Welcome Back to Bel Aire!

Bi-Weekly Principal Newsletter: 2021-2022 School Year

Dear Families,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year--it's going to be a great one!

The first day of school is on Thursday, August 19th and instruction will take place in person. Log in to your Alma portal after 4:30 pm on the day before school to see class placement.

We couldn't be happier to bring students back to campus, and we will have multiple layers of protection in place to ensure student and staff safety. Our safety protocols follow the county Public Health guidelines and are not limited to the following:

Click here for a full version of the Marin County School Guidelines.

I'm excited to partner with you on the Bel Aire team!


Principal John DiCosmo


For Your Calendar

Principal's Coffee with John

Get to know Bel Aire's new principal as he talks about the start of the school year.

Wednesday, August 18th at 4pm

Zoom Link

Submit questions in advance here: https://forms.gle/xK1mvRESuEQrQ3GP9

Back to School Night

Thursday, Sep. 2nd, 6pm

277 Karen Way

Tiburon, CA

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


New Staff Members

I'm pleased to introduce you to our two newest Bel Aire team members:

  • Sarah Leipsic: PE Assistant
  • Mindy Findtner: Instructional Assistant

If the names sound familiar, it's because both Sarah and Mindy have been BA staff members in various capacities. We're happy to have them back!

Schedule Information for Week 1

First Week School Hours

8:00am-1:35pm Thursday, August 19 (Early Release Day)

8:00am-2:35pm Friday, August 20

Regular School Hours

8:00-2:35pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

8:00-1:35pm Wednesdays (Early Release Day)

First Day of School Reminders

Please be sure your child brings the following items:

  • A healthy snack & lunch (Please do not send in any food or snacks containing nuts)
  • Water bottle
  • A comfortable and well-fitting face mask (we can provide if one is needed)
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes (PE begins right away)
  • Backpack

Choice Lunch

Choice Lunch service begins Monday, August 23. For the first two days of school, please be sure to send your child with a healthy snack, water bottle, and lunch. *Please do not send in any food or snacks containing nuts.

Bel Aire Family Handbook

This handbook outlines some of our programs, policies and procedures, and the expected behavior for our community. It has been written by staff and students.

Forms to Complete

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RUSD Yellow Bus Program

Buses will be running without physical distancing requirements. Masks will be required.

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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.