LCMSD COVID Response Plan

Revised 8.10.21; Updated 9.8.21

Reporting COVID Positive Cases

If you or a household member tests positive for COVID, please inform us immediately using this email:

Below are some frequently asked questions regarding the 2021-22 school year:

Is there a parent meeting to review 2021-22 COVID protocols?

Marin County Public Health has revised their COVID school guidance in association with the most recent CDC and CDPH guidelines. We held two meetings on August 16th to review these updates.

  • Here is the slide deck

  • Here is the recording Passcode: 9A4K4Zb=

What are the current COVID vaccination rates in LCMSD?

See the Vaccination page for the most recent data.

Do I need to turn in my student'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.

Where can I or my 12+ year-old household members get a vaccine?

Check out this Marin County Public Health website for details.

What will the school model be for 2021-22?

  • Typical/full size classes

  • Full days of in person instruction

    • Neil Cummins 8:10-2:50, Wednesdays 8:10-1:30

    • Cove 8:14-3:00, Wednesdays, 8:14-1:15

    • Hall

      • 6th grade 8:15 - 2:50 pm (Wednesdays 2:12)

      • 7th/8th grade 8:15 - 3:12 pm (Wednesdays 2:12)

  • Distance learning will not be offered

What about AB130, independent study?

Per AB130, school districts must identify an independent study option for the 2021-22 school year. District options can be to provide their own independent study program, contract with a County Office of Education, or have an interdistrict agreement with a district providing a program. LCMSD is engaging in an interdistrict agreement with a Novato Unified School District. Please contact Mary Anne O’Keeffe ( if you would like to request an interdistrict permit to enroll your child in Novato Unified School District's Virtual Independent Study Program for 2021-22.

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. Hall Middle class assignments will be very similar to how they were in pre-COVID.

Will masks be 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. LCMSD has followed MCPH guidance and public health guidance regarding masking remains. 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

  • Here is a video you might find helpful in explaining - why masks?

Are parent volunteers needed for lunch?

Yes and no. We believe that while COVID school guidance is still in place, we will need some parent volunteers to assist with lunch; however, we do not anticipate needing one per class as we had this spring.

Is “Test or 10” in effect for travel?

Please see the Test or 10 page for current guidance.

What is the school calendar for next year?

Here is the 2021-22 school year calendar.

Where can I find additional resources?

School Site-Specific Protection Plans (Revised for 8.18.21)

LCMSD Staff Training 8.13.21