Franklin MS Update - September 8

Dear Franklin Families and Students,

Good Afternoon! 

Thank you for a great first day at Franklin Middle School. It was exciting to connect with our students and it filled our staff with joy. If your student had any technology challenges today, please know the FMS staff is here to help. If the technology issues continue tomorrow, please give our main office a call at 703-904-5100 and we will connect you with a staff member who can assist you. 

In the message below, you will find a few reminders that will help your student continue to have a great first week of school.  

We are grateful for everything you are doing to support your student’s success at Franklin Middle School. 

Sincerely, 

Dustin Wright

Principal

dpwright@fcps.edu

 

First Week of School Reminders

Here a few reminders that will help your student continue to have a great first week of school. 

  • School begins at 7:30 AM and ends at 2:15 PM.
  • Tuesday/Thursday: Students will attend periods 1, 3, 5, 7 
  • Wednesday/Friday: Students will attend periods 2, 4, 6, 8 
  • View the Return to School page on our website to review resources.
  • Review the weekly bell schedule. It can also be found below. 
  • Students should check their fcpsschools.net Gmail account to find the links to their classes. Directions on how to find the links can be found on this handout or in this video.
  • If a student cannot find links for some of their classes, have them reach out to the teacher directly through e-mail. Teacher e-mail addresses can be found in our staff directory.
  • Our students should turn on their computer 15 minutes prior to class to allow the device time to login.
  • Technology troubleshooting tips are available in our Grade Level Google Classrooms.
    • 7th Grade: jqslnfk
    • 8th Grade:  zaxw5ro
  • If you have trouble connecting, please contact your teacher via email. You may also check the teacher’s Google Classroom if you cannot connect.
  • If at any time your student has technology challenges connecting with his teacher(s), you or your student may use the following link to access assistance - Technology Support for Families. FCPS Parent Technology Help Desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 and will be answered by staff members between 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM, seven days a week. You may also fill out this form for tech support.

 

Attendance at FMS

If a student will miss school or a class for any reason, please contact Franklin MS:

  • Absence/Tardy Phone Line: (703) 904-5151
  • Absence/Tardy Email: FranklinMiddle.Attendance@fcps.edu
  • Report an absence online

 

Weekly Bell Schedule

bell schedule

 

 

Who Should I Contact?

As we start the school year, there are a lot of new names to keep track of at Franklin. Below is a list of FMS staff members that can be of assistance. You can also reach out to your student’s teacher through the staff directory

School Counseling Team

Student Last Names A-G

Tammi Bailey-Case, TLBaileycase@fcps.edu, (703) 904-5152

Student Last Names H-N

Kathy Hudson, KAHudson1@fcps.edu, (703) 904-5154

Student Last Names O-Z

Joanne Fraundorfer, JFraundorfer@fcps.edu, (703) 904-5132 

 

Additional Contact Info:

 

Parental Consent for Select Digital Resources

At Franklin Middle School, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

 

SIS ParentVUE Account

The SIS ParentVUE Account (Student Information System ParentVUE Account) is the FCPS secure solution for accessing information about your child's attendance, class performance, demographic data, and links to FCPS 24-7 information. 

Parents who do not have activation key generated previously will receive a mail from the central office with their new activation code. If you forgot your password, please visit "Forgot Password" to reset your password.  

FCPS 24-7 Learning Resources

SIS ParentVUE Resources

SIS ParentVUE Mobile App

FCPS Communication Tools