KSD News

Dear KSD Community,

Please join us tomorrow Tuesday, May 10th at 5 p.m. for our Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees. Attendees may join in person in the Kent Middle School Multi-Purpose Room located at 800 College Ave. A Zoom webinar option will be available as well. We will be sharing an update on the YouthTruth results as well as plans for the 2022-23 school year.

Take good care,

Superintendent Signature

Raquel Rose

Important Announcement

UPDATE - Bacich School Administration

We are thrilled to share our plans for the administrative structure for Bacich School in the 2022-23 school year.

The KSD conducted a full recruitment and interview process for a full-time principal and assistant principal. Through the multifaceted interview process the panel identified one final candidate for hire, Maria Martin. Ms. Martin is recommended to be identified as the Principal-Elect finalist for Bacich School effective July 1, 2022.

Ms. Martin is in process of obtaining her administrative credential, thus the title of “Principal-Elect.” The KSD will also contract an additional experienced interim elementary school administrator for the site to provide operational support for Bacich School while also working closely with Ms. Martin in her new role. Ms. Martin and I are working together to find this additional interim administrator and will update the community once the additional team member has been identified.

As we look forward to the 2022-23 school year, our primary goal is to support our Bacich students and staff with a strong administrative team. Through creating this unique infrastructure we will have the necessary level of support for our students and staff while also providing our community familiarity, trust, and cohesion.

On May 25 we will hold an afternoon social for parents/guardians in the Bacich School Miwok Garden to provide an informal meet and greet with our new administrative team (more details to follow). Please see below message from Ms. Martin to learn a bit more about the gifts she will bring to Bacich as the Principal-Elect.

Maria Martin

A Message from Maria Martin, Principal- Elect

I am thrilled and honored to have been chosen as the new Principal-Elect of Bacich Elementary School for the 2022-23 school year. Kentfield is my home and I am grateful for the opportunity to join the administrative team at Bacich, right here in my own community. My daughter, Isabel, is a current sixth grader at Kent Middle School and my older children are former KSD students. You will likely see me in the evenings walking my dog, Cooper, in the neighborhood. I also enjoy camping and spending time outdoors with my family.

I am a dedicated and dynamic educator with 15 years of teaching experience at Bacich and I am currently in the process of obtaining my administrative credential. During my time at Bacich, I have taught kindergarten and fourth grade and held numerous leadership positions, including Grade Level Coordinator in both kindergarten and fourth grade. I have been a mentor to several beginning teachers and aspiring teachers during my years at Bacich. Prior to teaching at Bacich, I served on the board of Brandeis Hillel Day School and held leadership positions at my children’s preschool. I come from a family of educators and believe in the power of a quality education.

I am passionate about culturally responsive teaching and creating safe and engaging learning environments where all students can thrive and learn. I look forward to deepening and expanding our social justice and equity and inclusion work that has begun at Bacich and the Kentfield School District.

In addition to being an educator, I have nearly 15 years combined experience as an attorney and small business owner. I bring a unique set of experiences and perspectives to my new role as Bacich Principal-Elect. I have strong collaboration and communication skills and I am eager to work with all stakeholders to achieve a shared vision for our school.

It is truly a gift to get to work as Principal-Elect alongside such a dedicated, caring, and hard working staff. I look forward to working with teachers, parents, and the larger school community to ensure that all students reach their potential in a caring and inclusive school environment that keeps the best interest of students at the forefront. Together, as partners, we can ensure a bright future for our school where joy, kindness, and a love of learning thrive.


Maria Martin
Bacich School Principal-Elect

District Announcements

SELPA Hearing Notice

The SELPA office will be holding its annual public meeting on May 25, 2022 to fulfill the CDE requirement to have the SELPA’s Annual Budget and Service Plans adopted at a public hearing as outlined in California Education Code Section 56205.

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.

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!

Together, we’ll enjoy music, games/crafts, potluck dinner and our Reclassification Ceremony. Part of this event is honoring our bilingual students who have achieved proficiency in English this school year. Following the ceremony, we will highlight countries, histories and family traditions of our KSD community by sharing a meal and playing games and crafts.

Bike Hero Award! ¡Premiación del Héroe del Ciclismo!

A Bike Hero is a GREAT “ROLL” MODEL!

Each May, Parents, Administrators, Teachers and Friends are invited to nominate a student Bike Hero. A Bike Hero is any student who gets up early to ride regularly, inspires others to bike, eagerly rides as a passenger on a cargo bike, obeys all rules of the road, and has FUN biking. Two Marin County elementary and two middle school students will be selected to win $50.00 gift cards to a store of their choice.

Un Héroe del Ciclismo un Fantástico Modelo a Seguir

Cada mayo, padres, administradores escolares, maestros y amigos están invitados a nominar a un estudiante que sea un Héroe del Ciclismo. Este es un niño o niña que se levanta temprano para montar bicicleta frecuentemente, inspira a otros a hacer lo mismo, está listo para viajar como pasajero en una bicicleta de carga, obedece las leyes viales y SE DIVIERTE mientras lo hace. Dos estudiantes de primaria y escuela intermedia en Marín serán seleccionados para ganar certificados por $50 de la tienda que quieran.

Interested in being a KSD Board of Trustee?

On Tuesday, May 17 at 6pm, the KSD will host a School Board Trustee orientation at the KSD District Office, 750 College Ave. to share more about the role 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.

2021-2022 District Calendar & 2022-2023 District Calendar

KSD, KSPTA & Community Parent Education Opportunities Calendar

Monday, May 9, 2022

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Friday, May 13, 2022

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

Monday, May 16, 2022

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

  • Learn how to become a classroom substitute orientation, 8:45 a.m., District Office
  • School Board Trustee orientation, 6 p.m., District Office

Thursday, May 19, 2022

  • International Family Day X KSD: 6-8 p.m., Kent MP Room 6-8 p.m.

Friday, May 20, 2022

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

Smarter Schools Plan Updated May 5, 2022

Updated Marin County SMARTER Schools Plan

Marin Public Health, as well as updated guidance on end-of-school-year events (in English and Spanish). Marin County Public Health recommends the following multi-layered protective measures to decrease the risk of COVID-19 exposure and outbreaks.

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

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