FC Junior High Journal

September, 7th 2020

Franklin Central Junior High

Mrs. Catherine Whitson - Principal

Mrs. Elizabeth Crumble-Graham - Assistant Principal (Curriculum & Instruction)

Mr. Courtney Scott - Assistant Principal (School Environment) & (A-F)

Ms. Danielle Zink - Counselor (A-F)

Ms. Margaret McGrann - Guidance Director & Counselor (G-N)

Ms. Jessica Addy - Dean (G-N)

Ms. Anna Sutter - Guidance Counselor (O-Z)

Mr. Steve Douglas - Dean (O-Z)

Open - Home/School Liaison

Mr. Jacob Smalley - Athletic Director

Ms. Andrea Zappia - Athletic Director

OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday 7:30am to 3:30pm

ATTENDANCE LINE: 317-803-8190



9-7: Labor Day: No School

9-8: Cohort 1 - Pictures (Retakes/First Timers)** during lunch

9-9: Cohort 2 - Pictures (Retakes/First Timers)** during lunch

9-11: BOY ClearSight (Formally AIRWays) District Formative Assessments

9-15: PTO Meeting: 6:00 PM: Media Center

Picture Day

Upcoming Picture Day

WHO: Any student needing retakes of their LifeTouch Pictures from Flash Orientation, Any New students in Cohort 1 or Cohort 2, any student who missed Flash Orientation and wants their pictures!

This Picture Day is for you! Please plan to get your picture taken during lunch.


Sept 8 - Cohort 1 - during lunches

Sept 9 - Cohort 2 - during lunches


***Online Virtual Edmentum Learners - we will arrange for pictures in January, look for upcoming information. ***


Attendance Reminder

Remember to all learners: take Attendance EVERY AT HOME LEARNING DAY!!!!


How to use Infinite Campus to Check in for Attendance

Here is a video of a HOW TO GUIDE for our new Infinite Campus Attendance Button. STARTS August 17th as the only form you use when you are AT HOME to submit attendance!

Hybrid Learners

How can I support my child with at home learning?

This week teachers reached out to parents about student missing assignments. Hybrid learning is new to both students and teachers and it is important to recognize both sides are going to learn and grow with this experience. Now that we have all settled into this new normal, learning at-home has naturally become more significant so we can ensure students are prepared for the next steps in their education. I realize this will come with growing pains on both sides and I am confident that we can work together to achieve success with each student. FTCSC has a tradition of excellent schools with high student achievement and I am confident we will continue this even though none of use expected our learning to be split between home and school.

Over the past week, several parents have asked how they can support learning at home. Here are few items that maybe helpful:

  • Get a Parent Canvas Observer Account
  • Ask your child to log in and then you can scroll through and view on the left side either "assignments" or "grades" and you can see what has been submitted, graded, and what is missing. Please note: you need to view your child's actual grade in Infinite Campus.
  • Encourage your child to participate in weekly office hours with their teacher. Each teacher has communicated those office hours on their Canvas pages. This is a set time during the week to get help.
  • Students should be participating every Friday in Q & A sessions that the teacher is setting up for them. Some of these are through discussion boards and some are through Zoom. They follow their regular school schedule for their times to participate.
  • Students can also email their teachers. All teacher emails can be found on our school website fcjh.ftcsc.org/staff/.

Together we will get through this, #weareflashes

CANVAS TIP - Cleaning the Dashboard

If you have courses you don't use on your Canvas Dashboard, watch this video to learn how to remove those courses which will clean up your dashboard.

Homework Link for Hybrid Absent Students

When absent from in-person school please follow this guide


Online Only ClearSight District Formative Assessment

Parents and students will be receiving more information on completing their Math and ELA ClearSight (Formally AIRWays) District Formative Assessment this week via email. Students will complete the assessments at home on September 11th. Given students are online-only, they will receive different instructions to complete the assessment.
Online-Only Learners Facilitator Team and FAQ

ONLINE-ONLY Learners - click here for your facilitator team information and responses to frequently asked questions about the Edmentum program.

Online Learners Tips for Success

As we are learning this process, we will add different tips to help our students be successful.

Big picture


Don't forget to bring your device CHARGED everyday of school!!

Keep your charging cord in your backpack for easy access in case you need it. If you have an issue with your device, please use the following link to turn in a Cyberflash Ticket and get some help.

Cyber Flashes HelpDesk Ticket

STUDENTS - click here is you need to report an issue with your device. Once submitted our Cyber Flash Team will be in touch with the next steps to provide you with support.


Yearbooks are available to purchase in the bookstore this week. The bookstore is open every morning before school. Softcover books cost $20 (there are no hardcover books available.) Cash or checks made out to FCJH will be accepted.

FCJH Art Teachers

Mrs. Gaffin, Ms. Rose, and Ms. Wiggers took a trip last weekend to the Indianapolis Museum of Arts. They went to see the Edward Hopper Gallery Show. The green picture shown on the bottom right, is Ms. Rose as a Edward Hopper Painting.
Big picture



Robotics Club: Meeting in the Media Center: Pick up at 4:30 PM


NJHS: Current members meeting: Cohort-B: 3:15-4:00 PM in the Cafeteria: Pickup at door 25E


NJHS: Current members meeting: Cohort-A: 3:15-4:00 PM in the Cafeteria: Pickup at door 25E


Robotics Club: Meeting in the Media Center: Pick up at 4:30 PM

National Junior Honor Society

Agenda: Elections, brainstorming service projects, asking for volunteers, Remind Code, Location of NJHS materials, Induction Ceremony. We have LOADS TO DO!

I can't wait for another year of service, academic growth and camaraderie. Hybrid Learners Only

Mrs. Irwin

Art Guild Club

Art Guild

Attention local artists. It is time for the FCJH Art Guild to begin accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. If you love to make art and enjoy a sense of community with other fellow artists, then grab an Art Guild application from Mrs. Gaffin, Ms. Rose, Ms. Wiggers, or the front office today? We cannot wait to see the masterpieces you will create! Applications are due back no later than September 17th. Hybrid Learners only.


There is music in the air!

Band and Orchestra are getting their "Jam" on.
Big picture
Big picture

This is making me hungry.

Ms. Phelps class continues to enhance their food truck assignment. Ask your student about their menu!


Mr. Hacker, Mrs. Kammer, and Mrs. Zuber would like to recognize the 8th grade Wellness students who rocked it on our mile run pretest! The all out effort these students gave show how they are great leaders in our classroom! Zoom zoom
Big picture

Mrs. Metzler's 8th Grade Science Class

8th grade students study pollution.
Big picture

Creative Study Games

Students get to study for their vocabulary quiz, and have fun too. Many Language Arts classes have been using Quizlet Live to add a little competition and fun to studying.
Big picture
IDOE's Guidance on Face Coverings

Per Marion County Health Department students will be wearing face coverings at FCJH. Please review the guidance IDOE put out. Has great tips for students and parents!

Big picture

Click here for the August edition of Counselor's Corner

Big picture
Big picture

FCJH Health Services - Notes from our Nurses

School Clinic Information

Please click the following link for important information from our school nurses. Screening your child, health forms, medication forms, clinic info. It's all HERE!

Parent Screening Guide

ISDH and the CDC provided new guidelines on parent screening for COVID. Please make sure you read through this document and keep your child home when applicable. Report absences to our attendance line @ 317.803.8190 within 24 hours of absence.

COVID-19: When a student can return to school

ISDH and CDC updated guidance on When a student can return to school. Please review this and make sure to keep your child home when applicable. Report absences to our attendance line @ 317.803.8190 within 24 hours of absence.


Big picture
Big picture

Fall Sports Ticketing/Safety

Flashes Gear: Team Store #2

click here to order your Flashes Gear!

Big picture



In this edition of the Franklin Flash we take a behind the scenes look at our award winning FCHS 91.5 WRFT radio station!
WRFT Radio

click here to watch the behind the scenes video clip

Big picture