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Panther Press | April 4, 2021 | Issue 29
Posted 4/2/21

Tenisha Tate-Austin, Principal

Derek Lecy, Assistant Principal


April 5-9 No School- Spring Break
April 14 6th Grade Parent Webinar (see link below)
April 16 HSC Meeting 8:30am via Zoom
April 19 School Site Council Meeting 3:30pm via Zoom
April 19 Longer Day for 6th Grade Begins


Spring Break

On behalf of the Miller Creek Middle School teachers, staff, and administration, we hope that you and your family have a wonderful and safe Spring Recess. Please review this important communication from Marin County Health Department Travel Guidance and Recommendations for schools and traveling during Spring Break. Additional resources can be found here. 


Please let us know if your student develops symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, fever of 100.4 degrees or greater, chills, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting or diarrhea) or has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms over Spring Break. You can email the school nurse ( or call the attendance/office at 415-492-3775 and leave a message. 


Revised Bell Schedule

Starting on April 19th, our sixth graders will have a longer day on campus. Please review the new sixth grade spring bell schedule here. Parents can find the letter sent to the community on 4/19/21 here. We have scheduled a 6th grade Parent Meeting on April 14th to describe the schedule, procedures for break and lunch, and address questions. The meeting recording and the slide deck will be available by 5:00 pm that same day. You can find the meeting link here. 


The schedule for 7th and 8th grade will remain the same for the time being. We will continue to analyze the impact of shifting the 7th and 8th grade 5th and 6th periods, which are currently remote, to on campus. We will provide an update to our community as appropriate. 


Bus Service 

Please be advised that bus service will resume on 4/12 with limited capacity and limited bus routes. If your family is able to participate, you would have been contacted by the transportation department. Please note that the Bus loop (closest to the pavillion) will no longer be accessible for cars. Please drop off/pick up your student on the right side of the parking lot. 


Lunch Service

All students eat for free for the duration of the 2020/21 school year! Any student attending school in the Miller Creek School District is eligible for lunch at no cost. Please create or update an account at and place your lunch order by Thursday, April 8th by 10 am.


Positive Panthers

Congratulations to March's Positive Panther awards to Annie Hamel (8th grade), Vivienne Russell (6th grade) and Juniper Williard (7th grade). We are so proud of you!  

Kindness Challenge Raffle Winners

Congratulations to these Panthers for winning the Kindness Challenge raffle. Students will receive an email in their Miller Creek Middle School account to select their preferred prize. 

6th Grade 7th Grade  8th Grade 
Eden Dunn Jackson Chesloff Aleax Corsiglia
Ryan Younkin Andrew Cornett Everly Gold
Jameson Byrnes DJ Rhine Molly Rosenthal

Overdue Library Books

Attention Panthers! We have over 100 books that are overdue! Please return your library books during school by bringing them to the library and place them in the bin on the table. After hours, please place them in the book drop by the library front door. 

If you need mental health support over the break, please refer to these resources from Marin County. Here is a list of resources in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese


We wish everyone a relaxing Spring Break. 


Ashley and Cheryl 

Calling All MCMS Writers!

Do you like to write stories, poems, plays, or songs? Then the Miller Creek Middle School Writing Club is for you! We will do fun, creative writing exercises and share our work with each other. Meetings will be via Zoom on Thursdays at 2pm.  Email Ms. Pike for more information at or stop by her classroom at M-4. 


Mountain Bike Club

The Miller Creek Mountain Bike Club had 19 Panthers make it to the West Point summit of Mt. Tamalpais! Terra Linda coaches/ riders joined the fun as we partnered to promote the high school team. Ten riders were given free bells from the MCBC to promote safe riding. The club has now rode over 50 miles together!


In partnership with all Marin County school districts, Marin County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services, By the Bay Health (formerly known as Hospice by the Bay), Buckelew Programs, and Each Mind Matters, please join a Marin County Community Webinar on Suicide Prevention on Tuesday, April 13th from 6:00 - 7:15pm. 


Using questions generated by the community as a starting point, a panel of local mental health professionals will share their insight and expertise regarding suicide prevention. The Q&A session will be facilitated by a student moderator and the event will serve as a forum to engage in important discussions around suicide prevention and wellness. Here is the flyer in English and Spanish for the event. Simultaneous Spanish translation will be offered.


Submit any questions you would like to see discussed by the panel here. Join the conversation on April 13, 2021 at 6:00 pm by using the following link: Dial In: +1-669-900-6833 | Webinar ID: 849 5098 6883 | Passcode: 152505

Miller Creek Can Do! Spotlight:  Miller Creek Counseling Services 

Thank you to the 500 district families who have donated so far this year! 2020-21 Family Giving Campaign

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Can Do! is looking for Can Do! School Ambassadors. Please contact us at or click here for more information.

By participating in these Shop 4 Can Do! give back programs, your purchases have raised over $2,500 for Can Do! this school year! 

Learn more at Shop For Can Do! about how your everyday shopping can benefit our students. Sign up today!