Dear Commander Community,
Congratulations to our Student Board of Education for their stellar presentation during the SBOE 5280. Their workshop was engaging, extremely informative, and addressed the critical topic of building stronger relationships between students and teachers and how words, both positive and negative, can impact us in profound ways. Shout out to our students who participated in the Earth Day activities and the Day of Silence to stand up and out for our LGBTQ students and allies all around the world. Stay tuned for more tree planting opportunities next week to extend our Earth Day efforts.
Finals week is quickly approaching! Seniors will take finals from May 6th through May 11th, and all Senior grades will be finalized on 5/12. See below and our website for updates on all other Senior Celebrations and End of Year Events.
Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen will have finals the week of 5/24 and the last day of classes prior to finals week is 5/21. Please take advantage of all of the resources we have available here at Kennedy for our students:
Asynchronous office hours
Friday office hours
24/7 online tutoring through app.paper.co
Equitable grading policy that allows students to revise and resubmit work and turn in late work without penalty
Social and emotional supports through our mental health team shown here
Important Assessment Updates
Accuplacer for Seniors who have not demonstrated yet that they are college-ready is this Monday and Friday (4/26 and 4/30). SAT/PSAT Makeups are on the following dates:
Tuesday 4/27 — SAT Makeup sessions
Wednesday 4/28 — PSAT 9 Makeup sessions
Thursday 4/29 — PSAT 10 Makeup sessions
Gayla Power will be sending individual emails to students regarding the details of where you need to be and when for next week’s assessment sessions this evening.
Please check out the latest DPS Weekly for updates on vaccination sites for DPS students 16 and older and their families, health and safety protocols, and mental health supports for our community.