Franklin MS Weekly Update - March 27

Dear Franklin Families,  

Good afternoon! We hope that you have had an enjoyable week full of health, wellness, safety, and time with loved ones and friends. Our staff has been thinking about all of you and we miss you! Thank you for your continued support and understanding. The entire Franklin staff is truly grateful for the care and compassion we have seen demonstrated during a time when there are so many changes occurring around us. We are strong and resilient, and I am confident that together we will accomplish great things during the remainder of the school year. I am incredibly proud to be a part of such an amazing school community!

The Franklin MS staff is looking forward to collaborating online next week to plan for the kick-off of Distance Learning for all students on April 14, 2020.   We will be engaged in online professional development sessions and collaborating as a full faculty and in departments.  I look forward to sharing a schedule for learning with all families and students at the end of next week!

We will all be adjusting to new schedules and new formats for teaching and learning and ask for your patience and support as we collaborate to support all of our students.

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, always feel free to contact me at

Have a wonderful weekend. 


Dustin Wright



Resources for You and Your Family

Here are a few quick links to resources from FCPS:


FCPS 24-7 Learning (Blackboard)

All FCPS parents have access to their child's FCPS 24-7 Learning (Blackboard) account. Teachers will use this tool to share content with students and families during this time of distance learning.

If a teacher primarily uses their FCPS Google Classroom to share material, they will note it in FCPS 24-7 Learning to be sure parents are aware of content being shared. Parents do not have access to FCPS Google accounts, but may login with their child to view the content. 

Your FCPS 24-7 Learning (Blackboard) login is the same as your SIS ParentVue login.

FCPS 24-7 Learning Resources

SIS ParentVUE Resources

FCPS Communication Tools


Library Resources

All FCPS students have access to district-purchased ebooks and audiobooks through Destiny Discover and MackinVIA. Students can read ebooks and listen to audiobooks on the MackinVIA website or download the MackinVIA app to any device, using the blue Fairfax County button, NOT the Follett sign in.

Explore the Destiny Discover library catalog to find FCPS-purchased ebooks and audiobooks. Students also have access using the desktop icon on their school-issued laptop. For more information on how to use and access ebooks and audiobooks, you can use the tutorial found on the Library Google Site (accessed with a student's fcpsschools account).

Finally, for even more titles, the Fairfax County Public Library offers a wide selection of ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. If you do not have a library card, sign up for one on their website and gain instant access to these digital resources and more!