Falcon Flyer - June 14

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Falcon Flyer

June 14, 2024

Important Dates

  • August 22 - 6th Grade and New to Folly Quarter Student  and Family Orientation (12:45pm)
  • August 26 - First Day of School 
  • September 5 - Back to School Night - 6:00 PM

Visit our FQMS calendar on our website for more upcoming news and events.  


Important Phone Numbers

School Office: 410-313-1506

Student Services: 410-313-1514

Health Room: 410-313-1510


Dear Folly Quarter Families:

I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every member of the Folly Quarter Community for all the support to our students and staff. It has been an honor to serve this community as principal this year. I have enjoyed getting to know each student, seeing the dedicated and talented staff in action, and collaborating with our supportive parents. I look forward to seeing our students next year, meeting our new to Folly students, and I wish all of our 8th grade students much success in High School and Beyond…they will do great! 

Additionally, I would like to recognize three Falcons who will be retiring this year:  Regina Clingan (Math), Wayne Batson (English/Language Arts), and Sonia Dinarte (custodial). Each of these educators have been part of the Folly Quarter community for many many years. Please join me in recognizing them and congratulating them. 

Happy Father’s Day to our Folly Quarter dads and the ones who play the role as dad. I hope you and your family have a relaxing and enjoyable summer. 


Mike Babe



2024/25 Student Enrollment

Registration for new students is now open for the 2024-2025 school year.  Enrollments will be processed using the online enrollment portal on the HCPSS website. Students currently enrolled in Folly Quarter MS attendance area will automatically rollover to the new school year and to the next feeder school based on their residency. 

Enrolling Your Student

  • To enroll your child visit HCPSS Enroll 
  • A complete description of how to enroll, including a list of documents is referenced on the enrollment page. Having all your documentation prepared in advance will keep the process moving quickly.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to email our Registrar, Ms. Knight, at FQMSregistrars@hcpss.org.
  • After completing the enrollment process online, Ms. Knight will follow up with you on her next scheduled workday to finalize the enrollments. 
  • For additional information click here Enrollment FAQs 
  • To find your child's school of residence, please visit the School Locator.


Transferring Your Student

If you are moving within the county or out of the county/state, please email our Registrar, Ranita Knight, FQMSregistrars@hcpss.org  to request student transfer/withdrawal information.


Health Room News

Dear Parent/Guardian, 

If your student has medication in the health room, those medications will need to be picked up by noon on June 14.  If your child must continue taking medication during the coming school year, medication order forms can be found on the HCPSS website at https://www.hcpss.org/health/medications/

  *If your child will be in band, orchestra, or chorus next year, consider requesting the doctor to include a "self-carry/self-administer" order for your child's emergency medications (epipens, inhalers) for extended day and weekend field trips.  

Orders for each new school year must be dated on or after July 1.  All medications must be in containers properly labeled with the following information:

  • Student name
  • Medication name
  • Dosage to be given
  • Time and frequency of medication
  • Date of medication order
  • Prescriber’s name
  • Expiration date of medication                  

Over-the-counter medications such as cold, allergy, and headache medications should be brought to the health room in new, unopened containers.

*Medications should be delivered to school by a parent/guardian to assure safe arrival.  Students should not transport medications.

**Medication remaining at the end of the school year should be picked up by the parent/guardian by noon on June 14th. Any medication not picked up will be destroyed.

Please contact our nurse if you need to make different arrangements for medication pick up.


Important Immunization Requirements for incoming 7th Grade students:

Effective the first day of school, 2024-2025, 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!


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