School Closing and Emergency Information
School Closing Number: 813
In the case of an emergency closing or delay, The Township of Franklin Public Schools will send an automated phone message through our “School Messenger” system. Parents are advised to notify the district with any changes in personal phone information.
In addition to the use of our automated phone message system, word of school closings will be sent to the following:
- KYW 1060 News Radio (AM radio station)KYW-TV 3
- KYW 1060 web site www.kyw1060.com
- For faster service during peak times, call the KYW School Closing Hotline at 215-224-1060.
- WCAU-TV NBC10WCAU-TV NBC10 web site www.nbc10.com
- WPVI-TV6 web site www.wpvi.com
- Township of Franklin Public Schools Website web site http://www.franklintwpschools.org/
The Township of Franklin Schools has established a memorandum of Agreement with the Township of Franklin Police Department. This agreement allows both parties to share information and work together in order to optimize the safety of all occupants within our school district. The TFPD also routinely collaborates with the district regarding school safety and security procedures, analysis of drills, and by conducting safety surveys.
Below you will find a link regarding information pertaining to the district’s reunification process and how to add additional cellular telephone devices into the text messaging alert feature through School Messenger.
The Township of Franklin Schools would like to remind all parents of the district’s school visitor procedures. All visitors to any of the district’s three schools are kindly asked to enter the school building through the main office. Working along with the Township of Franklin Police, district personnel designed standardized questions that the main office staff will ask those who are attempting to enter the school building during the school day. Upon entering, all visitors must sign in at the main office and obtain a visitor’s badge, which must be worn during the entire duration in the school building. Those who are attempting to pick-up a child are required to present photo identification before the child will be released to the pre-determined person. Visitors are asked to sign out of the building at the main office at the conclusion of their visit to the school. Thank you for your cooperation with these procedures and keeping our schools safe.”
The district has implemented a variety of new security features within its school buildings based off of a security analysis conducted by the Township of Franklin Police Department in December 2012.
Some of these features include:
- Updated emergency response protocols
- Communication devices
- Installation of security cameras in all schools (interior and exterior)