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School Hours

Kindergarten: 8:45 AM - 1:40 PM

1st- 5th grades: 8:45 AM – 3:15 PM (Wednesday’s dismissal is 1:40 PM)

On site aftercare is provided by the City of San Rafael and is open until 6:30 PM (415-485-3121)

HeadsUp for San Rafael Schools!



Click on the logo to learn more about how HeadsUp, the foundation for San Rafael City Schools, supports our students!

Coleman Recycles for money on Friday Mornings!

Drop off your plastic bottles and aluminum cans Friday mornings in front of the school. Be sure that all of the items read CA CASH REFUND, CA CRV, or CRV on the label.

School Spirit Wear


Every Wednesday is School Spirit Day at Coleman! 


Wear your Coleman gear and get in the spirit. Need to order some gear? Visit  http://www.mylocker.net/my/shop/coleman-elementary/index.html 

Common Core for Parents

Click below for CCSS Information for parents



Feb. 2

     □100th Day of School

Feb. 6 

     □Story Time, 9:30 a.m. (Coleman Library)

Feb. 8

     □ PTO Meeting, 3:30 p.m.

Feb. 9

     □2nd/3rd Grade Sing

Feb. 10

     □Parent Tour, 9:00 a.m.

     □Gate starts for 5th Grade

     □Kindergarten Priority Registration Day, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

     □Kindergarten Nursery Rhyme Play, 6:30 p.m. (MPR)

Feb. 11

     □5th Grade Field Trip to Chabot Center

Feb. 15 - Feb. 19

     □Mid-Winter Break

March 8 & 9

     □5th Grade Orientation

March 9

     □Parent Orientation Night, 6:30 p.m. 

March 14

     □Non Student Day, Teacher Work Day

March 14-18

     □Parent - Teacher Conference Week

March 18

     □Science Fair

April 11-15

     □Spring Break

April 22

     □Class Photo Day

April 27th

     □Coleman Art Show, 6:30 pm, MPR

May 30

     □Memorial Day, No School

June 9

     □Last day of School


Parents of students who will enter kindergarten Fall 2016 or parents of prospective Coleman students in other grades are invited to join Mr. Scott Carson, School Principal, for an orientation and classroom observation.  Tours are from 9:00 to 10:00 AM and are for adults only. The dates are as follows:

Wednesday, February 10 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Wednesday April 6, 2016


Please call 415-485-2420 ext. 201 to reserve a spot!

kingergarten registration

The Kindergarten Priority Registration Deadline for the 2016-2017 school year is Wednesday, February 10, 2016! Students who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2016 are eligible to enroll for the 2016-2017 school year.


Registration packets are now available in the Coleman Office or online at www.srcs.org/enrollment.


How do I register?

Families should register at their neighborhood school on the Courtesy Registration Day. If you miss the Courtesy Registration Day, families can register at the Additional Courtesy Registration Day that is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24 at Bahia Vista Elementary School.


When is the deadline?

To be considered for the neighborhood school placement, completed registration packets are due no later than March 15, 2016. Completed packets received after March 15, 2016 are placed in order of date received.

For more information, please contact the SRCS Student Enrollment & Family Center at 415-492-3236 or visit www.srcs.org/enrollment for more information.

Parent Ed Event: “Adolescence Is Not A Disease”


The San Rafael City School District is hosting a parent education event on adolescence featuring Jeffrey Leiken on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 pm at the TLHS Performance Hall. In this engaging program, the speaker will lay out the three distinct stages of adolescence, helping parents identify the unique needs teens have that are particular to their stage in life and idiosyncratic to different personality types and interests.

Stop, Drop and Read!

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In honor of Dr. Seuss' Birthday, we will be stopping, dropping and Reading On Wednesday, March 2nd. Everyone, including office staff and instructional aides, will stop and read for 15-20 minutes to show our students how we all value reading and literacy! 


13th Annual Kindergarten Play

The 13th Annual

Coleman Kindergarten 


Nursery Rhymes at Night


Thursday, March 10th


Drop Off is at 6:00 p.m.

Show Starts at 6:30 p.m. 

Coleman Mission Statement

The School Site Council, parents, staff and students at Coleman Elementary School are dedicated to the belief that Coleman School can offer an excellent learning opportunity for each and every student. We are firm in our understanding that every child's learning style can be accommodated, every child's talents cultivated and each child's challenges addressed and resolved. The comprehensive program at Coleman is designed to meet the individual needs and learning styles of all its students through full access to and participation in a rigorous core curriculum.

Line to Report Student Absences and Tardies

485-2420 ext. 3

Linea para Reportar Ausencias y Tardanzas

485-2420 ext. 5

Home of the Tigers!





800 Belle Avenue

San Rafael, CA 94901

(415) 485-2420

Fax: (415) 485-2494

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Child Care at Coleman School

Conveniently locatad on site, the City of San Rafael offers state-licensed, year-round childcare to children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. The center provides a safe, enriching and child-centered environment for children. The Coleman Center is Monday through Friday from 1:40 - 6:30 p.m. Part-time and full-time care is offered. For more information please click here or call 415.485.3121.