FPHS Parent and Student Memo

May 24, 2021

FPS District Equity Statement

We are committed to supporting students, families, and staff by dismantling racism and other systems of oppression and inequity by empowering each individual to be successful by valuing race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, culture, and environment.


AREAS OF FOCUS AND IMPROVEMENT:

  1. Equity and Social Justice
  2. Improved Instruction
  3. Family and Community Engagement


Our Equity Team would like to partner with our parents and students to fulfill our mission to support our students, staff, and families by identifying and dismantling systems that perpetuate, exacerbate, or produce inequities based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc. If you would like to collaborate with us, please let us know HERE. If you want to learn more about our commitment to EQUITY and ANTI-RACISM, feel free to contact any of our FPHS Equity Team members: Hartley, Marzano, Wright, Laban, Hackney, Apelu, Brist, Call, Chapman, Detweiler, Fineman, Goodrum, Inman, Kaunda, B. Lee, Martin, Plaskett, Quill, Roscoe, Scroger, Shoopman, Washam, C. Lee, McNeil, Lovell, Wacker, Tracy, and T. Johnson.

Dear Parents and Students,

  • Vaccination Clinic at FPHS for Students: IMPORTANT TIME CHANGE! Parents and Students, the time has been changed for the Vaccination Clinic at FPHS for Students: The vaccination dates are May 24 and May 25 from 11:30am to 2pm. If you are fully remote or Running Start, you can come on either day during those times. This opportunity is ONLY for FPHS students and is completely voluntary. Parent permission is REQUIRED. Students must also REGISTER for this event. You may pick up your Parent Permission form and vaccination information packet from your Advisor or the Main Office. All docs and info are also available HERE. The second dose of vaccinations will be available June 14 and 15 from 11:30am to 2pm.

  • 5th Annual Grad Parade! We're back! Seniors, sign up HERE or below to attend.

  • Mask Guidelines: As you may be aware, the CDC made some announcements yesterday regarding masks. Here’s the guidance from their website: Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. We receive our guidance from our local health department. Our current guidelines still require all staff, students, and visitors to wear a mask. We will let you know if that changes.

  • The end of the year is rapidly approaching. The last day for on-track Seniors is June 11. The last day of school for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders is June 22nd.

  • Finals Week is June 14 - 18. Make sure you are READY!

  • Looking ahead to Memorial Day weekend. We have no school on Friday, May 28 or Monday, May 31, so periods 4, 5, and 6 will only meet once one week, and periods 1, 2, and 3 will only meet once the next week.
  • Make sure you're following us on Social Media: FPHS Facebook page; FPHS Twitter page; FPHS Instagram page.

  • Visit HERE to view previous Parent and Student Memos.


Please, make sure you have all the info below. We miss you and wish you all the very best. Stay safe and be well!

Bi-Weekly Announcements Week 13

Hey, Seniors!

  • Graduation Info: Find Senior Info and Grad Info HERE.
  • Distinguished Portfolio Essays due: April 19
  • Graduation Eligibility Walk List Posted: In the foyer by the Main Office. Updated weekly. As Seniors are added to the Walk List, they are receiving their Graduation Signs and a "special" treat. Way to go!
  • Senior Exit Interviews due: May 19
  • Senior Day! June 2
  • Last day for on-track Seniors: June 11
  • Senior Awards Night: June 14
  • Graduation Rehearsal (required): June 15, 9am, TBD
  • Graduation Parade: June 15, 10:30am. Sign up HERE to attend.
  • Graduation: June 17, 6pm, WA State Fairgrounds


ALL DATES AND EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON GUIDELINES FROM THE TPC HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

2021 Senior Fitness Challenge!

A new tradition was born last year. As a staff, we are challenging each other to accomplish a fitness related task to celebrate and honor each of our 268 Seniors. Enjoy!
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Can Seniors decorate their graduation caps?

Yes. Please, read the following guidelines carefully.


CAP DECORATIONS

  • Not required.
  • Decorated caps SHOULD express gratitude toward loved ones, recognition for the university or career path you’re pursuing, inspirational quote, recognition of your culture, and other creative, positive messages or images that represent YOU.
  • Decorated caps MUST NOT contain any references to drugs, alcohol, weapons, sex, gangs, violence, hate groups, obscenities, profanities, vulgarities, or defamation of others.
  • Suggestion: Do not write, paint, or draw directly onto your cap. Instead, trace your cap onto scrapbooking paper or cardboard and decorate that.
  • Inappropriate or even “questionable” caps will not be allowed. We do not have replacement caps for you. No cap = No participation in the graduation ceremony.
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Looking for a job?


  • AA Asphalting, a local concrete and asphalt restoration company, has positions open to those students 18 and over who are interested in summer employment. There are currently openings for certified flaggers and laborers. Flaggers set up traffic zones, do traffic control, keep the jobsite clean etc. The hourly rate is $18.75, $19.00 if you have current CPR. Laborers load/unload the flatbeds, shovel, sweep, rake, set forms etc. They start at $21.05/hr. If any students are interested, please apply via the website: aaasphalting.com.
  • The FP Farm is looking for students who enjoy outdoor work and are willing to learn new skills and engage with your community around food justice, food access. Students that have already participated in the farm program are encouraged to apply, but no previous experience is required. The Summer Crew is a critical piece of the farm community and is responsible for completing the on-the-ground work of feeding our community. You will have the opportunity to learn skills around food production, community/collective leadership, and represent the farm by leading volunteer groups, giving tours, and supporting our Fresh and Free farmers markets throughout the school district. This position is 20 hours per week from July 1 to Aug 26 and pays $15 per hour and offers .5 CTE or Elective credit. Applicants must be 16 or older to apply.

MAY Culture Calendar

Students and Families, take some time this month to learn something new about a culture and share it with others.


MAY is ...

  • ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH: Learn more HERE.

  • JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH: Learn more HERE.

  • MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH: Learn more HERE.
  • OLDER AMERICANS MONTH: Learn more HERE.
  • 5/1 LEI DAY: Learn more HERE.
  • 5/4 MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU: Learn more HERE.

  • 5/5 MMIW DAY (MISSING/MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN'S DAY): Learn more HERE.

  • 5/5 CINCO DE MAYO: Learn more HERE.

  • 5/9 MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY: Learn more HERE.

  • 5/21 WORLD DAY FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY: Learn more HERE.

  • 5/24 SAMOAN LANGUAGE WEEK: Learn more HERE.

  • 5/31 MEMORIAL DAY: Learn more HERE.


Cardinal Character Trait for MAY: AWARENESS!
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LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL:

How to Become an Air Traffic Controller - MTSU

Family and Community Engagement

The Franklin Pierce High School Food & Hygiene Pantry is available for all students and their families.


Use this LINK to view our current food & hygiene pantry options. Please mark the items you need and staff will put together a bag or box. We will contact you when your bag is ready for pick up or delivery.


Additional ways to request items: You can request a paper copy of this form by contacting Bonita Lee at blee@fpschools.org or call 253-298-3837 to request items via phone.

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Social Justice, Equity, and Anti-Racist Resources:

  1. In the video below, learn more from the Tulalip community as they raise awareness of the missing and murdered indigenous women epidemic.


The first step in ALLYSHIP is LISTENING.

The second step is BELIEVING.

The third step is ACTION. Get involved and create the positive change you want to see in the world.

MMIW Awareness Day

FPHS Club Info:

  • Black Student Union: The BSU Meets every other Wednesday from 2:00pm-3:00pm. We are currently meeting on Zoom. If students are interested in joining a meeting, please email Blee@fpschools.org

  • Latin@s Unid@s: Culture, resources, support, friends; Cultura, recursos, apoyo, amistad. We meet on Mondays at 1:55pm in room 404 or on Zoom. For more info, contact Mr. Call at dcall@fpschools.org.
  • KPOP Club: FP Korean Club was formed so students at the high school can gather and have the opportunity to take part in learning the Korean language, Korean culture and KPOP dances. We will start meeting in person every Thursday starting April 1 in room 902 at 2:15pm.
  • Pacific Islander Club (PIC): Welcome back! We will be meeting on Mondays from 2 - 4 pm in the Cafeteria. All are welcome, and we look forward to seeing you there.
  • Mural Club: Advisor, Ms. Kaunda. Meeting on Thursdays at 1:50pm in room 1606 and via Zoom.

FOR MORE INFO, SEE THE CLUB FLYERS BELOW.
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Yearbooks!

Please consider donating a yearbook to a senior in need! A yearbook is a special keepsake that lasts a lifetime...we want the Class of '21 to be able to look back on their senior year with a smile! Click the button below to donate.


A Few Reminders about Donating:

  1. Donations MUST be done on the Walsworth website (not through the bookkeeper).
  2. When asked who the homeroom teacher is, please enter YOUR NAME or simply leave it blank to remain anonymous.
  3. If you have a specific student in mind, you may enter their name. If you want to donate to any senior in need, just put "Donation" as the first & last name. Enter "12" as grade.

Cardinal Sports!

FPHS Athletes and Families,

Thank you for the continuous support of our teams and our athletic department. Recent national and local news has created some confusion in regard to mask requirements. We would like to remind everybody that masks are still required at all times when attending athletic events at Franklin Pierce HS. This applies to both indoor and outdoor athletic events. If and when these guidelines change we will notify coaches, athletes, and families.

This last Tuesday the state of Washington and all of its counties were moved into phase 3. This has created changes basketball and wrestling. FPHS basketball teams were playing and were planning on continuing to play all of their home games at The Hub in Centralia. With the switch to phase 3 it opened up the opportunity for our schools to begin hosting events in our own gyms and facilities! Moving forward home basketball and home wrestling matches will be hosted at Franklin Pierce HS and the same goes for all of our league partners. Wrestling was planning on having matches in the stadium. With the move to phase 3 wrestling will now be able to host their home matches.

At Franklin Pierce HS we will be allowing 4 fans per rostered athlete. The athlete must be on the teams official roster. For visiting fan guidelines please refer to the fan regulations chart below when visiting one of the nine other league member schools. Schools are handling fans differently and some are beginning to charge admission once again in order to be able to attend.

Fan Regulations for Winter sports

Fans must social distance and wear masks at all 2A SPSL Schools.

Each School will have different forms of check in when you arrive so be prepared

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Homework Center: Free Tutoring Daily

Our FPHS Homework Center is open 5 days per week. You can receive help and support for any class from Mr. Rhue and Mr. Bofa.


Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11am to 12pm and 2pm - 4pm.
  • Wednesdays: 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm.


HW Center LINK.


Homework Center is going Live! Struggling with the class material? Need a little help? The FPHS Homework Center will be open for in-person assistance starting Monday, May 3. HW center staff will be available after school Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2pm – 4pm. Due to limited capacity, only students who sign-up to attend after-school HW center, will be permitted in the classroom. Stop by room 202 during lunch to check weekly availability. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the door. Students will be limited to signing up for 1 day per week but can check back for space availability. The online option is still available and can be reached through any student's canvas page by pressing the homework center button and joining the teams meeting. We look forward to seeing you there. Go Cards!!!

Assessment Center!

The Assessment Center is fully functional via Teams for any student who needs to make-up or retake an assessment. A link to the assessment center scheduling page is available on all teachers' Canvas pages and HERE. The link will direct students to the Bookings calendar so that they can schedule a time to take the assessment that works best for them. Students can also select the notification option in the scheduler to receive a reminder via email. We strongly suggest that you do this. Once the student schedules their assessment, they should notify their teacher, so the assessment and test codes are sent to Assessment Center staff.

Assessment Updates:

State Testing

Washington State is currently working with the Biden administration to seek a waiver to "skip" state testing this year. If this does not get approved at the federal level, we will conduct the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) in Math and ELA as well as the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS). If this is the case, state assessments will be administered this Spring. We've also learned that assessments will have fewer questions and prompts than previous non-Covid years. More information to come.


College Board Testing

These exams include PSAT, SAT, and AP exams. In Fall, FPS decided not to offer PSAT or SAT due to Covid restrictions and College Board requirements. Recently, our region has moved to the moderate Covid phase which allows us to bring more students back in a variety of settings. We are reviewing our current safety protocols and testing guidelines to see how we can provide opportunities for students to access these assessments this Spring.

At this time, you can expect that students enrolled in AP courses will be taking the AP exam in Spring. Testing may take place remotely or in person. We are currently in the planning stage and will notify families as soon as our plan is set.

For all College Board exams, preparation materials and resources can be found on their website. https://www.collegeboard.org


Update on AP testing!!!

AP Exams are quickly approaching. All AP students received an email a few weeks ago asking them to choose between testing at home or testing at school. If a student did not complete the survey in the email, then it is assumed they will test on campus. Students are required to take their exam during the scheduled time; Please make sure your student is on time. It is important that students have accessed their college board online account BEFORE test day. If you are testing on campus on a Wednesday, please email Mrs. Plaskett (lplaskett@fpschools.org) by Tuesday, May 18 if you need to ride the bus. On the day of testing students will need to bring a fully charged school laptop, laptop charger, pencils, and a water bottle. It is important that students use their school laptop and not a personal one. All students testing on site for testing will receive a lunch. Please follow the AP exam link below to review testing dates and times. If you are scheduled for an afternoon exam (1PM) please make sure you have transportation arranged as the test could go until 4pm. Students are welcome to ride the activity bus home after afternoon testing. If you are testing on campus on a day your cohort is remote, please do not worry. You can be on campus for testing. More information will be provided to students next week. Feel free to reach out to Mrs. Plaskett-Rosario with questions.

Useful Links:

AP EXAM DATES

AP PRACTICE EXAMS

AP for Students/Families - 888-225-5427

Schedule:

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Resources

School Resources:


COVID- 19 Resources:


Community Resources:

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