November 9, 2020

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FHS Updates

Important Information From FHS Administrators

Good afternoon parents, caregivers, and students,

As a reminder, live synchronous at home learning through virtual instruction will start for our in-person students and staff tomorrow, Tuesday, November 10th. Teachers will communicate with students how live synchronous learning will take place so please have students regularly check Google Classroom (or Buzz) and Gmail. While our in-person students are at home learning through virtual instruction, these are some aspects that will take place:

  • Replication of the full school day schedule

    • Attendance will be required and taken each block. During the duration of a block, students will be expected to be in attendance, live, through a block as asked and expected by their teachers.

    • All student absences should continue to be reported with our absence form. If your child is unable to attend school and learn while at home, you must use the form. If your student was excluded from in-person learning and is not sick, they will be expected to attend and engage in their at home learning through virtual instruction.

    • If your student is not present they will be marked absent.

  • Live synchronous teaching sessions in all subject areas from your child’s teacher(s)

  • Assessment of learning in all subject areas in your child’s day

  • Daily learning tasks aligned to grade-level appropriate curriculum

  • Consistent communication from teacher to students and families

  • Social-Emotional support for all students

All of us play a role in creating the conditions needed to return. Please help us by adhering to successful mitigation efforts that help slow the spread of COVID-19. Please wear a mask, practice physical distancing of at least 6 feet, avoid large gatherings, wash your hands frequently, stay home when you have been in close contact with someone who is sick, stay home when feeling sick, stay home when quarantined, and communicate with us when your student is sick.

While we cannot control our circumstances, we must control our choices and actions.

Take care and be well,

FHS Administration

Chromebooks Fees

Did your 9th or 12th grade student exchange their old chromebook for a new one?

If your student did not turn in any part of their old chromebook such as the power cable or case? Any missing items or any damage to the old chromebook (such as broken screen, keys missing, etc.) will result in a charge being applied to their student fee account. Any questions about your students Chromebook can be directed to the HS Tech Depot at

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November - changes

Wednesday, November 25th - classes half day, dismissal @ 10:51am

Thursday & Friday, November 26th & 27th - no classes - Happy Thanksgiving

Monday, November 30th - Staff Professional Development, no classes

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Check out the FHS Fall Play - Tinker Bell

FHS Fall Play - Tinker Bell (Thursday Performance)

FHS Play - Tinker Bell - a Success

"The Show must go on!" Our cast, crew, and directors of the Fall Play have done an incredible job of navigating adversity to produce Tinker Bell, our 2020 fall play. It has been a joy to watch our students performing on stage again! Catch their Wednesday and Thursday performances on YouTube!

Why‌ ‌Small‌ ‌Conversations‌ ‌Make‌ ‌a‌ ‌Big‌ ‌Impression‌ ‌

Short,‌ ‌frequent‌ ‌discussions‌ ‌can‌ ‌have‌ ‌a‌ ‌real‌ ‌impact‌ ‌on‌ ‌your‌ ‌teen's‌ ‌

decisions‌ ‌about‌ ‌alcohol.‌ ‌

Talking‌ ‌to‌ ‌your‌ ‌teen‌ ‌at‌ ‌an‌ ‌early‌ ‌age‌ ‌about‌ ‌drinking‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌first‌ ‌step‌ ‌toward‌ ‌keeping‌ ‌

them‌ ‌alcohol-free.‌ ‌But‌ ‌as‌ ‌they‌ ‌enter‌ ‌junior‌ ‌high‌ ‌and‌ ‌high‌ ‌school,‌ ‌the‌ ‌pressure‌ ‌to‌ ‌try‌ ‌

alcohol‌ ‌increases.‌ ‌It's‌ ‌important‌ ‌to‌ ‌continue‌ ‌the‌ ‌conversation‌ ‌throughout‌ ‌adolescence.‌ ‌

Talking‌ ‌often‌ ‌builds‌ ‌an‌ ‌open,‌ ‌trusting‌ ‌relationship‌ ‌with‌ ‌your‌ ‌teen.‌ ‌

Teens‌ ‌are‌ ‌more‌ ‌likely‌ ‌to‌ ‌avoid‌ ‌drinking‌ ‌when‌ ‌they‌ ‌have‌ ‌a‌ ‌strong,‌ ‌trusting‌ ‌relationship‌ ‌

with‌ ‌their‌ ‌parents.‌ ‌Get‌ ‌into‌ ‌the‌ ‌habit‌ ‌of‌ ‌chatting‌ ‌with‌ ‌your‌ ‌child‌ ‌every‌ ‌day.‌ ‌It‌ ‌will‌ ‌make‌ ‌

it‌ ‌easier‌ ‌to‌ ‌have‌ ‌serious‌ ‌conversations‌ ‌about‌ ‌things‌ ‌like‌ ‌alcohol,‌ ‌and‌ ‌will‌ ‌make‌ ‌your‌ ‌

child‌ ‌more‌ ‌comfortable‌ ‌coming‌ ‌to‌ ‌you‌ ‌for‌ ‌advice.‌ ‌

Lots‌ ‌of‌ ‌little‌ ‌talks‌ ‌are‌ ‌more‌ ‌effective‌ ‌than‌ ‌one‌ ‌"big‌ ‌talk."‌ ‌

Sitting‌ ‌down‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌"big‌ ‌talk"‌ ‌about‌ ‌alcohol‌ ‌can‌ ‌be‌ ‌intimidating‌ ‌for‌ ‌both‌ ‌you‌ ‌and‌ ‌your‌ ‌

teen.‌ ‌Try‌ ‌using‌ ‌everyday‌ ‌opportunities‌ ‌to‌ ‌talk—‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌car,‌ ‌during‌ ‌dinner,‌ ‌or‌ ‌while‌ ‌you‌ ‌

and‌ ‌your‌ ‌teen‌ ‌are‌ ‌watching‌ ‌TV.‌ ‌Having‌ ‌lots‌ ‌of‌ ‌little‌ ‌talks‌ ‌takes‌ ‌the‌ ‌pressure‌ ‌off‌ ‌trying‌ ‌to‌ ‌

get‌ ‌all‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌information‌ ‌out‌ ‌in‌ ‌one‌ ‌lengthy‌ ‌discussion,‌ ‌and‌ ‌your‌ ‌teen‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌less‌ ‌likely‌ ‌

to‌ ‌tune‌ ‌you‌ ‌out.‌ ‌

When‌ ‌you‌ ‌do‌ ‌talk‌ ‌about‌ ‌alcohol,‌ ‌make‌ ‌your‌ ‌views‌ ‌and‌ ‌rules‌ ‌clear.‌ ‌

Take‌ ‌the‌ ‌time‌ ‌to‌ ‌discuss‌ ‌your‌ ‌beliefs‌ ‌and‌ ‌opinions‌ ‌about‌ ‌alcohol‌ ‌with‌ ‌your‌ ‌teen.‌ ‌Be‌ ‌

honest‌ ‌and‌ ‌express‌ ‌a‌ ‌clear,‌ ‌consistent‌ ‌message‌ ‌that‌ ‌underage‌ ‌drinking‌ ‌is‌ ‌unacceptable.‌ ‌

When‌ ‌they‌ ‌feel‌ ‌that‌ ‌you're‌ ‌being‌ ‌real‌ ‌and‌ ‌honest‌ ‌with‌ ‌them,‌ ‌they'll‌ ‌be‌ ‌more‌ ‌likely‌ ‌to‌ ‌

respect‌ ‌your‌ ‌rules‌ ‌about‌ ‌underage‌ ‌drinking.‌ ‌

Remember‌ ‌that‌ ‌the‌ ‌conversation‌ ‌goes‌ ‌both‌ ‌ways.‌ ‌

Although‌ ‌talking‌ ‌to‌ ‌your‌ ‌teen‌ ‌about‌ ‌your‌ ‌thoughts‌ ‌about‌ ‌alcohol‌ ‌is‌ ‌essential,‌ ‌it's‌ ‌also‌ ‌

important‌ ‌to‌ ‌hear‌ ‌their‌ ‌point‌ ‌of‌ ‌view.‌ ‌Give‌ ‌your‌ ‌teen‌ ‌the‌ ‌opportunity‌ ‌to‌ ‌ask‌ ‌you‌ ‌

questions,‌ ‌and‌ ‌listen‌ ‌to‌ ‌what‌ ‌they‌ ‌have‌ ‌to‌ ‌say.‌ ‌Teens‌ ‌who‌ ‌have‌ ‌parents‌ ‌who‌ ‌listen‌ ‌to‌ ‌

their‌ ‌feelings‌ ‌and‌ ‌concerns‌ ‌are‌ ‌more‌ ‌likely‌ ‌to‌ ‌say‌ ‌"no"‌ ‌to‌ ‌alcohol.‌ ‌‌5‌ ‌

What‌ ‌you‌ ‌do‌ ‌is‌ ‌just‌ ‌as‌ ‌important‌ ‌as‌ ‌what‌ ‌you‌ ‌say.‌ ‌

In‌ ‌addition‌ ‌to‌ ‌talking‌ ‌often‌ ‌with‌ ‌your‌ ‌teen‌ ‌about‌ ‌alcohol,‌ ‌it's‌ ‌important‌ ‌to‌ ‌set‌ ‌a‌ ‌good‌ ‌

example.‌ ‌If‌ ‌you‌ ‌choose‌ ‌to‌ ‌drink,‌ ‌you‌ ‌can‌ ‌positively‌ ‌influence‌ ‌your‌ ‌teen‌ ‌by‌ ‌drinking‌ ‌in‌ ‌

moderation‌ ‌and‌ ‌NEVER‌ ‌driving‌ ‌when‌ ‌you've‌ ‌been‌ ‌drinking.‌ ‌Be‌ ‌aware‌ ‌of‌ ‌where‌ ‌you‌ ‌keep‌ ‌

your‌ ‌alcohol,‌ ‌and‌ ‌always‌ ‌remind‌ ‌your‌ ‌teen‌ ‌that‌ ‌the‌ ‌alcohol‌ ‌in‌ ‌your‌ ‌house‌ ‌is‌ ‌off-limits.‌ ‌

FHS Winter Sports

Is your student interested in joining any of our winter sports listed below? Please make sure to complete your students online athletic registration. If you have already created an account please login to your existing account to begin a new registration.

Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Bowling, Hockey, Gymnastics, Boys Swim & Dive, Wrestling

Please note that all winter sports practices and scheduled events are tentative and will likely change frequently. FHS and the SEC Conference may have strict limitations for fan attendance (or no fan attendance) for all sports and activities.

Fees for winter sports will be added to your student account approximately two weeks after the season begins. Coaches will reach out to families who register shortly with next steps and all athletics and activities families will be added to the weekly department newsletter.

Ready to begin?

Register for 2020-21 High School Winter Sports Here.

The Saber Roar - from last week

Enjoy The Saber Roar - our first one this year - and watch biweekly for a new edition published in the weekly bulletin. Franklin High School's student newscast stories this week include:

Ghost Squad

The Hill Has Eyes

Halloween Heroes

The Saber Roar 1202 Halloween Show


Please be sure to read the newest District Newsletter that comes out now every Friday. You can access all the issues here.