COVID-19 Community Update July, 2021
Dear Bolinas-Stinson School Community,
I hope you are enjoying a relaxing summer. We anticipate the upcoming school year will be far less restrictive than last year in terms of health department guidance. However it has become clear that as school resumes next month, one important requirement will remain in place: All students, staff and visitors will be required to wear face coverings (masks) when indoors at school. This rule includes everyone regardless of vaccination status.
Last year we learned that guidance can change frequently but after much discussion, the health department and the county office of education have made it clear that masks will be mandatory inside all of Marin’s schools when they re-open.
The good news is that other requirements have been lifted:
Physical distancing is no longer required.
Full class sizes are permitted.
Students can participate in lunch and recess together.
Students are not required to wear masks outside.
Daily health screenings have been discontinued.
The school bus can run at capacity (with all on board wearing masks).
We will have a full schedule five days per week.
We think that the 2021-2022 school year will feel like a relief to our students. Many, if not all activities, traditions and lessons will proceed as they did before COVID-19. The pandemic is not over but we have made great progress. A COVID variant has increased cases in Marin recently but nowhere close to what we saw last year as school began.
Please enjoy the remaining weeks of summer and continue to watch this space for updates as we get closer to returning.