Franklin MS Weekly Update - October 9

Franklin Families and Students, 

Good afternoon. We hope that you had a great week. Thank you everyone who joined us on Monday afternoon during our Parent and Family Office Hour event. If you were unable to attend, I would encourage you reach out to your student's teachers if you would like to connect with them. We are looking forward to another opportunity to engage with our community during our Virtual Parent & Family Coffee Session on October 21 at 4:00 PM. We hope to see you there!

Monday, October 12 is a school planning day and a student holiday. Teachers will participate in a variety of professional development and planning activities and will not be available for office hours. Students are not expected to complete asynchronous assignments on this student holiday and the Check n’ Connect session will not occur. Our class schedule will resume on Tuesday, October 13.

Best wishes for a fun and enjoyable long weekend. 


Dustin Wright 



Library Curbside Checkout Starting on October 12

We are excited to announce that the Curbside Library Book Pickup program will begin on October 12 from 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM, and October 14 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Students may place up to 5 books on hold in the library catalog.  Please have your student follow the directions below to place a hold for curbside pickup.

  • Login to your Destiny Discover account.
  • Search or browse for the books you would like to read.
  • Click HOLD.
  • Ignore the Destiny notification that your book is ready.
  • Check your email on Fridays to see if your book is ready to be picked up.

Please contact Sheri Ruffle with any questions (


Student Fee Invoices

We would like to provide you with an update about student fees that may apply to selected FMS students. Some of the elective courses at Franklin include student fees for consumables used as part of the curriculum. Information about these fees can be found in the course syllabus. Parents and guardians will receive an electronic invoice for any student fees through the online MySchoolBucks system. While payments such as credit cards and electronic checks are the preferred method, cash and checks are also accepted. Please contact Tracy Harbold at if you have any questions about this process. 


Restarting Computers

It is recommended that students restart their computer from home once a week. The FCPS Windows license requires that the computers “check in” with our network every few months. If you receive a message saying your license has expired you can connect to the Fairfax wireless network outside any FCPS school building and then restart your computer to reactivate the license.


PTA Family Dinner Night at Mod Pizza on October 25

It’s football season and with that comes Pizza! Support our PTA with Dining for Dollars at Mod Pizza in Greenbriar Town Center on Sunday, October 25 from 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM. Please be sure to mention the fundraiser for Franklin Middle School at the register before you pay in order for our PTA to receive a donation equivalent to 20% of the purchase.


PTA Membership Information

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.


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


Franklin MS After School Program

Our after-school program is off to a great start. Thank you to all of the students who signed up to participate! We still have openings in plenty of our activities and we are adding more activities as the weeks progress. A few reminders:

  • Spaces in clubs are limited so students are accepted on a first come, first served basis.  We want our clubs to be interactive and engaging, which will not be possible if the groups get too large. 
  • Students can find more information about the After-School Program in their grade-level Google Classroom and on the student After-School site.
  • Students should check out the “Clubs by Day” and “Club Descriptions” sheets for club information and schedules.  

If you have any questions about the After-School Program, please feel free to contact Mrs. Mollé (


Molle 10.9.20


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 (


Family Life Education Virtual Information Session on November 12 

Fairfax County Public Schools provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve. Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community. Curriculum resources and Opt-Out information can be found here.

There will be a Virtual Information Session for parents and guardians to meet the teachers and to ask any questions pertaining to the FLE (7-8) curriculum on November 12 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Program questions may be addressed by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or by contacting Carrie Reynolds, Health and Physical Education Coordinator at