Important School Year Information

Published on Aug 26, 2021
  • There is not a supply list for High School Students.  Course syllabi will be given on the first day of class, including any items needed for class.
  • Effective immediately, all staff and students in early childhood through age 21 are required to wear a face covering/mask inside school and district facilities. 

1st Week Schedule   Daily Schedule

2021-22 Kennedy School Year Calendar

Student Information

Please be sure to update your student's information on Infinite Campus by following the directions here.  This should be completed at the start of each school year. 

School Pictures

Picture Makeup Day is Friday, Oct. 1
Picture Retake Day is Friday, Nov. 19

Student Parking Pass

With the return to full in person learning starting on September 8, parking permits will need to be purchased if a student is planning to park at Kennedy during the day.  The cost will be $90.00 per trimester.  Students will pick up their passes in the main office. 

Purchase Parking Pass

Yearbooks and Senior Pictures

The 2020-21 yearbooks are available for pickup in the main office. 

Pre-order your 2021-22 yearbook and get senior picture information

Parent Teacher Conferences

Trimester 1 - Friday, Oct. 15 - Friday, Nov. 5   Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences
Trimester 2 - Thursday, Jan 20
Trimester 3 - Thursday, Apr 28

Athletic Season Pass

purchase a pass 


Contact Information

Kennedy Main Office
952-681-5000

Terri Robertson
forms, link, dates, etc
952-681-5003
trobert@isd271.org 

Kristin Krenz
Assistant Principal for students in 9th grade
Scheduling questions
952-681-5040
kkrenz@isd271.org

Sam Schroeder
Assistant Principal for students in 10th grade
Beacon Alternative Program
952-681-5058
sschroeder@isd271.org

Molly Hollenbeck
Assistant Principal for students in 11th and 12th grade
952-681-5018
mhollenbeck@isd271.org

Akram Osman
Principal
952-681-5050
aosman@isd271.org 

Student Support Teams 

In partnership with students, staff, and community, we are educating all learners to reach their potential by instilling enthusiasm for learning through engaging, meaningful experiences.

People in different roles partner together in support of your student. Each child is matched with an associate principal, counselor, and dean. In collaboration with other support staff, these three roles meet regularly to support students in achieving their goals. 

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

Assistant Principals oversee your child’s support team and can help connect you with the appropriate person(s) to best support them.  

  • 9th grade students: Kristin Krenz
  • 10th grade students: Sam Schroeder
  • 11th and 12th grade students: Molly Hollenbeck 

To reach an assistant principal contact:

Sue Vacanti
9th grade  
952-681-5045 

Char Jax
10th grade and Beacon
952-681-5056

Susan Nixon
11th and 12th grade
952-681-5042

COUNSELORS

Counselors focus on the social emotional learning and growth, academics, college and career readiness, and well-being of all students. Students are matched with a counselor based on the student’s last name: 

  • Students with last names A-D: Karen Zollar
  • Students with last names E-K: John Boyd
  • Students with last names L-Rh: Sara Schnadt
  • Students with last names Ri-Z: Dawn McNeil
  • Students who are English Learners (EL): Bridget Michalek

Timmy Nguyen is our Career & College Development Coordinator who helps with all topics related to imagining college and career options, and developing proactive plans toward those. 

To reach a counselor please contact: 

Elena Ebner
952-681-5022

Lisa Sheff 
952-681-5024

DEANS

Deans support students with positive behavior and attendance toward their academic success. 

Cory Wade
Students with the last name A-K

cwade@isd271.org

Laura Ramsborg
Students with the last name L-Z

lramsborg@isd271.org

To reach a dean please contact:

Kristi Lingsweiler
952-681-5044 

SOCIAL WORKERS

School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals who can assist with mental health concerns, behavioral concerns, positive behavioral support, academic, and classroom support, consultation with teachers, parents, and administrators as well as providing opportunities for support in both an individual and group setting.   School Social Workers are the link between the home, school, and community in providing direct as well as indirect services to students, families, and school personnel to promote and support students' academic and social success. 

Andria Swanson
General Education

aswanson@isd271.org

Sarah Peltier
Special Education

speltier@isd271.org

Lezlie Weiss
Special Education

lweiss@isd271.org

Tara Mitchell
Special Education

tmitchell@isd271.org

STUDENT ADVOCATES

Student Advocates facilitate communication, interactions and activities among parents, students and staff that recognize cultural differences.

Kedrick WilliamsAfrican American

kwilliams@isd271.org

Kassie Ariza BarreraLatinx 
kariza@isd271.org

Maria HerreraLatinx
mherrera@isd271.org

Abdirahman DahirSomali 
adahir@isd271.org

MTSS Facilitator & School Psychologist The MTSS Facilitator leads data analysis and decision making systems to design and implement tiered levels of support to effectively meet the needs of each student. The School Psychologist partners in this student success work and is also a part of the special education team. 

Erin Nelson
MTSS Facilitator
enelson@isd271.org

Kim Lloyd
School Psychologist

klloyd@isd271.org