Preparing for Another Great Year

August 31, 2023

Entrance Conferences

Entrance Conferences are next week, Tuesday Sept. 5, and Wednesday Sept. 6. If you haven't signed up for your child's conference yet, we want to help you get that scheduled ASAP. Please email at your earliest convenience, and we will connect with you to get a conference scheduled.

What's This I Hear About a Referendum?

Early Release Days Continue This Year

We will continue with monthly Early Release Days this school year.

What does this mean for families? On the dates listed below, ELEMENTARY students will be dismissed from school at 12:30 P.M. Buses will drop students off at their normal bus stop, approximately two hours earlier than a typical afternoon, and parents who pick their students up at school should make arrangements to do so right at 12:30. There will be no Excel or other after school programming, with the exception of ACES, on these dates. Students who are registered for the ACES after school program will be supervised by school staff from 12:30 - 2:30, and ACES staff will take over at that time. Families whose children don't attend ACES, but still require supervision from 12:30 - 2:30 will be able to sign up for "after-school care" on these dates, similar to how we managed late start childcare. More information on that process will be shared as the September Early Release Day approaches.

September 20, 2023

October 11, 2023

November 8, 2023

December 13, 2023

January 10, 2024

February 14, 2024

March 13, 2024

April 17, 2024

May 15, 2024

Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

What's Different About Mornings?

Morning recess has returned! Students who aren't eating breakfast at school will have an opportunity to get some morning exercise on the playground before class begins every day, weather permitting. From 7:35 - 7:50 each morning, adult supervision will be provided on the playground. Please do not allow your students to walk to school before 7:35, and do not drop them off at school before 7:35, because there won't be adult supervision before that time.

Students who eat breakfast at school should line up at Door 1 as soon as they arrive. An adult will allow them into the building when it's time for breakfast to be served. (between 7:35-7:40)

Classroom teachers will share more details around our AM procedures when you meet with them at Entrance Conferences.

What Does Reading Instruction Look Like in Mankato Elementary Schools?


Are you, or is someone you know, looking for a way to earn some extra money or looking for a rewarding job working with students? If so, check out the links below to explore opportunities to work as a paraprofessional, lunch/recess supervisor, or ACES staff member. We have multiple openings right here at Franklin, and we'd love to have Franklin family members as part of our school staff. If you have questions specific to any open positions, please call the Franklin office at: 507-345-4287.

From the Fabulous Franklin PTO

- We have new leadership within our PTO this year, but they bring the same dedication to providing high-quality school experiences for Franklin students as last year's leaders.

- Visit the PTO table during Entrance Conferences to learn more about how you can participate as a PTO member, volunteer at events, and/or donate to the cause.

How Do I Sign Up for the Backpack Food Program?

Dates to Remember

  • Tuesday, Sept. 5 and Wednesday, Sept. 6 - Entrance Conferences
  • Thursday, Sept. 7 - First Day of School for K-5 Students
  • Wednesday, Sept. 20 - Early Release (Elementary Students Dismissed at 12:30 P.M.)