Elementary School

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

Welcome to Frankfort Elementary!

The Preschool and AfterCare Program are closed on Friday, January 24th, due to the half day at Frankfort Elementary

From the Principal's Desk for the week of January 20th:

Dear Parents/Guardians:

In spite of Weather's best efforts, we had a great "Loony Luau" on Saturday night. We made some money for elementary needs, but most importantly students had a great time. Huge thank yous to Vickie Slater and her volunteers, the Betsie Hosick Fitness Center (BHFC), and Paul Oliver Hospital (POMH)/Munson Healthcare. BHFC/POMH not only provided financial support for the event, but their team members also staffed the activities. Thank you to all who attended and helped make it such a fun night!

Unbelievably, we are at the end of the first semester. This Friday is a 12:30 dismissal for students for a staff records afternoon. Report cards will be mailed no later than January 31st.

Reminders/notes for the coming week:

  • Please take advantage of the cleared sidewalks the City of Frankfort is providing to ensure safe school walking routes.The cleared sidewalks are:

*6th Street and Leelanau Avenue, adjacent to the student drop off area

*the corner of M-22/7th Street to the north side of James Street, east to 11th Street (and

then north to the High School)

*M-22/7th Street from Leelanau Avenue to Main Street (to provide a safer access to

students who utilize the Benzie Shores District Library after school)

  • It's going to be a mixed bag weather-wise this week--cold at the beginning and warmer by the end of the week. Please make sure your students have the appropriate winter outdoor gear--coats, mittens, hats, boots, and snow pants. Dry shoes for wearing after recess are helpful.
  • We have a late start on Wednesday, January 22. School will begin at 9:30. Buses run on the late schedule, and breakfast will be served beginning at 9:10.
  • Recreational skiing for grades 3-6 is Wednesday evening, January 22.
  • We have an early dismissal on January 24, at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be served prior to dismissal.

Thank you for a great first semester! Please let me know when you have questions or concerns. My door is always open.



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!