John F. Kennedy Bulletin

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February 5, 2020

Honor Roll

A hearty congratulations to the 1,026 student scholars who earned at least a 3.0 grade point average during the first semester!

Divided into three groups, the Respect Roll recognizes students with no less than a 3.0 while the Honor Roll and Principal’s List call out those who earned averages of 3.5 and 4.0, respectively.

Of course, student achievement is always the result of a caring and committed community of of parents, families, faculty, and staff who provide support through good times and not so good. Please accept my gratitude for the contributions you make, big and small, to ensure only the best outcomes for students.

February Holidays

In observance of Lincoln’s Day, there will be no school on Monday, February 10.

There will be no school on February 17 in honor of President’s Day.

Culture and Climate Survey

Positive school climate is a top District and school priority. Families are encouraged to participate in the District’s annual school climate survey that is used to assess feelings of safety and school connectedness. Students will take a similar survey.

The deadline to complete the survey is March 6.

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

New Staff

Please join me in extending a Cougar welcome to Robyn Mulcher! Ms. Mulcher has accepted and started the position of office technician and will support Interim Assistant Principal Appel. Having served here before accepting a position elsewhere in the District, we are happy to have Robyn back!

Athletics

As the winter season comes to a close, the boys’ soccer team is in second place in the Metro league (with a chance to win the league title). Way to go!

Spring sports start next week. All students must have been cleared via the athletic clearance process. For questions, please contact Athletic Director Parsh.

Student Activities

The latest edition of Casey’s Chronicles is here.

A reminder that the Winter Homecoming dance is this coming Saturday, February 8, at the Sacramento Library Galleria. Tickets will be sold through tomorrow afternoon (Thursday).

All Cougars, aged 16 and up, it’s not too late to sign up for the blood drive! Get forms in the Counseling Center or Casey’s Corner! Return them to the Counseling Center The blood drive is Wednesday, February 12. Help us save some lives!

Junior Prom is scheduled for Saturday, March 21. Early bird pricing is available only next week. Tickets will be sold daily at Casey’s Corner. Check the flyers posted around campus for pricing!

Senior Grad Night 2020

It’s not too late! Senior Grad Night tickets are still available. Your student may purchase one by coming to the quad stage at lunch on the following dates. Tickets are $60.

  • January 29
  • February 12
  • March 11
  • April 1

SAT

To ensure that every student is able to fulfill college and university eligibility requirements, all juniors will take the SAT on Wednesday, March 4 during periods one through four. The entire cost is being funded by the District; families are not responsible for any portion.

ELAC

Please join us for the next meeting of the English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) on Thursday, January 23 at 8:30 a.m. in the front-office conference room. For questions, please contact  Assistant Principal Glasper. Future meeting include:

  • February 20
  • March 26
  • April 23

Construction

In November 2012, Sacramento voters approved Measures Q and R, propositions written with the intent to upgrade school facilities to ensure that students receive access to learning environments that are modern and safe. Also known as the “Core Academic Renovation,” there are a variety of modernization projects occurring across the District.

The first phase of this construction project has begun and will last for the better part of the school year. As a result, the front of the school will be inaccessible during the next several months. Front office access will be available via the M-Wing gate on the west side (student parking lot).

A campus map showing the impacted areas as well as paths of travel is available here. Please remember to allow extra time for drop off and pick up as the construction will likely impact traffic for the foreseeable future.

Should you have questions about this project, please contact me.

David Van Natten
Principal