Dates at a Glance

Thursday 3/3—PA Meeting 8:45 AM on VCS campus
Friday 3/4—No School
Wednesday 3/16—VCS Board Meeting 6:00 PM
SPRING BREAK WEEK! Monday, March 21st through Friday, March 25th.

8th Annual Creek Clean-a-thon!

Check out our website for more information on how you can support this year’s event and help us reach our goal!

Excitement is beginning to build… Don’t forget to SAVE THE DATE! It’s time to start planning for the Village Charter School’s 8th Annual Creek Clean-a-Thon on Saturday, April 23th.

Have a special passion for our school’s environmental mission? Want to help spread the word about our commitment to environmental education and community? Once again, we have a very special opportunity to support our children’s environmental awareness and education WHILE serving our larger Santa Rosa community AND raising critical funds. All while having tons of fun!

Through this event, in just the last eight years, our students and community have cleared 2,430 POUNDS of trash from Santa Rosa’s creeks.  

We are asking students, their families, and our VCS community to participate in three ways:

1. RAISE DONATIONS: Ask your family and friends to support our creek cleanup work through donations. If each student manages just $100 in donations, we can easily reach our goal of $10,000 for our school! You can email or text this link to them:

2. JOIN TOGETHER: We are looking for local Community/Business sponsors who would be interested in making a tax-deductible donation toward our event (and having their business featured in our event promotions and on our event tee shirts). If you want to sponsor this event or  you know a business that may be willing to support this event, go here: Sponsorship Form and Sponsorship Letter

3. FEEL AMAZING: Attend the event and be the “people-power” cleaning the creek. Even if you cannot attend the cleanup day, please still promote our school’s efforts by collecting donations in support of the event.  

Masking Guidelines

There have been several announcements in the last few days. Governor Newsom’s recent press release included a time schedule for changes to indoor masking requirements for schools. As of March 12th, masking “requirements” will be replaced with “recommendations” for all schools in California. Cal OSHA will likely align with this change as well. The announcement included the following key points:

• The statewide school indoor mask mandate will expire for all students, regardless of vaccination status, at the end of the day on Friday, March 11.
• Monday, March 14 will be the first school day of school with no state requirement.
• County public health officers and local education agencies may still impose rules more stringent than the state.

We await further information on mitigation recommendations and quarantine requirements from the CDPH and Sonoma County Public Health Department. It is our understanding that Dr. Mase does not anticipate exercising any additional restrictions beyond the state’s guidelines as long as there are no significant changes to metrics and conditions.

The one exception is that non-boosted school workers must continue to wear a surgical mask or respirator in indoor workplace settings. That will include all school staff, as well as volunteers and contractors, who have not received their booster COVID shot once they are eligible. Mase implemented a booster requirement in December that took effect Feb. 1.