August 30, 2021

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Welcome Back, Students!

We are very excited to welcome our students back into the building this week! As a reminder, we will have a staggered start to the year. Please click on the graphic to determine which day your student will come to school. All students will be at school on Friday.


Last week we shared videos for morning drop off and afternoon pick-up procedures. For drop off and pick up we have added an additional loop through our overflow parking lot. Cones mark the loop and help us move traffic off of Forest Hill Avenue.


If you have any questions regarding your student's schedule, please contact their school counselor:


6th grade: Mrs. Montenero @ ellen.montenero@franklin.k12.wi.us

7th grade: Ms. Greco @ melinda.greco@franklin.k12.wi.us

8th grade: Mrs. Van Lith @ bernadette.vanlith@franklin.k12.wi.us

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Forest Park Administration

Board Of Education Recap & Masking Change

At last week’s Board of Education meeting, the school board heard a presentation from district leaders, including the district’s medical advisory team, and then ultimately voted on a change to masking requirements for the 2021-22 school year. Please see the full communication we sent to families on Thursday here and the current masking protocols for the start of the school year are shown below.

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At all elementary buildings and for 6th grade students at Forest Park, students are currently required to wear masks since the Community Burden Rate for Franklin is currently in the red. For grades 7 through 12, students are ‘recommended’ to wear masks. Franklin Public Schools will be releasing a dashboard weekly (on Fridays) to share the newest case rate information and any impact this has for masking for the following week. You can always find the dashboard and any updates on our Communications Hub here


Open School Days

Today, Monday August 30th from 8am-4pm, Forest Park will be open for families to walk their student's schedule, practice opening lockers, and stop in the office to pay fees (cash or check only!). Teachers will not be in their classrooms today.

Absence Notification Procedures

Please remember to use our attendance form for ANY attendance related notification including students leaving early, arriving late or full day absences.


Like last year, we will be asking parents/guardians to use THIS FORM to report student absences. The attendance form is also located as a button on the main school webpage and under the “Parents Information” section.


This form will require you to enter your child’s six-digit student ID number and birthdate before you can report your child absent. Student specific medical information collected by the form will remain confidential and only be shared within the health and nursing services team.

Forest Park Dismissal

All students will be released from school at 3:15pm. We will not be assigning family/parent pick up numbers this year. At 3:15pm, students will go to the parent pick up area or to their bus.

Early Dismissals & Late Arrivals

If you come to pick up your student during the school day, we ask that you do not enter our building but instead pull up into the circle driveway outside of our main office. Your student will be watching for you and we will send them out to your car when they see that you have arrived. If you are waiting longer than a few minutes for your student, you may call our main office to check in (414-529-8250).


If you are dropping your student off late for any reason, you do not need to come into the school with your student. Please pull into our circle driveway outside of the main office where your student can enter and check in. We will give your student a pass to class and update their attendance at that time.


Please remember to use THIS FORM for ANY attendance related notification including students leaving early, arriving late or full day absences. Please do not send notes with your student to notify us of these changes.

Dropping something off for your student?

If you are dropping off a forgotten item for your student (lunch, Chromebook, etc.), please use our drop off cart located inside the main entrance near the office. To limit the amount of traffic in/out of our main office, we ask that you leave the item(s) on the cart and clearly label the item(s) with your student's first and last name. Post it notes and pens are provided on the cart.


In an effort to reduce the amount of interruptions to students and teachers in the classroom, most items will be delivered to students during their 3rd hour class unless the item is clearly needed right away (for example, the student's Chromebook). If an item is dropped off after 3rd hour, we will get the item to the student as soon as possible.

Join Volition Franklin Youth

Volition Franklin Youth is a youth action group that empowers healthy decision-making. We’re passionate about substance misuse prevention and being a positive peer influence. We carry out many of the coalition’s initiatives, and most of our work happens in schools, at community events, and over social media, to reach other students.


Meetings will take place the first and third Thursday of the month after school from 3:15pm to 4pm in Room D108. Our first meeting is Thursday, September 16th, 2021.


If your student is interested in learning more about Volition Franklin Youth, please contact Ms. Henry (Adult Advisor) at ehenry@franklinwi.gov to learn more about our meetings!

SAGE Registration Now Open!

One of our goals at Forest Park Middle School is to ensure that all students feel safe and connected. Sexuality and Gender Empowerment (SAGE) is a newer club at FPMS. SAGE works to bring people together of different sexual orientations and gender identities in a safe environment to promote respect, friendship, and support. We will be planning activities that promote kindness and acceptance. Our mission is to create a safe space for students and staff. We are inviting ALL students to get involved in SAGE.


Registration is online only. Click HERE to learn more about how to sign up.


Please see your school counselor if you have any questions!

Forest Park Athletics and Activities

Registration for Athletics and Activities for the 21-22 school year at Forest Park Middle School is now open. Registration is to be completed online only. No paper forms or sign ups will be accepted. Click HERE to see the communication that was recently sent out to families with information about Athletics and Activities including details on how to register your student.

Picture Day - September 22nd

Forest Park's Picture Day will be held on Wednesday September 22nd during the school day. Picture make-up/re-take day will be held in October for any student that missed our original picture day or for those that want to re-do their photo.


Pictures can be ordered online here:

https://orders.schoolandsportpics.com/ordering

Use the drop down menu to select your school name.

Use this coupon code to save 10% off of your order if placed prior to
picture day:

Fall100371


Franklin Youth Girls Basketball Tryouts



Tryouts for Franklin Youth Girls Basketball’s 2021-2022 season will take place September 13th–16th.


Seethe schedule for each grade below:


4th Grade

Monday, September 13th from 6-7:30 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary

Wednesday, September 15th from 6-7:30 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary


5th Grade

Tuesday, September 14th from 6-7:30 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary

Thursday, September 16th from 6-7:30 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary


6th Grade

Monday, September 13th from 7:30-9:00 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary

Wednesday, September 15th from 7:30-9:00 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary


7th Grade

Tuesday, September 14th from 7:30-9:00 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary

Thursday, September 16th from 7:30-9:00 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary


8th Grade

Tuesday, September 14th from 6:00-7:30 pm at Forest Park Middle School (Gym 3)

Thursday, September 16th from 6:00-7:30 pm at Forest Park Middle School (Gym 3)


Players can either register in advance at www.juniorsabers.org (tab for Girls Basketball | Tryouts) or can show up and register at the door on the night of tryouts. For questions regarding tryouts or the youth girls’ program, please send an email to saberscoachmike@gmail.com

Franklin Youth Boys Basketball Club

Tryouts for the Franklin Youth Boys Basketball Club (FYBBC) 2021-22 season will take place between September 12 – 16 per the following schedule:


Sunday, September 12 @ Franklin High School

6th grade 10:00 -11:30 am

7th grade 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

8th grade 1:30-3:00 pm

Monday, September 13 @ Forest Park Middle School

4th grade 5:45-7:00 pm

5th grade 7:15-8:45 pm

Tuesday, September 14 @ Forest Park Middle School

4th grade 5:45-7:15 pm

7th grade 7:30-9:00 pm

Wednesday, September 15 @ Forest Park Middle School

6th grade 5:45-7:15 pm

8th grade 7:30-9:00 pm

Thursday, September 16 @ Forest Park Middle School

5th grade 5:45-7:15 pm


Players will be expected at both tryout dates. Pre-registration for tryouts is mandatory and registration will close at 10 p.m. on Thursday, September 9th. Please visit their webpage here for online registration and contact information if you have questions.

Check Out the Forest Park Facebook Page!

The Forest Park Middle School Facebook Page is now being updated regularly and you can head there to see the newest spirit wear photos from this week. Be sure to LIKE or FOLLOW the page so you get notified about updates!

Catch Up On District News

Please be sure to read the newest District Newsletter that comes out now every Friday. You can access all the issues here.

Guidance Counselors

Ellen Montenero, 6th grade counselor

ellen.montenero@franklin.k12.wi.us


Mindy Greco, 7th grade counselor

melinda.greco@franklin.k12.wi.us


Bernadette VanLith, 8th grade counselor

bernadette.vanlith@franklin.k12.wi.us

New -- SPEAK UP SPEAK OUT FORM

The District has joined “Speak Up Speak Out Wisconsin” for threat or incident reporting. This takes the place of our previous “StopIt” reporting form. Click on this link to view the new form. You will notice as you start typing the name of your school, the choices for schools narrows so you can select your school. By selecting your school, this report goes to the principal or local law enforcement when needed. The video linked below gives a good overview of how “Speak Up Speak Out Wisconsin” works and is good to review with your family.
Speak Up Speak Out WI