August 24, 2020

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A lot of specific building level communication will be shared with you this week. To begin, please watch this introductory video from Mrs. King, our building principal. As Mrs. King references, teachers will be creating similar videos and will be sharing them on Thursday.

In an effort to continue to prepare students to transition either back to Forest Park or to Forest Park for the first time, virtually or face to face, we have made specific videos for each grade level for the two different modes of learning. Please watch the appropriate video below with your child:

Erin King Welcome Video Fall 2020 - Google Slides
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As previously communicated in our district newsletter, students will be reporting to school in smaller groups during our first week. Click the image above to see when your student should report to school. This applies to both in-person and virtual students.

By restructuring the first few days of school, teachers and students will have time to get to know each other better without being too overwhelmed and can focus on student needs, for both the in-person and virtual models. The days that students do not attend during the first week are considered non-school days for those students. This means students will not be assigned any homework or virtual work; they will have no school requirements on those days when they are not in session.

To review our Reopening Doors planning information, please click HERE.

Student Schedules Coming Soon!

Student schedules will be emailed to parents on Wednesday August 26th in the afternoon. These schedules will show first semester classes only.

Student Bus Information Coming Soon!

Bus information will be emailed to parents this week. Stay tuned!

Forest Park Athletics and Activities

Forest Park Middle School athletics and activities will have a delayed start for in-person participation to occur no earlier than Monday, October 5th. We understand this is not ideal, but our top priority is to keep students in school for in-person learning. We will make adjustments when necessary to meet this goal and appreciate your understanding as we navigate through this plan.

Due to the delayed start, the middle school cross country season is cancelled. At this time, girls basketball is looking at an intramural season that may run October 5th - November 6th. However, FPMS clubs/activities that can run in a virtual manner may do so.

Registration for girls basketball and activities starting October 5th will be completed online. Please watch for directions for online registration that will be emailed to all families mid-September if they are able to run.

Decisions on winter and spring athletics will be decided about one month prior to the start of the seasons. Winter and spring season registrations will occur 30 days prior to the start of the season.

Thank you for continuing to work in collaboration with us as we navigate the fall season.

Use Your Student ID As Your Franklin Public Library Card!

Franklin Public Schools students now have the ability to opt in to a service that will allow them to use their Franklin School District Student ID to check out print and digital resources from the Franklin Public Library. Any Franklin Public School student is eligible for this service even if the student does not live within the city of Franklin.

If your child already has a public library card, the student ID will be added to his/her public library account. When checking out print or digital materials from the Franklin Public Library, either card can be used. Students under age 16 need parental permission to opt in.

Please complete this form by September 30 to opt in to this service.

Check Out the Forest Park Facebook Page!

The Forest Park Middle School Facebook Page is now being updated regularly and you can head there to see the newest spirit wear photos from this week. Be sure to LIKE or FOLLOW the page so you get notified about updates!

Catch Up On District News

Please be sure to read the newest District Newsletter that comes out now every Friday. You can access all the issues here.

Guidance Counselors

Mindy Greco, 6th grade counselor

Bernadette VanLith, 7th grade counselor

Ellen Montenero, 8th grade counselor

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