Kent Falcons News

Kent Principal Grant Althouse

Greetings Kent Community,

I am honored to work alongside the exceptional group of professionals that make up the Kent Middle School staff. Staff Appreciation Week last week provided a wonderful opportunity to shower these educators with praise and recognition for the enumerable ways they support the growth of our students. Thank you to those in our community who contributed to various meals and snacks across the week, expressed words of support and encouragement, created the artwork gracing pathways and halls, and captured kind notes of appreciation. We value this heartfelt recognition of our instructional and support staff’s efforts, and thanks to you all for your appreciation and support.

State testing continues this week at Kent with a focus on the mathematics portion of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). Students began today with their math Computer Adaptive Test, and in the coming days will also take on the math Performance Task. Similarly to the Language Arts CAASPP test, our students are taking their assessments in their mathematics teacher’s classroom this week during regularly scheduled math class; the testing schedule is linked here for your reference. For students who need additional time to complete their English and math CAASPP assessments, there will be make-up sessions offered next week. During the week of May 23, 5th and 8th graders will take the science portion of the assessment.

We are especially excited for two upcoming social events for all Kent Falcons: the 5th and 6th grade Games Night and the 7th and 8th grade Movie Night! This Friday, May 13, all 5th and 6th graders are invited to attend Games Night in the MP Room starting at 6 p.m., coordinated by our KSPTA. Next Friday, May 20, all 7th and 8th graders are invited to attend Movie Night, planned by our Student Leadership Board and WEB leaders. We are excited to offer these opportunities for students to connect with their peers at these fun, social events after school hours. Please encourage your child to attend one of these upcoming events!

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.

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Safe Routes to School Survey for Middle School Parents

Dear Middle School Parents:

Please take 10 minutes to answer 18 survey questions for WHY you do or do not allow your child(ren) to walk, bike, or bus/carpool to and from school. Your feedback is ESSENTIAL for Safe Routes to Schools’ program development serving our school and 26,000 students in our county. Thank you!

The Transportation Authority of Marin funds the Safe Routes’ crossing guards, pedestrian and bike education, encouragement events (e.g. International Walk to School Day), Task Force meetings for crosswalks and bike lanes near schools, suggested route maps, and much more. Your help is vital for program funding to address the needs of your family and others.

Take survey HERE. Questions? Contact

Queridos padres de 5:

Por favor tomen 10 minutos para contestar estas 18 preguntas sobre por qué o por qué no usted permite que sus niños caminen, vayan en bicicleta, o bus/carro compartido hasta o desde la escuela. Su opinión es ESENCIAL para el desarrollo del programa de Rutas Seguras a las Escuelas en su escuela y 26.000 estudiantes en el país. ¡Gracias!

La Autoridad de Transporte de Marín provee los fondos para los guardias de cruce de Rutas Seguras, la educación para peatones, los eventos de promoción (como el Día Internacional de Caminar a la Escuela), los comités de infraestructura para los cruces de peatones y bicicletas cerca de las escuelas, mapas con rutas sugeridas. Su ayuda es vital para que el programa reciba fondos para atender las necesidades de su familia y otros.

Gracias por su ayuda. Tome la encuesta aquí. Tiene preguntas? Contacte a

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.

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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 27: Kent Principal Coffee, 8:45-10 a.m.
  • June 7: Kent Site Council meeting, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • June 10: 8th Grade Graduation, 1:30-3 p.m.