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Vallecito News
Posted 3/13/20

March 13, 2020

Hello Vallecito - 

During these unprecedented events, please don't forget to slow down, breathe, and take care of each other.  

I know that you have many questions as we find our way through these circumstances.  I don't pretend to have all the answers yet, but promise to work with you to care for your children and their learning needs. 


Things to Know Today:


School is closed. 

Based on a recommendation from the Marin County Public Health Officer we will suspend classroom-based learning for Vallecito students for at least 2 weeks beginning Monday, March 16 with students returning to school on Monday, March 30.

All school events are canceled or postponed.


Teachers are preparing remote learning opportunities and will communicate learning plans through email or Google Classroom starting March 17th.  


The use of technology will be vital in our efforts to design and communicate remote instruction. If your family needs assistance with accessing technology or wifi,  please contact your classroom teacher or our front office staff and our district will find a way to support you.


If your child was not in school today, please communicate with your child's teacher on a plan or stop briefly by the school on Monday between 1-3:00 to pick up work.  Work can also be sent digitally.


Report Cards will be mailed at the end of the week.


Cancel hot lunch orders now so you have the opportunity to be reimbursed.  If your child receives free or reduced hot lunches, we will be in touch soon with a plan.


Our decision to return will be based on a variety of factors. Please note that these closure dates for students may be adjusted as circumstances change and if so, we will do everything we can to give you as much notice as possible. We will continue to communicate updated information via email, text, and on the District website.


With love and appreciation for our community.

We can do this, Vallecito.






The Rock-A-Thon is postponed, but you can still donate online!  What a great thing to do for Val while you are at home.

This is the event that funds

Cooperative Adventures with Mr. Nettell.

This is the event that funds

Mindfulness with Ms. Salina.

This is the event that funds

special assemblies like Capoeira.

This is the event that is the





The Marvelous Mr. Nettell

Mr. Nettell was back on campus working his magic.  Through team-building activities and challenges, students are practicing critical social-emotional skills that are linked to student success in school.  Ask your students about their time with Mr. Nettell and how fear and bravery are related.  


Community Flyers 


New Flyers this Week:   

Books for Baseball Program

Free Vision Screening and Eyeglasses

Parents can access all community flyers by visiting the Community Resources page on the Miller Creek School District Website. 


Contact Us 
Vallecito Elementary School 
50 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, CA 94903 
Front Office: (415) 492-3750 Attendance Line: (415) 492-3752 
Denise Tosti, School Secretary: 
Elizabeth Foehr, Principal: