Falcon Flyer March 25, 2022

Fri, 03/25/2022 - 2:53pm

March 25, 2022



Happy Friday, Falcons!  

We are approaching the end of the third quarter.  Please remind your students to stay on top of their homework and check Canvas regularly.  This is a great time to also refresh and organize notebooks and backpacks. 


Congratulations to our debate students who were well prepared and executed in their debate today at Folly Quarter.  A job well done!

March Students of the Month - Congratulations to these outstanding FQMS students!  Keep up the good work! Tressie W., Ava P., Lily L., Sidh P., Kate L., Caleb G., Jay K., Brendan N., Kolten W., Lauren W., Adelaina K., Luke M., Diya S., Hazel T., Jincheng Z., Joshua M., & Orion K.

Spring Pictures Parent Volunteer Needed - We need one parent volunteer for Picture Day on Thursday, March 31.  The volunteer will receive a free portrait package from LifeTouch.  Please email Mrs. Johnson if you are able to volunteer: margaret_johnson@hcpss.org. Thank you!

March Assessments @ Folly Quarter

March 28, 29, 30 MAP Reading in ELA classes (8th Grade students in ELA GT are exempt)

Upcoming Dates:

March 31 - Spring Picture Day

April 1 - Schools close 3 hours early, end of marking period

April 11-18 - Schools closed, Spring Break

April 27 - Schools close 3 hours early

May 2 - Schools Closed for students **New Date**

May 3 - Schools Open for students **New Date**


The 2021-2022 Yearbook/Memory Books are now on sale! Don’t miss out on this historic keepsake!  This year LifeTouch is offering different packages or you can create your own. The basic price is $25. Online ordering is available, visit:

https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/?JobNumber=5635922&SchoolCount=0&HasCompleteOrderLines=False  The Yearbook ID code is: 5635922.  Place your order today! Order Deadline is April 25th!


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

GHS Summer Booster Camps


RHHS Hillfest


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.