March 25, 2020 - School Closure Now Extended To May 1st

Dear RVSD Community,

In coordiantion with the Marin County Office of Education (MCOE) and Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the closure of schools in Marin County is now extended until May 2, 2020.  Below is the information we received in a press release:

"Marin schools are extending their suspension of in-person classroom learning to May 1, officials announced Wednesday. “To maintain a consistent and coordinated response regionally, public health officials and school leaders have determined that extending the suspension of classroom learning is vital to the safety and well-being of our students and community,” said Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent of Schools. “This unified decision is a reflection of the importance of our mitigation efforts and to help our families plan for the longer term.” Burke said the county’s decision was aligned with other Bay Area county health officers and county superintendents in order to “make a unified, regional decision” and slow the spread of the coronavirus “to the maximum extent.” “The safety and wellness of students, school personnel and the community are the highest priorities of all schools and districts” in these counties, Burke added. The other counties joining in the announcement are: Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Francisco. Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County public health officer, concurred with the decision to extend the schools closure."

We are all very disappointed that in-person instruction will not be taking place in our schools for the next several weeks.  We miss your children very much and we know they also miss their friends, our teachers, our staff, special activities/events and our typical daily school routine.  But we are in the midst of a global pandemic that is unlike anything our world has seen in over a hundred years.  Everyone's health and safety is what's most important now and in the weeks ahead.  

Thank you for all you are doing and the many sacrifices you are making, to keep your families (and all of us) well.  This situation will not last forever and I am confident that when it is over, we will quickly return to the rhythms and routines of our normal llives.

Stay well,

Rick

Rick E. Bagley, Ed.D., Superintendent