November 8th, 2021

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Quarter 1 Progress Reports

Thanks to many of you for attending Parent/Teacher Conferences on November 4th! Thank you for all you do to help support your child(ren)’s learning. Quarter 1 progress reports are now available for families to view via PowerSchool.


We have additional parent help resources around PowerSchool that can be found at http://tinyurl.com/psparenthelp. As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

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Forest Park Administration

Lost And Found

We have a lot of items in our lost and found from sweatshirts, to lunch boxes, to water bottles and much more. The items in our lost and found will be kept until winter break and will be disposed of at the end of December so that we can have clear space to start collecting new lost items in January. We have limited space available to hold items, so please make sure you remind your student to check the lost and found if they are missing an item. The lost and found is located near the gym.


Parents are welcome to check the lost and found BEFORE or AFTER school.

Forest Park Spirit Wear - Today Is The Last Day!

We are excited to offer Forest Park spirit wear to our families and staff! Items available include t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants and more. Click HERE to view our "store".


Orders must be placed by TODAY November 8th. If you have any questions about the online "store", we've got you covered! You can contact the customer service team here:


Email: myteamshop@bsnsports.com
Phone: 800-749-3813

It's Getting Cold Out There!

Just a reminder to please be sure that your child is dressed for the weather. 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.


FPS Hosting Life Change Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Ages 5 & Up This Week

The COVID-19 vaccines for administration for ages 5-11 were approved last week. Franklin Public Schools is partnering with Life Change Pharmacy to hold two COVID-19 vaccine clinics Tuesday, November 9th, and Thursday, November 11th from 4:30p-7p in the Commons at Forest Park Middle School. We have a few open slots still open at this time. Please CLICK HERE to sign up. If you have multiple children that you would like to sign up for the clinic, you will need to complete a new form for each child. Please note that this is the first shot of a two shot series, so your child will also need to be able to attend a clinic three weeks later to receive their second vaccine. We will continue to look to offer more opportunities like this in the future.


In order for your child to be able to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in youth ages 5-11, the following must be completed:


If you have any questions about whether or not to have your child vaccinated against COVID-19, please contact your child’s primary health care provider to discuss.

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Ski & Snowboard Club - VIRTUAL MEETING TODAY!

Want to have some fun this winter with your friends? Check out the Ski & Snowboard Club for students ages 7-18.


The VIRTUAL informational meeting will take place on November 8th from 6pm-6:30pm. Click HERE for further info and necessary forms.


If you have any questions about this club, please email the club advisors:


Mrs. Mohr (jean.mohr@franklin.k12.wi.us)

Mr. Zomboracz (william.zomboracz@franklin.k12.wi.us)

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. 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.


Winter athletics and activities registration will close on Monday, 11/8/21. This includes Wrestling, Boys Basketball.


Girls Volleyball registration will close Monday, 1/17/21.


Track & Field registration will close Monday, 4/4/21.

Questions About Student Pictures?

Please contact School & Sport Pics Customer Service with any questions at 262-780-2901 or customerservice@schoolandsportpics.com

Did Your Student Lose Their Student ID?

Students can purchase a new student ID by bringing $5 (cash only!) to the main office. Student IDs take approximately one week to get printed/shipped to us from the photography company. Once we receive the replacement we will get the new ID to your student.

Youth Musical: Annie Jr!

Leapin' Lizards! Forte Theatre Company announces auditions for their 2021-2022 youth musical, Annie Jr! Students ages 10-18 are invited to sign up for an audition slot on December 3rd or 4th. Rehearsals start in January. Performances are March 4-6th at the FHS Saber Center. More info can be found here. Questions? Call (414) 366-3634 or email brenda@fortetheatrecompany.org

Interested in learning more about auditioning? Check out our new Audition Workshop on November 14th!


Order Your Forest Park Yearbook

Order your FPMS yearbook today for only $28! Price increases to $36 on November 6. Visit jostensyearbooks.com to place your order.


If you have any questions, please contact our yearbook advisor, Karisa Stiglitz, at karisa.stiglitz@franklin.k12.wi.us

Food Service Reminders

New Lunch Procedures


In the last couple weeks, in an effort to move the Students through the Lunch Lines quicker, we implemented a New Lunch Procedure. We have designated 2 Lunch Lines for Student ID Scanning and 1 Lunch Line for Manual Student Number Entry. Students who bring their Student ID to Lunch can use one of the two lines designated for Scanning and Students who do not bring their Student ID to Lunch have to use the Manual Entry Line.


We strongly encourage Students to bring their ID everyday to make their lunch line wait shorter, allowing them more time to eat and giving them more time with their friends. Additionally, please remind your child to enter the correct line because any student entering the Scanning Line without an ID will be sent to the Manual Entry Line making their wait even longer.



Snack Line


On Monday, October 18th, barring no new setbacks, we will be opening our Snack Line. Our Snack Line will have a variety of snacks from Hot Fresh Cookies, Chips, Yogurt, Water and Juice options. Please understand that right now supplies are limited and there may be days where there are very few choices. We will offer what we have and do our best to have as many options as possible. To make a purchase in the Snack Line there are 2 requirements:


#1 You must have your ID to make a purchase

#2 Your Child must have money in their account.


The Snack Line will be open daily providing we have the supplies and staff to keep it open.


Milk-Only Line


Many Students bring cold lunch from home and would like to purchase milk to go along with it. In an effort to make it easier for those students to purchase milk only we are opening a line right next to the Snack Line to purchase milk only! We are hoping this will make it easier for all students who want just milk.


We are trying to make your child's lunch experience as easy as possible and encourage you to remind your child that kindness and patience goes a long way.

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Absence Notification Procedures

Please remember to use our attendance form for ANY attendance related notification including students leaving early, arriving late or full day absences.


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?

If you are dropping off a forgotten item for your student (lunch, Chromebook, etc.), please use our drop off cart located inside the main entrance near the office. To limit the amount of traffic in/out of our main office, we ask that you leave the item(s) on the cart and clearly label the item(s) with your student's first and last name. Post it notes and pens are provided on the cart.


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!

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

Ellen Montenero, 6th grade counselor

ellen.montenero@franklin.k12.wi.us


Mindy Greco, 7th grade counselor

melinda.greco@franklin.k12.wi.us


Bernadette VanLith, 8th grade counselor

bernadette.vanlith@franklin.k12.wi.us

New -- SPEAK UP SPEAK OUT FORM

The District has joined “Speak Up Speak Out Wisconsin” for threat or incident reporting. This takes the place of our previous “StopIt” reporting form. Click on this link to view the new form. You will notice as you start typing the name of your school, the choices for schools narrows so you can select your school. By selecting your school, this report goes to the principal or local law enforcement when needed. The video linked below gives a good overview of how “Speak Up Speak Out Wisconsin” works and is good to review with your family.
Speak Up Speak Out WI