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Today: 5/27/17

SRCS Agenda Online

Click here to view current School Board agendas and minutes. 

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Over the next eight years, SRCS' Bond Program will provide much needed capital improvements to our facilities to create safe, innovative learning environments and to provide instructional technology to support 21st century learning. Additional classrooms, labs and equipment will reduce overcrowding in our schools and will meet the growing demand for hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) classes.

Visit our new website for Measures A & B to learn more about the Bond Program, follow our progress and learn how to get involved - 

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The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) represent dramatic changes to funding for California public schools. Visit our LCAP/LCFF webpage to learn more and for details on our LCAP work. 

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Our Mission:
Lifting student achievement. Every student, every day. 

Our Vision:
Every student will be a confident learner, an effective communicator, a critical thinker and
a positive contributor to the global community.

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SRCS' LCAP Work Underway

California’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) reshapes school funding and aims to improve achievement for all students. LCFF, and its counterpart, the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), are anchored by the notion that California must do better for its underperforming students.

Our entire SRCS community is integral to shaping our plans for continued success and growth. This year, the stakeholder engagement has been focused on analyzing and discussing our various initiatives and their impact on student success. Currently, feedback is being incorporated into the drafts of the 2017 ESD and HSD LCAPs, and draft versions are expected to go to the Board of Education in June. Click here to learn more about our LCAP, the development process and how you can get involved.

SRHS Stadium Ground Breaking Ceremony on May 24

Please join us for the San Rafael High School Stadium Ground Breaking Ceremony on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 5:30 pm. San Rafael High School's Stadium is a key component on the school's campus and a benefit to the entire SRCS community. This renovation project would not be possible without the involvement and support of the entire community, the SRHS Stadium Committee and the SRCS Board of Education and administration. Click here to learn more.

Board Considers Revisions to Homework/Makeup Work Policy

The SRCS Board of Education often reviews its Board Policies and makes updates to align with recent changes in state law and to adapt to research and changes in best practice for educational programming. 

Recently, the SRCS Board began reviewing updates to its Board Policy 6154 on Homework/Makeup Work. Language for Board Policies often comes from the California School Board Association (CSBA). The recommended CSBA language, which is included in SRCS’ draft revised policy, includes updates such as allowing full credit to be given for makeup work satisfactorily completed within a reasonable time, regardless of whether the absence is due to an excused or unexcused absence. Additionally, the draft policy addresses guidelines for the assignment of homework, communication of homework expectations to students and parents/guardians and resources to assist students in completing homework and developing good study habits. 

Click here to download the draft revised Board Policy 6154. If you have any feedback, please contact your principal for email communications@srcs.org.

Neighborhood Meeting for TLHS Measure B Improvements

Please join the SRCS Capital Facilities Team to review the proposed Measure B improvements to Terra Linda High School. The neighborhood meeting is on Wednesday, May 3 at 4 pm the Terra Linda High School Performance Hall. Click here to learn more.

Proposed Charter Will Not Pursue Appeal, Will Partner with MCOE

SRCS recently received an update from the co-founders of the proposed charter school, Ipso School, announcing that they will be collaborating with Marin County Office of Education (MCOE) to redesign Marin's Community School using key elements of their Ipso model. As such, they shared they will not pursue the appeal to the State Board to open the Ipso School in San Rafael in 2018. Click here to learn more.

Final SRHS Environmental Impact Report

After a nine-month development and review process, San Rafael City Schools has prepared a final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed expansion and reconstruction at the San Rafael High School campus. The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires that the District conduct environmental review of the project, which has the potential to result in physical change in the environment. Click here to learn more and download the final EIR.

2017-2018 School Year Calendars

The SRCS Board recently approved the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year. The first day of school is August 24, 2017. Click here to view the calendar. 

Sun Valley Elementary Named One of the Best in the Nation

The U.S. Department of Education announced on Sept. 28 that Sun Valley Elementary School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Sun Valley Elementary is one among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor. 

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private schools where students achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. The award supports the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. Click here to learn more.

SRCS Students Show Growth in Statewide Tests

SRCS students continue to show growth in English language arts and math, according to results of statewide tests designed to gauge preparation for college and career. The state recently released results from the second year of the Smarter Balanced tests, part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) system. The tests align with California’s new state standards and feature more questions that require short answers or extended response questions that require demonstration of a deeper understanding of key concepts. 

Visit www.srcs.org/testing to learn more.

Marin Voice: SRCS ready to prepare pupils for the future

Superintendent Watenpaugh submitted a back-to-school message to the Marin Independent Journal, and it was published on August 18, the first day of school! Click here to read the message. 

Electronic Flyer Delivery Starts this School Year!

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Supporting programs that benefit students at every school in the district. 
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