Kentfield School District News

Dear KSD Community,

Today marks the first day of March and by the looks outside — spring has sprung. Schools across the nation, including our KSD schools, celebrated Read Across America today and the launch of Women’s History Month. It’s annual events like these that lend towards making school exciting, memorable, and fun. Ask your child — what book was read in their class today or maybe engage in a bedtime story highlighting a woman in history. Embrace these moments today, as time is short and we must celebrate the opportunities that may bring joy to our lives!

Be Well!

Superintendent Signature

Raquel Rose

District Announcements

KSD Community Office Hours

Join KSD Superintendent and Site Principals on Tuesday, March 2nd from 5:00pm - 6:00pm for an update on KSD’s plan for the spring trimester. Families will receive updates about COVID-19 in our community and plans for further expansion of educational programs, including the design of KSD’s Full In-Person instructional program. Information provided will assist families with completing the third trimester survey. This event will be recorded and posted to the KSD website if you are unable to attend.

Public Health Updates

Outdoor and Indoor Youth and Recreational Adult Sports - CDPH Guidance - Updated 2-19-2021

Marin County Tier 2 - Substantial (“Red”) guidance - Updated 2-24-2021

Marin County Decision Tree (Tier 2 - Red Tier) - Updated 3-1-2021

Family - Student Handbook - Forthcoming

Press Conference - California Teachers Association (CTA)

Today at approximately 4:30 p.m. the California Teachers Association held a press conference outside of Kent Middle School for the Marin CTA chapters. Information shared was related to safely returning students to campus. More information may be seen on tonight's evening news. This was not scheduled or planned by school district administration.

KSD COVID-19 Dashboard

In an effort to keep the KSD community informed a KSD COVID-19 Dashboard has been developed to display levels of exposure notification in alignment with Marin County Public Health Exposure protocols. The KSD COVID-19 Dashboard will be updated regularly. See our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more details about this Dashboard.

COVID-19 Decision Tree Guidance - English & Spanish Version

Know when to stay home and what to do when you or your family don't feel well or have engaged in what is categorized as a high-risk activity (e.g., any mixing of households, non-essential travel).

Upcoming Events

*For security, Zoom links and passwords for events are not posted on the District website, and are sent through ParentSquare.

Daily: Virtual Crossing Guard with Ms. Stephens, 7:55-8:30 a.m., Zoom

March 1-5, 2021: Cohort B Resumes In-Person Instruction

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

March 8-12, 2021: Cohort A Resumes In-Person Instruction

Monday, March 8, 2021

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Friday, March 12, 2021

  • Trimester 2 ends
  • Kent Principal Chat, 9:15 a.m.

School Board & District Committees

Safe Routes to School

Important Information About New Crosswalk
As you plan for your child’s walking and biking safety to/from school, please be aware that a crosswalk is being installed at the Wolfe Grade and Sir Francis Drake intersection, located in front of Bacich and Sloat Nursery. The crosswalk will be ready for use on March 12th. So, when considering your child’s route to school, please plan ahead for this change.

Even though the new crosswalk crosses Sir Francis Drake heading towards Bacich, for student safety, we have made the following recommendations about its use:

  • Students should continue to use the current route they’ve been using going to/from school.
  • Kent bicyclists should proceed down to the Laurel Grove crosswalk to cross with the crossing guard as they do now, and then proceed down McAllister to school (instead of using the new crosswalk and riding through Bacich campus).
  • Kent and Bacich walkers should continue to use the overpass or the Laurel Grove crosswalk.

Please share this with your child, particularly if they travel independently to school. Thank you for your partnership to ensure our Bacich bears and Kent falcons travel safely to and from school!

If you have questions regarding this recommended route to school, feel to contact Tanya Vernitsky, Safe Routes to Schools representative, at Also, this is a link to neighborhood route maps from Safe Routes to Schools. Thank you!

Learn how to get to school safely with these tips for Hybrid Instruction. (English | Spanish)

Marin County COVID-19 Resources, & Testing Opportunities

Discover local case rates, trends, demographics, and resources to stay up to date with the status of COVID-19 in Marin at the Marin Recovers and Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Surveillance Update websites.

Public Health Testing – Curative: Marin County Public Health offers five-day a week communitywide Curative COVID Testing opportunities. Appointments will be opened 4 days prior to testing day. For more information click here.

Whether your family is insured or not there are free and easy testing options in our county.