District Newsletter

October 24th, 2019

Don't Miss These Announcements

District Safety Plan in the Event of a Power Loss

Steps we will take in the event of loss of power at one or both of our schools:

  • If power is turned off while school is in session, we will keep students in class through the end of the regular school day unless doing so is unsafe.
  • If there is a confirmed power shutdown scheduled for a subsequent school day at one or both schools, the District will close both schools and communicate the closures in whatever formats are available as soon as possible.
  • If power is restored prior to 5:00 a.m. on a school day when a closure has been announced the day before, the District will open the schools and communicate that news in whatever formats are available as soon as possible.
  • All information related to school closures and reopening will be posted to our District and school websites, and will be communicated through Aeries email and direct feed as long as power allows.
  • If one school is scheduled not to have power, both schools will be closed.

Important Emergency Preparation Resources, Tips, and Checklists

Kent 8th Grade Parents: Teens in Transition Letter and Information

Book Fair

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 28, 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

  • Bacich Picture Make-Up Day

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

  • Walk and Roll Wednesday
  • Kent Cross Country Meet, 4 p.m., Indian Valley College of Marin Campus, Novato
  • 8th Grade Volleyball at Mill Valley

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Save the Date

Monday, November 4, 2019

  • KSPTA Meeting, 8:30-10 a.m., Bacich Room 33
  • Book Fair, 1-5 p.m.
  • Bacich Site Council, 3 p.m., Bacich Conference Room

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

  • Book Fair, 8 – 10 a.m. and 12-5 p.m. (Morning coffee!)
  • Communication Committee Meeting, 1-2 p.m., District Office
  • Kent Site Council, 3:30 p.m., Kent Conference Room
  • DELAC Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., Bacich Library. School-age child care available.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

  • Book Fair, 8 – 10 a.m. and 12-7 p.m. (Taco truck 4-7 p.m.)

Friday, November 8, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019: No school


November 12-15: Bacich Parent-Teacher Conferences – scheduling information coming soon.


Friday, November 15, 2019

District News

School Board

School Board Information

Strategic Planning Session Information and Resources

Board Meeting Highlights - October 15, 2019

Next Regular Board Meeting:

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 5-9 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

District English Learner Advisory Committee

  • DELAC Meeting: Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 5:30-7 p.m., Bacich Library. School-age child care available.
    • Agenda: Introduction to the LCAP and Reclassification Ceremony

English Language Learners

English Language Learner Resources and English Learners Website

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

Bacich News










Bacich Library

Upcoming Author Visit

Author Judd Winick will visit fourth graders in the Bacich Library on Monday, October 28, 2019

All School Read at Bacich

To accompany the All School Read of The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, the Kent Library invites Kentfield families to a screening of the film based on the book.

This film has been rated ages 12 and up by Common Sense Media (it is based on the adult version of the book). Parental discretion is advised for students in grades 5 and below.

Film Event: Friday, November 15, 2019, 5-7 p.m., Kent Library

RSVP here

Bacich Announcements

Annual Bacich Halloween Parade will be on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 10:45 a.m.

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, November 4, 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

Kent All School Read

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

  • Thursday, November 15, 2019, 5-7 p.m., Kent MP Room
  • Free event, and pizza and snacks will be on sale.
  • Event Registration

Kent Announcements

Eighth Grade Parents: Teens in Transition Parent Letter

  • Teens In Transitions: Strategies for Informed, Responsible Decision-Making seminars for eighth grade students will be held at Kent on November 22nd, as well as two days at the Branson School in Ross on November 25th and 26th.
  • The parent letter details background information that is essential for your understanding of the development and objectives of this program.

5th - 7th Grade Only: Private School Application Instructions:

  • Please contact Lisa Sandberg at lsandberg@kentfieldschools.org.
  • Please do not send teacher requests for teacher recommendations directly to teachers. All transcript and teacher recommendations need to go through Lisa Sandberg.

Kent Halloween Parade – Thursday, October 31, 2019

At Kent, students who wish to celebrate Halloween can come to school in costume and participate in our annual Halloween parade on Halloween morning. Please follow these Halloween costume guidelines:

  • Costumes must follow our school dress code (pg. 16 in student agenda)
  • Costumes must not include weapons of any kind, real or imitation
  • Costumes should not include excessive amounts of blood or other elements that others could find scary or alarming
  • Masks are permitted during the parade, but not around school that day

Redwood High School Music Program Meet & Greet

Redwood High School Music Department invites all of Kent's instrumental students to visit Redwood for a visit, BBQ, hang out, meet some music kids in high school, and get a sense of Redwood’s cool music program.

  • Monday, October 28, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
  • All Kent 6th, 7th, and 8th graders students interested in music are welcome

View invitation

Kent Athletics

Volleyball Schedules: 6th Grade and 8th Grade

Flag Football Schedule

Cross Country Schedule: Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 4 p.m., Indian Valley College of Marin Campus, Novato

Kent Schoolwide Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Follow the Kent Library on Instagram

KSPTA News

Next General KSPTA Meeting: Monday, November 4, 2019, 8:30-10 a.m., Bacich Room 33

Book Fair

Come join us for an annual favorite — the Book Fair! You’ll find a carefully curated selection of books grouped by age, perfect for everyone from younger tots to teens, and even a few for yourself. A portion of all sales goes to the KSPTA to help fund programs such as art, music, technology, PE, library, grants, teacher stipends, and more. Complimentary gift wrapping available.

Monday, November 4 – Friday, November 8

Hours:

  • Monday, November 4, 2019: 1-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019: 8-10 a.m. and 12-5 p.m. (Morning coffee!)
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019: 8-10 a.m. and 12-4 p.m. (Donut Day for Kent Students)
  • Thursday, November 7, 2019: 8-10 a.m. and 12-7 p.m. (Taco truck 4-7pm)
  • Friday, November 8, 2019: 8-10 a.m. and 12-4 p.m.

More information and event flyer

Please consider volunteering for a Book Fair shift – sign up here

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

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

Wednesday, October 30: Bundle up on crisp fall mornings for Walk & Roll to school with your children.

How do you breathe less pollution on school run?

A study compares pollution levels when walking, biking and driving to school in a small English city. Guess which one scored the highest/worst? Turns out, even with filters, our cars are just exhaust hot boxes! (2 min video from bbc.com)

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.

Corte Madera Library Events

Annual Sharktober Raffle

Kids Book Club on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 7 p.m.

  • Grades 4 & up, click link above to register and reserve a book

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

Drive Clean Marin Events

EV and E-Bike Test Drive Event

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 3-5:30 p.m.

Terra Linda High School

View flyer in English and Spanish

No Bully! Workshops

Workshops for Parents & Guardians: How to Bully-Proof Children in their Lives and the digital world. Tools to use at home and in partnership with the school community.

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019: The No Bully Introduction & E-Learning Course
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019: Power of Zero: Raising children in a Connected World
  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020: How to Stop Cyberbullying with focus on Grades 3-8
  • Thursday, March 15, 2020: Stop Cyberbullying & Navigating the Social Media Landscape with focus on Grades 6-12

6-7:30 p.m.

Marin County Office of Education, 1111 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael

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

Spring Registration and Tee & Donuts Event

Kentfield Girls Softball is for 5 to 15-year olds living in Kentfield, Greenbrae, Ross, and North Larkspur based on child’s age on January 1st.

Tee & Donuts Event: Sunday, November 3, 2019, 10-11:30 a.m., Bacich

View flyer

Ross Valley Little League

Spring Tee-Ball and Baseball registration is open.

View flyer and www.rossvalleylittleleague.org for information on registration, discounts, and important dates.

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.