Weekly Newsletter │ Nov 12

Good afternoon Franklin families,

Happy Friday! What a week! We hope that following a hectic week, you and your family have been and will continue to be able to rest and enjoy this weekend. We also hope that the district’s decision to close today did not negatively impact your family too much. Have a wonderful weekend.

Here are this week’s updates:

Important Dates:

  • November –Native American Heritage Month – RECOGNIZE, APPRECIATE and CELEBRATE!
  • November 15 – Winter sports begin (see below)
  • November 25 & 26 – No school – Thanksgiving Break

Resources to RECOGNIZE, APPRECIATE and CELEBRATE!

Native American Heritage Month

https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/

https://www.ncai.org/initiatives/native-american-heritage-month

Seattle Schools Native American Heritage Month

Week reflection

As you know, Franklin was the target of a threat this past Tuesday. After working with SPS Safety and Security, Seattle Police and our staff, we are happy to report that nothing occurred, and Franklin was safe. We are very thankful to the many students, families and staff who reported the threat. By working together, we were able to maintain a safe school environment. We encourage everyone in Franklin to report unsafe behaviors and behaviors that do not reflect our community values.

Quarter 1 Grades

Due to school closure on Nov. 12, teachers have until Monday, November 15 to finalize Quarter 1 grades. Please reach out to your scholar’s teacher(s) for questions or concerns.

New Schoolwide Policies

Following our school decision-making process, the linked Schoolwide Classroom Policies have been adopted at Franklin.

 ASB-Activities-Athletics Updates

Here are our weekly updates from our amazing ASB.

Winter sports begin Monday, November 15. This includes Boys/Girls Basketball, Wrestling and Boys Soccer. Visit our Athletics Website for more information and to register.

November 22-24 will be Franklin Gratitude Week. Stay tuned for details…

In response to some violent and unsafe behavior both at Franklin and across the district, state and country, our amazing ASB is initiating an anti-violence campaign. Stay tuned for more details…

COVID vaccine clinics

Families that wish to have their 5 – 11-year-old student(s) receive the COVID vaccine have several options including vaccine clinics at SPS schools. Click here for more information.

Student Climate Survey

This week, our students will be taking the Fall climate survey. We highly value the voices and experiences of our students in our community and we look forward to receiving the feedback and taking action to respond.

Seattle Promise Support

The Seattle Promise offers all Seattle high school graduates free tuition at any of the Seattle Colleges: North Seattle CollegeSeattle Central College, or South Seattle College for up to two years, 90 credits or a student’s first degree, whichever comes first.

To learn more and get support in completing the Seattle Promise application, CLICK HERE.

Seattle Relief Fund

The Seattle Relief Fund provides a one-time payment to Seattle residents who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID. Click Here for information and to apply. The deadline is Monday, Nov. 15 at 11:59 pm.

Academic Success Center

Where: Room 310

When: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30-4:45 pm.

Why: All students can come for academic support from staff and peers.

Please encourage your student to come for support.

Right Now Needs

If you or your scholar need any support with meeting basic human needs, clothes, school supplies, rent or utility assistance, etc. please reach out to Angel Graves.

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