KSD News

Dear KSD Community,

Today launched Staff Appreciation Week 2022. Throughout the week our KSD faculty will be honored with tokens of appreciation as well as scrumptious snacks and meals to keep folks energized. Thank you KSD Community for honoring our educators and acknowledging the difference they make in the lives of our children.

As we celebrate our educators – I also want to celebrate some of the KSD traditions that have been revived this school year. From the Bacich Maker Fair to Playoffs Games for our Kent Athletes many joyous activities have occurred this year that will offer memories for a lifetime. Below are two recent events we are spotlighting in this month's first May Newsletter. Enjoy!

With appreciation,

Superintendent Signature

Raquel Rose

Bacich Talent Show

Bacich Live Talent Show!

On Friday, April 29th a number of Bacich 3rd and 4th graders shared their talents during two live Talent Shows. We had comedians, musicians, dancers, singers and more. The event brought joy and excitement to the Bacich School Community as these brave Bacich Bears stood before an audience of 200+ attendees to demonstrate their interests and passion. Special thanks to Amy Wheeler for her coordination, our backstage parent volunteers, staff who did the set up and most of all to the students for their display of talent.

Kent Mathletes

Did you know about Kent Mathletes?

This is an offering available to interested 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students one day a week during zero period where students come together to work on complex math problems that promote critical thinking and problem solving.

On April 19, Mathlete Coaches Denise and Siggy Strack hosted the Kent Mathlete school competition. It was a great event promoting the love of mathematics through intense and complex math problems. Special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Strack for their ongoing support and promotion of this great event for our kids.

Opportunities Await – Now and for the School Year 2022-23.

As a community we are hoping to lean on some of our parents/guardians for day to day subbing as classroom teachers, yard supervisors, office support staff, or classroom paraprofessionals. If you are interested in any of these roles please reach out to Cyd Amaral at camaral@kentfieldschools.org or join us on May 17 at 8:45 a.m at the KSD District Office for an in person orientation of how to become a classroom substitute. We are hoping to increase our substitute pool and garner candidates for various school based positions open right now.

If interested, Kent Middle School is looking for Yard Supervision to support on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. To be considered for this role please apply HERE.

District Announcements

Let Us Know - Fall Enrollment Planning - 2022-2023

If your family is not returning to the Kentfield School District for the 2022-23 school year, please contact Lynn Bartha (lbartha@kentfieldschools.org) at Bacich or Lisa Sandberg (lsandberg@kentfieldschools.org) at Kent having this information helps as plan for the upcoming school year.

INTERNATIONAL FAMILY DAY X KSD: May 19, 6-8 p.m., Kent MP Room

Please join us for a very special evening celebrating INTERNATIONAL FAMILY DAY X KSD!
All are invited to enjoy music, games/crafts, potluck dinner and a Reclassification Ceremony.

The first part of this event is honoring our English Learner students. Bilingual students who have achieved proficiency in English this school year are honored at the Reclassification Ceremony with certificates acknowledging their noteworthy achievement.


Following the ceremony, we will highlight countries, histories and family traditions of our KSD community by sharing a meal, playing games, and crafts.

Every KSD student is invited to create flags of their family heritage and we will string them to create a beautiful installation which highlights our vibrant and diverse community. Play Bacich-Kent Bingo where students will learn fun facts about our KSD community and important historical figures. Every student completing the game will receive a prize!

We look forward to seeing you all and celebrating the evening together!

Sign up to support the potluck by sharing a dinner entree, side dish, drinks or dessert that represents a traditional family recipe.

Sign up to volunteer to help with crafts, games and/or food service.

Read flyer for more information.

Interested in being a KSD Board of Trustee?

On Tuesday, May 17 at 6 p.m., the KSD will host a School Board Trustee orientation at the KSD District Office, 750 College Ave. The event will share more about the role and responsibility of a School Board Member. Every public school district is governed by a board of trustees, commonly known as the school board. These boards of trustees are representative of their community, putting the interest of students' futures first. This November three seats will be open for election.

2022-23 School Calendar

On Tuesday, April 12, the KSD Board of Trustees approved the 2022-23 KSD School Year calendar. Notable dates on the annual calendar include:

  • First Day of School - August 24, 2022
  • Non-Student Day - Teacher Work Day - November 10
  • Thanksgiving Recess - Nov. 21 to November 25 (full week recess)
  • Winter Recess - December 19 - January 2
  • Mid- Winter Recess - February 20 - Feb. 24
  • Non-Student Day - Teacher Work Day - March 10
  • Spring Recess - April 10 - April 14
  • Last Day of School - June 16

School Meals for All

Beginning in the 2022-23 school year the KSD will be required to provide all children access to a nutritious school meal. The purpose of this program is to establish a foundation for a lifetime of healthy behaviors, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and support cognitive development and academic success. The KSD is in the process of requesting a public bid for proposals for the district's school food program. This new requirement does not bring additional state funding but does provide flexibility to request a donation to access meals. More information to follow.

Universal Transitional Kindergarten

In the fall of 2022 the KSD will provide a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program for KSD students who turn 5 between September 2, 2022 and February 2, 2023. The program will be a new grade level for our students and will operate at our Bacich School site. The KSD will receive one-time start up funds to assist with planning and implementation of this new grade level. The program will expand over the next 4 years increasing attendance while offering our youngest learners an opportunity to be on a comprehensive elementary school site. This new program provides access to a strong preschool foundation for all age-eligible children.

May Menu Now Available

The May menu is now available. Please login to place your orders soon!
Foodie Fact - Tomatoes
Spring is in the air and SchoolFoodies is celebrating with fresh tomatoes! Our head chef and kitchen team are preparing the following meals in May that will help get fresh tomatoes into your child’s day:

  • May 10 to May 12: Taco Salad
  • May 11: Pasta Primavera and Bruschetta Chicken *NEW!*
  • May 17 to May 19: BBQ Ranch Chopped Salad

2021-2022 District Calendar & 2022-2023 District Calendar

KSD, KSPTA & Community Parent Education Opportunities Calendar

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

  • Walk and Roll to School Day
  • Bacich ELAC meeting, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • KSD Technology Committee meeting, 4 p.m.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Friday, May 6, 2022

  • Bacich Lost & Found - Last day to pick up items before donation
  • County Track Meeting, College of Marin
  • Kent Principal Chat, 8:45-10 a.m.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

School Board meeting, 5-8 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Thursday, May 12, 2022

  • KSPTA Parent Education Event - Parents for Racial Equity - Part 4, 6-8 p.m. (attendees must have attended previous session.

Friday, May 13, 2022

  • Bacich Principal Chat, 9:45-10:45 a.m.

Community Health Update

When to Keep Your Child Home

If your child tests positive for COVID-19, please report it to our school nurse, Laurel Yrun at lyrun@kentfieldschools.org immediately.

Marin Public Health, Smarter Schools Plan, released March 28, 2022

Submit Student vaccination verification

How to Help Kids Navigate the New Era of No-Mask School - Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2022

School Board Information: video recordings of meetings, community letters, minutes, trustee contacts

  • Next monthly School Board meeting: Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 5-8 p.m., in-person in Kent Middle School and Zoom audio, agenda
  • Special Board Meeting, Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 6-7 p.m., agenda

District Committees