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Welcome Information – Summer 2020

Dear Parents / Guardians and Students:

We hope that this summer is proving to be a time of rest and rejuvenation that will leave you prepared to meet the challenges of a new academic year.  The 2020-2021 school calendar is available on the Kennedy website.

Regarding class schedules, every effort has been made to accommodate course requests.  Note, however, that the master schedule has its limitations and that the priority is to enroll students in required courses before electives.  Please be aware that not all requests for a schedule change can be honored.  The date of schedule availability will be sent to you in a different communication.

All students are required to have two school locks, one each for their academic and gym lockers.  On the day of their orientation all 9th graders and transfer students should bring $20.00 for the purchase of their two school locks, either in the form of cash or a check made payable to Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School.  If a returning student does not have the two required school locks then he/she will need to bring in $10 for each lock needed.

The schedule for the opening days of school is as follows:

Tuesday, September 8

  • Seniors Only, Class of 2021 – Report at 8:00 AM (casual uniform). Dismissal is at noon.
  • Orientation for 10th and 11th grade transfer students and newly-admitted international students will be held from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM. Report to the main office. 

Wednesday, September 9

  • Juniors only, Class of 2022 – Report at 8:00 AM (in dress uniform).  Dismissal is at noon.

Thursday, September 10

  • Sophomores only, Class of 2023 – Report at 8:00 AM (in dress uniform).  Dismissal is at noon.

Friday, September 11

  • Freshmen only, Class of 2024Full day. Report at 8:00 AM (in dress uniform).  Dismissal is at 2:35 PM.

 

On September 9th, 10th, and 11th student ID/yearbook photos will be taken by Lifetouch studios.   If you wish to order personal photographs, you may use the order forms that will be mailed to your home by the company.  Checks should be made payable to Lifetouch.  Please ensure that your son/daughter brings the order form and payment to school on the day of his/her photo.  Students are to be properly attired in the dress uniform.

Monday, September 14 

  • First full day of school for the fall format: All students report to school by 8:00 AM (in casual uniform). 

 


We wish you well for the remainder of the summer and look forward to seeing you soon for the start of a new academic year.

Sincerely, 

Ms. Gretchen Teifer, Dean of Women

Mr. Anthony Corona, Dean of Men

Health Office Information

Important information concerning  the return to school: If your child has signs of illness: fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste, body aches, sore throat, headache, fatigue, chills  or just doesn’t feel well, please do not send them to school.                                                     

If you have not sent in your child’s 9th or 11th grade physical, please do so now. This is a New York State requirement for both grades. You will find the form for the doctor’s physical on the Kennedy website.  Go to the Student Life tab, then  Documents and Forms, then Health Office.  Download, print and complete the Health Appraisal & Physical Form. A computerized form sent or faxed from the doctor’s office is also acceptable.  The school fax number is 914-232-3416.  Exams are good for a year, so even physicals from last September may be sent into the Health Office.

Any student wishing to participate in fall sports, which may start August 24th or for football which may start August 21st, he or she must have a current physical and must be registered on Family ID.  This year for only fall sports, a physical dated from 2 years ago is allowed by NYS.  A parent needs to register their child on Family ID (the link is found on the website kennedycatholic.org). Go to the  Student Life tab click on it, then scroll down to, “Important Student Links”, and click on Family ID in red.  If you have not registered, please do so ASAP for your child to be cleared for try-outs. Your student cannot participate in sports activities without being on the Clearance Roster that is given to the coaches from the Health Office.

By New York State Law, Medication orders, including Tylenol or Advil or any other over the counter medication, need to be filled out by both parent and doctor and sent in to the Health Office.  Medication needs to be brought in by a parent at the start of the school year.  The Student Medication Form is under the Health Office on the Kennedy website.

During the school year, any doctor note or doctor clearance note, or medical paperwork should be addressed to the school nurse/or attention Health Office so the note is not lost.

Thank you for your attention in these matters.

Judy Haight, RN
School Nurse

Dress and Casual Uniform Descriptions*

Girls’ Proper Dress Uniform

Main apparel consists of the khaki uniform kilt, white blouse with collar (not polo), and school uniform sweater. The blouse collar is to show (and not to be covered by the sweater). The properly fitted kilt is to fall at the student’s knee.

Leg-wear includes only opaque, solid (navy or white), non-design tights. Leggings are not permitted.  

Footwear includes only black or brown shoes with a substantial, non-sneaker-like sole and good foot support. Sperry-type boat shoes may be worn, but only brown/tan leather ones are permitted. (The following are not allowed during uniform hours at school: platform shoes, open-toe shoes, sandals, flip flops, boots, sneakers or shoes with sneaker-like soles, moccasins, slippers or slipper-like footwear, footwear with fuzzy or faux-fur interior, or extra color/bling on the shoe).

Senior girls are required to wear a white or solid, light colored/pastel, button-down, long sleeve, business style blouse with a collar, and the senior blazer (information about fittings will be provided after the start of school).

Only a Kennedy uniform sweater or vest with the Kennedy uniform logo may be worn under the blazer for added warmth, if needed.

Girls’ Proper Casual Uniform

All of the above remain in effect, with the substitution of the navy uniform polo shirt for the blouse. The Kennedy casual crewneck uniform logo sweatshirt is available for additional warmth from Flynn and O’Hara.  This is a recommended item.  A plain, white, short sleeve tee shirt that does not extend below the uniform polo may be worn as an under-layer for the polo for comfort/warmth.

Boys’ Proper Dress Uniform

Main apparel consists of khaki, Docker-style pants, plain brown or black leather dress belt, white long-sleeve oxford button down shirt, business tie, and school uniform sweater or uniform vest. The shirt collar and business tie are to show. Pants are to be properly fitted at the waist and should not bunch up at the ankle.

Footwear includes white, brown, navy, or black socks, and only brown or black, polish-able, leather dress shoes. Sperry-type boat shoes may be worn, but only brown/tan leather ones are permitted. (Absolutely no sneakers (including black) or shoes with sneaker-like soles, walking shoes, footwear with faux-fir or fuzzy interior, slippers, boots, suede shoes, or moccasins will be permitted).

Senior boys wear a white or solid, light colored/pastel, button-down, long sleeve, oxford shirt with business tie and the senior blazer (information about fittings will be provided after the start of school).

Only a Kennedy uniform sweater or vest with the Kennedy uniform logo may be worn under the blazer for added warmth, if needed.

Boys’ Proper Casual Uniform

All of the above remain in effect, with the substitution of the navy uniform polo shirt for the oxford shirt. A plain white, short sleeve tee shirt that does not extend below the navy polo is to be worn beneath the polo.  Please note that a Kennedy casual crewneck uniform sweatshirt is available for purchase through Flynn & O’Hara. This is a recommended item

Boys’ and Girls’ Gym Uniforms

Boys are girls are required to wear a Kennedy tee shirt or sweatshirt and a pair of Kennedy shorts or sweatpants. These items may be purchased from the school store. Students may wear items that they have received from a Kennedy athletic team.

*Please see Student Handbook (provided to students on first day of school) for additional dress code/uniform information.

Important Documents

KC Prep iPad Use Policy

Shuttle Bus 

Pesticide Letter

Students who wish to participate in sports must register with Family ID (click here to register now)

KC Prep iPad Use Policy

Shuttle Bus 

Pesticide Letter

Students who wish to participate in sports must register with Family ID (click here to register now)

KC Prep iPad Use Policy

Shuttle Bus

Pesticide Letter

Junior College Process Timeline

Students who wish to participate in sports must register with Family ID (click here to register now)

Communion Breakfast Tickets