Frequently Asked Questions
Most commonly asked questions are listed here.
Arrival/Departure at School
There are two parking lots at Franklin. The north parking lot is off 19th Street and is the primary wing entrance for K-3 students. No parking is allowed between 8:30 am – 2:00 pm in this lot as this area is used for playground space. The main parking lot is located west of Franklin School on 19th Street. The lot is available for parking at all times. This area is used for drop off and pick up of students in grades 4-8.
Attendance - Excusing an Absence
When your child is absent for either a full or partial day, it is very important to report the absence to the office by 9:00 am the day of the absence. In the interest of student health and safety, the office staff will phone parents or contacts who have not reported to us. Please call the attendance hotline: 541-757-5824. When leaving a voice message, please include:
- your name
- student’s name
- nature of the absence
If you are prearranging an absence for another day, please include the date of the absence. As always, you are welcome to phone Lacey Purkey or Rachel Rude at the main office number 541-757-5747 for assistance.
The Franklin campus is closed from the time students arrive in the morning until dismissal in the afternoon. Students are to remain on school grounds during that time unless they have permission to leave from the office and parent/guardian.
Electronic Devices (Personal)
In accordance with District Policy JFCEB, students are not allowed to use personal electronic devices at school during the regular school day. As used in this policy, a personal electronic
device is a device that emits an audible signal, vibrates, displays a message, or otherwise summons or delivers a communication in any form to the possessor of the device. Examples of personal electronic devices include (but are not limited to) cell phones, electronic games, iPods, and mp3 players. A copy of the full policy is available in the school office.
Students are encouraged not to bring these devices to school. If the student and parents find it necessary for a child to have the device with them (for after-school destinations), the devices must remain turned off and not on their person while on the school campus. We encourage students to check in devices to the office for safekeeping. The District is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to personal electronic devices brought to district property or school-sponsored events.
Exceptions to this policy may include advanced authorization by the building principal for health or safety reasons, in the event of an emergency of imminent physical danger, or as necessary and provided for as part of a student’s IEP.
Unless there is a weather delay, school starts at 8:00 am each day. Early arrival starts at 7:30 am, students should enter Library doors only, with supervision in the gym.
7:50 am Student Arrival (All doors open, students released from gym)
8:00 am School Starts (Late students go to the office)
9:15 am Elementary Morning Break
9:37 am Middle Morning Break
11:15 am Elementary Lunch (Recess to 11:55 am)
11:40 am Middle Lunch (Recess to 12:20 pm)
2:30 pm Elementary Dismissal* (Friday dismissal one hour early)
2:40 pm Middle Dismissal* (Friday dismissal one hour early)
Franklin School recognizes the right to free expression and the value of diversity, including diversity in dress and general appearance. School attire should be appropriate for a learning environment. Student dress and grooming are the shared responsibilities of the student and parent/guardian. No clothing that supports drugs, alcohol, obscenity, or violence will be tolerated. Appropriate secure footwear will be worn at all times. While sandals are acceptable, no flip-flops, slippers, or high heel shoes are allowed. Closed-toed shoes are preferred.
Emergency and School Closures
All parents and guardians will receive an auto-dial phone call in the event of an emergency. Information will also be shared on the district’s website, through FlashAlert, and through Linn-Benton ALERT Emergency Notification System. Please keep your student’s emergency contact information up to date.
For more information about how we communicate with families in emergency situations, visit the school district’s Emergency and School Closure Notification page.
Lost and Found
A student’s belongings, such as jackets, sweaters, gloves, hats, and boots, should be marked with first and last names. Misplaced items are stored in the Lost & Found. Items that remain unclaimed are donated to local charities at winter, spring, and summer breaks.
School to Home Communications
News and announcements are sent via ParentSquare, our district communication tool. Parents/guardians will automatically be added to this communication system with the contact information provided at registration. Go to www.parentsquare.com to activate your account or you have the option to download the free mobile app for Android or iOS on your phone. If you are not receiving emails from Franklin, please contact the main office at 541-757-5747.
School supplies are provided by the Corvallis School District at no cost to students/families. Students are not required to purchase the optional personal supplies listed below. If you are interested in donating items from the school wish list or other items, please drop them off at the Franklin office, thank you! Please contact the Franklin office if confidential assistance with personal student supplies is needed or if you have any questions, 541-757-5747.
PERSONAL STUDENT SUPPLY LIST (please label)
- Backpack large enough to carry papers and books – please no backpacks with wheels
- Lunch Bag/Box – we encourage re-usable if you are bringing lunch from home
- Water Bottle – Straw or Pull Top preferred to minimize spills/NO GLASS
- Closed-Toe Shoes – suitable for PE & recess
- Lightweight water-resistant jacket for recess on rainy days
- MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY: Large 2-3” binder, should be large and sturdy
Parents/guardians are welcome to visit district schools. All visitors must report to the office upon entering the school property. While parents/guardians are always welcome, as a courtesy to teachers, visits to a classroom must be scheduled a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Visitors without a student currently enrolled in a school may also visit, but they must schedule their visit 24 hours in advance through the main office.
Your support as a volunteer is appreciated by both the students and staff. A background check is required for all volunteers in the Corvallis School District. Volunteer applicants must have a background check cleared before they can volunteer. Please allow two weeks for notification that your application has been approved. For safety and security reasons, ALL volunteers must check-in at the school office upon arrival, sign in, and wear a volunteer’s badge.