February 20, 2019

Changes to JFK’s 2018-19 School Calendar

I would like to thank OLV/JFK’s board of education, which spent several hours discussing our missed time due to the weather this winter and the possible scenarios the DCSD might consider.  Because JFK regularly has more instructional hours than the DCSD, we do have some additional flexibility in our make up schedule, and this year is proving to be the exceptional year where we exercise that flexibility.  Below are the changes to our school calendar:

K-8

  • Starting Monday, March 4th, the JFK K-8 student day will be 10 minutes longer in the afternoon with bus transportation.  Our bell time will be 7:25-2:50.  This schedule is DIFFERENT than the DCSD, which is also adding 10 minutes at the front of the day.  For those students who ride the bus in the morning, expect a 10 minute earlier pick up time as we cannot control the bus times.  We will supervise bus riders at JFK at the earlier time but not start classes for everyone until 7:25.
  • Beginning Wednesday, March 6th there will be no early release on Wednesdays for the remainder of the school year.  The K-8 bell time will be 7:25-2:50.  There will be bus transportation.  Again, morning bus riders should expect the bus route to be 10 minutes earlier.
  • JFK will not have classes on Good Friday or Easter Monday.  This is DIFFERENT than the DCSD ,which is going to school on Easter Monday.  The Triduum is the most important part of the liturgical year in the Church.  It ought to be recognized as such in a Catholic school and allow ample time for families to gather to celebrate the Resurrection.  JFK will not have classes on either Good Friday or Easter Monday.
  • March 7th is drop-in parent/teacher conferences for K-8.
  • April 5th is the new end of the 3rd quarter.  There is a two hour early dismissal for K-8.  JFK’s bell time will be 7:25-12:50 with bus transportation.
  • Thursday, June 6th is the last day of K-8 classes.  There is a two hour early dismissal for K-8.  JFK’s bell time will be 7:25-12:50 with bus transportation.
  • Field day for K-8 is now Wednesday, June 5th.  There is no Mass this Wednesday.
  • Our last all school Mass is Thursday, June 6th.
  • 8th grade graduation is Friday, June 7th.

 

Preschool

  • Starting Monday, Marth 4th, preschool morning classes for four year olds will change to 7:25-10:30 a.m.  Afternoon classes will change to 11:45-2:50.  Each class is 3:05 in length, and morning drop off and afternoon pick up will still match K-8.  There are no changes for 3 year old preschool classes.
  • Beginning Wednesday, March 6th the Wednesday schedule will be the same as the other days of the week.  Preschool classes for four year olds will be 7:25-10:30 a.m., and afternoon classes will be 11:45-2:50.
  • JFK will not have classes on Good Friday or Easter Monday.  This is DIFFERENT than the DCSD ,which is going to school on Easter Monday.  The Triduum is the most important part of the liturgical year in the Church.  It ought to be recognized as such in a Catholic school and allow ample time for families to gather to celebrate the Resurrection.  JFK will not have classes on either Good Friday or Easter Monday.  For this year only, ECLC is open on Easter Monday.
  • April 5th is the new end of the 3rd quarter.  Due to the two hour early dismissal for K-8, there are no afternoon preschool classes.
  • The last day of 4 yr old PS and 3 yr old PS classes is Wednesday, June 5th.
  • The 4 yr old PS programs are in evening of June 5th.
  • The 3 yr old PS family activity is June 6th.
  • The last day of ECLC is June 7th.
The calendar on our website will be adjusted to reflect these changes as soon as possible.  Thanks for your flexibility and patience.
Chad