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Principal's Message, May 19, 2020
Principal's Message, May 19, 2020
Michelle Stephens, Principal
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Dear Bolinas-Stinson School Families and Community,

Even though we don’t have answers to many of our questions about what school will look like next year, we can proactively begin to plan for possible scenarios. I hope you will join us at the upcoming BSUSD Community Zoom Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 26th at 1:00 PM.

BSUSD COMMUNITY ZOOM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING ON TUESDAY, MAY 26TH AT 1:00 PM (Zoom links will be emailed by Johanna).

I will be sharing the latest class models and school schedule possibilities, our CBO, Catherine Hawes, will be sharing the latest financial information, and Superintendent, John Carroll, will be sharing the latest news and recommendations from our local Health Department and the Marin County Office of Education. This community forum is an important first step to begin planning for next year. 

We will be discussing possible options in greater detail in order to gain better insight and gather input from all stakeholders. Hopefully, through this open discussion process, we will be able identify and address the necessary logistics to ensure a safe and smooth transition back to school. I hope to see you there! 

Please take time to carefully review the following documents: 

2020-21 Configurations with Safe Distancing Options

Bolinas Campus Staggered Recess/Lunch Schedule

Configuration Layout Maps/Models


These trying times can be overwhelming and stressful for everyone, including parents. 

Stresses and strains of balancing family, school, work and COVID are hitting hard at this time.  Consulting/counseling services are available to all in our school community.  Feel free to reach out and contact Maud at or Grace at


Here are two resources from that seemed very helpful right now.

How to Help Kids Handle Disappointment

Tools for coping as the crisis, and the uncertainty, stretch on.

How to Ask What Kids Are Feeling

Ways to get insight into how your kids are handling stress.

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments or just want to check in with me. I am always happy to hear from you!




Michelle Stephens

Bolinas-Stinson School Principal