March 7th, 2022

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Forest Park Administration

Welcome Back John Brandes and Thank You Mr. Stephans!

We would like to thank Mr. Stephans for helping out in the office for the last 4 weeks and the positive impact he had on the students he was able to support.


Mr. Brandes has returned from his paternity leave and will be available to support students.


Student Engagement Pulse Survey: “This week your student will be participating in a Student Engagement Survey. This survey was written by the district and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. It asks students to respond to questions in areas related to environment, learning, and relationships. Information from this survey is used by teachers and administrators to identify areas of improvement related to the student experience. If you have questions about the survey, please contact Jake Misiak.

Activity Night - This Friday!

The 7th grade Service Learning class will be hosting a St. Patrick's Day themed Activity Night for all Forest Park students this Friday 3/11 from 5:30pm-7pm. Enjoy crafts, games and even McDonald's Shamrock Shakes! Admission is $5 at the door (no ticket pre-sales!). We hope to see everyone there!

Visitor & Volunteer Update

Beginning Monday, March 7th, visitors and volunteers are not required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. All other visitor and volunteer information, including our background check process, is available on this page of our website here.


WSMA Festival This Sat 3/12 At FHS

The Franklin Music Department is proud to host the WSMA District Solo/Ensemble Festival on Saturday, March 12, at Franklin High School (press release here)!


It takes many volunteers for this event to run smoothly. Please consider volunteering for a few hours and enjoying wonderful music while you do. Please use this link to sign up. If you have any questions, please email United Music Parents at fhsumps@gmail.com

Superintendent Search Survey - Please Complete by Mon 3/14

As shared to all families earlier this week (here), we are actively collecting feedback for our Superintendent Search that is being conducted by School Exec Connect in partnership with our Board of Education. We emailed all district families about our Superintendent Search Survey and that survey is only open until the end of the day, Monday, March 14th. If you have not yet completed the survey, please do as we would like to collect as much feedback from families, staff and community members as we can to help inform the candidate profile that is being created for the search. Click here for the survey.


Saber Manufacturing Spring Sale Is Open!

The FHS Student-run company, Saber Manufacturing, is launching this spring season’s order form beginning today, Monday, March 7th. We have a variety of items to offer, which you can see in the accompanying picture. The order form closes on Friday, April 1st! If you have any questions, please contact Saber Manufacturing via email at sabermanufacturing@franklin.k12.wi.us Thank you so much for your support!


For more information, check out our website or

Twitter: @SaberManufactu1

Instagram: @sabermanufacturing

Facebook: @SaberManufacturing


Parent Drop off & Pick Up Reminders

Earlier this year, we shared videos for morning drop-off and pick-up procedures. For drop off and pick up please continue to use the loop through our overflow parking lot. When there is snow, the cones that mark the loop are removed. Please continue to form the loop even when the cones are not present. Continuing to have the extra loop through the parking lot helps us move traffic off of Forest Hill Avenue.


For morning drop-off, please remember to allow the outside lane to be clear of standing traffic so that teachers can use the outside lane to access the staff parking lot. For additional information about our procedures please see the following video.


Thank you for all of your help to make our morning and afternoon traffic as smooth as possible!

ON-SITE TESTING - New Location!

Beginning today, Monday, February 28th, we will be making some changes to the structure of On-Site Testing by Summit Clinical Labs in the district.

  • Testing still continues at Franklin High School on school days from 7am to 3pm for staff and students.

  • The Forest Park Middle School main office is now has testing available for district students, families and staff from 7:30am to 3:30pm.

  • Please note that testing is not offered at the ECC District Office anymore as of Monday 2/28.

Please review this document for other up-to-date details and questions you may have about how testing works.


March Is Music In Our School's Month

March is recognized as Music in Our School’s Month. Throughout March, music educators and music students around the country will be celebrating music education in their classes and discussing how this year’s theme, “Music - The Sound of My Heart” resonates with them. The impact of music education on the lives of students during this school year is evident in how the social-emotional benefits have carried our students through the pandemic and brought joy to their lives. We encourage families to have discussions about how music is celebrated in your family and how it has been a part of your family’s history and traditions. Thank you for supporting music and making music an important part of our children’s education.

BSA Troop 539 Recruiting

BSA Troop 539 based out of Forest Park Middle School is starting a new girls Troop and is recruiting new Scouts. This opportunity is open to all youths, 5th grade and older. To learn more about this opportunity please come to our recruitment night on 4/7 at 6:30pm at Forest Park Middle School. We'll have an information session followed by an opportunity for new Scouts to attend a Troop meeting at 7. For more information contact Jim Larsen (farside41@gmail.com or 414-339-1977)

Register for Franklin Little League 2022 Season

Baseball and Softball registration continues!


Don't Forget Your Coat

All students will continue to go outside for recess even as the weather gets colder. The decision to have an outdoor or indoor recess is based on both the wind speed and temperature. Students do not go outdoors if it is raining/snowing or if the temperature falls below 0 degrees wind chill. Please encourage your students to dress appropriately as they will continue to go outside for recess. This includes bringing a coat, hat and gloves.

Order Your Forest Park Yearbook

Order your FPMS yearbook today! Visit jostensyearbooks.com to place your order.


If you have any questions, please contact our yearbook advisor, Karisa Stiglitz, at karisa.stiglitz@franklin.k12.wi.us

Did Your Student Lose Their Student ID?

Students can purchase a new student ID by bringing $5 (cash only!) to the main office. Student IDs take approximately one week to get printed/shipped to us from the photography company. Once we receive the replacement we will get the new ID to your student.

REGISTRATION FOR 22-23 IS NOW OPEN FOR NEW FAMILIES!

Our registration is now open for next school year for new families to the district and next year’s 4K. You can find all the necessary details on our website here. Please note that students already enrolled in our schools do not have to have a new registration completed. You may utilize the “Create Account” and “Forgot Password” buttons on the registration page to complete your registration or gain access if you have created an account in the past. Please help us share that registration is open with any new families to the area or those with younger children that would be entering 4K or 5K!


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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.

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.

Franklin Public Schools is Hiring!

We are hiring for Food Service Workers ($15/hour starting wage, part-time) and Bus Drivers ($21/hour starting wage, other bonuses, paid training through First Student in Muskego).


Click on the images below to go right to the postings and join a great team!

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

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