Kennedy H. S. ELAC Meeting
February 23, 2021
Meeting ID: 966 0342 7420
Dear Kennedy families,The counseling department will be hosting a series of grade level family presentations on zoom from 6pm-7:30pm. These nights will include introductions to our support staff, grade level information, and presentations from our college advisors. Please join us! We look forward to seeing you!The dates are as follows:
- Freshmen: Thursday, February 4th 6pm-7:30pm
- Zoom ID: 95540293785
- Juniors: Thursday, February 11th 6pm-7:30pm
- Zoom ID: 98279275092
- Seniors: Tuesday February 23rd, 6pm-7:30pm
- Zoom ID: 97838785420
- Sophomores: Thursday March 4th 6pm-7:30pm
- Zoom ID: 98442520573
______________________________ _________Estimadas Familias de Kennedy,El departamento de consejería estará organizando noches de información diseñadas específicamente para las familias a cada grado vía Zoom de 6 a 7:30 de la tarde. Durante este tiempo, conocerán a nuestro equipo de colegio y carrera, recibirán información relacionada a cada grado, y presentaciones de parte de nuestros asesores de colegio. Por favor acompáñenos y nos veremos pronto!Las fechas son las siguientes:
- Grado 9: Jueves 4 de Feb. de 6pm-7:30pm
- Zoom ID: 95540293785
- Grado 11: Jueves 11 de Feb. de 6pm-7:30pm
- Zoom ID: 98279275092
- Grado 12: Martes 23 de Feb.de 6pm-7:30pm
- Zoom ID: 97838785420
- Grado 10: Jueves 4 de Marzo de 6pm-7:30pm
- Zoom ID: 98442520573
Class of 2021 Senior Portraits!
We will be having our Senior Portraits this Thursday-Saturday. Seniors can take their pictures at Kennedy or at the MyLegacy Studios in Vallejo. You MUST make an appointment in advance for the photos.
Available Appointment Times at the school site*:
Thursday, 12/10/2020, 11:30-6:30
Friday, 12/11/2020, 11:30-6:30
Saturday, 12/12/2020, 10:00-4:00
1. Visit the website: https://www.mylegacymatters.us/appointments
2. Scroll to the bottom to read the Kennedy session options.
3. Select your SESSION* and Pre-Pay Bonus Option if desired. (*see below)
4. Select your portrait location as Your School Name or My Legacy Matters/Vallejo
5.Select your appointment date and time.
6. Complete the form using the name of the Senior.
*This year we have a special offer due to Covid - See the bottom of the appointment page on the website. Offer is available on these dates only.
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 email@example.com.
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
The new Virtual School Information Session has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 11 via Zoom.
February 24 Update: Help Bring Antoine Whittley Home; COVID-19 and Schools Listening Session; COVID-19 Prevention Program
Please continue help bring Kennedy High School Junior Antoine Whittley home. Please keep sharing social posts and volunteer to hand out flyers. Join us Friday at 6 p.m. for the COVID-19 and Schools Community Listening Session.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District hosts its third COVID-19 and School Study Session today, Monday, February 22 at 6 p.m. via Zoom.
Kennedy Junior Antoine Whittley was last seen Wednesday, February 10 at approximately 8:30 p.m. exiting a rideshare vehicle on the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge. Richmond police have offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of Antoine. Contact Detective K. Palma at 510-621-1276 with any information.
JA S.H.E. Leads Summit is a virtual, three-day event for students in grades 8-12 who identify as female, offering STEM career exploration by engaging in fun, virtual activities, and discussions with STEM career professionals. Students must register by March 3.
I want to clarify that the school district hopes and expects to return to in-person instruction no later than this fall. There are many requirements that have to be met for every kid to return to school every day. Also, the experience will look different from traditional school.
February 12 Friday Update: Staying Safe During the Break; Preparing and Planning; Richmond Promise Scholarship
Remember to follow the public health guidelines during the Presidents' Week Recess and wear a mask, practice social distancing, and wash your hands. WCCUSD seniors the Richmond Promise Scholarship deadlines are coming up. More reopening plans and preparation.
Middle College and Pinole Valley high school will host virtual information sessions via Zoom for prospective families on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.
February 5 Friday Update: Getting through the pandemic together and working on a collaborative plan that is safe for everyone.
Getting through the COVID-19 pandemic will require all of us working together and collaboratively. We have learned a lot over the past year about the virus, our system and ourselves. We all want the same thing--the safety, and well-being of students, loved ones, and ourselves. Let's continue to work together.
WCCUSD Hosts Harvard Experts, Present Facilities Review and Discuss Community Survey at Second Study Session
The West Contra Costa Unified School District hosted its second Board Study Session on COVID-19 and School on Wednesday, Feb. 3 via Zoom and Facebook. Experts from Harvard presented about COVID-19 and schools and WCCUSD facilities were reviewed and the December Community Return to School Survey was discussed.
Education leaders from Contra Costa County school districts, including West Contra Costa Unified School District, sent a joint letter to top county officials on Monday urging them to prioritize school district education workers for the COVID-19 vaccine.
January 29 Friday Update: Pinole Valley News, Black History Month, Intra-District Transfers, COVID-19 Study Session
Pinole Valley was recognized by the College Board for its work in expanding access to AP Computer Science Principles to young women. Busy week ahead with the start of Black History Month, Intra District Transfers, COVID-19 and School Study Session 2.
January 22 Friday Update: Youth Voice, COVID-19 and Schools, Virtual Option, Planning for Summer and Fall
The week of January 18 was filled with inspiring young people, both locally and nationally, plus we held an important Board Study Session on COVID-19 and Schools, announced a virtual school and are planning heavily for the summer and Fall of 2021.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District hosted a Board Study Session on COVID-19 and School on Wednesday, Jan. 20 via Zoom, Facebook, and Twitter. The video of the session as well as the presentations are available by clicking the headline.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District is hosting a Board Study Session on COVID-19 and School at 5:30 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 20 via Zoom, Facebook, and Twitter.