Franklin Family News

Volume 1 - Issue 23 - May 7, 2021

Getting Ready for Next Year

Hello Franklin Families! It is hard to believe we are already at that point to start thinking about plans for next year, but here we are. Below are several items that we would like your feedback on and also some opportunities for students to get involved at Franklin for this next year.

Franklin Middle School Art Club 2021-2022

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Do you enjoy painting, sculpting, or drawing OR do you want to get better at doing those things? If your answer is yes and you are going to be a 6th, 7th, or 8th grader at Franklin Middle School next year then we have the club for you!! Ms. Payne is going to be starting our Franklin Middle School Art Club this next fall. If you are interested in joining, please click on the survey below and fill it out so she can contact you with more details.
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ASB 2021-2022

Applications for ASB officer positions are open until Monday, May 10th. If you are interested in being a part of student leadership and planning our events at Franklin, check out the application below.
2021-2022 ASB Application - Click Here

Are you a current 6th or 7th grader and interested in a leadership position, if so apply for an ASB office by filling out this form.

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Picture retake day for Cohort A is May 25th and picture retake day for Cohort B is May 27th.

Parent Orientation Mini-Sessions for the 2021-2022 School Year

The Parent Involvement Committee at Franklin Middle School would like to better serve our families as they prepare for the start of the 2021-22 school year. We would like to offer a series of mini-sessions (approximately 1/2 hour long classes) on how to use different computer programs, and also help with the transition of your student to middle school. On the survey are a few of the ideas that the committee has come up with. We would like your feedback on which ones you are interested in and if you have any other ideas we didn't think of that we could offer as a session.
Thank you!
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More Teacher Interviews

The ASB student leaders have been working on interviews with each of our teachers at Franklin so that our Franklin Family can get to know our teachers even more. Check out the awesome interviews with Ms. Gawlik, Ms. Rehfield, and Ms. Nix.
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School Dress Code

Dress for Success Code

The purpose of the Franklin Dress Code is to foster a professional, safe, and respectful learning environment at school. We believe it is one more component of preparing students for success. Students who choose to dress inappropriately* will be asked to change. Shirt/pants will be provided by the office for the student to wear. Refusal to change is grounds for discipline.

*Inappropriate clothing is any item deemed by administration as disruptive to the education process or in current use of local gangs.


  • Must cover all of the stomach, back, and chest at all times, even with raised arms.
  • May not be see-through, except for sleeves, nor reveal any undergarment.
  • No portion of bras may show.


  • Cannot sag below hips or show any portion of underwear, even when worn with untucked shirts.
  • May not have tears or rips in the hip or thigh area so that skin is visible. Sewn-in linining is acceptable.
  • May not have any message written on the backside.
  • No pajama pants.


  • All shorts, skirts, and dresses must be longer than the finger tips when arms are at the students' side.


  • Hats and hoods cannot be worn inside the building. Belts made of web material and/or that hang down below the waist are not allowed.

No gang affiliated colors or clothing (varies with current trends)-such as:

  • No red shoes with read laces and no blue shoes with blue laces.
  • No bandanas.
Yakima School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees at 104 N. 4th Ave. Yakima WA 98902 have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: (Non-Students) Title IX/ADA: Robert Noe, Chief Legal Counsel, (509) 573-7039,; (Adult) ADA/504 Compliance Coordinator: Stephanie Arnold, Human Resources Director, (509) 573-7066,; (Students) Title IX/ADA/Section 504: Amanda Jewell, Executive Director of Student Life, (509) 573-7004, Individuals with disabilities who require assistance or special arrangements to attend a program or activity sponsored by the Yakima School District should contact one of the ADA Coordinators 24 hours in advance of the event to inquire about reasonable accommodation. Deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, and/or speech impaired individuals may access Washington Relay Services by calling 7-1-1- or 1-800-833-6388