KSD News

Dear KSD Community,

Please join us on Tuesday, May 24th, 4 p.m. at Kent Middle School to recognize our KSD volunteers, Golden Bell Recipients, Retirees and Transitioning Staff. We will spend time honoring our KSD community prior to our Board of Trustee Meeting. Following our KSD End of Year Recognition Ceremony we will reconvene to our Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the Kent Library.

We hope to see you there.

Superintendent Signature

Raquel Rose

District Announcements

KSD Substitute & Kent Yard Supervision Opportunities

Be a KSD Substitute - Now and for the 2022-2023

On Tuesday, May 17th the KSD hosted a brief meeting for interested KSD community members to become substitutes for their child's school. We are looking for substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, yard supervisors and office support staff.

Here a video and slide deck with information about this possibility. If you are interested please reach out to Cyd Amaral at camaral@kentfieldschools.org.

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.

Be a KSD Trustee

On Tuesday, May 17, KSD Board President David Riedel and Superintendent Rose hosted an informational meeting regarding the role of a Trustee. This November we will have up to three seats available, and are looking for members of the Kentfield - Greenbrae community to consider running for election.

Here is a video and slide deck sharing information about this important role for our school district.

Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) Reports

In this evening's site newsletters both principals, Mary Ann Spitzer and Grant Althouse, will be sharing an update about accessing your child’s MAP scores for grades 2nd–8th grades. Although the sites will be distributing this information at different time frames, we are moving forward with providing direct access to student’s progress as it relates to MAP performance. We hope you will find this information beneficial as you reflect on your child’s academic progress.

Air Quality Protocols

With warmer weather and anticipated Red Flag warning days ahead, we are providing the Air Quality Protocols for schools that were developed By Marin County Office of Education (MCOE) with guidance and direction from Public Health. These are the guidelines currently in place can be used if and when poor air quality is upon us. If we approach a period where air quality worsens into the very unhealthy range, we will receive guidance from MCOE and Public Health.

Air quality can be monitored on the AirNow.gov websites and resources are available on the MCOE website "Extreme Weather" page.

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 2022-2-23 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 24, 2022

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

  • Informal Meet & Greet with Bacich Principal Elect Maria Martin, 4:30-5:30 p..m., Bacich Library

Thursday, May 26, 2022

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

Friday, May 27, 2022

Monday, May 30, 2022

  • Memorial Day – No School

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

  • 5th Grade Band/Strings Spring Concert, 7-8 p.m., Kent MP Room

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

  • 6th Grade Band/Strings Spring Concert, 7-8 p.m., Kent MP Room,
  • 4th Grade Step Up Day for students
  • TK Parent Information Meeting 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

  • Zero Period Instrumental/Choir Spring Concert, Kent MP Room, 7-8 p.m.

Friday, June 3, 2022

  • Bacich Volunteer Tea, 8:30 a.m., Bacich Library
  • 4th Grade Step Up Parent Presentation, 8:45-10 a.m.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

  • Kent Site Council meeting, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • DELAC meeting, 5-6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Friday, June 10, 2022

  • 8th Grade Graduation, 2:30-4 p.m.
  • 8th Grade Grad night, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Smarter Schools Plan Updated May 5, 2022

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

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

District Committees