Welcome Back - Return Again to In Person Learning
Update 1/18/22 - 5:17 pm
Students and instructional staff return to a full day in person schedule on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. The district has once again begun use of daily Covid-19 screening forms for students and staff. Parents/Guardians should complete the form, available through the Genesis Parent Portal, every morning the student is expected to enter his/her school building. If the student is symptomatic, has tested positive or has been exposed to someone with Covid-19, parents/guardians are asked to please keep the student and any other unvaccinated school age children in the household home. After a parent/guardain has reported symptoms of Covid-19 in their child, a positive test or exposure to someone with Covid-19, someone from the school will get in touch with them. They may be asked to complete a more detailed symptom form to assist the nurse in determining the date the student can return to in person instruction.
In conjunction with the Somerset County Department of Health and in alignment with the NJ Department of Health's updated Recommendations with regard to K-12 Schools, changes to the district Isolation Protocol have been made. It is expected that these revisions will be acknowledged by the BOE at their meeting on January 27, 2022. Graphics linked here depict the new guidance. Positive Persons - Close Contacts
As always, if you have any questions please reach out to your child's building principal or contact Mary Clark, Coordinator of Policies, Regulations and Communications 732-873-2400 x 206 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the continuing rise in the number of Covid related staff absences and in order to effectively perform contact tracing on reported Covid-19 cases, all Franklin Township Public Schools will pivot to virtual instruction. The district will have 8 days of remote learning, Tuesday, January 4 through Thursday, January 13, 2022*. The district is prepared with a Remote Learning Plan and has prepared a Frequently Asked Questions page. If you have any questions, you may reach out via email email@example.com
Our technology team and instructional technology coaches are able to help with remote learning issues. Here is the link for Tech Support Questions / Request for a Hotspot and/or Chromebook Repair
It is anticipated that meals will be available in bulk as grab and go packs at four locations on two dates. On Thursday, January 6, 2022 and Thursday, January 13, 2022 meals can be picked up during the hours of 10:00am - 1:00pm at Elizabeth Avenue School, 363 Elizabeth Avenue, Somerset; Hillcrest School, 500 Franklin Boulevard, Somerset; and Pine Grove Manor School, 130 Highland Avenue, Somerset. Meals will also be available at the Hamilton Street Campus of Franklin Middle School, 415 Francis Street, Somerset from 10:00am - 3:30pm on these dates.
*At this time we anticipate that this period of virtual instruction will conclude on Thursday, January 13, 2022. Friday, January 14, 2022 is a planned teacher professional development day and there is no school for students. Monday, January 17, 2022 is a district wide holiday in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
Also on this page is information on how families can register to have their children, who are FTPS students, screened for Covid-19 using a test administered by the partner company of the NJ Department of Health assigned to the district. A letter from Dr. Ravally dated October 14, 2021 (Español) contains the link to the registration form for this testing. This is a salvia screening test. It is anticipated that the turn around time for the results of the screening test for students will be within the week.
On this page you will find information on our Covid Related Protocols as well as the Road Forward Policy and its Appendices which outline the district's plan for the 21-22 school year. As the year progresses and regulations and guidance change, these protocols and appendices are updated and typically acknowledged by the Board of Education at thier next meeting.
As previously announced there will be no late busses for extracurricular activities at the secondary level this fall. Clubs members in conjunction with their advisor will determine if these activities should be held in a hybrid or remote format. Office hours at the secondary level will be in person, but family pick up will be needed. Family pick up will continue to be used for athletics and performance rehearsals.
If you have any questions please reach out to your child's building principal or contact Mary Clark, Coordinator of Policies, Regulations and Communications 732-873-2400 x 206 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org