COVID-19 Updates for 2022-2023
We are incredibly thankful that Mount Tamalpais School has been able to provide a safe, in-person learning environment throughout the pandemic. As the situation evolves, we continue to monitor requirements and adjust our school protocols to continue to provide a safe environment for the entire on-campus community. We want to thank faculty and staff for their continued dedication, flexibility, and hard work in keeping our students learning in person, as well as our MTS families for respecting and following our safety guidelines.
With special attention to COVID-19, MTS is committed to the safety of our entire community of teachers, students, and families.
Community Health & Safety Protocols for the 2022-23 School Year
It is important that all members of our community continue to adhere to evolving health and safety protocols from CDPH and local health authorities. Here are a few key requirements and guidelines:
- Keep your child home from school if sick
- Masks: Masks are recommended in all indoor school settings, but not required
- Travel: Students who travel out of state should test on day 5 following their return home
- Play it Safe: Optimize outdoor activities. Wear masks in public indoor spaces and around other households.
- Get Tested: If you feel sick, PLEASE get tested regardless of previous infections or vaccination.
- Get vaccinated and boosted if eligible.
Student Vaccination Status
Please update your students' vaccination status on Magnus, and upload their vaccination card when both shots have been completed.
COVID Testing and Reporting for 2022-23
Rapid antigen tests are available in the front office. We are requiring students to test before the return of extended breaks. We require test results to be uploaded to Primary Health. If you have not previously registered, you may do so here.
We are not currently conducting weekly PCR testing on campus. If you wish to have your child PCR tested, here is a link to the various test sites in Marin.
“As the world began to shutter and uncertainty was the only certain, MTS emerged as the constant for our daughter and our family. The ability and willingness of the teachers and administration to so quickly pivot with care and sensitivity to each child is something for which we will be forever grateful. We continue to be in awe of how beautifully MTS came together, giving each student the gift of normalcy during such abnormal times.”
– Kira and Bill Beer, parents of a 2nd grader
“MTS has gone above and beyond in it’s careful and consistent response to COVID-19 and the dedication of the teachers and staff has been outstanding. This has given our family complete confidence that the health and safety of our two middle school boys is a priority, allowing them to return to their daily on-campus in person learning. We are truly grateful.” – Sara Marshall, parent of a 6th & 7th grader
IMPORTANT COMMUNITY BEHAVIOR
Stay home when you are sick
A mask is recommended indoors when on campus
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; if not possible, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Do not share personal belongings or food with others
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
If you become sick on campus, follow protocols immediately
A flu shot is highly recommended