Franklin Heights High School

1001 Demorest Road | Columbus, Ohio 43204

Phone: (614) 801-3200 | Fax: (614) 272-2290 | Attendance: (614) 801-8854

Timothy Donahue, Principal | Dr. Kyle Gibson, Athletic Director | Jill Siemer, Julie Travis, Assistant Principals

The 2020-2021 School Year begins REMOTELY

on Thursday, August 27, 2020

To access SWCSD's Back-to-School website, please CLICK HERE.

Weekly Update 8/7/20

Hello Falcon Families,

This is Principal Tim Donahue calling with some information.

Para la traducción al Español, por favor revise su correo electrónico o visite el sitio web de nuestra escuela.

As we all know, the 2020 school year will be unlike any we have experienced. I know many of you have a lot of questions and concerns about the upcoming school year. Please know we will do everything we can to provide the best educational experience for your student. We are looking forward to starting the new 2020-2021 school year with our families and hope to be face to face with our students when it is safe for everyone.

One of the keys to a successful year in these unprecedented times is to make sure we are communicating with each other. The school and teachers will work to communicate with families as often as needed. To make sure that important information reaches you in a timely manner, please take a moment now to update your contact information in Infinite Campus. Please make sure the contact phone numbers and emails are correct. Instructions on how to update IC can be found on our school webpage at FHHS.SWCSD.US.

Accurate contact information will ensure you stay up to date for this new school year. Again, instructions on how to update IC can be found on our school webpage at FHHS.SWCSD.US.

We will be continually updating our website and the district’s Back to School website will have additional information for you regarding the start of the school year.

Be nice/work hard/have fun. Go Falcons!

Sincerely,

Timothy J. Donahue, Principal


Hola Familia de Halcones,

Les llama el director Tim Donahue, y les llamo porque tengo algo de información.

Como todos sabemos, el año escolar 2020 será algo que no hemos experimentado antes. Sé que muchos de ustedes tienen varias preguntas y preocupaciones sobre este año escolar. Por favor quiero que entiendan que haremos todo lo que podamos hacer para proveer una mejor experiencia educacional para sus estudiantes. Esperamos comenzar el nuevo año escolar 2020-2021 con nuestras familias y espero estar de frente a frente con nuestros estudiantes cuando este seguro para todos.

Una clave para un año exitoso en estos tiempos inseguros es asegurarnos en comunicarnos uno con el otro. La escuela y los maestros trabajarán en comunicarse con las familias cada vez que sea necesario. Para asegurarse que la información importante le llegue a tiempo, por favor tome unos minutos para actualizar su información de contacto en el portal de padres (Infinite Campus). Por favor asegúrese que los números de teléfono y los correos electrónicos estén correctos. Instrucciones de como actualizar la información en IC se puede encontrar en nuestra página web FHHS.SWCSD.US.

La información de contacto actualizada, asegurara que ustedes se mantengan informados durante este nuevo año escolar. Nuevamente, instrucciones de como actualizar IC se puede encontrar en nuestra página web FHHS.SWCSD.US.

Estaremos actualizando nuestra página web y la página del distrito titulado Regreso A La Escuela, y tendrá información adicional para ustedes sobre el inicio del año escolar.

Sean amables/trabajen duro/diviertanse. ¡Vamos Halcones!

Sinceramente,

Timothy J. Donahue, Director


Salaam Qoysaska Falcon,

Kani waa maamule Tim Donahue Dugsiga Sare ee FHHS oo kuu soo wacayo macluumaadka qaar ka mid ah ogaysiisya laxariiro dugsiga.

Sidaan wada ognahay, sanad dugsiyeedka 2020-ka wuxuu noqon doonaa mid ka duwan wixii aan soo aragnay sandahii hore. Waan ogahay in badan oo idinka mid ah aad qabtid su'aalo iyo walaacyo badan oo ku saabsan sanadka dugsiyeedka soo socda. Fadlan ogsoonow inaan sameyn doono wax kasta oo aan awoodno si aan u siino ardaygaaga khibrada waxbarasho ee ugu wanaagsan. Waxaan rajeyneynaa inaan sanad dugsiyeedka cusub 2020-2021 qoysaska iyo ardaydeeno inaan waji ka waji ula kulanno markii ay nabad u tahay qof walba.

xilliyadan aan horay loo arag mid ka mid ah furayaasha guusha aan ku gaari doona sanadkan waa wada xiriir kanaga. Dugsiga iyo macallimiinta ayaa ku daali doona inay la xiriiraan qoysaska sida ugu badan ee loogu baahdo. Si loo hubiyo macluumaadka muhiimka ah , ardaygaaga macluumaad kiisana kugu soo gaaro waqti go'an, fadlan waqti yar qaado si aad u cusboonaysiiso macluumaadkaaga kujiro websaydh Infinite Campus (IC). Fadlan hubso in lambarada taleefanka iyo emaylka ay sax yihiin si lagula soo xiriiro. Tilmaamaha sida loo cusbooneysiyo IC waxaa laga heli karaa websaydhka dugsiga ee FHHS.SWCSD.US.

Macluumaadka xiriiryada saxda ah waxay xaqiijinayaan inaad la socotid sannad dugsiyeedkan cusub. Mar labaad, tilmaamaha sida loo cusbooneysiyo IC waxaa laga heli karaa websaydhka dugsiga ee FHHS.SWCSD.US.

Waxaan si joogto ah u cusbooneysiin doonnaa websaydhkeenna oo shabakadda Ku noqoshada Dugsiga 'Back to School' ee degmadu yeelan doontaa macluumaad dheeri ah oo ku saabsan bilowga sannad dugsiyeedka.

Noqo mid fiican / Aad u dadaal / Raaxeyso. Go Falcons!

Daacadnimo,

Timothy J. Donahue, Maamulaha


July 28 Start of School Update from Dr. Wise

Dear South-Western Families,

In our most recent conversation with Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health, they shared current COVID-19 information. The positivity rates, case counts, and trendlines are not conducive to opening schools in a hybrid model. They are recommending a continuing trend of decreasing rates before blended learning takes place. In alignment with this guidance, we will be starting the 2020-2021 school year in a 100% remote learning model. For all practical purposes, our operations will mirror the protocols that existed in May and June.

Our instructional delivery models we have been preparing for will not need to change. We fundamentally believe that our students and schools will experience face-to-face learning at some point throughout the 2020-2021 school year. If you have any concerns about your child attending school in a face-to-face learning environment at any point during the school year or if this is not feasible for your family, please take advantage of the opportunity to sign your child(ren) up for our South-Western Virtual Learning Academy by August 7.

This will be a fluid situation and making the decisions regarding when to transition between learning scenarios is not easy, but we will continue to consider all of the guidance and data available to us. The time period in which we enter the different face-to-face learning scenarios will depend upon various local data points, circumstances, and agency recommendations at that particular point in time.

We recognize the anxiety and frustration this situation is causing. Our goal is to provide an optimal learning environment without compromising the health and safety of students and staff. More information will be provided over the next few weeks as we continue to keep you informed during this ever-changing time.

Stay healthy. Stay safe.

Dr. Bill Wise, Superintendent

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Estimadas familias de South-Western City Schools

En nuestra conversación más reciente con Columbus Public Health y Franklin County Public Health, compartieron información actual sobre COVID-19. Las tasas de positividad, el recuento de casos y las líneas de tendencia no son propicias para abrir las escuelas en un modelo híbrido. Recomiendan una tendencia continua de disminución de las tasas antes de que tenga lugar el aprendizaje combinado. En alineación con esta guía, comenzaremos el año escolar 2020-2021 en un modelo de aprendizaje 100% remoto. Por todos los efectos prácticos, nuestras operaciones reflejarán los protocolos que existieron en mayo y junio.

Nuestros modelos de entrega de instrucción para los que nos hemos estado preparando no tendrán que cambiar. Creemos fundamentalmente que nuestros estudiantes y escuelas experimentaran el aprendizaje cara a cara en algún momento durante el año escolar 2020-2021. Si tiene alguna inquietud acerca de que su hijo asista a la escuela en un entorno de aprendizaje presencial en algún momento durante el año escolar o si esto no es factible para su familia, aproveche la oportunidad de inscribir a su(s) hijo(s) para nuestra academia de aprendizaje virtual de South-Western antes del 7 de agosto.

Esta será una situación fluida y tomar decisiones con respecto a cuándo hacer la transición entre escenarios de aprendizaje no es fácil, pero continuaremos considerando toda la orientación y los datos disponibles para nosotros. El período de tiempo en el que ingresamos a los diferentes escenarios de aprendizaje cara a cara dependerá de varios puntos de datos locales, circunstancias y recomendaciones de la agencia en ese momento en particular.

Reconocemos la ansiedad y la frustración que esta situación está causando. Nuestro objetivo es proporcionar un entorno de aprendizaje óptimo sin comprometer la salud y la seguridad de los estudiantes y el personal. Se proporcionará más información durante las próximas semanas a medida que continuamos manteniéndolo informado durante este tiempo siempre cambiante.

Manténgase sano. Manténgase a salvo.

Dr. Bill Wise, Superintendente

Infinite Campus Access

Infinite Campus (IC) is the District’s Internet-based student information system. Important features of IC are the Parent Portal and NEW Mobile App. Through the IC tools parents are able to access their child’s information, such as class schedules, attendance, academic reports, transportation information, coursework, and put funds in their child’s food service account online. Parents can also designate how and where they wish to receive emergency communications, attendance calls, general announcement messages, and e-mail messages from teachers, the school, and the school district.

To create an IC account, please go to: https://sites.google.com/swcsd.us/parentresources/infinite-campus/parent-portal-mobile-app. Parents receive their Campus Portal Activation Key in the Back to School Letter mailed home in mid-August, prior to the start of school. Please keep this letter in a safe location and do not share your Activation Key with anyone - even your children. If you no longer have your Activation Key, please contact your child's school for parent and/or student Activation Key information. You will need to provide the appropriate identification before the school will release this confidential information to you. Again, please keep this information in a safe place and do not share it with anyone else.

If you already have an IC account, please update your emergency contact information at:https://sites.google.com/swcsd.us/parentresources/infinite-campus/online-emergency-information-submission

If you need assistance setting up your account, please call the main office at 614-801-3200.


For 2020 August Athletics Guidance including the mandatory Liability Waiver Form, click HERE. Pay-to-Participate deadlines for Fall have been changed. The new date for band and fall sports Pay-to-Participate fees is September 11, 2020.

To leave a voicemail in a teachers mailbox :

1. Call (614) 801-3190.

2. Enter the teacher's mailbox number.

If you don't know the mailbox number, you can search the directory by the teacher's last name. Click the black bar above entitled "Teacher Telephone Extensions" to access the directory.

The most recent information regarding school closings, and electronic teaching and learning can be found on the homepage of our district Website at www.swcsd.us. Thank you for your patience as we work to keep our students safe and learning.

Announcements:


Infinite Campus (IC) is the District’s Internet-based student information system. Important features of IC are the Parent Portal and NEW Mobile App. Through the IC tools parents are able to access their child’s information, such as class schedules, attendance, academic reports, transportation information, coursework, and put funds in their child’s food service account online. Parents can also designate how and where they wish to receive emergency communications, attendance calls, general announcement messages, and e-mail messages from teachers, the school, and the school district.

To create an IC account, please go to: https://sites.google.com/swcsd.us/parentresources/infinite-campus/parent-portal-mobile-app

If you already have an IC account, please update your emergency contact information at:https://sites.google.com/swcsd.us/parentresources/infinite-campus/online-emergency-information-submission


If your student is ill, please call the 24-hour attendance line at (614) 801-8854.

**If you need to call in an "Out of Building Pass," please call (614) 801-3204 before 11:30 a.m. After 11:30 a.m., you will need to come to the office to sign your student out of school.