• Attendance: Parents/guardians can contact the attendance secretary via email at franklinattend@pps.net or via phone at 503-916-3543 to report any absences. Email is preferred.

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  • STUDENT PASSWORD RESET: Current students who need a password reset should use this link to request one 

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  • Rose Festival Court Information

    ROSE FESTIVAL COURT APPLICATION INFORMATION SESSIONS

    Watch Princess Dore's Video HERE
     

    It’s not too late…apply now! The 21-22 Rose Festival Court Application is HERE.  If you are a Junior or a Senior and would like to receive the following: a $3500.00 scholarship for college, a new wardrobe, to be paired with a mentor, and act as an ambassador to the City of Roses then come to the Rose Festival Court Information Session.  In the coming weeks, the Rose Festival will host three online Court Student Information Sessions for students and their parents considering applying for the Rose Festival Court. In the past the Rose Festival Organization has visited schools individually to recruit and answer questions for interested students. These sessions will replace that process.  This year we will highly encourage students to attend this deep dive, and invite their parents. Questions about the judging process, and an in depth look at the program benefits and guidelines will be covered as well as questions about the program and the application process.

    Submit the "School Acknowledgement & High School Transcript" form to Jill Register at jregister@pps.net

     

    NEW DATES: All info and program overview combined for students and their parents:

    Saturday, February 20, 1pm

    Students can SIGN UP HERE to be sent the meeting link

    Remember: The application is due on February 21st, 2021.  You can find all things Rose Festival related at their

    website HERE

    Attend an informational session for more information and how to complete the process.

  • PTSA General Meeting Information

    The next PTSA General Meeting will be held virtually during the following dates and times:

    Tuesday, May 4th at 6 p.m.
  • Do you need a Chromebook or a Hotspot during Distance Learning?

    FHS staff will be available to checkout Chromebooks and Hotspots at the Main Entrance every Monday from 12 to 3:30 and Wednesday from 1:30 to 4:30.  Masks or face coverings are required. Please email Dan Green at dgreen@pps.net or call 503-298-5217 if you have any questions. 

  • Textbook Collection

    The FHS library will begin collecting textbooks and novels from Semester 1 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00-4:30, starting Jan. 12 and running through Feb. 3.

    Place books in the bin you will find under the tent in the FHS east parking lot (the lot off Woodward, next to Clinton Park). Drive or walk up. Please return all books you no longer need for class so we can redistribute them for Semester 2. You can also return any old books you have from FHS or any other PPS school.
    Look for an email detailing the books you have on your record.

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  • Senior Corner Website

    The Senior Corner is a dedicated paged which will contain the most up to date information regarding graduation announcements, diplomas, Jostens ordering information, messages from counselors, and much, much more.

     

     

     

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Principal's Message

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    Franklin Families and Students:

     

    Once again the resilience of our community was tested as we dealt with inclement weather, power outages, and an ever changing schedule. As we close out this week this busy, yet bizarre week I want to thank our community for demonstrating and upholding our Franklin STRONG values of Striving to be Thoughtful, Respectful, Organized, Neighborly, and Generous.   We recognize that this was a challenging week, however together we can and will continue to support one and push forward.

    Updates/Reminders/Highlights

    Successful Schools Survey

    What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the phrase “successful schools?” We believe that successful schools are safe, healthy and welcoming learning spaces that are inclusive for all students. But we want to hear your thoughts.

    We are excited to announce the 2021 Successful Schools Family Survey. When you take the survey, you help us understand your experience as a parent or guardian. This important information will guide us as we determine the future of our school. The survey launches today and will be available for the next four weeks.

    Take the survey today! You can complete the survey from a computer, tablet, or smartphone. It should only take 15-20 minutes of your time. Select the school your child attends (Franklin) and answer the questions for our school. If you have children at more than one PPS school, please complete one survey for each school your children attend. If you need help taking the survey please contact at school at (503) 916-5140.

    2020-21 PPS Successful Schools Survey FAQ 

    What is the Successful Schools Survey? 

    The Successful Schools Survey is our annual district-wide school climate and feedback survey. These surveys provide students, families, staff, and leaders an opportunity to provide feedback on their school’s climate and their experiences at school. 

    Who will be surveyed? 

    This year students, families, and staff will be surveyed. Every student in grades 3 through 12 in PPS will be given the opportunity to take the survey. All families in the District will have the opportunity to take the survey regardless of their students’ grade level. The survey will be available in English, Spanish, Russian, Somali, Vietnames, and Chinese. A school leadership survey will also be provided to building leaders. 

    How is this different from other surveys in PPS? 

    There are many district wide surveys that serve various purposes. The Successful Schools Survey provides students and families an opportunity to share their feedback about their school environment, learning environment, and their safety while at school. We do not have any other surveys for students that serve this purpose. The questions in the staff and leadership surveys will align to the student and family questions. 

    What will be covered?

    For students, topics that will be covered are: teacher-student relationships, sense of belonging, school safety, school climate, engagement, cultural awareness, and diversity and inclusion. For families the topics included will be: school fit, school climate, barriers to engagement, and school safety. The SEL survey will measure: Grit, growth mindset, self-efficacy, self-management, social awareness and emotional regulation. The staff and school leader surveys will align to topics in the student and family feedback surveys. 

    What is the timeline? 

    The current launch date for the Successful Schools Survey is set for February 8th. The student survey window will be open for 2-3 weeks and the family survey will be open for 3-4 weeks. 

    How will students, families, and staff take the surveys? 

    All student surveys will be administered online, anonymous, and not tied to students or teachers. School-based staff and leaders will receive the survey link via their work email. Families will take the survey online as well, but paper surveys will be made available when needed. All surveys will be translated into PPS’s five supported languages: Spanish, Russian, Somali, Vietnames, and Chinese. 

    What will be required of schools? 

    Surveys will be done electronically, so it will require coordination of technology. The survey should take no more than 20 minutes to complete. Principals will provide time for staff to take the survey during the work day, however the survey can be completed at any time during the survey window. 

    How will participation be monitored? 

    The goal for participation is 50% for the family survey and 100% participation for students, staff, and leaders. This will ensure results are representative of our students and families. System Planning & Performance will provide weekly updates on response rates for survey coordinators and school principals.

    How will the results be used and shared? 

    These data are longitudinal and, when paired with professional learning, will help inform PPS planning and continuous improvement. PPS leadership will facilitate professional development opportunities to train staff on how to use the data. The results will be available by Mid-April, which will support school and District level planning for the coming year. Results will be posted via an online dashboard. School principals, staff and school climate teams will be able to use survey results to communicate with families and staff about goals for the coming school year.

    Successful Schools Survey Communications Packet

    Successful Schools Survey Flyer

    Successful Schools Survey FAQ - Spanish

    Successful Schools Survey FAQ - Russian

    Successful Schools Survey FAQ - Vietnamese

    Successful Schools Survey FAQ - Chinese

    Successful Schools Survey FAQ - Somali

    Credit Recovery Options for Students 

    We greatly appreciate our staff’s continued engagement with how to put into action our collective belief at Franklin of "maximizing evidence of student ability".  This school year, there has been a continuation of meaningful conversations in our Professional Learning Communities, our Equity/Climate work and other ongoing professional learning opportunities about instruction and grading, especially within the context of our current distance learning environment.

    For the past few weeks, a team at Franklin has been analyzing data from last Spring and Semester 1 to identify emerging credit recovery (CR) needs and add new supports to address these.  I’d like to share with you the multiple ways we are working to continue to support your student with credit retrieval.

    • Academic Centers

      • Students eligible are contacted by school staff to determine their interest in taking this class to finish up outstanding work from an English, Science, Social Studies or Health class.  Once enrolled, they will have the support of a teacher to work towards completing a course.

    • Math Credit Recovery

      • Specific math recovery support for Geometry and Advanced Algebra.  This is similar to the Academic Centers, but serves the area of Math.

    • Individual Teacher support of students from Semester 1 classes

      • Through our District Credit Recovery funds, we are able to support teachers with extra hours to work with students that are working on outstanding work in the course they took with that teacher.  This includes identified sessions not during Synchronous class time where the teacher is holding small group sessions to support students.

    Students can reach out to their counselor for assistance with accessing Franklin or other credit recovery opportunities.

    Parent/Guardian and Family Resources - Safe Return to school

    Is it safe to send kids back to school? Below are district provided resources fro families to help keep everyone informed as we move closer to students returning to school.

    Family Resources

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    Chris Frazier

    Principal

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