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Franklin Central High School: 2019-20, Issue #19, 12-16-19
Countdown to finals
Please keep in mind that no finals will be given early. If a student is absent either of those days, they will need to make arrangements to make up their assessments after our return from Winter Break.
1st Semester Textbook Fees Are Due
Franklin Central High School Bookstore
6215 South Franklin Road
Indianapolis, IN 46259
Please direct textbook rental questions to:
FCHS Book Store
Diploma Order Form
Your child will be receiving and important email today regarding his/her diploma and also some important end of the year information. Each senior will be asked to type his/her name as it should appear on the diploma and also read at commencement. We have asked the students to submit their full legal names- no shortened names or nicknames. We have also asked them to discuss this with you before submitting so that there are no misunderstandings.
The deadline to submit the form is Friday, December 20. We will, of course, be reminding those who procrastinate but ask your help in getting this information submitted.
Thanks for your help.
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The girls basketball team has a great run this week in the Marion County Basketball Tournament. They opened with a win over Pike 52-42. In the second round the Flashes knocked off 17th ranked Roncalli 53-50. They had a chance to play in the semifinals vs. North Central. The state-ranked Panthers took advantage of a cold shooting day for the Flashes, winning 46-29. The Flashes will travel to Danville on Tuesday and host Zionsville on Saturday. Their record is currently 7-5.
The wrestling team had an impressive victory over Columbus North this week, winning 72-6. They had a great tournament at the Zionsville Invite, finishing 2nd and ahead of the host school, Center Grove, Mooresville among others. DeShawn Young and Antone Alexander both won their weight classes. They will travel to Brownsburg on Tuesday and then to Perry Meridian for the Marion County Tournament on Saturday.
The boys basketball team had their biggest victory under Coach Beyers on Friday. They rallied from a double-digit deficit to triumph over the Ben Davis in overtime. Javon Small hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. The Flashes followed up with a victory over Shelbyville on Saturday to run their record to 2-1. They travel to Zionsville on Friday and host New Palestine on Saturday in the annual Teddy Bear Toss game.
The girls swim team continued its' impressive season with a dominating win over Warren Central while the short-handed boys team lost a close meet by 5 points to the Warriors. Both teams had strong showings on Saturday as they both finished in 3rd place at the Brownsburg Relays. They will compete against Roncalli and TH South on Tuesday. On Friday and Saturday they will compete in the Marion County Meet at the Natatorium.
Please visit our Athletic Website FCFlashes.com
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COMMUNITY HEALTH CONSENTS
These documents must be updated each school year. They are provided electronically as a part of the online registration process for both existing students and new enrollments and should be completed prior to the start of the school year. Students must have a consent to treat signed by a parent or guardian to be seen in the school nurse clinic. All students will be treated in the case of an emergency.
NEW Immunization Requirements for 2020-2021
Attached are the new Immunization Requirements for the 2020-2021 School Year. There has been a change. All students K-12 will now need 2 doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine with at least 6 months between the doses. We wanted to make you aware of these changes. Seniors still are required to have the booster dose (#2 MCV4 or Menactra) meningitis vaccine as well. Please check your child’s shot record and contact your provider to schedule appointments. A good time to receive updated vaccinations is over breaks so school is not missed.
To find a clinic that is administering immunizations, please contact the Marion County Health Department at 317-221-5700 to schedule an appointment or to find out about their same day services. Community Clinic at Walgreens may also have some immunizations available. To find a Community Clinic at Walgreens near you, please call 1-855-626-7761.
Lastly, attached is information regarding the flu, covering your cough, and handwashing. By simply covering your cough and adhering to good hand hygiene, this minimizes the spreading of these germs.
National Honor Society - Christmas Movie Night
Attendance Office - 317-803-5655
Students that are leaving early will need to bring a note, signed by the guardian, to either the Attendance Office or the FA office before school to get their pass to leave or be picked up.
You must leave a message on the attendance line regarding your students absence even if you spoke to a teacher, nurse, guidance counselor, etc.
Students are not released to someone "on the list" unless the parent/guardian has notified the Attendance Office for that specific instance.
If you have already given your student permission to leave ill, please call the attendance line and a pass will be sent for your student to leave. Do not send your student to the clinic if you have already told them they can leave or are being picked up sick.
The person picking up the student must come into the school with a valid ID
Attendance Line 317-803-5655 Attendance Fax 317-803-5546
Clubs and Activities
PARENT FACULTY ORGANIZATION NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
THE PFO NEEDS YOUR HELP
The Parent Faculty Organization is an instrumental part of the high school. The PFO sponsors the after prom, two teacher grants each year, staff luncheon and many other things throughout the school year.
The PFO generates its funds through membership dues, concessions at home football games and donations.
The PFO is a vital part of Franklin Central please considering joining the wonderful organization.
More information can be found at the following link:
FALL BREAK 2020
We are still enrolling current 8th, 9th, and 10th graders for our trip to Paris, Switzerland and Italy for Fall Break 2020. There are only 7 spots left for interested students and parents. This is an incredible educational opportunity with memories to last a lifetime. Go to www.educationaltravel.com/Nystrom-2020 for more information and to register. All participants receive their own free fundraising page to share with family and friends.
Spring Break 2021 - Costa Rica
12:30-12:45 Students arrive and find seats
2:30-2:45 Return to staging area
3:00 Doors open to families
3:30 Ceremony begins
The only people allowed in the staging area will be graduates and faculty/staff. For both safety and efficiency, families and guests must remain outside of the staging area both before and after the ceremony. The rehearsal is closed; doors will open for seating beginning at 3:00 pm.
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Dec. 17 Band Winter Concert
Dec. 19-20 Final Exams
Dec. 20 NHS Movie Night
Dec. 23 Start of Winter Break
Jan. 6 Students return
Jan. 13 Franklin Central Open House
Jan. 21 Senior Photos - Last Chance: 8 - 2:30pm (Distance learning room)
Jan. 22 Senior Photos - Last Chance: 8 - 2:30pm (Distance learning room)