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SRCS 3/23/21 Update: Elementary Schools Will Begin Modified Day Schedule with Full Classes on March 29
Posted 3/23/21

SRCS Elementary Schools Will Begin 
Modified Day Schedule with Full Classes on March 29

Dear San Rafael City Schools TK-5 Community,

Great news! Today, the State announced that Marin County has advanced to the Orange Tier. We’re thrilled that this means that we will start our Modified Day schedule for our elementary schools on Monday, March 29!

As a reminder, the Modified Day schedule calls for 4.5 hours a day of in-person learning, Monday through Friday, with no asynchronous work (not for Connected Classroom students). Please watch for school-specific information from your principal about the details for this coming Monday. While there will be no more asynchronous school work, HeadsUp will continue to offer virtual enrichment with new art and music lessons each week. All current and previous lessons can be accessed from the HeadsUp website.

While we should all be relieved that we are seeing a lower prevalence of COVID in our community, we need to continue to work together so Marin does not experience rising infections that lead to a “third wave.” With more students in our classrooms, it is imperative that we follow our critical safety protocols, including wearing masks when at school and in the public, staying home when sick, washing hands often, avoiding large gatherings and more. Furthermore, with Spring Break coming up, please do not engage in high-risk behavior (including gatherings of more than three households and out-of-state travel). 

Thank you to our entire community for helping us stop the spread of COVID so we can have a healthy community and reach this milestone of having our students in full classes together for even more in-person learning! I am personally so appreciative of our students and families for their patience, flexibility and resilience in managing the hybrid schedule. And, I am overwhelmed with gratitude to our elementary teachers and staff for navigating the many transitions with grace; welcoming our students back to our classrooms with smiles and care; and demonstrating their expertise as educators everyday despite all the challenges. Together, we are safely making learning happen for our students. 

Sincerely,

Jim Hogeboom
Superintendent