Dear KSD Community,
In the month of February the KSD made significant efforts to gather feedback from all stakeholders — students, staff, parents/guardians, through our annual YouthTruth survey. We focused on obtaining 100% participation and we are excited to share that we had over 63% of our parent/guardian community complete a survey. At the Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 12th Jimmy Simpson Jr., of YouthTruth, joined our KSD staff in presenting a high level report on the KSD YouthTruth results. We will be using these results to help shape plans for our 2022-23 school year. We are also taking the time to reflect on the feedback received, while further exploring the data and what it represents within our community.
Community connections is a strategic plan priority for the KSD and through authentic feedback we are able use data results as a call to action. We thank you for your engagement in this process and welcome you to review the YouthTruth Slide Deck shared at the May 12th Board meeting.
Take good care,
Opportunities Await – Now and for the School Year 2022-23.
REMINDER - Substitute Information Meeting — May 17, 8:45 a.m., District Office
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. Please join us for an in person informational meeting tomorrow May 17 at 8:45 a.m. at the KSD District Office. Come learn the benefits of being a KSD Substitute!
Yard Supervision Opportunity at Kent
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.
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. 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.
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.
- Sign up here to support the potluck by sharing a dinner entree, side dish, drinks or dessert that represents a traditional family recipe.
- Sign up here to volunteer to help with crafts, games and/or food service.
More Information about International Family Day:
Each year in January/February school districts across the state begin the process for Fall Planning. Staff typically review current student enrollment, local attendance trends, and staffing patterns to project the number of classrooms to operate in the subsequent school year. The KSD has committed to maintaining an average class sizes as reflected below:
K-5*: Average Class Size 25 | 1st*: Average Class Size 22 | 6-8: Ratio ranges between 28-30
The number of projected KSD 2022-23 classrooms currently align with the above ratios. The KSD staff is closely monitoring enrollment patterns for the upcoming school year, in the event staffing adjustments are necessary. Please know Fall Planning is a moving target and adjustments to staff can happen throughout the spring into the fall prior to the opening of the new school year. Our goal as a school district is to ensure we staff based on the best interest of students while maintaining our fiduciary responsibility. If you have questions or concerns about preliminary plans for the 2022-23 school year, please do not hesitate to reach out to Raquel Rose at email@example.com.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Bacich or Lisa Sandberg (email@example.com) at Kent having this information helps as plan for the upcoming school year.
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.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
- Learn how to become a classroom substitute orientation, 8:45 a.m., District Office
- KSD New Trustee Orientation, 6-7 p.m., District Office and Zoom
Thursday, May 19, 2022
- International Family Day X KSD: 6-8 p.m., Kent MP Room
Friday, May 20, 2022
- Bacich Principal Chat, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
- 7th/8th Grade Movie Night, 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
- School Board meeting, 5-8 p.m.
Thursday, May 26, 2022
- Kent Volunteer Coffee, 8:30-10 a.m.
Friday, May 27, 2022
- Kent Principal Coffee, 8:45-10 a.m.
Monday, May 30, 2022
- Memorial Day – No School
Smarter Schools Plan Updated May 5, 2022
Public Health Letter to the School Community on subvariant (BA.2) – released May 12, 2022
Public Health Letter to the School Community on End of the Year Events – released April 28, 2022
*District wide- indoor gatherings of 50+ people will be required to wear masks and testing prior to attending will be recommended.
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.
If your child tests positive for COVID-19, please report it to our school nurse, Laurel Yrun at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
Marin Public Health, Smarter Schools Plan, released March 28, 2022
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 24, 2022, 5-8 p.m., in-person in Kent Middle School and Zoom audio, agenda
- All are welcome and encouraged to attend in-person or via Zoom.
- Addressing the Board
- District English Learners Advisory Committee (DELAC): June 7, 5-6:15 p.m.
Bacich Bears News
Dear Bacich Families,
Our Bacich Students have been learning to take action to help others by collecting "Change for Ukraine" in our classrooms last week and this week. If your child is interested in participating, please remind them to bring in change, in any amount, to add to our schoolwide collection. Each classroom has a jar to collect the change. We will send our Bacich donation to the World Central Kitchen, to aid in their efforts to feed people in Ukraine, as well as refugees in surrounding countries. No amount is too small!
You may have noticed that our Lost and Found has been overflowing for some time now. As the weather gets warmer, students start removing their jackets at recess and do not take the time to tie them around their waists or leave them in their backpacks, so they end up "littering" the ground. Additionally, students have been notorious all year for leaving their snack bags and water bottles behind too! This week, together with some dedicated parents, we are on a mission to promote responsibility and good citizenship focusing on the value of personal belongings as well as care for the extra work our actions may cause others. Please join us in encouraging your child to be responsible with their belongings. Let’s see if we can reduce the "sweater litter" at Bacich and limit the items in the Lost and Found. Thank you!
Calling all parent/guardian volunteers — Save the Date! It is time to honor you at our Volunteer Tea on June 3 at 8:30 a.m.! We will be hosting all our volunteers in the Community Center for a special thank you from our students in every grade level, followed by tea, coffee, and breakfast treats hosted by the Bacich staff. Let us take care of you for a change! We are so excited to be able to honor you for all you have done for us this year in a variety of classrooms, in carline, at lunchtime, on the playground, on field trips, and preparing materials. No matter if you volunteered one time as a Mystery Reader or every lunchtime, you are so important to the Bacich community and we extend to you a warm invitation to the Volunteer Tea.
We have had such a great time with Holly Salamun during lunchtime recess with Art Exploration in the Garden! Please remind your child that we have two more fun weeks with Holly and the last day of this special opportunity will be May 26. Holly is in the garden on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. It is not too late if you would like to volunteer during these last two weeks. Please use these links for Kinder and 1st - 4th to sign up.
Have a great week,
Mary Ann Spitzer
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.
May Book Buzz blog is posted!
Find out Ms. Warnick's favorite books to celebrate Memorial Day, plus some activity suggestions!
Bacich Library Book Buzz: bacichlibrarybookbuzz.blogspot.com.
To Check Out Books: Visit: sites.google.com/kentfieldschools.org/bacich-library
- Watch this how to video to learn how to check out Bacich Library books.
Kent Falcons News
Greetings Kent Community,
It’s been three years since we’ve hosted springtime performances, acknowledgements and celebrations at Kent, yet spring 2022 promises to hold the return of many exciting end-of-year events! We kicked off our springtime event calendar last week with a wildly successful 5th and 6th grade Games Night; many thanks to the KSPTA for their exceptional coordination and planning. Below is a list of some of the celebratory fun planned in the weeks ahead, with a brief summary description for those of you new to the Kent springtime experience!
- Kentfield International Families Event — Thursday, May 19th @ 6 p.m. — Please join the KSD community for an evening of international celebration. We will begin by acknowledging the KSD students who have achieved bilingualism this year, and conclude with an international family potluck.
- 7th and 8th Grade Movie Night — Friday, May 20th @ 6 p.m. — 7th and 8th graders are cordially invited to an evening of games and movie fun, with movie snacks galore and a special showing of Ferris Bueler’s Day Off, the evening is sure to be an exciting opportunity for socializing and fun! 7th and 8th graders, pick up your tickets at lunch this week!
- KSD Board Meeting and Retiree Celebration — Tuesday, May 24th @ 4 p.m. — The KSD school board meeting on May 24th will begin with acknowledgements and kind words shared about our retiring staff. From Kent we will be celebrating the retirements of Alison Griffin, Tim Lentini, Heidi Longo, Lisa Sandberg, and Jennifer Sterling.
- Kent Pops Concert — Wednesday, May 25th @ 12 p.m. (Students/Staff Only) — At school on Wednesday May 25th all students and staff will come together for a musical celebration of the multifaceted music program at Kent. Performances will include Kent Karaoke competition winners, the Kent Rock Band, the Kent Jazz Band, string and band ensembles, and more!
- Volunteer Appreciation Coffee — Thursday, May 26th @ 8:30 a.m. — We welcome all Kent Volunteers for an expression of appreciation for their volunteer efforts this year. Kent volunteers please join us for a warm cup of coffee and a sweet breakfast treat!
- Kent Principal Coffee — Friday, May 27th @ 8:45 a.m. — The final Principal Coffee of the year will feature assistant principal Wendy Holmes and me summarizing some of the changes we intend to employ with regard to feedback and grading for the 2022-23 school year.
- Instrumental and Vocal Music Performances — On Tuesday, May 31st the 5th grade band and string ensembles will perform, on Wednesday, June 1st the 6th grade band and string ensembles will perform, and on Thursday, June 2nd the zero period band and choir ensembles will perform. All music concerts will be held in the MP Room for family and friends, starting at 7 pm each evening.
- End of Year Celebrations — Last Week of School — Each grade level is planning an end of year celebration for their students to enjoy during the final week of school. More information on these exciting events will be coming soon!
- 8th Grade Graduation — Friday, June 10th @ 2:30 p.m — Please join us for our 8th grade graduation celebration on the Kent field to honor our KSD graduating 8th grade class.
I hope that you can join us for at least one or more of the above events to conclude our school year together with acknowledgement, celebration, and joy.
All my best,
CALLING ALL 8TH GRADERS - YOU’RE INVITED TO GRAD NIGHT 2022
Friday, June 10
Kent MP Room
Let’s Glow Crazy
DJ. Dancing. Prizes.
neon attire. anything white glows.
Presented by the Class of 2022 8th Grade Parents
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?
- If your student is not returning to Kent in the fall, to please contact Lisa Sandberg, email@example.com.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to all of our spectacular Kent Falcons who participated in the County Championship Track and Field Meet on Friday, May 6 at College of Marin!
We had many outstanding performances including 18 first place finishes, 4 of which were from the 4 X 100 Meter Relay events. We are proud to say that 4 Kent records were either broken or tied this year, which means that these students will get their names engraved on a plaque and placed on our Kent Track and Field Record board. These include: Kate Barker running the A girls 100 Meter in 13.5 seconds, our A Girls 4 X 100 Meter Relay Team (Kate Barker, Liv Walker, Holly Thomas, and Liliana Huerta) running their relay in 55.0 seconds, Liliana Huerta jumping over 4'8" in High Jump, and finally our A/B Co-Ed Mile Relay Team (Henry Barker, Holly Thomas, Dylan McGrath, and Annalise Horn) running their relay in an incredible 4:25. Some other notable performances included Dylan Poncet overtaking and holding off a Sinaloa competitor on the final lap of his C/D Boys Mile Relay team to pull off the win by less than one second, both Henry Barker and Evan Wang who were apart of 5 different top 3 finishes across the day, Grace Kawaja and Katelyn Cassidy both stepping in for injured athletes to compete in two additional relay events and placing 2nd in the 4X100 Meter relay and 4th in the 4X400 Meter Relay, and Kate Barker who finished 1st in all three of her events.
We were so grateful to all students who competed with joy, respect, and represented our school in such a positive manner. We look forward to carrying forward a strong Track and Field tradition here at Kent in the years to come as we get this wonderful event back on track.
Questions? Please contact Kent Athletic Director Ryan Palmer at email@example.com.
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 3: 4th Grade Step Up to 5th Grade Parent Presentation, 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.
- June 10: 8th Grade Dance
FAMILY GIVING IS COUNTING ON YOU!
Your annual donations directly fund enrichments at Bacich and Kent including Art, Music, PE, and Library to name just a few. Our community must hit our $1M fundraising goal to maintain all of these high quality programs. If you haven’t already, please consider giving today.
KIK $1M ANNUAL GOAL — Update
- $1M Annual Fundraising Status : $869,579 (net) to date / $1M GOAL
- Thank you to the 352 Family Giving Donors to date who are committed to our students and the programs they love! Can we add your name to this list?
- Thank you to KIK Business Partners for supporting our students and schools.
- Learn how KIK Invests in Kids
AUCTION WRAP UP
The Online and Live Auctions were a ROARING SUCCESS! KIK raised approximately $120,000 as a preliminary auction number, helping us toward our fundraising goal. As a community we surpassed the $100,000 auction goal — THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
Thank you to all our Business, Family, and Teacher Donors who were instrumental in making the auction a success! We are so grateful for each and every one of you.
THANK YOU FOR DONATING TO FUND-A-NEED!
Our generous Fund a Need Donors raised more than $75,000 to support the following specific needs:
- Innovation and Tech assets: Bacich IDEA Lab and Maker program
- Expanded Art offerings: Sculpture, Ceramics and Stop Motion Animation
- Broadcasting Tech: Video Creation, Script Editing and Broadcast Management
Thank you Fund-A-Need Donors!
KIK EVENTS | DINE & DONATE
- Fried Chicken, French Fries, Mac & Cheese, Green Beans
SPRING CONCERTS brought to you by KIK
MAY 31 - 7PM - 5th Grade Band/Strings Concert - MP Room
June 01 - 7PM - 6th Grade Band/Strings Concert - MP Room
June 02 - 7PM - Kent Zero Period Instrumental/Choir Concert - MP Room
For Installments or Matching Gifts, Print Donor Form in English and Spanish.
Learn more at kspta.org.
Lunch Volunteer Sign Ups
Our school lunch program is run by the KSPTA and staffed completely with volunteers. These dedicated volunteer parents who've been feeding our kiddos all year are tired and need a break! Please help us out. Between Bacich and Kent we need to get over 1500 lunches into the hands and mouths of our hungry students. Consider a regular shift - either weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. Connect with other parents and see your children in the wild. We particular need help this month so sign up now!
The KSPTA is working on bringing some great parenting education events to Kentfield this school year. There are also lots of great resources, often free, in our community. Regularly, we'll be sharing information about community events with you.
Parent Education: Inclusion Inspiration Meeting Replays
Dedication to Special Education and the Marin County Office of Education, in collaboration with Changing Perspectives, offered a new initiative for the 2021-2022 school year – the Marin County Inclusion Inspiration Series. The series provided a unique opportunity to engage, inspire, educate, and empower all members of Marin County schools.
Sponsored by Dedication to Special Education
Information, events, and news provided in our newsletter's "Community News" is offered as service to our community, and are not sponsored by the Kentfield School District. Placement does not represent an endorsement.
Love is Rad Summer Camps for Tween/Teen Girls
Love Is Rad is a tween/teen (ages 9-15 & ages 16-19) girls Self LOVE summer camp & workshop series (during the school year).
This workshop is designed by Tiana Baumsteiger to help tween & teen girls with the challenges they are currently facing. They will learn the tools of Self LOVE and Self Care and why it's vital for a happy life. They will learn how to honor all their emotions, how to remove blocks and access their self worth. We will speak about body awareness and body positivity. How to create a sacred space within their home. They will learn what their intuition is and how to open it up and allow it to guide them in their life. We will play games, learn from nature and connect to a deeper part of who they truly are. The girls will create a ceremony on the last day utilizing the tools they have learned and will then state their intentions to move forward into the new empowered selves.
"As a parent of a teen girl whose self-esteem was at its all time low, this magnificent workshop knocked on our door. The universe works in magical ways. I asked for help & we received it. Tiana came along with this wonderful, and very needed workshop for our teen daughter.
She started very shy and by the end she was glowing and still is. Her self love & attitude toward life has flourished. She has the tools needed for the pressures of social media, friends and everything in between. It is incredible how her perspective has changed. She knows her worth, she knows she is beautiful, she knows she is brave. Everything that Tiana shared with my daughter will stay forever. For that, there is no price you can pay. This was a gift for her.s a parent I want to say thank you Tiana! I am grateful I found you and the Love is Rad Workshop. We love you."
~Parent of a Love Is Rad graduate
Bike Hero Award Nominations Open Through May 31! ¡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.
- Nominate here
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.
- Nomine aqui
Kentfield Futbol Club: After School Soccer at Bacich
Registration Now Open for Fall 2022!
All Bacich grade levels. No tryouts.
Practice twice a week and games on Saturdays
Visit www.kentfieldfc.org for registration details
Come play with your friends!
First Annual Touch Trucks Community Event
Explore the vehicles, talk to drivers, imagine and learn at this fun family event all about trucks to benefit Larkspur Library.
Touch Trucks will be an amazing community event and fun opportunity for families to explore big trucks such as fire trucks, a cement truck, a guide dog puppy truck, and many more. All proceeds will benefit The Commons Foundation, which is leading efforts to build a new Larkspur Library. Representatives from The Larkspur Library will be on-site to provide children with their first library card if desired.
- Sunday, May 22, 2022, 10-2 p.m.
- Redwood High School, East Parking lot (park in the West Parking lot), 395 Doherty Drive, Larkspur, CA 94939
- Learn more
Girls' Force Summer Camps
Bacich and Kent alumni Hilary McGinnis would like to invite Bacich Bears to join her Girls' Force Leadership Camp.
Girls' Force is an educational nonprofit which empowers girls through experiential enrichment programs, camps, and events. Girls' Force programs provide girls with Growth Mindset skills to become tenacious and resilient leaders.
Find out more about Girls' Force Leadership Summer Camps.
FULL-IMMERSION SPANISH CLASSES FOR STUDENTS AT BACICH SCHOOL NEXT YEAR.
Spanish Program On-Campus for the 2022-2023 School Year! Register Before May 31 and You Will Save $100!
Join Viva el Español and learn Spanish through games, songs, stories, and art projects. This full-immersion approach is offered before school every school day and after school 4 times a week, which assists in reinforcing lessons learned. Students will learn vocabulary related to a variety of everyday themes, practice using it within sentences, and master many useful phrases. They will also learn about various traditions of different Spanish-speaking countries. The curriculum for continuing students builds on what they have learned in previous years, expanding to new subject areas and more complex phrases.
Classes will be held from September 12, 2022, to June 02, 2023, following the school calendar
- 1st - 2nd Grade New Students: Monday - Friday 7:20-8 a.m.
- 2nd - 4th Grade Continuing Students: Monday - Friday 7:20 - 8 a.m.
- Kindergarten Students: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 2:10-2:40 p.m.
- 1st - 2nd Grade New Students: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 3:05-3:45 p.m.
- 2nd - 4th Continuing Students: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 3:05-3:45 p.m.
Remember that all classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment, and classroom or teacher availability.
To register, please click here.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 925-962-9177 if you have any questions or problems registering.
Crisis Text Support Line
Marin County is offering our youth another means of mental health support through a crisis text line.
Text MARIN to 741741 for Support that Cares
If you are ever in need of support, Crisis Text Line is always available to offer help. Connect with a trained Crisis Counselor and share your feelings in a safe space. Text MARIN to 741741 for free, 24/7, confidential support that cares. Available in Spanish 2022.
Marin Health Hubs
Health hubs, we provide free and bilingual services such as food distribution, nutrition education, health screenings, and information about community organizations.
Food pantry items are provided by the SF-Marin Food Bank and by the ExtraFood.org Program, and the health screenings are provided by our wonderful nurses!
Everyone is welcome to attend the health hubs food pantry and to help us run it!
Parent & Youth.Helpline
This free helpline provides free trauma-informed, evidenced-based emotional support to parents, children and youth in any language via calls, text, live chat, and email.
- Available 7 days a week from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Parents can join a Weekly Online Support Group through the website: caparentyouthhelpline.org.
- Helpline #: 855-427-2736