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LCMSD Update - 4.27.21

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Dear LCMSD Community,

I hope this reaches you well. May is right around the corner and there are many things to be excited about. If you haven’t already checked out the SPARK online auction or registered for the SPARK Spring Soirée, please see below for more information regarding these opportunities, as well as district updates. 

SPARK

LCM is about community and this year our community has come together in ways like no other to support ALL students in LCMSD! Parents often ask what they can do to help. Donating to SPARK is a critical source of support in our schools. Please consider donating, supporting the online auction, and (virtually) attending the Spring Soirée.

The SPARK Spring Soiree is on Saturday, May 1st. Starting at 6:30pm with a pre-show mixology class, this virtual event will feature San Francisco illusionist Andrew Evans from The Magic Patio, a performance by special musical guest Michael Franti, a Live Auction, and an opportunity to raise our virtual paddles to Fund the Gap to our $1.5M goal. Event admission ticket prices start at $25. Attendees need to purchase only ONE ticket per household to attend. General admission ticket sales close on Friday, April 30. Even if you are not able to attend, please consider making a donation! The Online Auction opens on April 27th at 12pm and runs through May 2nd at 9pm. 

As the primary fundraising arm for the District, SPARK raises critical funds for programs and teachers each year that bridges the gap between the limited funding from State and Local sources and what it actually costs for each child in the District to experience a quality education. The SPARK spring fundraising events are more critical than ever this year as we are currently facing a $400k shortfall to our $1.5M goal. All money raised this year goes towards this year’s commitment to LCMSD and every donation of every size directly benefits our schools. 

For tickets and early paddle raise donations visit: www.SPARKschools.org/soiree

Athletics

It is so great to see more and more athletics and activities open up for students. Please make sure your child’s team is following guidance from the California Department of Public Health. Athletics have been one of the drivers of transmission, primarily due to clubs/teams not adhering to these guidelines. Stay informed and stay safe! 

Vaccine

The partnership between MCPH, MCOE, and school districts throughout the county is exemplary. MCPH/MCOE have coordinated vaccination events for educators and ancillary personnel such as parent volunteers, as well as students ages 16+. As we continue to learn more about the Pfizer approval for children ages 12-15, we will keep you informed. Our hope is that vaccination opportunities for this age group will be available as soon as next month. 


Take care,

Brett Geithman, Ed.D.

Superintendent