Online School Payments
Pay School Fees Online
MCPS GIVE BACKpacks
Provide a student with a backpack filled with school supplies.
The Counseling Department will host a college planning presentation on Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. This presentation will provide general information about applying to college and the process to request transcripts and other documents here at John F. Kennedy High School. This meeting is open to 11th grade students and their parents/guardians. Please join using THIS LINK and see the FLYER for more details. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Casey at Janae_E_Robinson-Casey@mcpsmd.org.
Additional Saturday Support for May AP and IB Assessments is available through the George B. Thomas Learning Academy beginning 2/26/21. The following Courses will be supported:
You must register through this link before attending: https://forms.gle/HEYk6bc6zpQ9rMBB7.
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 email@example.com. 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:
It has truly been a year like no other, and you can count on the JFK yearbook staff to capture every moment that we can! This year, student portraits will be taken at home. Please see the attached flyer for instructions on how to take and upload your photo to our yearbook website. The deadline to SUBMIT YOUR BEST SHOT is March 1, 2021. CLICK HERE for details about photo submission.
John F. Kennedy High School will begin having a Homework Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-3:45 p.m. (starting January 19, 2021).
The Zoom Meeting information is below:
Meeting ID: 874-9713-9584
If you have questions, please email Dr. Bradley at Vaughn_M_Bradley@mcpsmd.org.
Any student still needing materials for a course should complete the materials request form. You will be contacted when you can pick your items up.
CLICK HERE to access links to the resources mentioned in the video.
Please click here to watch the department introduction videos.Non-Athletic Extracurricular ActivitiesStarting 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 who need a Chromebook for the first time may come to Kennedy Monday through Friday between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 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 must be exchanged at 45 West Gude Drive. They cannot be exchanged at the school. Parent/student technology support for Chromebooks at 45 West Gude Drive is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Students and parents can also call 240-740-7023 between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for information.
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.Student LoginsMCPS 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.
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.
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.
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.
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