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    We are very excited that your scholar will be attending Franklin High School and we look forward to meeting your scholar during 9th Grade Orientation and Summer Bridge. Our school participates in the nationwide Link Crew Program, an organization whose sole purpose is to help 9th grade students feel more comfortable as well as help them achieve success in their first year of high school.

    The Link Crew 9th grade orientation and transition program is designed to both welcome and support 9th graders by assigning them a junior or senior Link Leader as a mentor during this first year. This Link Leader is a responsible older scholar who was hand selected from a large pool of applicants and has met the qualifications of being a good role model and a positive leader on our campus.

    Following is some information to let you know what you and your scholar can expect in advance of their first day of school.

    1. your child is encouraged NOT to bring backpacks, purses or other like items as the days are quite active;
    2. Because the days are active, please make sure that your child wears comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement.

    This is a student-only function so we encourage you to let your child attend on their own. Please feel free, however, to attend the PARENT COFFEE HOUR on Tuesday, September 4th at 9:00am in the Main Building.

    9th Grade Orientation and Summer Bridge will be on:
    Tuesday, September 4th
    8:45am-12:45pm in FHS Gymnasium – Lunch provided
    1:00pm – 3:00pm in Main Building – School Tours and Pictures

    Wednesday, September 5th

    8:45am-11:15am in Auditorium

    Required supplies for 9th grade

    • 3 bound composition books
    • three ring binder with dividers
    • pencils
    • pens
    • eraser
    • lined paper
    • colored pencils – 1 package
    • scotch tape
    • glue stick

    Recommended supplies

    • scientific calculator (such as TI-30XA)
    • highlighters
    • ruler

    if you need assistance providing school supplies for your student, please contact JJ WIlkerson at 206-252-6282 or
    Link Crew Coordinators