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Superintendent's Newsletter

Larkspur-Corte Madera School District


Dear LCMSD Community,


As the warmer weather approaches and the days get longer, it's an exciting time to be part of our school district. With spring upon us, we're looking forward to a season filled with growth and renewal.


Our students are actively engaged in their studies, and we're thrilled to see their progress and achievements as they continue to learn and grow. As a district, we're committed to supporting our students' academic and personal success, and we're dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing learning environment for all. We encourage our community to stay involved in our district's events and activities (such as the upcoming SPARK Spring Event) and we look forward to continuing to work together to support our students' success. Please take a moment to read the following LCMSD updates. 


Happy Spring!


Dr. Brett Geithman



Golden Bell Awards

Annually, extraordinary members of the educational community are recognized at the Golden Bell Awards for their dedication to the students and communities throughout Marin. The Golden Bell Awards Ceremony will be held at Dominican University on May 25 at 4:30 pm. Additionally, LCMSD Awardees will be celebrated at the Board Meeting on April 19 at 6:00 in the Hall Library. LCMSD has much to celebrate - below are the 2023 Golden Bell Awardees. Congratulations to all!

  • Lisa Capobianco, English Learner and Literacy Specialist Teacher at Cove
  • Kath Irving, English Learner and English Teacher at Hall
  • Amy Jehling, Kindergarten Teacher at Cove
  • Cindy Traverso, Neil Cummins Library Clerk
  • Amita Puri, Paraprofessional, Specialized at Cove 
  • Manny Gebremichael, Lead Maintenance District-wide
  • School Community Partnerships: Chief Michael Norton and School Resource Officer Daniel Novoa, Central Marin Police Authority

School Safety Coffee Chat

Student and staff safety is our top priority. LCMSD is committed to continually improving practices while working closely with first responders. On April 21 at 8:30 am at Hall we will host a district-wide coffee chat to review our safety practices and answer any questions. Parents from all schools are encouraged to attend. 


Raising the Bar

LCMSD has adopted the Raising the Bar Campaign, a county- wide initiative dedicated to keeping youth events substance free. Research indicates that parents have a significant influence on their kid’s decisions regarding alcohol. By working together to prevent underage alcohol consumption, we can have a direct impact on the health of our local youth and decrease the short and long-term consequences to adolescents, families, and our community as a whole. For the past 12 of 13 years, Marin County has been ranked the healthiest county in California, however conversely ranked as one of the highest counties (47th out of 58) for adult excessive drinking. Similarly, youth alcohol and substance use rates were also alarmingly high according to data collected from the California Healthy Kids Survey. Raising the Bar, Keep Youth Events Substance Free partners with the Marin Prevention Network and collaborates with schools, local coalitions and youth organizations to decrease the high rates of underage substance use by changing the social norms that have become so pervasive in our county and promote healthy modeling at youth-centered events. We are asking all of our parents/caregivers to be positive role models by keeping all Larkspur Corte Madera School District events, in person or virtual, where youths are present to be alcohol and substance free. For more information on Raising the Bar, Keep Youth Events Substance Free, please check out their website at 


COVID Updates

During the week of April 3 we will send COVID tests home with all students. We simply want to provide you with additional tests in the event that your student is experiencing symptoms over break. Should you use the test, please scan the QR code on the box and report results, even if negative. If your child is positive, report the results using the QR code and also email

We have also been receiving some questions about masking and household exposures. If your child’s classroom is categorized as experiencing an outbreak (more than three active cases), you will receive instructions from your child’s school, which typically includes a recommendation for masking. If a household member tests positive, the Marin County Public Health recommended actions are: masking, testing on day 5, and continuing to attend school (if asymptomatic). Here you will find answers to many COVID related questions.

Board of Trustees

Annie Sherman, President

Eric Schmautz, Vice President

Amir Movafaghi, Clerk

Beth Blair

Natalie Medved