October 18th, 2021

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*NEW* Morning Parent Drop Off Traffic Pattern

This week we will be implementing a new traffic pattern in the morning. The afternoon traffic pattern will stay exactly the same.

In the morning, parents will follow the same general traffic pattern; however, when exiting the parking lot, after “snaking” through the lot, parents will need to move into the left lane. Parents will remain in the left lane until they pass the entrance of the staff parking lot. Remaining in the left lane will allow teachers to have the right lane to loop around and have access to the staff parking lot. We will begin the new morning traffic pattern on Tuesday 10/19.

The following video provides a visual of the new pattern. We appreciate your support in making drop-off and pick-up as efficient as possible!

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Forest Park Administration

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Picture Make-Up Day Is THIS Friday Oct. 22nd!

If your child has not had a picture taken already, it will be taken during the school day this Friday Oct 22nd. Ordering information will be given out at the time of pictures.

If a picture was already taken, but a retake is needed, please let your student's core teacher(s) know so your child can be sent for pictures. Please return the original picture package to the photographer at the time of pictures. The same package will be ordered with the new image. New packages will not be received unless the original package is returned.

Please contact School & Sport Pics Customer Service with any questions at 262-780-2901 or customerservice@schoolandsportpics.com

If you are trying to order pictures from the original picture day, you will need to use the access code for your child. This was given to the student at the time of pictures. School & Sport Pics will also send an email out once the images are ready online. If you need to request this code, you can use this link: http://www.schoolandsportpics.com/shoot-key-1.html

Did Your Student Lose Their Student ID?

Students can purchase a new student ID by bringing $5 (cash only!) to the main office. Student IDs take approximately one week to get printed/shipped to us from the photography company. Once we receive the replacement we will get the new ID to your student.

PAWS Dining For Dollars

The next PAWS Dining for Dollars will be on Wednesday 10/27 at Culver's located at 4220 W Oakwood Park in Franklin from 5-8 PM. No Coupon Needed. Forest Park's parent group, PAWS, will receives 10% of the profits!

Order Your Forest Park Yearbook

Order your FPMS yearbook today for only $28! Price increases to $36 on November 6. Visit jostensyearbooks.com to place your order.

If you have any questions, please contact our yearbook advisor, Karisa Stiglitz, at karisa.stiglitz@franklin.k12.wi.us

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Forest Park's Fall conferences will be held on Thursday, November 4th from 4:00 - 7:00. Parents will have the option of meeting with their child's teachers in person or virtually. Teachers shared sign up information on Wednesday October 13th with parents via email. If you have any questions regarding conferences, please reach out to your child's teachers.

Ski & Snowboard Club

Want to have some fun this winter with your friends? Check out the Ski & Snowboard Club for students ages 7-18.

The VIRTUAL informational meeting will take place on November 8th from 6pm-6:30pm. Click HERE for further info and necessary forms.

If you have any questions about this club, please email the club advisors:

Mrs. Mohr (jean.mohr@franklin.k12.wi.us)

Mr. Zomboracz (william.zomboracz@franklin.k12.wi.us)

Food Service Reminders

New Lunch Procedures

In the last couple weeks, in an effort to move the Students through the Lunch Lines quicker, we implemented a New Lunch Procedure. We have designated 2 Lunch Lines for Student ID Scanning and 1 Lunch Line for Manual Student Number Entry. Students who bring their Student ID to Lunch can use one of the two lines designated for Scanning and Students who do not bring their Student ID to Lunch have to use the Manual Entry Line.

We strongly encourage Students to bring their ID everyday to make their lunch line wait shorter, allowing them more time to eat and giving them more time with their friends. Additionally, please remind your child to enter the correct line because any student entering the Scanning Line without an ID will be sent to the Manual Entry Line making their wait even longer.

Snack Line

On Monday, October 18th, barring no new setbacks, we will be opening our Snack Line. Our Snack Line will have a variety of snacks from Hot Fresh Cookies, Chips, Yogurt, Water and Juice options. Please understand that right now supplies are limited and there may be days where there are very few choices. We will offer what we have and do our best to have as many options as possible. To make a purchase in the Snack Line there are 2 requirements:

#1 You must have your ID to make a purchase

#2 Your Child must have money in their account.

The Snack Line will be open daily providing we have the supplies and staff to keep it open.

Milk-Only Line

Many Students bring cold lunch from home and would like to purchase milk to go along with it. In an effort to make it easier for those students to purchase milk only we are opening a line right next to the Snack Line to purchase milk only! We are hoping this will make it easier for all students who want just milk.

We are trying to make your child's lunch experience as easy as possible and encourage you to remind your child that kindness and patience goes a long way.

Forest Park Athletics and Activities UPDATE

Please refer to our website to learn more about Forest Park’s sport and club offerings. All registrations for sports/clubs must be done online. No paper forms will be accepted in the office. Each sport/club charges a $25 fee and this shouldn’t be paid until AFTER a sport/club begins. Fees should be paid online in PowerSchool. Our year-round clubs closed their registration on Oct 15th.

Winter athletics and activities registration will close on Monday, 11/8/21. This includes Wrestling, Boys Basketball, Forensics.

Girls Volleyball registration will close Monday, 1/17/21.

Track & Field registration will close Monday, 4/4/21.

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Absence Notification Procedures

Please remember to use our attendance form for ANY attendance related notification including students leaving early, arriving late or full day absences.

Like last year, we will be asking parents/guardians to use THIS FORM to report student absences. The attendance form is also located as a button on the main school webpage and under the “Parents Information” section.

This form will require you to enter your child’s six-digit student ID number and birthdate before you can report your child absent. Student specific medical information collected by the form will remain confidential and only be shared within the health and nursing services team.

Visitors & Volunteers in Schools

In regards to visitors or volunteers, any person entering any school building during the school day when children are present for school is required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. Masks should be worn at all times when in the building, and the visitor/volunteer should limit direct contact with others and maintain social distance (6 feet or more) when able.

Visitors and volunteers who are outdoors during the school day where students are present are required to wear a mask unless they have been vaccinated. Visitors or volunteers in the building after school, in locations where students are not present, are not required to wear a mask.

Early Dismissals & Late Arrivals

If you come to pick up your student during the school day, we ask that you do not enter our building but instead pull up into the circle driveway outside of our main office. Your student will be watching for you and we will send them out to your car when they see that you have arrived. If you are waiting longer than a few minutes for your student, you may call our main office to check in (414-529-8250).

If you are dropping your student off late for any reason, you do not need to come into the school with your student. Please pull into our circle driveway outside of the main office where your student can enter and check in. We will give your student a pass to class and update their attendance at that time.

Please remember to use THIS FORM for ANY attendance related notification including students leaving early, arriving late or full day absences. Please do not send notes with your student to notify us of these changes.

Dropping something off for your student?

If you are dropping off a forgotten item for your student (lunch, Chromebook, etc.), please use our drop off cart located inside the main entrance near the office. To limit the amount of traffic in/out of our main office, we ask that you leave the item(s) on the cart and clearly label the item(s) with your student's first and last name. Post it notes and pens are provided on the cart.

In an effort to reduce the amount of interruptions to students and teachers in the classroom, most items will be delivered to students during their 3rd hour class unless the item is clearly needed right away (for example, the student's Chromebook). If an item is dropped off after 3rd hour, we will get the item to the student as soon as possible.

Franklin Public Schools is Hiring!

We are hiring for Food Service Workers ($15/hour starting wage, part time), Kids Club Workers (working with students before and after school), and Bus Drivers ($21/hour starting wage, other bonuses, paid training through First Student in Muskego).

Click on the images below to go right to the postings and join a great team!

Check Out the Forest Park Facebook Page!

The Forest Park Middle School Facebook Page is now being updated regularly and you can head there to see the newest spirit wear photos from this week. Be sure to LIKE or FOLLOW the page so you get notified about updates!

Catch Up On District News

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

Guidance Counselors

Ellen Montenero, 6th grade counselor


Mindy Greco, 7th grade counselor


Bernadette VanLith, 8th grade counselor



The District has joined “Speak Up Speak Out Wisconsin” for threat or incident reporting. This takes the place of our previous “StopIt” reporting form. Click on this link to view the new form. You will notice as you start typing the name of your school, the choices for schools narrows so you can select your school. By selecting your school, this report goes to the principal or local law enforcement when needed. The video linked below gives a good overview of how “Speak Up Speak Out Wisconsin” works and is good to review with your family.
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