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FARMS Applications for 2020-21 Now Open ONLINE 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.


All diplomas that were not picked up during the distribution events have been mailed to students' homes.

Final Yearbook Distribution

If you have not yet picked up your yearbook, there will be another opportunity on Monday, August 10th, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Please continue to monitor your email for instructions that you will need to follow at the distribution event. There will also be a notice posted on the school webpage. This will be the last organized event at which to get your yearbook, so you should make every attempt to be there on the 10th.

When you arrive you should walk up the ramp in the front of the school, and wait to be directed to approach the table.

Things to remember:

  • You must wear a mask whenever you are not in your car, and social distancing must be practiced
  • One person per household, should stand in line to pick up the yearbook
  • To help expedite the process, please neatly write your first name, last name, and ID number on a piece of paper and bring that with you to the table
  • Students may not pick up yearbooks for any other individual
  • Students are not permitted to enter the school building

As a reminder, during yearbook pick up, it is critical that families and staff maintain all social distancing practices and wear face masks. We ask that all students and their families follow the directions of the staff members present during pickup to ensure everyone's safety during their assigned pickup time. Please do not come outside of your pick-up time, as your yearbook may not be available outside of your time slot.

Summer Assignments

Please CLICK HERE for summer assignments, which will be posted as they become available.

Free Tutoring

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.

NEW Transcript Request Process

As of May 19, 2020, if you need a transcript for colleges, scholarships or MDCAPS, you will be required to submit a request using the following link:

If you have been accepted and have committed to a college, you will also use the link for FINAL TRANSCRIPT REQUEST!! Most colleges request a final transcript, which includes your last semester of your senior year. If you have questions about MCPS grading for the fourth quarter, you may read more information here. The final transcript is usually sent to colleges in June and July. Please know, in order for you to receive your final transcript, you must complete the JFKHS Senior Survey 2020 in Naviance. All transcript requests must be submitted by July 1, 2020. Naviance will not process requests after that date.

If you have any questions, please email

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

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


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.

Counselor Assignments for 2021

Please note that there are new counselor assignments for the 2020-21 school year. Please visit the Counseling page for more details.


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.


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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