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Franklin Public Schools: District Newsletter - May 2022

Franklin Public Schools

District Newsletter

May 2022

21-22 School Calendar

5/20 - No School for KINDERGARTEN ONLY.

No School 5/30 - Memorial Day

Last day of school is June 22nd due to the snow days

All Aboard for Bus Registration

Bus Registration for the 22-23 School Year is open! Families must register each student individually and submit a partial payment before June 13th to guarantee their seat. Our online registration via FamilyID makes it easy.

Access details on how to register via our transportation page.

Nap time is anytime for our furry friend Ben Franklin - therapy dog at the Franklin Police Department. Officer Spillane and Ben visited students at the ECDC this past month. As always, his visit was filled with expressions of endearment from students and faculty.

Our Keller Hawks took flight on a long overdue field trip to Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary! Thank you to all the volunteers who donated their time to make this trip possible.

Elementary takes on the Innovation Nation Program!

We're excited to partner with Thermo Fisher Scientific on bringing the Innovation Nation program to Elementary Schools the week of May 16th. The program provides faculty with presentations, lab materials, and instructions to guide students through a variety of hands-on and digital activities exploring concepts in life science, physics, chemistry, and computer science. The events are designed to spark passion and confidence in our students around different STEM topics, exposure to Thermo Fisher STEM professionals and an opportunity to engage with supportive adults.

FHS - New Beginnings

High School Experience:

Have an 8th grader? Then you may want to consider signing them up for High School Experience - a two day program design specifically for incoming FHS Freshmen. Brought to you by the FPS Lifelong Learning Institute. Program will be held August 9-10 from 8:30am-12:30pm.

Attendees will...

  • Tour and learn to navigate your their NEW school
  • Meet and greet with FHS faculty and peers
  • Participate in team-building activities
  • Learn how to read an FHS class schedule
  • Communicate with upperclassmen student leaders to learn the 'ins and outs' from an 'expert'
  • Receive their High School Experience T-shirt and lots more!

Register your student here.

Class of 2022 Graduation

The road to graduation for our Seniors is nearing its bittersweet end. Graduation will be held on Friday, June 3rd at 7pm. Guests will be admitted entry at 6pm and graduates will report to the Gym by 5:30pm. The ceremony location is expected to be on the FHS Pisini Football Field if weather permits. Graduation will be live streamed by FranklinTV.

Visit the Graduation page for updates as the big day nears!

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! AAPI Heritage month was designated to commemorate the contributions and celebrate the impact made by AAPI individuals to American history, culture and accomplishments. This display was made by some students at Oak. Students were able to learn about influential AAPI figures and connect with classmates regarding their families and traditions.

Free and Reduced Lunch Information

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) can no longer extend current child nutrition waivers past June 30th. As a result, schools in Massachusetts and across the country will no longer be able to provide universal free meals after June 30th, 2022. 

The application for free and reduced meals will be available in Mid-August. We encourage families to keep and eye out for future communications about when the application is available so they may apply as the new school year begins to ensure there is no loss of benefits to students.

22-23 School Calendar

During the April 12th School Committee meeting the 22-23 School Calendar was revised to include professional development days.

You may view the calendar here.

From the School Committee

During the May 10th School Committee meeting, Central Office staff delivered a presentation regarding Student Discipline Procedures. You may access the presentation here.

Save the date! Our next Saturday Social will be on June 4th from 1pm-3pm at Birchwood Bakery Swing on by for a chat!

Please join us for our next School Committee meeting on Tuesday, May 24th at 7pm.

Budget Season

The budget is an iterative process. The School Committee voted on a final budget on April 12. Finance committee met May 12th and Town Council budget meetings will be on May 25th and May 26th.

Learn more about the FY 23 Budget here.

Happy Spring to our FPS Families, Faculty Staff and Franklin Community!
Franklin Public Schools
Franklin Public Schools | 355 East Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038

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