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  • 2020 DIPLOMA DAY

    Please see "Senior Information" tab for more information
  • LETTER TO FAMILIES OF FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS

    FHS Materials Drop Off, Retrieval of Locker Belongings and Yearbook Pick Up

    May 27, 2020 

    Dear Franklin Families:

    Our staff has prepared a plan for parents/guardians or students to drop off FHS/PPS materials (textbooks, calculators, dance shoes, cameras, etc.) and retrieve personal belongings from the school-issued lockers. At this time, you may also pick up a yearbook -if you’ve prepaid for one. 

    In an effort to adhere to social gathering expectations and minimize the number of people entering our building, school personnel will be gathering and organizing the locker possessions for pickup. 

    To ensure the most effective and efficient drop off/pick up, the following schedule has been put into place based on the students’ last name. We ask that you maintain the state mandated social distancing expectations and wear a mask or face covering whenever possible. If you or anyone in your household has experienced a fever or persistent cough within the last 72 hours, please stay home and DO NOT bring your materials. If you have students in multiple grades, you can choose one of the days to come. (Note: Seniors’ pick up/drop off schedule is different as it is based on their Gov’t/Econ class)


          

    Students may not enter the building. There will be a material drop off station and a locker/yearbook pickup station in the courtyard at the main entrance on Woodward St. (See process diagram on next page). Student ID will be required to pick up locker possessions and/or yearbooks.

    Library Materials:

    The FHS Library recently emailed parents (check your spam) and students (to the student.pps.net account) a Library Notice that listed FHS materials currently checked out and/or fees owed for lost, damaged, and overdue items, including calculators. You can pay charges owed for damaged materials, printing, miscellaneous fees, and lost books using School Pay https://pps.schoolpay.com/ . Only pay for lost books if you are sure they are lost and not at home or school. If you have questions, concerns, or special circumstances-please contact library staff Chris chamilto@pps.netor  Sunny sjchilds@pps.net  or Beth bazar@pps.net . We want to help you. 

    Other FHS/PPS Materials

    Please bring ALL other FHS/PPS materials (cameras, instruments, dance shoes, etc.) on your scheduled return day. Please keep your PPS-issued Chromebook unless you are not returning to PPS next school year.

    Yearbooks

    If you have pre-ordered a yearbook it will be available for you to pick up. If you have not previously purchased one there is still time to order online here (while supplies last).

    The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) below outlines everything needed to know regarding the process. Please feel welcome to email Sonya Harvey, Business & Facilities Manager at sharvey@pps.net if you have any questions or concerns.

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    Table of Contents

    ● What Can Be Retrieved?

    ● How Will the Locker Items Be Collected?

    ● Can I Pick up For More Than One Child?

    ● What If Materials Cannot Be Picked Up During the Scheduled Time?

    ● What Will Happen If I Attempt to Pick Up During A Different Time Slot?

    ● What Should I Do If I Shared A Locker?

    ● What If I Did Not Get A Notice in my email? What’s on my “Record”?

    ● What Should I Do if I Need to Keep Materials to Complete or I Find More Later?

    ● What Will School Personnel Do If Inappropriate Items Are Found?

    ● How Do I know if I've Pre-paid for a Yearbook?

    ● How Can I Pick Up Woods/Metals Student Projects Left At School?

    Answers


    What Can Be Retrieved?

    Personal effects located in school-issued lockers. Yearbooks (if you’ve prepaid for one) will also be available for you to pick up. Juniors can also pick up their AP Lang (Wong) Notebooks.  

    How Will the Locker Items Be Collected?

    School staff and security will work in teams to clean out every locker. Clean plastic bags and/or paper bags will be used to store personal effects. Bags will be labeled with the student’s name, grade, and locker number. School property (books, calculators, etc.) will be removed and logged immediately. Any garbage (food or drink related) will be discarded. Everything else will be placed in the bag and tied shut.

    Can I Pick up For More Than One Child?

    If a parent/guardian has more than one child at Franklin, they are permitted to pick up for multiple children. Just let staff know the names of the students. Please remember, pickup cannot occur for friends. Personal effects will only be given to the student and/or a parent/guardian that presents proper identification.

    What If Materials Cannot Be Picked Up During the Scheduled Time?

    Please email sdibble@pps.net to coordinate a new pick up day/time.

    What Will Happen If I Attempt to Pick Up During A Different Time Slot?

    We ask that you adhere to the time slot listed on page 1 of this letter. If you are unable to pick up your child's belongings at that time, please email sdibble@pps.net 

    What Should I Do If I Shared A Locker?

    During the cleanout, belongings will not be sorted. All contents will be placed in a bag and provided to the assigned student. The school district is not responsible for belongings that are lost because a student shared a locker. 

    What If I Did Not Get A Notice in my email? What’s on my “Record”?

    If you did not receive an email, you can check your record by clicking on the PPS Web Catalog on the right side of the Franklin Toolbox https://franklintoolbox.wordpress.com/ and logging in at the top right. Then open the My Information Tab. You can also email chamilto@pps.net and we will resend your Library Notice. 

    What Should I Do if I Need to Keep Materials or I Find More Later?

    If you locate any PPS items (books, calculators, instruments, cameras) after scheduled return date or after completing credits/coursework contact library staff at chamilto@pps.net  or once school reopens please bring them to the library as soon as possible. 

    What Will School Personnel Do If Inappropriate Items Are Found?

    We are very hopeful that nothing inappropriate will be found in our school lockers but in the event something is found, school staff will address it the same way we would during a normal school day. If the items are inappropriate for the school building and violate school rules, the items will be confiscated and parents will be notified.

    How Do I know if I've Pre-paid for a Yearbook?
    Please email Eri Stamps, FHS Bookkeeper at estamps@pps.net and she will let you know. 

    How Can I Pick Up Wood/Metal Student Projects Left At School?
    Mr. Silvernail and Mr. Ryan will be available to return student projects at the same time that students are coming to drop off/pick up their items at school. Please meet shop teachers at the Loading Dock in the west side of the building (where the shop's roll up doors are located)
  • LETTER TO FAMILIES OF FHS SENIORS - CLASS OF 2020

    FHS Materials Drop Off, Retrieval of Locker Belongings and Pick Up of Yearbook, Graduation Regalia and Senior Sweatshirt.


    May 27, 2020

    Dear Class of 2020 Families:

    Our staff has prepared a plan for parents/guardians or students to drop off all FHS/PPS materials (textbooks, calculators, Chromebooks, dance shoes, etc.) and retrieve personal belongings from the school-issued lockers. At this time, you may pick-up the senior sweatshirt, yearbook, and graduation regalia.  

    In an effort to adhere to social gathering expectations and minimize the number of people entering our building, school personnel will be gathering and organizing the locker possessions for pickup. 

    To ensure the most effective and efficient drop off/pick up, the following schedule has been put into place based on seniors’ Government/Economics class. We ask that you maintain the state-mandated social distancing expectations and wear a mask or face covering whenever possible. If you have students in multiple grades, you can choose one of the days to come. (Note: Grades 9, 10 and 11 students’ pick up/drop off schedule is different as it is based on their last name.)
     

    Scheduled by Government/Economics Class                           

    Time

    June 1 - A DAY

    June 2 - B DAY

    9:00-9:30am

    Per 1 Lipfziger

    2020 grads without a gov’t/econ class

    9:30-10:00am

    Per 1 Marsh

    Per 5 Marsh

    10:00-10:30am

    Per 2 Lipfziger

    Per 6 Zimtbaum

    10:30-11:00am

    Per 2 Marsh

    Per 7 Appell

    11am-12pm

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    12:00-12:30pm

    Per 3 Lipfziger

    Per 7 Zimtbaum

    12:30-1:00pm

    Per 3 Zimtbaum

    Per 8 Appell

    1:00-1:30pm

    Per 4 Marsh

    Per 8 Marsh

    1:30-2:00pm

    Per 4 Zimtbaum

    2020 grads without a gov’t/econ class

    Students may not enter the building. There will be a material drop off station and a locker/yearbook/graduation regalia pickup station in the courtyard at the main entrance on Woodward St. There will also be an opportunity for seniors to pick up their Senior sweatshirts - Thank you FHS Seniors for designing your own Class of 2020 sweatshirts!


    (See process diagram below). Student ID will be required to pick up locker possessions and/or yearbooks.



    Library Materials:

    The FHS Library recently emailed parents (check your spam) and students (to the student.pps.net account) a Library Notice that listed FHS materials currently checked out and/or fees owed for lost, damaged, and overdue items, including calculators. You should have also received a paper notice and instructions sent to your home. 
    You can pay charges owed for damaged materials, printing, miscellaneous fees, and lost books using School Payhttps://pps.schoolpay.com/ . Only pay for lost books if you are sure they are lost and not at home or school. 

    Other FHS/PPS Materials

    Please bring ALL other FHS/PPS materials (cameras, instruments, dance shoes, Chromebooks, etc.) on your scheduled return day. 

    Yearbooks

    If you have pre-ordered a yearbook, it will be available for you to pick up. If you have not previously purchased one there is still time to order online here (while supplies last).

    The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) below outlines everything needed to know regarding the process. Please feel welcome to email Sonya Harvey, Business & Facilities Manager at sharvey@pps.net if you have any questions or concerns.

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    Table Of Contents

     ● What Can Be Retrieved?

    ● How Will the Locker Items Be Collected?

    ● Can I Pick up For More Than One Child?

    ● What If Materials Cannot Be Picked Up During the Scheduled Time?

    ● What Will Happen If I Attempt to Pick Up During A Different Time Slot?

    ● What Should I Do If I Shared A Locker?

    ● What Should I Do If I Need to Keep Materials to Complete A Course or I Find the Materials Later?

    ● What Will School Personnel Do If Inappropriate Items Are Found?

    ● How Do I Know If I've Pre-paid For A Yearbook?

    ● How Can I Pick Up Wood/Metal Student Projects Left At School?


    Answers


    What Can Be Retrieved?

    Personal belongings located in school-issued lockers. Yearbooks (if you’ve prepaid for one), graduation regalia and senior sweatshirt will also be available for you to pick up. Cap and gown (if you didn’t come on May 21, 2020) can also be picked up at this time.

    How Will the Locker Items Be Collected?

    School staff and security will work in teams to clean out every locker. Plastic bags and/or paper bags will be used to store personal effects. Bags will be labeled with the student’s name, grade, and locker number. School property (books, calculators, etc.) will be removed and logged immediately. Any garbage (food or drink related) will be discarded. Everything else will be placed in the bag and tied shut.

    Can I Pick up For More Than One Child?

    If a parent/guardian has more than one child at Franklin, they are permitted to pick up for multiple children. Just let staff know the names of the students. Please remember, pickup cannot occur for friends. Personal effects will only be given to the student and/or a parent/guardian that presents proper identification.

    What If Materials Cannot Be Picked Up During the Scheduled Time?

    Please email sdibble@pps.net to coordinate a new pick up day/time.

    What Will Happen If I Attempt to Pick Up During A Different Time Slot?

    We ask that you adhere to the time slot listed on page 1 of this letter. If you are unable to pick up your child's belongings at that time, please email sdibble@pps.net 

    What Should I Do If I Shared A Locker?

    During the cleanout, belongings will not be sorted. All contents will be placed in a bag and provided to the assigned student. The school district is not responsible for belongings that are lost because a student shared a locker. 

    What Should I Do if I Need to Keep Materials or I Find More Later?

    If you locate any PPS items (books, calculators, Chromebooks/cords, instruments, cameras) after scheduled return date or after completing credits/coursework contact library staff at chamilto@pps.net to return them during June 3-10 underclass check in or once schools reopen please bring them to the library as soon as possible. 

    What Will School Personnel Do If Inappropriate Items Are Found?

    We are very hopeful that nothing inappropriate will be found in our school lockers but in the event something is found, school staff will address it the same way we would during a normal school day. If the items are inappropriate for the school building and violate school rules, the items will be confiscated and parents will be notified.

    How Do I Know if I've Pre-paid for a Yearbook?
    Please email Eri Stamps, FHS Bookkeeper at estamps@pps.net and she will let you know.  

    How Can I Pick Up Wood/Metal Student Projects Left At School?
    Mr. Silvernail and Mr. Ryan will be available to return student projects at the same time that students are coming to drop off/pick up their items at school. Please meet shop teachers at the Loading Dock in the west side of the building (where the shop's roll up doors are located)
  • PRINCIPAL FRAZIER'S LETTER TO SENIOR FAMILIES

    Dear Parents and Guardians: 

    Commencement is the paramount event in the life of a high school senior as it publicly signifies the completion of a 12 year journey.  Normally we would send communications to senior families indicating all of the upcoming senior end of year events. Unfortunately things are not normal, and therefore our communication will be different as some event details still remain to be clarified as we continue to work with state and district leadership on guidance.  Please know we have every intention of celebrating and honoring the Class of 2020 in a fashion that is fitting of such a special class.  We will continue our tradition and wish to encourage every eligible student to participate. Please help us make the 2020 senior ceremonies a memorable experience for all of our graduates and families.

     

    Please note: This information and future communication will be emailed to families and posted at https://www.pps.net/domain/116

    Topic

    Date

    Comments

    Athletic, Library & Textbook Fees

     

    If you’re aware of any fines owed to the school, please use School Pay. https://www.pps.net/Page/3528

    Email Eri Stamps (estamps@pps.net)  with questions.

    Scholarship Reporting

    Due June 1

    Go to https://forms.gle/KL5hkDSpVE2kBvbT7 to submit scholarship information.

    Return Textbooks and Chromebooks

    June 1 or 2 

    (more details to follow)

    For students who were issued a PPS Chromebook and only if all their coursework is complete. Details to follow.

    Pick up Locker Items

    June 1 or 2

    (more details to follow)

     

    PPS Staff will empty any remaining items in student lockers and have available for students to pick up. Students will not be allowed in the building due to social distancing guidelines.

    School Issued Instructional Materials/Equipment-

    Band Instruments,Dance shoes, Calculators, Cameras etc.

    June 1 or 2

    (more details to follow)

    For students who were issued a PPS Instructional materials and/or equipment and only if all their coursework is complete. 

    Details to follow.

    Yearbook Pick up 

    June 1 or 2

    (more details to follow)

     

    If you have pre-ordered a yearbook it will be available for pick up. If you have not previously purchased one please do so through School Pay (https://www.pps.net/Page/3528). We are able to  accept a check at the school but we will not be able to accept cash or credit card payments. 

    Stoles/Certificates/Awards

       

    June 1 or 2

    (more details to follow)

    Graduation regalia will be issued as part of the student textbook return & locker item pick up process

    PPS Virtual Prom

    June 4

    7:00 pm Sponsored and coordinated by PPS District Office. More guidance will come directly from PPS. 

    Diploma Day

    June 9

    (more details to follow)

    Location:  Franklin High School

    Time: Daytime Hours (actual times to follow)

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Chris Frazier

    Principal

Principal's
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  •  Franklin

     

    Franklin Families and Students,

     

    Today was a memorable moment for our school community as seniors came back to campus to pick up their caps, gowns, and tassels. This distribution serves as another step in the life of our seniors, as they move closer to graduation. It was so inspiring and uplifting to see their smiles, waves, tears, and cheers; which serve as an important reminder of why we do this work. I want to thank our students and parents who came out and helped us celebrate our seniors. Franklin is more than just a place for teaching and learning, it is a community built on relationships. It was good seeing so many of our community members, even being six feet away. Additionally, I want to send a special thanks to our Franklin staff who braved the wind and rain to come support our seniors; showing that the elements are no match for the love we have for our students.

     

    Congratulations to our seniors on taking the next step!!

     

    UPDATES/REMINDERS/HIGHLIGHTS

    Senior End of Year - Save the Dates* 

    We are now able to announce more information regarding end of year events for Seniors.  
     
    June 1st & 2nd  9am- 2pm-  Seniors will be asked to return to campus for close out.  Seniors will have the opportunity to:
    • Return textbooks/chromebooks & other school issued materials (musical instruments, dance shoes, calculators, cameras etc.)
    • Pick up Locker items
    • Pick up yearbooks that have been ordered
    • Pick up graduation regalia i.e., stoles, cords, medals etc.
     June 9th - Seniors will return to campus and be celebrated; acknowledging their commencement from Franklin HS.   
     
    Please continue to look out for future communication regarding specific times and procedures, that will be mailed and emailed to families and posted on our website.

     

     
    Grade 9- 11  End of Year - Save the Dates*   
    We are now able to announce more information regarding end of year events for students grades 9 - 11.  
     
    June 3-10 - 9th, 10, and 11th graders will be asked to return to campus for close out.  Students will have the opportunity to:
    • Return textbooks and other school issued materials (musical instruments, dance shoes, calculators, cameras etc.)
    • Pick up Locker items
    • Pick up yearbooks that have been ordered
     Please continue to look out for future communication regarding specific times and procedures that will be emailed to families and posted on our website.  
     
     
    Site Council Empathy Interviews
    Franklin Site Council is soliciting feedback from students to get a better perspective of our students' experiences.  The stories of our experiences at Franklin are important to us. This will help us to set goals for our future together and make your school a better place for all students.
    Please share the link below with your students.
     
    Special thanks to FHS Site Council Members: Parents: Lisa Zuniga, Trisha Parks, Roger Kirchner, Students: Flora Pollack, Maxine Latterell and Staff: Beth Bundy, Anne Meadows, Sonya Harvey
     
     
    COVID-19 National Youth Steering Committee
    Two of our amazing law students, Shanthi Klein-Balajee (11) and Isabella Smejtek (10) were selected from applicants across the country to serve on the National Youth Steering Committee set up by the Mikva Challenge. Shanthi and Isabella will represent Franklin (the only committee members from OR) as the Steering Committee meets virtually to ensure that youth voices and ideas are heard and amplified during the covid-19 crisis.   
     
    Isabella created a video (below) discussing students' experience amdi the COVID-19 pandemic.  This information is powerful as we consider the mental, emotional, and physical health of our youth during this time. 
     
    Virtual Scholars Video
    This short video is a shout out to the 456 PPS seniors who completed one or more VS courses this year. As many folks fully appreciate, taking an online class which requires students to be self-driven time managers, strong communicators and persistent scholars, their completing an online course is not a minor accomplishment. The VS team is so proud of them. This video features the smiles and energy of the VS team and was put together by our own Elizabeth Ellis 

     

    Franklin STRONG,

    Chris Frazier

    Principal

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  • LETTER TO FAMILIES OF FHS SENIORS - CLASS OF 2020

    Diploma Day Tuesday, June 9 10:00am - 4:30pm 

    Dear Class of 2020 Families:

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on all facets of our world and society, causing us all to respond with new policies and practices to ensure the safety and well being of all community members. The education system is no different as State of Oregon mandates have required school buildings to close their doors and identify other means of celebrating our graduates this year while maintaining social distancing, small group expectations, and following all other state and county precautions. 

    In an effort to support state statutes Portland Public Schools is requiring all high schools to hold virtual graduation ceremonies. The virtual graduation ceremony will consist of a video that will be shared throughout the school community that highlights students speeches, student performances, staff speeches, tributes, videos and pictures that celebrate the graduating Class of 2020. 

    Additionally all PPS high schools will hold Diploma Day ceremonies on their campus, offering both a drive-thru and walk up option for graduates to receive their diplomas; thus allowing the Class of 2020 to be recognized in a traditional manner, but also appropriately adhering to the state policies that will ensure limited exposure for all graduates, staff, and families involved. 

    Franklin High School’s Diploma Day will be held on Tuesday, June 9th from 10:00am-4:30pm. Students and families will be asked to attend and participate at designated times in order to assist in meeting the State guidelines for public gatherings. Below please find the event timelines: 

    Timeline of Events 

    Timeframe Seniors last names beginning... 

    10:00a-11:0a      A - Com 

    11:00a-12:00p   Con - Hal 

    12:30p-1:30p     Ham - Log 

    1:30p-2:30p       Loh - O 

    2:30p-3:30p      P - Sn 

    3:30p-4:30p      So - Z 

     

    To ensure the safety and well being of all individuals participating in the Diploma Day event including graduating seniors, parents/families, FHS staff, and event staff; all State of Oregon and Portland Public School guidelines for public gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic will be implemented and enforced. 

    State/Portland Public Schools Guidelines 

    ● Participant Count: 24 or less 

    ○ Includes all persons on campus (i.e. Graduates, Families on foot, Franklin administration, Franklin staff, Security, Event photographers, and Custodial staff) 

    ■ Persons in vehicles are not counted in the 24 

    ■ Persons on foot DO count in the 24 

    ■ Maximum of two family members/guests per graduate if arriving by foot 

    ● Social Distancing 

    ○ 6 feet between persons 

    ○ 6 foot markings on the ground 

    ● Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be used by staff 

    ○ Gloves, masks required for staff 

    ○ Masks/face coverings encouraged to be worn by participants 

    Event Expectations 

    ● Graduating seniors and families come to Franklin according to the following alphabet breakdown shown above. 

    ● Graduates should wear their cap, gown, tassel, and any graduation regalia i.e., stoles, cords, medals etc. 

    ● When at Franklin, only the graduating senior may exit the vehicle to receive the diploma and for a photo. 

    ● If arriving by foot, a maximum of two guests may accompany the graduate. 

    ● All graduating seniors and families will follow the vehicle/foot traffic map (see below). 

    ● All graduating seniors and families will be asked to follow street directions/signage and directions provided by event staff. 

    We recognize that holding this event on campus is not ideal for our students or our neighbors. This event can never replace our traditional graduation ceremony where graduates are publicly acknowledged in front of their peers, bands and choirs play tribute pieces to the graduating class, students leaders are able to give an address to their peers, and teachers and extended family have the opportunity to take photos and celebrate the accomplishment. However, our seniors have worked hard to reach this pinnacle event of their high school careers and as a school community it is our goal to honor and celebrate them in a fitting fashion. While our practices may change due to these new and unusual circumstances, our mission remains the same; that is “by 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.”

     
    We appreciate your understanding and support of the Franklin HS graduating Class of 2020. 

    Sincerely, 

    Chris Frazier
    Principal

  • VIRTUAL PROM 2020

    This is a header that says PPS Prom 2020 and Featuring DJ O.G. One, the official DJ of the Trail Blazersthis is a graphic block that says You're invited! We're excited to invite you, our VIP guest, to PPS Virtual Prom 2020 on June 4 at 7 pm. Get ready for social giveaway challenges, special guest shout outs, and incredible live music. We created this event just for you, the Class of 2020! Now, let's party!!this is a button that says Click here for your invitation!horizontal line seperating stories   

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    The District is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all its educational and employment activities. The District prohibits discrimination based on race; national or ethnic origin; color; sex; religion; age; sexual orientation; gender expression or identity; pregnancy; marital status; familial status; economic status or source of income; mental or physical disability or perceived disability; or military service.

  • 2020 DIPLOMA DAY


    Timeframe

    Seniors last names beginning... 

    10:00a-11:0a

    A - Com

    11:00a-12:00p

    Con - Hal

    12:30p-1:30p

    Ham - Log

    1:30p-2:30p

    Loh - O

    2:30p-3:30p

    P - Sn

    3:30p-4:30p

    So - Z


    Event Expectations

    -Come to Franklin according to the following alphabet breakdown

    -Follow the vehicle/foot traffic map below

    -When at Franklin, only the graduating senior may exit the vehicle to receive diploma & pose for picture

    -If arriving by foot, a maximum of two guests may accompany the graduate

    -Graduating Seniors wear your cap, gown, tassel, and all other regalia i.e, stoles, cords, medals



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