LCMSD (Anticipated) Reopening Timeline

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Dear LCMSD Community,

Yesterday it was announced that Marin has moved into Tier II/Red on the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy. If Marin maintains Tier II/Red data for at least the next two consecutive weeks, schools (TK through higher education) can begin opening for in-person learning as early as September 29, 2020. 

LCMSD schools plan to reopen on October 5th for in-person learning; assuming Marin maintains Tier II/Red data. 

Timeline for Reopening:

  • September 23 (evening): AM/PM cohort assignments will be emailed to Cove and Neil Cummins families
  • September 29: AM/PM cohort assignments will be emailed to Hall families
  • Note: For both elementary and middle school, we are not taking parent requests as we have a list of criteria (services, childcare, etc) that are a priority over individual requests.



  • Week of October 5: AM/PM cohorts attend two days in-person and 3 days of distance learning (hybrid)
    • AM cohort: Monday and Tuesday in-person from 8:10-11:00
    • PM cohort: Thursday and Friday in-person from 12:30-3:20
    • Wednesday all students are in distance learning
    • This will allow students and staff to acclimate to the new protocols and school environment
    • For detailed information, please visit this webpage
  • Beginning October 12: AM/PM cohorts begin attending five days per week
    • AM cohort attends in-person from 8:10-11:00
    • PM cohort attends in-person from 12:30-3:20
    • For detailed information, please visit this webpage

Distance Learning Only Students

Families that have selected distance learning only will have their students assigned to an AM or PM cohort where they will receive their live Zoom classroom instruction. 

Waiver Update

Thank you for completing the survey and participating in the meetings last week. At this time we are going to pause on the waiver application as we received updated information today. Originally, we were interested in the waiver as a tool to provide consistent in-person instruction for elementary grades if Marin toggled back and forth between Tier I/Purple and Tier II/Red. We learned today that if we return to school in Tier II/Red and Marin shifts back to Tier I/Purple our schools (TK-8) will remain open, waiver or not, and closures will be determined by the California Department of Public Health Guidelines (here). If we move back into Tier I/Purple in these next few weeks and cannot reopen, we will revisit the waiver process. 


Our teachers and staff have done an exceptional job with distance learning and we also greatly appreciate parent support and flexibility throughout the pandemic. We look forward to our (tentative) transition to in-person learning and are eager to see students on campus. While in-person instruction will look different, we are confident in our teachers and staff to implement a rich in-person learning environment that technology cannot replace. Take care and stay tuned for further updates.

Take care,

Brett Geithman, Ed.D.