Happy Friday Commander Community!!
I want to open with a reference to the quote I shared in this morning’s announcement by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Darkness cannot drive darkness; Light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; Love can do that.” Despite the darkness that continues to arise in our worlds, from the Atlanta spa shooting to the seemingly endless isolation and grief we are feeling from the pandemic, and the oppression and violence that continues to occur against people simply because of the color of their skin, I want to encourage you to lean on your Commander Nation for support. Connect with a trusted teacher or staff member, reach out to your friends, and take advantage of the many social/emotional supports we have here at Kennedy.
Please take the time to complete the Wellbeing and Learning Survey by March 24th:
Along the lines of social and emotional wellbeing, we are seeing that our students who feel comfortable returning in person, are finding more success all around. We are striving to ensure that all students feel safe and start to experience a little bit of high school “normalcy”. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to switch from a virtual learner to an in person learner. All students should continue to take advantage of asynchronous office hours, office hours on Friday afternoons, the 24/7 online tutoring app, Paper.co, the SAT Prep Courses offered free and virtually, and the virtual Integrated Math 1 and 3 tutoring (info found below).
See here for an important update from our Interim Superintendent, Dwight Jones.
Have a Commander Kind of Weekend!
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