Kent Falcons News

Kent Principal Grant Althouse

Greetings Kent Community,

One hundred and thirty one Kent athletes descended upon the Redwood High School athletic facility last Friday for the Area Track Meet between Kent and surrounding Marin Middle Schools. A sea of red jerseys instilled Falcon pride for all Kent students, staff, and families in attendance. Congratulations to all of our participating students for this accomplishment, and best of luck to our Falcon athletes who qualified to compete in the County-wide track meet this Friday!

As you may be aware, our Kent School Site Council is a planning and decision making body made up of Kent staff, parents, and students. During our monthly meetings we discuss current events at our school, as well as big picture goals and initiatives that impact our community. It is an engaged group of stakeholders that encourage positive change through their questioning, discussion, and collaboration.

Three parent seats on the Kent Site Council are open for the 2022-23 school year, and I invite any interested incoming 5th or 6th grade parent/guardian to submit your name for consideration for one of these three-year terms. The Site Council meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the Kent campus. If you are interested in serving on our Kent School Site Council, please email site council members Ina Gotlieb ( and Joelle Williams ( by this Friday, May 6. All applicants are invited to share a short summary of their interests and qualifications to serve on this committee. My sincere appreciation to current and future site council members for their many contributions to our school!

As you know, the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) testing began today in English classes across our school. Thank you for ensuring that your child comes to school well-rested with a plan for nutritious food across their school day during all testing days. The testing schedule is linked here for your reference. Thank you for your hard work on your CAASPP tests, Falcons!

All my best,

Grant Althouse
Kent Principal

Kent Announcements

Kent Tutors Marin: Free virtual tutoring to K–6th graders in all subjects during school, after school, and on weekends. Spanish-speaking tutors are available. Sessions are 30-45 minutes via Zoom.

Not Returning to Kent Next Year?

Wednesday, May 4th, is National Bike to School Day – May the Fourth Be With You!

Please encourage your student to BIKE, SKATE, or SCOOTER to school. While riding through the Galaxy - they will get great exercise, reduce traffic and pollution and have some FUN! All riders will be entered into a raffle to win Movie tickets.

Star Wars themed clothing encouraged!

El miércoles 4 de mayo es el Día Nacional de ir en Bicicleta a la Escuela - ¡Que el Cuatro Esté Contigo! Por favor anime a su estudiante a ir en BICICLETA, PATINETA o MONOPATIN a la escuela. Mientras van rodando por la Galaxia, ¡ellos harán ejercicio, reducirán el tráfico y la polución y se DIVERTIRAN! Todos los que rueden ese día entrarán en el sorteo de tiquetes para el cine.

¡Se les invita a vestirse con ropa del tema de la Guerra de las Galaxias!

Spring Music Concerts

Greetings from the Kent Middle School Music Department! I'm pleased to announce that Spring concerts are scheduled take place in the MP Room at Kent Middle School as follows:

  • All 5th Grade Music Students (5th Grade Bands and 5th Grade Orchestra) - Tuesday, May 31, 2022
  • All 6th Grade Music Students (6th Grade Bands and 6th Grade Orchestra) - Wednesday, June 1, 2022
  • Zero Period Instrumental, Choir, Jazz Band, Rock Band and Karaoke Competition Winners - Thursday, June 2, 2022

Students should be in room 26 at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will start promptly at 7 p.m. Concert uniform is a black outfit (nice/formal preferred but casual black clothing is acceptable). Should you have any questions please email me Mr. Martinez at

Kent Athletics

Kent Golf Match Schedule 2022

Questions? Please contact Kent Athletic Director Ryan Palmer at

Kent Library

Newspaper Club: meets on Tuesday during study session.

Need Book Recommendations?

Email me at and follow us on Instagram @kentmiddleschoollibrary.

Kent Homework Club: Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 3:30-4:45 p.m., Kent Library

  • Designed for students who need a quiet and supported environment in which to complete assignments. Any student who is ready to focus and work is welcome to attend with us!

Kent Lunchtime Clubs: All are welcome! Simply show up at the meeting location on the correct day to join in the fun!

  • May 3: Kent Site Council meeting, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • May 5: Kent ELAC meeting, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • May 6: Kent Principal Coffee, 8:45-10 a.m.
  • May 6: District Track Meeting, College of Marin