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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
Graduation-Cap & Gown
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:
There are 2 ways to place your order:
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Click the link below to reserve an appointment with staff.
SCHEDULING WINDOW CLOSES 11/23 AT 7:30PM
Need help signing up for a conference? Watch this video
For questions, please contact Jill Register at:
email@example.com 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
College & Career Coordinator
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Presione el siguiente enlace para reservar una cita con el personal:
ESTE SITIO WEB CIERRA EL 23 DE NOVIEMBRE A LAS 7:30PM
Necesita ayuda para inscribirse en una conferencia? Mire este video
Si tiene preguntas comuníquese con Jill Register a:
email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
English TAG Parent Nomination Form
Spanish TAG Parent Nomination Form
Somali TAG Parent Nomination Form
Vietnamese TAG Parent Nomination Form
Russian TAG Parent Nomination Form
Chinese TAG Parent Nomination Form
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.
Dear Families of PPS Secondary Students,
During Comprehensive Distance Learning, opportunities are built into the schedule for all families to be able to connect with teachers during office hours. As in a traditionally formatted year, we will also be offering Parent-Teacher Conferences (morning to evening) on November 23-24.
Dear PPS Families,
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant decline in children accessing preventative medical services such as vaccines and well child checks. We’re happy to announce that we have re-opened two of PPS’ school-based health centers to provide access to medical services for students while the district continues to hold classes remotely. School-based health centers offer quality, affordable health care by doctors and Family Nurse Practitioners for children and youth with no out of pocket cost.
Dear PPS Families,
We want to update you on the Enrollment and Program Balancing (EPB) progress. As we’ve shared, the initial work focuses on schools in Southeast Portland in anticipation of the reopening of Kellogg Middle School. The Southeast Guiding Coalition has held six meetings aimed at creating a common understanding of the Coalition’s charge and the process for developing proposals and a final recommendation. The process is starting with a focus on grades 6-8 now, and will expand to grades PK-12 next spring.
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Board Audit Committee Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Board Intergovernmental Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Board Policy Committee Meeting
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM School Improvement Bond Committee Meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting