Cougar Connect

Week of August 23rd 2021

Principal Message Week of August 23

Principal Message

Principal Video Message

Week of August 23, 2021

Great first week everyone. It was really great to meet a lot of your students as they were nothing but excited and happy to be at school with friends. Also thank you families for having your wellness forms completed each morning which has greatly assisted our morning drop off.

Below are some quick updates on the week to come:


7th and 8th grade students will be receiving their school Chromebook on Wednesday and Thursday next week during school. All students should be charging their devices every evening and bringing their charged computers to school each day. We do not want them bringing their computer chargers to school. 6th Grade students will be receiving their devices the week of August 31st with more details coming in next week's Cougar Connect.

Wellness form for Monday, 8/23 - Tuesday 8/24

Wellness form in English

Wellness Form Spanish

Powerschool access is now available. More info below.


Looking forward to another safe and enjoyable week!

*Last week to access staff welcome messages, Password, Kennedyrcsd

Nikolaos Fanourgiakis


Kennedy Middle School

Grand Canyon 7th Grade Information Night.

Attention all 7th grade parents and students,

You are invited to attend a Grand Canyon Information night that will be held via zoom (Current CDC regulations prevent us from holding it in person) on Wednesday August 25th at 7:00 pm. We are very excited to be planning this trip in hopes that we can make it happen in May 2022 for the selected students. Please plan to attend and learn about this great experience.

Join Zoom Meeting

Passcode: 475616

*The 7th grade social from 6:00 7:00 has to be postponed

Outdoor Education 6th Grade Information Night

You are invited to our first Outdoor Education information night this Thursday August 26th from

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Outdoor Education is scheduled for Nov 8th - 10th. The meeting will be held via zoom due to current CDC regulation.

Join Zoom Meeting

Passcode: 928978

*The 6th grade social from 6:00 7:00 has to be postponed

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 (Message coming from DO)

Testing began at Kennedy school last Thursday and it seemed to go smooth. As a reminder COVID-19 testing is available to all interested community members.

Testing schedule times are below:

Monday from 3:00 pm -5:00 pm

Thursday from 1:45 pm - 3:30 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.

Intramural Sports at Lunch (Students go by room 318 or email Families remind students

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Weekly Photos!!!

Each week I will be showcasing a different program or subject. This week the phots you will see are from our new partnership with BGCP. Enjoy.

If you are interested


School Site Director: Ruby Fong

Assistant Director: Juanita Herrera

Contact us:

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

August Dates

  • August 18th First Day of School Aug 18 8:25 am-3:05 pm
  • August 25th 7th Grade Grand Canyon Info Mtg, Zoom 7:00-8:00 pm
  • August 26th 6th Grade Outdoor Ed Info Mtg, B-Quad 6:00-8:00 pm

2021-22 Calendar