Director's Message 6/2017
We are officially off probation!State Charter Board staff described the “remarkable progress” the school has made to the Board, and they recognized that progress by improving our status from probation to “warning." The warning status is a natural next step in how state oversight works for charter schools. In our case, we are thrilled to be off probation after only four months when probation typically lasts for one-year.
Our remarkable progress is a testament to the commitment and dedication of our staff and demonstrates the resolve we have to continue creating an exceptional educational experience for our students. We also thank all of you as parents for believing in the school and the model by supporting us during the probation.
The Board voted on a warning status that is effective through March 2018, at which point we will meet with them again to evaluate next steps. Being on warning means we will continue to receive oversight (but at a lesser level) and support from the State Charter Board staff for the purpose of ensuring that our positive progress continues and that the systems and processes we have put in place are sustainable.
We will welcome their feedback and support as we as we fine-tune aspects of the school. Thank you again for all of the wonderful parental support.
Director's Message 3/13/2017
First and foremost, THANKS! We’ve appreciated your support in every form. Thank you so much for allowing us to work with your kids! We love our kids and parents!
This week and last we have focused on items that address student safety. The students saw a very spirited anti-bullying presentation last Wednesday that included a live band. Additionally, all Franklin Discovery Academy staff members will receive ongoing trainings that will further enhance our our abilities to keep students safe, both physically and emotionally.
Transition times have been an area that we continue to monitor and improve. We’ve developed a plan that further ensures our students get where they need to be. We also ask for your help in reminding your children to always check-in every morning in their homeroom and to check-out with their homeroom before they leave. In addition, please let your mentor teacher know whenever your child will be absent.
Enrollment for 2017-18 is under way! If you have existing students, make sure you have re-enrolled them via email (email@example.com) or phone (801-785-6500). If you have kinders starting Fall 2017, get their immunization and birth certificates to the front office ASAP. All registration questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, thank you for your support. We hope to see you at the many events coming up, such as our Annie production and our Science Fair.