The KOLT Connection


Petaluma City Schools is Hiring!

Petaluma City Schools is currently hiring! Careers around the District are available in transportation, maintenance, grounds, custodial, food service, as well as classroom instructional assistants. Hiring managers will be in attendance and we offer a competitive salary, health and welfare benefits, and a post-employment retirement. Come join us in serving the students of Petaluma City Schools!

Monday, September 9th

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Family Resource Center at McDowell School

421 S. McDowell Blvd.

Petaluma, CA 94954

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Buy Your Yearbook Today!

Purchase your child’s yearbook and make junior high memories last forever!

Price: $45 until 12/21/19 - $50 thereafter

Ways to buy:

  1. go to

  2. go to the KJHS website and click on the Yearbook link

(You may make payments over 3 months online)

Also available for purchase:

Spotlight your child. . .Create a custom ad for your student

Deadline for purchase is 2/1/2020

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Student Drop off/Pick up

When dropping off or picking up your student in the Riesling Rd. drop off area, please remember a couple of important safety procedures. First, only have students get in or out of your vehicle in the clearly designated area in front of the office (the curb is painted yellow). Second, please pull all the way forward. This is necessary for the safety of all and to keep a clear fire lane as mandated by law. Thank you for your help in keeping Kenilworth safe!

Safeway (Leghorn Marketplace)

We STRONGLY recommend you do NOT allow your child to "hang out" unsupervised at Starbucks, Safeway, the Leghorn Marketplace stores, or the Leghorn Park before or after school.

The community of proprietors at the Safeway shopping center is requesting your/our support in educating students about appropriate consumer behaviors. Unfortunately, some students have not been respectful to employees when they have been asked to clean up after themselves and to use appropriate language while in their establishments or just outside. Some have even gone so far as to cause some minor property damage. At Kenilworth, through our life skills lessons, we will review appropriate public behaviors, but students will also need reminders from home as well. If your student frequents the Safeway shopping center, please talk with them about proper consumer behaviors. Thank you for your support!
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Attendance Notes

Parents, please call our 24-hour absence line at 707-778-4907 any time your student is going to be out all day. Please give your student’s name, grade, date of absence and reason for the absence. Any absences that aren't cleared with a phone call or a note will become a cut after 3 days. If your student will be leaving early or arriving late please call the office at 778-4710 or send them with a note. Notes for any absence should be brought to the student window. Please call Wendy at 778-4710, x1010 with any questions related to attendance.
Meet Ms. Wendy, Attendance Secretary

Upcoming Events

  • Tue 9/10 - Girls Basketball @ Kenilworth
  • Wed 9/11 - Pledge-A-Thon Collection Day
  • Wed 9/11 - Girls Basketball @ Santa Rosa
  • Thur 9/12 - Cross Country @ Rohnert Park
  • Fri 9/13 - Pledge-A-Thon Collection Day
  • Tue 9/17 - Pledge-A-Thon Collection Day
  • Tue 9/17 - Girls Basketball @ Rohnert Park
  • Wed 9/18 - Kona Ice after school
  • Thur 9/19 - Pledge-A-Thon Collection Day
  • Thur 9/19 - Cross Country @ Kenilworth
  • Thur 9/19 - Girls Basketball @ Rincon Valley
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Girls who code club

Students interested in learning how to program a computer are encouraged to check out the Girls Who Code Club, which meets after school on Thursdays in room 5. In the Girls Who Code Club, students will learn more than just how to write computer code -- they'll also learn to think and create like a computer scientist. While they learn programming they will also build skills like creativity, perseverance, problem-solving, and collaboration. The club will also work together on a coding project and visit a small business to see coding in action. Students are invited to join us in room 5 on Thursdays from 2:30-3:30. Contact Mrs. Bradley if you have any questions.
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Life Skills and Vaping Presentation

We have recently begun our monthly Life Skill lessons, with the most recent being focused on Respect. Included in the presentations were our expectations and rules regarding hand signs and gestures.

Students also participated in a presentation around the potentially harmful effects and adverse consequences of vaping, and the school policies and consequences for being in possession of vape devices.

Petaluma City Schools Discipline Matrix

Dear Kenilworth students and families,

Welcome to another school year! We look forward to seeing you on our campus.

Please know that student well-being and safety is our priority and we maintain high expectations and hopes for all of our students. At the start of each year, we also like to make stakeholders aware of possible consequences for inappropriate behaviors, should they occur. Attached you will find our current discipline matrix, which serves as a guideline for many disciplinary situations, although it is not an exhaustive list.

While we will use this matrix to guide our decisions around student disciplinary infractions, site and district stakeholders will concurrently engage in continued review and revision of various guidelines to best meet the needs of our school community; increase our offerings of counseling and educational services around tough issues that face our community, such as vaping; and explore effective restorative practices.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about student safety and wellness on our campus this year.