FPHS Parent and Student Memo

Dec 14, 2020

Dear Parents and Students,

It's December! How did that happen so fast?

  • Only 25 school days left before the end of the semester. If you're behind in any of your classes, make sure you're meeting with your teachers to get yourself caught up and you're attending HW Center if you need any extra help. End of semester will be here before we know it, and your semester grades are final, so you need to pass your classes and earn those credits toward graduation. First semester ends on February 3rd.
  • Teacher Ease gradebooks will be updated before Winter Break, so make sure you know what you need to do to get yourself on track!
  • Freshmen Connection Night! 1st Wednesday of each month from 5pm - 6:30pm HERE.
  • Have a great break! Relax, have fun, take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Stay safe!


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

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December Culture Calendar

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


December is ...

  • Universal Human Rights Month. Learn more HERE.
  • 12/3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Learn more HERE.

  • 12/10 - 12/18: Hanukkah. Learn more HERE.

  • 12/10: Human Rights Day. Learn more HERE.

  • 12/12: Fiesta de Guadalupe. Learn more HERE.

  • 12/25: Christmas. Learn more HERE.

  • 12/26: Kwanzaa. Learn more HERE.

  • 12/31: New Years Eve. Learn more HERE.


  • Cardinal Character Trait for December: GRATITUDE!

Free Pizza, anyone?

Students, after you watch the "Universal Human Rights Month" video above, you can play this Kahoot game for a chance to win a FREE PIZZA. You must use your student ID as your Kahoot name. Play HERE. PIN: 05222972
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Family and Community Engagement

Ayanna Arceneaux is an Upward Bound advisor at Franklin Pierce High School. The Upward Bound program is a resource for students in high school to get advising, assistance, and information about college and careers. The program is designed to assist students who are of low income, first generation, or both. There are financial opportunities for students with active participation. Please, see the TRIO attachment below for more information.

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.

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.

FPHS Sports!!!

Parents and Athletes,

The condition program has been a success and will continue after we return from the Thanksgiving break. The program will still only take place outdoors in the stadium from 3:30PM – 4:45PM. The new additional dates are the following Tuesdays and Thursdays (12/1, 12/3, 12/8, 12/10, and 12/15) Any additional dates or continuation of this program will be communicated out through email, from coaches, and through social media.

If you have not registered yet and would like to take part. Here is the link to register for the program.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=zqbbXvHufE-tndcueBeeqtyGEQ7UvcpEne6JOaaz_FtURUw1UkNEMUVIVlYxTURBQkpKTkJRNkFOOS4u

When athletes arrive we ask that they wear masks before leaving motor vehicles or arriving on campus. We ask that athletes practice social distancing guidelines while staff members perform pre-participation testing requirements that include daily temperature checks.

Parents please help in ensuring these safety protocols are followed. These protocols are essential in ensuring the continuation of the program and ensuring the safety of our coaches, athletes, and community.

As a reminder, here are the preparticipation protocols and requirements for participating athletes.

FPSD Daily Screening Protocols

· All coaches, student-athletes and approved school personnel are required to complete an in-person COVID-19 Screening PRIOR to entrance to the training session.

· Temperature will be taken of each person attending the training session.

· Screening questions will be asked of each person attending the training session. This allows coaches to interact directly with the student-athlete.

· Any coach or student-athlete answering yes will not be allowed to enter the facility or practice. Contact parent/guardian immediately about next steps and pick-up from practice.

· No parents or spectators will be allowed at Fall Training in-person practices. Only coaches, student-athletes cleared for practice, athletic trainers, and approved school personnel will be permitted. Others are welcome to wait in their vehicle or return after practice for student pick-up.

· Coaches will receive training/instruction on all screening protocol prior to conducting any training session.

Other Requirements

· Cloth masks will be properly worn by student-athletes any time they are not participating in drills. Entering and exiting the facility, moving around the facility, occupying the sideline, etc. To the extent possible masks should be worn during training.

· Students will bring their own clothing, towels, and other personal equipment. Sharing of any equipment is NOT allowed.

· Everyone will bring their own container of water to drink. Sharing is NOT allowed. Water faucets will not be available to use.

· Gathering size meets TPCHD and State DOH guidelines. This number will depend on multiple criteria such as TPCHD metric status, State DOH Guidelines, WIAA guidelines for each sport, indoor or outdoor training, and capacity of the facility.

· Maintain distancing protocols per State DOH, WIAA and TPCHD guidelines.

· Practicing physical distancing of more than 6 feet is always required of all participants.

Athletic Update - Friday, October 30th

SENIOR Yearbook Photos and SENIOR Grad Ads!

Hello Seniors!

This is a reminder from your FPHS Yearbook Crew that senior portraits are due by 1/6/21 (due date was extended). The deadline for Senior Grad Ads is 3/12/21. Below are instructions on how to upload them online (do not send photos via email). Please, remember this is for seniors only. Underclassmen who want to submit photos will have the opportunity to do so at a later date. Thanks!

Resources

School Resources:


COVID- 19 Resources:


Community Resources:

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DAILY/WEEKLY SCHEDULE: (Note: 2pm to 3pm is asynchronous/homework time for students)

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PIERCE COUNTY SKILLS CENTER SCHEDULE:

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Need help with time management or organization?

Students and Parents,

If you're noticing that managing asynchronous time has become a challenge, please use the Weekly Planner attachment below to organize your day. If you're organized and managing your time wisely, you should be finished with all of your schoolwork by 3pm each day. If you're using this planner and still not able to finish by 3pm, please contact your teachers or the HW Center for additional help.

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