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Student Handbook - Youth Options
The Youth Option Program was established to allow 11th and 12th grade students to enroll at an institution of higher education in Wisconsin and take courses that lead to credit granted toward high school graduation. This applies only to course work not currently offered at Franklin High School. A pupil who intends to enroll in an institute of higher education must adhere to the following guidelines:
- Contact the institute of higher education from which admission is being sought to determine the application and admission process required by that institution.
- By October 1st for the spring semester, and by March 1st for the fall semester, notify the school board of his/her intention to attend an institute of higher education under the post secondary enrollment options program. The process for notification can be facilitated through the student counselor and the high school office.
- As soon as possible, notify the school board whether the pupil has been admitted to the institution to which he/she applied, and whether the pupil is registered to attend a post secondary course. This can be facilitated through the student counselor and the high school office.
- The school board will inform the pupil if the post secondary course selected will be awarded high school credit and how much credit will be awarded.
- Within 30 days of receipt of the school board's decision regarding satisfaction of high school graduation requirements of the number of high school credits to be awarded, a pupil my appeal the school board's decision to the state superintendent.
Student Handbook - Wellness
The Franklin Public School District promotes a healthy school environment by supporting wellness, good nutrition, and regular physical activity as a part of the total learning experience. The District supports a healthy environment where children learn and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices. The District will evaluate and integrate health based educational programs and practices, which promote wellness to our students, staff and community so that the schools contribute to the basic health status of children. This is a coordinated effort by the entire community, which includes parents, students, school administrators, teachers, school board members, child nutritionist, food service professionals and the business community.
Student Handbook - Weapons
Students may not possess a dangerous weapon or look-alike weapon on school property, school buses, or at any school-related events. A dangerous weapon as defined by Wisconsin State Statute and Board Policy, means any firearm, whether loaded or unloaded; any explosive device; any device designed as a weapon and capable of producing death or injury; any electric weapon, as defined in Wisconsin State Statute; or any other device which could produce death or injury.
Board Policy 5450
Wisconsin Statutes Sections:
Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 48
Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994
Student Handbook - Visitors
Students who are interested in attending Franklin High School should contact the guidance office to set-up a visit. Parents are always welcome at Franklin High School. Visitors must stop in the office to register and receive a visitors badge upon entering the building. Franklin High School students, employees and visitors approved as explained above are the only people permitted in the school (with the exception of events open to the public).
Visitors who do not follow the school rules will be removed from the school and could face referral to the police.
Student Handbook - Video & Photography Permission
To enhance our students' experience and further communication within our community, there is the potential for your child(ren) to be video taped or photographed by either district personnel or the new media during classroom activities or events. If you do not grant permission for your child(ren) to be included in public broadcast of video or video yearbooks and for publishing photographs in newspapers, school newsletters, or district publications, send a signed letter with your request to the school office.
Student Handbook - Truancy
A Truancy may result from any unauthorized unexcused absence.
Students who are absent for the following reasons are considered truant:
- Skipping class
- Leaving campus without prior approval
- Personal reasons such as:
- Shopping trips
- Concert attendance
- Running away
- Car problems
Each truancy, whether one period, multiple periods, or a full day, will result in a letter being sent to the parent or guardian or a telephone call notifying parents/guardians of the fact. Students who make the choice to be truant will also receive school consequences and may not be able to make-up work that they miss.
After four contacts reporting truancy, the school social worker will become involved. The school social worker will generate the fifth truancy letter which will be sent registered or certified mail and will request an in-school meeting.
A Truancy meeting will take place at the high school with the student, parent/guardian, a counselor, administrator, the social worker, and occasionally the psychologist and may be the precursor of the municipal truancy referral. The purpose of this meeting will be to problem-solve and discuss strategies for the student to attend classes and discuss the next course of action by the school
"Habitual Truancy" is defined by Wisconsin law as a pupil who is absent without an acceptable excuse [s.118..15(4) and s.118.15, Wis. Stats.] for part or all of five or more days on which school is held during a semester.
Board Policy N. 5100
Wis. Stats. 118.15 and 118.16
Students may be subject to legal sanctions which may include:
- Children's Court Appearance
- Municipal Court Appearance
Legal action under Wisconsin Statutes 118.15 and 118.16.
Note: A continued unacceptable pattern will result in school consequences and the potential of referral to the court system.
Student Handbook - Threatening/Violent Behavior
Inappropriate behavior, both physical and verbal, shall not be permitted in school or school-sponsored functions. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to the following prohibited behavior
- Battery/fighting or similar behavior
- Verbal abuse
- Disorderly conduct: violent, abusive, indecent, profane, boisterous, unreasonably loud, or otherwise disorderly conduct meant to cause or provoke a disturbance (including throwing food in our cafeteria.)
- Possessing, selling, or transferring of lewd, obscene or indecent written matter, films, recordings or making any lewd, obscene, or indecent drawings or writings or gestures
- Possessing or using ANY ARTICLE as a WEAPON to threaten or injure others
- Possessing or using potentially dangerous, illegal, or disruptive articles including missiles, fireworks, firecrackers, etc.
Regulation of off-campus behavior: students may be subject to school discipline for behaviors off-campus that have a negative effect on students and behaviors that endanger property, health, or safety of others.
Board Policy Nos. 5450, 5451, 5460.1, 5369
Franklin City Ordinance No. 10.04 (Disorderly Conduct)
Various Wisconsin Statutes addressing personal and property rights. Chapters
940, 941, 942, 945.02 and 947
1987 Act 303 Prohibiting Corporal Punishment
1993 Act 334, 336
Wisconsin Statute 120.13
Student Handbook - Theft/Vandalilsm
School is a place where students will be safe, their property as well as their person. Theft of school property or of students' or staff members' personal property will not be tolerated. Likewise, vandalism to any property is strictly prohibited. Students who are involved in theft or vandalism will receive school consequences and will also be referred to the Franklin Police Department for prosecution.
If you are the victim of theft, please be advised that it is your responsibility to report any information to an associate principal immediately. You will be asked to complete a missing property report.
Board Policy No. 5260 (Search and Seizure)
Board Policy No. 5460.4 (Vandalism)
943.01 - Criminal damage to property
943.02 - Arson - Damage of property by explosives
943.10 - Burglary
943.11 - Entry into a locked vehicle
943.15 - Entry into a locked building/room
943.61 - Theft of library material
943.20 - Theft
Student Handbook - Telephone Use
Public telephones are available for use at various locations in Franklin High School. Students are allowed to use public telephones before the school day begins and after the school day ends. Students are not permitted to use public telephones while classes are in session.
Students are expected to use the same level of courtesy and acceptable language while on public telephones as in classes or other school activities. Students are also expected to allow others to use telephone without undue waiting or disruption.
A charge of $.50 will be required for students to use the office telephone in a non-emergency situation.
Student Handbook - Tardiness
Punctuality is important in all aspects of life. A student will be considered tardy for class if he/she is not in the classroom when the final bell stops ringing. Students who are tardy to class more than two times during a semester will receive a discipline referral from the teacher and a progressive discipline system will be in effect.
1st Tardy - Warning by classroom teacher
2nd Tardy - Classroom teacher will record and notify the parents
3rd Tardy - Discipline referral and 25 minute detention
4th Tardy - Discipline referral and 45 minute detention
5th Tardy - Discipline referral and 1 hour Saturday detention
6th Tardy and Over - 2 hour Saturday detention
A student who does not serve his/her Saturday detention for tardiness will receive a simple truancy ticket.
Note: Tardies are considered on a semester basis; that is, your number of tardies in the first semester does not carry over to the second semester. Students late to first hour must report directly to the attendance clerk BEFORE attending class.
- Student Handbook - Study Hall Expectations for Students
- Student Handbook - Student Work Permits
- Student Handbook - Student Parking
- Student Handbook - Student Attendance
- Student Handbook - Solicitation of Funds/Fund Raising
- Student Handbook - Smoking/Tobacco Use/Look Alikes
- Student Handbook - School Closing
- Student Handbook - Religious Accommodations
- Student Handbook - Range of Consequences for Rule Violation
- Student Handbook - Public Displays of Affection (P.D.A.)
- Student Handbook - Property Lockers
- Student Handbook - Personal Dress
- Student Handbook - Non-Discrimination Policy
- Student Handbook - Medication
- Student Handbook - Library Media Center (LMC) and Lab Use
- Student Handbook - Important Dates to Remember
- Student Handbook - Illegal Substances
- Student Handbook - ID Cards
- Student Handbook - Harrassment
- Student Handbook - Graduation Requirements
- Student Handbook - Grading Scale/GPA Policy
- Student Handbook - Grade Level Classification
- Student Handbook - Gang-Affiliated Activity
- Student Handbook - Electronic Devices
- Student Handbook - Disciplinary Conduct