District Newsletter

September 26th, 2019

Don't Miss These Announcements

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

Safe Routes to School Would Like Volunteers for International Walk and Bike to School Day

Do You Ride an E-Bike?

This week Marin County Supervisors approved a change to the e-bikes policy, introducing maximum speed of 15 mph on County-maintained pathways.

  • Read the full news release here
  • Marin County staff will be on hand during the International Walk to School Day on October 2nd to take your comments
  • The County will host a future workshop for the school community regarding Sharing the Path

No School: Wednesday, October 9, 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 27, 2019

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Week of September 30th: Be the Change Week at Kent

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. (Volunteers wanted, please signup here!)
  • ELAC meeting, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Bacich Room 12
  • KSPTA Parent Education Event: Courageous Conversation About Race, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Kent Library (note new location)

Thursday, October 3, 2019

  • Kent Football at Hall Middle School, 4-5 p.m.

Save the Date

Monday, October 7, 2019

  • KSPTA meeting, 8:30 a.m., Kent room 12
  • Kent Football at Mark Day School, 4-5 p.m.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

  • ELAC/DELAC Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., District Office
  • Safe Routes To School 6th Grade Bike Classes, Kent MP room

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

  • No school

Thursday, October 10, 2019

  • KSPTA Equity and Inclusion Meeting, 6-8 p.m., District Office
    • Spanish translation services available. Children are welcome and food will be provided.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019

  • Kent Picture Make-Up Day

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

  • Districtwide Emergency Drill

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

  • Bacich Picture Make-Up Day

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

District Committees

Safety Committee meeting:

  • October 10, 2019, 9:30-10:30 a.m., District Office

District English Learners Advisory Committee

  • DELAC/ELAC Meeting: October 8, 2019, 5:30-7 p.m., District Office

English Language Learners

English Language Learner Resources and English Learners Website

  • ELAC meeting, October 2, 2019, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Bacich Room 12

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., Bacich Office Conference Room
  • All are welcome to attend.

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.

Kent students enjoyed visiting with author Stuart Gibb, who wrote The Spy School series and several other popular book series.

Kent Author Visit Stuart Gibbs

Happy Reading!

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 Lunch is Understaffed - Volunteers Needed to Continue

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.

Follow the Kent Library on Instagram

Safe Routes to School

Become Your Neighborhood Captain!

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.

If you are interested in becoming a SRTS Neighborhood Captain, please contact tanya.vernitsky@gmail.com.

International Walk & Roll to School Day: October 2, 2019

  • Bacich Activities:
    • Final day of the Green Sneaker Challenge. Bring your backpack cards for raffle prize drawing!
    • Bacich parents – stay for a morning treat and coffee - BYOCup, please. (Volunteers wanted, please signup here!)

Marin County E-Bike Policy Information

KSPTA News

Get your PTA family membership today!

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

Lunch Volunteers Needed to Continue Program

The Good Earth lunch program requires a minimum number of parent volunteers each lunch service day, and Kent is currently understaffed. Without your help, we will not be able to continue to partner with Good Earth to bring delicious, organic, and sustainable food to the community. Please sign up for a shift today by emailing lunch@kspta.org, and help us keep Good Earth in our schools.

Parent Education Event: Courageous Conversation 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.

Community Meeting

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. District Office

We'd like to kick off this year with an informational meeting and have this conversation: What makes an engaged, thriving school community for everyone? What do the terms "Equity and Inclusion" mean? What are the pressing needs of the Kentfield school community with regard to equity and inclusion? How can the KSPTA improve the sense of belonging at Kentfield schools?

We hope to generate strategies to better reach and engage all members of the school community as well as assist in implementing those strategies.

  • Spanish translation will be available. Children are welcome and food will be provided.

Connect with KSPTA!

Twitter: @KentfieldPTA

Instagram: kentfieldschoolspta

Facebook: Kentfield Schools PTA

Email president@kspta.org to see how you can help next year

kik News

Thanks to everyone for a successful Family Fun Day – it was a great day and a fantastic time was had by all!

Special thanks to all of the volunteers, parents, kids, sponsors, and attendees who make this event so wonderful.

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.

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.

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

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.

Eighth Grade Washington D.C. & Boston Trip

The deadline to register for the 2020 Washington, DC & Boston Trip (4/4- 4/9/2020) is Friday, February 14, 2020. Have your 8th grader check with Mr. Palmer for a registration envelope.

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