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    Summer office hours
    Please note the Main Office hours will vary over summer.  It will generally be staffed Monday-Thursday 8a-noon.  If you plan to visit, be sure to call ahead at 715-345-5413

    Find the WIAA Sports Physical here:

    Incoming 7th grade registration video

    For school year 2024-2025.  If you were not able to attend the meeting held on Jan. 15th (for current 6th graders), please view the above video.


    7th and 8th grade at Ben Franklin

    Current 9th Graders Heading to SPASH

    Reporting Student ABSENCES 

    By 9:00 AM on the day your student is absent, parents/guardians must notify the Main Office reporting the absence. Absences not reported by parents/guardians will be marked “unexcused” and will remain unexcused until we receive notification as follows:


    Please report absences no more than 48 hours before the absence. Please include student's full name, grade, date(s) and reason for the absence.


    1. (Preferred method) EMAIL the absence to

    2. Leave a VOICEMAIL or CALL any time before 9am to the Main Office at 715-345-5413

    3. If reporting an early release for an appointment or other personal reason, please use this form. (BF student release form) Send the form or parent note with your student the day of the appointment or release. This will act as the students pass out of class/school.

    4. If a student is going to be out 3 or more consecutive days, please email or send a note indicating absence dates no more than a week prior to the absence. Your student will turn that note in to the Attendance Secretary and take a required Pre-Arranged absence form to their teachers to sign.


    After discussion with the Portage County Health Department, it has been determined the district will follow the protocols below for positive COVID cases:

    -Staff and students should remain out of the buildings for five days from the onset of symptoms

    - It is recommended (not required) that the individual then mask for an additional five days

    WORK PERMITS are now issued online ONLY.

    Phone: 608-266-6860

    Daily Announcements


    SPRING 2024 sports Newsletter

    The Ben Franklin Grade 7/Grade 8 Spring Sports Meeting will take place on Monday March 4th at 6:30pm in the Ben Franklin Auditorium.  Doors will open at 6:00pm to sign-up or ask questions.  At 7pm we will break off into individual sport meetings to meet coaches and gather information about your individual sport.

    Did you know Ben Franklin offers Daily Homework Assistance?

    ROOM 1015 - Homework Center (3:05pm-3:25pm)

    Semester 1 with Ms. Kempe

    Semester 2 with Ms. Engebretson

    ROOM 2020- Math Lab (7:15am-7:40am)

    with Mr. Bull 


    You can find past CHARGER WEEKLY'S here  

    2023-2024 District Calendar

    School Supply List 2024 - 2025 coming soon!

    Fee Waiver Form

    Student Fees Can be Paid online through Skyward Family Access Instructions on how to make Fee and Food Service Payments Online


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