Cardinal Family Newsletter

It's A Great Day to Be a Cardinal!

April 27- May 1

Dear FFMS Students, Parents and Guardians:

I hope that you are finding yourselves happy, healthy, and in good spirits and company!This week has definitely been a whirlwind of emotions not only for me personally but for the entire Felicity-Franklin schools community. This week we learned that schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. This brings much sadness for not only our seniors and their families, but to the many other students in grades K-11 and the FFMS staff. Despite seeing some smiling faces of our students as we do our Google Meets, it doesn't compare to the daily interactions and relationships that have been formed since our first day in August.

I want to thank you all for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. We are all figuring things out together one day at a time. I have no doubt that we will come back better, stronger, and more united than ever. Thank you parents for also taking on this responsibility of teaching and learning within your household during this crisis within our world!

In the absence of school, we have grown to realize how much we all need each other and how much we mean to one another. I speak on behalf of the entire staff here at FFMS when I say, "We miss our students dearly!" The staff has expressed to me daily just how much they love and miss our students. We are all hurting and grieving the loss of this school year. Now more than ever we need to unite our hearts and our love for this community, be there for one another, lift each other up, and get through this together. Cardinal strong!


To our students...Please know that we continue to pray for your health and safety! If you ever need one of us, we are there for you! All you have to do is email or join Google Meet.


Online learning and food distribution will continue through May 22, 2020 and we will finish strong!

Thank you and have a great week!


Mrs. Hiler

Yearbooks

There will no longer be just a middle school yearbook. It will continue to be the same yearbook offering as it has been in the past. Anyone who has purchased a middle school yearbook will be refunded their money.

Congratulations to the Following Students of the Week

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The following students were chosen as the Remote Learning Students of the Week. They have done a great job with completing their online lessons, communicating with teachers and doing their best to be successful during these challenging times. Way to go and keep up the great work!

Students of the Week:

Students of the Week:


5th Grade- Esther Quakemeyer for making a weather vane from the earth day crafts that Mrs. Walker posted on Schoology.

6th Grade- Abigail Masterson

7th Grade-Danielle McKinnon, Kalyn Blackburn,Bralyn Blackburn, Ben Bracher,Ashlyn Jones, Eden Myers, Payton Fulton, Brook Caudill. All these students have done an excellent job communicating with teachers and getting their work completed for all subjects in a very timely manner!

8th Grade -Leah Williamson

Assignment Expectations

Assignments:
  • Assignments will look different from class to class, however, a general guideline we are using is that each lesson is to be no more than a 15-30 minute lesson/activity per class.
    • Keep in mind each student's completion time will vary based on multiple factors.
  • Teachers will be assigning work and entering grades into the grade book as usual.
  • Assignments will have completion dates and students are expected to be in communication with their teachers especially if they are having difficulty.
  • Lessons will be graded at the teacher's discretion, just like a typical class.
  • Students are expected to complete their assignments by the due dates. Make sure you communicate with your teachers if you don't think you can meet a deadline.
  • Students and staff are also expected to be in contact with each other via Google Meet, Go guardian, Email, and or phone to discuss classwork and communicate issues.
  • Teachers will respond to any questions/concerns you have within 24 hours of receiving your message.
  • Teachers are available from 9-3 M-F to answer any of your questions.
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Weekly Connection with Students and Families


Your family can expect to have personal contact with your child's teacher at least once a week. This may occur in the following formats:


  • Video Chats via Google Meets
  • Phone calls or text check-ins
  • Emails or online chats with students

The more the students can communicate and interact with their teachers the better it is for everyone. By being able to do this it will help with motivation and feeling connected. Below are the times for the Google Meets for each grade level.

Google Meet Grade Level Times

5th Grade-- Wednesday @ 2:00


6th Grade- Wednesday @2:00


7th Grade- Monday @ 12:00


8th Grade- Tuesday @2:00

FFA Convention

Ohio FFA State Convention info:

May 4-8

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday @ 4:00 we will have students awaiting live results.

Thursday & Friday will be at 12 & 4, waiting live results.

Many students will want to turn in @ the 11 sessions daily but a whole lot will want to watch Friday @ 11 FOR SURE!!


Mrs. Jennings will send the list out later of which students will be finding out results or getting recognized during each of the time frames. This will be 8-12 grade and even 4 of our grads!! We hope that you will join us for some of it, they will have a live google meet so we can cheer them on together. Links will come later.


See below for other details and dates.

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PARENTS - WE ARE HERE FOR YOU


Parents - As difficult as it was for school staff members to hear the news, we know it was very hard for you as well to hear that school buildings will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. I want to acknowledge that we know you are being asked to take on additional roles in your own lives, and we have added assisting with online learning on top of that.


Our families are stressed because life is stressful. I am SO HAPPY with how many of you are actively engaging in your child's learning. Our amazing teachers are doing a fantastic job of putting together videos of learning, hosting online Google Meets, and also offering small group and individual meetings with your kids. Thank you for partnering with our teachers to help make these meeting happen, and most of all, for helping to educate your kids - our kids!


Please know we are here for you. As we explore this new way of learning, we appreciate your support and welcome your feedback. We are here for you. Please let us know what we can do to help make this new way of living easier and better for all of us.


THANK YOU, PARENTS, FOR EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING TO SUPPORT YOUR STUDENTS AND YOUR SCHOOL!

101 Screen Free Activities for Kids

PARENT SURVEY

Please take a minute to fill out this 5 Question Family Check -In Survey- Click link right below

TLC Character Strengths at Home

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Final Forms

If you should have any changes with your address, phone number or email address please be sure to update final forms.

Box Tops

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Charge the Chromebooks!

Please make sure your child gets in the habit of charging their chrome books each evening. It is important that they come to school prepared and the chrome books are as important to class as bringing paper and pencils. They will need their computers to fully participate in instruction in most classes.

2019-2020 School Calendar

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Clear Water Bottles

Students are permitted to have water bottles in the classrooms. Please make sure that the water bottles are clear.

OPT-OUT OF NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

If you do not wish to receive voice calls or texts from the Felicity-Franklin Local School District, please select the link below and complete the information requested. Thank you.


https://goo.gl/forms/IcU8cZRn4O6w46BU2

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Attendance

School starts at 7:30 am and ends at 2:30 pm. Every hour of the school day counts, so please try and have your child to school on time. If your child is absent please call 513-362-5307 by 10:00 am.

Stay Connected - Three Easy Ways

Felicity Schools Website and Live Feed App

felicityschools.org


Twitter

Follow @ Felicity-Franklin Schools and Felicity-Franklin Middle School on Twitter


Facebook

Like Felicity-Franklin Schools and Felicity-Franklin Middle School on Facebook


To Contact Me

email- hilert@felcityschools.org


Phone- 513-362-5382

Try this "Covid-19 Daily Schedule" to keep your kids from going stir crazy!

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