Franklin MS Weekly Update - October 15

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Franklin Families and Students,

Good afternoon and Happy Friday! I hope that you have had a good week. I am looking forward to attending the Oakton High School Homecoming Game this evening. It looks like it will be a great night for this community event and I hope to see many of you at the game!

We have several events coming up during the next month where we hope to partner with you so we can accomplish everything successfully. In the coming weeks we will have our first PTA Community Dining event at MOD Pizza, Federal Impact Aid Surveys will be going home, and our students will take the Youth Survey and SOS Screener. Additionally, all of our 7th grade Science students will go on a watershed field trip, our Civics team is sponsoring a Veterans Day recognition program, and our new NJHS members will officially be inducted. It is a busy time at FMS and we are glad that there are so many opportunities for our students.

I would encourage all of our students and families to check out some the information about our After-School programs at Franklin. We got started at the end of September and we are off to a great start. If your child plans to attend an after-school activity, you must complete the Registration Form in advance. The Program Preview offers general information about what is available and if you have any questions about the After-School Program, please email Mrs. Mollé.

Best wishes for a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.

Sincerely,

Dustin Wright

Principal

 

 

Upcoming Events

October 17 - PTA MOD Pizza Community Dining Event Fundraiser

October 18 - 20 - 7th Grade Science Field Trips

October 29 - End of First Quarter, 2 Hour Early Release at 12:15 PM

 

Federal Impact Aid Survey Information

The Impact Aid Program is a federal grant program designed to directly compensate local school districts that have been financially impacted by federal activities. The program's mission is to reimburse local school districts for local revenues lost due to the presence of federally owned and therefore tax exempt property. 

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid forms will be sent home before the end of October. Please be on the lookout for this important form to be sent home with all students. Click here for more information.

All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5.

 

PTA Community Dining Event at MOD Pizza on October 17

It’s football season and with that comes pizza! Support our PTA with Dining for Dollars at MOD Pizza in Greenbriar Town Center on Sunday, October 17 from 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM. Please be sure to mention the fundraiser for Franklin Middle School at the register before you pay in order for our PTA to receive a donation equivalent to 20% of the purchase. Click here for more information. Thank you for your support of our PTA.

 

Yearbook Information

Franklin MS 2022 yearbooks are on sale through April 1, 2022. The cost of the yearbook is $25. Families may order online by clicking here. Please contact Kelly Barlow with any questions.

 

Library Updates

Fall for the Book festival is October 14-31 and has online events for everyone. Fall for the Book is Northern Virginia’s oldest and largest festival of literature and the arts. All events are free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of sponsors including the Fairfax County Public Library, George Mason University, the Fairfax Library Foundation, and the City of Fairfax.  Please click here for more information.

 

National Junior Honor Society Updates

8th Grade students who applied and were accepted to NJHS in the spring of 2021 received an email on 10/8 in their fcpsschools.net account with information regarding the Induction Ceremony. This ceremony will be after school on October 27. Students will be able to attend in person and we will invite parents to join us virtually. More details to come about virtual streaming for parents. This is a late bus day, so students can ride the late bus home or be picked up at the end of the first block by an adult. Please encourage your student to check their inbox for this email. As part of this email, students will be invited to join a Schoology group. This group will be our primary source of communication with members this year.

In an ongoing effort to refocus NJHS around the 5 Everyday Pillars the service requirement is going to be changing this year. Students will not be required to complete 15 service hours in service to an FCPS school, instead students will be completing a series of short character building activities over the course of the year. NJHS will also be sponsoring several service opportunities throughout the year, members will be required to participate in some way for at least one of those service opportunities.

After our induction ceremony, members will participate in a digital “Member Meeting” via our Schoology group. More detailed information regarding the changing service requirement will be presented to members during that presentation.

We look forward to a productive year of NJHS. If you have any questions, please contact the NJHS sponsors, Ms. Molly Bridenbaugh or Mr. Fletcher Phillips.

 

Veterans Day 2021

Franklin Family, are you or a family member a veteran or someone who is currently serving in the armed forces? If so, please consider the following opportunity. The Franklin MS Civics team is creating a video compilation of Franklin Community members who have served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, to go with a music tribute from our wonderful music department. If you would be willing to share a part of your story or experiences with us, we would love to hear from you so we can share what you have to say with our students. A link to an interest form can be found here, and in the FMS all school schoology page. Thank you for your consideration, time and service.

 

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Franklin MS Weekly Update - October 8

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Franklin Families and Students,

I hope that all of you had a successful week. Our students and staff have been working hard as we continue to move through the 1st quarter of the school year. Monday is a Student Holiday and our staff will be using this time to engage in professional development opportunities.

At this point in the quarter, I would encourage all of our families to take some time in the coming days to discuss with your student what they are working on in their classes. This is also a good opportunity to take a look at their progress this quarter which can be viewed in SIS ParentVue/StudentVue. Don’t hesitate to reach out directly to your student’s teacher with any questions about specific assignments and assessments. If you have any trouble accessing SIS ParentVue, please contact our main office and we will connect you with a member of our Technology Team.

As always, any member of the Franklin community can reach out to me directly at dpwright@fcps.edu. Your feedback, questions, and concerns are always appreciated.

I hope that the long weekend serves as an opportunity for you to spend some extra time with family, friends, and neighbors.

Sincerely,

Dustin Wright

Principal

 

Upcoming Events

October 11 - Student Holiday - School Planning Day

October 17 - PTA MOD Pizza Community Dining Event Fundraiser

October 18 - 20 - MWEE Field Trips

October 29 - End of First Quarter, 2 Hour Early Release at 12:15 PM

 

PTA Community Dining Event at MOD Pizza on October 17

It’s football season and with that comes pizza! Support our PTA with Dining for Dollars at MOD Pizza in Greenbriar Town Center on Sunday, October 17 from 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM. Please be sure to mention the fundraiser for Franklin Middle School at the register before you pay in order for our PTA to receive a donation equivalent to 20% of the purchase. Click here for more information. Thank you for your support of our PTA.

 

National Junior Honor Society Updates

8th Grade students who applied and were accepted to NJHS in the spring of 2021 received an email on 10/8 in their fcpsschools.net account with information regarding the Induction Ceremony. This ceremony will be after school on October 27. Students will be able to attend in person and we will invite parents to join us virtually. More details to come about virtual streaming for parents. This is a late bus day, so students can ride the late bus home or be picked up at the end of the first block by an adult. Please encourage your student to check their inbox for this email. As part of this email, students will be invited to join a Schoology group. This group will be our primary source of communication with members this year.

In an ongoing effort to refocus NJHS around the 5 Everyday Pillars the service requirement is going to be changing this year. Students will not be required to complete 15 service hours in service to an FCPS school, instead students will be completing a series of short character building activities over the course of the year. NJHS will also be sponsoring several service opportunities throughout the year, members will be required to participate in some way for at least one of those service opportunities.

After our induction ceremony, members will participate in a digital “Member Meeting” via our Schoology group. More detailed information regarding the changing service requirement will be presented to members during that presentation.

We look forward to a productive year of NJHS. If you have any questions, please contact the NJHS sponsors, Ms. Molly Bridenbaugh or Mr. Fletcher Phillips.

 

PTA Gift Card Drive

Franklin Middle School is collecting donations of gift cards to help FMS families in need during the winter holidays. Please consider a donation of any amount in a regular or electronic gift card. We would like to consider stores like Walmart, Target, Amazon, Kohls, and Burlington that offer a variety of shopping options. If interested, please contribute by November 30.  

Please email E-gift cards to our Franklin Middle School social worker, Elyse Brunais. Gift cards may also be mailed to the address below.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Franklin Middle School PTA President, Heather Tomasek or Franklin Middle School social worker Elyse Brunais. Thank you for supporting our community.

Franklin Middle School

attn: Elyse Brunais

3300 Lees Corner Road

Chantilly, VA 20151

 

Service Learning Volunteer Opportunities

There are many volunteer opportunities available for students who decide to do in-person activities for service learning. Please visit the Franklin Middle School PTA Facebook page for a list of opportunities.

 

Federal Impact Aid Survey is Coming Soon

The Impact Aid Program is a federal grant program designed to directly compensate local school districts that have been financially impacted by federal activities. The program's mission is to reimburse local school districts for local revenues lost due to the presence of federally owned and therefore tax exempt property. 

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid forms will be sent home before the end of October. Please be on the lookout for this important form to be sent home with all students.

The deadline to return the completed form is Friday, November 5th.

 

Franklin MS After School Program

We enjoyed a great first week of the after-school program. It’s never too late for your child to join. If your child plans to attend an after-school activity, you must complete the Registration Form (required for all Franklin students). Most activities are drop in and your child will not need to sign up in advance. New activities starting next week include Flag Football, a Yearbook interest meeting, and an Urban Gardening Club interest meeting. The schedule and club descriptions can be found here. For questions regarding the After-School Program, please email Mrs. Mollé.

 

TJHSST Freshman Application Process

Is your 8th grader interested in applying to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology? If so, please click here for more information. Applications will be available on Monday, October 25 at 4:00 PM. Please contact your student’s counselor for more information.

 

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Franklin MS Weekly Update - October 1

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Good Afternoon!

Today marks the start of October which brings with it many of the enjoyable activities and traditions that occur in our homes, communities, and schools during the Fall months.

I would like to thank everyone who attended our Student Services Virtual Coffee earlier this week. There were some great discussions about the resources available to families during the two-year middle school journey. This was the first of many community outreach events that will be taking place this year.

The Franklin PTA had their first meeting of the year this week and they are off to a great start! All families are encouraged to join the PTA and to look for an opportunity to get involved. A great way to find out more information is to visit the PTA website or to contact our PTA President. I would like to take this opportunity to put on a spotlight on the first PTA Community Dining Event of the year at Mod Pizza on October 17. More information on how to be a part of it can be found here.

In closing, I would encourage all Franklin MS families to review the message sent to you yesterday by our Superintendent, Dr. Brabrand, regarding several concerning trends on social media. We will continue to address this topic at our school, and I am asking for your partnership in speaking with your children about the serious nature of these acts and the consequences they will face if they participate. 

During August and September, we have a learned a lot about how to make every day at FMS a positive experience. As we begin October, we will continue to learn, reflect, adjust, and grow together as we move through the year as a school community. We are grateful for your continued support and partnership to make this a successful school year for all of our students.

Sincerely,

Dustin Wright

Principal

 

Upcoming Events

October 4 - 8 - Hearing and Vision Screening

October 11 - School Planning Day, Student Holiday

October 17 - PTA MOD Pizza Community Dining Event Fundraiser

 

PTA Community Dining Event at MOD Pizza on October 17

It’s football season and with that comes pizza! Support our PTA with Dining for Dollars at MOD Pizza in Greenbriar Town Center on Sunday, October 17 from 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM. Please be sure to mention the fundraiser for Franklin Middle School at the register before you pay in order for our PTA to receive a donation equivalent to 20% of the purchase. Click here for more information. Thank you for your support of our PTA.

 

Best Buddies Interest Meeting on October 6

We will have an interest meeting for students on Wednesday, October 6 from 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM. Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Please visit the Best Buddies webpage or contact Julia Hills or Gail Dryer with any questions.

 

TJHSST Freshman Application Process

Is your 8th grader interested in applying to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology? If so, please click here for more information. Applications will be available on Monday, October 25 at 4:00 PM. Please contact your student’s counselor for more information.

 

Franklin MS After School Program Information

We enjoyed a great first week of the after-school program. It’s never too late for your child to join. If your child plans to attend an after-school activity, you must complete the Registration Form (required for all Franklin students). Most activities are drop in and your child will not need to sign up for in advance. The schedule and club descriptions can be found here. For questions regarding the After-School Program, please email Mrs. Mollé.

 

Digital Resources Consent Form

Due to some changes to YouTube this year, your student will not be able to view YouTube videos for class if you have not completed the Digital Resources Consent Form. You can review the tools used at Franklin here. Please reach out to Anne Baker if you have any questions.

 

Student Rights and Responsibilities Parent Signature Sheet

Students recently participated in Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) presentations and activities. An important part of the SR&R process is the partnership Franklin has with its parents and guardians through the completion of the SR&R Parent Signature sheet as acknowledgement of receiving the SR&R handbook electronically. Parents and guardians can acknowledge receipt of the SR&R in ParentVue in your child’s SIS account or sign the hard copy Parent Signature Sheet to acknowledge that you have received this document. Please e-sign through ParentVue or return the signed signature sheet to your child's school by October 29, 2021.

  AAP Advanced Academics Fall Screening

This pertains specifically to those students newly enrolled in FCPS and attending after January 2021. Information regarding the Level IV Advanced Academics Program in FCPS can be found here. The referral form and optional screening materials are due to your child’s school counselor no later than October 7, 2021 if you would like to pursue eligibility (final decisions to be shared in December). Students who do not have cognitive testing score on file will be offered the opportunity in mid-October to take the CogAT. Please contact your child’s counselor with questions.

 

CogAT Testing Information

On October 15, Franklin will be administering the CogAT to 7th grade students who do not have an ability test score on file. The CogAT is used as one piece in determining AAP eligibility. Most students who will be tested are those who are newly arrived to Fairfax County Public Schools this year. We will contact your family directly if your child is eligible for this assessment. Families of students who were assessed in a prior year may also request that their child take a one-time retest of the CogAT. Please submit this request to Brandon Clarke.

 

World Language Credit Exam

This year’s World Language Credit exam will be administered November 16, 17 and 18 at Robinson SS, Centreville HS and Edison HS. For more information about the exam, please visit the FCPS World Languages Credit Exam web site. Students interested in registering for the exam may reach out to their school counselor prior to October 13, 2021.

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meals Application

While FCPS is providing meals free of charge to all families this year, families who qualify for free and reduce-priced meals can also receive additional benefits, such as P-EBT, the Virginia children’s health insurance program called Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS), and/or Medicaid, as well as other assistance programs. The link to apply for free and reduce-priced meals can be found here - https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application

 

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Franklin MS Weekly Update - September 24

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Our 7th grade environmental scientists spent time outside this week exploring the wetlands around our school.

 

Franklin Families and Students,

Good Afternoon!

I hope that you have had a wonderful week. As you receive this message, I will be representing our school in the Chantilly HS Homecoming Parade. I will also be attending an Oakton football game on October 15. Community events such as these are some of the highlights of my role as the principal at Franklin and I hope that I will see many of you there. 

There is a lot going at FMS next week and I wanted to take the opportunity to highlight some of these events. More details can be found below.

  • Virtual Parent Coffee With Student Services: Please join our amazing Student Services Team on the morning of September 30 at 8:00 AM for a session that is designed to offer assistance to our FMS families as they support their students on the journey through middle school. The link for this session can be found below. 
  • Picture Day on Monday and Tuesday: Lifetouch photographers will be at FMS next week to take individual student portraits during your student's Health and PE class.
  • PTA Meeting: The first PTA meeting of the year will take place virtually on September 29 at 6:30 PM. This is a wonderful organization that has a place for all FMS families. The link for this session can be found below. We hope to see you there!
  • After School Program: Our in-person After School Program returns starting next week. You can learn more about the safety protocols that are in place and the activities that are offered by clicking here. All students must register in advance before attending any after school activities. Please click here for registration information.

During the first month of the school year, I have enjoyed hearing from so many of our families. Always feel free to reach out to me directly at dpwright@fcps.edu with questions, feedback, and suggestions.

It looks like there is going to be some incredible Fall weather during the next few days. Have a wonderful weekend. 

Sincerely, 

Dustin Wright

Principal

 

Upcoming Events

September 24 - Chantilly HS Homecoming Parade at 4:30 PM

September 27 - After School Activities and Late Buses Begin

September 27 and 28 - School Pictures

September 29 - PTA Virtual Meeting at 6:30 PM

September 30 - Student Services Virtual Coffee at 8:00 AM

October 4 and 5 - Hearing and Vision Screening

 

Franklin MS After School Program Information

Our After-School Program and late buses will start on Monday, September 27. If your child plans to attend an after-school activity, you must complete the Registration Form (required for all Franklin students). Most activities are drop in and your child will not need to sign up for in advance. The schedule and club descriptions can be found here. Clubs are added throughout the school year so students should check Schoology and the cafeteria bulletin boards for updated and added club information. Please review the Program Preview for general after-school information. For questions regarding the After-School Program, please email Mrs. Mollé.

 

School Pictures on September 27 and 28

Lifetouch photographers will be at Franklin MS to take individual student portraits on Monday, September 27 and Tuesday, September 28 during PE Classes. Photographers and staff will adhere to social distancing and recommended health protocols. Orders may be placed online at MyLifetouch.com or by phone at: 1-800-736-4753 using the Picture Day ID: EVTCZ79SD. For assistance with ordering pictures, please contact Lifetouch by phone or email at: UCanswers@lifetouch.com.

 

PTA Virtual Meeting on September 29 at 6:30 PM

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! The Franklin Middle School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a group of parent volunteers who graciously donate their time in a variety of different ways to support the school. The PTA creates community and educational connections with the school, teachers and parents. The first meeting for the 2021-22 school year will be held virtually at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, September 29.

Click here to join the PTA Meeting on September 29 at 6:30 PM

 

Virtual Parent Coffee on September 30 at 8:00 AM

The Franklin Student Services Department will be hosting our first Parent Coffee of the 2021-22 school year - "An Overview of Middle School". Please join our Director of Student Services, Counselors, School Psychologist, Social Worker and our After-School Specialist for a virtual presentation. We will explore various topics including the role of our school-based clinical team and their support for your child and family, bridging the communication of school and home, forward-thinking into high school and why that matters in middle school, after school opportunities, and opportunities to engage your child at Franklin.

Our virtual meeting will be held on Friday, September 30 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM and you can access the meeting via this link. The entire presentation will be recorded and posted to Schoology for families that are unable to participate. We look forward to meeting with you on September 30.

 

New Picnic Tables at Franklin MS

Thank you to Christian Schopp and the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 158, for the new picnic tables at Franklin MS. Fifteen boy scouts met up this past weekend to build picnic tables for our school as part of an Eagle Scout project. Troop leaders Jim Lampe and Peter Hampel oversaw the project, and materials were donated from TW Perry. Thank you to the Boy Scouts and TW Perry for giving back to our community. The picnic tables are already in use for outdoor lunch seating at Franklin MS.

 

Digital Resources Consent Form

Due to some changes to YouTube this year, your student will not be able to view YouTube videos for class if you have not completed the Digital Resources Consent Form. You can review the tools used at Franklin here. Please reach out to Anne Baker if you have any questions.

 

Student Rights and Responsibilities Parent Signature Sheet

Students recently participated in Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) presentations and activities. An important part of the SR&R process is the partnership Franklin has with its parents and guardians through the completion of the SR&R Parent Signature sheet as acknowledgement of receiving the SR&R handbook electronically. Parents and guardians can acknowledge receipt of the SR&R in ParentVue in your child’s SIS account or sign the hard copy Parent Signature Sheet to acknowledge that you have received this document. Please e-sign through ParentVue or return the signed signature sheet to your child's school by October 29, 2021.

 

Health and Safety Updates

FCPS has created a flowchart outlining the process for students identified as a close contact and a Health and Safety Guidance Webpage where you can find the most updated information. In addition, the FCPS Covid-19 Dashboard will allow you to keep updated on the changing situations in our community. 

Health Screening

The best way for you to help keep our community safe and moving forward is to continue to carefully monitor your child for signs of illness and keep your child home if they display possible symptoms of COVID-19. We ask that each morning families self-assess their children using the Health Screening Questionnaire.

 

MWEE Information

The Science 7 students will be participating in a Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) at Cub Run Recreation Center October 18-20, 2021. If you would like to spend the day outside learning about our watersheds, please consider becoming a chaperone on your student’s trip date.  The time commitment is approximately 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Please contact your student’s science teacher for more information or to volunteer. A permission form with an attached chaperone interest form have been sent home. Please consider becoming a chaperone for our day at Cub Run. We appreciate your willingness to spend the day (rain or shine) with us.

 

TJHSST Freshman Application Process

Is your 8th grader interested in applying to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology? If so, please click here for more information. Applications will be available on Monday, October 25 at 4:00 PM. Please contact your student’s counselor for more information.

 

World Language Credit Exam

This year’s World Language Credit exam will be administered November 16, 17 and 18 at Robinson SS, Centreville HS and Edison HS. For more information about the exam, please visit the FCPS World Languages Credit Exam web site. Students interested in registering for the exam may reach out to their school counselor prior to October 13, 2021.  

 

CHS Junior Chargers Fall Worksop

Join our annual Junior Chargers Workshop on Saturday, October 2 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM for a fun dance-filled workshop. There will be an optional performance offered during halftime of the CHS Varsity Football game on Friday, October 8. You do not have to be slated to go to CHS to participate – it is a great way to check out the high school dance team. Groups will be divided by age and all students are welcome. Please click here for more information and to register. Please contact Heidi Stafford with any questions.

 

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Franklin MS Weekly Update - September 17

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Franklin Families and Students,

Good afternoon! It is hard to believe that we have just finished our fourth week of the school year. I have enjoyed several opportunities this week to visit classrooms and I am excited by the learning and discovery that is on display.

We are continuing to focus our efforts at Franklin on taking care of our school and taking care of each other. There were several opportunities this week to have powerful conversations about the collective responsibilities all of our students and staff members have to do this every single day.  We appreciate your continued support with this important dialogue.

Thank you to all of the FMS community members who were able to join us for the Virtual Back to School Night event earlier this week. If you were unable to attend, the resources shared at the session can be found here.  This link also includes instructions about how to access the Teacher Welcome Videos that were created for this event. 

All FMS families are always encouraged to reach out to me directly dpwright@fcps.edu if there is anything we can do to support your student.

I hope that all of you have a safe, healthy, and enjoyable weekend.

Sincerely,

Dustin Wright

Principal

 

Upcoming Events

September 27 - After School Activities and Late Buses Begin

September 27 and 28 - School Pictures

September 29 - PTA Virtual Meeting at 6:30 PM

September 30 - Student Services Virtual Coffee at 8:00 AM

October 4 and 5 - Hearing and Vision Screening

 

Testing Updates

As the school year begins, our teachers are working hard to get to know the needs of each of our students. With so much disruption over the past two years, it is very important that we know where there might be gaps in our students' knowledge or where they might be struggling. To identify these, we use benchmark exams. Some of these are coming up over the next few weeks.

Next week, on the mornings of Wednesday, September 22 and Thursday, September 23, students will take the Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA). This is a state required exam that is used to measure student growth and progress in reading and math. These are no "passing" or "failing" marks and students are not expected to study. Results are used as a starting point to identify areas of strength and growth. While all students will take the reading exam, students enrolled in Algebra 1 or Geometry will not take the math VGA. Additional information and translations are available here. Parents will be able to view score reports by mid-October.

Next month, on October 13 or 14, students will take the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) screener. This short screener helps staff identify strengths and needs in students' mental wellness and social and emotional learning. Students are asked to reflect and report on their own skills and experiences. A letter with more information about this screener was sent home, and a copy is available online here. If you would prefer to opt your child out of the screener, please complete the opt-out request form that was attached to the letter and send it to the school office with your child.

 

Franklin MS Spirit Wear Sale - Last Day to Order!

We are pleased to offer an opportunity to purchase spirit wear online for the upcoming school year. Whether your student is new to Franklin MS as a seventh grader, returning as an eighth grader, or you are a staff member, we are excited to present several options for showing off your Franklin MS spirit! Our online spirit wear store is now open. This is the ONLY chance to order spirit wear for this school year. Please visit https://orderschoolstuff.com/franklin21 or scan the QR code below to order your Franklin MS spirit wear. Password: oneFMS

Purchases are online only and ordering is open until Friday, September 17 at 10:00 PM. No late orders will be accepted and all sales are final. Distribution of orders will be in mid-October. Please contact our Spirit Wear Coordinator, Nikki Beighle with any questions. All profits from purchases directly support learning and events at Franklin MS. Thank you for supporting our school community and PTA!

 

School Pictures on September 27 and 28

Lifetouch photographers will be at Franklin MS to take individual student portraits on Monday, September 27 and Tuesday, September 28 during PE Classes. Photographers and staff will adhere to social distancing and recommended health protocols. Orders may be placed online at MyLifetouch.com or by phone at: 1-800-736-4753 using the Picture Day ID: EVTCZ79SD. For assistance with ordering pictures, please contact Lifetouch by phone or email at: UCanswers@lifetouch.com.

  PTA Virtual Meeting on September 29 at 6:30 PM

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! The Franklin Middle School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a group of parent volunteers who graciously donate their time in a variety of different ways to support the school. The PTA creates community and educational connections with the school, teachers and parents. The first meeting for the 2021-22 school year will be held virtually at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, September 29.

Click here to join the PTA Meeting on September 29 at 6:30 PM

 

Student Services Department Virtual Coffee on September 30 at 8:00 AM

Please save the date for our Franklin Middle School Student Services Department virtual coffee on Thursday, September 30 at 8:00 AM. This month we will be sharing information and tips on how to help your child make a smooth transition to middle school. This session will not only support families of our 7th grade students but also our 8th grade students and families as we all transition back from the pandemic. We will send a Zoom link prior to the meeting on September 30 and will record the session for anyone who is unable to join us live. We hope to see you there!

 

TJHSST Freshman Application Process

Is your 8th grader interested in applying to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology? If so, please click here for more information. Applications will be available on Monday, October 25 at 4:00 PM. Please contact your student’s counselor for more information.

 

Physical Education Class Updates

Physical Education lockers have been issued to all students in preparation for the days ahead. PE lockers are available for student change-out for activity and storage of personal items during PE (to include cell phones). Currently, uniform orders are still being fulfilled and uniforms will be distributed soon. Regardless of whether or not your student has ordered a PE uniform, students are expected to dress for activity each day they have physical education. As the weather cools, it is recommended that your student wears sweatshirts and sweatpants in addition to their activewear. If you have any questions about PE attire, please contact your student’s Health and Physical Education teacher.

 

Student Right and Responsibilities Parent Signature Sheet

This week, students participated in Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) presentations and activities. An important part of the SR&R process is the partnership Franklin has with its parents and guardians through the completion of the SR&R Parent Signature sheet as acknowledgement of receiving the SR&R handbook electronically. Parents and guardians can acknowledge receipt of the SR&R in ParentVue in your child’s SIS account or sign the hard copy Parent Signature Sheet to acknowledge that you have received this document. Please e-sign through ParentVue or return the signed signature sheet to your child's school by October 29, 2021.

 

MWEE Information

The Science 7 students will be participating in a Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) at Cub Run Recreation Center October 18-20, 2021. If you would like to spend the day outside learning about our watersheds, please consider becoming a chaperone on your student’s trip date.  The time commitment is approximately 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Please contact your student’s science teacher for more information or to volunteer. A permission form with an attached chaperone interest form have been sent home. Please consider becoming a chaperone for our day at Cub Run. We appreciate your willingness to spend the day (rain or shine) with us.

 

Franklin MS After School Program Information

Our After-School Program and late buses will start on September 27. The club schedule and descriptions will be posted during the week of September 20. Please click on the link below for general After-School information.

All students are enrolled in the FMS Falcons Schoology course. The blue After-School folder is the best place to look for the most up-to-date information on club meetings, announcements and resources. For questions regarding the After-School Program, please email Mrs. Mollé.

 

Library Updates

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. This collection of FMS library books can also help students and families learn more.

 

Asha-Jyothi 5K Walk/Run on September 19

We are pleased to share that we are partnering with a non-profit named Asha-Jyothi to sponsor an annual 5K Run/Walk at Fairfax Corner on Sunday, September 19 at 8:00 AM. All proceeds that we raise will go towards supporting families in need. Asha-Jyothi has generously agreed to donate back 100% of the registration money back to each participating schools and:

  • An additional $500 for 25+ registrations
  • An additional $1000 for 50+ registrations
  • An additional $2000 for 100+ registrations

Staff, students and families may register here. Simply enter the code “aj4schools” and select Franklin Middle School from the drop down menu. A discounted price of $10 for the 5K (regular price $25) will be given to participants.

 

World Language Credit Exam

This year’s World Language Credit exam will be administered November 16, 17 and 18 at Robinson SS, Centreville HS and Edison HS. For more information about the exam, please visit the FCPS World Languages Credit Exam web site. Students interested in registering for the exam may reach out to their school counselor prior to October 13, 2021.  

 

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Franklin MS Weekly Update - September 10

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Franklin Families and Students,

Good Afternoon. 

We hope that you can join us for our Back to School Night event on Monday, September 13. This will be a virtual event via Zoom that features a synchronous presentation from the FMS Leadership Team. This session will be recorded and shared with the community if you are unable to join us at 6:00 PM. The session will feature updates about Schoology, Health and Safety Procedures, our Interdisciplinary Teams, After-School Activities, and supports that will be in place for your student this year. Additionally, we will be sharing Welcome Videos from all of our teachers that you can watch with your student. We hope that you can join us at this virtual event!

All Franklin families will receive an email on Monday afternoon with the link to the Zoom session, an online form to submit questions for the event, and access to the Welcome Videos from teachers. This information will also be posted to our Falcon Families Course in Schoology.

Finally, in recognition of the 20th anniversary of September 11, Franklin MS commemorated and acknowledged the loss of life, the heroism of our first responders, and the resilience of our country. Our school observed a special moment of silence this morning that was moderated by one of our 8th graders and all students had the opportunity to learn about and recognize the anniversary of 9/11 during their Social Studies classes this week. 

Always feel free to reach out to our team or contact me directly at dpwright@fcps.edu if there is anything we can do to support your student and your family. 

Best wishes for a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. 

Sincerely,

Dustin Wright

Principal

 

Upcoming Events

September 13 - Back to School Night

September 16 - Religious Observance - Yom Kippur

September 27 - 28 - School Pictures

 

Return to School Forms

Beginning of the Year forms are located at the link below and may be completed and submitted as soon as possible. Most of the forms are electronic.

Franklin MS School Opening Information and Forms

Paper copies of the forms are available in the office. Please come to Door 1 weekdays between 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM to pick up a set of paper forms.

 

Franklin MS After School Program Information

Our After-School Program and late buses will start on September 27. The club schedule and descriptions will be posted during the week of September 20. Please click on the link below for general After-School information.

All students are enrolled in the FMS Falcons Schoology course. The blue After-School folder is the best place to look for the most up-to-date information on club meetings, announcements and resources. For questions regarding the After-School Program, please email Mrs. Mollé.

 

Library Updates

The National Book Festival will be taking place from September 17 to September 26. There will be online, PBS television, and in-person author and book related events for the whole family.

In honor of September 11, this is a collection of books from our library for students and families to learn more about this tragic event and our country's response.

 

Franklin MS Spirit Wear Sale

We are pleased to offer an opportunity to purchase spirit wear online for the upcoming school year. Whether your student is new to Franklin MS as a seventh grader, returning as an eighth grader, or you are a staff member, we are excited to present several options for showing off your Franklin MS spirit! Our online spirit wear store is now open. This is the ONLY chance to order spirit wear for this school year. Please visit https://orderschoolstuff.com/franklin21 or scan the QR code below to order your Franklin MS spirit wear. Password: oneFMS

Purchases are online only and ordering is open until Friday, September 17 at 10:00 PM. No late orders will be accepted and all sales are final. Distribution of orders will be in mid-October. Please contact our Spirit Wear Coordinator, Nikki Beighle with any questions. All profits from purchases directly support learning and events at Franklin MS. Thank you for supporting our school community and PTA!

 

Asha-Jyothi 5K Walk/Run on September 19

We are pleased to share that we are partnering with a non-profit named Asha-Jyothi  to sponsor an annual 5K Run/Walk at Fairfax Corner on Sunday, September 19 at 8:00 AM. All proceeds that we raise will go towards supporting families in need. Asha-Jyothi has generously agreed to donate back 100% of the registration money back to each participating schools and:

  • An additional $500 for 25+ registrations
  • An additional $1000 for 50+ registrations
  • An additional $2000 for 100+ registrations

Staff, students and families may register here. Simply enter the code “aj4schools” and select Franklin Middle School from the drop down menu. A discounted price of $10 for the 5K (regular price $25) will be given to participants.

 

TJHSST Freshman Application Process

Is your 8th grader interested in applying to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology? If so, please click here for more information. Applications will be available on Monday, October 25 at 4:00 PM. Please contact your student’s counselor for more information.

 

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Welcome to FMS PTA 2021-2022

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the Franklin Middle School Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

 

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! The Franklin Middle School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a group of parent volunteers who graciously donate their time in a variety of different ways to support the school. The PTA creates community and educational connections with the school, teachers and parents.

The first meeting for the 2021-22 school year is at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, September 29.

Click here to join the PTA Meeting on September 29 at 6:30 PM

 

Join the Franklin Middle School PTA

Welcome to a new year at Franklin! We have exciting plans to help support our children and school. Once again, we will be conducting our combined School and Friends of Franklin PTA Membership Drive. Please take a few minutes to learn more about our organization and our Membership Drive by visiting our website.

 

Open PTA Board Positions

We are looking for parent volunteers for multiple positions. We currently have openings for President, Treasurer and Secretary. If you are interested and would like more information, please send an email to:  vicepresident@franklinmiddleschoolpta.org

 

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a great way to contribute to the PTA in a very effortless way during these times. AmazonSmile customers can now support Franklin Middle School PTA via the Amazon shopping app on IOS and Android mobile phones. Simply click here to sign up today. We value your continued support.

 

Spirit Wear Sale

We are pleased to offer an opportunity to purchase spirit wear online for the upcoming school year. Whether your student is new to Franklin MS as a seventh grader, returning as an eighth grader, or you are a staff member, we are excited to present several options for showing off your Franklin MS spirit! Our online spirit wear store is now open. This is the ONLY chance to order spirit wear for this school year. Please visit https://orderschoolstuff.com/franklin21 or scan the QR code below to order your Franklin MS spirit wear. Password: oneFMS

Purchases are online only and ordering is open until Friday, September 17 at 10:00 PM. No late orders will be accepted and all sales are final. Distribution of orders will be in mid-October. Please contact our Spirit Wear Coordinator, Nikki Beighle with any questions. All profits from purchases directly support learning and events at Franklin MS. Thank you for supporting our school community and PTA!

 

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Franklin MS Weekly Update - September 2

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Franklin Families and Students,

Good afternoon. We used the positive momentum from the start of the school year to have a strong second week at Franklin MS. The FMS staff continues to be thankful for the opportunity to work with our students each and every day.

If you haven’t already, please mark your calendar for our Virtual Back to School Night event on Monday, September 13. You can find details about this opportunity below alongside our PTA Spirit Wear Sale and other upcoming events at our school.

At the start of next week, we will be sharing some important updates from our PTA. This is a wonderful organization to be a part of and there is a role for all families in this group. If you want to preview some of this information, you can check out the PTA website here.

We hope that all of you have a safe and healthy weekend and that it is an opportunity for you to spend time with family and friends.

Sincerely,

Dustin Wright

Principal

 

Upcoming Events

September 3 - No School - Labor Day Holiday

September 6 - No School - Labor Day Holiday

September 7 - Religious Observance - Rosh Hashanah

September 13 - Back to School Night

September 16 - Religious Observance - Yom Kippur

September 27 - 28 - School Pictures

 

Back to School Night on Monday, September 13 at 6:00 PM

We hope that you can join us for our Back to School Night event on Monday, September 13. This will be a virtual event via Zoom that features a synchronous presentation from the FMS Leadership Team. This session will be recorded and shared with the community if you are unable to join us at 6:00 PM. The session will feature updates about Schoology, Health and Safety Procedures, our Interdisciplinary Teams, After-School Activities, and supports that will be in place for your student this year. Additionally, we will be sharing Welcome Videos from all of our teachers that you can watch with your student. We hope that you can join us at this virtual event!

 

Franklin MS Spirit Wear Sale

We are pleased to offer an opportunity to purchase spirit wear online for the upcoming school year. Whether your student is new to Franklin MS as a seventh grader, returning as an eighth grader, or you are a staff member, we are excited to present several options for showing off your Franklin MS spirit! Our online spirit wear store is now open. This is the ONLY chance to order spirit wear for this school year. Please visit https://orderschoolstuff.com/franklin21 or scan the QR code below to order your Franklin MS spirit wear. Password: oneFMS

Purchases are online only and ordering is open until Friday, September 17 at 10:00 PM. No late orders will be accepted and all sales are final. Distribution of orders will be in mid-October. Please contact our Spirit Wear Coordinator, Nikki Beighle with any questions. All profits from purchases directly support learning and events at Franklin MS. Thank you for supporting our school community and PTA!

 

Digital Consent Form due by September 3

Please complete the Digital Tools Consent Form by Friday, September 3 so that your child can access all of the online instructional resources this year. If you have multiple children, you will need to complete the form for each child individually. Here is the list of tools that may be used here at Franklin MS. Please contact Anne Baker with any questions regarding the form.

 

Return to School Forms

Beginning of the Year forms are located at the link below and may be completed and submitted as soon as possible. Most of the forms are electronic.

Franklin MS School Opening Information and Forms

Paper copies of the forms are available in the office. Please come to Door 1 weekdays between 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM to pick up a set of paper forms.

 

Franklin MS After School Program Information

Our After-School Program and late buses will start on September 27. The club schedule and descriptions will be posted during the week of September 20. Please click on the link below for general After-School information.

All students are enrolled in the FMS Falcons Schoology course. The blue After-School folder is the best place to look for the most up-to-date information on club meetings, announcements and resources. For questions regarding the After-School Program, please email Mrs. Mollé.

 

Math and Reading Inventory Assessments

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) uses the Math Inventory and Reading Inventory with secondary students in grades 7-12 to determine students’ strengths and needs in mathematics and literacy. All students in middle school and selected students in high school participate in these assessments.

The purpose of these assessments is to identify students who may benefit from additional support with literacy and mathematics skills. In addition, school teams will consider assessment results as they plan instruction for your student. Assessments are administered at the beginning of the school year. Depending on grade level and initial performance, students may participate in follow-up assessment in the winter and/or in the spring.

Additional information about these assessments can be found at the following webpages:

If you have further questions about these assessments, please contact your student’s English or mathematics teacher.

 

School Safety and Security

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. We have a crisis management and emergency preparedness plan for our school that is reviewed and updated regularly. Our plan includes procedures on how to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Students and staff regularly practice these drills every school year. We also practice lockdown drills.

A new Virginia Law (22.1-137.2) requires schools to notify parents at least 24 hours before a school practices a lockdown drill. However, we are not required to share the exact date and time of the drill. Franklin MS will be practicing a lockdown drill during the month of September. We are required to practice lockdown drills two times a year. FCPS lockdown drills do not include any type of active shooter scenario training, they are instructional and classroom based practice of what to do.

 

Asha-Jyothi 5K Walk/Run on September 19

We are pleased to share that we are partnering with a non-profit named Asha-Jyothi  to sponsor an annual 5K Run/Walk at Fairfax Corner on Sunday, September 19 at 8:00 AM. All proceeds that we raise will go towards supporting families in need. Asha-Jyothi has generously agreed to donate back 100% of the registration money back to each participating schools and:

  • An additional $500 for 25+ registrations
  • An additional $1000 for 50+ registrations
  • An additional $2000 for 100+ registrations

Staff, students and families may register here. Simply enter the code “aj4schools” and select Franklin Middle School from the drop down menu. A discounted price of $10 for the 5K (regular price $25) will be given to participants.

 

Attendance Information

Absences or Late Arrivals

Please report absences and late arrivals by calling the Attendance LIne at: (703) 904-5151 or emailing FranklinMiddle.Attendance@fcps.edu by 9:00 AM. You may also use the Online Attendance Form located on the Franklin MS website.

Early Dismissal

To minimize disruptions to the classroom learning environment, please have your student bring a note to the main office detailing the student name, date, time you will pick up your student and the reason for the early dismissal. A pass will be issued to your student to be released from class. Please do not use the attendance line to request early dismissal.

 

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Franklin MS Weekly Update - August 27

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Franklin Families and Students,

Good afternoon! Thank you for all of the support that helped us get off to a great start. Our staff AND students have collaborated all week as they established warm and welcoming classroom communities, they got the ball rolling on positive relationships and connections, and they started putting in place routines and procedures that will set us all up for success this year. I am very proud of both groups.

We also distributed nearly 1000 laptops to our students, helped our new students find their way around the building, and had our very first Team Time event of the year this afternoon. It was a busy week, but a good one!

It was a privilege to have our students back in the building this week and we are excited about the year ahead.

Best wishes for a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable weekend.

Sincerely,

Dustin Wright

Principal

 

Franklin MS Back to School Night on Monday, September 13 at 6:00 PM

We hope that you can join us for our Back to School Night event on Monday, September 13. This will be a virtual event via Zoom that features a synchronous presentation from the FMS Leadership Team. This session will be recorded and shared with the community if you are unable to join us at 6:00 PM. The session will feature updates about Schoology, Health and Safety Procedures, our Interdisciplinary Teams, After-School Activities, and supports that will be in place for your student this year. Additionally, we will be sharing Welcome Videos from all of our teachers that you can watch with your student. We hope that you can join us at this virtual event!

 

Franklin MS Spirit Wear Sale

We are pleased to offer an opportunity to purchase spirit wear online for the upcoming school year. Whether your student is new to Franklin MS as a seventh grader, returning as an eighth grader, or you are a staff member, we are excited to present several options for showing off your Franklin MS spirit! Our online spirit wear store is now open. This is the ONLY chance to order spirit wear for this school year. Please visit https://orderschoolstuff.com/franklin21 or scan the QR code below to order your Franklin MS spirit wear. Password: oneFMS

Purchases are online only and ordering is open until Friday, September 17 at 10:00 PM. No late orders will be accepted and all sales are final. Distribution of orders will be in mid-October. Please contact our Spirit Wear Coordinator, Nikki Beighle with any questions. All profits from purchases directly support learning and events at Franklin MS. Thank you for supporting our school community and PTA!

 

 

Return to School Forms

Beginning of the Year forms are located at the link below and may be completed and submitted as soon as possible. Most of the forms are electronic.

Franklin MS School Opening Information and Forms

Paper copies of the forms are available in the office. Please come to Door 1 weekdays between 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM to pick up a set of paper forms.

 

Student Laptops

All students should have received their FCPS laptop during the first week of school. Please remind your child to treat it as a “work computer” and refrain from putting stickers on it. For technology support, please visit the Technology Support for Families website. If something is wrong with the computer, a student or parent can submit a ticket from that link. You can also learn more about Schoology, Zoom, Google Workspace, and other online tools we will be using this year.

It is important that all families submit the Digital Resources Consent Form prior to September 1 so that students will be able to access resources and activities needed for their classes. Review the tools used at Franklin and reach out to Anne Baker with any questions.

 

Attendance Information

Absences or Late Arrivals

Please report absences and late arrivals by calling the Attendance LIne at: (703) 904-5151 or emailing FranklinMiddle.Attendance@fcps.edu by 9:00 AM. You may also use the Online Attendance Form located on the Franklin MS website.

Early Dismissal

To minimize disruptions to the classroom learning environment, please have your student bring a note to the main office detailing the student name, date, time you will pick up your student and the reason for the early dismissal.  A pass will be issued to your student to be released from class. Please do not use the attendance line to request early dismissal.

 

Transportation Information

As we prepare for children to come to school and go home on buses this fall, we ask you to be aware of possible adjustments to routes and scheduling. Franklin MS will keep you informed of changes as soon as information is available. Your patience and understanding as we make adjustments is appreciated. Franklin MS and FCPS are working hard to address the need for drivers and plan for transportation in a way that has the least impact on students. Find out more about bus routes on the FCPS website and download the Here Comes the Bus mobile app.

Please call the Area 3 Transportation Office at: (703) 249-7000 with questions about transportation for your student or to report late buses.

 

Library Updates

Students may come to the library on their way to class in the morning from 7:10 AM to 7:25 AM to check out books. In the coming weeks all classes will visit the library with their English teachers for library orientation and to check out books. Students will also learn more about how the library can help with reading, research and getting involved. Please send questions or comments to Mrs. Ruffle.

 

Health and P.E. Uniform Information

We are so excited to be resuming our traditional P.E. units this Fall. Franklin Middle School’s physical education attire consists of shirt, shorts, socks, and supportive tennis shoes with tied laces (absolutely no crocs, sandals, boots, slippers, wedges, or platform shoes). We will be very active with the lessons, so we ask students to be prepared with the safest attire. P.E. uniforms are not required to be purchased. Athletic clothing for P.E. is necessary to participate safely.

PE Uniform Cost                     

Shirt ($5.50)  +  Shorts ($9.00)  =  $14.50

Towel Service (optional) = $15.00

**Payments may be made online on the Franklin MS website or the FCPS website. Go to “MySchoolBucks” and under the “School Store” tab you will find a “Browse All Items” tab. You will find the uniforms link there.

Distribution of uniforms will begin after Labor Day. If you are unable to pay online, payments may be delivered to your child’s PE teacher by cash or check, made payable to Franklin Middle School starting next week.

Questions or concerns may be directed to your student’s Health and P.E. teacher.

 

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Franklin MS - Returning to School Update

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Franklin Families and Students,

Good afternoon. We would like to thank all of the students, parents, and family members who joined us yesterday afternoon at our Welcome Celebration. It was a wonderful event and there was a great energy in the building. This was a powerful way for us to start the year as a school community and establish the critical connections and relationships that will be the foundation to student success.

I would also like to take the opportunity to thank our hard-working teachers and staff who have been preparing all summer for a strong return on Monday. The FMS staff is committed to a safe environment that implements the current health and safety guidance with fidelity. They will also be dedicated to fostering learning environments throughout our building where every student can be successful. This is a collective effort, and they will be partnering with our families this year to make this a reality.

The most common theme I heard during the Welcome Celebration yesterday was about the positive energy that came from reconnecting with our students. They are the reason we come the FMS every single day and we can’t wait to begin our journey together this year on Monday. We are grateful for the trust you place in us as they return to Franklin MS and we take this responsibility very seriously.

Always feel free to contact me directly at dpwright@fcps.edu if you have any questions, concerns, or if there is anything our team can do to support you.

Thank you for all that you have been doing to help your student have a great start to the school year.

Sincerely,

Dustin Wright

Principal

  First Day of School Reminders
  • The building will open at 7:15 AM. Kiss & Ride and Walking students should not arrive before this time.
  • On time arrival for students is no later than 7:25 AM. Instruction begins at 7:30 AM.
  • Please call the main office (703) 904-5100 if you need to drop a student off late or pick up early.
  • All students will have access to FREE breakfast and lunch each day, including items to accommodate dietary restrictions. 
 Mask Guidance    

Masks are required on the bus and in school. More information about this can be found within the FCPS guidelines below. 

FCPS Mask Guidance for Return to School 

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Attendance Reporting

To report a change in attendance (i.e. appointment, sick, etc.), please contact Franklin MS through the Attendance Process:

Bell Schedule

We will be implementing a new bell schedule for the 2021-2022 school year. The school day will start at 7:30 AM and end at 2:15 PM. It can be found below and here is a link to it as well if you want to save or print it. During the 1st week of school, Blue Days will be on Monday, Wednesday & Friday and Gray Days will be on Tuesday and Thursday.

  Family Information Session Resources

We were fortunate come together as a school community on Wednesday, August 18 for our Parent and Family Return to School Information sessions. The slideshow that was shared during the session can be found here. 

  Transportation Information

As we prepare for children to come to school and go home on buses this fall, we ask you to be aware of possible adjustments to routes and scheduling. Franklin MS will keep you informed of changes as soon as information is available. Your patience and understanding as we make adjustments is appreciated. Franklin MS and FCPS are working hard to address the need for drivers and plan for transportation in a way that has the least impact on students. Find out more about bus routes on the FCPS website and download the Here Comes the Bus mobile app.

Please call the Area 3 Transporation Office at: (703) 249-7000 with questions about transportation for your student or to report late buses.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to review their Parent Vue account in Student Information System (SIS) for updated bus route assignment information before the first day of school on Monday in the event their have been updates or changes.

  Student Medication

Parents and guardians of students who are attending Franklin MS need to bring medication to our Health Room. As a reminder, students may not carry medication during the school day. Please click here for information on School Health Services and a link to medication authorization forms. Please contact our School Health Aide, Donna Long, with any questions.

 

FCPSOn Laptop Distribution

Laptop distribution will occur on Wednesday or Thursday in your student’s PE class. Additionally, student passwords expired this week. All students will reset their passwords when they get their FCPS Laptops during the first week of school.

 

Franklin Middle School Supply List 2021-2022

Please take a moment to review this suggested list of school supplies for our start to the school year. If you need assistance with providing a backpack and school supplies for your child for the current school year, please contact the main office.

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Franklin MS Weekly Update - August 16

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Franklin Families and Students...

Good Morning! We hope that you had a wonderful weekend. The countdown is on and we are excited that the first day of school with our students is in one week. 

There are many events this week that you or your student may want to attend.  Later today, we will have a Virtual Q&A session with our students at 1:30 for 7th graders and 2:15 for 8th graders. Our students will need to use their fcpsschools.net account to log into the links below. 

Please click here to join the Virtual Q&A for 7th Graders at 1:30. 

Please click here to join the Virtual Q&A for 8th Graders at 2:15. 

There are several other events later this week where we hope to connect with all of you. More details can be found below or your can contact our Main Office at 703-904-5100 if there is anything we can do to help!

Information on Return to School Forms will be sent via eNotify by Wednesday of this week.

Have a wonderful week. 

Sincerely, 

Dustin Wright

Principal

  Upcoming Events
  • Family Information Session (Virtual) on August 18 at 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM (links will be sent on Tuesday afternoon)
  • Franklin MS Student and Family Welcome and Orientation on August 19 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Student Medication Drop Off on August 19 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Franklin MS Back to School Night on September 13 at 6:00 PM
  Family Information Session (Virtual) on August 18

We will have an opportunity to come together virtually on Wednesday, August 18 at 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. The FMS Leadership Team will provide updated information about the start of the school year and will be available to answer your questions. Links will be shared the day before these sessions. 

  Franklin MS Student and Family Welcome and Orientation on August 19 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We hope that all of our Franklin students and families will be able to join us for this exciting event. Please note that the date of this event has been changed from what was shared earlier in the summer. 

This event offers an opportunity for families to familiarize themselves with the building, navigate student schedules, briefly meet and greet teachers and other staff members, connect with other FMS families, and gather school programming information. A school map will be provided digitally using a QR code. Individual teachers may also take the opportunity to provide additional resources to assist families with first day readiness.

To better provide for parking and to ensure enough time to navigate the building and meet staff, we encourage FMS families to arrive during the times listed below. Please consider walking or carpooling, if possible.

First letter of student’s last name: 

  • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM A-H
  • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM I-P
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Q-Z

Buses will be available to transport students from our feeder elementary schools for this event. Please see the schedule below for bus departures on August 19.

Feeder Elementary School Bus Departure Time Recommended Time Parents Should Arrive Lees Corner ES 2:15 PM 2:00 PM Brookfield ES 2:15 PM 2:00 PM Oak Hill ES 2:15 PM 2:00 PM Waples Mill ES 2:00 PM 1:45 PM Navy ES 2:00 PM 1:45 PM Cub Run ES 2:00 PM 1:45 PM

 

Buses will leave Franklin to return to the feeder elementary schools at approximately 3:10 PM.

  Franklin MS Back to School Night on Monday, September 13 at 6:00 PM

Please save the date for our virtual Back to School Night on September 13. More details will be provided in the coming weeks.

  Student Medication Drop Off

The Health Room will be open during the Franklin MS Student and Family Welcome and Orientation on August 19 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Parents may drop off medication for their student during that time. Please click here for more information and medication authorization forms. Please contact Donna Long with any questions.

 

Franklin Middle School Supply List 2021-2022

Please take a moment to review this suggested list of school supplies for our start to the school year. If you need assistance with providing a backpack and school supplies for your child for the current school year, please contact the main office.

 

Transportation Updates

Parents/guardians should review their Parent Vue account in Student Information System (SIS) for updated bus route assignment information after August 10, 2021.

 

ParentVue and StudentVue

The Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account Access allows parents and students access to teacher grade books, attendance information, course history and other useful information.

ParentVue:

Please click here for the Parent/Guardian Support Request Form

Please click here for the Student Support Request Form

 

Free and Reduced-Priced Meals

While FCPS is providing meals free of charge to all families this year, families who qualify for free and reduce-priced meals can also receive additional benefits, such as P-EBT, the Virginia children’s health insurance program called Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS), and/or Medicaid, as well as other assistance programs.  The link to apply for free and reduce-priced meals can be found here - https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application.  

3300 Lees Corner Road Chantilly, VA 20151  | Main Office: 703-904-5100
Attendance: 703-904-5151 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Franklin MS Weekly Update - August 6

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Franklin Families and Students, 

Good afternoon! We hope that you have had wonderful week. It was an exciting few days at Franklin as we were joined by some of our new 7th graders in our Jumpstart programs. It was great to have students in the building again and we can't wait to return strong with everyone on August 23!

During the next few weeks, there are several events for students and families that are designed to help us have a great start to the school year. We hope to see you at many of them and there are more details below. 

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely, 

Dustin Wright

Principal

Upcoming Events
  • Self-Guided Tour of Franklin MS on August 11 and 12
  • Family Information Session (Virtual) on August 18 at 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM
  • Franklin MS Student and Family Welcome and Orientation on August 19 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Student Medication Drop Off on August 19 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Franklin MS Back to School Night on September 13 at 6:00 PM
  Self-Guided Tour of Franklin MS on August 11 and 12 

Franklin students and their families are welcome to visit our school on the afternoons of August 11 and 12 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. This will be an opportunity to become familiar with the school building and its physical layout by taking part in a QR code scavenger hunt. There will not be a formal presentation or any organized events, but members of the leadership team and other available staff members will be available to assist with navigation and answering general questions. Information about FMS programs, required school forms for completion, and other school-related information will be available during this event.

 

Family Information Session (Virtual) on August 18

We will have an opportunity to come together virtually on Wednesday, August 18 at 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. The FMS Leadership Team will provide updated information about the start of the school year and will be available to answer your questions. Links will be shared the day before these sessions. 

  Franklin MS Student and Family Welcome and Orientation on August 19 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We hope that all of our Franklin students and families will be able to join us for this exciting event. Please note that the date of this event has been changed from what was shared earlier in the summer. 

This event offers an opportunity for families to familiarize themselves with the building, navigate student schedules, briefly meet and greet teachers and other staff members, connect with other FMS families, and gather school programming information. A school map will be provided digitally using a QR code. Individual teachers may also take the opportunity to provide additional resources to assist families with first day readiness.

To better provide for parking and to ensure enough time to navigate the building and meet staff, we encourage FMS families to arrive during the times listed below. Please consider walking or carpooling, if possible.

First letter of student’s last name: 

  • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM A-H
  • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM I-P
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Q-Z

Buses will be available to transport students from our feeder elementary schools for this event. More information will be provided next week on bus transportation.

  Franklin MS Back to School Night on Monday, September 13 at 6:00 PM

Please save the date for our virtual Back to School Night on September 13. More details will be provided in the coming weeks.

  Student Medication Drop Off

The Health Room will be open during the Franklin MS Student and Family Welcome and Orientation on August 19 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Parents may drop off medication for their student during that time. Please click here for more information and medication authorization forms. Please contact Donna Long with any questions.

  Franklin Middle School Supply List 2021-2022

Please take a moment to review this suggested list of school supplies for our start to the school year. If you need assistance with providing a backpack and school supplies for your child for the current school year, please contact the main office.

  Office Hours

Our office will resume normal hours on Monday, August 9. The office will be open Monday - Friday from 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM.

  Transportation Updates

Parents/guardians should review their Parent Vue account in Student Information System (SIS) for updated bus route assignment information after August 10, 2021.

  ParentVue and StudentVue

The Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account Access allows parents and students access to teacher grade books, attendance information, course history and other useful information.

ParentVue:

StudentVue:

  • StudentVUE Accounts: All middle school students have access to their StudentVUE account by using their network id and password to log in.
  Schoology Information

We are excited to share that students, families, and teachers throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system beginning Summer/Fall 2021.

  • Schoology has a connected web conferencing tool, Zoom
  • Schoology works with Google Drive
  • You need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology
  • Click here to learn more about Schoology
  • Parent accounts will be available in mid-August
    • Information about how to login to parent accounts will be shared with you closer to the start of the school year
  • Students will have a Schoology account by August 18, 2021
    • Students will not see any classes until the grading period starts
    • Students use their FCPS student ID and password to login to Schoology. Look for the FCPS logo to make sure you are on the correct login page.

3300 Lees Corner Road Chantilly, VA 20151  | Main Office: 703-904-5100
Attendance: 703-904-5151 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Franklin Middle School Updates

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July 30, 2021

Good Afternoon Franklin Families,

Below are some important updates from Franklin Middle School. Please feel free to reach out to the school office if you have any questions.

  Self-Guided Tour of Franklin MS on August 11 and 12 

Franklin students and their families are welcome to visit our school on the afternoons of August 11 and 12 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. This will be an opportunity to become familiar with the school building and its physical layout by taking part in a QR code scavenger hunt. There will not be a formal presentation or any organized events, but members of the leadership team and other available staff members will be available to assist with navigation and answering general questions. Information about FMS programs, required school forms for completion, and other school-related information will be available during this event.

  Franklin MS Student and Family Welcome and Orientation on August 19 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We hope that all of our Franklin students and families will be able to join us for this exciting event. Please note that the date of this event has been changed from what was shared earlier in the summer. 

This event offers an opportunity for families to familiarize themselves with the building, navigate student schedules, briefly meet and greet teachers and other staff members, connect with other FMS families, and gather school programming information. A school map will be provided digitally using a QR code. Individual teachers may also take the opportunity to provide additional resources to assist families with first day readiness. 

  Franklin MS Back to School Night on Monday, September 13 at 6:00 PM

Please save the date for our virtual Back to School Night on September 13. More details will be provided in the coming weeks.

  Student Medication Drop Off

The Health Room will be open during the Franklin MS Student and Family Welcome and Orientation on August 19 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Parents may drop off medication for their student during that time. Please click here for more information and medication authorization forms. Please contact Donna Long with any questions.

  Transportation Updates

Parents/guardians should review their ParentVue account in Student Information System (SIS) for updated bus route assignment information after August 10, 2021.

  ParentVue and StudentVue

The Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account Access allows parents and students access to teacher grade books, attendance information, course history and other useful information.

ParentVue:

StudentVue:

  • StudentVUE Accounts: All middle school students have access to their StudentVUE account by using their network id and password to log in.
  Schoology Information

We are excited to share that students, families, and teachers throughout FCPS and in our school community will use Schoology (pronounced /SKOO-luh-jee/) as our learning management system beginning Summer/Fall 2021.

  • Schoology has a connected web conferencing tool, Zoom
  • Schoology works with Google Drive
  • You need a SIS/ParentVUE account to login to Schoology
  • Click here to learn more about Schoology
  • Parent accounts will be available in mid-August
    • Information about how to login to parent accounts will be shared with you closer to the start of the school year
  • Students will have a Schoology account by August 18, 2021
    • Students will not see any classes until the grading period starts
    • Students use their FCPS student ID and password to login to Schoology. Look for the FCPS logo to make sure you are on the correct login page.
  Franklin Middle School Supply List 2021-2022

Please take a moment to review this suggested list of school supplies for our start to the school year. If you need assistance with providing a backpack and school supplies for your child for the current school year, please contact the main office.

3300 Lees Corner Road Chantilly, VA 20151  | Main Office: 703-904-5100
Attendance: 703-904-5151 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

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