News & Announcements

WRDSB closes gap to province on standardized tests

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) results in standardized tests for reading, writing and mathematics moved closer to the provincial average in results released by the Education, Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) today. WRDSB now exceeds the provincial average in Grade 9 (Applied) Mathematics and for first-time eligible students for the OSSLT. WRDSB improved results […]

What a great evening we had at our Open House:)

Thanks to all of our families for coming out last night to our Open House.  It was so nice to meet so many families and welcome everyone back to Franklin.  The staff enjoyed our evening together and look forward to a great year of learning and building an inclusive community.

New staff at Franklin P S

We welcome the following new staff to Franklin Public School. Mrs. Sheila McNeil -secretary,  Ms. Reusser, Ms. Dietrich, Ms. Binkley, Ms. Padiath, Mr. Rumble, Ms. Schust, Mme Phaboriboun, Mlle Crichton, teachers and Miss Cooper, our new Child/Youth Worker. We are very excited to have all of these people join our Franklin staff:)

Meet the Teacher Night is Thursday, Sept. 7 from 6:00-7:30

We welcome all of our families to join us tomorrow night, September 7 from 6-7:30 to meet your child’s teachers and the new administration at Franklin.  Please be sure to drop by the front foyer to meet members of our School Council and find out how you can become involved. Also come and meet your […]

New Administration at Franklin!

Franklin’s new principal, Ms. Susan Schaffner and new Vice-Principal, Mrs. Janet Swan are very excited to be at this wonderful school and to begin to meet and get to know the staff, students and families of this community.  We are always available if you have questions or concerns, so don’t hesitate to call us at […]

Welcome, everyone back to school:)

It is with great pleasure that we welcome all of our students, families and staff back to Franklin Public School.  We look forward to a fantastic new school year.  We want to extend a special welcome to all of our new families to our school:) Warmest regards, Susan Schaffner, Principal

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year

Dear Parents and Caregivers, It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the 2017-18 school year. We have put together a variety of resources designed to help you become familiar with school programs, communicate with your child’s teachers and school, and actively engage in their learning. Participating in your child’s learning is a […]

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Board Audit Committee (2 Positions)

Do you have a passion for public education and community involvement? We are looking for up to two community members to join the Board Audit Committee, which supervises a variety of financial and risk management processes for the school board. Candidates must have a high level of financial and business knowledge relevant to our publicly […]

A new school year begins September 5—Information you need to know

Get ready to start learning, discovering and making memories.

We’re excited to welcome you back to school on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Follow Waterloo Region District School Board on Twitter and share your first day of school with us using #WRDSBFirstDay.

Find out more about transportation, registration and newcomer assessment information.

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Transportation details for 2017–18 school year will be available Monday, August 21, 2017

Kindergarten Students

Since Junior Kindergarten students will not have an Ontario Education Number prior to September, Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) Inc. will be sending a direct mail out to families of Junior Kindergarten students detailing busing information for September 2017.

Senior Kindergarten students will receive a mailed postcard with student login instructions to retrieve their information. Information will be mailed out during the week of August 14.

Special Education Programs

Families with students in Special Education programs will receive a letter home indicating busing information during the month of August.

Elementary and Secondary students

Parents can login and view your child’s transportation details by going to and following these easy steps:

  • Click on “Student Login”
  • Enter your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN)
    • The OEN can be found on your child’s report card (numbers only, no space, no dash).
  • Enter your child’s birth date: DD/MM/YYYY
  • Enter your child’s street number (house number only).
  • Select the school your child is attending from the drop down menu.

You can also visit to see bus delays and cancellations, subscribe to receive email notifications for late buses and closures and follow on Twitter @stswr.

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