Five-Year Strategic Plan Approved by Board of Education

FSSD Five-Year Strategic Plan (2019 – 2024)  REACH 2024: The five-year strategic plan, approved by the Board of Eduction in January 2019, has been developed over a period of 9 months. The goals and strategies take into consideration the previous plan, feedback from the AdvancED accreditation review team in 2018, input from the FSSD Leadership Team, the School Board, community members, faculty, staff, parents and students.  This plan has a five-year outlook but will be reviewed and modified annually by the Board of...

2019-2020 School Calendar Approved

The Board of Education approved the 2019-2020 School Calendar at its January 14, 2019, meeting.  2019 – 2020 School Calendar In developing the school calendar, the district takes the following into consideration: Input from School-Level Representatives:  A large committee with representation from many stakeholder groups across the district provides general guidance to the Associate Director of Schools for Teaching and Learning, who coordinates the calendar work. The committee includes teachers, school administrator, paraprofessionals, representatives from the FSSD Education Association and PTO, as well as Central Office administrators and staff, who help to formulate a draft calendar, knowing there are some non-negotiable state requirements. The committee members focus all work through the calendar design process on two guiding concerns: What is best for teaching and learning and what is best for students and families. Once a working draft is created, the committee members gather to review it, offer feedback and/or make modifications. From this feedback, a final draft is formulated. The Director of Schools is engaged in this process throughout the various stages and ultimately recommends a final calendar to the School Board. Correlation to the Williamson County calendar:  Because we have many families with children in both the FSSD and Williamson County Schools, the district tries to correlate its calendar, as much as possible, to the Williamson County Schools calendar. Uninterrupted Instruction:  One of the primary considerations in developing the calendar is to purposefully create uninterrupted instructional periods between major holidays. ...

Columbia State Film School for 6th Graders

Columbia State Film School   We are excited to partner with Columbia State to offer a unique Film School experience to 6th-graders.  Participation is limited.  Students must complete an application by Tuesday, January 29th and have transportation home from school on Thursday, February 7th, and transportation home from Columbia State’s Franklin Campus on Friday, February 22nd.  Details are in the attached letter and application. columbiastatefilmschool...

FSSD Honors Program Information Meeting Jan. 31

Parents of 4th-7th grade students who are interested in learning more about the Franklin Special School District Honors Program are invited to join us for an Honors Program Parent Information meeting on Thursday evening, January 31, at Freedom Intermediate School. The event will be split into two presentations. A question and answer session will follow each presentation. The first presentation is for families of current 4th grade students and will begin at 6:00 pm. The second presentation begins at 7:00 and is for parents of current 5th, 6th, and 7th graders.  We encourage all families interested in the Honors program to attend the meeting. Information and presentations will be available on www.fssd.org under Announcements on February 4 for those unable to attend the...

Williamson County Public Library Cards!

This month, the FIS Library Media Center is hosting a library card drive for the Williamson County Public Library! If your child does not have their own card, please have them pick up a form in the FIS Library to bring home! A parent or legal guardian must sign the form in order for the student to receive a library card. Students will pick up their cards at the Williamson Loves Libraries Event in mid-February at the Williamson County Public Library! Please see the video for more information! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FhVSIwJJmufCpkbgyFXTWsSBXBYr4JXG/view?usp=sharing  ...