District Newsletter

February 6th, 2020

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Superintendent Search

2020-2021 Student Registration Began February 3, 2020

Flu Prevention and Information

Influenza has come early in Marin County, California and throughout the country. Influenza is a viral infection that affects your respiratory system. Although most people recover, some can become very ill and in rare cases it can lead to death. We are expecting a severe flu season.

Updated County Health Alert - Coronavirus

  • New letter to families from Marin County's Public Health Officer about the Coronavirus available in English and Spanish, includes the most current data and recommendations available as of February 4, 2020.

Parents/Guardians of Sixth Graders – Deadline Approaching February 21

New Parking Regulations on Acacia Avenue

To make this busy thoroughfare more walker and biker friendly, new parking restrictions will be put into place on the south side of Acacia (Lilac to McAllister) and north side of Acacia (Lilac to Rosebank) from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on school days.

2020-2021 School Calendar Released

Important Emergency Preparation Resources, Tips, and Checklists

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 10, 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

  • School Board Meeting, 3:30 p.m., Kent Library
    • Meeting begins at 3:30 p.m., budget discussion begins at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Save The Date

February 17-18, 2020: No school/Presidents' Recess

Friday, February 21, 2020

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Wednesday February 26, 2020

Thursday, February 27, 2020

  • 3rd Grade Winter Concert, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bacich Community Center

District News

School Board

Letter to the Community: January 9, 2020

School Board Information

Board Meeting Highlights - January 14, 2020

Next Regular Board Meeting:

Technology Committee of the Board

  • February 26, 4:30-5:30, Kent Library
  • Come to the first meeting of the School Board's new Technology Committee. All interested parents and staff are welcome.

District English Learners Advisory Committee Meeting

  • Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 5:45-7 p.m., Bacich Library.
  • School-age child care available.

Parent Partner Meeting

  • Tuesday, April 14, 4-5:30 p.m., District Office

Superintendent Search Information

English Language Learners

English Language Learner Resources and English Learners Website

Bacich ELAC Meeting: Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 8:30-9:30 a.m.,, Bacich Room 12

  • Summer Camp Scholarship Assistance with PTA
  • Class placement advocacy
  • Leadership positions available

Bacich News






Bacich Announcements

Current 4th Graders Attending 5th Grade at Kent: Proof of Residency Registration Event

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020 or March 18, 2020, 1:30-3 p.m., Kent Office

Bacich Library

Author Judd Winick

Hilo Series Author Judd Winick Visits Bacich Library

  • February 13, 2020, 11:15 a.m.

If you would like to order your child one of the books in the Hilo series, please complete this order form and return it to your teacher by Monday, February 10, 2020

**A percentage of all sales will be donated to Bacich**

Bacich Yearbooks on Sale!

The Bacich yearbook is a keepsake that includes individual photos, class photos and collage pages for each grade… plus special pages for Rancho Day, Halloween Day, and other activities.

Order deadline is Monday, March 30, 2020.

Order Here

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, March 2, 2020, 3-4 p.m., Bacich Office Conference Room
  • All are welcome to attend.

Bacich ELAC Meeting

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Bacich Room 12
    • Summer Camp Scholarship Assistance with PTA
    • Class placement advocacy
    • Leadership positions available

Follow Bacich on Instagram

Bacich Elementary School @bacichelementary

Bacich STEAM Projects @bacichsteam

Bacich Library @bacichlibrary

Kent News




Kent Announcements

Find a Carpool – Save Time – Reduce Traffic

Kent families, if you live too far to walk or bike to school, please consider carpooling. Forty-two percent of Kent students arrive daily in a single-family vehicle.

Safe Routes to School and the Kent Eco-Action club have designed a carpool campaign to help link families who would like to carpool. It's easy. Enter your contact information in the link below:

In two weeks, you will get an email from Safe Routes to Schools. It will include a link to a google map indicating the locations of other families who would like to carpool to or from Kent. The map will include parent contact information. Spending a few minutes organizing now may save you time every week for the rest of the school year.

Questions? Please contact Lou Goodwin at lou@marinbike.org.

Incoming 5th Graders: Proof of Residency Registration Event

6th Grade Families: Tdap Booster Requirement

Your child will need the Tdap booster vaccine to enter the seventh grade in the fall. If your child has not had this vaccine, please make an appointment with your health care provider as soon as possible and bring the updated vaccine record to the Kent Office. If your child has had this vaccine, please bring the updated vaccine record to the Kent Office.

Thank you,

Laurel Yrun, RN Credentialed School Nurse

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.

Yearbooks are on Sale Now

Be sure to order one of these amazing mementos to cap off your child's year! To order, go here:

www.yearbookordercenter.com

Yearbook Order Code: 7587

For ordering help, call The Yearbook Order Center toll free at 866-287-3096 or email us at yearbookordercenter@herffjones.com. The Yearbook Order Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CST).

Llama al 866-287-3096 si necesitas un operador en español.

8th Grade Families

2020-2021 High School Registration Begins Soon

Registration Information

Most families choose to attend their school of residence. Please refer to your high school website for registration/enrollment information.

If you would like to enroll at Tamalpais, Redwood, or Drake High School and this is not your school of residence, please read the information posted on the District website for “Open Enrollment.”

As a first step in the registration process, incoming freshmen may apply now for an Open Enrollment transfer. Please see the application on the district website. The initial deadline for transfer requests is on January 17. After January 17, students will be contacted individually to confirm their school of choice. Once approved, students will be able to register directly with your school of choice.

“Open Enrollment” applies only to students who are TUHSD residents who wish to attend a district high school other than their school of residence. The January transfer request deadline allows entering ninth grade students to register at the group registration days at your school of choice. Although you may register at any time at your school of residence, the final deadline to request an Open Enrollment transfer is June 30 (or until the maximum of 50 spots per site are filled).

If you have read the information posted on the website and have a question, please email moleary@tamdistrict.org.

Thank you,
Mary O’Leary
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
Tamalpais Union High School District

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!

Kent Site Council Meeting

  • Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 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, March 9, 2020, 8:30-10 a.m, Bacich Room 33

KSPTA Membership Cards Available

  • If you would like an official PTA membership card, please request one here.

Become a KSPTA Leader!

Our Nominating Committee is looking for a few good parents or other caregivers who want to help lead events and programs in 2020-2021.

If you want to learn more, please email info@kspta.org.

Frozen Yogurt Fundraiser

All day on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at YOLO in San Anselmo.

Connect with KSPTA!

Twitter: @KentfieldPTA

Instagram: kentfieldschoolspta

Facebook: Kentfield Schools PTA

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.

kik News

kik Auction | Dinner | Dancing

Do you work in the real estate, financial, or medical industry? Yee haw! These businesses make great sponsors for our auction! We have many levels of sponsorship available to businesses or families which help us underwrite our expenses.

You can read more about the opportunities here: Nashville Nights Sponsorship Form

Contact us if you can help: mandy.willian@gmail.com and wagner1130@gmail.com


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.

Next Walk & Roll to School Day: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Driver Alert! New Parking Restrictions on Acacia

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.

Galileo Innovation Camp: Enrollment Now Open

Summer Camps available June 22-August 7, 2020

Galileo Camps use engaging hands-on projects to teach design-thinking and problem-solving skills in a fun environment kids love. Energetic, inclusive staff and proven curriculum make for a memorable summer kids will cherish.

Camp Galileo is introducing a new age group at Kent: 5th-6th graders as Meteors join Pre-K: Nebulas, 1st-2nd: Stars, 3rd-4th: Supernovas

Early Bird Special! Enroll by March 2, 2020 for the best rates of 2020 and save $20/week. Convenient extended care and lunch also available.

Learn more: www.galileo-camps.com or 800-854-3684.

Basketball Camps

Co-ed Spring Break and Summer Camps
Ages 7-15

  • April 6 – 10, 2020, Tamalpais High School
  • July 27 – 31, 2020, Redwood High School

View flyer

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.

  • Thursday, March 15, 2020: Stop Cyberbullying & Navigating the Social Media Landscape with focus on Grades 6-12

All workshops are 6-7:30 p.m. at Marin County Office of Education, 1111 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael

View flyer in English and in Spanish

Learn more and register here

Car Raffle Benefits Special Education

Parent volunteer group Dedication to Special Education is raffling off a 2020 Prius to benefit special education programs in all public schools in Marin County! Odds are approximately 1 in 3,000 and tickets are only $20!

Tickets will be sold at The Village at Corte Madera on weekends during December and at various locations throughout Marin in January leading up to the drawing on February 9, 2020.

More information

Monday, February 10, 2020, 6 p.m.
Marin Community Office of Education

Join us to discuss methods to keep our youth safe from trafficking and exploitation, something happening in our own backyard, as well as how to navigate their ever-increasing digital world.

Deepa Patel, Co-Founder of Trauma and Hope, will present and answer questions from our parent community starting at 6:30 p.m.

Help us build awareness and keep our youth safe from trafficking and exploitation.

The event is free and light dinner is provided at 6 p.m.

Questions? Feel free to contact Marlene Capra at marcapra@comcast.net


PROTECT Liaison of Marin
Soroptimist of Marin
Marin Coalition to End Human Trafficking

View flyer

2020 Raising Healthy Families Community Education Series

Free informative education series that examine important issues facing today's families. Presentations by noted Bay Area experts will offer tools and strategies to empower you to help raise children who are curious, compassionate, and resilient.

March 3, 2020, 6-8 p.m.: Battling Adolescent Substance Addiction: Learn the Signs and Know What to Do.

March 24, 2020, 6-8 p.m.: Helping When Your Child Is Hurting: What Every Parent Needs to Know to Prevent Adolescent Self-Harm and Suicide.

March 31, 2020, 6-8 p.m.: Slaying the Beast: A Practical Guide for Parents on the Dangers of Technology Overuse and Obsession

  • For more information or to register visit www.cipmarin.orgor call (415) 459-5999 xlOl

View Flyer

Eighth Grade Washington D.C. & Boston Trip

Last chance to register! Sign-up deadline is Friday, February 14, 2020.

  • Trip is April 4-9, 2020.

Last parent meeting: Thursday, March 26, 2020, 6-7 p.m., Kent Room 30

  • Only parents of registered students need attend.

Have your 8th grader check with Mr. Palmer for a registration envelope.

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

Learn More About Recycling

Newsletter features information about California State laws related to recycling and waste at schools and which plastics can be recycled.

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