2018-2019 Online Registration Period April 1-30

The Franklin Special School District online registration period for all new or currently enrolled FSSD pre-kindergarten through 7th grade students is April 1-30. Beginning Sunday, April 1, please visit FSSD Registration and choose either the New Student Registration link or the Returning Student Registration link.  If you have a returning student, you will need to be prepared to log in to your Skyward Family Access account. Skyward will even auto-translate into dozens of world languages. The registration process will need to be completed for each child and you will receive all notification and confirmation of your registration through Family Access, including notices of important deadlines and the required information. If you have not already set up your Family Access account or you need help accessing your established account, please contact your school office. Your family’s unique user name will allow you to access all of your FSSD students. All required documents, including proofs of residency and immunization updates, may be submitted electronically through the registration process. Please remember, your child is not fully registered until all required documents, including the two proofs of residency dated February 2018 or later, are submitted to your child’s school either electronically or physically.  As a convenience, there will be computer kiosks or stand-alone computers available in each school during the month of April for parents in need of online access or assistance with this process. If you need language assistance, please make an appointment with the parent liaison through your child’s school office. Thank you for helping us to plan for next year by registering before the May 1...

FSSD Represented on Governor’s TNReady Panel – Online Feedback Requested

On September 4, several Franklin Special School District teachers and administrators were able to participate in a roundtable discussion, along with other educators from across the region, with Governor Bill Haslam and state Education Commissioner Candice McQueen about the difficulties of the 2018 administration of TNReady testing.  The Governor plans to take the feedback from the six events held across the state, as well as from an online form available to anyone who wants to provide input, and formulate a report by the end of September. The input will guide the discussion on TNReady assessment timelines, vendor selection, and the meaningful communication of the value of assessment results. The listening tour panels consisted only of educators; however, the state welcomes input from all teachers, staff, parents, and community members. If you would like to provide your input through the online engagement process, please go to www.tn.gov/governor/contact-us/listening-tour-feedback.html Hosted at Freedom Middle School, Governor Haslam and Commissioner McQueen listened as teachers, principals and testing administrators shared their experiences and frustrations regarding last year’s testing process. Feedback from around the region included concerns over lack of computers for testing, online testing failures and delayed test results. “Governor Haslam and Dr. McQueen were very receptive to each person’s input,” said FSSD Student Performance Supervisor Dr. Kay Boan, who was an invited member of the panel. The discussion was led by Wayne Miller, former executive director of Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS), who is serving as a consultant to the state on this project. Boan said the preponderance of concerns was for online delivery, particularly in schools without 1:1 technology, and for high school...

Honors Program Information for 2018-2019

Honors Program Parent Information: For those who could not make it to the Feb. 1 Honors Program Parent Information night, here are the presentation slides: Rising 5th Grade English Spanish Rising 6th-8th Grades English Spanish Please visit FSSD Curriculum and Instruction online for more details. ...

Science Textbook Review Open March 5 -16

The Franklin Special School District is pleased to announce that the science textbooks the district is considering for purchase next year are now available for parents to preview.   Copies of the science textbook offerings are in Room 6 at the Central Office Annex, 1406 Cannon Street.  The room will be open from 8:15a.m. – 3:15p.m. Monday-Friday, from March 5 – 16. Please enter through the main door and sign in. You will be required to show a valid government-issued photo ID prior to being directed to Room 6. Information about the review process and a form to provide feedback, as well as the state science standards and information about the textbook adoption process will be available.   Textbooks are one of many resources used for instruction in our schools, but we take this decision seriously. Input from teachers, administrators, and the community will be considered in order to reach a consensus regarding the textbook series that will be offered to the FSSD School Board for final approval at the April school board meeting. You are a valued partner in the education of your students and we appreciate your involvement!   For further information, please contact district textbook coordinator, Mary Decker, FSSD Curriculum and Professional Learning...