Falcon Flyer January 21, 2022

Fri, 01/21/2022 - 2:26pm

Falcon Flyer

January 21, 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 email fqmsabsence@hcpss.org, send your child in with a note for the front office, or 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.






Upcoming Dates

Friday, January 21st - End of 2nd Quarter

Monday, January 24th - Schools closed for students  

Tuesday, February 1st - Schools closed for students ; Countywide Professional Learning

New Related Arts Classes Begin Tuesday, January 25.  Quarter 3 begins on January 25.  Your child may have new related arts classes.  Please be sure to check your child’s 3rd quarter schedule in Canvas and review it with them before Tuesday.  Thank  you!

Celebrations - We want to congratulate our math teacher, Ms. Soojung Kim, for being nominated as a candidate for the 2022 MCTM Excellence in Teaching Award in the category of Middle School Mathematics Teacher.  We are thankful to have such a talented educator here at Folly Quarter working with our students.  

Student Delegates - We are looking for interested students to become a Student Delegate to represent Folly Quarter at the Student Member Convention for Howard County.  We are also looking for students to join the process to assist in selecting these individuals. This is a meaningful opportunity for you to lead and serve both your peers and community in a challenging and rewarding capacity. Accepting the position of delegate and making the required time and energy commitments affect all other participants in the Student Member Convention process.  Please contact Mrs. Clark if you are interested in applying for this position.  The deadline for application submission is Friday, February 4th.  

Identifying Technology Needs Survey -  Please complete this survey regardless of whether or not your child currently has a device. 

After School Club - Do you want to get more organized? Could you use help keeping up with your school tasks and turning in work? Look no further than the Society of Orderly Students. This after school club gives students an opportunity to work with teachers to get organized and caught up on work that has gotten lost in the shuffle. Middle school is a lot different than you may have expected, so let’s meet weekly to keep you on track and going strong! Tuesdays Starting 2/8. Again on 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5 (Last meeting!) Here is the sign-up form.

Stay warm with new Folly Spiritwear.  Now through January 28, select Fleece items are 20% off using Code FS20. Follow this link to purchase. www.follyquarterspiritwear.com

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.