Fall 2020 Information for Parents
Update as of September 21, 2020
Public Health Waiver: Marin Primary & Middle School has received approval for our public health waiver, which will allow 1st through 6th grade students to return to campus for in-person learning, regardless of Marin County’s Tier designation by the State of California. Since Marin County is still designated by the State as having Tier 2 status, we do anticipate that 7th and 8th graders will also be able to return to campus next month. We are thrilled to welcome our students back to campus, and we deeply appreciate your support and patience as we have worked our way through this complex process.
Our preschool through kindergarten classes are already on campus for in-person learning because of separate childcare licensing guidelines.
Ongoing Distance Learning: We understand that some families may have extenuating circumstances or may not feel comfortable having their child return to campus during this time. We will continue to offer distance learning opportunities so that every MP&MS student and family feels connected to our community. Your division director will be in touch shortly to share the details of this program.
Committees and Partnerships: With the guidance of and partnership from the County of Marin Department of Health and Human Services (Public Health), Marin County Office of Education, our school nurse, our internal task force, and our Health & Safety Committee we have prepared the MP&MS COVID-19 Health & Safety Guide to reopen our campus. Our reopening plans are consistent with and will adjust to changing applicable local and state public health orders and guidelines, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publications.
MP&MS’s priority is to maintain the safety and health of our community, while engaging students in a warm academic environment that embraces growth, provides continuity, and honors the learning journey
Please note that the protocols and procedures in this manual may be adapted based on current Public Health guidelines. We will inform families of any updates in a timely manner. While we are following all Public Health guidelines and being vigilant in our daily practices, we cannot eliminate all risk of exposure to communicable diseases, including COVID-19.