News in a Flash

Franklin Central High School: 2019-20, Issue #23, 1-27-20

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2020-21 Course Guide and Scheduling

A new and improved 2020-21 FCHS Course Catalog is now on the FC website. The easiest place for parents to locate it will be under the "Parent" tab and "I want access to." You may also access it directly here.

We strongly encourage you and your child to review this resource before selecting courses for next year. The Course Catalog has information on diploma types, prerequisites for courses, credits etc... We have several new classes for next year, so check it all out in the 2020-2021 FCHS Course Guide.

Current sophomores will begin meeting with counselors this week to schedule for next school year. Freshmen will meet with counselors in February. Juniors have already met with counselors.

Diploma Ordering

If you have a senior attending FC, please check with them to make sure they have submitted their diploma order form. Each senior received an email in December with instructions on ordering this special document.


FCHS Diploma Order and Agreement Form 2019-2020

Athletic Information

The varsity girls' basketball team lost to Warren Central and Noblesville this past week. They travel to Ben Davis on Tuesday and will host Fishers on Friday. The Fishers game will be Senior Night so please plan to attend and honor our six seniors!

The IHSAA sectional draw was conducted and the Flashes will play Franklin at 6 PM Feb. 4 at Center Grove.


The boys' basketball team lost a heartbreaker at Noblesville 53-52. They will travel to Pike on Friday and host Fishers on Saturday.


The boys and girls swim teams lost at Fishers on Saturday. They will be in the water again at Lawrence North on Tuesday.


The varsity wrestling team had the week off as they prepare for Sectionals. They will wrestle at Shelbyville on Saturday starting at 9 AM.

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Performing Arts

This past weekend, Franklin Central hosted the Indiana State Thespian Conference. Actors and tech theatre students from around the state attended workshops, competed to advance to the national level of competition, and performed for their peers. FC's Bring It On! was selected to be the mainstage show and, on Sunday, the cast and crew were greeted with a rousing, responsive crowd as they gave a final performance. Congratulations to all of the FC Thespians, Mr. Howard, and Ms. Sorg!

Winter Guard

Another great weekend for the FC Winter Guards! JV competed at Plainfield and finished second in their division with an overall score of 73.790. Varsity guard finished first with a score of 68.070. Congratulations, Flashes!!!
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SENIOR PARENTS

Senior Parents:


We are in the process of collecting data for our Senior Awards Night/Graduation and need your help. We have created a portal for you to submit any and all college scholarships earned. The process is very simple and will only take a few minutes. The form can be filled out multiple times, so please continuously update your child's information as more scholarships are awarded.


Senior information will appear on the televisions throughout school the entire month of May. Information is due no later than April 24, 2020.


Click on the following link to submit information: Senior Awards


Thanks in advance for helping us recognize your child for all their hard work!

SENIOR FINAL EXAM EXEMPTION INFORMATION

Senior Parents:

The following email was sent to your student last week. Please encourage your child to take advantage of this opportunity.


Attention Seniors:

This year we are going to allow seniors to exempt up to four second semester finals. That means, provided you meet the criteria I am about to outline, you would not have to take up to four finals.

The criteria are as follows: You must have at least a 90% semester average and no more than three absences to that class to be eligible for exemption. Simply put, once you are absent to a period for the fourth time you cannot be exempt from that final.

School sponsored activities such as a field trip will not count towards your total number of absences.

The process for exemptions will begin in late May. Please note that the final decision on exemption will fall to your teacher. They do have the right to deny the exemption request for any reason.

I am so proud of our students and I want to make sure I am rewarding the students that take care of the business every single day. Get here, get an A, avoid a final. It is that easy.

Seniors: I look forward to seeing you at school everyday starting on January 6th..


Mr. Kellison

Transcripts for FC Graduates

If you or someone you know is a graduate of Franklin Central and needs to send a transcript to a school, employer etc., there is a new and easy way of making that happen. Just go to Parchment.com and order your transcript! Either log in to an existing account or create one. If your name has changed since high school, make sure you enter your maiden/previous name. Also, don't forget to include "Jr., III" etc. if that is what was on your high school records. It's easy and convenient!

Vaping: Parent information session

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NEW Immunization Requirements for 2020-2021

FCHS Nurse News


Dear parents/guardians,


Attached are the new Immunization Requirements for the 2020-2021 School Year. There has been a change. All students K-12 will now need 2 doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine given six months apart.


Students over the age of 16 can get the booster dose (#2 MCV4 or Menactra) meningitis vaccine which is required for senior year as well. Please check your child’s shot record and contact your provider to schedule appointments.


If you do not have a regular physician, contact the Marion County Health Department at 317-221-5700 to find out about appointments or same day services. Community Clinic at Walgreens is another resource for immunizations. Please call 1-855-626-7761 for locations and appointment information.


Lastly, attached is information regarding the flu, covering your cough, and handwashing. By simply covering your cough and adhering to good hand hygiene, this minimizes the spreading of these germs.

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Infinite Campus

Franklin Central High School offers News in a Flash as a weekly link between school and home. Receiving this awesome resource requires that your email address in Infinite Campus is up to date, and is one that you check frequently. We will not send mailers home.


If you need to change any demographic information, please log-in to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Don't have a log-in? Email ichelp@ftcsc.org

Attendance Office - 317-803-5655


Students that are leaving early will need to bring a note, signed by the guardian, to either the Attendance Office or the FA office before school to get their pass to leave or be picked up.

You must leave a message on the attendance line regarding your students absence even if you spoke to a teacher, nurse, guidance counselor, etc.

Students are not released to someone "on the list" unless the parent/guardian has notified the Attendance Office for that specific instance.

If you have already given your student permission to leave ill, please call the attendance line and a pass will be sent for your student to leave. Do not send your student to the clinic if you have already told them they can leave or are being picked up sick.

The person picking up the student must come into the school with a valid ID


Absence Line: 317-803-5655 Last Minute Dismissal: 317-803-5535 Fax 317-803-5546

Clubs and Activities

Are you interested in robotics, art, knitting, learning Japanese or just about anything co-curricular? You are in luck - Franklin Central has many clubs that you can join. See the attached list! More information will be provided the first weeks of school.

PARENT FACULTY ORGANIZATION NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

THE PFO NEEDS YOUR HELP

Parents:


The Parent Faculty Organization is an instrumental part of the high school. The PFO sponsors the after prom, two teacher grants each year, staff luncheon and many other things throughout the school year.


The PFO generates its funds through membership dues, concessions at home football games and donations.


The PFO is a vital part of Franklin Central please considering joining the wonderful organization.


More information can be found at the following link:


The PFO

FALL BREAK 2020

We are still enrolling current 8th, 9th, and 10th graders for our trip to Paris, Switzerland and Italy for Fall Break 2020. There are only 7 spots left for interested students and parents. This is an incredible educational opportunity with memories to last a lifetime. Go to www.educationaltravel.com/Nystrom-2020 for more information and to register. All participants receive their own free fundraising page to share with family and friends.

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Spring Break 2021 - Costa Rica

Mrs. Thurston, the former school librarian for Acton, South Creek, and Thompson Crossing, is organizing an all-inclusive student trip to Costa Rica for Spring Break 2021. She will be chapperoning with Mrs. Bosio, Mrs. Sawyers, and Mr. Ward, and all FC students are invited to join us as we explore Costa Rica's cities, jungles, and beaches! If you've ever wanted to meet a sloth, see a spectacular volcano, or explore the jungle canopy by zipline, now's your chance! If you are interested, go to: www.eftours.com/2287123zs for more information or to sign up. This is your last chance to receive the $200 discount, which has been extended through Nov. 15th! Parents and siblings are welcome! Please email Mrs. Thurston at kimberly.thurston@ftcsc.org with any questions.

Graduation Update!!!

Mark your calendars! Graduation will take place on June 6, 2020 at the Indiana Convention Center. Here is the timeline for the event (this was shared at the seniors' Herff-Jones meeting last Friday):


12:30-12:45 Students arrive and find seats

1:00-2:30 Rehearsal

2:30-2:45 Return to staging area

3:00 Doors open to families

3:30 Ceremony begins


The only people allowed in the staging area will be graduates and faculty/staff. For both safety and efficiency, families and guests must remain outside of the staging area both before and after the ceremony. The rehearsal is closed; doors will open for seating beginning at 3:00 pm.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan. 29 Vaping Crisis Meeting: FCHS Auditorium 7:00 pm

Feb. 5 Herff Jones Freshman Class Meeting (9:30 -10:30a)

Feb. 17 President's Day no school (unless a make-up day is needed)

Feb. 20 Parent teacher conferences

Feb. 21-22 Show Choir Invitational