Social / Emotional Resources -
Connecting essential resources to FCS staff, students, and resources.
Better Together -
Better Together is a partnership of organizations creating COMMUNITY for Franklin residents to stay mentally and physically healthy through the next few months as we navigate life together. You will find ways to stay connected within our communities throughout this website during this challenging time.
Visit the Better Together website for resources as well as volunteer opportunities.
Cub Pantry Distribution Dates (first-come-first-serve)
Thursday, April 23, 2020, from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Franklin Community Middle School
The Cub Pantry is open to all FCS students and employees. Staff should bring their employee ID, and for students, at least one student should be present with knowledge of his or her student ID.
Please see the map for important instructions. Please do not exit your car.
The Franklin Community Schools Cub Food Pantry is ONLY open to staff, students and their families. During COVID-19 we are providing food delivery to our most vulnerable students and families (i.e. seniors, disabled, immunocompromised or those lacking transportation).
PLEASE CLICK HERE if you need to sign-up an FCS employee or family in need. You must use this form vs. sending an email. Please only use this service if they have no other option. We appreciate your understanding.
FCS Food Service - Breakfast & Lunch Distribution
Beginning April 20, 2020, breakfast and lunch will be distributed on Tuesdays from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm at Northwood Elementary.
Indiana Department of Education
The IDOE has created a Family Engagement Toolkit.
Social Service Agency Information
- United Way of Johnson County website is posting updates regarding how agencies are currently operating - look here if you decide to refer families for resources
- Daily Journal - COVID-19 Resource Guide - Daily Update on Available Resources in the Community
- Aspire Economic Development Board - List of employers hiring in Johnson County
- Unemployment Help - If you are temporarily unemployed due to the COVID-19 outbreak
- Apply for unemployment benefits online at: Unemployment.IN.gov.
- The Indiana Department of Workforce Development has suspended most in-person operations and workshops, but resources are available on the agency’s website.
- The agency will host two 30-minute webinars for those who are unemployed during the COVID-19 outbreak. The webinars are scheduled for the following times:
- 10 a.m. Tuesday;
- 3 p.m. Wednesday.
- To register for either webinar, visit: https://on.in.gov/UI2020.
- For now, Hoosiers no longer have to make in-person visits to a WorkOne site to apply for unemployment. You also don’t have to prove you are actively looking for a job if you were temporarily laid off due to COVID-19.
@HomeLearning (at home learning) combines the eLearning platform intended for short stints of time with the ongoing human interaction and collaboration that are found within the daily classroom. This combination creates a supportive environment where students can access resources and materials, but also get the instruction, feedback, and conversation that are critical for sustaining learning over longer periods of time.
Day 1 - This may look a little different than the rest of the @HomeLearning days. Envision this as the first day of school in a new learning environment, however, following that, you should expect activities and assignments to be posted by 8:00 am. At this point, we recommend students log in between 8:00 am and 9:00 am to connect with their teacher. Teachers will be in Google Classroom and engaging with students throughout the day.
If you have questions about @HomeLearning, please feel free to send your question to email@example.com
If your Chromebook needs to be repaired, please complete this Google Form to obtain assistance.
- Google Classroom (virtual classroom)
- Google Meet- This is your child’s teacher-created live-streamed meeting room.
- KAMI - First Time Users Tutorial (Click here for the Google Slide Version)
Free Technology Resources
- Khan Academy
- Time for Kids - free for now
- Project Learning Tree - In Your Own Backyard
- The 12 Best Free Learning Websites for Kids in 2020
- https://poly.google.com/ - for those who do not have access to Google Earth
Virtual Field Trips - Use these links to visit many places in the United States and the world!
- Listen to an audiobook (Audible is offering FREE audiobooks right now). Discuss it as a family or with friends.
- Checkout online library books (visit JCPL to see what our local library has to offer).
- Visit the Epic website or download the app for access to 35,000 books for kids up to age 12.
Visit the Tumblebooks website or download the app and log in for access to animated, talking picture books.
Username: fcsc password: login
Check out Fuel Up to Play's free resources here.
COVID - 19
Know the facts about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and help stop the spread of rumors.
What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019
Spring break for Franklin Schools is Friday, March 27th through Friday, April 3rd. Stay on top of COVID-19 travel advisories.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19)
Question: What should I do if I have concerns about my child having symptoms?
Answer: Contact your child’s health care provider. Symptoms for COVID-19/Coronavirus can be found
on the CDC website (https://www.cdc.gov/
Question: What can we do to prevent the spread of all illnesses?
Answer: See the Coronavirus guidance from the CDC. These are their recommendations:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.