We plan on moving back to Hybrid learning on Monday as long as the county doesn't move into the red phase. The DOH report will be out on Thursday afternoon. We will be in touch if anything changes.
Reminder.... All students grades 4-8 should be logging in LIVE to each class regardless of cohort for attendance, announcements, questions, directions, and expectations for the day. See our detailed plan in the News page.
To The Frankford Twp. Community, The Frankford Twp. Board of Education has remained committed to working alongside the FTEA to find agreement on a new contract. We recognize and appreciate our school, administration, and teachers and the tremendous value they all play in our community, especially in turbulent times such as these. It is our role as a board to listen to their needs while seeking balance to financial responsibilities, which have complex and direct impact to the successful operation of our school, budget and ultimately our students. The NJ statewide aid cuts to education, which began in school year 2017/18, will extend through 2024 and is a total of $1.69 million loss just in our district alone. When contract negotiations began, we knew we would be facing unprecedented financial challenges and now the global pandemic has added further complication. These are realities that cannot go unchecked. We look forward to resuming talks through mediation as requested by the FTEA. It is our goal to continue these important conversations with the FTEA while maintaining our responsibilities to the constraints of school budget and our community taxpayers. Until an agreement is reached, all current contract terms and compensation remain in place. We appreciate now more than ever the ongoing commitment and efforts of our teachers. Ralph Smith President, Frankford Board of Education November 23, 2020
Reminder that tomorrow Wednesday, November 25th the Frankford school will be running an early dismissal schedule. Happy Thanksgiving!
MEETING CHANGE NOTICE FRANKFORD BOARD OF EDUCATION for the 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR The annual notice for meeting of the Frankford Board of Education is hereby amended to as follows. Commencing November 23, 2020, all remaining meetings of the Frankford Board of Education will be held in a virtual environment via the ZOOM online meeting platform pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:39-1.1 et sec. and LFN 2020-21. Citizens may accessing the agenda and instructions for connecting to the virtual meetings by visiting the district website at www.frankfordschool.org. The Agenda for the Regular Meetings includes: Call to Order, Roll Call, Sunshine Law Statement, Flag Salute, Approval of Minutes, Correspondence, Approval of Bills, Acceptance of Board Secretary's/ School Treasurer's Reports, Superintendent's Report, Public Comment, and Executive Sessions as needed. Formal action may be taken at regular meetings and the public is invited to attend. FRANKFORD TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION Christopher M. Lessard Board Secretary
Reminder to check the website for the link to access tonight's all remote BOE meeting. Or you access it here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84981055755?pwd=SWc5cG53U1BqOGlsWTM3NGUzb2h6Zz09 Meeting ID: 849 8105 5755 Passcode: 4mhVQa
Please click on the link below for an important message. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ty6BiL00Odb4D9OtTFULRYTJyRI2wciHxo6JP-VWE18/edit?usp=sharing
Good afternoon, Please note that tomorrow's in person closure is only for Friday. We will address the future as we receive more information. The county did move to an Orange designation today as expected. The DOH expects that to move to Red in the next week or so. Regards, Mr. Hirsch
Good afternoon, It has just come to our attention that we have a student with a confirmed case of Covid 19. Due to the amount of staff directly exposed, we are closing the building tomorrow, Friday, November 20th to all in person learning. All students will be home for remote learning. All direct contacts of the student have been notified, isolated, and will quarantine for the required amount of time. We will work closely with the Department of Health and continue to monitor the situation. Regards, Mr. Hirsch
Bus Evacuation drills will be held for the next two mornings once the students arrive at school. If you are a middle school parent, please note their may be a short delay in dropping off your students during the next two days.
Just a reminder that due to parent teacher conferences, the staff and students will follow the early dismissal schedule tomorrow Wednesday, November 18th.
To Our Frankford Twp. School and Community, For the past 14 years, a local chef has organized Thanksgiving meals to help those in need have a special holiday. Through numerous local donations and volunteers, they are able to serve over 1,000 meals in Sussex County! The FTS Pantry will be involved this year too and looking forward to serving our community. Please think of anyone in need: yourself, a neighbor who is alone, someone vulnerable to COVID and avoiding family functions, a family new to the area, someone suddenly unemployed, etc… The meals will be prepared by a team of local chefs (our very own Florian Wehrli included!) and distributed at a nearby location. When: Wednesday, Nov 25th Time: Pick-up between 10:00am-Noon Where: TBD – but locally in Frankford What If: If pick-up is not an option, we can arrange delivery What: Each Thanksgiving Meal will be complete with turkey, stuffing, cranberry, gravy, potato, vegetable, and dessert How: Please “order” ahead. We are as passionate about serving food as we are about not wasting it. A general headcount is extremely important. Text Jodi Fernandez at 973.903.7564 with how many meals you will pick-up. They are individual serving size so a family of 4 will need…4. On a separate note, if you would like to donate food: cans of pumpkin, cranberry, chicken broth, and desserts still needed. I am collecting at my home and you can text me for drop-off. THANK YOU and wishing everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! Sincerely, Jodi
Reminder: Lunches can be ordered through the Google form for any child under the age of 18 as long as they live in Frankford or Branchville.
Just a reminder that tomorrow, due to the election, all school lessons must be handled remotely. Cohort B students will return on Wednesday for in person instruction.
Congratulations to 5th-grader Rylee Bambara. She won the Father John's pet safety poster contest and will be interviewed on their Facebook Live stream on Saturday at noon. Way to go!
Hungry for more to do at home? Got too much extra time??? Don't know what to do with yourself?!? I've got the solution! Cook! In Food Science class, we have Enrichen' In the Kitchen on Wednesdays; each week I post a recipe and how-to video. It's completely optional to participate. Even though you don't currently have Food Science class, you are welcome to join my Enrichen' Google Classroom. That's where you'll find all the recipes and videos to get cooking! Join the class: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTYzOTUyNjM5NzMx?cjc=sidhcis Always hungry for more, Mrs. Bennett
This year, more than ever, our staff has been doing their absolute best to stay in communication with parents regarding student engagement and progress. This year we will continue to have Parent /Teacher conferences but they will be held virtually. Typically, we have early dismissals on the days of the conferences. In order to reduce the amount of instructional time lost due to those early dismissal days, we are running Parent / Teacher conferences the evenings of Wednesday November 11th and 18th from 6-8pm. We are asking our staff to reach out to invite parents to conferences based on academic need first. If you do not receive an invite but would like to conference with a specific teacher please don’t hesitate to reach out to them and schedule one. Details will be forthcoming from your child’s teacher(s).
School pictures have been postponed until the Spring. More info to follow!
Good morning, The State of NJ has closed all schools for in person learning on Election Day. In order to not lose a day of in person instruction on Tuesday November 3rd, we will be changing the schedule as follows. Monday, November 2nd - A cohort students attend in person instruction as they normally would. B students are remote. Tuesday, November 3rd - All students will be all be home for remote learning Wednesday, November 4th - B cohort students attend in person instruction. A cohort students are remote. Regards, Mr. Hirsch
Reminder: School is closed on Monday for Columbus Day.