Elementary School

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

Welcome to Frankfort Elementary!


(updated 3/19/20)

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope this finds you well and adjusting to life with social distancing. As we spend our days at school, the halls are eerily silent, and we miss the energy of our students. It has only been four days school days away from a "normal" schedule, but it seems much longer.

One thing you can do as parents and guardians to help your child during this time is to maintain a schedule of learning time, relaxation time including time outside, time away from devices and screens, and time interacting as much as possible as a family.

As we look toward the (near) future, here is what you can expect as parents/guardians:

  • Teachers will be checking in with students via Google Meet, emails, SeeSaw, Schoology, and other applications.
  • Alert calls will go out to ask you to help your students login and check for posts from teachers.
  • While online learning will never replace face-to-face instruction, teachers will begin to send some supplementary activities next week for your student to access during this time away. Please encourage your child to complete these activities in order to maintain skills and learnings, and to interact with his/her classmates.
  • Teachers are available to answer questions via email while away from school.
  • Please have your child contact his/her teacher or Mike Tiesworth if your child says s/he cannot login to an application, especially Schoology.
  • Please contact Principals Anne Gwaltney and Matt Stapleton with questions or concerns.

Thank you for your continued support as we continue to navigate truly uncharted waters. We are so grateful to be in this amazing community during this difficult time.


Anne Gwaltney Matt Stapleton

Anne Gwaltney

Elementary Principal

Late Start Wednesday Information

Preschool students will attend at their regular time as they do not have a late start.

Busses will run 1 hour and 25 minutes later than the regular school day.

Breakfast will be served at both at the elementary and classes begin at 9:30 a.m.

The building will be open at 7:55 a.m. if students need to arrive earlier than 9:15 a.m. Remind your elementary child to use the main entrance off of M-22 and to check-in at the office if arrival is before 9:15 a.m. each Wednesday.

If you plan on dropping your elementary child off earlier than 9:15 a.m. please call the elementary office at 231-352-7601 to assure we have enough staff to supervise students that need care prior to 9:15 a.m.

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.

Upcoming Elementary Events

Featured Students and Classrooms

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!