Dear Commander Community,
"Education is the movement from darkness to light.” - Allen Bloom
I know that during these dark times, it is hard to find light; but, please know that at Kennedy we are working hard to figure out ways to bring joy and hope to our students and families despite decisions that have been made in regards to the COVID 19 Pandemic. Some examples of these attempts of illuminating and cultivating joy and hope occurring semester 1 are:
We are planning a Kennedy Remote Learning Center for a small number of students who chose in person to return the week before Thanksgiving Break, the week of 11/16, and through the end of semester 1. We are identifying these students based on need, if they have a consistent attendance rate, and if they would truly benefit from coming to Kennedy each day to work and learn in a stable environment with consistent Internet and support from an educator.
The Election Watch Party and interview with Chalkbeat -- see JFK STUCO featured here
The JFK Horror Film Festival live streaming on November 13th
The Lift Every Voice and Sing Virtual Choir Performance
Athletics Interest Night -- go here on Tuesday at 5pm
The Commander P.R.I.D.E. Podcast, happening bi-monthly during Anchor Cohort
Commander P.R.I.D.E. Celebrations, happening monthly during Anchor Cohort
Morning Warm Welcomes during Anchor Cohort
The NHS Induction Ceremony
In order to ensure all of our students have clear and reliable wireless Internet to access their learning and fun engagement events, we have been distributing T-Mobile Hotspots. However, we are now out of hotspots, and really need those of you who are not using the hotspot that was distributed to you to please return the hotspot to the main office. You can do so any weekday between 7 and 3 PM. Thank you so much for your help in getting hotspots in the hands of the students who need them and who will use them.
As always, Commanders, we are STRONGER TOGETHER, so send me your feedback, OR BETTER YET, attend the bi monthly Town Hall meeting occurring on Wednesday HERE. Have a Commander kind of week!
She, her, hers and why they matter