Principal’s Post

August 12, 2020 — JFK start date delayed until Sept 8, 2020

Dear JFK families,

In light of the decision of the Davenport Community School District (DCSD) to delay the start of the 2020-21 school year until Tuesday, September 8th and to maintain bus transportation for JFK students, JFK will also delay the start of our school year until Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  This delayed start applies to JFK’s K-8 classes, preschool classes, and our Early Childhood Learning Center (daycare).  Eighth grade students attending Assumption High School for first period Algebra will need to follow the start date decision that Assumption makes/has made, and Assumption will be communicating transportation plans to those families.

I would like to thank our board members for their deliberations regarding this topic.  These types of decisions are never easy as it seems that there are always some families that are adversely affected.  We apologize for the hardship that the change of start dates may cause.

While we wait for the rest of a revised school calendar to come to us from the DCSD, it is our inclination to continue to have Unpack Your Backpack/Meet Your Teacher next week Wednesday and Thursday, September 19 and 20.  Please use the Sign-Up Genius link that was sent yesterday along with notification of your child’s homeroom teacher.  We are looking forward to seeing students again in the building!

Please continue to stay tuned to Principal’s Posts for more information as it becomes available.

May God bless you and your family.

Chad