March 18, 2020, update

5:31 pm

Dear KSD Community, It is never my intention to create confusion, but having now waded into the play date conversation, I feel responsible to pass this (https://sf.gov/stay-home-except-essential-needs) along from one of our families. With regard to play dates, the order is very specific: "You cannot take them [children] to the playground or arrange play dates. Children are not able to maintain social distance, and even adults are prohibited from socializing with friends in this manner." While I realize that this is a city of San Francisco order, six Bay Area counties including Marin are all under the same shelter-in-place restrictions, so it applies. Liz Schott

5:02 pm

Dear KSD Community, I checked with my colleagues today, and they too heard what I did on yesterday's conference call regarding play dates. But, what I realize is that I am not the arbiter of play dates. That falls squarely under the parenting umbrella. I don't know why I felt it necessary to say anything at all about play dates in my report yesterday. We will stick to educating, and leave the parenting decisions to you. Other than that, there is no news. We will compile all information to date in tomorrow evening's newsletter. Many thanks to all who have contacted me about making donations to help defray the cost of our lunch cards. Please let me know if you have any questions ~ Liz Schott lschott@kentfieldschools.orgDear Kentfield School District Community,

8:55 am

Dear KSD Community, As has been my practice throughout this crisis, I pass along to you what I learn from my daily conference calls with the health department. My communication to you last evening included information about small play dates. I have received many emails from parents who think this is wrong information. I will re-ask the question on today's conference call at 11 am and will get back to you with any updated information. As always, you as parents have ultimate discretion over your child's activities. I apologize for the upset.


Be well.

Liz Schott
Superintendent
lschott@kentfieldschools.org