Franklin Military Academy

Principal's Message

  • Principal Hudson

    Principal David Hudson


    I would like to take this time to welcome all cadets, staff, and parents back to the school year 2020-2021. I would especially like to say WELCOME to our new cadets that will be attending the Franklin Military Academy for the first time. This indeed is going to be a GREAT school year. The Franklin Military Academy’s website has been prepared in the hope that it will become a valuable resource for you and provide you with school news and information. This website has been developed to enable everyone to become familiar with our school, and procedures as we navigate to the virtual school year.

       At Franklin Military Academy, our staff set high academic standards for our students. Our staff works diligently to ensure that each child is working to his or her maximum ability. Parents, you must monitor your child's progress and communicate with their teacher. I am asking you to monitor and remind them of the following items as we navigate to our virtual instruction.

    • Grades
    • Attendance
    • Discipline
    • Virtual etiquette - Proper attire: No sleepwear, etc.  
    • When to use the mute button 
    • Online Safety: Please make sure cadets are not recording others and make sure they are not using other electronic equipment when academic activities are being taught - For Example - cellular phones
    • Communicating politely and always being respectful
    • Attendance is non-negotiable. RPS attendance rules will be enforced
    • Internet Safety – Only visiting school base sites

    The website contains information that is important and useful. I urge you to visit it daily. 

    Your middle and high school years provide you with a wonderful opportunity to discover your unique talents and gifts. Please stay safe and healthy at all times.

    We are excited to get the new school year underway! Although there will be many changes for this year and we will keep you updated.

    Each parent is requested to sit down with his or her child and discuss appropriate school and bus behavior. Please review the Richmond Public Schools Student Code of Conduct and Franklin Military Academy School-Wide Discipline Plan. 

    If you have not received your ASPEN log in, please contact the school so you can make sure you are always aware of your child's progress.  

    Parents and guardians, it is essential to become an active PTSA member! We hope you will get involved. Together, we can make a positive difference!

    If you have a concern at any time, please call. Let us continue to make this an excellent year for our school!

    Thanks for allowing me to serve as your child's principal.  

    Stay safe and we’ll see you soon!

      

    David A. Hudson

    Principal, Franklin Military Academy

Announcements

Division Announcements

  • RPS Love Parade - Please join us for our first annual RPS Love Parade on Saturday, August 21! Help us spread the love for our teachers and students as we parade from Community High School to Hotchkiss Field. Then stick around for the 15th Annual We Care Festival to learn about reopening and our new community-wide literacy focus.

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  • Healthy Kids Healthy Families Fair - Come out to our 1st Annual Healthy Kids Healthy Family Fair on Thursday, August 5 from 10am-4pm for free immunizations, physicals, and community resources. Click here to learn more about required school immunizations.

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  • Free Extended Day Programming - RPS, in partnership with the City of Richmond, will be providing FREE extended day programming for the 2021-22 school year! This programming will be available for all Preschool-5th grade students and includes academic support and enrichment. Please complete this survey for each student interested by August 11th.

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  • Reopen With Love 2.0 FAQ - We have gathered the most asked questions from our Regional Community Conversations and have the answers available for you in one place. Click here to check it out!

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  • K-12 Summer School Bus Stops - Click here to view the bus stops for the 2021 Summer School session for Elementary, Middle, and High School students.

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  • New Summer Meal Distribution - We are excited to share a variety of free meal pick-up options for our families beginning Monday, June 21st through the summer! Click here to find a site nearest you and to see an interactive map of sites!

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  • New 2021-22 Bell Schedule - The RPS School Board has approved new daily start/end times for students next year, click here to view the new schedule!

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  • Vaccine Opportunity for RPS Families & Staff - On Wednesdays, you can walk up to George Wythe High School (4314 Crutchfield Street) from 3pm - 6pm and get the COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment. All walk-up events at George Wythe will offer either the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine, so anyone 12+ can attend. Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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  • RPS Reopening Dashboard - Click here to download the latest update of the RPS Reopening Dashboard.

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  • Family Support Helpline - Questions about reopening? Call the RPS Family Support Helpline at (804) 780-6195 and learn more about other resources available to families.

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FMA Awards

  • US News Best High Schools Bronze 2018

"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - August 2, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our colleague Jonathan Kenneth, a devoted Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT), after a lengthy health-related battle. There will be a celebration of his life this evening at River City Middle School at 6 pm. More information about Jonathan’s life and remembrances can be found here. Please hold those who are dearest to you close this evening, and let them know how much you love them. With great appreciation, Jason

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  • RPS Direct Update - July 29, 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Tonight's updates: Southside Summer Fest – Don't forget to drop by Summer Fest this Saturday, July 31! We're providing shuttle service to/from three locations on the Southside. Shuttles will leave on the hour, between 11 am and 3 pm, from the locations listed below to/from the Broad Rock Sports Complex: Hillside – Rental Office (1504 Harwood Street) Southwood – Leasing Office (1200 Southwood Parkway) Belt Atlantic – Corner of Whythemar Street and Larchmont Lane Visit www.rvaschools.net/summerfest for more information.

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