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Bell Times

8:30 AM - 2:50 PM

Child Care

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Sherry Del Mastro - 905-388-4731 | Email


John Efthimiadis | Email


Simon Goodacre - 905.527.5092 x 2304 | E-mail Simon Goodacre


Dawn Danko - 289.775.0269 | E-mail Dawn Danko

School Council Chair

  • Ms. Rachel Lang

Administrative Office Staff

Mrs. L. Eustace
Mrs. L. MacDonald

Our School

Franklin Road  School, home of the Falcons!  Franklin Road, built in 1953, is located at the corner of Franklin Rd. and Upper Sherman.  The school was remodeled in 2003 and went from serving Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5 to it’s present configuration where it now  serves students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. Our current student population is approximately 480 students.  Aligned with the Board focus, Franklin Rd. has a very strong emphasis on Literacy across the curriculum. Comprehensive literacy within protected language blocks is built in to the daily structure.

To support our commitment to the best early education program possible, we provide access to Reading Intervention, and supported guided reading in Grades 1, 2 & 3. Within grades 4 through 8, there are flexible leveled groupings to support the language and mathematics programs.  Collaboration among grade partners assures a strong, consistent program at all levels.  We all focus on a common goal to create and produce Life Long Learners who will contribute back to society as well-rounded citizens in a safe, respectful, and tolerant environment.

Programs & Services

Student Success Supports

  • Levelled Literacy Intervention programming
  • Empower Reading programming
  • Volunteers to work with students needing extra time reading, phonemic awareness, OT exercises, etc
  • Student Leadership initiatives for Junior and Intermediate students
  • Outstanding paraprofessionals that support learning in and outside the classroom

Program Highlights

  • Strong focus on consolidating the core skills of literacy. Strategies include: implementation of an uninterrupted block of time for comprehensive literacy; baseline assessment for all students; the use of various instructional strategies that address higher order thinking skills and help to organize student ideas; professional development and resources for teachers, and improved information for parents
  • Strong learning skills are required for success in every aspect of school and are indicators of HOW students learn rather than WHAT they learn
  • Professional Development opportunities provided by staff to colleagues
  • Collaboration between and among grade partners to provide consistent program across each grade
  • Focus on assessment literacy and data analysis to inform instruction
  • Divisional Learning Teams to support  the development of Literacy and Numeracy skills across the curriculum
  • Focus on the development of Differentiated Instruction
  • Ongoing formal and informal social skills focus
  • Program specific field trips
  • Special Education support programs including: Student Support Centre, Resource &/or Withdrawal Support
  • Music curricular and co-curricular opportunities
  • Transitions opportunities in conjunction with Sherwood High School


  • Choirs
  • Drama
  • Cross Country Team
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Swim Team
  • Intramural sports and games
  • Student Leadership:  Monitors, Yearbook, Library Helpers, special lunch helpers
  • Daily Physical Activity
  • Math and Literacy extra assistance programs
  • Various community outreach and fundraising projects
  • Mad Science

Before/After School Program or Activities

  • Extracurricular sports
  • Extracurricular Clubs as above

Our School Plan

Curriculum Focus

Reading Comprehension 

  • Professional dialogue through Learning Team Time (job imbedded, team meetings, staff meetings)
  • Implementation of the directions and strategies contained in the Expert Panel Reports and Technical Guides
  • Analysis and program direction of the EDI data and application of the new Kindergarten Document in JK/SK
  • DRA assessment across all divisions
  • Timetabling for protected literacy
  • Reading Intervention programs consistently in place for all students
  • At home reading program (use of literacy bags)

Written Language

  • Implementation of Write Traits Writing Program
  • On-going tracking of writing levels throughout the year

Assessment and Evaluation

  • Implementation of MOE’s Assessment and Evaluation Guidelines
  • Development and use of common grade level performance assessment tasks


  • Use of math resources to develop effective mathematical classroom strategies
  • Teaching and modeling the use of mathematical language, problem-solving techniques, application of real life connections, increase the use of manipulatives to support student understanding of concepts and practice math exemplars for EQAO assessment
  • Offer differentiated math instruction utilizing a variety of math resources and tools (e.g., manipulatives, math story books, teacher resource books, black line masters from the Ministry’s Guide to Effective Instruction in Mathematics)
  • Explicit math instruction per day timetabled for all students
  • School wide common mathematics text book for continuity of instruction

Environment Focus

  • Promote a positive school climate in a safe and supportive environment while focusing on the correlates of Opportunities to Lean and Time on Task,  Safe and Orderly Environment, and Climate of High Expectations.
  • On going communication with parents in person and via Agenda, newsletters, phone, etc.
  • Practice of Active supervision during all unstructured times (focus on prevention of incidents)
  • Reduction of repeat office referrals through focused academic and social skills intervention
  • Selected learning skills focus
  • Continue to recognize accomplishments of Leaders in Learning

Parent & Community Involvement



  • Sherwood Secondary – Coop Students
  • Post Secondary Teacher Candidates– Student Teacher


Parent Involvement is encourage and promoted at Franklin Rd. School
Parent opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Classroom Volunteers
  • Reading Volunteers
  • Promotion of Reading at Home programs
  • Pizza Days and special lunch days.
  • Fundraising – provides funds for books, presentations, equipment, and curriculum related trips.
  • School Council
Updated on Thursday, March 24, 2022.
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