Dear Students and Families,
As we begin to wrap up the year, I’d like to pause to recognize and celebrate all of our Commanders who come from Asian and/or Pacific Islander descent, as May is Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. To learn more about how these beautiful and dynamic cultures have shaped and impacted the American culture, please visit this Official Site.
Students, we need your voices in planning for 20-21. If you haven’t already, please take the following survey Thursday 5/21, brought to you by SBOE:
There is a lot of information below that is both exciting and imperative for you to read and understand. Please reach out with questions, and remember, “success is a collection of problems solved.” I.M. Pei, we don’t back down, we pivot, and when we don’t know the answer or have a problem, we work together to find a solution, so let’s end this year STRONG together!
With LOVE and Gratitude,
Your Proud Principal
UPDATES FOR THE WEEK:
DENVER YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACADEMY INFORMATION:
The Denver Youth Leadership Academy (DYLA), is a program of Young Invincibles and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Denver Opportunity Youth Initiative. DYLA is a paid leadership development program that trains young adults to address issues in their communities and become civic leaders in Denver. Participants will learn about topics like mental health, voting, college affordability, and apprenticeships; receive training and hands-on experience in a variety of advocacy tools; and connect with local partners and campaigns working on issues they care about.
Participants in the program will meet on Wednesdays from 5:00-7:30 PM between June 17th-August 5th via Zoom. Participants will be paid a rate of $15.00 per hour for about 20 hours of training and work on individual projects over the course of the program.
We are seeking applicants who have a passion for social justice and who are interested in building power among young adults to create positive change in our communities. Preference will be given to applicants who have faced challenges in their education or careers, including young adults who have previously left school or are not currently in school or a long-term career path.
If you are a young adult between the ages of 16-24 years old, located in the Denver Metro area and interested in becoming more engaged in your community, then the Denver Youth Leadership Academy program is for you and we invite you to apply by May 17th!
*Please note weekly meetings will be held virtually, therefore participants will need access to technology in order to participate (i.e. laptop or smartphone, Zoom accessibility, etc).
Summer Internships — a message from Ms. Aragon
Due to the COVID-19 virus, our CareerConnect department has been working diligently to offer summer remote internships. We are hopeful there will be some opportunities, so please stay tuned!
The Aerospace Academy has been CANCELLED and we hope to offer it next summer. FYI- the Summer Internship program will be remote with a few in-person positions. Originally, the Internship program was scheduled to begin on June 8, but due to the COVID-19 virus, the program dates changed to July 6 to August 7, 2020.
Due to COVID-19, we are unsure of the number of positions that will be available, especially for the MedConnect students. Please note: If there are more student applicants than internship positions, the application process will be competitive. I sent a parent/guardian survey directly to those students who completed their application and who attended Part 1 of the Skills Training Young Professionals conference. If you did not receive my email please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call, text my Google number 720-460-9239. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Summer Remote Internship Dates: If our summer remote internship program is approved our start date will be Monday, July 6, to Friday, August 7. We appreciate your patience as we work through this trying time. If you have any questions please feel free to email Mrs. Aragon at email@example.com. My Google phone number is 720-460-9239. Thank you!
READ THE DOCUMENT LINKED HERE CAREFULLY FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.
JFK Relief Fund
Many of you have reached out regarding hardships you are overcoming as well as personal losses you have experienced during the pandemic. In order to be a support for our families in need, we have put together a Go Fund Me to pay for food baskets and other relief items. Follow this link to donate to Commander families who need the support of our community to make ends meet and stay healthy during this tough time. On the flip side, if you are in need, email Tiffany Almon at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your need and we will do whatever we can to help you out, while keeping your situation private.
Counseling Center Updates:
Counselors are available for appointments through Setmore: https://jfkcounseling.setmore.com/
Check out our School Counseling and Mental Health Team website for more information.
REMINDERS and Celebrations:
Information about our JFK Remote Learning plan is found on our website (jfk.dpsk12.org), and you can find your student and family guidance document here. Check your email and Schoology everyday!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND LINKS:
https://safe2tell.org/ which will provide an anonymous way to help someone who is struggling or hurting.
All dates tentative until further notice.
5/15 — Last Day for Seniors to turn in assignments
5/20 – Senior Grade Check out over Meet with Counselors
5/21 – Senior Check out at Kennedy from 8 – 4
5/22 — Last day for non-Senior students to turn in assignments
5/28 — VIRTUAL Graduation Ceremony
7/13 – 7/31 — Ready for 2024 for incoming Freshmen
8/3 – 8/6 — Ninth Grade Academy
8/17 — First day of school 20-21