September 5, 2019

Dear Parents,

We are thrilled to welcome our Bacich families back to school! It is a year of great excitement and promise both in our classrooms and on our beautifully remodeled school campus. As we embark on another school year, I invite you to stay in touch with what is happening at school and in our school district. There are multiple ways to learn what’s going on at Bacich!

Our Kentfield School District website and the Bacich School website are friendly sources of district and school information. The District’s Newsletter shares messages from our superintendent and other important district news. You can also find the Bacich News, embedded in the District newsletter. You will notice the Principal’s weekly message, grade level information, the school calendar and more on the Bacich website.

Your child’s teacher will communicate regularly through a classroom newsletter, class blog, a Twitter feed or a program called Seesaw. They will share with you their preferred method of communication.

Monthly School Board meetings, PTA meetings and School Site Council meetings are also rich sources of information to find out about what is happening in our school and in our school district. Additionally, I encourage you to familiarize yourself with our Bacich Student Handbook. This on-line resource, which is located on the Bacich website, is full of important information about our school. Please click here to download the 2019-2020 Bacich Handbook.

The fall Intake Parent Conferences, which take place September 11-13, are another way to stay involved. These brief conferences provide an opportunity for our parents to share with the teachers their thoughts, hopes, and dreams for their sons and/or daughters. We recognize that mothers and fathers know their children best! Intake Conference Sign-ups are now available online and close Tuesday, September 11 at 5 p.m. To sign up please go toconferences.kentfieldschools.org.

Lastly, a wonderful source of information about our school can be found in the voices of your own children. Depending on your child, you may not get as much information as you might like. If you ask, “So how was school today?” and the answer is “fine” or “good”, these responses are not at all unusual. However, they do not provide much on-the ground information for moms and dads.

I invite you to ask the following questions while asking about your child’s school day. These questions are perfect for starters and may even lead to an interesting conversation. They will definitely provide a better insight into how your child thinks and feels about their time at school.

Give these a try:

  1. What was the best thing that happened at school today?
  2. Tell me something that made you laugh today.

Sally Peck
Bacich Principal