FPHS Parent and Student Memo

July 5, 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.

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Dear Parents and Students,

  • This has been an incredibly challenging year with Covid, remote learning, and hybrid learning. Kudos and thanks to all of you for continuously trying to make the best of a very difficult time. We wish you all a wonderful, restful, re-energizing, and safe summer! We hope to get back to something that feels a lot more "normal" in the fall. As we receive guidance from our local health officials regarding the start of the school year, we'll continue to share information with you. Take care and stay safe!
  • 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!

Calendar Items:

  • Jun 29 - Aug 6: Summer School -- T, W, Th from 8:35am to 12:35pm.
  • Aug 31: First day of School
  • Sep 3: No school
  • Sep 6: Labor Day -- no school
  • Sep 15, 22, and 29: Early release Wednesdays

2021 FPHS Graduation Highlight Video!

In case you missed it ...
2021 Franklin Pierce HS Graduation

Immunizations for 2021-22:

Washington State law (RCW 28A.210.080) requires that all children enrolled at a public or private school must have documentation of the required immunizations (DTap, Polio, MMR, Varicella, Hep B, Bib, PCV) or an exemption in order to attend school, preschool, or child care, including those attending an alternative school program such as Running Start, vocational technical school or virtual school. The immunization records must be on file at the school, preschool or child care on or before the first day of attendance.



What do vaccines cost?

In Washington, all children under age 19 can get free vaccines from their health care provider. Providers may charge an office visit fee and a fee to give the vaccine, called an administration fee. If you cannot pay the administration fee, you can ask your health care provider to waive the cost.


Where do I get more information? Where do I get forms?

For more information about immunization requirements, including links to the forms mentioned above, visit https://www.doh.wa.gov/SCCI.


Please, make sure you're in compliance before the first day of school!

JULY Culture Calendar

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


JULY is ...

  • FRENCH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH. Learn more HERE.
  • 7/1: CANADA DAY. Learn more HERE.
  • 7/4: INDEPENDENCE DAY. Learn more HERE.
  • 7/11: WORLD POPULATION DAY. Learn more HERE.
  • 7/18: NELSON MANDELA DAY. Learn more HERE.
  • 7/26: DISABILITY INDEPENDENCE DAY. Learn more HERE.
  • 7/30: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FRIENDSHIP. Learn more HERE.


The Cardinal Character Trait for July is INDEPENDENCE. Learn more HERE.

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LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL:

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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.

Social Justice, Equity, and Anti-Racist Resources:

  1. Please, watch the video below to learn about some things people with disabilities wish you knew.


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.

Things People With Disabilities Wish You Knew

FPHS Sports!

FPHS Athletes and Families,

Thank you for helping Franklin Pierce HS get through numerous challenges this year and getting our students back into interscholastic athletics. We now look towards next year and back to growing the programs at Franklin Pierce HS. If we didn’t already know… or we had forgotten… This last year reminded us of the impact athletics has on our students and on the culture at Franklin Pierce HS. Continue to reach out to coaches and programs. Remain connected with your teams as we head off into the summer. Franklin Pierce HS wants to continue the momentum built in these last four months and into the next school year.


Please see contact information for all of our programs below.


FALL


Football

Trevor Hanson

Thanson@fpschools.org


Cross Country (B&G)

Jesse McNeil

Jmcneil@fpschools.org


Golf (Boys)

Colin Horak

chorak@fpschools.org


Golf (Girls)

Jeff Melvard

jmelvard@fpschools.org


Soccer (Girls)

Kyle Wynkoop

kwynkoop@fpschools.org


Swim & Dive (Girls)

TBH

TBH


Tennis (Boys)

Tyler Parsons

tparsons@fpschools.org


Volleyball (Girls)

Tiffany Disney

Tdisney@fpschools.org


Cheerleading

TBH

franklinpiercecheer@gmail.com



WINTER


Basketball (Boys)

John Barbee

jbcoaching@yahoo.com


Basketball (Girls)

Marcus Disney

mdisney@fpschools.org


Bowling (Girls)

Jeff Melvard

jmelvard@fpschools.org


Swim & Dive (Boys)

TBH

TBH


Wrestling (Boys)

Jeremy Kessler

Jkessler@fpschools.org


Wrestling (Girls)

Bre Spracklin

bspracklin@fpschools.org


Cheerleading

TBH

franklinpiercecheer@gmail.com



SPRING


Baseball

Nick Aloisio

Nick_aloisiopi@yahoo.com


Fastpitch

TBH

TBH


Soccer (Boys)

Brandon Henry

bhenry@fpschools.org


Tennis (Girls)

Tyler Parsons

tparsons@fpschools.org


Track & Field (Boys)

Howard Lutton

hlutton@fpschools.org


Track & Field (Girls)

Amy Utecht

autecht@fpschools.org

Resources

School Resources:


COVID- 19 Resources:


Community Resources: