December 3, 2020
Dear Kentfield School Community,
Today, Governor Newsom announced information about a new Regional Stay Home Orderto help mitigate the surge of COVID-19. Marin County is part of the Bay Area Region, and is projected to move into a Stay Home Order in mid - late December.
It is important to note that a Regional Stay Home Order does not modify existing state guidance regarding K-12 schools. Per state guidance, if schools already opened for in-person instruction through an elementary school waiver or while their county was in a less restrictive tier when placed in a Regional Stay Home Order, they may continue offering in-person instruction.
The Kentfield School District opened for in-person instruction on November 12th in Tier III - Orange, which permits our schools to continue this model of instruction as planned for Monday, December 7th. Currently, the KSD is busy preparing to safely welcome cohorts of up to twelve (12) students for Full Hybrid Instruction. As described in yesterday’s communication, we will offer a schedule of alternating between one week of in-person learning at our schools and one week of distance learning from home. For families who have chosen a Distance Learning-Only Program, their child(ren) will continue to zoom into their classes from home. Bacich and Kent Principals will be sending a communication by end of day tomorrow with further details about schedule, cohorts, and pertinent school logistics for the transition to Full Hybrid Instruction.
The KSD is fully committed to following local and state Public Health guidance in relation to school operations. We recognize this shifting landscape can be unsettling and we appreciate our community’s patience and flexibility as we collectively respond to the unique nature of our current environment.