Ben Franklin Focus
Back to School Edition
5 -6th Grade Locker Jamboree from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
9- 6th Grade & New Student Orientation from 7:50-10:15 a.m.
12 - First Day of School
15 - Back to School Night from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Meet Our New Ben Franklin Family Members!
We are thrilled to welcome new staff members to our Ben Franklin Middle School Family including:
Mrs. Lee- 8th grade Science/Biology
Mr. Rosario- 7th & 8th grade Orchestra
Ms. Flaris- 6th grade Core Plus
Mrs. Joll-Special Education
Mrs. Kuehl-Special Education
and last, but not least, Zoe!
Lockers & Schedules
6th Grade & New Student Orientation
Friday, August 9th, is our 6th grade and new student orientation day! All 6th grade and NEW 7th and 8th grade students are expected to attend school from 7:50-10:15 a.m. on this day. Students will meet their teachers, follow their class schedule, and learn how to open their lockers. All students will start their morning in the auditorium where they will be welcomed by Mrs. Sienkowski and Mr. Slater. From there, students will be dismissed by groups to go with their 1st hour teacher.
If your child rides a bus, pickup information can be found on Skyward Family Access by clicking on the “Busing" tab. This will give the time and location of both pick up and drop off approximate times. Bus riders will be picked up Friday morning and dropped off after our 10:15 a.m. dismissal.
Students are asked to bring their schedule, locker information (found on the "Student Information" tab), and ear buds. 7th and 8th grade students who have already attended BFMS should remain at home on this day.
We can't wait to see your kids!
Physical Education Uniforms
Back to School Night
Our annual Back to School Night will be held on Thursday evening, August 15, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. You will have an opportunity to go through your child's schedule and meet each of his/her teachers. Stay tuned for further details about this exciting night. We look forward to seeing you!
Pick up and drop off information can be found on Skyward Family Access by clicking on the “Busing” tab. Be sure your child is at the bus stop at least 5 minutes ahead of the scheduled pick up time and please understand that the afternoon drop off times are an estimate only and will most assuredly run a little later the first few weeks of school.
Pick Up and Drop Off
Students should only be picked up and dropped off at the parking lot at the corner of Park and Weston Streets. Weston is a one-way, southbound street. Campbell Street and Park Street are usually busy at dismissal when buses pick up students. We request that any parent who picks up a child after school not park across from the buses on either of these streets since it is dangerous for your child to cross the street between buses. Your cooperation in keeping our students safe is appreciated!
Parents should make every effort to schedule medical appointments outside the school day. In the event this is not possible, he/she should bring a note from the parent to the office before school on the day of the appointment. A pass will be issued to excuse the student at the appropriate time. A copy of the return to school note from the doctor’s/dentist’s office should be given to the attendance office upon the student’s return to school.
Leaving During the School Day
After School Activities
Messages & Deliveries
We are unable to pass along messages or deliver items to students during the school day except in the case of emergencies. Parents may bring forgotten items to the office. Your child will then be able to retrieve these items during one of their passing periods.
College & Career Planning
This year, Naviance, an online college and career planning tool, will be introduced to all students in grades 6-12.This tool will allow you to watch as your student participates in self-reflection about strengths and goals, future college and career interests, virtual college tours, four-year plans for high school, post-secondary goals and plans, and so much more. Look for more information about Naviance as our school year begins!
We Can't Wait to See You!
We look forward to working with you and your child this coming school year! We know that we are going to have a wonderful time together. Thanks for all you do. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if there is anything you need!