Cougar Connect

Week of January 3, 2022

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Principal Message Week of January 3rd

Dear Kennedy families,

Happy 2022! I hope you had a wonderful and safe vacation. We can't wait to see our students when they return Tuesday January 4th to a regular schedule!

With the recent spike in COVID cases, we understand that there is a lot of concern. Please take advantage of the free testing offered on Monday, January 3rd at Kennedy and Hoover school from 8:00 am to 4:15 pm. You can also schedule an appointment for Tuesday and Thursday when we return to our regular weekly testing schedule. If your student is sick keep your students home and notify our office and the absence will be excused. If you have other concerns, please call our office at 650 482-2409 so we can work on a solution.

Regular Testing Schedule:

- Tuesday from 10:15 am -12:15 pm

- Thursday from 1:30-4:15 pm

Classroom COVID-19 safety Reminders:

- To improve air circulation, members of our staff have been keeping classroom doors or windows open. Please keep this in mind when dressing students for the day.

- Masks are required in all indoor spaces.

- Hand sanitizer is available in all indoor spaces for student use. Please also remember to wash your hands frequently!

* Student will also be reminded during daily announcements

2nd Trimester ends March 8th

Families will be mailed progress reports January 21st. Progress reports will also include students' latest I-Ready assessment reports in Reading and Mathematics.

Thank you, everyone!

Nikolaos Fanourgiakis


650 482-2409-ex 3111

Kennedy Middle School

Principal's Coffee Thursday January 6th 8:45 am

Principal's coffee will be this Thursday starting at around 8:45 am. Principal's Coffee will be the first Thursday of every month. Slide Deck will be shared during the meeting and will be added to the Cougar Connect for the week of January 10th for those that couldn't make it.

Thursday Zoom link

Kindness Week

Great job 6th grade for working hard and completing their kindness week in December.

Students had to complete daily lessons on kindness with a culminating assignment.

*7th and 8th grade have their week starting on January 24th with more information being shared then.


Below are some examples of the kindness assignments our 6th graders completed. The videos are especially great but I am only sharing a few of the over 100 they made.

Flipgrid video Examples:

Video #1

Video #2

Video #3

Comic Examples:

Comic #1

Comic #2

Comic #3

PTO NEWS - 12/19/21

Kennedy PTO Needs your end of year donations! Your donations support our elective programs such as the art, music & drama and the STEM programs. This year we have purchased computers and instruments, begun campus beautification and helped with student activities and more! Click this link to donate today!

Thank you to all that donated gift cards to the Kennedy Family Center. They were able to help several families this holiday season!

Thanks to all the parents that helped out on 12/16 with lunchtime activities and birthday cupcakes!

Check us out on social media for the latest info! Instagram @KennedyCougarsPTO and Facebook at John F Kennedy Middle School Parent Teacher Organization.

Counseling Request form / Please click on image Below

Pictures / Videos

Cougar Chronicles

6th grade Journalism: Click on the video embedded in the image above or the link below. Great job Ms. K's class.

(December Cougar Chronicles)

Kennedy Student / Family Handbook

January Calendar

- January 4th / Tuesday Classes Resume

- January 6th Principal's Coffee 8:45am

- January 17th Martin Luther King ~ No School

- January 25th Site Council / PTO Meeting 6:00pm-8:30 pm

- Book Fair TBD

2021-22 Calendar