Counselor Quote of the Day: Remember, no matter what this week brings, you can handle it. Have a great Monday and a great week ahead.
Happy Friday! Please take a moment and read over the elementary newsletter for the upcoming week. There are some important events to read about for this week. https://www.smore.com/q9eyz Have a great weekend!
Counselor Quote of the Day: The path of future is uncertain and blurred. The walk is long and tiring. But in the end, you will realize that it was all worth it.
Counselor Quote of the Day: There's no need to be perfect to inspire others. Let others get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.
Counselor Quote of the Day: We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are. -Bill Watterson
Please click the link and vote for our very own Carson Crozier for Cincinnati.com Athlete of the week! Not only did he have a great week he has had a great season!! https://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/high-school/player-of-the-week/2020/10/20/vote-cincinnati-enquirer-fall-high-school-athletes-week-oct-19/3710149001/?fbclid=IwAR0_vCHxQBbsyAhyy5NVl8XlW0eXDPBBAKEfa9FN3gMVHw-156l3o4J6vTk
The address to tonight’s girls soccer game is Veterans Memorial Stadium 1600 West St, Cincinnati, OH 45215
Counselor Quote of the Day: There is nothing more beautiful than when you prove to yourself just how strong you are.
Hard fought 80 min game by both teams. Cards came up short 3-2. Great improvement from a year ago!! Heads up Cards! Get ready for next year!!
Deer Park strikes first, but Cardinals score with a goal by Crozier to tie it at 1.
Felicity Franklin Local Schools is hiring for the following positions: - Long Term Sub First Grade - Part Time Educational Aide Elementary - Part Time Educational Aide Middle School Please contact the district office for more information.
For those who can't make it to Deer Park tonight for the boys soccer game here is the link to watch it live. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZrqjFllmFM
Happy Rainy Monday. Please take a moment to read this week's FFMS newsletter. Have a great week. https://www.smore.com/yjz13
Counselor Quote of the Day: No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life. Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs.
Dear Cardinal Families, Please take a moment and read over the elementary newsletter for the week of October 19th. https://www.smore.com/3j1cs Have a great weekend!
Soccer and HS Volleyball families: Please check your email for a message from Mr. Taulbee with information on how to purchase tournament tickets.
Counselor Quote of the Day: Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud. -Maya Angelou
Next Tuesday, October 20th will be ACT Prep day at FFHS. At a young age, it is often really difficult to know what your future plans might actually be. Even if you think you know, you'll probably change your mind, or you'll need to change your mind to be successful in an ever-changing world. Doing your best on the ACT test can help you create more possibilities and find the right school or trade. To help you prepare for anything it is best that you practice first! So, FFHS is dedicating valuable time to helping you do just that. 8th & 9th Grade students will be taking the ACT Aspire test on their Chromebooks. 10th Grade will be taking the Pre-ACT (Paper Test just like the ACT, but tuned into where sophomores should be). 11th Grade will be taking a Practice ACT/the Torch Launch Test (paper) and will be participating in the Torch Prep ACT Test sessions in February, just prior to the actual ACT. OCTOBER 20th, NO SCHOOL for Class of 2020 SENIORS attending FFHS who have completed and turned in to Mrs. Baird either: 2 Job applications or 2 College applications OR 1 Job application & 1 College application
Counselor Quote if the Day: Keep going. It won't always be this overwhelming.
Attention Sophomore Parents! Please join us tomorrow night, Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM for a VIRTUAL planning meeting about the Sophomore Turkey Dinner. Students need your help to make this event successful! Meeting Link: https://meet.google.com/cux-gdrh-vne
Middle School Basketball conditioning will start next week 10/19. Middle School boys will be 2:30-4:15. Girls will be 5-6:30 in the HS gym.
Counselor Quote of the Day: Positivity is like a boomerang. The more we put it out there, the more it comes back to us. -Jon Gordon
Please read over the elementary newsletter for the week of 10/13/2020 at the link below. Have a great week! https://www.smore.com/4gj6b
High school girls basketball open gyms this week after school on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 2:30-3:30pm 🏀🏀
Happy Tuesday. Please take a moment to read this week's FFMS newsletter. Have a great week. https://www.smore.com/d209y
Counselor Quote of the Day: It always seems impossible until it's done. -Nelson Mandela
Counselor Quote of the Day: When you focus on the good, the good gets better.
Cardinal boys soccer lost and hard fought 2-1 game tonight against a good Georgetown team.
Lady Cards soccer come up short. Varsity volleyball come home with the Win!!
Counselor Quote of the Day: Believe you can and you're halfway there. -Theodore Roosevelt
Counselor Quote of the Day: Do what is right, not what is easy. -Roy T. Bennett
Middle School students, don’t forget your Kona Ice orders and money for tomorrow!
Just a friendly reminder that the High School's 2nd Fall conference night is tomorrow, October 8th. If you'd like to schedule a conference, please fill out the conference form at: https://forms.gle/AyrvxqmyuH68jqdH8 Have a great day! FFHS Principal Walker
2020-21 School pictures will be available to all “virtual/at-home” online APEX/Accelerate Education students as well as any CCP students on Thursday, October 15, 11am -1pm by appointment. Please use this link to sign-up for a slot: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0A4AA8AA2EA1FA7-apex
Counselor Quote of the Day: Once you choose hope, anything is possible. -Christopher Reeve
Counselor Quote of the Day: Everyday is a second chance.
Please take a moment and read over this week's elementary newsletter. Have a great week! https://www.smore.com/5t9zg
Good Morning and Happy Monday. Please take a moment to read through this week's FFMS newsletter. Have a great week! https://www.smore.com/tqkrv
Counselor Quote of the Day: We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.
Anyone interested in cheerleading that hasn't been in contact with a coach please contact Coach Wilson @ email@example.com by Monday. 10/5.
Sign-ups for the H.S. Academic team are now on-line. Find the Google form sign-up link in Schoology and fill it out today. Join us and show off your brain power as we take on the best the SBAAC has to offer!
Counselor Quote of the Day: A good day starts with a good mindset.
Counselor Quote of the Day: May you receive a sign this week that puts your mind at ease and fills your heart with hope.
There will be an open gym this Friday (10/2) for any HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS interested in playing basketball this year!!! After school from 2:30-4 in the high school gym 🏀🏀
Counselor Quote of the Day: Stay focused, believe that you can achieve at the highest level, surround yourself with others who believe in you, and do not stray from your goal. -Zach Ertz
Tonight’s Middle School Volleyball game at Bethel will be played at their High School.
Counselor Quote of the Day: Never make permanent decisions based on temporary feelings.
Dear Cardinal Families, Please read over this week's elementary newsletter. Have a great week! https://www.smore.com/ykq84
Happy Monday ! Please take a moment to read this week’s FFMS newsletter . Have a great week! https://www.smore.com/ep85w
Counselor Quote of the Day: You have to be at your strongest when you're feeling at your weakest.
Dear Felicity-Franklin High School Families, It is hard to believe but we are already ending the 5th week of “in-person” classes! While I always encourage regular communication between teachers and families, we are rapidly approaching the High School Parent Teacher Conference dates of September 30th & October 8th, 4-7 pm. In order to assist in maintaining social distance and compliance with various government orders, this year’s High School Conferences will be held “virtually” or by phone conference and by appointment only. Please complete and submit the attached google form so that teachers' schedules can be completed or call the office for Mrs. Stamper at 513-362-5330. FFHS Parent Teacher Conference Sign-up https://forms.gle/wX4ukKP1mewFE7Sz8 Thank you for your support! Principal Walker
Counselor Quote of the Day: If the plan doesn't work, change the plan, but never the goal.
There will be an informational cheerleading meeting for those interested in trying out for the High School or Middle School cheer squads Friday, Sept. 25 after school in the auditeria.
Tonight’s boys and girls soccer games at Blanchester have been rescheduled for Oct. 3 Girls at 2 Boys at 4.
Good Afternoon Cardinal Families, I want to compliment and thank the parents, students, and staff for all you are doing to keep yourselves and everyone else safe and healthy, as well as keep our buildings open. Though we had some issues at the very start of the school year, I believe district protocols and your support in following those protocols have allowed Felicity Schools to remain open and moving forward. Of course, it is easy for us to begin to relax when things are going well. Now is the time to stay focused so that we can keep our students in school. Here are a couple of reminders: · Parents who are dropping off or picking up students, if you are out of a vehicle, please wear a mask and maintain social distancing of six feet. · Stay diligent with student health checks at home. If you have any questions or concerns, please call and we will be happy to help. · Make sure your student has a mask every day. Despite all the challenges, we have had a great start to our school year. Our students and staff are working hard, and our students are learning. All of us working together is making this possible. Please keep up the great work.
Counselor Quote of the Day: Broken crayons still color.
Counselor Quote of the Day: Winning doesn't always mean being first. Winning means you're doing better than you've ever done before. -Bonnie Blair
Counselor Quote of the Day: If someone has something bad to say about you, it's probably because they have nothing good to say about themselves.
Congratulations to the Lady Cardinal Tennis Team on a great league tournament. Piper Blake 2nd place at first singles. Emily Hardewig 3rd at 2nd singles. Ally Perry 3rd at 3rd singles. Carly McClure and Tessa Ackerman 2nd at 1st doubles. Katie Jansen and Sophie Blake 4th at 2nd doubles. It was a beautiful day for tennis and everyone played great.
Dear Parents, Please read this week's elementary family newsletter for updates and important information. https://www.smore.com/p9z56 Have a great week!
Happy Monday! Please take a moment to read this week's FFMS newsletter. Have a great week. https://www.smore.com/k0hgb
Counselor Quote of the Day: Ignore the people who are always talking behind your back, that's where they belong, behind you.
Great 3-0 win by the boys soccer team this morning over Peebles.
The times for tomorrow’s games at Peebles are: Jv volleyball 10:00 Varsity VB game to follow Boys Soccer 10:00 Girls Soccer 12:00
Counselor Quote of the Day: Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive good things and good people will be drawn to you. -Mary Lou Retton
Picture packages will be sent home with all students grades pre-K to 11th this Friday, 9/18/2020 with interim reports. 2020-21 School pictures will be taken on Wednesday, September 23rd, for all “in-person” students in grades pre-K - 4th from 9 am - 11 am. 2020-21 School pictures will be taken on Thursday, September 24th, for all “in-person” students in grades 5-11 from 8 am - 10 am. 2020-21 School picture Make-Ups for all “in-person” students will be on Thursday, October 15. 2020-21 School pictures will be available to all “virtual/at-home” online APEX/Accelerate Education students on Thursday, October 15, 11 am -1 pm by appointment. Stay tuned for more information on scheduling your student’s picture appointments in the coming days. 2020-21 Senior Portraits will take place in the Auditeria on Thursday, October 15, 2 pm - 4 pm. Seniors will receive their picture order information at the time of their portrait session.
Have you filled out your 2020 Census? Please use the link to see how you can help Felicity-Franklin Local School District by filling it out. https://www.felicityschools.org/article/309562
Counselor Quote of the Day: You are strong. You are beautiful. You are resilient. You are loved. You are capable. You are not weak. You are not defected. You are not weird. You are not a lost cause. You are not different.
Carter finishes it off with 2 more of his own. Great win tonight Cards!!
Cards with a corner kick and Ninichuck perfectly heads it in. Cards up 7-1.
Crozier with another shot goes off goalie and Taylor is there to clean it up. 4-1 Cards!
Now Paskow with the hustle to get another. 3-0 Cards.
Crozier with a breakaway goal. 2-0. 5 min to go in the half.
Lady Cards soccer fall short to West Union. Guys game will begin at 6:15.
Counselor Quote of the Day: Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.
JV gets the W in 2 sets over Eastern!
Counselor Quote of the Day: Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world no matter what you look like.
Great 3-1 team win tonight by boy’s soccer over Eastern.
Happy Monday. Please take a moment to read this week's FFMS newsletter. Have a great week. https://www.smore.com/jtgka
Counselor Quote of the Day: Staying positive does not mean that things will turn out okay. Rather it is knowing that you will be okay no matter how things turn out.
Counselor Quote of the Day: You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.
Tonight’s Boy’s soccer game will begin at 4:30 with the girls immediately following.
Counselor Quote of the Day: Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path.
Dear Elementary Parents, It's already mid-week but please check our newsletter! https://www.smore.com/hjqzx
Counselor Quote of the Day: You can't change the past and you can't predict the future, but you can ruin the present by worrying about both.
Happy Tuesday. Please take a moment to read this week's FFMS newsletter. Have a great week. https://www.smore.com/1edh2
Counselor Quote of the Day: The less you respond to negative people, the more positive your life will become. -Paulo Coelho
We are pleased to announce that the USDA has approved FREE lunch and breakfast for ALL Felicity students. It will start tomorrow and run thru Dec.31, 2020.
Counselor Quote of the Day: There are no regrets in life, just lessons.
Counselor Quote of the Day: If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges. -Pat Riley
Good Afternoon Cardinal Families. I am pleased to share that Felicity Schools has been awarded a Coronavirus Relief Funds – Broadband Ohio Connectivity Grant in the sum of $151,446.00. This grant money is earmarked to provide and/or improve high speed internet access to the families of the district. The district will be purchasing high speed internet equipped iPads, hot spots, and will be expanding the school WiFi outside of the building. Later this afternoon I will be emailing a survey to parents and also posting a link to the survey on the district website. It is extremely important that each family fill out and submit the survey. The district will use the information gathered to determine how to best deploy the new technology. I realize we gathered similar information last spring. However, we want to make sure our information is current and accurate.
Due to the rain tonight’s soccer games have been moved to Wednesday Sept. 9. Boys will start at 4:30 with girls immediately following.
Counselor Quote of the Day: Train your mind to see the good in every situation.
Counselor Quote of the Day: Today is a new beginning, a chance to turn your failures into achievements & your sorrows into so goods. No room for excuses. -Joel Brown
Good Afternoon Cardinal families. I have placed on the district website, under News, the Symptoms Assessment Protocols for students that are at school and complain of or show signs of being ill.
If your child is in need of tutoring/homework help, interested in a clubs like, sports, book, craft, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Experiments) and many others. Please have them sign up for the YMCA after school program. Students will be able to receive academic help, join different clubs, and receive fun rewards for participating! Each day that a student participates September 8-11th they will be entered into a drawing for a $25.00 gift card! https://forms.gle/MSj6r6Z5EVEFni499 Thank you, Marie Stevenson 21st Century Felicity-Franklin Schools Site Coordinator YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Youth Development and Education (W) 513-362-5417
This week’s High School volleyball games are pushed back to a 6:00 start time.
Happy Monday. Please take a moment to read this week's FFMS newsletter. Have a great week. https://www.smore.com/mdyuz
Counselor Quote of the Day: No matter what the situation, remind yourself "I have a choice". -Deepak Chopra
Counselor Quote of the Day: Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. -Anthony J. D'Angelo
Counselor Quote of the Day: If you absolutely can't stay positive, don't go negative, just cruise neutral for a while until you can get back up. -Terri Guillemets
Counselor Quote of the Day: The first step is you have to say that you can. -Will Smith
Good Afternoon Cardinal Families. I have posted on the district website, under News, an update regarding district protocols in the event a staff member or student test positive for COVID 19. I have also emailed this information to families through final forms.
Good Afternoon Cardinal Families. I would like to share with you that Felicity Schools has been contacted by the Clermont County Public Health Department confirming positive test results for COVID 19 within the Felicity-Franklin Schools. Please understand that due to HIPA guidelines I am unable to share any further details. CCPH will take the lead in any follow-up investigation as it relates to "close contacts/contact tracing" and will notify individuals IF deemed necessary. Felicity Schools will not contact individuals or families regarding any CCPH investigations. I want to assure you that, in consultation with the Clermont County Public Health, we are continuing to follow state and local protocols to provide the safest environment possible for our students and staff. Thank you Dave Gibson
New entrance for High School Volleyball games. Home spectators will enter through the north doors of the lobby. Visitors will enter through the south doors. Please don't sit on the tape.
Reminder to register your visitors on the google forms for athletic events. Thanks to everyone that has been doing their part. Remember to wear mask at all events inside and outside. It may not be the way we like it, but the athletes get to compete! Go Cards!
Felicity Franklin Local Schools is currently looking for sub custodians and sub bus drivers. Please contact the district office for more information.
Counselor Quote of the Day: In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact. -Les Brown
Congratulations to the Lady Cardinal Tennis Team for a 5-0 victory against Bethel. Great job ladies!!! (Stay tuned for pictures tomorrow)
Please take a moment and read over the elementary newsletter for the week of 8/24-8/28. https://www.canva.com/design/DAEF0higPEU/lmnrs4h-uYq2bNvYT1RCoQ/view?utm_content=DAEF0higPEU&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=sharebutton
Counselor Quote of the Day: In case no one told you today, you are needed, you are stronger than you think, you are doing great, you deserve the best, you are here for a reason, don't give up. -Mental Health Notes
High School Freshmen & Sophomores attending FFHS, check your school email for selecting your seat at lunch!
High School Juniors and Seniors attending at FFHS, check your school email for selecting your seat at lunch! Underclassmen, stay tuned, you’ll be getting an opportunity to select your seat soon!
ATTENTION High School Students!!! All tutorials for you to watch prior to coming to school and more information for High School can be found on our DAILY announcements at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T6VtkG1UB0l-mlvdElTWroCOmrHVvWqkQQm4-qAvm0w/edit?usp=sharing
Byways STEM parents, check out the parent information video at https://rb.gy/agmhyn Presentation was also sent to email. Classes for middle school will begin next week.
Counselor Quote of the Day: No one is perfect - that's why pencils have erasers. -Wolfgang Riebe
Virtual Open House 5:30- 7 - Thursday 8/20 Login and meet your teacher! 5th grade virtual open house google meet https://meet.google.com/eng-vxsh-mtm 6th grade virtual open house google meet https://meet.google.com/qxm-awur-pgb 7th grade virtual open house google meet https://meet.google.com/krd-zomx-rsq 8th grade virtual open house google meet https://meet.google.com/bxm-mjmf-czf
Virtual Meet the Teachers tonight 5:30-7 pm Schedules were mailed home Monday, meet your new teachers & say hello to the ones you already know. We are excited to see you! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lLATbDtmHA22R9AJkXXVnbIJKinQK4DHA5pwJkNwKCE/edit?usp=sharing
Counselor Quote of the Day: Live life to the fullest and focus on the positive. -Matt Cameron
Good afternoon Cardinal families Below you will find a link to the updated Cardinal Reopening plan. We are working diligently on getting every student who has requested online learning set up in APEX (Grades 6-12) or Accelerated Education (Grades K-5). Classes will not begin for online students until Tuesday, September 8th. Please copy and paste the link below into your web browser to see the updated reopening plan. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/869747/Return_to_School_Update_08-19-20.pdf
As we get ready to go back to school, don't forget to connect with the High School Announcements page for information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T6VtkG1UB0l-mlvdElTWroCOmrHVvWqkQQm4-qAvm0w/edit?usp=sharing
Counselor Quote of the Day: Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.
Tonight's (8/18) tennis match against Bethel has been rescheduled to Monday 8-24.
Good Afternoon Cardinal Families. Felicity Schools will be having a virtual Open House, this Thursday, Aug. 20 from 5:30-7:00. Each individual building will share the specific details of how you and/or your students can access their teachers during that time. This information will be communicated using the different social media platforms for that building. Once again, I encourage you to go into your final forms account to make sure all contact information is current.
Counselor Quote of the Day: Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. -C.S. Lewis
High school schedules were mailed today. Look for them in your mailbox in the next couple of days. We are excited to see all of you next week.
Good afternoon Cardinal families. This is a reminder that Cool Tools will be held on Tuesday, August 18th from 9am-11am and 5pm-730pm in the High School gym.
NHS applications for eligible students have been e-mailed to students' school accounts as well as through Schoology mail. Applications are due back to Mr. Van Huss by 9/11/2020. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Van Huss.
Counselor Quote of the Day: Your past is over; it cannot touch you. Forgive all involved, including yourself. -Marianne Williamson
Counselor Quote of the Day: One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.
Counselor Quote of the Day: Focus your mind on all the wonderful things in your life – you truly are blessed. -Asad Meah
Counselor Quote of the Day: You cannot change reality, but you can control the manner in which you look at things. Your attitude is under your own control. Weed out the negative and focus on the positive. -Helen Steiner Rice
Good Afternoon Cardinal Families. With the need for communicating with families at an all time high, I want to encourage you and your student(s)s to log in to final forms and update/confirm your information and forms. This has to be done at the beginning of every school year and is crucial to our ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with you. Please copy and paste the link below to you web browser to access the final forms login page https://felicity-oh.finalforms.com/
Counselor Quote of the Day: If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward. -Martin Luther King Jr.
Counselor Quote of the Day: If you don't love yourself, you'll always be chasing after people who don't love you either. -Mandy Hale
Counselor Quote of the Day: All things good to know are difficult to learn. -Greek proverb
Good Evening. I have updated the FAQ document. The document is located on the district website under NEWS. Have a great evening.
Counselor Quote of the Day: If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own. -Henry Ford
Counselor Quote of the Day: There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn't. -John Green
Counselor Quote of the Day: Be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
Counselor Quote of the Day: Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it. -Kahlil Gibran
Counselor Quote of the Day: Results happen over time, not overnight. Work hard, stay consistent, and be patient.
Counselor Quote of the Day: Only in the darkness can you see the stars. -Martin Luther King Jr.
On the district website, under news, is a newly release Return to School Plan FAQ. Please check the website often as I will continue to update the FAQs document.
Good Afternoon Cardinal Families. In May, the district released a virtual graduation ceremony and established August 9th as a date for an in-person/public graduation ceremony. Unfortunately, due to the current concerns and restriction surrounding COVID 19, the district will not be able to have an in-person/public ceremony. Regrettably, the August 9 ceremony is canceled. I want to thank all of our seniors for what they have done for and meant to Felicity Schools. I wish them all the very best of luck in their future endeavors. Dave Gibson, Superintendent
Counselor Quote of the Day: You don't gain anything from stressing. Remember that.
Counselor Quote of the Day: Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.
Counselor Quote of the Day: If at first you don't succeed try doing it the way mom told you to in the beginning.
Here is the elementary supply list for the upcoming school year. It is the same as the one we mailed with grade cards in early June. Stay tuned for Cool Tools information. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OOWLncEfiK4_gGKiuzIat_6G1m9EZMIuS9XelJiTVos/edit?usp=sharing
Hello Again Cardinal Families, I’m sure the Governor’s order regarding mask requirements has added to your questions about the Return to School Plan. I shared with you that the plan was subject to change and there were additional details to be worked out. I also stated that I wanted parents to have information so they could decide how they wanted their student(s) educated this fall. I am working on a FAQ document with the goal of releasing it next week. Please know that even after its initial release, the FAQ document will be updated on a regular basis. I understand that many questions still exist. I assure you that I am working to get you as many answers as possible as quickly as possible. Thank you Dave Gibson
Counselor Quote of the Day: We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now. -Martin Luther King Jr.
Counselor Quote of the Day: If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.
Hello Cardinal Families, Below is the link to the Felicity Schools Return to School Plan. www.felicityschools.org/news Please realize that this plan is based on today’s information and is subject to change. It is also important to note that there are still many details to be worked out regarding the day to day operations. We are releasing the plan as it exists today in hopes that you as parents/guardians have the details needed to begin your decision making process to determine if you are sending your student(s) to school this August. I will be releasing updated information and day to day operation details over the next several weeks. Please check your email and our communications platforms on a regular basis. Felicity Schools has been and continues to be committed to providing your students with the highest quality education in a safe environment. Thank you in advance for your support and patience. Sincerely, Dave Gibson, Superintendent
Counselor Quote of the Day: Keep faith. The most amazing things in life tend to happen right at the moment you're about to give up.
Counselor Quote of the Day: Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.
Good Morning Cardinal Families, I hope this email finds you all safe and healthy. I would like to give you a quick update on the Felicity Return to School Plan. Over the last several weeks I have been meeting regularly with all of the superintendents in Clermont County. The Clermont County health department has participated in each of those meetings. I have also met twice with the Grant superintendents. We have spent a great deal of time trying to align, as much as possible, our individual district plans. I have met with leadership from both the teacher’s association and the classified staff association. The Board of Education had a work session last Thursday, and we have surveyed both staff and parents. All of this is an attempt to create a return to school plan that has all students attend school every day in August in an environment that is as safe as we can make it. The Board of Education will vote this evening to approve the current plan. On Tuesday or Wednesday I will release the plan to the public. Please understand there are still many details that need to be figured out. However, I wanted to get you as many details as possible so you can begin planning for August. Due to the ever changing nature of the situation we are in, there is a reality that the details of the plan may change. I am asking that you keep a close eye on your email and our district information system. You will be receiving updates throughout the remainder of the summer. Thanks David R. Gibson Superintendent, Felicity-Franklin Local Schools (513)876-2113 Ext. 1
The regular July Board of Education meeting will begin at 6:00 pm this evening, beginning with the Superintendent & Treasurer's evaluation, followed immediately by the regular business of the board. The meeting will be held in the High School Wifi Cafe.
Counselor Quote of the Day: Some days you just have to create your own sunshine.
Counselor Quote of the Day: If love becomes too painful, then it's time to let that love go and save yourself. You have to keep this in mind because you'll be able to find another love but not another self. -Robert Tew
Counselor Quote if they Day: You are stronger than you think. You have gotten through every bad day in your life, and you are undefeated.
The Felicity Franklin Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Thursday , July 16th at 7:00 pm in the Board Conference Room to plan for the 2020-2021 school year.
Counselor Quote of the Day: If it won't matter in 5 years, don't spend more than 5 minutes getting angry about it.
Counselor Quote of the Day: You need someone who goes out of their way to make it obvious that they want you in their life.
Counselor Quote of the Day: Sometimes the best way to appreciate something is to be without it for a while. (Like a vacation).
Counselor Quote of the Day:” Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” -Dalai Lama
Counselor Quote of the Day:” Love your family. Spend time, be kind and serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised and today is short. “
Counselor Quote of the Day:” I follow four dictates: face it, accept it, deal with it, then let it go.” -Sheng-yen
Counselor Quote of the Day:” Be careful with your words when you are angry, they can be only forgiven, not forgotten. “
Counselor Quote of the Day:” Family isn't always blood. It's the people in your life who want you in theirs. The ones you accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and who love you no matter what. “
Any High School student signed up for A.P English for the 2020-21 school year should contact Mr. Van Huss regarding pre-course summer assignments as soon as possible. I will also be posting them on-line soon.
Counselor Quote of the Day:” Love is made by trust, respect, and caring.”
Counselor Quote of the Day:” If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.” -Nora Roberts
Anyone interested in Middle School or High School Cross Country is invited to our open practices every Tuesday at 9:00AM at the Felicity Public Library and every Thursday at 7:00PM at Washington Township Park. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Binion at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Counselor Quote of the Day:” Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” -Madeleine L'Engle
Good Morning. I hope this message finds you all safe and healthy. I just want to remind our Cardinal families to please take the Re-Opening Survey that was sent out earlier this month. Your feedback is very important as we plan for for the Fall of 2020
Girl’s Tennis open court Monday’s 7-8:30 PM and Wednesday’s 9-11 AM. We are looking for interested girls in grades 9-12. Bring your own water. We have extra rackets. No experience necessary.
Counselor Quote of the Day:” You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.” -Maya Angelou
Anyone interested in playing high school golf this year needs to contact Coach Hutson at (513) 646-3091.
Counselor Quote of the Day:”Keep walking through the storm. Your rainbow is waiting on the other side.” -Heather Stillufsen
Counselor Quote of the Day: “ The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday. “
Counselor Quote of the Day:” For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Counselor Quote of the Day:” It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars.”
Counselor Quote of the Day:”If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.”
Counselor Quote of the Day:” Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.” -Imam
Counselor Quote of the Day:” It's your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.” -Rumi
Counselor Quote of the Day:” Worry does nothing but steal your joy and keep you very busy doing nothing.”
Counselor Quote of the Day:” One of the most courageous decisions you'll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul. “
Counselor Quote of the Day:” Beginning is easy, continuing is hard.” -Japanese Proverb
SPREAD THE WORD! ON-SITE KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION BY APPOINTMENT ON JUNE 23, 24, 25!!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BuGB7x4RJnfaUSvbJm-99Vmo6R4wgGwRbuk1cfJk_uA/edit?usp=sharing
Counselor Quote of the Day:”Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it, time will pass anyway.”
Senior Families! Here is the link where you can purchase additional photos directly from Dingo photography. Enjoy! http://dingophotography.com/clientpreviews/clients/felicity-high-school-graduation-2020/
Counselor Quote of the Day:”Anxiety is having to remind myself that being afraid of things going wrong isn't the way to make things go right.”
Counselor Quote of the Day:”Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breath, and have faith that everything will work out for the best.”
Counselor Quote of the Day:” Staying positive doesn't mean you have to be happy all the time. It means that even on hard days you know that there are better ones coming. “
Counselor Quote of the Day:” Staying positive does not mean that things will turn out okay. Rather it is knowing that YOU will be okay no matter how things turn out. “
Counselor Quote of the Day: “Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regrets, or fear.” -Karen Salmansohn
Counselor Quote of the Day:” It takes courage to examine your life and to decide that there are things you would like to change, and it takes even more courage to do something about it.” -Sue Hadfield
Counselor Quote of the Day: “Sometimes you need to take a break from everyone and spend time alone, to experience, appreciate and love yourself.” -Robert Tew
Counselor Quote of the Day:”What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it is supposed to be.”
Great news: Senate Bill 313 has been added to Senate bill 319 and is now being reviewed in both the Senate Finance and Senate Education Committees! For more information on Senate Bill 313, see attached link. http://www.felicityschools.org/news
Counselor Quote of the Day:”Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” Zig Ziglar
Counselor Quote of the Day:” The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.”- Mary Davis
Counselor Quote of the Day:” Everything that happens to you is a form of instruction if you pay attention.”- Robert Greene
Counselor Quote of the Day:” Each person’s task in life is to become an increasingly better person.”- Leo Tolstoy
To all of our kindergarten families and those who love and support them! Please grab a tissue and click on the link to view the virtual graduation for our kindergarten class of 2020. http://bit.ly/ffel2020k Next week, each kindergarten family will receive a CD of the graduation and each kindergarten graduate will receive a t-shirt purchased by our PTO to commemorate this special event. To honor them, our goal is to have a parade through the hallway, with our kindergarten graduates wearing their cap and t-shirt, when we are able to return to the school building in the fall. A special thanks to the parents, kindergarten teachers and Michael Roush for all of the contributions and work on the graduation video. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE KINDERGARTEN CLASS OF 2020! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!!!
Seniors and Senior Families! We will be making deliveries this coming Monday, June 1, from 5-8pm. We will be bringing your Diplomas, Senior Yard Signs, and Photos from Graduation to you! We would like to snap a quick picture of you with your sign and diploma for our social media. Seniors to avoid delays in receiving your diploma, please settle any debts owed. Senior parents were sent email invoices for debts through our “Cube” account for easy payment. Please email me at email@example.com if you will not be home on Monday, June 1 from 5-8pm so that other arrangements can be made. Have a great day! Principal Walker
Counselor Quote of the Day:” Never go too long without watching a sunset.” - Atticus
Counselor Quote of the Day:” You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”- Marcus Aurelius
Counselor Quote of the Day:” What you do not want done to yourself, do not do unto others.”- Confucius
Counselor Quote of the Day: “You don’t have to accept the things you are not ok with.”
The food program at school continues through June 30 on Tuesdays from 2-3:00 at door 15. We are here today🙂
I hope everyone enjoyed the Virtual Graduation for the Class of 2020. In case you missed it, here is a link to a copy (higher quality copies coming at a later date) https://www.dropbox.com/s/91o1wgoqg6irgcv/HSGrad_FelicityFranklin_0524_b.mp4?dl=0
Good evening Felicity-Franklin High School Families- this is just a friendly reminder that tomorrow, Sunday, May 24th at 3pm, our Class of 2020 virtual graduation ceremony will be broadcast on the Star 64 television network. Please remember to save the date, August 9th at 3pm in your calendars. It is our hope that we will be able to come together for a live graduation celebration event at that time. Stay safe and have a wonderful holiday weekend. Principal Walker
Counselor Quote of the Day is the Graduating Class Quote:”What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
2020 Senior Awards Video. Please click on the link to access the video. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1YjGSHmhik
Counselor Quote of the Day:” Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up.”- Nelson Mandela
Counselor Quotes this week are a tribute to Kindergarten and Senior Graduates:”You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”-Christopher Columbus
Don't miss your last chance to purchase a 2019-2020 Cardinal Yearbook. Book sales run through June 5, 2020. Just go to: www.jostensyearbooks.com to place your order!
Don't miss your chance to purchase a Senior Ad! Orders may be placed through June 2, 2020. A link to all of the information is included! https://docs.google.com/document/d/16pUWAdSDt1kerkPcSakfHWZ8V4X7Tem2ES18BVvnuWE/edit?usp=sharing
We are still holding the food program today. Pick up from 2-3:00 at door #15 by the playground.
Counselor Quotes this week are tributes to Kindergarten and Senior Graduates:”Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.”
Happy Monday ! Please take a moment to read this week’s FFMS newsletter . Have a great we https://www.smore.com/ev1a6
Counselor Quotes this week are tributes to Kindergarten and Senior Graduates: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”-Dr.Seuss
Since we can't be together to celebrate the last week of school, let's join together by participating in our last virtual spirit week for the year. Email pics to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will post to the MS facebook page. I can't wait to see your pictures!!
DROP OFF/PICK-UP/FEE PAYMENT INFORMATION: Students may pick up personal materials, drop off textbooks and/or school materials, and pay outstanding fees. We are NOT collecting Chromebooks from 9-11th grade students. We ARE collecting Chromebooks from 12th grade students. LOCATION: May 18, 4pm -8pm at FFHS Main Entrance. May 19, 10am-2pm at FFHS Main Entrance.
Counselor Quote of the Day:” Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world”-Harriet Tubman
Attention Elementary Families: Please read the following communication for information about picking up student belongings... coming up soon! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WzjgsUwrBBZW-mLFY84Sbe3ySqCXSNfIUkXgdPllnhE/edit?usp=sharing
Counselor Quote of the Day:”You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”- Margaret Thatcher
Counselor Quote of the Day:”Stop doubting yourself. Work hard and make it.”
Counselor Quote of the Day:”A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.” -Joyce Meyer
Happy Monday. Please take a moment to read this week’s FFMS newsletter . Have a great week. https://www.smore.com/37gxt?
Counselor Quote of the Day:” If all you did today was hold yourself together, I’m proud if you.”
As teacher appreciation week comes to a close, please take a moment to watch this video from the Ohio Department of Education. Hope you had a great week! #OhioLovesTeachers https://youtu.be/EKkLn4tOAmQ
Counselor Quote of the Day: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”- Plato
2 Felicity Franklin FFA members will serve as Ohio FFA State Officers next year!! Congratulations to Bailey & Kyra for both being slated as Reporter on the ballot! While it may be a little awkward being slated against each other, these big hearted ladies don’t let it bother them as they are BOTH guaranteed a spot on the team. One will be the State Reporter and the other will be a State Vice President at Large. Rest assured ladies, the 2 Felicity delegates split their votes between you 😉. Congrats to all the officer candidates! 💛💙
Counselor Quote of the Day: “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long regretfully upon that closed door that we do not see the one which had opened for us.” -Alexander Graham Bell
Counselor Quote of the Day: “Everything that happens helps you grow, even if it’s hard to see right now.”
Please rake a moment to read this week’s FFMS newsletter . Have a great week! https://www.smore.com/sjfd1
The Board of Education want to thank all of our teachers that educate our students EVERY DAY as well as the staff that help support them, our students, and our families. Together we are CARDINAL STRONG! Please take a few minutes to watch the video link below. http://bit.ly/FFLSDTeachers2020
5/5/2020 Special Announcement: Attention Seniors & Senior Families!!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T6VtkG1UB0l-mlvdElTWroCOmrHVvWqkQQm4-qAvm0w/edit?usp=sharing
Food pick-up is today. 2-3 door #15 by the playground.
Counselor Quote of the Day: “Be brave enough to choose yourself even when others don’t.”
Happy Monday! Please take a moment and read this elementary family letter in the link below for updates and information. Have a great week! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZGQSiSHpPJ-h5BtGsTzs2cl1ljWXMriMNvwKyxX2rls/edit?usp=sharing
Counselor Quote of the Day: “Life has many different chapters. One bad chapter doesn’t mean it’s the end of the book.”
Good afternoon Cardinal Families, Please read our announcements including information about HS Grading, Graduation, Events, and Important Year End Information. Principal Walker https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T6VtkG1UB0l-mlvdElTWroCOmrHVvWqkQQm4-qAvm0w/edit?usp=sharing
Seniors-- check your email for an opportunity to give input for senior activities. We need your ideas !!
Counselor Quote of the Day: “As you close your eyes tonight, may you know how blessed you are and celebrate with gratitude.”
Felicity-Franklin High School is now on Instagram! Please follow us at: https://www.instagram.com/felicityfranklinhighschool/
Counselor Quote of the Day: “The beautiful thing about life is that you can always grow, change and get better. You are not defined by your past.”
Counselor Quote of the Day: “Look forward with hope, not backwards with regret.”
If you will be in HS this fall and want to play soccer Boys contact Aaron Taylor 513-646-2674 Girls contact Vicki Griffith 513-623-2691
Food pickup 2-3 today! Door 15 by playground.
Counselor Quote of the Day:”You do not have to be perfect to be amazing.”
Happy Monday ! Please take a moment to read this week’s FFMS newsletter . Please reach out if you need anything ! Have a great week. https://www.smore.com/9j0fu
Counselor Quote of the Day:”Count your blessings, not your problems.”
Preschool Registration for the 2020-21 school year https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TwujcUy9eILqLsMFb2ducazlqDBc0AF4uasEQpo9AU8/edit?usp=sharing
Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 school year! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IqojXaNYgOPSRyxzVwm6aRncEtXJEqSfwPWDC39dCkA/edit?usp=sharing
Counselor Quote of the Day: “The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself-the invisible battles inside all of us- that’s where it’s at.” Jesse Owens
Counselor Quote of the Day: “Every day may not be good, but there is some good in every day.”
Congratulations to our Cincinnati.com Winter All-Stars!! Click the link below. https://t.co/iX1liiWacf
Counselor Quote of the Day:”Good morning is not just a word. It’s an action and a belief to live the entire day well. Morning is the time when you set the tone for the rest of the day.”
Reminder food bags are being handed out today! Door 15 by playground! 2-3PM
Counselor Quote of the Day: “Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things will always work out.”
Seniors: Please keep checking your email daily. I sent an email today that needs a response. Keep in touch. We miss you.
Good Afternoon. A few moments ago Governor DeWine announced that Ohio students will not return to school buildings for the remainder of this academic school year. He stated that remote learning will continue. He also shared that no decision has been made regarding our return to school in the fall. With this announcement comes many questions. Over the next days and weeks the Board of Education and administration will be sharing with you how Felicity Schools will finish this school year. Questions regarding grades, credits, promotion/retention, graduation and summer learning opportunities will be answered. Thank you Dave Gibson
The Felicity Franklin Board of Education meeting scheduled for tonight, April 20th at 7:00, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for Monday, April 27th at 7:00 pm.
Happy Monday Please take a moment to read through this week’s FFMS newsletter . We miss you ! Have a great week. https://www.smore.com/xn5mf-cardinal-family-newsletter
Counselor Quote of the Day: “When we learn to find the blessing in any situation, we’ve mastered this journey called ‘life’.”
Counselor Quote of the Day: “Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to be where you want to be tomorrow.”
Counselor Quote of the Day: “It may take time, but things will get better.”
Counselor Quote of the Day: “Life is not about waiting for storms to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” Vivian Greene
Reminder we are handing out food today! Door 15 by the playground. 2-3PM
Counselor Quote of the Day: “Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.
Congratulations to Logan Clarkson on his acceptance to Morehead State University.
Congratulations to Elise Botkin on her acceptances to Ohio University and Capital University.
Happy Monday. Please take a moment to read this week’s FFMS newsletter . Have a great week ! https://www.smore.com/6b3q2-cardinal-family-newsletter
Counselor Quote of the Day: You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. -Martin Luther King Jr.
Counselor Quote of the Day: An entire sea of water can't sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can't put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.
To any Senior that did not make it for the Senior portrait at the school, Dingo Photography is offering a no cost classic session starting April 13 and ending April 17. You need to call for an appointment and we will allow ONLY 2 people in the studio at one time. Call to arrange an appointment: 513-732-9208.
Congratulations to Maya Cadigan on her acceptance to Wright State University.
Congratulations to Madison Moore on her acceptance to the University of Cincinnati in the criminal corrections program.
Here is some guidance on student work permits from the Ohio Department of Education. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com 34. How can students go about obtaining a work permit under Ohio's Minor Labor Laws if schools are closed? According to the Ohio Department of Commerce, if a minor has all necessary paperwork completed and is unable to get the permit processed due to school closure, the completed paperwork may itself stand in the place of the physically printed permit. Employers should keep the paperwork on file, just like they would the permit. The formal permit should be processed as soon as the school is reopened. As a reminder, hour restrictions outlined in Ohio Revised Code Section 4109
are still in place for any week that was not a pre-planned school holiday (i.e., spring break) and the prohibited/hazardous occupation restrictions are still active.
To download a copy of the Parent or Guardian Consent Form for Minor Work Permit, click here .
Counselor Quote of the Day: If you can't change the circumstances, change your attitude. Funny thing is, when you do, you'll find that the circumstances often change.
Elementary Byways Parents Please check email for important information.
I love seeing my students checking in with their teachers! Remember, teachers are available on schoology or electronically from 9am-3pm M-F and on Google Meet for Office Hours at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Dfhss-duQtAEKm72R83p3IjstajpNitWqnhzJ3qQbdk/edit?usp=sharing
Counselor Quote of the You have to get up every morning and tell yourself 'I can do this'.
Middle School Byways students and parents please check your email for important announcements.
Counselor Quote of the Day: If you feel like giving up, look back at how far you have come.
Elementary Parents, Please click on the link below to read the elementary letter about our distance learning plans. The letter was also sent to all elementary parent email addresses that we have in Final Forms. If you did not receive it, please update your contact information in Final Forms. Have a great week! https://docs.google.com/document/d/15fXOrG5DsV2LCFp5oc5yIdLqIvPkCVTPgladI6LyvoU/edit?usp=sharing
Counselor Quote of the Day: People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. -Maya Angelou
Happy Monday. Please take a moment to read this week’s FFMS newsletter. Have a great week. https://www.smore.com/p2v9f
A special message “from our Senior class”... you’ve just got to love & miss these kids! Stay home, stay safe, & stay healthy Cardinals! https://youtu.be/6c8w4B9qdi4
Good afternoon FFHS Students, It was good to see some of you in the Google Meet earlier today. I look forward to doing another one next week to touch base and answer questions. As we all have to make adjustments to our lives right now, please do your part to keep up with your schoolwork. Attached are some important links for you to stay informed and get help from teachers. Please remember you need to check your school email as well. Remember to be helpful at home and if you need anything please reach out to me or one of your teachers... we are helpers by nature. Missing you all! Principal Walker Daily Announcements https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T6VtkG1UB0l-mlvdElTWroCOmrHVvWqkQQm4-qAvm0w/edit?usp=sharing 4.3.2020 Update https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N_OcZQCoUcyfFfulHI74dHcwwFxgWIsCkD3hLrKUWZg/edit?usp=sharing Teacher Office Hours https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Dfhss-duQtAEKm72R83p3IjstajpNitWqnhzJ3qQbdk/edit?usp=sharing
Counselor Quote of the Day: We may not choose our circumstances but we do choose our attitude and our response.
Here is a video from the high school staff. We miss all of you. Stay safe. https://youtu.be/0chgGin_2xs
April 1, 2020 Dear Felicity-Franklin families, As you know, Governor Mike DeWine made an announcement on Monday ordering all of Ohio’s public, community, and private K-12 school buildings to be closed through Friday, May 1st, due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The Governor said he will re-evaluate the situation as we get closer to May 1st and decide whether to re-open school buildings or continue the building closures. We know the Governor’s order to close school through the month of April presents challenges for our families. Please be assured that we, as a district, are working diligently to partner with you in furthering your child’s educational growth and well-being. What does this mean for us? Although our school buildings are to remain closed, remote learning will continue. Will school staff be working? Yes, administrators are actively planning and responding to this national health crisis. Our school district is providing food and remote learning options to children. We are providing a flexible teaching and learning framework that can be implemented successfully in a variety of scenarios. Teachers are creating lesson plans and engaging with their students remotely. During scheduled school days, our teachers will be available via E-mail from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to support our parents and students. Teachers and building principals will be sharing their remote learning plans and expectations with parents and students on an ongoing basis. Because we strongly believe in equity of opportunity for all students, those who do not have access to online learning will still have the opportunity to complete all work. Administrators and support staff will also be working remotely and will be available between the hours of 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on weekdays via E-mail. Or, you may also leave a voicemail message, and your call will be returned in a timely manner. The central office will have limited office hours. For those who need to meet with central office administration and/or staff, please call ahead to schedule a time to communicate virtually. If a physical meeting is necessary, please understand that the building capacity of ten (10) persons and social distancing requirements will be enforced. Will students be expected to work? Yes, students are expected to complete all assignments. We cannot allow the COVID-19 health crisis to compromise the education and growth of our students. Parents, we need your help in mitigating the negative effects of COVID-19 on your student’s learning. Students, it’s important that you understand the importance of finishing the year strong. You must be well prepared for the next grade level and/or the next course. By not actively participating and completing assigned work, you will have completed only three-quarters of a school year. You could be creating gaps in knowledge and skills that will be nearly impossible to overcome as you move forward. If you run into technical difficulties with digital assignments or require printed work in lieu of digital work, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s principal. What about food service? Feeding operations are ongoing, despite the stay-at-home orders, and will remain in place throughout the remainder of the school closure. Staff members will continue to comply with the most current health guidelines. Food service will continue with the distribution of “Grab and Go Meal Bags” on Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pick-up location is at the back of the school near the playground. The district hands out a week’s worth of meals per child 18 years of age or younger residing in the Felicity-Franklin Local School District. Students/children do not need to be present at pick up. We simply ask that those receiving meals for others provide the student's/child’s name and the name of the person picking up the meal. What about mental health support? Our professionals are reaching out to families to ensure they have open lines of communication during the closure and to make alternative plans, if necessary. Our counselor will be monitoring E-mails and reaching out to our school families in need. If a student or parent is in crisis, you can reach out to the following local hotlines for assistance: Clermont County Crisis Hotline (513) 528-SAVE (7283). What does this mean for graduation? Our high school administration and teachers will be working collaboratively to ensure that students in the Class of 2020 are on track to graduate. If seniors were on track to graduate before classes were interrupted and they continue to do their work, they will graduate. Know that we will work together to provide assistance and flexibility in the interest of doing what is right for students. What about state testing? Per Governor DeWine, there will be no state testing this school year. House Bill (HB) 197 addresses significant changes for education in Ohio due to the COVID-19 crisis. On March 27, the Governor signed the legislation that includes the waiver of state testing requirements for this school year. What about services to students with disabilities? Our school is making a good faith effort to provide appropriate services for our students with disabilities. If a student with a disability cannot access the alternate delivery models being offered to general education students, the district will consult with parents, guardians, and/or caregivers to determine the needs of the student and identify the most appropriate means for meeting those needs during the period of school closure. Please understand that we are experiencing a health crisis that, until now, has been unprecedented. This is new territory for all of us. There will be bumps along the way, but your child’s teachers, counselor, building principal, and our support staff are here to work with and support you and your children. In our continued collaboration, your support, understanding, and patience are greatly appreciated. I am incredibly proud of our staff, students, and school community for continuing their efforts to navigate through this challenging situation. The well-being of our students and their families is our number one priority. Remember, we are in this together. Please continue to be safe and well. Sincerely, David R. Gibson Felicity-Franklin Superintendent
Hey Friends! Join Ms. Dickson for a LIVE sing-along today at 3 pm on the Felicity Elementary School Facebook page. Comment below if you have a favorite you would like to hear! Hope to see you then!
Counselor Quote of the Day: Look for something positive each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.
Happy National Census Day! If you haven't already been counted, please take a moment to go to www.census.ohio.gov to be counted. You can also call 844-330-2020. As Treasurer/CFO of Felicity schools, I can't stress enough how important it is to be counted. The distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants, and support to states, counties and communities are based on census data. That is money spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs. #BECOUNTEDOHIO
Counselor Quote of the Day: Dream big and make life fun. Do something outrageous each day. Follow your passion. Believe in yourself.
We miss you MS Cardinals . Watch our message to you ! https://click.email.vimeo.com/?qs=bb29adf9bbd647dc0c92fa5a0156278d053e3f998d3583b7f178bbc775642fde1bcfcf8a5a0513ff9275707977d143db055f4edf8a3b1774444194919f0b8a2a
Hey Cardinals! One of Ms. Dickson's favorite children's musicians is Jim Gill (jimgill.com). He has created a new sing-along video of his "A Soup Opera" book. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COVBHbiMl90) We have read this in class and it is so much fun! Hope you enjoy it too!
Counselor Quote of the Day: Look back and be grateful, look ahead and be hopeful, look around and be helpful.
Good afternoon Felicity Franklin Families, In an effort to reduce interaction between families, beginning tomorrow, March 31st, Felicity-Franklin Local Schools will be providing multi-day student meal packs for pickup on a weekly basis for the coming weeks. Weekly multi-day student meal pickup will be available at the school on Tuesdays from 2-3pm off of West Street near the playground. Again, moving forward multi-day student meal packs pickup will take place on Tuesdays ONLY, at the school from 2-3pm off of the West Street side of the building near the playground. Families may drive-up or walk-up as needed. Please remember to stay back from the pickup table until ALL of your meals are ready. Please remember to have only one family group at the pickup table at a time and to maintain appropriate social distance between all family groups while waiting. Workers and volunteers will continue to be temperature checked and monitored for health before preparing and distributing meals. We thank everyone for their cooperation and willingness to follow directions and guidelines to slow the spread of coronavirus during this unprecedented time. Stay home Ohio, we can do this together.
Hello Friends! It’s Ms. Dickson. In music class we sing and play along with lots different folk songs. Here is a site with a great collection of many of those songs! Tell me some of your favorites! We will have another sing along later this week! https://www.pdinfo.com/pd-music-genres/pd-children-songs.php
It’s a beautiful Monday morning after Spring Break . Please take a moment to read through this week’s FFMS newsletter. Have a great week. https://www.smore.com/n8p9a-cardinal-family-newsletter
Counselor Quote of the Day: Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
Counselor Quote of the Day: You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind. -Joyce Meyer
Just a reminder, student meals are being given out today at the Methodist Church from 2-3pm!
Counselor Quote of the Day: You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. -Marcus Aurelius
Counselor Quote of the Day: When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. -Marcus Aurelius
Counselor Quote of the Day: “Don't change yourself so that other people will like you. Be yourself so that the right people will love you.”
Check out this week's elementary newsletter! I think you will be impressed with what has been accomplished in just one week! https://www.canva.com/design/DAD3Xi4Nr-4/zba5LsQwScOb2V--lqE-sg/view?utm_content=DAD3Xi4Nr-4&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=homepage_design_menu
This week is Spring Break . Please read the FFMS newsletter for some spring break ideas you can do while at home during this time . https://www.smore.com/sbpv6
Counselor Quote of the Day: “Today, I will not stress over things I cannot control.”
Hello Friends. Ms. Dickson here with a mindful musical moment today. Since the weather is warmer today and the rain has stopped. Take some time to get outdoors and just listen. What beautiful sounds do you hear in nature? Birds singing, the wind in the trees, squirrels or other animals? Take some deep breaths and notice the natural “music” all around you. 🙂
Live-Link to the FFHS Announcements: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T6VtkG1UB0l-mlvdElTWroCOmrHVvWqkQQm4-qAvm0w/edit?usp=sharing
Amazon has opened up its audible stories for all students! Available on any device! Web Link - free audible stories https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Parents of kindergarten students- join our private page for live morning meetings and story readings ❤️ https://www.facebook.com/groups/632125384238422/?ref=share
If you are the parent of a fourth grader, please join our private FB page to share news and updates! https://www.facebook.com/groups/2855718937829561/?ref=share
Hello Friends! Let's have a jam session! Join me today at 3 pm on the Felicity Franklin Elementary Facebook page. Here is your mission between now and then, find a percussion instrument (something you can shake or tap that makes a cool sound). I'll bring the tunes! -Ms. D
Many thanks to our great partnership with the United Methodist, our staff and volunteers for safely providing 88 meals to children in need today.
Good afternoon Felicity-Franklin Families, Please be advised we are happy to announce FFLSD is collaborating with the United Methodist Church & the Church of Christ to provide ANY child 1-18 years of age with lunch & breakfast meals. Beginning today, on Tuesdays & Thursdays pickup is located outside the United Methodist Church (West Street near parking lot) from 2-3pm. Beginning tomorrow, on Wednesdays, meals will be available for pickup at South Park from 11-1pm. Again, this is open to ALL children 1-18 years of age. Children do not need to be on free & reduced lunch. Children do not need to be Felicity-Franklin students. We will provide meals for as many children as possible on a first come first serve basis. When picking up please remember to follow all directions and maintain appropriate health & safety protocols while in line.
Hey Cardinals! It's Ms. Dickson. On gloomy days it really feels great to get up and get moving. An awesome site for this is GoNoodle. My favorite channel is Koo Koo Kangaroo! Check it out at https://family.gonoodle.com/ or https://www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames and share your favorite activity! You can
Congrats to Carson Crozier for being named DIV Honorable Mention all Ohio!!
Hi Cardinals!!! Here are some art ideas while we can’t be together! I’d love to see your drawings and art projects while we’re off! If and when we’re back, I’d love to display art you’ve done in the hallways, too! Mo Willems children’s author/illustrator Lunch Doodle https://youtu.be/MjaYnyCJDdU Virtual Art Museum Tours for kids: https://www.kitchentableclassroom.com/best-virtual-gallery-tours/ www.artforkidshub.com Keep drawing and creating! Miss you all, already!! Can’t wait to see what you create!! 💗
Hello friends! Ms. Dickson here! Each day I’ll be posting a musical activity you can do with your family. Today, let’s have a dance party! Turn up your favorite song and dance it out! Here’s a favorite of mine to get you started, “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. Have fun and check in tomorrow for something new!! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM
Please take a moment to read this week’s FFMS newsletter which includes grade level letters that went home Friday as well as some ideas to help your children stay active and connected during this time of isolation . Have. a great week . https://www.smore.com/8wb9c-cardinal-family-newsletter
Please share this information with your neighbors that may be in need, perhaps this will help their student as we navigate these remote learning opportunities. Families with school children currently without internet or WiFi, this may be helpful to gaining access to both at home. Contact, Spectrum at 844-488-8395. Charter Spectrum will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
Many students come to school each day and not only get education, but also access to many other resources including nutritional meals. I’m happy to say that our community is full of good people who are looking to help and support their neighbors. The United Methodist Church in collaboration with FFLSD will be offering to-go meals for students on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm for pick-up only (at the church). Meals will include a to-go breakfast for the following day. The United Methodist Church will continue their Saturday meals for anyone by pick-up only between 11am-1pm as well.
Dear Parents and Guardians Felicity-Franklin school buildings will NOT be open to serve students or the public beginning Monday March 16 and will re-open on Monday April 6. During those weeks, the district will be providing remote learning opportunities for our students. Staff will have weekly or daily activities and lessons posted and available to students no later than close of business on Monday March 16 and Monday March 30. There is no expectation for lessons the week of March 23 due to that being spring break. Teachers are expected to be “electronically on duty” from the hours of 9am to 3pm Monday-Friday for the weeks of March 16 and March 30. Students/Parents are encouraged to email teachers for support with their lessons during those hours. Teachers’ email addresses can be found on the district website. Some teachers have provided paper lessons while others will have online lessons for the students with chrome books. All students in grades 5-12 have been allowed to take their chrome books home. Please encourage your student to log in to their accounts regularly and do the assignments. For our K-4 parents, in addition to the work teachers have provided, we encourage you to check live feed and other forms of district communication for updated activities. Teachers will have third quarter grades posted to Progress Book no later than 3:00 pm on Friday, March 20. Please email your building’s secretary if you have problems logging in to your account. Students are not to be in the building between March 16 and April 6. All programs, events, practices and games are suspended during this time. The district office will be open on a limited basis. Because of this, I encourage you to call ahead to make sure we are available to serve your needs. I will continue to update you as additional information and questions surface. Please contact my office if you have any questions or concerns. Dave Gibson, Superintendent
Dear Felicity-Franklin Families, By now, most of you know of Governor DeWine’s announcement that schools in Ohio will be closed starting Monday, March 16 and reopen April 6. I am sure you have a lot of questions. Our administration is working on a detailed plan for your students and will have those details regarding school work, grade cards etc. for you tomorrow. In the short term, Felicity-Franklin schools will be on a two hour delay tomorrow, Friday, March 13. Staff will report at regular time. Felicity Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16 and will reopen Monday, April 6. We are using the two hour delay to allow teachers time to begin preparing learning materials for students to use during the three week closer. Assuming your child is not ill, it is very important that your student(s) attends school tomorrow. Students will receive educational materials as well as important updates for you. David R. Gibson, Superintendent Felicity Franklin Local Schools (513)876-2113
Play practice has been canceled today due to a staff meeting.
Congrats to Anna Swisshelm for being selected honorable mention in the OHSAA Division 4 All-Ohio Team. https://ohsaa.org/news-media/articles/division-iii-and-iv-girls-basketball-all-ohio-teams-announced-3
Please read over this week's elementary newsletter. There are many upcoming events listed! https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Aeb312e65-cd0d-4fb8-86d6-d2ae661b025b Have a great week!
Happy Monday. Please take a moment to read this week's FFMS newsletter. Have a great week. https://www.smore.com/ub523
Reminder there is an After Prom organizational meeting tonight, 3/3, in the WiFi Cafe at 6pm.
Our Digital Citizenship topic for this week is Cyber-bullying and Digital Drama. Click the link for an activity that you can do with your family! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1QXn58bg3G4ptPeEpG2nuzF7CmOgXYq8HBbfUWGxRv98/edit?usp=sharing
Happy first Monday in March. Please take a moment to read this week's FFMS Newsletter. Have a great week. https://www.smore.com/wmgfh
The Winter Sports Awards are this Thursday, March 5th. The Middle School awards will begin at 6:00 and the High School at 7:00 in the auditeria.
6th Grade Cardinal Serving Project this month was helping out our school janitorial staff. The sixth grade young men emptied all the garbage cans for all three buildings. The other group of caring Cardinals disinfected all the desks, lockers and door handles in the middle school. Another group worked in the Cardinal closet organizing and straightening. What a wonderful group of students who love to reach out to their own community and hep in any way they can.
Junior Parents: There is an organizational meeting for After Prom on Tuesday, March 4th, at 6pm in the WiFi Cafe.
Dear Parents, Please take a moment and read over the elementary newsletter for the coming week. We are celebrating Dr. Seuss Week with special themes for each day! https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A9b6e6836-6108-4834-a39d-cabab04b8b3b Have a great weekend!
Click the link below to vote for Anna Swisshelm for cincinnati.com Athlete of the week. https://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/high-school/high-school-sports/sports-awards/2020/02/25/vote-enquirers-cincinnati-high-school-athletes-week-feb-24/4857043002/
REMINDER - Don't forget, tomorrow, Tuesday, February 25th, ALL Junior and Sophomore students are to report at the normal time for the ACT, 7:15 - 7:30 am. We will be providing breakfast for FREE so that everyone gets their day started off right. Testing will begin promptly after arrival & breakfast. Students are encouraged to bring their own snacks for break times during the day. Senior and Freshman students are NOT to report to school on Tuesday, February 25th. We anticipate all testing to be completed between ~7:30 am and Noon. Lunch will be served at Noon until 12:30 pm. Following lunch, all Sophomores and Juniors may be dismissed for the day. While there is no special transportation, any Sophomore or Junior who rides the bus or chooses to stay, is welcome. Students remaining will stay in a study hall session and/or receive intervention/support until the buses dismiss at 2:30 pm. Have a great day!
Happy Monday. Please take a moment to read this week's FFMS Newsletter. Have a great week. https://www.smore.com/r9316
The Felicity-Franklin Board of Education has rescheduled the Monday, February 24th regular board meeting to Tuesday, February 25th. Location and time remains the same: Board Conference Room at 7:00 pm.
Dear Felicity-Franklin Cardinal Family, The attached letter regarding ACT testing was sent home yesterday afternoon with students. FFHS will be administering the “ACT” test to ALL students in the Junior class and the "TorchPrep Launch ACT" to ALL students in the Sophomore class on Tuesday, February 25th. Senior and Freshmen students are not to report to school on Tuesday, February 25th. Please see the attached letter for more details. Thank you for your continued support, Principal Walker
Lady Cards get the W. They will play again on Monday at 6:00 back in Monroe. Tickets will be available in the office. Great job Ladies!!
Please click the link below to vote for the HS Girls Basketball team for Cincinnati.com team of the week. https://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/high-school/high-school-sports/sports-awards/2020/02/18/vote-enquirers-cincinnati-high-school-athletes-week-feb-16/4792206002/
Happy Tuesday. Please take a moment to read this week's FFMS newsletter. Have a great week. https://www.smore.com/efrt8
Great way to finish the season. JV gets the W against Clinton Massie!
Tonight’s Boys Basketball games will be all 3 teams starting at 4:30. This is the SBAAC scholarship game. No passes excepted.
Sharing something homemade is a great way to show love and appreciation. The middle schoolers made cake mix cookies while the high schoolers made theirs from scratch and gave away half of what they made! Interior design students created a Valentine's Day themed decoration. It was a great day to be a Cardinal!
We are Wacky About Books!