Franklin MS Weekly Update - May 22

Good Afternoon!

Thank you to all of our 8th grade families who visited the school this week to pick up student locker items. Even though it was from a distance, our staff really enjoyed being able to see you and to say hello! If you were unable to attend this week, please see the information below for some additional opportunities. 

As you scroll down on this email, you will find some updates about our 7th grade locker item pick-up that will take place on Tuesday and Thursday, the yearbook delivery schedule, and a finalized schedule for our End of Year events. 

As we begin to wrap up the academic year, I want to thank our families, teachers and community members for the support and dedication to the continuity of learning for our students. Without your collaboration and support, we could not have pulled off thousands of synchronous learning sessions over the last month. 

Happy Memorial Day to all our families with a special thank you to the families who have served our country. Best wishes to all of you for a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. 


Dustin Wright



Student Locker Item Pick-up: Tuesday and Thursday for 7th Graders

Our curbside locker item pick-up will occur on the following days next week for our 7th graders. If you are an 8th grade student that was unable to visit our school this week, you are welcome to stop by during either session below.  Please be sure to let a Franklin MS staff know that you are an 8th grader when you arrive. 

Tuesday, May 26 from 9:00 AM -  1:00 PM - 7th grade (Last Name A-L)

Thursday, May 28 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - 7th grade (Last Name M-Z)

All student items contained in hallway lockers and gym lockers will be bagged and labeled for curbside pickup in the bus lane. Below is an outline of the pickup process:

  1. Students and families should arrive between 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM on their designated pickup day.
  2. Drivers should enter the school campus through the Kiss ‘n Ride parking lot. 
  3. Please provide a Franklin staff member with your student’s last name which will be radioed ahead to a staff member in the bus loop.
  4. All of the bags will be alphabetized by last name on our curb and Franklin staff members will assist in locating the bag and loading it in the car.
  5. Families will only be able to pick up the belongings of their own student.

In our ongoing effort to promote healthy practices and to promote social distancing, vehicle occupants are encouraged to remain inside their cars.  

Students who are unable to pick up their bagged items on the dates above  should email their grade-level administrator to make other arrangements. 

7th grade administrator: Rob Gibbs –

8th grade administrator: Forrest Reid –

The student locker item pick-up is completely optional and if there is nothing in your locker(s) of personal value, there are no additional actions you need to take at this time. We will store any unclaimed bags until the end of the school year and at that time, the contents will be discarded or donated.  

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or if there is anything else we can do to help.


End of the Year Event Schedule

We have finalized a schedule of  virtual versions of some of our traditional end of the year events at Franklin.

Virtual 8th Grade NJHS Ceremony - Tuesday, June 2 at 3:00 PM

Current 8th Grade NJHS members should be on the lookout for a message from Ms. Taylor and Ms. Bridenbaugh with more details about this ceremony.  This virtual event will be recorded and made available to families. 

Virtual Student Awards Ceremony - Wednesday, June 10 at 3:00 PM

All are welcome to this ceremony,which will include recognition of our End of the Year Award recipients as well as our 3rd Quarter All-A Honor Roll. Students who will be receiving an individual award will be notified in advance. This virtual event will be recorded and made available to families. 

End of the Year Item Drop-Off and Pick-Up - June 11 & 12

We will be setting up a process where students and families can pick-up any end of the year materials (spring photos, certificates, etc) and drop-off any resources or materials (textbooks, library books, calculators, music uniforms, etc.) that need to be returned to Franklin. There will be a separate process at another date for laptops and we hope to share that information with you soon. 


FMS 2019-2020 Yearbook - Order Deadline Extended and Delivery Update

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. You can continue to place your orders through the end of May while supplies last. We recently received a communication from the yearbook publisher that due to COVID-19 printing plant closures, there will be a significant delay in the delivery date for the Franklin yearbooks. The current estimated delivery date is July 11. We acknowledge that this is disappointing and we apologize for the inconvenience. A digital version of the yearbook will be available to every individual who purchased one prior to the delivery date. Our school will be committed to ensuring that every student who ordered a yearbook will receive it once they are delivered to Franklin.