Commander Communicator 9/9/2022

Posted September 9, 2022

A Message From Principal Almon


Dear Commander Community,

Students, shout out to you for showing up every day and engaging in your classes. Our school-wide attendance has improved significantly in the first couple of weeks of the 22-23 school year from the 21-22 school year. Continue to advocate for your passions by providing your teachers feedback on their classes and asking questions throughout class.

Please see details about our attendance policy here to understand the difference between an excused and unexcused absence. All absences are calculated in your overall attendance rate. We encourage you to stay home when you are sick to get well and avoid spreading illness. Assignments and course materials are posted on Schoology for you to access should you need to miss class for an excused absence. Here is a link to other school policies found on our website.

Huge thanks to all the parents and guardians who participated in our first hybrid (in-person and virtual meeting) Commander Conversation (see the link to deck here). The feedback we received from attendees was invaluable and will help improve our service to students and families. Please join us for our next Commander Conversation on 10.5.22 in our cafeteria or online, parents/guardians and students are welcome, and food is provided. Here is a summary of the questions and answers that arose from the conversation, feedback, and next steps. 

Please read below for more important information regarding upcoming events like HOMECOMING, updates, and community resources. 

Have a Commander Kind of Day! 

Tiffany Almon, Proud Principal
She, her, hers, and why they matter
Tiffany_almon@dpsk12.net
If you would like to donate to our COVID Relief Fund, Venmo @JFKCommanders

Take Command of Your Future!

                       Upcoming Dates!

  • Food Pantry 
    • Every Tuesday, 2:45 PM – 5:00 PM ( All you need is your student’s ID number)
  • The first official DECA meeting
    • Tuesday, September 13, at lunch in room 217
    • *Free Pizza
  • Collaborative School Committee Meeting
  • JFK Cheerleading Team Fundraiser at Chipotle
    • Wednesday, September 14th, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    • 3170 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80227
  • Picture Retakes
    • Tuesday, September 17th 
  • Native American Education Students Field Trip
    • Wednesday, September 21, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Homecoming Week!
September 19-24

Theme: Board Games – Game On!

Monday, September 19th: 


Spirit Week Theme: Twin Day 


Tuesday, September 20th: 


Spirit Week Theme: Uno

Freshmen wear Yellow

Sophomores wear Green

Juniors wear Blue

Seniors wear Red
Staff wear Wild Card

  • Boys Tennis Match @ Bear Valley Park vs Hinkley @ 4 pm 

  • Girls Volleyball Game @JFK vs Hinkley  @ 4 pm 

  • Girls Softball Game @North HS vs North HS @ 4 pm 

Wednesday, September 21st:

 

Spirit Week Theme: Pajama Day

  • Boys Soccer Game @Thomas Jefferson HS vs TJ HS @ 4 pm 

  • Powderpuff Game @JFK Football Field- Senior vs Junior Girls Flag Football @ 5 pm 

  • Homecoming Bonfire @ Traylor Elementary @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday, September 22nd: 


Spirit Week Theme: Game of Life


Freshmen dress as Babies
–  Sophomores dress as kids
– Juniors dress Middle Aged
Seniors dress as Senior Citizens
Staff dress as Teenagers

  • Girls Softball Game @ JFK vs Overland @ 4 pm 

  • Boys Tennis Match @ Bear Valley Park vs Rangeview @ 4 pm 

  • Girls Volleyball Game @ JFK vs Denver West @ 4 pm 

Friday, September 23rd: 

Spirit Week Theme: Wear your Homecoming Shirt or Green 

  • Homecoming Parade @ JFK, Traylor and BVIS @ 10am

  • Homecoming Pep Rally @ JFK Gym @ 1 pm

  • Boys Soccer @JFK vs Regis Groff HS @4 pm 

  • Homecoming Football Game @ All City Field vs Littleton HS @ 7:00 pm 

Saturday, September 24th: 

  • Boys Tennis Varsity Tournament @TBD  

  • Homecoming Dance @JFK Gym 7:00-10:00 pm 

Semi Formal Attire 

Tickets are $15 if purchased before the dance, and $20 if purchased at the door 


*Outside Guests must be approved by Administration

JFK Homecoming Parade Route

*Note the route has changed from previous years due to changes in the Denver Police Department. Since we are no longer permitted to cross Sheridan due to safety concerns, the parade will not go by Sabin Elementary and will include a shorter route than years prior.

Reminder!!

Breakfast is FREE for ALL students!
If you have not filled out a Free or Reduced Lunch application this year, please go to Myschoolapps.com  and fill one out for your student. Regardless of financial status, it helps the school tremendously when these applications are submitted. Contact our main office with any questions or concerns at 720-423-4300.