August 30, 2021
BOARD OF EDUCATION RECAP & MASKING CHANGE
NEW PARENT PICK UP PROCEDURES
Each family is assigned an individual parent pick up number to use if you choose to pick up your student at the end of the school day. You should have received your number from your students homeroom teacher during the Open House on Wednesday. This number should be kept in your car. When arriving in the parent pick up area, please have that number clearly visible to our staff on the passenger side of your vehicle. Your students will then be dismissed from their classrooms to meet you by our parent pickup line.
Your student’s teacher will know your family number and will assist in letting your students know they may exit the classroom and head to the parent pick up area.
Click Here for Parent Pick up and Drop Off information regarding students that are brought to or picked up from school by personal vehicle.
4K IMPORTANT INFORMATION
In 4K, we begin the school year with Getting to Know You Days, in which each 4K child, along with one parent, will be invited for a 15-20 minute time slot to come visit their classroom, drop off supplies, meet their teacher, and of course, answer any questions you or your child may have!
This year, our Getting to Know You Days are Wednesday, September 1st, Thursday, September 2nd, and Friday, September 3rd from 8am-4pm. You should have received communication from your child’s teacher on how to sign your child up for a Getting to Know You Conference.
At this time, all visitors into the school building are required to wear a mask whether you are vaccinated or not, so please plan to bring masks for you and your family. If there are any other changes to district protocols that would impact the Getting to Know You Days, your teacher will be in touch with additional details and next steps.
As a reminder, the first day for all 4K students is Tuesday, September 7th.
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.
Going forward, we will have a graphic for Speak Up Speak Out Wisconsin at the bottom of each newsletter that you can click on for quick access to report incidents if needed. You can also add the Speak Up Speak Out App on your phone for quick reporting by utilizing these links: iOS | Android
FORMS DUE TO THE OFFICE
MEDICATIONS FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR
If your student will require ANY (over the counter or prescription) medication for the 21-22 school year please fill out the Request to Administer Medication form found on our district website and have it signed by your physician.
All medication can then be dropped off at school in its original container along with this form. Please feel free to drop off medication in the office starting 8/23/21.
ROBINWOOD PICTURE DAY -THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 23
School Pics is no longer sending home order forms for parents to fill out and return with their students. All orders will only be placed online.
Pictures can be ordered online. Click here
Use the drop-down menu to select "Robinwood"
Use this coupon code to save 10% off of your order if placed prior to picture day: Fall100374
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SCHOOL LUNCH
ATTENTION 4K & KINDERGARTEN PARENTS REGARDING BUS TRANSPORTATION HOME
4K & Kindergarten students will be picked up and dropped off with other elementary students at a designated stop. A parent or designee must assume responsibility for the child at the stop when dropped off.
If parents would like to designate a person other than themselves, they can send an email to Tricia.Geiger@franklin.k12.wi.us.
In regards to same day notification (this should only be done for emergencies), please call First Student Busing at 414-422-2020 so they can pass along the information to the bus driver.
ANY absence including leaving early and arriving late are reported on a google form. HERE is the link to report absences. It would be a good idea to bookmark this link for your convenience.
KIDS CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS
Many families are enrolled in our before and after school care through KIDS CLUB, under the Community & Recreation Department. Since Kids Club operates within Franklin Public Schools, we will be following the same masking and safety protocols as the schools. Here are some brief notes about what you can expect when dropping off or picking up your child from Kids Club:
Parents may not enter the building and we will use the same “walkie talkie” protocol that we utilized last year. More communication about this regarding how to use the walkie to call into the building will be coming to families soon.
Per the district masking protocols, children need to be masked to enter the elementary building and our staff is not able to help children put on their masks. Please see that your child is properly masked before entering the building.
INTERESTED IN JOINING CUB SCOUTS
ATTENTION GIRLS K-5TH GRADE GIRLS - POMS CLINIC
Attention K-5th Girls - This year’s "Little Girls Clinic" is coming up! Learn a Pom routine from the State Champion Franklin Varsity Dance Team and PERFORM at halftime during the Franklin Varsity Football game on Friday, September 17th at 7:00pm.
WHEN: Friday, September 17, 2021
WHERE: FHS Cafeteria (enter by Saber Center)
COST: $30 (additional siblings $25)
*Price includes a Pom t-shirt, set of poms and hair bow.
*Pizza, juice and a cookie will be served.
Click here to register and for contact information if you have questions!
FRANKLIN SABERS BASKETBALL
Tryouts for the Franklin Youth Boys Basketball Club (FYBBC) 2021-22 season will take place between September 12 – 16 per the following schedule:
Sunday, September 12 @ Franklin High School
6th grade 10:00 -11:30 am
7th grade 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
8th grade 1:30-3:00 pm
Monday, September 13 @ Forest Park Middle School
4th grade 5:45-7:00 pm
5th grade 7:15-8:45 pm
Tuesday, September 14 @ Forest Park Middle School
4th grade 5:45-7:15 pm
7th grade 7:30-9:00 pm
Wednesday, September 15 @ Forest Park Middle School
6th grade 5:45-7:15 pm
8th grade 7:30-9:00 pm
Thursday, September 16 @ Forest Park Middle School
5th grade 5:45-7:15 pm
Players will be expected at both tryout dates. Pre-registration for tryouts is mandatory and registration will close at 10 p.m. on Thursday, September 9th. Please visit their webpage here for online registration and contact information if you have questions.
FRANKLIN YOUTH GIRLS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS
Tryouts for Franklin Youth Girls Basketball’s 2021-2022 season will take place September 13th–16th. See
the schedule for each grade below:
Monday, September 13th from 6-7:30 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary
Wednesday, September 15th from 6-7:30 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary
Tuesday, September 14th from 6-7:30 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary
Thursday, September 16th from 6-7:30 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary
Monday, September 13th from 7:30-9:00 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary
Wednesday, September 15th from 7:30-9:00 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary
Tuesday, September 14th from 7:30-9:00 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary
Thursday, September 16th from 7:30-9:00 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary
Tuesday, September 14th from 6:00-7:30 pm at Forest Park Middle School (Gym 3)
Thursday, September 16th from 6:00-7:30 pm at Forest Park Middle School (Gym 3)
Players can either register in advance at www.juniorsabers.org (tab for Girls Basketball | Tryouts) or can
show up and register at the door on the night of tryouts. For questions regarding tryouts or the youth
girls’ program, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
AFTER SCHOOL THEATRE CLASSES
Sing! Dance! Act! Join Character Kids for a fun-filled theatre class at Country Dale on Wednesdays, 4-5 pm, starting September 22nd! Students will learn the basics of acting, singing and musical theatre dance through theatre games, skill building exercises and work on a group song or scene. Parents are invited to a special performance on the last day of class! Focus is put on developing imagination, social skills and a positive self image through the performing arts. Click HERE for more info or to register.
ROBINWOOD PTO DIRECTORY
Once again, Robinwood will be using the Join Our Class online directory for all student classroom and contact information. The School is unable to give out classroom information, student addresses or phone numbers. If you would like this information (for example for a birthday party or playdate), you will need to sign up for the Robinwood PTO Parent directory at the beginning of the year. Only the families that sign up will be in the directory and be able to get the directory.
**If you are new to Robinwood, or have not signed up for the directory in the past, please send an email to Leslie Alles (email@example.com). In the email, please include your child's name, grade, teacher’s name, a parent's name, and any additional contact information you would like included.
**If you have participated in the directory in the past, you do not need to request access. However, if you want your child's grade and teacher information updated, or if you need your password reset, please send an email to Leslie.
The link for the directory is https://robinwood.joinourclass.com/member/login
PTO NEWS UPDATE
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. We are so happy to transition into the new school year and hope that things start to return to normal very soon. To our new families we welcome you with open arms and are glad to have you apart of our Robinwood family. To our returning families, we hope to see you all soon face to face and appreciate all the support you have given us over the past few years!
In these trying times and with an abundance of caution, we may have delays on many of our school sponsored PTO activities this year. We are are hopeful that by Trimester 2 or 3, we can resume back to in-person meetings and activities to give our students the best possible school experience they deserve. We’re trying to organize our annual Robinwood RUSH (an outside school run event) for this fall but have some other options if we have a setback from Covid restrictions. More details will be out soon! We are also looking into some virtual events (Book Fair included! In case face to face options aren’t viable.)
We are currently looking to fill a few roles within the PTO including an officer spot for treasurer and a few co-chair roles as well. Please reach out to Robinwood PTO at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We would like to have the treasurer spot filled by our September meeting if possible. Continue to look in the newsletters to find updates on what we are doing, when meetings and events are and please, become an active member in our PTO! We are always in need of great parent or grandparent volunteers to help run our events. Remember, you can make a difference in your child’s life by getting involved.
From our PTO to your home, we hope this year brings nothing but new friendships, new skill sets, new learnings and new dreams along with some normalcy back to our children.
Best of luck this school year,
Robinwood PTO Officers
Corinne Azzaline- President
Carrie Bronstad- Co-President
Amy Winters- Vice President
Sarah Rosario- Secretary