Franklin MS Weekly Update - September 25

Franklin Families and Students, 

Good afternoon. It is hard to believe that we are at the end of our third week of the school year! We appreciate all of the hard work from our staff, our families, and our students that have helped us get to this point. I continue to be extremely proud of all of our FMS Falcons.

In the message below, you will find updates about several upcoming events at our school. 

  • Parent Office Hours on Monday, October 5
  • Elective Materials Distribution on Monday, September 28
  • Virtual Parent Coffees with the FMS Leadership Team
  • SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form
  • Franklin MS After School Program
  • “Go Paperless” Report Card Option
  • PTA Updates and Meeting at 7 PM on Tuesday, September 29

Always feel free to reach out to me directly at if there is anything we can do to support your family or your student. 

We hope that all of you have a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. 


Dustin Wright



Parent Office Hours on Monday, October 5

Parents and families will have the opportunity to meet teachers virtually during our Parent Office Hours on Monday, October 5 from 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM. These are open sessions, so only general questions about the course, content, instructional and grading practices, attendance and make-up policies, curriculum resources may be answered during this time. Questions specific to a particular student may be addressed through individual conferences arranged directly with the teacher or through the student’s counselor. Families will be emailed links prior to the event.


Elective Materials Distribution on Monday, September 28

Students and families in the classes listed below are invited to our second materials distribution on Monday, September 28 from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM. This drive-through process is an opportunity to visit the school to gather instructional materials that are not available in a digital format and to see some of our staff members. 

Our FMS teachers will offer curbside pick-up of purchased supplies for the following classes:

  • Art
  • Engineering
  • Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS)
  • Read 180
  • Band and Orchestra (school and county instrument rentals only)

Distribution procedures will be as follows:

  • Social distancing guidelines will be in effect and please review the health screening questions found here before visiting FMS.
  • Vehicles will enter the Kiss ‘n’ Ride lot and proceed to the electives stations, located in the bus loop, for their student materials.
  • Families and students will stay in their vehicle.
  • Whenever possible, teachers will place student supply kits in the trunk of the vehicle.
  • Vehicles will exit the bus loop near Old Dairy Road. 

For Art, Engineering, and FACS, supplies are part of a student fee included in course enrollment. More information on payment of student fees will be delivered at a later date.

Franklin MS will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities.  Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to facilitate the pickup of materials should contact Mr. Gibbs ( as soon as possible.


Virtual Parent Coffees with the FMS Leadership Team

We are committed to communicating key updates, important information, and resources that families can use to support their students. One of the ways we will continue to do this is to offer monthly Virtual Parent Coffees with the FMS Leadership Team. These virtual sessions may feature one or two main agenda items or updates, but they will be primarily dedicated to addressing questions and concerns from our families. The Virtual Parent Coffees will take place on the dates below and links will be sent out prior to the event. 

October 21 at 4:00 PM

November 18 at 4:00 PM

December 9 at 4:00 PM


SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form 

Each year, parents and guardians are requested to complete and return a Parent and/or Guardian Signature Sheet to acknowledge receipt of the Student Rights & Responsibilities: A Guide for Families booklet. This year, parents and guardians will need to review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources electronically at After reviewing the information, please fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this link. The form must be filled out one time per student. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Dr. Zena Chapman (


Franklin MS After School Program

FMS Virtual After-School activities began last week. Please see the schedule below for the After-School Schedule. Students can find more information about the After-School Program in their grade-level Google Classroom and this video will help your student learn how to sign-up for after-school activities. If you have any questions about the After-School Program, please feel free to contact Mrs. Mollé (


After-School Activities – Monday, September 28 – Friday, October 2

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“Go Paperless” Report Card Option

Parents and/or guardians may opt to “Go Paperless” in ParentVUE and receive only online report cards. This will not impact any other mailings from FCPS other than the report cards for secondary students and progress reports for ES students. To take advantage of the paperless options, parents and/or guardians will need to log into ParentVUE, then go to “My Account” and select "Go Paperless". All parents who live with the student and share the same address must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option to prevent mailing of the printed report cards. The “Go Paperless” option will apply to all their associated students, no matter what school level.


PTA Updates and Spirit Wear Sale

PTA meeting on Tuesday, September 29

The Franklin Middle School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a group of parent volunteers who graciously donate their time in a variety of different ways to support the school. The PTA creates community and educational connections with the school, teachers and parents. The first meeting for the 2020-21 school year is at 7 PM on Tuesday, September 29. Click here to join the PTA Meeting.

Join the Franklin Middle School PTA

Welcome to a new year at Franklin! We have exciting plans to help support our children and school! Once again, we will be conducting our combined School and Friends of Franklin PTA Membership Drive. You can find the membership form here and questions can be sent to Please take a few minutes to learn more about our organization by visiting our website. We are looking forward to a great year at Franklin MS. 


AmazonSmile is a great way to contribute to the PTA in a very effortless way during these times. AmazonSmile customers can now support Franklin Middle School PTA in an effortless way via the Amazon shopping app on IOS and Android mobile phones! Simply click here to sign up today. We value your continued support.

Spirit Wear Sale

Spirit wear is now available for purchase online. Please click here to order your Franklin MS spirit wear. Online ordering is open until Saturday, October 10 at 11:00 PM. No late orders will be accepted, and all sales are final. Distribution of orders will be in late October, with scheduled pick-up windows held outside of school. Families will be contacted with pick-up information when the orders are in. Please contact the PTA president via email with any questions (