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Franklin News

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  • ID Cards

    PPS has mandated that all students in middle and high school will need to visibly wear their ID cards during the school day going forward. ID cards and lanyards were provided for all students at Back-to-School Prep Days.

    • Starting on Monday, September 11th, ID cards will be checked as students enter the building and throughout the school day. Every student must enter the building at the main entrance at SE 54th & Woodward. The performing arts doors at 52nd will not be allowed as an entry point.
    • What if a student forgets their ID card at home? See the Attendance staff (Daisy, Charles, or Sam) for a temporary badge.
    • What if a student never got an ID card or loses it? See the bookkeeper in M-136.
    • Can a student keep their ID card in their pocket or backpack? No, the ID needs to be worn at all times and be visible.

Principal's Message

    September 22, 2023
    Hello Franklin Families,
    It was wonderful to see you at Back to School Night on Wednesday. Thank you for taking the time to visit with us and meet your students' teachers. I felt a positive and warm energy throughout the building. Thanks for being a part of it! I enjoyed meeting so many families and students and it is clear how invested you all are in your teen's education and futures. I look forward to working with you this year and in the coming years all of us as a team to support students to be successful academically and in all the areas they are passionate about. Also, I truly appreciate you taking a selfie with me in the gym!
    On Thursday we had hundreds of students participate in the Club Fair after school. It was so great to see students talking about their clubs and recruiting others to join. I saw lots of student names on the sign-up sheets. I am so proud of our students!
    Como siempre comuniquense con nosotros si tienen alguna pregunta o cualquier preocupación.  
    Thank you,
    Dr. Z  




    September 15, 2023


    Hola familias de Franklin,


    As a proud Latina I am excited to welcome Latinx Heritage Month and all the events and activities that we will celebrate at Franklin. Stay tuned for more information.


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    I met with the PTSA last night and had a wonderful conversation about our students and school community. I would love to see more families, and yes you too students, attend the meetings. It's a great opportunity for more voices to be heard and for us all to work together to support teachers and students as we navigate our small city. Please reach out if you have any questions!


    I look forward to seeing you all in person at our Back To School Night event on Wednesday at 6pm. Also, please encourage your students to attend the Club Fair and Clothing Swap Pop-up on Thursday on the front lawn at 3:30pm.


    ¡Hasta pronto!

    Dr. Z




    September 8, 2023


    Hello Franklin Students and Families,


    It's been an exciting 2 weeks! Counselors are working to adjust final changes in student schedules and student clubs are beginning to meet and plan events for the school year. In the classrooms students and teachers are getting to know each other and working to set classroom norms and routines and academic expectations. Tutorials begin next week on Thursday and Friday. This is time for students to receive extra academic support from their teachers at the end of the school day. See the class schedule in the latest issue of The Bolt and encourage your students to attend by checking in with their teachers. Also, Monday we will be checking that students are wearing their lanyards and have their ID badges visible when they enter the building and throughout the school day. See more details on our homepage with what to do if a student forgets their ID or loses it.


    Reach out to us if you have any questions or need anything.


    Dr. Z





District News

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  • Update on the Third Day of Mediation

    PPS Flyer with students in background

    Today was disappointing – for us but, most importantly, for our students and families. The Portland Association of Teachers offered no counter proposals – and yet declared impasse.

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  • Update on the Second Day of Mediation

    PPS Flyer with students in background

    Today, we offered compromises that would both reward our educators and further our students’ success. We were able to raise our compensation offer substantially. We are not there yet, but we are committed to the hard work of finding common ground.

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  • Update on the First Day of Mediation

    PPS Flyer with students in background

    Today, we started the state-led mediation process with one priority: our children’s success. We offered compromises that would keep that vision at the heart of our work – and maintained our position on proposals that would negatively impact students.

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  • Welcome back!

    On behalf of the Board of Education and district leaders at PPS, our best wishes for a positive and joyful start to your school year!

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