Falcon Flyer - February 3

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 10:28am


Important Dates

  • PTSA Virtual Meeting, February 6, 7 pm, Google Code: FQMSPTSA23
  • Hearing & Vision Screening, 8th Grade & New to MD, February 16
  • Schools & Offices closed, President's Day, February 20
  • PTSA Clarksville Ledo’s Fundraiser, February 28, 4-9 pm
  • PTSA Book Fair, February 27-March 3, Media Center 
  • PTSA Book Fair Evening Hours, March 1, 4-7 pm
  • PTSA Cultural Festival, March 28, 5:30-8:30 pm

Folly Quarter News

Middle School Course Registration

Middle school course registration for the selection of a yearlong fine arts class and an additional elective class for the 2023-2024 school year will be available online from February 2, through February 17.  Please read the letter (linked below) to guide you through the selection process for a yearlong fine arts class and an additional elective for the 2023-2024 school year.  
Letters for 6th grade (rising 7th grade) students:
Letters for 7th grade (rising 8th grade) students:
To register for courses, parents/guardians must register online in HCPSS Connect.  Please see the resources below to assist you in registering your child. These resources include a step-by-step video with directions and a document with directions for registering online.
For questions regarding scheduling, please contact your child's school counselor:

National School Counseling Week

This coming week marks National School Counseling Week.  We would like to recognize Emy Coonts and Allie Downey for all of their hard work with our students, families and staff.  We encourage you to send a note of thanks or praise to our amazing counselors.  This week is also about educating staff, students, and families about the extensive work school counselors provide to the community.  See more information here.
From The School Nurse - Parents, 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 your student's teacher. Our nurse is the gatekeeper for health and illness protocol and will be able to help you navigate your specific situation. Thank you!  

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



Howard County Commission for Women, Student Essay Contest essay contest.pdf 
  • 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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