District Newsletter

September 5th, 2019

Don't Miss These Announcements

Bacich and Kent 5th Grade Parent-Teacher Conferences: September 11-13, 2019

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

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. Please follow these data confirmation instructions.

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 6, 2019

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Monday, September 9, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

** Please note that the Finance Committee meeting originally scheduled for September 12th has been postponed until after the District Strategic Planning session scheduled for October 17 and 18.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Save the Date

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

Strategic Planning Session – 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 September 10th.

Please watch this space for future opportunities to participate in the strategic direction of our district.

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

Finance Committee:

The September 12, 2019 Finance Committee meeting is postponed until after the District Strategic Planning session scheduled for October 17 and 18.

English Language Learners

English Language Learner Resources and English Learners Website

Upcoming Meetings:

Bacich News

Bacich Announcements

Bacich Parent-Teacher Conferences: September 11-13, 2019

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, 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.
  • 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 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 Announcements

Kent 5th Grade Parent-Teacher Conferences: September 11-13, 2019

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!

2019-2020 Kent Student Handbook

2019-2020 Kent Bell Schedule

More Back to School Information

Kent Athletics

Sign-ups for Kent flag football (6th, 7th, and 8th) and Kent volleyball (6th, 7th and 8th girls teams) are posted in the P.E. locker rooms. Practice and game schedules will be announced soon. If you have any questions, please contact Kent Athletic Director Ryan Palmer at rpalmer@kentfieldschools.org.

Go Falcons!

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.

Walk & Roll Wednesdays start on September 11, 2019

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

KSPTA News

Next General Meeting: Friday, September 13, 2019, 8:30 a.m., Kent Room 12

Get your PTA family membership today!

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

Bacich Pizza & Games Night

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

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.

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.