Dear families, 

As we all grapple with this unprecedented situation, I have been incredibly impressed with how our community has come together with such compassion. From parents suddenly trying to manage life at home with school aged children, to students who are accustomed to learning in a highly social environment, to teachers adjusting to new learning models, these are challenging times for all of us. It is particularly important that we give ourselves the permission and the time needed to take care of ourselves and our families. 

Community Update
I received the good news today from the family member who was tested for COVID-19 that the results came back negative. The other family who had exposure also has shared that they continue to be asymptomatic. We continue to send thoughts of good health and wellbeing to all of our families.  

Distance Learning
We recognize that there will be challenges as we transition to distance learning, and that some of you may be feeling overwhelmed. Please be assured that the goal of this program, first and foremost, is to create a sense of normalcy through connection and routine. At Marin Primary & Middle School, we believe that our best teaching and learning happen through relationships with one another. I am confident that our dedicated and talented teachers have put together programs for your children that will promote connection and foster their adaptability and resilience. As we rise to the challenge of these unusual circumstances, I hope you will reach out if you have concerns about the workload or expectations set by your teachers.  We are embracing a growth mindset, learning as we go, and will continue to make adjustments to our plans throughout the coming weeks.

Upcoming Calendar Notes
As expected, the JK through eighth grade Parent Teacher Conferences have been postponed. We are looking at various options for rescheduling at a later date and will let you know as soon as possible. In the meantime, you are welcome to reach out to your division directors or grade level teachers directly should you have any questions about your child’s learning. 

For the health and wellbeing of our entire community, the MP&MS campus will remain closed for the duration of the Shelter in Place Order for Marin County . As the response to COVID-19 continues to evolve, we will update you as news becomes available.

Thank you to everyone for your partnership, compassion, and caring. These are exceptionally trying times, yet I am heartened by the strength and resilience of our community. 

Take care, 

Andrew