2013 ISAT Dates and Information
Tuesday, March 5th
6,7,8 grade - Reading 1 and Math 1
Wednesday, March 6th
6,7,8 grade - Reading 2 and Math 2
Thursday, March 7th
6,7,8 grade - Reading 3 and Math 3
Friday, March 8th
7th grade - Science 1 and Science 2
The Franklin Middle School community will provide a high-quality education to develop responsible learners and productive citizens.
Franklin Middle School is committed to the academic and social success of each student through high expectations, rigorous curriculum and innovative technology. Students will become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and life-long learners. Involved parents are essential components to each child's success.
As the computers are distributed we remind parents and students of the Technology Management Plan that Franklin Middle School has in place.
Congratulations to the students and parents for their continued support of our Discipline Code. To continue to improve the discipline in the Springfield Public Schools remains a high priority to School District #186. It is Franklin's priority, and the parents, along with the student's responsibility, to provide for the welfare and safety of all students. To meet this responsibility, any student having in his/her possession a weapon that will do bodily harm (this includes any knife of any size), tampering with the fire alarm system, starting a fire in the building, furnishing/selling of controlled substance (drugs), or refusing to stop fighting when told to stop by school personnel, will be immediately suspended for ten days, recommended for expulsion from the regular program of the Springfield Public Schools and, when appropriate, the school administration will contact the proper law enforcement agency and assist in prosecuting the offender. We promote a safe learning environment for our students, staff, faculty, administration, and guests.
The Franklin Middle School / District #186 Dress Code includes the following provisions:
f = specific to Franklin Middle School
* = 186
f Solid white or hunter green collared, polo or oxford shirt/blouse. Lime green, olive, heather, mint or light shades of green are NOT acceptable.
f Tee shirts, hunter green or white, may be worn under the collared shirt.
f Solid white turtlenecks may be worn as an undergarment.
f Shirts must be tucked in with a belt.
f Pants must be solid black, navy blue or khaki tan (no denim or jeans).
f Shorts/capri pants must be solid black, navy blue or khaki tan, maximum of six inches from the knee in length, may be worn from the beginning of the year until October 31st and from May 1st until the end of the year. No cut off or un-hemmed pants/shorts.
f Skirts or dresses must be solid black, navy blue or khaki tan.
f Skirts or dresses must be a maximum of six inches from the knee in length.
f Franklin attire may be worn in lieu of the required dress code.
f No sweaters are to be worn in the building.
f No extremely baggy clothing. No form fitting shirts.
f No neckties.
f Shoes must be laced and tied.
f No grills. No rubber-bands.
f Camisoles and undershirts are not to be visible.
f Athletic pants/shorts are not allowed.
f Slacks/skirts/shorts purchased without belt loops may be worn without a belt. Belt loops are not to be cut off pants.
f On game/meet days, athletes may wear school issued attire/warm up suits.
f Hair is to be worn so that the eyes are not covered during school.
* Dress and grooming shall neither present a risk to the health, safety or general welfare of students or others in the school nor interfere with or disrupt the educational environment or process.
* Dress and grooming shall not be contrary to curriculum goals and/or educational objectives or advertise, promote or picture alcoholic beverages, tobacco, illegal drugs or illegal or violent behavior.
* Dress and grooming, including accessories, shall not display lewd, vulgar, obscene or plainly offensive language or symbols, including gang symbols.
* Hats, caps, bandannas, sweatbands and sunglasses shall not be worn in the buildings.
* Pierced jewelry, other than earrings worn in the ear, shall not be worn in the buildings; neither shall safety pins, spiked apparel and accessories or chains that can be used as weapons.
* Clothing with holes, ragged hems or cut-off hemlines, or made of transparent or fishnet fabric, or clothing that exposes the chest, abdomen, genital area or buttocks, undergarments or the legs above mid-thigh, shall not be worn in the buildings. This includes Tank Tops.
* Properly-fitting clothing is to be worn. Oversized, extremely baggy clothes or improperly fitting clothes are not allowed. Pants, shorts or skirts must be worn at the waist - sagging is prohibited.
* Tattoos that, by their content violate any of the provisions of the Student Dress Code, must be covered at all times while students are on school property and/or in attendance at school sponsored activities.
f The dress code is in enforced while on school property and at all school functions unless otherwise stated.
f If it is determined that a student is in violation of the dress code, the student will be asked to correct the violation immediately or they will be assigned In-House suspension until the violation is corrected. Detentions may be assigned in lieu of In-House assignment.
f Coats, jackets, purses and book bags are to be kept in lockers. They are not to be taken to the classrooms.
Breakfast is served each morning in the cafeteria. Students eligible for a free or reduced lunch are entitled to the breakfast. Students participating in the breakfast program should enter the west doors of the school by the cafeteria at 7:40 a.m.
Students are required to change clothes and dress appropriately for P.E. class. Students will not dress for P.E. the first few days. Specific guidelines regarding acceptable dress will be given to students during the first week of school. It is imperative that your child follow the dress code for P.E. class.
Hot Lunch Program
Lunch will be served on the first day of school. Students who bring a sack lunch have the option of purchasing ala carte items. Franklin has a closed campus; therefore, students will not be allowed to leave school for lunch at any time. Your child will receive an application for free and reduced priced meals. If you qualify, according to the guidelines in the letter, complete the form and return it to the main office on or before the first day of school or as soon as possible. Be sure to provide all information requested. Parents/Guardians may put money on their child's lunch/breakfast account through the cafeteria.
Parents/Guardians Who Provide Transportation to School
Please avoid the east driveway to the school (shopping center side of the building)when providing transportation. The driveway becomes very congested due to special buses and teachers arriving at school. Parents may drop students off in front of the school at the east end of Outer Park Drive along school property. Please do not use the Town and Country Shopping Center property for parking, dropping off and/or picking up students.
Physical Exams for Athletes
Students who plan to participate in the interscholastic athletic program are required to have a physical exam card on file in the school office dated within the last year. Make your student's appointment now so he/she can be eligible at the beginning of the season. The physical form may be obtained in the school's main office. District #186 offers boys' and girls' cross-country and girls' basketball in the fall, boys' basketball and girls' volleyball, along with poms, in the winter, and boys' and girls' track in the spring.
Student Absence and Tardy Procedures
If it is necessary for a student to be absent from school, parents/guardians are required by state law to report the absence to the school each day. Please call the school's office, between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., and report your child's name, grade in school, and reason for absence. The telephone number is 217.525.3164.
Tardiness: Tardy to class means a student is not seated in his/her assigned seat when the bell rings. When this happens it is called a "sweep" and the result is uniform issuance of administrative detention(s).
Students arriving to school late will report directly to the guidance office to receive an admit slip before going to class. Students arriving late to school may be excused for the following conditions: (1) Parent reports to the office with the child to receive an admit slip; (2) Parent may call the school office (217.525.3164) explaining reason for tardiness; (3) Student may present a note signed by his/her parent/guardian to the guidance dean. School personnel will determine if the tardy or absence is excused or unexcused. All students requiring an early dismissal must check out through the guidance office prior to leaving school.