JOIN US FOR THE BOLINAS-STINSON SCHOOL HARVEST FESTIVAL THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2019, 12:00-3:00 PM ON THE BOLINAS CAMPUS This fun event brings together families, staff and the Bolinas-Stinson Community! Come listen to live music, eat delicious hot cob oven treats, play field games, and participate in special activities for all ages! I hope you can participate and support this year’s Bolinas-Stinson School Harvest Festival. This is one of our key school fundraising events. Please help us support our kids and sign-up to help out with an activity, bake a cake for the cakewalk, or help us set-up/clean-up. Tickets for activities will be on sale at the Festival as well as many fun free activities for all! Hope to see you all there!
Important Reminder - No school for students tomorrow, November 1st. This is a planned Staff Development Day for teachers. Teachers will be spending the day aligning reading/writing rubrics & curriculum K-8, developing student goal setting protocol, building classroom webpages and participating in emergency preparedness activities with Bolinas Fire District Assistant Fire Chief, Steve Marcotte.
FROM BOLINAS-STINSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: We have confirmed that nearly every Marin school will open tomorrow. Thanks to all for your patience and understanding during this challenging and frustrating time.
FROM BOLINAS-STINSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: We notified by PG&E that power in the school district will remain on for the foreseeable future. School will re-open tomorrow, Thursday, October 31.
FROM BOLINAS-STINSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: CORRECTION: School is closed today, WEDNESDAY and may re-open tomorrow, Thursday, October 31.
FROM BOLINAS-STINSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: School Closure Update: Schools across Marin including Bolinas-Stinson and Lagunitas will remain closed today, Thursday October 30. An early morning conference call with PG&E and Marin OES let us know that most of Marin still does not have power. Additional shutdowns may occur today in places (like Bolinas) where power has been restored: The Kincaid Fire in Sonoma County may threaten power lines that would force additional shutdowns throughout Marin. We are hopeful that we will be able to re-open school on Thursday and will post updates throughout the day today. Again, thanks for your patience and please stay safe.
FROM BOLINAS-STINSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: School will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday October 29 and Wednesday October 30. At 4:20 PM today we were notified by PG&E that another public safety power shutdown (PSPS) will take effect early Tuesday morning. All Marin Schools will be closed for safety reasons.
FROM BOLINAS-STINSON SCHOOL: We are waiting for more information from OES regarding power restoration. A conference call is scheduled for 4:00 PM today.
FROM BOLINAS-STINSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: Bolinas-Stinson School will be closed tomorrow, Monday October 28. New developments in the region with planned power outages, wild fires and compromised phone communications have made it such that opening school as we had planned would not be safe. Many school staff members live in areas that are being affected by outages and fires making it difficult for us to staff the school. Our phone communication has also been impacted to the point where safety would be substantially compromised. Principal Michelle Stephens and I have been in regular communication over the weekend and after updates from the Office of Emergency Services, we both agree that it will be safer for students and staff to remain at home tomorrow. We will continue to post updates as conditions change.
The Bolinas-Stinson School will be open on Monday, October 28th, even if we do not have power. We have checked with emergency services, our facilities team, and staff to ensure that students will be safe and will have adequate conditions for learning. If you need to reach the school when the power is out, please call 415-868-9406. We will have normal Monday AM & PM bus runs. The lunch menu may be different then what is posted due to the outage. We will evaluate the situation on a day-to-day basis and John and I will keep you updated on any changes in status. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and see you all Monday morning with or without power!
FROM BOLINAS-STINSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: The Office of Emergency Services has notified us that Bolinas-Stinson School and the surrounding region is likely to experience a Public Safety Power Shutdown (PSPS) due to the risk of wild fires that could be caused by high winds. Our most recent information indicates that a high number of customers all over Marin and the Bay Area will have their power shut off beginning some time Saturday October 26 and lasting for an indefinite period of time- probably through Monday October 27. It is very likely that school will be closed for safety reasons on Monday and perhaps into next week. If power is off Monday morning, school will be closed. We will send out notifications via the website, app, text message and e-mail by 5:30AM on Monday morning with a final decision about the school closure and will update the website regularly as we learn more. Please prepare for this event by ensuring that you have sufficient food and water for an extended period of time, keeping a battery-operated radio available and charging your mobile phone in advance. KCBS 740 AM Radio will also provide updates if cell service is impacted. We know that events like this are a major inconvenience for our families and employees and we regret having to make this decision. Thank you so much for your patience.
FROM BOLINAS-STINSON SCHOOL:School is open today. Updates on power outages, air quality and fire conditions indicate that school can open as usual. Please watch this space for updates.
FROM BOLINAS-STINSON SCHOOL: There is an active fire near Slide Ranch/ Muir Beach. Stinson Beach Fire Department and the Marin County Sheriff have directed us to evacuate the Stinson Beach Campus. Students and staff will be bused to the Bolinas campus. Parents can pick up their children at the Bolinas campus or wait for the regularly scheduled bus run at the end of the day.
Today - All School Assembly, Wednesday, October 23th, 8:25 AM, Bolinas Campus Quesada. This week our 5th graders will host our school assembly. We will continue to learn about our staff as they participate in The “True or False” game. 5th graders have also been working with teachers, Willow and Sara, to create a short skit. I will be announcing the winners of the Tour to Learn Map Challenge - See you there!
FROM BOLINAS-STINSON SCHOOL: PG&E via Marin County Office of Education has informed us that the Bolinas-Stinson School community is very unlikely to be effected by planned power outages in the region. We expect the power to remain on and for school to remain open.
Today! Bolinas-Stinson Coffee Chat, Tuesday, October 15, Bolinas Campus Library, 9:30-10:30. Get to know other parents (PreK-8) at this casual morning gathering. We address current items that parents bring up and want to discuss. See you there!
Special Free Live-stream Event! Wednesday, October 16th, 7:00-8:30 PM, Bolinas Campus Library. David and Nic Sheff will be speaking about their newest book, High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction. Their book provides reliable information on drugs, alcohol, and addiction so teens and parents can make educated decisions. Due to overwhelming interest and a sold-out venue at Angelico Hall in San Rafael, we will be live-streaming this event for our school community along with Marin Healthy Youth Partnerships. Please RSVP for the event and childcare using the links in the News section of the website or contact Kara or Johanna at 415-868-1603 to sign-up by Tuesday, October 15th.
Bolinas-Stinson School Community Coffee Chat, Tuesday, October 15th, 9:30-10:30 AM, Bolinas Campus Library. I hope you will join us as we meet to discuss important topics, current school issues, programs, needs, and more! All parents and community members are encouraged to attend this casual gathering and get to know other parents as we address current items that parents want to discuss. Please come to this meeting if you have questions, concerns, or thoughts about our school or if you just want to hang out!
FROM THE BOLINAS-STINSON SCHOOL: School will be closed tomorrow, Friday, October 11. All the information we have indicates that power will not be restored to the district until late tomorrow afternoon.
FROM THE BOLINAS-STINSON SCHOOL: There has been no update from PG&E regarding restoration. We will continue to monitor notices from Marin OES, Marin Office of Education and PG&E. Thank you for your patience.
FROM BOLINAS-STINSON SCHOOL: We have just received an planned power shutdown update from PG&E via Marin OES. Marin County was given an "all clear " for re-energization and visual inspections of power lines and vegetation have begun and must be completed before power is restored. They hope to have an estimate for restoration by 5:30 this afternoon. Bolinas-Stinson School will post any update when we receive it. We plan to re-open school if power is restored before the start of the school day on Friday. Please watch this space.
FROM BOLINAS-STINSON SCHOOL: Bolinas-Stinson will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, October 10 due to planned electrical power outages in both Stinson Beach and Bolinas. We have been informed that due to high winds and extreme fire danger PG&E will keep power off until further notice probably through Thursday. Again we regret this inconvenience and thank you for your patience. Please watch this space for further updates.
FROM BOLINAS-STINSON SCHOOL: We have just concluded a conference call and received updated information about PG&E planned power outages as of 11:30AM. Power in Bolinas and Stinson Beach will continue until further notice. No estimate as to when power will be restored is available. At approximately 5:00PM this evening we will post another update. Thank you for your patience.
Dear Bolinas-Stinson School Community, the Bolinas-Stinson School will remain closed today due to planned electrical outages in our area. We will send an update this afternoon informing you if school will be open or closed tomorrow. If you have questions or concerns, please email me at email@example.com.
Dear Bolinas-Stinson School Community: Due to planned electrical power outages in our area, Bolinas-Stinson School will not be open tomorrow, Wednesday, October 9. The outage is planned by PG&E for both Stinson Beach and Bolinas between midnight tonight and 4:00 tomorrow morning. The reason for this outage is high winds and dry conditions that can cause wild fires. We will communicate via multiple channels including text, app notifications and e-mail to keep you updated as to when school will re-open. Please have battery operated radio ready to get information from KGO 810AM or KCBS, 740AM as the school may not be able to communicate directly with you. We know that events like this are a major inconvenience for our families and employees and we regret having to make this decision. Thank you so much for your patience. John Carroll, Superintendent
Please join us for a fun day at Shell Beach tomorrow! Buses will be leaving the Bolinas campus at 10:00 AM and should arrive at Shell Beach by 10:30. Buses will return at 2:00 and we should arrive back at the Bolinas Campus by 2:30. If you wish to pick your child up early, please sign them out with their teacher. See you there!
Important Bus Update: Tomorrow, Friday, October 4th, will be a regular Friday bus run in the morning for both campuses. K-1st grade will be starting at the Stinson Campus at 8:40 AM and 2nd-8th grade will be starting at the Bolinas Campus at 8:25. All students will be dismissed at 3:00 from the Bolinas Campus with regular afternoon bus runs.
Tonight! Let your child be your guide at our first ever Bolinas-Stinson Tour-to-Learn Night! All grades, Pre-K-8th will gather together on the Bolinas Campus, Thursday, September 26th, 6:30-8:00 PM. Pizza and salad will be served in back by the cob oven (free). Bring your own plates, cups,& utensils to help our environment. Keep your eyes open for our famous dessert table (proceeds will benefit the Bolinas-Stinson Parent Group). 7:00-8:00 PM Families will be invited to tour the campus with students as tour guides. Art shops, specialists, and homeroom teachers will have activities for students/families to get a sample of what they are learning in school! See you there!
Reminder - Picture day tomorrow on the Bolinas Campus and All School Assembly at 8:25 AM in the Quesada. See you there!
Why cook when you can join us this Thursday, for fresh, hot, cob oven pizza! Let your child be your guide at our first ever Bolinas-Stinson Tour to Learn Night! All grades, Pre-K-8th will gather together on the Bolinas Campus, Thursday, September 26th, 6:30-8:00 PM. Pizza and salad will be served in back by the cob oven. Keep your eyes open for our famous dessert table (proceeds will benefit the Bolinas-Stinson Parent Group). 7:00-8:00 PM Families will be invited to tour the campus with students acting as tour guides. Art shops specialists and homeroom teachers will have activities for students/families to get a sample of what they are learning in school! See you there!
Join us for the next All School Assembly this Wednesday, September 25th, at 8:25 AM, in the Bolinas Campus Quesada. Our 3rd and 4th graders have been working on a presentation about composting as well as a short skit focusing on “No One Eats Alone.” See you there!
Important Bus Update: Today, Friday, September 20th, will be a one bus run in the afternoon. Refer to the Afternoon One Bus Schedule (K-8) on our website for more specific information. Please let the office know if you wish to pick up your child or if they will not be riding the bus.
Important Bus Update: Today,Thursday, September 19th, will be a one bus run in the afternoon. Refer to the Afternoon One Bus Schedule (K-8) on our website for more specific information. Please let the office know if you wish to pick up your child or if they will not be riding the bus.
Today! Bolinas-Stinson Coffee Chat, Thursday, September 19, Bolinas Campus Library, 9:30-10:30. Get to know other parents (PreK-8) at this casual morning gathering. We address current items that parents bring up and want to discuss. See you there!
I hope you will join us for our monthly Bolinas-Stinson Coffee Chat, Thursday, September 19, Bolinas Campus Library, 9:30-10:30. Get to know other parents (PreK-8) at this casual morning gathering. We address current items that parents bring up and want to discuss. See you there!
Please join us this morning for our All School Assembly on the Bolinas Campus at 8:25 AM, in the Quesada. Our sixth grade students will be our hosts and show us how we can all work together to make our campus a friendlier place by including everyone. See you there!
Our Bolinas Campus Back to School Night is happening now! Looking forward to seeing you here tonight as you meet with your child's teacher. We will be gathering in the Quesada at 6:30, then moving to classrooms.
Parents, please join us for the 2nd through 8th grade Back to School Night, 6:30-8:00 PM starting in the Bolinas Campus Quesada. This a wonderful opportunity to check in with your child's teacher about classroom procedures, programs, expectations, and volunteer opportunities!
Important Bus Update: Wednesday, September 4th, will be a one bus run in the afternoon. Refer to the Afternoon One Bus Schedule (K-8) on our website for more specific information. Please let the office know if you wish to pick up your child or if they will not be riding the bus.
Important Bus Update: This afternoon will be a one bus run. Please refer to the Afternoon One Bus Schedule (K-8) on our website for more specific information. Please let the office know if you wish to pick up your child or if they will not be riding the bus.
I am looking forward to seeing our Kindergarten and 1st grade parents tonight at the Stinson Campus Back to School Night from 6:30-8:00 PM. Childcare is provided for students ages 4-7
Thank you voters for approving Measure B... continued funding for Bolinas-Stinson's outstanding arts programs for our kids.
All students grades Kindergarten through 8th will begin school on the Bolinas Campus tomorrow, Wednesday, August 28 at 8:25 AM for our first All School Assembly. I hope you can join us for this fun event!
Come join us at tonight's School Board meeting. You can meet and greet our three new teachers! Open session starts at 4:00PM. Bolinas-Stinson is ready for a great school year- starting tomorrow!
I hope you can join us as we recognize and honor our 8th grade graduates this year on Thursday, June 13 at 11:00-12:00. The whole school will be dressed in their best as we celebrate this milestone event. Refreshments and lunch will be served for graduates and their families.
Join us tonight for a fun-filled Graduation Dance from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Quesada! This spectacular evening will showcase dance performances by our talented middle school students as well as an open floor to anyone who wants to get their feet moving!
Please join us for the 2nd annual Step-up Day, today, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 11:00-1:00 PM at the Bear Valley Visitors Center. This special event is a chance for our students, grades K-7 to celebrate their hard work & achievement this year, and get excited about next year!
Bolinas-Stinson Parents: Please take the school climate survey at the attached link. We need to hear your voice! https://www.pbisassessment.org/Anon/yqw0W28c1e0
THE GRAND FINALE! - DON JOLLEY RETIREMENT CELEBRATION & APPRECIATION, THURSDAY, MAY 30TH, 5:30-7:30 PM Help us celebrate and acknowledge our intrepid middle school teacher of 31 years, who will be exploring the uncharted waters of retirement!
ART SHOW, FRIDAY, MAY 24TH, BOLINAS CAMPUS 5:30-7:30 PM. I hope you can join us for the 47th annual Bolinas-Stinson Art Show! This is an opportunity for our students to showcase their amazing art work and to appreciate our outstanding art shop specialists.
Don't forget TRACK & FIELD DAY ASSEMBLY, Today, MAY 16TH AT 2:30 PM in the Quesada. Come help us celebrate our students’ athletic achievements and good sportsmanship at our Track and Field Assembly.
Please help us celebrate our students’ achievements at the Track & Field Assembly, Thursday, May 16th in the Quesada at 2:30 PM. We will kick-off the assembly with a slideshow of amazing pictures from Track & Field Day. Carlos will be presenting special awards to students.
Please come see our talented BSUSD students (K-6) sing at the Bolinas Community Center Art & Garden Festival this Saturday, April 27th, from 12:00-12:30. This is a great event for the whole family!
Please join us for the next Parent Coffee Chat, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 9:30 AM in the Bolinas Library. Come on by and grab a cup of coffee or tea! We will be discussing next year’s classroom configurations and teacher placements among other topics. I hope to see you there!
Be sure to stop by and view the Bolinas-Stinson School student artwork currently on display at the Stinson Library until May 20th. This is an amazing opportunity to share student artwork with the community before the big art show at the end of the school year on May 24th.
Important Reminder - Bolinas-Stinson Track and Field day, Friday, April 19, 2019 - Come join the fun! Activities begin at 9:30 AM
Bolinas-Stinson will be hiring 3 new teachers for the next school year. If you or anyone you know is a qualified applicant, please apply at EdJoin.org. Deadline is April 16 but we will be scheduling first round interviews before then.
Please join us for this exciting family event - Our 6th Annual Equinox Open Mic Night! This Friday, March 22nd, 5:00-8:00 PM, in the Quesada on the Bolinas Campus. We have over 30 students signed up to perform from grades K-8. 5:00-6:00 PM - Spaghetti dinner & supervised outdoor play. 6:00-7:00 PM Showtime-Act 1. 7:00-7:20 PM Intermission/dessert table is opened - Yum! 7:25 PM Act 2. $5/person or $20/family. Please Bring a Dessert to be served at the Dessert Bar to raise funds $1-3.00. Students must have designated adult present. All monies are by donation to benefit the school.
Parent Reminder - Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - One bus run for the morning & afternoon. No Pre-K bus.
Join us for the monthly school board meeting tomorrow night. Here's a link to the agenda: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/303110/1_agenda_revised_1-4-2019-final.pdf
We are excited to offer families two new after school academic support classes on the Bolinas Campus - Homework Club and Math Club (free of cost)! These enriching programs are being offered in response to parent requests for additional after school academic support. We are only able to run the programs if enough students sign up. Please see more information regarding dates, times, and registration by clicking on the See All News section of our website and selecting the After School Academic Support Opportunities article.
Reminder - No school tomorrow - Staff Development Day. Staff will be participating in a first aid training conducted by The Bolinas Fire Protection District.
Wednesday, March 13th marks the end of the second trimester. Teachers will be finishing up student assessments and begin the process of completing report cards. Your child’s report card will be sent home on Friday, March 22nd. Please contact your child’s teacher if you would like to schedule a parent teacher conference or if you have questions about your child’s report card. I encourage parents to keep the lines of communication open with their child’s teacher all year long - not just at the end of each trimester. Teachers are always available to meet with parents at any time during the school year. Our new website makes it easy reach out to teachers - just navigate to the Staff page and click on the teacher's email link!
If you haven't see it yet, check out the first school budget video for Bolinas-Stinson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaxYkb_Y94E
Glad we opened up today! School always looks better when kids are here. Enough roads opened up for staff to make it into work safely- if a bit more slowly. Thanks all for your commitment
FROM BOLINAS-STINSON SCHOOL: We plan to open school today, Wednesday February 27. Bear Valley Road between Inverness and Olema has re-opened and Sir Francis Drake is open. Employees should not use Platform Bridge and should not go through Point Reyes Station where road closures are still in effect. According to PG&E power is on at both campuses. Please drive safely.
FROM THE BOLINAS-STINSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: Tonight's school board meeting has been cancelled due to flooding and road closures. We will update you when the meeting has been re-scheduled.
FROM BOLINAS STINSON SCHOOL: School is closed today, Tuesday, February 26 due to several road closures, flooding and fallen trees. We apologize for the late notice- road closures were not announced until minutes ago. Please stay safe and do not attempt to drive through standing water.
From Bolinas Stinson School: School is closed today, Tuesday February 26, due to road closures and flooding that will prevent staff from getting to work. Heavy rain and wind is expected to continue this morning. Please stay safe- do not try to drive through standing water.
From Bolinas Stinson School Principal Please join us at the next 2019-20 Class Configuration Parent Meeting, on Monday, 2/25/19 @ 9:30 AM in the Bolinas Campus library. We will be discussing the latest class configuration options. This is our last chance to meet before the upcoming special board meeting on Tuesday, 2/26/19. I hope you can join me, Monday morning, February 25, at 9:30 AM in the Bolinas Campus Library. I look forward to seeing you there!
Please take a look at the new video about how the Bolinas-Stinson budget works. This is the first in a short series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaxYkb_Y94E&t=9s
From Bolinas-Stinson School. Power is on at Bolinas and Stinson campuses. Weather has improved. School will be open tomorrow, Friday February 15.
From Bolinas Stinson School: School is cancelled for Thursday February 14. The Marin County Sheriff's Office has informed us of flooding that will prevent several staff members from getting to school. High winds continue to cause road closures in the community. According to PG&E, power will be out in Stinson until tomorrow afternoon. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Please stay safe and avoid driving if possible.
Be sure to download the Bolinas-Stinson Mobile App. If you allow notifications you will get important school information and updates.