April 1, 2022
Good Morning Falcon Families,
We wish all who are celebrating a peaceful and happy month of Ramadan.
Ramadan begins this weekend and extends through May 2nd. As Ramadan is a time when some Muslims fast from dawn to sunset as part of their observance, we understand that we may have students not partaking of food or water during the day each day. In an effort to be supportive to the needs of our students, we will offer an alternative place in the media center with engaging activities for students to spend their lunch period if they choose not to join their peers in the cafeteria. Should your student require additional support or accommodations during Ramadan, please contact their school counselor in student services.
Fourth quarter starts on Monday, April 4th. As we approach the end of the school year, we want to remind students to make that final push to the end. Hard work and dedication is an important skill we can teach all of our middle schoolers. We thank you at home for supporting these efforts as well.
April 4 - Virtual PTSA Meeting, 7 pm. Code: FQMSPTSA22
April 8- Report Cards issued
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**
Congratulations to Jihoon Kang who won the National gold medal for his drawing in Art with the award ceremony taking place at Carnegie Hall in June. Way to go Jihoon!
From the FACS Room - April is Financial Literacy Awareness Month. Mrs. Terry would like you to check out this link: https://files.constantcontact.com/a17b9dcb701/8d81de72-64a2-42ad-82ad-a32e63d10526.pdf
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!
PTSA Casey Cares Pajama Drive Casey Cares.pdf
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. FQMS does not play a part in making decisions on these financial obligations or collecting payment.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com, 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.