June 25, 2021

Mary Ann Spitzer

Dear Bacich Families,

I expect you are all enjoying your summer with your children. Before I head off to renew and rejuvenate, I would like to communicate some changes for the fall.

I am so excited that we will be returning to a regular school day schedule in August, please reference the daily schedule below. Our first day of school is Tuesday, August 24th.

As you may be aware, each year in the spring there are staffing changes due to a variety of factors, and additionally, new positions may be created that need to be filled. Below are some staffing changes at Bacich as well as a comprehensive list of current teaching assignments for the 2021-22 school year.

  • K-8 Assistant Principal Wendy Holmes will be working full time as Kent’s Assistant Principal, as well as serving as the administrative lead of our K-8 Multi Tiered Systems of Support process. We are in the process of hiring a part-time assistant principal for Bacich who may also serve as an intervention teacher/coach.
  • Trisha Washburn will be joining our 3rd Grade instructional team. Trish has most recently taught Kindergarten Distance Learners and served as a support teacher in our Learning Center. We are excited to have Trish as one of our classroom teachers in this new school year.
  • Gretchen Harris will be transitioning from providing paraprofessional support to joining our office staff as the new attendance secretary. We are thrilled to have her take on this role as she is well versed in our daily operations and is known by our students and school community.
  • Katy Colwell and Jenna Maioriello will be moving from 3rd grade to co-teaching two classes in 4th grade and Brittnee Stone will be joining the Kent team in teaching 5th grade this Fall.

If you would like to provide some extra academic support for your child this summer, please review your child’s last teacher newsletter, as they are full of great ideas and links to wonderful learning resources. However, one of the best things your child can do this summer, besides have some fun and some well-deserved downtime, is to read!

Take care,

Mary Ann Spitzer
Bacich Principal