Assistant Principal's Message

September 1, 2017

We had a successful first day! It was so nice to see the halls filled with students again.

Here are some student expectations at JFK regarding dress code, cafeteria and bus behavior. These expectations reinforce our commitment to provide a learning environment focused on student achievement at JFK.

Expectations upon entering the building, while walking in the halls and through dismissal:

  • Students will remove hats, sunglasses, hoods and ear buds upon entry to JFK.
  • Electronic devices need to be silenced and put away upon entry into the building and remain silenced through dismissal. However, if a teacher is using an electronic device during a lesson, the use of electronic devices is permissible. (If a student needs to contact his/her parent at any time during the school day, phones are available for their use in the main office.)
  • Students should not carry beverages of any kind in the halls. Only water in CLEAR plastic bottles is acceptable with administrative or nurse permission.

Expectations on the bus:

  • Students should be seated as soon as they get on the bus.
  • Seats should not be saved for other students.
  • Students should remain in their seats for the duration of their ride home.
  • Students may talk but refrain from using excessively loud voices or unkind language, so as not to distract the driver.

Expectations in the cafeteria:

  • Students may not switch seats in the cafeteria.
  • Electronic devices are not to be used at any time in the cafeteria.
  • Students are responsible to pick up and dispose of their trash prior to leaving the cafeteria.

Expectations regarding clothing:

  • Shirts must have straps at least 3 fingers wide, no crop tops, spaghetti straps, muscle shirts, tube tops, halter tops, sheer tops, strapless or backless tops.
  • Clothing should cover all undergarments and not expose the midriff area.
  • When wearing yoga pants or leggings, the midriff area should not be exposed.
  • As the weather is still warmer, students will be wearing shorts, skorts and skirts. Please note the appropriate length of these should be at least one inch longer than the tips of their fingers when their arms are extended at their sides.

It is the prerogative of the administration to determine if student attire is conducive to the learning environment. Therefore, please use a conservative approach when discussing appropriate attire for school.

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August 31, 2017

Hello students and parents –

Welcome to a brand new school year!

The first day of school always brings a sense of excitement, even to me. It’s a time to reconnect with friends, meet new teachers and experience the thrill of learning. It’s a fresh start, a new beginning.

For some students, this day begins their journey through Kennedy Middle School…welcome! Get ready to have an awesome time.

Please reach out as needed. Feel free to call or contact me by email at svitcavage@southingtonschools.org.

You can also follow me on Twitter @JFKASSIST06479.

I look forward to meeting you and wish you all a wonderful school year.

Sue Vitcavage

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