John F. Kennedy Bulletin

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February 12, 2021

Dear John F. Kennedy Families:

This week’s news items follow. As a reminder, school is closed on Monday (February 15) in observance of President’s Day.

Custom Face Masks

Back by popular demand, order your John F. Kennedy face mask. The online shop is now open but will close on Sunday, February 28. Choose from six designs and four sizes. All orders will be shipped directly to your home. Proceeds benefit the Associated Student Body.

Athletics

Athletic conditioning has started, and important eligibility information follows. Although not all teams are participating, the completion of the following two requirements will ease the return-to-play transition.

1. Ensure you have an updated physical: jfk.scusd.edu/athletic-clearance
2. Complete the online clearance process at athleticclearance.com

  • Boys’ Golf: Any student interested in playing boys’ golf, please contact Coach Dean Okasaki at noholn1@yahoo.com.
  • Girls’ Soccer: Interested in girls’ soccer? Try out for the JV and Varsity soccer team, but first complete this Google form. Each player should also complete a sports physical as well as the athletic clearance process (see above).
  • Aquatics (Swimming/Water Polo): Any student interested in an aquatics sport, please click here, and a coach will reach out. Conditioning will begin in the next few weeks.

National Black History Month

February is designated as National Black History Month. This year’s theme is “ Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.” As educators, we honor the contributions of the African American community by teaching a curriculum that is culturally relevant and inspiring. While we may be unable to commemorate this year as in years past, there are many community events scheduled in observance of Black History Month. I hope that you will join in celebration.

Honor Roll

We are proud of our students and teachers for making it through a challenging semester. Stay tuned for the posting of academic recognitions, including the following: 

Principal’s List: students with 4.0+ first semester GPA
Honor Roll: students with a 3.5-3.9 first semester GPA 
Respect Roll: students with a 3.0-3.49 first semester GPA 

If, for any reason, you do not want your student’s name to appear, please email Assistant Principal (Michael) Fry at Michael-Fry@scusd.edu.

Senior families, please check the school website for up-to-date information concerning the Class of 2021: https://jfk.scusd.edu/class-2021

Stay up to date on senior events and fundraisers! To opt in, text “@jfkhs2021” to 81010 or click here.  

Do your heart good! Order a JFK Love Pack today. Each pack includes a Kennedy High t-shirt and assorted goodies. Proceeds support student activities.

Elective Interest Survey

If your student has not yet completed the elective survey for Fall 2021, please use the appropriate link below to complete it as soon as possible. 

Class of  2022: https://tinyurl.com/Classof2022ElectiveSurvey
Class of  2023: https://tinyurl.com/classof2023electivesurvey
Class of  2024: https://tinyurl.com/classof2024electivesurvey
Class of  2025: https://tinyurl.com/classof2025electivesurvey

Incoming ninth graders: Watch this video prior to completing the form.

Thank you.

David Van Natten
Principal