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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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Community Forum: End-of-Year State Tests

SRCS is hosting a District-wide Community Forum for parents/guardians to learn more about the Smarter Balanced state tests students have been taking. Please join us on Saturday, May 30 from 9 - 10:30 am at the Davidson Middle School Library. Students in grades 3-8 and 11 are taking the tests, but families of all students are invited to attend. Spanish translation and childcare will be available. Click here to learn more.

Foro Comunitario: Pruebas Estatales de Fin de Año

SRCS está organizando un Foro Comunitario en todo el Distrito para ofrecer más información a padres o tutores acerca de las pruebas estatales Smarter Balanced que los estudiantes han estado tomando. Por favor, acompáñenos el sábado 30 de mayo, de 9 a 10:30 am en la Biblioteca de la Escuela Intermedia Davidson. Los estudiantes en los grados 3 a 8 y 11 están tomando las pruebas, pero se invita a asistir a las familias de todos los estudiantes. Tendremos disponible traducción al español y cuidado de niños. Haga clic aquí para conocer más.

HeadsUp night at the Pacifics Baseball Game

Pacifics.jpgJoin HeadsUp, San Rafael City Schools and the San Rafael Pacifics on Wednesday, June 3 for a great evening of baseball and community — with family, friends, neighbors, and local businesses. Not only can you enjoy a ballgame, but the Pacifics will donate $5 of every HeadsUp ticket to support programs at all SRCS schools. Davidson’s Marching Band will perform the National Anthem around 6:45. Doors will open at 6 pm. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.

SRCS SHINES AT 2015 GOLDEN BELL AWARDS CEREMONY

DSC_0013.JPGOn May 21, SRCS teachers, educators, leaders and programs were honored at the annual Golden Bell Awards Ceremony for their outstanding achievement. The Golden Bell Awards celebrate public education in Marin County by bringing our community together to recognize outstanding certificated teachers, excellent student programs, as well as present awards to an exemplary educator, classified employee, teacher and trustee. Among those honored was Greg Knell, who was recognized as Trustee of the Year. Click here to learn more and view photos.

Review the Draft LCAPs

LCAP_Logo-01.jpgAt the May 4 LCAP Community Workshop, SRCS’ draft LCAPs were shared for the Elementary School District and the High School District. In addition to the draft LCAP documents, summary graphics were also created to help provide summary information. Feedback from the workshop is being analyzed to refine the LCAP. Students, teachers, staff, parents and community members are encouraged to send additional feedback to superintendent@srcs.org. Click here to review the documents and learn more.

DMS Receives Gold Ribbon Schools Award

Davidson Middle School has been honored with a 2015 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award. Schools applied for the award based on a model program their school has adopted that includes standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices that can be replicated by other local educational agencies. "These schools are academically successful, vibrant, and innovative centers of learning and teaching," State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson said. "They provide great examples of the things educators are doing right—embracing rigorous academic standards, providing excellence and creativity in teaching, and creating a positive school climate."  

Principal Bob Marcucci reflected on the achievement: “This is a time of celebration and pride for our school community. Our staff has worked so hard to develop meaningful and engaging units of instruction and have become highly functioning teams of teachers in the process. It is nice to reward them for their passion and effort on behalf of our students.” Click here to learn more

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 TEAM PARTICIPATES IN FUTURE READY SUMMIT

FutureReady.jpgA team of leaders from San Rafael City Schools (SRCS) was in Mountain View on May 4-5 to participate in the eighth of 13 Future Ready Regional Summits. The Future Ready Summits are a critical step toward realizing the goals of the ConnectED Initiative announced by President Obama in 2013 to connect 99 percent of students to high-speed Internet and empower teachers with the technology they need to transform teaching and learning. Click here to learn more.

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.

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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