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Vallecito News
Posted 3/26/21

Upcoming Events


  • Mar. 29: K-2 Rock a Thon 
  • March 29: Parent Racial Equity Series (6:00)
  • Mar 30: 3-5 Rock a Thon 
  • Mar 31: K-5 Parent Webinar (8:30) (Zoom Link)
  • Mar 31: HSC Meeting Following Webinar (9:30) 
  • April 1: Remote Learning Day (K-5)
  • April 2: Remote Learning Day (K-5)
  • April 5-9: Spring Break
  • April 12: Extended School Day Begins

April 12th Schedule Changes


The plan to return to full classes, five days a week on April 12th remains and we plan to implement the schedule below:



When will you provide an overview of the extended school day plans and answer questions? 

Join the K-5 Parent Webinar on March 31st to learn about the new schedule, procedures for recess and lunch, and address questions. The meeting recording and slide deck will be available by 5:00.

Elementary Parent Meeting: 3/31/21 at 8:30 am

(Zoom Link)


Is my student in the first stagger or the second? 

In order to reduce the number of people on campus and manage our safety protocols, we will continue with a staggered arrival and dismissal.  The stagger is reduced to 10 minutes so it is very important that the First Arrival families leave promptly after drop off (to make room in the parking lot) and the Second Arrival families do not come early. 


AM Students will Arrive/ Dismiss at the First Stagger Time (8:05-8:15 and 2:00)

PM Students will Arrive/ Dismiss at the Second Stagger Time (8:15-8:25 and 2:10)


What is next week's schedule like? 


March 29-30:In-Person Hybrid Schedule/ Rock-a-Thon


March 31: Regular Remote Schedule


April 1-2: Remote Learning days so that teachers and staff can prepare our schools for the full classroom return on April 12. Your child will have a total of 60 minutes each day on Zoom and 180 minutes (120 for Kindergarten) of assignments to work on independently. Thank you in advance for your support.


Do I still complete the Crisis Go Health screening every morning?

Yes.  Families will receive the email at 6:00 am every morning and must certify that their child is healthy and symptom-free.  Uncertified students will not be allowed in class. 


Will students eat lunch on campus?

Yes. Students will be eating lunch outside (weather permitting) at six feet of social distance.  As masks will not be worn at this time, we will follow all hand-washing protocols and be encouraging prompt eating before playing.


Will there be a lunch service?

The district is making arrangements to shift our Lunchmaster service from a weekly meal kit to daily delivery at each school site. It will come in a "grab and go" format. If you receive daily meals, you MUST log on and sign up to continue receiving meals.  

  • Families will receive a flyer announcing the lunch program at the site and instructions for how to sign up for an account.

  • Account must be created by March 31st. Parents who would like help should contact Roxana directly at

  • All meals must be ordered by 10:00 Tuesday of the week before.  

Can parents volunteer again?

Yes. We are in need of regular parent volunteers to help with recess and lunch supervision.  If you are fully vaccinated and can commit to a regular schedule, please call the front office. 


Have your cleaning and sanitizing protocols changed?

No.  We will continue with our regular, robust cleaning and sanitizing protocols. Our school has demonstrated to be a safe and healthy place for students and staff.  We intend to keep it up!



Fall Return

In grades K-8, upon the recommendation from Marin Public Health Officers, the District is planning for a fall return to school with our typical 5 day a week, full-day schedule. 


Keeping Our Community Safe and Our School Open

With Spring Break coming up, please do not engage in high-risk behavior (including gatherings of more than three households and out-of-state travel). Public Health still strongly recommends quarantining after any out of state travel.




Please refer to the Marin County COVID-19. Decision Tree: Tier 3 Orange for more information.  




The Rock-A-Thon is Finally Here!

MARCH 29th & 30TH

Monday (K-2) Tuesday (3-5)


Put on your best 80's costume, bring a water bottle, and get ready to walk to some 80's hit music while earning money for our Vallecito Home and School Club!



We are just shy of halfway to our goal so let's keep the momentum going! The donation deadline has been extended to April 16th. Please continue to help your kid(s) get donations and pledges from friends, family, coaches, neighbors and anyone you can think of! Share on social media! If you haven't received your unique donation link yet, you can find it by going to our fundraising page:, finding your teacher in the drop-down menu of participants, then clicking on your child. 



The pre-sale for ROCK-A-THON merch is closing MARCH 23RD at 11:59pm. Major thanks to Area Printhouse for being so generous with time and product! Remember that they are donating 100% of the sale price on the first 50 pieces sold so get your orders in now!

I mean, come on:



Ms. Sanner leading students in a farewell song to our classroom trout. 



Home And School Club Meeting

Our regular monthly HSC meeting will be on Wednesday, March 31 at 9:30 am following the district Parent Webinar at 8:30.  



Join Zoom Meeting

Thank you to Laura Winter

our K-5 Virtual Art Teacher for her great lesson this month: 


Women Who Put A Stamp On History!


Click photo below to watch video.





Please be sure to check out past and current videos 

in her Google classroom!



Thank you to the 500 district families who have donated so far this year!


2020-21 Family Giving Campaign


Looking for a rewarding volunteer experience?

Can Do! is looking for Can Do! School Ambassadors 

Please contact us at

Click here for more information.






Donate to the 2020-21 Family Giving Campaign


Can Do! Open Staff Position: Executive Director

Looking for a rewarding opportunity in your community?  

Please send cover letter and resume to

Click here for full job description, or visit:  Indeed   LinkedIn 




Can Do! Open Volunteer Positions: 2021-22 Can Do! Ambassadors


Looking for a rewarding volunteer experience?

Please contact us at

Click here for more information.



To support the businesses that support you, 

Please visit our Business Partner Directory today and check out these special offers.


Thank you to these businesses who have pledged to donate funds to Can Do! 

every time you shop with them!

AmazonSmile    United Market     Farm Fresh to You     Sports Basement





Ms. Paoli's PE Challenge Gets Our Val Eagles Outside


Can Do! Artists Inspired by Cezanne



Virtual Author Visit for our K-2 Students with Shannon Hale and Leuyen Pham

Click below if you would like to order books:

K-2 Virtual Author Visit: Shannon Hale and Leuyen Pham


Instructional Assistant Positions 

We are in need of more part time instructional assistants at our elementary schools and would love for you to be a part of our team! Instructional assistants are a key part of the Miller Creek family; they serve our community with educational support, classroom development, and campus collaboration. If you or anyone you know might be interested please do not hesitate to reach out to Lauren Campbell at or 415 492 3702.



Parent Racial Equity Series with Dr. Lori Watson

The Miller Creek School District is committed to antiracist work with staff, students, and families. We have had the opportunity to work with both Dr. Lori Watson of and with Brian Fong of Facing History and Ourselves to explore issues of race, identity and raising racial consciousness and equity. We invite our community to join Dr. Watson on Monday, March 29th at 6:00 for the third session in the Parent Racial Equity Seminar series (zoom link) or to become involved with the District’s Equity Working Group or the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee at each school site. As a community, we must have the courage to stand up to hate and intolerance and to dismantle the systemic structures that perpetuate inequities in order to create a more just world.


Register for our Parent Racial Equity Seminar Series: Session 3 - Whiteness, facilitated by Dr. Lori Watson, founder and CEO of Race-Work. This series is designed for people with a desire to engage and learn about race in order to elevate their own personal racial consciousness.


When?: Monday, March 29th, from 6-7:30 pm.


Via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 850 2370 3098
Passcode: 204503




Kindergarten and New Student Online Registration is Open for the 2021-2022 School Year

Do you have an incoming kindergarten student? Do you know someone who will be new to Val next year? Online registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now available on the Miller Creek School District website: MCSD Online Registration

Call Ms. Denise in the front office with any questions. 

We look forward to meeting our newest Eagles!


Time is Almost Up...Order Your Yearbook Today!

Vallecito Elementary School pride means more now than ever before!

Make sure you reserve your copy of your yearbook today to show your support.

We know this year has been challenging, but this yearbook captures one-of-a-kind memories that your child will want to keep forever.

Reserve your student's copy today at and type in Vallecito for your school's name.


Lisa Michael, yearbook editor

(Mom of 3rd grader, Samuel)



Parents can access community flyers by visiting the Community Resources page on the Miller Creek School District website. New flyers this week:

* AC Marin Spring Academy



Vallecito Elementary School

50 Nova Albion Way

San Rafael, CA. 94903

Front Office: Denise Tosti

Health Specialist: Kristen Geller

Principal: Elizabeth Foehr