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All San Rafael City Schools OPEN - Friday, December 12, 2014
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, ALL SCHOOLS - Big Calendar Events :), Fifth Grade to Middle School Articulation, Principals and Homepage
All SRCS schools are OPEN 

Friday, Dec. 12. Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 12/10/14

All Schools Open - Monday August 25, 2014
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Dear San Rafael City Schools Families:

We know that Sunday’s earthquake centered in nearby Napa may have caused some anxiety and fear. 

Aftershocks are expected for days and weeks following this major earthquake. Each of our sites... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 8/24/14

School Start & End Times PLUS Bus Schedules
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, ALL SCHOOLS - Big Calendar Events :), Fifth Grade to Middle School Articulation, Principals and Homepage
Please check the district's homepage, www.srcs.org for the listing of school start and ending times.

 

You can also find a listing for school bus stop pick-up and drop-off times.

  Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 8/20/14

Superintendent Welcome Letter - August 2014
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Welcome to all students and families!  Wishing you a successful, productive and enjoyable school year!  Please see attached letter. Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 8/20/14

Classified Employees Week - May 18-24, 2014
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, ALL SCHOOLS - Big Calendar Events :), Fifth Grade to Middle School Articulation, Principals, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
Students in San Rafael City Schools work with classified school employees from the time they arrive at school until they head home at the end of the day.

We have exceptional classified school employees that support students, staff and families... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 5/19/14

California Day of the Teacher - May 14th!
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
They’re ordinary people on an extraordinary mission — to enlighten a new generation. As they practice their profession, they’ll touch the lives of thousands of our community’s youth. And, in the process, they’ll trans... Continue
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Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 5/13/14

Glenn Dennis Named Principal at San Rafael High School
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, ALL SCHOOLS - Big Calendar Events :), Fifth Grade to Middle School Articulation, Principals, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
On Monday evening, the Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Glenn Dennis as the permanent principal at San Rafael High School.  Maggie Heredia-Pelz was also named to a permanent position as Assistant Principal at San Raf... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 4/7/14

Superintendent's LCAP Update March 2014
Audience: Homepage
March 2014

SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE

LOCAL CONTROL ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN

As we move through the various components required in the development of our Local Control and Accountability Plan, we are now recruiting parent representatives for both t... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 3/26/14

District Overview New State Budget Formula and District Accountability Plans
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Principals, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
 

What it Means for San Rafael City Schools

To: All Members of the San Rafael City Schools Community

From: Mike Watenpaugh, Ed.D,  Superintendent 

Ever since Governor Brown signed the Local Control Funding Formula ... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 2/11/14

Common Core State Standards - An Introduction
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, ALL SCHOOLS - Big Calendar Events :), Fifth Grade to Middle School Articulation, Principals, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
These videos were developed to help diverse groups – educators, policymakers, parents – better understand the breadth and depth of the Standards and how they will improve teaching, make classrooms better, create shared expectations, an... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 8/28/13

Recognizing Our Classified Support Staff
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, ALL SCHOOLS - Big Calendar Events :), Fifth Grade to Middle School Articulation, Principals and Homepage
Celebrate Classified Employees Week!

Classified support staff provide those services that support student learning in every position they hold.  Our schools would be unable to function without these invaluable members of our staff.  I... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 5/20/13

Measures A & B Pass!
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, ALL SCHOOLS - Big Calendar Events :), Fifth Grade to Middle School Articulation, Principals, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
Measures A & B Pass With Significant Community Support!

Voters in the San Rafael City Schools approved the renewal of the district's existing local parcel tax funding set to sunset in June 2014.  

More than 78% of voters endorse... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 5/7/13

Board Approves Ballot Measures for May Ballot
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
On Monday, January 28, 2013, the Board of Education approved resolutions for both the Elementary School District and the High School District authorizing placement of ballot measures on the May 2013 election seeking reauthorization of the the exis... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 1/28/13

BOARD WORKSHOP - 1/8/13
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
RENEWING VOTER-APPROVED LOCAL FUNDING FOR SRCS
Please join a special Board Workshop scheduled for Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. - Board Room, District Offices, 310 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael. Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 1/6/13

SRCS In The News - Marin IJ - January 4, 2013
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Marin Officials Await Details of Governor's School Funding Plan - Marin IJ Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 1/6/13

TRAGEDY IN CONNECTICUT
Audience: Homepage
Dear San Rafael City Schools Families,
 
Most of you have already heard about the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Reports are that many children, parents, and school staff have fallen victim. Though this scho... Continue
Posted by: Theresa Allyn, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 12/14/12

Spirit Wear
Audience: Homepage
The Holidays are coming and there is NEW SPIRIT WEAR in stock! How about some Coleman Spirit Wear for that special someone? Spirit Wear will be available for purchase Thursday mornings, starting December 6. Contact Leslie Piper with any questions.... Continue
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Posted by: Claudia Alvarenga
Published: 12/5/12

Race to the Top Webpage Added
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
The District has launched a new webpage on the www.srcs.org district website.  To learn more about the application process, or to read the entire application you can visit https://srcs-ca.schoolloop.com/RTTApplication?no_controls=t Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 11/9/12

HeadsUp SUMMERFEST IS COMING!
Audience: ALL SCHOOLS - Big Calendar Events :), Fifth Grade to Middle School Articulation, Principals and Homepage
4th Annual SUMMERFEST
Saturday, September 29th at San Rafael High School.
This event provides a wide range of activities, performances by students from San Rafael City Schools, great food, and great fun.
This one-day event raises needed funds t... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 9/18/12

Make Every Day Count!
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Parents and Homepage

School attendance is a key factor that contributes to student achievement, starting in the early grades and continuing through high school.
San Rafael City Schools is currently analyzing student attendance across the district and at each of ou... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 9/2/12

BAHIA VISTA STAFF STEP OUT
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
Honk if You Like School!

This past Wednesday evening, the day before school started, members of the Bahia Vista Elementary school staff ventured out into the local neighborhood to greet students and families - welcoming them Back to School... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 8/23/12

Important Dates
Audience: Homepage
May 11th
Please volunteer this day during art
May 16th
Life Skill Awards for Rayan and Chayden
May 23rd
Open House 6:00pm -7:30
May 29th
Field Trip to the Lawrence Hall of Science  Continue
Posted by: Ms. Santana
Published: 5/4/12

Juan Rodriguez Named 2012 Marin County Educator of the Year
Audience: Parents, Principals, Staff, Students and Homepage
Congratulations to Juan Rodriquez, current principal of Bahia Vista Elementary School. He has been selected as 2012 Marin County Educator of the Year. Read more about Mr. Rodriguez in this March 23rd Marin Independent Journal article. Continue
Posted by: Theresa Allyn, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 3/26/12

NEW VENETIA VALLEY K-8 PRINCIPAL ANNOUNCED
Audience: Homepage
On Monday, March 12, 2012, Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, Superintendent of Schools announced the selection of Mr. Juan Rodriguez, as the new principal at Venetia Valley K-8 School, effective for the 2012-2013 school year.
 Mr. Rodriguez is current... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 3/13/12

COMMUNITY BUDGET FORUMS
Audience: Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage
You are invited to attend San Rafael City Schools Community Budget Forums. Information about the Governor’s State Budget proposal and its potential impact on San Rafael City Schools elementary and high school district budgets will be discuss... Continue
Posted by: Theresa Allyn, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 1/19/12

2012-2013 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Audience: Homepage
San Rafael City Schools will be holding Courtesy Kindergarten Registration dates at elementary school sites beginning January 11th. Click here for registration information and a schedule of the Courtesy Registration date for your local s... Continue
Posted by: Alex Perez (Sys Admin), District Admin, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 1/6/12

School Board Elects New President & Vice President
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
Each December, the Board of Education conducts a 'reorganizationi' election for Board President and Board Vice-President.
On Monday, December 12, 2011, the Board acknowledged and recognized outgoing President Linda M. Jackson.  Ms. J... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 12/13/11

State Budget Triggers Being Pulled
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
The Department of Finance announced today that its revenue forecast was calling for the 2011-12 budget trigger to be pulled but that the effect of this reduction would hit K-12 schools far less than had previously been thought.  The total sho... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 12/13/11

Coleman Spirit Wear
Audience: Homepage
The Holidays are coming...The first Friday of every month is Coleman Spirit Day...How about some Coleman Spirit Wear for that special someone? There is something wonderful for every member of the family! Questions? Contact Lindsay Mckenzie at ... Continue
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Posted by: Claudia Alvarenga
Published: 11/29/11

Venetia Valley Interim Principal to Continue Through June 2012
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Due to a last minute administrative resignation, former San Rafael High School principal Judy Colton has been serving as the Interim Principal at Venetia Valley K-8 since school opened in August.
Earlier this month a number of candidates were inv... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 11/29/11

SRCS Profiled by the National Equity Project
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
The National Equity Project (NEP) has worked with the leaders in San Rafael CIty Schools since 2008.  
NEP has been instrumental in supporting the district's efforts outlined in our strategic plan, Roadmap to the Future,  working to... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 11/29/11

Sun Valley Elementary Qualifies for Distinguished School Designation
Audience: Homepage
Congratulations Sun Valley!
We are proud to announce that based on student achievement gains, Sun Valley Elementary School has been invited to apply for Distinguished School honors.  Sun Valley is one of only three elementary schools in Mari... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 11/10/11

Annual Book Fair
Audience: Homepage

   The ANNUAL BOOK FAIR is coming!  October 31 – November 4. This great event supports the purchase of new books for our library.  Volunteers are needed every day! For more information contact Shino Cline at shinobear@gmail... Continue
Posted by: Claudia Alvarenga
Published: 10/14/11

eFridayFolder for September 30, 2011
Audience: Homepage and News
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Posted by: Claudia Alvarenga
Published: 9/30/11

eFridayFolder for September 16, 2011
Audience: Homepage, News and All Grades
Posted by: Claudia Alvarenga
Published: 9/16/11

You're Invited - College Access to Success Conference
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
 
The conference will provide training and professional development in college access and success practices to nonprofit providers, community agencies, organization volunteers and mentors, and school professionals.
A reception honoring the ... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 9/8/11

State Assembly Approves Education Reform Bill - Co-sponsored by SRCS
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Thanks to legislation introduced by our Assemblymember Jared Huffman, the California Assembly has approved AB 47.
On Tuesday of this week, 9/6/11, the California Assembly gave final approval to Assembly Bill 47, by Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 9/7/11

SRHS GRAD PROFILED IN MARIN IJ
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
 
San Rafael High School alumni Ernesto Vilchis is profiled in the September 7th issue of the Marin Independent Journal.  Vilchis was a high school freshman and spoke only about 50 words of English when his family moved from Mexico to S... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 9/7/11

2011 Annual Performance Report Released
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
SAN RAFAEL CITY SCHOOLS CELEBRATES GAINS IN STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
San Rafael City Schools received good news today as the 2010-2011 Accountability Progress Report was released today.  These reports based on the Spring administration of the STA... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 8/31/11

Coleman School 2011!
Audience: Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
Students were welcomed back to school on Thursday, August 18th!  Third Grade teacher Mrs. Parise was among the staff members greeting students at the door to their new classrooms!
Lots of smiles! Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 8/24/11

Coleman's Daily Schedules for 2011-12
Audience: Homepage and Parents
Please use the link below to access the daily schedules for regular school days; early dismissal time on Wednesdays and  early dismissal time on minimum days. Continue
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Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 8/20/11

School Supply Lists for 2011-12
Audience: Homepage and Parents
Please use the links below to access grade level school supply lists. Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 8/20/11

BOARD LEADERSHIP MAINTAINED
Audience: Homepage
 

   District Governance & Leadership Stable - The filing deadline for incumbent candidates for the upcoming November election closed at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2011.  Trustees Linda M. Jackson (Board ... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 8/19/11

Watch the Video! Davidson Middle School 2011!
Audience: Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
As school ended, the filmmakers from Mission Pictures documented the many perceptions and the realities that reflect Davidson Middle School 2011.
Listen to students, staff, families share their experiences with you.
Many thanks to the Dean Witte... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 8/19/11

The Faces of San Rafael City Schools
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Thanks to our friends at the Dean Witter Family Foundation, we would like to share with you the first in a series of videos intended to capture the commitment to ensure that every student receives a quality education.
We recognize that for many, ... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 8/19/11

New Assistant Principal Named for Davidson Middle School
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
The Board of Education appointed Dr. Ruth Bissell to the site leadership position of Assistant Principal at Davidson Middle School, joining the site's administrative team comprised of Principal Dr. Harriet MacLean and Assistant Principal Krist... Continue
Posted by: Theresa Allyn, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 8/9/11

San Rafael Public Library Offers Free Tutoring
Audience: ALL SCHOOLS - Big Calendar Events :), Fifth Grade to Middle School Articulation, Principals, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
The San Rafael Public Library is proud to offer Tutor.com, professional one-on-one online tutoring for homework for students of all ages and most subjects, from elementary school up through college.  The tutors are screened and are experts in... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 7/8/11

District Appoints New Human Resources Administrator
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

It is my pleasure to share with you the appointment of Kathleen McClure as the district’s new Executive Director for Human Resources, effective July 1, 2011.  Ms. McClure was selected from a candidate pool of over twenty applicants, h... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 6/21/11

eFriday Folder for May 27, 2011 - Last Newsletter for 2010-11
Audience: Homepage and Parents
The eFridayFolder contains the Parent Bulletin and other documents currently of interest that are available in an electronic version.  Please use the link below to access the eFridayFolder for May 27, 2011. Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 5/27/11

Heads Up RUN FOR READING in the News!
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
Students in San Rafael City Schools have been literally "Running for Reading" over the past couple of weeks.
For the second year, our education foundation, HeadsUp has coordinated "Run for Reading" to raise funds specifically ... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 5/24/11

Last Parent Tour for 2010-11 is May 16, 2011
Audience: Homepage, Exclusive, Information and Parents
Parents of students who will enter kindergarten in 2011 and parents of prospective Coleman students in other grades are invited to join Ms. Reynolds, school principal, for an orientation and classroom observation.  Tours are from 9:00 to 10:3... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 5/12/11

Classified School Employees Week
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Classified Employees: The Heart and Sole of Education - May 15—21, 2011
Since 1986, California has taken the third week in May to honor the invaluable contributions of classified school employees. This year’s theme, "Heart and So... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 5/6/11

Recognize Our Teachers!
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID

   May 1 - 7 is designated as National Teachers' Week by the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers. -  Tuesday,  May 3rd is National Teacher Day!
   Nominate a Classroom Superhero! - Th... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 5/2/11

Board Agendas & Board Briefs
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Agendas for meetings of the San Rafael City Schools Board of Education can be located at Board Agendas & Board Briefs .
Also posted are "Board Briefs" - highlights from board meetings. Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 4/25/11

2011-12 Kindergarten Enrollment Update
Audience: Homepage
Once again San Rafael City Schools is welcoming record numbers of students into all schools in the district.  This 2011-12 Kindergarten Enrollment Update provides information about the placement process and the Short School Option. Continue
Posted by: Theresa Allyn, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 4/21/11

UPDATE! - 1:1 Tutoring Available Thanks to San Rafael Public Library!
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
The San Rafael Public Library is proud to offer Tutor.com, professional one-on-one online tutoring for homework for students of all ages and most subjects, from elementary school up through college.  The tutors are screened and are experts in... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 3/26/11

New Web Resource on School Financial Emergency
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
New Web Resource on School Financial Emergency
The California Department of Education has created a “School Financial Emergency” Web page to help keep the public up to date on the dire fiscal situation facing the state’s public ... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 3/25/11

APRIL 1ST - 2011 NEW Resident Students Enrollment Packet Deadline
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
All new families registering students to attend their school of residence (family resides within the designated attendance boundaries of a specific school) must submit a completed registration packet for each student on or before April 1, 201... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 3/21/11

Excellence In Education Awards Announced!
Audience: Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
Each year the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce selects educators and support staff from the San Rafael and Dixie school districts, the College of Marin, and Dominican University of California to receive the Excellence In Education Award.
Congratula... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 3/17/11

Get Your Tickets to the Cavalcade of Stars on March 20
Audience: Homepage and Parents
Coleman's very talented music teacher Mr. Frederick Matthews (who is a member of the San Francisco Opera Company) brings together a fabulous  group of professional musicians and dancers for this event in support of the Coleman music ... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 3/11/11

March 15th - Not a List of Positions....REAL PEOPLE
Audience: Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
This week over 80 certificated staff; teachers, principals, counselors, librarians, assistant principals, intervention specialists comprised the positions of the REAL people that were issued a notice that their services "may not be needed for... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 3/10/11

MAJOR FUND DRIVE CLOSES IN ON GOAL!
Audience: Homepage and Parents

   Our annual Major Fund Drive is nearing our $50,000 goal! We have already received over $45,000 in donations and pledges.  Family participation is currently at 40%, but we would like to see 100% participation. Su... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 3/1/11

2011-2012 Budget Status, Updates, Challenges
Audience: Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
On Monday, February 28th, the Board of Education received a report on the challenges facing San Rafael City Schools in developing the 2011-2012 budget due to the high level of uncertainty regarding the projected levels of state revenues the distri... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 2/28/11

State Budget Uncertainty = Plan for the Worst
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
What will or will not impact K-12 funding for 2011-12 remains unknown.  Given recent updates from Sacramento, it is critical that members of our school community remain informed and aware.
Attached is a written communication intended to prov... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 2/25/11

Mid-Winter Break
Audience: Homepage
All San Rafael City Schools will be closed for mid-winter break beginning Monday, February 21 through Friday, February 25, 2011.  Classes resume Monday, February 28, 2011. Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 2/15/11

Kindergarten 2011-12 Enrollment Packets Available in the Coleman School Office
Audience: Homepage and Parents
Kindergarten enrollment packets for the 2011-2012 school year are now available in the Coleman School office at 800 Belle Ave.  Students must be five on or before December 2, 2011 in order to register for next school year's kindergarten.&... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 1/23/11

Yummy, Healthy Meals on a Budget Workshop
Audience: Homepage and Parents

   Healthy “Yummy” Meals for your Family
   Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, 6-8 pm
   Coleman Multi-Purpose Room
   Michelle Stern, author of What’s Cooking, and Susannah Wallenstrom, MPH, RD Nutritionist – and Coleman par... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 1/21/11

Initial Response to Governor Brown's Budget Proposal
Audience: Homepage
January 10, 2011 - Late this morning Governor Brown announced his proposed state budget for 2011-2012.  It is very encouraging to hear the state’s governor publicly acknowledge and say that schools have been cut enough and that they hav... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 1/10/11

Parenting with Wit & Wisdom - Workshop
Audience: Homepage
Best-selling author Barbara Coloroso will be in Marin County on February 8, 2011.
 
Prepare for an evening packed with practical advice on how to use the stuff of everyday family life—chores, mealtime, sibling rivalry, toilet learning... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 1/5/11

Happy New Year! - Superintendent's New Year Message 2011
Audience: Homepage
It is officially 2011!  Many have pledged New Year’s resolutions.  History shares the perspective of other individuals about the start of a New Year:
·     A New Year's resolution is something that g... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 1/5/11

Parent Workshop: Student Use of Facebook & Other Social Media
Audience: Homepage
The Marin County Office of Education will present a workshop to educate parents and school staff on the impact of social networking, both good and bad, on our children. Digital media and technology play an enormous role in the lives and learning o... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 1/4/11

Coleman Dads' Group Wins State School Board Assn. Golden Bell Award
Audience: Homepage, Exclusive and Parents
The Coleman Fathers’ Group is being honored by the California School Boards Association (CSBA) with the highly respected Golden Bell award for Parental Community Involvement.  The award will be presented at a special ceremony during CSB... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 12/13/10

BOARD OF EDUCATION REINSTATES CURRENT LEADERSHIP
Audience: Homepage
Each December, the Board of Education conducts an annual re-organization meeting where the trustees elect a Board President, a Board Vice-President, and designates individual board members to represent the district and school board on various loca... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 12/13/10

San Rafael HS Boys Cross Country Team Wins the California Division IV State Title!!
Audience: Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage
HISTORY WAS MADE THIS WEEK IN MARIN COUNTY!! Congratulations to the San Rafael High School Boys Cross Country Team, 2010 California Division IV State Champions! These young athletes are to be commended for their hard work this year as they capture... Continue
Posted by: Theresa Allyn, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 12/2/10

Holiday Food Drive
Audience: Homepage
Coleman is supporting the Marin Food Bank by participating in the Annual Holiday Food Drive.  Please bring non-perishable food to school through December 13.  Collection boxes are located in each classroom, and there is a barrel in front... Continue
Posted by: Kim Press Pauline Stone
Published: 11/19/10

Coleman Dad's Club Receives State Recognition
Audience: Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
The California School Boards Association (CSBA) has announced that The Coleman Dad's Club has been selected to receive a  "2010 State Golden Bell Award". 
CSBA is a statewide organization comprised of school board members ... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 11/18/10

Dean Witter Family Foundation Makes Awards to San Rafael City Schools
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
The Dean Witter Family Foundation has awarded grant funding to support educational endeavors in San Rafael City Schools.
At the invitation of the Dean Witter Family Foundation, Superintendent Michael Watenpaugh and Davidson Middle School principa... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 11/18/10

Congratulations to JOSE ZEPEDA 2010 Terra Linda HS Graduate and Recipient of the 2010 ACSA
Audience: Homepage
The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) annually recognizes select students who have overcome significant obstacles in their lives, yet through dedication, perservance and hard work have excelled in school. The award titled &quo... Continue
Posted by: Theresa Allyn, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 11/15/10

SRCS Highlighted by National Equity Project
Audience: Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
San Rafael City Schools has been in partnership with the National Equity Project (formerly BAYCES) for the past few years.  Our strategic plan, Roadmap to the Future, outlines the vision for our students, our district, and our community. ... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 11/9/10

Marin Community Foundation & San Rafael City Schools
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
The Fall 2010 issue of Imagine, Marin Philanthropist Magazine, published by the Marin Community Foundation (MCF), focuses on "The Challenge Among Us" - the Education Achievement Gap in Marin County. 

   "Creating an equitab... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 11/9/10

Congratulations to Davidson Middle School's CLAIRE JOYCE - 2010 MARIN CTY SPELLING BEE WINNER!!
Audience: Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage
Congratulations to Claire Joyce!  Claire was the winner of the Marin County Spelling Bee for 2010!  Claire is a 6th grader at Davidson Middle School.  She was deemed the county champion after her last competitor failed to correctly ... Continue
Posted by: Theresa Allyn, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 11/8/10

DADS' GROUP GOLF TOURNAMENT - NOV. 5 - SOLD OUT!
Audience: Homepage, Exclusive, Parents and Staff
If you aren’t already registered for the Dads' Group Golf Tournament, make plans to play next year because the tournament is sold out.  What an exciting new opportunity from our Dads to have fun, get some exercise, and  en... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 11/3/10

The Book Fair is Open!
Audience: Homepage, Exclusive and Parents

   
       Be sure to visit our Book Fair in the school library between Friday, October 29 and Friday, November 5.  The Fair is open before and after school for your convenience. We have a great selection of books fro... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 10/28/10

Make-up Picture Day is October 27
Audience: Homepage and Parents
Students who would like to have their school pictures re-taken should bring their original picture order to school on October 27.  Students who have not yet had their picture taken should place their order online or bring their order to schoo... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 10/20/10

School Lunch Menu - Oct. 4 to Nov. 10
Audience: Homepage and Parents
Please use the link below to access the School Lunch Menu for October 4 through November 10.  The most recent School Lunch Menu is always available on the Food and Nutritional Services page.  To get to the menu go to the SRCS homepage an... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 10/19/10

2010 Teacher Tenure Recognition
Audience: Homepage
On Monday, October 25th the Board of Education will recognize and honor those teachers who have accrued permanent status.  Teachers receiving tenure are identified on the attached document. Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 10/18/10

Movie Night is October 15
Audience: Homepage and Parents
Movie Night is this Friday, October 15.  The Dads' Group will be firing up the grill, and fourth and fifth grade students will be selling desserts to raise money for Outdoor Education.  There will also be a recycled book sale and a P... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 10/14/10

Recursos para Prevenir el Suicidio
Audience: Homepage
Escuche, Comparta, Proteja - Este taller informativo es una respuesta rápida a los trágicos eventos que afectan a nuestra comunidad escolar. Designado para padres y tutores, este taller le proporcionará recursos, herramientas ... Continue
Posted by: Marta Biton, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 10/13/10

Venetia Valley is Front Page News!
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Principals, Staff and Homepage
The October 2010 San Rafael Mothers' Club Newsletter features the article, "Bringing Back the Community School, Venetia Valley K-8:  A Community School with Heart.
Parents of Venetia Valley students, Laura Daniels, Nicole Kepnes, Tori H... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 10/8/10

TLHS Student Awarded $10,000 Scholarship!
Audience: Homepage
Congratulations to Terra Linda High School student Whitney Krupp!  Earlier this week Whitney was presented with $10,000 scholarship check from the Nordstrom Company.  Principal Lars Christensen reports that Whitney's check was not only a... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 10/8/10

Dominican University Hosts Final Gubernatorial Debate - Coleman Loans Space for Parking
Audience: Homepage and Parents
On Tuesday, October 12, our neighbor Dominican University will host the final gubernatorial debate.  Beginning at 3:30 p.m. personnel from Barbier Security will begin directing parking on the Coleman Campus.  Parking on the access road b... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 10/4/10

Online Sign-up for Coleman Directory Extended
Audience: Homepage and Parents
The deadline to sign up online for your family to be in the Coleman Directory has been extended to September 30.  Please use the link below to access the online form:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/D57J7HT Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 9/25/10

Use of Facilities Board Policy on Board Agenda
Audience: Homepage
On Monday, September 27, 2010, the Board of Education meeting agenda will include a Discussion Item regarding Board Policy 1330, Use of Facilities.  Representatives from the District Facilities Use Committee, as well as members of the communi... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 9/24/10

Andy's Summerfest is Saturday, October 2, 2010
Audience: Homepage and Parents
You are invited to join together with your neighbors, friends, and family to help solve our schools' budget challenges, have fun, and make a difference for our children and our future.  Please use the link below for more information. Continue
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Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 9/20/10

Our Call to Action
Audience: Homepage
Last Friday, September 17, 2010, our community experienced yet another auto accident involving high school students allegedly driving under the influence, resulting in the untimely death of at least one teen, and two others in the hospital in crit... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 9/20/10

COLEMAN DIRECTORY GOES DIGITAL - SUBMIT DIRECTORY INFORMATION ON-LINE
Audience: Homepage
The Coleman Directory is compiled and distributed by the Coleman PTA to facilitate communication for Coleman families.   This year, for the first time, parents can enter the information that they want in the directory online, but you mus... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 9/15/10

HeadsUP KidPower Workshop
Audience: Homepage
Posted by: Theresa Allyn, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 9/14/10

Every School Makes Student Achievement Gains
Audience: Homepage
Congratulations!
On Monday, September 13, 2010, the California Department of Education released the 2010 Academic Performance Index scores.  Every school in San Rafael City Schools demonstrated increases in student achievement over 2009.
To... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 9/13/10

Heads Up Announces Essay & Art Contest!
Audience: Homepage
Students in grades K-12 are invited to enter an essay or draw a picture depicting, "How do you build a community?"
Learn more about suggested topics, prizes and how to enter by downloading the attached information.
 
 
  Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 9/10/10

Great Prizes! Heads Up Raffle Tickets!
Audience: Homepage
Two ways to earn/win great prizes!  If you purchase raffle tickets, you may win one of three terrific prizes!
Win a Lance Duke Scooter!  - Win $1,000 Cash!  - Win an IPad! 
Sell raffle tickets and earn:
An IPod Nano or a Son... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 9/10/10

Back-to-School Night Information
Audience: Homepage
All parents are invited to attend the Back-to-School Night scheduled for the school where their child attends. Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 8/31/10

Back to School Night is September 2
Audience: Homepage and Exclusive
Please plan to join us for Back to School NIght on September 2 (see the schedule below). Back to School Night is the most important parent event of the school year because it is the initial opportunity for parents to increase their under... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 8/27/10

MCF Funds Early Education Grants
Audience: Homepage
The Marin Community Foundation announced on Monday, August 24, 2010, $2 Million in Grants for Early Childhood Education Efforts.  San Rafael City Schools is one of four Marin County school districts where the Foundation is focusing support un... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 8/26/10

MCF Awards Grants for Early Childhood Efforts
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
The Marin Community Foundation announced on Monday, August 24, 2010, $2 Million in Grants for Early Childhood Education Efforts.  San Rafael City Schools is one of four Marin County school districts where the Foundation is focusing support un... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 8/24/10

Ice Cream Social & PTA Meeting - August 25, 6 p.m.
Audience: Homepage and Exclusive
All Coleman families are invited to the annual Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, August 25 at 6 p.m.   The Dad's Group will be scooping ice cream outside the multi-purpose room.  The ice cream, which is free to students and their i... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 8/22/10

2010-11 SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS
Audience: Homepage, Exclusive and Parents
Again this year families whose children attend SRCS will have the opportunity to share the school supplies shopping experience with their students!  Children love to shop for school supplies, and they seem to take better care of materials for... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 8/20/10

New 2010-11 Forms and Notices For Parents
Audience: Homepage and Exclusive
Please use the links below to access electronic versions of the forms and documents that are listed. Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 8/19/10

OCTOBER 2ND - ANDY'S SUMMERFEST
Audience: Homepage
Supporting
HeadsUp and San Rafael City Schools
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
To learn more, visit the HeadsUp website at
http://www.headsupsr.org/
 
 
 
Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 8/17/10

Superintendent's Welcome 2010
Audience: Homepage
Dear Members of the San Rafael City Schools Community:
Welcome back! We start the academic year with all the energy and enthusiasm of new beginnings.  This is the 150th school year kickoff in the City of San Rafael since 1861, the year ... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 8/17/10

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER!
Audience: Homepage and Exclusive
August 17:  Class lists will be posted in the office window after 5:00 p.m.
August 18:  Kindergarten Orientation for kinder students & their parents is at noon.
August 19:  Welcome back to school!  School starts at 8:45 a... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 8/13/10

Summer Facilities Work!
Audience: Homepage

New Entry San Rafael High School

Preparing for the Opening of Short Elementary School

Work in Progress! - New Middle School Classrooms at Venetia Valley! Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 8/12/10

District Prepares to Open Short School
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Due to continued enrollment growth, preparations continue for the re-opening of Short Elementary School in the Gerstle Park neighborhood of San Rafael.  Short School will open and house students and staff for the 2010-2011 school year.  Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 8/9/10

New Principals Selected and Announced!
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
San Rafael City Schools is proud to announce the appointment of two new principals. Ms. Kit Pappenheimer has been selected as the next principal of San Rafael High School, and Ms. Cindy Jaconette has been selected as the new principal of Vene... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 6/29/10

State Releases Survey of School District Budget Cuts
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell released the results of a survey of local educational agencies to find out how state budget cuts to public education are affecting them.
"The survey results make clear that school ad... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 6/10/10

EDUCATION COALITION SUPPORTS ASSEMBLY BUDGET PROPOSAL, REJECTS GOVERNOR’S MAY REVISION BUDGET
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Education Coalition policy experts hosted a budget briefing today to announce their support of
the Assembly budget proposal and to oppose the Governor’s May Budget Revision, which cuts more than $4.1 billion from California’s schools ... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 6/7/10

Friday Folder for June 4, 2010
Audience: Homepage and Parents
This is the last Friday Folder for 2009-10 school year. Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 6/4/10

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL - JUNE 5
Audience: Homepage, Exclusive and Parents

SILENT AUCTION BIDDING BEGINS JUNE 3: The International Festival is just one week away. Bidding begins for the International Bazaar items on Friday, June 3.  We've got fabulous vacation home rentals, wine tasting tours, outings with fa... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 5/28/10

San Rafael High School Principal Search
Audience: Homepage
Principal Judy Colton announced to her staff this past week that she will not be returning to SRHS as principal for the 2010-11 school year. Ms. Colton will be reducing her work load to part-time, working as Special Projects Director at the D... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 5/21/10

June 5 | Child Safety Event - HeadsUp benefit
Audience: Homepage
How to Teach Self - Protection skills to your child
A Parent - Child Workshop
Saturday June 5, 2010 at Glenwood School, see the attached flyers for details Continue
Posted by: Sarah Zykanov, District Admin, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 5/21/10

June 2 | Family Nutrition Class - HeadsUp benefit
Audience: Parents and Homepage
How to feed healthy, "yummy" meals to your family on a budget
June 2nd at Sun Valley - See the attached flyer for details Continue
Posted by: Sarah Zykanov, District Admin, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 5/21/10

MOVIE NIGHT IS THIS FRIDAY - MAY 21
Audience: Homepage, Exclusive and Parents
Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Our Fathers’ Group will be cooking grilled chicken sandwiches and hotdogs. The movie is "Secondhand Lions" starring Michael Caine and Robert Duvall. The movie will start as soon as it&rsquo... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 5/18/10

Say Thank You to our Golden Bell Award Recipients 2010
Audience: Homepage
Posted by: Sarah Zykanov, District Admin, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 5/7/10

2010 California Day of the Teacher
Audience: Homepage
This year's Day of the Teacher theme is "California Teachers: Creating Brighter Futures." It's important to remind the public that California's future depends on today's students succeeding. And if we are to ensure the success of those s... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 5/4/10

Davidson Principal Named Middle School Principal of the Year
Audience: Homepage
The Marin County Association of California School Administrators (MCSAA) have named Dr. Harriet MacLean as the Marin County Middle School Principal of the Year for 2010.
Dr. MacLean is completing her 2nd year as principal of Davidson Middle Schoo... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 4/30/10

Earth Day (Week) at Coleman
Audience: Homepage, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers
Check out all the exciting activities planned for Earth Week at Coleman School. Continue
Posted by: Sarah Zykanov
Published: 4/11/10

What are your kids doing this summer?
Audience: Homepage
Please join us at the San Rafael Community Schools Summer 2010 Information Fair!

This is a chance to learn about summer camps, classes and other activities in our community. Opportunities and summer activities for children, teens and famil... Continue
Posted by: Sarah Zykanov, District Admin, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 4/9/10

STAR TEST DATES COMING UP!
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Fifth Grade to Middle School Articulation and Homepage
The Standardized Testing and Accountability  Reporting (STAR) tests will begin in the next couple of weeks for  students in Grades 2-11. These assessments will be given during the  following "testing windows"


   
   April 20, 201... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 4/9/10

Enrollment for Grades K-5 Continues at the District Office
Audience: Homepage, Exclusive and Parents
Families who  live in the Coleman attendance area  and  who completed their child's 2010-2011 registration  by  April  1, 2010  will be advised regarding placement by April 15, 2010.  Families enrolling afte... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 4/8/10

Elementary Teachers & District Reach Agreement!
Audience: Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
 
San Rafael Elementary Teachers and District Reach Tentative Agreement
 
 
Negotiations teams for the San Rafael Teachers Association (SRTA) and the San Rafael City Elementary School District met on the afternoon of April 7, 20... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 4/8/10

SRCS and SRTA Agree on Retirement Incentive!
Audience: Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff, Teachers and Homepage
The SRCS and SRTA Negotiating teams reached agreement regarding a retirement incentive for SRTA members.  The deadline to submit an Intent to Retire will be Friday April 30th at 4:00 pm.  Detailed information regarding the incentive will... Continue
Posted by: Karen Moncayo, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 4/8/10

Coleman Celebrates Earth Week April 19-23
Audience: Homepage
 Parents and teachers are invited to join students in a variety of activities planned for each day of the week here at Coleman School.  Find book, website and activity resources as well as a schedule of planned events by clicking on the ... Continue
Posted by: Nancy Kemper
Published: 4/8/10

Parents, Teens & the Law Forum Hosted by MCOE
Audience: Parents, Principals, Students and Homepage
May 25th from 6-8 pm a free public forum will be held at MCOE on topics including: Alcohol Drugs, Sex and the Law, Teens Cyber Safety, Violence and Teens - Cyber Bullying, Marin County's Social Host Ordinance.
  Continue
Posted by: Laura Milholland, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 4/7/10

Laurel Dell Teacher Selected for Fulbright-Hays Program!
Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Teachers and Homepage
Congratulations to Laurel Dell teacher Molly O’Donoguhue!  Molly has been selected to participate in the 2010 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program in Mexico! This is a high honor bestowed by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarshi... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 3/31/10

Think Green! Donate your Children's Clothing for Reuse
Audience: Homepage
SAN RAFAEL CITY SCHOOLS
SPRING CLOTHING DRIVE
 
DROP OFF FROM
MARCH 22ND TO APRIL 2ND
AT A SCHOOL NEAR YOU
 
We are looking for spring and summer clothes for children ages 0-18 years old. We are in need of gently worn clothes tha... Continue
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Posted by: Sarah Zykanov, District Admin, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 3/29/10

Kids To Run Laps for Libraries, Fitness and Fun!
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Imagine 4,000 San Rafael public school children with no school libraries. Devastating budget cuts are threatening our elementary and middle schools, with every library clerk potentially on the chopping block for 2010-2011. Who will open the librar... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 3/22/10

SR Chamber's 2010 Excellence In Education Recipients Announced
Audience: Homepage
Please join us in celebrating San Rafael City Schools' recipients of
the SR Chamber's Excellence In Education Awards:
 
Leslie Saperstein, San Pedro Elementary
Stanley Njoroge, San Pedro Elementary
Barbara Segal, SRHS  Madrone... Continue
Posted by: Laura Milholland, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 3/19/10

School Calendars Approved!
Audience: Homepage
The Board of Education approved the school calendars for the upcoming 2010-2011 school year, as well as the following 2011-2012 school year.  Mark your calendars!  The first day of school for elementary, middle, and high school students ... Continue
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Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 3/14/10

FAMILY GAME NIGHT IS MARCH 18, 5:30-7:30 P.M. - GET READY FOR TV TURNOFF!
Audience: Homepage, Exclusive and Parents
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 3/11/10

Davidson Basketball Teams Advance to Finals!!
Audience: ALL SCHOOLS - Big Calendar Events :) and Homepage
Congratulations to the Davidson 7th and 8th Grade Basketball teams!  These two teams have advanced to the Marin County Middle School Championships for the first time ever.
All are invited to cheer on the Davidson Cougars at the Marin Middle... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 3/10/10

Congratulations Cindy Bader!
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
See the SRCS homepage!  Program Manager Cindy Bader has been selected as the President of the California Activity Directors Association! Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 3/7/10

Field Closures Information on the Web
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, ALL SCHOOLS - Big Calendar Events :) and Homepage
San Rafael City Schools needs to close fields from time to time, for repairs, maintenance, or following inclement weather.  Each school website will have a new link in the right side column where you can access this information.  Continue
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Posted by: Sarah Zykanov, District Admin, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 2/26/10

San Rafael City Schools Governance Leaders Recognized
Audience: Homepage
Sacramento - February 25, 2010 -  San Rafael City Elementary School District governance leaders in Marin County took center stage at the California Middle Grades Alliance Annual recognition ceremony and were recognized for their outstanding s... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 2/26/10

LEGACY BRICKS - Back By Popular Demand
Audience: Homepage, Exclusive and Parents
For a limited time, Coleman families will again be able to order permanently engraved, 8” by 4” bricks that will be installed in the Tiger Terrace Garden by our Father’s Group. Bricks cost $100.00, and each brick can accommo... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 2/10/10

District Prepares for 3rd Consecutive Year of Budget Cuts
Audience: Homepage
The Governor's proposed budget for 2010-11 identifies the need for San Rafael City Schools to prepare for further budget reductions for the coming school year.  It is estimated that we must cut approximately $750,000 from the Elementary Schoo... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 2/10/10

DAVIDSON MIDDLE SCHOOL Highlighted by Marin IJ
Audience: Homepage
Davidson Middle School is front page news in the February 7th edition of the Marin Independent Journal.  Reporter Rob Rogers provides an overview of the significant positive changes that have been implemented over the past two years by the Da... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 2/8/10

Board Adopts Revised District Residency Policy & Timeline
Audience: Homepage
On Monday, February 7th, the Board of Education approved the third reading and approval of Board Policy 5111.1, District Residency, with an accompanying exhibit that outlines the Timeline Intersections for Intra/Inter district transfers. Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 2/8/10

Neighborhood Story Time - CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Audience: Homepage, Exclusive and Parents


   
       
           
           
            
            
           Due to illness, Neighborhood Story Time is cancelled until further notice.
             
           
       
   




   
... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 2/5/10

California Middle Grades Alliance Recognizes Board & Superintendent
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
 
The California Middle Grades Alliance (Alliance) has recognized Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Watenpaugh and the San Rafael City Schools Board of Education for our district’s strong and visible support for middle grades educa... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 2/4/10

Venetia Valley K-8 - Serving as a Demonstration Site for Staff Development
Audience: Homepage
Venetia Valley teacher Lisa Johnson's classroom now serves as a "demonstration classroom" for teachers being trained in Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD).  Venetia Valley, our K-8 school, is hosting a series of staff develop... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 2/3/10

Facilities Planning for Projected Enrollment Growth - Short and McPhail Schools
Audience: All Staff, Loop Help Group, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Student enrollment in our K-8 elementary school district continues to grow.  Our 2009-10 Kindergarten class is the largest grouping of students in the system, followed by 1st grade and 2nd grade.  With this level of student enrollment we... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 2/3/10

Student Enrollment Policies Revised & Updated
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
 
Beginning in November, the Board of Education began the process of updating and revising three Board Policies related to student enrollment and school of choice.  Both the Intradistrict and Interdistrict Transfer Policies have been re... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 2/3/10

COLEMAN CRAB FEED & CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Audience: Homepage, Exclusive and Parents
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Marin Rod and Gun Club
2675 Francisco Blvd. East
(415) 456-8142
6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
  NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR.
The crab pots are being pulled. Yum-yum!!! Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 1/28/10

Understanding the State Budget & Impacts to Schools
Audience: Homepage
As San Rafael City Schools begins to work on our 2010-11 budgets, we are facing a financial situation likely to be even more difficult than this year's.
 
Most analyses of the governor's proposed budget and the state's financial situation ... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 1/24/10

NEW AFTER SCHOOL RECREATION SESSIONS BEGIN
Audience: Homepage, Exclusive and Parents
After school recreation classes begin new sessions during the second week in January.  Please use the link below to access class descriptions in the new brochure.  For more information call the San Rafael City Recreation Department at 48... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 1/11/10

Enrollment Board Policies To Be Reviewed - January 11, 2010
Audience: Homepage
Residency - Intradistrict Transfer - Interdistrict Transfer
Among the items included on the Board agenda for Monday, January 11, 2010, will be updates and recommended revisions to three Board Policies related to student enrollment and school of c... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 1/7/10

Food Service On Line Payments Coming in March
Audience: Homepage
The Food Service Department is in the process of updating the software that tracks student meals.  Beginning in March, parents will be able to make payments to student accounts on-line at Nutrikids.com.  Look out for information coming h... Continue
Posted by: Elena Dibble, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 1/6/10

Annual Board Reorganization and Election of Officers
Audience: Homepage
At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education on Monday, December 14, 2009, the Board elected:
    Linda M. Jackson as Board President, and 
    Paul M. Cohen as Board Vice-President
for 2010.... Continue
Posted by: Laura Milholland, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 12/16/09

December Flu Update & Reminder
Audience: Homepage
Please read the December letter from the Superintendent regarding current information on H1N1 flu and precautions, including "How to Tell if a Child Needs Urgent Medical Attention."
H1N1 Flu Letter -    English  ... Continue
Posted by: Laura Milholland, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 12/15/09

Support Coleman School by Ordering a Whole Foods Gift Card from the PTA
Audience: Homepage and Parents
We are pleased to announce that Whole Foods has recently started its own scrip program to support local schools. If you purchase Whole Foods gift cards through the Coleman Elementary PTA, they contribute up to 4% back to us. If you shop ... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 12/4/09

Communication: Teens and Families
Audience: Homepage
General Meeting Parent Education Night


Wednesday, December 9, 2009 – 7:00 p.m.
San Rafael High Library



 Join us for an evening with Jeffrey Leiken, M.A. internationally recognized speaker and professional mentor for teens a... Continue
Posted by: Sarah Zykanov
Published: 12/3/09

Board To Review Interdistrict and Intradistrict Transfer Policies
Audience: ALL SCHOOLS - Big Calendar Events :) and Homepage







 

 
Student enrollment in San Rafael City Schools continues to grow, with the expectation that our K-8 enrollment will continue to grow in the 2010-11 school year. 

At the November 16th meeting of the Board of Educatio... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 11/30/09

Our Book Fair Is Here!
Audience: Homepage and Parents


WHEN:  Nov 13 - Nov 20
WHERE:  Library
Our annual Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Coleman on Friday,  November 13 through Friday, November 20!  The book fair theme is Read Around the World.  Look for international ... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 11/13/09

Free H1N1 Vaccination Clinics Scheduled
Audience: Homepage
H1N1 free vaccination clinics have been scheduled in Marin County.  The first will be held THIS Saturday, November 14, 2009 in San Rafael.  An updated flyer and a letter with the latest H1N1 information is attached.    Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh
Published: 11/13/09

H1N1 Update - Nov. 6, 2009
Audience: Homepage
This week Dr. Watenpaugh and other Marin County Superintendents met with Dr. Fred Schwartz, Public Health Officer with the Health and Human Services Department, County of Marin.  Dr. Schwartz provided a real time update specific to reports of... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh
Published: 11/6/09

Nov 7. | Raising Healthy Teens Event at Marin Center
Audience: Homepage
Raising Healthy Teens: 
Overcoming the Mental Health Challenges of the Transition to Adulthood
 
Key Note Speaker:  Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent of Schools
Emcee: San Rafael Officer Joel Faye, PsyD
  ... Continue
Posted by: Sarah Zykanov
Published: 11/5/09

Board Congratulates Tenured Teachers
Audience: Homepage
Last week, the Board of Education congratulated those teachers who have achieved permanent status as tenured teachers with San Rafael City Schools. This multi-year process is a time for both the District and for each individual teacher to determin... Continue
Posted by: Laura Milholland
Published: 11/3/09

Davidson and Venetia Valley Celebrate Middle School Students!
Audience: Homepage
San Rafael City Schools participated in the national effort marking October as the Month of the Young Adolescent.  Successful events were held at both Davidson Middle School and Venetia Valley K-8.
 
SHADOW DAY at DAVIDSON - Community ... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh
Published: 10/29/09

ARE YOU READY?
Audience: Homepage
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake. Do you have emergency kits? Do you have a plan? Are you informed? Procrastinate no longer! The Coleman PTA is offering disaster kits for sale that will help yo... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 10/29/09

UPDATE: Monitoring H1N1 Flu
Audience: Homepage
San Rafael City Schools continues to be in close communications with the Marin County Office of Education, the Marin County Department of Public Health and other agencies to provide information about H1N1 and seasonal flu. In turn, the County Heal... Continue
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Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh
Published: 10/27/09

Dine and Donate at the Panama Hotel & Restaurant on October 25
Audience: Homepage and Parents
Plan to have Sunday dinner with your family and friends at the Panama Hotel and Restaurant from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on October 25 at the Coleman School Dine and Donate event.  You will enjoy a delicious meal and the company of Coleman community... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 10/19/09

Fun at Venetia Valley - Saturday October 17th
Audience: Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
 
11 am to 3 pm - 177 N. San Pedro Road Continue
Posted by: Sarah Zykanov
Published: 10/16/09

Summerfest News!
Audience: Homepage
 

Together, businesses, community members and YOU, our parents and students, raised $120,000 at Andy’s Summerfest to get librarians and counselors back into our schools!
 
A Special Thank You to Andy Bachich of Andy’s Ma... Continue
Posted by: Sarah Zykanov
Published: 10/15/09

Marin's senior tutors garner newfound experience
Audience: Homepage
Jim Welte
Marin Independent Journal
October 5, 2009
As she matched words like "cauldron" and "scouted" with definitions and related illustrations, 8-year-old Landy Chi-Chable had an unmistakable glimmer in her eye - the ligh... Continue
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Posted by: Sarah Zykanov
Published: 10/7/09

Jumpstart to Literacy-October 8, 2009
Audience: Homepage
Heads Up will be participating in Jumpstart’s “Read for the Record” as they continue the quest to set a new world record for the greatest number of people reading the same book on the same day.  On Thursday, October 8th, we ... Continue
Posted by: Sarah Zykanov
Published: 9/26/09

COLEMAN & LAUREL DELL PERFORMANCE TO KICK-OFF ANDY'S FEST
Audience: Homepage and Exclusive
Coleman and Laurel Dell students will kick-off  Andy's  Fest with a choral performance under the direction of Frederick Matthews. Coleman students in grades 2-5 who are performing at Andy's Fest should arrive by at least 10:45 a.m. ... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 9/23/09

COLEMAN PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK FOR 2009-10
Audience: Homepage, All Grades and Parents
Please use the link below to access a downloadable version of the Coleman Parent/Student Handbook for 2009-2010. Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 9/10/09

Back-to-School Night Basics
Audience: Homepage
Helpful information for teachers, parents and familes as they prepare for Back-to-School nights this month. Continue
Posted by: Rebecca Rosales
Published: 9/8/09

September 26th - Support HeadsUp
Audience: Homepage
Come to Play!      Come to Support!

Come Together!

On September 26, join us at Andy’s Summer Fest to benefit San Rafael City Schools to raise funds to maintain elementary music programs and to restore librarian... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh
Published: 9/8/09

BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
Audience: Homepage
Please plan to join us for Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September 10 to meet your child’s teacher and to find out about exciting plans for the coming school year.  The schedule is as follows:
6:15 p.m. - Grades K-2 General Meeting... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 8/30/09

Adult Education Registration
Audience: Homepage
Please come register for our Adult Education classes! We will hold 3 night of registration, Aug. 31st, Sept. 1st, and Sept. 2nd. All 3 registration nights will be at Madrone High School beginning at 7:00.  There will be a short test to take t... Continue
Posted by: Karen Allen
Published: 8/28/09

Flu Prevention Information Meeting for Parents
Audience: Homepage
A Flu Prevention Information
parent meeting will be held on
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
at 7:00 p.m.
at the Marin County Office of Education
1111 Las Gallinas, San Rafael, 94903
Information being shared will include
steps being taken by
... Continue
Posted by: Laura Milholland
Published: 8/26/09

Student Enrollment Growth Continues, K-12
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Our surge in student enrollment continues as we open school. For the fourth consecutive year, our K-12 enrollment is greater than last year. We are happy to welcome almost 200 new students in grades K-8, and approximately 60 high school ... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh
Published: 8/24/09

Welcoming New Teaching Staff
Audience: Homepage
San Rafael City Schools is pleased to welcome several new teachers to both our elementary and high school districts. Due to our student enrollment growth, we have been able to rehire almost every teacher and certificated employee that receive... Continue
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Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh
Published: 8/24/09

Kindergarten Students - Class of 2022
Audience: Homepage
On the first day of school for elementary students, we will welcome 560+ Kindergarten students – the graduating high school class of 2022!   Our incoming Kindergarten class has the highest grade level enrollment of students than an... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh
Published: 8/24/09

Combination Classes - An Overview
Audience: Homepage
As we prepare for the opening of the 2009-10 school year, our schools have received a number of inquiries about “what is a combination class?” and “how does it work?” Working together with our professional staff, we have pr... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh
Published: 8/24/09

Hear Dr. Watenpaugh on KQED FM
Audience: Homepage
Listen to the KQED  FM broadcast of "Forum" from Friday, August 21, 2009.  I  was an invited panelist to talk about the opening of the 2009-10 school year and the impacts of the State Budget cuts.  LINK Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh
Published: 8/23/09

IMPORTANT: SCHOOL TIMES HAVE CHANGES
Audience: Phyllis Archer, Homepage, About Us, Classrooms, Parents and Community, Programs, Students and Teachers
NEW, EARLIER SCHOOL HOURS:
All Coleman students will be early birds this year since school will be starting 10 minutes earlier than last year. School will start at 8:45 a.m. for all students. Please use the link below to access the new daily... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 8/20/09

Welcome Back!
Audience: Homepage
Dear Members of the San Rafael City Schools Community:  
Where did the summer go?    Last month, we watched as the Governor and the Legislature worked to come to a budget agreement to close California's $26.3 billion defi... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh
Published: 8/17/09

SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS FOR THE COMING YEAR
Audience: Homepage
Parents, do you have fond childhood memories of new school supplies? The State of California has for many years generously funded the purchase of school supplies a practice that has deprived children and parents of the excitement that comes f... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 6/17/09

DATES TO REMEMBER!
Audience: Homepage
 
·Class lists will be posted Friday, August 21 at 4:00 pm
·Kindergarten Orientation is Tuesday, August 25 at noon 
·Classes start Wednesday, August 26. Parents, please join us for a back-to-school coffee in ... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 6/17/09

Reflections on the Graduating Class of 2009
Audience: Homepage
From:  Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, Superintendent
As Superintendent of Schools, one of the best parts of my job is attending high school graduation ceremonies. During the last week of school I participated in both the Madrone and Terra Linda Hig... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh
Published: 6/10/09

BASIC AID FUNDED SCHOOL DISTRICTS ANTICIPATE CUTS
Audience: Homepage
 San Rafael City Schools Office of the Superintendent    
6/4/09  
For the past many months, it has appeared that the grim and dramatic budget reductions impacting Revenue Limit school districts had left Basic ... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh
Published: 6/5/09

Governor's May Revise Impacts Elementary Budget.... Again!
Audience: Homepage
The combination of the Governor's announced May Revise and the failure of the May 19th ballot initiatives creates further reductions to our revenue in the San Rafael Elementary District...READ MORE Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh
Published: 6/2/09

Parent Bulletin
Audience: Homepage
Weekly Parent  Bulletin of  Coleman School Events and News Continue
Posted by: Ruth Reynolds
Published: 5/29/09

Coleman School's Open House Thursday May 21
Audience: Homepage
Please come to
COLEMAN SCHOOL'S OPEN HOUSE  
Thursday Evening May 21, 2009  
6:30 to 8:00 PM  
This will be a minimum day for grades K- 5 (all students).
Dismissal will be at 12:30 PM   Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 5/19/09

International Festival Performance Schedule Saturday May 30
Audience: Homepage
Saturday May 30, 2009
              Music Director - Frederick Matthews 
11:15     Kindergarten gathers in the music room
11:35     Kinder Classes –... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 5/13/09

Coleman Weekly Bulletin May 11 to 15
Audience: Homepage
Reminder STAR testing this week! Continue
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Posted by: Ruth Reynolds
Published: 5/11/09

May 1 Parent Bulletin
Audience: Ruth Reynolds, Homepage and All Grades
Weekly Coleman Bulletin Continue
Posted by: Ruth Reynolds
Published: 5/4/09

Swine Flu Updates - Informacion sobre la gripe porcina
Audience: Homepage
We have created a Swine Flu Information page in the Parents and Community section. 
Please check back regularly to see the most recent developments. Continue
Posted by: Randy Hust
Published: 4/29/09

Celebrate Our Golden Bell Recipients!
Audience: Homepage
Please join us on Thursday, May 28, 2009 to celebrate our Golden Bell Recipients!  The program will begin promptly at 4:30 in Angelico Hall at Dominican University. Following the Comcast Presentation and acknowledgement of each recipient... Continue
Posted by: Patty Thompson
Published: 4/23/09

Frequently Asked Questions - Impacts of State Fiscal Crisis
Audience: Homepage
Every day members of our school community seek factual and timely information about how San Rafael City Schools is impacted by the state fiscal crisis. 
There are many questions that are asked often, yet when these "answers" are sh... Continue
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Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh
Published: 4/21/09

Good News from San Rafael Schools
Audience: Homepage
Despite the distraction of the State fiscal crisis and a faltering national economy, students and staff in San Rafael schools continue to achieve and succeed.

Our elementary school teachers recently completed their conference week where student... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh
Published: 4/9/09

April Elementary Budget Forum Presentations
Audience: Homepage
Two additional Elementary Budget Forums were held on

   Thursday, April 2 at Davidson Library, 7 PM
   280 Woodland Avenue
   Monday, April 6 at Bahia Vista Multi Use Room, 7 PM
   125 Bahia Way (Spanish translation for this meeting)

... Continue
Posted by: Sarah Zykanov
Published: 4/5/09

April 3, 2009 Weekly Parent Bulletin
Audience: Homepage
Please read attached April 3 parent bulletin Continue
Posted by: Ruth Reynolds
Published: 4/2/09

HOMEWORK FOR COLEMAN PARENTS
Audience: Homepage
It’s the time of year when parents, teachers and staff let our School Site Council (SSC) know how we view the educational experience at Coleman.  This is an important opportunity for you to tell the SSC what you think.  By fil... Continue
Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 3/25/09

Thank you Rotarians!!!
Audience: Homepage
San Rafael is the home to several Rotary Clubs. San Rafael City Schools is grateful to our local Rotarians for their continued support and fiscal contributions.

Teacher Mini-Grants
Each year the Rotary Club of San Rafael provides our elementar... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh
Published: 3/23/09

Madrone High School Interim Principal
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
A familiar face to most in the elementary school district is retired principal Kathy O'Keefe who was at Glenwood.

Mrs. O'Keefe has "jumped into the shoes" of Madrone High School principal, Karen Levin Allen, serving as the Interim Pri... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh
Published: 3/23/09

San Rafael High School presents Oklahoma!!! March 12 - 15
Audience: Homepage
The SRHS Drama Department will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's  “Oklahoma!”   opening on Thursday, March 12th and playing for five performances through Sunday, March 15th. 
This award winning musical marked the ... Continue
Posted by: Sarah Zykanov
Published: 3/13/09

K-5 Parent Conference Week - March 16 - 20
Audience: Homepage
Thank you for making time to meet with your child(ren)'s teacher to learn more about his or her needs and how you can best support learning. Monday is a non student day for grades K - 12, a teacher work day for K - 5 schools, and a profession... Continue
Posted by: Sarah Zykanov
Published: 3/13/09

2009 Chamber of Commerce - Excellence in Education Awards
Audience: ALL SCHOOLS - Big Calendar Events :) and Homepage
Please join us in congratulating. . .
- Shaun Bond, San Rafael HS
- Emily Busch, San Rafael HS
- Ruth Reynolds, Coleman ES
- Christina Stroeh, Terra Linda HS
They will be honored at an event on March 19th. Continue
Posted by: Laura Milholland, District Staff, San Rafael City Schools
Published: 3/13/09

Cartoon Physics - How Scientists and Artists make Pixar Films March 11th
Audience: Homepage
Marin Science Seminar Presentation: "Cartoon Physics - How Scientists and Artists Make Pixar Films" Pixar films are known for their characters and stories, but how is the film actually made? This talk will describe the various applicatio... Continue
Posted by: Sarah Zykanov
Published: 3/10/09

Teacher Layoffs - Frequently Asked Questions
Audience: Homepage
California's public schools, colleges and universities are facing more than $11 billion in state budget cuts.
These cuts are going to impact an entire generation of kids and alter public education for years to come.
March 13 is the deadline for... Continue
Posted by: Sarah Zykanov
Published: 3/4/09

5th Grade Parent Orientation at Davidson Thursday March 5th
Audience: Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
Meet the Administration, Teachers and learn about the School Community Resources at the Davidson Library on Thursday, March 5th from  6:30 -8:00 p.m. Continue
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Posted by: Sarah Zykanov
Published: 3/2/09

Kindergarten 2009-2010 the facts
Audience: Homepage
California is in the midst of an unprecedented fiscal crisis that will mean massive cuts to K-12 education for the current and future school years. Like school districts across the state, we are grappling with the sobering task of finding ways to ... Continue
Posted by: Dr. Michael Watenpaugh
Published: 3/1/09

State Budget Approved - An Initial Overview
Audience: Homepage
Dear Members of the San Rafael City Schools Community:
On Thursday, February 19, the state crafted a budget deal. The deal includes cuts for schools that are mid-year cuts for 2008-09 and establishes our 2009-10 budget from the state.
 
We... Continue
Posted by: Sarah Zykanov
Published: 2/23/09

Calvalcade of Stars II - February 28th
Audience: Homepage
A musical  extravaganza... Members of the SF Opera & Orchestra will come to Marin Civic Center Showcase Theatre to perform selections from The Classics, Broadway, and Favorite Songs from the Past, Including a special performance by the Marin Girls... Continue
Posted by: Sarah Zykanov
Published: 2/4/09

Budget Survey - February 2009
Audience: Homepage
The state of California faces an unprecedented budget crisis that will impact the services and opportunities that San Rafael City Schools can provide for our students, staff and community. This survey is intended to provide information to the Gove... Continue
Posted by: Sarah Zykanov
Published: 2/3/09

Budget Forums
Audience: Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
San Rafael City Schools is encouraging parents and community members to attend one of the scheduled community forums in February to discuss the impact of the current State budget crisis on local education. The state of California is in a very seri... Continue
Posted by: Sarah Zykanov
Published: 2/2/09

All Schools Closed on Jan 26
Audience: Homepage
On January 26th, all teachers K -12 will have the opportunity to continue the work of building Professional Learning Communities in our schools, supported by nationally recognized educators.  This opportunity, open for all Marin County teachers, h... Continue
Posted by: Sarah Zykanov
Published: 1/13/09

Courtesy Kindergarten Registration January 14
Audience: Homepage
SRCS is offering a courtesy, pre-enrollment opportunity on the Coleman campus for the 2009-2010 school year. This one-day, pre-enrollment event will be open to families of students who will enter kindergarten in 2009-2010 and who live in the Colem... Continue
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Posted by: Phyllis Archer
Published: 1/6/09

Guided Language Acquisition and Development
Audience: Homepage
Coleman and Sun Valley Elementary Schools' staff are among the first in our district to participate and complete the Guided Language Acquisition and Development (GLAD) training.  Based upon their success, we will be training all K-5 teachers in th... Continue
Posted by: Sarah Zykanov
Published: 12/8/08

The New Coleman Website, a work in progress
Audience: Homepage
As you can see, there is a new website being built for Coleman School.  The new website system being used is called Schoolloop.  It will allow teachers to build websites much more easily than our past system allowed.  Teachers can work on any inte... Continue
Posted by: Sarah Zykanov
Published: 10/20/08

Buy Tickets Online NOW!!! Don't miss this great event
Audience: Homepage
Don't forget to go online and buy your tickets for this weekend's concert!

The Tommy Castro Band will be entertaining us, a great chance to meet other Coleman School supporters, and have a night out!  See the attached flyer for more information... Continue
Posted by: Sarah Zykanov
Published: 10/20/08