District Newsletter

October 3rd, 2019

Don't Miss These Announcements

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

No School: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

2020-2021 School Calendar Input Survey

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 7, 2019

  • KSPTA Meeting, 8:30 a.m., Kent room 12
    • Superintendent Liz Schott will discuss the state of the schools.
  • 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 Class, Kent MP room
    • Please note that a bike and helmet are not needed for this classroom presentation.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

  • No school

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

Save the Date

Monday, October 14, 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019

  • Strategic Planning, 8:30-3:30, Kent Library
  • Kent Picture Make-Up Day
  • Eighth grade Project Runway Field Trip to San Anselmo, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
  • Teens in Transition Parent Night, 6-7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 18, 2019

  • Strategic Planning, 8:30-3:30, Kent Library

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

  • Bacich Picture Make-Up Day

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

District News

District Announcements

School Board

School Board Information

Board Meeting Highlights - September 10, 2019

Next Regular Board Meeting:

  • Tuesday, 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:

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

District English Learners Advisory Committee

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

Parent Partners Group

The Parent Partners is a group for parents of students with learning differences.

The group meets four times per year with the primary goals of providing parent perspective and feedback to the school district, supporting children with exceptional needs by increasing knowledge and acceptance of learning differences in the community and supporting parents of students with exceptional needs.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 4-5:30 p.m., District Office

English Language Learners

Bacich News






Bacich Announcements

Bacich Emergency Drill Volunteer Sign-Up

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019, morning – exact time TBA

Updated Bacich Car Line Procedures

2019-2020 School-Wide Volunteer Opportunities

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

  • Monday, October 7, 3-4 p.m., Bacich Office Conference Room
  • All are welcome to attend.

Bacich ELAC Meeting: November 6, 2019, 8:30-9:30am, Bacich Room 12

Follow Bacich on Instagram

Bacich Elementary School @bacichelementary

Bacich STEAM Projects @bacichsteam

Bacich Library @bacichlibrary

Kent News







Kent Library

Rebecca Jelen Kent Librarian

Mark your calendars! We are proud to present a film adaption of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind to accompany our All School Read.

  • Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6 p.m., Kent MP Room

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 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!

2019-2020 Kent Student Handbook

2019-2020 Kent Bell Schedule

Kent Site Council Meeting

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Kent Conference Room
  • All are welcome to attend.

Kent Athletics

Our Cross Country Season is off to a great start! We are hosting the First Annual Invitational Cross Country Meet on October 10th. Runners from Ross School, Hall Middle School, and St Anselm's School will be competing with us.

The County Cross Country Meet is on Wednesday, October 30th at 4:15 at the Indian Valley COM Campus in Novato.

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.

Marin County E-Bike Policy Information

KSPTA News

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

  • Superintendent Liz Schott will discuss the state of the schools.

Equity & Inclusion Meeting

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6-8 p.m., District Office

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 provided.
  • Kids welcome, food and drinks provided.

October is KSPTA Membership Month!

Please join the KSPTA today to support our community events and programs and lend your voice to our state and national PTA’s advocacy on behalf of children.

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.

Hands On Science Fun

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Sonoma County Fairgrounds

  • Free admission
  • Free parking

View flyer in English and Spanish

Kentfield/Greenbrae Community Meeting

Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 10-11:30 a.m., Kent Middle School Library

Supervisor Katie Rice will begin the meeting with updates on key issues of importance to the Kentfield/Greenbrae community followed by time for questions, comments, and conversation on any topics of interest to those attending.

View flyer

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.

Do You Ride an E-Bike?

The 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