Falcon Flyer - January 27

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 2:19pm


Important Dates

  • Report Cards Issued, January 31
  • PTSA Virtual Meeting, February 6, 7 pm, Google Code: FQMSPTSA23
  • Hearing & Vision Screening, 8th Grade & New to MD, February 16
  • Schools & Offices closed, Presidents Day, February 20

Folly Quarter News

Student Celebrations!

Congratulations to our Quarter 2 Reading Contest Winners!
  • 6th Grade: Alec S., Sophie H., Genevieve M., Aiden K., Gabriel L.
  • 7th Grade: Cody H., Ella C., Stella C., Alexa O., Wakui W.
  • 8th Grade: Safia P., Zoe L., Abhinav R., Zaria H., Jessica L.

From The School Nurse

Parents/Guardians:  We always appreciate communication about your child's health conditions and illnesses. Please ensure that you're directing any questions, concerns, or notification of illness to our school nurse, Laura Smith, at 410-313-1510, laura_smith1@hcpss and not only to your student's teachers. Our nurse is the gatekeeper for health and illness protocol and will be able to help you navigate your specific situation. Thank you!  

3rd Quarter Listen and Learn:

HCPSS and HCASC are hosting a 3rd Quarter Listen and Learn. HCPSS leaders welcome all middle and high school students to share knowledge-based insights and constructive feedback-what do students wish HCPSS leaders knew about their school experience? Attend in person on February 1, 7:00 p.m. at Marriotts Ridge High School or through Google Meet code: listenandlearn-q3.

Chromebook Loaners

A friendly reminder to ensure your student is bringing their charged Chromebook to school every day.  Starting in the new year, if a student forgets to bring their Chromebook to school, they will no longer receive a loaner.  Instead, they will use a desktop in the media center when they have a digital assignment.  HCPSS has changed the process for receiving replacement Chromebooks and the FQMS loaner inventory is often low.  We need to prioritize loaners for those students with broken devices awaiting repair.
Thank you,
Mrs. Taylor

HCPSS/The Council of Elders (TCOE) Community Academy

The Council of Elders of the Black Community of Howard County (TCOE), in collaboration with the Howard County Public School System, will host a TCOE Community Academy on Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships on Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 9:00-10:30 am. The event will be virtual. The session will provide information regarding healthy and unhealthy relationships. Representatives from HCPSS, as well as Howard County community organizations, will provide resources and education on managing peer conflict, identifying abuse in teen relationships, and identifying skills and strategies to intervene if needed.  Registration is required, and families can complete the registration linked here. Direct questions to Ashley Armstead, BSAP Specialist.
  • Absences - Absence notes must be received in writing (email or note) 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. 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. Please email the completed form to: FQMSabsence@hcpss.org.
  • For Religious Observances see the form here. Please forward this completed form to: FQMSabsence@hcpss.org.
  • HCPSS Bus Transportation Reminders - Students must ride their assigned buses and exit buses at designated bus stops. Our bus drivers take the safety of students very seriously and want to fulfill this important responsibility. Please contact the Folly Quarter front office if there is an extenuating circumstance regarding your child getting off at a different stop. 
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