Parent Center
Welcome to The John F. Kennedy High School Parent Center
We are happy to provide you with this the following information and hope that it will help answer some of your questions. We hope to see you in the Parent Center.

Founded in 2000 our group was created to fill the great need to reach out to the parents and help the school bridge the communication gap and foster effective collaboration between the school and home. Our groups aim is to increase parental involvement.

We are a team of two bilingual and bi-cultural parent community representatives funded by the Title One program. We work from the Parent Center under the guidance of the Title One program coordinator and Los Angeles Unified School District.

Objectives
  • To help parents develop parenting skills that will enable them to meet the basic obligations of family life and foster condition at home that emphasize the importance of education and learning.

  • Promoting clear, two-way communication between the school and families regarding school programs and students; progress.

  • Provide parents with the linkages and help them develop the skills they will need to access the school community support services to better strengthen student learning and development.

The following are some of the services that we provided to the parents:
  • Training for parents
  • Parental involvement
  • District policies: Parent Rights and Responsibilities
  • SSC/ELAC/CEAC
  • Absences / excuses and LAUSD complain procedure
  • Workshops for parents
  • Parent teacher conference
  • Parenting skills
  • Parent Institute classes
  • Contacting and referring parents to Kennedy HS resources
  • Assist teachers in the classroom
  • Translation for parents
Training for site staff/faculty
  • Cultural Awareness In-services for school personal in African-American, Hispanic, Hindi, Vietnamese, Korean, and other cultures
  • How to reduce Cultural barriers for parent
  • Administer Parent, student, and teacher survey
  • Conduct and facilitate conversations
Translation and Interpretation
  • Parent training materials
  • Title I parent meetings
  • Bilingual parent meetings
  • Translating materials for the school community
We are always looking for parent volunteers to assist with the Parent Center. If you are interested in helping the school, please stop by the Parent Center and meet our parent/community representatives. Make our center your home, come and visit and help make a difference.

If you would like more information about the John F. Kennedy High School Parent Center contact:
Ms. Maria Zapata, Parent Center Community Representative 
Parent Center located in the A building across from the Main Office
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
(818) 271-2971