Franklin Friday News

October 1, 2021

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Students who have not opted out of wearing a mask MUST bring their own mask to school daily. Franklin does not provide masks. In addition, please send your scholar to school with extra masks, as they may break during the school day.


Franklin's uniform dress code is being fully enforced.

Students are required to wear a polo shirt with the school logo and the required Franklin bottoms. In addition, belts should be worn, and shirts are required to be tucked into skirts/skorts, shorts, and pants.

Uniforms must be purchased from our vendor to ensure equity and safety.

(Vendor information is at the bottom of this Friday News.)

Grade Check

Quarter 1 ends on October 14. Please check PowerSchool to view your scholar's grades and any missing assignments. Please contact your scholar's teacher(s) with any questions.

Drop-off & Pick-up

Per the Franklin Academy Parent-Student Handbook, parents/guardians of students who do not arrive at the correct time will be required to park and escort their student(s) into the office to be signed in as tardy. This applies to PYP and MYP parents.

Parents of students in grades K-5 who are not picked up by 3:00 PM will be charged a late fee of $1.00 per minute, per student.

Parents of students in grades 6-8 not picked up by 4:00 PM will also be charged a late fee of $1.00 per minute, per student. Parents must come into the lobby to sign out their scholar.

IB Attribute of the Month-Open-Minded

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According to the IB, open-minded students are students who

appreciate their own cultures and the cultures and traditions of others. Open-minded students recognize and evaluate different perspectives and grow from their experiences.

If you see your scholar demonstrating open-mindedness, please email Ms. Hanza at so we can celebrate your scholar!

Scholastic Book Fair: October 6-October 14

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Harvest Fest-Saturday, October 9

Harvest Fest 2021 is coming!

Support our school by bringing your family to enjoy a jam-packed day of fun!

If you are interested in volunteering for this PTO event and earning service hours, please text PTO President, Tonja Ewing-Gomez at 561-512-9724.

Buy your tickets here today!


Mark your calendar for Spirit Week

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BYOD Information

If you are planning to send in an electronic device for your scholar to use on campus, please ensure that you complete the form below and have your scholar bring the device to the cafeteria next week. The same device needs to be brought to school daily. If a different device is brought to school, that device will not work, as it will not be connected to the network and will need to be set up by Mr. Manchella.

Please click here: to complete the BYOD form.

Weekly iReady Requirements

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All scholars in kindergarten through eighth grade receive a weekly classwork grade for iReady.

Scores are determined as listed below.

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Arrival/Dismissal Procedures


It is important that all students understand the importance of regular school attendance. In addition, it is important that students report to school on time. Instruction begins promptly at 7:45 AM for students in K-5 and 8:45 AM for students in grades 6-8. As a reminder breakfast will be provided 7:15 AM-7:40 AM for students in K-5 and 8:15 AM-8:40 AM for students in grades 6-8.


Dismissal is 2:30 PM for students in grades K-5 and 3:30 PM for students in grades 6-8. Parents of students in grades K-5 are not permitted to “stack” until 2:10 PM, and parents of students in grades 6-8 are not permitted to stack until 3:10 PM. Parents of students in grades K-5 who are not picked up by 3:00 PM will be charged a late fee of $1.00 per minute, per student. Parents of students in grades 6-8 not picked up by 4:00 PM will also be charged a late fee of $1.00 per minute, per student. Parents must come into the lobby to sign out their scholar.

Students who walk or ride their bikes are to sign out in the front lobby and leave the campus within five minutes of the dismissal bell. All students walking or riding bikes must have an authorization form signed by a parent/guardian on file in the school office. Parents who complete this form acknowledge the risk associated with allowing a child to arrive/leave campus unaccompanied by an adult. These forms must be updated annually and may be found on the school’s website.

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Sports Tryout Dates

(Click to Register)

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Our first PTO meeting was a great success! We elected the PTO board and previewed all the awesome events we have on the calendar for this school year. Click here for the meeting minutes. Attendees were given the opportunity to volunteer for upcoming events and join the planning committees. If you haven't joined the PTO yet, you still can here.

Did you know that the PTO runs a program that reimburses teachers for personal money spent on classroom supplies? The program is called Franklin Perks. Every year we ask for a suggested donation of $10 per child to fund this program. Teachers can submit receipts for up to $100 and be reimbursed. We need you, as this is entirely funded by parents. You can complete the form online at or you can complete the paper copy and send in a check or money order payable to Franklin Academy PTO.

This program is wonderful and we need you to help keep it going!

Franklin Perks

All-in-One Registration/Sign-up and Payment for Above

Lunch Menu

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SLA Lunch Cafeteria Hub and Menus

Cafeteria Hub Flyer

Breakfast $2*

Lunch $3*

Connecting To Your Online Lunch Account

Guide To SLA Management's Online Lunch System

Add funds to your child's lunch account

*There is no cost for school lunch for the 2021-2022 school year.

Please complete the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Application by clicking here:

1) It’s not just about free food – which by the way, is free for everyone this school year

2) Title I status brings A LOT of services and resources to the schools; which we could not afford without the designation.

3) Our network infrastructure (internet equipment and download speeds) are discounted based upon our NSLP rates. Without the submissions, the costs to maintain and replace this equipment goes up and then the upgrades could be delayed to financial restrictions.

4) It enables us to hire additional instructional staff.

5) We get access to other grants and resources based upon our NSLP rate.

6) By completing the application, families can also qualify for the Pandemic EBT Card (P-EBT), which can help them buy groceries. (Up to $399 per student)

If you have any questions regarding the National School Lunch Program, please feel free to email a member of the administration.

If you already applied online for Free & Reduced Lunch Meal Benefits and have application status questions, please email

School Uniforms

Please see the Parent-Student Handbook for Franklin's DressCode Policy.

As a reminder, non-Franklin sweatshirts or hoodies are not permitted to be worn.

Place your uniform order online at:

iUniforms provides Free Shipping and Easy Exchanges with a FREE Return Label included in every order.

- Ensure you are logged into your account before you start shopping.

- If you are unsure of your size, please visit the Sizing Kiosk in the school lobby.

- To set up a sizing appointment at iUniforms, please contact

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If you have not already done so, please complete this form so we have a record of how to dismiss your scholar(s).

Please notify your scholar's teacher if your scholar's way home changes.

Dash Pass

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DashPass Pickup Mobile App Instructional Video (Parents & Guardians)

Parent-School Communication

Please check the Power School Parent Portal to ensure that your correct email address is on file. The school uses parent email addresses to communicate information.

The instructions for the Power School Parent Portal are located here.

Don't miss out on important school information and updates!

Parent/Student Handbook 2021-2022

Franklin COVID Policy

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