Franklin Friday News

September 3, 2021

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Meet Our New Director of school operations, Dr. Mark Worrell

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Hello! My name is Mark Worrell and I am the new DSO (Director of School Operations) at Franklin Academy. Ms. Huelsman, the previous DSO, has transferred to the Franklin Academy Boynton Beach campus.

I am a former Major League Baseball Player, Olympic Athlete, Minor League Baseball Coach & Coordinator, Director of Student-Athlete Education with Major League Baseball & Associate Professor at The University of the Ozarks.

I completed my B.A. and M.B.A from Florida International University in Miami, Florida, and I received my Ph.D. from The University of Texas in Austin, Texas.

I am excited about my new role, and I know I have big shoes to fill. Be sure to say hello when you see me in carline!



Start Time: 7:45 A.M. (Do not arrive before 7:15 A.M.)

*If you arrive after 7:50 A.M, you are required to park your vehicle and sign your scholar(s) into the front office. Breakfast is served until 7:40 A.M. for PYP scholars.


Start Time: 8:45 A.M. (Do not arrive before 8:15 A.M.)

*If you arrive after 8:50 A.M. you are required to park your vehicle and sign your scholar(s) into the front office. Breakfast is served until 8:40 A.M. for Middle School Students

When entering campus to pick-up/drop-off scholars, please:

  • treat all school staff members with respect.
  • stop at all orange cones. Do not drive around or over them.
  • stay in the lane you are directed & pull all the way forward so that the carline does not back up.
  • have your scholar(s) ready to step out of the vehicle before stopping at the designated drop-off area. (Bags packed, food/drinks finished, etc.)

Thank you for your cooperation and help in keeping carline safe and efficient.

Picture Day

Open house

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Uniform Reminder

Franklin Academy is aware that school uniforms are on backorder.

Students who are awaiting the delivery of uniforms should be dressed in the same colors as the required school uniform.

Jeans, tee-shirts, colorful shirts, dresses, colorful shorts, hoodies, and non-Franklin sweatshirts are not permitted.

Please see the Parent-Student Handbook for Franklin's DressCode Policy.

Arrival/Dismissal Procedures


It is important that all students understand the importance of regular school attendance. In addition, it is important that students report to school on time. Instruction begins promptly at 7:45 AM for students in K-5 and 8:45 AM for students in grades 6-8. As a reminder breakfast will be provided 7:15 AM-7:40 AM for students in K-5 and 8:15 AM-8:40 AM for students in grades 6-8.

Per the Franklin Academy Parent-Student Handbook, parents/guardians of students who do not arrive at the correct time will be required to park and escort their student(s) into the office to be signed in as tardy. This applies to PYP and MYP parents.


Dismissal is 2:30 PM for students in grades K-5 and 3:30 PM for students in grades 6-8. Parents of students in grades K-5 are not permitted to “stack” until 2:10 PM, and parents of students in grades 6-8 are not permitted to stack until 3:10 PM. Parents of students in grades K-5 who are not picked up by 3:00 PM will be charged a late fee of $1.00 per minute, per student. Parents of students in grades 6-8 not picked up by 4:00 PM will also be charged a late fee of $1.00 per minute, per student.

Students who walk or ride their bikes are to sign out in the front lobby and leave the campus within five minutes of the dismissal bell. All students walking or riding bikes must have an authorization form signed by a parent/guardian on file in the school office. Parents who complete this form acknowledge the risk associated with allowing a child to arrive/leave campus unaccompanied by an adult. These forms must be updated annually and may be found on the school’s website.

If you have not already done so, please complete this form so we have a record of how to dismiss your scholar(s).

Please notify your scholar's teacher if your scholar's way home changes.

Dash Pass

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DashPass Pickup Mobile App Instructional Video (Parents & Guardians)

IB Attribute of the Month-CARING

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This month's attribute of the month is CARING. IB describes being CARING as showing empathy, compassion, and respect. Caring is an act that makes a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.

If you see your scholar demonstrating a caring act, please email Ms. Hanza at so we can celebrate your scholar!

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Sports Tryout Dates

(Click to Register)

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NOTE: Cheerleading tryout dates have been changed to September 9 & 10 from 4:00 PM-5:00 Pm

The PTO Needs Calculators!

Our PTO is running a calculator drive!

The MYP math team needs 60 Texas Instruments 30Xiis calculators. Would you consider donating a new one from our Amazon Wishlist or sending in a gently used one to our front desk? They are currently $10 on Amazon and can also be found locally at Target for $10.

(The color doesn’t matter.)

Thank you so much for your help and for supporting our school!

Franklin Families, we need your help! Would you like to get more involved, be more informed, and support our school? Join the Franklin Academy PTO! We are an organization of parents and teachers who have a collective mission to support and improve our school. What do you have to do if you’re in PTO? You can be as involved as you wish. Absolutely no commitment of time is required of you, but you’ll have access to our meetings, volunteer opportunities, and a role in our decision-making. To join and learn more about PTO, visit

PTO Member Form

Did you know that the PTO runs a program that reimburses teachers for personal money spent on classroom supplies? The program is called Franklin Perks. Every year we ask for a suggested donation of $10 per child to fund this program. Teachers can submit receipts for up to $100 and be reimbursed. We need you, as this is entirely funded by parents. You can complete the form online at or you can complete the paper copy and send in a check or money order payable to Franklin Academy PTO.

This program is wonderful and we need you to help keep it going!

Franklin Perks

PYP Parents:

Are you interested in becoming a room parent? Join our PTO and get involved! A room parent is someone who supports the classroom and teacher. He/She helps organize parties, teacher gifts, donations for classroom supplies, and facilitate communication and relationships among the classroom parents.

Learn more and volunteer today at

Room Parent Information

All-in-One Registration/Sign-up and Payment for Above

Lunch Menu

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SLA Lunch Cafeteria Hub and Menus

Cafeteria Hub Flyer

Breakfast $2*

Lunch $3*

Connecting To Your Online Lunch Account

Guide To SLA Management's Online Lunch System

Add funds to your child's lunch account

*There is no cost for school lunch for the 2021-2022 school year.

Franklin Academy participates in the National School Lunch Program and free or reduced pricing will be available for those that meet the guidelines.

Apply Now for the 2021-2022 School Year!

If you already applied online for Free & Reduced Lunch Meal Benefits and have application status questions, please email

Franklin Academy participa en el programa nacional de almuerzos escolares y los precios gratuitos o reducidos estarán disponibles para aquellos que cumplan con las pautas.

¡Aplica Ya Para el Año Escolar 2021-2022!

Si ya ha presentado su solicitud en línea para obtener beneficios de comidas gratis y reducidas y tiene preguntas sobre el estado de la solicitud, envíe un correoelectrónico a

School Uniforms

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Uniforms are required and our dress code is enforced.

Students are required to wear a polo shirt with the school logo and navy bottoms.

Uniforms must be purchased from our vendor to ensure equity and safety.

Place your uniform order online at:

iUniforms provides Free Shipping and Easy Exchanges with a FREE Return Label included in every order.

- Ensure you are logged into your account before you start shopping.

- If you are unsure of your size, please visit the Sizing Kiosk in the school lobby.

- To set up a sizing appointment at iUniforms, please contact

Parent-School Communication

Please check the Power School Parent Portal to ensure that your correct email address is on file. The school uses parent email addresses to communicate information.

The instructions for the Power School Parent Portal are located here.

Don't miss out on important school information and updates!

Parent/Student Handbook 2021-2022

Franklin COVID Policy

Building Better People, Every Day

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