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Senior Recognition Night, Tomorrow, May 31 FCS cafeteria @ 6:00pm

FCS LIBRARY CLOSES TOMORROW, MAY 31
Students be sure to turn in library books and/or pay for lost books!
**Franklin County Academy Band: Today, May 30, the Franklin Co. Academy Band will perform in the FCS cafeteria during H/S lunch. **Miss Florida Seafood Pageant: July 27! Girls 16-18 years old, who will be upcoming Juniors & Seniors, interested in participating may pick up an application in the FCS front office. See further eligibility requirements on application. Deadline is June 30. For more info contact Jennifer Brown @ 653-6104. *Students, Parents, Community Members, Teachers, Administrative Support, & Non-Instructional Support: Please visit www.franklincountyschools.org and complete the appropriate School Improvement Climate Survey.
LUNCH FOR THURSDAY – 5/30/13 MANAGER’S CHOICE This is the last week for the Fresh Fruit/Vegetables for elementary.

FCS WEEKLY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
**Thu , May 30: -SENIOR EXAMS- 5th & 6th PERIODS ***SENIORS LAST DAY*** -Field Trip: Ms. Lee’s AP Literature students to AMC Theater, Tallahassee, 9:00am-6:00pm -Elementary AR Social in the cafeteria during lunches -Franklin Co. Academy Band to play in cafeteria during H/S lunch -Youth Boys’ Basketball League Practice /Ages 8-13 in multi-purpose bldg, 3-5:30pm- Sweatt -Boys’ Basketball League Practice /Ages 14-17 in H/S gym, 3-5:30pm- Sweatt th -4 Grade Class returns from St. Augustine @ approx. 9:30pm **Fri, May 31: -Class of 2014 – Election of class officers in cafeteria during breakfast & lunch -Field Trip: M/S Honor Roll students & FCS Band to SGI St. Park, 8:30am-1:00pm -SENIOR RECOGNITION NIGHT in cafeteria, 6:00-8:00pm **Sun, Jun 2: **Mon, Jun 3: -Boys Basketball Open Gym, 3-6:00pm- Coach M. Sweatt -BACCALAUREATE SERVICE @ Eastpoint Church of God, 4:00pm -M/S Hand Painting in M/S hall during day -Field Trip: SWAT (12 students) to St. James Senior Center, 10:00am-1:00pm- Croom -Dempsey’s KG Class sprinkler party between 600 & multipurpose bldg., 12-1:00pm -Boys’ Basketball League Practice /Ages 14-17 in H/S gym, 3-5:30pm- Sweatt -KG Awards Ceremony in multipurpose bldg. @ 9:00am th -5 Grade Awards Ceremony in multipurpose bldg. @ 10:00am -Cook’s KG Class sprinkler party between 600 & multipurpose bldg., 11:00am-12:00pm -M/S Awards Ceremony in multipurpose bldg., 12:30-2:00pm th -10 Grade Class Ring Delivery in cafeteria during H/S lunch -Food/Nutrition Staff‘s End of Year Banquet in cafeteria, 6-8:00pm -Boys’ Basketball League Practice /Ages 14-17 in H/S gym, 3-5:30pm- Sweatt
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**Wed, Jun 5:

-EARLY DISMISSAL - 12:30pm
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-1st & 2nd Period Semester Exams- M/S & H/S -Field Trip: STEM students (4) to Eastpoint Estuary, 7:55am-5:00pm- Montgomery st nd -1 & 2 Grades Aw ards Ceremony in multipurpose bldg., 8:30-9:30am rd th -3 & 4 Grades Aw ards Ceremony in multipurpose bldg., 9:30-10:30am -Bloodworth’s KG Class sprinkler party between 600 & multipurpose bldg., 10:30am-??? -Youth Boys’ Basketball League Practice /Ages 8-13 in H/S gym, 3-5:30pm- Sweatt Mark Your Calendars

►Senior Recognition Night:
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May 31, 6-8:00pm, cafeteria June 2, 4:00pm @ Eastpoint Church of God
June 4, KG @ 9am / 5th@ 10am, multipurpose bldg.

►Baccalaureate Service for Graduates: ►KG & 5 Grade Awards Ceremony: ►M/S Award Ceremony:
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June 4, 12:30-2:00pm, multipurpose bldg.

June 5, 1st & 2nd gr. @ 8:30am, multipurpose bldg. 3rd & 4th gr. @ 9:30am, multipurpose bldg. ►Early Release Days: June 5-7, Release @ 12:30 (semester exam days)
►1-4 Grade Awards Ceremony: ►Graduation:

June 7, 7:00pm, H/S gym June 7

►Students’ Last Day of School:

TEACHER/STAFF Info **2013-14 Health Insurance Enrollment: All full-time benefit receiving employees will need to be present at one of the meetings below to complete an election form. Coverage will be effective July 1, 2013. June 3- FCS library @ 2:15pm June 4- FCS library @ 8:30am & 2:45pm; Learning Center/Administrative Office Board Room @ 2:00pm AFLAC Representatives will also be available at the above meetings. ►Staff: Today, May 30, Jean Christie with AXA will be on campus in the library, 12:30-4:00pm

FACULTY MEETINGS- 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each Month SCHOOL BASED LEADERSHIP MEETINGS- 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each Month FCS STAFF BIRTHDAYS 5/27-June 2
Barbara Bloodworth (5/27)

Miscellaneous **Does Your Child With High-Functioning Autism Struggle With Anxiety? Anxiety is one of the biggest challenges faced by children with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger’s Disorder. Your child can conquer his or her fears and participate more fully in home, school, and community life with this innovative program for children 8-14 years old. About the “Face Your Fears” Group: ►”Face Your Fears Program” is an affordable 14-week program. ►This group is for high-functioning children who are verbally fluent, have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum, and also have difficulties managing their anxiety. ►This group focuses on helping children and their parents identify their worries, develop coping strategies, and practice “facing their Fears” with guidance and support from group facilitators. ►Parent participation is vital for sustaining strategies, therefore parent and child participation are required. ►Participants will work in a large group for part of each session and then divide into child and parent groups. For more information or to take advantage of this opportunity, contact: The Psychology Clinic at Florida State University, 850-644-3006 or guthrie@psy.fsu.edu **Franklin Co. Dental Clinic: The new Dental Clinic in the Carrabelle Health Dept building is now offering comprehensive
dental exams to patients 6 months to 20 years of age. For appointment or more info, please call 697-4121.
5.31.13

**Parent Survey For Students with IEP’s: Parents of children with disabilities & current IEP in grades preschool to 12, “Is your school supporting your involvement in your child’s education?” You may participate in a survey being offered by the Florida Dept. of Education. The responses to the survey provide important information for planning & monitoring improvement activities. Complete the survey online at www.esesurvey.com from 2/1/13 to 6/30/13 6.30.13

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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HOMELESS YOUTH AVAILABLE: The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is a federally funded information and technical assistance center at SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). NCHE hosts the Homeless Education Listserv to help administrators, educators, advocates, and service providers share information and ideas on meeting the educational needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness. The ideas on this listserv do not reflect the views of NCHE, SERVE, or UNCG. The application for 2013 LeTendre scholars is posted. Applications must be received by June 14, 2013 at 5 pm Eastern. The application can be downloaded by visiting:
http://www.naehcy.org/letendre-scholarship-fund/scholarship-application

FYI Parents - Student Documents & Forms Online: Parent documents of interest may be found at www.franklincountyschools.org/schoolcodeofconduct.htm . Documents include but are not limited to: Code of Conduct, Student Progression Plan, FC Academy Handbook, Athletic Handbook, Parent's Right to Know, School Improvement Plans, Parent Involvement Plans, Student Records Manual, Supplemental Education Services (Tutoring), School Public Accountability Reports and the District Title I -5 Year Plan. All documents will be made available in Spanish upon request. Call 670-2810 x 4108 or email jmalone@franklin.k12.fl.us indef.
MCKAY SCHOLARSHIP: Established in 2000 for parents of students with disabilities to choose the best educational
setting—public or private—for their child.

Who is eligible?
•Students who have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Accommodation Pla n (for more than 6 months) and meet the following requirements: •The student spent the prior school year in attendance at a Florida public school during the preceding October and February FTE surveys in Pre-K through grade 12, or •The student spent the prior school year in attendance at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind during the preceding October and February FTE surveys in kindergarten through 12, or •The student received specialized instructional services under th e Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Education Program during the previous school year, or •The student is a dependent child of a member of the United States Armed Forces who transfers to Florida from out of state due to a parent’s permanent change of station orders

What are the options?
•Request a different public school that follows your district’s choice policy •Request a public school in an adjacent school district that has space and provides the services contained in student’s IEP or 504 Plan •Receive a scholarship for your child to attend a participating private school Where do I go for more information? Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice, Florida Department of Education- www.floridaschoolchoice.org or 1 (800) 447-1636

GED CLASSES
GED classes are being offered again at Franklin County School on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays from 4-8:00pm. The next GED Test will be given July 8 & 9, 2013 at the Franklin County School library at 6:00pm. To register for the test or for classes, contact Maxine Creamer @ 670-4481. The Franklin County Adult Education Courses do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, National origin, age, handicap, or marital status. **The Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act states that children & youth who lack a fixed, regular, & adequate nighttime residence are considered homeless. If, due to a loss of housing, a child must live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, campground, on the street, in abandoned buildings, or doubled-up with relatives or friends, then he/she is eligible to receive services provided under the McKinney-Vento Act. For additional information contact Sandi Hengle, Homeless Liaison, at the Franklin County School District Office in Eastpoint, 670-2810 or cell number 323-0982.

**PARENTS – Register to receive automated emergency calls from the Franklin County Sheriff Dept. You will be notified of any emergency situations in Franklin County (for example; emergency school closings, road closings). Go to www.franklinsheriff.com , on the top right of home page- click on “Franklin County Florida Emergency Notification System” emblem & complete required information.

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