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Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year at John F. Kennedy Elementary School!  We are pleased to serve you and your child in the coming school year.

Wednesday, August 10 is our “Back-to-School/Meet the Teacher Night from 2:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.  We ask that you and your child join us on this night to meet their new teacher. 

Kindergarten please plan to spend a little extra time with us on August 10 to complete the ASQ.  The ASQ must be completed before your child enters school on August 15.  We will have stations set up in the cafeteria to assist Kindergarten parents with this assessment. The ASQ can also be done via the KCKPS website.

ALL K-5 Parents – Lunch is NO LONGER FREE!  Please fill out an application for “Free and/or Reduced Lunch” as soon as possible to avoid lunch charges.  The application is available on the KCKPS website or call us at 913-627-4950 for guidance on this. 

During our Back-to-School event on August 10, we encourage all K-5 parents to confirm your child’s dismissal routines. We greatly appreciate consistent dismissal routines (e.g. they ride the bus home each day, they are in KIDZONE each day, they are picked each day by the same guardian, etc.).  Please also start with the same dismissal routines on day one.  This cuts down on errors and confusion the following days. 

Also on this night, please feel free to briefly chat with your child’s teacher and introduce yourself.  If you need to discuss your child’s needs for the new school year at great length, please use this night to set up an appointment with your child’s teacher for a later date.   

The first day of school is Monday, August 15 for all K-5 students. School hours (Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri) are 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  School begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. Please do not drop off your child before 8:30 a.m. and promptly pick-up your child each day by 4:00 p.m. On Wednesdays, school dismisses early at 2:00 p.m. as KCKPS releases students early each Wednesday for staff training.  On Wednesdays, please pick up your child by 2:00 p.m.

Thank you in advance for sending your children to us every day. They are precious! Please let me know if there is anything we can do to help you or your child.

dr. bob wilcox

Principal of John F. Kennedy Elementary School


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