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Kent Announcements

2021-2022 District Calendar

Board Meeting Recording – January 12, 2021

Newsletter – January 4, 2021

Strategic Plan - Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Development
The KSD is in the process bringing together the new Strategic Plan and the District’s three year LCAP. We are soliciting community members to partake in an advisory group with various stakeholders to share perspective and help us formulate a path that is reflective of the Strategic Plan priorities adopted in February 2020. If you are interested in participating in this group please complete this form by Friday, Jan. 15.

Stay At Home Order - Gathering & Travel
Marin’s Stay at Home Order. has been extended until further notice. In planning to keep our school community as safe as possible, below is helpful information to navigate our current status.

  • Gathering is defined as more than one household gathering inside or outside at a residence. Permitted gatherings include: organized sports/activities, childcare and/or outdoor recreational activities (hiking, biking, surfing, etc.)
  • Traveling is defined as more than 120 miles from your residence for non-essential purposes. It is important to note that any Marin County resident who engages in non-essential travel has violated a state order.
  • Here is more information about the Stay at Home Order

KSD Health Screening
The KSD Daily Health Screening has been updated to include a travel/gathering question, and will remain in place throughout the Stay at Home Order. If a member of the KSD community travels outside the Bay Area and/or gathers with members outside of their household they shall not attend site based instruction until they:

  1. Quarantine for 10-days following the gathering/ traveling OR
  2. Return after day 7 with a negative test performed on/after day 5 (diagnostic molecular rt-pcr tests only) and remain asymptomatic.

If we learn that a member of the KSD community has traveled/gathered within 10 days and arrives at in-person learning, they will be sent home until the above criteria are met.

Updated Documents & Winter Recess Resources:
Marin County Decision Tree Guidance - Tier I - Stay-at-Home Version
Site Specific Safety Protection Plan - Bacich & Kent (Updated Dec. 2020)
KSD Student & Family Handbook (Tier I - Stay-at-Home Version) - English - Spanish

COVID-19 Testing Opportunities

We strongly encourage everyone in our community who are unable to follow Marin Public Health guidelines to be tested during the week of January 4th.

Marin County COVID-19 Testing

Public Health Testing – Curative: Marin County Public Health offers five-day a week community-wide Curative COVID Testing opportunities. Appointments will be opened 4 days prior to testing day. For more information click here.

Whether your family is insured or not there are free and easy testing options in our county.

COVID-19 Exposure Reporting Procedure

If a Kent student or staff are exposed to COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19, please call the Kent Office 415-458-5970 immediately and leave a message for Jeanne Sellers detailing the following:

  1. Name - First and Last
  2. Date of Exposure or Test Positive
  3. Contact Information - Email or Phone Number

Designated staff will be checking messages for district sites two times daily for the duration of the break.

Safe Routes to School

  • Learn how to get to school safely with these tips for Hybrid Instruction. (English | Spanish)

Kent Video Tour for In-Person Instruction

Recent Hybrid Instruction & COVID-19 Information

Distance Learning only - Week of Jan. 4th to Jan. 8th
The KSD will temporarily provide Distance Learning only during the week of January 4th. This decision is to support our school community in following Marin Public Health Quarantine Guidance if you are unable to follow the Dec. 17th Regional Stay-at-Home Order. The KSD will resume Hybrid instruction on Monday, Jan. 11th.

Distance Learning and Transition to In-Person Instruction Planning - important resources and documents

Public Health Community Conversation - January 4, 2021 Recording

  • Marin Public Health provided an update from Dr. Willis and Dr. Santora.

Student & Family Handbook COVID-19 Safety - English

Manual del Estudiante y La Familia Seguridad COVID-19 - Spanish

Please be sure to commit to the KSD Community Pledge via Parent Square

COVID-19 Safety Decision Tree for Schools - English and Spanish

Community Office Hours with Superintendent Raquel Rose, Bacich Principal Mary Ann Spitzer, and Kent Principal Grant Althouse

Kent Site Council

  • Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 5, 2020, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Local Construction Projects - Information on College of Marin and Sir Francis Drake Boulevard projects

Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Project Update – Work Winding down in the Bacich area!

Starting January 18 through the end of the month, new traffic signal poles will be installed at Laurel Grove and Wolfe Grade and once done, the old traffic signals will be removed.    The pork chop island at Wolfe Grade will be removed and some medians on SFD will undergo curb improvements once the old signal poles are out.  Once completed (by end of January/early February), the majority of the construction work will be moving out of the Bacich area for an indeterminate (but long) time.   The water main line work will continue, moving east from College, but should not affect pedestrians/sidewalk access. Please continue to take care, allow for extra time, and pay attention to any detours.

To receive updates throughout the construction process and for more information on Upgrade the Drake, please visit the project website at www.upgradethedrake.com.

Pedestrians Crossing College Avenue

Please remember to activate the flashing signals when using the crosswalk. During the demolition of the COM Learning Resource Center, large trucks will be entering and exiting the driveway near the crosswalk. This important safety feature is the only way vehicles exiting the driveway know that there are pedestrians in the crosswalk.

Resources and Information

Registration Information

New Student Registration Information

"Marin’s best public elementary school? Website declares winner."

School Board and District Committees

Next Regular School Board Meeting: Tuesday, January 12, 2020, 5 p.m., Zoom, agenda

Board Meeting Highlights are posted online and emailed/texted to KSD families. In these highly unusual times, we encourage you to read them closely and direct any questions or concerns to our Board President, Heather McPhail Sridharan (hmcphailsridharan@kentfieldschools.org) and Incoming Superintendent, Raquel Rose (rrose@kentfieldschools.org). Feedback is always welcome and valued.

Equity & Inclusion Committee

District Budget 101 Presentation

Safety Committee

Getting To and From Kent Middle School

All visitors to Kent Middle School must enter school grounds through the main office. A visitor badge is required for all visitors and volunteers during the school day, and can be obtained in the office.

  • Please consider walking or biking to campus. Visit Safe Routes to School to discover the best and safest route to walk, bike, skate, to Kent!
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800 College Avenue, Kentfield, CA 94904
Telephone: (415) 458-5970
Fax: (415) 458-5973

Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. school days.