FPHS Parent and Student Memo

August 2, 2021

FPS District Equity Statement

We are committed to supporting students, families, and staff by dismantling racism and other systems of oppression and inequity by empowering each individual to be successful by valuing race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, culture, and environment.


DISTRICT AREAS OF FOCUS AND IMPROVEMENT:

  1. Equity and Social Justice
  2. Improved Instruction
  3. Family and Community Partnership


Our Equity Team would like to partner with our parents and students to fulfill our mission to support our students, staff, and families by identifying and dismantling systems that perpetuate, exacerbate, or produce inequities based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc. If you would like to collaborate with us, please let us know HERE. If you want to learn more about our commitment to EQUITY and ANTI-RACISM, feel free to contact any of our FPHS Equity Team members: Hartley, Marzano, Wright, Laban, Apelu, Brist, Call, Chapman, Detweiler, Fineman, Goodrum, Inman, Kaunda, B. Lee, Martin, Plaskett, Quill, Roscoe, Scroger, Shoopman, Washam, McNeil, Wacker, Tracy, and T. Johnson.

Dear Parents and Students,

  • Believe it or not, the 2021-22 school year is right around the corner. We're excited to get back to "normal" in many ways, but we know we're still going to need to make adjustments based on local Health Department guidelines.
  • We're still planning for all students and staff returning to school for in-person instruction five days per week (no cohorts) and full school days (8:15am to 2:45pm). Current Health Department guidelines for schools dictate that we will still be required to wear masks despite vaccination status.
  • Find more info on Tacoma Pierce County Health Department School Guidelines HERE.
  • We are still finalizing student schedules for 2021-22. Once they're complete, they'll be available on Skyward Family Access. Students will also receive copies on their first day of school.
  • See HERE for information about student bus routes.
  • Make sure you're following us on Social Media: FPHS Facebook page; FPHS Twitter page; FPHS Instagram page.
  • Visit HERE to view previous Parent and Student Memos.


Please, make sure you have all the info below. We miss you and wish you all the very best. Stay safe and be well!

Calendar Items:

  • Jun 29 - Aug 6: Summer School -- T, W, Th from 8:35am to 12:35pm.
  • Aug 23 - 26: Staff Training Days
  • Aug 31: First day of School
  • Sep 3: No school
  • Sep 6: Labor Day -- no school
  • Sep 8: Back to School Night, 6pm to 7:30pm
  • Sep 15, 22, and 29: Early release Wednesdays

Bell Schedules

Students will rotate through 4 classes daily with 8 classes total.

Advisory classes will meet on M, T, Th, and F.

Most Wednesdays will be early dismissal.

See bell schedules below.

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Immunizations for 2021-22: (Does not pertain to Covid Vaccinations)

Washington State law (RCW 28A.210.080) requires that all children enrolled at a public or private school must have documentation of the required immunizations (DTap, Polio, MMR, Varicella, Hep B, Bib, PCV) or an exemption in order to attend school, preschool, or child care, including those attending an alternative school program such as Running Start, vocational technical school or virtual school. The immunization records must be on file at the school, preschool or child care on or before the first day of attendance.


What do vaccines cost?

In Washington, all children under age 19 can get free vaccines from their health care provider. Providers may charge an office visit fee and a fee to give the vaccine, called an administration fee. If you cannot pay the administration fee, you can ask your health care provider to waive the cost.


Where do I get more information? Where do I get forms?

For more information about immunization requirements, including links to the forms mentioned above, visit https://www.doh.wa.gov/SCCI.


Please, make sure you're in compliance before the first day of school!

AUGUST Culture Calendar

Students and Families, take some time this month to learn something new about a different culture and share it with others.


AUGUST is ...

  • NATIONAL CIVILITY MONTH. Learn more HERE.
  • 8/9: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE. Learn more HERE.
  • 8/14: INTERNATIONAL LEFT-HANDERS DAY. Learn more HERE.
  • 8/19: WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY. Learn more HERE.
  • 8/22: OBON. Learn more HERE.
  • 8/23: INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE REMEMBRANCE OF THE SLAVE TRADE AND ITS ABOLITION. Learn more HERE.
  • 8/26: WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY. Learn more HERE.


The Cardinal Character Trait for AUGUST is DIGNITY. Learn more HERE.

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LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL:

Your reality after high school

Family and Community Engagement

The Franklin Pierce High School Food & Hygiene Pantry is available for all students and their families.


Use this LINK to view our current food & hygiene pantry options. Please mark the items you need and staff will put together a bag or box. We will contact you when your bag is ready for pick up or delivery.


Additional ways to request items: You can request a paper copy of this form by contacting Bonita Lee at blee@fpschools.org or call 253-298-3837 to request items via phone.

Social Justice, Equity, and Anti-Racist Resources:

  1. Please, watch the video below to learn more about why we observe International Day for the World's Indigenous Peoples.


The first step in ALLYSHIP is LISTENING.

The second step is BELIEVING.

The third step is ACTION. Get involved and create the positive change you want to see in the world.

International Day for the World's Indigenous Peoples

FPHS Sports!

FPHS Athletes and Families,

Thank you for helping Franklin Pierce HS get through numerous challenges this year and getting our students back into interscholastic athletics. We now look towards next year and back to growing the programs at Franklin Pierce HS. If we didn’t already know… or we had forgotten… This last year reminded us of the impact athletics has on our students and on the culture at Franklin Pierce HS. Continue to reach out to coaches and programs. Remain connected with your teams as we head off into the summer. Franklin Pierce HS wants to continue the momentum built in these last four months and into the next school year.


Please see contact information for all of our programs below.


FALL


Football

Trevor Hanson

Thanson@fpschools.org


Cross Country (B&G)

Jesse McNeil

Jmcneil@fpschools.org


Golf (Boys)

Colin Horak

chorak@fpschools.org


Golf (Girls)

Jeff Melvard

jmelvard@fpschools.org


Soccer (Girls)

Kyle Wynkoop

kwynkoop@fpschools.org


Swim & Dive (Girls)

TBH

TBH


Tennis (Boys)

Tyler Parsons

tparsons@fpschools.org


Volleyball (Girls)

Tiffany Disney

Tdisney@fpschools.org


Cheerleading

TBH

franklinpiercecheer@gmail.com



WINTER


Basketball (Boys)

John Barbee

jbcoaching@yahoo.com


Basketball (Girls)

Marcus Disney

mdisney@fpschools.org


Bowling (Girls)

Jeff Melvard

jmelvard@fpschools.org


Swim & Dive (Boys)

TBH

TBH


Wrestling (Boys)

Jeremy Kessler

Jkessler@fpschools.org


Wrestling (Girls)

Bre Spracklin

bspracklin@fpschools.org


Cheerleading

TBH

franklinpiercecheer@gmail.com



SPRING


Baseball

Nick Aloisio

Nick_aloisiopi@yahoo.com


Fastpitch

TBH

TBH


Soccer (Boys)

Brandon Henry

bhenry@fpschools.org


Tennis (Girls)

Tyler Parsons

tparsons@fpschools.org


Track & Field (Boys)

Howard Lutton

hlutton@fpschools.org


Track & Field (Girls)

Amy Utecht

autecht@fpschools.org

Resources

School Resources:


COVID- 19 Resources:


Community Resources:

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