District Newsletter

June 5th, 2020

School Closure Resources and Information

Distance Learning Portals

We have a new, redesigned website for support, resources, and media during the school closure.

KSD Distance Learning Portal Student Services Learning Portal

As we near the end of this very unusual school year, time feels short to say thank you and good-bye to all of you in the Kentfield School District. I want to express my deep appreciation to everyone who works here, as well as to all who send their children to school at Bacich and Kent. And to the children who attend our schools, thank you for always greeting me with a smile, showing me what you were working on, and making all of us very proud of you. My seven years as your Superintendent have been eventful, challenging, productive, and, ultimately, rewarding. You are in terrific hands with my successor Raquel Rose, and I look forward to hearing about all this gem of a district achieves in the coming years.

Please join me at our School Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 9, at 4:30 p.m. to recognize and honor all staff members who are leaving the district, as well as our Golden Bell recipients and newly tenured staff. Here is the link: kentfieldschools.zoom.us/j/81854154756, or telephone: US: +1 669 900 9128, Webinar ID: 818 5415 4756. I look forward to seeing you there.

Liz Schott

Superintendent


Book List: Beginning and Continuing Conversations about Race


Public Hearing and Budget LCAP 2020

Online Book Fair

  • Most books will be available for pick-up by Monday, June 8th.
  • 15% of sales from the Kent Book Fair will support the Kent library.
  • Printable Order Form

Kent Graduation

We cordially invite all Kent Middle School students, families, staff, and community members to join us in celebrating our Kentfield School District graduating class of 8th graders on Friday, June 12th at 1 p.m. Details will be emailed soon.

2020 Kentfield Reclassification Ceremony Recording

2020-2021 Student Registration

If your TK-7th grade student WILL NOT BE RETURNING to Kentfield schools next year: please let Lisa Sandberg (Kent) at lsandberg@kentfieldschools.org or Lynn Bartha (Bacich) at lbartha@kentfieldschools.org know as soon as possible to help us with scheduling and staffing for the 2020-2021 school year.

If your student is currently enrolled in Kentfield schools and WILL BE RETURNING in the fall: you do not have to do anything to facilitate that automatic continuation process unless you have been contacted directly by your school. You will receive information about the data confirmation process in August.

Virtual Office Hours with Superintendent Liz Schott and Incoming Superintendent Raquel Rose, Bacich Principal Sally Peck, and Kent Principal Grant Althouse

  • Weekly on Thursdays from 4-5 p.m.
  • Families will receive an email, sent through Aeries, with the zoom webinar link and password.
  • Virtual Office Hours Archive

School Board

Letters to the Community

  • June 1, 2020: Roadmap to Reopening School Task Force, Reclassification Ceremony, upcoming School Board election, and resources for how to talk to children about race and racism
  • May 8, 2020: Introduction of Superintendent finalist Raquel Rose
  • May 7, 2020: Rescission of 2.5 layoff notices, update on Bacich class size, and gratitude during Teacher Appreciation Week

Next Monthly Meeting: June 9, 2020, 5 p.m.

  • Families will receive the virtual meeting details before the meeting.

Nov 3, 2020 School Board Election

Marin County School Board elections are scheduled to be held on November 3, 2020 as part of the general election. The terms of School Board members Quoc Tran and David Riedel end in November. David has committed to run and Quoc remains undecided. Parties interested in learning more about running for one of the seats will find information on the Marin County Elections website. Note that there are county registration deadlines in the summer (July 13 - August 7) so it is not too early to start considering this option if you are interested.
If you want to learn more about the role of a School Board Trustee, please review the documents in the overview packet linked below that Superintendent Liz Schott and Board President Heather McPhail Sridharan presented during the May 19th Prospective Board Member Orientation. Please feel free to reach out to any current KSD Trustee or Superintendent Schott anytime with questions. We welcome all interest and involvement.

Davina Goldwasser

Sarah Killingsworth

Heather McPhail Sridharan

David Riedel

Quoc Tran

The Board of Trustees, Kentfield School District

School Board Information Overview Packet

Summer Camp Opportunities

Girls' Force Camp

Let’s get your girls excited for summer! At Girls’ Force Camp girls will be engaged in dance, art projects, yoga, games, and enlightening leadership lessons.

CDC Social distance and cleanliness measures will be practiced.

Camper to Educator Ratio: 10/1
12 Camper Limit/Per Session

Girls' Force is an educational nonprofit founded by Bacich and Kent alum Hilary McGinnis.

Free Virtual Summer Camp

Camp Kinda (Español Camp Kinda) is a virtual Summer Camp from some of the most innovative minds in online learning. Camp Kinda (Español Camp Kinda) will be available online for free to all families due to philanthropic support. It will provide approximately three to four hours of engaging free content per day to families around the country.

While nothing can replace the joys of an outdoor summer, Camp Kinda makes the best of what is possible: mixing fun and enriching activities, all of which are designed to put minimal strain on working parents.

Bay Area Writing Camp Online Summer Courses

kik Update

Much obliged! Thank you to all the families who bid on items, donated items, and sponsored the auction, we couldn’t have done it without you! You can still donate to Fund A Need until the end of the school year!

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