Health and Wellness
Following are the weekly COVID-19 updates for the month of November 2020, from California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond:
Please refer to the attached link for Weekly Public Health Liaison Meeting recordings and documents, as well as much more up to date information and local and state data on COVID-19.
The Marin Healthy Youth Partnerships offers great resources for families including a series of six conversations, four of which are noted below. Please refer to their website, link attached here, for these virtual conversations and much more offered in support of students and their families around teen substance use and abuse.
- December 2, 2020 - Parenting to support our teens
- February 3, 2021 - Uppers, downers and all-arounders
- March 3, 2021 - Legal and school consequences
- April 7, 2021 - Getting support and help
Due to increased COVID-19 positive cases in our State, the Governor’s Office and the California Department of Public Health have announced that over 40 counties will be moving back to more restrictive tiers. Marin County has been moved back to Tier 2 (Red – Substantial). This change became effective on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.
Please refer to the Rethinking Schools Website Document page to revisit the Tier 2 Decision Tree, Exposure Protocols and Student & Family Handbook.
Schools are a pivotal partner in achieving optimal oral health for school aged children. Poor oral health in our students is an ongoing issue across our districts. Oral health examinations are a part of the kindergarten registration process and yet are not mandatory. As a result we continue to see a higher number of dental and oral health issues that may have an impact on overall health. Please take time to review the Oral Health Advocacy - Role of Schools and the Marin County Oral Health Program offering sound information on oral health, particularly during COVID-19.