October 5, 2020

Dear Kentfield School Community,

Today we launched pilot programs at each school site, which is the first step towards moving to a Hybrid Instruction program for our KSD students. I personally engaged in this process by working with a group of 4th grade students while their classroom teacher onboarded their on-site peers with the safety protocols and procedures for in-person instruction. It was a very positive experience and quite honestly a highlight of my work here in Kentfield to date!

As we continue our transition we are planning a variety of events for our school community so we may all become more acquainted with how each school may look and feel a bit different in a COVID-19 world. Below is a calendar of events happening in the coming weeks that you may find beneficial for your calendar.

Two additional items that I am receiving feedback about relates to the date of our full Hybrid Transition as well as KSD’s instructional approach. I am working with our staff to determine a date that we can provide our community related to a full transition to Hybrid, I hope to provide clarity on the timeline by the October 13, 2020 Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees. The instructional approach we have agreed to as a staff is being implemented in the pilot, through this trial we will be better informed about how we may need to adjust so our students and staff can engage in the most optimal teaching and learning program possible.

I have provided links to our Site Specific Safety Plans for each site below for community reference. These will continue to be living documents that will be reviewed and updated based on guidance from Public Health and discourse with our community and District Safety Committee. Please feel free to reach out to me directly if you have questions or wonderings related to these plans.

I will share additional updates this week via Parent Square by the end of day Thursday, October 8, 2020. Wishing everyone a healthy and smooth week ahead!

Superintendent Signature

Raquel Rose

Communications Timeline

Timeline Update via Parent Square (10/8)
October 5, 2020 Launch Pilot Program
October 8 & 12, 2020 Parent/Guardian SSSPP Webinar Orientations (5-6pm)
October 13, 2020 Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees
October 15, 2020 Parent/Guardian SSSPP Q & A Site Specific Presentation
Timeline Update via Parent Square (10/15)
October 19, 2020 Expand Pilot Program
October 20, 2020 Parent/Guardian SSSPP Q & A
Site Specific Presentation
October 22, 2020 KSD Office Hours (Tentative)
Timeline Update via Parent Square (10/22)