Main Office: 720-423-4300 & Attendance: 720-423-4354
Main Office: 720-423-4300 & Attendance: 720-423-4354

Commander Communicator – 8/31

Dear Commander Community,

Thank you so much for logging in for your first week of school. We had 842 individual students log in out of our 882 students. We are shooting for 100% engagement; therefore, if you were not able to log in, you should receive a phone call from a JFK Staff member, as we are committed to ensuring all of our students are able to connect and engage in our classes. We also had several students attend our Class Meetings where students had an opportunity to meet members of the Student Council and our Administrative team, to learn about some exciting events Student Council is planning, and to participate in a team building game.  Please make an effort to attend these Class Meetings when they are scheduled, as this is one more way to stay connected to each other and to what is happening through the school.

Students, we will be hosting a drive up supply pick up in the student lot from 8AM - 4PM on Wednesday the 2nd and from noon to 6PM on Thursday the 3rd. All students should make arrangements to drive through the pick up, as we are distributing general school supplies and course specific school supplies that you will need to participate in courses. 

Parents, we want to meet you, get your feedback, and answer your questions! Please attend our Town Halls scheduled on Wednesdays from 5 - 6 PM by following this link. The Town Hall on Wednesday September 9th will include our Title 1 School and Signs of Suicide Presentation. This will be a great one to attend!

Hopefully you’ve noticed that we are using online tools to increase student interaction with the lesson during your live synchronous classes. We require that parents and guardians give their consent to utilize these online platforms with our students; therefore, we are asking the 100% of parents and guardians complete this form (1 per household) consenting that we can use online platforms for learning. Click here for the ENGLISH form and here for the SPANISH form. Please complete by 9/11/20.

Please read the updates below for more important information and remember that next week's schedule is BLUE, GREEN, BLUE, GREEN, BLUE. ALL STUDENTS WHO DO NOT HAVE A SCHEDULED MATH COURSE, must log onto their Study Hall (Math Mastery Movement)period from 2:25pm to 3:05pm on Monday.  I am sure you are all extremely excited to take a break from your laptop screen for the weekend! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND and, as always, Commander Community, WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER. 

 

With love and gratitude,
Tiffany Almon
Proud Principal
tiffany_almon@dpsk12.org
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UPDATES
  • SCHEDULE: Here is a "How To Get to Class in a Remote World" guide in English and Spanish. You can check your Student Portal for your schedule so you know which period you need to attend each class. Check out our block schedule here. If you can't remember if it is a green day or a blue day, please check the homepage banner of jfk.dpsk12.org

  • Attendance Policy: Our attendance policy has been updated this year in order to accommodate school in a remote world. You can read the policy here. Remember, if you are unable to attend your class, please contact your teacher explaining why so that you will not get marked as absent. 

  • Supply Pick-Up: Some courses require hard copy materials, textbooks and/or additional supplies in order for students to fully engage with the content. We will be offering days and times for students and families to pick up the materials needed for certain courses. Also, ALL students may pick up pencils, pens, erasers, loose-leaf paper, a math graph composition notebook, highlighters, and sticky notes to be used for all their classes free of charge. This will take place on September 2nd from 8 AM to 2 PM and September 3rd from 12 PM to 6 PM. For more information, please click here.

  • TOWN HALL Meeting on Wednesday the 2nd of September from 5 -6 PM. Please attend to ask questions about the schedule, getting connected with Schoology, and creating a positive learning space while remote learning. If you missed any of the previous town halls meetings you can view the Virtual Town Hall Q&A Document here.

  • 100% Virtual Option: We wanted to clarify that choosing the 100% virtual option in your Annual Family Update means you are only electing for 100% virtual learning through December. Also, if you have selected 100% virtual learning but you change your mind and would like to attend school in-person once we resume you do not have to change your Annual Family Update. You can just send your child to school as you normally would! We are still working out a solution for the situation that you have selected in-person and would like to shift to 100% virtual.

  • Health and Safety Requirements for in-person learning:  In partnership with CDPHE, DPS has identified Health and Safety requirements, including the wearing of masks, handwashing, and other specific notes, that will be in place when we are in the hybrid and full-time in-person learning contexts.  Information is available on the DPS website.

  • JFK Freshmen: Are you interested in becoming more involved with your high school experience? Do you have fun ideas of how to engage our students and build community during these hard times?

    If so, you should consider joining Student Council! We are a group of passionate student leaders committed to making everyone's experience at JFK fun and memorable. This year we have lots of ideas to make this school year special but we need your help! To apply, follow this link: https://tinyurl.com/jfkstudentcouncilapp to make a copy of the application.

    Once it is filled out, share it with Ms O at katherine_orlandini@dpsk12.net by WEDNESDAY September 2nd! We will then contact you the week of 9/7 to arrange an interview. We look forward to receiving your applications

  • Hey 9th, 10th and 11th grade students: If you have a student who is either in the 9th, 10th, or 11th grade. We want to invite them to participate in a College and Career Readiness program called Scholar Prep Program (SPP). SPP is designed to give your student 1:1 mentoring, college and career exposure/readiness, personal development skills, goal setting, and much more. Students would be expected to meet with our college advisor, Ms. Bria, to discuss their career plans, and also participate in events such as virtual college tours, etc.  If you would want your student to participate, please email amerriex@denverscholarship.org. Ms. Bria can personally invite them to be on her caseload. Spots are limited! This is a unique opportunity and she is looking forward to working with your student!  

  • DPS Career and College Success is seeking students for fall virtual internships. See this flyer for more information.  Contact Mrs. Aragon anne_aragon@dpsk12.net.
    Fall Semester Virtual Internship details:
    • Fall start date is September 21 to December 4 – Skills Training two week prior to September 21
    • No financial grant (it is only for summer
      10-Elective Credits
    • New:  3-Elective College Credits to Colorado State University (CSU) Global
    • Intern 8-10 hours per week totaling 100 hours by the end of the semester Dec 4 
    • You can work at your own pace and make your own hours, such as evening hours.
    • Currently or Previously in a CTE Course such as CreativeConnect, BusinessConnect, MedConnect or EngineeringConnect
    • Career and College Success is offering the following industry positions to JFK students.
      • Engineering: 2 positions
      • Business: 2 positions
      • Med: 2 positions
      • Tech/creative (digital): 2 positions
 
 
REGISTRATION AND TECHNOLOGY
  • REGISTRATION: If you still need to register you can come to the JFK main entrance any day next week between 8 AM and 12 PM or 1 PM and 3 PM for in-person support. You can also still complete this process online through our online registration document.
  • TECHNOLOGY: 
    • Chromebooks/Hotspots: If you are in need of a Chromebook or hotspot, you can come to the school anytime between 8-3 PM next week. You can park in the main entrance parking lot and we will take care of you at the open window. If students are having issues with their Chromebook, they can also come in to exchange the one they have for a new one. It is always a good idea to call the main office (720-423-4300) prior to coming in to ensure we still have Chromebooks and hotspots available. 

    • Troubleshooting: Please contact laurentz_gilmore@dpsk12.org if you are having issues attending your courses in Schoology.

 
ATHLETICS & CLUBS CORNER

ATHLETICS:

  • In case you didn't know the JFK Denver Health clinic is open and safe to visit! All you have to do 
    • English E-Sign
    • Spanish E-Sign
    • To make an appointment: E-mail SBHC@dhha.org or call 303-602-8958 or
      the JFK Clinic direct number: 720-423-4355
  • in order to use the clinic is fill out the consent form which you can access by clicking these links 
    below. After you e-sign and make an appointment, just call them at 720-423-4355 so they can 
    let you into the building. They also do sport physicals if you are still in need of one! 

CLUBS:

  • Calling all JFK students! Are you passionate about social justice? Are you ready to live out our JFK vision as a Challenger of Inequity and a Champion of Change? The Student Board of Education class is recruiting new members to help us address inequities in our school and community. If you are looking to get involved and make a difference in your school, please make a copy of this application, complete it and send it to Ms O at katherine_orlandini@dpsk12.net Applications are due FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4th. 
 
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
  • 8/24 — First day of school 20-21
  • 9/2 — Virtual Town Hall at meet.google.com/tcf-ypxx-zdf
  • 9/2 — Supply Pick-Up from 8 AM - 2 PM
  • 9/3 — Supply Pick-Up from 12 PM - 6 PM
  • 9/9 — Title I & Suicide Prevention Presentation from 5-6 PM at meet.google.com/tcf-ypxx-zdf
  • TBD — ARISS Ask an Astronaut Event
   EVENT CALENDAR

 

HELPFUL LINKS

JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL

2855 S. LAMAR ST. DENVER, CO 80227

  

 

 

 

 

   
 
 

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