Franklin Mini Messenger 2021-22

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    October 1, 2021

    October is here!
    We have so many exciting events coming up at Franklin!  Franklin Picture Day, PTA Reflections, Bike It Walk It and Go Green Month are just a few fabulous opportunities ahead.

    NATIONAL PTA REFLECTIONS! Do you enjoy art, music, and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films, and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “I Will Change the World By...,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Submissions are due by OCTOBER 8TH!
    All students are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:
    Grade Divisions: Primary (Preschool -2nd); Intermediate (Grades 3-5); Special Artists (all grades).
        Dance/choreography
        Literature
        Photography
        Film production
        Music composition
        Visual arts
    SEND ENTRIES ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 8th TO: SMFranklinPTAReflections@gmail.com
    Only digital copies will be accepted. Take photos of hard copy artwork. If you do not receive confirmation that your submission was received, please send a separate email to the above email address without any attachments in case the file was too large. Only send safe files; ensure you have virus protection on your devices prior to sending. Artwork will be submitted to the Franklin PTA. The final artworks submitted to California State PTA by districts are then considered for Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit. Award of Excellence entries then goes on to represent California in the final National PTA judging round. Thank you for participating!

    Picture Day will be October 7th.  This will be a distanced in-person opportunity and all orders are taken online. The teachers will select a time for their class and only individual pictures will be taken.  Class pictures are provided in composite form by the company. There will be a make-up day on November 4th.

    Bike It Walk It Week is next week with a special emphasis on Thursday 10/7.  Let's encourage our community to walk/bike/scooter to school next week. We will tabulate all students who use these means on Thursday.  The SMMUSD school with the highest percentage of participants receives the prestigious Golden Sneaker award. Let's try to bring the sneaker to Franklin and be environmentally conscious!

    The Go Green monthly challenge is here! Click THIS LINK and/or read the attachment for more information - more info at https://www.smmusd.org/GoGreen. The challenges are super engaging and fun!

    October looks fabulous! indeed! Please continue to stay healthy and safe.


    September 21, 2021
    We have so many exciting events coming up at Franklin!  Franklin Picture Day is approaching on October 7th and we are so happy to offer the PTA Reflections opportunity for our students as well.

    NATIONAL PTA REFLECTIONS! Do you enjoy art, music, and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films, and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “I Will Change the World By...,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Submissions are due by OCTOBER 8TH!
    All students are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:
    Grade Divisions: Primary (Preschool -2nd); Intermediate (Grades 3-5); Special Artists (all grades).
        Dance/choreography
        Literature
        Photography
        Film production
        Music composition
        Visual arts
    SEND ENTRIES ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 8th TO: SMFranklinPTAReflections@gmail.com
    Only digital copies will be accepted. Take photos of hard copy artwork. If you do not receive confirmation that your submission was received, please send a separate email to the above email address without any attachments in case the file was too large. Only send safe files; ensure you have virus protection on your devices prior to sending. Artwork will be submitted to the Franklin PTA. The final artworks submitted to California State PTA by districts are then considered for Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit. Award of Excellence entries then goes on to represent California in the final National PTA judging round. Thank you for participating!

    Picture Day will be October 7th.  This will be a distanced in-person opportunity and all orders are taken online. More information will be coming as well as a Picture Retake Day.

    Order from Rosti Wednesday from 11-9!  It's a Franklin fundraiser where a portion of their proceeds will be given to our school. What a delicious opportunity!



    September 13, 2021

    Superintendent’s Message: COVID-19 Testing and FAQ Update

    September 12, 2021
    GENERAL NOTIFICATION OF COVID-19 AT SCHOOL

    September 10, 2021
    Reminders from the Health Office - 09/10/21

    September 2, 2021
    Dear Franklin Parents and Guardians,

    I hope this message finds you and your families well. As you may be aware, the SMMUSD Board of Education has authorized mandatory COVID-19 testing once per week of all students and staff. Superintendent Drati recently messaged the community that this testing would begin this week. I am writing to you to inform you that we will begin this mandatory testing at Franklin School this Friday, September 3rd from 8:30am – 2:30pm and will continue every Friday thereafter. As stated in Superintendent Drati’s message:

    • All students must be registered in order to participate in testing.  If you have not registered your child(ren), please do so as soon as possible. To register, visit this site and click Franklin Elementary.
    • Non-registered families will be contacted and/or will receive a separate message by September 3rd. After September 3, students who have not been registered, not agreed to provide weekly PCR tests or have had an exemption denied, will not be allowed on campus for in-person instruction or activities, starting Sept 8, 2021. Our district’s Independent Study Program, will be provided and fulfils our responsibility to provide a free appropriate public education for all students.
    • Malibu Medical, the company performing COVID testing at Franklin, will be offering both the nasal swab and saliva tests. Malibu Medical and the SMMUSD Nursing team strongly encourage students to be tested with the nasal swab as that test is more accurate than the saliva test. We understand that it would be best to test some of our youngest students and some students with special needs with the saliva test at this time.

    The process for testing on Friday will be very simple. Classes will be walked to the testing area during their scheduled time where the student will perform a self-administered test under the guidance of the certified Malibu Medical team. Students will then be walked back to class or to their PE zone. The whole process should take about 10 minutes. Results will be available between 24 and 48 hours after our testing day.  As was mentioned in previous messaging, parents will only receive a message if their child receives a positive test result.  If this is the case, then further instructions will be relayed to the parents from Mrs. Priscilla Guzman, our school nurse, and from Mrs. McGregory or Mrs. Hynding.  Please know all staff will begin testing on Friday as well.

    Our hope of course is for zero positive cases however, we are prepared to support students and/or classrooms requiring quarantine as deemed necessary by our district and site nursing staff and administrative team.  If this is the case, families of students needing to quarantine will be contacted and provided further instructions.  It is imperative that parents check email messages at least twice a day so that any pertinent information is not missed.

    Our mission as a Franklin Family is to ensure the safety of all members of our learning community and this is just one more step in achieving this goal.  WE have demonstrated a strong ability to successfully work together during this challenging time in our history. I believe we will continue this effort until we reach the other side of this pandemic.

    As always, please email me should you have any questions. Please find Superintendent Drati’s message from August 31st below for your convenience.  I ask that you please read it in its entirety if you have not done so already.  Have a wonderful night!

    August 25, 2021
    Covid-19 Testing FAQ

    August 22, 2021
    Franklin Covid-19 Testing Registration Letter

    August 19, 2021
    Franklin Facilities Improvement Projects Update

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