July 10, 2020
Dear Kentfield School District Community,
The start of our new school year is just weeks away, and during a time in which folks are typically enjoying their summer holiday filled with excursions and backyard barbeques, we are in the throes of Zoom meetings and discussions around the conditions for school operations during the 2020-2021 school year. Although this may not be the summer we all were planning — it is a chance for us to connect in a different way and think about how we might leverage this unique scenario to re-imagine how we provide educational services for our students.
As a new member of the Kentfield School District staff, I continue to be in awe of the level of engagement and dedication from our community. The inquiries and wonderings from our various partners clearly demonstrates the high level of dedication and investment in our Kentfield students.
As shared at office hours, our staff is meeting weekly to address safety, wellness, and instruction in a comprehensive and diligent manner. Our planning continues to be grounded in the Public Health Guided Return to Site-Based Classroom Instruction, but with a local twist based on our community’s ongoing feedback. Our timeline of communication will hopefully be a guide our stakeholders can look to as we plan for the Fall. At the July 16th Community Office Hours a framework for the 2020-2021 school year operations will be released and immediately following we will survey our constituents to obtain a confirmation from families about their intention for the 2020-2021 school year.
Although, some may see this time as a significant challenge — I see it as a grand opportunity to further strengthen our partnership and formulate a plan that will support our staff in providing each and every one of our students an educational experience that will maximize their potential!