Announcement: School Safety Planning - Training on September 12th in Mather CA
The California Department of Education is sponsoring a training opportunity to learn about important Federal guidance on school emergency management planning. Training will be presented by the US Department of Education, Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance Center. A full day of training will take place on Monday, September 12, hosted by the Sacramento County Office of Education. Registration information is attached; there is no cost to attend.
Gun Buyback Program - On September 13, 2016
Marin County is offering cash for an operable semi-automatic handgun, an operable assault rifle or other operable firearms.
Student Attendance and Review Board (SARB) – October 5, 2016
Designed for school site/district staff, law enforcement, probation, community mental health and youth advocates who have responsibilities as members of School Attendance Review Boards. Learn about efficient and legal conduct of a SARB meeting and review the Marin County Serious Truant Protocol and procedures. Training topics include: SARB Legal Requirements: History, Appeal, Authority, and Education Code ¨ Parental Rights ¨ Board Composition ¨ Quorum Requirements ¨ Confidentiality ¨ Appeal Process ¨ Referral to Marin County Office of Education Alternative Education Programs.
The Marin County 21st Annual Peer Summit - November 18, 2016 will be held at College of Marin, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
An inspirational peer-to-peer leadership workshop for 7th and 8th grade students. See flyer for more information.
SASH - School Action for Safety and Health – November 10, 2016The SASH training program is a free hands-on, interactive, one-day course that trains key school district employees to become health and safety leaders for their district. Participants will learn key occupational safety and health concepts, how to develop an effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), and how to take a leadership role in promoting health and safety for school employees.
2016-2017 Annual Notice to Parents
Consistent with Education Code section 48980 and other state and federal laws which require districts to annually notify students, parents, and guardians of their legal rights and responsibilities, attached is a form Annual Notice to Parents appropriate for use for the 2016-2017 school year.
- Legal Update Cover Letter
- 2016-17 Annual Notice to Parents (English)
- 2016-17 Annual Notice to Parents (Spanish)
Child Abuse Reporting and Prevention
Per the attached letter from Tom Torlekson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, with the beginning of a new calendar year, the California Department of Education is emphasizing more pointedly our most important priority – student safety.
Protocol to Report Activities or Events Considered an Emergency and/or of High Importance - Private, Parochial and Independent Schools
Reporting school-related emergencies from weather-related to intruder lock downs.
Information and resources to guard against viruses spread by mosquitos such as the a virus:
Interim guidance for kindergarten through grade 12 (K–12) district and school administrators for public health actions pertaining to a virus infection. This guidance is intended to address concerns about the risk for a virus in K–12 schools in the continental United States and Hawaii, provide school districts with information for planning school-related activities, and recommend actions that can be taken, in consultation with local public health authorities and government officials, to reduce the potential risk for a virus transmission on school premises and among students. This guidance provides an overview of the potential roles and responsibilities of public health authorities and school officials, describes prevention measures that schools can take to reduce mosquito exposure, and provides information on responding to a case of travel-associated a virus infection or confirmed local mosquito-borne transmission of a virus.