Larkspur-Corte Madera School District


Dear LCMSD Community,


I hope this reaches you after a restful Thanksgiving Break. While it seems like the holidays are right around the corner, we have a lot happening in LCMSD and our community! Check out the announcements below.


Brett Geithman, Ed.D.



Neil Cummins COVID Cases

On Friday, November 19, 2021, I shared the details regarding our recent spike in COVID cases at Neil Cummins. The final count, as reflected on our COVID dashboard, is 8 cases with 3 suspected school-based transmissions. Additionally, just shy of 75 students were placed on modified quarantine for Thanksgiving Break resulting in canceled trips and family gatherings. As described before break, the index case(s) were from one family where the student tested positive and their parents knowingly sent them and their sibling to school for seven days. Marin County Public Health has been given the details regarding this case and LCMSD will be taking corrective action. While I cannot disclose the details of what action will be pursued, please know we take the safety of our students and staff with the utmost seriousness.


I want to extend great appreciation to our district nurse, Gail Hurwitz, our Neil Cummins Principal, Kyle Shaw, and the teachers and staff of Neil Cummins. Additionally, I want to thank the many families impacted by this situation who patiently waited to be tested on November 19th, re-tested children during break through district-issued and/or community-based testing, and altered Thanksgiving plans.


It is extremely important that all LCMSD families follow Test or 10 protocols, including the notification of a COVID positive student and/or household member. Together we can work through these challenging times. 


Gender Spectrum Reminder

LCMSD is committed to inclusionary practices across all schools. We have partnered with the Spahr Center for staff training and have scheduled these coffee chats for parents to engage in these important conversations with our expert partners. We hope to see you there!

  • December 1st from 4:30-5:30 via Zoom (use this updated link)
  • December 2nd from 8:30-9:30 at Hall Middle in Room 401


Marin Schools Commitment to Efficiency & Effectiveness 

Our school district is committed to partnering with other districts throughout the county to create greater efficiencies. This high level of collaboration is coordinated by the Marin County Office of Education. The county-wide Efficiency and Effectiveness Committee has created this very brief video, as well as this website for the public to learn more about our work together. Examples include, but are not limited to: special education, emergency preparedness, school law enforcement partnership, district business services, and crisis response. Over the next few months, the Committee will be adding additional (brief) videos highlighting specific collaborations. We hope you take a moment check it out!

One of the greatest mitigation strategies in our fight against COVID-19 is obtaining the vaccine. You can find many options on the website above. In the next couple of weeks, we will be sending K-6 families instructions on how to upload their child’s vaccination card. 


COVID-19 isn’t the first large-scale vaccination effort in our community. Check out the photos below from 1962 where sugar cubes with the Polio vaccine were distributed at Neil Cummins. This event titled, “Knock Out Polio” vaccinated 85% of Marin in one day! 


Board of Trustees

Jill Sellers, President

Sarah Mueller, Vice President

Monica Cañas, Clerk

Eric Schmautz

Annie Sherman