August 10, 2020
Dear Bacich Families,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year! I would like to start by saying thank you for all of the warm emails and positive contacts I have had with the Bacich community thus far. I especially enjoyed the recent grade level stakeholder meetings where I had the opportunity to speak with over 250 Bacich parents and guardians. I only wish I could have seen all of your faces! If you missed the stakeholder meetings or would like to review the information, you can find the recordings here.
As you know, we are starting the year in full distance learning. To prepare our Bacich students for distance learning, we will equip third and fourth grade students with chromebooks. Kindergarteners, first and second graders will need to provide their own device, preferably an iPad. If you do not have one, we will be happy to loan you one.
Teachers are not yet officially back from summer break, however a large number of them have volunteered to work on our Instruction Team to help develop a distance learning schedule that is robust and can also transition well into in-person instruction. You may have already seen the sample schedule from the stakeholder presentation that will offer children more live instruction than in the spring. Grade level teacher teams and staff are continuing to meet to create and coordinate schedules, as well as solidify the distribution of materials, technology, and other back to school information; we plan to share this with our community by August 21.
I look forward to getting to know the Bacich students and their families. It is my mission to create connections among us, even in this time of distancing. Bacich is clearly a special place with a committed and talented staff. I have no doubt we will successfully navigate this unique time together.
Mary Ann Spitzer
Summer Learning Resources
Kentfield students continue to have access to any digital application that may have been used during the school year.