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Sixth Grade JSS Students Create Replicas

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The entire grade six population at John Street School was given materials including trays, soil, sand, clay, tinfoil and grass seeds to create replicas of the Nile River Valley, Mesopotamia and the Indus River Valley. Students were first assigned cooperative groups where they researched the GRAPES (Geography, Religion, Achievements, Politics, Economy and Social Structure) of their civilization. The students collaborated on a Google Slides Presentation and shared their findings with the rest of the class. After presenting their research, students were given individual supplies to create their River Valley Replicas. As we continued to study these ancient civilizations, students would "flood" their river valleys and watch them grow.

Free FSUFSD COVID-19 Testing

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Dear Franklin Square Families,

After a successful testing event in January, we will be partnering again with ATC, a medical group specializing in COVID testing, to offer our students, parents, and staff voluntary testing. Testing for students and parents will be held on Sunday, March 7th, from 11 AM to 1 PM, at Washington Street School. This is not currently required by the State or as a result of any designation. This is an opportunity to provide peace of mind to our families and staff without having to wait in long lines. It will also provide us with the data to remain open should the positivity rate continue to go up. 

The staff at ATC are all medical professionals trained in pediatrics using a very gentle process that does not require a deep nasal swab. Although the test results will take 2-3 days to be processed, you WILL NOT have to quarantine, unless you develop symptoms or are designated a close contact by the DOH, as this is considered surveillance testing. This also does not impact your ability to get the COVID vaccine.  

Families who would like to be tested will be required to sign up at  There is no fee; however, families will be asked to provide individual health insurance information. If you do not have health insurance, a social security number will be requested to bill the CARES Act for the test. Under no circumstances will families be charged for testing! 

Dr. Jared Bloom 
Superintendent of Schools 

Virtual Buddy Classes

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Virtual Buddy classes (KMcCarthy & 4Solar) enjoyed playing “Love” Bingo. Fourth graders helped their kindergarten buddies with number recognition up to 15.

Students in 2F Participate in a Dino Dig!

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Students in Ms. Falkenhainer's class learned about fossils during their in-class Dino Dig. Playing the role of a paleontologist, they dug to uncover some fossils of their own. They also had the opportunity to learn how fossils are created by making imprints with Playdoh.

PSS Students Create Virtual Periodic Table

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Mrs. Beksinski & Mrs. Psaros's class put together a virtual Periodic Table by creating element slides that were researched and created by their 6th grade students.