Franklin High School

5405 SE Woodward St
Portland, OR 97206
Ph 503-916-5140

FHS Bulletin

Dec 7, 2018

See older bulletins in the Archive

Schedule Next Week

Monday December 10 A Day
Tuesday December 11 B Day
Wednesday December 13 A Day - Tutorial
Thursday December 14 B Day - Tutorial
Friday December 14 A Day

Calendar Full Calendar

  • December 13, 7:00 - 9:00pm: Winter Music Concert (auditorium)
  • December 17 - January 1: NO SCHOOL, Winter breakfast
  • January 11: Benefit for Arts Alive

Newsletter Highlights

  • Principal's Notes
    • [NEW] General information from Principal Frazier
  • School News
    • [NEW] Senior families FYI, Graduation date & time and yearbook photos due
    • [NEW] Benefit for Arts Alive, January 11, 7pm, Franklin Performing Arts Center
    • [NEW] Signing for AP Tests
    • [NEW] Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) – Winter Gala
    • Two ways to engage in your students’ college and career search
    • Franklin Gives Back
  • PTSA / Volunteer News
    • PTSA General Meeting recap
    • Chaperone freshmen trips to PSU
  • Library
    • [NEW] Author visit, Tara Westover
    • Renew books before Winter Break!
    • Multnomah County Library OPEN during Winter Break
  • Fundraising
    • [NEW]Holiday shopping online: use Amazon Smile and earn $$ for FHS PTSA (search for “Franklin Quaker PTSA”
    • Fred Meyer Rewards -- new number and find out how much we raise!
  • Club News
    • [NEW] Boys Lacrosse Player/Parent Meeting, Dec. 12
  • Community News
  • Athletics
    • [NEW] Weekly Schedule

Main Newsletter

Principal's Notes

Franklin Family,

As we enter the final week of school prior to Winter Break, I ask that we all embrace the idea of “Finishing STRONG”. Our students, staff, partners, and families have expended a great deal of energy into starting this school year off right, and I am proud and truly grateful. Undoubtedly these efforts have paid off; and a break is well deserved. However, with the end of the calendar year being in sight, I ask that we stay true to our values and dismiss for break on a high note.

In doing so let us be mindful of ways we can live our Franklin STRONG school wide values during this final week.

At Franklin, we Strive to be:

Thoughtful – We are considerate of all persons in our school community. We recognize that the holiday season encompasses more than what “mainstream” society typically portrays. Let us recognize the rich heritages and cultures within our school by being respectful of ALL. As a student shared, “Franklin is a truly diverse and inclusive school that respects the race, ability, sexual orientation, gender, and class of all students and staff.” Let us remember that some symbols, messages, and even greetings this time of year are not shared by all and may be considered offensive.

"We honor the diversity within our school community."

Respectful – This final week of school can be difficult for many individuals. The natural stress associated with this time of year can impact us physically, mentally and emotionally. As we look to part ways for a few weeks lets be sure to support one another while we are still together. A smile, an encouraging word, or a kind gesture might be all someone needs to help get them through the day.

"We interact positively and empathetically."

Organized – Although this is the last week of school, school still is in session. We are asking that students, staff, and parents continue to demonstrate the skills and behaviors that lead to academic achievement. Making sure our students get up in the morning, arrive on time, stay focused and complete assignments coupled with teachers creating a safe and welcoming classroom, writing an engaging lesson, and building academic plans for students over the break if necessary, are actions that will yield academic success for our students.

"We are present and on time to class."

Neighborly – One of the best gifts to share this week is the gift of ourselves. Whatever time or resources that we may have could be shared for the benefit of someone else. A simple check in, picking up litter, positively redirecting a friend or colleague, participating in tutorial, or attending an athletic event are a few of the many ways we can support one another.

"We help when we see a need."

Generous – We recognize that the Franklin Neighborhood is a shared space. We should appreciate and respect the citizens and businesses of this community who support our school by attending our events and contributing to our fundraisers by: respecting their property, driving at safe speeds, obeying traffic and parking signs, not participating in unsafe or unlawful behaviors on private property such as loitering, marijuana, tobacco, or alcohol use, vandalizing property, or using vulgar and/or offensive language in the parks, around children, or other public areas.

"We are socially aware of our school community and neighborhood."

Please be sure to have a conversation with your child on ways to finish Franklin STRONG.

Updates and Reminders

November 30th Incident and Investigation:

There has been no new information shared with me from the Portland Police Bureau since my last communication on Monday, December 3rd. If you or your student has any information regarding this event please contact the Portland Police Tip Hotline at (503) 823- 4357.

This week I’ve truly appreciated the conversations I’ve had with various families, students, staff, and neighbors regarding how we can work together to create a safer environment within our school and neighborhood. Remember the well-being of our community is a shared responsibility

Ways for students and families to help:

  • “If you see something or hear something, say something” – Please reach out to an administrator or trusted staff member with information regarding any suspicious or unlawful events or actions pertaining to our students, school, or neighborhood.
  • Safeoregon.com – Please use the SafeOregon website to report tips:
    Call or text: (844) 472-3367 Email tip@safeoregon.com
  • Perimeter Doors – Please do not prop open any locked perimeter doors or open any doors for individuals who are not staff or students.
  • Stay in Class – Please don’t skip class or take unnecessary or extended breaks during class periods. Increased hallway traffic and students cutting classes impedes our Campus Security Agent’s ability to focus on securing our perimeter and monitor zones within our building.
  • Follow Safety Procedures – Please follow all district and building safety protocols and procedures.

Nutrition Services New Account Balance Notification

Starting the week of January 14, 2019, the Nutrition Services department will be utilizing School Messenger to notify families by phone and email about student meal account balances. Kitchen staff will continue to provide personal phone call reminders and/or paper letters home. If you have questions about student meal accounts or other information, please visit PPS Nutrition Services webpage www.pps.net/nutrition or call 503-916-3399.

Franklin STRONG,

Chris Frazier
Principal

STRONG Winners

Ethan Oliver: Grade 9

Recognized by Leanne Gabriel

Ethan will recieve credit at the Quaker Nation Student Store!


From the Student Climate Guide and Handbook

Each week we will focus on a particular aspect of the Student Climate Guide and Handbook to keep the lines of communication open in our community. Please take some time to review these focal points with your students as a concerted and intentional effort from us all provides clarity and reinforcement.

MORE FROM STUDENT SUPPORTS and SERVICES - SCHOOL NURSE

The School Nurse is a registered nurse (RN) and is a key person for keeping students safe and well. No appointments or special permission are needed for students to see the nurse. Students must follow the school’s rules about having passes to go to the nurse. The hours of the school’s nurse may vary. If the nurse is not available, staff trained in first aid can help children who become sick or injured at school.

The nurse will obtain necessary information (for example, a health history, medical diagnosis and treatment) to assist students with special medical and mental health needs at school. The nurse may use this information to manage the health condition of a student during the school day.

The nurse may:

  • Talk with parents, students, or other health care providers.
  • Request that you sign a release of information form to discuss your child’s health needs with the school staff and health care professionals
  • Use questionnaires
  • Review health records
  • Assess a physical complaint (examples: listen to the heart, feel the skin, look in the ears)

MULTNOMAH COUNTY SCHOOL BASED HEALTH CLINIC

Multnomah County School Based health clinic is available to students and community. The telephone number is 503.988-3370; the fax number is 503.988-6120. More information at http://web.multoco.us/health/school-based-health-centers.

  • Routine physical exams, including sports physicals
  • Early detection, diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury
  • Vision, dental and blood pressure screenings
  • Immunizations
  • Mental health services
  • Age-appropriate reproductive health
  • Routine lab tests
  • Prescription medications
  • Health education, counseling and wellness promotion
  • Fitness and nutrition education and counseling
  • Referrals for healthcare services not provided at the clinics

School-based health centers are funded through third-party insurance, Medicaid, grants and public funds. Providing us with your insurance coverage information allows us to bill your insurance and reduces our need for public funding so we can provide service to as many students as possible. Families with no health insurance or who do not provide insurance information are referred to an eligibility specialist to see if they may qualify for the OR Health Plan or other insurance programs.

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION AT SCHOOL

The school’s nurse provides consultation about medication administration that must occur at school. Only medication that is necessary to be given during the school day will be kept at school. Remember to ask your medical provider if your child’s medication can be given outside school hours. This is safer for your child and easier for you. By Oregon law, if medication must be given at school, you must:

  • Provide written permission (forms are available at school). Any change to the medication will require the parent to update the medication form at the time of the change.
  • Make sure all medication (prescription and over the counter) is in its original container and marked with the student’s name. (Ask the pharmacist for an extra bottle for school when getting prescriptions.)
  • All medication must be delivered to school by the parent or responsible adult designated by the parent. Students may not keep medications with them unless they are age-appropriate for the responsibility, have been identified as a self-manager, have written parent permission, and are cleared by the principal to do so.
  • Make sure the school has an adequate supply of all medications required by your child.
  • Pick up the medication when it is no longer needed at school. All medication not picked up by the end of the year will be destroyed.

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School News

Senior families FYI, Graduation date & time and yearbook photos due: Graduation will be June 4 at 5:30pm at the Colosseum. Yearbook photos and quotes are due January 11. Email photo and quote to CLASSOF2019.FRANKLIN@GMAIL.COM. Photos and quotes must be school appropriate. If either photo or quote is not school appropriate it will not be published in the yearbook.

Benefit for Arts Alive, January 11, 7pm, Franklin Performing Arts Center: Dance at Franklin warmly welcomes you to the Winter Dance Showcase to see demonstrations of dance technique and previews of work in progress. This performance is the principal fundraiser for Arts Alive! Costumes, sets, and visiting dance artists take funding beyond our budget but give students the benefit of a more professional arts experience. Tickets are $5 pre-paid available with the Franklin Bookkeeper $6 at the door.

Signing for AP Tests: The online registration site for AP Testing is available and will be open Monday, December 10 for students to begin registering for their AP exams. Please go to www.aptestservice.com/pps and follow the steps. The registration window is open from December 10th through February 15th. Students/families can get on now to read guidelines and other useful information prior to registration opening. Please note that the translation on the registration site will be available by winter break. Additionally, the PPS district page has information about the AP program and AP testing available here: https://www.pps.net/Page/10406.

Youth Empowerment Project (YEP): Families, teachers, staff, and students are invited to the YEP Winter Gala to celebrate the success of current students and to find out more information about this project. You’ll be able to meet the program mentors and hear more about the resources and supports YEP is able to provide students. Friday 12/14/18 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm Taborspace: 5441 SE Belmont St. PDX. See the flyer for information on how to RSVP.

Two ways to engage in your students’ college and career search: Students use a system called Naviance to complete some graduation requirements. Parents can access their students’ Naviance accounts with a code that you can get by emailing the College and Career office at rlaiz@pps.net. In addition, the University of Oregon maintains an excellent college research tool called Oregon CIS. It is available only to students living in Oregon, and provides up-to-date information on colleges, including demographics, scholarships and tuition costs. Parents can help students search for schools that will best fit their needs. Access Oregon CIS with the username: 1Franklin; password: FHS03 and then set up your own account.

FHS Gives Back:As we enter into the holiday season, we start a tradition called FHS Gives Back. Franklin will sponsor around a dozen of our own families who are in need of a little extra support for the holidays. It runs until December 7th. Student leadership (ASB) will be collecting the following items to deliver to the families:

  • Non-perishable food
  • Clothes
  • New or lightly used toys
  • Toiletries
  • Money

They will place bins in the main hallway sorted by grade. Please bring in items or send them in with your students.

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PTSA / Volunteer News

PTSA General Meeting recap: Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Nov. 29 General Meeting, especially our Counselling, College and Career staff members. Three counselors explained how their case loads work, how they are developing a new plan to be able to serve students more effectively, and how they plan to change schedules/class selection for next year to make it more streamlined and efficient. Raquel Laiz, our outgoing college and career coordinator introduce her replacement, Martin Rodriguez, and answered questions about how her office works to serve students. To learn more, take a look at the meeting minutes. They should be posted on our website in the next week or so.

Chaperone freshman trips to PSU: Our freshmen academies are visiting PSU throughout the year and they need chaperones to join them. There are 10 trips and you can sign up for one here.

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Library

Author Visit: Tara Westover
Tara Westover Author Event

Tara Westover, author of New York Times Bestseller Educated, talked with Franklin students in the Franklin Library this past week. See more pictures of the event. Also, twenty students, staff, and parents also saw Westover at the Schnitzer Auditorium. Thank you to Literary Arts.


Renew Books BEFORE WINTER BREAK! Student can log into PPS Web Catalog or download the Destiny Discover App from the Apple Store or from the Google Play Store and renew on their own if no fines and no overdues. Or students can stop by the library before Dec 14.

Multnomah County Library is open during winter break. Many locations. If you do not have Libby or Hoopla yet, download the apps and connect them to your MCL card for e-books, audio-books, movies, and music.

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Fundraising

Fred Meyer Rewards—new number and find out how much we raise!We have 133 households signed up to link their Fred Meyer Rewards card to kick back money to the FHS PTSA. That earned us $550 last quarter! Imagine how much we could earn to support our students and teachers if all 1,800 Franklin families signed up. It doesn’t cost you a cent, just sign up and Fred Meyers donates money for each dollar you spend. If you go to sign up here, we have a new account number: EI267. The old one is still valid but this is the new one that will appear on the website.

Holiday shopping online: use Amazon Smile and earn $$ for FHS PTSA: If you’re buying holiday gifts online (or anytime you order from Amazon) use Amazon Smile and designate “Franklin Quaker PTSA” as a beneficiary. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to help fund FHS PTSA programs, like the grants we give to teachers and student groups! It only takes a few seconds to sign up. Search for us under “Franklin Quaker PTSA.” Thanks!

Franklin Athletic Boosters Update: Tour Franklin Athletic Boosters have been busy! Check out our October 18th update

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Club News

Boys Lacrosse Player/Parent Meeting: All boys interested in playing Lacrosse this Spring season for our Franklin/Cleveland team - please come to the Player/Parent meeting Wednesday, December 12th, 6pm; in the Cleveland High School Cafeteria! Please contact Matt Curran (head coach) mjcurran113@hotmail.com or Jeff Skelton (Franklin parent volunteer) jeff@launchbox.com with any questions.

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Community News

Need heat or food or in an emergency or know someone who does? Check out 211 to find emergency services in your area.

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Athletics

FHS ATHLETIC SCHEDULE for the weeks of 11/26/2018-12/31/2018

DAY/DATE

FHS TEAM/LEVEL

OPPOSING TEAM

SITE

START

DISMISS

COMMENTS

12/8/2018

GILRS BASKETBALL VAR

GRESHAM

FRANKLIN

4:00

N/A

SATURDAY

12/8/2018

GIRLS BASKETBALL JV

GRESHAM

FRANKLIN

1:00

N/A

SATURDAY

12/8/2018

GIRLS BASKETBALL JV II

GRESHAM

FRANKLIN

4:00

N/A

SATURDAY

12/8/2018

WRESTLING ALL

FRANKLIN

MCKAY

TBA

N/A

BUS LEAVES @ 6:00AM

SATURDAY

12/11/2018

BOYS BASKETBALL VARSITY

FRANKLIN

LAKERIDGE

7:00

N/A

BUS LEAVES @3:45

TUESDAY

12/11/2018

BOYS BASKETBALL JV

FRANKLIN

LAKERIDGE

5:30

N/A

BUS LEAVES @ 3:45

TUESDAY

12/11/2018

BOYS BASKETBALL FROSH

FRANKLIN

LAKERIDGE

5:30

N/A

BUS LEAVES @ 3:45

TUESDAY

12/11/2018

GIRLS BASKETBALL VARSITY

FOREST GROVE

FRANKLIN

7:15

N/A

TUESDAY

12/11/2018

GIRLS BASKETBALL JV

FOREST GROVE

FRANKLIN

5:30

N/A

TUESDAY

12/11/2018

GIRLS BASKETBALL JV II

FOREST GROVE

FRANKLIN

4:00

DISMISS @ 3:00

TUESDAY

12/11/2018

FROSH NOVICE WRESTLING

FRANKLIN

MOUNTANSIDE

6:00

N/A

BUS LEAVES @ 4:00

TUESDAY

12/13/2018

WRESTLING ALL

FRANKLIN

GRANT

6:30

N/A

BUS LEAVES @ 4:45

THURSDAY

12/14/2018

BOYS BASKETBALL VARSITY

ALOHA

FRANKLIN

7:30

N/A

FRIDAY

12/14/2018

BOYS BASKETBALL JV

ALOHA

FRANKLIN

4:15

N/A

FRIDAY

12/14/2018

BOYS BASKETBALL FROSH

ALOHA

FRANKLIN

7:30

N/A

FRIDAY

AUX GYM

12/14/2018

GIRLS BASKETBALL VARSITY

FRANKLIN

SOUTH SALEM

7:00

DISMISS @ 2:25

BUS LEAVES @2:45

FRIDAY

12/14/2018

GIRLS BASKETBALL JV

FRANKLIN

SOUTH SALEM

5:15

DISMISS @ 2:25

BUS LEAVES @ 2:45

FRIDAY

12/14/2018

GIRLS BASKETALL JV II

FRANKLIN

SOUTH SALEM

5:15

DISMISS @ 2:25

BUS LEAVES @ 2:45

FRIDAY

12/15/2018

BOYS BASKETBALL VARSITY

MOUNTAINSIDE

FRANKLIN

4:00

N/A

SATURDAY

12/15/2018

BOYS BASKETBALL JV

MOUNTAINSIDE

FRANKLIN

1:00

N/A

SATURDAY

12/15/2018

BOYS BASKETBALL FORSH

MOUNTAINSIDE

FRANKLIN

2:30

N/A

SATURDAY

AUX GYM

12/17/2108

GIRLS BASKETBALL VARSITY

FRANKLIN

SANDY

7:00

N/A

BUS LEAVES @ 3:20

MONDAY

12/17/2108

GIRLS BASKETBALL JV

FRANKLIN

SANDY

5:30

N/A

BUS LEAVES @ 3:20

MONDAY

12/17/2108

GIRLS BASKETBALL JV II

FRANKLIN

SANDY

5:30

N/A

BUS LEAVES @ 3:20

MONDAY

12/18/2018

BOYS BASKETBALL VARSITY

NEWBERG

FRANKLIN

7:15

N/A

TUESDAY

12/18/2018

BOYS BASKETBALL JV

NEWBERG

FRANKLIN

5:30

N/A

TUESDAY

12/18/2018

BOYS BASKETBALL JV II

NEWBERG

FRANKLN

4:00

N/A

TUESDAY

12/20/2018

GIRLS BASKETBALL VARSITY

FRANKLIN

MCMINNVILLE

7:00

N/A

BUS LEAVES @ 2:45

THURSDAY

LINFIELD

12/20/2018

GIRLS BASKETBALL JV

FRANKLIN

MCMNNVILLE

5:00

N/A

BUS LEAVES @ 2:45

THURSDAY

PATTON MS

12/20/2018

GIRLS BASKETBALL JV II

FRANKLIN

MCMINNVILLE

5:00

N/A

BUS LEAVES @ 2:45

THURSDAY

PATTON MS

12/21/2018

WRESTLING ALL

FRANKLIN

MILWAUKIE

11:00

N/A

BUS LEAVES @ 8:30

FRIDAY

12/22/2018

BOYS BASKETBALL VARSITY

FRANKLIN

CENTURY

5:00

N/A

BUS LEAVES @ 2:00

SATURDAY

12/22/2018

BOYS BASKETBALL JV

FRANKLIN

CENTURY

3:30

N/A

BUS LEAVES @ 2:00

SATURDAY

12/22/2018

BOYS BASKETBALL JV II

FRANKLN

CENTURY

3:30

N/A

BUS LEAVES @ 2:00

SATURDAY

12/28/2018

WRESTLING ALL

FRANKLIN

NW DUALS ALBANY

TBA

BUS LEAVES @

THURSDAY

12/29/2018

WRESTLING ALL

FRANKLIN

NW DUALS ALBANY

TBA

BUS LEAVES @

THURSDAY


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Note: The Principal's Bulletin is delivered via email every Friday. We run general items for 3 weeks unless there is a good reason to run them longer. To submit an item please email: commfhsptsa@gmail.com by 4pm Thursday for inclusion in that Friday's Bulletin.