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WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT John F. Kennedy Memorial High School 200 Washington Avenue ~ Iselin, New Jersey 08830 Telephone: 732-602-8650 ~ Facsimile: 732-634-1112

Michael A. Cilento Principal

August 2016

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students: As we approach the beginning of a new school year, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of you. The staff and I are looking forward to working with you and your children this year. We will strive to continue to provide an exciting and rewarding educational program for each and every child at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School. School will open on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 7:30 a.m., with a full day of school including an open cafeteria. Students will report directly to their assigned homerooms (see next page for homeroom assignment). We are proud of what we have achieved during the 2015-2016 school year in the academics, athletics and the arts. The accomplishments of our students have brought county, state, and national recognition to our school. Our students have also made us proud by displaying acts of kindness, respect for others, and accepting the unique differences of their peers. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference” will be our theme for the 2016-2017 school year. We are asking that you will once again join me and make this coming school year the best yet. Successful growth can only occur with the wholehearted cooperation of the students, parents/guardians and school. When schools and families work together to support learning, everyone benefits. We are asking for your cooperation when you drop-off or pick-up your child each day. Please use the Washington Avenue entrance in front of the school to drop-off your child at door #27 by the main entrance. In addition, if you enter the campus from Worth Street, please drop off your child at door #3 and exit out Ron Osborne Way. When picking up your child, please wait in parking lot designated area in front or back of school. (See map in packet) Please print out the following documents that must be filled out and returned on the first day of school. • • •

Health Record Update JFK Parent Faculty Forum Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

You can also find the Woodbridge Township School District letters, policies and other pertinent information on their website, http://www.woodbridge.k12.nj.us. Review with your child all the information in the 2016 Summer Packet, it is expected that they understand the daily procedures and rules at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School.

1. Genesis/Parent Access: It is imperative that you log into and maintain access to Parent Access. Upon initial login you will be prompted to view and acknowledge the following forms: • • • • • •

Student Emergency Information (contacts screen will allow a parent/guardian to view and update the contact information for your child) Acceptable Internet Use Agreement Opt Out of Animal Experiments US Military Recruiter Notice Objection to Release Student Information District Media/Internet Publicity Permission Form

2. 2016-2017 Homeroom Assignment: Everyone will report directly to his or her assigned homeroom by 7:50 a.m. on September 6, 2016, please use the chart below to locate your child’s homeroom. The listing is done alphabetically by students last name i.e., Denise Brown is a 9th grader so she would be in homeroom 102. FRESHMEN

(13)

SOPHOMORES

Rm.

Teacher

Alpha

Rm.

Teacher

100 102 103 104 106 108 126 128 130 132 134 214 216

Slaughter Remotti Miller Toczynski Tedesco Christathakis Scott Perosi Bergin Bonventure Cassano Kopko Russell

A B C-Co Cr-Gar Gas-Jaf Jag-Lea Leb-Mis Mit-Patel D Patel E-Patel Sha Patel She-Raj Rak-Sch Sci-Than Thao-Z

200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 210 212 240 242

McKeever Prusicki Koch Trenery DiPalma Pellet Mayer

JUNIORS

(12)

(13) Alpha

A-Bar Bas-Cas Cat-Di M Di N-Gon Goo-Kal Kam-L M-Moo Hugelmeyer, C. Mop-Patel J Kaul Patel K-Pop Migacz Por-Ros Keaveney Rot-Sic Vitali Sid-U Lesniak V-Z

SENIORS

(14)

Rm.

Teacher

Alpha

Rm.

Teacher

Alpha

218 222 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 232 234 236

Ruiz Panko Zeizel Seavy Smith, K Velasco Basu Snyder Olesinski Lammers Gamble Ebner

A-Bal Bam-Chan Chao-Des Det-H I-Lea Leb-Mon Moo-Patel Jan Patel Jao-P Q-San Sap-Sina Sing-Tha The-Z

107 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 120 122 124

Viteri, R. Berns Puri Algier deAraujo Piccola Pardo Stachurski Figueroa DeVoogd Santana Bernard Tolley Doran

A-Ba Be-Cole Coll-Dem Deo-God Gol-H I-Kha Khi-Mate Math-Nd Ne-Patel D Patel E-Pa Pe-Roj Rok-Sharma P Sharma R-Ten Teo-Z

3. Attendance and Punctuality: The New Jersey compulsory attendance laws require all students to attend school on a regular basis. A student may be excused for a religious observance, a death or serious illness in the immediate family, or a student accident or illness. Upon returning to school, your child must bring a note from you, or from the attending physician, explaining the reason for the absence. With a physician’s note, the absence will be recorded as excused. Without this note, the absence will be considered truancy and credit will not be granted for make-up work. The Board of Education has established an attendance policy limiting the number of student absences from school or class. Verification from a licensed physician will be required for frequent absences due to illness. The consequences for excessive absenteeism from school or class will be the loss of credit for those courses affected. Please assist us by strongly encouraging your child to attend each and every class, each and every school day and to do so punctually. To ensure the safety of all our students, we require that a parent accompany any child entering the building after the start of the school day. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. ATTENDANCE LINE: If a student is going to be absent from school, a parent/guardian must call the JFK Attendance Line (732-602-3509) with the student’s name, homeroom, grade and reason for absence. This number is open 24 hours. 4. Regular Schedule: School Opens 7:30 a.m. Homeroom 7:50 a.m. - 7:58 a.m. Block 1 8:02 a.m. - 9:27 a.m. Block 2 9:32 a.m. - 10:57 a.m. Block 3 11:02 a.m. - 1:01 p.m. Block 4 1:05 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. *Lunch period is built into Block 3. Students will eat during section A, B or C. The lunch time will be on their schedule. 5. Early Dismissal: Students may leave school early for medical, dental, college and court appointments or motor vehicle road tests. In each case, the appointment must be verified on the day of the early dismissal with the respective guidance counselor. If a parent wishes to have a student excused for any other reason, you must come into the school and sign the child out. 6.

Unscheduled Early Dismissal: In the event of an emergency, or when weather conditions deteriorate before the end of the school day, the Superintendent of Schools may announce an early school closing via the School Messenger System. At that time, all students will be dismissed.

7. Locker Regulations: Please be advised that personal locks are not permitted on any school locker. The lock in use must be one issued by school authorities. Student locker must at all times be free of unlawful items or items which violate school policy, including, but not limited to drugs, weapons, stolen property, hazardous materials, or other contraband. The school will retain a master key and/or combination to your locker, and if necessary, the school has the right, responsibility and authority to open your locker. 8. Backpacks/Book Bags: School district policy requires that secondary school students place their bags in their lockers during the school day. Bags should not be oversized, nor should they have wheels. (See Board Policy#524, Student Dress Code at www.woodbridge.k12.nj.us.)

9. Electronic Devices: Equipment such as cell phones, iPhones, iPODS, MP3 players, beepers, etc., are not permitted to be worn or carried on schools grounds at any time during school hours. Cell phones will be confiscated and returned to parents/guardians only. Equipment needed for class projects is to be checked in the office. Refer to Policy #524, Student Dress Code, and Regulation #5270, Student Discipline, located at www.woodbridge.k12.nj.us. 10. Important Dates & Testing Dates: Marking Period 1 2 3 4

Starts 9/06/16 11/18/16 2/02/17 4/07/17

Ends 11/17/16 2/01/17 4/06/17 6/21/17

Progress Report on Parent Access 10/13/16 12/23/16 3/09/17 5/19/17

Report Card on Parent Access 11/22/16 2/06/17 4/11/17 6/23/17 (after 1:00 p.m.)

SAT/Scholastic Aptitude Test: College-Bound students in grades 11 & 12. October 1, 2016, January 21, 2017, May 6, 2017, and June 3, 2017. PSAT/Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test: Grades 9 & 11 - October 19, 2016. SAT/Digital – Grade 12 and ACT – Grade 10 Final Exams: All grades - January 31 & February 1, 2017, and June 20 & 21, 2017. 11. Grade 12 Students: The New Jersey State Department of Education mandates that the graduation ceremony in June must occur on the 180th day of school. Only those grade 12 students who have successfully completed graduation requirements will be permitted to participate in the graduation ceremony. Due to the limited number of parking spaces available on school property, the only students who will be permitted to park their cars in the lot will be seniors who properly register their cars with the school. This must be attended to during the first few weeks of school. The Board will not be responsible for motor vehicles that are stolen or vandalized. Thank you for your attention to this important matter and we look forward to seeing you on September 6, 2016. Sincerely,

Michael A. Cilento Principal

NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE AWARD • •

Best Practice School ~ State of New Jersey A National Service Learning Leader School

STUDENT DRESS CODE John F. Kennedy Memorial High School and WTSD Policy #5132 Clothing and appearance for students will be determined by decency, cleanliness and appropriateness to the occasion. 1. Any clothing which is excessively tight or which displays excessive nudity, such as sheer or transparent blouses or shirts, brief or low cut blouses or shirts, or apparel that bares the midriff, shall not be permitted. 2. Any type of clothing, apparel or accessory which indicates that a student has membership in, or affiliation with, any gang associated with criminal activities is prohibited on school property. 3. Tank tops, halters, and tube tops are not permitted. 4. Sweatshirts, warm-ups, and sleeveless shirts are permitted if they are not torn and if they are not cut or tied to expose the midriff and do not display excessive nudity. 5. Students may not wear short-shorts. Shorts and skirts shall be mid-thigh or longer in length. 6. Students may not wear excessively long tee shirts. 7. Bedroom attire, such as pajama tops and/or bottoms, will not be permitted. 8. Footwear is required. Students must wear shoes or sneakers. Cleated shoes, shoes with wheels, bedroom slippers, flop-flops or excessively high heels are not permitted as they pose a safety hazard to the wearer. 9. Any article of clothing which displays indecent writing, pictures, or slogans shall not be permitted. 10. “Quasi-attire,” such as armbands, wristbands, buttons, pins or other methods of symbolic expression are not permitted if determined by the teacher or principal to cause disruption, disorder, or a clear and present danger. Clothing which displays words or pictures that depict alcohol, drugs, or articles of clothing or jewelry associated with gangs, shall not be worn. 11. Any article of clothing or jewelry considered to be harmful, or which may cause damage to another student’s person or property, such as spiked bracelets and/or necklaces, shall not be permitted. 12. Clothing which is excessively worn, damaged, or soiled shall not be permitted. 13. Hats are never to be worn inside the school building, except where such use is pursuant to the observance of religious beliefs. Headbands and/or bandanas may not be worn in school. 14. Sunglasses may not be worn in school by students unless a medical excuse has been filed with the office. 15. Outerwear, such as coats and jackets, shall not be worn during the school day. 16. Safety and protective clothing, as well as athletic or gym clothing, shall be worn as required. 17. Book bags (backpacks) may be used by students to and from school and must be stored in a locker during the school day. 18. Electronic devices worn or carried, such as beepers, cell phones, walkmans, CD players, etc., shall not be permitted on school grounds during school hours. 19. Students attending any school functions (field trips, dances, activities during school hours) will not be permitted to participate unless they are properly attired. 20. The administration reserves the right to determine if any article of clothing is inappropriate for school. Students are expected to cooperate courteously when faculty and/or administrators require compliance with the dress code. In addition to disciplinary action, which will include parent contact, detentions, in-school or out-of-school suspensions, students who do not comply with the dress code will be asked to change or will be given a t-shirt or shorts. First offense = parent contact, after school detention Second offense = Parent required to report to school with new clothing, after school detention, or in-school suspension Third offense and beyond = In-School Suspension A positive and healthy learning environment is one in which students, faculty, parents and visitors feel comfortable and one in which students and faculty can concentrate on teaching and learning. Faculty will send students dressed inappropriately to an administrator’s office. Date revised: 7/27/15

WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT 2

STUDENT EMERGENCY INFORMATION Note: This is a 2 page form.

Page 1 of 2

Emergencies, such as sudden illness/injury, or unscheduled early dismissals, may make it necessary for the school to communicate with someone who can assume responsibility for the welfare of students. It is the responsibility of each parent/guardian to provide their child's school with specific instructions to make it possible for the school to ensure the care and safety of your child. Please complete this form in its entirety and clearly print all information. If any information changes during the course of the school year, PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY.

 STUDENT INFORMATION Student's Name: ▲ Last ▲

▲ First/MI ▲

Student's date of Birth: ▲ mm/dd/yyyy ▲

Home Address: New Address ▲ Street/Town/Zip ▲

School: Grade:

Home Room (if applicable):

Check one:

Rides Bus

Walks

 PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION Name:

Relationship:

Home Phone:

Work Phone:

Cell Phone:

E-mail address:

Name:

Relationship:

Home Phone:

Work Phone:

Cell Phone:

E-mail address:

I authorize the following persons to sign-out my child from school, and/or escort my child home (please list at least 2 persons). NOTE: IN THE EVENT OF AN UNSCHEDULED EARLY DISMISSAL, KEEPING YOUR CHILD/REN AT SCHOOL AFTER DISMISSAL TIME AND WAITING UNTIL YOU ARRIVE IS NOT AN OPTION. 1

Name: Contact Phone:

2

Name: Contact Phone:

3

Relationship

Relationship

Name: Contact Phone:

Relationship

If I am not at home when my child arrives there, he/she has permission to go to the home of one of the following neighbors with whom I have made arrangements. NOTE: Voice mail or answer machines WILL NOT be considered as a personal contact. 1

Name: Contact Phone:

2

Name: Contact Phone:

3

Relationship

Relationship

Name: Contact Phone:

Relationship

I have instructed my children on what to do in the event of an emergency situation or unscheduled early dismissal, and I agree to the responsibilities noted above. Parent's Signature

Date CONTINUED

WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT 2

STUDENT EMERGENCY INFORMATION Page 2 of 2  STUDENT EMERGENCY HEALTH INFORMATION Student's Name: ▲ Last ▲

▲ First/MI ▲

School:

Physician's Name: Physician's Address: Physician's Phone:

NOTE: Physicians will be called at the expense of the parent/guardian in case of emergency. I acknowledge that pertinent information regarding my child’s health may be shared with school personnel on a need-toknow basis only. I authorize officials of New Jersey Public Schools to contact directly the persons named on this emergency information form and do authorize the named physicians to render such treatment as may be deemed necessary in an emergency, for the health of said child. In the event that physicians, or other persons named on this emergency information form, or parents cannot be contacted, the school officials are hereby authorized to take whatever action is deemed necessary in their judgment, for the health of aforesaid child. I will not hold the school district financially responsible for the emergency care and/or transportation for said child. Parent's Signature

Date

_____________________________________________________________________________  STUDENT INSURANCE INFORMATION

Does the child have health insurance? Yes

If Yes, name of insurance company:

Parent's Signature

No

Date

NJ FamilyCare provides free or low cost health insurance for uninsured children and certain low income parents. For more information call 1-800-701-0710 or visit www.njfamilycare.org to apply online.

You may release my name and address to the NJ FamilyCare Program to contact me about health insurance. Written consent required pursuant to 20 U.S.C. § 1232g (b)(1) and 34 C.F.R. 99.30(b) Parent's Signature

Date

A USER FRIENDLY COPY OF THIS FORM IS ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE AT www.woodbridge.k12.nj.us S-0713

STUDENT HEALTH RECORD UPDATE This form must be completed, signed, and returned to your child's school. Student's Name: Last

First/MI

Student's Date of Birth:

Grade: mm/dd/yyyy

In order to keep the school's health records up-to-date, answer the following with regard to this past summer: Yes Has your child had any accidents, injuries, or surgeries during the past summer? 1. If yes, please describe with dates.

2.

3.

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Has your child contracted any illness/es during the past summer (i.e., diabetes, Lyme Disease, asthma, chicken pox, etc.) If yes, please describe.

Has your child received any immunizations during the past summer? If yes, please describe with dates. Note: An MD's official verification must be submitted. (This information will be entered on your child's health record card.)

4.

Is your child receiving any medications? If yes, list all medications. Note: An MD note is required for the new school year for any medication that is to be given during school hours.

5.

Does your child have any chronic illness/es or condition that requires any specific needs or restrictions in school? If yes, list illness/es. Note: An MD note is required for the new school year.

Signature of Parent

Date H126 Revised: 7/2013

ACCEPTABLE INTERNET USE AGREEMENT STUDENT I ,__________________________________________, accept and agree to abide by the following rules: PLEASE PRINT FULL NAME OF STUDENT 1. I agree to abide by the rules which are listed in the Woodbridge Township School District Policy #6142.10 and Regulation #6142.10, Acceptable Internet Use*. 2. I realize that the primary purpose of the Woodbridge Township School District Internet Connection is educational, and that as such, educational purposes shall take precedence over all others. 3. I realize that the use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right. I accept that inappropriate behavior may lead to penalties including revoking of use, disciplinary, and/or legal action. 4. I agree not to participate in the transfer of inappropriate or illegal materials through the Woodbridge Township School District Internet Connection. I realize that in some cases transfer of such material may result in legal action against me. 5. I release the Woodbridge Township School District and all other organizations related to the Woodbridge Township School District Internet Connection from any liability or damages that may result from the use of the Internet Connection. In addition, I will accept full responsibility and liability for the results of my actions with regards to the use of the Internet. I release the school and related organizations from any liability relating to consequences resulting from my use of the Internet. 6. If I am permitted to use my own electronic device, I understand that, in doing so, I am bound by all Woodbridge Township School District policies and regulations. 7. I understand and acknowledge that when using any district issued electronic device(s), said device(s) may record and/or collect information on my activities or use of the device.

___________________________________ Signature of Student

______________ Date

________________ Homeroom

************************************************************************ PARENT/GUARDIAN My child named above has regular access to the Internet in our home:

Yes ______ No ______

I acknowledge receipt of this Agreement and have read and understand the content of same, including the notification that when my child uses any district issued electronic device(s), said device(s) may record and/or collect information on his/her activities or use of the device. I give permission for my child (named above) to have access to the Internet through the connection in the Woodbridge Township School District and/or to use district issued electronic devices. I have read and understood Woodbridge Board of Education Policy #6142.10 and Regulations #6142.10 regarding Acceptable Internet Use*. I have reviewed the Acceptable Internet Use Policy and Regulations with my child. He/She agrees to abide by these rules. I agree to accept all financial and legal liabilities which may result from my son’s/daughter’s use of the Woodbridge Township School District Internet Connection.

_____________________________________________________________________________ PLEASE PRINT FULL NAME OF PARENT/GUARDIAN _______________________________________________ SIGNATURE OF PARENT/GUARDIAN Home Phone _____________

Business Phone ____________

_______________ Date Cell Phone ______________

* Policies and Regulations of the Woodbridge Township School District are available for review at www.woodbridge.k12.nj.us, or can be viewed in the Main Office of your child’s school. Reference: Regulation #6142.10

WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Student Personal Device Form I,

, fully acknowledge that use of my own device on the premises of High School is subject to all guidelines, rules and regulations governing acceptable use as established by the Woodbridge Township School Board of Education, Policy #6142.10 Internet Safety and Technology and Regulation #6142.10 Acceptable Use of the Internet. I further understand that use of my personal device is restricted to those activities as required or related to my program of study and any use otherwise may be subject to disciplinary action including loss of device use privileges. I WILL NOT access websites using a 3G or 4G connection, nor will I access inappropriate content. I certify that my device has an up-to-date anti-virus program. I understand that High School is NOT responsible for any damage or theft that may occur to the device while on school property. When using my device at school I agree to log onto the WBOE-Guest (filtered) network with the username and password assigned to me.

Computer Make and Model # ___________________ Serial # _________________________________ Student Name (Print) __________________________ Signature _____________________________ Date ________________ Parent Signature _______________________

Date _________________

For School Officials to fill out Username ____________________________________

Password_____________________________________

Log into Guest Network

OPT OUT OF ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS This form must be completed, signed, and returned to your child's school not later than SEPTEMBER 16, 2016.

Dear Parent/Guardian: Your child has the right to choose not to participate in certain experiments involving animals. According to New Jersey P.L.2005, Chapter 266 (C.18A:35-4.24 and C18A:35-426) public school students from grades Kindergarten through Grade 12 may refuse to dissect, vivisect, incubate, capture or otherwise harm or destroy animals or any parts thereof, as part of a course of instruction. The law requires schools to provide alternative education projects for those students who choose not to participate in these activities. The law also requires that parents or guardians must notify the school within two weeks of receipt of this notice of their desire to have their child exempt from participation in these courses of instruction and provided with an alternative education project. If you do not wish for your student to participate in the above noted experiments involving animals, please complete and return the lower portion of this notice to your child’s school.

Print Student's Name:

School:

Homeroom:

The above named student is not to participate in certain experiments involving animals and refuses to dissect, vivisect, incubate, capture or otherwise harm or destroy animals or any parts thereof, as part of a course of instruction in school.

Print Parent's Name:

Parent's Signature*

Date

OR Student's Signature (If 18 years of age or older)

Date

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NOTICE PERTAINS ONLY TO JUNIORS AND SENIORS DO NOT COMPLETE IF YOUR CHILD IS A FRESHMAN OR SOPHOMORE The Woodbridge Township Board of Education has recently received a request from a United States military recruiter for the names, addresses, and phone numbers of all junior and senior students attending Woodbridge high schools. The recruiter states that the information will be used for military recruiting purposes. As required by the federal "No Child Left Behind Act," the Board of Education is required to provide the requested information to the recruiter (P.L. 107110, Section 9528; 10 USC 503), unless an adult student or the parent of a minor student, as to whom the information has been requested, objects to the release of such information. As an adult junior or senior student or the parent of a minor junior or senior student attending a high school in Woodbridge Township, your or your child's name, address, and phone number, have been requested by the military recruiter. As an adult student, or as the parent of a minor student, you have the right to object to release of this information. If you do not wish for any information regarding yourself, as an adult student, or your minor son or daughter to be released to any military recruiter, please mail your written objection, by September 16, 2016 to:

MR. BRIAN WOLFERMAN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR / BOARD SECRETARY WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION P. O. BOX 428, SCHOOL STREET WOODBRIDGE, NJ 07095

Please note that any student who is eighteen years of age or older must make the objection on his or her own. Should you, as an adult student or as the parent of a minor student, object, the requested information will not be released. IF THE WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION DOES NOT RECEIVE YOUR WRITTEN OBJECTION BY SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, THE BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL BE REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW TO PROVIDE THE MILITARY RECRUITER WITH THE INFORMATION THE RECRUITER HAS REQUESTED, AND THE BOARD WILL DO SO.

ONLY TO BE COMPLETED FOR JUNIORS AND SENIORS!

As the parent of a minor child, I do not wish any information, (name, address, telephone number), of my child be given to the military for purposes of recruiting.

Student Name: School:

Grade:

Parent/Guardian Signature:

Date:

THIS FORM MUST BE RECEIVED BY SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 IN THE OFFICE OF THE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR / BOARD SECRETARY

ONLY TO BE COMPLETED BY JUNIORS AND SENIORS!

As an adult student, 18 years of age or older, in the Woodbridge Township School District, I do not wish my information, (name, address, telephone number), be given to the military for purposes of recruiting.

Student Name: School:

Grade:

Signature:

Date:

THIS FORM MUST BE RECEIVED BY SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 IN THE OFFICE OF THE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR / BOARD SECRETARY

OBJECTION TO RELEASE STUDENT INFORMATION TO COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY RECRUITERS AND/OR PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYERS This form must be completed, signed, and returned to your child's school NOT LATER THAN September 16, 2016. Forms returned after this date will be effective after receipt by the school.

Dear Parent/Guardian: Under the federal “No Child Left Behind” Act, public high schools must give the names, addresses and telephone numbers of students to college/university recruiters and prospective employers if the recruiters request the information (P.L. 107-110, Section 9258; 10 USC 503). However, students or their parents have the right to instruct the school in writing that this information is not to be released. If you do not consent to the release of this information to 1) Colleges/University recruiters and/or 2) prospective employers, please check the appropriate box or boxes below.

DO NOT release student contact information to college/university recruiters. DO NOT release student contact information to prospective employers.

Student's Name:

School:

Parent's Signature*

Date

OR Student's Signature (If 18 years of age or older)

Date

*Students have the right to request that their contact information not be released to recruiters. Parents can override a child’s decision by notifying the school in writing, only if the student is under age 18. We encourage parents and students to discuss this information.

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WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT _____________________________________________________________________________ P. O. Box 428, School Street Woodbridge, New Jersey 07095

Robert Zega, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools

Telephone: (732) 602-8472 Fax: (732) 750-3493 Email: [email protected]

To Parents and Guardians of the Woodbridge Township School District: Keeping parents informed and involved helps to insure student safety and to improve student success. With today’s on-the-go lifestyles, it has become more difficult for schools to reach families quickly and effectively. This is why the Woodbridge Township School District utilizes the School Messenger® Instant Alert System. School Messenger® is an essential tool for notification and communication which will eliminate the need for parent “call chains.” Within minutes of an emergency, school officials can use the School Messenger® system to deliver a single, clear message to our students’ parents and guardians through communication by telephone, cell phone, e-mail, pager and/or PDA, or any combination of these communication devices. Instant Alert can also be used to notify families of school closings due to inclement weather. It is also an equally effective way to keep families informed of everyday activities, such as event times and locations, and any schedule changes. School Messenger® is Internet-based, which allows parents and guardians to maintain secure, passwordprotected online profiles. Instructions for accessing the system and for creating your profile are provided on the reverse side of this letter. You will have the ability to log into your profile as needed to update your contact information. Maintaining the accuracy of your profile will increase the ability of the school to keep you informed. Your online profile will enable you to:  Input your personal contact information;  Select which type of school information you would like to receive on each of your contact devices;  Add contact information of other caretakers of your children, such as a grandparent or neighbor. The School Messenger® system will be the only communication you receive with regard to inclement weather school closings and other important school information. In order to use the School Messenger® system, parent registration is required. Log-on to https://contactme.schoolmessenger.com/newportaluser.php?u=woodbridge and click Sign Up Now and follow the instructions to activate your account. A link has also been provided on the district’s Website, located at www.woodbridge.k12.nj.us. As the school district will be utilizing this system for most school-to-home communications, I urge you to register as soon as possible. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact your child’s school. Thank you for your participation in this very important communication system. Very truly yours,

Robert Zega, Ed.D. RZ/m

: Our school uses the SchoolMessenger Notification System to provide timely communication to parents and staff members on matters such as attendance, general interest activities and campus and district emergencies. In order to enhance our ability to accurately deliver that information, we kindly request that you create your own contact preference profile using SchoolMessenger’s Contact Manager web site. Contact Manager allows you to control the ways in which you prefer to be contacted. It also works like a mailbox, giving you a place to review messages you may have missed. In order to utilize this feature simply follow the steps below to create an account through the secure Contact Manager web site provided by SchoolMessenger. Steps for setting up your account: 1.

Enter the following URL into your web browser: https://contactme.schoolmessenger.com/newportaluser.php?u=district customer url needs to be inserted here

2.

Click the Sign Up Now link near the bottom of the page.

3.

You will be taken to the Sign Up page where you will need to enter a valid email address, a password, and your name. Click Sign Up when you are done. [Note: SchoolMessenger has a strict privacy policy and does not sell or distribute your contact rd information to any 3 party.]

4.

Log in using your email address and password.

5.

Once you’ve activated your account, you’re ready to add your child to your account. Click the “Click here to begin” button. Select the option that says, “I do not have an Activation Code and want to activate by phone,” and click Next. Add your child’s student ID, shown below. Student ID for «First_Name» «Last_Name»: «Unique_ID»

6.

Simply follow the instructions on the page to call in and activate your account. You will need to be able to call into the system from one of the phone numbers associated with your child’s student record.

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When you have finished adding your child to your account, navigate to the Contacts tab and click the edit link to right of your child’s name. There you can simply check which types of messages you would like to receive and at which phone number or email address. Make sure that you click Save when you are done making changes. [Note: Fields that are not editable have been locked by the school. Please contact the school to make changes to those settings.

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Check your email. There will be an Account Activation email from [email protected] which contains a link that you can use to authenticate your email address with your account.

If you have other children attending school in this district, you will be able to add them all to the same Contact Manager account. At any time you can simply go to contactme.schoolmessenger.com to access your account. Thank you for signing up, and we hope you enjoy the SchoolMessenger Contact Manager! To learn more about SchoolMessenger please visit their web site at www.schoolmessenger.com

JOHN F. KENNEDY MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL’S EVENING ACTIVITIES 2016 – 2017

Freshmen Orientation

August 30, 2016

Parent Faculty Forum

September 14, 2016

6:30 p.m.

Open House (Fall)

September 14, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Junior/Senior College Night

September 21, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Fall Fling

September 22, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Parent Faculty Forum

October 5, 2016

6:00 p.m.

Homecoming (St. Joseph’s)

October 21, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Senior Masquerade

October 27, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Fall Sports Awards

November 16, 2016

6:30 p.m.

Talent Show

November 18, 2016

6:30 p.m.

National Honor Society Blood Drive

December 1, 2016

8:00 a.m.

Parent Faculty Forum

December 7, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Parent Orientation

December 8, 2016

6:30 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa

December 10, 2016

9:00 a.m.

Holiday Concert

December 14, 2016

6:30 p.m.

Dance Exchange

January 26, 2017

6:30 p.m.

Mr. “JFK”

February 10, 2017

6:30 p.m.

Parent Faculty Forum

February 15, 2017

6:30 p.m.

Open House (Spring)

February 15, 2017

7:00 p.m.

Sophomore/Junior College Night

February 22, 2017

7:00 p.m.

World Language Honor Society Induction

February 23, 2017

6:30 p.m.

School/Community Play “Peter Pan”

February 28, 2017 (Sr. Citizen Preview) March 2, 2017 March 3, 2017 March 4, 2017

10:00 a.m.

4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Parent Faculty Forum

March 8, 2017

6:00 p.m.

Winter Sports Awards

March 8, 2017

6:30 p.m.

National Honor Society Induction

March 21, 2017

6:30 p.m.

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JOHN F. KENNEDY MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL’S EVENING ACTIVITIES 2016 – 2017

Community Egg Hunt

April 1, 2017

11:00 a.m.

Fashion Show

April 7, 2017

6:30 p.m.

Gift Auction (Project Graduation)

April 29, 2017

5:00 p.m.

Spring Instrumental Music Concert / Fine Art Show

May 4, 2017

6:30 p.m.

Spring Vocal Music Concert

May 11, 2017

6:30 p.m.

Junior Cotillion

May 12, 2017

6:00 p.m.

Senior Awards

May 24, 2017

6:30 p.m.

Powder Puff Game

May 25, 2017

6:00 p.m.

Parent Faculty Forum

June 1, 2017

6:00 p.m.

Spring Sports Awards

June 1, 2017

6:30 p.m.

Senior Prom

June 2, 2017

7:00 p.m.

Graduation

June 23, 2017

2:00 p.m.

Project Graduation

June 23, 2017

10:00 p.m.

SAT Testing Dates: October 1, 2016 January 21, 2017 May 6, 2017 June 3, 2017

Mustang Club Meetings: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Wednesday, June 13, 2017

7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

****Dates and times are subject to change. 7/28/16

WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT John F. Kennedy Memorial High School 200 Washington Avenue ~ Iselin, New Jersey 08830 Telephone: 732-602-8650 ~ Facsimile: 732-634-1112

Michael A. Cilento Principal

August 2016

Dear Parent/Guardian: On Wednesday, September 14th beginning at 6:30 p.m., we will be holding an Open House at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School for the Fall Semester. Please ask your child to complete the schedule on the next page of this letter so that you may know where the teachers are located. Traditionally, the purpose of our Open House has been to provide each parent the opportunity to meet his or her child’s teachers for an overview of the course. The overview includes the classroom procedures, grading policy, and course objectives. If you wish to discuss your child’s progress, attitude, or academic/behavior issues, please call the JFKMHS Guidance Department, (732) 602-8669, anytime during the school day to make the necessary arrangements with your child’s counselor and teachers. We sincerely hope that our Open House Program will be enjoyable and informational. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Sincerely,

Michael A. Cilento Principal dz

NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE AWARD • •

Best Practice School ~ State of New Jersey A National Service Learning Leader School

John F. Kennedy Memorial High School 200 Washington Avenue ~ Iselin, New Jersey 08830 Telephone: 732-602-8650 ~ Facsimile: 732-634-1112

Michael A. Cilento Principal

Student Name___________________

Grade______

Homeroom #____________ STUDENT SCHEDULE

BLOCK/SUBJECT

TEACHER

ROOM #

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J.F.K. PARENT FACULTY FORUM 200 Washington Avenue, Iselin, NJ 08830 August 2016 Dear Parents/Guardians: We would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of you back to a new school year at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School and hope all of you had a wonderful summer. Now it’s back to business for all of us at JFK. We are reaching out to all parents; whether your child is a freshman or senior, we need your help. This is the last stage of the students’ education, and we all need to make it the most memorable one for them. May we urge you to please join the PFF (Parent Faculty Forum)? Membership dues are $10.00 (ten dollars) per family for the year. Please return the form below with your membership dues to your child’s homeroom. So, please take the time to visit the school, to attend the meetings, and most importantly to be involved. Your child may tell you, it’s not necessary for you to be at all the functions, but it is. The schedule of meetings for the year is as follows: Wed., September 14, 2016 Wed., October 5, 2016 Wed., December 7, 2016 Wed., February 15, 2017 Wed., March 8, 2017 Thurs., June 1, 2017

Open House (1st semester) Parent Faculty Forum Meeting Parent Faculty Forum Meeting Open House (2nd semester) Parent Faculty Forum Meeting Parent Faculty Forum Meeting

6:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. in Faculty Room 7:00 p.m. in Faculty Room 6:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. in Faculty Room 6:00 p.m. in Faculty Room

We hope to see all of you throughout the school year, and hope to work with you on the projects ahead of us, especially for the fundraisers for Project Graduation, Class of 2017. If you ever need to call us, you can reach Co-Presidents, Doreen Godlewski at 732-283-9256 or Cindy Matusz at 732-406-5497. Sincerely, Doreen Godlewski and Cindy Matusz, Co-Presidents ---------------------------------------------------------------------J.F.K. PARENT FACULTY FORUM 200 Washington Avenue, Iselin, NJ 08830 STUDENT’S NAME ____________________________________________________________ PARENT’S NAME _____________________________________________________________ ADDRESS ___________________________________________________________________ PHONE NO. ___________________

E-MAIL ADDRESS _________________________

GRADE _______________________

HOMEROOM NO. __________________________

PLEASE INCLUDE PAYMENT WITH THIS FORM

WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT John F. Kennedy Memorial High School 200 Washington Avenue ~ Iselin, New Jersey 08830 Telephone: 732-602-8650 ~ Facsimile: 732-634-1112

Michael A. Cilento Principal

August 2016 Dear Parent/Guardian: In our efforts to keep pace with modern educational technology and to broaden communication between the administrators, teachers, parents and students, John F. Kennedy Memorial High will be using the “School Wire” website and “Genesis” Parent Access during the 2016-2017 school year. Each Kennedy teacher will have a “School Wire” website that will give them the ability to: • post daily objectives and homework assignments • maintain an interactive calendar listing assignment due dates • manage an online grade book through “Genesis” Parent Access • communicate with parents through a secure email contact field Additional options through “School Wire” can allow teachers to upload documents, create online test and quizzes, moderate classroom “blogs”, and even accept student work online. Needless to say, the faculty and administration of John F. Kennedy Memorial High School are excited about this opportunity and look forward to engaging in this ambitious and potentially rewarding program. Beginning September 7th, you will have the ability to visit your child’s teacher’s “School Wire” online. To locate their “School Wire” page: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Visit the WTSD website at: http://www.woodbridge.k12.nj.us; Click on “High Schools” and “J.F.K. High School” to visit our website; Click on the teacher tab; Find your child’s teachers and click on their names to visit their “School Wire” page and e-mail.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter. If you have any questions regarding this notice, please call me at 732-602-8650. Very truly yours,

Michael A. Cilento Principal dz

NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE AWARD • •

Best Practice School ~ State of New Jersey A National Service Learning Leader School

CAMELOT 2017 September 2016

Dear Parent/Guardian: The 2016-2017 school year is about to begin and so too will numerous activities, sporting events, and classroom experiences. These happenings will all be captured in the pages of our all-color yearbook, CAMELOT 2017. This year’s theme is Small Town, Big Dreams. The yearbook staff is offering an “early paid in full” discount with a free booster. To take advantage of this savings with a free booster, the yearbook must be purchased by February 24, 2017. Partial payments will be accepted for all non-personalized yearbook orders but must be paid in full by February 24, 2017 in order to receive the discounted price. All purchases with Name and Icon Personalization, Business Ads, Group Photos, Personal Ads, and "Then and Now" pictures and messages must be made by February 24, 2017. All order forms are available on the Miller, Brittany SchoolWires page now. Students may place their orders directly to Mrs. Miller in Room 104 or directly online (starting in September) at www.jostens.com. If you have any questions regarding the ordering of a yearbook, need to obtain order forms, or need additional information, please feel free to contact Mrs. Miller at [email protected]  Free booster when purchasing before February 24th.  All personalized yearbooks must be paid in full upon ordering.  Pictures and messages for the “Then and Now” section must be submitted with order (emailed pictures and message are PREFFERED).  Only seniors may purchase the “Then and Now” option. Yearbook orders may be sent to school with the students or mailed to: Mrs. Brittany Miller Camelot 2017 John F. Kennedy Memorial High School 200 Washington Avenue Iselin, NJ 08830 We hope to hear from you soon. Sincerely,

Brittany Miller Brittany Miller Camelot Financial Advisor