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.
- 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
Update to RPS Last Day of School - RPS will be closed on Friday, June 18 in observance of Juneteenth, and the last day of school for teachers and students will be Thursday, June 17, which will be a 2-hour early release day.
Vaccine Opportunity for RPS Families & Staff - On Wednesdays, you can walk up to George Wythe High School (4314 Crutchfield Street) from 11am-4pm and get the COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment. All walk-up events at George Wythe will offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is authorized for individuals age 18 and older. Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.
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.
"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras
Dear #RPSStrong Family, Tonight's updates: 2021 Retirees – On the last day of the school year, we're honoring staff who are retiring with 40+ years of service! Please join me in celebrating these extraordinary individuals who have dedicated their entire professional lives to RPS. We all stand on their very broad shoulders. To our retirees: we love you, we thank you, and we wish you peace, light, and fulfillment as you begin the next chapter of your lives!
Dear #RPSStrong Family, One more day to go! Tonight's updates: 2021 Retirees – Today, we're honoring staff who are retiring with 20-39 years of service at RPS! Thank you so much for all those decades of teaching, leading, and serving with love. Tomorrow, we'll close out by honoring those with 40+ years of service! Don’t forget to send in your shout-outs for our retirees and I’ll include them in RPS Direct this week. Southside Community Hub Launch – We're excited to announce the opening of the Southside Community Hub at Cardinal Elementary School, one of several community-based locations where RPS families can get connected to any resources they need. Each hub is staffed with several Family Liaisons whose whole job is to keep our schools and families closely connected. The Liaisons working in the Cardinal Hub are bilingual and able to assist English and Spanish-speaking families.