January 10th, 2022
MAP Testing - This Week
This week students will participate in the winter administration of the Measure of Academic Progress assessment (MAP). As the assessment is administered on the student’s chromebook, please make sure they bring it to school each day fully charged. Students are encouraged to get a good night’s sleep and eat a good breakfast on testing days. Below is an approximate testing schedule for each day:
6th & 7th Grade: January 11th & 12th (Tuesday & Wednesday)
8th Grade: January 13th & 14th (Thursday & Friday)
Forest Park Administration
As we shared in the District Newsletter on Friday (here), we have started offering an On-site COVID-19 Testing center at the ECC District Office on weekdays from 7am to 3pm for students, staff, and family/household members of positive student or staff cases or anyone deemed a close contact.
If you are contacted by our main office at the school that your child is symptomatic and needs to be picked up or released from school, you now have the opportunity between 7am to 3pm to take your child to the ECC District Office for COVID-19 testing. HIGH SCHOOL ONLY - We will continue to have On-Site Testing at Franklin High School during weekdays from 7am to 3pm for high school students through our health office located there.
Please review this document for other details and questions you may have about how this will work. Testing is another mitigation strategy to help us reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our schools.
Website Back Up And Running
As of late Sunday, the district website, including all school websites, is back up and running to 100% functionality. We apologize for the inconvenience with it being up and down last week. Our website vendor has restored all pages including the calendar area, our newsfeeds, and our staff directory. Thank you for your patience during this past week as they worked to get everything restored.
District Newsletter From Friday
In case you missed it, please review the District Newsletter from Friday (here) as there were many details shared about how we are continuing to best address the spread of COVID-19 in our schools while remaining in-person for learning.
This Friday --- You're Invited To The FPMS Play! (in person AND livestream tickets available!)
The FPMS Drama Club presents
Night at the Wax Museum by Craig Sodaro
Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado
Friday, January 14
Saber Center for the Performing Arts
In Person Tickets:
The hysterical meets the historical in this comic romp through the wackiest wax museum in history! School’s out for summer, but not for six unlucky students who don’t know much about history — they have to re-take the class in summer school. First year teacher Heather Fairchild has arranged for them to help her two aunts set up a new wax museum as a class project. Though the students’ eyes glaze over with boredom, there’s a twinkle in the wax figures’ eyes when a mysterious incantation from the back of Cleopatra’s bracelet brings them to life! King Henry VIII finds himself smitten with Cleopatra, making his queen, Anne Boleyn, furious. If she can just not lose her head, John Adams is there to serve as her divorce attorney! When Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, Blackbeard and a bevy of pirates show up, everybody’s out for one thing — treasure! Supposedly, there’s a mighty valuable one hidden in the museum! It’s a wild goose chase to find it, with a greedy museum landlord and her bumbling son joining in the mad search. And why is Lizzie Borden lurking in the shadows, since the aunts say they never had a wax figure of her?! Join the hilarious fun as treasure-hungry outlaws, pirates and royalty mount the greatest siege since Vicksburg! Wax historical in this mad-cap comedy adventure where the magic of history comes alive... literally!
PAWS Dining For Dollars - Next Week Tuesday!
Next Wednesday from 4-8pm will be our next PAWS Dining For Dollars event at Chipotle (5794 S 108th St, Hales Corners, WI 53130-1947). Show the flyer to the left when dining in person, or use the online code on the flyer to make sure your purchase counts towards our fundraiser!
Thank you for supporting our school!
Class Registration Happening This Month
If you have questions regarding the class selection process, please connect with your student's guidance counselor:
6th grade: Ellen Montenero
7th grade: Mindy Greco
8th grade: Bernadette VanLith
6th & 7th Grade Families: We are excited to begin planning for next school year. A large part of this process is course selection which will occur in late January. The school counselors will be providing all current 6th and 7th grade students the information needed to help them select courses for next year. Encore elective options will be discussed in detail at this time. Students will begin to choose encore electives that are appropriate for their interests and future planning. Students will have a course selection sheet to help in planning and will share this preliminary selection sheet with their families. Families will discuss these selections with their students and register for courses online through PowerSchool. Stay tuned for more information regarding the online registration process.
8th Grade Families: In the month of January, 8th grade students will begin their high school course registration process. During this time, the high school counselors will discuss four year planning and help students with course selection for their Freshman year. We encourage you to review the resources shared with your student about the registration process so you can help them make the best possible decisions. We will conclude the course registration process in February when the high school counselors briefly meet individually with 8th grade students to review their course selections. More information about the registration process and important dates will be shared by the high school counselor.
Parent Volunteers Needed!
Activity Night Schedule:
- 7th & 8th Grade: 3:30-5:00 PM
- 6th Grade: 5:30-7:00 PM
Freshman Preview Nights
8th Grade Families: Franklin High School will be hosting Freshman Preview Nights for 8th graders and parents/guardians on these evenings starting at 6:30pm in the FHS Saber Center:
Monday, January 24 (last names A-L)
Tuesday, January 25 (last names M-Z)
We hope to see you there!
Attention Middle School Musical Theater Enthusiasts!
Watch for more information on the Saber Theater website: https://sites.google.com/franklin.k12.wi.us/sabertheater/spring-musical
If you have questions contact Erika Navin at email@example.com
Don't Forget Your Coat
All students will continue to go outside for recess even as the weather gets colder. The decision to have an outdoor or indoor recess is based on both the wind speed and temperature. Students do not go outdoors if it is raining or if the temperature falls below 0 degrees wind chill. Please encourage your students to dress appropriately as they will continue to go outside for recess. This includes bringing a coat, hat and gloves.
REGISTRATION FOR 22-23 IS NOW OPEN FOR NEW FAMILIES!
Our registration is now open for next school year for new families to the district and next year’s 4K. You can find all the necessary details on our website here. Please note that students already enrolled in our schools do not have to have a new registration completed. You may utilize the “Create Account” and “Forgot Password” buttons on the registration page to complete your registration or gain access if you have created an account in the past. Please help us share that registration is open with any new families to the area or those with younger children that would be entering 4K or 5K!
Forest Park Athletics and Activities UPDATE
Please refer to our website to learn more about Forest Park’s sport and club offerings. All registrations for sports/clubs must be done online and all have a deadline to join. No paper forms will be accepted in the office. Each sport/club charges a $25 fee and this shouldn’t be paid until AFTER a sport/club begins. Fees should be paid online in PowerSchool once they appear in your student's account.
Upcoming sport registration deadlines:
Girls Volleyball registration will close Monday, 1/17/22
Track & Field registration will close Monday, 4/4/22
Absence Notification Procedures
Like last year, we will be asking parents/guardians to use THIS FORM to report student absences. The attendance form is also located as a button on the main school webpage and under the “Parents Information” section.
This form will require you to enter your child’s six-digit student ID number and birthdate before you can report your child absent. Student specific medical information collected by the form will remain confidential and only be shared within the health and nursing services team.
Visitors & Volunteers in Schools
In regards to visitors or volunteers, any person entering any school building during the school day when children are present for school is required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. Masks should be worn at all times when in the building, and the visitor/volunteer should limit direct contact with others and maintain social distance (6 feet or more) when able.
Visitors and volunteers who are outdoors during the school day where students are present are required to wear a mask unless they have been vaccinated. Visitors or volunteers in the building after school, in locations where students are not present, are not required to wear a mask.
Early Dismissals & Late Arrivals
If you come to pick up your student during the school day, we ask that you do not enter our building but instead pull up into the circle driveway outside of our main office. Your student will be watching for you and we will send them out to your car when they see that you have arrived. If you are waiting longer than a few minutes for your student, you may call our main office to check in (414-529-8250).
If you are dropping your student off late for any reason, you do not need to come into the school with your student. Please pull into our circle driveway outside of the main office where your student can enter and check in. We will give your student a pass to class and update their attendance at that time.
Please remember to use THIS FORM for ANY attendance related notification including students leaving early, arriving late or full day absences. Please do not send notes with your student to notify us of these changes.
Dropping something off for your student?
In an effort to reduce the amount of interruptions to students and teachers in the classroom, most items will be delivered to students during their 3rd hour class unless the item is clearly needed right away (for example, the student's Chromebook). If an item is dropped off after 3rd hour, we will get the item to the student as soon as possible.
Franklin Public Schools is Hiring!
We are hiring for Food Service Workers ($15/hour starting wage, part time), Kids Club Workers (working with students before and after school), and Bus Drivers ($21/hour starting wage, other bonuses, paid training through First Student in Muskego).
Click on the images below to go right to the postings and join a great team!