KSD News

Dear KSD Community,

In the month of February the KSD made significant efforts to gather feedback from all stakeholders — students, staff, parents/guardians, through our annual YouthTruth survey. We focused on obtaining 100% participation and we are excited to share that we had over 63% of our parent/guardian community complete a survey. At the Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 12th Jimmy Simpson Jr., of YouthTruth, joined our KSD staff in presenting a high level report on the KSD YouthTruth results. We will be using these results to help shape plans for our 2022-23 school year. We are also taking the time to reflect on the feedback received, while further exploring the data and what it represents within our community.

Community connections is a strategic plan priority for the KSD and through authentic feedback we are able use data results as a call to action. We thank you for your engagement in this process and welcome you to review the YouthTruth Slide Deck shared at the May 12th Board meeting.

Take good care,

Superintendent Signature

Raquel Rose

District Announcements

Opportunities Await – Now and for the School Year 2022-23.

REMINDER - Substitute Information Meeting — May 17, 8:45 a.m., District Office

As a community we are hoping to lean on some of our parents/guardians for day to day subbing as classroom teachers, yard supervisors, office support staff or classroom paraprofessionals. Please join us for an in person informational meeting tomorrow May 17 at 8:45 a.m. at the KSD District Office. Come learn the benefits of being a KSD Substitute!

Yard Supervision Opportunity at Kent

If interested, Kent Middle School is looking for Yard Supervision to support on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. To be considered for this role please apply HERE.

Interested in being a KSD Board of Trustee?

On Tuesday, May 17 at 6 p.m., the KSD will host a School Board Trustee orientation at the KSD District Office, 750 College Ave. to share more about the role of a School Board Member. Every public school district is governed by a board of trustees, commonly known as the school board. These boards of trustees are representative of their community, putting the interest of students' futures first. This November three seats will be open for election.

INTERNATIONAL FAMILY DAY X KSD: May 19, 6-8 p.m., Kent MP Room

Please join us for a very special evening celebrating INTERNATIONAL FAMILY DAY!

Together, we’ll enjoy music, games/crafts, potluck dinner and our Reclassification Ceremony. Part of this event is honoring our bilingual students who have achieved proficiency in English this school year. Following the ceremony, we will highlight countries, histories and family traditions of our KSD community by sharing a meal and playing games and crafts.

More Information about International Family Day:

KSD Fall Planning, 2022-23

Each year in January/February school districts across the state begin the process for Fall Planning. Staff typically review current student enrollment, local attendance trends, and staffing patterns to project the number of classrooms to operate in the subsequent school year. The KSD has committed to maintaining an average class sizes as reflected below:

K-5*: Average Class Size 25 | 1st*: Average Class Size 22 | 6-8: Ratio ranges between 28-30

The number of projected KSD 2022-23 classrooms currently align with the above ratios. The KSD staff is closely monitoring enrollment patterns for the upcoming school year, in the event staffing adjustments are necessary. Please know Fall Planning is a moving target and adjustments to staff can happen throughout the spring into the fall prior to the opening of the new school year. Our goal as a school district is to ensure we staff based on the best interest of students while maintaining our fiduciary responsibility. If you have questions or concerns about preliminary plans for the 2022-23 school year, please do not hesitate to reach out to Raquel Rose at rrose@kentfieldschools.org.

Let Us Know - Fall Enrollment Planning - 2022-2023

If your family is not returning to the Kentfield School District for the 2022-23 school year, please contact Lynn Bartha (lbartha@kentfieldschools.org) at Bacich or Lisa Sandberg (lsandberg@kentfieldschools.org) at Kent having this information helps as plan for the upcoming school year.

SELPA Hearing Notice

The SELPA office will be holding its annual public meeting on May 25, 2022 to fulfill the CDE requirement to have the SELPA’s Annual Budget and Service Plans adopted at a public hearing as outlined in California Education Code Section 56205.

2021-2022 District Calendar & 2022-2023 District Calendar

KSD, KSPTA & Community Parent Education Opportunities Calendar

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

  • Learn how to become a classroom substitute orientation, 8:45 a.m., District Office
  • KSD New Trustee Orientation, 6-7 p.m., District Office and Zoom

Thursday, May 19, 2022

  • International Family Day X KSD: 6-8 p.m., Kent MP Room

Friday, May 20, 2022

  • Bacich Principal Chat, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
  • 7th/8th Grade Movie Night, 6-8 p.m.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Thursday, May 26, 2022

  • Kent Volunteer Coffee, 8:30-10 a.m.

Friday, May 27, 2022

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

Monday, May 30, 2022

  • Memorial Day – No School

Smarter Schools Plan Updated May 5, 2022

Public Health Letter to the School Community on subvariant (BA.2) – released May 12, 2022

Public Health Letter to the School Community on End of the Year Events – released April 28, 2022

*District wide- indoor gatherings of 50+ people will be required to wear masks and testing prior to attending will be recommended.

Updated Marin County SMARTER Schools Plan

Marin Public Health, as well as updated guidance on end-of-school-year events (in English and Spanish). Marin County Public Health recommends the following multi-layered protective measures to decrease the risk of COVID-19 exposure and outbreaks.

When to Keep Your Child Home

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

Marin Public Health, Smarter Schools Plan, released March 28, 2022

Submit Student vaccination verification

How to Help Kids Navigate the New Era of No-Mask School - Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2022

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

District Committees