September 6, 2021
21/22 SCHOOL PHOTOS
School Pictures will take place during the school day on Thursday, September 9th. Our Make-up/Retake Day will be Tuesday, October 12th. If you are unable to make it on either of those days, or your student is learning virtually, please contact the School and Sport Pics New Berlin office at 262-780-2901 to set up an appointment.
VISITORS & VOLUNTEERS IN SCHOOLS
In regards to visitors or volunteers, any person entering any school building during the school day when children are present for school is required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. Masks should be worn at all times when in the building, and the visitor/volunteer should limit direct contact with others and maintain social distance (6 feet or more) when able.
Visitors and volunteers who are outdoors during the school day where students are present are required to wear a mask unless they have been vaccinated. Visitors or volunteers in the building after school, in locations where students are not present, are not required to wear a mask.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT DAYS
BOARD OF EDUCATION RECAP & MASKING CHANGE
BOARD OF EDUCATION RECAP & MASKING CHANGEAt 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
KIDS CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS
Many families are enrolled in our before and after school care through KIDS CLUB, under the Community & Recreation Department. Since Kids Club operates within Franklin Public Schools, we will be following the same masking and safety protocols as the schools. Here are some brief notes about what you can expect when dropping off or picking up your child from Kids Club:
Parents may not enter the building and we will use the same “walkie talkie” protocol that we utilized last year. More communication about this regarding how to use the walkie to call into the building will be coming to families soon.
Per the district masking protocols, children need to be masked to enter the elementary building and our staff is not able to help children put on their masks. Please see that your child is properly masked before entering the building.
MEDICATION FOR THE 21/22 SCHOOL YEAR
If your student will require ANY (over the counter or
prescription) medication for the 21-22 school year
Please fill out the Request to Administer Medication
form found on our district website and have it signed by
Starting August 30th, all medication can be dropped off at the school in its original container along with this form.
BUS TRANSPORTATION FOR PARENTS OF 4K & 5K
4K & Kindergarten students will be picked up and dropped off with other elementary students at a designated stop. A parent or designee must assume responsibility for the child at the stop when dropped off.
If parents would like to designate a person other than themselves, they can send an email to email@example.com
In regards to same day notification (this should only be done for emergencies), please call First Student Busing at 414-422-2020 so they can pass along the information to the bus driver.
It is essential to note that student absences are now reported using THIS FORM. The Absence Reporting Form is also located as a button on the Pleasant View 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.
The Absence Reporting Form should be used to report ANY attendance change including late arrivals, early departures, and pre planned absences for both in-person and virtual students.
In our ‘Vamos a Jugar’ and ‘Vamos a Acampar’ classes, students will explore sports, games, hobbies and the great outdoors. Using builder phrases, we will get the students speaking small sentences and phrases in class right from day one. Whether on the field, at the lake, or on the playground, your child will be able to use his or her new Spanish skills! Classes fill up fast –Register today, Don’t delay! Enroll online: www.FuturaAdventures.com
Pack 538 is hosting a Join Scouting Recruitment Night at Pleasant View Elementary Library
from 6:15 to 7:15 PM on Wednesday 9/8/21. Pack 538 has over 35 Scouts from multiple schools
in the Franklin school district, private schools and homeschooling families. Scouts have year-
round fun with STEM events, community service, camping and more.
Parents and potential new scouts (boys and girls who will be in grades Kindergarten (K5)
through 5 th Grade for School Year 2021-2022) are invited to attend, learn about Cub Scouts,
Contact Tim Bienzen, at 414-793-9245 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Visit
www.Pack538.com for more information.
Attention K-5th Girls - This year’s "Little Girls Clinic" is coming up! Learn a Pom routine from the State Champion Franklin Varsity Dance Team and PERFORM at halftime during the Franklin Varsity Football game on Friday, September 17th at 7:00pm.
WHEN: Friday, September 17, 2021
WHERE: FHS Cafeteria (enter by Saber Center)
COST: $30 (additional siblings $25)
*Price includes a Pom t-shirt, set of poms and hair bow.
*Pizza, juice and a cookie will be served.
Click here to register and for contact information if you have questions!
FRANKLIN YOUTH GIRLS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS
Tryouts for Franklin Youth Girls Basketball’s 2021-2022 season will take place September 13th–16th. See
the 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 (FYBC)
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
AFTER SCHOOL THEATRE CLASSES
Sing! Dance! Act! Join Character Kids for a fun-filled after school theatre class at Pleasantview on Tuesdays, 3:20-4:20 pm, starting September 21st! Students will learn the basics of acting, singing and musical theatre dance through theatre games, skill building exercises and work on a group song or scene. Parents are invited to a special performance on the last day of class. Focus is put on developing imagination, social skills and a positive self image through the performing arts. Click HERE for more info or to register. www.characterkidsdrama.com
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Earn Box Tops with Digital Receipts!
If you’re shopping online for groceries or get emailed receipts, you can still earn Box Tops for Pleasant View!! For more information, please visit https://www.boxtops4education.com/emailgroceryreceipts.
Scanning is easy!!
• download the Box Tops for Education app at the App Store
• Sign up for Free
• Enter Pleasant View Elementary School
• Start scanning! (Scan receipt within 14 days of purchase)
• For more information, please visit www.BTFE.com
***The next submission date is in October (before the 11/1/20 Box Tops expiration date), so don’t feel rushed to get physical Box Tops in before this school year ends. September is perfect! ***Please continue to scan your receipts within two weeks for digital-only items.
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.
Going forward, we will have a graphic for Speak Up Speak Out Wisconsin at the bottom of each newsletter that you can click on for quick access to report incidents if needed. You can also add the Speak Up Speak Out App on your phone for quick reporting by utilizing these links: iOS | Android
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. If you know of any children in Franklin ages 2-18, there is a weekly signup form to pick up food while schools are closed.