Students entering 6th grade are introduced to KJHS program entitled, "Not in Our School" that addresses the issues of bullying and bully prevention. Peer Mediation is another way to teach students problem solving skills against bullies. Every adult in the building, once alerted to the problem, will address it. We try to give the students tools to deal with it on their own and support them when they need it. "Bullies" are also dealt with individually through counselors, social workers or administratively. As an extension of the bullying program, 7th grade students are introduced to a KJHS program focusing on "anger management".
Students are allowed to ride bicycles to school. They are encouraged to follow accepted safety rules, such as wearing a helmet and obeying traffic signals. Bike racks are provided to allow students to secure their bikes with a student-provided lock during the school day.
Skateboards and roller blades should not be ridden to school. Storage and safety are our biggest concern.
At Kennedy Junior High we expect students to wear attire that is appropriate and that is not a disruption or distraction to the educational process. Inappropriate dress is defined in the Student District policy:
No garments, spiked or dangerous jewelry depicting distasteful symbols debasing the dignity of a person; no garment, jewelry depicting beer, alcohol, liquor, or drugs may be worn at school; no garments, jewelry with sexually explicit, obscene, or vulgar messages or symbols may be worn at school or at any school-sponsored activities. In addition, at all the junior highs it is expected that:
- Students should wear clothing that totally conceals undergarments. All tops must have straps that are at least one inch wide. Tops must cover the midriff. Boy's shirts must have sleeves.
- All garments should be reasonable in length.
Classroom teachers will make the determination if clothing is a disruption to the class. Students should be warned that their attire is inappropriate or disruptive. A change of clothes will be made. Shirts may be turned inside out if wording can be hidden. A cover-up can be put on to fix the problem.
A detention issued by a teacher will be served at the teacher's discretion. Office detentions may last from 1/2 an hour to 2 hours depending on the offense. Detentions are served Monday through Thursday. A student serving an office detention will be required to complete some community service by helping to clean up the school.