CSBA and the Marin and Sonoma County Offices of Education invite you to save the dates for all five MIG courses coming to the North Bay in 2019. Don't miss this unique opportunity to earn your MIG certificate in less than three months by taking these courses. All courses will be held at the Sonoma County Office of Education in Santa Rosa. Click here to visit the California School Board Association website for more information..
This workshop will focus on how schools can help prepare and support immigrant families in the face of increased immigration enforcement. Some key topics of discussion will be:
- Immigration Updates and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) actions
- The rights of undocumented families in schools
- Public Charge
- 2020 Census
- Family preparedness planning
- Know Your Rights
- Legal responsibilities of schools
- Local resources available for families/guardians
The Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) of Marin and Proposition 63 present “The Impact of Listening” with Kevin Berthia suicide prevention advocate and survivor on September 12, 2019, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Marin County Office of Education in Hollis Hall. Please share this opportunity far and wide.
XR Marin will be part of the Innovator Showcase at the annual TEDx Marin Gala at the College of Marin on September 14th. XR Marin is a program of the Marin County Office of Education in partnership with the College of Marin, Marin County Free Library, Novato Unified School District, and the Work Force Alliance of the North Bay. Click here to find out more about the TEDx Marin Gala.
A brief introduction to suicide prevention. Participants will learn the common risk factors for suicide, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and those in our community safe. Please RSVP to this event by calling Jessica Colvin at 415-945-1046. This event and two others are being hosted by the Marin County Office of Education, 1111 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael. Please refer to the attached flyer for more dates and details.
All supervisory employees must receive two hours of sexual harassment prevention training. This training must be provided to supervisory employees every other year and/or if you are new to a supervisory position. If you are new to a supervisory position, you must attend this training within 6 months of hire. There is no cost for Marin County Educators. $40 for Out of County Educators.
Marin Healthy Youth Partnerships is excited to be offering a free community-wide book read and educational event with David and Nic Sheff, authors of the book High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction. David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy (2008), and Nic Sheff, author of Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines (2008), offer this valuable resource for learning about the realities of drugs and alcohol. The RSVP link and more information are available at MarinCommunityRead.org
- The book provides reliable information on drugs and alcohol so teens and parents can make educated decisions.
- This is an opportunity for the community to discuss strategies to deal with stress and pressure on youth and focus on protective factors.
- Together we can learn from experience and knowledge about the impact of substance use and the unintended consequences.
Beyond Diversity is a powerful, personally transforming, two-day seminar that helps leaders, employees, and organizations understand the impact of race on their lives and their work. This is a very popular seminar and you are encouraged to register early for the December 2-3, 2019, event at the Marin County Office of Education. To register, please call 415-499-5870.
2019-20 Professional Development Calalogue focusing on upcoming professional development opportunities at the Marin County Office of Education.
The Marin County Office of Education coordinates a number of regional, county and statewide competitions with the purpose of encouraging and supporting academic excellence. Each event targets a different cadre of talented students. Every school within Marin County, public and private, is welcome to participate. Please see the attached schedule for more information. Following is a brief calendar of events for 2019-20:
- October: Cross Country & Spelling Bees
- November and March: Mathletes
- November and December: County Spelling Bees
- January and February: Mock Trial
- March and April: Science Fairs
- May: Track and Field and Junior High State Spelling Bee
Integrated Countywide School District Calendar for the 2019-20 school year.
Innovative Learning Team of Marin (ILT-M) and Coaching and Teacher Leadership meeting schedule for the 2019-20 school year.
Attached is the Calendar of major religious holidays and observances for 2019-20. This is a general guideline for reference.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has sent us the following information to be shared with our Superintendents. Please share out with staff and others as you see fit.
- ADL No Place for Hate offered programs
- No Place for Hate Resource Guide
- ADL Education overview
- Anti-Bias Curriculum Guide, which offers:
- Complete sets of curriculum for three levels - elementary, middle, and high school
- Lesson plans are aligned with state curriculum and best practices and easy for teachers to pull off the shelf and use
- Curriculum is implemented by teachers in their classrooms as needed to deepen conversation and support the school community to disrupt bias
The series of earthquakes and aftershocks that hit our friends, family, and neighbors to the south over the past several months is a critical reminder that we need to get ready. There are simple steps we can all take today that will greatly increase our preparedness for when the nex big earthquake strikes in our community.
Ready Marin provides an outstanding overview of how to:
- build an evacuation backpack
- make a family plan
- build a kit to be on your own for 5-7 days
- how to participate in Get Ready training
Please take a few moments to review the Plan & Prepare page on Ready Marin web site, and explore the resources and information that are available.
There is no time like the present to Get Ready, Marin! Please share this with all!
Potential ICE Raids
Attached is a June 2019 email message from Superintendent Mary Jane Burke regarding Potential ICE Raids. This message contains many valuable Immigrant Resource links and you are encouraged to spread this information broadly. The communication reads:
Statements made by the President and administration officials this week have indicated that there will likely be increased ICE raids this summer, possibly as early as next week.
The resources below have been provided by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center and can be shared with your school communities. It is especially important that schools with summer programs help their impacted families have plans in place in case there is ICE activity in Marin. Parents should also have plans in place with their children’s care providers, summer camps, and other summer programs. Guidance is provided for families in both Spanish and English at the links below.
The information below has been added to the MCOE Immigration Resources webpage. I am also forwarding this link to the Canal Alliance Immigration Services webpage as Canal Alliance continues to lead education and outreach regarding immigration issues and provides legal support services. As more information becomes available we will be
Prepare Your Community to Assert Their Rights Against Possible ICE Arrests!
Advocates and community members can work together to fight messages of fear and panic by helping community members learn about their rights and how to protect themselves from ICE. The Immigrant Legal Resource Center has created a variety of materials to educate the community and prepare individuals for possible encounters with immigration authorities.
For in depth information on community rights and how to prepare in case of emergencies, visit:
- A know-your-rights handout in eight languages to help families prepare for a possible interaction with ICE
- Printable red cards in eight languages to distribute to community members
- A family preparedness plan in English, Spanish, and Chinese
- A train-the-trainer toolkit on holding a Know-Your-Rights presentation in your community
Communities can also prepare themselves with these additional resources:
- Know-Your-Rights tutorial videos from the National Lawyers’ Guild in English and Spanish
- A list of Rapid Response Network phone numbers for regions throughout Northern California
- A directory of non-profit legal services providers across the country
It is important for advocates and community members to help inform each other as we continue the fight for immigrant rights.