Franklin MS Weekly Update -May 1

Dear Franklin Families and Students,

Good Afternoon! 

We are excited that so many our distance learning “live” sessions have resumed successfully this week. Our students and staff enjoyed being able to re-connect and interact as a classroom community. I was able to visit several of the sessions and I enjoyed seeing our teachers and students in action. We are grateful for the hard work, commitment, and dedication from all of our Franklin staff members, students, and families this week.

Below my email signature, you will find a few updates about student technology support, grade timelines, paperless report cards, and yearbooks.

Next week is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week at Franklin. We hope you will take a few minutes to recognize our outstanding staff. Here is a list of suggestions for next week that might spark your imagination and help us to celebrate in a creative way this year. Even the smallest gesture will have a big impact!

Always feel free to contact me at any time with questions, feedback, or concerns. I can be reached at

Thank you for everything you are doing to support your student. Best wishes for an enjoyable weekend. 


Dustin Wright 



Does Your Student Need Tech Support With Their FCPSOn Laptop?

We are here to help! Parents and guardians are welcome to use this form to provide our Technology Specialist (TSSPEC) with the information he needs to assess the problem and resolve the issue your student is experiencing. After completing the form, you should expect to be contacted by our TSSPEC or an administrator to make arrangements for either remote support or to schedule a Tuesday appointment for replacement. Through the end of the school year, replacement laptops and chargers will be issued every Tuesday from 12-2 pm by appointment only. This form can also be found under “Announcements” on Franklin’s main webpage.


FMS 2019-2020 Yearbook

Although the end of this school year has looked a little different, there are some traditions that will remain in place, and one of those is the Franklin MS Yearbook. If you are interested in ordering one, you can do so here. All orders need to be placed by May 22nd and there are a limited number of yearbooks available. The timing and delivery of the yearbooks are not finalized at this time, but we will share additional details in the coming weeks. 


Updated Third Quarter Grading Timeline

The third quarter ends today, Friday, May 1, 2020. As you know, the timeline has been extended to this week so our students could work with their teachers to make up third quarter missing/incomplete assignments and complete reassessments by today, May 1, 2020. 

Please note the following items:

  • ParentVUE/StudentVUE access will be turned off to allow for teachers to enter grades from Friday, May 1 at 4 PM through Saturday, May 9 at 6 AM. Grades will be available in ParentVUE/StudentVUE on Saturday, May 9 at 6 AM.
  • Report card mailings to all parents/guardians who have not opted into electronic delivery. The FCPS central office anticipates the printed report cards will be provided to the postal service by May 23. Actual delivery to homes will be dependent on the postal service.

Please feel free to contact your child’s subject teacher and/or counselor for any questions regarding third quarter grades.


Go Paperless! Report Card Option Available 

Parents/Guardians can take advantage of the paperless option by logging into ParentVUE, then going to “My Account” and selecting "Go Paperless!". This is the only way to keep a paper report card from being generated for students at the secondary level. All parents who share the same address as the student must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option. This option must be selected prior to May 12th to prevent the 3rd quarter report card from being mailed.