Vol. 9 / Issue 08 Monday September 26, 2016 GOLD DAY 2- 4 -6
John F. Kennedy’s mission is to develop our island students to become globally primed high achievers
Our SLOs: John F. Kennedy High School students will be responsible citizens, problem solvers, effective communicators, and technologically literate.
· Annyeonghasseyo Islanders! Homecoming will be held next week Saturday. October 1st at the JFK football field from 4:00 – 9:00 pm. Have pride, show class, and support our awesome football players as they compete against the Southern High dolphins. See you there!
· Students who have lunch dropped off for them must have the food delivered NO LATER THAN 10:45. The students must come to the office only during lunch period to pick up their lunch. Passes will not be issued to students telling them that lunch has been delivered for them. The office will no longer announce over the intercom for students to come get their lunches. Any unclaimed meals will be discarded at the end of the lunch period for food safety reasons.
· Attention, Islanders! Are you struggling with English, math, science, or social studies? Well, NHS is offering lunchtime tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on September 13. Fliers will be posted in the classrooms for more information. Ask your teachers for a pass. We hope to see you there!
· Attention Students: Are you still looking for a way to obtain service learning hours? Go to the Guam Service Learning Website to register as a JFKHS student? Find an activity that interests you and it can be applied to your service learning hours.
· Islanders! The 19th Annual ISLA Art-A-Thon has begun! Pledge Drive will be up to September 30. 40% of the proceeds will go back to the school. So help us raise funds to support our art programs! The Art-A-Thon will also hold an art competition for those participating in the pledge. Winners will be announced on opening exhibition day inMarch 2, 2017. If interested, see any of your art teachers for a packet.
· Attendance Procedure: Upon return after any absences, students must submit a letter of excuse or doctor's note to the Attendance Office. Fill out the request for Admit Slip and attach the note. Acceptance is before 1st block, during recess and lunch, and immediately after dismissal. For Absent Pre-arranged from an off-island trip, submit your boarding passes upon return.
· Students are reminded of the following: All bags must be mesh or see-thru; no exceptions, even for athletes. Jackets and sweaters with hoodies or that do not open in front are not to be worn while on campus. If your classroom is too cold, report to FOAS the need for the thermostat to be raised. On rainy days, students are to use foldable umbrellas or clear ponchos. Students must be in full uniform at all times while on campus. Use or possession of chewing gum, tobacco in any form, vaping paraphernalia, or pugua (betel nut) is prohibited while on campus. Teachers – your assistance for enforcement is expected; call SSSO for assistance if needed.
· "Count Me In," be counted every school day! Compulsory Age: Guam Code Annotated, 17GCA, requires all students from age 5 through 15 years of age to attend school. Tardiness: Passing time between classes is 5 minutes. Report to your designated classroom on time! Late Absence: 15 minutes or longer will be considered an absent by tardy even though the student is present in class. Three unexcused tardies convert to 1 unexcused absence.
· Submit your completed Breakfast/Lunch Applications to FOAS Office immediately. If you received benefits last year, you will continue to do so up until September 29th. If you DO NOT submit an application for the breakfast/lunch program by September 29th, you will have to pay full price of .50 for breakfast and $2.50 for lunch.
· Be vigilant of your surroundings always! Report any suspicious activity to your teachers, staff and administrators or call the Crime Stoppers at 477-HELP.
· JFKHS Spirit Fridays: Students may wear a JFKHS Club/Organization/Interscholastic/Class Shirts such as
o Vivace, JROTC, Nursing, or other approved JFKHS shirts. Uniform bottom is required. All shirts must promote JFKHS. JFKHS colors alone are UNACCEPTABLE. Again- this is on Fridays only!
Hafa Adai Parents/Guardians and Students,
Welcome to John F. Kennedy High School (JFKHS) if this is your first year in attendance. If you are a returnee, welcome back for another exciting year! The faculty, staff, and administration are committed to doing their part to enhance the teaching and learning process for all students in a safe and positive environment. As a reminder, the first bell rings at 7:00 A.M. Students are encouraged to get adequate sleep, eat breakfast, and arrive to school on time!
In our efforts to increase communication, the Administrative Team provides you with these monthly notices. Our philosophy is: Bridging gaps while balancing expectations as we focus on building students’ futures. While partnering with parents/guardians and teachers, we are able to do our part to maximize your child’s educational experience. You are encouraged to visit our website at www.jfkislanders.com for ongoing announcements and other pertinent information. Please take note of the following:
1. Students may wear sweaters, jackets, or cardigans, as long as there are NO HOODS. The aforementioned must zip or button in the front. No pull-overs or hoodies that cover the front of the uniform top may be worn at any time. This policy has been in place for three years as a means of increasing student safety.
A. Students must obtain breakfast and lunch tickets at the FOAS Office regardless if free, reduced or purchasing. Get in line before school, during break, and during first half of lunch.
B. Breakfast is served from 6:05 A.M. – 6:45 A.M. Upon arrival to school, please proceed to the cafeteria after getting your breakfast ticket. Accommodations are made for those arriving on a late bus.
C. Lunch is served from 11:10 A.M. – 11:50 A.M. Once the lunch bell rings, proceed to the cafeteria with your lunch ticket.
D. Students bringing lunch from home are encouraged to use the dining area in the cafeteria.
E. If you are looking for a place to do homework, note that the cafeteria is a dining facility only.
3. Because we are a closed campus, only immediate family members may deliver their child/sibling’s lunch to the Main Office between 10-11A.M. Please inform your child to proceed to the Main Office at the start of lunch to get his/her food.
4. For safety reasons, random searches and evacuation drills will be conducted on a monthly basis.
-Continued on the back-
5. As per Board Policy 337, the school nurse must have updated Student Emergency and Health Information forms (yellow copy) on file. Deadline for submission to your child’s 1st period teacher is Mon., Aug. 31. Students were given the document earlier this week.
6. First Quarter IIAAG Sports are in progress: Football, Cross Country, Golf, and Girls’ Volleyball. Visit the school’s website or jfkathletics.teampages.com for schedules. Support your Islanders!
7. Traffic Patterns: