Falcon Flyer - March 5, 2021

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Falcon Flyer

March 5, 2021

FQMS Attendance Policies & Procedures For Distance Learning
Please email your absence notes/questions to: FQMSabsence@hcpss.org. The email should include the child's name, the date(s), or period(s) if absence is a partial day, of the absence, and the reason for the absence.  The email must be received within 5 days of the absence.  See HCPSS Policy 9010 for attendance policy details.

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.

Early Dismissal - If you have to take your child out of in person school early, please call in advance.  You MUST present your driver’s license when you arrive.  A work ID is not valid




Good Afternoon FQMS Family,

We hope that you are all safe and well!  We are so proud of our students and staff for navigating the new middle school schedule this week.  Thank you to our families for your incredible collaboration, feedback and support.


A few important updates for this week:

Emails with Hybrid Student Designations were sent on Monday 3/1 - you can also view your child’s designation for A/B in HCPSS Connect.   Login to HCPSS Connect,  use the left drop down menu, select student info- scroll down and it is at the bottom.


If you have questions I am happy to help!


6th GRADE HYBRID Student Orientation (Virtual Presentation):  

On 3/24 during the FLEX/SEL period at 10:00 a.m. students who will be returning for Hybrid will get a special login code for their orientation!   Families are welcome to login and join us as well - please note that we will share all materials from orientation with families for you to reference AND have a created a family guidebook for our 6th Graders Returning.  It will be shared with all returning families.


6th GRADE VIRTUAL STUDENTS - On 3/24 you will have a special homeroom to give us feedback on what we can best do to support you, your feedback on various digital tools and what types of activities you would like to see for the remainder of the year.


7/8th GRADE Hybrid Students -  Your orientation date will be shared soon.  We also have a guidebook created for our families of ⅞ graders.


Video Newsletters - we received feedback from families that they like both the written and video newsletters.  In addition to the weekly flyer - we will also be working to share a bi-weekly video newsletter as well.   The most recent video newsletter is from 3/5/2021!


Calendar Reminders:

Monday, March 8 PTSA -  7 p.m.  Google Meet Code: FQPTSA




March 9 - Restorative Justice for Schools Overview -  Last year, many parents had questions and wanted to know more about what Restorative Justice means for education.  At that time, the FQMS PTSA, and school administration, collaborated with the central office to schedule an information night that was cancelled due to the COVID closure.  As many families have questions and want more information - we were able to reschedule it now (virtually).   Details can be found here: 


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Restorative Justice Program - March 9 at 6:30 pm

Google Meet Code:  HCPSSRJ

Call In Information:

1 323-942-0520‬ PIN: ‪462 409 469‬#

Megan Chrobak



FQMS Staff Shoutout - FQMS PTSA is so appreciative of the FQMS staff and how hard they work on behalf of our students on a daily basis.  Please take a minute to share some positive encouragement for staff members that make a positive impact for you or your family.  To uplift any FQMS staff member who goes above and beyond to support, show care, connect, build community or anything else that positively impacts students and families, click on this link.  This form goes to FQMS Administration for us to celebrate the staff member.  Your comments often come at a time when staff needs that virtual hug.  


Spiritwear - If you are looking for Falcon gear, visit www.follyquarterspiritwear.com


Used Clothing Donation Shed - The donation shed located in the parking lot at FQMS is open.  Please make sure all donations are tied off in bags and deposited inside the shed.  If it is full, please do not leave your items outside as they get thrown away.  Thank you for your donations! 



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.


From the Math Team - We are aware of the concerns for students ending their current math course next month and/or students needing a refresher before they begin their math course in February.  A resource recommended by our HCPSS math office is the “Getting Ready for…” courses in Khan Academy.  If your child is getting ready to start a course, they should complete the “Getting Ready” for that course.  These lessons and activities will review their previous math course.

If your child will finish math in January and wants to maintain skills from February to August, they can complete the “Getting ready for” the next course over this time period. This should review and reinforce the skills just taught in their Semester 1 class.

Here is the progression of courses:

Math 6 -> Math 7-> Math 8 (6th gr GT Pre Algebra) -> Algebra 1 -> Geometry -> Algebra II

 To access the Getting Ready for … courses, use this link to the HCPSS Family Math Support Center and use the “Middle School Math” drop down menu.  For students finishing Geometry, links for getting ready for Algebra II are on the High School drop down.