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    Principal's Message | Feb 26 Weekly Message to Families
    Posted on 02/26/2021
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    The following message was sent via SchoolMessenger to Franklin High School Families on Friday, Feb 26, 2021. If you did not receive this email, please check your profile in SchoolMessenger or contact the FHS Administrative Secretary Edith Bocker at embocker@seattleschools.org or (206) 252-6150.


    Good evening Franklin families,

    Happy Friday! We hope this message finds you well and ready for the weekend. It's hard to believe that March begins next week and we are approaching 1 year since being in the remote setting. Please stay tuned for a return to in-person instruction for students in special education intensive services pathways.

    Here are this week’s updates: 


    Important Dates:

    • 2021 – 2022 Course Registration, February 10 – 26 (see below)
    • African American Male Achievement (AAMA) Listen and Learn Forums -TODAY - February 26 (see below)
    • Wednesday, March 3, 2021 – 13th Annual Power-Justice-Freedom (see below)

    2021-2022 Course Registration

    Registration for 2021-2022 courses closes tonight at 11:59 PM. Students will complete registration online via The Source. All registration information and documents are available on the registration page. Please contact your counselor for more information.

    Office of African American Male Achievement Listen and Learn Forum

    The Office of AAMA is launching a listen and learn forum to continue to listen to Black families as we reconstruct our educational system to celebrate the brilliance and excellence of Black boys and teens. All Black families are invited. Learn more and register.

    • African home language families: Friday, February 26, 2021, 6-8 pm

    Contact aama@seattleschools.org for more information.

     Athletics Update

    FHS Athletics are on now. Information including the modified seasons, COVID protocols and registration can be found here. Physicals can be completed through the Teen Health Clinic at Interagency Academy in Columbia City (3528 S. Ferdinand St.). Please call (206) 381-4182 to schedule. For more information, please email Scott Griggs (asgriggs@seattleschools.org) or JJ Wilkerson (jmwilkerson@seattleschools.org)

    Mutual Aid

    Earlier this week, our student leaders produced our first ever Mutual Aid event. Franklin High School presents Mutual Aid Benefit a virtual event with speakers and performances to support students in our community. 

    Corporate matching gifts accepted.

    Donate bit.ly/FHSMutualAid 

    13th Annual Power-Justice-Freedom (PJF) – March 3, 2021

    PJF is a student-designed day of learning for the Franklin High School community where we come alongside community partners, local activists, artists, and political leaders to work toward an antiracist, equitable, sustainable, and humane society. Check our website and app for day-of details.

    Mount Baker Station Area Redevelopment Survey

    The City of Seattle and Sound Transit are developing sites next to the Mount Baker Link light rail station for affordable housing and childcare and early learning. This opportunity fulfills a goal to create a more vibrant area around the light rail station. Please take an online survey that will inform how the new development looks and feels. The survey is available in English, Amharic, Cambodian (Khmer), Lao, Oromo, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya, and Vietnamese. The survey will close on March 3, 2021. Click here for the survey.

    Right Now Needs Funds:

    This fund was designed to benefit students and to remove barriers to student learning. Some of the supports are: Rental, Energy, Food & Clothing Assistance, Laundry, Transportation, Health, Other needs. Please call the school for information and support 206.252.6150 or email kepraseuth@seattleschools.org

    FHS Teen Health Center

    Franklin Teen Health Center staff are working remotely during school closure for COVID-19. Services include telephone visits, video visits, and in-person care for students. Care is provided via the clinic at Interagency Academy in Columbia City. To connect with Teen Health Center staff, Call (206) 381-4182 for any non-urgent concerns such as illness or injury, refills for medication prescribed by the Teen Health Center, sexual health issues, or if you are feeling worried or sad.

     As always, please continue to share your ideas, questions, and feedback as we strive to model learning and growth. Have a wonderful evening and weekend!

     With LQVE,

    Quaker Admin Team