November 23, 2020

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FHS Updates
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Our Schedule This Week

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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2021 Cap & Gown Orders Due Dec 6th

Class of 2021 Diploma Order

Hello Class of 2021 - it's time to order your diploma. The Google form emailed to your Saber account is the opportunity to select how you want your name printed on the diploma. Your diploma is not a legal document, but a keepsake documenting your completion of high school. FHS does not keep copies of diplomas and when you need proof of graduation (for employers or secondary schools) you will request a high school transcript.

The FHS diploma will list your first and last name. Do you have a middle name? Do you want your middle name listed? An available option would be no middle name listed, or perhaps just the first initial of your middle name. If you want your name listed any way other than it is currently shown in PowerSchool, please submit your form this week.

The choice you make for your name will also be how it is listed in the program for the 2021 Commencement. Submit your form by December 1st.

**If you do not submit this form, your name will be listed on the diploma as it is currently listed in PowerSchool. For questions, contact Sue Bollis in the office.

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2021-2022 Future Schedule Planning

The future scheduling process for 2021-2022 will be underway shortly. Students will once again use Xello Course Planner to request courses and alternates, and all students in grades 9-11 will view a more detailed presentation regarding the course request process the first week of December. A parent/guardian informational letter will be emailed home around the same time. Because our process is paperless, we request that all students discuss their choices with their parent/guardian PRIOR to submitting them on the Xello Course Planner.

Additional future planning information, including departmental offerings, a complete list of all offered courses, and the full ACP Course Guide with detailed descriptions and prerequisites (updated 2021-2022 guide to be added soon) can be found on the FHS School Counseling "Choosing Courses" page here. All students MUST submit their requests on Xello by Friday, December 18.

Enjoy this Edition of The Saber Roar Produced From Home

Stories include:
  • Custodial Staff - How are they keeping up with Covid?
  • Seymour's Kitchen - The first food service of the school year
  • Girls Swim Team - Persevering through Covid restrictions.
  • Day in the Life after Football - What does quarterback Myles do now?
The Saber Roar 1204v 11-18-20

School Pictures

All students who had their photo taken in the last few weeks were handed a postcard that had ordering instructions. If the card was mis-placed, you can contact School & Sport Pics customer service to receive your student's code at 262-780-2901.

Parents will be emailed once the images are available online for viewing/ordering (and this email will include your student's code). This will be about 2-3 weeks after the picture day.

Did your student miss picture days? We will be scheduling another picture day - planning for the week after Thanksgiving. Watch next week's Weekly Bulletin for details..

Preventing Suicide - Warning Signs

Check out this information.

YOUTH SUICIDE RATES ARE increasing at a concerning rate. A 2019 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report noted that the suicide rate for children ages 10-14 nearly tripled from 2007 to 2017, and the rate for those ages 15-19 rose 76%. While traditional factors like hopelessness, abuse, trauma and substance abuse remain significant, researchers are trying to determine whether others, including social media engagement and economic and political stressors, could be fueling the increase. And these factors likely are only exacerbated by the disruptions and anxiety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


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

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.