Cougar Connect

Week of September 7th 2021

Principal Message Week of September 7th

Principal’s Message Week of September 7th

Hope everyone had a relaxing, safe holiday weekend. We had a fun week last week and are looking forward to starting Week #4.

Thank you to all the families that joined me via zoom on Thursday for principal's coffee. It was fun and we got the opportunity to say hello to some of our 6th grade classrooms.

On Friday we had our first fire drill which went well. We will continue to schedule safety drills in the coming weeks in order to be prepared.


Last week we were able to distribute chromebooks to our 6th grade students. All students that have been present have now been provided a device. If a student has a chromebook issue or has not received their device they can go to the library and get assistance.

- All students were reminded that devices are to be charged at home and their chargers not to be brought to school.

Kennedy Clubs / Academic supports

We will be starting clubs and academic support the week of September 20th. Students and families will be receiving a list of clubs and academic support on the Cougar Connect on Sept 13th. New this year will be students' ability to create their own club. If they are interested, they complete the form. This form will also be emailed to all students.


Once again thank you for completing your wellness survey each morning. Please remember to keep your student home if they are feeling sick and communicate with the school any relevant health information. Thanks.

Let's have another good week.

Nikolaos Fanourgiakis


Kennedy Middle School

Picture Day September 14th

On September 14th students will be taking their pictures throughout the day. Student were given a hard copy of the picture day form last Friday 9/3.

Families can also begin seeing ordering options by following the directions below:



8th Grade High School Information Night

Mr. Camarena will host an information night for 8th grade families and students who are interested in learning more about the 9th-grade enrollment process at the Sequoia Union High School District on September 14 from 7-8 pm. The Zoom link will be sent in next week’s Cougar Connect and will also be emailed to all 8th grade families on Monday, Sept 13th.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Camarena at

Parks and Rec Fall Sports update See flyer below.

Weekly Photos!!!

Virtual Kaiser Permanente Educational Theater hosted a virtual workshop for our 8th grade last Wednesday with the focus on Mindfulness.

Take a look

Powerschool Family Portal

Parents and students now have access.The Powerschool family portal gives you access to your student’s teachers’ grade book. It allows you to have a real time view of student progress throughout the year in each of their subjects.

Short Video Tutorial

You should know that Kennedy teachers are expected to have their grade books updated at least every two week (Many update daily).

All login information was provided at MAZE day attached to the students schedules. If you still need your login please contact Ms. Segundo

Powerschool Mobile App District Code: ZXGZ

COVID Optional Testing for Interested Families

Testing schedule times are below:

Monday from 3:00 pm -5:00 pm

Thursday from 2:15 pm - 4:00 pm.

Testing will be on the corner of Goodwin and Connecticut.


Parents need to access the Primary Health Student registration form here to consent permission for testing.

Students and Family Handbook

Important School and District Links Highlighted in Red

In our effort to make our student and family handbook more accessible we have digitized it. Please understand that information in the handbook will be updated continuously to ensure families are informed.

* If you are unable to access this document digitally, a hard copy can be provided at MAZE day. A copy has also been included in the student's planner.

Family / Student Handbook

September Dates

  • Sept 14th-28th - IReady District assessment Window ELA / Math

  • Sept 14th School Picture Day
  • Sept 14th Tuesday- 8th Grade High School Info Zoom 7:00-8:00 pm
  • Sept 23rd Thursday Back To School Night Zoom 5:45-7:15 pm
  • Sept 28th Tuesday 6:00-7:00 Site Council
  • Sept 28th Tuesday 7:05 pm-8:30 pm Meeting Sep 28 Zoom 7:00-8:30 pm

2021-22 Calendar