• Online-Only Classes Will Continue Until At Least January 28

    Following state guidelines on coronavirus data, PPS will stay with Comprehensive Distance Learning through the second quarter. More information

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    Students will be able to access their courses starting September 1st.  Beginning on September 1 students will be directed to go to the PPS Student Portal, which is pps.net/student.  Once on this site they will click on the Canvas icon. Canvas houses all of their classes and is managed by their teacher. 

    Look at the announcements from your teachers for links to the Google Meet or Zoom Chat.

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  • 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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  • Talented and Gifted Information

    Talented and Gifted identification forms are now available. Students can be nominated any time before 4 December 2020 (when the forms are due). Part of the process includes families sharing information about their student and giving consent to any assessments needed to complete the process. If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to contact Anna Escalada York (TAG Coordinator at Franklin) at ayork@pps.net.
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    TAG News: An Opportunity for TAG-identified students-OSU Winter Wonderings Online classes. Registration starts next week.
    OSU Precollege Programs

    For Gifted, Talented, and High-Ability 3rd - 10th Graders

    Winter Wonderings offers a variety of challenging courses on Saturdays. Classes are designed specifically for gifted, talented, and high ability 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, and 7th-10th graders. Participants discover new and exciting areas of study in a fast-paced learning environment while in the company of other capable learners

    • January 23, 30
    • February 6, 13, 20, 27
    Winter Wonderings is funded by participant fees and tax-deductible donations. Tuition is $95 for one course (in person) $75 for online-only, Student can take a maximum of 3 courses. For more information:

    Oregon State University
    110 Snell Hall
    Corvallis, Oregon 97331

    Please note:

    There is an application process that requires new students to document their intellectual and/or academic abilities, including documenting official TAG identification. Please contact Anna York (ayork@pps.net) TAG Coordinator if you need help with documentation.

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  • Textbooks, Library Books, Chromebooks & Hotspots

    Did you miss textbook checkout? Please review this guide to know if you need to checkout textbooks. If your course is not listed on the guide, you have nothing to pick up. Please email bazar@pps.net if you still need to checkout (or return) any textbooks.  Library staff will be here on Wednesdays from 12:00-4:30 to meet you with books and other materials at the external doors closest to the library in the East Parking Lot (near the cafeteria and Clinton Park tennis courts). Look for our pink sign on the door. Face masks are required.

    What about Library books? Students can find directions for how to check out Library books here: https://www.pps.net/Page/16087.  Library staff will be here for library books on Wednesdays from 11:00-4:00 to meet you with books and other materials at the external doors closest to the library in the East Parking Lot (near the cafeteria and Clinton Park tennis courts). Look for our pink sign on the door. Face masks are required. 

    Do you need a Chromebook or a Hotspot during Distance Learning? Franklin staff will be available to checkout Chromebooks and Hotspots in the main entrance courtyard off of Woodward Street every Wednesday from 1:30-4:30.  Masks are required. Please email Dan Green at
    dgreen@pps.net if you have any questions. 

    If you prefer not to wait until Wednesday, please note that the PPS District Office is available to distribute, exchange and service Chromebooks every day from 9am to 1pm.  

    More information about this service can be found here.

  • FHS Weekly "Bell" Schedule 2020-2021

    Please click HERE for a printable version of Franklin's Weekly "Bell" Schedule.
  • How To Access Canvas & Student Emails - Basics

    Portland Public Schools has moved to a new Learning Management System called Canvas. This platform is a replacement of Google Classroom. Please use this guide as a quick reference on the basics of using Canvas.

    For help accessing student email accounts please use
     this quick guide.

    If you need a student password reset, please use this link to request one. For any other technical issues, please email Dan Green at dgreen@pps.net

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  • Senior Corner

    Graduation-Cap & Gown

    Jostens News

    Franklin Senior Families, 

    We will have a graduation ceremony for our class of 2021.  What the celebration looks like exactly is yet to be determined and it will follow the safety guidelines established by the state.  And of course, just like last year, we will have a wonderful and memorable celebration for the Class of 2021.  In order to be ready for that graduation celebration seniors need to order their Cap & Gown and any other graduation materials they desire.  I have reached out to our graduation supplier Jostens and requested one final extension of the “group order” deadline.

    Jostens is extending the deadline for group orders to Friday, December 11th

    According to Jostens:

    You may place your order later in the year, but the advantages of doing so with the “group order” is:


    • You received the lowest prices of the year.
    • You will receive the earliest possible delivery of your order.
    • And most importantly, you will help reduce the possibility of delays due to the pandemic.


    There are 2 ways to place your order:


Principal's Message

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    Franklin Families and Students:


    As we close out the month of November it is only fitting to share my sincere gratitude and appreciation to our Franklin Community.


    Thanks so much for your unwavering support and commitment to our school mission and vision.  Your trust and faith in our staff allows us to confidently provide innovative instruction and supportive services aimed at promoting and growing our students in all areas of their lives. As shared in our mission statement, ”providing a diverse and supportive environment, our educators, families and community prepare our students for a strong future and appreciation for lifelong learning and service.” This is a collaborative effort that asks teachers, staff, families, and partners to work in unison and carry out their designated role. This is a labor of love that cannot be accomplished alone.  I am so grateful for the manner in which we all lean into the work; for the benefit of our students.


    As a school community we have countless reasons to be so thankful.


    Our staff looks forward to seeing everyone November 23rd and 24th for Family-Student-Teacher conferences and continuing our work together.  Wishing everyone a wonderful break and an enjoyable time with your loved ones.


    Franklin STRONG,


    Chris Frazier 




    Family/Teacher/Student Conferences - Nov 23 & 24

    Franklin continually believes that the role of conferences is to further the relationships and engagement of our families and students.  Conferences during Distance Learning are especially important for these reasons.  This year’s conferences will take place Monday and Tuesday, November 23rd and 24th. All conferences will be done virtually over Zoom by appointment. We ask that students attend conferences along with their parents or guardians.  Each conference will be up to 10 minutes in length. Please know that you may contact our teachers by email at any time throughout the year and are not limited to these conference times.


    Virtual Conference Schedule

    Monday 11/23 & Tuesday 11/24

    CONFERENCES:  8:30am - 12:00pm

    STAFF LUNCH: (12:00pm-1:00pm)

    CONFERENCES:  1:00pm - 4:30pm

    STAFF DINNER (4:30pm-5:30pm)

    CONFERENCES:  5:30pm - 7:45pm


    How to Make a Conference Appointment

    Prior to scheduling, please have your student’s schedule with their teacher’s names found through ParentVue HERE

    Contact Sorena Dibble with questions about ParentVUE (sdibble@pps.net)


    Click the link below to reserve an appointment with staff.



    Need help signing up for a conference? Watch this video

    For questions, please contact Jill Register at:

    jregister@pps.net or 971-231-4790


    Virtual Drop-In Rooms Available  to Meet With Various FHS Departments and Partners:

    During conferences on November 23 & 24, the following partners and departments will be waiting in various virtual drop-in rooms and available to meet with you:

    • Student Support Team

    • Social Workers

    • Library/Media Center

    • College & Career Coordinator

    • Technology Support

    • SUN Program

    • STEP UP


    Please visit the Conferences Website to learn more about each group's availability. When you are ready to join, please click on the department/partner name and you will be taken to the virtual drop-in room.


    PPS Language Access Services

    中文 | Chinese Español | Spanish Soomaali | Somali

    (503) 916-3585 (503) 916-3582 (503) 916-3586


    Русский | Russian Tiếng Việt | Vietnamese

    (503) 916-3583 (503) 916-3584

    Únase a nosotros para:

    Las Conferencias Virtuales 2020


    Escuela Secundaria Franklin


    Franklin cree continuamente que el papel de las conferencias es promover las relaciones y el compromiso de nuestras familias y estudiantes. Las conferencias durante el aprendizaje a distancia son especialmente importantes por estas razones. Las conferencias de este año se llevarán a cabo los lunes y martes 23 y 24 de noviembre. Todas las conferencias se realizarán virtualmente a través de Zoom con cita previa. Pedimos que los estudiantes asistan a las conferencias junto con sus padres o tutores. Cada conferencia tendrá una duración de hasta 10 minutos. Tenga en cuenta que puede comunicarse con nuestros(as) maestros(as) por correo electrónico en cualquier momento durante el año y no está limitado a estos horarios de conferencias.


    Calendario de conferencias virtuales:

    Lunes 23 de Noviembre y Martes 24 de Noviembre

    CONFERENCIAS: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    ALMUERZO DEL PERSONAL: (12:00 pm-1:00pm)

    CONFERENCIAS: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    CENA PARA EL PERSONAL (4:30 pm a 5:30 pm)

    CONFERENCIAS: 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm


    ¿Cómo hacer una cita para una conferencia?

    Antes de programar sus citas, tenga el horario de su estudiante con los nombres de sus maestros, puede encontrar esta información a través de ParentVue AQUÍ.

    Comuníquese con Sorena Dibble si tiene preguntas sobre ParentVUE (sdibble@pps.net)


    Presione el siguiente enlace para reservar una cita con el personal: 


    Necesita ayuda para inscribirse en una conferencia? Mire este video

    Si tiene preguntas comuníquese con Jill Register a:

    jregister@pps.net or 971-231-4790


    Talented and Gifted (TAG) Identification forms available:

    Talented and Gifted identification forms are now available. Students can be nominated any time before 4 December 2020 (when the forms are due). Part of the process includes families sharing information about their student and giving consent to any assessments needed to complete the process. If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to contact Anna Escalada York (TAG Coordinator at Franklin) at ayork@pps.net.

    Student Workshop Opportunity

    Rebel Wise are a local Hip-Hop collaborative who are currently offering student workshops that combine music videos with interviews of indigenous Elder teachings, lead talking circles, and guide students through a creative undertaking.  Here is the full flyer of information if sites, student clubs, or other groups are interested in sponsoring workshops.


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