The afterschool program at San Pedro Elementary School hosted a spotlight event on Oct. 27 as part of "Lights on Afterschool," a nationwide rally recognizing afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children and families. San Pedro afterschool students were asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" They took this question and created a fashion showcase where they created costumes of their future selves.|
We're grateful to our partner, Bay Area Community Resources, and the collaboration with California Afterschool Advocacy Alliance, for bringing the event to San Pedro and for providing high-quality aftercare programming at many of our schools. Assemblymember Damon Connolly and SRCS Board Member Mo de Nieva-Marsh joined for the activities, which were planned in large part thanks to San Pedro Aftercare Site Coordinator Kelly Alecio and Assistant Coordinator Karen Chavez. This was an opportunity to see the impact that expanded learning funding has made for students and families in SRCS.
|When to Keep Your Child Home from School|
|The California Department of Public Health has updated their recommendations for when to keep your child home when they are not feeling well. Read the guidance [English | Spanish].|
As a reminder, SRCS continues to partner with and follow guidance from Marin County Public Health and the Marin County Office of Education regarding health and safety protocols, including COVID. Click here for COVID-19 Guidance for Marin County TK-12 students and staff.
|Real Talk About Fake Pills|
The Marin County Office of Education and OD Free Marin, in collaboration with Song for Charlie, are excited to host an in-person screening of "Drugs in the Age of Fentanyl" followed by a panel discussion on Nov. 7 at 5:30 pm at the MCOE Community Room.
This powerful event aims to raise awareness about Fentanyl, its ease of access, and its prevalence in Marin County, and to learn effective communication strategies with your children about this deadly drug.
View the flyer [English | Spanish] and register here.
|Keep Youth Events Substance Free|
SRCS partners with Raising the Bar, a county-wide initiative dedicated to keeping youth events substance free. Research shows that parents have a significant influence on their children’s decisions regarding alcohol. By working together to prevent underage alcohol consumption, we can have a direct impact on the health of our local youth and decrease the short and long-term consequences to adolescents, families and our community as a whole.
Raising the Bar, a Marin Healthy Youth Partnerships program, collaborates with several local organizations and coalitions to shift the norms of substance use and encourage modeling of healthy choices to create a healthier environment for all Marin County youth.
We ask that all parents and caregivers abstain from using alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other substances at youth-focused events, sports competitions and team celebrations. Please join us to ensure the well being of our youth by promoting healthy modeling at all events. Learn more.