August 14, 2019
In this Edition:
  • Message from Superintendent Juan Cruz
  • Free & Reduced Lunch Applications Now Available!
  • Building Bright Futures: Facilities Update
  • 2019-2020 Student & Parent Handbook
  • Stay connected! Follow us on social media.
  • Summer Programs Recap
Message from Superintendent Cruz
Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians,

Welcome to another year in Franklin-McKinley Schools! We are glad to have you as part of our school community and are looking forward to the 2019-2020 academic year. As a School District, we are committed to equitable outcomes for all students and want to ensure they can all thrive in a global society.

We are proud of our schools who serve as the hub of learning for students and as a home away from home. This last year, our students shined in various ways from competing in the annual Tech Challenge and excelling in sports to leading community service projects with seniors and those affected by the fires in Northern California. Our role as educators is not only to help our students thrive in the classroom but also to foster caring and compassionate people. To this end, we must invest at all levels to ensure our students succeed academically and become caring adults who contribute positiv ely to society. 
Upcoming Events
Windmill Springs School Grand Opening
August 17, 2019
Windmill Springs School

First Day of School
August 19, 2019

Lairon College Prep. Academy Grand Opening
August 24, 2019
Lairon College Prep. Academy
Free & Reduced Lunch Applications Now Available! Submit Today!
Free & Reduced Lunch Applications are now available for the 2019-2020 school year. All families should submit an application to determine eligibility for their children. Lunch applications have already been sent in the mail and can be returned to your child's school upon being completed OR you can submit online by clicking here .
Latest News
Check out our latest news coverage on the Student Leadership Conference where youth from schools across the District attended: click here and tips for talking to children about violence happening in the community on Univision's Despierta Area de la Bahia: click here .
Building Bright Futures: Facilities Update
We are excited to have completed a number of facility modernization and school yard projects just in time for the start of school. Below is a complete list of summer projects and key updates.
  1. Lairon College Prep Academy Modernization- This project began in December of 2018 and is anticipated to be completed in August of 2019. The project will include complete classroom modernization (i.e. lighting, painting, teaching walls, HVAC, etc.). Estimated Cost: $11 million (Measure H funding)
2019-2020 Student & Parent Handbook
As we begin the 2019-2020 school year, it is important that we are all aware of the Franklin-McKinley School District’s policies, regulations, and guiding practices which shape our student’s well-being and academic success. Within the next two weeks, parents will receive a Parent & Student Handbook in the mail. Please review with your child and keep the Handbook readily available throughout the course of the school year to reference as needed. 

Join the Movement! Get Connected!
Are you a social media fanatic? If you use Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter be sure to follow FMSD on one of these social media forums. Click on the buttons to find us on all four forums. Also, follow the Superintendent on Twitter as he tweets his visits to schools @FMSDSupCruz. We want to keep you informed and in the loop on the latest news about your child’s school and the district. 
Summer Programs Recap
The Franklin-McKinley School District hosted a variety of programs to support the continued learning of more than 1,000 students this summer. From literacy to art programs, this summer was full of fun experiences and unique learning opportunities for students.