October 26, 2018



A few brief reminders regarding Halloween: should your student choose to wear a costume to school, please consider its appropriateness. For safety, masks or other items that cover a student’s face are never permitted. A costume or prop that suggests violence is also not acceptable. Halloween or not, all school dress code guidelines apply.

Please remember that the District’s Health and Wellness policy is in effect regardless of holiday. Classroom celebrations that include food are not permitted unless all requirements are met.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Here is wishing you a safe, fun Halloween.


In the event you have not turned in the LCFF survey, please do so by no later than October 31.

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.

This survey is paper only. If you are not sure if your survey has been received, please contact me.

JFK Band

A congratulations goes to the Kennedy music program who brought home the highest score overall in a field of 47 bands at the Del Oro competition last Saturday. Their award winning performance can be seen here.

Way to go, Cougar musicians!

Speech & Debate

In the third debate tournament this season, Kennedy took four of the five top spots. Sophomore Joseph Maucieri took fifth, sophomore Grant Bell fourth, sophomore Sara Faraj placed second, and for the seventh time in his career, junior Rohit Jhawar brought home first. Wow!

As you may have seen on the banner out front, JFK has been named one of the top twenty speech and debate schools in the nation. Congratulations, Coach Sandel and team!

Site Council Ballot

Please vote for site council representation here.

The School Site Council (SSC) is a group of teachers, staff, parents, and students who work with the school’s administration to develop and evaluate school programs and specific budgets. Site Council guides creation of the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).

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.