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FRANKLIN SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

excellence in teaching and learning for all

The FSSD is a K-8 school system with approximately 3,850 students enrolled. Students are served by eight schools: four elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and a K-8 school. The FSSD Board of Education has proudly committed itself to meeting and/or exceeding the state’s teacher-pupil ratio requirements, with ratios at: 1 to 20 in kindergarten through third grade, 1 to 22 in fourth grade, and 1 to 25 in grades 5-8. All schools and the Central Office are accredited by the AdvancED, one of the largest and most esteemed school accreditation agencies in the country.

SINCE 1906

The Franklin Special School District gets its unique name from a Special Act of the state legislature that provides the Board of Education its own taxing authority, enabling the schools to be funded appropriately in order to maintain “Excellence in Teaching and Learning for All.”

 
 
 

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School Board Work Session 5:30 pm
School Board Work Session @ Liberty Elementary
Apr 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
School Board Work Session to develop Director of Schools’ performance goals for 2017-2018
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PGMS Honors Parent Orientation 6:00 pm
PGMS Honors Parent Orientation @ Freedom Middle
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Honors Parent Orientation for families of students who qualified for the 2017-2018 program. This Orientation is for students zoned to Poplar Grove Middle for the 2017-2018 school year.Parents of rising 5th and 6th grade students will meet from[...]
FMS Honors Parent Orientation 6:30 pm
FMS Honors Parent Orientation @ Freedom Middle
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Honors Parent Orientation for families of students who qualified for the 2017-2018 program. This Orientation is for students zoned to Freedom Middle for the 2017-2018 school year.
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Walk Across Williamson Celebration 2:00 pm
Walk Across Williamson Celebration @ ThePark at Harlinsdale Farm
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Walk Across Williamson Celebration @ ThePark at Harlinsdale Farm | Franklin | Tennessee | United States
 The annual Walk Across Williamson Challenge is back for its ninth year with an all-new 5K Run/Walk for students, parents and teachers to enjoy. Individual schools may create their own team and train together at their school[...]
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School Board Mtg 6:30 pm
School Board Mtg @ Moore Elementary School
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Reception prior to the School Board meeting at 6:00 p.m.
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“Girls’ Night Out” Dinner and Health Fair 6:00 pm
“Girls’ Night Out” Dinner and Health Fair @ Poplar Grove Middle School
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open to girls in grade 5-8, this event is sponsored by University of Tennessee and Tennessee State University Extension Offices, and FSSD Coordinated School Health. Free burrito bowls, a fashion show and discussion on health-related[...]
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Spring Holiday
Spring Holiday
Apr 14 all-day
Sp[ring Holiday – Good Friday
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TCAP English/LA (Part 1)
TCAP English/LA (Part 1)
Apr 18 all-day
English/Language Arts, Part 1 (writing), Grades 3-8 (75-85 minutes)Individual schools will create schedules on this day for their specific grade configurations. School schedules will be communicated to families by December 16, 2016.
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FIS Spring Musical 6:30 pm
FIS Spring Musical
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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FIS Spring Musical 6:30 pm
FIS Spring Musical
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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FIS Spring Musical: Singin’ in the Rain Jr. 4:00 pm
FIS Spring Musical: Singin’ in the Rain Jr. @ Freedom Intermediate Theater
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
FIS Spring Musical: Singin' in the Rain Jr. @ Freedom Intermediate Theater | Franklin | Tennessee | United States
Join us as our FIS Performing Arts Department presents “Singin’ in the Rain, Jr.” 
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TCAP Science (Part 1) and English/LA (Part 2)
TCAP Science (Part 1) and English/LA (Part 2)
Apr 25 all-day
Science (Part 1), Grades 3-8 (48-53 minutes) English/Language Arts (Part 2), Grades 3-8 (35-50 minutes)Individual schools will create schedules on this day for their specific grade configurations. School schedules will be communicated to families by[...]
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TCAP Science (Part 2) and English/LA (Part 3)
TCAP Science (Part 2) and English/LA (Part 3)
Apr 26 all-day
Science (Part 2), Grades 3-8 (47-51 minutes) English/Language Arts (Part 3), Grades 3-8 (35-50 minutes)Individual schools will create schedules on this day for their specific grade configurations. School schedules will be communicated to families by[...]
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TCAP English/LA (Part 4)
TCAP English/LA (Part 4)
Apr 27 all-day
English/Language Arts (Part 4), Grades 3-8 (45-50 minutes)Individual schools will create schedules on this day for their specific grade configurations. School schedules will be communicated to families by December 16, 2016.
Rising 5th Grade Parent Night 6:00 pm
Rising 5th Grade Parent Night
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
All rising 5th grade parents are invited to our school for a parent meeting on April 27th at 6PM.
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Skyward

Skyward is a software company specializing in K–12 administrative software packages used in schools to manage and store information pertaining to Student Management, Human Resources, Financial Management, Food Service and Special Education. Skyward is a provider of school administrative software to more than 1,700 K-12 school districts worldwide.

Skyward Family Access

 
 
 
 

TRANSPORTATION

  • Find Your Bus Route:  At the opening screen, simply type in your address (example: using the abbreviated suffixes of St., Ln., Rd., etc.) and you will be shown your bus number, your child’s closest bus stop, and the approximate arrival and drop-off times. 
  • Zoning Information:  There are five FSSD school zones. This link will allow you to view the five zoning maps.
  • Neighborhoods by School Zone:  This listing shows schools by neighborhood and subdivision.
 
ImageThe FSSD Transportation Department transports students safely to and from school and school activities; drivers are expected to display a positive attitude, strong character, willingness to learn, and to be cooperative and courteous with other school personnel, parents, and students.
 
The Transportation Department engages in continuous improvement. As concerns and special requests are presented, the Department reviews each one with safety and efficiency as the number one priority of the decision-making process. Improvements are made based on student safety and the needs of the school district. Scheduled and unscheduled group employee meetings are utilized to seek out improvement processes. Through group employee meetings, each employee is encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas to better serve the needs of parents, students and Transportation Department for an improved customer service environment. Diligent performance in serving the needs of students, parents, and school personnel establishes a good public image. The Transportation Department contributes to the district vision of “Excellence in Teaching and Learning for All” by offering a safe environment to all students, so they arrive and depart from school prepared and ready to learn.
 
Riding the Bus
The FSSD Transportation Department oversees a fleet of 31 buses which carry kindergarten through 8th grade students to eight schools.All bus drivers are trained in CPR and first aid and are provided ongoing annual training for school bus operation, as required by the state. Getting your child safely to school is of utmost concern to the FSSD and many safety precautions are in place. If your child will be riding the bus please note the following:
  • Students should be waiting for their bus at least 5 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time. Bus times are approximate due to factors such as variable ridership, traffic tie-ups, mechanical difficulties, etc.
  • Students should stand at least 5 feet away from the bus stop staging area. This is for your child’s safety so that they are not in harm’s way of other vehicle traffic.
  • Students should NEVER walk behind a school bus while boarding or deboarding the bus. The bus driver needs to have a clear view of the student at all times.
  • Video monitoring equipment is on all buses to address student behavior issues.
 
Bus Rules and Regulations
 
Transportation
Jesse Horne, Supervisor
Linda McKee, Secretary
Freedom Middle School
750 New Highway 96 West
Phone: 790-4704
Fax: 591-2805