Good morning parents, guardians and members of the class of 2020,
I wanted to share some pertinent information as it relates to caps, gowns, and graduation.
Caps and Gowns
The senior class has voted to use class funds to pay for caps and gowns this year. Additionally, class funds will be used to purchase a 5 x 7 graduation photo of each student receiving their diploma.
Cap and Gown Distribution
On Friday, June 5, from 9-11 am and 5-6 pm, tables will be set up on the sidewalk in front of the school with caps and gowns and any additional materials that need to be distributed. Several gowns are currently on back order. If you are one of the gowns on back order we will reach out to you by Thursday afternoon to let you know that you may need to pick it up on the following Monday.
When you arrive on campus and pull through the loop in front of the main doors I ask that you pull up to the appropriate table where your items will be waiting. I ask that only the occupants of one vehicle per table step out of their cars to gather materials. Once the car in front of you has loaded their belongings and begins to pull away you may pull up, and exit the vehicle to collect items.
Honors Items Distribution
Seniors that are members of National Honor Society, Epsilon Society, Science National Honor Society, or are taking college courses will be able to pick up tassels and honors cords on Friday as well. The Top 15 students will receive medals and certificates that were to be presented at the Academic Excellence Banquet earlier this month. Congratulations to these students for this accomplishment.
We are currently working on a Virtual Scholarship Night to announce our scholarship recipients. Once we have completed the production we will share the link and post the video to our website. Awards will either be mailed or deliveries scheduled after the video posts.
If you have been unable to gather the remaining contents of your school locker and physical education locker, these items will also be available for you on this day when you pick up your cap and gown.
Virtual Graduation Ceremony
Our goal was to be able to host traditional graduation on the football field on Saturday, June 27 but with the uncertainty of the state reopening, we are going to move forward with our plans to host a virtual ceremony. The date we will video tape students getting their diplomas will be on Tuesday, June 9th. Know that this plan, though not perfect, is an effort to celebrate the Seniors and still keep in mind the executive order from the governor as well as the guidelines set forth by the New York State Department of Health. Click here for the schedule for June 9th. It outlines the times that each senior will be filmed receiving his/her diploma and walking across the stage. Our graduation ceremony will be available on YouTube on Saturday, June 27th at 10 am. The virtual ceremony will present our traditional graduation ceremony program, including speeches, music, and tassel change.
Each senior, along with no more than 6 guests should arrive on campus in a timely fashion so that we can minimize the number of people at any given time. We ask that you show up on time.
As outlined in this map, proceed up State Street, turn onto Husky Lane and proceed through the bus loops and proceed down the driveway to Harison gym where an attendant will be stationed to provide instructions. Once released by the attendant on Husky Lane, you will proceed into the bus garage parking lot and park in one of the designated spots along the sidewalk facing the soccer field, where the stage will be set up.
An attendant will then assist the graduate and up to 6 family members with lining up in the first staging area that will be set up as you face the soccer field. As you advance down the sidewalk toward the soccer field we will have people taking candid shots of the participants putting on their cap and gown, getting ready to enter the soccer field where they will be signaled by myself to approach the stage to get their diploma. Once the graduate advances from staging area 3 to staging area 4 (the soccer field), the attendants that accompanied the graduate will be asked to stand on the bleachers where they can take pictures of the graduate on stage. This portion of the ceremony will be recorded and pictures taken by the yearbook editor will be used to create our virtual graduation.
Once the graduate has stepped off the stage they will stop, face the yearbook camera, and move their tassel from the right side of their cap to the left to signify that they are then a graduate and alumni of Franklin Academy. Once they have moved their tassel we ask that parents proceed to their vehicles and drive toward State Street to pick up the graduate then exit out of the entrance to the bus garage.
Please know that first and foremost, this plan is an effort to recognize the accomplishments of our seniors while also following the executive order that has been put forth by the governor and the NYS Health Department. Attached is documentation from the Department of Health that was released Friday. I am very comfortable with the plan we have established and feel that the measures we are taking will ensure the safety and well being of all participants.
In advance. I thank you for your understanding and assistance as we all try to navigate this less than ideal situation. Our goal is to celebrate this great accomplishment with each and every one of you.
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Decision Day 2020
Franklin Academy will educate all students in a respectful, responsible, cooperative, and safe environment. We will provide our students with the necessary skills to be successful citizens, who are college and career ready.
We are on a 6 letter day cycle (A, B, C, D, E, F).
Students receive schedules over the summer and again on the first day of school. Students may request a new copy of their schedule from the main office or guidance.
Click here for the bell schedules for normal days as well as days with 1 or 2 hour delays. Students are required to be in their 1st period class by the start time listed in order to not be counted as tardy to school.
On half-days with early release, drivers and walkers are dismissed at 11:03, and bus riders are released at 11:15.
Beginning September 1, 2016, all students entering 7th and 12th grade MUST HAVE proof of having been given meningococcal vaccine in order to attend school.
Students entering Grade 7 in 2017 must have:
Please contact your pediatrician/physician to make an appointment, or to confirm if you child has or has not received the required vaccine and ask them to fax the information to your school nurse. Franklin County Public Health offers clinics on the following dates: July 11, August 8, August 29, and you need to call 481-1708 to make an appointment.
If you have any questions, please contact the nurse at the number listed below.
North Star Student Assistance Program:
Mrs. Tracy Gravell provides prevention education classes to all incoming freshmen and prevention programming to all students here at FA. She is a confidential resource for students and families dealing with every day struggles as well as more extreme challenges ranging from addiction, unhealthy relationships and daily choices. The Prevention Programming here at FA also includes the SOS Suicide Prevention Program, Early Intervention Treatment, Students Against Destructive Decisions Chapter and a Parent Prevention Board all aimed at increasing resiliency, awareness and support that impact healthy youth decisions. Mrs. Gravell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-483-7807 X7103.
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COVID-19 UPDATE on transcripts: If you are a current student, please email your counselor for a copy of your transcript. If you are graduate please email Mr. Pelkey at email@example.com to get a copy.
Students, use the links below to reserve a spot in library during your study hall each day. The forms are only accessible after 7:45 each day, and will no longer accept reservations once 25 students have signed up for each period (20 each for 5A & 5B). If you do not reserve a spot, you will not be able to go to the library from study hall for that period on that day.
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