Mark Day School
39 Trellis Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903

COVID-19 Information

Mark Day School is committed to keeping our students, families, and employees safe. Please see below for relevant information about school protocols, vaccination information, and more.

General Health Protocols

  • When on campus, all individuals MUST wear a face covering at all times
  • All parents/guardians must fill out the SchoolPass Wellness Check prior to dropping off students in the morning and show the green bar
  • We are urging all students to take a COVID test (any kind) right before coming back to school following long breaks (either the night before or the morning of).

Student illness

  • If your student has any of the following symptoms, they must go or stay home, regardless of vaccination status:
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Loss of smell or taste
    • Fever of 100.4 or more or chills
    • Body ache
    • Fatigue
    • Headache
    • Congestion/runny nose
    • Sore throat
    • Diarrhea
    • Vomiting
  • Contact Public Health Liaisons Mary and Sophie and let them know about your student's symptoms
  • Symptomatic students must take a COVID test or seek an alternative diagnosis from a healthcare provider
  • Students may return to campus if:
    • They have a negative COVID test result (if your student is taking an at-home BinaxNOW test, please write on the test the student's name and the date/time prior to sending Mary and Sophie a photo of the results) OR
    • They have an alternative diagnosis from a healthcare provider AND
    • Their symptoms have improve AND
    • They have been fever-free for more than 24 hours without fever-reducing medication
  • Though students do not need to be 100% symptom-free to return to campus, students must be able to breathe well through their masks and be free of symptoms that may cause concern for others (i.e. incessant coughing, blowing nose, etc.).

Household exposure

  • If someone in your child's household tests positive for COVID-19:
    • If your child is fully vaccinated
      • Notify Mary and Sophie
      • Your child may continue to come to school if your child:
        • Is asymptomatic
        • Tests on day 5 from the last day of exposure (on campus or at home)
        • Monitors for symptoms for 14 days and test immediately if any symptoms arise
    • If your child is unvaccinated (or eligible for a booster but has not received one)
      • Notify Mary and Sophie
      • Your child must stay home
      • Isolate your child from the positive individual at home
      • Test on day 5 (at home); submit results to Mary and Sophie
      • Your child may come to school if your child:
        • Return on day 8 if negative test on day 5; submit results to Mary and Sophie
        • Is asymptomatic
        • Monitors for symptoms for 14 days and tests immediately if any symptoms arise

Travel Protocols

  • Unvaccinated students traveling outside of California (by any means) must adhere to a modified quarantine. They can come to school if they:
    • Contact Public Health Liaisons Mary Contreras and Sophie Shulman
    • Take a COVID test 4 days after returning from out-of-state (day 1 begins the day after you return) and let Mary and Sophie know of the results
    • Attend in-person instruction and before/after care ONLY; no extracurricular or social activities
  • Modified quarantine ends with a negative COVID test
  • Fully vaccinated students traveling out-of-state must also take a COVID test 4 days after returning; please submit results to Mary and Sophie

How to Report At-Home Tests to Primary.Health

  • Please report ALL kinds of at-home tests to Primary.Health every time someone in your household takes one.
  • Here is the link to the portal:
  • You will need your child's access code.
    • Tip #1: Use the QR code and access code provided on the sticker on any home test kits provided by the school. Each student has a unique access code.
    • Tip #2: Take a photo of the sticker on a school-provided test kit for future use.
    • Tip #3: If you don't have a sticker, find your child's access code on Mark Day School's community portal:
      • Login to Mark Day School's online community portal.
      • Click on your child's name in the yellow navigation bar OR if you have more than one child at the school, click on the "Children" drop-down menu and then select your child's name.
      • Click on the "Contact Card" tab.
      • Look in General Information for your child's "Student ID." Your child's Student ID is their access code in Primary.

How to Find a COVID Test

Campus Visitors

  • All visitors to campus must be fully vaccinated and show proof


  • We expect all eligible students to be fully vaccinated
  • Currently, students age 5 and up are eligible
  • You may find a vaccine near you by searching the Marin County Vaccine Finder
  • As of January 26, 2022, our vaccination rate at Mark Day School is as follows:
    • Faculty & staff: 100%
    • All K-8 students: 92%

Public Health Liaisons:

Mary Contreras, School Nurse
Sophie Shulman, Director of Communications

School Site-Specific Protection Plan (SSSPP)


[Updated 1/25/21]