In accordance with the Governor’s announcement yesterday, Franklin School District will now be closed until April 30, 2020.
Wild Animal Wednesday!!! What wild animals are at your house?!
Team Tuesday! Show us your team spirit!
We have added several announcements to our school closure section on the district website. Please take a couple minutes to look over these documents. School Closure page: https://www.franklinhigh.com/article/211268?org=franklin-cusd-1 Remote Learning Plan: https://5il.co/eeq2 Parent Update: https://5il.co/eeo9
Parents, We are going to put out two announcements tonight, with this being the first announcement. On Friday, March 20th, the Governor extended the school closures in Illinois until April 8, 2020. So, the Franklin School District and all other Districts in Illinois are closed until April 8, 2020. Remote Learning Days will continue for all Franklin students. At the same time that the Governor made the above announcement, Chicago Schools were told that they were going to be out until April 20th. Yesterday, President Trump extended social distancing until April 30th. It is our belief that the Governor will extend the school closures until April 20th and beyond. The next two weeks are expected to have higher numbers of positive test results. Yesterday’s positive test results increased by 1,100 from the day before so, the virus is increasing as expected. If the next two weeks are as large of increases as expected, then you can anticipate that those they have come in contact with will cause another six weeks of closures. Schools could easily be closed until the last week of May. So, it is highly likely that we will be out for the remainder of the school year. This will be a decision that only the Governor can make. However, this potential reality needs to be in everyone’s mind. We do not see the school closures as being short lived. Unfortunately, Franklin CUSD 1 and all other schools in Illinois will be closed for the foreseeable future.
Back to work Monday- share with us what you are doing today!
Congratulations to Kaylee on winning the 7th grade Design An Ad Contest.
Virtual Spirit Week!!! Check out these special days for the week. Post your pics in the comments section on Facebook so we all can see how you are celebrating with us!
Please take note the NHS blood drive that was scheduled for April 8th has been canceled.
Zander won the Journal Courier’s Design an Ad contest- congratulations!!!!!
Our FFA students will be having a virtual Ag Day on Friday, April 3rd. You will be able to view all they post through the FFA Facebook page. Be sure you like the page so you don’t miss this super fun day! Information is all on the attached flyer!!
The Freshman class color run that was scheduled for May 2nd has been canceled. They will hope to get it scheduled for next school year.
An addition to our message earlier regarding meals for students. Meals provided to students are free of cost.
The Franklin School District is extending the meal service program to any and all Franklin students that would like to receive meals that would cover breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday. So each student would receive breakfast and lunch for each school day. These meals may be provided on a Monday with each student receiving a weeks worth of meals or we may go to a more frequent delivery. This will be decided by the number of students we will be serving. If you want these meals for your children please call the high school office between 8:00 and 11:00 in the morning. Thank you for your patience and understanding through this very difficult time. Most sincerely, The Franklin Administrative Team
PK-8th grade yearbooks are still on sale! Today we tried to send back yearbook and spring pictures paper orders. We are asking everyone to order online from inter-state studios. If for some reason you cannot place an online order you are welcome to mail your form to their office at 3463 Rupp Parkway Decatur, IL 62526. This company has been great to work with during this time. All orders are due by April 1st. Even staff who would like a yearbook need to order online. Thank you all for your patience with this process.
Parents and Students 1. We have created a school closure section on the district website. We will continue to provide all communications and updates on this page. You can find this section by going to www.franklinhigh.com and clicking on the School Closure Information icon under the news section on the main page. All of the information provided in this message can be found on the district website. https://www.franklinhigh.com/article/211268?org=franklin-cusd-1 2. We are asking parents to follow this procedure for picking up materials. Pick up times for March 17th will be: 7am-11am and 4pm to 6pm 1. All learning packets and anything needed by students will be distributed using a drive-thru process at Franklin High School. You will not get out of your car. Please drive up to the main sidewalk and someone will come out your car to deliver supplies. Use the main south entrance to enter and the gravel bus exit to exit the campus. 2. Parents, siblings, and caregivers will be able pick up supplies. 3. Our buildings and facilities are off-limits to everyone (teachers, students and community) starting Tuesday March 17th at 6 pm. We will have one administrator in the district office every day from 8am to 11 am. The phone number is 217-675-2395. 4. All practices, games, activities are cancelled until further notice. 5. Please be patient when arriving on campus to pick up supplies. We will be working as fast as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
This is Curt Simonson, the superintendent of Franklin. The District has just been informed that one of the confirmed positive tests for the Coronavirus in Sangamon County was present during the Career Fair that our sophomores attended at Lincoln Land Community College on Wednesday, March 11th along with other area schools. This is not to alarm you, but to make you aware that our students could conceivably have been exposed. Please be watchful and monitor your child's health closely. The CDC’s current symptoms include, but are not limited to: Fever, cough, and shortness of breath. People may become ill 2-14 days after exposure.
Parents, the Franklin school district will not be in session on Monday, March 16th. This closure will continue until March 30th. We will continue to provide updates over the next few days. All extracurricular activities and practices are canceled during this closure.
East Grade Parents- you may drop off your child at East at 10:00 when school starts. Dismissal will run as normal.
Good evening. Governor Pritzker announced today, that all K-12 schools would be closed March 17th thru March 30th. As of now, students are scheduled to return to school on March 31st. All extracurricular activities will be suspended during this time. On Monday March 16th, students will report to school at 10 am. We will have a late start day. Pre-K students will not attend morning session. This will allow teachers to make final preparations for at-home alternative instruction during the school closure. We will be posting our off-campus learning plan on Facebook and the district website on Monday. We will be sharing more information as it becomes available.