Special Education Student Support Services

Virginia DiGirolamo

Director of Special Education

750 College Avenue Kentfield, CA 94904

Phone: (415) 458-5126

Email: student-services@kentfieldschools.org

Learning Center Programs are offered at both Bacich and Kent Schools. For students who are eligible, these programs provide specialized academic instruction delivered by education specialists and paraprofessionals throughout the school day. Speech and language services are provided at both schools as outlined in students' Individual Education Plans (IEPs). Other specialized programs and services are also available based on students' Individual Educational Plans (IEPs). For more information about district programs, please call Virginia DiGirolamo at (415) 458-5126.

Learning Center Program

This program is designed to provide supplemental instruction and to target learning strategies in a small group setting. Students who have IEPs come to the Learning Center to develop skills and work on individual goals that will increase academic performance. Each school site has Learning Center teachers and additional paraprofessionals to support students in their individualized goals.

Designated Instructional Services

Designated Instructional Services (DIS) are supplemental services provided to students who have IEPs, which are related to their identified areas of need or disability. DIS services are available at both school sites. Examples are speech and language, occupational therapy, counseling and hearing services.

School Psychologists

Our school psychologists conduct comprehensive assessments of students receiving special education services. Students are initially assessed and then reassessed every three years. School psychologists also provide consultation and support to staff and parents.

Family Partner Group

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

This group meets five times per year with the primary goals of providing family 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.

2023-2024 Meetings

  • Family Partner Meetings are held every other month.
  • All Family Partners meetings will be held in person at the Kentfield School District Office, 750 College Ave. Kentfield.

Tuesday, September 5, 9-10 a.m.

Tuesday, November 7, 4-5 p.m.

Tuesday, February 6, 9-10 a.m.

Tuesday, April 16, 4-5 p.m.

Homeless and Foster Youth McKinney-Vento Act

The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children and youths as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This definition also includes:
  • Children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason
  • Children and youths who may be living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, shelters
  • Children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
  • Children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings, or
  • Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are children who are living in similar circumstances listed above.

CDE McKinney-Vento

CDE Foster Youth

CDE Resources for Homeless Youth

Kentfield School District Contact: Raquel Rose, rrose@kentfieldschools.org, 415-458-5130

Student Support Resources