FPHS Parent and Student Memo

Jan. 18, 2021

Dear Parents and Students,

  • This week, there is no school on Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday Schedule:

  • In order to still have all classes meet twice this week, all 6 classes will meet on Tuesday following the schedule below:
  • Period 1 8:30 – 9:10 (40 min)

    Period 2 9:20 – 10:00 (40 min)

    Period 3 10:10 – 10:50 (40 min)

    Period 4 11:00 – 11:40 (40 min)

    Lunch 11:40 – 12:10 (30 min)

    Office Hours 12:10 – 12:30 (20 min)

    Period 5 12:30 – 1:10 (40 min)

    Period 6 1:20 – 2:00 (40 min)

  • In December 2020, Governor Inslee issued new guidance on the key metrics for students to return to school for in-person instruction. As a result, Franklin Pierce Schools is preparing for the return of additional students for in-person instruction beginning Thursday, January 28. Over the past two months, students and staff participating in in-person learning through our Support Centers have adhered to our safety protocols and maintained a healthy working and learning environment. They have accomplished this through daily attestations, proper use of PPE, strict sanitization protocols, wearing masks and social distancing. We will build on these systems as we welcome more students to return to our schools. Please, visit our district website HERE to stay up-to-date on our Hybrid/In-Person Learning Updates.

Finals Week is coming up quickly
  • Feb 1: Day 1 of Finals. 75 minute finals for periods 1, 2, and 3 in our normal/current schedule.

  • Feb 2: Day 2 of Finals. 75 minute finals for periods 4, 5, and 6 in our normal/current schedule.

  • Feb 3: Asynch Weds.

  • Feb 4 and 5: Half days (shortened classes).

  • Feb 8: First day of Semester 2.

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

I Lift My Voice FPHS Choir

2021 FPHS Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Assembly (Click the image below):

January Culture Calendar

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

January is ...

  • Poverty in America Awareness Month: Learn more HERE.
  • 1/1: NEW YEARS DAY: Learn more HERE.
  • 1/18: DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY: Learn more HERE.

    Cardinal Character Trait for January: DETERMINATION!

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Listen to John Lewis and Ruby Bridges talk about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK Day Legacy: John Lewis
MLK Day Legacy: Ruby Bridges

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Washington State Historical Society

The Washington State Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 membership organization, open to any and all individuals, families, or firms. The Society is also recognized in statute (RCW 27.34) as a trustee agency of the state of Washington with enumerated powers.



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Family and Community Engagement

The Franklin Pierce High School Food & Hygiene Pantry is available for all students and their families and will begin after we return from Winter Break on January 4.

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.

Asian Student Association

Dear students of Franklin Pierce High School,

My name is Tina Van and I am a Youth Program Coordinator at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC). I will be working with Mrs. Lee to offer opportunities to engage students in a fun, innovative, and culturally inclusive way.

It is my pleasure to invite interested students to be a part of the Asian Student Association at Franklin Pierce High School. With the leadership of students such as yourself, we will work to rebuild the ASA (while complying with health regulations). I have included the flyer in this email.

Please fill out this form to state your interest, so that we may organize a club meeting sometime soon.

Promised Leaders of Tomorrow (P.L.O.T)

In conjunction with Franklin Pierce High School, as well as other public schools in Pierce County, APCC offers a program called Promised Leaders of Tomorrow, which is centered on teaching students professional and life skills that are not often covered in school curriculum.

This is a cohort-based leadership program focused primarily on Asian and Pacific Islander youth, but we welcome students of ALL backgrounds who want to build their leadership capacity and take advantage of our resources (such as peer-to-peer mentorship). Currently, we have a weekly Virtual Learning Cohort in which we collaboratively focus on youth leadership through learning skills and building community.

If you are an interested or current student of PLOT looking to engage, simply contact me at apcctina@gmail.com stating your interests, or you can even contact Ms. B. Lee at blee@fpschools.org to get connected with me. Keep in mind that new students will have to complete a consent form to be a part of the program.

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Data Dashboard

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Homework Center: Free Tutoring Daily

Our FPHS Homework Center is open 5 days per week. You can receive help and support for any class from Mr. Rhue and Mr. Bofa.


  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11am to 12pm and 2pm - 4pm.
  • Wednesdays: 9am to 12pm and 1pm 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.


Parents and Athletes,

Franklin Pierce HS is a member of the SPSL 2A. The league is currently evaluating the recent release of the WIAA’s return to sports season calendar and is developing a proposal that will work for Franklin Pierce HS and other member schools in the SPSL 2A. Please continue to check the weekly memo as a finalized plan will be implemented and communicated to families likely within the week. In the meantime please register your son or daughter in FamilyID and ensure they have a current physical. This will help expedite the clearance process once sports begin.

In preparation for the upcoming fall season the football program is participating in a conditioning program and wants to communicate to athletes and families the following:

  • Monday – 7PM Zoom Meeting
  • Tuesday – On Field Workouts - Time (TBD)
  • Wednesday – 7PM Zoom Meeting
  • Thursday – On Field Workouts – Time (TBD)

Please contact head coach Trevor Hanson at Thanson@fpschools.org if you would like more information.

The following protocols below will be in place at all activities at Franklin Pierce HS. Please read and come prepared complete the screening process shown below.

FPSD Daily Screening Protocols

· 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.

· 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

Athletic Update - Friday, October 30th

SENIOR Yearbook Photos and SENIOR Grad Ads!

Hello Seniors!

This is a reminder from your FPHS Yearbook Crew that senior portraits are due by 1/6/21 (due date was extended). The deadline for Senior Grad Ads is 3/12/21. 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!


School Resources:

COVID- 19 Resources:

Community Resources:

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DAILY/WEEKLY SCHEDULE: (Note: 2pm to 3pm is asynchronous/homework time for students)

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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.

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