December 7, 2020

Big picture
FHS Updates
Big picture

Tuesday, December 22nd - last day of classes

Wednesday, December 23rd to January 3rd - Winter Break

Monday, January 4th - classes resume

Final Picture Retakes

Last week our school photography company had a scheduling conflict and were not able to send enough photographers. Time did not allow us to continue to the end of the alphabet so we will have a photographer here once again. We are now scheduled for the final session on Monday, December 14th in the morning until the end of our lunch periods.

If your student has not had a photo taken yet this school year please make sure they listen to announcements and report to the main commons for a photo. We will announce the end of the alphabet throughout the morning first, and then make an announcement for anyone else who may have missed.

This is not an additional opportunity for students in the Virtual program.

Big picture

Future Schedule Requests Due on Xello by Friday, Dec 18th

Our future scheduling process for 2021-2022 is underway. Please see the letter here for information that was emailed to all families with students currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 and links to video presentations that all students viewed on December 1 (and can access in their grade level FHS School Counseling Google Classroom).

Because our process is paperless, we request that all students discuss their choices with their parent/guardian PRIOR to submitting them on Xello. Additional scheduling information, including departmental course details, the ACP Course Guide with complete class descriptions, and a one-page listing of all offered courses can be found at

All students MUST submit their requests on Course Planner on Xello by Friday, December 18.

Big picture

Time of Crisis Resources for Families

This document, prepared by our Student Services team, contains resources put together to assist families experiencing any type of crisis.

ACT Information

In March of 2021, juniors be engaging in the ACT exam. In anticipation of this measure, we are sharing some information about the exam as well as an opportunity to prepare. We are planning to administer the exam in a digital format. In past administrations, the ACT was completed through testing booklets and by selecting and recording responses on an answer key. While this change will not impact the content that is tested, it will impact how we experience the exam. Students will need to ensure that they have a chromebook that is fully charged and one that has been updated to include the most recent testing applications. In order to prepare our devices, please make sure to check email over the next few months to ensure all actions to prepare our devices have been completed.

In order to prepare for the exam, we have provided all Franklin High School students with an online preparation tool called Method Test Prep. Method Test Prep, available through Xello, allows students to engage in subject specific practice. To access Method Test Prep, simply log into PowerSchool and enter Xello, our academic planning tool. While in Xello, scroll down to the bottom right portion of the page. There you will find Method Test Prep. Simply click and enter the application. Once you have engaged Method Test Prep, you will find an array of preparation tools. You will be able to choose various standard areas in each of the subjects tested on the ACT exam. Each contains practice questions, instruction materials and videos. The program will personalize your experience by highlighting areas of strength and allow for dedicated practice toward growth areas. Method Test Prep also allows each student to engage in two full practice exams. Please use this tool to prepare for this upcoming measure.

Please be sure to reach out to your school counselor or your administrator if you have any questions regarding this message. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and the week ahead.


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

Winter Athletics & Activities FAQ

As shared in the District Newsletter on Friday, we are entering the “winter season” for our High School and Middle School athletics and activities. We want our parents and students to be aware of how we plan to handle athletics and activities. Please see this newly created section of our Reopening Doors Frequently Asked Questions where we have laid out common questions and answers we have collected from the fall season and updated for the winter season.

Community Ed & Rec Winter Guide

The Community Ed & Recreation Department Winter Guide is now online! Check out all the programming we are offering! Registration is now open. Head to our website here where you can click on the Registration Guide to view our offerings OR jump right to the Registration Site to sign up! Please help us to share and pass this on to others!

Registration for 2021-2022 is Now Open!

Our registration is now open for next school year for new families to the district and next year’s 4K. You can find all necessary details on our website here. Please note that students already enrolled in our schools do not have to have a new registration complete. Please help us share that registration is open with any new families to the area or those with younger children that would be entering 4K or 5K! Thank you!

We are looking for Bus Drivers!

Franklin Public Schools is seeking Bus Drivers. Details are below along with the link to apply on WECAN.

  • Approximately 25-35 hours per week (shifts could include morning, afternoon, both morning & afternoon split or potential job share).

  • Charter work available evenings and weekends but not required.

  • Competitive wage plus benefits including paid training, sick days and paid holidays.

Qualifications: Valid CDL w/school bus & passenger endorsement. District is willing to train qualified applicants.

Please apply at WECAN and this link:


Contact Tricia Geiger at 414-525-7634 with any questions.