Policies

The following are policies related to Franklin Hybrid.  

Franklin Hybrid students are subject to the same policies and procedures as regular day program students.  Franklin Hybrid also has the following additional policies specific to the Hybrid program.

  • Eligibility
    • Students who reside in Utah in grades kindergarten to first grade are eligible to apply.
    • Students must enroll by Oct. 2 at 2pm to be eligible for the 2017-18 school year.
    • Hybrid students may transfer to day program status at the beginning of the next school year.  Any hybrid student wishing to transfer during the school year may do so if there is space available and only at the beginning of a block.
    • Students may not be duel enrolled with any other public school program.
  • Curriculum
    • Hybrid students have access to all Franklin Discovery computer-based curriculum.  The Hybrid teacher will coordinate logins with parents.
    • We encourage the use of Compass for literacy and math.  This program will allow the best progress monitoring scenario for both parents and the Hybrid teacher.  Compass is free to all Hybrid students.
    • For parents wishing to choose a custom curriculum, it is intended that the curriculum be high-quality and complete, meaning a full curriculum in a specific subject area and not a piece meal of different books and worksheets for a particular subject area.  For instance, a parent may choose Saxon math as a math curriculum, but not 20 different Teachers Pay Teachers packets.
    • For curriculum to be reimbursed, it can not be a religious curriculum.
  • At School Services
    • Hybrid students are eligible to take up to 2 Engage! classes per block. 
      • Engage! classes are taught on 45 minute blocks beginning at 8:30 on either a M-W-Alt Friday or T-Th-Alt Friday basis.
    • Hybrid students may have a daily STEMRec block.
    • Hybrid students may substitute an Engage! class for an after school club.
    • Hybrid students may attend school field trips.  
      • Each school field trip attended will count against one field trip reimbursement.
    • FSO - Parent and students are encouraged to participate in our family organization community.  The FSO sponsors family-friendly activities such as the school carnival and fundraisers such as restaurant nights.  Hybrid parents are eligible to run for an FSO office or run an FSO committee.
    • Lunch program - If eligible for free/reduced lunch, Hybrid students may eat while on campus in our full-service free/reduced lunch program.
  • Reimbursements & Purchases
    • Students must be enrolled between Oct 1 and Oct 15 to be eligible for reimbursements.
    • The reimbursement amounts are per student, not per family.
    • Students in grades 1-6 are eligible for up to $1000 in reimbursements with $500 for curriculum/tech and $500 for field trips.
    • The kindergarten reimbursement is half the 1-6th grade rate ($500 for the 2017-18 school year, $250 for curriculum/tech and $250 for field trips).
    • Curriculum and technology reiumbursements.
      • For purchases made before Oct. 1, receipts must be submitted.  Purchase must have been made between August 1 and Oct 1.  
        • Reimbursements will be processed on Oct. 15.
      • For purchases after Oct. 1, the item will be purchased by the school and then provided to the family after it has been asset tagged.
      • All items (except consumables) purchased with school funds are the property of Franklin Discovery and must be returned upon exit from Franklin Discovery.  All items must be made available for inventory and asset tagging as requested.
    • Each 1-6th grade student may receive up to $500 for field trips.
      • The field trip must be on the approved field trip list or pre-approved by the Hybrid teacher.
      • The student must complete a signed field trip report.  The parent certifies the report and submits to the Hybrid teacher for reimbursement.
  • Assessments
    • We encourage parents to allow Hybrid students to take the Dibels (literacy) test three times per year. 
    • For those that opt out of Dibels, an alternative test will need to be given by either the parent or the school to assess reading and literacy skills.
  • Parent Responsibilities
    • Parents take full responsibility for delivering curriculum.
    • In the event that a student is not exhibiting adequate academic progress, interventions will be placed in consultation with the student's family.  Interventions could include requiring the student to join the school on a full-time basis.
    • Parents will set a schedule for students that will amount to 990 educational hours. (400 for kindergarteners). 
    • Parents will report weekly on student hours and student academic progress.  
    • Parents will make students available for a monthly consultation with the Hybrid teacher via phone, video-conference, or in-person.
  • Student Responsibilities
    • Hybrid students will follow the school's code of conduct and dress code when attending on-campus classes.
  • IEP Services 
    • Hybrid students with an IEP will be required to come to the school for services.
  • Hybrid Plus
    • Students who wish to take more than two Engage! and after school clubs per block are considered Hybrid Plus students.
    • Hybrid Plus students may take up to 5 Engage! and after school clubs per block. 
    • Students taking more than 5 Engage! or after school clubs per block will be transferred to regular day student status (no reimbursements).
    • Hybrid Plus students still receive Foundations classes at home.
    • Hybrid Plus students do not receive the field trip reimbursement.