District Newsletter

May 22nd, 2020

School Closure Resources and Information

Distance Learning Portals

We have a new, redesigned website for support, resources, and media during the school closure.

KSD Distance Learning Portal Student Services Learning Portal

May 28, 2020 Reclassification Ceremony

  • Participating families will receive a notification email with the Zoom link and password to attend.

Nov 3, 2020 School Board Election

Marin County School Board elections are scheduled to be held on November 3, 2020 as part of the general election. The terms of School Board members Quoc Tran and David Riedel end in November. David has committed to run and Quoc remains undecided. Parties interested in learning more about running for one of the seats will find information on the Marin County Elections website. Note that there are county registration deadlines in the summer (July 13 - August 7) so it is not too early to start considering this option if you are interested.
If you want to learn more about the role of a School Board Trustee, please review the documents in the overview packet linked below that Superintendent Liz Schott and Board President Heather McPhail Sridharan presented during the May 19th Prospective Board Member Orientation. Please feel free to reach out to any current KSD Trustee or Superintendent Schott anytime with questions. We welcome all interest and involvement.

Davina Goldwasser

Sarah Killingsworth

Heather McPhail Sridharan

David Riedel

Quoc Tran

The Board of Trustees, Kentfield School District

School Board Information Overview Packet


2020-2021 Student Registration

If your TK-7th grade student WILL NOT BE RETURNING to Kentfield schools next year: please let Lisa Sandberg (Kent) at lsandberg@kentfieldschools.org or Lynn Bartha (Bacich) at lbartha@kentfieldschools.org know as soon as possible to help us with scheduling and staffing for the 2020-2021 school year.

If your student is currently enrolled in Kentfield schools and WILL BE RETURNING in the fall: you do not have to do anything to facilitate that automatic continuation process unless you have been contacted directly by your school. You will receive information about the data confirmation process in August.

Virtual Office Hours with Superintendent Liz Schott, Bacich Principal Sally Peck, and Kent Principal Grant Althouse

  • Weekly on Thursdays from 4-5 p.m.
  • Families will receive an email, sent through Aeries, with the zoom webinar link and password.
  • Virtual Office Hours Archive

School Board

Letters to the Community

  • May 8, 2020: Introduction of Superintendent finalist Raquel Rose.
  • May 7, 2020: Rescission of 2.5 layoff notices, update on Bacich class size, and gratitude during Teacher Appreciation Week.

Next Monthly Meeting: June 9, 2020, 5 p.m.

  • Families will receive the virtual meeting details before the meeting.

Summer Camp Opportunities

Free Virtual Summer Camp

Camp Kinda (Español Camp Kinda) is a virtual Summer Camp from some of the most innovative minds in online learning. Camp Kinda (Español Camp Kinda) will be available online for free to all families due to philanthropic support. It will provide approximately three to four hours of engaging free content per day to families around the country.

While nothing can replace the joys of an outdoor summer, Camp Kinda makes the best of what is possible: mixing fun and enriching activities, all of which are designed to put minimal strain on working parents.

Bay Area Writing Camp Online Summer Courses

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