Falcon Flyer - May 28, 2021

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Falcon Flyer

May 28, 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

Withdrawals from HCPSS - If your child will not be returning next year, please complete the attached form and return it to ljsmith@hcpss.org. Withdrawal Request.pdf 




Happy Friday Folly Quarter Family,
We hope that you are well and enjoy a safe and restful holiday weekend!

Today we want to celebrate our AMAZING staff and students.  As of today, our students have received 594 POSITIVE office referrals.   We are so proud to be able to recognize students for hard work, effort, kindness, growth, and MUCH more.

We are also very grateful for our hardworking staff.  Thank you to students and community - as of today - we received 507 Staff Shout Outs - thanking specific staff members for the impact they make for students and families.   As a reminder - the form to submit can be found here.

Student Service Learning - It is imperative that your students attend homeroom on Wednesdays and complete the student service learning assignments. We work very hard to ensure that students get their service learning hours (required for high school graduation) while they are still with us - and students need to ensure all of their assignments are completed to get their hours this year.  If you need support - please let us know. Our current projects are focused on supporting Grassroots Crisis intervention - our food drive boxes are outside the front office entrance daily!

8th Grade Families - As a reminder - please ensure you complete the Sign Up Genius from Mrs. Hulett for our in-person, outdoor, celebration of 8th graders on June 9 (rain date June 11).  We are so excited to recognize and celebrate our students and families!   

The tentative date for the virtual viewing party for the pre-recorded ceremony and student recognition is June 14th.  Additional information is being shared soon!

Be Well - We greatly appreciate the support and partnership of our community!
Mrs. Chrobak



GHS Football - Glenelg High School will be having a parent/player meeting on Tuesday, June 8 at 6 pm for all incoming football freshman. This meeting will be virtual and the coach will need an email address in order to invite them. Please have them click this link to sign up.

Three-Hour Early Dismissal Schedule - Schools will close 3 hours early on June 10, 11, 14 & 15.  Here is the schedule.3 Hour Early Dismissal Schedules.FQMS-1.docx 

Student Immunization Clinics at HCHD - Have a student that needs Tdap, MCV4, Varicella, MenB or HPV?

When: Every Thursday afternoon in June from 1:00-3:30pm
Location: Howard County Health Department 8930 Stanford Blvd, Columbia MD 21045
How: Call 410-313-7500 to make an appointment.

Bring your immunization record!



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.

If you have further questions, please call our Health Room at (410) 313-1510
Thank you!
Laura Smith, Cluster Nurse   Laura_Smith1@hcpss.org
Adrian McNeil, Health Assistant   Adrian_McNeil@hcpss.org


RHHS Summer Camp - RHHS Summer Camp information to E&M schools.pdf 

RHHS Cheer Camp



PTSA Board Nominations for 2021-2022 - We need you!  We still have several openings to fill for the 2021-2022 PTSA.  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 PTSA 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.


June 7 PTSA Meeting - Please mark your calendars.  In person June 7 at 7pm at Folly Quarter Middle School parking lot.  Please bring your own chair, social distancing and masks required.  We will be holding voting for 2021-2022 board members.


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.