FPHS Parent and Student Memo

Nov 2, 2020

Dear Parents and Students,

  • Please, take the time to read through the items below. You'll find some resources to help with grades, celebrate culture and community, learn about college, and updates for athletics.

Stay tuned for more information and details. We wish you all the very best. Stay safe and be well!

Election Video Update

Need help with time management or organization?

Students and Parents,

If you're noticing that managing asynchronous time has become a challenge, please use the Weekly Planner attachment below to organize your day. If you're organized and managing your time wisely, you should be finished with all of your schoolwork by 3pm each day. If you're using this planner and still not able to finish by 3pm, please contact your teachers or the HW Center for additional help.

Parents, need help checking your child's grades? Watch the video below.

Getting into TeacherEase

November Culture Calendar

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

November is ...

  • Native American Heritage Month. Learn more HERE.
  • National Adoption Awareness Month. Learn more HERE.
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Learn more HERE.
  • 11/1: Dia de los Muertos. Learn more HERE.
  • 11/11: Veterans Day. Learn more HERE.
  • 11/14: Diwali. Learn more HERE.
  • 11/16: Dutch American Heritage Day. Learn more HERE.
  • 11/26: Thanksgiving

  • Cardinal Character Trait for October: RESPONSIBILITY

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Puyallup Tribal Lushootseed Land Acknowledgement

Native American Heritage Month: Did you know ... ?

Previous names of Mount Rainier: Puyallup people often referred to this mountain as Tahoma, Tacobeh, and Pooskaus before it was named by white settlers.

Washington State Tribes map: https://www.washingtontribes.org/the-tribes-of-washington/ - Sidenote: This map only shows federally recognized tribes. The Duwamish tribe, on of the tribes Chief Seattle is from, is not listed on this map because the Federal Government does not recognize them. Also, this is an interactive map so you can hover your mouse over the different tribe names and learn more about each of them.

    Poem by Joy Harjo: https://poets.org/poem/remember-0

      Traditional clothing of the Coastal Salish people (northwest tribes) https://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/permanent/northwest-coast/kwakwa-ka-wakw/kwakwa-ka-wakw-collection/clothing

      Day of the Dead

      A message from our Family and Community Engagement Coordinator, Ms. Bonita Lee:

      Hello FP Community,

      Thank you to everyone who participated in Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

      If you have any questions, please reach out.


      Ms. Lee

      Family and Community Engagement Coordinator

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      Please see this ONE time COVID-19 financial relief program available to immigrants in Washington State.

      The Immigrant Relief Fund WA is providing direct cash payments to individuals who have not qualified for federal stimulus, etc. due to status and have been financially impacted by COVID.


      SENIOR Yearbook Photos!

      Hello Seniors!

      This is a reminder from your FPHS Yearbook Crew that senior portraits are due by 12/1. Below are instructions on how to upload them online (do not send photos via email). Please, remember this is for seniors only. Underclassmen who want to submit photos will have the opportunity to do so at a later date. Thanks!
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      PLU Student Perspectives: Why PLU
      Pierce College Puyallup

      Homework Center: Free Tutoring Daily

      Our FPHS Homework Center is open 5 days per week. You can receive help and support in any class from Mr. Rhue and Mr. Bofa. Students in need of assistance can access the HW Center during their ASYNCHRONOUS time.


      • Monday through Friday: 9am - 11am and 12:30pm - 2:30pm.
      • On Wednesdays, there is an additional hour available from 3pm to 4pm.

      HW Center LINK.

      Assessment Center!

      The Assessment Center is fully functional via Teams for any student who needs to make-up or retake an assessment. A link to the assessment center scheduling page is available on all teachers' Canvas pages and HERE. The link will direct students to the Bookings calendar so that they can schedule a time to take the assessment that works best for them. Students can also select the notification option in the scheduler to receive a reminder via email. We strongly suggest that you do this. Once the student schedules their assessment, they should notify their teacher, so the assessment and test codes are sent to Assessment Center staff.

      FPHS Sports!!!

      FPHS athletes and families,

      There is still a lot to be decided in terms of how our interscholastic sports seasons are going to be formatted. As of right now there are no changes in athletic seasons from the initial modifications the WIAA made this summer. However, considerations are being made on potential new formats due to risk levels associated with each sport in association with Covid-19 case numbers. If changes happen we will notify our families through all outlets possible. You can also stay connected on most recent developments through these links provided by the Washington Interscholastic Athletics Association.

      For the latest updates and information about 2020-21 high school sports, please visit the WIAA website HERE and watch the video from Mr. McNeil below.

      For the most recent modified sport season calendar, visit HERE.

      For some exciting news! There are now opportunities for your son or daughter to engage with FPHS coaches and take part in an organized conditioning program. See below for dates and times have been approved by the school district for a conditioning program.

      In order for athletes to be able to participate in the conditioning program they will need to complete the following items prior to arrival.

      • Register in Family ID (Covid-19 waiver included in registration)
      • Have a current physical on file

      It is important for athletes and families to note that spaces for these conditionings are limited based on capacity. Registrations will be approved on a first come first serve basis as long as athlete has a current physical and familyID registration is complete. A Microsoft Forms registrations will become an active live link on Franklin Pierce High School’s homes page on Tuesday at 3PM. https://franklinpiercehighschool.fpschools.org

      Access this website and link to ensure you spot in the program.

      If approved for the conditioning program. The following practices and guidelines will be in place on each day upon arrival:

      Daily Screening

      · All coaches, student-athletes and approved school personnel are required to complete an in-person COVID-19 Screening PRIOR to entrance to the training session.

      · Temperature will be taken of each person attending the training session.

      · Screening questions will be asked of each person attending the training session. This allows coaches to interact directly with the student-athlete.

      · Any coach or student-athlete answering yes will not be allowed to enter the facility or practice. Contact parent/guardian immediately about next steps and pick-up from practice.

      · No parents or spectators will be allowed at Fall Training in-person practices. Only coaches, student-athletes cleared for practice, athletic trainers, and approved school personnel will be permitted. Others are welcome to wait in their vehicle or return after practice for student pick-up.

      · Coaches will receive training/instruction on all screening protocol prior to conducting any training session.

      Other Requirements

      · Cloth masks will be properly worn by student-athletes any time they are not participating in drills. Entering and exiting the facility, moving around the facility, occupying the sideline, etc. To the extent possible masks should be worn during training. All adults, coaches and school personnel will wear the KN95 masks provided by the district.

      · Students will bring their own clothing, towels, and other personal equipment. Sharing of any equipment is NOT allowed.

      · Everyone will bring their own container of water to drink. Sharing is NOT allowed. Water faucets will not be available to use.

      · Gathering size meets TPCHD and State DOH guidelines. This number will depend on multiple criteria such as TPCHD metric status, State DOH Guidelines, WIAA guidelines for each sport, indoor or outdoor training, and capacity of the facility.

      · Maintain distancing protocols per State DOH, WIAA and TPCHD guidelines.

      · Practicing physical distancing of more than 6 feet is always required of all participants.

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      Athletic Update - Friday, October 30th


      School Resources:

      COVID- 19 Resources:

      Community Resources:

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