Upcoming Dates:

Picture Day

Friday, September 30

Send your student with a smile! :-)

Staff Development Day (NO SCHOOL)

Monday, October 17

Veterans' Day (NO SCHOOL)

Friday, November 11

Thanksgiving Break (M-F NO SCHOOL)

November 21-25


Principal's Message




We are in the flow of the school year now. This is typically the part of the year where students can fall behind if they are not careful. We continue to recommend to our students that they use their planner, monitor their progress in Google Classroom and communicate with their teachers when needed. Parents play an important role in the process too. Please remember to keep this a part of your conversations with your child. 


September 15th through October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month. As part of our year-long theme of Celebrating Each Other at Del Mar, we are observing Hispanic Heritage Month at our school as our nation commemorates the various ways the Hispanic community has contributed to our society.


In the library, we are showcasing the literary and artistic contributions made by Hispanic creators, making it the focus of our new video. Feel free to watch it on Youtube or Google Drive and encourage your child to drop in and browse the many titles in our collection!


There will be many other ways we will recognize Hispanic Heritage Month within our school and in our classrooms. For instance, our Leadership class of leaders on campus are organizing awareness events schoolwide. Many teachers are also planning on how to implement this learning in their lessons as well. 


I am continually impressed by our staff, our students and our school in general. We are so lucky to be a part of this educational community!




Chad Stuart (he/him/his)



Yom Kippur Bell Schedule


We recognize that Yom Kippur is a special time for many of our families, which takes place on October 4th and 5th. With that, our staff is planning testing and homework schedules with the mindset that some of our families will be occupied with this observance. We have also adjusted our bell schedule that week to avoid a block schedule on October 5th and 6th. HERE is the bell schedule we will use the week of October 3rd. 




Last week, you received THIS email from our district office indicating that your students CAASPP assessment data from last spring is now available. In short, you can access your child’s score reports by logging onto Alma, clicking the “test scores” tab and then “CAASPP.” Please click the link to the original email for more detailed information.




Cold Weather: As we flip the page to fall and the temperature drops, please remind your student to be prepared by bringing warm clothes with them. Many of our classrooms keep their windows and doors open to mitigate possible COVID transmission and we are finding that some students, who are not prepared with a sweatshirt or other, are getting cold. 

Snacks: Some students are getting hungry before it is time for lunch. Please remember to send your child with a snack that they can eat during our mid-morning break period. They are also welcome to pick up one of our breakfast items before school in front of the office and save it for a snack later.


Marin Health Youth Partnership


The following communication was shared with us from the Marin Health Youth Partnership:

Marin County teens, like others throughout the country, are facing unprecedented challenges today. COVID conditions come and go but never really leave us and the impact this has had is broad.

To support our students and expand our conversations with and for our teens, we want to share with you Let’s Talk, a toolkit for navigating teen substance use in Marin County. This printed booklet and digital resource was created through a joint effort by Marin County Office of Education, Marin Health and Human Services, Marin Healthy Youth Partnerships, Rx Safe Marin and a network of community partners.

The Let’s Talk booklet includes local data, tips for parents, drug facts and resources to support families in navigating teen substance use. A printed booklet was mailed to all incoming Marin County public school freshmen families in August, and to expand the reach to all families we created an online version. We hope you find it helpful in beginning and continuing conversations with your teens about navigating substance use and other topics. There are two versions - one for middle school ages and one for high schoolers.

On October 5th at 7:00 PM, we will host Just Say Know - current drug trends, how it impacts our youth and what you can do. The first in a series of four online community discussions. Please visit the Let's Talk Discussion Series webpage for more information, a calendar of events, and registration link. 

We welcome your feedback and input to make this resource better. Please complete a brief survey to give us your thoughts. SURVEY

If you have any questions, email us at info@mhyp.org


8th Grade Hoodie Sweatshirts -

Available for ONE WEEK only!

Attention: 8th Grade Parents:  The highly coveted Del Mar Class of 2023 "8th Grade Only" hoodie sweatshirt is now available for order. The medium-weight, light blue sweatshirt features the names of all Del Mar 8th graders on the back and comes in the following sizes: Adult Small, Medium, Large and X-Large. 
Please CLICK HERE to purchaseWe will be taking orders for ONE WEEK ONLY, as we only plan to place one order of this special sweatshirt, so don't miss out! Please place your order by September 28th!
If you are in need of financial assistance, please reach out to Laurie Kristy in the Del Mar office. 

Picture Day


Dorian Studios will once again be photographing the students at Picture Day, which will be held Friday, September 30th. Your student will get their picture taken during PE class and will come home with an official school ID card. We will be emailing instructions regarding how to order a set of professional photographs directly from Dorian.


Del Mar Athletics--See our Website


Bell Schedule


Our 2022-23 regular bell schedule can be found HERE.


Mark Your Calendar - 2022-23 Parent Kick Off Meeting

Thursday, September 15th 

8:30-9:30 AM
Foundation Office, Room 17 at Reed School. 


All interested parents are welcome! Learn about ways to get involved, listen to Foundation updates and plans for the year, and also hear district updates from our Superintendent, Dr. Kimberly McGrath. Coffee and bites will be served. Please check in at the office. 


Graphic Design Volunteer Needed

If you have experience and would like to get involved volunteering for the Foundation, please email rsfoundation@reedschools.org. Thank you!


Sign Up Parties

Sign Up Parties are a fun way to meet other parents and support our schools at the same time. Parties with availability from our 2022 Spring Gala are open again. Sign in to check out what is available and sign up today!

Click here to view Sign-Up Parties happening this Fall and into next Spring!


Seeking Lunch Volunteers!

One of the most popular ways to volunteer at Del Mar is by serving lunch. You are helping the school with the new free lunch program and get to check out what the kids do during recess. The PTA is assisting Del Mar with managing volunteers for lunch service and we still have a few spots remaining to fill. The shifts are approximately once per month. Check out the Signup Genius Here and sign up if you can. Thanks for your help!



Please follow the RUSD PTA Instagram page @rusdpta. If you have any great photos you’d like to share; please email them to the RUSD PTA Secretary @ mickeybruce7@gmail.com




Please also follow Del Mar's own Instagram page @delmar.middleschool.dragons


Student Bulletin

Here is a LINK to the Student Bulletin, so you can keep up with student news, sports updates, Advisory Challenges, Club News, etc! The Bulletin is generally read aloud on Monday afternoons, and emailed to parents and students.


Attendance Instructions

Please keep sick children home and please call the office on the day of your child's absence by 8:00 a.m. (415-435-1468, ext. 4) or email delmar@reedschools.org. This will eliminate the need for a call from the office. We expect students to attend school, unless there is an excused absence-for illness, injury, a medical/dental appointment or a religious holiday. All other absences are marked "unexcused." Unexcused absences do not excuse a student from classroom assignments.
Students arriving late to school must sign in with the office and get a tardy slip before going to class. If you need to pick your child up in the middle of the day, please try to do so between classes, and be sure to remind your child to come to the office to meet you there, without needing a call from the office. If they must leave in the middle of a class, please send them with a note to give to that teacher so they can excuse themselves. We do not ever want to call into a classroom unless there is an emergency, so please plan accordingly! 

We Are Here For You!


To locate teacher emails, click HERE, to call the front office dial 415-435-1468 ext. 0. For the office managers contact Laurie Kristy at lkristy@reedschools.org or Lisa Grinnell lgrinnell@reedschools.org, If you or your child need tech help, go to: https://help.reedschools.org/


RUSD Mission & Vision: Each student will be challenged and inspired to reach their fullest intellectual, social-emotional and creative potential to positively impact the world.


Chad Stuart, Principal


Del Mar Middle School