• Coronavirus update: Schools will be closed through April 28

    Under an executive order from Oregon Gov. Kate Brown in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Portland Public Schools and other districts in Oregon will be closed through April 28 More information and updates

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  • Getting Meals While School Is Out

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    Breakfast and lunch will be provided to children in the community. Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 20, and Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31. Meals will be available for pickup outside the school from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the following locations:

    • Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary - 620 N Fremont Ave
    • César Chávez Elementary - 5103 N Willis Blvd
    • George Middle School - 10000 N Burr Ave
    • Grout Elementary - 3119 SE Holgate Blvd
    • Harrison Park School - 2225 SE 87th Ave
    • Lent School - 5105 SE 97th Ave
    • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary - 4906 NE 6th Ave
    • Rigler Elementary - 5401 NE Prescott St
    • Rosa Parks Elementary - 8960 N Woolsey Ave
    • Scott Elementary - 6700 NE Prescott St
    • Sitton Elementary - 9930 N Smith St
    • Woodmere Elementary - 7900 SE Duke St
    • Markham Elementary - 10531 SW Capitol Hwy
    • Madison at Marshall - 3905 SE 91st Ave
    • Franklin High School - 5405 SE Woodward St


    Food Pantries: Another way for families to get food will be at food pantries at PPS campuses. Please see the list of locations, dates and times for the week of March 16-20 (NOTE: The list was updated on March 17)

    For more information about access to food for families, please call 211 or visit oregonfoodfinder.org.

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  • PPS Coronavirus Update: Governor Orders Schools Closed Through April 28

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    Dear PPS Families and Staff,

    This afternoon Gov. Kate Brown, as part of an Executive Order in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus situation in our state, announced an extension of Oregon’s statewide school closure. This includes the announcement that: 

    All Oregon and all PPS schools will be closed through April 28. Per this executive order, students would return to schools on Wednesday, April 29.

    There are a number of areas included in Gov. Brown’s order that we are currently assessing and will be clarifying expectations with the Oregon Department of Education. We will continue to stay focused on developing a long-term plan for supporting remote learning for students while schools are closed. 

    We know that this extended school closure will pose particular hardships for many families. We are working across the district to attempt to minimize some of these challenges. 

    As an example, please continue to visit pps.net/coronavirus to find district messages, information about meals and other supports for students and families, information about how to talk to children about this virus and its impacts, and links to public health agencies. Thousands of students participated in our first day and received breakfast and/or lunch across the 15 meal distribution locations. 

    We also encourage everyone in our community to continue following recommended practices including social distancing (which means limiting playdates and other indoor get-togethers), washing hands frequently, and covering mouths when coughing or sneezing. Those experiencing symptoms of the cold or flu should stay at home until symptom-free for 72 hours. If you are concerned about symptoms, please consult with a doctor.

    We appreciate your understanding during this changing situation. As educators, our goal is to always maximize instructional time and minimize disruptions to learning. Clearly, this crisis is requiring us to operate differently. Please stay tuned for additional forthcoming guidance about how to support home-based learning for your child. 

    Thank you. 

  • Need to borrow a computer for your PPS student? Fill out this form!

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    Families of PPS,

    As the coronavirus situation continues to develop, we are looking at a number of ways to deliver the best possible experiences for students during the extended break, and we want to make sure all of our students can remain connected to their peers, teachers, and schools and have regular access to learning opportunities and curriculum materials. 

    To ensure access for all PPS students, we have created the form below for you to fill out if your student or students need to borrow a mobile device from PPS. Please complete this form for each student that would need a device (for example, a computer or tablet).

    PPS Student Computer Request Form

  • What's happening at Franklin?

    School closed through: April 28th
    Senior Mandatory Meeting:  TBD
    May Fete Assembly:  TBD
    Senior Recognition Assembly:  Friday, May 22nd
    Senior Prom:      Saturday, May 23rd from 6:00-8:00pm
    Class of 2020 Graduation:  Tuesday, June 9th from 5:30-7:00pm Veteran's Memorial Coliseum




    Franklin Families:

    Sunday, March 8th is the beginning of daylight savings time; when we move our clocks forward allowing for evening daylight to last longer. While we may be impacted by the loss of an hour of sleep, I want to challenge us to consider the possibilities associated with this inevitable act. 

    Let’s go beyond just moving our clocks forward; let’s also move forward with our thinking and actions. Springing forward allows us an opportunity to explore possibilities and consider new realities.  Being forward with our thinking assists us with planning and preparing for what is to come.  Talk with your students about using this time to reflect on what lies ahead, to consider what strategies they may wish to implement to assist their progress, and what supports they may need to help them reach their goals.  

    Franklin celebrates Women’s History Month 

    We would like to thank the many women of our society both past and present for their leadership and labor.  Women have touched and left an invaluable imprint on every part our civilization. Thank you!!

    Coronavirus Update

    The district has a live website to provide Coronavirus Updates that can be found at pps.net/coronavirus. Please share and visit to receive timely updates.   

    Please use the County’s website for timely information: https://multco.us/health-officer/novel-coronavirus-covid-19


    What we are doing and asking of the Franklin HS Community 

    What we're doing:

    • Altered our cleaning practices and asking custodians to consistently clean and wipe frequently touched surfaces such as door knobs, desks, tables and chairs.
    • We have facial tissues available in the main office for classroom use. (Please use if you need to sneeze or cough then throw away immediately and sanitize hands).
    • Keeping full and monitoring all restroom soap dispensers.
    • Posted signs in restrooms and throughout the building reminding students to wash their hands.

    What we're asking of you:

    • Minimize person-to-person contact. Try to avoid hugs, handshakes, and high fives for the time being.
    • Wash your hands vigorously with soap and water (20 second duration is recommended)
    • Cough and sneeze into a tissue (to be immediately thrown away) or your shirt. Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes.
    • If you feel unwell, are coughing, short of breath or have a fever please stay home and wait until you have been fever-free (without medication)


    We ask that families, students, staff, and community partners follow these preventative measures.


    Student Safety - Students propping/opening doors

    Franklin intentionally locks all perimeter doors and allows access only through the North and South entrances of the Main Building.  This action is to funnel all guests and visitors to the Main Office and assists with securing our campus.

    Families we ask that you have conversations with your students about keeping our campus safe by not propping and/or opening locked doors for outside visitors. 


    National Merit Scholarships Finalists

    The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced the 2020 Finalists.  We would like to send a Franklin STRONG congratulations to:  Arthur Feidelson and Tyler Mapes for being recognized for this prestigious honor.


    PIL District Solo and Ensemble Contest Congratulations to the following Band and Choral students on their performances at the PIL District Solo and Ensemble Contest last Saturday at Wilson High School. They all proudly represented Franklin High School in an inspiring fashion. 



    Tresnit, Sadie – Bass Clarinet - I (State)                          

    Carolus, Annabell – Trumpet – I- (State)                           

    Jennings Taylor – Clarinet – I (State 2nd Alt)                      

    Parker, Henry – Trombone – I (State 2nd Alt)                      

    Armendarez, Raquel – Bass Viol – I-                                  

    Sill, Elijah – Tuba – II 

    Peraza, Alicia – Alto Voice – I (State)

    Haendler, Lauren – Soprano Voice – I (State 1st Alt)

    Schade, Emma – Soprano Voice – I 

    Ashley, Andrew – Tenor Voice – II+ 

    Gardener, Brain – Tenor Voice – II+

    Long, Vetiver – Bass Voice – II+

    Jahnson, Gabe – Tenor Voice – II+




    Vocal Duet  I (State 1st Alt)

    Emma Schade, Josie Stapleton


    Vocal Duet  II

    Lauren Haendler, Alicia Peraza


    Fresh Aire Vocal Ensemble – II

    Emma Schade

    Josie Stapleton

    Lauren Haendler

    Alicia Peraza

    Sunshine Huddleston

    Evan Lewis

    Brian Gardener

    Nico Ransdell

    Jack Shank

    Davis Swanson

    Vetiver Long

    Andrew Ashley


    Brass Quintet – I (State 1st Alt/Large Brass Ensemble)

    Annabell Carolus

    Henry Parker

    Kevin Neff

    Nick Berkson

    Arthur Feidelson


    Saxophone Quartet – I (State 3rd Alt/Small Woodwind Ensemble)

    Jackson Parker, Orion Boughton, Billie Pemberton, Max Lanning


    Woodwind Quintet – I (State 3rd Alt/Large Woodwind Ensemble)

    Taylor Jennings, Michael Smoyer, Ian Strauss, Paulina Coffin, Tyler Margiani


    Clarinet Choir – I (State 4th Alt/Large Woodwind Ens.)

    Taylor Jennings

    Breanna Decker

    Sophia Allen

    Nina Roy

    Sadie Tresnit

    Jaxen Hansen-Tuma

    Daniel Boime

    Clementine McTaggart-Ivezic

    Tommy Nguyen

    Max Bruin

    Alexi Phares


    Symphonic Saxophone Ensemble – I (State 5th Alt/Large Woodwind Ens.)

    Claire Schnabel

    Marjorie Vega-Wysong

     Lula Hugo

    Xavier Schroeder

    Sam Dody

    Ephraim Kornegay


    Concert Saxophone Ensemble – I (State 6th Alt/Large Woodwind Ens.)

    Samantha Williams

    Jesse McPhee

    Nico Sommer

    Lilyanna Banuelos

    Julian Leavitt

    Sam Hill

    Diego Ocampo 


    Tuba Quintet – II+

    Elijah Sill, Gabe Jahnsen, Paul Ngo, Ella Van Wiel, Hunter Warren


    Symphonic Percussion Ensemble – II

    Jackson Grace

    Sam Collofello

    Elliot Byrne

    Bryan Webster

    Gannon Dazer

    Raquel Armendariz

    Celia Collofello  


    Drumline Percussion Ensemble – II

     Alana Valiero Mendieta

     Flynn Mayne

     Kaien Chen

     Josue Hernandez Lizama

      Andress Flores

         Dylan Burns

         Gannon Dazer

         Brian Gardner

         Violet Veselka

         Moses Peet

         Damien Zuniga

         Levi Woodbury

         Donagh Palmer

         Rico Marin-Arellano

         Jaxen Hansen-Tuma


    Trumpet Ensemble – II

         Kevin Neff

         Emma Hill

         Dustin Winfield

         Nathan Oman

         Adrian Newman    

    Ratings: I - Superior II - Excellent III - Good IV - Average V - Poor


    Franklin STRONG Weekly winner

    Throughout the week students are recognized by staff members for exhibiting Franklin STRONG values as students Strive to be Thoughtful, Respectful, Organized, Neighborly, and Generous.  Students put these “STRONG tickets” in a box in the main office and a name is pulled from that box each week to acknowledge and celebrate that particular student.

    This week’s STRONG Recognition:

    Ruby Owens: Grade 9 Recognized by: Mr. Rowe

    Ruby will receive credit at the FHS Student Store!

    Franklin STRONG,

    Chris Frazier



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  • Reminder: Meal distribution at PPS sites starts again March 30

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    Dear PPS Families,

    As we go into the third week of our schools being closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, we are pleased to be able to offer meals to our students again, starting Monday, March 30. As we did during the first week of school suspension, we are making sacks of breakfast and lunch available for pickup outside of 15 of our schools. In addition, seven of these sites will now include once-a-week food pantry services for families that need groceries and other items that we previously offered at PPS school SUN sites.

  • PPS: Planning for Home-based Learning

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    Dear PPS Families and Staff,

    After much urgent collaboration and planning, today leadership from Portland Public Schools and the Portland Association of Teachers shared with all of our PPS educators the outline for how teachers will begin working online next week. This outline represents our upcoming efforts to most effectively phase in supports for our students and teachers during the extended closure of our schools. We appreciate your patience while we, like other school districts, adapt our instructional delivery model virtually overnight. Next week we will share with you a detailed, multi-week plan for home-based learning for your students. Please stay tuned for that.

  • PPS Coronavirus Update: March 18

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    Dear PPS Families and Staff,

    We want to continue to provide you with the latest updates and information. Work continues around the clock to provide academic and social emotional supports as well as meals to students during the statewide school closure, which per Governor Brown’s Executive Order, will extend through April 28.  

  • Need to borrow a computer for your PPS student? Fill out this form!

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    Families of PPS,

    As the coronavirus situation continues to develop, we are looking at a number of ways to deliver the best possible experiences for students during the extended break, and we want to make sure all of our students can remain connected to their peers, teachers, and schools and have regular access to learning opportunities and curriculum materials.