November 30, 2018


Shriner’s Toy Drive

The annual Shriner’s Chlidren’s Hospital toy drive has begun. New or gently used toys and games will be accepted either in the front office or in your student’s fourth period class. The last day to donate is December 14, and a donation will be made prior to the winter holidays.

In addition, this year, donations will be accepted for fire victims in Butte County. Toiletries are particularly needed including toilet paper, toothbrushes, soaps, deodorants, and other necessities.

For more information, please contact Activities Director Ken O’Flaherty @


With the holiday season in full swing, students often find it more difficult to stay focused on academics. Now, though, is also a time when there is a need for dependable instruction and a minimum of undue disruptions at school. Thus, the staff and I will do our part by keeping “holiday celebrations” to a minimum. Although a time and place at school to celebrate is not out of the question, the strength of the academic program is built on consistent high quality instruction. 

Your support, as always, is appreciated. 

Officer Lilia Vasquez

Criminal Justice Magnet Officer Lilia Vasquez was recently honored at a Sacramento Kings game for her hard work and commitment on behalf of the children of Sacramento. Those of you who know her will certainly agree. Way to go, Officer Vasquez!

Winter Concert

The jazz ensemble, concert choir, and concert band would like to welcome you to their annual Winter Concert. The event will be held in the auditorium on Thursday, December 20 at 7 p.m. Come out, and support JFK’s outstanding musicians! Admission is free.

High School Specialty Program Application

The application window for all high school specialty programs is now open. If you know a prospective family who could interested in one of Kennedy’s pathway programs, please encourage them to apply. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on December 20. As a reminder, JFK’s specialty programs include:

Students not currently enrolled who are interested in any of the above programs must apply via open enrollment regardless of address and school of residence.

SAT Administration

I have received a number of inquiries regarding the  a school-wide SAT administration during 2018-19. I am pleased to share that, like last year, all eleventh grade students will take the SAT at school on Wednesday, March 6. There is no fee. Over the next month or two, additional information regarding the March 6 test administration will be sent to you.

Infinite Campus Contact Information

Help us help you: ensure that your Infinite Campus contact information is up to date. It is now possible to update e-mail and cell phone data via the District website. Directions are here. If your contacts are not current, you may not receive important school and District communications.

Class of 2022 Fundraiser

Important details regarding the upcoming Subway fundraiser are here. Don’t forget to mention Kennedy at the register!