KSD News

Dear KSD Community,

Today, Dr. Ghaly from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) hosted a video press conference (see recording here) to share the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and an update specifically related to indoor masking. Per Dr. Ghaly, California’s school masking requirements will remain in effect, even as some of the state’s indoor masking protocols expire tomorrow, February 15.

Dr. Ghaly shared that COVID-19 cases, test positivity, hospitalization, and vaccination rates will be assessed through February 28, and if trends continue as expected, the Administration will announce additional updates related to indoor masking in school settings. Dr. Ghaly did not provide specific metrics that would be utilized to inform a masking mandate adjustment, saying only that the rates would be considered as a collective rather than individually assessed.

The KSD will continue to monitor Public Health Guidance and updates related to school operations. Indoor masking continues to be required for staff and students, no matter the vaccination status and outdoor masking continues to be optional. Along with the CDPH, we continue to urge all those eligible to get vaccinated and/or get boosted to help keep our community as safe as possible.

Take Good Care,

Superintendent Signature

Raquel Rose

District Announcements

Thank you parents/guardians for your participation in the KSD’s YouthTruth Survey. We are now at a 25% participation rate!

The YouthTruth survey is a tool to help inform KSD about how to increase engagement, academic achievement and relationships within our school community. This spring we will share results of the survey and how it will continue to inform our school operations! Click HERE to complete your survey today.

The KSD YouthTruth survey window will close on Friday February 25.

KSD Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) Information

Registration is now open!

Learn how the KSD is designing and planning the UTK program beginning Fall 2022.

  • Universal Transitional Kindergarten Presentation Slide Deck: English and Spanish
  • Universal Transitional Kindergarten: Recording Jan. 27 and Jan. 28

2021-2022 District Calendar & 2022-2023 District Calendar

KSD, KSPTA & Community Parent Education Opportunities Calendar

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

  • Family Partners Meeting, 4-5 p.m.
    • Family Partners welcomes Marysha Barney, BCBA, who will speak with us about strategies to improve children's behavior at home and in the community.
  • KSPTA Equity & Inclusion Kick-off Committee meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Zoom

Friday, February 18, 2022

February 21-25, 2022: President's Holiday, No School

Friday, February 25, 2022

Monday, February 28, 2022

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Friday, March 4, 2022

  • Kent Principal Coffee, 8:45-10 a,m., Zoom

Reminder"Guideline #30 Vaccination Verification Submission

In alignment with Public Health guideline #30, the KSD requests vaccination verification submission for ALL students who have received the COVID-19 vaccination. Parents/Guardians please submit verification digitally HERE, so the KSD may update the district’s COVID Vaccination Rate monthly.

Staff will be reaching out to families directly in the coming weeks to ensure all submission of COVID vaccination information has been received.

If your child tests positive for COVID-19, please report it to our school nurse, Laurel Yrun at lyrun@kentfieldschools.org immediately.

KSD COVID Information – Dashboard

Marin Public Health 32-Point Plan Public Health Update, effective 1/25/2022 Summary of Key Updates

Marin County Schools Quarantine & Isolation GuidanceDocument subject to change

COVID-19 Tests: www.findacovidtest.org for up to date information on where antigen tests may be available.

School Board Information: video recordings of meetings, community letters, minutes, trustee contacts

District Committees