Falcon Flyer - October 1, 2021

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 2:40pm

Falcon Flyer

October 1, 2021

Absences - Absence notes must be received in writing from a parent/guardian within  5 days of an absence.  Please send all attendance correspondence to: fqmsabsence@hcpss.org

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 school early, please call in advance,  or send your child in with a note for the front office. You MUST present your driver’s license when you arrive.  A work ID is not valid.




Happy Friday!

Great job to all students and staff for MCAP and ELA testing. We are proud of your hard work and perseverance. As a reminder sixth graders will take MISA (science) next week. 


As we continue our Be the Good - See the Good focus this year, we ask that each family discuss the serious implications of several social media “challenges” students may be aware of at this time. These include things like destroying school property, stealing from school and/ or striking or causing harm to staff and peers. As you are aware, these types of behaviors will not be tolerated and have implications from the code of conduct.  We are grateful for the hard work, kindness and positive decision making that we have been seeing from our students this year and want to ensure that this continues.  


Megan Chrobak



MISA Testing - Testing will be on Wednesday, October 6 for 6th grade only, during Periods 1 and Falcon Time.  Testing is expected to conclude by 9:00 am.Students MUST bring and use an HCPSS Chromebook AND charger for testing. They will not be able to use a personal laptop. Students who have wired headphones are strongly encouraged to bring them to all testing sessions.  (Bluetooth/wireless headphones cannot be used for testing). 

Who do I contact if I have a question?  Please contact Ms. Michele Hewitt at michele_hewitt@hcpss.org


MCAP ELA & Math Test Make Ups for absent students will take place throughout next week.


FQMS Flu Clinic - Flu vaccinations are coming to your child’s school on October 27, 2021.  They will be given at NO CHARGE TO YOU.  Now, more than ever, it is important to protect your family through vaccinations.  

If you would like your child to be vaccinated, please register BEFORE Friday, October 8:

Fill out the consent form online here.

  • Type your child’s school name in Search by Name then press the blue Search button.

  • Click on the Sign Up for Flu Vaccinations button for your child’s school.  


    Fill out the paper consent form attached:

  1. Read the Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) and talk to your health care provider or the school nurse about any questions you have. VIS: https://www.immunize.org/vis/flu_inactive.pdf

  2. Fill out every section of the attached Consent Form.  

  3. Use your insurance card to fill out your insurance information accurately.  Your insurance company will be billed.  There is no co-pay or deductible.  You will NOT be charged by us or your insurance company.  

You may give permission for your child to be vaccinated using (1) an online form here.   Or (2) the hard copy form attached to this message.  

If you do not complete the online consent form, please return the hard copy of the consent to your child's nurse by October 8, 2021.

Thank you!

2021 Howard Co ENGLISH SLIV Consent Form (2).pdf 

2021 Howard Co SPANISH SLIV Consent Form (1).pdf 


HCPSS STARTALK, is a Virtual Chinese Language After School Program.  See the attached flyer for details.  Startalk pdf.pdf 


Ledo's Pizza in Clarksville will sponsor a fundraiser for FQMS on October 26.  See the attached flyer for details. Folly Quarter MS fundraiser Oct. 26.pdf 


CCTA & FQMS Present “Mary Poppins, Jr.” - Rehearsals begin October 12 from 2:30 - 4:30,  Contact CCTArts.org or 410-381-0700 for details.




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.