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Weekly Newsletter │ May 6

Good evening, Franklin families! 

Happy Friday! As we conclude Staff Appreciation week and debrief the events of this week, we wish all the mothers in the Franklin community a Happy Mother’s Day! We LQVE you!

Here are this week’s updates:

Important Dates: 

  • May 12 – PTSA Meeting (see below)
  • May 30 – Memorial Day – No School
  • May 31 – June 3 – Smarter Balanced Math tests in Grade 10 advisories 
  • June 20 – Juneteenth – No School
  • June 22 – Last day of school for Franklin (tentative)

May – Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Check out these resources to Recognize, Honor and Appreciate our AAPI community members:

https://asianpacificheritage.gov/

AAPI Seattle

Franklin Leadership Update

We expect to hear more about the district’s plan to staff the Franklin High School leadership team early next week. Stay tuned…

PTSA

May’s PTSA meeting will be held on Thursday, 5/12 from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Mt Baker Presbyterian Church. Please join us to hear about open board positions, how you can help out.

Want to get involved and support the amazing Franklin Community!?

Send an email to: franklin.hs.ptsa.seattle@gmail.com

Cap and/or Gown Donations

Do you have a cap and gown from recent graduations that you would like to donate to FHS for a student in need? Please drop your donated cap and gown off in the main office.

Weekly COVID Update

SPS has updated the middle and high school COVID-19 notification process in alignment with guidance from Public Health. Positive student and staff COVID cases are updated weekly on our district dashboard. Remember, the number of confirmed cases represent community transmission; exposures may not have occurred within our schools. The school nurse or designee will notify families when their student with a medically fragile or complex health condition has been exposed to COVID-19 in the school setting.

This week Franklin HS had 15 confirmed cases.   

Information on what you can do to protect yourself and your student from COVID-19 is available here.  

If there is a significant increase in cases at our school or an outbreak, more detailed information and resources will be communicated. The district’s COVID response team continues to work in partnership with Public Health to monitor cases and mitigate transmission.   

Yearbooks!

Yearbooks are on sale now through Wednesday May 11th! You can buy the book through schoolpay now.

Once books are delivered to school the remaining limited books will be available at a higher price, and will likely sell out quickly.

Act now to guarantee a book and save money!

Class of 2022 

NOTE: The attached senior letter was sent out in the beginning of the year, and we just want to remind everyone about this important information.

Register for your cap/gown – Deadline has been extended and you can always pay later. 

Order class of 2022 materials

Please contact Ericka Pollard if you need financial assistance.

The community service requirement for the class of 2022 is waived. 

We’re Hiring! Want to help?

As we make hiring decisions for 2022/2023, we invite you to be a part of the site-based hiring teams at Franklin. Training is required and you must pre-register HERE. There are two remaining trainings:

Tuesday May 10, 2022 @ 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 @ 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Trainings are held via Microsoft Teams and links will be provided after you register. In addition, please email amoconnell@seattleschools.org to communicate your interest in any specific content areas. Thanks for helping us make Franklin even better.

Right Now Needs

If you or your scholar need any support with meeting basic needs, food, clothes, school supplies, rent or utility assistance etc. please reach out to Agnes Leapai at atleapai@seattleschools.org.

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

With LQVE, 

Quaker Admin Team