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Earthquake Preparations for the Home

It’s no secret - we live in a geographical area that is seismically more active than many other locations around the country. The San Andreas, Hayward, Calaveras fault lines and many other smaller fault lines are all near by. As might be expected, we experience many small earth movements in this area – most of which we don’t even feel. And, yes, occasionally we DO feel larger magnitude earth movements or quakes. Some are “rollers” and some are “jolts”. Some are single events, and others involve a series of follow-on events. All are potentially dangerous.  Confidence and peace of mind comes with being prepared for such events.

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Emergency Release Map

In the event of a school emergency that requires the evacuation of children from the buildings, we will march the classes down to the school baseball diamond adjacent to Blackstone Drive. Below is a map of where each of the classes will be gathered on the field.

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Flu, Preventive Actions


Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.

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  • Three step approach to fighting influenza
  • How the flu spreads
  • Preventive actions your family can take
  • Stopping the spread at work
  • Protecting your child

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Head Lice Information

images44As of 2016, we are in the process of re-writing out policy. If nits are discovered we are recommending students immediately seek treatment. Our school nurse advises students to keep their hair short or if their hair is long to keep it back in a pony tail, braid, or bun. Do not share hats.

Although there is nothing "dirty" about having lice, some children and parents are embarrassed by it.  As child care providers, we keep all cases of lice confidential and are encouraging children and parents to do the same.  It is very important that our school and child care personnel are informed if lice is detected in your child's hair.  We appreciate your corporation around this and how much of a distraction this has been for some of our families.

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Angie Brody director of our after school Children's Center can be reached at (415) 485-3190.



  • Policies

    At Mary E. Silveira school we take the responsibility of educating your children seriously and have crafted the following sets of policies to ensure that your childrens' educational experience is as rich and rewarding as possible.

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  • About Mary E. Silveira School

    About Mary E. Silveira School

    It is the mission of Mary E. Silveira School to help each and every child realize his or her full potential with opportunities that guide academic, social, emotional, and physical development. Our commitment is to create an environment that engages students in academic work that helps them become responsible and productive citizens who are life-long learners. We recognize and celebrate the diversity, strengths and inquisitive spirit of every child. We are prepared to work collaboratively with colleagues, students and parents to achieve this shared educational purpose; instilling in children the belief that they can change the world….. and have fun doing it.


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Mary E. Silveira Elementary School
Dixie School District

375 Blackstone Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903

(415) 492-3741

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