District Newsletter

September 12th, 2019

Don't Miss These Announcements

School Lunch orders are due September 15th – the first day of lunch is September 16th.

  • Lunch ordering is now open for grades 1-8. To order, please visit goodearthlunch.com/pages/how-it-works.
    • Please note, that Good Earth has revamped their site. All users will need to create a new account and there is a new one/child, one/order process.
  • Order deadline is Sunday, September 15 and lunch service starts on Monday, September 16 for students who do not qualify for free or reduced price lunch.

Free & Reduced Lunch Packet 2019-2020

kik Family Fun Day Volunteer Opportunity

  • Please consider volunteering to help with this amazing Kentfield tradition! Please sign up here to join in the fun!

Aeries Parent Portal Contact Update Deadline September 13th

You can still update Emergency Contact information in the Aeries Parent Portal - but only until Friday, September 13!

Aeries Email Delivery Issues?

If you think you haven't been receiving emails you should have received, please be aware that many email vendors mis-identify legitimate mass-mailed communications as "spam" or "junk" mail. Here is a set of instructions to "whitelist" Aeries/Signalkit as a "safe sender" with some of the most common email providers.

Keep in mind that you can always view ALL messages that have been sent to you on your Aeries Communications Feed, either online or in the Aeries Mobile App - available for free download for Apple or Android.

Student Medication Administration

If your child requires medication to be administered during school hours or possibly during a 72 hour disaster, please read our Medication Administration Policy and complete these forms:

For questions related to new student health forms, please contact Laurel Yrun, RN, at one of the school offices: (415) 925-2220 for Bacich, or (415) 458-5970 for Kent or by email at nurse@kentfieldschools.org.

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 13, 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

  • Second week of the Bacich Green Sneaker Challenge for Walk & Roll Wednesdays.
  • Kent Community Service Fair for students, 12:30–2:00 p.m.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Save the Date

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.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

  • ELAC meeting, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Bacich Room 12
  • KSPTA Parent Education Event: Courageous Conversations About Race, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Bacich Library.
    • Spanish Translation will be available.

October 9, 2019

  • No school

District News

School Board

School Board Information

Board Meeting Highlights - September 10, 2019

  • Next Regular Board Meeting:
    • October 9, 2019, 5-7 p.m., District Office, all are welcome to attend
  • The agenda will be posted by 5 p.m. the Friday before the meeting.

2019-2020 School Board meeting dates

Strategic Planning Session – Participant Interest Deadline Extended

October 17-18, 2019, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Kent Library

Key areas of focus: how to achieve our mission of providing the best education possible to all Kentfield students through a lens of equity and methods to reduce costs and increase long-term revenue.

We would like a representative group of teachers, administrative staff, parents, students, and community members to participate in this two-day session. All participants must be available for the full time period on both days. Translation services will be provided as needed.

  • If you are interested in participating in the Strategic Planning Session, please email Superintendent Liz Schott (lschott@kentfieldschools.org) by Friday, September 20th.

District Committees

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

Agenda:

  • Intro DELAC Purpose and Elections
  • I-ELPAC
  • Reclassification

English Language Learners

English Language Learner Resources and English Learners Website

Upcoming Meetings:

  • English Learner Welcome Night: September 25, 2019, 5:45 -7 p.m., Bacich Community Center
    • Various community groups will speak for 5-10 minutes each about the opportunities they offer.

District Hiring

Are you interested in working as a paraprofessional in 5th grade at Kent?

Click the here to view the job qualifications and to apply.

Bacich News

Bacich Announcements

Bacich Intake Conferences – September 13, 2019, minimum day schedule

Aeries Parent Portal

  • Please do not sign up for weekly progress emails for Bacich students in Aeries.
    This function is not available for Bacich students, so you will receive notification of nonexistent emails.

2019-2020 School-Wide Volunteer Opportunities

We are in dire need of lunch volunteers this year. Please consider signing up for just two shifts per month!

On this sign-up link, you will find all Bacich volunteer opportunities. Please join us and volunteer for one or more of these roles. Please email info@kspta.org if you have any questions on role and/or time commitments. Thank you for all you do for our school!

These volunteer roles are school-wide. For classroom-specific opportunities, please contact your lead room parent.

2019-2020 Bacich Parent-Student Handbook

2019-2020 Bacich Bell Schedule

Bacich Parking Information & Morning Drop-Off

A new security fence restricts access to our campus during school hours.
ALL visitors and volunteers

  • may enter through the main office
  • may enter from the McAllister neighborhood with a FOB device
  • must wear a visitor badge during the school day
  • must sign in AND out of campus in the main office

Additional security measures will be shared as our year unfolds.

Morning Supervision for all Bacich students begins at 8:00 a.m.

  • There are no parent/community member parking spots on campus during school hours, except for four ADA permit parking spots and 2 EV spots for community members who need them.
  • The Bacich playground will open at 8:00 a.m. each day for Grade TK–4 students. Staff will supervise the playground.
  • Carline will begin at 7:55 a.m. Please follow the Carline Procedures.
  • Parents must get a FOB at the District Office to enter campus gates during school hours. Limit (1) FOB per family.
  • Bacich families may park along along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard fronting the school or in the McAllister neighborhood when coming to campus. Please be mindful of parking restrictions.
  • We ask that all members of our school community be particularly respectful and mindful of our neighbors.
  • Please visit our Safe Routes to School page to learn more how to get to school without using a car.

Bacich Site Council Meeting

  • October 7, 3-4 p.m., location TBA
  • All are welcome to attend.

Bacich Library News

The author Chris Van Dusen will visit Bacich students on September 23rd from 1:30-2:15 p.m. in the Bacich Community Center.

Parents and teachers may order copies of If I Built a School from Book Passage online. Please complete the form with your student's name, grade, name for personalization, and the school name in the notes section of the online order form. The online order form can be found at: www.bookpassage.com/VanDusenBacich

  • View Flyer
  • Online orders must be received by Friday, September 20, 2019

Follow Bacich on Instagram

Bacich Elementary School @bacichelementary

Bacich STEAM Projects @bacichsteam

Bacich Library @bacichlibrary

Kent News



Kent Library

Rebecca Jelen Kent Librarian

Please join me for our first Project LIT lunch-time gathering on September 27, 2019 in Room 24. We will have a pizza lunch and Skype call with Jerry Craft, author of New Kid. Read more about the event on this flyer.

See you there!

Rebecca Jelen

Kent Librarian

Introducing our Kent Middle School All School Read for 2019-2020!

Our All School Read will begin the week of October 7th and continue into the week of October 14th. Please get your copy soon from the Marin County Free Library or local bookshop. If you purchase a book from Book Passage, please mention Kent and a portion of your purchase goes back to the Kent Library!

Read this flyer to find out more about an upcoming community film screening and author visit for Kent's All School Read.

Kent Announcements

Kent 5th Grade Parent-Teacher Conferences: September 13, 2019

  • All 5th graders dismissed at 1:13 p.m.

Kent Community Outreach Fair: September 18, 2019

  • Come to the MP Room next Wednesday after school and meet different organizations for community service opportunities. Bring your parents and friends. Pick your community service project and get your hours!

Kent Schoolwide Volunteer Opportunities

We are in dire need of lunch volunteers this year. Please consider signing up for just two shifts per month!

On this sign-up link, you will find all Kent volunteer opportunities. Please join us and volunteer for one or more of these roles. Please email info@kspta.org if you have any questions on role and/or time commitments. Thank you for all you do for our school!

5th Grade Paraprofessional Job Opening at Kent - click here to learn more.

2019-2020 Kent Student Handbook

2019-2020 Kent Bell Schedule

More Back to School Information

Kent Site Council Meeting

  • October 1, 2019, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Kent Conference Room
  • All are welcome to attend.

Kent Athletics

Attention parents of 6th, 7th and 8th Kent volleyball parents! We're sending out the call for volleyball coaches far and wide. Please let us know if you or someone you know can coach any of our teams. All teams practice one afternoon a week for an hour and play one, 1-hour game. We have had interest in recent years, but have had to cancel past seasons when we were unable to field coaches. The season starts on Monday, September 23rd. Please help!

Follow the Kent Library on Instagram

Safe Routes to School

Become Your Neighborhood Captain!

Do you enjoy getting out of your car and helping your neighbors do the same? SRTS is looking for new Neighborhood Captains to join the force (especially in Greenbrae, Berens, and Murray Park). Please contact tanya.vernitsky@gmail.com if interested.

Find Your Safe Route to School

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

Upcoming Walk & Roll Wednesday: September 18, 2019

Next Bacich Green Sneaker Challenge Day: September 18, 2019

KSPTA News

Get your PTA family membership today!

Save the Date – Parent Education Event: Courageous Conversations About Race

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 7:00-8:30pm, Bacich Library

  • Spanish Translation will be available.

Next General Meeting:

Monday, October 7, 2019, 8:30-10 a.m., Kent Room 12

School Lunch Service

  • Lunch ordering is now open for grades 1-8. Please visit goodearthlunch.com/pages/how-it-works, to order today.
  • Please note that Good Earth has revamped their site. If you have ordered in the past, you will need to create a new account and there is a new one/child, one/order process (please make sure to read the directions).

Deadline to order is Sunday, September 15th and lunch service starts on Monday, September 16th.

Deadline to Order Jamba Juice

Click here to order

  • Deadline to order is Jamba Juice is September 12, 2019

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.

Eighth Grade Washington D.C. Trip

The trip is April 4-9, 2020.

Parent Meeting: September 19, 2020, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Kent Room 30

Questions? Contact Ryan Palmer at rpalmer@kentfieldschools.org.

Town Hall: Youth, School Policy, Parenting and the Law

What you need to know about underage substance use.

  • Thursday, September 26, 2019, 6:30–8 p.m.
  • Parents, guardians, and teens welcome.
  • Ross School Library, 9 Lagunitas Road, Ross

RSVP here and view flyer for more information

Register for Golden Gate Rippers Field Hockey Fall 2019 Club Season

  • Season: Sundays, September 15 - November 3
  • Grades 5-8 – all skill levels welcome
  • Practice Location: The Branson School Turf

View flyer and visit www.goldengaterippers.com/content/field-hockey for more information