In response to the global pandemic, and Governor Cooper’s Executive Order, The Franklin School of Innovation is closed for in-person instruction. The Governor’s order now extends through May 15. The school will have spring break as planned, April 6 – April 10.
This is a developing situation, and we encourage you to check this page frequently for updates and for support.
- On Friday, March 27th, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that parents who need food help can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. For more information on this program visit HERE
- We currently have pantry items available for pickup in the foyer of the school (no contact needed) on Tuesdays and Thursday from 9:00am to 11:00am. Families who wish to donate food items may bring pantry items during these hours.
- Buncombe County Schools has drive-thru food pick-up stations for breakfast and lunch at select locations. Children between ages 2 to 18 can participate, and extra food boxes for the elderly and other adults in households can also be provided. Breakfast is 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Lunch is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Currently the food station locations are as follows: Oakley Elementary, Johnston Elementary, Emma Elementary, West Buncombe Elementary, Woodfin Elementary, Hominy Valley Elementary, Pisgah Elementary, Owen High School, Black Mountain Primary, Weaverville Elementary, North Windy Ridge Intermediate, and Estes Elementary.
- You can find meals and food available in Buncombe and surrounding counties at this link.
- Looking for ways to help other members of our FSI Community? Click here for more information!
- How to support Greater Community during this Pandemic
- 2-1-1 Is now available 24/7 as a resource for assistance related to COVID-19. Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to resources in your community and text COVIDNC to 898211 to get alerts on North Carolina’s COVID-19 updates.
- Buncombe County Resources
- Asheville Chamber Resource Guide
- Haywood County Resources
Instructional Services & Technical Support
Beginning Monday, March 23, The Franklin School of Innovation will transition fully to a digital learning model.
- Lessons will be available no later than 8:30 am for each school day
- See our Grading Guidance for Remote (Digital) Learning, based on NC State Board of Education guidance
- Students will access lessons via Canvas, our learning management system
- Teachers will maintain virtual office hours. Students can check in during office hours for support
- EC teachers have contacted each family to communicate how services will be provided. EC teachers will maintain office hours and provide virtual support to students
- Link to Digital Learning Expectations for Students, Parents, and Teachers
- Having technical problems? Please read the Technical Support for Digital Learning. You can submit a help ticket here also!
We understand that this is a stressful time, and our counselors are available to support students and families through this period.
- Middle School: Lindsey Foster, firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information about virtual counseling services.
- High School: Katherine Becker, email@example.com. Click here for more information about virtual counseling service.
- College & Career Counseling: JaneAnne Tager, firstname.lastname@example.org. Ms. Tager is offering virtual counseling appointments for college counseling and supporting students with course selections and other academic services.