAP brings educational enrichment to all children in the Lagunitas School District by supporting arts, music, foreign language instruction and so much more! Help us bridge the gap where state funding falls short.
FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL DISTRICT Update on power shut downs: We have been notified by OES that Marin has been removed from the public safety power shutdown list for Wednesday-Thursday of this week. We anticipate that power will remain on and that school will be open as usual.
FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL DISTRICT Update on possible power shut downs: We have just concluded the first conference call with Marin Office of Emergency Services: PG&E is predicting that approximately 12% of Marin County will have its power shut off around 5:00PM Tomorrow Wednesday, November 20. Power is likely to remain off until at least 8:00AM Thursday, November 21. We do not know if Lagunitas School District will be impacted by this power shutdown. Our plan at the moment is to keep school open. Please watch this space for updates as we learn more.
Budget Advisory Committee Meeting Today! Please join us in Room 20 from 5:00 until 6:30 for a presentation on the school budget and to learn more about joining the Budget Advisory Committee. It will be fun!
FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL DISTRICT: On Thursday, November 7 The Lagunitas School District will hold the first Budget Advisory Committee meeting. All parents, and staff are encouraged to attend. At the meeting Superintendent John Carroll and CBO Jeff Lippstreu will review the budget process, answer questions about the school's budget and seek members for an on-going Budget Advisory Committee. Please come! It promises to be interesting and informative.
FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL: School will be open tomorrow, Thursday October 31. Please excuse the earlier typo.
FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL DISTRICT: We have been notified that power is likely to be restored at Lagunitas school this afternoon or evening. Our plan is to OPEN school tomorrow. We will be monitoring the situation throughout the day and will continue to post updates.
FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL DISTRICT: CORRECTION: School is closed today, WEDNESDAY and may re-open tomorrow, Thursday, October 31.
FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL DISTRICT: School Closure Update: Schools across Marin including Bolinas-Stinson and Lagunitas will remain closed today, Thursday October 30. An early morning conference call with PG&E and Marin OES let us know that most of Marin still does not have power. Additional shutdowns may occur today in places where power has been restored: The Kincaid Fire in Sonoma County may threaten power lines that would force additional shutdowns throughout Marin. We are hopeful that we will be able to re-open school on Thursday and will post updates throughout the day today. Again, thanks for your patience and please stay safe.
FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL DISTRICT: School will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday October 29 and Wednesday October 30. At 4:20 PM today we were notified by PG&E that another public safety power shutdown (PSPS) will take effect early Tuesday morning. All Marin Schools will be closed for safety reasons.
FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL DISTRICT: If power is restored to the school tomorrow, October 29, school will be re-open. We are waiting for further information from OES and PG&E in a conference call scheduled for 4:00PM today. Please watch this space for further updates.
FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL DISTRICT: Lagunitas Schools will be closed on Monday, October 28 due to Public Safety Power Shutdowns. We will provide updates as more information becomes available.
FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL DISTRICT: The Office of Emergency Services has notified us that Lagunitas School and the surrounding region is likely to experience a Public Safety Power Shutdown (PSPS) due to the risk of wild fires that could be caused by high winds. Our most recent information indicates that a high number of customers all over Marin and the Bay Area will have their power shut off beginning some time Saturday October 26 and lasting for an indefinite period of time- probably through Monday October 27 and possibly longer. It is very likely that school will be closed for safety reasons on Monday and perhaps into next week. If power is off Monday morning, school will be closed. We will send out notifications via the website, app, text message and e-mail by 5:30AM on Monday morning with a final decision about the school closure and will update the website regularly as we learn more. Please prepare for this event by ensuring that you have sufficient food and water for an extended period of time, keeping a battery-operated radio available and charging your mobile phone in advance. KCBS 740 AM Radio will also provide updates if cell service is impacted. We know that events like this are a major inconvenience for our families and employees and we regret having to make this decision. Thank you so much for your patience.
FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL DISTRICT: School is open today. Updates on power outages, air quality and fire conditions indicate that school can open as usual. Please watch this space for updates.
FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL: The Montessori 4th/5th grade overnight field trip to Slide Ranch has been evacuated to Samuel P. Taylor State Park until further notice due to a fire near Muir Beach. We will keep you informed of next steps. It's possible they will be able to continue as planned later today. It's also possible the trip will be canceled and students will all return later today.
FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL DISTRICT: PG&E has informed the Marin Office of Emergency Services that there are no additional planned power shutdowns within the next 24 hours. We anticipate that Lagunitas Schools will remain open and will provided updates as needed.
Power is on and school will be open today.
The Lagunitas School District is monitoring updates from the Marin County Office of Emergency Services through the evening. As of 9:00 PM, we plan to keep school open on Wednesday, October 9th. We will keep you informed if conditions change. If a power outage occurs before school starts in the morning, the school will be closed. T
Please click the link to see a letter from Superintendent John Carroll in regards to preparing for PG&E Public Safety Shutoff in our schools. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/489145/PG_E_Letter_Oct_2019.pdf
Reimagine San Geronimo Property Focus Group for Families and Educators will be held in our Multipurpose Room from 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm Wednesday, September 25, 2019. This is a casual event and kids are welcome! RSVP with a quick email to SanGeronimo@tpl.org
It’s Give Back Day at the Lodge in Fairfax. A portion of their profits today will be donated to LEAP! Stop by for some food and drink and support our kids!
Valley After School Tutoring Hi Lagunitas families, VAST is so excited to start a new school year. We will start tutoring and homework club on September 3rd. If you are interested in signing your student up for VAST and don’t have a form, there are extras in the business office of the Community Center and the Lagunitas School District office on the lower campus. If you have any questions please contact: Robin Hendrickson-Nelson email@example.com
There is a wild fire active on the north side of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard near Spirit Rock. School is safe. Recommend staying away from the area until further notice.
Superintendent's Welcome Back Blurb See the blog post: https://bo-stin-lag-supe.tumblr.com/post/187217737585/lagunitas-school-wonderful-and-different
Here is a quick link to our most recent Lagunitas School District Newsletter: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/445495/LSD_Newsletter_August_2019.pdf
The Lagunitas Board of Trustees is back for their first meeting of the new school year. Open session starts at 6:30 tonight.
The Valley Jamboree is going strong! Come on down and support LEAP.. and our kids!
Background about head lice and school practices https://slate.com/human-interest/2014/03/lice-in-school-let-em-stay.html
From the Lagunitas School District: The Valley Jamboree district-wide fund raising event scheduled for this Saturday, May 18 has been postponed due to expected heavy rain. A new date will be announced soon.
The Lagunitas School Board meets tonight at 6:30 PM. Agenda highlights include a student presentation about hate speech, administration staffing report and a cafeteria update. Please join us in Room 20.
Nice start to an 8th grade Change Project! Getting the MTB pump track up to a new level. Student driven work!
Stopping off at Arti in Lagunitas for Indian food on the way home. It's give back night, so the proceeds go to support LEAP! Great food for a great cause.
FROM LAGUNITAS SCHOOL please ignore the smoke north of campus. It is from a control burn
FROM THE LAGUNITAS SCHOOL DISTRICT The foot bridge between the upper and lower campuses is now OPEN.
The Lagunitas School District Board meeting is this Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 20. Copies of the Board Agenda and Reports can be found on our website or simply click the link to get your copy: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/318258/Board_Agenda_and_Reports_for_March_14_2019.pdf
FROM THE LAGUNITAS SCHOOL DISTRICT The foot bridge between the upper and lower campuses is temporarily closed due to two fallen trees. The bridge was not damaged but the area will be off limits until the area can be made safe. Thank you.
Pajama Day is tomorrow, Friday, March 1st! We are kicking off the Readathon with PJ Day! Readathon packets will go home tomorrow.
This event at Terrapin Crossroads will put the FUN in Fundraiser... support the Equity and Activism Project this Sunday! Great music, great company and a great cause: https://www.facebook.com/events/2095695823841118/
Please join us this Sunday for an afternoon of amazing music featuring local bands/artists. This is a family event at the beautiful Terrapin Crossroads Grate Room – come hang with friends and Lagunitas family, all for a great cause! Benefitting the Equity & Activism Project of our Lagunitas 8th graders (trip to Alabama). Terrapin Crossroads 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael, CA 94901 Grate Room Sunday, March 3 - 1:00 PM Advance tix $20 / $30 Day of show Tix available at: https://store.terrapincrossroads.net/default.aspx?command=eshop&view=catalog&relation=2&product=1361 Featuring: Lagunitas All-Stars Kevin Meade and Highway One Jeremy D’Antonio & Darren Nelson (of San Geronimo) Josh Zee & Teal Collins Zee (of Mother Truckers/Protein/Whiskey Sisters) Asteroid No.4 The Heather Combs Band Check out our Facebook event page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2095695823841118/
From Lagunitas School District The Lagunitas School District is open today. There are several power outages in the San Geronimo Vally but power is on at school and classes will take place as usual. The National Weather Service advises that rain will continue but that the strongest part of the system has moved to our south.
Lagunitas School District's Board Meeting is this Thursday, February 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 20. Click the link to get a copy of the Agenda and Board Packet: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/301825/Board_Agenda_and_Reports_for_February_14__2019.pdf
The Richmond San Rafael Bridge is closed. We have just received notice from the Marin County Office of Education as follows: Large chunks of concrete were reported falling form the upper deck onto the lower deck. · Traffic was stopped in both directions. Cars on the bridge were escorted off by the CHP. · While some news reports indicate that the bridge may be reopening this afternoon, there is not yet confirmation from CHP or Caltrans. This situation is expected to have a major impact on traffic throughout Marin County for the rest of the day.
Drake High School Open House is tomorrow night. (Thursday 1/24) 6:30 - 8:00
From the Lagunitas School District: School phone lines are not in service this morning due to storm damage. Please e-mail District Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org to report absences or leave messages. We expect phone service to be restored soon. Thank you.
The Weather Service is predicting heavy rain for the next several hours and has issued flash flood warnings that include the whole Valley. Please drive safely and keep children away from streams and drainages. We will update the school website and app as needed. Stay safe!
The Open Classroom Parent Meeting scheduled for tonight has been canceled due to weather.
Thank you for supporting Lagunitas School's Montessori Students Holiday Cards sale! The 1st through 5th grade Montessori students created beautiful cards in the art room to sell during the holidays to raise money for Paradise Camp Fire relief efforts. The Lagunitas Deli, Woodacre Market and The Pump generously shared their counter space during the month of December to sell these beautiful hand made cards. Thanks to our wonderful Art Teacher Kristy Arroyo and the children’s hard work, the support of the local businesses and last but not least, the San Geronimo Valley community, we were able to raise $125.00! All funds were donated to United Way of Northern California, specifically “Camp Fire”. Thank you for giving, and Happy New Year to All!
Montessori Explorer day was fantastic. Check out the movie: https://www.magisto.com/album/video/cHx5V0RWBgUiKnEGDmEwCXx2?l=vsm&o=i&c=e?utm_source=magisto&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=producer_shared_movie
The San Geronimo Valley Community Center will be hosting a donation-based Holiday camp on Thursday & Friday, December 20 – 21, 2018. Thursday, December 20, 9 am - 5 pm (Emile Mulholland will be guiding a bike ride 10 am - 12 pm). Friday, December 21, 9 am - 5 pm The camp will be held in the Loft above the gym. Holiday camp is held when school is closed and offers parents a safe place for children to play, do art activities, eat healthy snacks and have some gym time.
8th Grade Physics Night was fantastic. Science Teacher Tatiana and the talented kids from Lagunitas Middle School were astounding! Take a look at the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv3pQYV0u2Q
Montessori PTO meeting tonight, December 11, 2018 at 7 pm. All welcome!
Sports Basement is very generously offering a Give Back Shopping Spree to us! On December 16-19, LEAP will receive a portion of all sales to customers who select LEAP4Education as the beneficiary. You need to sign up for Sports Basement’s club program, called Basementeer and select LEAP4Education as your charity. There is an overall sale of 20% off on those days, plus you get an extra 10% off if you are a Basementeer! This offer is good in their stores (including the new store in Novato!) and online! So go to https://shop.sportsbasement.com/ and fill up your shopping carts, but wait until December 16, 17, 18 or 19 to complete your purchase and claim the benefits! Please see the attached PDF flier for more details. Thank you for supporting our district! LEAP
LEAP MEETING room 20, lower campus next to library 7:00-8:15
The Gym at Lagunitas School is open and staffed for clean air recreation today from 12 - 5 pm and this weekend from 12 - 7 pm. This community support is to provide an indoor space to move around or simply be away from smoke-filled air.
Closing school is never easy but today I am very glad we did. I stood at the crosswalk this morning to intercept anyone who didn’t get the message yesterday which gave me a few minutes to stand in the smoky air and fully grasp how bad the conditions are. At 8:00 the Air Quality Index was at a very unhealthy 240. I am glad that I didn’t see any children biking or walking to school. Closing the school was the right thing to do but that decision never feels good. People’s routines are disrupted, plans have to change, lessons and events have to be scrapped or re-scheduled; it’s always a hassle. But In the quiet, smoke-filled air behind the limited protection of my respirator mask, I thought of the schools in Butte County, some of which no longer exist, of a whole town that has been burned and of people who are living with a tragedy that makes our situation seem insignificant. There are things we can do to help but Paradise and the surrounding area will never be the same. I’d like to encourage anyone who is able to send support (money is most efficient) to agencies who are providing relief. Butte County Schools has set up an easy link that we can use to contribute: https://www.nvcf.org/fund/butte-county-schools-fire-relief-fund/ . There are many other agencies providing relief as well. Since many of us have an unexpected day off, I’d like to encourage you to use some time to check your own preparedness. Fire season is much longer that it used to be and having a Go Bag and an escape plan is essential year-round. https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit As Thanksgiving comes up next week, it’s clear that we have a lot to be thankful for- we’ve had some near misses with fire and the air is terrible but our community is strong and intact. Please stay safe… and indoors as much as possible. We look forward to seeing all our students back at school after the break and hopefully under clear skies fresh air. Happy Thanksgiving, John Carroll, Superintendent
The Lagunitas School District will be closed tomorrow, Friday, November 16. Due to air quality in the “Very Unhealthy” range. Marin County school superintendents discussed the issue late this afternoon and are in agreement that closing schools is in the best interest of our students' health. We recognize that school closures can create significant inconvenience for some families and we appreciate your cooperation and understanding at this time. Thank you, John Carroll, Superintendent
Many of you have inquired about how to help the victims of the Butte County wild fire. The Butte County Office of Education created the Schools Fire Relief Fund to provide a one-stop location where individuals or organizations can provide support directly to schools in Butte County. Donors can either specify a specific district or use (textbooks, clothes, etc.) for the funds or make an open donation. Donations can be made online at https://www.nvcf.org/fund/butte-county-schools-fire-relief-fund/
From Superintendent John Carroll: Schools in Marin County will remain open today, Thursday, November 15. We will continue to follow guidance from the Health Department and modify activities as needed. If your child has been having a significant reaction to the poor air conditions and you choose to keep them home, please notify the office as soon as possible.
Mayor Fryday will be joining us tomorrow to talk about his work as an activist mayor. This is part of the speaker series related to the 8th grade Equity and Activism Project. However, all three grades will attend as well as 8th graders from Bolinas Stinson and San Domenico.
From The Lagunitas School District: There is an active yellow jacket nest on the hillside next to the upper campus parking lot- 6 feet from the curb above the handicapped parking space. Please avoid the area until further notice. Vector control has been called.
Mark your calendar for the next LEAP Give Back at Arti! On Monday, November 5, for lunch and dinner, eat in or take out, Arti will give a percentage of the profits to LEAP. All three programs of the Lagunitas School District will benefit! So, enjoy a delicious Indian meal at Arti with the convenience of its valley location while supporting the schools! LEAP Board
Auditions for the San Francisco Boys Chorus are coming up. https://www.sfbc.org/sfbc/index.php/auditions
From LEAP: PARENTS- Please remember to return the signed form that came home from school in a pledge envelope last week. We'd like to have feedback on those forms from all parents. If you have not pledged, now is the time. https://leap4education.org/parent-pledge/ If you think you are pledging, please verify this with James (email@example.com) If you prefer, come chat with a LEAP rep on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday before and after school stationed outside of each program location. THANK YOURSELVES- we are making progress!
Come together at the Gestalt Haus tonight, Tuesday 10/23, for the next LEAP Give Back Night! A percentage of the proceeds that evening will support all three programs. The Gestalt Haus is located at 28 Bolinas Road in Fairfax. We look forward to seeing you there!
Lagunitas Board of Trustees approves the 8th grade Equity and Activism Project field trip to Civil Rights historical sites in Alabama and Georgia. Promises to be a profound learning experience for our students.
Dear Parents, This week we sent home a pledge envelope with each student. These envelopes also contain your scrip cards. We receive money every month from scrip, if you remember to use these cards each time you shop at United or the Good Earth it is free money for our school.Every envelope needs to be returned with a signature that you have received it. Please consider pledging if you haven't already. Any amount helps, and every dollar goes right back to our students. Currently, pledge pays for Spanish, electives, and field trips. Thank you, LEAP www.leap4education.org
Test: This is a test of the Lagunitas School District Emergency Notification System. Please do not respond to this message
Regular School Board Meeting tonight at 6:30 pm in Room 20. Board Agenda and Reports are available on school website.
Short video about an important math concept... applicable to any subject area. https://vimeo.com/289580472?from=outro-embed
Staff Flu Shots will be offered as part of the Community Center Health Faire this Thursday from 2:00-5:00. Thanks to the Center for offering this convenient service!
The Open Classroom Parent Meeting is scheduled for October 17 at 6:30 PM.
Meeting today to discuss Lagunitas Long range planning. Looing forward to great progress
It's pledge season for LEAP. Be sure to pledge to support great programs for our students! It would be wonderful if every family pledged- even a little helps. http://leap4education.org
The Lagunitas School District has launched its mobile app! Please download the Lagunitas School District Mobile App. It is available FREE in the App Store on your iPhone or Android device. The Lagunitas App will allow you to get the information you need in the quickest, easiest way possible whether you are looking for program specific events, school lunch menus, news or other school information.
The LEAP Foundation, supporting the Lagunitas School District will meet on Tuesday at 7-8:30 in Room 20, in the building to the left of the San Geronimo Valley Community Center.
Peace Day We are celebrating the International Day of Peace on Monday. It's also referred to as World Peace Day. This day has been celebrated since 1982 when the United Nations passed a resolution and sanctioned the holiday each year to strengthen the ideals of peace, both globally and among individuals.
Happy about our successful test of the Lagunitas School mobile app for posting messages remotely. Gearing up to add parents to the system