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Health & Safety

The Miller Creek School District will offer full, in-person instruction five days a week for the 2021-22 school year! 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the instructional model for the 2021-22 school year?

  • Typical/full size classes
  • Full days of in person instruction

What about AB130, independent study? 

New expectations from the state require that school districts provide students with an independent study (IS) option for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Miller Creek School District will meet the requirements for a more robust option of Independent Study for the 2021-2022 school year by partnering with the Novato Unified School District. Miller Creek School District families interested in a year-long virtual option may apply for an interdistrict agreement with the Novato Unified School District (NUSD) to participate in their Virtual Independent Study (VIS) program. 

For more information about the VIS please visit the website by clicking here, or call (415)493-4250. If you are interested in this program please contact Kathryn Neville at kneville@millercreeksd.org.

What are the current guidelines to keep students safe at school?

You can view the Marin Public Health and Marin County Office of Education guidelines by clicking here.

Do I need to turn in my child's COVID vaccine record?

No, student vaccination records are automatically transferred to us through a state system. If your child has received the COVID vaccine, we have their record. The only exception is if your child received their COVID vaccination outside the state of California, where we will need to see their vaccination card. 

Will middle school students remain in stable groups?

Middle school students will not be grouped as they were for 2020-21 - one cohort/stable group. Middle school stable group requirements allow for students to move from class to class and have different children in each class. We are required to keep accurate seating charts in the event of a COVID+ case, where seating charts would be used for contact tracing. Miller Creek Middle class assignments will be very similar to how they were in pre-COVID.

Are masks required?

Masks will be required indoors and outdoors for children or adults regardless of vaccination status. Marin County Public Health (MCPH) has made indoor masking a requirement and outdoor masking strongly recommended. Below is more information regarding indoor and outdoor masking:

  • The spread from an infected person is 70% less when they are wearing a face covering

  • Wearing a mask reduces the chances of an uninfected person contracting COVID-19 by approximately 20%

  • "Mask on mask," meaning interactions between individuals who are wearing face coverings, is one of the strongest mitigation strategies for reducing the spread of COVID 19

  • Universal indoor and outdoor masking will keep more students in school

    • Why?

      • Close contacts (of a person infected with COVID-19) without a mask require a traditional quarantine, meaning the exposed students cannot attend school or community activities

      • Close contacts (of a person infected with COVID-19) with masks require a modified quarantine, meaning the exposed student can attend school, but not community activities

Are volunteers allowed?

Per the guidelines, volunteers can be used on a limited basis. Some schools are using volunteers to support the lunch program and student drop off/pick up. All volunteers are required to show proof of vaccination.

COVID Handbook

Covid safety plans

Why masks?