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MHHS/RVSD Health and Safety Handbooks

  • The goal of Ross Valley School District is to ensure a safe return to school for all students and staff. We are implementing preventive safety measures, including regular cleaning and disinfecting of common spaces, restrooms, and frequently touched surfaces throughout our schools, maintaining social distancing in classrooms, and requiring frequent handwashing for students and staff based on guidance from the Marin County Office of Education (MCOE), Marin County Health and Human Services (MCHHS), California Department of Education (CDE), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  

    Marin Health and Human Services and the Ross Valley School District have developed a COVID-19 Student & Family Handbook to provide information about and to support the health and safety of all RVSD students and families.  Parents/Guardians of students who participate in on-site instruction will be asked to acknowledge receipt and review of the Handbook by completing the pledge.  As the Handbook is revised based on the County Tier assignment, it will be emailed to all staff and families.

    We value and appreciate the support and cooperation of our entire school community to keep our students, staff, and families health and safe as well as to keep our schools open!  


    Below are the MHHS/RVSD COVID-19 Handbook, School Decision Tree, and Exposure Protocols for each of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy Tier Levels.  

    On Monday, November 16, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered that California pull the "emergency brake" in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening plan due to a significant surge in COVID-19 cases. Specifically, this means that the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has made the following changes (effective November 17, 2020) to the state’s reopening framework: 

    • Tier assignments may occur any day of the week and may occur more than once a week when the CDPH determines that the most recent reliable data indicates that immediate action is needed to address COVID-19 transmission in a county 
    • Counties may be moved back more than one tier if the CDPH determines that the data supports more intensive intervention 
      • Key considerations will include the rate of increase in new cases and/or test positivity, more recent data as noted below, public health capacity, and other epidemiological factors
    • Counties will be required to implement any sector changes the day following the tier announcement 



    On Tuesday, November 17, Marin moved back to the more restrictive Tier 2 (Red). 

    • For information about Quarantine Guidance and Cohort Closure, click here for English | Spanish
    • See below for the Tier 2 Handbook, Decision Tree, and Exposure Protocols have been revised and are effective November 23, 2020.