Student Dress for Outside Activities:
Living in Iowa the weather can be unpredictable. Franklin has the following  expectations for student dress for outside activities:
60+ degrees
short sleeves acceptable
41-59 degrees
an additional layer = jacket or sweatshirt                          
Less than 40 degrees: heavy coat
As winter approaches, we will expect students to wear boots, coats, snow pants, hats, and gloves when playing in the snow. Students who do not come to school with these items will be restricted to playing in areas where snow has been removed. If your family has extras and are willing to donate them or if your child needs these items contact Brittany Appelgate, 
Franklin Nurse, at (641) 754 – 1041 ext. 4619


  • Breakfast is available Daily
  • Please make sure you have your child(en) check the Lost and Found for the belongings.


Friday, January 12  — In-service day – No classes   End of 1st Semester

Monday, January 15 – MLK Jr. Day – no classes

Wednesday, January 17, 6:00 – 7:00  MCSD Parent SEL Night  @ District Welcome Center 220 East Main St.   TOPIC:  Grief 

January 22  5:00 – 6:00  Team Franklin Parent group mtg – media center

January 29  — No MCSD Preschool classes


-Monday, February 19,  NO SCHOOL Staff In-service

-Tuesday, February 27 – Friday, March 1 Conference Week

-Friday, March 1, NO SCHOOL – Conferences

Winter is here! 

Please make sure your student is dressed for the weather. Students will go outside if the temperature is 10 or above and the Real Feel “feels like” temperature is 0 or above. If your student needs to stay inside due to an illness please have your doctor send us a note that states no outside recess via Fax at 641-754-1072 or bring us a copy in person. 

Weather News

School Delays and Cancellations Weather-related announcements regarding Marshalltown Community School District will be aired by 6:30 a.m., if at all possible, on the following radio and TV stations: 

Marshalltown KDAO 1190 AM    KDAO 99.5FM    KXIA101.1 FM KFJB 1230AM  

Newton- KCOB1280 AM   KCOB 95.9 FM

Grinnell- KRTI 106.7 FM   Waterloo- KWWL Channel 7 

Des Moines- WHO 1040 AM WHO-TV Channel 13

School Delay or Closure

  • If school is delayed two (2) hours there will not be morning preschool
  • If school is delayed two (2) hours there will not be any breakfast served to students
  • If school will be released two (2) hours early and the announcement is made before 12:00 p.m. there will not be after-school preschool 

For additional information about delays and cancellations, please go to the district website at

Traffic Alert!
Right before Thanksgiving City crews installed two new sidewalk ramps at the corner of 14th and West Main St. The School District is working in partnership with the City of Marshalltown to provide a second crosswalk for students and families to use. High-visibility signage will also be installed.  Once that install is complete the intersection will become a 3-way stop.  We hope that this will create a safer intersection for students and staff.  Student drop off is permitted before a vehicle enters the intersection.  Drivers should use the crosswalks as an intersection boundary. 


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