Falcon Flyer June 10, 2022

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Falcon Flyer

June 10, 2022





June 14 - 8th Grade Picnic Field Trip to Piney Run Park
June 14 - 6th & 7th Grade Celebration- Afternoon Event
June 15-17 - Schools close 3 hours early
June 17 - Last day of school

HCPSS Free Summer Meals Program

Medication Pick-up -  All medications stored in the FQMS Health Room must be picked up by the end of school hours on June 17th (7:40 am-11:30 am) .  If you cannot make it in to pick up your child's medication during school hours, please call us at 410-313-1510 to make other arrangements.  
Blank medication forms for School Year 22-23 are linked below.  Medication orders for next school year MUST be dated no earlier than July 1, 2022.  Please reach out to us with any concerns.
Thank you! Laura Smith, School Nurse, 410-313-1510.
IMPORTANT IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS for rising 7th grade students - Effective the first day of school, 2022-2023, 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 or fax, 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
Summer Chromebook Information - All students will be taking their Chromebooks home with them this summer.  8th graders will take their assigned Chromebook to high school next year.
Students not returning to HCPSS should return their Chromebook to Mrs. Taylor prior to the end of the school year. Students transferring to a different HCPSS school next year will bring their Chromebooks with them to the new school.
Please be sure to charge the Chromebook over the summer.  Chromebooks that are not charged for an extended period risk having permanent battery issues.
 Additionally, all loaner Chromebooks will be due back on Friday, June 10th.  This means students will not be given a loaner Chromebook if they forget to bring theirs to school during the last week of the year.

FQMS Brick Garden -  Deadline June 14! The Falcon Legacy Brick Garden is the perfect opportunity to leave your mark at FQMS!  Personalized bricks can be engraved with 3 lines.  Order form: http://fqms.hcpss.org/sites/default/files/Brick%20Order%20Form.pdf  Brick Order Form2022.pdf 

School Supply Drive - Looking to purge the extra school supplies taking up space?  We are collecting school supplies for the Kindness Pantry from June 1 to June 15.  Collection bins will be located in the front lobby of FQMS until June 15th.  

GHS Sports - On Monday, June 6th, Glenelg High School will be conducting an Athletic Information meeting for all incoming 9th graders. The meeting will take place in the GHS Auditorium at 6:00 pm. Fall Coaches will be present to answer questions. Website: https://ghs.hcpss.org/athletics

RHHS Sports - Please click the link below to find out more information about River Hill H.S fall sports, tryouts, and the registration process. https://rhhs.hcpss.org/news/2022/05/fall-2022-athletic-tryout-information



GHS Booster Camps: https://www.glenelgboosters.com/summer-sport-camps/

RHHS Booster Camps: https://riverhill.membershiptoolkit.com/camp

Damaged Chromebooks - If a student has a damaged Chromebook, please have them bring the device to Mrs. Taylor in the media center.  A repair request will be entered for the Chromebook.  If the technology office finds the device has been damaged by the student and the family has a financial obligation, they will be notified by HCPSS. Most families will receive two emails. One will come from hcpss_notifications@hcpss.org alerting the family about the financial obligation.  The second email will be an invoice sent from the My School Bucks website. Students will not be issued a replacement Chromebook until the invoice is paid.

Parents who have questions regarding the technical assessment are directed to contact DeviceDeployment@hcpss.org and if they have questions regarding the invoice, they can contact finance@hcpss.org.  FQMS does not play a part in making decisions on these financial obligations or collecting payment.


Student Device Agreement

Chromebook Repair Costs



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.


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.