Sunday, February 20, 2022

Franklin Public Schools: District Newsletter - February 2022

Franklin Public Schools
District Newsletter
February 2021
Last day of school is now June 22nd due to the snow day on 1/7 & 2/4.

February Break runs 2/21 - 2/25.
Hearts of Kindness
Our students from Kennedy, Parmenter, Jefferson, Remington and FHS all participated in this year's Hearts on the Common project. Take stroll and read their messages of kindness to the community!

Special thanks to our FHS Community Service and Peer Mentor Club for assisting with set up!
Lifelong Learning Institute - Summer Registration
Lifelong Learning is the community education branch of Franklin Public Schools, providing high-quality extended day child care, music lessons, and enrichment programs in an affordable and safe environment.

There are a variety of offerings for students of all ages. Notable programming includes...
Solutions Extended Day Summer Adventure - a 5 week program with various activity themes running from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Families of students entering K-5 can choose one or more weeks of this camp, with options for early drop-off and/or late pickup.
STAR Enrichment - morning classes in July for students entering grades K-5. Example classes include Silly Science, Minecraft Break Battle and Build, Coping with Crafts, Author's Workshop, etc.
Preparing for College for high school seniors - classes for rising high school seniors such as Common App Bootcamp and Writing Your College Essay.
There's something for everyone!

FPS Masking Update

During the Special School Committee meeting on February 16th, the Franklin School Committee voted to amend the policy on Masks and Face Coverings (Policy EBCFA) so that masks will not be universally required as of Monday, February 28th, 2022.

There are certain instances in which masking is required as outlined below...
  • Masks will still be required on buses/school transportation (per federal order).
  • Masks will still be required in health offices (per DPH for health facilities).
  • Masks will still be required for individuals testing as COVID-positive and returning to school from isolation on day 6 or later through day 10 (per DPH and CDC protocols).
  • For MIAA athletic events and some other activities, mask rules are up to host-school or venue-specific rules. Therefore, depending on the venue, a mask may be required.

It is strongly recommended that unvaccinated or otherwise immunocompromised individuals wear masks in school buildings, and on school grounds, even when social distancing is observed.

Kindergarten registration is open as of February 1st! Get a head start on your little one's first day and register now.

Assistant Coach of the Year
Congratulations to Jeff Ambrosini on being named the Assistant Coach of the Year by the Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association. Coach Ambrosini began working with the FHS Baseball team in 2014 and has been an incredible asset to our baseball program and student athletes ever since!
From the School Committee
During the February 8th School Committee meeting, Central Office and several school administrators provided a presentation on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The presentation is available to view via this link.

The Superintendent's Recommended FY23 Budget will be presented at the following School Committee meeting.

Please join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, March 8th at 7pm.
Have a great February Break FPS Families, Faculty, Staff and Franklin Community!
Franklin Public Schools

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