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Knightsen Elementary School District

Knightsen ESD

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    • We are currently looking for Substitute Teachers with Multiple Subject Credentials
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    Welcome Back

    I would like to officially welcome all KESD families back to school!  We are very excited to be able to return to full days of in person learning!  As we transition from hybrid/online learning to a return to normal schooling, we will continue to follow the CDC and CDPH guidance for safely returning to school.  This may include wearing masks and staying home if you are not feeling well. 

    Through the pandemic our district has grown in many ways to meet the demands of virtual and hybrid learning.  We look forward to retaining some of the valuable skills gained during this past school year while being able to return to the customs and traditions we once have known.  

    Over the summer our administrative and support staff has been working hard to bring your students the very best experience possible in the 2021-2022 school year.  Thank you for your continued trust and support through this pandemic and beyond! Here is to an outstanding 2021-2022 school year!

    Independent Study

    If you wish to inquire about independent study for your student, please contact the Superintendent's office (925) 626-3301 or via email at by Tuesday, July 27, 2021. 

    Please note that we can not guarantee that students who participate in independent study will be placed in their home school upon their return to in person instruction. 

    Admin Staff
    KESD Administration
    • Veronica Polk, Principal at Old River Elementary
    • Harvey Yurkovich, Superintendent
    • Frank Beede, Principal at Knightsen Elementary

    TK/Kindergarten Enrollment Packets for 2021-2022 available now at Knightsen and Old River Elementary.

    Information Regarding Interdistrict Transfers can be found on the Registration page or email  Diane Bodon at 



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    Knightsen District Vision & Mission

    To develop respectful, responsible, creative, lifelong learners Knightsen Elementary School District will:
    • Deliver an academically challenging and technology-infused curriculum including the arts.
    • Provide a stimulating, safe and supportive learning environment.
    • Attract, retain, develop and evaluate a highly qualified and caring staff.
    • Encourage each child to reach his or her personal best.
    • Build integrity, character and civic responsibility in our students.
    • Engage families in the daily life of the school.
    • Instill school pride and honor tradition.
    • Connect students to the unique agricultural heritage of our community.
    • Respect the diversity of students.
    • Transition students to the next educational level.
    • Prepare students for diverse careers within a global economy.
    • Guide students to understand and use technology responsibly.