Franklin Public Schools

Learning Resources

This website was created to support and guidance for our students, families, and teachers as we navigate these unprecedented circumstances together as a community. We will continue to curate resources throughout our closure period. We recommend frequently revisiting for the latest updates and information.

Franklin Public Schools schools and all school-related activities will be closed from

March 13 - May 4, 2020.

Updated: March 25, 2020

Community Resources

Meal Readiness

Franklin Public Schools Grab-and-Go Lunch or Breakfast for Families

Franklin High School - 218 Oak Street (Back loop behind school)

Monday-Friday 11:00 am -1:00 pm

(If transportation is a concern, please reach out to the Director of Student Services, Paula Marano, maranop@franklinps.net )


Franklin Food Pantry

43 WEST CENTRAL STREET

Franklin Food Pantry's Coronavirus Update

For more information, call 508-528-3115 (ext.1) or contact Lynn Calling: lcalling@franklinfoodpantry.org

YMCA Grab-and Go

45 Forge Hill Road

Family Food Bags will be distributed every Wednesday from 1:00-2:00 pm and 5:00-6:00 pm at the Franklin YMCA branch at 45 Forge Hill Road.

Pull into the driveway at the main entrance of the YMCA and pop your trunk or roll down your window and a staff member will place the food in your vehicle.

Click here for information. https://www.hockymca.org/food-access-during-school-closures/

If you have questions, please contact Marykate Bergen at marykateb@hockymca.org.

Internet Access

Comcast Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/open-xfinity-wifi-hotspots
Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access will be available to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

Technology Support

Need technical support for you school-issued Chromebook? Submit a request here.

Mental Health Services and Supports

The William James College INTERFACE Referral Service is free and confidential mental health referral service for all members of the Franklin Community.

This service helps to facilitate connections to work through barriers to access mental health and wellness care for children, families, and adults. Callers are matched with licensed mental health providers from an extensive database, and each referral meets the location, insurance, and special needs of the caller.

For more information please select the following link available in English, Spanish, Haitian-Creole, and Portuguese. In addition, a mental health professional is available to provide referrals through the INTERFACE Helpline at 888-244-6843

A Message from William James College:

We know that COVID-19 is continuing to impact us all. Please know that at William James College INTERFACE Referral Service we are here to support you and those in your communities. We are continuing to operate on our regular schedule from remote locations, and have been working diligently to help providers in our data base convert to telehealth services.

William James College has created several resources you may find useful:

  • A webpage of resources updated regularly

  • A source page for telehealth services

  • Information regarding the efficacy of telehealth

  • A guide to help callers understand more about telehealth, and how to best prepare for a session

3 Quick Tips for Families - Plus 1 more

  1. Create a Daily Schedule & Predictable Weekly Routines: Children thrive on routines. Establish as much of a routine as you can and follow that schedule each day as closely as you are able (we understand the challenges!).

  • Set "work hours " or "learning hours" ideally in the morning when students are most alert.

  • As the weather improves, provide opportunities for your child to go on walks in the afternoon, or backyard workouts (while still maintaining social distance from other children).

  • If your child is picking up our lunches during the closure, this is also an opportunity for your child to be outside!

  1. Find Balance (Be realistic): We know this is challenging, and recognize that it is unrealistic to ask parents to replicate classroom experience at home. Use the resources to help you manage uncomfortable social distancing while positively connecting with your child and avoiding cabin fever!

  2. Stay Positive: Make the most of this situation. Ask yourself, does this closure provide an opportunity to focus on some things you may have not had time for.

  3. Visit the Family Resources below for more information!

Schedule Templates

Need help structuring the day? Here are some examples.

Interested? (Select File > Make a copy to edit your own)

Daily Schedules

Student Daily Schedule

Weekly Schedule Template


Sample Weekly Schedule 3/19-4/3

FAMILY RESOURCES

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