Franklin High Opening Information 2021-2022

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Franklin High Bell Schedule
21-22 Bell Schedule
Our goal as we open for the 2021 – 2022 school year is to ensure safe and orderly environment for staff and students is provided. Franklin HS will be in constant communication with all stakeholders regarding COVID-19 updates and mitigation practices that will be aligned with BCPS practices. Use this site to find all resources related to COVID for Baltimore County Public Schools. 

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures
Arrival Procedures:
• Students can report to the cafeteria before going to 1st period which starts at 7:40am
• Students can report directly to 1st period no earlier than 7:25am
Dismissal Procedures:
• Students will be dismissed at 2:25 p.m. and will need to leave school grounds by 2:40 p.m. if not under the direct supervision of a teacher or coach
Late Arrivals/Early Dismissals Procedures:
• Late arriving students between (7:40 a.m. – 8:27 a.m.) should go directly to their 1st Period /HR where they will scan a QR code to record attendance.  Students who do not have a smart phone, will report to the main office. Parents of students who are leaving early should call (443) 809 -1119 to inform the main office.

Screening & Testing (Safety is Our True North)

• All families should screen students for symptoms prior to leaving home.
• Please use this checklist to determine if a student should or should not go to school..
• Persons with COVID-19 symptoms in school will be required to be tested or will be placed on quarantine, in alignment with guidance from the Maryland Department of Health

Face Covering (Safety is Our True North)

All persons, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a face covering while inside a school.
Exceptions to this requirement are:
• The person is alone in a private space.
• The person is eating or drinking.
• The person has a documented physical or developmental disability that makes wearing a mask unsafe.
• The person is under the age of two.
• The person is a student athlete engaged in the sport in the field of play. 

Hand Hygiene (Safety is Our True North
Employees and students have been instructed to adhere to best practices in hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette. Times for handwashing or use of hand sanitizer to include before and after meals, upon arrival to schools’ offices and home, before and after use of any shared items, after use of the restroom, after sneezing/coughing and other time hands are contaminated. 

Social Distancing  (Safety is Our True North
Requirements: Physical distancing of students from each other and between students and adults will be provided to the greatest extent possible, considering school enrollment and facility constraints.
Strategies include:
• Use of classroom and cafeteria configurations that provide maximal separation between students.
• Plans for arrival, dismissal and change of classes to reduce gathering of students in any area.
• Restriction of field trips to day trips only, with plans to reduce exposure to large crowds.
• Plans for supervision of restrooms, locker rooms, and school lockers to prevent congregation of students.

Breakfast & Lunch 
• “Grab and Go” breakfast will be provided in cafeteria
• Lunches will be provided free of charge. 
• Students will have a choice to eat in the cafeteria, courtyard (outside), or auditorium.
• Lunch tables in the cafeteria have been numbered. 
• It is recommended students sit in the same location each day. 
• The water coolers have been removed and the  water fountains are not operational.  Students  should bring their own bottled water to school  each day.

Supplies & Devices:
• Will be determined on a teacher-by-teacher basis.
Device Information:
• All 10th-12th grade students need to have a Windows device that is in good working order. If you have any issues with your current device or you do not know your password, NOW is the time to address it. Call the BCPS Help Desk at 443-809-4672 from 7:30am - 4:00pm, Monday through Friday for assistance.
• All 9th graders should bring their Chromebooks and chargers to school each day. Sometime during the first week of school, students will have their Chromebooks swapped for a Windows based device.

Athletics (Secondary)/Extra Curriculars
• This site contains current information for mitigation related to athletics in BCPS. 

Cleaning/Disinfecting (Safety is Our True North
Requirements: BCPS staff will continue to provide safe and clean school environments by ensuring daily cleaning of buildings using Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved germicidal agents that kill coronavirus.
BCPS staff will:
• Perform frequent cleaning and disinfection of high-contact surfaces and any shared items, at least daily.
• Promote hand washing before and after touch of shared use items.
• Maintain sufficient supplies of soap, paper towels, and hand sanitizer

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