FPHS Parent and Student Memo

June 7, 2021

FPS District Equity Statement

We are committed to supporting students, families, and staff by dismantling racism and other systems of oppression and inequity by empowering each individual to be successful by valuing race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, culture, and environment.


AREAS OF FOCUS AND IMPROVEMENT:

  1. Equity and Social Justice
  2. Improved Instruction
  3. Family and Community Engagement


Our Equity Team would like to partner with our parents and students to fulfill our mission to support our students, staff, and families by identifying and dismantling systems that perpetuate, exacerbate, or produce inequities based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc. If you would like to collaborate with us, please let us know HERE. If you want to learn more about our commitment to EQUITY and ANTI-RACISM, feel free to contact any of our FPHS Equity Team members: Hartley, Marzano, Wright, Laban, Hackney, Apelu, Brist, Call, Chapman, Detweiler, Fineman, Goodrum, Inman, Kaunda, B. Lee, Martin, Plaskett, Quill, Roscoe, Scroger, Shoopman, Washam, C. Lee, McNeil, Lovell, Wacker, Tracy, and T. Johnson.

KUDOS and THANKS to our FPHS Choir for this collaborative choir performance! Enjoy!

June 3, 2021

Dear Parents and Students,

  • Summer School: Summer School Registration is here! We will be offering four different summer school classes in-person and we will have openings for online APEX courses as well. The four in-person courses are Biology, Algebra 1/2 , Geometry and English 9. Please be sure to register HERE right away. You will be contacted in the next three weeks to let you know about your summer school placement.

  • Seniors: Read the updated Senior section regarding Graduation.

  • The end of the year is rapidly approaching. The last day for on-track Seniors is June 11. The last day of school for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders is June 22nd.

  • Finals Week is June 14 - 18. Make sure you are READY!

  • June 21: Cohort A, periods 1, 2, and 3.

  • June 22: Cohort B, periods 4, 5, and 6 (half day).

  • Make sure you're following us on Social Media: FPHS Facebook page; FPHS Twitter page; FPHS Instagram page.
  • Visit HERE to view previous Parent and Student Memos.


Please, make sure you have all the info below. We miss you and wish you all the very best. Stay safe and be well!

Hey, Seniors!

  • Graduation Info: Find Senior Info and Grad Info HERE.
  • Grad Tickets: Due to limited seating capacity at the Fairgrounds, each graduating Senior will receive 6 complimentary guest tickets. No additional tickets are available for sale. Infants who cannot sit on their own do not require a ticket. Family/guest groups of 6 will be seated together and socially distanced from the next group. Tickets are available for pick up in the Main Office starting Monday between 8am and 3pm. Only Seniors on the Graduation Walk List are eligible to pick up tickets.
  • Masks are required for all guests and graduates at the Grad Ceremony.
  • Large signs, balloons, noise makers, air horns, etc. are not permitted in the Fairgrounds.
  • At the end of the graduation ceremony, all graduates and guests will need to exit the fairgrounds immediately and meet up outside for photos, etc. Gatherings and photos after the graduation ceremony will not be permitted inside the Fairgrounds.
  • We're excited and grateful to be able to host a live graduation this year. We've been given permission to do so because we are agreeing to follow all of the Covid Safety Guidelines from the state, Health Department, and WA State Fairgrounds. Thank you for helping us stay safe and for following these guidelines.
  • Graduation will also be live streamed for those guests who are unable to attend in person.
  • Graduation Eligibility Walk List Posted: In the foyer by the Main Office. Updated weekly. As Seniors are added to the Walk List, they are receiving their Graduation Signs and a "special" treat. Way to go!
  • Last day for on-track Seniors: June 11
  • Graduation Rehearsal (REQUIRED): June 15, 9am, WA State Fairgrounds.
  • Graduation Masks: We have 2021 FPHS Graduation masks for each graduating senior. Masks will be handed out at rehearsals to be worn at graduation.
  • Graduation Parade: June 15, 10:30am. Sign up HERE to attend. Depart from FPHS.
  • Senior Legacy Wall: If you are on the senior walk list and still need to paint the legacy wall, come in this next Wed, June 9th, between 11:30-3pm! Scan the health check QR, complete the health check, and head to the Legacy Wall by the gym to check in with Mrs Kaunda and Mrs Pascal.
  • Graduation: June 17, 6pm, WA State Fairgrounds
  • Senior Canvas Page HERE.


ALL DATES AND EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON GUIDELINES FROM THE TPC HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

2021 Senior Fitness Challenge!

A new tradition was born last year. As a staff, we are challenging each other to accomplish a fitness related task to celebrate and honor each of our 268 Seniors. Enjoy!

Senior Day!

Senior Day was loads of FUN! Thank you to all staff and students who put this day together!


FP Staff and Seniors were able to spend a fun filled day together on Wednesday with several outdoor activities, cap decorating, video games and an epic staff and student water balloon fight. Senior awards and scholarships were also announced along with a senior video to wrap things up and send the Class of 2021 on their way into the world.

Can Seniors decorate their graduation caps?

Yes. Please, read the following guidelines carefully.


CAP DECORATIONS

  • Not required.
  • Decorated caps SHOULD express gratitude toward loved ones, recognition for the university or career path you’re pursuing, inspirational quote, recognition of your culture, and other creative, positive messages or images that represent YOU.
  • Decorated caps MUST NOT contain any references to drugs, alcohol, weapons, sex, gangs, violence, hate groups, obscenities, profanities, vulgarities, or defamation of others.
  • Suggestion: Do not write, paint, or draw directly onto your cap. Instead, trace your cap onto scrapbooking paper or cardboard and decorate that.
  • Inappropriate or even “questionable” caps will not be allowed. We do not have replacement caps for you. No cap = No participation in the graduation ceremony.
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JUNE Culture Calendar

Students and Families, take some time this month to learn something new about a culture and share it with others.


JUNE is ...

  • PRIDE MONTH: Learn more HERE.

  • 6/1 SAMOA INDEPENDENCE DAY: Learn more HERE.
  • 6/5 WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY: Learn more HERE.

  • 6/11 KING KAMEHAMEHA DAY: Learn more HERE.

  • 6/14 FLAG DAY: Learn more HERE.

  • 6;/19 JUNETEENTH: Learn more HERE.

  • 6/20 FATHERS' DAY: Learn more HERE.

  • 6/20 WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Learn more HERE.


Cardinal Character Trait for JUNE: JOY! Learn more HERE.
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LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL:

Inspiration, diversity, and the drive to excel at Boeing.
Inspiration, diversity and the drive to excel at Boeing

Family and Community Engagement

The Franklin Pierce High School Food & Hygiene Pantry is available for all students and their families.


Use this LINK to view our current food & hygiene pantry options. Please mark the items you need and staff will put together a bag or box. We will contact you when your bag is ready for pick up or delivery.


Additional ways to request items: You can request a paper copy of this form by contacting Bonita Lee at blee@fpschools.org or call 253-298-3837 to request items via phone.

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Social Justice, Equity, and Anti-Racist Resources:

  1. Pride can mean many different things — and this month the LGBTQ+ community comes together to recognize and celebrate all of them.


The first step in ALLYSHIP is LISTENING.

The second step is BELIEVING.

The third step is ACTION. Get involved and create the positive change you want to see in the world.

Why Pride Matters | NowThis

FPHS Club Info:

  • Black Student Union: The BSU Meets every other Wednesday from 2:00pm-3:00pm. We are currently meeting on Zoom. If students are interested in joining a meeting, please email Blee@fpschools.org

  • Latin@s Unid@s: Culture, resources, support, friends; Cultura, recursos, apoyo, amistad. We meet on Mondays at 1:55pm in room 404 or on Zoom. For more info, contact Mr. Call at dcall@fpschools.org.
  • KPOP Club: FP Korean Club was formed so students at the high school can gather and have the opportunity to take part in learning the Korean language, Korean culture and KPOP dances. We will start meeting in person every Thursday starting April 1 in room 902 at 2:15pm.
  • Pacific Islander Club (PIC): Welcome back! We will be meeting on Mondays from 2 - 4 pm in the Cafeteria. All are welcome, and we look forward to seeing you there.
  • Mural Club: Advisor, Ms. Kaunda. Meeting on Thursdays at 1:50pm in room 1606 and via Zoom.
  • Asian Student Association (ASA): meets Mondays in room 1601 and on Zoom. General member meetings are usually 1 and 3 week of the month. Officer meetings are 2 and 4 week of the month.
  • Native Indigenous Culture Club (NICC): meets Tuesdays right after school (1:55pm) on ZOOM for 1 hour. If students are interested in joining they can contact Breanne Chapman bchapman@fpschools.org.

FOR MORE INFO, SEE THE CLUB FLYERS BELOW.

Cardinal Sports!

FPHS Athletes and Families,

Thank you for the continuous support of our teams and our athletic department. Season 3… The last and final season of 2021 is winding down to an end. It has been a great experience getting our athletes back out this year and we will use this momentum to carry us into the 2021-22 school year.

Season 3

The boys basketball team is currently 1st place in the SPSL and look to wrap up strong with really tough games down the stretch. Tonight they will play Clover Park HS at home. On Saturday they will host Whiter River. White River is the only other undefeated team in league play and this game could have a major impact on league post season position.

Girls Basketball is currently 4-1 with league wins coming against Eatonville, Foss, and Fife. The girls will be playing Clover Park at Clover Park tonight and then will head up to White River HS on Saturday to face off against league leading White River HS.

Boys and Girls Wrestling will be heading down to the Puyallup fair-grounds this Saturday for the 2A SPSL wrestling tournament. For this event the fan attendance regulations that limit fans will not be in effect and each wrestler can have as many visiting fans as they would like. This is possible because of the limited number of wrestlers competing in the tournament and the capacity of the venue.

Boys Tennis has been almost unstoppable this year. They have been able to defeat every league opponent this year except for a hard fought and close matchup with Fife HS. The league tournament will be June 8th and June 10th at Clover Park HS. Both days will have an 8am start.

Girls Bowling has a varsity group of girls that have really come together over the short season. The girls team this year broke the single day pin record. This year’s league tournament will be held at paradise Lanes on June 11th and games will start at 1PM.

Fan Regulations

At Franklin Pierce HS we will be allowing 4 fans per rostered athlete. The athlete must be on the teams official roster. For visiting fan guidelines please refer to the fan regulations chart below when visiting one of the nine other league member schools. Schools are handling fans differently and some are beginning to charge admission once again in order to be able to attend.

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Homework Center: Free Tutoring Daily

Our FPHS Homework Center is open 5 days per week. You can receive help and support for any class from Mr. Rhue and Mr. Bofa.


Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11am to 12pm and 2pm - 4pm.
  • Wednesdays: 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm.


HW Center LINK.


Homework Center is going Live! Struggling with the class material? Need a little help? The FPHS Homework Center will be open for in-person assistance starting Monday, May 3. HW center staff will be available after school Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2pm – 4pm. Due to limited capacity, only students who sign-up to attend after-school HW center, will be permitted in the classroom. Stop by room 202 during lunch to check weekly availability. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the door. Students will be limited to signing up for 1 day per week but can check back for space availability. The online option is still available and can be reached through any student's canvas page by pressing the homework center button and joining the teams meeting. We look forward to seeing you there. Go Cards!!!

Assessment Center!

The Assessment Center is fully functional via Teams for any student who needs to make-up or retake an assessment. A link to the assessment center scheduling page is available on all teachers' Canvas pages and HERE. The link will direct students to the Bookings calendar so that they can schedule a time to take the assessment that works best for them. Students can also select the notification option in the scheduler to receive a reminder via email. We strongly suggest that you do this. Once the student schedules their assessment, they should notify their teacher, so the assessment and test codes are sent to Assessment Center staff.

Assessment Updates:

State Testing

Washington State is currently working with the Biden administration to seek a waiver to "skip" state testing this year. If this does not get approved at the federal level, we will conduct the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) in Math and ELA as well as the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS). If this is the case, state assessments will be administered this Spring. We've also learned that assessments will have fewer questions and prompts than previous non-Covid years. More information to come.


College Board Testing

These exams include PSAT, SAT, and AP exams. In Fall, FPS decided not to offer PSAT or SAT due to Covid restrictions and College Board requirements. Recently, our region has moved to the moderate Covid phase which allows us to bring more students back in a variety of settings. We are reviewing our current safety protocols and testing guidelines to see how we can provide opportunities for students to access these assessments this Spring.

At this time, you can expect that students enrolled in AP courses will be taking the AP exam in Spring. Testing may take place remotely or in person. We are currently in the planning stage and will notify families as soon as our plan is set.

For all College Board exams, preparation materials and resources can be found on their website. https://www.collegeboard.org


Update on AP testing!!!

AP Exams are quickly approaching. All AP students received an email a few weeks ago asking them to choose between testing at home or testing at school. If a student did not complete the survey in the email, then it is assumed they will test on campus. Students are required to take their exam during the scheduled time; Please make sure your student is on time. It is important that students have accessed their college board online account BEFORE test day. If you are testing on campus on a Wednesday, please email Mrs. Plaskett (lplaskett@fpschools.org) by Tuesday, May 18 if you need to ride the bus. On the day of testing students will need to bring a fully charged school laptop, laptop charger, pencils, and a water bottle. It is important that students use their school laptop and not a personal one. All students testing on site for testing will receive a lunch. Please follow the AP exam link below to review testing dates and times. If you are scheduled for an afternoon exam (1PM) please make sure you have transportation arranged as the test could go until 4pm. Students are welcome to ride the activity bus home after afternoon testing. If you are testing on campus on a day your cohort is remote, please do not worry. You can be on campus for testing. More information will be provided to students next week. Feel free to reach out to Mrs. Plaskett-Rosario with questions.

Useful Links:

AP EXAM DATES

AP PRACTICE EXAMS

AP for Students/Families - 888-225-5427

Resources

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