Online School Payments
Pay School Fees Online
MCPS GIVE BACKpacks
Provide a student with a backpack filled with school supplies.
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.
Join us October 29th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for the Kennedy Cluster October Family Market! John F. Kennedy High School is partnering with the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) to offer monthly distributions of nutritious groceries to members of the Kennedy community, free of charge. The CAFB will be providing pre-packed boxes/bags of dry goods and produce. One box of each per household, please.
MCPS will host Mental Health Awareness Week from October 26th to 31st with a weeklong expo, including Zoom workshops, a resource fair, breakout sessions and question-and-answer session. Some workshops will be available in multiple languages. All workshops and activities throughout the week will be held virtually. The free event, hosted by MCPS and the Montgomery County Psychologists’ Association, is open to staff, students and their families. The week kicks off at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 26th, with keynote speaker Jill Haak Bohnenkamp, an assistant professor and core faculty member at the National Center for School Mental Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. CLICK HERE for full details.
Starting on September 29, 2020, JFK will begin offering Non-Athletic Extracurricular Activities online. You may CLICK HERE to view the list of activities being offered. Please contact Dr. Bradley if you have any questions.
If you have a complete schedule, but need to request a change, please submit your request using the Counselor Appointment Request form. Your counselor will email your new schedule to you, or they will schedule a Zoom meeting to discuss the change request. For attendance purposes, you must attend all classes on your current schedule until you receive a new one. Counselors will actively monitor the Google form requests.
If you need to speak with your counselor, the Counseling office has a Zoom room that is open every day from 8:30-3:00. CLICK HERE to check in with your counselor. You will be able to have private conversations with your individual counselors in breakout rooms
Students can exchange their Chromebook at Kennedy Monday through Friday between 11:00 and 2:00 p.m. Chromebooks must be in a bag; the bag should be labeled with the student's name and ID number. When entering the building, please ring the bell at the front door and someone will come out to assist you. Please note that broken/non-working student Chromebooks need to be exchanged at 45 West Gude Drive. They cannot be exchanged at the school.
MCPS is sending activation emails and letters to all parents. If you have an email address already on file with MCPS, an email with activation instructions will be sent. Click the links above to access the ParentVUE and StudentVUE portals.
Be sure at allow emails from @mcpsmd.org and @mcpsmd.net. If you do not have an email on file, MCPS will send a hard copy mailed to your home address on file. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please CLICK HERE for the full semester one bell schedule.
Student schedules, including classroom teacher assignments, are now visible. A schedule report will be posted on the MCPS website so that parents and students can access schedules by logging in with the student username and password credentials. Classes will also be made visible to students in their individual myMCPS Classroom, once a teacher publishes a course, it will show for students.
MCPS sent a ConnectED email message to families beginning August 23rd with student login and password information. This information will be used when students log into StudentVUE, myMCPS Classroom, and other core MCPS platforms. Returning students can continue to use their passwords from last year. Passwords will NOT be changed for the start of the year. If your student does not have their login information, they should send an email to the MCPS dropbox requesting the login information.
The International Baccalaureate Program is a small learning community that provides highly motivated students an opportunity to pursue a rigorous, comprehensive curriculum based on a global perspective.
www.MySchoolApps.com is NOW OPEN for parents to complete and submit the 2020–2021 online application for free and reduced-price meals. Families are encouraged to apply now to avoid longer processing times in September. Click here for a flyer to print and share.
Please CLICK HERE for instructions to request your transcript.
For graduates before 2015, they will need to contact MCPS Central Records office.
For those of you that purchased a yearbook but did not attend one of the distribution events that were held this summer, your next opportunity will be during the textbook distribution events that will be held in the coming weeks. Please continue to monitor your school email account and look for a Connect Ed message from Dr. Rubens.
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.
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.
Please CLICK HERE for a guide to using Zoom provided by MCEA.
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.
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.
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.
Please note that there are new counselor assignments for the 2020-21 school year. Please visit the Counseling page for more details.
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.