February 22, 2019



The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) will be offered on Wednesday, March 13. Targeted primarily at juniors and seniors, the ASVAB is part of a free comprehensive career planning program. 2018-19 marks the third consecutive year that the test has been offered at Kennedy, with more than 100 taking it last year. The battery is widely used at colleges and universities across the country.

For more information, please click here. Should you have questions, please contact Mr. Drotts, Kennedy counselor, at David-Drotts@scusd.edu.

School Climate Survey

Positive school climate is a top District and school priority. Families are encouraged to participate in the annual school climate survey that is used to assess feelings of safety and school connectedness. The deadline to complete the survey has now been extended to March 1. 

Should you encounter any difficulty accessing the survey, please contact school staff at (916) 395-5090.

Spring Concert

The Music department’s annual spring concert is set to occur on Thursday, March 7, beginning at 7 p.m. This year, students and staff have elected to collect donations benefiting music programs affected by the Camp Fire.

I urge you to come out and support the many talented JFK musicians!

Chipotle Fundraiser

Support the Class of 2022 by eating Panda Express (Delta Shores location) on Saturday, March 2 between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Be sure they know you’re there for Kennedy and 2022!

In addition, student government, Class of 2022, is fundraising at Chipotle (4001 Freeport Blvd.), March 9, between 4 and 9 p.m. Like Panda Express, make sure to announce your cougar pride. More information is here.

Soccer Referee Opportunity

The Greenhaven Soccer Club is hosting a student referee class March 28-29 at the Elk’s Lodge. This is an excellent opportunity for your soccer-loving teen, but in order to participate, registration is required! Click here for the details.

Calendar Proposal

Many of you have asked questions regarding the 2019-20 academic calendar proposal. To assist in answering frequently asked questions, the District has added a web page that explains the proposal in detail. Remember, at this time, the new calendar is a proposal only. As I receive additional information, I will be sure to share it with you.

Course Selection

It’s course selection time again! Over the next several weeks, students will meet with counselors to select coursework for the 2018-19 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.

A few changes have been made to the 2019-20 course catalog.

Math and Science progression charts are also available for your convenience.

As a reminder, the course selection schedule is as follows:

  • Class of 2020: February 15 – February 25
  • Class of 2021: February 28 – March 11
  • Class of 2022: February 25 – March 1
  • Class of 2023: February 4 – March 21