District Newsletter

September 19th, 2019

Don't Miss These Announcements

kik Family Fun Day Volunteer Opportunity

100 Volunteers Needed for Bacich's Emergency Drill on October 22, 2019

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.

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 20, 2019

Sunday, September 22, 2019

  • kik Family Fun Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bacich Community Center
  • 1 Mile Fun Run from Kent to Bacich, starts at 9:45 a.m.

Monday, September 23, 2019

  • Kent Flag Football, 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

  • Kent Student Body Elections
  • Walk and Roll Wednesday and Bacich Green Sneaker Challenge
    • Bacich students – remember your stamp cards
  • 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

Save the Date

Week of September 30th: Be the Change Week at Kent, with a special schedule on Monday the 30th

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

  • International Walk and Bike to School Day and Final Day of Bacich Green Sneaker Challenge
    • Bacich students – remember your stamp cards for the raffle prize drawing!
    • Bacich parents – stay for a morning treat and coffee - BYOCup, please.
  • 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., Kent Library (note new location)

Monday, October 7, 2019

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

  • No school

District News

School Board

School Board Information

Board Meeting Highlights - September 10, 2019

  • Next Regular Board Meeting:
    • October 15, 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 Due Friday, September 20th

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 at 5:00 p.m.

District Committees

Safety Committee meeting: October 30, 2019, 9:30-10:30 a.m., District Office

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 Emergency Drill Volunteer Sign-Up

  • October 22, 2019, morning – exact time TBA

Updated Bacich Car Line Procedures

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 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 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

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 25, 2019

Next Bacich Green Sneaker Challenge Day: September 25, 2019

  • Bring your backpack card for stamping!

Mark Your Calendars! October 2nd is International Walk & Roll to School Day

  • Bacich Activities: Final day of the Green Sneaker Challenge. Bring your backpack cards for raffle prize drawing!

KSPTA News

Get your PTA family membership today!

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

Parent Education Event: Courageous Conversations About Race

  • Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Kent Library

This introduction to Courageous Conversation About Race is designed to help parents, staff, and community leaders understand the impact of race on their lives and investigate the role that racism plays in institutionalizing achievement disparities.

Take home practical, creative ideas for how you can engage your family, friends, and school community to engage, sustain, and deepen Courageous Conversation About Race in our district.

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.

Cool the Earth Event

Join the Drive Clean Marin campaign launch with an EV Test Drive

Parent Education Event

Cannabis and Vaping Information for Families

Please join us for this important event to hear a panel of experts and some specially trained Tam High students speak about all aspects of vaping, including how to spot it and how to stop it.

It’s never too early to begin learning about the dangers of vaping. So no matter what grade your child is in, you need to come to this event!

The Panel:

Jasmine Gerraty is a Certified Health Education Specialist, works for Youth Tobacco Prevention and travels all over the Bay educating parents, students, and educators.

Tam High Peer Resource Students that are trained by Stanford Medicine Tobacco Prevention Tool Kit. The students are focusing on drug and alcohol use and prevention education this semester. The main emphasis is going to be on tobacco and vaping.

  • September 24, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Mill Valley Community Center
  • Free, register here


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

Parent Education Event

Challenge Success Annual Parent Education Event

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lisa Damour, best-selling author of Under Pressure and Untangled

  • Friday, September 27, 2019
  • Stanford University

See flyer for more details or purchase $10 tickets here. Parents, students, and educators are welcome to attend.

Parent Education Event: Courageous Conversation

Beyond Diversity

Community members, parents, and educators engage in an exploration of race and racism as it pertains to their work, life, and everyday interactions.

USTA Junior Team Tennis

  • Tuesdays, October 1 to November 10, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Redwood High School
  • For more information view flyer or visit norcalteamtennis.com