Elementary School

613 Leelanau Ave. Frankfort, MI 49635 | PH 231-352-7601 | FAX 231-352-0390

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Welcome to Frankfort Elementary!

Goodbye students! We will miss you! Have a great summer!

From the desk of Ms. Gwaltney:

(updated 6/12/20)

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you all for your participation in the Car Parade on Monday. Wow! We so appreciated the opportunity to see all of your students' faces!

The participation in our CHAMPS virtual assembly on Tuesday was also well-attended. We had about 120 of our students there. Thank you for helping us see each other one last time for the 2019-2020 school year.

Another thank you to all of you who have filled out the Parent, Lunch, and Student surveys (assisted, I know, for lower elementary). I recognize that time is precious, and so appreciate the time you spent to give us feedback. The information is helpful to administration, our District Leadership Team, and staff as we work toward planning for the future.

I know there are many questions about fall and school resuming. Right now, I have no news to share. As soon as we know how the 2020-2021 school year will look, we will begin to share information with our staff and families.

Here is a fun resource I came across. It is Wide Open School’s Virtual Summer Camp. It’s available at no cost. Check out some of the fun looking activities!

Locally, Cognition is offering a virtual Day Camp option as well. FEAS/FES has no connection with this organization or camps; my inclusion is simply informational.

IMPORTANT: Next week we have device (Chromebook and Ipad) drop off and personal items pick up. It is very important that we have all devices returned so that we can adequately plan for the 2020-2021 school year.

-We will utilize the circle drive as we did with the materials pick up in April.

-Please remain in your car. Masked staff members will approach the car to collect your device(s).

-We will take the device(s) into the building and return with students’ personal items.

-If there is a specific item you expect in your student’s items which is not there, please contact the teacher regarding the item.

To prepare the devices for return,


-clean all pockets of case of garbage and belongings

-take strap off and put in pocket of case

-make sure charger number matches purple sticker number on back of chromebook

-make sure ID card is showing with your name on front insert of carrying case

-If you don't have ID card anymore, make a new one with your name and grade on it

Ipad -return Ipad and charger in the protective case it came in, in a ziplock or other bag, with student's name written on it.

Parents and guardians, thank you so much for your support during this challenging year. I look forward to next year, with (hopefully) more normalcy. As always, please reach out with questions or concerns. I will be checking email throughout the summer, and I look forward to hearing from you before the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. If we continue to be careful, my hope is to see you all face-to-face in the fall. Help your child practice reading and math facts during the summer to keep their skills sharp!

Have a safe and happy summer!



Anne Gwaltney

Elementary Principal

In order to protect our students with life-threatening allergies, FEAS has instituted a nut-resistant policy. Please refrain from bringing food products containing peanuts, tree nuts or tree oils in lunches or as snacks. If a product has been manufactured in a facility that handles nuts, but the product itself does not contain nuts, that product is acceptable to bring. Thank you for your help in providing a safe environment for our students.

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Ask your child about the GaGa Pit at Frankfort Elementary. The Elementary school was able to fund this through the use of funds from MSU Extension and Fuel Up To Play 60! This has become a student favorite at recess time!