Franklin Friday News
What's Going On at #FAPBG-Week of June 14, 2021
Covid-19 Self-Reporting Form
This form is to be used by Franklin Academy staff, parents, students, vendors, volunteers and other community members. Self-isolation would be associated with exposure to someone with actual COVID-19 or having a positive test result.
A WELCOME MESSAGE FROM OUR NEW PRINCIPAL
Hello Franklin Academy families, faculty, scholars and community! My name is Jason Ratner, and I am excited to serve as your new Principal/IB Head of School. 2020-2021 marks my seventh year as a school leader during my 18 year career in education. Prior to becoming your Principal, I served as an Assistant Principal at the Franklin Academy Cooper City Campus. I have taught middle and high school science and worked as a Dean of Students as well. People describe me as a communicator, motivator, mentor, coach and a teacher at heart.
My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Science Education from the University of South Florida, a Master of Science in Marine Environmental Science from Nova Southeastern University and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University.
Building the capacity of your scholars to think critically, foster a love of learning and become productive members of our global society are key goals I aim to accomplish as your Principal. A favorite quote of mine is “ Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.” I lead by example as learning new things is an integral part of life. I also treasure the partnerships we develop and maintain with all of our stakeholders.
My wife Tiffany and I have three amazing kiddos; Jackson (9), Bailey (8) and Oren (20 months). I will treasure your children as my own and make it a priority to keep them safe.
I look forward to meeting each of you and learning how I can best support you throughout my time here. Go Franklin!
Summer Reading Links and Assignments
Electronic Device Collection Schedule
Fifth Grade PYP Exhibition
FIFTH GRADE EXHIBITION LINKS
Ms. Tschannen: https://TINYURL.COM/MS-TSCHANNENS-CLASS
Ms. Peak: https://TINYURL.COM/MRS-PEAKS-CLASS
Ms. Littlefield: https://TINYURL.COM/MS-LITTLEFIELDS-CLASS
Ms. Contardo: https://TINYURL.COM/MS-CONTARDOS-CLASS
Ms. Morabito: https://TINYURL.COM/MS-MORABITOS-CLASS
Annual Registration for 2021-2022
Franklin’s Annual Registration Update Process is ENDING SOON!
Completion is required for returning students.
Please visit https://ps.franklin-academy.org/public/, sign in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal, and click on the Registration (2021-2022) link.
If you are having difficulty accessing your account, please call the school’s main number and an Administrative Assistant will attempt to assist you or transfer you to the Registrar.
2021-2022 New Franklin Families
- Incoming students have not been entered into PowerSchool yet; therefore, you will not have an access ID or password. The rollover to PowerSchool will happen during the summer.
After School Connections 2021 Summer Camp
Free Online Books
Please remember to download the DashPass app to your phone so that your scholar can be released to carline in a timely manner.
ALL PARTIES PICKING UP SCHOLARS MUST HAVE THE DASHPASS APP IN ORDER FOR THE SCHOLAR TO BE CUED AND RELEASED. (e.g. grandparents, older siblings, family friends)
Please ensure that scholars are wearing appropriate, approved Franklin Academy outerwear. Hoodies and other non-Franklin outerwear will be confiscated. Please refer to our handbook for reminders on our dress code.
Early Release Procedure
- For early release, please head over to the Dashpass app and submit an early release request on the day of the early release.
- It will send you an email. You must approve the request in the email in order for the school to receive the early release request and approve it.
- When you arrive at the school to pick-up your scholar, use the camera on your mobile phone to scan the QR code that is hanging on the door.
- Complete the form that shows up on your mobile phone, and your scholar(s) will be released to you.
FRANKLIN ACADEMY PALM BEACH GARDENS CAMPUS
BUILDING BETTER PEOPLE, EVERYDAY
An International Baccalaureate Candidate School
Primary Years Programme