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    Principal's Message | May 14 Weekly Message to Families
    Posted on 05/14/2021
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    The following message was sent via SchoolMessenger to Franklin High School families on Friday, May 14, 2021. If you did not receive this email, please check your profile in SchoolMessenger or contact the FHS main office at (206) 252-6150.


    Good evening Franklin families,

    We hope this finds you well and ready for a beautiful weekend. The end of the school year is in sight and we are committed to keeping our students focused on finishing strong. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Here are this week’s updates:

    Important Dates:

    • May 18 – Pop-Up Vaccine Clinics (see below)
    • May 19 – SPS Career Fair (see below)
    • May 30 – Memorial Day (No School)
    • June 4 – Quaker Day
    • June 11 – Last Day for Seniors/Senior Check out
    • June 16 – Graduation (see below)
    • June 18 – Last Day of School

    Pop-Up Vaccine Clinics

    SPS and the City of Seattle have established a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Franklin. Tuesday, May 18 (first dose) and Tuesday, June 8 (second dose) for Franklin and other SPS students 12 years and older. The clinics will be open for vaccinations from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.

    If your student is under 18, they will need to bring the signed parental consent form. Consent forms are linked here and will be available for students/families on Monday, May 17 if they need one. Families can return consent forms via:

    Remote students can attend any time on Tuesday, May 18. In-person students will be excused to attend the clinic.

    Franklin will also host Saturday COVID-19 vaccination clinics on May 22 (first dose) and June 12 (second dose). Saturday clinics are open to the public.


    2021 Graduation Update

    We have now begun final planning for our in-person graduation – Memorial Stadium on June 16th at 8 PM.

    • Each senior will be provided up to 4 tickets for family members or loved ones to attend. This is a firm policy and no extra tickets will be provided.
    • The ceremony will be streamed live on SPS TV.
    • Guests will sit in assigned seats and in pods.
    • All guests will need to complete a health screening prior to entering.

    NOTE: 2nd Cap and Gown distribution will be on June 4.

    Cap & Gown Frequently Asked Questions

    • Is it too late to order my cap and gown?! 
    • No. But order no later than Friday, May 21.
    • Is it too late for me to apply for financial aid? 
    • How do I order my cap and gown? 
    • How will I receive my cap and gown? 
    • Order by May 21 and pick up on June 4.
    • Can I wear my friend or family members’ cap and gown?
      • Yes. IT MUST BE GREEN.
    • What if there is an issue with my order? 

    Please contact Jolene McCann directly with any questions.


    Incomplete Update - IMPORTANT

    Students currently earning a C-or below are at risk of earning an Incomplete. If you haven’t already, please talk with your student, check The Source, and communicate with teachers. Students earning a C- or below MUST attend MANDATORY Wednesday class sessions to complete work to earn credit-bearing grades.

    In addition, this weekend some of our teachers are holding academic support sessions. Please check to see if you received a phone call or email. Your student also may have received an email if they were invited to attend.


    SPS Career Fair

    Looking for information about possible careers? Please come to the SPS Career Fair, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on May 19, 2021. Please check our school app for more information about the careers represented. Here’s the registration link


    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