May 14, 2021
FQMS Attendance Policies & Procedures For Distance Learning
Please email your absence notes/questions to: FQMSabsence@hcpss.org. The email should include the child's name, the date(s), or period(s) if absence is a partial day, of the absence, and the reason for the absence. The email must be received within 5 days of the absence. See HCPSS Policy 9010 for attendance policy details.
For Discretionary Absences (up to 3 per school year) see the form here: http://fqms.hcpss.org/sites/default/files/Discretionary%20Absence%20Form%20%28FILLABLE%29.pdf
Please email the completed form to: FQMSabsence@hcpss.org.
For Religious Observances see the form attached here: http://fqms.hcpss.org/sites/default/files/religious-absence%20form%20%28fillable%29.pdf. Please forward this completed form to: FQMSabsence@hcpss.org.
Early Dismissal - If you have to take your child out of in person school early, please call in advance. You MUST present your driver’s license when you arrive. A work ID is not valid
We hope that you enjoyed some of the beautiful weather this week! As a reminder, this month we are turning a potion of our newsletter over to our student authors - ENJOY!
Guest Author Ishaan B. has penned an article on The History of Asian-Americans. You can read it here.
MD History Day Award - Congratulations to Sebastien S. and Samuel Y. for winning Second Place in the Junior Group Website category! Best wishes at the national level!
Grassroots Food Drive & Change Matters - As part of this year’s Student Service Learning project, students will be collecting non-perishable food items May 13-27. Grade-level boxes will be at the student entrance to the school for drop-off. Monetary donations can be made here.
See this attachment for a list of items needed at Grassroots: Grassroots & DRC Current Needs List.pdf
8th Grade Families: Please mark your calendars for our in person (outdoor) celebration! June 9 12-3 (families will sign up for times)
June 11 Rain Date 1 p.m.
Please complete your initial RSVP form here.
FROM THE HEALTH ROOM - IMPORTANT IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
Effective the first day of school, 2021-2022, 1 dose of Tdap vaccine and 1 dose of Meningococcal vaccine will be required by the state of Maryland for all students entering Grade 7. If we do not receive proof of these immunizations, your child will be excluded from school. Many students may have already received these immunizations, but the Health Room may not have the updated immunization record. Please contact your child’s doctor and send via email/fax in an updated copy of your child’s immunizations to the Health Room. Our fax # is (410) 531-2473.
RHHS Summer Camp - RHHS Summer Camp information to E&M schools.pdf
PTSA Board Nominations for 2021-2022 - We need you! We still have several openings to fill for the 2021-2022 PTA. Do you want to get involved in the FQMS community, meet people and make a difference? The PTA Nomination committee is looking for volunteers to serve a variety of positions on our 2021-2022 PTA Board. For more information, please contact FQMSPTA.President@gmail.com. Most positions do not require a lot of time, but we sure could use your help! We will be voting on the new board members at our June 7 meeting.
FQMS Staff Shout-out - FQMS PTSA is so appreciative of the FQMS staff and how hard they work on behalf of our students on a daily basis. Please take a minute to share some positive encouragement for staff members that make a positive impact for you or your family. To uplift any FQMS staff member who goes above and beyond to support, show care, connect, build community or anything else that positively impacts students and families, click on this link. This form goes to FQMS Administration for us to celebrate the staff member. Your comments often come at a time when staff needs that virtual hug.
PTSA Meeting, Monday, May 17 at 7pm. Our monthly PTA meeting will be held on Monday, May 17 at 7pm, the Zoom code is FQPTSA.
8th Grade Parents - Celebrate the accomplishments of the 2021 8th Graders by surprising them with a balloon yard pole or balloon bouquet. Perfectly Wrapped is offering FREE delivery on June 9 and June 15 to all Folly Quarter Middle School 8th graders and will donate a portion of the sales to the FQMS PTSA. Visit their web-site to place an order. Please see the flier. FQMS Yard Pole flyer.pdf
Used Clothing Donation Shed - The donation shed located in the parking lot at FQMS is open. Please make sure all donations are tied off in bags and deposited inside the shed. If it is full, please do not leave your items outside as they get thrown away. Thank you for your donations!
Spirit Wear - Get ready for back to school with a Folly t-shirt, sweatshirt or facemask! Check it out here.
If you have an immediate need for help with depression, suicidal thoughts, or other serious mental health issues, please contact:
Grassroots Crisis Intervention at 410-531-6677
The Maryland Crisis Hotline: Dial 211 and then choose option 1
The Crisis Text Line: Text 741741 and a trained counselor will respond.
The National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255
HCPSS Technology Help
Please see our website for technology help resources.
From the Math Team - We are aware of the concerns for students ending their current math course next month and/or students needing a refresher before they begin their math course in February. A resource recommended by our HCPSS math office is the “Getting Ready for…” courses in Khan Academy. If your child is getting ready to start a course, they should complete the “Getting Ready” for that course. These lessons and activities will review their previous math course.
If your child will finish math in January and wants to maintain skills from February to August, they can complete the “Getting ready for” the next course over this time period. This should review and reinforce the skills just taught in their Semester 1 class.
Here is the progression of courses:
Math 6 -> Math 7-> Math 8 (6th gr GT Pre Algebra) -> Algebra 1 -> Geometry -> Algebra II
To access the Getting Ready for … courses, use this link to the HCPSS Family Math Support Center and use the “Middle School Math” drop down menu. For students finishing Geometry, links for getting ready for Algebra II are on the High School drop down.