August 30, 2021
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 @ email@example.com
7th grade: Ms. Greco @ firstname.lastname@example.org
8th grade: Mrs. Van Lith @ email@example.com
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.
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
Absence Notification Procedures
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.
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Pictures can be ordered online here:
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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:
Monday, September 13th from 6-7:30 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary
Wednesday, September 15th from 6-7:30 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary
Tuesday, September 14th from 6-7:30 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary
Thursday, September 16th from 6-7:30 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary
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
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
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 email@example.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.