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Community Fireside Chat with Principal Scott - We will discuss Spring In Person Learning opportunities, safety measures and program expections
Thursday, April 15, 6PM
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Meeting ID: 947 2273 8990
John F. Kennedy High School ELAC Meeting
April 20, 2021
Meeting ID: 966 0342 7420
The Richmond Police Department and Kennedy High School are seeking community support in locating a missing student.
Antoine Whittley, a junior at Kennedy High School, was last seen Wednesday, February 10, at approximately 8:30 p.m. exiting a rideshare vehicle on the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge.
Antoine was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black/green pants with camouflage stripe, and a black COVID-19 facial covering. Richmond Police are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of Antoine.
If you have any information about Antoine's whereabouts, please contact Detective K. Palma at the Richmond Police Department at 510-621-1276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When school resumes on Monday, February 22nd, the Kennedy Crisis Team consisting of district and site counselors, community-based agencies, and site support staff will be available to support students, families, and staff during this time.
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
My favorite teacher was my art teacher. She pushed us to have no creative boundaries or limits. She guided us to be artists for life and encouraged us to always create art no matter what career we ended up doing or at any point in our lives.
Friday, April 30 Superintendent Update: Fall for 100% In-Person, Middle College Recognition, Teacher Appreciation Week, Covid-19 Vaccine Appointments
WCCUSD was well represent this week with Middle College's Distinguished School recognition, De Anza's JRTOC qualifies for national competition, and Pinole Valley featured in Diablo Magazine. Board also voted 3-2 for 100 percent in-person learning for the fall.
Friday, April 23 Superintendent Update: Opening School Buildings, George Floyd Ruling and Continuing to Work for Systemic Change
It was a week of emotions from the joy and excitement of opening of all 54 schools for the voluntary Spring In-Person Intervention and Instruction to sadness and grief from the George Floyd verdict in Minnesota.
Friday April 16 Superintendent Update: Voluntary Spring In-Person Intervention and Instruction starts Monday
The voluntary Spring In-Person Intervention and Instruction Plan begins Monday, April 19. Please look for more information about your schools plan from your principal. Our goal is to serve as many students as staffing allows starting first with the District identified 5 percent highest-needs students.
AC Transit will reactivate several supplementary service bus lines on Monday, April 19. View the supplementary changes in the bus schedule.
Dr. Chris Hurst has served as the Superintendent of the Othello District in Othello, Washington, since 2016. Before serving as Superintendent in Othello Dr. Hurst was the Associate Superintendent of Educational Services in Oceanside Unified School District.
Friday April 9 Superintendent Update: Voluntary In-Person Spring Intervention and Instruction Plan Details, Intent-to-Return Form
During the spring recess we received more encouraging news from the sate and all five employee groups. The voluntary Spring In-Person Intervention and Instruction plan was approved by each employee group. We are working to determine the number of staff volunteers for the plan and number of students we can serve in-person. We will be sending out more information early next week, including an Intent-to-Return-Form from your school.
WCCUSD to Host Special Education Town Hall on Spring and Summer Plans and Programming at 5 p.m. on Tuesday April 13
WCCUSD to host Special Education Townhall at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 13 via YouTube and its Spanish Twitter account. Questions for the Townhall can be submitted to email@example.com by noon on Tuesday, April 13.
All Five WCCUSD Employee Groups Approve Voluntary Spring In-Person Intervention and Instruction Plan
All five employee groups in the West Contra Costa Unified School District overwhelmingly approved the District’s Spring In-Person Intervention and Instruction plan on Friday, April 2.
Friday, April 2 Superintendent Update: Spring Recess, Planning and Preparing for Intervention and Instruction; Students Making News
Enjoy the spring recess and remember to follow all the public health guidelines. When we return from the break, we will have a clearer picture on the Spring In-Person Intervention and Instruction plan. WCCUSD students making headlines.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District and Safeway are hosting a free Covid-19 vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 2. This is not a walk-up clinic. You must make an appointment.
The West Contra Costa Costa Unified School District and its five employee groups have reached a tentative agreement on a spring in-person student intervention plan. More details about the tentative agreement will be released Friday evening.
In a virtual ceremony, Nolan Wu, Christopher Pierce, Rachel Avanessian, Sonja Neely-Johnson, Jodi Couick, Amy Garzon, Isaac Chavez, Sherie Roberts, Suzanne Schultz, Cristian Barnell, Helen Miller, Mayra Covarrubias-Ornelas, Deborah Jacobson, Toni Banuelos, and Tonette Johnson and First Student team were honored for making a difference in the lives of WCCUSD's Special Education students.
March 12 Friday Update: Year Anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic; Working Toward a Plan; 100% Organic Food Boxes
Saturday marks the year anniversary since we all were together in WCCUSD school buildings, but there is light. Vaccine appointments are more readily available and we are working with WCCUSD employee groups on reopening plan.