Week of December 10, 2018
Thank you for your patience again this week. The City’s Safe Routes project threw us some surprises. We were not notified that the project was officially starting and then the project went beyond scope and they took out most of the sidewalk on Washington, which caused a variety of safety issues. We know there is a lot of congestion back there and are working to temporarily put some solutions in place.
Students are able to enter onto campus at the corner of Connecticut and Washington that originally Rocketship designated as only their entrance earlier in the week. We do not want students walking in the street to enter campus near the gym parking lot. I am allowing Rocketship to park their vans right now in the gym parking lot. They were parked on Connecticut creating huge visibility issues near the corner of Washington and taking up prime, safe drop off spaces for our students and theirs. We have created a coned off walking path with signage for students through the gym parking lot and opened up the gate that is usually only open when we allow families to park on the block top for events. In addition, someone from District Facilities has started to stand out in the gym parking lot to help with safety.
We have also opened two additional gates at both drop off and pick up times. Those gates are the single gate at Maddux and Goodwin leading to the field and the double gate by the trailer next to the gym and the trash enclosure leading to the lunch shelter.
As far as Bond construction, I now have a weekly meeting on Thursdays to get important updates so we can avoid as many surprises as possible and I can communicate what will be happening to you each week. This coming week you can expect to see the Family Center demolished starting on Wednesday, December 12. The music students will vacate their room while the Family Center is demolished. There is also a portable that Rocketship was using that is on the Connecticut side near Goodwin that will be demolished this week as well.
Attached below, you can see the design of the new Office/Family Center that will be constructed in the front of the school and hopefully be completed by August. Not all of the colors shown are accurate, so don’t worry about those.
Tuesday, December 11, 8:30-9:30 am, Library
Tuesday, December 18, 8:30-9:30 am, Library
Tuesday, January 15, 8:30-9:30 am, Library
Friday, January 25, 8:30-9:30 am, Library
WEB - Where Everyone Belongs
Screenagers Movie & Parent Education
REDWOOD CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT EDUCATION SERIES
SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age (Film)
Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
John F. Kennedy Middle School (Gym)
2521 Goodwin Avenue, Redwood City
Are you watching your kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span?
Join us for a showing of SCREENAGERS, the powerful new documentary that reveals how tech time impacts kids’ mental, physical, and social-emotional development.
Physician and filmmaker Dr. Delaney Ruston offers solutions on how adults can help kids navigate the digital world and find balance. This award-winning film depicts the messy family struggles over cell phones, social media, video games, and academics.
Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome! Free admission and light refreshments. Spanish interpretation will be available.
Redwood City School District Parent Education Series events are sponsored by Unidos PTO, Adelante School, Kennedy Middle School, Sequoia Healthcare District, and Sequoia Union High School District.
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Director, The Parent Education Series, firstname.lastname@example.org.
6th Grade Boys Basketball Standings:
Kennedy Green (Crockett) - 2 and 1
Kennedy White (Vallejo) - 0 and 2
6th Grade Girls Basketball Standings:
Kennedy (Lee) - 3 and 0
This Week's Games:
Kennedy Girls Competitive (Haynes)
Monday, December 10
5:00 pm vs. Hillview
@ Woodside Elementary
Kennedy Boys 6th White (Vallejo)
Wednesday, December 12
4:00 pm vs. North Star
Kennedy Boys 6th Green (Crockett)
Wednesday, December 12
5:00 pm vs. Roy Cloud
Kennedy Girls 6th (Lee)
Bye Week - No Games
Exiting Campus After School
Clubs & Groups
Art Club: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30-8:20 am, Room 526
Book Club: Thursdays, Lunch, Room 534
Dungeons & Dragons: Fridays, Room 528
Jazz Band (Audition Only): Mondays, 3:30-5:30 pm, Room 312
Maker Space: Mondays, Lunch, Room 531
Photography & Writing Club: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Lunch, Room 314
Robotics Club: Tuesdays, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room 530
Total Drama Club: Tuesdays, Lunch, Room 417
Shakespeare & Improv Club: Mondays & Fridays, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room 417
Walker Library Club: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Lunch, Room 417