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JFK Class of 2020 Cap and Gown Distribution |
Distribucion de la Toga y el Birrete de la Clase de JFK del 2020

SENIORS ONLY! Please read this document for detailed information about an event for cap and gown distribution, paying senior obligations, and returning books and laptops, etc. Leer en español.

Pay Student Obligations

Students can pay their obligations via credit/debit card by clicking on online school payments 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. Wendy Davis, Financial Specialist,at Wendy_M_Davis@mcpsmd.org.

Buy or Donate a Yearbook

Yearbook Donation instructions rectangle graphic.png Some families have been hit hard by COVID, as we all know, so we are looking for sponsors to help cover the cost of a yearbook for a senior. We want to make sure that any senior who would like the yearbook is able to get a copy. If you are willing to purchase a yearbook for a senior who may not be able to afford one, CLICK HERE and follow the instructions above. You can email me if you have any questions. These kids deserve all that we can for them to make their year special!

AP Testing Information

Please CLICK HERE for extremely important information about AP testing and registration.

Zoom Guide

Please CLICK HERE for a guide to using Zoom provided by MCEA.

COVID-19 School System and Community Resources

Please CLICK HERE to download a printable information sheet from the Montgomery County Public Schools & Office of Student & Family Support and Engagement with school and community resources related to COVID-19.

Instructional Activities Center During School Closure

Chromebook Instructions

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS HOME-USE CHROMEBOOK INSTRUCTIONS

MCPS is committed to the health and safety of all students. MCPS has created a Coronavirus Information webpage that is updated daily with links to resources, Frequently Asked Questions, and other critical information. CLICK HERE for our Continuity of Learning schedule for the next three weeks. Note that office hours will be communicated by individual teachers on a weekly basis. The platform for office hours (Zoom, Google, Email, etc.) will be determined by each individual teacher. Contact your teachers if you have specific questions.

Meals for Students During School Closure

MCPS is providing free breakfast, lunch and dinner meals for children 18 years old and younger, and all MCPS students (regardless of age) at more than 40 sites (including mobile locations) throughout the county. Additionally, MCPS school buses will distribute meals in several communities.

MCPS is collaborating with Manna Food to distribute weekend backpack food sacks throughout the county. Distribution will take place on Fridays (locations TBD). Please CLICK HERE for the most up-to-date list of meal sites.

AP/IB Exam Registration

Please CLICK HERE for all documents and information regarding registering for AP and/or IB exams.

Driver's Ed Classes at Kennedy

Kennedy is now an approved MVA site! We will offer Driver Education and Learner’s Permit Prep classes for the 2019-2020 school year. Students have the option to register for the Learner’s Permit or Driver Education with Additional Supports course(s). The Learner’s Permit Prep course is open to all students, it helps prepare them for and pass the Maryland Learner’s Permit Test. The Driver Education with additional supports is only for students with an IEP or a 504 plan. This class includes differentiated instruction, supplemental aids and supports including a multi-sensory approach to learning.

Behind the wheel is one-on-one instruction with a dually certified MVA instructor and MSDE Special Educator. Additional time on quizzes and exams and smaller class sizes are provided. Families must first register at any campus location or by fax at 240-567-1877 using the attached registration form. Registered students with disabilities, IEP’s or a 504 plan must contact Natalie Martinez, WD&CE Disability Support Services Counselor at 240-567-4118 or natalie.martinez@montgomerycollege.edu. Submit documentation to her by email in order to receive accommodations in the classroom. Classes start on October 14th. Please CLICK HERE for more information or contact Ms. Boddie-Jackson at Kennedy if you have questions. You may download a registration form here.

IMPORTANT UPDATES TO KIDS RIDE FREE PROGRAM

Please CLICK HERE for important information re changes to the Montgomery County Kids Ride Free Program.

Activity Buses

Semester 1 activity buses will run from September 24th through January 23rd. You may click here for a full schedule and a list of routes.

Back-to-School Packet | Paquete de Regreso a la Escuela

The Back-to-School documents will be posted here as they become available. Please check back on a regular basis to make sure you are accessing all the information you need for the start of the 2019-20 school year!

Los documentos de regreso a la escuela se publicarán aquí cuando estén disponibles. ¡Vuelva a visitarnos regularmente para asegurarse de que está accediendo a toda la información que necesita para el comienzo del año escolar 2019-20!

NOTE RE SCHOOL SUPPLIES: In high school, school supplies are very subject-specific, meaning that different teachers (Math, English, Science, etc.) require different supplies. Therefore, we recommend that students come to school prepared with all the basic supplies that the know they will need (backpack, folders, writing utensils, paper, notebooks, etc.), and they will receive lists of any additional required supplies from their teachers during the first days of the school year.

Counselor Assignments for 2020

Please note that there are new counselor assignments for the 2019-20 school year. Please visit the Counseling page for more details.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Register to Vote

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.

COMCAST INTERNET ESSENTIALS

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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