New Student Information

School Hours

The front office is open daily from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  School is in operation from students in grades K through 5 from 9am – 3pm, and students in grades 6 through 8 attend from 8:15 am through 3pm.

2018-201 School Calendar

The 2018-2019 School Year Calendar is available on our website and we invite you to download a copy here: 2018-2019 Calendar. A few important highlights are as follows:

  • The first day of school for students in Grade One through Eight will be Tuesday, August 28th. Kindergarten students will have an Open house from 9:30 – 11am. Please note a parent must attend this Open House with their child.
  • Kindergarten Students will report for their first 1/2 day of attendance on Wednesday August 29th.
  • Our first week of school will be a three day week with a day off on Friday, August 31st. Our second week of school will be a four day week with a day off on Monday, September 3rd in observance of Labor Day. 
  • Parent teacher conferences in November have again been scheduled just prior to the Thanksgiving Break. This allows us to issue the first trimester Report Cards in advance of the meetings which provides tangible data for discussion.
  • Barring any snow days, this schedule affords us a last day of school on June 17th – this date will be adjusted pending any snow days.

Morning Care & After School Options

Before school care is available for a nominal fee beginning at 7:30 am.  Our faculty and staff supervise and provide a safe, fun environment that helps students start their day off right. You can find more details about the BFCCPS Morning Care program here.  Signups for our Morning Care program will be available over the summer.

In the event that you need after-school care, BFCCPS students are currently attending before and after-school programs at the  YMCA Bernon Family Branch, Elemen-Tree House, Adirondack Club: Active Kids, and Franklin Solutions. Each of these programs offer bus transportation from our school to their location.

Lunch

The Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School provides a hot lunch and milk option to all students.  Hot lunch is pre-ordered monthly through our online system and is currently provided by Papa Ginos. Milk and juice are available and can be pre-ordered at the beginning of the year and is currently supplied by Garelick Farms.

Operating in full compliance with the Massachusetts School Nutrition Guidelines, our shared goal is to ensure that we offer students food and beverage choices that enhance learning, contribute to healthy growth and development and cultivate lifelong healthy eating behaviors.  For more information on these guidelines please see School Nutrition Association of Massachusetts.

Free and reduced lunch is available for qualifying families. More details about this program will be available this summer.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact our lunch coordinator, Stephanie McGovern.

Transportation

Franklin Transportation

If you live in Franklin, Bus Registration is organized by the  Franklin Transportation Department.  Bus schedules and passes will be available in late August. You can find FAQ’s for the Franklin Transportation Department here.

Regional Transportation Survey

If you reside outside of Franklin, but within the BFCCPS Region you are eligible for our Regional Transportation Service.   As a reminder, this regional transportation offering would consist of community bus stops throughout the region, this would not be a door-to-door service.  

This year’s buses begin their route around 7:30am and arrive at BFCCPS about 8:15am.  In the afternoon, the buses leave BFCCPS around 3:20pm and could arrive anytime before 4.

If you have any questions regarding Franklin or Regional Transportation please contact Mrs. Schwab at dschwab@bfccps.org

Grades 1- 8 New Student Information Survey

We’re so excited to welcome you to BFCCPS! We’d love to learn a little more about you so that our new student team can help you have a great transition to our school.

If you haven’t already done so, we hope that your student will take a moment to fill out a brief questionnaire that will help our team during their transition to BFCCPS.

Mrs. McCoy will be helping to coordinate our New Student Buddy Program and will be in touch with contact information for your new student.  Mrs. Basile would be happy to organize a building tour and a day visit, please be sure to complete the questionnaire so that we can organize an existing BFCCPS student to shadow during their stay.

Click here to complete the new student survey

Classical Enrichment Block Registration (Grades 6-8 Only)

Students in Grades Six through Eight will participate in these classes which are held every Monday, and last for 85 minutes.  You will have the opportunity to choose from enrichment classes classes in Math, Science, ELA, History, Technology, Music (both instrumental and vocal), drama, art, and dance. Each class lasts throughout the 13 weeks of the trimester, and students switch classes at the end of each Trimester.

Each 6th grade student will be enrolled in a mandatory research and study skills class for the first term Enrichment Block.  This class is mandatory and will be pre-assigned to your Sixth Grade schedule, you do not need to make any elective selections for your first term in Grade Six.  This class will be taught by both Mrs. MacLean and Mrs. Lynch, as well as the 6-8th grade Inclusion Teacher and an Inclusion Assistant.  This is the only mandatory Enrichment Block Class. Please choose your first, second and third choice selections for Term 2 and Term 3.

Rising Seventh and Eighth Grade students should select their first, second and third choices for all three terms.

The Course Catalog will be published in August 2018.

Please note: The Geometry course is available by invitation only.

Summer Assignments and Class Supply Lists