In the past, Marin County Office of Education has taken on the planning and running of several competitive school events; however, as we are navigating the continuing pandemic environment, our priority must be the health and well-being of our students and families and hundreds of staff and spectators that come together for these events. For this reason, Marin County Office of Education will be canceling the following events for the 2021-22 school year:
- County Spelling Bee (elementary and middle school)
- Science Fair
This decision has been made due to the ongoing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus variants, the uncertainty around when public gatherings will be advisable, coupled with the challenges of logistics and the challenge of ensuring the integrity of academic competitions.
Our hearts go out to the students who will be affected because of the pandemic and the difficult decisions it is prompting us to make. We will continue to explore ways to celebrate the students who have dedicated time and effort to their passion for both athletics and learning.