Franklin MS Weekly Update and Laptop Distribution - August 21

Franklin Families and Students, 

Good afternoon! We were so excited to welcome our amazing staff back to school and we had a fun and productive virtual kickoff this week. In this message you will find updates on the following topics:

  • Upcoming Events
  • Virtual Student Kickoff Resources
  • Laptop Distribution is Next Week
  • Resources for Families and Parents
  • Student Services Updates

We are excited to connect with all of you in the coming weeks. Do not hesitate to reach out if there is anything we can do to support you during the process. 

We are grateful for everything you are doing to prepare your student for a successful year at Franklin we are looking forward to partnering with you in this effort. 


Dustin Wright



Upcoming Events



Virtual Student Kickoff Resources

We are looking forward to a great virtual start to our school year on September 8. As we prepare for this exciting day, our staff have developed a series of activities for all FMS students to complete at their own pace. These activities have been designed to assist students in learning about our school and community. Additionally, we have several resources and tips for you to check out that will set you up for a successful school year. Be on the lookout for a message that will be sent out on Monday that will help you access all of these resources in your grade-level Google Classrooms! We can’t wait to connect with you. It is going to be a great year!


Laptop Distribution is Next Week!

Each Franklin student is provided a school-issued laptop, charger, and carrying case to access virtual learning from home and school throughout the 2020-21 school year. The distribution of this FCPSOn equipment will follow health guidelines through the use of social distancing and drive-thru pickup. 

To ensure that the distribution process runs as efficiently as possible for all of our families, please plan to arrive at the assigned time according to the first letter of your student’s last name.



If you cannot make any of the days on the schedule above, please complete this form and another opportunity will be communicated to you by our staff.

If you would not like your student to use a school-issued FCPSOn laptop during virtual learning and/or for the 2020-21 school year, please print and complete the FCPSOn Opt-out form. Return the completed form to Franklin by mail, fax, or email. All completed forms can be addressed or sent to Robert Gibbs


Resources for Families and Parents

Below are a few important resources that we wanted to highlight and make available to you. If you have additional questions, our school team is ready to assist you and our main office number is 703-904-5100. 

Tech Tips for Families

Preparing for Learning at Home

Food Resources for Families

Parent and Family Phone Lines in 8 Languages


Student Services Updates

Who Can I Contact If I Have A Question?

Zena Chapman Director of Student Services
Tammi Bailey-Case


(Last Name A-G)
Kathy Hudson


(Last Name H-N)
Joni Fraundorfer


(Last Name O-Z)
Cecilia Goldstein Parent Liaison


Student Schedules

Student schedules for the upcoming school year will be available on September 2 in SIS StudentVue and ParentVue. As there will be no in-person beginning-of-the-year events, paper copies will not be provided. If you do not have a SIS ParentVue account or you have forgotten your password, please contact Kristine Smith, and she will assist you in setting up an account or resetting your password.

School Supplies

Please take a moment to review this suggested list of school supplies for our virtual start to the school year. It is likely that this list will evolve as we learn what supports our students need. Specific courses may have additional supply requests that will be communicated during the opening weeks of the school year.

If you need assistance with providing a backpack and school supplies for your child for the current school year, please contact the main office or stop by the Administrative Station when you arrive for laptop distribution. Backpacks filled with supplies will be distributed with laptops upon request.