Safe Schools

  • Gun Safety in the Home

    In partnership with the Marin County Sheriff and District Attorney, attached is a letter to parents/guardians of Marin County students related to the safe storage of guns if they are in the home.  With an estimated 4.6 million children living in homes with access to unlocked guns, we want to emphasize the need for raising awareness about the guidelines for the safe storage of guns under California law.  In addition, we want parents and all community members to take extra steps to prevent tragedies including: storing guns safely, asking about the presence of unsecured guns in other homes, and recognizing risk factors and warning signs of sucide and depression. Please share the letters listed belowwith your school community as appropriate.  

    Active Shooter Drills - Considerations and Best Practices

    We know it is important to do everything we can to train our students and staff in how to most effectively save lives in an active shooter incident.  While this important work is necessary, it can also be scary or traumatic for some of our students.  Please see the message below from the Marin County Superintendent of Schools, with a debrief on her conversations in 2019 with Chief McGill in Novato, Chief Bishop in San Rafael, and Sheriff Doyle, and their conclusions regarding the importance of conducting these drills in our schools.

    Click here for the story that appeared in the Press Democrat on February 11, 2020.  Since this article was released, the Superintendent has been in conversations with the Sheriff and the Police Chiefs for San Rafael and Novato - and all are in support of the Superintendent's original statement from 2019.  

    No Bully - Stop Cyberbullying and Navigating the Social Media Landscape - March 19, 2020

    "Stop Cyberbullying and Navigating the Social Media Landscape" is a workshop that specifically targets students in grades 6-12. 

    • Learn how to Bully Proof your children on their phone, tablet, and computer
    • Navigate the ever changing social media landscape as responsible digital citizens

    All are welcome.  Click here to register for the workshop or please call 415-499-5870.