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  • 2021-22 REMOTE INSTRUCTION REQUEST PHYSICIAN FORM DUE MAY 15 
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  • REGISTRATION FOR 5TH GRADE BEGINNING ORCHESTRA AND BAND IS NOW OPEN
    1. First, please watch the D41 Instrument Demonstration video HERE. 
    2. Click Here to register for 5th Grade Beginning Orchestra. Click Here to register for 5th Grade Beginning Band. Please register by Friday, May 21. (current 4th graders only)  

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  • COVID SURVEILLANCE INFO
    Having this program in District 41 provides another layer of mitigation to keep all school communities safe. ...MORE

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  • D41 COVID DASHBOARD
    Get the latest COVID-19 report for District 41 students and staff. Now includes saliva surveillance screening data and results ...CLICK HERE

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  • FOOD PROGRAM INFORMATION
    District 41 is providing FREE meal service for all children enrolled at each of our schools ...more info

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    Full In-Person Schedule now in place as of April 19, 2021

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    At the Board of Education meeting on March 22, 2021, the Board approved a plan to move forward with offering the full in-person traditional schedule (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) starting on Monday, April 19. The full remote model will continue to be offered for those who choose it. Click here for the presentation of the plan presented by Superintendent Kaczkowski at the Board meeting (en espanol). The district will be sending information in the near future about any new consent forms that need to be signed. As a reminder, the district will give a status update on the volunteers needed for lunch and recess at the schools at the 4/12/21 Board of Education meeting. Volunteers are a crucial part of our ability to fully re-open. 


    Traditional full in-person plan includes:

    • Return to the traditional school model for those who choose it.
    • Students must have 6 feet of space between them during lunch. Lunch will continue to be bag lunch and students will eat in classrooms or other areas of the building and outside when weather permits. “Picnic” seating may be needed where students bring a towel or washable mat from home to sit on.
    • Buses not to exceed 49 students.
    • Classroom layout changes to reflect 3 ft social distancing and space reallocation as needed at the schools

    Full In-Person Hours:
    Grades 1-8: (8:30 AM-3:30 PM)
    Kindergarten AM (8:30-11:00 AM)
    Kindergarten PM (1:00-3:30 PM)
    PreK /EC AM (8:50-11:20 AM)
    PreK/EC PM (12:40-3:10 PM)
    Specials as close to typical as possible. Outdoor space will be used when appropriate based on weather conditions.


    CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE MARCH 22, 2021 BOARD MEETING 


    Welcome to Ben Franklin Elementary School

    We are very proud to be a neighborhood school in a community with such a strong commitment to education! Collaboration is at the core of our instructional strategies and everyday Franklin’s staff members work to build strong relationships with our students, parents, as well as each other. Our focus will continue to be what is best for our students!

    If you have any questions, thoughts to share, or would like to sit down and chat, please do not ever hesitate to contact me directly, my door is always open. Thank you for your continued support of Franklin School.

    It’s going to be a great year!

    Jeff Burke Principal, Franklin School

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