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August 2018

It is August, which means it is time to begin thinking about the school year. The August edition of Franklin’s Newsletter is filled with important information about things to do in preparation for the start of school, as well as significant dates and events during the first month of school.

Please plan to either complete all components online or attend Student Registration on Thursday, August 16, 2018. You may register your child any time from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and also from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The School District of Janesville will use the online registration process again this school year. Many of the forms required for registration will be available online on our district website: http://www.janesville.k12.wi.us.

Online registration is open and available to parents. If you do not have the ability to register online, you can access computer resources at the public library or contact our Student Services office at 608-743- 6026 for alternative methods of registration. Computers will also be available at Franklin Middle School during Registration Day for any parents that need to complete the online registration. Student photographs will not be taken on registration day. Instead, Lifetouch will be here on September 4, 2018 during Ready, Set, Goal Conferences to take your student's photograph.

Please check the Franklin Middle School Web Site http://franklin.janesville.k12.wi.us/ for pricing and the link to pre-order packages online. Parents will be able to deposit money into student lunch accounts and receive other important school information, including athletic forms. At registration, students will receive their schedule for next year and parents will be able to schedule their Ready, Set, Goal Conference.

Please call the school office at 608-743-6000 if you have additional questions.

School Fees: School fees are $37.00 for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. The yearbook fee is $16.00. Payment of fees is due at registration on August 16, 2018. Checks for fees and yearbooks should be made out to Franklin Middle School. You can write one check for both school fees and a yearbook or make one check for multiple students that you may be registering.

You may also pay your student's school fees, any athletic fees, or deposit any lunch money online through the Infinite Campus Portal. Starting this year, yearbooks will no longer be available to purchase through the Infinite Campus Portal. Yearbooks can still be purchased at Franklin or through Josten's website.

Watch your email for more information about purchasing yearbooks through Josten's, please.

Transportation: If your child will be riding the city bus this school year and you have questions about routes and the service, a representative from JTS will be available during the Student Registration Day on August 16th.

School bus routes have been traditionally published in the Janesville Gazette prior to the start of school. You may wish to study them carefully to notice any changes. Questions concerning riding the yellow school bus can be forwarded to Mr. Bill Samborski, District Transportation Coordinator at 608-743-5016.

Student Registration Day Thursday, August 16, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Online Pre-Registration is now available on The School District of Janesville Website: http://www.janesville.k12.wi.us

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year From Dr. Urness

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year students and parents! We hope that everyone is able to relax and enjoy what remains of the summer because the staff is ready to teach (and learn) at Franklin Middle School. Ready, Set, Goal Conferences: Franklin will kick off the first day of school, September 4, 2018, with teacher-parent-student conferences known as Ready, Set, Goal Conferences.

The purpose of Ready, Set, Goal Conferences is to review previous work contained in the student’s portfolio, set goals for the upcoming school year, and answer any questions about Franklin’s policies, procedures, and expectations.

At the Ready, Set, Goal Conference, students and parents will meet with a Franklin staff member (almost always the student’s advisor) to cover informational material. We feel that Ready, Set, Goal Conferences go a long way toward making the start of the school year a positive and successful experience for everyone. Parents and students will schedule a time for their Ready, Set, Goal Conference via SignUpGenius.

Important Note: The only required attendance time on September 4, 2018 for your student is during the 20 to 30 minute Ready, Set, Goal Conference. The staff and I look forward to seeing students and parents on Registration Day, August 16, 2018, and again on September 4, 2018, for Ready, Set, Goal Conferences. Please feel free to contact the office at 608- 743-6000, if you have any questions before that date and throughout the school year.

Franklin is a great place because of the students, parents, and staff members. We strive to provide an excellent adolescent educational experience for students so that they are prepared for high school and beyond. Enjoy the rest of your summer break so that we are ready to get to work right away on the first day of school. Here is to a fantastic school year at Franklin Middle School.

Welcome, from the Student Services Center!
608-743-6026

The Franklin Middle School Student Services Center welcomes you to Franklin Middle School. Ms. Konstanz and Mrs. Clarquist will begin work full-time on Monday, August 27, 2018. We encourage you to contact us if you have any information we need to know to help make your child’s year a success.

Once students begin school full time (September 5, 2018) we are very involved in scheduling concerns. We ask that you make an appointment, if you need to see us, so that we can reserve time for you. All schedule changes must be submitted in writing to the principal. Please feel free to call the Student Services Center at 608-743-6026 for an appointment or for any other questions. See you on Registration Day, August 16, 2018!

Student Services Staff

Ms. Konstanz - 608-743-6027
Mrs. Clarquist - 608-743-6028
Mrs. Amundson, Secretary - 608-743-6026
Mrs. Wilker - 608-743-6121

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences 2018-2019 Fall Conferences: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2018 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. No School for Students Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Thursday, October 25, 2018 Friday, October 26, 2018 Spring Conferences: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. No School for Students Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Thursday, March 7, 2019 Friday, March 8, 2019

Ready, Set, Goal Conferences For the past several years, Franklin Middle School has kicked off the new school year with Ready, Set, Goal Conferences. These conferences give parents, students, and teachers an opportunity to discuss work done in a student’s portfolio and goals for the upcoming school year. Like previous years, this day is not a usual day of school for students. You and your student will schedule a time during registration day to come to Franklin on September 4, 2018. We have time slots from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You and your student are only expected to be at school during the time you scheduled for this conference. If you have any questions about Ready, Set, Goal Conferences, you may call the main office at 608-743-6000. Please remember, the only required attendance on the first day of school is during a student’s scheduled Ready, Set, Goal Conference. Parents will schedule a conference time during registration.

Supply Lists See Page 9 of this newsletter or you can also check the homepage on the Franklin website for the 2018-2019 school supply lists.

Back to School Dance

The Franklin Athletic department will be hosting a back-to-school dance on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the gymnasium. Tickets will be $5.00 in advance and $7.00 at the door. Advanced ticket sales will start on Monday, September 17th during each lunch period here at Franklin. Refreshments and snacks will be available for purchase during the dance.

SAVE THE DATES SCOOPIE NIGHTS CULVER’S ON W. COURT ST. 4:00-8:00 p.m.

October 17, 2018
January 16, 2019
March 20, 2019
May 1, 2019

 

Breakfast at Franklin Middle School Franklin offers a breakfast program to students. Breakfast is free to ALL students. Students may enter the cafeteria at 7:30 a.m. to receive a breakfast. Breakfast items may be eaten in the cafeteria. Students may not transport open food through the halls.

4,3,2,1 GRADING SCALE

The standards are aligned with the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Math, and the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards in all other subject areas. Student achievement is measured based on student ability to meet the standards put in place for specific content areas. Depending on the level at which a student is able to meet a standard, the student achievement will be evaluated on a 4,3,2,1 grading scale. These numbers do not correlate with letter grades. The grading scale is similar to the Janesville Elementary Schools and is detailed in the chart below. It is the objective of the District for students to obtain 3’s, while offering them the chance to demonstrate higher level thinking, resulting in 4’s. Teachers will determine if a standard is met through a variety of assessments. In addition, specific teacher comments regarding life skills such as responsibility and attitude will also be reported by subject area. Parents will be able to view ongoing progress on Family Access, and report cards will be sent home with students at the end of each quarter. The last report card of the year will be mailed to parents.

4.0 In addition to 3.0 performance, demonstrates in-depth understanding and application that goes beyond the learning goals.
3.0 Demonstrates mastery regarding the information and/or processes (simple or complex) of the learning goals.
2.0 Demonstrates mastery regarding the simpler details and processes, and demonstrates partial understanding regarding the more complex ideas and processes of the learning goals.
1.0 With help, a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes of the learning goals.

FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE:

Release of Pupil Directory Data Information Wisconsin Statutes provide that schools or school districts may legally release a pupil’s name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of member of athletic teams, dates of attendance, photographs (The School District of Janesville will consider videotapes the same as photographs), degrees and awards received, name of the school most recently previously attended by the pupil. Such information may be withheld if the district is advised by the parent, legal guardian, or eligible student (18 years of age or older) to do so. If it is your wish to not allow such information to be released, and if you are the parent, legal guardian, or eligible student, you will need to make that choice when registering your student through Infinite Campus. Please note that if you do make the decision to withhold this information, your student's name and/or picture will not appear in the yearbook, any musical or academic brochures, the Janesville Gazette or any information pertaining to school sports.

Child Find Notice “The school district must locate, identify and evaluate all resident children with disabilities, including children with disabilities , including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disabilities.” The school district has a special education program to locate and screen all children with suspected disabilities who are residents of the district and who have not graduated from high school. Upon request the school district will screen any resident child who has not graduated high school to determine whether a special education referral is appropriate. A request may be made by contacting the Supervisor of Special Education Services for the School District of Janesville at 608-743-5061, or by writing to them at 527 S. Franklin St. Janesville, WI 53548. Annually the district conducts developmental screening of preschool children. Each child’s motor, communication and social skills are observed at various play areas. Each child is weighed and measured, and the child’s hearing and vision is checked. The information is used to provide the parent with a profile of their child’s current development and to provide suggestions for follow up activities. Parents learn about community services available to them and speak with representatives of agencies serving families. The information from screening is also used to determine whether a child should be evaluated for a suspected disability. When school staff reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability, they refer the child for evaluation by a school district Individualized Education Program (IEP) team. Developmental screening will be a part of the kindergarten screening this Spring. Watch for dates at your local school. A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to report the child to the school district in which the child resides. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child’s parents that the referral will be made. The referral must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. Others who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child to the school district in which the child resides. A referral of a child residing in the School District of Janesville may be sent to the Supervisor of Special Education Services for the School District of Janesville at the school district address above.

It’s the Law in Wisconsin Kids Need Shots for School! To attend school in Wisconsin, students must show they’ve had immunizations. The following table lists the minimum required immunizations for students in grades 6-9.

Immunization Requirements for the 2018-2019 School Year

Age/ Grade DTP/Dtap Tdap Polio Hepatitis B MMR Varicella
Grade 6-10 4 1 4 3 2 2

MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE IN THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE AT 608-743-6030 If your child needs immunizations they can receive them from their local doctor or the Rock County Health Department (608-757-5440). These immunization requirements can be waived by claiming a health, religious, or personal waiver. Contact the Franklin attendance office at 608-743- 6030 to claim a waiver.

Life Touch Photography 2018-2019 Prices and Packages Jeff Cochard Area Manager jcochard@lifetouch.com 1-800-244-4373 Please check the Franklin Middle School Web Site http://franklin.janesville.k12.wi.us/ For pricing and the link to pre-order packages online.

Registration Day August 16, 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Ready, Set, Goal Conferences and Picture Day September 4, 2018 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

STOP, DROP, AND GO! We have painted areas in our front circle to assist with dropping your student(s) off in the morning. Please pull forward to the lowest numbered slot so that cars can enter from North Crosby Avenue.

Franklin Middle School Sports Season One sports offered to Franklin Middle School students are as follows: Football (7-8th Grade) Softball (8th Grade) Co-Ed Golf (6-8th Grade) Co-Ed Tennis (6-8th Grade) Football Equipment Handout will take place on Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 8:30-10 a.m. Football, Golf, Softball, and Tennis practices will begin on Monday, August 27, 2018. Please stop by the Athletic Station during Registration on August 16, 2018 to receive information regarding Franklin Middle School’s five sports seasons, applicable fees, and other important information.

Fall Fundraiser

Fundraiser September 13-26, 2018 AGAIN THIS YEAR, DRIVE-THRU ORDER PICK UP TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2018 Stop, hit your trunk release, and the order will be placed inside your vehicle! Check the Franklin website for further details.

http://franklin.janesville.k12.wi.us

"TAKING FLIGHT" Franklin Middle School is providing an opportunity for all students new to Franklin to participate in a program called "Taking Flight." On Monday, August 20, 2018, four two-hour sessions will be offered to all incoming sixth graders as well as any new students transferring to Franklin from other schools. New students will be given the opportunity to walk through their schedules, find all of their classrooms, practice with their lockers and discuss important topics such as the Franklin Foundations and our school procedures and expectations. Experienced Franklin students are often "the best teachers." To promote their leadership skills and further forge relationships among Franklin students, current students, under the guidance of our Student Services Department, will act as models and mentors as they assist and help coach new students. We have incorporated some fun games and scavenger hunts to make this exciting for everyone. Your student is invited to join us for one of the two-hour sessions offered on Monday, August 20th. Participation is not a requirement. It will serve as an opportunity for new students to become more familiar with Franklin and work out some of the anxieties with starting middle school. Sessions will be offered from 8:00-10:00 a.m., 10:30-12:30 p.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m., and 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sessions are limited to 30 students per time slot. If you are interested in signing up your student for the Taking Flight program and have not already done so, you will have the opportunity to sign up during Franklin's Registration Day on Thursday, August 16, 2018. Feel free to contact Katie Clarquist at kclarquist@janesville.k12.wi.us with any questions regarding this opportunity. She will check and respond to emails periodically throughout the summer. We look forward to meeting with your student and helping them with their transition to Franklin Middle School!

Julie Konstanz
School Counselor
608-743-6027
jkonstanz@janesville.k12.wi.us

Katie Clarquist

Student Services Specialist 
608-743-6028
kclarquist@janesville.k12.wi.us

 

Brandee Wilker
School Psychologist
608-743-6121
bwilker@janesville.k12.wi.us

Rec Night Information

Although held at Franklin, Rec. Nights are events sponsored and operated by Janesville’s Leisure Services. Leisure Services rents the building from the school district. They are in charge of supervision and policies related to Rec Nights. They always have several paid Leisure Service staff members at Rec Night, and parent volunteers are always encouraged to help out. Please contact Leisure Services if you would be able to help out with any future Rec Nights. The Leisure Service Staff always strives to contract one off-duty Janesville Police Officer to be on duty; however, this is not always possible. If you send a check to cover the entry fee, please make out the check to “Janesville Leisure Services.” We do know that many of the problems that have occurred over the years related to Rec Night actually happen when the event has ended, and students are waiting outside for rides. Rec Night ends at 9:00 p.m., so please pick up your student at that time. If you have any Rec Night questions or concerns, please feel free to contact: Leisure Services at 608-755-3030.

2018-2019 Rec Night Dates

All Rec Nights are from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Friday, October 5, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
Friday, January 11, 2019
Friday, February 15, 2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
Friday, May 17, 2019

We Need Junior Achievement Volunteers

Classroom volunteers are needed to help Junior Achievement (JA) prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JA classroom programs use community volunteers to teach K-12 students how to become successful business owners, good employees, effective money managers and good citizens.

What would I do as a JA volunteer?

  • Attend an informational meeting to learn how to become a JA volunteer.
  • Choose the grade level, class, and school where you’d like to volunteer. (You can choose your child’s classroom.)
  • Attend a training session with JA staff to review your classroom kit of materials.
  • Contact your assigned teacher to work out the classroom visit schedule.
  • Lead 5-7 hands-on sessions in the classroom. Most classroom visits are 30-45 minutes long but there are some single afternoon or single day opportunities available. All materials are age-appropriate for students and contain fun activities that teach important lessons about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness skills. Teachers are present in the classroom to provide support, if needed.
  • Have fun.

How do I sign up?

Contact Melanie Hawkins at the JA office in Janesville. Email to mhawkins@jawis.org or call 608- 754-8760. For more information about JA, go to www.jawis.org.

 

Dear Parent or Guardian: We are pleased to inform you that Franklin Middle School will be implementing the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) while participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the 2018-2019 School Year.

What does this mean for you and your children attending Franklin Middle School?

All Franklin students are eligible for a free breakfast and a free lunch daily. This does not include extra milk, cold lunch milk, or ala carte purchases.

The district will still be requesting applications from households with a student participating in the CEP; however, receipt of free breakfast and lunch meals does not depend on returning it. Completing the application is still necessary for other programs and may be used to determine if your household is eligible for these additional benefits.

If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us at 608-743-5132.

Sincerely,

Jim Degan, SNS School Nutrition Manager

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider

School Supply List

 

Interscholastic Athletic Program

Franklin Middle School Interscholastic Athletic Program Sportsmanship is #1

Janesville’s Middle School Athletic Program offers students a wide variety of athletic experiences for any boy or girl who is willing to make the necessary sacrifices to become a member of an athletic team. It is our goal that every student who is scholastically eligible finds a place on one or more of our no-cut athletic teams. We feel that the value students receive from their association with athletics will have a lasting and worthwhile influence upon their development into adulthood.

Participation, performance, and competition in an athletic program should focus on the opportunity for students to develop and exhibit skills to the best of their abilities without pressures to determine individual or group superiority and with equal value placed on each activity. Goals related to this philosophy are:

  • Building self-esteem
  • Developing skills
  • Expanding interest in lifetime and leisure activities
  • Providing opportunity for personal and social growth
  • Encouraging participation of all students
  • Helping prepare middle school students for high school athletic participation

Additionally, school personnel believe that athletic programs are an integral part of the District’s total educational program. In this context, we must remember that is the responsibility of an athlete in particular and athletics I general, to subjugate themselves to the total educational program.

Diversity is strength, and what America is all about. With this diversity, though, we are faced with more and more challenges. Each of us has a role to play in making society a better place. We can all do our part and make A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE!

Parents and Guardians

Please show good sportsmanship while you watch your son or daughter participate in our athletic program.

SEASON 1

August 28 – October 24, 2017 Football (7-8)

September 6 – October 18, 2017 Girls’ Softball (8) ~ Co-Ed Golf (6-8) Co-Ed Tennis (6-8)

SEASON 2

October 30, 2017 – December 14, 2017 Boys’ Swim (6-8) Girls’ Volleyball (8)

SEASON 3

January 3, 2018 – February 14, 2018 Girls’ Swim (6-8) Boys’ Basketball (8)

SEASON 4

February 26, 2018 – April 13, 2018 Wrestling (6-8) Girls’ Basketball (6-8)

SEASON 5

April 16, 2018 – May 31, 2018 Co-Ed Track (6-8) Girls’ Soccer (8) ~ Boys’ Soccer (8)

MEET YOUR COACHES

FOOTBALL: Mr. Adams, Mr. Harrison, Mr. Larson, Mr. Pajerski

GOLF: Mr. Schenzel SOFTBALL: Ms. Swenson

TENNIS: Ms. Owen

BOYS’ SWIM: Mr. Riley

GIRLS’ SWIM: Ms. Wilson

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL: Mr. Erickson, Ms. Mattison

BOYS’ BASKETBALL: Mr. Gardner, Mr. McCulloch

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Mr. Riley

WRESTLING: Mr. Larson, Mr. Adams

GIRLS’ SOCCER: Mr. Pajerski

BOYS’ SOCCER: Mr. Adler

TRACK: Mr. Adams, Mr. Hibbs, Mrs. Jordan

October/November 2018

News From the Student Services Center

Peer Mediation – Making a Difference

We are proud to report that our school-wide Peer Mediation program has never been stronger! Sixteen students in grades 7 & 8 are peer mediators trained in communication, conflict resolution and leadership skills to work with peers to resolve interpersonal conflicts peacefully. Student Services Staff Julie Konstanz, Katie Clarquist, and Brandee Wilker are the Peer Mediation coaches. We are proud of our students’ accomplishments and grateful for your support.

2018-2019 Peer Mediators
Jessenya Arambula-Etchell Bella Cassiopi Cash Davis   
Kevin Gallagher Marley Galvan      Addie Miller
Carson Purdy-Hilts Deezle Richards Addison Riley-Lein
Lilly Pfister  Rylan Pagel    Arwen Peart
Emma Roberts  Teagan Sedwick Sarah Zimmerman
James Tearman     

Student Ambassadors – Making Connections

Moving to a new school can be a time of uncertainty, confusion and anxiety. FMS Student Ambassadors work with new students to become familiar with our school and welcome them to the school community. They tour the building, review procedures and expectations, practice their schedules and lockers, and meet other students. All students are invited to let us know if they would like to be an ambassador for a new student.

Academic Career Planning (ACP)– Becoming College & Career Ready

Franklin Middle School is a “community of learners that does whatever it takes to help students achieve and succeed at high levels so that everyone is college and career ready by high school graduation.” To support this, school counselors conduct individual ACP meetings with all 8th grade students and their parents/guardians. Many families have already signed up for their meeting. We encourage everyone to get this on their calendars. Sign up is easy! Just click on this link:  ACP SignUp Genius. Contact either school counselor with questions:

Welcome from PTSA

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year from Franklin’s PTSA (Parent-Teacher-Student Association). We are here to provide support and activities to enrich the educational experience of ALL Franklin students.

We appreciate your support, whether it is in the form or volunteer hours or simply joining PTSA and supporting our budget with your dues. YOU can decide how involved you would like to be.

We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month except December (no meeting) at 4:30 p.m. in Room 105. We encourage all PTSA members to attend meetings if they can, but it is not a requirement of being a member. We also encourage any Franklin Middle students to attend our meetings and invite them to contribute their thoughts and ideas. We are excited to see and work with some of our Student Council representatives this upcoming year! If we are going to be PT”S”A, we really want to include the “S.” What a great opportunity for students to learn responsibility and leadership skills!

You can join the PTSA at any time during the school year, but we hope you will consider joining now and supporting our efforts. Membership forms are available in the main office. Dues are $10.00 and will help support teachers’ needs throughout the year to further our children’s education!

We look forward to working with you and serving your children. Here’s to a great year with our wonderful Franklin staff, students, and families! Please like Franklin PTSA on Facebook to be kept informed.

President Amanda Giron
Vice Presidents April Brown
Co-Secretaries Kathy Murray & Angie Denewellis
Treasurer Amy Pennycook

Fall Fundraiser Distribution

November 13, 2018; 3:00-4:30 p.m.

We will again be using our  Drive Thru Pick Up Lane for this year’s fundraiser.  Parents will be able to drive thru the parking lot, hit your trunk release and the order will be placed inside your vehicle.  You do not even need to get out of your car.  Distribution day will be Tuesday, November 13th from 3:00-4:30 p.m.  Any questions or concerns about this fundraiser may be addressed to the main office at 743-6005.  Thank you, for your support of Franklin Middle school!

Absence and Attendance Issues

Please remember, if you are calling about a student absence, medical appointment, medication, dropping off lunch money or requesting homework, please call the attendance office.  You can reach Mrs. Leckey (608-743-6032) or Ms. Basurto-Bonilla at 608-743-6031 if you have questions.

Picture Retake Day is Coming!

If your son or daughter missed getting his/her picture taken during Ready, Set, Goal Conferences, he/she can have their picture taken on Thursday, October 18, 2018.  If you are not satisfied with the portraits you already received for your student, your student can return their portrait packet on retake day and they will be re-photographed free of charge.

  • Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • No School for Students Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • Conferences 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wed. October 24th
  • No School for Students Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • Conferences 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Thurs. October 25th
  • No School Friday, October 26, 2018

Franklin Middle School PTSA will be taking orders for Spirit Wear this fall. Please ask for an order form during your conference.

Franklin Middle School Yondr Program

Franklin Middle School will be piloting a system called “Yondr” this year to improve teaching and learning by making certain classrooms cell phone-free learning environments. We understand that cellphones have great value, but the use of cellphones by students has increasingly become a source of distraction, antisocial behavior and conflict both at home and at school.

Research shows that the mere presence of cellphones in the classroom can be detrimental to student performance. According to a survey and report from Common Sense Media that involved 1,240 interviews with parents and their 12 to 18-year-old children, 50% of teens feel addicted to their mobile devices, and 59% of their parents agree that their kids have a problem putting their devices down (U.S. News & World Report).

How does the Yondr case work?

A Yondr case will temporarily lock once your child places his/her phone in it. Though your child's phone will be silenced, all notifications, calls and messages will still be transmitted to the phone. Yondr allows your child the comfort of staying in possession of his/her phone, but takes away the urge of constantly looking at it, texting in the moment, monitoring social media or calling friends in another class.

Who will pilot the Yondr cases?

All 6th grade students will be piloting Yondr during the 2018-2019 school year. All Franklin students are not allowed to use their cellphones during class time without specific teacher permission (no cell, bell to bell). If a student is using a cell phone (theirs or someone else’s) without specific teacher permission, they will be asked to walk the phone to the Assistant Principal’s (AP) office. Listed below would be the result of using a cell phone in class without permission:

  • First Offense - Student will turn in their phone to the Assistant Principal’s office for the remainder of the day.
  • Second Offense - Student will be issued a Yondr case for 5 days through the AP office.
  • Third Offense - Student will be issued a Yondr case for the remainder of the quarter through the AP office.

Offenses reset at the end of each quarter.

What if there is an emergency?

There are many instances when parents need to communicate information to students. Most of the time, students are unable to act on these issues until after school. In these cases, students can just read messages at the end of the day or during lunch time. If it is crucial that a student respond immediately, students can unlock cases in the Assistant Principals office or the Student Services Office. In case of a school emergency, administrators and teachers have communication devices. In addition, Franklin Middle School has a full-time Janesville Police Officer assigned to the school and Franklin has a “direct-connect” radio for immediate communication with the Janesville Police Department.

How can I get in touch with my student?

In the event a parent/guardian needs to contact their student, they can call the school attendance office, and their child will be given the message. If the student needs to contact his or her family member, he or she will be allowed to call from the attendance office during passing time.

In an effort to best serve your child, we are asking for your support in the adoption of Yondr to teach our students responsible cellphone use while at school. Yondr is already used by hundreds of middle and high schools.

We want to assure families that you can reach your student as you have in the past, by calling the attendance office at 608-743-6030. We recommend adding this number to your contact list for easy access.

VISION SCREENING

There will be no formal vision screening of students in the middle schools of the School District of Janesville. However, if you have a concern about your child's vision, please report this to the school office and the school nurse will conduct a vision screening on your child. Here are some signs that might indicate your child has a vision problem:

  • Squinting when reading
  • Turning head sideways to see materials
  • Burning, itchy, watery eyes when reading
  • Statements of eyes being tired after reading a short time
  • Leaning forward to see an object better
  • Closing one eye when reading or looking at something
  • holds materials very close to eyes
  • Constant eye rubbing

DENTAL SERVICES AT NO COST TO YOU!

The School District of Janesville will be offering dental services during the school year to any student in the school district. These dental services will be offered at no cost to the family.

A registered dental hygienist will be providing a dental exam and dental sealants. The dental sealant is placed on your child's molars and is the single best practice for preventing cavities in these teeth.

If you have or are having trouble getting your child into a dentist or don't have dental insurance, than this service is for your child. Services will be provided right at school and you will not need to leave work to transport your child to a dental office.

If you are interested in having your child receive these dental services, please contact the office at your child's school to obtain a permission form. Complete this form and turn it in at the school office. If you have any questions or concerns about this service, please call Ian Hedges with Health Net at 608-974-1921.

Box Tops For Education

Franklin Middle School receives $.10 for every box top from General Mills.  Our goal is to collect 20,000, which will be $2,000.  The money that is raised will help fund student activities.  Students may turn these in to their advisory teacher or to the main office at Franklin. If you have questions about Box Tops for Education, please contact Mr. Adler at 743-6120.

Breakfast Reminder

Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:30 a.m. Monday - Friday through the main doors to pick up a bag breakfast, using their cafeteria accounts.  Breakfast is free for all Franklin students.

Students must exit the cafeteria by 7:55 a.m.

Students can eat breakfast during morning advisory.  Students may not bring in outside food items.

Lunch Reminder

From: Ms. Paulos, Kitchen Manager

All Franklin students are eligible for a free lunch daily, using their cafeteria accounts. This does not include extra milk, cold lunch milk, or ala carte purchases. If your student will be purchasing an extra milk, cold lunch milk, or ala carte items, please remember there are no cash purchases; all money must be deposited into lunch accounts by 10:00 a.m. through Infinite Campus or by sending money to school with your student.  If you are sending lunch money with your student, they must place their money in the green box in the main hall outside of the attendance office.  Students may bring money in an envelope from home, which should include the student’s full name, amount enclosed, and ID number, or use envelopes provided.

Helpful Hint:  If your student brings money in an envelope from home, they do not have to wait in line to put it in the blue box.

Save The Dates
Scoopie Nights -W. Court St.  Wednesday, October 17, 2018 (4-8 P.M.)
  Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (4-8 P.M.) - Hosted by FMS Peer Mediation
  Wednesday, March 20, 2018 (4-8 P.M.) - Hosted by FMS Student Services
  Wednesday, May 20, 2018 (4-8 P.M.)
  FMS Al Pro Department - Monday, October 29, 2018 (4-8 p.m.)
 

FMS ID Department - Monday, November 19, 2018 (4-8 p.m.)

Please stop in for a meal or a treat to support the FMS Scoopie Nights

Franklin Athletics

Season 1 (August 27 - October 12, 2018)

  • Football (8th Grade)
  • Girls’ Softball (8th Grade)
  • Co-Ed Golf (6th - 8th Grade)
  • Tennis (6th - 8th Grade)

Season 2 (October 19 - December 7, 2018)

  • Boys’ Swim (6 - 8th Grade)
  • Girls’ Volleyball (8th Grade)

Season 3 (December 10 - February 8, 2019)

  • Girls’ Swim  (6th - 8th Grade)
  • Boys Basketball (8th Grade)

Season 4 (February 11 - March 29, 2019)

  • Girls’ Basketball (8th Grade)
  • Wrestling (6th-8th Grade)

Season 5 (April 1 - May 24, 2019)

  • Girls’ Soccer (8th Grade)
  • Boys’ Soccer (8thGrade)
  • Co-Ed Track (6th - 8th Grade)

If you have any questions, please contact: Franklin Middle School Athletic Director: Mr. Pajerski at 743-6021

Athletic events can be found on the Franklin Middle School Homepage: franklin.janesville.k12.wi.us, under athletics, athletics calendar.

Rec. Night Information

Although held at Franklin, Rec. Nights are events sponsored and operated by Janesville’s Leisure Services.  Leisure Services rents the building from the school district.  They are in charge of supervision and policies related to Rec. Nights.  They always have several paid Leisure Service staff members at Rec. Night, and parent volunteers are always encouraged to help out. Please contact Leisure Services if you would be able to help out with any future Rec. Nights.  The Leisure Service Staff always strives to contract one off-duty Janesville Police Officer to be on duty; however, this is not always possible.  

If you send a check to cover the entry fee, please make out the check to “Janesville Leisure Services.”

We do know that many of the problems that have occurred over the years related to Rec. Night actually happen when the event has ended, and students are waiting outside for rides.  Rec. Night ends at 9:00 p.m., so please pick up your student at that time.

If you have any Rec. Night  questions or concerns, please feel free to contact:

Leisure Services at 608-755-3030

2018-2019 Rec Night Dates (7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
October 5, 2018 February 15, 2019
November 16, 2018 April 5, 2019
January 11, 2019 May 17, 2019

Milk Moola : From : Mrs. Jordan

Franklin is registered with Kwik Trip’s Milk Moola program.  Kwik Trip gives the school a nickel for each cap or UPC symbol that we collect.  Milk caps can be turned in to advisors, Mrs. Jordan or the 7A team center.  Students turning in 200 milk caps can earn a Rec Night or Dance ticket.  Thanks for your participation!

STOP, DROP, AND GO!

 We have painted areas in our front circle to assist with drop off in the morning. Please pull forward to the lowest numbered slot so that cars can enter from North Crosby Avenue.

DISCIPLINE

Students are expected to abide by all established codes of conduct and board policies, as outlined by the student handbook and as stated in rules established by building principals for each school.

All students must help to establish and maintain a safe and educationally conducive environment.  When it becomes necessary to investigate student misconduct, students have a duty to cooperate and answer questions truthfully and completely.  Students who are dishonest, uncooperative, and/or are evasive will be subject to disciplinary action up to and/or including a recommendation for expulsion.

Franklin Middle School PBIS School Rules

Franklin Middle School is a working and learning community for both students and staff. We expect everyone in the building to know and follow these three basic rules:

BE SAFE. We will promote safety at all times and we will prohibit individuals from engaging in unsafe actions. The school expects students to listen to staff members and follow directions the first time they are given.

BE RESPECTFUL. We will promote respect at all times and we will prohibit unkind words and actions. Unkind words and actions include inappropriate language (foul, abusive, harassing, insulting, vulgar, etc.) and physical aggression (hitting, pushing, shoving, kicking, slapping, etc.).

BE RESPONSIBLE. We will promote responsibility at all times and we will prohibit irresponsible actions. The school expects individuals to take care of their own property and to show consideration for the belongings of others.

These three rules reinforce the school’s main expectation: Teachers have the right to teach and students have the right to learn in a safe, respectful, and responsible environment.

Students who are unwilling to follow our school rules will receive logical and appropriate consequences in accordance with school district policies, and local and state laws. Students can expect to see and hear the school rules reinforced at all times in every area of the school. Teachers may also have additional expectations for student behavior. Teachers will explain their classroom expectations and the consequences for positive and negative behavior.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR!

Franklin Middle School will be holding our annual Fall Scholastic Book Fair during the October 24th & 25th Parent/Teacher Conferences.  The book fair will be held in the LMC, please stop by before, during, or after your conference to buy great books and other items.

Thank you to all parents and staff members who volunteered their time to assist with Registration Day on August 16, 2018!

NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND

October 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Under the “No Child Left Behind Act of 2001” federal law schools receiving federal Title I funds are required to notify parents of their right to ask for and receive information on the qualifications of their child’s teacher(s).  Specifically, you have the right to request the following:

  • Whether your child’s teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which he or she teaches. 
  • Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
  • The baccalaureate degree major of your child’s teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher.
  • Whether your child is provided services by instructional aides and, if so, their qualifications.

All teachers in the School District of Janesville have a bachelor’s degree and a large percentage have advanced degrees.  In addition, all instructional aides meet current school district qualification.  You can check on the state certification of your child’s teacher by accessing the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website (user name “view” password “1234567”) at http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/dpi/slsis/tel/lisearch.html or by contacting us at 608-743-6005. 

Sincerely,

Dr. Charles Urness

Principal

For more information on teacher qualifications or the reporting requirement for teachers and instructional aides under the No Child Left Behind legislation, contact:

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Teacher Education, Professional Development and Licensing (608) 266-0986

WEATHER - INCLEMENT WEATHER/SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION

Decisions about whether to cancel school are made in coordination with both the Janesville Transit System and the Van Galder Bus Company as well as the passage of city streets, safety of rural students and information from the county highway department and city street department.  The final decision to delay or close rests with the Superintendent.  If school is not cancelled and families do not feel it is safe for their child to come to school, then they should keep their children home.  Families should remember to call in the absence to the school.

The Superintendent will continue to have the option of delaying the start of school by an hour.  If this occurs, the School District will continue to have special education, early childhood, and kindergarten classes.  Elementary School class will begin at 9:20 a.m. and middle and high school classes will begin at 9:00 a.m.  Universal Free Breakfast will be served on delayed start days.

Infinite Campus will serve as our primary means of notification. We urge you to supply your student's school with your contact information and updates as changes occur.  WCLO and additional radio and TV stations will be contacted regarding school closings or delays.  Closing and delay information will be posted no later than 6:00 a.m.  In order to keep district lines open for general operations we suggest parents not call the district for closing information.

Our schools do not close early in an attempt to avoid incoming snow or ice storms.  This decision is to protect children who may get home before their families and have no access or supervision at home.  There also will be no athletic contests and no practices on days school is called off for weather reasons.  The gyms will also be closed.

On days when school is in session but weather has progressively gotten worse, cancellations for after school or evening athletics or extracurricular activities will be announced by 2:00 p.m. on WCLO radio that day.  Infinite Campus will serve as our primary means of notification.

WEATHER - SEVERE WEATHER/TORNADO

Every precaution has been taken to protect students and staff members during periods of severe weather.  Students and staff are made aware of predetermined areas of shelter to which they move during severe weather warnings.  During times of weather warnings, students will be kept in their shelter areas beyond normal dismissal times and staff will remain with them.  For safety reasons students will not be released until either the National Weather Service or local police or fire officials issue an “all clear” signal.  Children will not be released to families during the time of a weather warning.  Infinite Campus will serve as our primary means of notification to let parents know when students will be released.

Child Find Notice

“The school district must locate, identify and evaluate all resident children with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disabilities.” The school district has a special education program to locate and screen all children with suspected disabilities who are residents of the district and who have not graduated from high school. Upon request the school district will screen any resident child who has not graduated high school to determine whether a special education referral is appropriate. A request may be made by contacting Kimberli Peerenboom, Director of Pupil Services for the School District of Janesville at 743-5061, or by writing her at 527 S. Franklin St., Janesville WI 53548.

Annually the district conducts developmental screening of preschool children. Each child’s motor, communication and social skills are observed at various play areas. Each child is weighed and measured, and the child’s hearing and vision is checked. The information is used to provide the parent with a profile of their child’s current development and to provide suggestions for follow up activities. Parents learn about community services available to them and speak with representatives of agencies serving families. The information from screening is also used to determine whether a child should be evaluated for a suspected disability. When school staff reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability, they refer the child for evaluation by a school district Individualized Education Program (IEP) team. Developmental screening will be a part of the kindergarten screening this Spring. Watch for dates at your local school.

A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to report the child to the school district in which the child resides. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child’s parents that the referral will be made. The referral must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. Others who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child to the school district in which the child resides. A referral of a child residing in the School District of Janesville may be sent to Kimberli Peerenboom at the school district address above.”

Kindergarten Enrollment

2019-2020 School Year

 

School District Residents

If you have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2019 and they are not currently enrolled in a School District of Janesville Pre-school for Janesville (P4J) or Early Childhood (EC) program it is time to enroll in the Janesville Public School District.  Enrollment will take place at the Educational Services Center located at 527 S. Franklin St. (administration building) in the New Student Enrollment office.  You may enroll anytime during the two week period. 

Weeks of December 3–7 and December 10-14      
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M/W/F both weeks
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m  Tuesday, December 4, 2018
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m  Thursday, December 13, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2018

If you cannot attend the enrollment period please come in as soon as possible to enroll after December 14, 2018.  Enrollment in the district is required for participation in orientation.  When you enroll, you will need your child’s birth certificate for proof of age, proof of residency (top portion of a utility bill, or current lease) to determine school assignment, immunization records and photo identification.  If you have questions on general enrollment, please contact the New Student Enrollment office at 743-5072 or 743-5153 during regular office hours, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Requests for School Transfer/Placement within the School District (yellow forms) for incoming kindergarten students should be submitted through the enrollment process.  Forms are available at all schools, as well as at the Educational Services Center.  If you have questions regarding this process contact Deen Hartley at 743-5152.  The status of requests will be determined by January 15, 2019 if they are turned in by December 14th.  If you have a student currently attending a school under a School Transfer/Placement within the School District, it does not automatically qualify your kindergarten student for attendance at the same school; however, siblings are generally assigned to the same school.  In order for your kindergarten student to attend the same school as a sibling, you must submit a request during the Kindergarten Enrollment time frame. 

If you know of a child in your neighborhood or from community activities that would be entering kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year, please pass this enrollment information on. 

Non-District Residents

If you are a non-resident of the School District of Janesville and have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2019 and would like your child to attend the School District of Janesville you must also apply for OPEN ENROLLMENT.  The timeline for Open Enrollment is February 4 to April 30, 2019.  Currently open enrolled non-residents in a P4J or EC program do not need to re-apply. If you have questions regarding the Open Enrollment process, please contact Deen Hartley at 608-743-5152.

Public School Open Enrollment Timelines

The State of Wisconsin has announced the application period for open enrollment (also known as public school choice) begins in February for the following school year.  Open Enrollment laws permit children to attend a public school in a school district other than the one in which they live. 

The open enrollment application period for the 2019-2020 school year is from February 4, 2019 – April 30, 2019.  Parents are encouraged to apply on-line at dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment.  Although on-line application is recommended, paper applications may be obtained from the Department of Public Instruction or any school district after February 4, 2019 and must be delivered (hand-delivery is recommended) to the nonresident school district during the application period. Paper applications to attend Janesville must be submitted to the Open Enrollment Specialist in the New Student Enrollment Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 30th (a postmark does not constitute timely submission).  Applications turned in prior to February 4th will be returned as not valid and must be resubmitted after February 4th but before April 30th at 4:00 p.m.

Enrollment in a requested school or program is subject to space and other limitations and is not guaranteed. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent. Habitual truancy may result in recommendation for the student to return to their home district.

Under School District of Janesville board policy, students who attended the district under open enrollment the previous year are not required to reapply for the following school year.

An application is required for each sibling in the family.  For example, if a family has one child in elementary school that has been approved for open enrollment and a new student entering kindergarten next year, the student entering kindergarten must apply for open enrollment in order to attend the School District of Janesville.

Parents will be informed in June whether their open enrollment applications have been approved or denied.  The student’s school or program placement will be provided in June.

If you have questions, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152.  

 Request for School Transfer/Placement (Intra District Transfers) within the School District of Janesville Attendance Areas

Due to Move:

If you move within the School District of Janesville during the school year and wish to remain at your current school, please ask the school office for a Request to Remain in Current School Following Move to New Attendance Area Form (blue).  Complete the form and return it to the school office.

Due to Parent Choice:

If you wish to apply to have your student transferred/placed in another school within the district next school year (2019-2020), please ask the school office for a School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (yellow).  Completed forms will be accepted from December 1 through December 15, 2018 only.  Submit your Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (yellow) to your home school attendance area office.    Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/ Placement Within the School District will be notified of approval or disapproval by January 15, 2019.  Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District for incoming Kindergarten students will be notified of approval or non-approval after they have enrolled their child during the Kindergarten Enrollment period with the New Student Enrollment Office.  If you have questions, please contact the school office of your home school attendance area.

Open Enrollment or Public School Choice

If during the school year, you move outside the School District of Janesville and you wish to remain at your current school please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 608-743-5152 and request a tuition waiver form within two weeks of your move.  This will allow you to be eligible to attend your current school for the remainder of the current year tuition free.  To continue attending the School District of Janesville after the 2018-2019 school year, you will also need to complete an open enrollment application.  Application instructions are provided to the School District of Janesville by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and should be available by late January 2019.  This year applications will be accepted February 4 – April 30, 2019. 

If you have questions regarding Open Enrollment or Public School Choice, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 608-743-5152. 

MOVING???

If you will be moving from your current home address please contact the Franklin Middle school office at 608-743-6000 as soon as possible to determine what paperwork you will need to fill out for your child to continue attending his/her current school.  Please note: if you are moving to an address outside the School District of Janesville in most cases your child is eligible to continue attending the School District of Janesville as long as you complete the appropriate paperwork within the required timeline.

If you have any questions about school placement for a particular address please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 608-743-5152.  The New Student Enrollment Office is open year round.

If you are the parent of an elementary student and will be moving over the summer months when the elementary schools are closed, please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 608-743-5152 or the New Student Enrollment Office at 608-743-5072 or 608-743-5153 to complete the appropriate paperwork.


Hi, my name is MaKenna Barrett and I am teaching 7th grade reading and science at Franklin. I recently graduated from the UW-Green Bay and I am very excited to begin my teaching career. My hometown is McHenry, IL where I like to spend time with my family and friends. I am looking forward to an amazing year!

Hi! My name is Amanda Rogers and I will be teaching students with disabilities in 7B this year. I was born and raised in Janesville (Jackson, Edison, Craig), went to college at UW-LaCrosse and then moved to Atlanta, GA where I taught 8th grade math for five years. After that I took fours years away from public education to travel through Europe and Asia teaching adults and being a student a bit myself. All that time, though, I really missed working with middle schoolers, so I returned to the classroom last year as an 8th grade math and social studies teacher in Beloit. I am excited to be back “home” in Janesville now and look forward to working with you all!

Hello! My name is Amber Kenaan. I am a Special Education Program Support Teacher here in the School District of Janesville. While my office is currently housed here at Franklin, my position allows me to enjoy supporting our students and staff throughout the district. Working within the field of special education is a longtime passion of mine and I feel privileged that I get to work with some of the most interesting and complex kids across the district!

Hello, I am Leanne Fielhauer. I am teaching 6B science and reading this year. I am super excited to be at Franklin during my first year of teaching. During my college years, I worked in Special Ed., coached in a sports ministry, and was a counselor for a YMCA afterschool and summer camp. When I am not at school, I am haning out with my three older sisters, who all happen to be teachers! I love being outdoors and cooking as well. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you guys! Go Falcons!

Hello! My name is Katie O’Connor and I am the new 6A reading teacher. For the past four years I have taught middle school reading and social studies (both 6th and 7th grades) in Sun Prairie, WI. I am originally from Janesville and made my way through Washington Elementary, Franklin, and Parker High School before graduating in 2008. I am passionate about reading and look forward to sharing that with both the staff and my students.! If you ever need a good book recommendation or one to borrow, please come and ask! OH and although I am loving my new position, I will be taking a short break at the end of January to welcome my first child! Baby O’Connor is due January 25th!

Hello! My name is Ashley Kleven. I am a new paraprofessional in the Al-Pro room. I have three children, Emma 11, Trevor 4, and Luke 2. My children attend St. Mary’s School in Janesville. We live on a hobby farm in Clinton, WI. I am looking forward to a great school year here at Franklin.

Hello everyone! My name is Jing Gao, I am the new Chinese teacher of 7th and 8th grade here at Franklin. This is my third year working for the School District of Janesville. I was born and raised in China, I had worked as a high school English teacher before I moved to the states. I love cooking and traveling. I am very excited to be a part of Franklin Middle School.

Hi! My name is Abby Parent. I am a 6th grade social studies and reading teacher here at Franklin Middle School, and this is my first year teaching! I graduated from UW-Whitewater with my Bachelor’s degree in education. I’m a huge Green Bay Packers fan (Go Pack Go!) and I love spending time with my family and friends. I am very excited to be a part of the Franklin Family, and I hope I can continue to be a Falcon!

Hello! My name is Darrel Moore. I will be the 8B US History teacher. I have been a teacher for 20 years. I attended Franklin when it was a junior high. I taught 7th grade social studies for five years here at Franklin before being sent on a secret mission to bring down Edison Middle School from the inside. I have two boys. Diego is 13, he is sensitive and creative. Isaac is 3, he is my athletic one. I coach softball and hockey for the district. Stop in and say hi...the Zombies are hungry.

Hi, I am Melinda Ott. I will be the traveling 6th grade art teacher here at Franklin. After 13 years of experience teaching art to elementary artists I am excited to begin a new chapter of my career with your middle schoolers.

Hello! My name is Heidi Bakke. I am very excited to have the opportunity to join the Franklin team as your new nurse! I have been a nurse for a little over 10 years. Before coming to the Janesville School District I was an inpatient nurse at Beloit Hospital. I joined the district last year and had five elementary schools. I have three children, Ayla is 4, Kendall is 2/12, and Bode is 1.

Hi! My name is Theresa (Teri) Spenske. I am the new paraprofessional in 6A. This is my second experience at Franklin, I also worked at Parker High School. Not only have I worked for the School District of Janesville, but I have also opened my home as a foster parent. I have five children, two girls and three boys. My eldest daughter is 32 and my youngest son is 12 (they also share a birthday). I have been married to my amazing husband, Doug for 23 years. I enjoy camping and watching my kids play their sports. I look forward to working with the Franklin team this year!

Hello! My name is Kelly Hausknecht. I am the new traveling art teacher here at Franklin. I am looking forward to working here with all of you.

Franklin Middle School Calendar Information

For a full calendar and school information

please visit our website: http://www.janesville.k12.wi.us/fra

8th Grade Washington DC Parent Meeting 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium Wednesday, October 3
PTSA Meeting 4:30 p.m. in Room 105 Tuesday, October 16
Picture Retake Day   Thursday, October 18
Season 2 Sports Begin Boys' Swim 6-8th Grade & Girls' VB 8th Grade Monday, October 19
No School for Students Conferences 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 24
No School for Students Conferences 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m Thursday, October 25
No School   Friday, October 26
End of 1st Quarter   Friday, November 2
Quarter 1 Report Card Distribution   Thursday, November 8
Franklin Middle School Fundraiser Pick Up Day FMS Parking Lot 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 13
Rec Night 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Friday, November 16
PTSA Meeting 4:30 p.m. in Room 105 Tuesday, November 20
No School for Students   Wednesday, November 21
Thanksgiving Break   Thursday & Friday, November 22 & 23
Season 3 Sports Begin Girls' Swim 6-8th Grade & Boys' BB 8th Grade Monday, December 10
Orchestra Concert 6:00 p.m. Monday, December 10
Winter Band Concert 6:00 p.m. in the gymnasium Tuesday, December 11
Choir Concerts 6th - 6:00; 7th - 7:00; 8th - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 13
Musical Tryouts for Franklin students   Monday, December 17 - Wednesday, December 19
Winter Break Begins - No School   Monday, December 24
School Resumes   Tuesday, January 2, 2019
PTSA Meeting 4:30 p.m. in Room 105 Tuesday, January 15, 2019
End of First Semester   Thursday, January 17, 2019
Teacher Work Day (No School for Students)   Friday, January 18, 2019
Quarter 2 Report Card Distribution   Friday, January 25, 2019

Franklin Middle School...Keeping You Informed

Editor: Dr. Charles Urness  608-743-6005 or curness@janesville.k12.wi.us

Design & Layout: Mrs. Laurie Knutson 608-743-6006

For questions or concerns, please call Franklin Middle School at 608-743-6005

Franklin Phone Numbers
Main Office 743-6005
Attendance Office 743-6030
Asst. Prin. Office 743-6007
Student Services 743-6026
Athletic Office 743-6021

 

December/January 2018-2019

Student Council is an activity group that is elected by the student body. Student Council meets once a month. Student Council is in charge of raising money for groups such as ECHO, Humane Society, Bags of Hope, Breast and Pancreatic Cancer and One Million Meals. They are also in charge of student activities including dances, spirit weeks and the school store.

This year’s Student Council members are:

Cayden Andrews, Jessenya Arambula-Etchell, Cole Bethel, Alexis Biba, Ashley Bloedow, Jaydon Bosson, Jacob Brame, Matthew Breneman, Nick Carlon, Bailey Carlson, Isabella Cassioppi, Myisha Clemons, Allie Craker, Nykaya Cramer, Jacob Davidson, Cash Davis, Alan DeZeeuw, Leah Diece, Valerie Dorsey, Mikayla Eells, Julia Emann, Trinity Filzen, Joy Forster-White, Marley Galvan, Ainsley Gray, Zoey Gross, Cecilia Hanson, Holden Higgins, Alexa Jensen, Ashlyn Jordan, Rylee Jordan, Amya King, Ryan Loertscher, Addison Miller, Trinity Miller, Katelynn Mills, Tasi Moronez, Rylan Pagel, Ava Pennycook, Ryan Peterson, Chloe Purdy-Hilts, Deezle Richards, Addison Riley-Lein, Norma Romero-Villar,  Emily Sachs, Kiera Sailing, Rhilyn Sanftleben, Samantha Schumacher, Mariah Silbaugh, Charlotte Simmons, Zaree Simmons, Alaysha Sok, Catherine Stark, Morgan Storey, Jameson Stuckey, Mia Vittone, Trinity Watrous, Isabel Waugh, Angel Wentworth, Kenya Williams, Kenneth Zavala Ortiz, Karlie Zimmermann

This year’s Student Council Officers are:

President: Rylee Jordan

Vice President: Kenneth Zavala

Secretary: Cash Davis

Treasurer: Deezle Richards

Title I Schoolwide Programs Informational Brochure

WHAT IS TITLE I?

Title I is a federal program under the elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that provides funds to school districts and schools with high numbers or high percentages of students from low-income families.

 Its overall purpose is to ensure that all students have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, the level of “proficiency” on challenging state academic achievement standards and assessments.

 QUALIFING FACTORS

A school qualifies for Title I funds based on the low-income rate of the school area. All schools qualifying for title I in the School District of Janesville have School Wide Title I Programs serving all students in a school through enhancement to the overall educational program of the school. The Title I Schoolwide Program may also include extra support to individual students or small groups of students based on academic need, regardless of family income.

HOW ARE SERVICES PROVIDED?

Schoolwide Title I schools annually complete a needs assessment to identify the school’s strengths and areas for improvement in student achievement, develop strategies and actions steps to address how the goals identified will be achieved, and evaluates and updates the plan as needed.

Through this planning process, Title I funded supports will be identified. These services may be provided in a variety of ways including small group or co-teaching within the classroom, small group pullout or one-on-one instruction. Groups are flexible with students entering and exiting based on their needs.

HOW MUCH AND WHAT SUPPORT IS OFFERED?

The amount of support provided by Title I varies for each school and for each grade level. It is based on student needs including those identified in the Schoolwide Plan, schedules, and the amount of resources allocated to each building. Title I literacy and math instruction is designed to target skills needing improvement whether at the individual, small group, classroom, grade-level, or school-wide level. Literacy work may target foundational reading skills such as phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, analysis, and fluency as well as language, speaking, and writing skills. Math work may target number sense, computation, fluency, problem solving, and application. The goal of Title I is always for students to become successful independent learners.

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

Title I Programs include a parent and family engagement component in order to provide students with supports at home as well as at school to help them achieve at high levels. Parent and family engagement can take many forms and can include home visits, goal-setting conferences, parent and family education events, and more. Be on the lookout for opportunities promoted throughout the year in school newsletters, emails, flyers, etc.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/parents/

https//www.edutopia.org/article/back-to-school-resources-parents

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/school-help-middle.html

http://www.thelearningcommunity.us/tweens-and-teens/parent-school-involvement.aspx

PARENT RIGHTS

As a parent or guardian of a student attending a Title I school, you have a right to the following:

1) To be informed of the Title I Schoolwide Program at your student’s school.

2) To obtain a copy of the District Title I Schoolwide Plan for the school your student attends.

3) To have an opportunity to provide input into the annual needs assessment, development, and evaluation of the Schoolwide Plan.

4) To have an opportunity to participate in activities that equip you to support your student’s academic growth and achievement, including a minimum of one parent-teacher conference per academic year.

5) To participate, as appropriate, in decisions related to the education of your student.

6) To receive regular reports on your student’s progress (report cards and progress reports).

7) Reasonable access to and meaningful communication with school staff.

PARENTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Plan  a consistent study time for your student. Limit TV viewing.

Attend parent conferences and other school activities.

Remind your student to do homework on time, reward good behavior, and read with your student.

Express confidence in your student’s abilities and encourage your student’s efforts.

Nurture a love of books. Use the library and keep plenty of reading materials in the home.

Take time to talk and listen to your student.

Show your love for your student.

FURTHER QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please contact your student’s teacher, the Title I teacher, building principal, or the Title I Coordinator or Program Support Teacher for the School District of Janesville.

School District of Janesville

527 S. Franklin St.

608-743-5054 Title I coordinator

608-743-5036 Title I Program Support Teacher

Folleto Informativo de los Programas de Título I en la Escuela

¿QUÉ ES EL TÍTULO 1?

El Título I es un programa federal bajo la Ley de Educación Primaria y Secundaria (ESEA) que proporciona fondos a los distritos escolares y las escuelas con un alto número o un alto porcentaje de estudiantes de familias de bajos ingresos.

Su objetivo general es garantizar que todos los estudiantes tengan una oportunidad justa, igualitaria y significativa de obtener una educación de alta calidad y alcanzar, como mínimo, el nivel de "proficiente" en los estándares y evaluaciones estatales desafiantes de adquisición académica.

FACTORES DE CALIFICACIÓN

Una escuela califica para fondos de Título I en base a la tasa de bajos ingresos del área escolar. Todas las escuelas que califican para el Título I en el Distrito Escolar de Janesville, tienen Programas de Titulo I en toda la escuela para servir a todos los estudiantes de una escuela, a través del mejoramiento del programa educativo general de la escuela. El Programa de Título I para toda la escuela también puede incluir apoyo adicional para estudiantes en particular o grupos pequeños de estudiantes, según la necesidad académica, independientemente de los ingresos familiares.

¿CÓMO SE PROVEEN LOS SERVICIOS?

Las escuelas de Título I completan anualmente una evaluación de necesidades para identificar las fortalezas y áreas para mejorar el rendimiento estudiantil de la escuela, desarrollar estrategias y pasos a seguir para abordar cómo se lograrán las metas identificadas, y evaluar y actualizar el plan según sea necesario.

A través de este proceso de planificación, se identificarán los apoyos financiados por el Título I. Estos servicios se pueden proporcionar de varias maneras, incluyendo la co-enseñanza o grupo pequeño o la instrucción en grupo pequeño o individual dentro y fuera del salón. Los grupos son flexibles con los estudiantes que ingresan y salen, según sus necesidades.

¿QUÉ CANTIDAD Y QUÉ TIPO DE APOYO SE OFRECE?

La cantidad de apoyo provisto por el Título I varía para cada escuela y para cada nivel de grado. Se basa en las necesidades de los estudiantes (incluidas las identificadas en el plan de la escuela), los cronogramas y la cantidad de recursos asignados a cada escuela. La instrucción de lectoescritura y matemáticas de Título I está diseñada para enfocarse en las habilidades que se necesitan mejorar, ya sea a nivel individual, de grupo pequeño, salón, grado o nivel de la escuela. El trabajo de alfabetización puede tener como objetivo las habilidades fundamentales de lectura, como fonética, vocabulario, comprensión, análisis y fluidez, así como las habilidades del lenguaje, habla y escritura. El trabajo de matemáticas puede tener como objetivo el sentido numérico, cálculos, fluidez, solución de problemas y aplicación. La meta del Título I siempre es que los estudiantes se conviertan en estudiantes independientes exitosos.

PARTICIPACIÓN DE LA FAMILIA

Los Programas de Título I incluyen un componente de participación de padres y familias, con el fin de proporcionar a los estudiantes apoyos en el hogar y en la escuela para ayudarlos a alcanzar altos niveles. La participación de los padres y la familia puede tomar muchas formas y puede incluir visitas a domicilio, conferencias para establecer metas, eventos educativos para padres y familias, y más. Esté atento a las oportunidades promovidas durante todo el año en boletines escolares, correos electrónicos, volantes, etc.

RECURSOS ADICIONALES

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/parents/

https://www.edutopia.org/article/back-to-school-resources-parents

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/school-help-middle.html

http://www.thelearningcommunity.us/tweens-and-teens/parent-school-involvement.aspx

DERECHOS DE LOS PADRES

Como padre o tutor de un estudiante que asiste a una escuela de Título I, usted tiene derecho a lo siguiente:

1)    Ser informado sobre el Programa de Título I de la escuela de su hijo.

2)    Obtener una copia de la Política de Participación de Padres y Familias del Título I del Distrito y una copia del Plan de Título I de la escuela a la que asiste su hijo.

3)    Tener la oportunidad de contribuir en la evaluación de las necesidades anuales, el desarrollo y la evaluación del Plan de toda la escuela.

4)    Tener la oportunidad de participar en actividades que lo equipen para apoyar el crecimiento y el logro académico de su estudiante, incluyendo una conferencia  de padres y maestros como mínimo por año académico.

5)    Participar, según corresponda, en las decisiones relacionadas con la educación de su estudiante.

6)    Recibir informes regulares sobre el progreso de su estudiante (boletas de calificaciones y reportes del progreso).

7)    Acceso razonable y comunicación significativa con el personal de la escuela.

LOS PADRES HACEN LA DIFERENCIA

· Planee un horario consistente de estudio para su estudiante. Limite el tiempo para ver la televisión.

· Asista a las conferencias de padres y a las otras actividades escolares.

· Recuérdele a su niño que haga la tarea a tiempo; premie el buen comportamiento y lea con su estudiante.

· Exprese confianza en las habilidades de su estudiante y anime sus esfuerzos.

· Nutra el amor por los libros.  Use la biblioteca y tenga suficientes materiales de lectura en casa.

· Dese el tiempo para hablar y escuchar a su estudiante.

· Muestre amor por su estudiante.

¿MÁS PREGUNTAS?

Si usted tiene cualquier pregunta, por favor comuníquese con el maestro de su  estudiante, el maestro de Título I, el director de la escuela, el coordinador o maestro asesor del programa de Título I del Distrito Escolar de Janesville.

Distrito Escolar de Janesville

527 S. Franklin St

608-743-5054 Coordinadora de Título I

608-743-5036 Maestro Asesor del Programa de Título I

Schoolwide Title I Program Notice

As a school with a low-income rate of 59.9%, Franklin Middle School receives federal Title I funds to support the learning of all students through a Schoolwide Title I Program. Schoolwide programs serve all children in a school. All staff, resources, and classes are part of the overall schoolwide program. The purpose is to ensure all students, including those most in need, are positioned to the state's challenging academic standards. Schoolwide Title I schools annually complete a needs assessment to identify the school’s strengths and areas for improvement in student achievement, develop strategies and action steps to address how the goals identified will be achieved, and evaluates and updates the plan as needed.

Schoolwide Title I schools are required to engage parents and families in the Title I planning and evaluation process as well as provide opportunities for parents and families to engage in supporting their child’s education. Copies of the Schoolwide Title I Plan and the Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy are available upon request. Please contact the school secretary at (608-743-6000) or (lknutson@janesville.k12.wi.us) to request a copy.

Aviso del Programa de Título I de la Escuela

Como una escuela con un índice de bajos ingresos del 59.9%, la escuela Franklin Middle School recibe fondos federales de Título I para apoyar el aprendizaje de todos los estudiantes a través de un Programa de Título I en toda la escuela. Los programas en toda la escuela sirven a todos los niños de una escuela. Todo el personal, los recursos y las clases son parte del programa general de la escuela. El objetivo es garantizar que todos los estudiantes, incluidos los más necesitados, estén en condiciones de cumplir con los estándares académicos desafiantes del estado. Las escuelas de Título I completan anualmente una evaluación de necesidades para identificar las fortalezas y áreas para mejorar el rendimiento estudiantil en la escuela, desarrollar estrategias y pasos a seguir para abordar cómo se alcanzarán las metas identificadas, y evaluar y actualizar el plan según sea necesario.

Las escuelas de Título I deben involucrar a los padres y las familias en el proceso de planificación y evaluación del Título I, así como proveer oportunidades para que los padres y las familias participen apoyando la educación de sus hijos. Están disponibles a solicitud, copias del Plan de Título I de la Escuela y copias de la Política de Participación de Padres y Familias del Título I. Por favor comuníquese con la secretaria de la escuela al (608-743-6000) o a (lknutson@janesville.k12.wi.us) para solicitar una copia.

It's starting to get cold outside!

During this time of year, please have your child bring a winter jacket, gloves, and a hat for outside recess each school day. Our goal is to get kids outside as much as possible as it is good for them to exercise and breathe fresh air. Students will go outside for lunch recess unless it is raining or the temperature, with or without windchill, dips below 10 degrees F.

FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETIC CALENDAR!

The Franklin Middle School athletic calendars are on our website. If you go to the Franklin Middle School Homepage, click on Athletics and then continue, you will then be able to access the athletic calendar that is needed. If there is a change to the schedule it is automatically updated on this calendar.

WINTER CONCERT DATES AND TIMES

Orchestra Concert - Monday, December 10, 2018 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium
Band Concert - Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:0 p.m. in the gymnasium
Choir Concerts - Thursday, December 13, 2018 6th Grade 6:00, 7th Grade 7:00, 8th Grade 8:00 Auditorium

 

MOVING???

If you will be moving from your current home address, please contact the Franklin Middle school office at 608-743-6000 as soon as possible to determine what paperwork you will need to fill out for your child to continue attending his/her current school.  Please note: if you are moving to an address outside the School District of Janesville in most cases your child is eligible to continue attending the School District of Janesville as long as you complete the appropriate paperwork within the required timeline.

If you have any questions about school placement for a particular address, please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 608-743-5152.  The New Student Enrollment Office is open year round.

If you are the parent of an elementary student and will be moving over the summer months when the elementary schools are closed, please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 608-743-5152 or the New Student Enrollment Office at 608-743-5072 or 608-743-5153 to complete the appropriate paperwork.

¿SE VA A MUDAR?

Si piensa cambiarse de su dirección actual, por favor comuníquese con la oficina de la escuela Franklin Middle School al 608-743-6000 lo más pronto posible para determinar que papeleo tendrá que llenar para que su hijo(a) siga asistiendo a su escuela actual.  Por favor note: si está mudándose a una dirección fuera del Distrito Escolar de Janesville, en la mayoría de los casos su hijo(a) es elegible para continuar asistiendo al Distrito Escolar de Janesville, siempre y cuando usted complete el papeleo apropiado dentro del tiempo requerido.

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre la asignación de escuela para una dirección en particular, por favor comuníquese con la especialista de inscripción abierta, Deen Hartley al 608-743-5152. La Oficina de Inscripciones de Nuevos Estudiantes está abierta todo el año.

Si es el padre/madre de un estudiante de primaria y se cambiará durante los meses de verano cuando las escuelas primarias están cerradas, por favor comuníquese con la especialista de inscripción abierta, Deen Hartley al 608-743-5152 o a la Oficina de Inscripciones de Nuevos Estudiantes al 608-743-5072 o 608-743-5153 para llenar los formularios apropiados.

SAVE THE DATES:

Franklin Scoopie Nights

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

We are always looking for extra volunteers to help with Scoopie Nights.  If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Laurie Knutson at 608-743-6006 for information about a 30 minute shift.  All students must be accompanied by an adult.

Franklin’s Holiday Giving Tree

The Franklin Middle School  Holiday Giving Tree is set-up in the main office.  A number of students have already been selected by our caring staff “Santas.”  If you would like to choose a star from the Giving Tree, please contact the main office at 608-743-6005 (student name's are kept confidential).  By selecting a star from the Giving Tree you would donate $20.00 for that student to receive a Franklin Middle School sweatshirt with their name printed on the back. The deadline for donations is Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM FRANKLIN PTSA!

The Franklin PTSA would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to all of you who have helped with PTSA activities so far this year.

Thank you to everyone who helped with staff conference meal by donating food and time to help set up and clean up.

We have had 2 Rec Night where the concession stand was manned by Franklin staff and parent volunteers. Our next Rec Night will be January 11, 2019.

The next Scoopie Night is scheduled for Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 4-8 p.m.

Spiritwear is always a great way to show your school spirit and support your PTSA. Thank you to all who have purchased items!

PTSA will NOT hold a meeting in December. The next scheduled meeting will be Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 105.

It is never too late to sign up!

Dues are $10.00. Forms can be sent home with your child by request, or you may pick up a form in the main office. 

We will also need new board members next year!  In order to keep our PTSA going at Franklin please consider attending the meetings this year to plan for next year!

Franklin PTSA has a Facebook page...follow us on Facebook for comments and announcements.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all of our families at Franklin Middle School!

Board Officers

Amanda Giron - President

April Brown- Vice President

Kathy Murray - Co-Secretary

Angie Denewellis - Co-Secretary

Amy Pennycook - Treasurer

World Language

Very soon all students at Franklin will be selecting courses for the 2018-2019 school year. There are so many excellent courses to choose from in the School District of Janesville, including World Language courses.

All students registering in 7th, 8th, and 9th grade for the 2019-2020 school year should consider registering for either Spanish, French or Chinese, for several different reasons.  First, some colleges and universities (including the Wisconsin system) require a certain level of world language to satisfy college pre-entrance or graduation requirements.  Taking world language at the middle/high school level can allow students to begin to satisfy some or all of those requirements.  In addition, some colleges and universities offer retro-active credits to students who have studied a world language in middle/high school.  Also, many students will be working in a career someday where a second language could be an asset.  Finally, knowing a second language allows a person to be able to communicate with so many more people at home or during travel.

To learn more about the World Language department at Franklin Middle School, you are invited to contact:

Mrs. Buckman (Spanish ) at 608-743-6130 or

Mrs. Thompson (Spanish) at 608-743-6029

Ms. Mattison (French) 608-743-6131

Mrs. Khan (Chinese) 608-743-6131

Mrs. Gao (Chinese) 608-743-6131

Gifted Education Advocates

Dedicated to the exceptional children in our school.

Mrs. Murray (6th Grade) 

In addition to being Academic Learning Coach/Reading Specialist, Mrs. Murray’s special interest for this year is Differentiated Instruction and Blended Learning. (608-743-6090)

Mrs. Malterer (7th Grade)

In addition to her 7th grade classroom, Mrs. Malterer’s special interest for this year is Blended Learning.  (608-743-6073)

Mrs. Mauel (8th Grade) 

In addition to her 8th grade classroom, Mrs. Mauel’s special interest for this year is the Math Counts Club.  (608-743-6054)

At the middle school level, a teacher has accepted the responsibility, at each grade level, to act as a resource to their colleagues, capable students and their families. The advantage is that these individuals are in your school all day, every day.  This model will assist more students on a regular basis. Enrichment activities are being introduced to more students, teachers are sharing more strategies, and more high-level instruction is happening. Contact the Gifted Education Advocate for your child’s grade level with any questions or concerns.  General program questions may be referred to Amy Sheridan, Coordinator of Gifted Education, District Assessment and Art Curriculum at 608-743-5035.

WEATHER - INCLEMENT WEATHER/SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION

Decisions about whether to cancel school are made in coordination with both the Janesville Transit System and the Van Galder Bus Company as well as the passage of city streets, safety of rural students and information from the county highway department and city street department.  The final decision to delay or close rests with the Superintendent.  If school is not cancelled and families do not feel it is safe for their child to come to school, then they should keep their children home.  Families should remember to call in the absence to the school.

The Superintendent will continue to have the option of delaying the start of school by an hour.  If this occurs, the School District will continue to have special education, early childhood, and kindergarten classes.  Elementary School class will begin at 9:20 a.m. and middle and high school classes will begin at 9:00 a.m.  Universal Free Breakfast will be served on delayed start days.

Infinite Campus will serve as our primary means of notification. We urge you to supply your student's school with your contact information and updates as changes occur.  WCLO and additional radio and TV stations will be contacted regarding school closings or delays.  Closing and delay information will be posted no later than 6:00 a.m.  In order to keep district lines open for general operations we suggest parents not call the district for closing information.

Our schools do not close early in an attempt to avoid incoming snow or ice storms.  This decision is to protect children who may get home before their families and have no access or supervision at home.  There also will be no athletic contests and no practices on days school is called off for weather reasons.  The gyms will also be closed.

On days when school is in session but weather has progressively gotten worse, cancellations for after school or evening athletics or extracurricular activities will be announced by 2:00 p.m. on WCLO radio that day.  Infinite Campus will serve as our primary means of notification.

WEATHER - SEVERE WEATHER/TORNADO

Every precaution has been taken to protect students and staff members during periods of severe weather.  Students and staff are made aware of predetermined areas of shelter to which they move during severe weather warnings.  During times of weather warnings, students will be kept in their shelter areas beyond normal dismissal times and staff will remain with them.  For safety reasons students will not be released until either the National Weather Service or local police or fire officials issue an “all clear” signal.  Children will not be released to families during the time of a weather warning.  Infinite Campus will serve as our primary means of notification to let parents know when students will be released.

NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND

October 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Under the “No Child Left Behind Act of 2001” federal law schools receiving federal Title I funds are required to notify parents of their right to ask for and receive information on the qualifications of their child’s teacher(s).  Specifically, you have the right to request the following:

Whether your child’s teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which he or she teaches. 

Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.

The baccalaureate degree major of your child’s teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher.

Whether your child is provided services by instructional aides and, if so, their qualifications.

All teachers in the School District of Janesville have a bachelor’s degree and a large percentage have advanced degrees.  In addition, all instructional aides meet current school district qualification.  You can check on the state certification of your child’s teacher by accessing the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website at https://elo.wieducatorlicensing.org/datamart/publicSearchMenu.do or by contacting us at 608-743-6005. 

Sincerely, Dr. Charles Urness, Principal

For more information on teacher qualifications or the reporting requirement for teachers and instructional aides under the No Child Left Behind legislation, contact:

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Teacher Education, Professional Development and Licensing (608) 266-0986

School District of Janesville
CONFIDENTIALITY OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH CHILD FIND ACTIVITIES

The School District of Janesville is required to locate, identify, and evaluate all children, with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools in the school district, and homeless children.  The process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities is known as child find.  This agency conducts the following child find activities each year in the form of Early Childhood and Speech and Language Developmental Screenings. This notice informs parents of the records the school district will develop and maintain as part of its child find activities.  This notice also informs parents of their rights regarding any records developed.

The school district gathers personally identifiable information on any child who participates in child find activities.  Parents, teachers, and other professionals provide information to the school related to the child’s academic performance, behavior, and health.  This information is used to determine whether the child needs special education services.  Personally identifiable information directly related to a child and maintained by the school is a pupil record. Pupil records include records maintained in any way including, but not limited to, computer storage media, video and audiotape, film, microfilm, and microfiche. Records maintained for personal use by a teacher and not available to others and records available only to persons involved in the psychological treatment of a child are not pupil records.

The school district maintains several classes of pupil records.

"Progress records" include grades, courses the child has taken, the child's attendance record, immunization records, required lead screening records, and records of school extra-curricular activities. Progress records must be maintained for at least five years after the child ceases to be enrolled.

"Behavioral records" include such records as psychological tests, personality evaluations, records of conversations, written statements relating specifically to the pupil's behavior, tests relating specifically to achievement or measurement of ability, physical health records other than immunization and lead screening records, law enforcement officers' records, and other pupil records that are not "progress records." Law enforcement officers' records are maintained separately from other pupil records. Behavioral records may be maintained for no longer than one year after the child graduates or otherwise ceases to be enrolled, unless the parent specifies in writing that the records may be maintained for a longer period of time. The school district informs parents when pupil records are no longer needed to provide special education. At the request of the child's parents, the school district destroys the information that is no longer needed.

"Directory data" includes the student's name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, photographs, degrees and awards received, and the name of the school most recently previously attended by the student.

"Pupil physical health records" include basic health information about a pupil, including the pupil's immunization records, an emergency medical card, a log of first aid and medicine administered to the pupil, an athletic permit card, a record concerning the pupil's ability to participate in an education program, any required lead screening records, the results of any routine screening test, such as for hearing, vision or scoliosis, and any follow-up to the test, and any other basic health information, as determined by the state superintendent. Any pupil record relating to a pupil's physical health that is not a pupil physical health record is treated as a patient health care record under sections 146.81 to 146.84, Wisconsin Statutes. Any pupil record concerning HIV testing is treated as provided under section 252.15, Wisconsin Statutes.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and section 118.125, Wisconsin Statutes, afford parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") the following rights with respect to education records:

The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of receipt of the request. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal [or appropriate school official] a written request that identifies the records(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. The school district will comply with the request without unnecessary delay and before any meeting about an individualized education program, or any due process hearing, and in no case more than 45 days after the request has been made. If any record includes information on more than one child, the parents of those children have the right to inspect and review only the information about their child or to be informed of that specific information. Upon request, the school district will give a parent or eligible student a copy of the progress records and a copy of the behavioral records. Upon request, the school district will give the parent or eligible student a list of the types and locations of education records collected, maintained, or used by the district for special education. The school district will respond to reasonable requests for explanations and interpretations of the records. A representative of the parent may inspect and review the records.

The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask The School District of Janesville to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the district decides not to amend the record, the district will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and the right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information in the student's education records, except to the extent that federal and state law authorize disclosure without consent. The exceptions are stated in 34 CFR 99.31, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations; Sec. 9528, PL107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; and section 118.125(2)(a) to (m) and sub. (2m), Wisconsin Statutes. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosures to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the district has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the district discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. Also the district discloses "directory data" without consent, unless the parent notifies the district that it may not be released without prior parental consent.

The right to file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605.

DISTRITO ESCOLAR DE JANESVILLE

CONFIDENCIALIDAD DE INFORMACIÓN DE IDENTIFICACIÓN PERSONAL OBTENIDA MEDIANTE ACTIVIDADES DE

INTERVENCIÓN TEMPRANA O “CHILD FIND”

Distrito Escolar de Janesville requiere ubicar, identificar, y evaluar a todos los menores con discapacidades, incluyendo a menores con discapacidades que asisten a escuelas privadas en el distrito escolar, y menores sin hogar. El proceso de ubicar, identificar y evaluar a menores con discapacidades es conocido como intervención temprana o “child find”.  Esta agencia lleva a cabo las siguientes actividades de intervención temprana cada año. Este aviso informa a los padres de los registros que el distrito escolar creará y mantendrá como parte de sus actividades de intervención temprana. Este aviso también informa a los padres de sus derechos sobre cualquier registro creado.

El distrito escolar reúne información de identificación personal de cualquier menor que participa en las actividades de intervención temprana. Los padres, maestros, y otros profesionales proporcionan información a la escuela en relación al desempeño académico, conducta y salud del menor. Esta información es usada para determinar si el menor necesita servicios especiales de educación. La información de identificación personal directamente relacionada con el menor y mantenida por la escuela es un registro de alumno. Los registros de alumno incluyen datos mantenidos en cualquier medio incluyendo, entre otros, medios de almacenamiento informáticos, cintas de video y  audio, película, microfilm, y microficha. Los registros mantenidos para uso personal por un maestro y que no se encuentran disponibles para otros y los registros disponibles sólo para las personas involucradas en el tratamiento psicológico de un menor no son registros de alumno.

El distrito escolar mantiene diferentes clases de registros de alumno.

Los "Registros de Progreso" incluyen notas, clases que el menor ha tomado, el registro de asistencia del menor, registros de vacunaciones, registros obligatorios de detección de plomo, y registros de actividades extracurriculares de la escuela. Los registros de progreso deben ser mantenidos por lo menos cinco años después que el menor deje de matricularse.

Los "Registros de Conducta" incluyen registros como pruebas psicológicas, evaluaciones de personalidad, registros de conversaciones, declaraciones escritas relacionadas específicamente con la conducta del menor, pruebas relacionadas específicamente al logro o medición de la capacidad, registros de salud física aparte de registros de vacunación y detección de plomo, registros de agentes del orden público, y otros registros de estudiante que no sean “registros de progreso.” Los registros de agentes del orden público se mantienen separadamente de otros registros del alumno. Los registros de conducta pueden ser mantenidos por un lapso no mayor de un año después de la graduación del menor o después que el mismo deje de matricularse, a menos que el padre especifique por escrito que los registros pueden ser mantenidos por un periodo de tiempo mayor. El distrito escolar informa a los padres cuando los registros de alumno ya no son necesarios para proporcionar educación especial. A solicitud de los padres del menor, el distrito escolar destruye la información que ya no es necesaria.

Los "datos de directorio" incluyen el nombre del estudiante, dirección, teléfono listado, fecha y lugar de nacimiento, campo principal de estudios, participación en actividades y deportes oficialmente reconocidos, peso y altura de los miembros de los equipos atléticos, fechas de asistencia, fotografías, grados y premios recibidos, y el nombre de la escuela más reciente a la que haya asistido previamente el estudiante.

Los "registros de salud física del estudiante" incluyen información básica de salud sobre un alumno, incluyendo los registros de vacunación del alumno, una tarjeta de emergencia médica, un registro de primeros auxilios y medicina administrada al alumno, y una tarjeta de permiso atlético, un registro sobre la capacidad del alumno de participar en un programa de educación, cualquier registro obligatorio de detección de plomo, los resultados de cualquier prueba de detección de rutina, como una prueba de audición, visión o escoliosis, y cualquier seguimiento a dicha prueba, y cualquier otra información básica de salud, como sea determinado por el superintendente del estado. Cualquier registro del alumno relacionado con la salud física del mismo que no sea un registro de salud física del alumno es tratado como un registro de cuidado de salud del paciente según las secciones 146.81 a 146.84, de los Estatutos de Wisconsin. Cualquier registro del alumno sobre prueba de VIH es tratado como se proporciona en la sección 252.15, de los Estatutos de Wisconsin.

La Ley de Derechos Educativos de la Familia y la Confidencialidad (FERPA, por sus siglas en inglés), la Ley de Educación para Individuos con Discapacidades (IDEA), y la sección 118.125, de los Estatutos de Wisconsin, proporcionan a los padres y a los estudiantes mayores de 18 años ("estudiantes aptos") los siguientes derechos respecto a sus registros de educación:

El derecho a inspeccionar y revisar los registros de educación del estudiante dentro de los 45 días posteriores a la recepción de  la solicitud. Los padres o los estudiantes aptos deben enviar al director de la escuela [or appropriate school official] una solicitud escrita que identifique el(los) registro(s) que ellos desean inspeccionar. El director puede hacer arreglos para el acceso y notificar al padre o al estudiante apto sobre el momento y lugar donde los registros pueden ser inspeccionados. El distrito escolar cumplirá con la solicitud sin retrasos innecesarios y antes de cualquier reunión sobre un programa educativo individualizado, o cualquier proceso de audiencia pendiente, y de ninguna manera después de cumplirse los 45 días posteriores a la fecha de la solicitud. Si cualquier registro incluye información sobre más de un menor, los padres de dichos menores tienen derecho a inspeccionar y revisar sólo la información sobre su niño o a ser notificados sobre esa información específica. A solicitud, el distrito escolar entregará al padre o al estudiante apto una copia de los registros de progreso y una copia de los registros de conducta. A solicitud, el distrito escolar entregará al padre o al estudiante apto una lista de los tipos y la ubicación de los registros de educación recolectados, mantenidos, o usados por el distrito para educación especial. El distrito escolar responderá a las solicitudes razonables de explicaciones e interpretación de los registros. Un representante del padre puede inspeccionar y revisar los registros.

El derecho a solicitar la enmienda de los registros de educación que el padre o estudiante apto crea que son incorrectos o engañosos. Los padres o estudiantes aptos pueden pedir que el distrito escolar de School District of Janesville corrija un registro que según ellos es incorrecto o engañoso. Ellos deben escribir al director de la escuela, y claramente identificar la parte del registro que desean cambiar, y especificar por qué es incorrecta o engañosa. Si el distrito decide no corregir el registro, el distrito notificará al padre o al estudiante apto de la decisión y el derecho a una audiencia sobre la solicitud de enmienda. Información adicional sobre los procedimientos de audiencia será proporcionada al padre o al estudiante apto cuando se le notifique del derecho a una audiencia.

El derecho a consentir la divulgación de la información de identificación personal en los registros de educación del estudiante, salvo en la medida que las leyes federal y estatal autoricen la divulgación sin consentimiento. Las excepciones están indicadas en 34 CFR 99.31, reglamentos de la Ley de Derechos Educativos de la Familia y la Confidencialidad; Sec. 9528, PL107-110, Ley Que Ningún Niño Se Quede Atrás – o ”No Child Left Behind” del 2001;  y la sección 118.125(2)(a) a (m) y sub. (2m), de los Estatutos de Wisconsin. Una excepción que permite la divulgación sin consentimiento es la divulgación a los funcionarios de la escuela con intereses legítimamente educativos. Un funcionario de la escuela es una persona empleada por el distrito como un administrador, supervisor, instructor, o miembro de apoyo del equipo (incluyendo equipo médico o de salud y personal de la unidad de orden público); una persona miembro de la junta directiva de la escuela; una persona o compañía la cual ha sido contratada por el distrito para realizar una tarea especial (como por ejemplo un abogado, auditor, consultor médico, o terapeuta); o un padre o estudiante miembro de un comité oficial, como por ejemplo un comité disciplinario o de agravios, o que ayuda a otro funcionario de la escuela a desarrollar sus labores. Un funcionario de la escuela tiene un interés legitimamente educativo si éste necesita revisar un registro educativo para cumplir con su responsabilidad profesional. A solicitud, el distrito divulga los registros educativos sin consentimiento a los funcionarios de otro distrito escolar en el cual un estudiante busca o pretende matricularse. También, el distrito divulga "datos de directorio" sin consentimiento, a no ser que el padre notifique al distrito que estos no pueden ser divulgados sin previo permiso de los padres.

El derecho a presentar una queja con el Departamento de Educación de los E.U. sobre presuntas fallas del distrito en el cumplimiento de la Ley FERPA. El nombre y dirección de la Oficina que administra la Ley de Derechos Educativos de la Familia y la Confidencialidad  o FERPA es: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605.

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF JANESVILLE
ANNUAL NOTICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

REFERRAL AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES

Upon request, the School District of Janesville is required to evaluate a child for eligibility for special education services.  A request for evaluation is known as a referralWhen the district receives a referral, the district will appoint an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to determine if the child has a disability, and if the child needs special education services. The district locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private (including religious) schools, elementary schools and secondary schools located in the school district.

A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker, or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides.  Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child's parent that the referral will be made.

Others, including parents, who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides.

Referrals must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability.  A referral may be made by contacting Ms. Kimberli Peerenboom, Director of Pupil Services, School District of Janesville, at 608-743-5061, or by writing her at 527 S. Franklin Street, Janesville, WI, 53548.

DISTRITO ESCOLAR DE JANESVILLE
AVISO ANUAL DE RECOMENDACIÓN PARA EDUCACIÓN

ESPECIAL Y PROCEDIMIENTOS DE EVALUACIÓN

A solicitud, Distrito Escolar de Janesville está obligado a evaluar a un menor para determinar si éste requiere servicios de educación especial. Se conoce como recomendación a una solicitud de evaluación. Cuando el distrito recibe una recomendación, el distrito designará un equipo de Programa Individualizado de Educación (IEP, por sus siglas en inglés) para determinar si el menor tiene una discapacidad, y si el menor necesita servicios de educación especial. El distrito ubica, identifica, y evalúa a todos los menores con discapacidades que son matriculados por sus padres en escuelas privadas (incluyendo religiosas), escuelas primarias y escuelas secundarias localizadas en el distrito escolar.

Un médico, enfermera, psicólogo, trabajador social, o administrador de una institución social quien crea razonablemente que un menor que ha sido llevado al mismo para recibir servicios es un menor con discapacidad, tiene el deber legal de recomendar a este menor, incluso si es un menor sin hogar, al distrito escolar en el cual vive el menor. Antes de recomendar al menor, la persona que hace la recomendación debe informar a sus padres que se hará dicha recomendación.

Otros, incluyendo a los padres, quienes crean razonablemente que algún menor es un menor con discapacidad pueden también recomendar al menor, incluso si es un menor sin hogar, al distrito escolar en el cual vive el menor.

Las recomendaciones deben hacerse por escrito y deben incluir la razón por la cual la persona cree que el menor es un menor con discapacidad. La recomendación debe hacerse contactando a Kimberli Peerenboom, Director de Educación Especial, Distrito Escolar de Janesville, en el 608-743-5061, o escribiéndole a 527 S. Franklin Street, Janesville, WI, 53548

 

Request for School Transfer/Placement (Intra District Transfers) within the School District of Janesville Attendance Areas

 

Due to Move:

If you move within the School District of Janesville during the school year and wish to remain at your current school, please ask the school office for a Request to Remain in Current School Following Move to New Attendance Area Form (blue).  Complete the form and return it to the school office.

 

Due to Parent Choice:

If you wish to apply to have your student transferred/placed in another school within the district next school year (2019-2020), please ask the school office for a School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (yellow).  Completed forms will be accepted from December 1 through December 15, 2018 only.  Submit your Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (yellow) to your home school attendance area office.    Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/ Placement Within the School District will be notified of approval or disapproval by January 15, 2019.  Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District for incoming Kindergarten students will be notified of approval or non-approval after they have enrolled their child during the Kindergarten Enrollment period with the New Student Enrollment Office.  If you have questions, please contact the school office of your home school attendance area.

Open Enrollment or Public School Choice

If during the school year, you move outside the School District of Janesville and you wish to remain at your current school please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 608-743-5152 and request a tuition waiver form within two weeks of your move.  This will allow you to be eligible to attend your current school for the remainder of the current year tuition free.  To continue attending the School District of Janesville after the 2018-2019 school year, you will also need to complete an open enrollment application.  Application instructions are provided to the School District of Janesville by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and should be available by late January 2019.  This year applications will be accepted February 4 – April 30, 2019

 

If you have questions regarding Open Enrollment or Public School Choice, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 608-743-5152. 

 

Solicitud de transferencia/asignación de escuela dentro de las áreas de asistencia del Distrito Escolar de Janesville (transferencias dentro del distrito)

 

Debido a una mudanza:

Si se está mudando dentro del área del Distrito Escolar de Janesville durante el año escolar y desea permanecer en su escuela actual, por favor pida en la oficina de la escuela una Solicitud para Permancecer en la Escuela Actual Después de Mudarse a un Área de Asistencia Nueva (hoja azul). Llene la solicitud y entréguela en la oficina de la escuela.

 

Debido a la Opción de los Padres:

Si desea solicitar que su hijo sea transferido/asignado a otra escuela dentro del distrito el próximo año escolar (2019-2020), por favor pida en la oficina de la escuela una Solicitud de Transferencia/Asignación Dentro del Distrito Escolar (hoja amarilla). Los formularios serán aceptados del 1° al 15 de diciembre de 2019 solamente. Envíe su Solicitud de Transferencia/Asignación Dentro del Distrito Escolar (hoja amarilla) a la oficina de la escuela local del área de asistencia de su hogar. Los padres que llenen una Solicitud de Transferencia/Asignación Dentro del Distrito Escolar serán notificados de la aprobación o denegación antes del 15 de enero de 2019. Los padres que llenen una Solicitud de Transferencia/Asignación Dentro del Distrito Escolar para los estudiantes que entrarán al Kínder, serán notificados de la aprobación o denegación después de que hayan inscrito a su hijo durante el período de inscripción del Kínder en la Oficina de Inscripción de Nuevos Estudiantes. Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor comuníquese con la oficina de la escuela local de su área de asistencia.

 

Inscripción Abierta – Opción de Escuela Pública – Transferencias de Distrito a Distrito

Si durante el año escolar se muda fuera del Distrito Escolar de Janesville y desea permanecer en su escuela actual, por favor comuníquese con la especialista de inscripción abierta al 608-743-5152 y solicite una forma de exención del costo de instrucción, dos semanas antes de la mudanza. Esto le permitirá ser elegible para asistir a su escuela actual por el remanente del año en curso sin pagar el costo de instrucción. Si la mudanza ocurre antes de febrero, necesitará llenar una solicitud para inscripción abierta. Las instrucciones para la solicitud son proporcionadas al Distrito Escolar de Janesville por el Departamento de Instrucción Pública (DPI) y deberán estar disponibles para mediados de enero de 2019. Este año, las solicitudes serán aceptadas del 4 de febrero al 30 de abril de 2019

 

Si usted tiene preguntas relacionadas a la inscripción abierta o la opción de escuela pública, por favor comuníquese con la especialista de inscripción abierta al 608-743-5152.

 

Public School Open Enrollment Timelines

 

The State of Wisconsin has announced the application period for open enrollment (also known as public school choice) begins in February for the following school year.  Open Enrollment laws permit children to attend a public school in a school district other than the one in which they live. 

 

The open enrollment application period for the 2019-2020 school year is from February 4, 2019 – April 30, 2019.  Parents are encouraged to apply on-line at dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment.  Although on-line application is recommended, paper applications may be obtained from the Department of Public Instruction or any school district after February 4, 2019 and must be delivered (hand-delivery is recommended) to the nonresident school district during the application period. Paper applications to attend Janesville must be submitted to the Open Enrollment Specialist in the New Student Enrollment Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 30th (a postmark does not constitute timely submission).  Applications turned in prior to February 4th will be returned as not valid and must be resubmitted after February 4th but before April 30th at 4:00 p.m.

 

Enrollment in a requested school or program is subject to space and other limitations and is not guaranteed. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent. Habitual truancy may result in recommendation for the student to return to their home district.

 

Under School District of Janesville board policy, students who attended the district under open enrollment the previous year are not required to reapply for the following school year.

 

An application is required for each sibling in the family.  For example, if a family has one child in elementary school that has been approved for open enrollment and a new student entering kindergarten next year, the student entering kindergarten must apply for open enrollment in order to attend the School District of Janesville.

 

Parents will be informed in June whether their open enrollment applications have been approved or denied.  The student’s school or program placement will be provided in June.

 

If you have questions, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 608-743-5152.  

 

Fechas de Inscripción Abierta de las Escuelas Públicas

 

El estado de Wisconsin ha anunciado que el período de solicitud de inscripción abierta (también conocida como opción de escuela pública) comienza en febrero para el siguiente año escolar. Las leyes de inscripción abierta permiten que los niños asistan a una escuela pública en un distrito escolar distinto al que viven.

 

El período de solicitud de inscripción abierta para el año escolar 2019-2020 es del 4 de febrero de 2019 al 30 de abril de 2019. Se recomienda a los padres que se inscriban en línea en https://www2.dpi.state.wi.us/OpenEnrollApp. Aunque se recomienda la solicitud por internet, las solicitudes impresas pueden obtenerse en el Departamento de Instrucción Pública o en cualquier distrito escolar después del 14 de enero de 2019 y deben entregarse (se recomienda entregarlo en persona) al distrito escolar no residente durante el período de solicitud. Las solicitudes en papel para asistir a Janesville deben enviarse al Departamento de Servicios Administrativos a más tardar a las 4:00 p.m. del 30 de abril (un sello postal no constituye la presentación oportuna). Las solicitudes entregadas antes del 4 de febrero serán devueltas como no válidas y deberán volver a enviarse después del 4 de febrero, pero antes del 30 de abril.

 

La inscripción a una escuela o programa solicitado está sujeta al espacio y otras limitaciones y no está garantizada. El transporte es responsabilidad de los padres. El ausentismo habitual puede resultar en una recomendación para que el estudiante regrese a su distrito local.

 

Bajo la política del Consejo del Distrito Escolar de Janesville, los estudiantes que asistieron al distrito bajo la inscripción abierta el año anterior no están obligados a volver a llenar una solicitud para el siguiente año escolar.

 

Se requiere una solicitud para cada hermano de la familia. Por ejemplo, si una familia tiene un estudiante en la escuela primaria que ha sido aprobado para inscripción abierta y un estudiante nuevo que ingresará al kínder el próximo año, el alumno que ingresa al kindergarten debe solicitar la inscripción abierta para asistir al Distrito Escolar de Janesville.

 

Se les informará a los padres en junio si sus solicitudes de inscripción abierta han sido aprobadas o denegadas. La asignación de la escuela o programa del alumno se proporcionará en junio.

 

Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la especialista de inscripción abierta al 608-743-5152.

 

Kindergarten Enrollment

2019-2020 School Year

 

School District Residents

If you have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2019 and they are not currently enrolled in a School District of Janesville Pre-school for Janesville (P4J) or Early Childhood (EC) program it is time to enroll in the Janesville Public School District.  Enrollment will take place at the Educational Services Center located at 527 S. Franklin St. (administration building) in the New Student Enrollment office.  You may enroll anytime during the two week period. 

Weeks of December 3–7 and December 10-14

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    M/W/F both weeks

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Tuesday, December 4, 2018

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Thursday, December 13, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.    Thursday, December 6, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

 

If you cannot attend the enrollment period please come in as soon as possible to enroll after December 14, 2018.  Enrollment in the district is required for participation in orientation.  When you enroll, you will need your child’s birth certificate for proof of age, proof of residency (top portion of a utility bill, or current lease) to determine school assignment, immunization records and photo identification.  If you have questions on general enrollment, please contact the New Student Enrollment office at 743-5072 or 743-5153 during regular office hours, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

 

Requests for School Transfer/Placement within the School District (yellow forms) for incoming kindergarten students should be submitted through the enrollment process.  Forms are available at all schools, as well as at the Educational Services Center.  If you have questions regarding this process contact Deen Hartley at 743-5152.  The status of requests will be determined by January 15, 2019 if they are turned in by December 14th.  If you have a student currently attending a school under a School Transfer/Placement within the School District, it does not automatically qualify your kindergarten student for attendance at the same school; however, siblings are generally assigned to the same school.  In order for your kindergarten student to attend the same school as a sibling, you must submit a request during the Kindergarten Enrollment time frame. 

 

If you know of a child in your neighborhood or from community activities that would be entering kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year, please pass this enrollment information on

 

Non-District Residents

If you are a non-resident of the School District of Janesville and have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2019 and would like your child to attend the School District of Janesville you must also apply for OPEN ENROLLMENT.  The timeline for Open Enrollment is February 4 to April 30, 2019.  Currently open enrolled non-residents in a P4J or EC program do not need to re-apply. If you have questions regarding the Open Enrollment process, please contact Deen Hartley at 608-743-5152.

 

Inscripción al Kínder

Año Escolar 2019-2020

 

Residentes del Distrito Escolar

Si usted tiene un niño que va a cumplir 5 (cinco) años de edad antes, o el 1° de septiembre de 2019 y no está inscrito actualmente en un programa Preescolar de Janesville (P4J) o uno de Primera Infancia (EC) del Distrito Escolar de Janesville, es tiempo para inscribirlo en el Distrito de Escuelas Públicas de Janesville.  Las inscripciones serán en el Centro de Servicios Educativos, localizado en el 527 S. Franklin St. (edificio administrativo), en la Oficina de Inscripciones de Nuevos Estudiantes.  Usted puede inscribir en cualquier momento durante el periodo de dos semanas.

Semanas del 3 al 7 de diciembre y del 10 al 14 de diciembre

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.          Lunes, miércoles y viernes ambas semanas

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.          Martes 4 de diciembre de 2018

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.          Jueves 13 de diciembre de 2018

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.          Jueves 6 de diciembre de 2018

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.          Martes 11 de diciembre de 2018

 

Si usted no puede asistir a los periodos de inscripción, por favor venga lo más pronto posible para la inscripción después del 14 de diciembre de 2018.  Se requiere la inscripción en el distrito para participar en la orientación.  Cuando usted vaya a inscribir, necesitará el acta de nacimiento de su niño para acreditar la edad, comprobante de domicilio (la parte de arriba de una factura de servicio o recibo de la renta) para determinar la asignación de la escuela; los registros de vacunación y una identificación con foto de usted.  Si tiene preguntas acerca de la inscripción en general, por favor comuníquese a la Oficina de Inscripciones de Nuevos Estudiantes al 743-5072 o 743-5153 durante las horas regulares de oficina de 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   

 

Las Solicitudes para Transferencia/Colocación de Escuela dentro del Distrito Escolar (formas amarillas) para estudiantes que entran al Kínder, se deben entregar a través del proceso de inscripción.  Los formularios están disponibles en todas las escuelas, así como en el Centro de Servicios Educativos.  Si tiene preguntas acerca de este proceso, comuníquese con Deen Hartley al 743-5152.  El estado de la solicitud será determinado antes del 15 de enero de 2019 si se entrega antes del 14 de diciembre.  Si usted tiene a un estudiante que asiste actualmente a una escuela bajo la Transferencia/Colocación de Escuela dentro del Distrito Escolar; esto no califica automáticamente a su estudiante de Kínder para asistir a la misma escuela; no obstante, los hermanos son asignados generalmente a la misma escuela.  Para que su estudiante de Kínder asista a la misma escuela que un hermano, usted tiene que presentar una solicitud durante el periodo de Inscripciones al Kínder. 

 

Si usted conoce a un niño en su vecindario o por actividades de la comunidad que pudiera entrar al Kínder para el año escolar 2019-2020, por favor comparta esta información de las inscripciones.

Personas que no residen en el distrito

Si usted no es un residente del Distrito Escolar de Janesville y tiene un niño que va a cumplir 5 (cinco) años de edad antes, o el 1° de septiembre de 2019 y le gustaría que su niño asistiera al Distrito Escolar de Janesville, tiene que solicitar la INSCRIPCION ABIERTA.  El plazo para la Inscripción Abierta es del 4 de febrero al 30 de abril de 2019.  Los estudiantes que no son residentes inscritos actualmente en un programa EC o P4J, no necesitan llenar otra solicitud.  Si tiene preguntas acerca del proceso de Inscripción Abierta, por favor comuníquese con Deen Hartley al 608-743-5152.

 

CALENDAR INFORMATION

 

For a full calendar and school information please visit our website: http://www.janesville.k12.wi.us/fra

 

Season Three Sports

Girls’ Swim 6th – 8th Grade, Boy’s Basketball 8th Grade

December 10 – February 8, 2019

Trees for Tomorrow Parent Meeting

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria

Monday, December 3, 2018

Winter Orchestra Concert

6:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Monday, December 10, 2018

Winter Band Concert

6:00 p.m. in the gym

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Winter Choir Concerts

6th Grade at 6:00 p.m., 7th Grade at 7:00 p.m., 8th Grade at 8:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Trees for Tomorrow Kringle Pick Up

12:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Friday, December 14, 2018

Winter Break Begins (No School)

 

Monday, December 24, 2018

School Resumes

 

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Trees for Tomorrow Field Trip

 

Sunday, January 6 – Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Rec Night

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, January 11, 2019

PTSA Meeting

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in Room 105

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Scoopie Night Sponsored by Peer Mediation

4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Culver’s on W. Court St.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

End of 1st Semester

 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Middle & High School Only

No School – Teacher Work Day

Friday, January 18, 2019

MLK Day

No School

Monday, January 21, 2019

Student Council Sponsored Winter Dance

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Season Four Sports

Girl’s Basketball 8th Grade & Wrestling 6-8th Grade

February 11 – March 29, 2019

FMS Musical Parent Night

6:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Thursday, February 7, 2019

FMS Musical Performance

7:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Friday, February 8, 2019

FMS Musical Performance

7:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Rec Night

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, February 15, 2019

8th Grade Pep Band at Parker High School

7:15 p.m.

Friday, February 15, 2019

PTSA Meeting

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in Room 105

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

FMS Honor Band/Orchestra

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at JPAC

Thursday, February 2, 2019

 

Franklin Middle School...Keeping You Informed

Editor: Dr. Charles Urness  608-743-6005 or curness@janesville.k12.wi.us

Design & Layout: Mrs. Laurie Knutson 608-743-6006

For questions or concerns, please call Franklin Middle School at 608-743-6005

Franklin Phone Numbers

Main Office

743-6005

Attendance Office

743-6030

Asst. Prin. Office

743-6007

Student Services

743-6026

Athletic Office

743-6021

 

New Panel

Student Council is an activity group that is elected by the student body. Student Council meets once a month. Student Council is in charge of raising money for groups such as ECHO, Humane Society, Bags of Hope, Breast and Pancreatic Cancer and One Million Meals. They are also in charge of student activities including dances, spirit weeks and the school store.

This year’s Student Council members are:

Cayden Andrews, Jessenya Arambula-Etchell, Cole Bethel, Alexis Biba, Ashley Bloedow, Jaydon Bosson, Jacob Brame, Matthew Breneman, Nick Carlon, Bailey Carlson, Isabella Cassioppi, Myisha Clemons, Allie Craker, Nykaya Cramer, Jacob Davidson, Cash Davis, Alan DeZeeuw, Leah Diece, Valerie Dorsey, Mikayla Eells, Julia Emann, Trinity Filzen, Joy Forster-White, Marley Galvan, Ainsley Gray, Zoey Gross, Cecilia Hanson, Holden Higgins, Alexa Jensen, Ashlyn Jordan, Rylee Jordan, Amya King, Ryan Loertscher, Addison Miller, Trinity Miller, Katelynn Mills, Tasi Moronez, Rylan Pagel, Ava Pennycook, Ryan Peterson, Chloe Purdy-Hilts, Deezle Richards, Addison Riley-Lein, Norma Romero-Villar,  Emily Sachs, Kiera Sailing, Rhilyn Sanftleben, Samantha Schumacher, Mariah Silbaugh, Charlotte Simmons, Zaree Simmons, Alaysha Sok, Catherine Stark, Morgan Storey, Jameson Stuckey, Mia Vittone, Trinity Watrous, Isabel Waugh, Angel Wentworth, Kenya Williams, Kenneth Zavala Ortiz, Karlie Zimmermann

This year’s Student Council Officers are:

President: Rylee Jordan

Vice President: Kenneth Zavala

Secretary: Cash Davis

Treasurer: Deezle Richards

Title I Schoolwide Programs Informational Brochure

WHAT IS TITLE I?

Title I is a federal program under the elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that provides funds to school districts and schools with high numbers or high percentages of students from low-income families.

Its overall purpose is to ensure that all students have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, the level of “proficiency” on challenging state academic achievement standards and assessments.

 QUALIFING FACTORS

A school qualifies for Title I funds based on the low-income rate of the school area. All schools qualifying for title I in the School District of Janesville have School Wide Title I Programs serving all students in a school through enhancement to the overall educational program of the school. The Title I Schoolwide Program may also include extra support to individual students or small groups of students based on academic need, regardless of family income.

HOW ARE SERVICES PROVIDED?

Schoolwide Title I schools annually complete a needs assessment to identify the school’s strengths and areas for improvement in student achievement, develop strategies and actions steps to address how the goals identified will be achieved, and evaluates and updates the plan as needed.

Through this planning process, Title I funded supports will be identified. These services may be provided in a variety of ways including small group or co-teaching within the classroom, small group pullout or one-on-one instruction. Groups are flexible with students entering and exiting based on their needs.

HOW MUCH AND WHAT SUPPORT IS OFFERED?

The amount of support provided by Title I varies for each school and for each grade level. It is based on student needs including those identified in the Schoolwide Plan, schedules, and the amount of resources allocated to each building. Title I literacy and math instruction is designed to target skills needing improvement whether at the individual, small group, classroom, grade-level, or school-wide level. Literacy work may target foundational reading skills such as phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, analysis, and fluency as well as language, speaking, and writing skills. Math work may target number sense, computation, fluency, problem solving, and application. The goal of Title I is always for students to become successful independent learners.

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

Title I Programs include a parent and family engagement component in order to provide students with supports at home as well as at school to help them achieve at high levels. Parent and family engagement can take many forms and can include home visits, goal-setting conferences, parent and family education events, and more. Be on the lookout for opportunities promoted throughout the year in school newsletters, emails, flyers, etc.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/parents/

https//www.edutopia.org/article/back-to-school-resources-parents

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/school-help-middle.html

http://www.thelearningcommunity.us/tweens-and-teens/parent-school-involvement.aspx

PARENT RIGHTS

As a parent or guardian of a student attending a Title I school, you have a right to the following:

1) To be informed of the Title I Schoolwide Program at your student’s school.

2) To obtain a copy of the District Title I Schoolwide Plan for the school your student attends.

3) To have an opportunity to provide input into the annual needs assessment, development, and evaluation of the Schoolwide Plan.

4) To have an opportunity to participate in activities that equip you to support your student’s academic growth and achievement, including a minimum of one parent-teacher conference per academic year.

5) To participate, as appropriate, in decisions related to the education of your student.

6) To receive regular reports on your student’s progress (report cards and progress reports).

7) Reasonable access to and meaningful communication with school staff.

PARENTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

· Plan  a consistent study time for your student. Limit TV viewing.

· Attend parent conferences and other school activities.

· Remind your student to do homework on time, reward good behavior, and read with your student.

· Express confidence in your student’s abilities and encourage your student’s efforts.

· Nurture a love of books. Use the library and keep plenty of reading materials in the home.

· Take time to talk and listen to your student.

· Show your love for your student.

FURTHER QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please contact your student’s teacher, the Title I teacher, building principal, or the Title I Coordinator or Program Support Teacher for the School District of Janesville.

School District of Janesville

527 S. Franklin St.

608-743-5054 Title I coordinator

608-743-5036 Title I Program Support Teacher

 

Folleto Informativo de los Programas de Título I en la Escuela

¿QUÉ ES EL TÍTULO 1?

El Título I es un programa federal bajo la Ley de Educación Primaria y Secundaria (ESEA) que proporciona fondos a los distritos escolares y las escuelas con un alto número o un alto porcentaje de estudiantes de familias de bajos ingresos.

Su objetivo general es garantizar que todos los estudiantes tengan una oportunidad justa, igualitaria y significativa de obtener una educación de alta calidad y alcanzar, como mínimo, el nivel de "proficiente" en los estándares y evaluaciones estatales desafiantes de adquisición académica.

FACTORES DE CALIFICACIÓN

Una escuela califica para fondos de Título I en base a la tasa de bajos ingresos del área escolar. Todas las escuelas que califican para el Título I en el Distrito Escolar de Janesville, tienen Programas de Titulo I en toda la escuela para servir a todos los estudiantes de una escuela, a través del mejoramiento del programa educativo general de la escuela. El Programa de Título I para toda la escuela también puede incluir apoyo adicional para estudiantes en particular o grupos pequeños de estudiantes, según la necesidad académica, independientemente de los ingresos familiares.

¿CÓMO SE PROVEEN LOS SERVICIOS?

Las escuelas de Título I completan anualmente una evaluación de necesidades para identificar las fortalezas y áreas para mejorar el rendimiento estudiantil de la escuela, desarrollar estrategias y pasos a seguir para abordar cómo se lograrán las metas identificadas, y evaluar y actualizar el plan según sea necesario.

A través de este proceso de planificación, se identificarán los apoyos financiados por el Título I. Estos servicios se pueden proporcionar de varias maneras, incluyendo la co-enseñanza o grupo pequeño o la instrucción en grupo pequeño o individual dentro y fuera del salón. Los grupos son flexibles con los estudiantes que ingresan y salen, según sus necesidades.

¿QUÉ CANTIDAD Y QUÉ TIPO DE APOYO SE OFRECE?

La cantidad de apoyo provisto por el Título I varía para cada escuela y para cada nivel de grado. Se basa en las necesidades de los estudiantes (incluidas las identificadas en el plan de la escuela), los cronogramas y la cantidad de recursos asignados a cada escuela. La instrucción de lectoescritura y matemáticas de Título I está diseñada para enfocarse en las habilidades que se necesitan mejorar, ya sea a nivel individual, de grupo pequeño, salón, grado o nivel de la escuela. El trabajo de alfabetización puede tener como objetivo las habilidades fundamentales de lectura, como fonética, vocabulario, comprensión, análisis y fluidez, así como las habilidades del lenguaje, habla y escritura. El trabajo de matemáticas puede tener como objetivo el sentido numérico, cálculos, fluidez, solución de problemas y aplicación. La meta del Título I siempre es que los estudiantes se conviertan en estudiantes independientes exitosos.

PARTICIPACIÓN DE LA FAMILIA

Los Programas de Título I incluyen un componente de participación de padres y familias, con el fin de proporcionar a los estudiantes apoyos en el hogar y en la escuela para ayudarlos a alcanzar altos niveles. La participación de los padres y la familia puede tomar muchas formas y puede incluir visitas a domicilio, conferencias para establecer metas, eventos educativos para padres y familias, y más. Esté atento a las oportunidades promovidas durante todo el año en boletines escolares, correos electrónicos, volantes, etc.

RECURSOS ADICIONALES

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/parents/

https://www.edutopia.org/article/back-to-school-resources-parents

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/school-help-middle.html

http://www.thelearningcommunity.us/tweens-and-teens/parent-school-involvement.aspx

DERECHOS DE LOS PADRES

Como padre o tutor de un estudiante que asiste a una escuela de Título I, usted tiene derecho a lo siguiente:

1)    Ser informado sobre el Programa de Título I de la escuela de su hijo.

2)    Obtener una copia de la Política de Participación de Padres y Familias del Título I del Distrito y una copia del Plan de Título I de la escuela a la que asiste su hijo.

3)    Tener la oportunidad de contribuir en la evaluación de las necesidades anuales, el desarrollo y la evaluación del Plan de toda la escuela.

4)    Tener la oportunidad de participar en actividades que lo equipen para apoyar el crecimiento y el logro académico de su estudiante, incluyendo una conferencia  de padres y maestros como mínimo por año académico.

5)    Participar, según corresponda, en las decisiones relacionadas con la educación de su estudiante.

6)    Recibir informes regulares sobre el progreso de su estudiante (boletas de calificaciones y reportes del progreso).

7)    Acceso razonable y comunicación significativa con el personal de la escuela.

LOS PADRES HACEN LA DIFERENCIA

· Planee un horario consistente de estudio para su estudiante. Limite el tiempo para ver la televisión.

· Asista a las conferencias de padres y a las otras actividades escolares.

· Recuérdele a su niño que haga la tarea a tiempo; premie el buen comportamiento y lea con su estudiante.

· Exprese confianza en las habilidades de su estudiante y anime sus esfuerzos.

· Nutra el amor por los libros.  Use la biblioteca y tenga suficientes materiales de lectura en casa.

· Dese el tiempo para hablar y escuchar a su estudiante.

· Muestre amor por su estudiante.

¿MÁS PREGUNTAS?

Si usted tiene cualquier pregunta, por favor comuníquese con el maestro de su  estudiante, el maestro de Título I, el director de la escuela, el coordinador o maestro asesor del programa de Título I del Distrito Escolar de Janesville.

 

Distrito Escolar de Janesville

527 S. Franklin St

 

608-743-5054 Coordinadora de Título I

608-743-5036 Maestro Asesor del Programa de Título I

 

Schoolwide Title I Program Notice

 

As a school with a low-income rate of 59.9%, Franklin Middle School receives federal Title I funds to support the learning of all students through a Schoolwide Title I Program. Schoolwide programs serve all children in a school. All staff, resources, and classes are part of the overall schoolwide program. The purpose is to ensure all students, including those most in need, are positioned to the state's challenging academic standards. Schoolwide Title I schools annually complete a needs assessment to identify the school’s strengths and areas for improvement in student achievement, develop strategies and action steps to address how the goals identified will be achieved, and evaluates and updates the plan as needed.

 

Schoolwide Title I schools are required to engage parents and families in the Title I planning and evaluation process as well as provide opportunities for parents and families to engage in supporting their child’s education. Copies of the Schoolwide Title I Plan and the Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy are available upon request. Please contact the school secretary at (608-743-6000) or (lknutson@janesville.k12.wi.us) to request a copy.

 

Aviso del Programa de Título I de la Escuela

 

Como una escuela con un índice de bajos ingresos del 59.9%, la escuela Franklin Middle School recibe fondos federales de Título I para apoyar el aprendizaje de todos los estudiantes a través de un Programa de Título I en toda la escuela. Los programas en toda la escuela sirven a todos los niños de una escuela. Todo el personal, los recursos y las clases son parte del programa general de la escuela. El objetivo es garantizar que todos los estudiantes, incluidos los más necesitados, estén en condiciones de cumplir con los estándares académicos desafiantes del estado. Las escuelas de Título I completan anualmente una evaluación de necesidades para identificar las fortalezas y áreas para mejorar el rendimiento estudiantil en la escuela, desarrollar estrategias y pasos a seguir para abordar cómo se alcanzarán las metas identificadas, y evaluar y actualizar el plan según sea necesario.

 

Las escuelas de Título I deben involucrar a los padres y las familias en el proceso de planificación y evaluación del Título I, así como proveer oportunidades para que los padres y las familias participen apoyando la educación de sus hijos. Están disponibles a solicitud, copias del Plan de Título I de la Escuela y copias de la Política de Participación de Padres y Familias del Título I. Por favor comuníquese con la secretaria de la escuela al (608-743-6000) o a (lknutson@janesville.k12.wi.us) para solicitar una copia.

 

It's starting to get cold outside!

 

During this time of year, please have your child bring a winter jacket, gloves, and a hat for outside recess each school day. Our goal is to get kids outside as much as possible as it is good for them to exercise and breathe fresh air. Students will go outside for lunch recess unless it is raining or the temperature, with or without windchill, dips below 10 degrees F.

 

FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETIC CALENDAR!

 

The Franklin Middle School athletic calendars are on our website. If you go to the Franklin Middle School Homepage, click on Athletics and then continue, you will then be able to access the athletic calendar that is needed. If there is a change to the schedule it is automatically updated on this calendar.

 

WINTER CONCERT DATES AND TIMES

 

ORCHESTRA CONCERT - Monday, December 10, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium

BAND CONCERT - Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. in the gymnasium

CHOIR CONCERTS - Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 6th grade 6:00 p.m., 7th grade 7:00 p.m., 8th grade 8:00 p.m. All choir concerts will be held in the auditorium

 

MOVING???

 

If you will be moving from your current home address, please contact the Franklin Middle school office at 608-743-6000 as soon as possible to determine what paperwork you will need to fill out for your child to continue attending his/her current school.  Please note: if you are moving to an address outside the School District of Janesville in most cases your child is eligible to continue attending the School District of Janesville as long as you complete the appropriate paperwork within the required timeline.

 

If you have any questions about school placement for a particular address, please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 608-743-5152.  The New Student Enrollment Office is open year round.

 

If you are the parent of an elementary student and will be moving over the summer months when the elementary schools are closed, please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 608-743-5152 or the New Student Enrollment Office at 608-743-5072 or 608-743-5153 to complete the appropriate paperwork.

 

¿SE VA A MUDAR?

 

Si piensa cambiarse de su dirección actual, por favor comuníquese con la oficina de la escuela Franklin Middle School al 608-743-6000 lo más pronto posible para determinar que papeleo tendrá que llenar para que su hijo(a) siga asistiendo a su escuela actual.  Por favor note: si está mudándose a una dirección fuera del Distrito Escolar de Janesville, en la mayoría de los casos su hijo(a) es elegible para continuar asistiendo al Distrito Escolar de Janesville, siempre y cuando usted complete el papeleo apropiado dentro del tiempo requerido.

 

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre la asignación de escuela para una dirección en particular, por favor comuníquese con la especialista de inscripción abierta, Deen Hartley al 608-743-5152. La Oficina de Inscripciones de Nuevos Estudiantes está abierta todo el año.

 

Si es el padre/madre de un estudiante de primaria y se cambiará durante los meses de verano cuando las escuelas primarias están cerradas, por favor comuníquese con la especialista de inscripción abierta, Deen Hartley al 608-743-5152 o a la Oficina de Inscripciones de Nuevos Estudiantes al 608-743-5072 o 608-743-5153 para llenar los formularios apropiados.

 

SAVE THE DATES:

Franklin Scoopie Nights

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

 

We are always looking for extra volunteers to help with Scoopie Nights.  If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Laurie Knutson at 608-743-6006 for information about a 30 minute shift.  All students must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Franklin’s Holiday Giving Tree

The Franklin Middle School  Holiday Giving Tree is set-up in the main office.  A number of students have already been selected by our caring staff “Santas.”  If you would like to choose a star from the Giving Tree, please contact the main office at 608-743-6005 (student name's are kept confidential).  By selecting a star from the Giving Tree you would donate $20.00 for that student to receive a Franklin Middle School sweatshirt with their name printed on the back. The deadline for donations is Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM FRANKLIN PTSA!

               

The Franklin PTSA would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to all of you who have helped with PTSA activities so far this year.

 

Thank you to everyone who helped with staff conference meal by donating food and time to help set up and clean up.

 

We have had 2 Rec Night where the concession stand was manned by Franklin staff and parent volunteers. Our next Rec Night will be January 11, 2019.

 

The next Scoopie Night is scheduled for Tuesday, January 16, 2019 from 4-8 p.m.

 

Spiritwear is always a great way to show your school spirit and support your PTSA. Thank you to all who have purchased items!


PTSA will NOT hold a meeting in December. The next scheduled

meeting will be Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 105.

 

It is never too late to sign up!

Dues are $10.00. Forms can be sent home with your child by request, or you may pick up a form in the main office. 

 

We will also need new board members next year!  In order to keep our PTSA going at Franklin please consider attending the meetings this year to plan for next year!

 

Franklin PTSA has a Facebook page...follow us on Facebook for comments and announcements.

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all of our families at Franklin Middle School!

 

Board Officers

Amanda Giron - President

April Brown- Co-Vice President

Jessica Meglic - Co-Vice President

Kathy Murray - Secretary

Amy Pennycook - Treasurer

 

World Language

Very soon all students at Franklin will be selecting courses for the 2018-2019 school year. There are so many excellent courses to choose from in the School District of Janesville, including World Language courses.

 

All students registering in 7th, 8th, and 9th grade for the 2019-2020 school year should consider registering for either Spanish, French or Chinese, for several different reasons.  First, some colleges and universities (including the Wisconsin system) require a certain level of world language to satisfy college pre-entrance or graduation requirements.  Taking world language at the middle/high school level can allow students to begin to satisfy some or all of those requirements.  In addition, some colleges and universities offer retro-active credits to students who have studied a world language in middle/high school.  Also, many students will be working in a career someday where a second language could be an asset.  Finally, knowing a second language allows a person to be able to communicate with so many more people at home or during travel.

 

To learn more about the World Language department at Franklin Middle School, you are invited to contact:

Mrs. Buckman (Spanish ) at 608-743-6130 or

Mrs. Thompson (Spanish) at 608-743-6029

Ms. Mattison (French) 608-743-6131

Mrs. Khan (Chinese) 608-743-6131

Mrs. Gao (Chinese) 608-743-6131

 

Gifted Education Advocates

Dedicated to the exceptional children in our school.

               

Mrs. Murray (6th Grade) 

In addition to being Academic Learning Coach/Reading Specialist, Mrs. Murray’s special interest for this year is Differentiated Instruction and Blended Learning. (608-743-6090)

 

Mrs. Malterer (7th Grade)

In addition to her 7th grade classroom, Mrs. Malterer’s special interest for this year is Blended Learning.  (608-743-6073)

 

 

Mrs. Mauel (8th Grade) 

In addition to her 8th grade classroom, Mrs. Mauel’s special interest for this year is the Math Counts Club.  (608-743-6054)

 

At the middle school level, a teacher has accepted the responsibility, at each grade level, to act as a resource to their colleagues, capable students and their families. The advantage is that these individuals are in your school all day, every day.  This model will assist more students on a regular basis. Enrichment activities are being introduced to more students, teachers are sharing more strategies, and more high-level instruction is happening. Contact the Gifted Education Advocate for your child’s grade level with any questions or concerns.  General program questions may be referred to Amy Sheridan, Coordinator of Gifted Education, District Assessment and Art Curriculum at 608-743-5035.

 

WEATHER - INCLEMENT WEATHER/SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION

               

 Decisions about whether to cancel school are made in coordination with both the Janesville Transit System and the Van Galder Bus Company as well as the passage of city streets, safety of rural students and information from the county highway department and city street department.  The final decision to delay or close rests with the Superintendent.  If school is not cancelled and families do not feel it is safe for their child to come to school, then they should keep their children home.  Families should remember to call in the absence to the school.

The Superintendent will continue to have the option of delaying the start of school by an hour.  If this occurs, the School District will continue to have special education, early childhood, and kindergarten classes.  Elementary School class will begin at 9:20 a.m. and middle and high school classes will begin at 9:00 a.m.  Universal Free Breakfast will be served on delayed start days.

 

Infinite Campus will serve as our primary means of notification. We urge you to supply your student's school with your contact information and updates as changes occur.  WCLO and additional radio and TV stations will be contacted regarding school closings or delays.  Closing and delay information will be posted no later than 6:00 a.m.  In order to keep district lines open for general operations we suggest parents not call the district for closing information.

 

Our schools do not close early in an attempt to avoid incoming snow or ice storms.  This decision is to protect children who may get home before their families and have no access or supervision at home.  There also will be no athletic contests and no practices on days school is called off for weather reasons.  The gyms will also be closed.

 

On days when school is in session but weather has progressively gotten worse, cancellations for after school or evening athletics or extracurricular activities will be announced by 2:00 p.m. on WCLO radio that day.  Infinite Campus will serve as our primary means of notification.

 

WEATHER - SEVERE WEATHER/TORNADO

               

Every precaution has been taken to protect students and staff members during periods of severe weather.  Students and staff are made aware of predetermined areas of shelter to which they move during severe weather warnings.  During times of weather warnings, students will be kept in their shelter areas beyond normal dismissal times and staff will remain with them.  For safety reasons students will not be released until either the National Weather Service or local police or fire officials issue an “all clear” signal.  Children will not be released to families during the time of a weather warning.  Infinite Campus will serve as our primary means of notification to let parents know when students will be released.

 

NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND

 

October 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

Under the “No Child Left Behind Act of 2001” federal law schools receiving federal Title I funds are required to notify parents of their right to ask for and receive information on the qualifications of their child’s teacher(s).  Specifically, you have the right to request the following:

 

o    Whether your child’s teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which he or she teaches. 

o    Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.

o    The baccalaureate degree major of your child’s teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher.

o    Whether your child is provided services by instructional aides and, if so, their qualifications.

 

All teachers in the School District of Janesville have a bachelor’s degree and a large percentage have advanced degrees.  In addition, all instructional aides meet current school district qualification.  You can check on the state certification of your child’s teacher by accessing the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website at https://elo.wieducatorlicensing.org/datamart/publicSearchMenu.do or by contacting us at 608-743-6005. 

Sincerely,

Dr. Charles Urness

Principal

  

For more information on teacher qualifications or the reporting requirement for teachers and instructional aides under the No Child Left Behind legislation, contact:

 

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Teacher Education, Professional Development and Licensing (608) 266-0986

 

School District of Janesville
CONFIDENTIALITY OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH CHILD FIND ACTIVITIES

 

The School District of Janesville is required to locate, identify, and evaluate all children, with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools in the school district, and homeless children.  The process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities is known as child find.  This agency conducts the following child find activities each year in the form of Early Childhood and Speech and Language Developmental Screenings. This notice informs parents of the records the school district will develop and maintain as part of its child find activities.  This notice also informs parents of their rights regarding any records developed.

 

The school district gathers personally identifiable information on any child who participates in child find activities.  Parents, teachers, and other professionals provide information to the school related to the child’s academic performance, behavior, and health.  This information is used to determine whether the child needs special education services.  Personally identifiable information directly related to a child and maintained by the school is a pupil record. Pupil records include records maintained in any way including, but not limited to, computer storage media, video and audiotape, film, microfilm, and microfiche. Records maintained for personal use by a teacher and not available to others and records available only to persons involved in the psychological treatment of a child are not pupil records.

               

The school district maintains several classes of pupil records.

o "Progress records" include grades, courses the child has taken, the child's attendance record, immunization records, required lead screening records, and records of school extra-curricular activities. Progress records must be maintained for at least five years after the child ceases to be enrolled.

o "Behavioral records" include such records as psychological tests, personality evaluations, records of conversations, written statements relating specifically to the pupil's behavior, tests relating specifically to achievement or measurement of ability, physical health records other than immunization and lead screening records, law enforcement officers' records, and other pupil records that are not "progress records." Law enforcement officers' records are maintained separately from other pupil records. Behavioral records may be maintained for no longer than one year after the child graduates or otherwise ceases to be enrolled, unless the parent specifies in writing that the records may be maintained for a longer period of time. The school district informs parents when pupil records are no longer needed to provide special education. At the request of the child's parents, the school district destroys the information that is no longer needed.

o "Directory data" includes the student's name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, photographs, degrees and awards received, and the name of the school most recently previously attended by the student.

o "Pupil physical health records" include basic health information about a pupil, including the pupil's immunization records, an emergency medical card, a log of first aid and medicine administered to the pupil, an athletic permit card, a record concerning the pupil's ability to participate in an education program, any required lead screening records, the results of any routine screening test, such as for hearing, vision or scoliosis, and any follow-up to the test, and any other basic health information, as determined by the state superintendent. Any pupil record relating to a pupil's physical health that is not a pupil physical health record is treated as a patient health care record under sections 146.81 to 146.84, Wisconsin Statutes. Any pupil record concerning HIV testing is treated as provided under section 252.15, Wisconsin Statutes.

o The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and section 118.125, Wisconsin Statutes, afford parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") the following rights with respect to education records:

o The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of receipt of the request. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal [or appropriate school official] a written request that identifies the records(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. The school district will comply with the request without unnecessary delay and before any meeting about an individualized education program, or any due process hearing, and in no case more than 45 days after the request has been made. If any record includes information on more than one child, the parents of those children have the right to inspect and review only the information about their child or to be informed of that specific information. Upon request, the school district will give a parent or eligible student a copy of the progress records and a copy of the behavioral records. Upon request, the school district will give the parent or eligible student a list of the types and locations of education records collected, maintained, or used by the district for special education. The school district will respond to reasonable requests for explanations and interpretations of the records. A representative of the parent may inspect and review the records.

o The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask The School District of Janesville to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the district decides not to amend the record, the district will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and the right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

o The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information in the student's education records, except to the extent that federal and state law authorize disclosure without consent. The exceptions are stated in 34 CFR 99.31, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations; Sec. 9528, PL107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; and section 118.125(2)(a) to (m) and sub. (2m), Wisconsin Statutes. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosures to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the district has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the district discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. Also the district discloses "directory data" without consent, unless the parent notifies the district that it may not be released without prior parental consent.

       

The right to file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605.

 

DISTRITO ESCOLAR DE JANESVILLE

CONFIDENCIALIDAD DE INFORMACIÓN DE IDENTIFICACIÓN PERSONAL OBTENIDA MEDIANTE ACTIVIDADES DE

INTERVENCIÓN TEMPRANA O “CHILD FIND”

 

Distrito Escolar de Janesville requiere ubicar, identificar, y evaluar a todos los menores con discapacidades, incluyendo a menores con discapacidades que asisten a escuelas privadas en el distrito escolar, y menores sin hogar. El proceso de ubicar, identificar y evaluar a menores con discapacidades es conocido como intervención temprana o “child find”.  Esta agencia lleva a cabo las siguientes actividades de intervención temprana cada año. Este aviso informa a los padres de los registros que el distrito escolar creará y mantendrá como parte de sus actividades de intervención temprana. Este aviso también informa a los padres de sus derechos sobre cualquier registro creado.

 

El distrito escolar reúne información de identificación personal de cualquier menor que participa en las actividades de intervención temprana. Los padres, maestros, y otros profesionales proporcionan información a la escuela en relación al desempeño académico, conducta y salud del menor. Esta información es usada para determinar si el menor necesita servicios especiales de educación. La información de identificación personal directamente relacionada con el menor y mantenida por la escuela es un registro de alumno. Los registros de alumno incluyen datos mantenidos en cualquier medio incluyendo, entre otros, medios de almacenamiento informáticos, cintas de video y  audio, película, microfilm, y microficha. Los registros mantenidos para uso personal por un maestro y que no se encuentran disponibles para otros y los registros disponibles sólo para las personas involucradas en el tratamiento psicológico de un menor no son registros de alumno.

 

El distrito escolar mantiene diferentes clases de registros de alumno.

o Los "Registros de Progreso" incluyen notas, clases que el menor ha tomado, el registro de asistencia del menor, registros de vacunaciones, registros obligatorios de detección de plomo, y registros de actividades extracurriculares de la escuela. Los registros de progreso deben ser mantenidos por lo menos cinco años después que el menor deje de matricularse.

o Los "Registros de Conducta" incluyen registros como pruebas psicológicas, evaluaciones de personalidad, registros de conversaciones, declaraciones escritas relacionadas específicamente con la conducta del menor, pruebas relacionadas específicamente al logro o medición de la capacidad, registros de salud física aparte de registros de vacunación y detección de plomo, registros de agentes del orden público, y otros registros de estudiante que no sean “registros de progreso.” Los registros de agentes del orden público se mantienen separadamente de otros registros del alumno. Los registros de conducta pueden ser mantenidos por un lapso no mayor de un año después de la graduación del menor o después que el mismo deje de matricularse, a menos que el padre especifique por escrito que los registros pueden ser mantenidos por un periodo de tiempo mayor. El distrito escolar informa a los padres cuando los registros de alumno ya no son necesarios para proporcionar educación especial. A solicitud de los padres del menor, el distrito escolar destruye la información que ya no es necesaria.

o Los "datos de directorio" incluyen el nombre del estudiante, dirección, teléfono listado, fecha y lugar de nacimiento, campo principal de estudios, participación en actividades y deportes oficialmente reconocidos, peso y altura de los miembros de los equipos atléticos, fechas de asistencia, fotografías, grados y premios recibidos, y el nombre de la escuela más reciente a la que haya asistido previamente el estudiante.

o Los "registros de salud física del estudiante" incluyen información básica de salud sobre un alumno, incluyendo los registros de vacunación del alumno, una tarjeta de emergencia médica, un registro de primeros auxilios y medicina administrada al alumno, y una tarjeta de permiso atlético, un registro sobre la capacidad del alumno de participar en un programa de educación, cualquier registro obligatorio de detección de plomo, los resultados de cualquier prueba de detección de rutina, como una prueba de audición, visión o escoliosis, y cualquier seguimiento a dicha prueba, y cualquier otra información básica de salud, como sea determinado por el superintendente del estado. Cualquier registro del alumno relacionado con la salud física del mismo que no sea un registro de salud física del alumno es tratado como un registro de cuidado de salud del paciente según las secciones 146.81 a 146.84, de los Estatutos de Wisconsin. Cualquier registro del alumno sobre prueba de VIH es tratado como se proporciona en la sección 252.15, de los Estatutos de Wisconsin.

 

o La Ley de Derechos Educativos de la Familia y la Confidencialidad (FERPA, por sus siglas en inglés), la Ley de Educación para Individuos con Discapacidades (IDEA), y la sección 118.125, de los Estatutos de Wisconsin, proporcionan a los padres y a los estudiantes mayores de 18 años ("estudiantes aptos") los siguientes derechos respecto a sus registros de educación:

o El derecho a inspeccionar y revisar los registros de educación del estudiante dentro de los 45 días posteriores a la recepción de  la solicitud. Los padres o los estudiantes aptos deben enviar al director de la escuela [or appropriate school official] una solicitud escrita que identifique el(los) registro(s) que ellos desean inspeccionar. El director puede hacer arreglos para el acceso y notificar al padre o al estudiante apto sobre el momento y lugar donde los registros pueden ser inspeccionados. El distrito escolar cumplirá con la solicitud sin retrasos innecesarios y antes de cualquier reunión sobre un programa educativo individualizado, o cualquier proceso de audiencia pendiente, y de ninguna manera después de cumplirse los 45 días posteriores a la fecha de la solicitud. Si cualquier registro incluye información sobre más de un menor, los padres de dichos menores tienen derecho a inspeccionar y revisar sólo la información sobre su niño o a ser notificados sobre esa información específica. A solicitud, el distrito escolar entregará al padre o al estudiante apto una copia de los registros de progreso y una copia de los registros de conducta. A solicitud, el distrito escolar entregará al padre o al estudiante apto una lista de los tipos y la ubicación de los registros de educación recolectados, mantenidos, o usados por el distrito para educación especial. El distrito escolar responderá a las solicitudes razonables de explicaciones e interpretación de los registros. Un representante del padre puede inspeccionar y revisar los registros.

o El derecho a solicitar la enmienda de los registros de educación que el padre o estudiante apto crea que son incorrectos o engañosos. Los padres o estudiantes aptos pueden pedir que el distrito escolar de School District of Janesville corrija un registro que según ellos es incorrecto o engañoso. Ellos deben escribir al director de la escuela, y claramente identificar la parte del registro que desean cambiar, y especificar por qué es incorrecta o engañosa. Si el distrito decide no corregir el registro, el distrito notificará al padre o al estudiante apto de la decisión y el derecho a una audiencia sobre la solicitud de enmienda. Información adicional sobre los procedimientos de audiencia será proporcionada al padre o al estudiante apto cuando se le notifique del derecho a una audiencia.

o El derecho a consentir la divulgación de la información de identificación personal en los registros de educación del estudiante, salvo en la medida que las leyes federal y estatal autoricen la divulgación sin consentimiento. Las excepciones están indicadas en 34 CFR 99.31, reglamentos de la Ley de Derechos Educativos de la Familia y la Confidencialidad; Sec. 9528, PL107-110, Ley Que Ningún Niño Se Quede Atrás – o ”No Child Left Behind” del 2001;  y la sección 118.125(2)(a) a (m) y sub. (2m), de los Estatutos de Wisconsin. Una excepción que permite la divulgación sin consentimiento es la divulgación a los funcionarios de la escuela con intereses legítimamente educativos. Un funcionario de la escuela es una persona empleada por el distrito como un administrador, supervisor, instructor, o miembro de apoyo del equipo (incluyendo equipo médico o de salud y personal de la unidad de orden público); una persona miembro de la junta directiva de la escuela; una persona o compañía la cual ha sido contratada por el distrito para realizar una tarea especial (como por ejemplo un abogado, auditor, consultor médico, o terapeuta); o un padre o estudiante miembro de un comité oficial, como por ejemplo un comité disciplinario o de agravios, o que ayuda a otro funcionario de la escuela a desarrollar sus labores. Un funcionario de la escuela tiene un interés legitimamente educativo si éste necesita revisar un registro educativo para cumplir con su responsabilidad profesional. A solicitud, el distrito divulga los registros educativos sin consentimiento a los funcionarios de otro distrito escolar en el cual un estudiante busca o pretende matricularse. También, el distrito divulga "datos de directorio" sin consentimiento, a no ser que el padre notifique al distrito que estos no pueden ser divulgados sin previo permiso de los padres.

o El derecho a presentar una queja con el Departamento de Educación de los E.U. sobre presuntas fallas del distrito en el cumplimiento de la Ley FERPA. El nombre y dirección de la Oficina que administra la Ley de Derechos Educativos de la Familia y la Confidencialidad  o FERPA es: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605.

 

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF JANESVILLE
ANNUAL NOTICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

REFERRAL AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES

 

Upon request, the School District of Janesville is required to evaluate a child for eligibility for special education services.  A request for evaluation is known as a referral.  When the district receives a referral, the district will appoint an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to determine if the child has a disability, and if the child needs special education services. The district locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private (including religious) schools, elementary schools and secondary schools located in the school district.

 

A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker, or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides.  Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child's parent that the referral will be made.

Others, including parents, who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides.

 

Referrals must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability.  A referral may be made by contacting Ms. Kimberli Peerenboom, Director of Pupil Services, School District of Janesville, at 608-743-5061, or by writing her at 527 S. Franklin Street, Janesville, WI, 53548.

 

DISTRITO ESCOLAR DE JANESVILLE
AVISO ANUAL DE RECOMENDACIÓN PARA EDUCACIÓN

ESPECIAL Y PROCEDIMIENTOS DE EVALUACIÓN

 

A solicitud, Distrito Escolar de Janesville está obligado a evaluar a un menor para determinar si éste requiere servicios de educación especial. Se conoce como recomendación a una solicitud de evaluación. Cuando el distrito recibe una recomendación, el distrito designará un equipo de Programa Individualizado de Educación (IEP, por sus siglas en inglés) para determinar si el menor tiene una discapacidad, y si el menor necesita servicios de educación especial. El distrito ubica, identifica, y evalúa a todos los menores con discapacidades que son matriculados por sus padres en escuelas privadas (incluyendo religiosas), escuelas primarias y escuelas secundarias localizadas en el distrito escolar.

 

Un médico, enfermera, psicólogo, trabajador social, o administrador de una institución social quien crea razonablemente que un menor que ha sido llevado al mismo para recibir servicios es un menor con discapacidad, tiene el deber legal de recomendar a este menor, incluso si es un menor sin hogar, al distrito escolar en el cual vive el menor. Antes de recomendar al menor, la persona que hace la recomendación debe informar a sus padres que se hará dicha recomendación.

 

Otros, incluyendo a los padres, quienes crean razonablemente que algún menor es un menor con discapacidad pueden también recomendar al menor, incluso si es un menor sin hogar, al distrito escolar en el cual vive el menor.

Las recomendaciones deben hacerse por escrito y deben incluir la razón por la cual la persona cree que el menor es un menor con discapacidad. La recomendación debe hacerse contactando a Kimberli Peerenboom, Director de Educación Especial, Distrito Escolar de Janesville, en el 608-743-5061, o escribiéndole a 527 S. Franklin Street, Janesville, WI, 53548

 

Request for School Transfer/Placement (Intra District Transfers) within the School District of Janesville Attendance Areas

 

Due to Move:

If you move within the School District of Janesville during the school year and wish to remain at your current school, please ask the school office for a Request to Remain in Current School Following Move to New Attendance Area Form (blue).  Complete the form and return it to the school office.

 

Due to Parent Choice:

If you wish to apply to have your student transferred/placed in another school within the district next school year (2019-2020), please ask the school office for a School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (yellow).  Completed forms will be accepted from December 1 through December 15, 2018 only.  Submit your Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (yellow) to your home school attendance area office.    Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/ Placement Within the School District will be notified of approval or disapproval by January 15, 2019.  Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District for incoming Kindergarten students will be notified of approval or non-approval after they have enrolled their child during the Kindergarten Enrollment period with the New Student Enrollment Office.  If you have questions, please contact the school office of your home school attendance area.

Open Enrollment or Public School Choice

If during the school year, you move outside the School District of Janesville and you wish to remain at your current school please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 608-743-5152 and request a tuition waiver form within two weeks of your move.  This will allow you to be eligible to attend your current school for the remainder of the current year tuition free.  To continue attending the School District of Janesville after the 2018-2019 school year, you will also need to complete an open enrollment application.  Application instructions are provided to the School District of Janesville by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and should be available by late January 2019.  This year applications will be accepted February 4 – April 30, 2019. 

 

If you have questions regarding Open Enrollment or Public School Choice, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 608-743-5152. 

 

Solicitud de transferencia/asignación de escuela dentro de las áreas de asistencia del Distrito Escolar de Janesville (transferencias dentro del distrito)

 

Debido a una mudanza:

Si se está mudando dentro del área del Distrito Escolar de Janesville durante el año escolar y desea permanecer en su escuela actual, por favor pida en la oficina de la escuela una Solicitud para Permancecer en la Escuela Actual Después de Mudarse a un Área de Asistencia Nueva (hoja azul). Llene la solicitud y entréguela en la oficina de la escuela.

 

Debido a la Opción de los Padres:

Si desea solicitar que su hijo sea transferido/asignado a otra escuela dentro del distrito el próximo año escolar (2019-2020), por favor pida en la oficina de la escuela una Solicitud de Transferencia/Asignación Dentro del Distrito Escolar (hoja amarilla). Los formularios serán aceptados del 1° al 15 de diciembre de 2019 solamente. Envíe su Solicitud de Transferencia/Asignación Dentro del Distrito Escolar (hoja amarilla) a la oficina de la escuela local del área de asistencia de su hogar. Los padres que llenen una Solicitud de Transferencia/Asignación Dentro del Distrito Escolar serán notificados de la aprobación o denegación antes del 15 de enero de 2019. Los padres que llenen una Solicitud de Transferencia/Asignación Dentro del Distrito Escolar para los estudiantes que entrarán al Kínder, serán notificados de la aprobación o denegación después de que hayan inscrito a su hijo durante el período de inscripción del Kínder en la Oficina de Inscripción de Nuevos Estudiantes. Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor comuníquese con la oficina de la escuela local de su área de asistencia.

 

Inscripción Abierta – Opción de Escuela Pública – Transferencias de Distrito a Distrito

Si durante el año escolar se muda fuera del Distrito Escolar de Janesville y desea permanecer en su escuela actual, por favor comuníquese con la especialista de inscripción abierta al 608-743-5152 y solicite una forma de exención del costo de instrucción, dos semanas antes de la mudanza. Esto le permitirá ser elegible para asistir a su escuela actual por el remanente del año en curso sin pagar el costo de instrucción. Si la mudanza ocurre antes de febrero, necesitará llenar una solicitud para inscripción abierta. Las instrucciones para la solicitud son proporcionadas al Distrito Escolar de Janesville por el Departamento de Instrucción Pública (DPI) y deberán estar disponibles para mediados de enero de 2019. Este año, las solicitudes serán aceptadas del 4 de febrero al 30 de abril de 2019. 

 

Si usted tiene preguntas relacionadas a la inscripción abierta o la opción de escuela pública, por favor comuníquese con la especialista de inscripción abierta al 608-743-5152.

 

Public School Open Enrollment Timelines

 

The State of Wisconsin has announced the application period for open enrollment (also known as public school choice) begins in February for the following school year.  Open Enrollment laws permit children to attend a public school in a school district other than the one in which they live. 

 

The open enrollment application period for the 2019-2020 school year is from February 4, 2019 – April 30, 2019.  Parents are encouraged to apply on-line at dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment.  Although on-line application is recommended, paper applications may be obtained from the Department of Public Instruction or any school district after February 4, 2019 and must be delivered (hand-delivery is recommended) to the nonresident school district during the application period. Paper applications to attend Janesville must be submitted to the Open Enrollment Specialist in the New Student Enrollment Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 30th (a postmark does not constitute timely submission).  Applications turned in prior to February 4th will be returned as not valid and must be resubmitted after February 4th but before April 30th at 4:00 p.m.

 

Enrollment in a requested school or program is subject to space and other limitations and is not guaranteed. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent. Habitual truancy may result in recommendation for the student to return to their home district.

 

Under School District of Janesville board policy, students who attended the district under open enrollment the previous year are not required to reapply for the following school year.

 

An application is required for each sibling in the family.  For example, if a family has one child in elementary school that has been approved for open enrollment and a new student entering kindergarten next year, the student entering kindergarten must apply for open enrollment in order to attend the School District of Janesville.

 

Parents will be informed in June whether their open enrollment applications have been approved or denied.  The student’s school or program placement will be provided in June.

 

If you have questions, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 608-743-5152.  

 

Fechas de Inscripción Abierta de las Escuelas Públicas

 

El estado de Wisconsin ha anunciado que el período de solicitud de inscripción abierta (también conocida como opción de escuela pública) comienza en febrero para el siguiente año escolar. Las leyes de inscripción abierta permiten que los niños asistan a una escuela pública en un distrito escolar distinto al que viven.

 

El período de solicitud de inscripción abierta para el año escolar 2019-2020 es del 4 de febrero de 2019 al 30 de abril de 2019. Se recomienda a los padres que se inscriban en línea en https://www2.dpi.state.wi.us/OpenEnrollApp. Aunque se recomienda la solicitud por internet, las solicitudes impresas pueden obtenerse en el Departamento de Instrucción Pública o en cualquier distrito escolar después del 14 de enero de 2019 y deben entregarse (se recomienda entregarlo en persona) al distrito escolar no residente durante el período de solicitud. Las solicitudes en papel para asistir a Janesville deben enviarse al Departamento de Servicios Administrativos a más tardar a las 4:00 p.m. del 30 de abril (un sello postal no constituye la presentación oportuna). Las solicitudes entregadas antes del 4 de febrero serán devueltas como no válidas y deberán volver a enviarse después del 4 de febrero, pero antes del 30 de abril.

 

La inscripción a una escuela o programa solicitado está sujeta al espacio y otras limitaciones y no está garantizada. El transporte es responsabilidad de los padres. El ausentismo habitual puede resultar en una recomendación para que el estudiante regrese a su distrito local.

 

Bajo la política del Consejo del Distrito Escolar de Janesville, los estudiantes que asistieron al distrito bajo la inscripción abierta el año anterior no están obligados a volver a llenar una solicitud para el siguiente año escolar.

 

Se requiere una solicitud para cada hermano de la familia. Por ejemplo, si una familia tiene un estudiante en la escuela primaria que ha sido aprobado para inscripción abierta y un estudiante nuevo que ingresará al kínder el próximo año, el alumno que ingresa al kindergarten debe solicitar la inscripción abierta para asistir al Distrito Escolar de Janesville.

 

Se les informará a los padres en junio si sus solicitudes de inscripción abierta han sido aprobadas o denegadas. La asignación de la escuela o programa del alumno se proporcionará en junio.

 

Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la especialista de inscripción abierta al 608-743-5152.

 

Kindergarten Enrollment

2019-2020 School Year

 

School District Residents

If you have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2019 and they are not currently enrolled in a School District of Janesville Pre-school for Janesville (P4J) or Early Childhood (EC) program it is time to enroll in the Janesville Public School District.  Enrollment will take place at the Educational Services Center located at 527 S. Franklin St. (administration building) in the New Student Enrollment office.  You may enroll anytime during the two week period. 

Weeks of December 3–7 and December 10-14

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    M/W/F both weeks

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Tuesday, December 4, 2018

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Thursday, December 13, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.    Thursday, December 6, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

 

If you cannot attend the enrollment period please come in as soon as possible to enroll after December 14, 2018.  Enrollment in the district is required for participation in orientation.  When you enroll, you will need your child’s birth certificate for proof of age, proof of residency (top portion of a utility bill, or current lease) to determine school assignment, immunization records and photo identification.  If you have questions on general enrollment, please contact the New Student Enrollment office at 743-5072 or 743-5153 during regular office hours, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

 

Requests for School Transfer/Placement within the School District (yellow forms) for incoming kindergarten students should be submitted through the enrollment process.  Forms are available at all schools, as well as at the Educational Services Center.  If you have questions regarding this process contact Deen Hartley at 743-5152.  The status of requests will be determined by January 15, 2019 if they are turned in by December 14th.  If you have a student currently attending a school under a School Transfer/Placement within the School District, it does not automatically qualify your kindergarten student for attendance at the same school; however, siblings are generally assigned to the same school.  In order for your kindergarten student to attend the same school as a sibling, you must submit a request during the Kindergarten Enrollment time frame. 

 

If you know of a child in your neighborhood or from community activities that would be entering kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year, please pass this enrollment information on. 

 

Non-District Residents

If you are a non-resident of the School District of Janesville and have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2019 and would like your child to attend the School District of Janesville you must also apply for OPEN ENROLLMENT.  The timeline for Open Enrollment is February 4 to April 30, 2019.  Currently open enrolled non-residents in a P4J or EC program do not need to re-apply. If you have questions regarding the Open Enrollment process, please contact Deen Hartley at 608-743-5152.

 

Inscripción al Kínder

Año Escolar 2019-2020

 

Residentes del Distrito Escolar

Si usted tiene un niño que va a cumplir 5 (cinco) años de edad antes, o el 1° de septiembre de 2019 y no está inscrito actualmente en un programa Preescolar de Janesville (P4J) o uno de Primera Infancia (EC) del Distrito Escolar de Janesville, es tiempo para inscribirlo en el Distrito de Escuelas Públicas de Janesville.  Las inscripciones serán en el Centro de Servicios Educativos, localizado en el 527 S. Franklin St. (edificio administrativo), en la Oficina de Inscripciones de Nuevos Estudiantes.  Usted puede inscribir en cualquier momento durante el periodo de dos semanas.

Semanas del 3 al 7 de diciembre y del 10 al 14 de diciembre

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.          Lunes, miércoles y viernes ambas semanas

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.          Martes 4 de diciembre de 2018

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.          Jueves 13 de diciembre de 2018

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.          Jueves 6 de diciembre de 2018

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.          Martes 11 de diciembre de 2018

 

Si usted no puede asistir a los periodos de inscripción, por favor venga lo más pronto posible para la inscripción después del 14 de diciembre de 2018.  Se requiere la inscripción en el distrito para participar en la orientación.  Cuando usted vaya a inscribir, necesitará el acta de nacimiento de su niño para acreditar la edad, comprobante de domicilio (la parte de arriba de una factura de servicio o recibo de la renta) para determinar la asignación de la escuela; los registros de vacunación y una identificación con foto de usted.  Si tiene preguntas acerca de la inscripción en general, por favor comuníquese a la Oficina de Inscripciones de Nuevos Estudiantes al 743-5072 o 743-5153 durante las horas regulares de oficina de 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   

 

Las Solicitudes para Transferencia/Colocación de Escuela dentro del Distrito Escolar (formas amarillas) para estudiantes que entran al Kínder, se deben entregar a través del proceso de inscripción.  Los formularios están disponibles en todas las escuelas, así como en el Centro de Servicios Educativos.  Si tiene preguntas acerca de este proceso, comuníquese con Deen Hartley al 743-5152.  El estado de la solicitud será determinado antes del 15 de enero de 2019 si se entrega antes del 14 de diciembre.  Si usted tiene a un estudiante que asiste actualmente a una escuela bajo la Transferencia/Colocación de Escuela dentro del Distrito Escolar; esto no califica automáticamente a su estudiante de Kínder para asistir a la misma escuela; no obstante, los hermanos son asignados generalmente a la misma escuela.  Para que su estudiante de Kínder asista a la misma escuela que un hermano, usted tiene que presentar una solicitud durante el periodo de Inscripciones al Kínder. 

 

Si usted conoce a un niño en su vecindario o por actividades de la comunidad que pudiera entrar al Kínder para el año escolar 2019-2020, por favor comparta esta información de las inscripciones.

Personas que no residen en el distrito

Si usted no es un residente del Distrito Escolar de Janesville y tiene un niño que va a cumplir 5 (cinco) años de edad antes, o el 1° de septiembre de 2019 y le gustaría que su niño asistiera al Distrito Escolar de Janesville, tiene que solicitar la INSCRIPCION ABIERTA.  El plazo para la Inscripción Abierta es del 4 de febrero al 30 de abril de 2019.  Los estudiantes que no son residentes inscritos actualmente en un programa EC o P4J, no necesitan llenar otra solicitud.  Si tiene preguntas acerca del proceso de Inscripción Abierta, por favor comuníquese con Deen Hartley al 608-743-5152.

 

CALENDAR INFORMATION

 

For a full calendar and school information please visit our website: http://www.janesville.k12.wi.us/fra

 

Season Three Sports

Girls’ Swim 6th – 8th Grade, Boy’s Basketball 8th Grade

December 10 – February 8, 2019

Trees for Tomorrow Parent Meeting

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria

Monday, December 3, 2018

Winter Orchestra Concert

6:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Monday, December 10, 2018

Winter Band Concert

6:00 p.m. in the gym

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Winter Choir Concerts

6th Grade at 6:00 p.m., 7th Grade at 7:00 p.m., 8th Grade at 8:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Trees for Tomorrow Kringle Pick Up

12:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Friday, December 14, 2018

Winter Break Begins (No School)

 

Monday, December 24, 2018

School Resumes

 

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Trees for Tomorrow Field Trip

 

Sunday, January 6 – Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Rec Night

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, January 11, 2019

PTSA Meeting

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in Room 105

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Scoopie Night Sponsored by Peer Mediation

4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Culver’s on W. Court St.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

End of 1st Semester

 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Middle & High School Only

No School – Teacher Work Day

Friday, January 18, 2019

MLK Day

No School

Monday, January 21, 2019

Student Council Sponsored Winter Dance

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Season Four Sports

Girl’s Basketball 8th Grade & Wrestling 6-8th Grade

February 11 – March 29, 2019

FMS Musical Parent Night

6:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Thursday, February 7, 2019

FMS Musical Performance

7:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Friday, February 8, 2019

FMS Musical Performance

7:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Rec Night

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, February 15, 2019

8th Grade Pep Band at Parker High School

7:15 p.m.

Friday, February 15, 2019

PTSA Meeting

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in Room 105

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

FMS Honor Band/Orchestra

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at JPAC

Thursday, February 2, 2019

 

Franklin Middle School...Keeping You Informed

Editor: Dr. Charles Urness  608-743-6005 or curness@janesville.k12.wi.us

Design & Layout: Mrs. Laurie Knutson 608-743-6006

For questions or concerns, please call Franklin Middle School at 608-743-6005

Franklin Phone Numbers

Main Office

743-6005

Attendance Office

743-6030

Asst. Prin. Office

743-6007

Student Services

743-6026

Athletic Office

743-6021