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John F. Kennedy
Catholic School

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An Introduction to John F. Kennedy Catholic School

Pre-registration, Official Registration, ESA Application, and Other Financial Assistance for 2023-24 School Year

Pre-Registration Process All preschool, kindergarten, returning and new families will need to enter information through the pre-registration/application survey.

To access the survey, click on or scan the QR code that is shown to the right (below on mobile devices). Submissions are time/date stamped.  Families will need to pay the registration fee for K-8, three year old preschool, or “non-qualifying” four/five year old preschool* OR the extra time fee for an “IA preschool” four year old preschool. The registration fee is regularly $125 per PK-12 student for a maximum of $375 per family. The extra time fee for four year old preschoolers is $250 per child. These “one time” fees can be paid online by following the link in the pre-registration/application survey or this link and using the “one time” payment option: registration fee. Checks can also be made payable to JFK and sent to the school office.

*A non-qualifying preschooler is a non-Iowa resident or student who turns 5 on or before Sept 15th. Tuition is charged for this student, and there is a registration fee. There is no extra time fee.

Official Registration ProcessSCCS registration link or use the following link/url:

After completing the pre-registration process and making the registration payment, the next step is to submit the official registration application information through the online form.  Through this process, you will be entering names, grades, primary and emergency contact information, medical information, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, and more.  You may want to have this information handy before you begin the process.  For all JFK students, you will want to click on the “New Registration” button.  Also, make sure you change the school year to 2023-24.

Once your information has been successfully submitted, your official registration application will move toward approval.  The deadline for the official registration application is June 23rd.

ESA Application:

If you are an Iowa resident with an incoming Kindergarten student, a transfer student from a public school or a transfer student from home-school, you need to apply. There is no income qualifier for you to meet.

If you are an Iowa resident with returning students and line 26 (gross income) on your Iowa return(s) is less than 300% of poverty, then you should also apply.  Below is a 2023 chart demonstrating 300% of poverty:

  Family Size 300% poverty Family Size 300% poverty  
  1 $43,740 5 $105,420  
  2 $59,160 6 $120,840  
  3 $74,580 7 $136,260  
  4 $90,000 8 $151,680  
  If more than 8 in family, add $15,420 for each additional member  

All families currently receiving FTP financial assistance should apply to the ESA program first.  An ESA application tutorial is available here: Application Training Webinars for Families section.  If you do not qualify, then you should apply to the Family Tuition Plan ASAP.

The ESA application deadline is June 30th.

Other Financial Assistance Application:

If you do not qualify for an ESA this year, you may qualify for the Family Tuition Plan since the criteria for that program is 400% of poverty (also using line 26 of the Iowa return.) Families that have not applied in the past may be surprised to find that tuition support is available through this program since many of our previous recipients will be helped through the ESA program.  The application for the FTP is available at:

If you do not have access to a computer or otherwise find yourself unable to complete the ESA application independently, you may email or call 326.5313 ext. 229.

QR Code for pre-registration for 23-24 school year

Academic Year Calendar

The calendar for the upcoming 2023-24 academic year is available.  Click on the picture to view the calendar.

SCCS Elementary School 2023-2024 Academic Calendar

New JFK Gym Uniform for 2023-24

JFK’s gym clothes policy has been revised for grades 5-8.  The gym uniform consists of a gym t-shirt and gym shorts, both of which must be purchased through the school’s vendor.  6th-8th graders who already have black gym shorts from last year may continue to wear them, but those students needing new shorts will have to order them from the new vendor.  Students may also wear gym sweatpants or joggers purchased through the school’s vendor.

JFK and St. Paul’s are both using Handicapped Development Center as the vendor for gym uniform.  To visit HDC’s webstore for JFK, please click the button below.

JFK Spirit Wear Online Store

JFK Spirit Wear can now be purchased online.  A portion of the proceeds from every item ordered helps support JFK’s Home and School Association.

Home & School sponsors various fun activities throughout the school year, such as the Pumpkin Run, Fun Night, and Skate Nights.  Home and School’s fundraising helps with the upkeep of the playground and gym, and the purchase of instructional materials, field trips, and recess & PE equipment.   To learn more about Home and School and how you can get involved, click the Home & School button below.

JFK T-Shirt

2023-24 School Supply List

The 2023-2024 school year School Supply List is now available.  Please click the button to view the Supply List.

Rosary Themed Play Area

A rosary-themed play area is located near the playground.  Centered in the plantings and overlooking playground is the memorial bench for Peg Gooder.  This project was accomplished through the generosity of volunteers and donors.

Follow Us On Social Media

Visit our Facebook page for the latest photos and messages.  Request access to the closed group JFK Moms & Dads to reach just our community.  Don’t forget to “like” us!

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