October 10, 2019
This week has been a stark reminder of the new normal of our times. While power outages did not directly affect our schools, there are certainly members of our community who were inconvenienced by them in one way or another.
Preparation for disasters has always been a point of pride for the Kentfield School District. Gearing up for the districtwide drill on October 22nd has been underway literally since last February when the weaknesses in our process for releasing students to their families when sites are closed during the school day became clear.
In addition to the usual search and rescue and first aid drills, a large-scale execution of the new “Tag and Ticket” (student release) process will take place at Bacich with the help of 100 parent volunteers. A smaller-scale test of "Tag and Ticket" is being done at Kent that day as well. Debriefing following the drill will provide critical information on how to further refine our systems.
Today, the district Safety Committee met with our partners in the Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department. Einstein is rumored to have said, "Do not worry too much about your difficulties in mathematics, I can assure you that mine are still greater." Similarly, our first responders assured us that the depth of their planning for disasters and emergencies exceeds anything we could even imagine.
They also asked that we remind people to stay as up to date as possible on the most current information by registering your contact information at the following sites:
- www.nixle.com/ (text zip codes to 888777)
- PG&E Alerts for Account Holders
- PG&E Zip Code Alerts for non-account holders (sign up for your school’s zip code)
Here are some additional links with important resources to assist you in being prepared at home:
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