About

Vision

Robert F. Kennedy Community High School graduates will transition from high school to postsecondary education and careers with the knowledge and skills necessary to become productive and compassionate citizens of the world.

Mission

At Robert F. Kennedy Community High School, we foster an environment in which our differences are respected and community is celebrated. We encourage students to take risks, discover their strengths, and develop new interests through challenging instructional practice and a rigorous curriculum. We partner with parents and families in supporting our students as they work toward their personal and academic goals.


2021-2022 School-Wide Instructional Focus

Robert F. Kennedy Community High School teachers will provide all learners:

· Quality instruction through a visible and clearly stated learning objective for the lesson of the day

· A rigorous CRSE curriculum delivered through inquiry-based instruction

· Strategies for addressing skill/standards gaps in literacy and numeracy

· Opportunities within the school day to support mental health for students

· Lessons that promote student engagement and critical thinking

In order to be successful with our instructional focus, we will make every effort to continue to meet the Chancellor’s priorities to Accelerate Learning and Instruction: Know Every Student Well through the use of SEL (Social Emotional Learning) activities and lessons. We will also continue to focus on the Four Hallmarks of Core Instruction:

1. Working with a variety of texts that feature big ideas, rich content and multiple

perspectives

2. Talk/discuss to build language and knowledge

3. Use extended writing as a platform to build language and knowledge

4. Study a small set of high-utility vocabulary to master language and knowledge.


Principal’s Message

I am excited and truly honored to be the Principal of Robert F. Kennedy Community High School and be a member of this vibrant school community. I look forward every day to working with all members of our school community to carry on the mission of providing a strong education foundation that will enable our students to be lifelong learners as well as prepare them to be successful in life. Working together, I am confident that we will be able to provide our students with a truly challenging and enriching high school experience. A rich array of extra-curricular activities will further enhance the quality of what we are able to offer them. Being a small community high school ensures that we get to know all of our students. Those students who take advantage of what our school has to offer, often have a greater high school experience.

Please explore our school’s website. It contains many useful and valuable links and information. Included are links to our online student data management system, PupilPath. This system allows for students and parents to actively monitor progress. There are also links to school and district policies, school calendar, the PSAL, faculty emails, study guides and aids, and the latest school news, just to name a few.

As always, please feel free to reach out to our school to schedule a tour or visit, or if you need assistance.

Sincerely,

Anthony Barbetta

Principal

Triborough Bridge named after RFK

Now that the Triborough Bridge has been renamed after former New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy, some city schools are teaching lessons about his life.

His daughter, Kerry Kennedy, made the announcement at the RFK Community High School in Flushing, Queens.