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

Weekly Commander Communicators

Dear Commander Community,

All families and students received their Quarter 1 progress report on Friday through email. Please take time as a family to celebrate successes from the first 9 weeks of school and game plan actions to overcome challenges. As a reminder, we host College and Career Success Block every Monday through Thursday after school from 2:45 – 3:30 in room 306. Students can come to 306 to catch up on assignments and missed work, as well as, work on Edgenuity courses. Teachers are also available every day after school except Wednesdays for office hours. Please utilize these resources if you need extra help in your classes.

PSAT NMSQT makeups are on Tuesday and PSAT 9 for all 9th graders will be on Friday.  These assessments are FREE opportunities for our students to practice for the SAT, a college entrance exam that many colleges and universities utilize for their admissions process. We will end our week with our Quarter 1 P.R.I.D.E. celebration to recognize our students and staff for their dedication and hard work. 

As students may have heard in an IB class, or via email from Ms. Warren, the registration process for IB exams is open now through November 5th! The IB exams are how students earn college credit for IB classes (as well as a cord for graduation). In order to take the exams and/or submit your coursework, Ms. Warren must have all registration information submitted through this form: IB Exam Registration form. Additional information can also be found on the JFK IB website.

Have a Commander Kind of Week!

Tiffany Almon, Proud Principal
She, her, hers
tiffany_almon@dpsk12.org
If you would like to donate to our COVID Relief Fund Venmo @JFKCommanders

 

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UPDATES
  • Spirit Days: Student Council is hosting a mini spirit week on October 27th, 28th, and 29th.

    • October 27th: Meme Day
      Dress up are your favorite Meme

    • October 28th: PJ Day
      Wear your favorite PJs

    • October 29th: Costume Day
      Wear your costumes to school (must be school appropriate)

  • Winter Sports Registration: Attention All athletes interested in Winter Sports, Boys/Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Girls Swimming, registration is now open. Please make sure to register on Family ID and submit a current physical to Ambrosia. They can be emailed to her at ambrosia_masi@dpsk12.org or submitted in person. Winter Sports will begin on 11/15/21.

  • Town Hall Meeting: This Wednesday, October 27th we are hosting another Commander Conversations session. Please join us virtually at 5 PM using the following joining info.

    • For English - Click here or join by phone:
      (US) +1 650-817-8449‬ PIN: ‪990 578 846‬#

    • Para Español - Haga clic aquí o únase por teléfono: (US) +1 413-758-2761‬ PIN: ‪766 248 814‬#

  • CSC Meeting: We held this month's CSC meeting on October 19th. If you would like to access the recorded meeting click here or click here to read the minutes.

  • Horror Film Festival: Students have until Oct 29th to submit films! Please note there is a $5 Dollar Entry Fee Per Submission but everyone who submits will receive tickets to our Drive In Horror Festival on November 5th. There are also prizes for the winners of each category.

    You can access more information and submit your films here.

  • Trick or Treat Street: John F Kennedy is holding their annual Halloween Trick-or-Treat street event! This is an event that is held for the whole community and we would love for you to come. 
    Location: JFK High School Blacktops Address: 2855 S Lamar St, Denver, CO 80227
    Date: October 28, 2021 Time: 4:30 to 6:30 P.M.
    Fee: $3 per Trick-or-Treater
    This is an event where kids get to play lots of games to win candy! Wear your costumes and get ready to play some games. We hope to see you there!

  • Hocus Pocus Drive In Movie: Our Hocus Pocus Drive In Movie will take place after Trick or Treat Street on October 28th at 7 PM. 

GET INVOLVED
 
RESOURCES
  • Our school nurse created a virtual health office containing links to lots of different information. Click on LINK for helpful resources.
  • Here is a link to a list of various food assistance resources around Denver!
  • Here is a link to information on Free Covid Tests.
  • Here is the link to access DPS Coronavirus Resources
  • Here is the Southwest Denver Free Activities Calendar
 
 
COUNSELING & FUTURE CENTER UPDATES

Counseling Updates

1. Meghan Martiniere will be out of the office on FMLA from 10/25 – 11/19. While they are out, Joe Naughton and Shea Caballero will split their caseload (students whose last names begin with O-Z) as follows:

a. Naughton – O-R (in addition to his caseload of Gr-N)

b. Caballero – S-Z (in addition to her caseload of A-Go)

2.  After the 1st ICAP day of the year, 52.9% of JFK students are On Track to Graduate with ICAP. The next ICAP Day will be 11/2/21.

3. 9th Grade Academic Success small group begins on Tuesday!

Future Center To Do’s

Please read this week's full Future Center Newsletter here.

 

 
HEALTH AND SAFETY

If students are masked and vaccinated while at school, students only need to quarantine if they start experiencing symptoms. Staff and students should monitor who they are in close contact with when masks are off, especially during lunch time. Eat outside whenever possible. See COVID-19 Exposure decision tree here for more information.

Please note, students are not required to get vaccinated to return in person. However, we highly encourage our students to get vaccinated. If we can continue to increase the number of people aged 12 and older who get the vaccine, we can get closer to herd immunity, and resume the fun activities that make life as a high school student so memorable. Check out this information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination and the sites located all-around Denver. 

Please read this information from our Superintendent, Dr. Marrero, for details about vaccinations, mask guidance, and safety measures.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
  • 10/27 —  Commander Conversation Meeting
  • 10/28 — Trick or Treat Street
  • 10/28 — Hocus Pocus Drive In Movie
  • 10/29 — Submission Deadline for Horror Film Festival
  • 11/5 — Horror Film Festival Screening

    For more information on any of these events check jfk.dpsk12.org
   EVENT CALENDAR

 

HELPFUL LINKS

JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL

2855 S. LAMAR ST. DENVER, CO 80227