Falcon Flyer January 14, 2022

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 12:31pm

Falcon Flyer

January 14, 2022

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

Late Arrivals - Students must be in first period by 7:40 am. Please make sure your child is accompanied into the building by either an adult or a note explaining the reason for the late arrival.

Early Dismissal - If you have to take your child out of school early, please send your child in with a note for the front office or please call in advance. You MUST present your driver’s license when you arrive.  A work ID is not valid.

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.





Happy Friday, Folly Quarter Families,

This has been an exciting week, as we celebrate many of our students.  Please give a Folly High Five to the students below who showed hard work and excellence in the classroom and in extracurricular activities.  We are so proud of all of them! 

The Council of Elders celebrated 52 students on Tuesday evening for their academic achievements. Congratulations!  The complete list can be found here.

Hip hip hooray for our December Students of the Month

We were very impressed with the students who participated in the FQMS Spelling Bee.  This took great courage, and we are so proud of all of them.  

Congratulations to all of our Choral and Band students who performed this week.  The hard work of our students and directors in the classroom was beautifully displayed through music on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.  Thank you Ms. Sartor, Mr. Spang, and Mr. String for a job well done.  .

School Reminders:

  • Masks:  We distributed KN95 masks to all students and staff this week. Please remind your students to be vigilant with their mask wearing.  We continue to reinforce proper wearing over the nose and mouth everyday at school.  Thank you for your support in this effort to keep all students and staff healthy. 
  • Outdoor dining:  We will continue to provide our students outdoor dining.  There may be days where the weather will prevent us from providing this option.  These days are rare.  We will follow the county guidelines to pause this option when the temperature combined with the wind chill is less than 20 degrees or the heat index is above 95. 
  • Absences:  Please continue to communicate with us regarding your student absences.  Please use the protocol listed on our website and in last week’s flyer.  


From the FQMS PTSA


Upcoming Dates

1/17 - Schools & offices closed, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1/19 - Schools close 3 hours early (11:25 for FQMS)

1/21 - End of 2nd Quarter

1/24 - Schools closed for students, Professional Work Day

1/31 - Report Cards Issued


Harris Teeter's Together in Education Program - FQMS has joined the Harris Teeter's program to help raise funds for our school.  It is easy and free.  Simply give the cashier our school code, 6538, and your VIC card when you check out and your card will be linked for the entire school year.  Thank you for your support.



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.