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John F. Kennedy High School is a Middle Years Program (MYP) *. This school is an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that John F. Kennedy High School believes is important for our students.

* Only schools authorized by the IB organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

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Principal Appointment Announcement

As many of you are aware, our current principal, Dr. Joe Rubens, was recently appointed as Director of the MCPS Office of School Support and Well-Being. As a result, he will be leaving Kennedy High School as principal after June 30, 2023. Our new principal, Ms. Vickie Anderson, will join us on July 1st. Please read the community announcements below to learn more about Ms. Anderson and the principal appointment process.

Principal Appointment Letter to the JFK Community
Carta de Nombramiento del Director a la Comunidad JFK

In addition, Ms. Adamson has shared a letter of introduction, which we are pleased to share below.

New JFK Principal Letter of Introduction
Carta de Presentación del Nueva Directora de JFK

Reporting Attendance

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Need to report a student absence? CLICK HERE for instructions and information.

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ para averiguar cómo informar la asistencia de los estudiantes.

Important Senior Information

Please CLICK HERE for important senior dates and deadlines between now and the end of the year.

End-of-Year Bell Schedule

The last two weeks of school will follow the bell schedules below:

  • JUNE 5th through 9th
    Regular bell schedule with Green and Gold days on Wednesday and Thursday
  • JUNE 12th
    School closed for grades 9-11 for graduation
  • JUNE 13th through 16th
    Periods 1-8 every day
    Note that the last day of school, June 16th, is an early release day

Class of 2024 Senior Photos

Senior portrait scheduling is now active and open for rising seniors to select their appointment dates and times for the June sessions. The link for seniors to schedule their appointments is below. Please make note of the following:

  • Rising seniors will be contacted via email to alert them that the scheduling site is open. You may want to check your Spam folders, as sometimes our emails are sent to Spam.
  • The link will be the same for all senior portrait dates. Seniors looking to schedule an appointment for a later date can do so through this same link.
  • Seniors can access the scheduling site either through the customized link provided below or by visiting the Legacy Studios website and searching by school.

Legacy Studios contact information:

Local Summer School Program

Student registration has opened for central and local summer programs. Kennedy High School will have an in-person, local summer school program that will run from June 28th through August 8th, from 8:00 am.m. until 12:30 p.m., depending on the course. Most courses will be for credit recovery, but Algebra I will be available to any student who has attempted the course previously wishing to earn credit or improve their grade. Underenrolled courses are subject to cancellation. Transportation, breakfast, and lunch will be provided. Registration will be handled through ParentVue. CLICK HERE for a document outlining the courses and dates for the local summer program.

Haga clic aquí para ver este documento en español.

Key highlights:

  • All courses except Algebra I will be held Monday through Thursday
  • All courses except Algebra I will be credit recovery only, so students can register for multiple courses to recover as much credit as they are willing to complete
  • Students seeking original credit or acceleration should enroll in central summer school

Feel free to reach out to Ms. Kirsten Jackson for additional information and clarification.

Wellness Center Partially Open

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The Kennedy High School Wellness Center is partially open for the Kennedy students and families as of Monday, February 27th from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Families must complete an enrollment form (see below) prior to scheduling an appointment. Services will include physical examinations, sports physicals, certain medications, lab work, diagnosis and treatment. Mental health services and vaccinations (in addition to a new service provider) should begin within the next month.

Please see below for a full list of the services that will be offered and enrollment documents in English and Spanish. Families are welcome to apply using the enrollment packets below and return the completed forms to the Health Room.

Open House

We are pleased to share the presentation from the October 13th Open House here. Please CLICK HERE to access the information shared.

Welcome to the 2022-23 School Year!

Information relative to the start of the 2022-23 school year will be posted here as it becomes available. Please check back for updates.

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It's never too early to order your 2022-23 yearbook. CLICK HERE for ordering instructions—the earlier you order, the less it costs! Also, you can submit your photos to be included in the yearbook—CLICK HERE to find out how.


Please CLICK HERE for a list of clubs and information about how to start and maintain a club of your own! If you have additional questions, please email the JFK Activities Director, Chief Sharon Rogers, at, or the Activities Administrator, Mr. Sam Levine, at

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This year, the Montgomery County Council sponsored their “Councilmember for a Day” competition with video entries, rather than essays. Kennedy’s Broadcast Journalism lead teacher, Mr. Andrew Inches, worked with students from different schools within MCPS to submit their entries. Mr. Inches’ group featured projects that placed in the top three positions of the competition. This was a great opportunity for collaboration for people from different schools around the county to tell powerful and unique stories.

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Students can access their grades and schedules by logging into StudentVUE using their username and password from last year. Students can then access their online classes by logging into myMCPS Classroom, also using their username and password from last year. The Zoom link for each class is available in myMCPS Classroom.

ParentVUE is the new online platform where parents and guardians can access student schedules, grades, attendance information, and more. A video overview of this resource is provided on the MCPS website, and all parents should have received ParentVUE activation information via e-mail or regular mail in late August. If you have difficulty with activating accounts, or if you do not receive either an email or hard copy mailer communication, you should contact the MCPS helpline at (240) 740-7023.

If families did not receive an email with ParentVUE activation information, call 240-740-7020 or email If you are able to access ParentVUE but can only see information for some (not all) of your children, please complete this form: ParentVUE - Account Activated But Missing Students. Staff in the MCPS technology office will then resolve the issue.

Helpful links for help with ParentVue and StudentVue:

Safe Schools Maryland Hotline and Poster

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Please CLICK HERE for helpful links for accessing and using myMCPS Classroom | HAGA CLIC AQUÍ para obtener enlaces útiles para acceder y usar myMCPS Classroom.

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The organization Communities Against Hate in Montgomery County offers free tutoring services to students. Please visit their website for more information on tutoring in Math, Science, Social Studies, World Languages and English.

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Students can pay their obligations via credit/debit card by clicking on SchoolCash Online in the Quicklinks on the Kennedy website or by clicking here.

Click on the Student Debts tab and create an account; once you do that, your obligations will populate.

If you need further assistance, please email Ms. Ingrid Higgins, School Business Administrator, at".

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Notice From the Maryland State Department of Education:
Internet Essentials, Comcast’s low-cost home internet service, is a comprehensive, wrap-around program that provides low-cost internet services for $9.95 a month, the option to purchase an internet-ready computer for less than $150, and access to free digital literacy training in print, online, and in person. Any household eligible for the National School Lunch Program, as well as households that receive HUD housing assistance, may qualify for Internet Essentials. Please see the Internet Essentials website for additional details.

Internet Essentials, el servicio de Internet en el hogar a bajo costo de Comcast, es un programa integral y completo que proporciona servicios de Internet a bajo costo por $ 9.95 al mes, la opción de comprar una computadora con acceso a Internet por menos de $ 150, y acceso gratuito a Internet. Capacitación en alfabetización impresa, en línea y en persona. Cualquier hogar elegible para el Programa Nacional de Almuerzos Escolares, así como los hogares que reciben asistencia de vivienda de HUD, pueden calificar para Internet Essentials. Consulte el sitio web de Internet Essentials para obtener detalles adicionales.

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Students who are at least 16 years old are eligible to register to vote. Voter registration forms are available in the counseling office, or may be downloaded from this site (Solicitud de Inscripción como Votante de Maryland en Español). For additional information, please visit the Maryland State Board of Elections voter registration page.School Improvement Plan

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