January 31, 2022

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Changes to COVID-19 Mitagations

In case you missed it in last Friday’s District Newsletter, the Board of Education accepted recommended changes to our COVID-19 procedures and protocols last Wednesday. Please review the Friday District Newsletter so you understand how we are operating moving forward. This plan comes with changes to our masking protocols so there will be periods of recommended masking and required masking in our buildings that are reflected on the weekly dashboard. These decisions will be made based on the Friday dashboard and if there is a change at the school for the following week, families will receive an email from FPS Communications explaining the change.

Early Dismissal Procedure

We have a new process for any student who will be leaving school early. After the parent/guardian completes the online attendance form, the student will receive an email. This email serves as their early dismissal pass. The student should show their email to their teacher in order to come down to the office at the appropriate time.

Hey, Hey, Hey... check out the students who have been showing Saber Pride this week!

Early College Credit and Start College Now Programs

Any junior or senior students who may be interested in participating in the Early College Credit Program over the summer should complete and submit an application to Student Services on or before the DPI deadline of February 1st.

Students interested in participating in the Early College Credit Program or the Start College Now Program for the fall of 2022, be sure to submit your application by March 1st.

Requested courses through these programs must not be equivalent to a course offered at FHS.

Please make an appointment with your assigned School Counselor if you need additional information.

Yearbook Senior Baby Ads

Senior baby ads are due February 10th! To create a baby ad for your senior, visit Josten's website and follow these instructions. Ads will be designed online by the person submitting the ad. You may choose to include one photo and a message/name, or two photos and a name. Yearbook ads are to feature senior students only, and there is a limit of one ad per senior student. Each ad is $50 and will span 1/8 of a page in the baby ads section of the yearbook.

Please visit the yearbook website and click Seniors! for more information or reach out to fhsyearbook@franklinsabers.org with questions.

Athletic Spring Registration is Now Open!

All athletic registration is completed online. Click here for more information!

Franklin Foundation Valentines for Staff

This Valentine’s Day we invite you to surprise a Franklin Public School teacher or special staff member with a personally delivered Valentine greeting! Just let us know by completing this form who you wish to honor, and our volunteers will take care of the rest.

Remember, if you would like to recognize a staff member but are not sure of names, use the FPS staff directory to find those favorite administrative assistants and aides, custodial staff or special teachers in addition to your student's homeroom teachers.

Orders are due by February 6th. Your valentines will be delivered to the FPS school or ECC building on Thursday, February 14, 2022.

Enjoy this edition of the Saber Roar

Stories include:

  • Are You Smarter Than a 12th Grader Promo
  • Saber Spotlight - Skier Harper Navin
  • Lifeguarding Class
  • FREE Community Organization
  • The Real Saber Roar Promo
The Saber Roar 1312 1-26-22
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Winterlude 2022 Information

See this page on the FHS website for information related to the Winterlude 2022 dance on February 12, 2022.

FHS Cheer Fundraiser at Billy Sims

FHS Cheer Team is having a fundraiser at Billy Sims on Feb 1st!

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ACT Exam: March 8th

All Juniors will be taking the ACT exam on March 8th, 2022. The state required ACT exam provides an excellent opportunity for all Juniors to demonstrate their college and career ready skills, as this exam is reportable to colleges. It is our school goal, that upon graduation, all Franklin High School students are prepared for their post-secondary goals. In addition to daily learning through their classes, students also have access to an online program, Method Test Prep, to help them to prepare for this exam.

Method Test Prep, available through Xello, allows students to engage in subject specific practice. In addition, the program will highlight areas of strength and allow for dedicated practice toward growth areas. The program provides standard specific practice and instructional videos. Method Test Prep also allows each student to engage in two full practice exams. In addition to engaging in ACT preparation through Method Test Prep, all students can engage in full ACT practice exams by simply using their chromebook. By opening the “apps” tab, students can access the TestNav software and will find ACT practice exams available for their use.

Please feel free to reach out with any and all questions. We are available and eager to assist students in their preparation for this measure.

Youth Mental Health Training

As part of a School-Based Mental Health Grant we received as a district, we are excited to offer another opportunity to train parents and community members in Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA). During the YMHFA course, participants develop an understanding of the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, the importance of early intervention, and how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Participants will engage in a 2-hour self-paced course followed by a 4.5 hour in-person session with a district trainer on Thursday, February 24th from 4:30-9:00 PM. If you do not have access to needed technology for the online self-paced portion, arrangements can be made to provide you with a device and/or internet access. The deadline to register is Monday, January 31st. Please complete this survey to indicate your interest in participating. There are limited spots and an email will be sent to finalize your enrollment in the course and next steps.
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Franklin Little League Winter Workouts for 13-16 Yr Olds (Jr/Sr & Intermediate)

This Winter season we are excited to announce that we have put together a great off-season training program for some of our older players!

Workouts will include Fielding, Pitching, Catching, Hitting, and Base-Running. Thursdays, January 20th through March 10th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex Fieldhouse (6000 W. Ryan Road).

There are limited spaces available, so sign-up fast!


Register for Franklin Little League 2022 Season

There may be a few inches of snow outside, but we're dreaming of sunny skies, chalked baselines and green outfields! Aren't you?! Register at www.franklinll.org for baseball and softball ages 4-16 by February 28th to get the best pricing!

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!

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Franklin Public Schools is Hiring

We are hiring for Food Service Workers ($15/hour starting wage, part-time) 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!


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