Franklin Phonetic Primary School

Sunnyslope- November 6th, 2020

NO SCHOOL WEDNESDAY NOV. 11th

November 11– No School–Veteran’s Day
November 20th & 24th– Early Release 12:30 Dismissal
November 25th, 26th, 27th - No School– Thanksgiving
December 21st– 31st - No School- Christmas Break
January 1st - No School– New Years Day

Musical News!

Welcome Band Instructor Lorenzo Alvarez:

Drumline Instructor at Sunnyslope High School, joins the Franklin team in after school band. Band will run Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-3:45p.m.


Rentals for instruments are $50/year or $35/semester. Music books cost $11. To sign up your child in band please visit our website.


Welcome Music Teacher Kathie Pitts:

We are pleased to announce a new music teacher with many years experience working with Kindergarten through 6th grade programs and talent shows.

Dismissal

Please have your Dismissal Card on your car dashboard when picking up your children. This will help run things smoothly as teachers can read what grade your child is in, and what the name of the child is, quickly, in order to call on their walkie talkie for students to come. This week we have band starting each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Our students will be lining up outside during these days, which is also new for our staff and students. You may notice that Franklin School is building an awning in this area, so that we may bring benches out for children to sit on while they are waiting at dismissal. We understand your time is valuable and will continue working on our procedures in order to safely and successfully transition our students at the end of the day. Thank you for your patience.
Please have your Dismissal Card on your car dashboard when picking up your children. This will help run things smoothly as teachers can read what grade your child is in, and what the name of the child is, quickly, in order to call on their walkie talkie for students to come. This week we have band starting each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Our students will be lining up outside during these days, which is also new for our staff and students. You may notice that Franklin School is building an awning in this area, so that we may bring benches out for children to sit on while they are waiting at dismissal. We understand your time is valuable and will continue working on our procedures in order to safely and successfully transition our students at the end of the day. Thank you for your patience.

Aftercare Program

To sign up for aftercare please call the Office Manager Nidia Luna 602-870-6674. If you have a temporary situation and are in need of aftercare just for Early Release dismissals, please call to register. We are happy to welcome two new staff members for our aftercare students. Miss. Hall and Miss. Nicole.

Still have questions about COVID-19 and Franklin School?

Families will receive notification if there has been a COVID-19 positive case at Franklin Phonetic Primary School. It is imperative that families keep their contact information updated at the school. A general notice will be sent via email and phone, through the Blackboard robo-calling system. Only the families of students at our school who did have direct contact with the individual reporting a positive case will receive a notice that they will need to quarantine. All families of Franklin students may receive a notification that we have asked for one of the classrooms with primary exposure to quarantine, but those who have not come into direct contact with children of that classroom will not be required to. Parents will need to monitor for symptoms, as guided by the CDC. www.cdc.gov.


When will the school decide to close?

If all students and staff need to quarantine due to a rise in cases and/or exposure, the same notice will be sent to all families at that specific school and will include information on the length of the quarantine. Parents and families should prepare for the possibility of having to quarantine their children as a result of a classroom or entire school being directly exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual. We will not make these decisions lightly and will always caution on the side of err.


What happens if my child is quarantined?

Students' need to quarantine will be guided by the ADHS Release From Isolation Flowchart. Franklin Administrators will more than likely have students remain home for 10 days, and as long as any symptomatic students are without a fever for 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medication, before returning to school. Students will return to at- home learning. Packets will be available for pick up, with school work provided by their teacher. The teacher will be explaining in an introductory video, the tasks included in the work packet, along with directions for grading.


In cooperation with our staff, your children have helped us to minimize the need to quarantine and keep everyone safe. We have put many successful mitigation strategies in place that have led to an understanding that the safety of our students, staff and families are our top priority.


You all are deeply appreciated.