Kentfield School District News
Dear KSD Community,
As the days get longer and we head into the spring we are looking forward to a new beginning with the launch of KSD’s full In-Person Instructional program on Monday, March 22nd.
The KSD staff is working diligently to address all the fine details in preparing our school sites and the students for this significant shift. Please be sure to read this week’s newsletters from both Bacich and Kent principals as they each provide pertinent details about this transition.
On Thursday, March 18th at 5 p.m. KSD will host a Community Office Hour with our school nurse and other local physicians to review the updated Site Specific Safety Protection Plan (SSSPP) for our schools. This presentation will highlight the specific changes to the SSSPPs and address required quarantining, spring break and respond to questions from attendees.
We thank you for your ongoing support and confidence in our KSD team as we work together through this next transition for the 2020-21 school year!
Take good care,
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
KSD & 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.
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).
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.
*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
Thursday, March 18, 2021
- Finance Committee meeting, 3:45-4:45 p.m., agenda
- KSD Community Office Hour - SSSPP Orientation, 5 p.m.
Friday, March 19, 2021
- KSD Distance Learning only/Asynchronous Day
- KSD COVID -19 Testing at Bacich - Sign Up HERE and Access Paperwork HERE
Monday, March 22, 2021
- First Day of KSD Full In-Person Instruction Districtwide
- Bacich Site Council meeting, 3-3:45 p.m.
- Kent Yearbook Order Deadline (code: 7587)
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Thursday, March 25, 2021
- LCAP Strategic Planning meeting, 4-5:30 p.m. agenda
Friday, March 26, 2021
- Kent School Pictures – more information coming soon.
April 5-9, 2021: Spring Break
Monday, April 12, 2021
- Resume KSD Full In-Person Instruction Districtwide
School Board & District Committees
- Board Meeting Highlights
- Board Meeting Video Archive
- Board Statements and Community Letters
- Next Monthly School Board meeting: Tuesday, April 13, 2020, 5 p.m., Zoom
- All are welcome and encouraged to attend via Zoom.
- Addressing the Board
Safe Routes to School
Wolfe Grade Crosswalk Activation Postponed
The new crosswalk being installed at the intersection of Wolfe Grade and Sir Francis Drake was scheduled to be ready for use on March 12. However, because of some unexpected issues needing to be resolved, there will be a delay in its activation. We will share details about the new opening date for the crosswalk as soon as we have more information.
If you have questions regarding this recommended route to school, feel to contact Tanya Vernitsky, Safe Routes to Schools representative, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, this is a link to neighborhood route maps from Safe Routes to Schools. Thank you!