Dear KSD Community,
I start this letter by expressing gratitude and appreciation for the flowers, tasty treats, kind words, and positive accolades shared with our staff during National Educator Appreciation Week. We are fortunate to work with your children in partnership with you to do the very best we can for each and every student.
In the weeks ahead, we look forward to honoring our volunteers at both sites for their dedicated support of our schools and celebrating our 2022-2023 KSD Retirees, Golden Bell Recipients, and staff that may be transitioning at the end of this school year. Please join us on Tuesday, May 30 at 4 p.m. at the Kent Middle School Lunch Quad for a Special Recognition of our KSD Community.
KSD Reclassification Ceremony: May 18, 2023, 6-7:30 p.m., Bacich Community Center
Join us to celebrate our students' amazing ability to speak two (or more!) languages and
highlight them as now being reclassified as English Proficient in our district.
2023 Marin County Golden Bell Kentfield School District Honorees
Annually the Marin County School Districts celebrate educators and community partners through a long-standing recognition ceremony called the Golden Bell. This year the KSD will be honoring the following Golden Bell recipients on May 25 at Dominican University.
Erin Early, Bacich Special Educator | Aidan Durgerian, Bacich Special Education Paraprofessional | Ron Pembleton, Kent Middle School Science Teacher | Jim Bowlby, KSD Data Coordinator | Marin Enrichment, Community Partner
Special thanks to these staff and community partners for their steadfast dedication and support of our KSD school community!
Project Homekey Community Update
May 16, 2023, 6:30 - 8 p.m. via Zoom Webinar
The Community Update will include:
- Project Homekey Updates and Timeline for Opening
- Information about ECS’s programs, services and staffing
- The role of local law enforcement agencies and partners
- Interactive Questions | Answers from Community Attendees
Passcode: 919688 Or One tap mobile:+14086380968,,81893283675#,,,,*919688# US (San Jose)
Marin County Heat Risk Protocols
Heat Wave - Risk Protocols - In anticipation of hot weather in the weeks ahead, please be mindful of these heat risk protocols developed by our public health partners. Let’s get ready for the heat wave coming our way.
Maintaining our Crossing Guards | Join Safe Routes to School Task Force
On April 27th the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) Board considered the reduction of three (3) crossing guards in the Kentfield School District (KSD) jurisdiction. Thanks to the participation of our community, the TAM Board commissioners committed to retain the guard at Sir Francis Drake and Laurel Grove while they administer a re-evaluation. The two other KSD crossing guards are scheduled to be removed. We need to continue to make ourselves heard to ensure we do not lose these two crossing guards at: Sir Francis Drake Blvd. & Bon Air Road | Bon Air Road & South Eliseo Drive
How to Get Involved:
Participate in the Safe Routes to School Task Force
Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Heather McPhail-Sridharan and KSD Administration is in ongoing communications with the TAM staff, City Councils, and neighboring partners to address this issue, but we need more voices.
To help advocate for our community, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a KSD Safe Routes to School Neighborhood Captain for 2023-2024
The goal of the Safe Routes to School program is to offer students safer and greener alternatives to get to and from school. Becoming a Neighborhood Captain requires a MINIMUM time commitment (mostly texts/emails to your neighbors) but provides MAXIMUM fun and satisfaction in working with a team of fellow parents committed to creating a safer and more connected school community!
We are actively recruiting a team of volunteer parents from the following district neighborhoods:
Greenbrae | Murray Park | Kent Woodlands | KSD Firehouse | Laurel Grove | McAllister
Please contact Heather McPhail-Sridharan (email@example.com) to join the growing team!
Spring Ordering Now Available
The KSD Spring lunch menu is available through June 16, 2023. Please pre-order your child/ren’s lunch to ensure we have the most accurate count of school lunches. Sign up for lunch here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for support with ordering your child/ren's meal. If your child/ren has any food allergies, please report them to email@example.com.
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
- Bacich ELAC Meeting, Bacich room 7
- KIK Board meeting, 7-9 p.m., District Office
Thursday, May 18, 2023
- Reclassification Ceremony, 6-7:30 p.m., Bacich Community Center
Friday, May 19, 2023
- Bacich Lost & Found items will be donated.
Monday, May 22, 2023
- Bacich Principal Chat, 8:30-9:30 a.m., IDEA Studio
- Bacich Site Council meeting, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
- 8th Grade Boys Volleyball vs Davidson, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 25, 2023
- Kindergarten Concert, 8:30-9 a.m.
Friday, May 26, 2023
- Kent Volunteer Appreciation Tea, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Monday, May 29, 2023
- Memorial Day - No School
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
- Special Recognition of our KSD Community, 4 p.m. Kent Middle School Lunch Quad
- School Board Meeting, 5-8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
- Bacich Parent Volunteer Celebration, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Thursday, Jun 1, 2023
- Kent Parents In Action, Kent Room 11
- Kent Pride Day Activities
Friday, June 2, 2023
- Kent Principal Coffee, 8:45-10 a.m., Kent Library
Next Regular KSD School Board Meeting is on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at 5 p.m.
Here is a link to where you can find the agenda once posted. Access to the meeting will be in person or via audio.
School Board Information: video recordings of meetings, community letters, minutes, trustee contacts
- All are welcome and encouraged to attend in person or via Zoom.
- Addressing the Board
KSD Board/District Committees
The latest COVID-19 subvariant, XXB.1.16, is increasing in the U.S. according to estimates from the CDC. It has been most documented in India but has been found in 29 countries, according to the WHO. This new subvariant is producing a new symptom: conjunctivitis (pink eye), especially in children.
MCPH is recommending COVID-19 testing for students who present with pink eye. Guidance will be updated to reflect this change.
California Department of Public Health encourages all students and staff to test for COVID-19 IF they feel sick, AFTER exposure, travel, or large gatherings, and BEFORE events or visiting high-risk people.
Please know that our school offices have COVID tests available if needed. Thank you for your support.
Please keep your child home if they are sick. Please contact our school nurse Laurel Yrun (firstname.lastname@example.org), with any questions about navigating illness and school this year.