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Update & News from The Franklin Academy Admissions – April 2020

Natalie Bennett April 17, 2020
Dear Families,
 
Support during times of uncertainty.
 
Ordinarily, we would find ourselves enjoying the change in the season that springtime brings and looking forward to the Ski to Sea Parade, Parents Actively Lending Support (PALS) Family Fun Night, and 8th Grade Graduation. These extraordinary times have disrupted much of our lives, and we may be managing a number of uncertainties in our personal and professional spheres. Our school is doing its part to mitigate some of the effects that many of our students and families may be feeling. Despite these unprecedented times, our administration and teachers have done an amazing job being available to our students and families by immediately implementing remote learning. 
 
In our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this friendly reminder attempts to update you regarding our enrollment process. 
 
Here are some options for your family:
  • May 29th: Extension of Enrollment *If you’ve selected to pay in full, then you will receive an invoice mid-May from our school
  • Case-by-case opportunities, upon request, allow families the ability to modify FACTS payment plans via our Director of Finance and Operations, Casey Brocato (cbrocato@thefranklin.academy). There are financial options to help accommodate personal circumstances like delaying the first June payment to July and expanding payments. Additional options can be made available upon further discussion
  • Our Need-based confidential Tuition Assistance program is available for K-8th Grade families (click here, for more information)

If you’re a re-enrolling family, you’re welcome to mail your signed enrollment form along with your payment to our school address. You will need to include a check for 10% of tuition if you’re selecting a FACTS payment plan OR plan to pay tuition in full. Don’t forget to update your Skyward/Family Access information, too. As you know, classes and sections are slotted on a first-come basis. 

 
Some positive enrollment-related update:
  • We appreciate the families that have already enrolled. Your commitment to our school and what we offer is appreciated
  • We’ve been fortunate to secure seven (7) new enrollments since our mid-March mandate to close our physical school
  • 43 new Preschool – 8th Grade students for next year have been enrolled (more friends)

I will be on maternity leave starting on Friday, April 24th. The Bennett parents look forward to meeting our little girl and holding her in our arms soon! The following staff members will be supporting our school’s admissions/promotion needs:

  • Please refer families that are interested in Preschool – 1st Grade (Robin Hall) to Administrative Assistant Rachel Lee (rlee@thefranklin.academy) and inquiries for 2nd-8th Grade (Markell Hall) to Associate Head of School Katie den Hartog (kdenhartog@thefranklin.academy)
  • If you have image or stories to share for our social media or online newsletter, please contact Development Director Heather Black (hblack@thefranklin.academy)

Lastly, thank you for everything you are doing to guide your students through this unprecedented situation. On behalf of everyone here at The Franklin Academy, I wish you health, safety and a return to something like normalcy as soon as possible. It is often in times like these where the strength and goodness of the human spirit shines brightest. 🙂

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