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Outdoor Masking Lift, Mitigation Strategies Continuum, Dress Code and related Q&A, and Pediatric Vaccinations ...
Larkspur-Corte Madera School District
Dear LCMSD Community,
One year ago this week marks when we first opened our doors to in person learning. I look back on that day with great pride for what we accomplished as a district and as a community. We showed up for children and families when they needed us the most. It took everyone . . . teachers, support staff, leadership, Trustees, parents, and we even had student volunteers help to make it successful. COVID may still be a part of our everyday life; however, we’ve come a long way since that first day of in person COVID school. Today’s announcements symbolize another step forward. While the pandemic has been challenging, we are coming out stronger than ever as a learning community. Thanks to all of our staff for their ongoing dedication to students and thank you parents for your continuous support.
Brett Geithman, Ed.D.
Outdoor Masking No Longer Required Effective 10/11/21
Shortly, Marin County Public Health (MCPH) will be issuing updates to the 32 Point Plan and citing our movement on the Mitigation Strategies Continuum from “C” to “B.” The most significant update is lifting their strong recommendation for outdoor masking. Therefore, beginning on October 11, 2021 outdoor masks will not be required on LCMSD campuses and the practice of eating in less than 15 minutes will be lifted. (Please note, that when we had the limited eating protocol students who needed more than 15 minutes were spaced out in lunch areas and could take as long as necessary.)
MCPH has been studying data regarding outdoor transmissions, as well as monitoring our local COVID positivity rate and vaccination data. These data support their movement from “C” to “B” on the Mitigation Strategies Continuum, as well as updates to the 32 Point Plan, which will allow us to discontinue our lunch practices. Additionally, the Bay Area public health officers met today and identified criteria for easing indoor masking restrictions in the community. Marin could possibly meet these criteria in November. Please note, these criteria do not apply to the school setting. California Department of Public Health will be meeting on/around November 1, 2021 to revisit school setting protocols.
Superintendent Coffee Chats: Dress Code and Open Q&A
Coffee chats are a great way to engage with your principal, district leadership, and the superintendent on various topics. Next week there will be two coffee chats that will focus on the LCMSD dress code for the first half and an open conversation for the second half. One meeting will be held in person (welcome to all schools in the district) and one will be virtual.
Marin County Public Health Parent Meeting - Pediatric Vaccinations
Marin County Public Health is hosting regular meetings for parents to learn and engage on a variety of topics. This month, the focus of their meeting will be on the COVID vaccine for children. On October 13, 2021 at 6:00 PM meetings will be held virtually in English and Spanish. Here are the details.
Board of Trustees
Jill Sellers, President
Sarah Mueller, Vice President
Monica Cañas, Clerk