Immunization Requirements 101 – September 20, 2017
Review immunization required by age and grade, changes due to SB277 and about conditional admission/requirements for medical exemption documentation.
Films: "Playing the Game" and "Chosen" - September 22, 2017
On Friday, September 22, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., Shared Hope International and the Marin County Office of Education will be hosting a showing of the film, Playing The Game, written and produced by students based on the life experience of Maya Babow. The short film Chosen, and a presentation on internet safety, will be followed by a panel presentation including Maya Babow and Shared Hope International's Laurel Botsford. The films focus on the techniques traffickers use to lure young people.
Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) – High School & Middle School Site Coordinators Meeting – September 26, 2017
TUPE is a program designed to reduce youth tobacco, e-cigarette and vaping use through peer-led education and activities. High School and Middle School Students can become TUPE Site Coordinators and will meet to be trained on their duties as school Site Coordinators.
Know Your Classmates – September 28, 2017
"Know Your Classmates", a curriculum and campaign designed to create and nurture healthy and open relationships between classmates, particularly focused on middle school students. "Know Your Classmates" is an initiative of Beyond Differences aimed at combatting hateful language, anxiety, and fear of differences among students. On September 28, 2017, we will be partnering with Beyond Differences to bring "Know Your Classmates" to the Marin County Office of Education. See the attached printout for more information on "Know Your Classmates".
Annual School Attendance Review Board - October 9, 2017
On Monday, October 9, 2017 from 8:00-10:00 a.m., Carl Corbin of School and College Legal Services will provide educators and interested community members a workshop on the regulations regarding School Attendance Review Boards and share updates on schools addressing chronic absenteeism.
School Attendance Review Board Recognition Program 2017-18
All schools are invited to participate in the 2017-18 Model School Attendance Review Board Recognition Program sponsored by the California Department of Education in cooperation with the California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance. Click here to view the attached letter from Tom Torlakson and review the CDE SARB web page for more information.
Escalation Screening and Conversation - October 24, 2017
On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Marin County Office of Education and the One Love Foundation presents Escalation, a powerful workshop that teaches participants about healthy and unhealthy relationships. This event is for students and adults.
Equal Access to Public Education
Under Federal law, State and local educational agencies are required to provide all children with equal access to public education at the elementary and secondary level. Recently we have become aware of student enrollment practices that may chill or discourage the participation, or lead to the exclusion, of students based on their or their parents' or guardians' actual or perceived citizenship or immigration status. These practices contravene Federal law. Both the United States Department of Justice and the United States Department of Education write to remind you of the Federal obligation to provide equal educational opportunities to all children residing within your district and to offer assistance in ensuring that you comply with the law.
Also noted on the attached Immigration Documentation and the question: should a district inquire into the immigration or citizenship status of a student or parent as a means of establishing the student's residency in the district?
Answer: No. Immigration or citizenship status is not relevant to establishing residency in the district, and inquiring about it in the context of establishing residency is unnecessary and may have a chilling effect on student enrollment.
Text Application: Register 2Vote for High School Students
The Marin County Office of Education, in collaboration with the Marin County Registrar of Voters, have adopted Text 2 Vote, a smartphone text application that will be available for every high school in Marin County. This application is specifically aimed at high school students who want to pre-register to vote at age 16+ or actually vote at age 18.