The first day of school for the 2018-2019 school year is August 15th.

Download the 2018-2019 School Year Calendar here.

Registration Information

School Store

Franklin Elementary School is partnering with School Store. is an online shopping mall with over 400 nationally-known merchants including Kohls, Oriental Trading Co., Office Depot, Toys"R"Us, Walmart, Best Buy and many more. When our families make everyday purchases from their favorite merchants through, Franklin gets cash back that can be used to purchase school essentials.  School Store is available to use year round.  Register at using our School ID #4057 to complete the sign-up process.  Thanks for your help!

See Something?  Say Something...

We would like to make sure that students and families are aware of the anonymous See Something? Say Something... service that is available district wide.  Please see the back side of this week's newsletter for details.  If you ever have a concern of any nature, please do not hesitate to share that concern.  Student safety is our top priority.

See Something? Say Something...

 Remind Messages

Massac County Unit School District #1 is implementing Remind district-wide.  If you're not already familiar with Remind, it's a classroom communication app that makes it easy to stay involved with your child's learning. Remind is free to use, and you'll be able to get and receive messages on any device.

As part of this rollout, official accounts will be created for each school. All you need to do is follow the steps below to finish setting up your account. 

We're excited for a better way to stay connected with you!

Remind Instructions is the state’s official source for information about public schools across Illinois. 

Health Requirements for 2017-2018 School Year

Illinois Required Vaccinations (Please see your healthcare professional for your specific requirements)
  • Kindergarten
    • Certified Birth Certificate
    • Current Immunization Record & Current Physical
    • Dental & Vision Exams
  • 2nd Grade
    • Current Dental Exam
  • 6th Grade
    • Current Physical & Dental Exam
    • Tdap & Meningoccocal Vaccines
  • Junior High
    • Meningoccocal Vaccine

Text Tip Hot Line - A phone number has been established in order to report possible bullying, pending fights, or any other possible dangerous situation that anyone feels should come to the attention of the Massac Unit #1 Administration.  The messages will go directly to the Superintendent's phone and will be kept confidential.  You can text or leave a voice mail - you don't need to leave your name.  The message will be immediately forwarded to the person most appropriate to deal with the situation.  We are referring to this as the Text Tip Line.  Please pass this information on to others as you see fit.  The Text Tip Line is 862-772-2873.

Bus Information
- Durham School Services is the provider for your child's bus transportation for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you have any questions or concerns about the bus service, please call the bus company at .

Shop Office Depot - If you purchase any items at Office Depot, please mention Franklin School or the School's ID Number 70033403 when you check out.  5% of what you purchase will go to Franklin School so that we can purchase school supplies. 

Save Those Boxtops - Franklin School will continue with the Boxtops 4 Education program during the 2017-18 school year.  So, remember to save those boxtops over the Summer months.  For more information visit their website at  The Franklin P.T.O. will continue to provide prizes to those students and classes that collect the most boxtops. 

Remember, each box top is worth 10 cents, so don't throw those dimes in the trash; instead, throw them in a baggie and send them to school in August.

P.T.O. News - All volunteers who wish to participate in helping with the P.T.O. are providing an important source of support and help to the school.  P.T.O. Officers have been elected for the 2016 - 2017 school year.  They are: Jennifer Larrison, President; Amber Holley, Vice President; Jeremy Holley, Secretary; and Jessica Lewis, Treasurer.

Check this page often for PTO news.

Questions or Concerns
- If you ever have any questions or concerns about your child concerning school, please feel free to contact the school office and/or your child's teacher.  If your question or concern is not answered, please feel free to contact the Principal.  We are all on the same side, and want to do what is in the best interest of your child.