Ross Valley School District

Where Community Inspires Unlimited Possibilities!

Canceled: RVSD Community Picnic

  • We were so looking forward to spending the afternoon with you; however, due to weather, this Sunday’s Picnic has been canceled.  We will be rescheduling the RVSD Community Picnic to the fall.  Stay tuned for the new date and time. 

    We are so bummed the weather is not cooperating with our plans for a fun and relaxing afternoon.   For now, enjoy the rain and this unpredictable weather pattern!

New Student Registration 2019-20

About Our District

  • Welcome to the Ross Valley School District (RVSD)! Nestled in the heart of beautiful Marin County and less than twenty miles north of the Golden Gate, our District serves the towns of San Anselmo and Fairfax. Currently, transitional kindergarten (TK) through eighth grade enrollment at our five outstanding campuses (four elementary and one middle school) is approximately 2,100 students. Our eighth graders matriculate into the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD), where the majority attend Sir Francis Drake HS in San Anselmo. Performing academically in the top 5% of California’s public school systems, RVSD’s students also excel in art, music, poetry, drama, digital arts and more. Our highly engaged and supportive parents and staff are valued essential partners in everything we do and collectively, as a community, we are committed to CLIMB (Collaborate, Learn, Inspire, Mentor and Believe). Our proud tradition of inspiring unlimited possibilities for RVSD’s students dates back to 1893, when the first Board meeting of the San Anselmo School District was held. We look forward, as a community, to continuing this fine tradition for many decades to come and we warmly welcome you to our Ross Valley schools!

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District Highlights

  • Service Learning Field Trip

    On a chilly February morning, forty-two Hidden Valley 2nd graders and a dozen of their parents spent the morning at Hal Brown Park along the marshy creek. We all met the friendly county park leader who showed us step-by-step, how to plant little plants into the ground.

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  • Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

    We celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss with a cafe in the Brookside library. Fourth and fifth grade student waiters served Dr. Seuss books to younger students for their reading pleasure.

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  • The Odyssey

    Brookside students displayed their talents with a performance of The Odyssey. Thanks to the YES Foundation, many students were provided with the opportunity to work behind the scenes, act, dance and sing!

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  • California Distinguished School

    Wade Thomas School was recognized as a California Distinguished School in 2018. State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson wrote in his congratulatory letter: "The award reflects your school's success in making exceptional gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education for all students by meeting state indicators as described on the California School Dashboard..."

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  • Hidden Valley's 4th Grade Mall - School is Fun!

    In this 21st century learning simulation, business development blends several subjects in a multi-dimensional, engaging way. Students develop a deeper understanding of how the business world works as they develop their own business. Students discuss target market, develop a survey to determine shopper interests, analyze survey data and then design and develop a prototype.

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  • RVSD - A BEAUTIFUL MAGICAL PLACE TO BE!

    We are thrilled to share with you our very first district video which was inspired and created by two of our RVSD parents, Nancy Main and Jennifer Gonzalez. This short film features several teachers and administrators as well as a number of students, each sharing their reflections on what makes RVSD special to them.

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  • WHITE HILL CHOIRS WIN TOP HONORS AT 2018 CMEA FESTIVAL

    White Hill Middle School’s 7th and 8th grade choirs performed and earned top honors at the CMEA (CA Music Educators Assoc.) Choral Festival, held at the incredible Weill Hall on the campus of Sonoma State University.

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Our Partners

  • Yes Foundation Children for Change Ross Valley Healthy Community Collaborative Town of San Anselmo Town of Fairfax Marin County Office of Education Tamalpais Union High School District College of Marin

     

Dr. Bagley's Blog

  • On Productive Struggle

    "A lot of scientific evidence suggests that the difference between those who succeed and those who don't is not the brains they were born with, but their approach to life, the messages they receive about their potential, and the opportunities they have to learn." Jo Boaler, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics, Stanford University

    My parents were born during the Great Depression and entered their teens during World War II, In those early years of their young lives, my mom and dad got a firsthand look at sacrifice, struggle, uncertainty and the harsh realities of loss. Certainly these early experiences helped shape who they would become and, in turn, influence how they would raise my brother and me.

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  • On Bullying - Part 2

    “I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.” Margaret Thatcher

    On June 27th I wrote and posted to this blog, “On Bullying - Then and Now.” It is part recollection of my own experiences being bullied as a child and part reflection on the ways in which bullying can and sadly does continue to raise its ugly head into adulthood. To date this post has been viewed over 1,300 times by people from around the world.

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  • On Resillience

    "Something very beautiful happens to people when their world has fallen apart: a humility, a nobility, a higher intelligence emerges at just the point when our knees hit the floor." Marianne Williamson

    A year ago at this time, my knees were about as close to hitting the floor as they've ever been in my life.My mother was recovering from a recent surgery due to lung cancer and my dad was on his deathbed.

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