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    2019-2020 Faculty
    Short Elementary School


    Vacacion de Mitad de Invierno
    Mid Winter Break

    In partnership with the Marin County Sheriff and District Attorney, we are sharing the attached letter related to the safe storage of guns if they are in the home.

    With an estimated 4.6 million children living in homes with access to unlocked guns, we want to emphasize the need for raising awareness about the guidelines for the safe storage of guns under California law. In addition, we want our community members to take extra steps to prevent tragedies including: storing guns safely, asking about the presence of unsecured guns in other homes, and recognizing risk factors and warning signs of suicide and depression – and speak up.

    Please see the attached letter, translated in English and Spanish. Thank you for your partnership in keeping our students and community safe.


    En colaboración con el Sheriff del Condado de Marin y el Fiscal del Distrito, compartimos la carta adjunta relacionada con el almacenamiento seguro de armas si están en el hogar.

    Con un estimado de 4.6 millones de niños viviendo en hogares con acceso a armas sin llave, queremos enfatizar la necesidad de crear conciencia sobre las pautas para el almacenamiento seguro de armas bajo la ley de California. Además, queremos que los miembros de nuestra comunidad tomen medidas adicionales para evitar tragedias, entre ellas: almacenar las armas de forma segura, preguntar sobre la presencia de armas sin seguro en otros hogares y reconocer los factores de riesgo y los signos de advertencia del suicidio y la depresión, y hablar claramente.

    Por favor, vea la carta adjunta, traducida al inglés y al español. Gracias por su colaboración para mantener seguros a nuestros estudiantes y a la comunidad. 

    Posted 2/14/20

    Exciting News! All SRCS Staff will transition from Outlook email and calendar to Gmail and Google Calendar on Monday, February 24, at 6 AM

    We are excited for the opportunity to align our communication and productivity tools onto one platform! 

    For information on how to log in to your Gmail or access your calendar on Monday, February 24, please review the Gmail and Calendar Links Resource and check-out the Gmail Transition Website


    Posted 2/14/20


    REMINDER: February Together 2023 Community Workshops Coming Soon! We hope you can join us!


    This year, San Rafael City Schools is embarking on a journey to create a new three-year strategic plan. Grounded in our vision for student success, we are engaging the greater SRCS community to develop our District values, core skills, three-year goals and strategic actions. We are calling this important undertaking "Together 2023" and you're invited to participate!

    We held an initial set of Community Workshops in November focused on identifying and defining the skills our students need to succeed. We were thrilled to have so many people participate and share valuable input! Now, our work continues.

    Please join us at our upcoming Community Workshops in February! We need your help brainstorming high-leverage actions - what makes a difference in our classrooms and schools for students. 

    These are regional workshops hosted at schools across the District - you are encouraged to attend whichever session is most convenient for you, with all four February sessions being identical. 

    All workshops are open to all students, teachers, staff, families, community members and partners. Spanish interpretation will be provided.


    Together 2023 Community Workshop #2

    All sessions from 6 - 7:30 pm


    Tuesday, Feb. 25 Venetia Valley Multipurpose Room
    Tuesday, Feb. 25 Davidson Middle School Library
    Jueves, Feb. 27 Bahia Vista Sala Multiuso
    Thursday, Feb. 27 Terra Linda High School Innovation Lab

    Bahia Vista event will be offered solely in Spanish. 

    All other events will be offered with Spanish translation. 

    We hope to see you and look forward to your input! 

    If you have any questions, contact or 415-492-3233.

    Learn More:

    Posted 1/28/20


    School Tours

    School tours are available year round. If you would like to schedule a tour, please e-mail, Mr. Pepe Gonzalez at or call 415-485-3793.  Tours will be made available to work with your schedule.  As a reminder your child must be 5 years of age by September 1, 2020 in order to enter Kindergarten for the 2020/2021 school year.  If your child is born after September first and before December 2nd, they are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten.  

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    Short Elementary School prepares all of our learners with the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind necessary to achieve and sustain advanced levels of intellectual, social and emotional being.

    Both now and in the future, Short School students will be pioneers in thriving communities, locally and globally.


    Pepe Gonzalez 



    Roxana Cruz

    Administrative Assistant


    35 Marin Street

    San Rafael, CA 94901

    415-485-3793 - Telephone

    415-721-1055 - Fax

    -Main Office extension 200

    -LEAP extension  115 



    About our District

    San Rafael City Schools Mission: Lifting student achievement. Every student, every day. 

    SRCSThe SRCS community ensures that every student receives an empowering education. High expectations and skillful individualized instruction enable each student to embrace their own learning, think critically and experience success. Our welcoming school climate ensures that our diverse community of students, families, staff and community members are treated with dignity and respect, creating opportunities for participation, engagement and support. 

    SRCS includes the San Rafael Elementary School District and the San Rafael High School District, with a total student population of more than 7,200. Learn more at