Message From Superintendent, Dr. Steven Herzog
First Day of School 2014-15!
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! Opening of school year starts tomorrow, Thursday, August 21, with a minimum day schedule at all three schools (see schedules here). The summer months have been a very busy time for staff as work was completed to hire new staff and implement new procedures and processes at our schools. Be sure to read the school handbooks (Reed) (Bel Aire) (Del Mar) to learn about all the exciting plans.
This year our PTA has contracted with a new food service provider for school lunches, ChoiceLunch (www.choicelunch.com). Please read this article on how to enroll and order lunch for your children. The first day of the new lunch service will be Monday, September 8.
The District has purchased school supplies for all students, due in part the change in state law two years ago. We ask parents who are able to donate to offset the cost of these supplies, but regardless of parent donations, all students will have the learning materials needed on the first day. The estimated cost for a year's worth of supplies is $75 per child and donations of any amount are welcome. Donate here...
In the coming days and weeks each school will host Back to School evening events and daytime Principal Coffees, at which parents will have the opportunity to meet administrators and learn more about the exciting changes, programs, and plans in store at each of our award winning schools. I encourage you to attend one or all of these events and hope to see you soon.
Dr. Steven Herzog
Counseling Help Available
We assume parents and many of our returning students already know our beloved Reed School 2nd grade teacher, Mr. Prato, passed away suddenly on July 20th. Our three caring school psychologists, Dr. Van Putten at Reed School, Dr. Gold at Bel Aire School, and Dr. Kover at Del Mar, are available to meet with students who would like help processing Mr. Prato's death. Some parents may have informed their children about this loss and others not, but now that students are returning to school, we believe it is important for children to hear the same information, have a chance to ask questions, share feelings with each other, and gain some closure on tragic and unexpected events. If you wish to have your child meet with one of our psychologists, please contact your child's teacher or email the site psychologist directly.
Yellow Bus Challenge Refunds
Parents who tried to purchase a new bus pass during the recent Yellow Bus Challenge should receive a refund posted to your credit card by September 5, 2014. We appreciate your interest in the new bus routes and pledge to work with the Town of Tiburon and City of Belvedere early in 2015 to create additional transportation options before the start of next school year. Thank you.