Principal Message November 14th, 2022
We have just finished the 1st trimester! Great job, students and families. Report cards will be printed this week and mailed before the holidays. You can always check grades on PowerSchool if you want real-time grade updates. Please spend some time going through this bulletin as there is important conference sign-up info and 8th-grade information.
Below is the Cougar Connect for the week of (November 14th - November 18th)
Minimum Day Friday, November 18th, Dismissal at 2:10 pm (Link)
Students who earned Honor Roll will be recognized during Homeroom on November 17th
Honor Roll Students
Principal Honor Roll
4.0 and up GPA
Kennedy partners with San Mateo County "Pride Center" which provides counseling support for Kennedy students. If you are interested contact Mariela Lopez in the Family center.
email@example.com or 650-4822409-3482
COVID/ FLU Vaccines Redwood City
Redwood City School District (RCSD) invites its community to vaccination clinic events the District will host this fall. The COVID vaccine or booster as well as the flu shot will be available for RCSD students and their families and for RCSD employees and their families. Either or both vaccines are available for children (5-11-year-olds), youth (12+) as well as adults (RCSD employees and RCSD families).
The event details are as follows:
Date(s) of Clinic: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022
Location: Hoover School, 701 Charter St., Redwood City
Clinic Hours: 4-7 pm
Individuals interested can sign-up in advance via MyTurn using the following links:
Tardies - Students Late to classes 2-7th periods
Kennedy has "Academic Lunch" during lunch weekly for students who are late to class. Families are notified via text message if their student is late. If you have a student who is late to class, please follow up with him/her and encourage timely arrival to classes. We appreciate your efforts in this matter.
COVID-19 is still a concern for our staff, students, and families. We continue to recommend, but do not require, students to wear masks. Parents should complete the district’s self-reporting form and inform the Kennedy office if a student tests positive. This form is available on the “Quick Links” section of the RCSD website and all 12 school websites.
Also, if your student is sick or showing COVID-19 symptoms, please keep the student home and get tested.
Let’s have a great week, everyone!
Kennedy Middle School
Parent Teacher Conferences / Click on Icon to Sign-up
Some Conference specifics:
- Families will have the choice of in-person or virtual conferences
- Each teacher will be sending a conference sign-up form for families to sign-up
*Some staff have already sent their communications out
Musical 2022-23 School Year
Thank you to the many families who joined us Thursday night for a short presentation on the Kennedy musical. Remember anyone can sign-up. Below is the information shared with families.
Please contact Ms. Rosenbloom if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are the some important information shared during the meeting:
Below are Links embedded in the Presentation
Matilda Sign-up form (Link)
- Wednesday November 16th 3:15pm-5:30pm
Tech Crew Sign-up (Link)
Book Fair November 14-18th
Book Fair Nov 14-18th in the Kennedy library
Students will be visiting with their ELA teachers and during some recesses and lunches.
Students enrolled in the after school program can also visit after school.
Parents can use the link to set up e-wallets or shop.
8th Grade Families
8th Grade Families - PLEASE READ the update below. You will find important information on graduation, high school enrollment and end-of-year activities.
Below is a link that was sent to each of you on Sunday, 11/13 and was shared with students on
Students wanting Homework assistance have a couple of options:
Monday and Wednesday
- After school 3:15-4:15 pm in the Kennedy library
Two of our teacher are there to help students in whatever work they need - Ms. Morales, Maestro Sergio
Health Cities Tutoring
We also partner with Healthy Cities which pairs students with tutors. If you are interested-in this support please contact our Family Center coordinator.
Office 650.482.2110 - Google Voice 650. 241. 8915
Two options for Math Support for Students
First: Ms. Le is beginning after school math support this week. All students needing support can pop - in when needed.
- Monday, Wednesday and Friday till 4:30 pm in room 534
Students can go directly to her classroom after dismissal
2nd: Families can still sign their students up for an extra math class. Currently around 70 students are registered. If you are a parent that wants your student to be part of this extra class or wants more information please email me directly.
This is a graded class with students having to commit for the year.
The classes are 4 days a week M-Th
The classes are not specific for homework help; the staff will be working on the diverse math needs of these students.
6th and 7th Grade
7:45 am -8:25 M-Th
Marine Science Field Trips 6th Grade
Students will be going on a walking field trip to Stulsaft park. Below is the schedule for this week.
Tuesday, November 15th,
9:30 am – 11:30 am, Maestro Sergio’s periods 1, 2, 3,
12:50 pm – 2:45 pm, Ms. Virnich’s periods 1 & 6
Wednesday, November 16th,
9:00 am to 11:00 am, Maestra Adriana’s periods 4, 5, 6
12:30 pm to 2:45 pm, Ms. Virnich’s periods 5, 7
Friday, November 18th,
9:30 am – 11:30 am, Ms. Virnich’s periods 2 & 4
Grand Canyon Trip Update
We have collected more than 70 applications and, even though we set a deadline, will accept more if there are still families interested. We want to make sure that any student that wants to participate has the opportunity to do so.
We are currently working on collecting student information which includes feedback from admin and teachers, mile times from P.E. teachers, and GPAs for the 1st trimester.
We aim to post our "Go List" before Thanksgiving break.
Please email Maestro Alfredo Oropeza (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
Trip Website (Link)
Student Council has a lot coming of upcoming events.
- Super Smash Bros Ultimate Intramural
- Gingerbread decorating contest (virtual and real)
- General Assembly Meeting - Dec. 8th.
- Pajama Spirit Day
Please check the Student Council Website for more details:
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
The Kennedy Counseling team is here to support our students! We offer crisis support, short term individual counseling and one time check-ins.
Here is the link to the Kennedy counseling referral. You can also email our Mental Health Counselor, Mariela Lopez for any questions or concerns (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- November 14th - 18th Kennedy Book Fair
- November 17th, Thursday Honor Roll Recognition during Homeroom
- November 17th, Kennedy Information Night for our Feeder Schools, 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
- November 18th, Friday - Minimum day
- November 21-22, Monday and Tuesday - No School
- November 23-25, Thanksgiving Break No School
- November 29th, Tuesday- Site Council / ELAC / PTO 6:00- 8:00
Student Family Handbook / 2022-23 Calendar
Pictures / Music
This week, I'm sending you a master class conducted by Kayo Miki.
Title: Gargoyles by Doug Spata
Performers: Kennedy Middle School Int.\Adv. Orchestra
Admin hold monthly assemblies and announce Students of the Month. Students of the Month are chosen by their teachers. Below are the students of the month for October.