Franklin MS Weekly Update - October 30

Franklin Families and Students,

Good Afternoon!

We hope that you have had a great week. It has been exciting at Franklin as we welcomed back some of our students to in-person instruction on Monday. I am very proud of the hard work our teachers, staff, families, and students have done to make this transition a successful one.

It is hard to believe that today is the end of the 1st quarter. I would encourage all of you to review the message all FCPS families received from Dr. Brabrand yesterday and the video that accompanied it.

Thank you to those of you who were able to join me for our Parent and Family Town Hall on Wednesday night. If you were unable to attend, the links below will provide you with a recording of the session and a copy of the presentation that was used during the event.

Parent and Family Town Hall Recording

Parent and Family Town Hall Presentation Slides

I know that this is a lot of information to consider and that it is a difficult decision to make. We will honor the choice you made in the FCPS July survey to determine the setting for instruction. If your circumstances have changed and you would like to change the choice you made in July, please complete the form found at the link below by November 6 and we will try to accommodate your request based on the availability of staff and space. This deadline has been extended to allow our families additional time to make this important decision. We will strive to minimize the impact of this transition, however, some students may experience a change in schedule or class assignment as we work to accommodate everyone’s preferences. 

Complete This Form to Update Your Choice by November 6

Thank you again for your partnership during the 1st quarter of the academic year. In a school year unlike any other, we are grateful for everything you are doing to support your student!


Dustin Wright



Student Holidays on November 2 & 3

Monday, November 2, and Tuesday, November 3 are student holidays. Teachers will not be available for office hours and students are not expected to complete new asynchronous assignments. Regularly-scheduled classes will resume on Wednesday, November 4. See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar.




Library Curbside Checkout

Thank you to students and family members who have picked up and returned books at Library Curbside Pickup.

Library Curbside is on Monday from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM and Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM each week.

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 (


School Pictures on November 9 & 12

Lifetouch photographers will be at the school to take individual student portraits on Monday, November 9 and Thursday, November 12 at the times listed below. Please use the Sign Up Genius to sign up in advance for individual time slots. Photographers and staff will adhere to social distancing and recommended health protocols. Orders may be placed online at or by phone at: 1-800-736-4753 using the Picture Day ID: EVT9DJDD3. For assistance with ordering pictures, please contact Lifetouch by phone or by email at:

Monday, November 9

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Thursday, November 12

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sign-Up Genius for School Pictures on November 9 and 12




Service Learning Opportunities

If your student is interested in service learning opportunities, please visit the FMS PTA Facebook page.


Franklin MS After School Program

Our after-school program had a successful first quarter. A few after-school reminders:

  • New Clubs – Aerospace Engineering and Cricket Club. They will meet on Wednesdays from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.
  • 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 10.30.2020