February 28th, 2022

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Forest Park Administration

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(NEW) Masking No Longer Required On Buses

As of late Friday, the Centers for Disease Control released updated guidance for masking on public transportation (here). Beginning today, Monday, February 28th, face coverings are no longer required on school buses and other district transportation.

Further decisions regarding masking for 4K and Early Childhood students will be evaluated by the Board of Education as soon as possible. We will communicate any changes with families.

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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.

Donations needed!

Ms. Smith and Ms.Yates's service-learning class will be collecting item donations for the Hope House! They are planning on collecting personal hygiene products by putting boxes outside of classrooms. The donations will be collected from February 28th to March 11th. Help us help the Hope House by donating any of the items listed below!

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Soap
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Deodorant
  • Baby wipes
  • Tissue packs

COVID-19 Federal Funding Stakeholder Feedback

Franklin Public Schools is collecting feedback from stakeholders (parents/guardians, staff and students) about the federal ESSER III funds that are being made available to public school districts due to COVID-19. Please consider taking this 1-question survey to provide your feedback regarding the use of ESSER III federal funds. The deadline to submit is by 11:59pm on Tuesday, March 1st.

Parents - please invite your children to also submit a response to this 1-question survey on how these funds should be spent that align with the guidelines shared on the welcome page of the survey.

Forte Theatre School Performance

Leapin' Lizards! Come enjoy this Broadway classic with your family and friends as the irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved, award-winning musicals! Forte Theatre School students ages 10-18, including many Franklin Public Schools students, will bring this story to life on the FHS Saber Center stage March 4th-6th. Family fun for all ages! $12-$15. Get your tickets today!

Register for Franklin Little League 2022 Season

There may be a few inches of snow outside, but we're dreaming of sunny skies, chalked baselines and green outfields! Aren't you?! Register at www.franklinll.org for baseball and softball ages 4-16 by February 28th to get the best pricing!

*****FLL is looking for 14 - 16 year olds for our FLL Jr/Sr Travel Baseball Team. Please register at: http://www.franklinll.org

Franklin Little League Winter Workouts For 13-16 Year Olds

This Winter season we are excited to announce that we have put together a great off-season training program for some of our older players!

Workouts will include Fielding, Pitching, Catching, Hitting, and Base-Running. Thursdays, January 20th through March 10th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex Fieldhouse (6000 W. Ryan Road).

There are limited spaces available, so sign-up fast! http://www.franklinll.org

News From Our Food Service Department

Here are a few important reminders regarding students lunches and the snack line:

  • Student ID's are Required for all students in the Lunchroom.

  • To make a Purchase in Our Snack Line Students are REQUIRED to have their ID! If they do not have their ID they can not make a purchase in this line.

  • 2 Lines are designated for Students to Scan their ID when getting their lunch.

  • We do understand at times students may forget their ID or even lose their ID, for this reason we have 1 Line designated for these students and these students ONLY!

  • The No ID Line is not for Students that are refusing to bring their ID or for whatever reason are not purchasing a new one. Please ask your student if they are using this line daily and if they are please encourage them to be responsible, to be respectful of the students that made a mistake & kitchen staff, bring their ID & use the correct line.

  • Pushing, Shoving, Swearing, Being Loud, Disrespectful or Destructive in Line will get them sent to the end of the line.

  • Stealing of any kind is unacceptable, this includes but is not limited to putting items in their pockets, taking more than one item or using another student's ID to purchase something. All incidents will be reported to the administration.

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.


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


Mindy Greco, 7th grade counselor


Bernadette VanLith, 8th grade counselor



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