Dear Commander Community,
Recently a student asked me what Equity in education meant to me, and I responded in so many words, Equity means that all students have equal access to the educational experiences that will prepare them for anything they want to accomplish now and in the future. I believe that inequity occurs most often, when our students are not given the opportunity to think deeply about how what they are learning applies to their own lives, make connections to what is happening in the world around them, and see how the learning prepares them for the future. Students, if you are not receiving these opportunities, please let me know. As your Principal, I want to ensure that you have all opportunities to achieve your dreams while you are a Kennedy student. We have started a JFK Equity Task Force to identify areas of our school and community in which inequities and racism arise. Please complete this survey if you are interested in joining, contributing to, or giving feedback on the JFK Equity Task Force.
Quarter 3 ends on this Friday 3/12/21, please make sure that you have completed and submitted all assignments, you cannot receive credit for your knowledge and understanding if you do not turn in your work. Take advantage of asynchronous time to meet with your teachers to get extra support. Utilize the 24/7 online tutoring service by going to Paper.co and logging in using your DPS login information. If you would like to begin attending school in person, please email me and we will provide you with the information that you need to begin coming in person.
Our staff receives their second dose of the COVID – 19 vaccination on Monday 3/15. In order to prepare for the strong possibility that staff will experience side effects from the vaccination, we are running a remote and asynchronous day on both 3/15 and 3/16. Your teachers will be available to support you during office hours over the course of the two days. You will receive detailed information about 3/15 and 3/16 this week during your classes.
If you have questions about any of the topics described above or simply want updates on what is happening at Kennedy, please join us for the bi-weekly Town Hall that is happening this Wednesday from 5 to 6 PM HERE.
With love and gratitude,
Tiffany Almon, Proud Principal
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