Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Period 0 7:25 – 8:16 am
Period 1 8:20 – 9:18 am (includes daily student announcements)
Period 2 9:22 – 10:13 am
Brunch 10:13 – 10:33 am
Period 3 10:37 – 11:28 am
Period 4 11:32 – 12:23 pm
Lunch 12:23 – 12:58 pm
Period 5 1:02 – 1:53 pm
Period 6 1:57 – 2:48 pm
eriod 0 8:50 – 9:25 am
Period 1 9:30 – 10:18 am (includes daily student announcements)
Period 2 10:22 – 11:01 am
Brunch 11:01 – 11:21 am
Period 3 11:25 – 12:04 pm
Period 4 12:08 – 12:47 pm
Lunch 12:47 – 1:22 pm
Period 5 1:26 – 2:05 pm
Period 6 2:09 – 2:48 pm
Kennedy Middle School is a grades 6-8 school in the Cupertino Union School District. Currently, our students come from Blue Hills, Regnart, Lincoln, and Stevens Creek elementary schools, with a number of students for whom Kennedy is the home school, coming from Portal, McAuliffe, and Faria alternative elementary schools. Kennedy Middle School, a culturally diverse school, is located in a neighborhood in Cupertino, comprised of mostly single-family houses. Our population of 1,466. Forty-eight regular education classrooms and four Special Education Classes, Resource Specialist, Special Day, two SDC classes and Individual and Small Group classes, serve our students.
Regular attendance at the schools of Cupertino Union School District is a necessary part of the learning process and is critical to academic success. School districts receive financial support from the state for the education of the students they serve based on how many students attend each day. More importantly, attendance is critical to academic achievement. The following chart illustrates enrollment over the past three years.
In the spring of each year, the schools of Cupertino Union School District are required by the state to administer a physical fitness test to all students in grade five and seven. The physical fitness test is a standardized evaluation that tracks the development of high-quality fitness programs and assists students in establishing physical activity as part of their daily lives. Results of student performance are compared to other students statewide who took the test.
The table indicates the average class size by grade level or subject area, as well as the number of classrooms that fall into each size category.
It is the goal of all Cupertino Union School District schools to assist students in their social and personal development as well as academics. The table lists the support service personnel available at our school. Note: One Full Time Equivalent (FTE) equals one staff member working full time; one FTE could also represent two staff members who each work 50 percent of full time.
The table displays the suspension and expulsion rates at the school, in the district, and throughout the state. Expulsions occur only when required by law or when all other alternatives are exhausted.
|Suspensions & Expulsions|
Safety of students and staff is a primary concern of the Cupertino Union School District. Many people visit the campus to volunteer in the classroom and participate in school events. Parents and visitors are welcomed and required to check in at the school office upon arrival and obtain a visitor’s badge; visitors are required to return to the school office upon departure. During lunch, recesses, and before and after school, assigned staff supervise students and school grounds, including the cafeteria and recreation area, to ensure a safe and orderly environment.
The Comprehensive Safe School Plan was developed by the District to comply with Senate Bill 187 (SB 187) of 1997. The plan provides students and staff a means of ensuring a safe and orderly learning environment. Each school includes the following requirements of SB 187 within their safe school plans: current status of school crime; child abuse reporting procedures; disaster procedures, routine and emergency; policies related to suspension and expulsion; notification to teachers; sexual harassment policy; provision of a school-wide dress code; safe ingress and egress of pupils, parents, and school employees; safe and orderly school environment; and school rules and procedures. Fire drills are conducted on a monthly basis throughout the school year and intruder/lock-down drills are held annually.
The school evaluates the plan annually and updates it as needed. Safety procedures, including elements of the Safe School Plan, are reviewed with school and District staff in the fall, at the start of each school year. An updated copy of the plan is available to the public at the school office.
The SARC provides the following information relevant to the Parental Involvement State Priority (Priority 3):
• Efforts the school district makes to seek parent input in making decisions for the school district and each school site.
The Kennedy PTA is a thriving organization providing many opportunities throughout the year for parents to be involved with and support the school. Kennedy has a web site that contains all the events and activities, as well as a link to the PTA web. The web site is updated regularly by the web master and can be accessed at: http://jfkms.ca.campusgrid.net/home
For additional information about organized opportunities for parent involvement at John F. Kennedy Middle, please contact the school at (408) 253-1525.
The SARC provides the following information relevant to the Basic State Priority (Priority 1):
• Degree to which teachers are appropriately assigned and fully credentialed in the subject area and for the pupils they are teaching;
• Pupils have access to standards-aligned instructional materials; and
• School facilities are maintained in good repair.
The district recruits and employs the most qualified credentialed teachers. This chart shows information about teacher credentials.
Misassignments refers to the number of positions filled by teachers who lack legal authorization to teach that grade level, subject area, student group, etc.
Teacher vacancies reflect the number of positions to which a single designated certificated employee has not been assigned at the beginning of the year for an entire semester or year.
|Teacher Credential Status|
|Without Full Credentials||0||0||1||9|
|Teaching Outside Subject Area of Competence (with full credential)||0||0||0||0|
|Misassignments of Teachers of English Learners||0||0||0|
|Misassignments of Teachers (other)||0||0||0|
|Total Misassignments of Teachers||0||0||0|
|Vacant Teacher Positions||0||0||0|
Cupertino Union School held a Public Hearing on September 27, 2016, and determined that each school within the District has sufficient and good quality textbooks, instructional materials, or science lab equipment pursuant to the settlement of Williams vs. the State of California. All students, including English learners, are given their own individual standards-aligned textbooks or instructional materials, or both, in core subjects for use in the classroom and to take home. Textbooks and supplementary materials are adopted according to a cycle developed by the State Department of Education, making the textbooks used in the school the most current available. Materials approved for use by the State are reviewed by all teachers and a recommendation is made to the School Board by a selection committee composed of teachers and administrators. All recommended materials are available for parent examination at the district office prior to adoption. The table displays information about the quality, currency, and availability of the standards-aligned textbooks and other instructional materials used at the school during the 2016-17 school year.
|Grade Levels||Subject||Publisher||Adoption Year||From Most Recent Adoption||% Lacking|
|6th-8th||English/Language Arts||McDougal Littell||2002||Yes||0.0%|
|6th-8th||History/Social Science||Teacher’s Curriculum Institute||2006||Yes||0.0%|
Kennedy Middle School offers a safe and secure campus where students, staff, and visitors are free from physical and psychological harm. The school provides up-to date facilities that were renovated in 1999. Kennedy Middle School is comprised of a library media center, one computer lab, 5 mobile wireless PC Carts, large multipurpose/performing arts room, Gym and locker rooms, and 44 classrooms.
The Principal works daily with the custodial staff to ensure that the cleaning of the school is maintained to provide for a clean and safe school. In the evenings and during the day, custodians ensure classrooms, restrooms, and campus grounds are kept clean and safe. A scheduled maintenance program is administered by the Cupertino Union School District to ensure that all classrooms and facilities are maintained to a degree of adequacy.
Maintenance and Repair
District maintenance staff ensure that the repairs necessary to keep the school in good repair and work orders are completed in a timely manner. A work order process is used to ensure efficient service and highest priority to emergency repairs.
The table displays information collected in February 2017 about the condition of the school’s facility.
|School Facility Conditions|
|Date of Last Inspection: 12/03/2018|
|Overall Summary of School Facility Conditions: Fair|
|Items Inspected||Facility Component System Status||Deficiency & Remedial Actions Taken or Planned|
|Systems (Gas Leaks, Mech/HVAC, Sewer)||X|
|Interior||X||F: CARPET IS WORN AND TORN (TAPED). H, I: CARPET IS WORN AND TORN. G: CARPET IS WORN. A: CEILING TILE HAS A WATER STAIN. 40, A: CEILING TILE IS BROKEN. 15: CEILING TILE IS LOOSE. GYM: CEILING TILE IS MISSING. 39: CEILING TILE IS TORN. 16: CEILING TILE TRIM IS MISSING. C: CEILING TILES ARE BROKEN. 16, 17, 29, GYM, K: CEILING TILES ARE LOOSE. C: CEILING TILES HAVE HOLES. C, STAFF LOUNGE: CEILING TILES HAVE WATER STAINS. 18: FORMICA TRIM IS LIFTING. BOYS REST ROOM, GIRLS REST ROOM: LINOLEUM FLOORING IS CRACKING. H: WALL PAPER IS TORN. 30/ GIRLS LOCKER ROOM: WALL TILES ARE MISSING.|
|Cleanliness (Overall Cleanliness, Pest/Vermin Infestation)||X||BOYS REST ROOM, GIRLS REST ROOM: COVE BASE IS EXTREMELY DIRTY. 40: ROOM HAS A STRONG FELINE ODOR. 39: ROOM HAS A STRONG ODOR OF DECAY. MU, 19: UNSECURED ITEMS ARE STORED TOO HIGH (STORAGE). K, 17, 28, 32, D, STAGE: UNSECURED ITEMS ARE STORED TOO HIGH. 15: ANTS ARE PRESENT (AT FAUCET THAT LEAKS).|
|Electrical||X||4, 18, 26: CORD IS CREATING A TRIP HAZARD. LIBRARY: EIGHT LIGHT PANELS ARE OUT. GYM, C, 33: ELECTRICAL CONDUIT END CAP IS MISSING. G: ELECTRICAL CONDUIT IS BROKEN AND LOOSE FROM THE WALL. A, C: ELECTRICAL COVER IS MISSING. 35: ETHERNET BOX IS BROKEN. 36: ETHERNET BOXES ARE BROKEN. STAFF WORKROOM, 39: ETHERNET COVER IS BROKEN. 40: EXPOSED WIRES IN CEILING (AT ACTIVE ROOF LEAK). PRINCIPAL, 5, 11, 12, 15, 35: EXTENSION CORD AND SURGE PROTECTOR(S) ARE DAISY CHAINED. 8, 11, 15: EXTENSION CORD IS BEING PERMANENTLY USED. B: EXTERIOR LIGHT HAS A STROBE EFFECT (VERY DIM ALSO). C: EXTERIOR LIGHT HAS A STROBE EFFECT. E: EXTERIOR LIGHT IS EXTREMELY DIM. D, F, G, H, I, J: EXTERIOR LIGHT IS NOT WORKING. 31/ BOYS LOCKER ROOM: FIVE LIGHT PANELS ARE OUT. COLLABORATIVE LEARNING CENTER: FLOOR OUTLET COVER IS MISSING. 16: FOUR LIGHT PANELS ARE BAD. 7, 11, 23: FOUR LIGHT PANELS ARE OUT. 14: FOUR OUTLET COVERS ARE MISSING. ADMIN: LIGHT FIXTURE CAP IS MISSING. OFFICE: LIGHTS WILL NOT TURN ON. 14, 21: MULTIPLE LIGHT BULBS ARE BAD (PINK) AND OUT. 7: MULTIPLE LIGHT BULBS ARE BAD (PINK). STAFF LOUNGE, 1, 3, 16, 19, 24, 25, 26, 33: MULTIPLE LIGHT BULBS ARE OUT. STAFF LOUNGE: OBJECTS WITHIN (36″) OF ELECTRICAL PANEL BLOCKING ACCESS. 18: ONE LIGHT BALLAST IS BAD. KITCHEN: ONE LIGHT COVER IS MISSING (NEAR WALK IN FREEZER). STAFF LOUNGE: ONE LIGHT DIFFUSER IS BROKEN. H: ONE LIGHT DIFFUSER IS LOOSE. 12, 33: ONE LIGHT PANEL IS BAD. 29, C, OFFICE, STAFF LOUNGE: ONE LIGHT PANEL IS OUT. 25: OUTLET COVER IS LOOSE EXPOSING LIVE WIRES. 37, J: OUTLET COVER IS MISSING. STORAGE/ PREP: SEVEN LIGHT DIFFUSERS ARE MISSING. SIX LIGHT PANELS ARE OUT. 29: SWITCH PLATE IS BROKEN. 30/ GIRLS LOCKER ROOM, STAGE: THREE LIGHT PANELS ARE OUT. 3: TWO BANKS OF LIGHTS ARE OUT (ONE LIGHT SWITCH). LIBRARY: TWO FLOOR OUTLET COVERS ARE MISSING. 15: TWO LIGHT DIFFUSERS ARE BROKEN. STAFF LOUNGE: TWO LIGHT DIFFUSERS ARE MISSING. 10, 13, 16, 26, 28, 32, STAFF WORKROOM: TWO LIGHT PANELS ARE OUT. ELECTRICAL ROOM: USED FOR STORAGE BLOCKING ACCESS TO ELECTRICAL PANELS.|
|Restrooms/Fountains||X||GIRLS REST ROOM: ONE TOILET IS LEAKING AT FITTING. 31/ BOYS LOCKER ROOM: ONE TOILET IS LOOSE AT THE BASE. 6, 9: DRINKING FOUNTAIN HAS A HIGH FLOW. BOYS REST ROOM: EXTERIOR BOTTLE FILLER IS NOT WORKING. 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39: FAUCET AND DRINKING FOUNTAIN HAVE NO FLOW. BOYS REST ROOM: ONE FAUCET HAS A LOW FLOW. 15: ONE FAUCET LEAKS AT FITTING. 16: TWO FAUCETS HAVE A LOW FLOW.|
|Safety (Fire Safety, Hazardous Materials)||X||5, 20, 22, 38, M, COLLABORATIVE LEARNING CENTER: EVACUATION MAP IS NOT POSTED. ADMIN: FIRE EXTINGUISHER NEEDS TO BE RECHARGED. COMMUNITY ROOM: ONE EMERGENCY EXIT LIGHT IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY. 11, 12, 36, L: PLUG IN AIR FRESHENER. 8, 17: IMPROPERLY STORED CLEANING SUPPLIES. 31/ BOYS LOCKER ROOM: PAINT IS PEELING ON THE WALL.|
|Structural (Structural Damage, Roofs)||X||D: DRY ROT ON RAMP. A: DRY ROT ON SIDING. 31/ BOYS LOCKER ROOM: STUCCO IS MISSING ON EXTERIOR WALL (PLAY COURTS SIDE). 40: ACTIVE ROOF LEAK (WET CEILING TILES).|
|External (Grounds, Windows, Doors, Gates, Fences)||X||J: RAMP IS RUSTED. H, I: SKID PAINT IS MISSING ON RAMP. 34: TRIP HAZARD AT ASPHALT/CEMENT SEAM. ADMIN: TRIP HAZARD ON WALKWAY WITH RUSTED METAL PROTRUDING. IRRIGATION LEAKS IN GRASSY AREAS. 16, I: TRIP HAZARD ON WALKWAY. PARKING LOTS: TRIP HAZARDS. GIRLS REST ROOM: NO HANDLE ON INTERIOR SIDE OF DOOR/HAVE TO PULL OPEN BY DEADBOLT.|