October 19, 2020

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FHS Updates

Homecoming Court Announced

Congrats to our 2020 Senior Homecoming Court!

Haleigh Beyer, Shaunak Bhattacharyya, Ryan Bielinski, Ella Boario, Abby Czernicki, Zaied Dahir, Elliott Harris, Anastacia Jeske, Anton Iljazi, Tanya Kaur, Jacob Kleczka, Natascha Nussbaum, Marko Rajkovic, Libby Proctor, Jaylen Smith, and Brennan Staude!

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FHS Winter Sports

Is your student interested in joining any of our winter sports listed below? Please make sure to complete your students online athletic registration. If you have already created an account please login to your existing account to begin a new registration.

Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Bowling, Hockey, Gymnastics, Boys Swim & Dive, Wrestling

Please note that all winter sports practices and scheduled events are tentative and will likely change frequently. FHS and the SEC Conference may have strict limitations for fan attendance (or no fan attendance) for all sports and activities.

Fees for winter sports will be added to your student account approximately two weeks after the season begins. Coaches will reach out to families who register shortly with next steps and all athletics and activities families will be added to the weekly department newsletter.

Ready to begin?

Register for 2020-21 High School Winter Sports Here.

FHS Offering the ASVAB Test

ASVAB is the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test offered at FHS on Wednesday, October 21st during first and second block. Students received an email with a link to sign up on Monday, October 5th.

This test is free and open to all juniors and seniors. Students should take this test if they are considering the military after graduation. The ASVAB is also an excellent Career Exploration and can be a good practice test for future tests. Please contact Diane Gilroy in Student Services for more information.

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Tech Depot & Library Desk Closed

From October 21st-30th, grades 9 & 12 will be swapping their devices out for their new ones during the school day. Free block and Medical Terminology students will still report to the LMC during their assigned class hours. Students can fill in a student help desk ticket for the tech depot at any time. During this process the Tech Depot and the Library desk will have limited hours for students to access

Adjusted times open below:

  • Wednesday, Oct 21

    • 7:00-7:30 & 2:34-4:00

  • Thursday, Oct 22

    • 7:00-7:30 & 1:30-4:00

  • Tuesday, Oct 27

    • 7:00-7:30 & 2:34-4:00

  • Wednesday, Oct 28

    • 7:00-7:30 & 2:34-4:00

  • Friday, Oct 30th

    • 7:00-7:30 & 2:34-4:00

No Classes Monday, October 26th

A reminder that Monday, October 26th is a Staff Development Day. There are no classes on this day.

FHS Picture Days Scheduled

FHS will have School and Sport Pics in the building for two days to update our student yearbook photos and issue new IDs. Photos will be taken during the school day on Thursday, October 29th and on Tuesday, November 3rd.

Ordering information will be emailed by School and Sport Pics. We are working with the company to organize how we will take photos while maintaining safety and the least academic interruption. Students should be prepared to be called for a photo on either day.

Families of virtual students will also have the opportunity to have a school photo. Families of students in the virtual program will receive a link to Sign Up Genius and will pick an appointment time. The virtual opportunity will be on Thursday, October 29th from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. This time slot is only for students who are in the virtual program.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

STAND UP for Others

  • When you see someone being bullied, be brave and STAND UP for them. Bullies have been known to back off when others stand up for victims.

  • If you don't feel safe, get the help of an adult immediately. Be part of the solution -- not the problem!

  • It's a time to see everyone's differences and celebrate their similarities: Whether students are LGBT, African American, Asian, Muslim, AAPI,of Tribal descent or disabled ...make friends.

What can students do?

  • Be assertive- tell them to stop

  • Talk to someone you trust

  • Report online to StopIt

What can Teachers do?

  • What you’re already doing?

    • Creating opportunities for connection and building a positive classroom culture through the 3 signature practices

  • To do’s from Teaching Tolerance

    • Let students know harassment is always unacceptable

    • Speak in a matter of fact tone or voice about what you heard or saw

    • Intervene immediately, wait to restore/repair relationship

What can parents do?

  • Talk to your kid about their day, ask “what was the best part? The worst?”

  • Listen calmly and reflect back

  • Guide them to the problem solving process

  • Enlist the help of school team

For more information please visit StompOutBullying
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Determining Close Contacts on the School Bus & Bus Safety

As we started this school year and put in place important safety measures, we determined that all students who ride the bus would be required to sit in an assigned seat. This change was purposeful to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and so that we could conduct efficient contact tracing when positive cases arise. When we conduct COVID-19 contract tracing, we rely heavily on those assigned seats to correctly pinpoint who would be a close contact. Lately, some of our contact tracing investigations have been hindered by students not sitting in their assigned seats on the bus.

We are asking for your help in making sure your student understands the importance and reason for the assigned seats on the bus.

  • Please check with your child to see if he/she knows what his/her assigned seat is on the bus.

  • Talk with your child about always taking that seat and the reason why.

  • If your child has forgotten which seat his/she rides contact the school office and that information will be provided.

  • If your child has different routes, consider including a notecard in his/her backpack with that information so they can refer to it when needed.

All bus drivers have a seating chart and can be helpful in directing students to the correct seat if needed. If a student does not remain in their assigned seat, he/she will receive a bus conduct violation. Repeated failure to follow bus rules will result in a bus suspension or exclusion from bus transportation.

Safety is our first priority, so please remind your child of the importance of this bus rule and all other bus rules. FirstStudent has supplied these helpful guides as resources: School Bus Safety Tips | Start Safe Guide | Top 6 Safety Tips for Kids

College Application Deadlines

Seniors - November 1 is a popular early action or early decision college application deadline. If your application has a November 1st deadline, make sure to submit your application and request your transcript on Xello or Common App by Wednesday, October 28. Requests can take a few business days to process, so any request should be submitted at least 3 school days before any deadline (please keep this in mind for future deadlines also).

If sending ACT or SAT scores, remember to request test scores directly from the test agency. If students need to request letters of recommendation, at least 2 weeks of time prior to any deadline is recommended. See the FHS Counseling website for more information and instructions on how to request your transcript on Xello and, as always, contact your counselor with questions.

Senior Pictures Due in November


  • Digital copy required

  • Size: Standard 2x3 wallet only

  • Type: Digital copy at 300 dpi's minimum. The image must be taken with a high resolution camera set at the highest mega pixels.

  • For best quality - standard head shot, vertical pose

  • No props/hats of any kind

  • Deadline: Friday, November 6th

You (or your photographer) should use this form to submit your senior photo

Yearbook Purchase and Senior Pictures

Our amazing yearbook advisors, Molly Sawicky and Kristen Miller, have a new webpage to answer all of your yearbook questions. You can always find this information on the FHS website under the "Student" tab or you can use this link.

You are able to order the yearbook now or anytime until January 31st. Senior photo information is available on the yearbook site. Yearbook questions should be directed to Molly or Kristen.




Please be sure to read the newest District Newsletter that comes out now every Friday. You can access all the issues here.

FHS Offering Flu Shot Clinics

The Franklin Health Department will be having flu vaccination clinics for parents and kids. Flu vaccination is recommended for anyone 6 months of age and older. Call 414-425-9101 to make an appointment. See flyer below for more details.