Learn from Home Resources

Learn from Home Resources are posted on our HESD website. You will notice that resources are organized by grade level spans: TK-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th. Please check out the resources to support continued learning for your child!
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Hanford Elementary School District Student Meal Pick-up Service Children Ages 0 - 18

Hanford Elementary School District

Student Meal Pick-up Service

Children Ages 0 - 18


Monday, March 16 & Tuesday, March 17

11:00—12:00 p.m.

Lincoln Elementary


March 18-April 13

11:00-12:00 p.m.

Lincoln Elementary, MLK Elementary,

Monroe Elementary, JFK Junior High

At this time, all HESD schools will be closed starting Monday, March 16, 2020, with a tentative resume date of April 14, 2020

URGENT: At this time, all HESD schools, including Kennedy, will be closed starting Monday, March 16, 2020, with a tentative resume date of April 14, 2020 in alignment with other Kings County Schools Districts. We are hopeful these closures remain short term. Along with the closure of school, classes and READY, all events, activities and school functions are canceled or postponed.  Thank you for your understanding and support during this time.

Principal's Message

Welcome to the John F. Kennedy Junior High School, Home of the Knights! Our school is proud to offer a high quality well-rounded education for your 7th and 8th grade student as well as a clean, safe learning environment. We have an abundance of extra-curricular activities. Hopefully your student can or has found something on our campus that will help them connect to JFK. We offer a variety of Clubs such as Community Leadership, Stand for the Silent Club, Multi-Cultural Club, and Leadership. These are great avenues to building a connection at JFK.  We also offer a wide variety of athletic teams as well as three different award winning band programs.

The staff at JFK take their job seriously and understand we have two years to prepare your student for a successful transition into high school. With parental support and student willingness to come every day, work hard and be good, this job becomes much easier. Please view the school website for communication about upcoming events, programs, and sporting events. There will also be updated photos of students participating in the wide variety of events we have here at JFK.

Remember, as a parent, you are able to view your child's progress through our Parent Vue program. You should have received a flyer, in the mail, that outlines how this program can be accessed and its different features. If you did not receive this, please come in or call and we will make sure you have what you need to view this program.

This is only the start of the year, but your students are working hard and seem to be enjoying their time at JFK. If you ever have questions or need anything, please call or email any staff member.

Thank you,
Rick Johnston

Report Card Resource

Report cards are delivered to parents once each trimester during the school year.  For Trimester 1, report cards are provided to parents at parent/teacher conferences on November 21 or 22. For the second and third trimesters, report cards are mailed home on March 14 and June 3.

JFK Junior High publishes a resource document for parents that provides a clear explanation of the grades students receive and the proficiency levels that students are expected to achieve.

Click here for the Parent Report Card Resource

Information for Parents & Students


  • Every student needs to come prepared for school with a backpack, a three-ring binder, paper, and pencils
  • Every student is expected to follow the dress and grooming guidelines every day. Hair that is not a natural color will not be allowed. For example, blue, unnatural red, green, purple, pink, etc.
  • Also, earrings may only be worn in the ears. All other piercings will not be allowed at school. This includes; tongue, eye brow, lip, cheek, nose, etc.
  • John F. Kennedy is a closed campus. Students may not leave the campus at any time without permission.
Exceptional Citizenship Reward Trip

At the end of the year we will reward our John F. Kennedy Exceptional Citizens with a trip.  Students participating in this trip will need to provide spending money.  All transportation and the costs of admission will be covered by the school.  The following criteria must be met in order to be deemed an exceptional citizen and therefore be eligible to participate in the trip:

  • 1 or less level A citations
  • No level B or C citations
  • 10 or less combined days tardy, truant, or absent, (absences cleared with a doctor’s note within 5 school days of the student’s return to school from that absence will not count against this trip)
  • Never been placed on the ineligibility list for the current school year
  • 1st day of attendance at John F. Kennedy must be before January.