November 2, 2020

Dear Kentfield School District Community,

In collaboration with our Kentfield Teachers Association (KTA), I am pleased to announce we have an agreeable date to begin phasing in Hybrid instruction once final walkthroughs of both school sites occur this week.

At this time, we are planning for all staff medically able to report to their respective school sites on Monday, November 9, 2020 to provide Distance Learning and get acclimated with all COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures. On Thursday, November 12, 2020 KSD will phase in Hybrid Instruction at both school sites for Kindergarten through 8th grades. Each in-person cohort will participate in school based instruction for up to four days prior to the Thanksgiving break. During this period of time, students will get oriented with the COVID-19 protocols, which includes but is not limited to daily health checks, physical distancing expectations, hygiene practices and classroom procedures. School principals will be in touch via Parent Square regarding cohort assignments for Hybrid implementation. Once all information is received finalized cohort information will be shared with families.

As we venture into this next phase of instructional programming, we recognize the short turnaround and families may need more time to adjust to this new schedule. Please know we will be as flexible as possible as we begin to provide school based instruction. As COVID-19 continues to shift and our teaching and learning evolves, we are committed to using state and local public health guidance to inform and guide our planning in the best interest of staff and students.

Please join me on Thursday, November 5 at 5:30 p.m. for Community Office hours related to public health guidance and KSD’s transition to Hybrid Instruction.

Take Good Care,

Superintendent Signature

Raquel Rose

Hybrid Instruction Transition Timeline

November 4, 2020

  • KSD-KTA Final Site Walk-Through (Bacich)

November 5, 2020

  • KSD-KTA Final Site Walk-Through (Kent)
  • KSD Community Office Hours, 5:30 p.m.
  • Community Update via Parent Square

November 6, 2020

  • KSD and KTA Negotiators Meet and Confer

November 10, 2020

  • KSD Board of Trustee Meeting, 6 p.m.

November 11, 2020

  • Veteran’s Holiday – No School

November 12-17, 2020

  • Cohort A - School Based Instruction

November 18, 2020

  • All Distance Learning

November 19-24, 2020

  • Cohort B - School Based Instruction