Kent Falcons News
Greetings Kent Families,
Planning for next year is well underway, as we prepare to implement our full-day bell schedule and full course offering at Kent Middle school for the 2021-22 school year. We prioritize opportunities for student choice in their day, and there are a variety of choices that students can make regarding their experience next year.
Please see the notes below about information we need from your children in order to plan for 2021-22.
- 5th Grade Music – Rising 4th grade families, please fill out this linked google form to indicate your instrument preference in music for your child’s 5th grade year. Due by this Friday, May 7th.
- 6th Grade Music – Rising 5th grade families, please fill out this linked google form to indicate your instrument preference in music for your child’s 6th grade year. Due by this Friday, May 7th.
- 7th and 8th Music – Rising 6th and 7th grade families, please fill out this linked google form to indicate your child’s interest to participate in our zero period instrumental, choir, and jazz music ensembles. Due by Friday, May 14th.
- 7th and 8th Grade Enrichments – Rising 6th and 7th grade students, this week in history class you will have a chance to select the enrichments you would like to be enrolled in for your 7th or 8th grade year. We will do our best to ensure that each student gets enrolled in classes that you are excited about for next year. Due by this Friday, May 7th.
- If you know that your 5th, 6th, or 7th grade student is not returning to Kent next year, please email Lisa Sandberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) when you are certain about your plans.
This information regarding plans and requests for next year will prove essential as we plan for what lies ahead. Please reach out to me at any time with questions you may have about our educational programming next year and beyond.
Lastly, you are likely aware that we are administering our spring assessment, the MAP Growth assessment, at school this week for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, and next week for 5th graders. Please refrain from pulling your student out of school during these two weeks, if at all possible, so that we can provide for a cohesive and consistent testing environment for our children.
Week of May 3: MAP Growth spring math and reading assessments for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students
Week of May 10: MAP Growth spring math and reading assessments for 5th grade students
May 7, 2021
- Rising 5th Grade students – musical instrument preference is due
- Rising 6th Grade students –musical instrument preference is due
- Rising 6th and 7th grade students – enrichment selections are due. Information will be given during history class
May 14, 2021
- Rising 6th and 7th grade students – Zero period instrumental, choir, and jazz music ensembles interest form due to indicate your child’s interest to participate in our zero period instrumental, choir, and jazz music ensembles. Due by Friday,
May 14, 2021: Kent Principal Chat, 9:15 a.m.
8th Grade Families – Save the Date!
- Graduation: June 10, 2021, 6 p.m., Kent field
- Safety protocols, attendee capacity, and more information to be provided soon.
Deadline Extended! Don't miss the chance to order Limited Edition Kent spirit wear & 8th Grade Yard Signs
- Sales end May 13
Assessments, Family Life, and Teens in Transition information mentioned in Grant Althouse's letter on April 26
Daily school lunch program at Kent: visit KSPTA to order.
Kent Counselors Wellness Hub: Easily access resources to help navigate this challenging time.
- Email Ms. Jelen at email@example.com to check out books.
- Return books to the same cart where you pick up books – right outside the Kent gate when it's not raining and right in front of the library when it is.
The latest newsletter from Be the Influence, a parent education program on youth substance use, is on the health risks of “wellness” vaping products (essential oils, vitamins) that we are seeing in Marin middle schools, as well as nicotine products (pouches, gum, lozenges). The newsletter also covers new research on the addictiveness to youth of today’s cannabis compared to alcohol and other drugs and the opportunity to discuss with your child given last week’s “420 celebrations.” Read all about it here.