Principal's Bulletin


January 19, 2017

A quick note to advise that phone service (landline), both incoming to the school and outgoing from the school, is currently limited and unreliable. This issue has developed over the last hour or two due to damage from last night’s storm.

District staff is currently working to resolve the matter and has issued communication indicating that phones should be back to normal by 12:00 noon.

Should I receive additional pertinent information, I will be sure to share.


January 12, 2017

Final Exam Schedule

The final exam schedule is available here.

Monday, January 23 is the first day of final exams.

Senior Advertisements (Yearbook)

Reminder: all senior “ads” (tributes, buddies, and elementary reunion) need to ordered in advance.  There is no guarantee that there will be room in the yearbook for ads that are submitted but have not been ordered.


December 22, 2016

Winter Recess
The faculty, staff and I wish you a happy, restful winter break. As a reminder, tomorrow (Friday) is a full day; contrary to rumor, school does not release early.

School will resume on Monday, January 9.

Monday, January 16 is a school holiday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

During extended periods of vacation, schools sometimes become targets for vandals. If you see anything at or around the school that raises your suspicion, please take the time to report it. Vandalism is expensive and disruptive.


December 15, 2016

Note to Families of the Class of 2020

Join us! Send an e-mail to to be part of the distribution list for the class of 2020.

A tradition at Kennedy, each class raises funds to sponsor a “Sober Grad. Night” celebration to be held on the night of graduation. It takes about three years to raise the money needed for this final high school activity (sponsored solely by parents and guardians).


December 8, 2016

High School Specialty Program Application

The District’s new “one application” procedure for admittance to high school specialty programs is now live. If you know a family who may be interested in one of Kennedy’s unique program offerings, information is available here.

Winter Concert


December 1, 2016


A very hearty shout-out to the always excellent Kennedy marching band and color guard! A big win occurred in Stockton over the Thanksgiving holiday as the band took first place in the division, color guard placed first overall, woodwinds second, and brass third. Wow!

Way to go, Mr. Hammond, young musicians, and families! Check out our Facebook page for a great pic. of the marching band in Stockton!

Site Council Election Result


November 17, 2016

Superintendent’s Message Regarding Election

Please see the Superintendent’s message here.



November 10, 2016


As I am sure you’ve heard, the school will be closed tomorrow in honor of Veteran’s Day. Here is wishing a safe and restful long weekend!

Visitation (Open House) Days


November 3, 2016

Senior Portraits (Studio Monet)

Senior Portraits will be taken by Studio Monet on campus during the morning of November 15.  Seniors who have not had their portrait taken for the yearbook will be photographed. Students will be notified and receive a personal appointment notice during the prior week.


October 27, 2016

College Application Workshop

A fantastic opportunity follows for students under pressure by the college application process. Counselors are available to help! Please click here for more information.


A quick reminder that the school-wide dress code policy applies to all costumes worn at school in celebration of Halloween. Anything that disguises the face (excessive make-up, mask, paint) will not be permitted.


October 20, 2016

Google Apps for Education

This year, the District is providing students with access to a digital resource known as Google Apps for Education. Google Apps allows students to create and store documents, study, and collaborate anywhere there is an Internet connection. Please read more about this important resource here.

The Kennedy Clarion


October 13, 2016

To Families of the Class of 2017

“Last chance” senior portraits will occur at school on Tuesday, November 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Any senior who has not had a portrait taken by Studio Monet will receive an appointment notice during the prior week.

The senior class group photo will happen in the quad during third period on November 2. Seniors are encouraged to wear school colors.


October 6, 2016

College Night

The Kennedy Counseling department will host College Night on Thursday, October 13 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the auditorium. All families and students are invited to attend. Presenters will include Sacramento City College, the University of California, Davis, Sacramento State University, and the University of the Pacific (UOP).

College Night is an excellent opportunity to learn more about college admissions, financial aid options, and campus life.


September 29, 2016


All tenth grade students will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 19. The test will be coordinated via English classes. There are a limited number of seats available for eleventh graders too.

If you would like more information about the PSAT, please contact Vanessa Buitrago, Assistant Principal.

Grad. Night Ticket Sales

“Early bird” tickets for the 2017 Grad. Night will be on sale during lunch on October 5. The cost is $35 but will increase as the date gets closer.



September 22, 2016

Student Handbook

The 2016-17 student handbook is available here. The handbook contains valuable information pertaining to academics, graduation, university admittance requirements, behavior, dress code, and other school policies. This is good reading for students and their families alike!

Sacramento High @ Kennedy Start Times


September 20, 2016

Back to School Night

As promised, additional information follows with regard to Back to School Night (B2SN):

I look forward to seeing you at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 22, at Back to School Night.

Here is your homework: please retrieve your child’s schedule via Infinite Campus or have him or her write it down for you. When you arrive, you will receive a program and a campus map. You will then visit classrooms and meet teachers.


September 15, 2016


If you have not already done so, now is the time to order a copy of the 2017 yearbook! The special summer price ($70) has been extended but will end Friday, September 16.

Purchase a yearbook from Mrs. Hanzlik (F-2) during lunch on Friday. Payment plans are available, and now is the time to lock in our best offer with a deposit of $25.


September 7, 2016

With nearly a week behind us, I am pleased to report that the new school year has started smoothly, and I thank you for your help in ensuring that the first few days were a success!

A few updates follow. As always, please feel free to contact me via e-mail or by phone at (916) 395-5090.


August 23, 2016

Bell Schedule(s) Revised

Please see the revised (slightly) bell schedule here. Dismissal will occur one minute earlier than announced previously.

The minimum day schedule has also been edited.

Please be sure to contact me with questions and/or concerns.

Thank you, and again, welcome back!


August 18, 2016

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year!

I understand that some of the following information has been sent previously, but many new contacts have been added recently, and I want to be sure that everything important is communicated.

As always, should you have questions, please contact the school at (916) 395-5090.