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About Us - John F. Kennedy

photo of Gene Gooding

The 2023-2024 school year will be my second as the principal of John F. Kennedy Elementary School.  In my short time here, it has become obvious to me that JFK has an exceptional staff, fantastic students, and supportive and caring parents!  I am truly honored to be a part of the Kettering City School District and the JFK team!

At JFK, we will strive to provide a safe and caring learning environment that will allow each of our students to reach their full educational potential.  We will stress the importance of being responsible, respectful, and safe, and our teachers and staff members will work extremely hard to ensure that all students at JFK feel valued and supported.  

          Ryan Schlater, Asst. Principal

It is my belief that students reach their highest academic levels when there is a strong partnership established between the student, the family, and the school.  Therefore, I encourage all parents and guardians to reach out to your child’s teachers and staff members on a regular basis.  In addition, if you have any questions for me, or if you would simply like to share an idea or a concern, please do not hesitate to contact me! 

The 2023-2024 school year promises to be one to remember, and we look forward to helping our students make positive memories that will last a lifetime!!

Sincerely,
Gene Gooding
Principal
(937) 499-1830

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JFK School Supply List 2024 - 2025

John F. Kennedy Elementary School
5030 Polen Dr.
Kettering OH 45440

Principal -- Gene Gooding
Asst. Principal -- Ryan Schlater
Secretary -- Dana Jahn

Important Numbers

Main Office
937) 499-1830

Fax
(937) 499-1839

Cafeteria Manager
 (937) 499-1840

Childcare
(937) 234-3319

Guidance Counselor
(937) 499-1835

School Nurse
(937) 499-1830

Office Hours – 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

School Day -- 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Preschool --
A.M Classes -- 8-10:30 a.m.
P.M. Classes -- 12-2:30 p.m.

Pathfinders Preschool--
8:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.