District Newsletter

June 13th, 2019

Upcoming Events

Friday, June 14, 2019

  • Last day of school – school dismissal at 12:00 p.m.
  • Kent Graduation, College of Marin Gym at 2:30 p.m. Graduation Donation Form
    • Eighth graders need to return to Kent by 2:00 p.m.
    • Reception immediately following
    • COM Lots 12 and 13 are complimentary during ceremony and reception (lots adjacent to the COM gym and pool)
  • Kent Graduation Dance, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

SAVE THE DATE
Monday, August 5, 2019

  • Data Confirmation for the 2019-2020 school year will become available in the Aeries Parent Portal

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

  • Kent WEB Training, 12–3 p.m.
  • TK/Kindergarten Back to School Night, 6–7 p.m.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

  • Kent WEB Training, 12–3 p.m.
  • Bacich New Family Welcome, 6–7 p.m.

Thursday, August 29, 8:30–11:30 a.m.

  • Kent New Student Orientation, 8:30–11 a.m.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

  • First Day of School 2019-2020
  • Bacich School Coffee hosted by KSPTA

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

September 3-10, 2019

  • Bacich Kindergarten - minimum day schedule

September 11-13, 2019

  • Bacich Intake Conferences – minimum day schedule

Thursday, September 12, 2019

  • KSPTA Bacich Pizza and Games Night, time and location TBA

Friday, September 13, 2019

  • KSPTA General Meeting, time and location TBA

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

  • English Learner Welcome Night, 5:45-7 p.m., Bacich Community Center
    • Various community groups will be speak for 5-10 minutes about the opportunities and resources they offer.

District News

School Board

June 11, 2019 Board Meeting Highlights

School Board Information

  • Next Regular Board Meeting:
    • August 20, 2019, 5-7 p.m., District Office
  • The Agenda will be posted by 5 p.m. the Friday before the meeting.

2019-2020 School Board meeting dates

2019-2020 Budget

The 2019-2020 budget was approved at the School Board meeting on June 11, 2019.

Health Update

End of Year Medication Reminder

If your student has medication in the school office, it must be picked up by the last day of school. We cannot be responsible for any medication left in the school office over the summer. The entire Bacich office is relocating to the new building and we will be packing everything for the move.

Remember, if your student requires any medication, including over the counter medication, an Authorization to Administer form must be completed and signed with your health care provider. The medication provided needs to be in the original container and labeled with your child’s name.

Thank you and have a wonderful, healthy summer!

Laurel Yrun, RN, CCSN
District School Nurse

District Committees

DELAC (District English Learners Advisory Committee) meeting: September 17, 2019, 5:45-7 p.m., District Office

English Language Learners

English Language Learner Resources and English Learners Website

Bacich ELAC (English Learners Advisory Committee) meeting: September 4, 2019, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

English Learner Welcome Night: September 25, 2019, 5:45 -7 p.m., Bacich Community Center

  • Various community groups will be speak for 5-10 minutes each about the opportunities they offer.

Bacich News

Bacich Announcements

Final Bacich Broadcast

  • Bacich Bear Cards, Bacich construction time lapse, a riddle, with a fun song from Bacich teachers and principals.

Follow Bacich on Instagram

Bacich Elementary School @bacichelementary

Bacich STEAM Projects @bacichsteam

Bacich Library @bacichlibrary

Bacich Construction

Kent News

Follow the Kent Library on Instagram

Kent Announcements

Together We Can!

  • All Together We Can Service projects are open to everyone! For example, although the seventh grade has chosen to do a movie night for their project, all grades and community are welcome to come! The more the merrier at all events, Falcons!!

8th Grade Announcements

8th Grade Video from Bacich Breakfast

Future Redwood High School Families

Would you like a way to be more connected to parents of your child’s Freshman class? Redwood Parents Connect, a Redwood-specific parent-led community, would like to welcome you to join the community! Go to redwoodparentsconnect.com/2023 for more info! Parent groups are now forming for the incoming freshman class, and there is a closed Facebook group just for parents of Redwood's Class of 2023. Sign up now!

Be The Influence

BTI provides Marin parents with tools to help delay adolescent alcohol and other drug use. Parents are empowered with facts, information and parenting tips through BTI’s website and newsletters. Parents also may gain access to a Parent Directory of participating BTI parents throughout Marin. The Parent Directory is especially useful as your child begins to socialize with students from other schools, which can begin in the summer months.

We invite all parents to visit the BTI website at www.betheinfluence.us where you will find valuable information on:

Read the parent letter for more information

Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School Events

Visit Safe Routes to School for Walk & Roll information, safety tips in English and Spanish, neighborhood safe route maps, and public bus to Kent information.

kik News



There’s still time to donate to 18/19 kik – We hope you have a wonderful summer!

Any contribution at any level makes an impact on our schools.

Help us reach 100% participation for our schools.

KSPTA News

School Supply Ordering

More information on pre-ordering school supplies: kspta.org/order-next-years-school-supplies-for-bacich-students/

  • Kent school ID: KEN163
  • Bacich school ID: BAC007

Last Day to Order is July 15, 2019

Lunch Volunteers Needed

Calling all Parent Volunteers! We need Fun Lunch/Lunch Bar volunteers for next year at Bacich and Kent. Join your friends, or make new ones, and volunteer on a team for next year. Email lunch@kspta.org with your day of the week preference.

Connect with KSPTA!

Twitter: @KentfieldPTA

Instagram: kentfieldschoolspta

Facebook: Kentfield Schools PTA

Email president@kspta.org to see how you can help next year

Community News

These programs are not sponsored by the Kentfield School District. Distributing flyers and information is a community service and does not imply endorsement.

Kentfield Fire Protection District

Register to Receive Evacuation Notices and Fire Information

During wildfires, Marin residents should be prepared to monitor multiple sources for fire and life safety information. Emergency managers will use several methods to distribute fire information: Alert Marin, Nixle, Social Media, local TV and radio, and social media (Facebook and Twitter) are the primary outlets. Don't neglect to use your own senses - look, listen, and smell for signs of fire and changing conditions!

Alert Marin www.marinsheriff.org/services/emergency-services/alert-marin

When Do We Use It?

  • When action is needed at a specific address
  • Imminent flooding, wildfires, and evacuations with life safety implications
  • During-event information about evacuation routes, shelters, transportation
  • Other public safety incidents where lives may be at risk

Important! Alert Marin is used when action must be taken at a specific address. Alert Marin is not a general public information source. Alert Marin will not be used to provide routine updates or fire information!

Nixle local.nixle.com/county/ca/marin/

When Do We Use It?

  • When information is needed in a zip code
  • Road closures, general updates, issues affecting larger areas
  • Post-disaster information about shelters, transportation, or supplies
  • Police activity and general public safety information

It is important to understand that Alert Marin and Nixle are different, complementary systems, and currently require separate registrations. Nixle is an opt-in text message service used to announce local information, targeting zip codes. You are likely to receive frequent, low-level, non-emergency texts from many local public safety agencies by Nixle. Nixle may be used to provide general fire information or rebroadcast evacuation alerts, but Alert Marin is a separate and distinct system targeting specific street addresses with the ability to send voice, text, or email ACTION messages.

FIRESafe MARIN recommends that everyone register for Alert Marin and Nixle, and understand the difference!

Summer Sewing Camp at Kent

  • July 8-12 2019, 9 am to 4 pm
  • Ages: 5-10
  • More Information: 415-328-3985
  • View flyer

Marin Explorers Summer Camp with Mrs. Ross

Marin Explorers camp is a hands-on excursion camp where children learn by exploring our local community. Many new and exciting adventures await! Your child will be in the expert hands of Marty Ross and helpers, who are thrilled to be offering this popular and unique camp experience!

Summer Tennis Camp with Dan Hiddleson

Corte Madera Library

Stop by the library to join the summer reading program and pick up a schedule of special events including Book Club, Lego Club, Origami – a coding class taught by Redwood students, and more. All events are free. Please note that some programs require advance registration. Call 415-924-6382 or visit www.marinlibrary.org/events.

Teen Summer Reading and Events

www.marinlibrary.org/teens

View teen flyer

The Corte Madera Library is open every day except Friday and is located at 707 Meadowsweet Drive.

Larkspur Library

Kids K to 4th grade: Sign up in the library and get your Summer Reading Card. Every time you visit the library, check out a book, or attend a program - you get a sticker. After three visits, pick a prize!

Teens/YA 5th to 8th grade & Adults: Sign up in the library and get your Summer Reading Card. Every time you get a bingo, you get a prize!

Pick up a Summer Events brochure to stay up-to-date on all of the fun happening at Larkspur Library this summer, such as the Middle Grade Book Club, space STEM activities, a loom weaving workshop, and more! The Middle School Book Club will be reading three great graphic novels this summer and kicks off on Wednesday, July 19th at 5-6 p.m. with Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol. The first five to sign up get a free copy of the book! Don't miss out on this fun book chat and pizza!

View flyer

Larkspur Library is open every day of the week except Sunday, please call 415-927-5005 with any questions.