October 19, 2018


LCFF Survey

A quick reminder to fill out and return the LCFF survey. Due by no later than October 31, the data will be used by the State to determine District (and site) funding levels.

It is estimated that over $2,000 is lost for each survey not received. With over 600 still missing at Kennedy alone, the potential loss here is upward of $1 million. Students who had not turned in a survey received a replacement from their third period teacher.

Staff can assist if you are not sure if your LCFF survey has been received; please call us at (916) 395-5090.

New Faculty & Staff

Please join me in welcoming Sergeant Major Javier Esparza who has accepted a faculty position in the Marine Corps MJROTC program. Coming to us highly recommended, Sgt. Maj. Esparza brings a wealth of leadership, enthusiasm, and youth experience to the position along with 25 years of Marine Corps knowledge.

I would also like to share news of permanent appointment of School Resource Officer (SRO) Alexis Grove who started work here shortly after the beginning of the new school year. Most recently assigned to Natomas High, Officer Grove is now assigned to JFK full time. A resource for the school and community, we are pleased to add her to the staff roster. 

Cougar Victories

A shout-out to the boys’ water polo team who finished their “senior night” game undefeated in league and girls’ volleyball who have made the playoffs. Way to go, Cougar athletes! Football won last week’s game against Laguna Creek and plays River City tonight!

Visitation Day

If you know a prospective eighth grade family who may be interested in learning more about John F. Kennedy, please encourage them to consider the upcoming November 6 Visitation Day. After a brief introduction to JFK, beginning in the auditorium at 9:30, attendees will be released to tour the five fantastic Kennedy pathways: Criminal Justice, Manufacturing & Design (MaD), PACE, Marine Corps. MJROTC, and Culinary. Administrators will be on hand to answer questions.

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Assistant Principal Fry @ Michael-Fry@scusd.edu.

Gym Update

Although still very much a construction zone, a great deal of progress has been made replacing the majority of the cement poured this summer in the gym corridor (as part of the gym repair project).

In other gym news, the wood floor is in, and the new (motorized) bleachers are fully installed. The gym is on schedule to open November 1.

Later in the month, work will begin on replacement of cement at the front of the school.

Class of 2019

Families of Kennedy seniors: be on the lookout for college eligibility letters sent from District to the primary address on file for your student. These letters contain important information about college and university eligibility as well as financial aid, a unique academic profile, and other helpful tips for transitioning from high school to college. More information about eligibility letters is available here.