Dear New and Returning Kennedy Families,
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! We have been working hard all summer to get ready for this school year and are excited to see all of you soon. In addition to some new teachers and the instructional aides you will get to know throughout this year, we have two new administrators and two new office staff members. Chandra Leonardo, former Kenndy Language Arts teacher, will be our new full-time Assistant Principal. I am happy to share that Dr. Baker has also given us a half-time Assistant Principal this year. David Camarena joins us form the Oakland School Distrcit. He is bilingual; speaking both English and Spanish, and will primarily be with us on Mondays, Tuesdays, and every other Thursday.
Due to the school consolidations that happened in the District, there was some office staff changes. Liz Avalos joins the team from Orion as our new Office Manager, and Claudia Sandoval from Adelante, as an Office Assistant. I want to thank Nelly and Gaby, who will no longer be with us, for their dedication to Kennedy these past several years. In addition, Maria Segundo, who supported Liz Calderon-Garcia in the Family Center part-time last year, has given up her role at Hoover to join us full-time. (FYI..The Family Center has temporarily relocated to Room 209, which is near the office. The Office and Family Center will both move into the new building at the front of the school when it is completed, hopefully in October).
You will get to know our new and returning staff throughout the year at events and through my weekly Cougar Connect newsletter that is emailed out every Sunday night. If you aren't receiving it, then it means we don't have your email address in PowerSchool. All families will need to update their student's information in August. Please be on the lookout for information from the District on how to do this. The District is no longer using SchoolMint and will instead us PowerSchool to update all student and family info. Our newsletters will be posted on the Kennedy website (https://www.rcsdk8.net/kennedy) and the Kennedy Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/kennedymiddleschool).
I look forward to a great schoolyear and seeing most of you at Maze Day.
Principal, Kennedy Middle School