District News and Superintendent Updates

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District News and Superintendent Updates

May 21, 2021

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We are approximately 16 days away from the last day of school for the 2020-2021 school year, June 11th.  I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your patience and support during this school year.  While we faced different obstacles at various times throughout the year, we made it!!!  I, for one, am grateful for our staff, our students, our families, and our community.  The School Board and I hope that you enjoy your summer, have fun in the sun, and enjoy your family and friends.  

Dr. Bernice Cobbs Division Superintendent

Below are updates and reminders to help you plan accordingly.  

TRI-FOLD INFORMATION:  Schools were informed that they can discontinue using tri-fold screens in their classrooms during instructional time. Tri-fold screens will continue to be used for breakfast and lunch as students remove their masks to eat. Families, parents, students, and staff can opt to continue using tri-fold screens as a safety precaution.  

MASKS UPDATE:  Given the CDC and the Governor relaxing some of the restrictions,  masks will no longer be required for outdoor activities, including the upcoming high school graduation.  As the Governor announced last Friday evening, face masks will continue to be required in schools for all indoor activities and on school buses as we finish out this school year and for our summer school programs.

SECOND DOSE VACCINE CLINIC:  The second dose student vaccine clinic will take place on Thursday, June 3 in the FCHS Central Gym from 9:00AM - 12:30PM.  Student appointment times will be emailed to student accounts on June 1st.

Students must bring:

  • Covid 19 Vaccination Student’s Consent and Screener Form
  • Covid 19 Vaccination Record Card (received at the first clinic)



Here is a link to the FCPS website for your convenience to access school information and the school calendar under Upcoming Events. 


Bus drivers, bus aides, and substitute drivers needed.  540-483-5531


School Nutrition Employment Opportunities

Apply Online:  https://mss.franklincountyva.gov/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx


Schools are closed for Memorial Day - Monday, 5/31


Elementary, Middle, & High Remedial Summer Schools Link: 



Franklin County High School Graduation - 6/10 at 7:00 PM


PreK Acceptance Letters for 2021-22 enrollment will be mailed out on 6/15.


2021 FCPS Summer Feeding Program:
The link below provides locations for free breakfast and lunch pick-ups during the summer months for any child 18 and under.  The child does not have to be an FCPS student and nor is it required for the child to live in Franklin County.  If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Heather Snead, Food Services Coordinator, at 540-483-5138. https://www.frco.k12.va.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_220785/File/Front%20Page/SFSP%20FLYER%20051721%20REVISED.pdf 


Important Dates for the beginning of the 2021-2022 School Year link: Specific information will be provided from your child(ren) designated schools later in the summer.  Any questions, please contact your child’s school.  



Vaccines.gov - Find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you If interested, here is the link to find a covid-19 vaccine near you. 


InfoSnap Letters To Be Mailed on 7/28


Start of School Important Dates Below 

New Teacher Orientation - 8/1 & 8/2

FCPS FaceBook Live Sessions - 8/2 & 8/3 

All Staff Return to School - 8/4 and Convocation at 9:00am

K-8 Business Day - 8/5 11:00AM - 6:00PM


Rising 9th Grade Orientation - 8/5  5:00PM - 7:00PM

FCHS Senior Parent Meeting - 8/9 5:00PM - 7:00PM 

FCPS Students’ First Day of School - 8/11 


  • Monday-Friday in-person learning
  • Regular school hours
  • Each school will send information to families 2021-22 mask requirements will be updated as soon as Franklin County Public Schools receives information from the Virginia Department of Education.

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