Principal's Bulletin


June 8, 2017

Central Kitchen

An information night has been scheduled for District stakeholders to learn more about the central kitchen. More information is available here

End-of-Year (Bulletin)

Congratulations to the students and families of the Class of 2017! You will be missed.


June 1, 2017

Class of 2017: Important Ticket Information

Upon checkout, each graduating senior will receive five graduation tickets. Unlike years past, additional tickets will not be available. At five tickets per graduate as well as a mandatory allowance for staff, District guests, band, and sound equipment, the auditorium will fill quickly.

This year, unique easily identifiable wristbands will be used in lieu of paper tickets. Wristbands must be worn for admittance and should be worn for the duration of the ceremony.


May 25, 2017

Memorial Day

School is closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Please enjoy your three-day weekend!



May 18, 2017

Family Survey

Every California school district is required to survey families on their experiences with regard to school safety and connectedness. This is the first time that Sacramento City Unified has implemented a broad, District-wide survey on these measures. The information from this anonymous survey will be used to inform District decisions in the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and will guide how state funds are used.


May 11, 2017

Marching Band & Color Guard Mattress Sale

Should you be in the market for a new mattress, come to the band and color guard’s mattress sale this coming Saturday (May 13) between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Kennedy cafeteria. 

Profit raised from the sale will be used toward the purchase of a new equipment trailer for band and color guard. 

Text “Bedtime jfkhs” to 67076 for a free $50 coupon. 

At the sale, adults will receive a free raffle ticket for the Big Bang Fireworks box, a give-away valued at $500.


April 20, 2017

College Talk

A quick reminder with regard to tonight’s “College Talk.”

Current eleventh graders and families are invited to an annual post-secondary/college discussion with school counselors. This event will help prepare students and families for post-high school educational plans and include a presentation with a question and answer session. This event will include information about community college, University of California, State University and private college/university admissions, financial aid and timelines. 


April 6, 2017

Minimum Day

A quick reminder that tomorrow, April 7, is a minimum day. School will be dismissed at 12:26 p.m. The after school program, ASSETs, will release at 1:37 p.m.

Spring Break is April 10-14, and school will be closed. Will see you on April 17!

Thank You

It’s been a busy week at JFK, and I’d like to extend a hearty thank you to those who volunteered their time and resources to make “Every Fifteen Minutes” and the school’s accreditation (WASC) visit a complete success. We couldn’t have done it without you!


April 3, 2017


Today, junior and senior students took part in “Every Fifteen Minutes.” Part of an awareness campaign regarding the trauma associated with driving under the influence, students witnessed a simulated car accident at the back of the school. While the program participants treated the scene as if it were real, nobody sustained any injury.

I want to thank our students for taking today’s event seriously. Our counseling staff in addition to the Sacramento law enforcement chaplains did a fantastic job working with John F. Kennedy students.


April 3, 2017

Today (Every Fifteen Minutes)

Today is Monday, April 3rd, and the time is approximately 9:00 a.m.

As part of an awareness program about the trauma associated with drinking and driving, in a few moments, juniors and seniors will be directed to a simulated DUI automobile accident at the back of the school.  While the program participants are treating the scene as if it were real, nobody has been injured at John F. Kennedy.


March 30, 2017

Cougar Parent Committee

A quick reminder that the Cougar Parent Committee will meet on Monday, April 3 @ 6:00 in the little theater. Hope to see you there!

The final meeting of the year will be May 8.

Food Fair

This Friday, March 31, student government will host a food fair on the quad at lunch. Food will be for sale, and proceeds will support campus clubs.

Minimum Day


March 23, 2017

Athletic Director

Please join me in congratulating Dave Parsh who has accepted the position of athletic director. With 20 years of experience as a successful athletic director, teacher, and coach, Mr. Parsh was an obvious choice. A transition has already begun to occur with Dave accepting the full gamut of responsibilities beginning for the 2017-18 school year.

Sober Grad Night


March 16, 2017

Counseling & Career Center
As the season for course selection is upon us, I’d like to draw your attention to the resources available via the Counseling page on the school’s website. Information is posted regarding graduation requirements, A-G, scholarship opportunities, course flowcharts, and more.


March 8, 2017

Emergency Drill  

Sometime during the next two weeks, a biannual emergency lockdown drill will be conducted. A lockdown occurs when a perceived threat is determined to be serious enough that a shelter in place order is given. Our unannounced drill may take place during instructional or unstructured time. Faculty and staff have been provided with information with which to prepare students.


March 2, 2017

Cougar Parent Committee (CPC)

Please join the Cougar Parent Committee (CPC) on March 6 in the little theater at John F. Kennedy. The CPC is an opportunity to engage others, hear from administrators, and receive information about academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs.

Future meeting dates include April 3 and May 8.

Spring Concert

The annual spring concert is scheduled for Thursday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. Come to the auditorium to see the talent that is the John F. Kennedy Music department!


February 22, 2017

Course Selection

It is time for course selection to begin. Over the next several weeks, students will meet with their counselors to select coursework for the 2017-18 school year. Once the course selection process is complete (late in March), students will receive a copy to review with you. Should you have questions, please contact the Counseling Center staff at (916) 395-5090.


February 16, 2017


Another quick reminder that Monday, February 20 is a holiday, and the school will be closed.

Please enjoy a restful safe holiday!

Congratulations, JV Boys’ Basketball

A shout-out here to the Kennedy Junior Varsity boys basketball team who defeated Burbank last night to win the Metro league title for the third straight year! The team finished 13-1 in league and 23-3 overall. This year’s roster is as follows:


February 9, 2017


Quick reminder that Monday, February 13 is a holiday, and the school will be closed.

And, Monday, February 20 is also a school holiday.

Please enjoy a restful safe holiday!


February 2, 2017


Check out the Clarion here! As always, paper copies are available throughout the campus. Electronic or print, the Clarion is chock full of news from around campus, and the writing, layout, and pictures are bound to impress.

Many thanks to Mr. Hanzlik (advisor) and his team of committed students for their ever-present leadership!

Gloria Drive


January 26, 2017

New Semester

The second semester begins Monday, January 30. Generally, very few scheduling changes occur, but to be sure, I encourage you to have your student check their schedule via Infinite Campus.

Should there be a question and/or concern about scheduling, please contact the Counseling Center at (916) 395-5090, extension 506069.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Information


January 19, 2017

PACE Crab Feed!

Get your tickets! Good news: the early bird price has been extended until (tomorrow) January 20! Do not miss out on the 10th anniversary “rollback” price. Click here for more information!