District Newsletter

August 30th, 2019

Don't Miss These Announcements

Aeries Parent Portal Data Confirmation

To ensure the accuracy of student information in Aeries, please complete the Data Confirmation process in the Aeries Parent Portal before Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - the first day of school.

School Lunch Information

  • Students who qualify for free or reduced price lunch will be served lunch from the first day of school.
  • 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 15th and lunch service starts on Monday, September 16th for students who do not qualify for free or reduced price lunch.

TK-8th School Supplies List

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.

Marin County Public Works Notice

Storm Drainage Culvert Cleaning between Wolfe Grade and Laurel Grove

The Marin County Department of Public Works has completed the inspection of all of the storm drainage culverts on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard (SFD) from Highway 101 to Ross. The inspection identified the culverts that need cleaning. The required cleaning work is expected to begin August 26th and is expected to be completed by the end of October. The work will result in improved storm water drainage throughout the SFD corridor.

The majority of the storm drainage work will be conducted between Wolfe Grade and Laurel Grove, and will be completed by September 9, 2019. There will be additional crossing guards provided in addition to those in place for the schools in order to ensure the safe passage of walkers/bikers. There will be crew members, work vehicles and equipment on site during construction hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Culvert Inspection work may be conducted at night from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., Sunday through Friday.

Please be aware that there will be intermittent lane closures; however, all efforts will be made to minimize potential traffic delays. After the completion of the work between Wolfe Grade and Laurel Grove, there will be additional, smaller work sites spread out along the SFD corridor from Ross Terrace to Eliseo Drive. The work will be intermittent and require a few hours’ time at each location.

Any questions, please email sfdrakeimprovements@marincounty.org.

Upcoming Events

Friday, August 30, 2019

September 3-10, 2019

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

  • First Day of School 2019-2020
  • Bacich School Coffee hosted by KSPTA, 8:30 a.m., Bacich Quad

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Monday, September 9, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

September 11-13, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

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

** Please note that the Finance Committee meeting originally scheduled for September 12th has been postponed until after the District Strategic Planning session currently scheduled for mid-October.

Friday, September 13, 2019

  • KSPTA General Meeting, 8:30 a.m., Bacich room 33
  • 5th Grade Intake Conferences. All 5th graders dismissed at 1:13 p.m.
  • KSPTA Bacich Pizza and Games Night, 5:30 p.m., Bacich Community Center

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019

Sunday, September 22, 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.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Sunday, September 29, 2019

District News

School Board

School Board Information

Letter to the Community – August 29, 2019

The Board of Trustees provides a community update on the agreement reached between the Kentfield School District (KSD) and the Kentfield Teachers Association (KTA), opportunities for community participation in the upcoming strategic planning process, the initiation of the superintendent search, and important details about participating in School Board meetings.

  • Next Regular Board Meeting:
    • September 10, 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

District Committees

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

Finance Committee:

The September 12, 2019 Finance Committee meeting will be postponed until after the District Strategic Planning session currently scheduled for mid-October.

More information about the Strategic Planning session will follow soon.

English Language Learners

English Language Learner Resources and English Learners Website

Upcoming Meetings:

Bacich News

Bacich Announcements

2019-2020 School-Wide Volunteer Opportunities

Welcome back to Bacich! There are many great fundraisers and fun volunteer opportunities throughout the school year. 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, and all visitors and volunteers will gain access through the gate in front of the main office or with a FOB device to access campus from the McAllister neighborhood. A visitor badge is required for all visitors and volunteers during the school day, and can be obtained in the 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. Bacich has 14 parking spots for 65 staff members.
  • 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.

Follow Bacich on Instagram

Bacich Elementary School @bacichelementary

Bacich STEAM Projects @bacichsteam

Bacich Library @bacichlibrary

Kent News

Kent Announcements

5th graders will receive schedules during the 5th Grade Orientation on 8/29, 6th through 8th graders will receive their schedules during Opportunities Class, the first period of our first day of school. Students will be informed which Opportunities class to attend through Aeries a few days before the start of school, and by school staff on the morning of September 3rd.

Locker assignments for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders can be found in Aeries, please consider having your child come to school to practice opening their locker prior to the first day of school.

The school will provide a lock for every 6th through 8th grader for their academic locker. These are classic combination master locks with a rotating number wheel. 6th through 8th graders will need to bring one combination lock on the first day of school for their PE lockers. School staff will expect that all student belongings will be kept inside lockers this year, so please plan accordingly and select ‘locker sized’ school supplies.

P.E. Uniform Information

Kent 2019-2020 Homework Guidelines

Kent Back to School Night schedule

2019-2020 Kent Student Handbook

2019-2020 Kent Bell Schedule

Follow the Kent Library on Instagram

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!!

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.

Walk & Roll Wednesdays Start on September 11, 2019

Bacich's Green Sneaker Challenge Begins on September 11, 2019

KSPTA News

School Lunch Service

  • Students receiving free and reduced price lunch will be served from the first day of school.
  • 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.

Bacich Pizza & Games Night

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019, 5:30 p.m., Bacich Community Center

Tickets will be on sale soon at www.kspta.org.

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.

8th Grade 2020 Washington D.C. Trip

The trip dates for this year are April 4-9, 2020.

  • Our first parent meeting will be on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 6:30- 7:30 p.m. in room 30 at Kent!
  • Questions? Please contact Ryan Palmer at rpalmer@kentfieldschools.org.

Auditions

Boys in kindergarten through middle school.

Rehearsal site downtown San Rafael.

To sign up or for more information: www.sfbc.org/auditions or 415-861-7464

View flyer.