• Franklin High School

    Lightning Announcements


     April 6th - 10th


    April 6-10th Distance Learning Weekly Calendar


    • Our hope by running a schedule will provide students and staff set opportunities to have a routine, engage with course work and continue social connection through academic conversation.

    • Our proposed schedule will provide structure yet also flexibility to accommodate the unique situation we are in with our extended building closure.

    • Our hope is to reduce anxiety associated with any new experience, and provide a structure by which students, staff, and parents can operate on one accord.


    Please Note: This schedule is ONLY specific to Franklin HS for next week as we move forward to best support our students and staff through distance learning. We anticipate the district providing a new schedule in the upcoming week for April 13 and beyond.


    April 6 - 10th 

    Next week as a school we will focus on the following:

    1. Checking in with kids - How are they doing, do they have technology, are they using their Gmail account, are there other needs that they have? 

    2. Allowing teachers more time to plan, practice using technology and getting set up.

    3. Provide if necessary any Quarter 3 clean up opportunities for students. Possibly provide other chances for students to demonstrate their ability from content previously taught.

    4. Provide supplemental learning opportunities, allowing students to practice and use technology and become more comfortable with distance learning.




    Student Schedule







    8:15am - 8:50am

    Coursework - Student Choice 


    Period 1

    Period 3

    Period 5

    Period 7

    Tutorials/Office Hours

    10:10am -11:10am

    Period 2

    Period 4

    Period 6

    Period 8

    Tutorials/Office Hours


    What to Expect:

    • Teachers will provide both asynchronous (independent) and synchronous (collective) instruction and learning opportunities.

    • Only during the assigned class periods will teachers host synchronous class sessions in Google Meets

    We want to prevent students from being asked by teachers to be a part of different meetings/sessions, where content is being presented, that could be at the same time. Students are asked to follow the schedule as they would in a normal school setting.

    • Teachers are also NOT required to host Google Meets (online sessions) during those periods, if they do they will host during these times for these periods.  

    • Teachers/Staff may also hold office hour check-in sessions with students using Google Meets on Friday Tutorial and after 11:20am. Students may be asked to be invited to other sessions, and therefore students will make the choice of where to attend; similar to how tutorials and after school works.

    • We are not taking official attendance, but will keep notes on which students we are not engaging in an effort to check in them and their well being.

    • Attendance to all sessions is highly encouraged to continue learning and connection to peers and staff for students. 

    • Students are expected to follow the guidelines found in the  Franklin High School Distance Learning Behavior Expectations


    Friday Tutorials

    During tutorial times, students could be:

    • Working on teacher assigned assignments/projects

    • Participating in a virtual check-ins with a teacher or staff member

    • Virtually attending office hours with teachers

    • Collaborate with classmates on classwork virtually



    April 6-10 Distance Learning Definitions & Details


    Distance Learning April 6-10

    Definitions & Details 

    Distance Learning 

    This phase of learning will be formative, supplemental, and built around making connections to learning targets taught before March 13th. Students can go back and make up missed work, incomplete assignments and possibly recover credit.


    Feedback given by the teacher that supports learning and builds on the individual student’s work and learning gaps.


    Information presented that builds on prior learning that is not graded. Do know that students cannot be academically harmed during the remote learning process


    Instruction and learning that is independent, on the student’s own time. Learning can happen at any point in time.


    Instruction and learning are collaborative and may be collective. Teachers will have either whole class meetings, send out videos to watch, or set up conversations with students Google hangouts/meet.

    Credit Recovery

    Credit Recovery is being defined by each teacher, as instruction and individual student needs look different across the building. Students will be able to fill gaps and recover credit as we move through this process. 

    Office Hours

    Students will be able to interact with teachers via email, Google applications including: Google Meet, Google Voice, or Google Classroom.


    Students please look at your NEW gmail! Student emails have migrated from Outlook to gmail. Teachers, counselors and other PPS staff will use these PPS gmail accounts to communicate with students (NOT your personal email). PLEASE check these gmail accounts every day for important communications. Access school gmail by logging into your Google Drive, clicking on the Google apps icon in the upper right corner and clicking on gmail. You log into this gmail the same way you log into your PPS Google drive. Your username is your first initial + your full last name + the last four digits of your student ID and your email address is username@student.pps.net. Your password is the same password you use for logging into Drive. If you have trouble logging in you can email chamilto@pps.net