March 22, 2017
Dear Parents and/or Guardians,
As you have likely heard, the Auburn School Department has received approval from the Education commissioner to add one hour to the school day on Wednesdays. This reason for this change is to allow students to make up school time that was missed for snow days this year without extending the school year into the fourth week of June. The extended Wednesday schedule begins on Wednesday, March 29th and will continue each week until June 7th. Students and staff will make up two snow days through this extended school day plan.
After meeting as a staff, the Franklin School has decided to adjust the regular student schedule by adding 10 minutes to each class period. Students at Franklin are required to attend school on Wednesdays from 8:00am – 2:30pm. I have attached the class schedule that Franklin will follow on extended Wednesdays.
Students who participate in the cooking class after school on Wednesdays will still report to the PAL center for class at 1:45. The class will run its normal time and students will be dismissed at 3:45pm. Students will be transported by bus from Franklin to the Pal center for class. Cooking class on Mondays and after school sewing classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays are not affected by this schedule change.
Franklin students who reside in Lewiston and need a ride home on Wednesdays will be transported home by LA Cab Company. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your student’s transportation, please call Franklin for more information. Bussing for Auburn students will continue as normal - just one hour later than a regular school day.
We appreciate your support as we work with students on our Wednesday schedule and take advantage of this opportunity to make up lost instructional time. As always, should you have any questions or concerns we invite you to call the school at (207)782-3242.
Melissa McLeod, Team Leader Franklin School