Issue 18 - January 2, 2022



The Cove School

The Cove Connection

Issue 18- Sunday, January 3rd, 2022

Experiential Learning

Social Emotional Growth



Upcoming Dates

January 2 All students and staff take rapid COVID test and report results - details below

January 3 School resumes

January 5 PTO Board Meeting 8:45am, Library

January 9 Readathon Begins

January 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School


Principal's Message


Music everywhere! Thank you, Mrs. Derby and SPARK!! Pictured above: 5th-graders carol around the school, Kindergarten holiday sing, Whole school sing-along assembly and Staff performs a silly rendition of “Twas the Day Before Break…” (Cove Version of the Poem Here)

Happy New Year! Every challenge that we have faced since March 2020, we have overcome as a community, as a team. Cove is a special place - made so by the people that come together every day to provide our students with the best possible experience. Thank you to everyone for your role in helping us through 2020 AND 2021. Looking forward to a bright new year! Welcome, 2022!

School Re-Entry Let’s join together to continue our essential efforts to keep everyone safe and healthy during our school re-entry.

Rapid Tests - All Students and Staff to take on January 2, 2022

Wednesday, December 15 all LCMSD students and staff received rapid tests. Here are the instructions:

Each box contains two tests. Only one of these is needed for postholiday “return to school” testing. The other test should be used for testing students or staff who may have COVID19 symptoms, whenever this may occur. Please make sure at least one test is reserved for backtoschool testing. If you use the test for symptoms, follow the same reporting instructions.  Report the results, whether they are positive or negative to this website. If positive, notify LCMSD immediately using  


Updated Travel Guidelines from California Department of Public Health On December 13, 2021, CDPH issued a new travel advisory effective immediately to recommend that all travelers arriving in California test for COVID-19 within three to five days after arrival, regardless of their vaccination status.


Thank you,

Michelle Walker, Principal


School & PTO NEWS


Spring, Teddy, Michaela and Isla who hosted a bake sale or Toys for Tots.
They raised $140 for children to get toys during this holiday season!

Keyan and Miles have our bins filled with canned goods donations

for SF Marin Food Bank!

Readathon 2022 Our Schools only site-specific fundraiser and love of literacy- details coming soon!


The (great) State of the District Event LCMSD hosted a State of the District webinar on Wednesday, December 15. The great successes of our district and our goals for the future were shared. Here you can find the recording, slide deck, and more.


District Board Update On December 13 the Board meet and celebrated highlights from Neil Cummins and Hall’s National Distinguished School Award. Additionally, they approved the first interim budget and Educator Effectiveness Block Grant. The Board was presented with a COVID-19 update and LCAP process review. All agendas can be found here.


SPARK Updates

The 2021-2022 SPARK Family & Biz Directory is now available

Thank you for your patience -  DirectorySpot is finally updated. All the info you need at your fingertips on your mobile device! Families new to DirectorySpot, check out the instructions so you can download it to your mobile device here. To make  any changes to your family information, or to be included if you had originally opted-out during the annual family information update at the beginning of the year, contact us.


Online Auction Volunteers Needed Is your New Year’s resolution to get more involved? As we gear for our online auction this spring, we are looking for parent volunteers to join the solicitations team, catalog editing team and coordinate patent-hosted sign up parties. The Online Auction is one of our biggest fundraising events each year and we need all hands on deck. If interested, contact us.


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Community News

Please click link to view Community News that includes updates from:


  • Corte Madera Parks & Rec
  • Tidalwaves Swim Team
  • NY Broadway Training Classes

Tool of the Week


Using our Words Tool I use the "right" words in the "right" way

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