Dr. Pamela Dye
Mr. Mark Loucks
Acting Superintendent

Letter from Mr. Loucks

 Franklin Area School District

Mr. Mark Loucks, Superintendent

40 Knights Way

Franklin, PA 16323





Dear Parents/Guardians,

I apologize for the lack of introduction, but I am the new interim superintendent, Mr. Mark Loucks. The current pandemic has made formal introductions nearly impossible. Despite our current reality, I still believe we can overcome the adversity and make this experience uniquely successful for our kids!

“Adversity” refers to on-line or remote learning. Currently, the Franklin Area School District is operating under an Enrichment and Review plan. To this point, all students have been asked to participate in lessons posted on google sites. The goal has been to review and enrich previous classroom learning. Since we entered into this plan, our goal has been to transition into classroom instruction. I believe we are ready to begin the transition, which will do even more to meet the educational needs of our kids.

Starting May 4th, Franklin Area School District will increase the expectations for all students by determining a pass/fail grade. It will be based upon effort and attendance (logging in). For any student considered to be actively engaged in the lessons posted by their teacher, and log in at least two times a week, they will earn a 100% for the 4 weeks of classroom instruction. If your child fails to put forth the effort considered appropriate and they continuously fail to log in, they will earn a 50% for the 4 weeks of classroom instruction. Your child’s teacher will determine the effort put forth and the number of times he/she has logged in. For any student, who does not make an adequate effort to complete the assignments but does log in at least two times a week, an average of 75% will be earned. This scenario could be reversed, also resulting in a 75%.

For students who are completing packets, work will be reviewed for effort to determine pass/fail. Attendance will be considered passing if the packet is returned every Friday. Once again, failure in either category will result in an average of 75%. Failure in both categories will result in a 50%.

If you have any questions at all regarding our new Classroom Instruction Plan, please reach out to your building principal or myself. While nothing can ever replicate the meaningful experience of attending a brick and mortar school, it is our hope we have found a way to provide your child with the best educational experience possible. 

Thank you for your continued support as we improve. Franklin is a community that has withstood and encountered numerous changes. Through it all, we have remained a solid and supportive community, proven capable of handling anything thrown our way. Remote learning is yet one more challenge we will face and overcome. Stay safe, remain socially distant, and remember, “It will be ok, we can do this!”


Mr. Mark Loucks


Seniors of 2020

Here is to FHS Senior Class of 2020!

FASD Continuity of Education Plan

Announcement from Mr. Loucks - Acting Superintendent

Currently the district is formulating a plan to allow students in the building in order to retrieve personal items. Student safety is our top priority so our plan will attempt to prevent transmittal corona virus.

District Plan

 Franklin School District will begin educational enrichment activities on April 1st  for students K-12.  

Students in grades K-2  at CENTRAL ELEMENTARY will be contacted by their teachers to assess internet access.  If not available, paper copies of resources will be provided.

SANDYCREEK AND VICTORY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS will be distributing packets to students K-2.  

All Schools- Students in grades 3-12 will receive a list of resources from each teacher through Google Classroom.  Students can access these resources to enrich their education.  If students need a technology device, they should contact their school building for assistance. If you do not have internet access for your student in Grades 3-12 please contact your student’s school to arrange copies of resource materials. 


Please note: We are missing all of our students and wish you all well.  We want to provide as much support as possible during this time while abiding by the restrictions that have been set by the state.  Please be patient as we work toward keeping our students and staff safe. 

Thank you!

Transmittal of the corona virus

Franklin Area School District recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition are related to students’ physical well-being, growth, development, and readiness to learn. The Board is committed to providing a school environment that promotes student wellness, proper nutrition, nutrition education, and regular physical activity as part of the total learning experience. In a healthy school environment, students will learn about and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices that can improve student achievement.  Only healthy snacks may be provided in our classrooms.  For more information, please visit www.fns.usda.gov  Please watch for a new Wellness Page on our website that will be coming soon. 

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