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Master Facilities Planning

UPDATE: At a Master Facilities Planning Board study session on April 1, the Board and architects reviewed and discussed the process to date, draft site master plans, preliminary program costs and potential cost reduction and prioritization. Click here to view the presentation. 

SRCS is in the midst of a Master Facilities Planning (MFP) process. The MFP is a roadmap of improvements that is intended to provide safe, well-maintained classrooms, labs, libraries/media centers and instructional technology that support a modern education and reduce overcrowding in our schools. Click here to learn more about the project and to find ways to get involved!

Historic Shift in School Funding

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

represent dramatic changes to funding for California Public Schools.  

What is LCFF/LCAP?

For a summary, click on the logo below.

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Visit the SRCS LCAP/LCFF Webpage for further details including:

To view the Power Point describing  Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) click here. Spanish Version

LCAP DRAFT AND SURVEY

Thank you to the greater San Rafael City Schools Community! On Wednesday, June 24, 2014, the Board of Education approved the  accountability plans for both the San Rafael Elementary School District and the San Rafael High School District. These plans were submitted to the Marin County Office of Education, and have been approved. 

Survey results, public comments and the Superintendent's responses are all available here.

 

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Maps & Directions

Repairing and Upgrading Local School Facilities

We are proud to provide a high-quality education for our students at San Rafael City Schools, but updates to our school facilities are needed to provide safe, well-maintained classrooms, labs, libraries/media centers and instructional technology to support a modern education. San Rafael City Schools is considering a local measure to complete these improvements, and we want to hear your opinions. Click here to learn more, and to take a survey to provide feedback about educational priorities and school needs.

SRCS WELCOMES NEW PROVISIONAL TRUSTEE / SRCS DA LA BIENVENIDA A LA NUEVA INTEGRANTE DE LA MESA DIRECTIVA

At its March 9, 2015 meeting, the San Rafael City Schools (SRCS) Board of Education welcomed its newest trustee. Maika Llorens Gulati was administered the Oath of Office by Superintendent Michael Watenpaugh, Ed.D. at the beginning of the meeting; she then was seated at the Board table. Trustee Llorens Gulati was selected as the provisional trustee to fill Paul M. Cohen’s Board seat for the remainder of his term, which expires in Nov. 2015. Click here to learn more.

En su reunión del 09 de marzo 2015, la Mesa Directiva de Educación de la Ciudad de San Rafael (SRCS) dio la bienvenida a su nueva integrante. La Sra. Maika Llorens Gulati tomó el juramento al cargo del Superintendente Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, al inicio de la reunión; luego ella se sentó a la mesa de la Mesa Directiva. La Sra. Llorens Gulati fue seleccionada como síndico provisional para llenar la vacante a la Mesa Directiva dejada por Paul M. Cohen por el resto de su mandato, que expira en noviembre de 2015. Haga clic aquí para más información.

Your Input is Needed to Help Shape Our LCAP / NECESITAMOS SU OPINIÓN PARA AYUDAR A CREAR NUESTRO LCAP

As part of our LCAP process, we will be holding a series of workshops so that members of our community can share their thoughts on our LCAP to help shape SRCS' educational priorities for student success. Students, teachers, staff, parents and community members are invited to attend! 

  • LCAP Community Workshop #1:
    Wednesday, March 25, 6 pm, San Rafael High School Library
  • LCAP Community Workshop #2:
    Monday, May 4, 6 pm, San Rafael High School Library

Childcare and Spanish interpreting will be available at both workshops. The workshops are a series, so individuals are encouraged to attend both meetings if possible.

Como parte de nuestro proceso de LCAP, vamos a celebrar una serie de talleres para que los miembros de nuestra comunidad puedan compartir sus ideas sobre nuestro LCAP para ayudar a dar forma a las prioridades educativas para el éxito estudiantil de SRCS. Se invita a asistir a todos los estudiantes, maestros, personal, padres y miembros de la comunidad.

  • Taller LCAP  para la Comunidad #1:
    Miércoles 25 de marzo, a las 6:00 PM, Biblioteca de la Escuela Secundaria San Rafael
  • Taller LCAP para la Comunidad #2:
    Lunes 4 de mayo, a las 6:00 PM, Biblioteca de la Escuela Secundaria San Rafael 

Cuidado de niños e interpretación al español estarán disponibles en ambos talleres. Los talleres son una serie, por lo que se anima a las personas a asistir a las dos reuniones, si es posible.

BV Principal is Educator of the Month

Congratulations to Bahia Vista Elementary School Principal Cecilia Perez who was recently recognized by the San Rafael Chamber as the March recipient for the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Awards for 2014-2015. Read the press release.

"Breaking the System" to Prep for Upcoming Assessments

On Friday, Feb. 27, SRCS schools are attempting to “Break the System!” Later this spring, students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take the Smarter Balanced assessments, which are computer based. We’ve taken steps to prepare our schools’ technology, and our students and teachers at all of our schools are testing our network to ensure we have a smooth experience when the real testing begins. Click here for information about the Smarter Balanced assessments.

Monitoring the Measles Outbreak / Seguimiento del brote de sarampión

San Rafael City Schools continues to closely partner with the Marin Department of Health and Human Services and the Marin County Office of Education as we monitor the current measles outbreak. We have compiled a list of resources and communications for students, parents and staff. We will keep this page updated, so please check back regularly. Click here to access the SRCS measles webpage.

Las Escuelas de la Ciudad de San Rafael continúan trabajando estrechamente con el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de Marín y con la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Marin para monitorear el brote actual de sarampión. Hemos compilado una lista de recursos y comunicaciones para estudiantes, padres y personal. Por favor revise periódicamente esta página que mantendremos en forma actualizada. Haga clic aquí para acceder a la página web de SRCS sobre el sarampión.

School to Career Partnership Promotes Internships

Many ambitious SRCS students are embarking on after-school internships this semester. Through a program offered by SRCS and the Marin County Office of Education, this work-based learning experience provides students with insights into career interests, as well as gives them many valuable skills they need to succeed in the workplace. Internships through the School to Career Partnership are offered to tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade students in the county each semester and over the summer. For more information about the internships offered or to host an intern, click here.

NEW! MARIN ALERT TELEPHONE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

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New Emergency Notification System Upgrade

If you live, work or go to school in Marin County and are 18 and over, you may now register your cell phone or VoIP (voice over internet protocol) phone to receive emergency alerts sent by call, text, or email from the County of Marin. Listed and unlisted/blocked Marin County landline phone numbers are already included in our emergency notification system. Cell phone and VoIP numbers are not included and will require your registration in our Self-Registration Portal.

CLICK HERE to register your cell phone

SRCS Recognized for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success

San Rafael City Schools has been honored by the College Board for its commitment to expanding access to Advanced Placement course work, improving student performance and supporting student success. The efforts have landed SRCS a spot on the College Board’s 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll, which recognizes districts that have expanded access to AP courses and maintained or improved the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams. Click here to learn more.

Grant Awarded to Enhance Partnership

Step Up to the Plate0001.jpgLaurel Dell Elementary, Short Elementary and our partner Marin County School Volunteers teamed up for a KNBR “Step Up to the Plate for Education” grant and they hit a home run! They were awarded a grant to enhance MCSV’ presence at the two schools. Brandon Crawford honored Laurel Dell's Principal Pepe Gonzalez, fifth graders Emerson and Ashley and MCSV Executive Director Pam Franklin for a celebration at ATT Park!

Infinite Campus

Infinite_Campus_Button.jpgSRCS is introducing Infinite Campus, a new student information system. Infinite Campus offers a Parent Portal, which gives up-to-date, secure online access to student information. The Parent Portal is currently open to parents/guardians with children is grades 6-12. The week of Sept. 29, each parent/guardian will receive a letter with a secure Activation Key that is unique to each parent/guardian to set-up their own account. 

The transition to Infinite Campus is a key part of our efforts to enhance communication, transparency and the integration of technology tools that promise greater effectiveness and engagement for parents, students and staff. As with any change, we are all learning how to use this new tool. We are monitoring this implementation closely so that we can provide additional support and training as needed. 

Click here to learn more.

 

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