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FJHS Back-to-School VIrtual Start #2

Posted on: August 9, 2021 9:00 am


Dear Families,

Hopefully all of you are doing well and having an enjoyable summer!  Thank you to our seventh grade students and families who attended device orientation.  It was nice meeting so many of you.  If you were unable to attend, student devices for incoming 7th graders and newly enrolled students will be available to pick up at the high school between 6:00-7:30 pm on Tuesday, August 10th.

As we prepare for the beginning of the school year, there is some important information that we want to communicate to you about what to expect.  Below you will find more specific details about a variety of topics related to sending your children back to school.

  1. Remote learning: We are preparing to begin the school year with remote learning.  We anticipate that remote learning will last at least one week and could possibly extend through Labor Day.  This is dependent upon the completion of construction.  During remote learning, your child’s teacher will be reporting to Hampton Bennett each day to facilitate instruction.  As of now, your child will log in to their virtual meetings every day of the week.  The schedule, with specific class periods and times, will be shared with you this week.

  2. Reporting options for remote learning:

    1. Remote - All students will use their devices to log in to live virtual learning sessions provided by their teachers.  Please make sure your student’s device is charged and ready for use on August 16th.  This includes logging in to their accounts ahead of time and reaching out to our office if they experience any issues.

    2. In-Person - In an effort to accommodate students with restricted to no internet access at home, a limited amount of space will be set aside at Hampton Bennett.  Any student reporting to Hampton Bennett will engage in the same virtual learning sessions as students who report from home.  Please contact our building and the transportation department if this applies to your student.

    3. Students taking high school level courses - Students can choose to either report to the high school for in-person instruction for these courses or log in to a live-streamed virtual learning session facilitated by their teacher.  Geometry will take place between 12:53-1:42 pm and English I will take place between 1:46-2:35 pm.  Students reporting to in-person instruction for these courses are responsible for their own transportation.

    4. Tier 3 intervention classroom - Students will report to face-to-face instruction at the high school daily.  Details will be communicated to these families this week.

  3. Registration Gateway:  It is essential to have accurate contact information on file with the district.  This can be updated in Registration Gateway, the district’s online enrollment system.  If you do not have access to a computer to complete this, please contact our school or the Welcome Center at Hampton Bennett.  The information needed for Registration Gateway can be found below.

Web address:

Username: Student’s ID Number

Password: Mother’s Maiden Name w/ Student Birth Year (Ex., Smith2018)

  1. Student schedules:  Due to staffing changes and student enrollments and withdrawals, we are still working to finalize all student schedules.  Schedules will be live and available in ProgressBook this week.  You will receive communication once you are able to log in to ProgressBook’s Parent Access to view your student’s schedule.

  2. Transportation:  When the time comes for us to transition to the same campus as the high school, you will receive detailed information about transportation procedures and protocols.  This will include specific information about drop off and pick up times and locations.

At Franklin Junior High School, we are incredibly excited about beginning our journey this school year and engaging our students in meaningful instruction each and every day!  We know the start of this school year is different than years past.  We also know our next two years will take place in a learning environment that differs from what our students have experienced for the past century.  We are optimistic that these temporary changes will eventually lead to an improved educational experience that meets the needs of our students for generations to come and better prepares them for the challenges and opportunities they’ll face in the 21st century and beyond.  

Please reach out to our office or email me directly at if you have any questions.  Thank you for your continued patience and support as we work together as a team to support students and staff.  I appreciate our partnership and I’m looking forward to what the future holds for Franklin Junior High School.  Take care and I hope you and your family enjoy these remaining days of summer break!



Michael P. Voynovich, M.Ed.


Franklin Junior High School