News from Ms. Tornopsky

September Edition

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Keeping our students, staff and families safe

We are continuing to work on our COVID sanitation at school by, continuing to sanitize our classrooms, having hand sanitizer available in every classroom, keeping seating charts for our students as well as in the cafeteria. One of the best ways to keep children safe from COVID-19 and other diseases is to simply encourage regular handwashing. It doesn't need to be a scary conversation. Sing along with their favorite song or do a dance together to make learning fun. Make sure to teach them about how even though germs are invisible, they could still be there. When children understand why they need to wash their hands, they’re likely to continue doing so.

In addition, we have installed air purifiers in each classroom this year, still monitor temperatures when students and visitors enter school, and have the Merv-13 filters in our AC systems.

While at this time, we do have the 'Opt-out' mask policy in place, if you have not filled out the form, then your student should be coming to school every day with a mask. The office has masks in case of emergency or if a student breaks theirs or soils it, but parents please send in a mask with your student each day.

Please ensure that your student is healthy when you send them to school each day. If a student is not feeling well, one of the best things you can do for them, your family and school is to keep them home. Monitor their symptoms and seek medical attention and advise when warranted.

PLEASE fill out the COVID self reporting form to notify me immediately:

I thank you for your partnership with our school in doing our best to keep everyone safe!


Ms. Rena Roseff-Tornopsky


Student COVID Policy Update

Please read the updated COVID student policy on our website:

In addition, when a student is quarantining or home with COVID all classwork should be posted to the teachers Google Classroom. This work can be accessed by all students. As long as a student is able to, health wise, they should be completing their work and submitting it to the teacher. While we are not permitted to do virtual teaching at this time, a student can request the teacher have a Google Meet, when the teacher is available, to help the student with any questions they may have.

Please contact the teacher with any questions regarding the posting of work, or available times. All students should have already joined the Google Classrooms for their teachers, if not, again please speak with the teacher.

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Jeans Day

If you missed the Jean's Pass order, you can still purchase a jeans pass individually. For September the Jeans day's are 9/3 and 9/17.

Jeans Pass per day at $5 each time

Please remember to make the payment at the time of the order. If you already ordered the jeans pass and did not complete the payment, please go back on the link and make your payment. This is a school fundraiser and the money raised will all go towards the students and special events.

Arrival Procedures and Expectations

In order to welcome our students in a safe and organized manner, please read the following reminders for car line drop off:

Cars may start to line up at 6:45 AM if you have an elementary student or a student that would go to Sibling Link, but please do not let your student out of the car before 7:00 AM.

Breakfast for Elementary students is served from 7:00 AM - 7:20 AM.

Arrival time for Middle School students who do not have an elementary sibling, is 8:00 AM.

Breakfast for Middle School students is served from 8:00 AM - 8:20 AM

Middle school students may not arrive prior to 8:00 AM unless they are registered in Sibling Link.


Students who are registered walkers, should be within 2 miles of school. When registering for walkers, administrative staff will review your address and the address in PowerSchool and if you are out of that 2 mile distance, you will receive communication from school. Parents may NOT park in any area adjacent to school or across Military and walk up and get your student.
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Exciting things coming up

9/1: Celebrating IB trait of "Caring"

9/3: Jeans Day with purchase of pass or same day purchase of $5

9/6: School Closed/Offices Closed

9/7: School closed for students/Offices open from 8-3PM

9/10: Progress reports sent via email

9/13: Kickoff of Charleston Wrap Catalog Fall Fundraiser

9/15: Coffee with Administration

9/15: Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A

9/16: School and Offices closed

9/17: FoxMar picture makeups or retakes (Franklin Polo required)

9/30: PYP Parent night #1


We will be lending out Chromebooks for students in grades 4 through 8. If you are interested in one, please fill out the form found by using this link:

Any student in grades 1st through 8th who would like to bring their own device, may use this link: to be connected to the student Wifi.

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IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) at Franklin Academy

IB Learner Profiles- Character Education

The aim of the IB programme is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create better more peaceful world. The IB Learner Profile represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools. The IB believes these attributes, and others like them can help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national, and global communities. (

Here at Franklin Academy our students and staff use the IB Learner Profile as a common language to describe and identify behaviors of successful learners. The IB Learner Profile is embedded into the school curriculum and exhibited daily by the students and staff. These attributes describe a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities and, in turn, embody traits of a well-rounded individual.

A designated Learner Profile will be celebrated (school wide) monthly following the schedule below.

To help bridge the home-school connection, we encourage our families to be a part of living the IB Learner Profile and learning with their children at home. Here are some tips families can use to help teach “caring” at home:

· Role model the caring behavior

· Reduce, reuse & recycle

· Read a story and discuss how the characters exhibited that trait For more details about the

-Yamile Francese

IB Coordinator

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IB Learner Profiles

For more details about the IB Learner Profile: IB LEARNER PROFILE



They show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a sense of personal commitment to action and service.



They respect the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures, and they are accustomed to seeking and considering different opinions.



Their natural curiosity has been nurtured. They have acquired the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive research. They actively enjoy learning and their love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.



They understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being.



They have spent time in school exploring themes which have global relevance and importance. In doing so, they have acquired a critical mass of significant knowledge.



They approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety and have the confidence and independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are courageous and articulate in defending those things in which they believe.



They receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language, including the language of mathematical symbols.



They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to make sound decisions and to solve complex problems.



They have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning. They have integrity, honesty and a sense of fairness and justice.



They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and analyze their personal strengths and weaknesses in a constructive manner.