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SRCS 5/5/21 TK-8 Update: Full In-Person Learning Begins May 10
Posted 5/5/21

Dear San Rafael City Schools Elementary and Middle School Community,

I am thrilled to share that all our SRCS elementary and middle schools (grades TK-8) will move to the final phase of our 2020-21 return to in-person learning plan on Monday, May 10!  

As you may have heard, Marin did not advance to the Yellow Tier this week as part of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy plan. However, in the interest of students, SRCS and SRTA (our TK-8 certificated educator labor group) worked together to amend our previous agreement and resume full day in-person instruction on May 10 regardless of Marin’s tier designation. 

We are incredibly appreciative to our elementary and middle school teachers for supporting this timeline, and for their flexibility, professionalism and tireless work to benefit our students and families. Especially during Teacher Appreciation Week, we recognize how our educators have kept students engaged and learning, and how committed they are to everyone’s health and wellbeing. Our teachers’ impacts are seen in the classroom and all throughout the SRCS community, and for that, we say thank you! I also continue to be grateful to our students and families given the many hardships they’ve endured throughout this entire school year, as well as all our support staff for their amazing efforts. 

The end of any school year has so much meaning, and I strongly believe that having a more “normal” schedule with safety measures still in place will help us wrap up this very difficult year on a positive note! Please watch for the specific schedule and other details from your schools.

Lastly, there are currently several COVID vaccination opportunities for those age 16 and older, many with same-day, walk-in availability. Learn more at GetVaccinatedMarin.org. I am also excited to share that it is likely that children aged 12-15 will soon be eligible to be vaccinated (possibly as early as next week); we will share information about opportunities from Marin public health as soon as possible. I think we have finally turned the corner on this pandemic and feel so fortunate to be ending the year with a sense of normalcy in our schools- thanks to everyone for your patience, flexibility and understanding.

Sincerely,

Jim Hogeboom
Superintendent