Student safety is something that we take very seriously at Bacich School.
During the school year, we regularly practice fire drills, earthquake drills and lockdown drills. We require students to have a buddy, as they travel across campus during instructional time. We ask all parents and visitors to sign-in to the office and wear a school badge while on campus. Dozens of parent volunteers help us with drop-off and pick-up each week to keep our students safe. Teachers and paraprofessionals monitor playgrounds before school, at recess, and lunch each day. We are always considering ways to keep our students and staff even safer.
Many of our students travel on foot or bicycle to and from school. This requires a home-school approach to remind our children about walking and bicycling safety. Bacich and Kent partner closely with federally funded Safe Routes to School to increase awareness about walking and bicycling safely to and from school. Our Fourth Graders will participate this week in Safe Routes to School’s Bicycle Safety Rodeo, and our Second Graders will participate in a Pedestrian Safety Unit. These two programs are specifically structured for these grades and age levels.
We encourage you to talk to your child about bicycle and walking safety. The following link to the Safe Routes Program offers some excellent conversation points to address with your sons and daughters: www.saferoutespartnership.org/state/bestpractices/curriculum
If you are a parent who drives in and around our school, please remember to drive carefully and pay close attention to children who might forget their safety manners. Stay off your cell phones when you enter our parking lots and follow the directions of our parent volunteers when dropping off or picking up our students. This year we ask you to be particularly mindful of the students and their families who use the cross walk in the Sir Francis Drake parking lot.
The severe injury or loss of a Bacich or Kent child due to an accident would be devastating to our entire school community. Please do your part to keep our special community safe for our children.
The first day of art class at Bacich; the new Bacich Broadcast featuring Principal Sally Peck and Assistant Principal Methinee Bozeman; and Bacich Librarian Susan Warnick and Bacich's most cuddly library patron.
Bacich Site Council
Next Meeting: October 1, 2018, 3-4 p.m., Bacich Library. All parents are welcome to attend.
- Please visit our Site Council page for meeting dates, agendas, and minutes.
Parking and Pick Up/Drop Off at Bacich
Due to construction, there are no parent/community member parking spots on campus at any time during school hours, except for three ADA permit parking spots for community members who need them. Bacich has 14 parking spots for 65 staff members.
- We are now offering Early Drop-Off to provide a wider window for direct drop-off at Bacich and relieve traffic congestion at drop-off time. The Bacich playground opens at 7:30 a.m. each day for Grade 1–4 students. Staff is supervising the playground.
- Carline begins at 7:45 a.m. Please follow the Carline Procedures.
- Please reference this Bacich map that Safe Routes to School created that identifies parking locations. Safe Routes to School is a great resources for finding a walking/biking group to Bacich from your neighborhood.
- Don’t forget to get a FOB at the District Office to enter campus gates during school hours.
- Families driving to Bacich must use the Carline or park off campus. This Bacich map will help you find the right area to park or enter the carline.
We ask that all members of our school community be particularly respectful and mindful of our neighbors this year with the increase in traffic and congestion due to school construction. Thank you for your understanding, cooperation, and patience as our school undergoes significant renovation.
Please visit our Bacich Families page for information such as the Bell Schedule, Parent Handbook, and other important resources and forms.