District Newsletter

March 5th, 2020

Don't Miss These Announcements


March 3, 2020: Letter from Superintendent with an update on the district’s plans for the unlikely, but possible, outbreak of the Coronavirus - COVID-19 in one or both of our schools, and our prevention strategies.

School leaders are in close contact with the County Department of Health and Human Services to obtain the most current guidance related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

County Health Notices

Marin County Office of Education Resources/Information

  • March 3, 2020: Letter to parents and school staff from Marin County's Public Health Officer available in English and Spanish.
  • March 9, 2020: Community Meeting
    • Marin County Office of Education scheduled a community meeting with health experts from the Department of Health and Human Services and Kaiser Permanente.
    • MCOE Office, 1111 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael, 6-7:30 p.m.
    • The event is open to the public and available via Facebook Live.
  • More District Health information.

School Lunch Session 3 Order Deadline: Sunday, March 8

  • KSPTA Fun Lunch now available for Kindergarten and TK

2020-2021 Student Registration Began February 3, 2020

Superintendent Search

Important Emergency Preparation Resources, Tips, and Checklists

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 6, 2020

  • Kent First Aid Supply Collection Drive items due to Ms. Stephen's room

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Monday, March 9, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020

  • Bacich Lost and Found items will be donated
  • 7th/8th Grade Dance, 7-9 p.m., Kent MP room

Save the Date

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020

  • 5th and 6th Grade Games Night hosted by KSPTA, 6-8 p.m., Kent MP Room

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Thursday, March 26, 2020

  • Kent Open House, 6-7:30 p.m.

Friday, Mar 27, 2020

Wednesday, April 2, 2020

  • 5th Grade Revolutionary Women, Kent MP Room

Thursday, April 2, 2020

  • 5th Grade Colonial Day
  • Bacich Open House, 6-7:30 p.m.

April 6-10, 2020: Spring Break

District News

School Board

Letter to the Community: February 13, 2020

School Board Information

Strategic Plan Board approved February 11, 2020

Next Regular Board Meeting:

Finance Committee Meeting

  • Thursday, March 12, 2020, 3:45-4:45 p.m., District Office

Parent Partner Meeting

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

District English Learners Advisory Committee Meeting

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 5:45-7 p.m., Bacich Library.
  • School-age child care available.

Superintendent Search Information

English Language Learners

English Language Learner Resources and English Learners Website

Bacich ELAC Meeting: Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Bacich Room 12

Bacich News

Bacich Library

Bacich Announcements

Bacich Lost and Found items will be donated Friday, March 13, 2020.

  • Please check the bins near the office for your child's lost items.

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

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

Bacich Pennies for Patients

Please fill the collection boxes that went home in Friday folders and bring them back before March 18th. Your change can help find a cure for blood cancers.

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

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, April 13, 2020, 3-4 p.m., Bacich Office Conference Room
  • All are welcome to attend.

Bacich ELAC Meeting

  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Bacich Room 12

Follow Bacich on Instagram

Bacich Elementary School @bacichelementary

Bacich STEAM Projects @bacichsteam

Bacich Library @bacichlibrary

Kent News

Kent Announcements

Pizza Day Graduation Fundraiser

  • Wednesday, March 11th after school

Calling all pizza lovers! Join your friends for Pizza Day! We will have cheese and pepperoni pizza for sale in front of the library right after school.

$5 for a slice of pizza, lemonade, and cookie
$2 for each additional slice

We hope to see you there!

Proceeds go towards 8th grade graduation.

8th Grade Families

Graduation Information

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

California Healthy Kids Survey Information

7th and 8th Grade Dance: Friday, March 13, 7-9 p.m.

  • We have a few volunteers signed up to chaperone, but we could always use more! The theme is Hawaiian so get your luau gear going! Aloha!
  • Interested chaperones please contact Student Activities Director Melissa Stephens mstephens@kentfieldschools.org.

Find a Carpool – Save Time – Reduce Traffic

Safe Routes to School and the Kent Eco-Action club have designed a carpool campaign to help link families who would like to carpool.

Incoming 5th Graders: Proof of Residency Registration Event

Yearbooks are on Sale Now

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.

Kent Community Service

Community Heroes at the Seventh Annual Day of Giving

Hundreds of local students and their families will be devoting Sunday morning to compassion, community building, and climate action. There will be tree plantings, park clean-up, urban gardening, eco art, eco-friendly cooking for shelter residents, care kit assembly, crafting superhero capes and cozy blankets for hospitalized children and those in need, and so much more.

First Aid Supply Collection Drive

To assist in the Day of Giving, Kent Falcons will be collecting first aid supplies in Ms. Stephens Room through Friday March 6th. Please drop off bandaids, antibiotic cream packs, alcohol wipes, ibuprofen packets that will be packaged for care and hygiene kits being supplied to Downtown Streets Team and Homeward Bound of Marin.

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 Garden

If you would like to volunteer to assist Jeff DeBoi and the students in the Kent Garden Club and weed or plant this spring, please send me an email at jwalsh@kentfieldschools.org. The club meets on Fridays at lunch.

Wednesday Pizza Server Volunteers Needed

We could use some helping hands with serving pizza after school on Wednesday March 11th and April 1st to raise money for our 8th grade graduation!

Kent Site Council Meeting

  • Tuesday, April 14, 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, April 13, 2020, 8:30-10 a.m, Kent Room 12

Fun Lunch: Session 3

  • The Spring Session begins Monday, March 9 and ends Friday, June 5.
    Order now at goodearthlunch.com.
  • Please order by Sunday, March 8.

Now offering Fun Lunch for Kindergarten and TK!

KSPTA is proud to welcome our youngest Bacich Bears to the Fun Lunch Program.

Please consider volunteering so we can keep this program going —contact Vicki at lunch@kspta.org to sign up or learn more.

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 its 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
  • Spanish translation is available

5th and 6th Grade Games Night

Friday, March 20, 2020, 6-8 p.m.

  • Kent MP Room
  • Tickets:
    • $6 on sale during lunch on March 19 and 20
    • $8 on sale at the door
  • View flyer
  • Phone-free event

KSPTA Membership Cards Available

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

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

Deadlines are approaching to get in donations, sponsorships, and sign up parties for our auction. We need help from our community to make this a barn raising event! Can you help by donating an item? Sponsoring the event? Helping with a sign up party?

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, March 11, 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.

Kentfield Arts Festival

Would you like to see a gathering this spring to celebrate music and the arts in Kentfield? Would you like to contribute to planning a festival-style celebration of our students and community members for their creative expression? If you'd like to have a hand in planning this exciting and community-focused gathering in May please email Ina Gotlieb at gotliebfamily@comcast.net to learn more and to get involved!

Environmental Impact Report Meetings

The College of Marin is conducting a series of meetings for the Learning Resources Center Facilities Master Plan Program Environmental Impact Report.

Next Meetings:

Thursday, March 12, 2020, 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 6-7:30 p.m.

COM Kentfield Campus, LRC LC 160, 835 College Ave.

If you can’t make this meeting please check the schedule on the website below for the location and dates for future EIR meetings and how to add your name to the notification mailing list.

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 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 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