March 9, 2021

Dear Kentfield School District Community,

I am thrilled to share that the KSD and KTA have mutually agreed to expand to full In-Person Instruction on Monday, March 22nd. All KSD schools will implement a full In-person Instructional program following the schedules developed by our KSD-KTA workgroups for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

This timeline allows us to fully prepare our sites for all students on campus, increase In-Person learning for our students and offer a more traditional school experience. As we expand instructional programming, we may determine specific classes needing to be supervised by alternate staff for a limited amount of time due to vaccination status of staff. As many are aware, vaccination opportunities have varied over the last three months, but as of Saturday, March 6th all KSD staff who opted for the vaccination had the opportunity to be vaccinated. Based on this confirmation, we can expect all KSD staff, choosing to be vaccinated, to be fully immunized by April 12th. This is an exciting turning point for our school community in which we plan to provide further details at tonight’s regular meeting of the Board of Trustees.

We are also happy to share that the KSD administration and KTA are in ongoing discussions related to expectations for the 2021-22 school year. We plan to follow all the necessary and current safety protocols determined by state and local public health experts while operating full In-Person Instruction during the 2021-22 school year.

This plan is evidence of our collective interest in working together to increase In-Person learning for our school community. I look forward to celebrating this transition in the coming weeks, as this shift is a symbol of our united approach to moving forward in the best interest of our students, staff and families.

With gratitude,

Superintendent Signature

Raquel Rose