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Welcome to the John F. Kennedy School Parent-Teacher Organization ("JFK PTO") website. All Enfield Public School Students attend JFK for Middle School for Grades Six through Eight. The "Home of the JFK Patriots" is located at 155 Raffia Road in Enfield, CT.
JFK School Community,
Good Afternoon, we hope this email finds you and your family safe and in
good health. These unprecedented times have disrupted our daily lives; however, as a school, we continue to ensure the teaching and learning process continues for our students. We need your support more than ever with this shared endeavor. Imperative to your child’s academic development, is the establishment of daily routines and practices that reinforce the educational process.
At this time, our district and curriculum coordinators are working on additional learning packets. We will focus on a five day packet and anticipate that this will become our basic work schedule. Educators will communicate their specific directions with this expectation as they may vary. We ask parents/guardians to assist your child in organizing and storing the paper packets that have already been distributed. Unfortunately, at this time, we are not permitted to set up a collection point. Once we have clearer guidance, we will communicate what our collection plan will entail.
As we learn effective practices and adjust to the virtual learning environment, several key items need to be communicated. First, we need your child to login into their Enfield Microsoft 365 account on a daily basis (Login here: https://login.microsoftonline.com -additional login directions can be found below). Within the 365 online suite, there are a multitude of applications and workflow tools that we can take advantage of to enhance the distance learning process.
Second, we ask that you focus your attention on the Microsoft Teams application. Through this platform, educators will assign mandatory learning packets and provide additional enrichment opportunities. This platform also enables our educators to post videos, disseminate resources, assign activities, set deadlines, collect work and grade activities. For those students/parents/guardians without access to wi-fi or a device, we plan to disseminate hard copies of assignments during the meal distribution times at JFK
starting Wednesday, April 1st, 11:30AM -1:00PM. While educators will not hold live scheduled classes, if your child needs additional help with a concept or skill please have them contact their educator to arrange for a support session. If you would like to learn more about Teams please see the following links:
Third, there have been some questions and concerns in terms of grading. We are developing collection procedures for grading the first learning packet that was distributed. Moving forward, work collected via Teams and/or electronic submission will be graded utilizing normal procedures. Students will receive credit for learning packets while enrichment opportunities will be utilized for supplemental learning.
We ask that you review basic conduct and expected behaviors in the virtual learning environment with your child. Please remind them that these spaces are for academic discourse and dialogue. It is not a social media outlet nor an open forum venue. Communication must be appropriate and relevant to the teaching and learning process.
Last, the well-being of our students is very important, and our school counselors play an integral role in ensuring that students are emotionally safe. During this time, school counselors are available by email to provide support (Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm). If your student has a 504 plan, school counselors will be communicating weekly to ensure that student needs are being met. School counselors will meet weekly with academic teams to discuss any academic or social/emotional concerns of their students. Along with services provided by our school counselors, our Community Health Center (CHC) social worker will continue to meet with clients. As our school counselors will be periodically checking email throughout the school day, please contact 211 for any situation that you deem a crisis and/or mental health emergency.
There are other resources available to families here:
• For children under 8 years of age, please call the Family Resource Center 860-253-5214.
Office 365 Directions: BELOW
Go to portal.office.com or search Google for Office 365 and choose login. If a student's name is: Ex., John Doe with an ID# of 12345:
Sixth-grader (Class of 2026) username: firstname.lastname@example.org password: Jd12345
Seventh-grader (Class of 2025): username: email@example.com password: Jd12345
Eighth-grader (Class of 2024) username: firstname.lastname@example.org password: Jd12345
*If a student is new to Enfield, the student should add an ! to the end of the password.
enfieldpto wants you to share your #EPShasSpirit bells! Join your neighbors in bell-ringing from 8:00PM to 8:02PM each night until further notice. Neighbors, Classmates, Students, Families and EPS Staff want to hear from you! Please see the Mayor's proclamation below! Click here for the Facebook Event Page!
Proclamation for the Town of Enfield-Ringing of the Bells
PROCLAMATION AND ORDER FOR THE TOWN OF ENFIELD, CONNECTICUT
WHEREAS, on March 10, 2020, the Governor of the State of Connecticut declared a public health emergency and civil preparedness emergency for the State of Connecticut; and
WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared a national emergency to combat the coronavirus that is currently infecting the population of the United States; and
WHEREAS, on March 12, 2020 the Town Manager of Enfield declared a civil preparedness emergency as a result of the clear and present risk to the public health posed by the rapid proliferation of COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, in response to the issuance of these declarations and the closing of schools, senior centers, libraries and other places of social interaction, the population is maintaining a reasonable social distance from one another and is generally confining itself to its homes.
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY PROCLAIMED AND ORDERED, that during the existence of said emergency all citizens of Enfield shall, between the hour of 8:00 pm and 8:02 pm, joyously sound a bell, chime, cymbal, carillon, gong, ringer, tocsin, or similar device as a symbol of the community of our citizens and a reminder to all that although the community may be physically separated our citizens remain united in their support for one another and dedicated to overcoming the present peril; and
IT IS FURTHER PROCLAIMED AND ORDERED, that all houses of worship, if so equipped, shall sound their bells at the same time and that any local regulation, law or ordinance relating to unreasonable noise or disturbance shall be null and void and be deemed to have been waived and therefore unenforceable between the hours of 8:00 pm and 8:02 pm for as long as said emergency exists.
Mayor Mike Ludwick
Apr 2 - Thursday Night School
Apr 6 - 10 - Rachel's Challange Spirit Week (Details Coming Soon!)
Apr 7 - JFK PTO Meeting (6:30P)
Apr 9 - Term III Report Cards
Apr 9 - Thursday Night School
Apr 10 - No School
Apr 13 - Apr 17 - Spring Vacation (No School)
Apr 23 - Thursday Night School
Apr 29 - Early Release Day
Apr 30 - Thursday Night School
May 4 - 8 - Teacher Appreciation Week
May 5 - JFK PTO Meeting (6:30P)
May 7 - Thursday Night School
May 14 - Thursday Night School
May 15 - Term IV Progress Reports
May 20 - Grade 6 Band & Orchestra Concert (7:00PM)
May 21 - Grade 6 Band & Orchestra Concert (8:30AM)
May 21 - Thursday Night School
May 25 - No School
May 27 - Early Release Day
May 28 - Thursday Night School
May 28 - Grade 7 Band & Orchestra Concert (7:00PM)
June 2 - JFK PTO Meeting (6:30P)
June 2 - Grade 8 Band & Orchestra Concert (7:00PM)
June 3 - Grade Chorus Concert (7:00PM)
June 4 - Thursday Night School
June 4 - Rachel's Challange Kindness Carnival (4:30PM)
June 8 - Grade 8: Semi-formal Dance (6:00PM) More soon!
June 11 - Thursday Night School
June 15 - Early Release Day
June 16 - Early Release Day
June 16 - Last Day (Scheduled)
June 17 - EHS Graduation
Click here to read the latest edition JFK Patriot Herald Newsletter!
* JFK PTO Meetings are held in the Library at 7P, traditionally on the 1st Tuesday of each month. A meeting date may change to due a holiday, school conflict or snow/no school day.
John F. Kennedy Middle School PTO is excited to offer you an opportunity to be a permanent part of our school! By donating a brick, you can help provide items to benefit our school and commemorate your connection to JFK Middle School and the Enfield Community! These bricks will lay path to, and surround, the JFK flagpole post-renovations.
All proceeds will be used to subsidize field trips, provide cultural assemblies, educational teacher requests and student activities. You can pay online with a major credit card (VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC) or pay by check or money order. Follow the on-screen directions and learn more about this program at: https://www.thatsmybrick.com/jfkpto
* If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Ouellette (JFK PTO) at email@example.com
New to JFK? Miss weekly flyers? Many school & PTO flyers will be posted here to view!
Each day, JFK posts their morning announcements on their website so Parents can also see what Students are hearing. To read this morning's announcements, click "Daily Announcements" below!
"We look forward to serving you and providing your child with impactful opportunities to learn." Click here for the most recently published Principal's Newsletters.
Click here to read about all the AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS offer at JFK Middle School (Coming Soon!)
We understand that JFK Families may have questions about "What's next?" for JFK now that the building referendum has passed. We will share what we know, but to stay up-to-date, please refer to the Town of Enfield's John F. Kennedy Middle School Building Committee page:
On Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 12:00 PM, JFK PTO (CT0108P) will be helping St. Patrick's Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes. Each wreath is only $15.00 - and $5.00 of that remains with the JFK PTO. Thank you for supporting the JFK PTO (CT0108P) and Wreaths Across America!