John F. Kennedy School

John F. Kennedy (JFK) is a public, segregated site serving the multiply handicapped and severely handicapped behavioral population ages 5-22.  The program centers around positive behavioral strategies, sensory integration and a functional skills curriculum that facilitates independence.  Each student has an individualized plan that incorporates vocational training, life skills instruction and transition skills, including mobility.  The highly trained staff at JFK are committed to maximizing student potential by giving our students the skills to become contributing members of our society.


Multiply Handicapped Special Day Class

SCOE offers a specialized program that delivers an environment tailored to meet the unique sensory, cognitive, movement, and medical needs of each individual student ages 5-22.  The philosophy of the MH/MF Program is to provide students with a caring and supportive environment that fosters the development of their individual strengths and meets their highly specialized needs.  IEP goals and objectives selected for this population are based on the student's current level of functioning and developed utilizing the California Core Curriculum Content Standards and the M.O.V.E. curriculum. (The M.O.V.E. [Mobility Opportunities Via Education] Program is designed to help people with severe disabilities learn the skills needed to sit, stand, walk and transition.  Combining natural body mechanics with instruction, learning occurs while students are engaged in real life activities.)

     

       


Severely Handicapped Behaviorally Challenged

SCOE has a state of the art segregated school site that offers a specialized environment tailored to meet the unique sensory, cognitive, vocational communication, behavioral, and functional life-skill needs of each individual student ages 5-22.  The philosophy of the SH Behavioral program is to provide students with a safe and supportive environment that fosters the development of their individual strengths and meet their highly specialized needs with an emphasis on positive behavioral management.  The goals selected for this population are based on the students current functioning level and developed utilizing the California Core Curriculum Content Standards.  The primary focus for this population is developing behavioral supports for students that will allow them to regulate their own behaviors in order to access their educational setting.

              


John F. Kennedy Administrative Staff

Tami Cervantes, Principal
(209) 541-2304
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Pamela Cameron, Administrative Assistant I
(209) 541-2301
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Michelle Parra, Administrative Assistant I
(209) 541-2303
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2018-2019 John F. Kennedy Calendar

2018-2019 John F. Kennedy Events Calendar

2018-2019 Special Education Organizational Chart


Campus Photos of John F. Kennedy

                 
            
John F. Kennedy School (JFK)                                     Life Skills

             
                         
      Music Room                                              Sensory Room

         
            Vocational Room                                      Trampoline Room

                            
                                                                  Track and Playground
 


 

Program Goals 

Multiply Handicapped
     
    
The goals of the Multiply Handicapped program are:

  • To develop each student's strengths in order to facilitate optimal independence

  • To provide multi-sensory stimulation that fosters student growth and development

  • To create a nurturing environment that enables the students to develop the Core Curriculum Content Standards at their individual level of functioning


Severely Handicapped Behaviorally Challenged
    
    

The goals of the Severely Handicapped Behaviorally Challenged program are:

  • To develop each student's skills and strengths in order to facilitate optimal independence

  • To provide behavioral and sensory supports that allow students to access their educational setting and show growth and development in all educational areas

  • To create a nurturing environment that enables the students to develop the Core Curriculum Content Standards at their individual level of functioning


 

SCOE Provides 

Itinerant professionals are skilled and trained to provide support to students with severe developmental, speech, language, hearing, health, orthopedic, or vision impairments to be successful in general education classes in their neighborhood schools.

Special Class teachers, instructional assistants and itinerant professionals provide a specially designed curriculum for students with similar disabilities. These services and classrooms are located on general education school sites which enable students the opportunity to participate with non-disabled peers to the greatest extend possible.

 

Mission Statement

Mission Statement 

John F. Kennedy School is committed to maximizing student potential through a positive behaviorally based curriculum. This interim placement focuses on development of independent life skills, self help, functional academics, communication, and positive social interactions for students between 5 and 22 years of age with moderate to severe cognitive, behavioral, and physical disabilities. We view all students as valued members of society who are capable of learning and deserve to be treated with dignity, understanding, and respect.

Vision Statement 

Our impact on individuals with disabilities and their families will provide independence, opportunity and hope for the future.

 

Key Contacts

Tami Cervantes
Tami Cervantes
Principal, John F. Kennedy School
Laura Bartlett
Laura Bartlett
Program Specialist

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Special Education?

Special Education is instruction that is specially designed to meet the unique needs of children who have disabilities.

I am concerned with my child's development, who do I contact for an assessment for my child who is 0-3 years old?

Call Valley Mountain Regional Center (VMRC), Early Start Station for an assessment.  (209) 529-2626

I am concerned with my child's development, who do I contact for an assessment for my child who is 3 to 5 years old?

 Call your school district's Special Education office.

What school district do I live in?

You can find out the name of your school district by going to this website and putting in your home address.  http://www.greatschools.org/school-district-boundaries-map/

I am interested in enrolling my child in preschool, do you have any preschools that you can recommend?

You can contact Child & Family Services for assistance in finding preschool programs.  (209) 238-6300 or (209) 238-1800

My child is having difficulty in school. How do I get him assessed?

Contact your school district's Special Education Department.

What are the age groups served at John F. Kennedy JFK) School?

Ages 5-22

What population is served at JFK?

 We serve the Severely Handicapped Behavioral population, as well as, the Multiply Handicapped and Medically Fragile populations.

How do I get my child enrolled at JFK?

The district of residence is responsible for making an offer of educational placement for their students.  If a child requires the level of supports provided at JFK, the district representative will contact JFK and invite us to an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting to discuss possible placement.  Placement cannot happen through parent request.

Is John F. Kennedy (JFK) a regular school?

 JFK is a public segregated site serving special education students.  We do not have general education students being served on our campus, so we are considered a special education facility.