Franklin County Public Schools

190 Kings Daughters Drive #300
Frankfort, KY 40601


P: (502) 695-6700
District News
Watch School Subjects!
The February episode of School Subjects, a monthly conversation with Supt. Chrissy Jones, will air Sunday night Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. on FPB Cable 10. This month we discuss Supt. Jones' decision to retire, and we meet one of three new school board members. We also discuss the planned construction of a new Collins Lane Elementary School, recognize our district's teachers of the year, and meet an outstanding and memorable 4th-grader from Elkhorn Elementary School. For those without access to Cable 10, a link to the program will be posted here on Monday, Feb. 20. 
School Friday and Monday!
Reminder: Tomorrow and Monday are snow make-up days. There WILL be school!
 
Inaccurate Article In State-Journal
ELV Parents:

I’ve heard from several parents this morning who read an inaccurate article in today’s State-Journal. The article states that a parent flashed a hand gun at the Early Learning Village earlier this month. That is simply not true.

The incident reported by the State-Journal did NOT occur at the Early Learning Village, nor did it occur at any other Franklin County Public School. We understand the State-Journal received inaccurate information, but have asked them to correct the story.

I want to assure every ELV parent that if such an incident had in fact occurred at our school, we would
have notified you immediately. We are committed to the safety of each of our students and recognize the importance of keeping parents informed of any issue related to your child’s safety.

The article also incorrectly states that the Franklin County Public Schools charge a fee of $5 if a parent is not home to receive a child off the school bus. That is not true: We do not charge any fee in that situation.

I hope this clarifies the situation and addresses your concerns. Of course, please feel free to contact me d
irectly if I can answer any questions.

Our entire staff appreciates the privilege of working with your child.

Sincerely,

Larry Murphy, ELV Principal  

Two Teacher of the Year finalists surprised with $500 each
The Franklin County Public Schools and Community Trust Bank today continued recognizing outstanding teachers by surprising two teachers - one from Bondurant Middle School and one from Western Hills High School - with checks for $500. 
Collins Lane Academic Team wins Governor's Cup District 77
Congratulations to the Collins Lane Academic Team! They were the 77th District Winner in Governor's Cup competition this past Saturday! The following students placed and will continue on to Regionals Saturday, March 4th at Second Street Elementary School. 
Hearn Elementary Academic Team wins Governor's Cup District 78
Congratulations to the Hearn Elementary School Academic Team! They were the 78th District Winner in Governor's Cup competition this past Saturday! The following students placed and will continue on to Regionals Saturday, March 4th at Second Street Elementary School. 
Community Trust Bank and Franklin County Schools name Teacher of the Year
Layne Allen, a fifth-grade teacher at Peaks Mill Elementary School (PME), has been named the Community Trust Bank/Franklin County Public Schools Teacher of the Year for 2017. She was surprised with the award during a school assembly this afternoon at which she was also given a $1,000 check by Community Trust Bank. 
Bondurant Academic Team Going to State!
The Bondurant Braves finished second overall in the Region 10 Governor's Cup hosted at Bondurant Middle School this Saturday, missing out on the overall championship by 1.5 points. Teams from Franklin, Anderson, Scott, Woodford, Shelby, and Oldham counties competed in the precursor event to State Governor's Cup competition in the spring. The quick recall team earned a return trip to state competition, their first in six years.  
Forms needed for 1:World Pilot classes.
Students who have not completed the required forms for the 1:World Pilot classes can use the links below to download ad print the forms. Forms can also be obtained at the school.

Device Protection Plan and Pledge for Device Use


Electronic Access User Agreement Form


Access to Electronic Media (AUP)

 
FCCTC earns Cleanliness Award!
Congratulations to the custodians at the Franklin County Career and Technical Center (FCCTC), who won the Superintendent’s Cleanliness Award for the month of January. Pictured here are Terry Bowman and Christie Quire. Certificates of Improvement will be awarded to The Academy and Hearn Elementary School for progress made during the past month!  
THREE Inclement-weather make-up days announced (updated 2/1/2017)
In order to make-up three school days that were cancelled in January due to inclement weather, school WILL be in session on Friday, Feb. 17, Monday, Feb. 20 and Friday, March 17. More dates will be posted in the event of additional closures. 
Elkhorn Elementary Student wins District Spelling Bee
Terrell Clark, a 4th-grader at Elkhorn Elementary School, won the annual District Spelling Bee yesterday, outlasting the school champions from the district’s elementary and middle schools. Terrell will now move on to represent the Franklin County Public Schools in the Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee on March 11 at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville. 
Supt. Chrissy Jones announces retirement plans
Chrissy Jones, superintendent of the Franklin County Public Schools, announced at tonight's (Jan. 23) school board meeting that she will be retiring at the end of this school year (June 30). Ms. Jones has been an educator 35 years and has been in Franklin County 17 years, the last five as superintendent. 
2017-18 Calendar Approved
The 2017-18 Calendar has been approved by the Board of Education. 
Early Admission to Kindergarten
The first year for primary school for FCPS begins with students who turn age 5 on or before August 1 for the 2017-18 school year. In accordance with KRS 158.031(6), FCPS has established criteria for early entrance to Primary 1 (P1), also known as kindergarten, for students who have mastered kindergarten benchmarks before age 5. Students who turn 5 years old between August 2 and October 1 will be eligible to enroll provided that the student meets criteria established by the Franklin County Board of Education (FCPS).
Criteria for Early Entrance (P1)
• Child must be a resident of Franklin County, Kentucky (Franklin County Public Schools); and
• Child must turn 5 between August 2 and October 1 of the admission year; and
• Child must score at or above the 80th percentile on the DIAL-4 Assessment

Application Timeline
• Online/Written Application must be received by January 20th of the year of entry.
• Online applications may be accessed at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/hpz5KbnF7A0PE1ow2
• If you prefer to submit a written copy, they are available at our central office and should be returned to the following address:

Franklin County Public Schools
Attn: K Early Entrance, Asst. Supt-CIA
190 Kings Daughters Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601

• Assessments will be scheduled between January 25th and February 25th.
• Students meeting criteria will be eligible to attend Kindergarten in the fall will be notified by mail by April 15.
 
At Bridgeport, "Manners Matter"
Students from Bridgeport Elementary School recently celebrated their selection as "most well-mannered" at Wendy's on the west side of Frankfort. Bridgeport and the local Wendy's franchise have partnered to create "Manners Matter," a program to encourage, reward and reinforce manners and respect while at school. Every homeroom teacher at Bridgeport selects one student each month for recognition. The students are then taken to Wendy's for a sit-down, white-tablecloth lunch. 
Information and Updates for 1:World
Information and updates for the FCPS 1:World project can be found here - goo.gl/WDsmdh.
Read FAQs, submit your own questions, find status updates and more. Find dedicated pages for students, staff and parents, and come back and check for updates and the project progresses.  
Wanted: School Bus Drivers!
A reminder that we are still hiring school bus drivers! This is a great job for those who are can work early mornings and afternoons with a break or another job during the mid-day. Full-time bus drivers qualify for health insurance and other benefits. We provide all training. You MUST have a clean driving and criminal record and you MUST pass a drug test.

Click here to apply, then click on "Apply for this Position" in the right-hand column.
 
 
 
Mission - 
To prepare students for College and Career Readiness and to become contributing citizens.
 
Goal - 
To REINVENT Franklin County Schools to be the PREFERRED school district!
 
Belief Statements -  
ALL STUDENTS
  • are our number ONE priority
  • will engage in high quality instruction in a nurturing environment
  • will achieve at high levels
  • will become responsible and independent learners
  • will share in the responsibility of their own learning
  • will utilize 21st century skills (critical thinking, creativity, communications, collaboration and commitment) 
  • will succeed through the combined efforts of the Franklin County Public Schools, families and our community

 
Upcoming Events

2016-17 Calendar
Approved 01/25/16
2017-18 Calendar
Approved 01/09/17
 
School Start & End Times 
Early Learning Village
7:40a - 2:30p
 
Elementary Schools
7:45a - 2:40p
 
Bondurant Middle
8:30a - 3:20p
 
Elkhorn Middle & High Schools
8:40a - 3:20p 
   
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