Important Information for the Start of School/Información importante para el inicio de clases
Please visit our Student Support Site to find our schedule, Orientation Information, Start of Year FAQ, and helpful videos. / Visite nuestro sitio de apoyo al estudiante para encontrar nuestro horario, información de orientación, preguntas frecuentes sobre el inicio del año y videos útiles.
Introducing Principal Jarod Scott!
Welcome to the 2020-21 school year.
I am honored and excited to serve as Principal of Kennedy High School. It is with great pride and humility that I accept this tremendous opportunity and important responsibility. Through servant-leadership and with a spirit of collaboration, transparent communication, and trust, I begin this journey with Kennedy and the greater Richmond community. It is one of my highest priorities to engage, encourage and empower our scholars in preparing them for success in college and careers. We build on the school's rich history and proud tradition and Kennedy will become the first choice school for district students.
I bring 20 years of experience and passion in teaching and learning and leading school transformation and turnaround in diverse urban schools. I graduated from Clark Atlanta University and Georgia State University, in Atlanta, GA and completed the National Institute for Urban School Leaders Program at Harvard. I remain committed to social justice, educational excellence, equity, and engagement. Most recently, I served as a Principal in Oakland, where we celebrated increased college and career readiness levels and improved graduation rates.
My vision for Kennedy is to become a world-class high school centered on learning, leadership, and innovation that prepares all scholars for college, career and community success. As a community, we commit to the following:
- We will celebrate diversity and cultivate the social and emotional needs of all students in a caring and safe environment.
- We will focus on rigorous academics, relevant and meaningful learning experiences, and caring relationships.
- We will work in partnership with students, staff, families and community stakeholders to engage, inspire, and empower all scholars.
Finally, family and work-life balance are important to me. I have a beautiful family that is extremely supportive of my work; my wife Julie of 17 years and my son Anderson. You will see them around campus supporting our programs and, on the sidelines, cheering us on during athletic events. I look forward to your input, collaboration, and partnership.
Jarod M. Scott, Principal
Kennedy High School
We need your help. Please complete the Multipurpose Family Income Form, regardless of income. It is a key piece to the budget and supports services that directly benefit students. Every family should complete the form. For families that don't qualify, you enter your name, check one box and that is it. Qualifying families it's just a few more steps.
We have a number of ways for the community, families, parents and students to get involved with the Facilities Master Plan's Prioritization Committee and Community Survey and Redistricting Commission.
Meal distribution is from 8 am to 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Due to the unhealthy air quality, we have changed the pick up process. We are now asking that the adult picking up the meal please follow the new signs at the location and to honk their horn when they reach the designated pick up spot and a member from the Nutrition Services team will come out and distribute the meals.
The social emotional support for students, families and staff is of heightened importance in this distance learning environment and I want the community to know that resources and support are available through school health centers, school counselors, teachers, principals, school support staff and the District’s team led by Jodi Couick and new Special Education Director Kristen Hardy.
We have concluded Week 3 of Distance Learning and we want to hear how we are doing. Please share your feedback through ThoughtExchange. We also began important work to address race and equity in the District and its impact on African American students, families and staff.
USDA extends its summer meal program, allowing all students to pick up meals and snacks at no charge
WCCUSD will resume features of its summer meal program allowing all students 18 years or younger to pick up breakfast, lunch, supper and snacks at no charge from 8 am to 1pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 15 school locations in the District.