District Newsletter

February 13th, 2020

Don't Miss These Announcements

Superintendent Search

2020-2021 Student Registration Began February 3, 2020

Parents/Guardians of Sixth Graders – Deadline Approaching February 21

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.

Important Emergency Preparation Resources, Tips, and Checklists

Upcoming Events

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

Friday, February 21, 2020

Save The Date

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

Monday, March 2, 2020

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Monday, March 9, 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

  • Graduation fundraiser – pizza lunch

Thursday, March 19, 2020

  • KSPTA Community Education: Child Disrupted Film and Panel Discussion, 7-8:30 p.m., Kent MP Room

Friday, March 20, 2020

  • 5th and 6th Grade Games Night hosted by KSPTA, Kent MP Room

District News

This week, the Kentfield School District Board of Trustees engaged in the difficult work of identifying $1 million in expenditure reductions for the 2020-21 school year. Read about the process and results here.

School Board

Letter to the Community: February 13, 2020

School Board Information

Adopted Strategic PlanBoard approved January 11, 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

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

Car Line Safety Reminders

4th Grade Gold Country Trip

  • Parent Meeting: Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Trip: April 20-22, 2020

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:

Incoming 5th Graders: Proof of Residency Registration Event

6th Grade Families: Tdap Booster Records Due February 21, 2020

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

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:


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

Graduation Information

  • Check the graduation website for committee members, upcoming fundraising events, and important dates and forms.

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


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.

Bacich Garden

Parent volunteers are needed to help staff the Bacich garden during lunch recess. These volunteers would work alongside a Bacich paraprofessional. Many children loved having this alternative play space last year, but there aren’t enough staff available to cover the garden right now, without our help.

Two parents are needed for each shift, and shifts are from 12:30-1:30 on Tuesdays (1st and 3rd grades) and Thursdays (2nd and 4th grades).

Community Education: Child Disrupted

Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion with Director Krista Riihimaki and Psychotherapist Karen Hamilton.

In Child, Disrupted, Krista interviewed experts from the fields of neuroscience, psychology, occupational therapy, sociology, and addiction, to reveal the truth behind her worries about screen time and child development. The film elucidates how time spent using technology specifically impacts children’s behaviors, and offers insight into how guardians can curb it’s influence while equipping children to develop healthy relationships with technology.

  • Thursday, March 19, 2020, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Bacich Library  
  • Refreshments provided courtesy of Wait Until 8th   

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.

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

Can you help with a donation for our auction? We are looking for rounds of golf, vacation homes, tickets to sporting events, talk shows, concerts, and more. We also welcome donations of gift certificates to retailers like Whole Foods, Apple, Target, or any of the amazing local businesses that support kik.

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

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 20 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.

Programs at Bacich

  • New session starts on April 13, 2020.
  • Kindergarten through 4th grade
  • 3rd and 4th grade classes starting March 17, 2020!

More information: tinkertech.me

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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

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

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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