How are Marin Promise Partners addressing COVID-19?

The world has been changing dramatically these past several weeks. Everybody is feeling it, particularly our most vulnerable children and families.

During these extraordinary times, Marin County has heard the rallying cry and people are doing what they can to pitch in and help in ways they never thought they would just a month ago. Here is what's happening in the county, and how our amazing community is coming together to help one another, especially those with the greatest needs.
















Equity-based Distance Learning and Grading Policies



Despite the complexity of the situation, most districts report that there are less than a handful of students who they have not been able to connect with to provide basic need and on-line connectivity assistance.

#Human Needs: Transportation #Technological Access: Computers & Printers



Case Management & Wrap-Around Support Approaches



A number of Partners are adopting and/or strengthening their case management or wrap-around support approaches focused on students and families most impacted by structural inequity.

#Case Management/Wrap-around #Wellness: Mental Health #Wellness: Socio-Emotional



Essential Worker Emergency Childcare



Partners collaboratively developed a program to provide emergency “pop-up” childcare services.

#Human Needs: Childcare



HotSpot Lending Library



Ensuring that all students have digital, internet-based access to learning.

#Funding: Programs & Services #Technological Access: Internet Hotspots



Coordinated Communications in West Marin



Aligning communications, formal and informal, English and Spanish to ensure everyone has access to COVID-19 information.

#Communications



Parent Buddy System



Parents supporting each other.

#Communications



Tracking & Sharing Marin Promise Partner Responses



Marin Promise Partnership Backbone Team, helping to track and highlight Partner Responses to COVID-19

#Communications



Partners work together to provide food to students and their families



Examples of innovative partnerships leveraging schools as community food hubs.

#Human Needs: Food



Blood Drive at Dominican University



Dominican University partnered with the Red Cross to host a blood drive.

#Wellness: Physical Health



Masks for Marin City



The Goal ... everyone in Marin City wears a mask.

#Wellness: Physical Health



Virtual Mental Health & Wellness Supports



Tamalpais Union High School District brings all three campus wellness centers together online and families and students continue to have access to case management and mental health services in Novato.

#Case Management/Wrap-around #Wellness: Mental Health #Wellness: Socio-Emotional



Districts’ Consider Equity in Making Distance Learning and Grading Policy Decisions



Districts are keeping equity in mind as they adopt a "do no harm" philosophy in designing their Distance Learning and Grading policies.

#Distance Learning: Grading & Assessments



Physical and Transportation Barriers Removed



Without physical barriers, some students have more access to educational experiences.

#Distance Learning: Scheduling & Structure #Human Needs: Transportation



Wrap-around Student Success Teams work Together Across Sectors



Teams of Partners from across sectors are coming together to provide coordinated, whole-child supports to help students stay on track

#Case Management/Wrap-around #Data Sharing #Human Needs #Wellness



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