April 22, 2022
Happy Friday Falcons,
We are back from break and gearing up for the rest of the school year. Next week, our entire school will engage in MCAP ELA testing. We want to make sure your child has a positive and successful experience with standardized testing.
Please partner with us to make sure your child:
We recognize that testing can be stressful, exhausting, and time consuming. Our staff is prepared to be flexible and accommodating with classwork and homework next week.
We are in the process of planning exciting activities for all students as we approach the end of the school year.
We wish you a wonderful weekend! Enjoy the spring weather.
April 22 - PTSA Falcon Friday 6-8 pm*Canceled*
April 25 - MCAP ELA
April 26 - MCAP ELA
April 26 - Walker’s Tap & Table Fundraiser (see FQMS PTSA link below)
April 27 - Schools close 3 hours early
April 28 - MCAP ELA
April 29 - MCAP ELA
April 28 - PTSA Gaming Tournament 4-6 pm
May 2 - Schools Closed for students **New Date**
May 3 - Schools Open for students **New Date**
May 4 - 8th Grade Panoramic Picture
May 5, 6 - MCAP Social Studies (8th Grade)
May 9, 10 - MCAP Social Studies (8th Grade)
May 18 - Schools close 3 hours early
May 23, 24 - MCAP Math
May 30 - Schools & offices closed, Memorial Day
June 3 - 6th Grade Field Trip
June 10 - 8th Grade Celebration, 6-7 pm / 8th Grade Dance, 7-9 pm
June 14 - 8th Grade Picnic Field Trip to Piney Run Park
ORDER DEADLINE IS MONDAY! 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!
Shoe Drive! - FQMS 6th grade will be hosting a Shoe Drive for Soles 4 Souls, collecting gently used shoes. All the shoes from our drive will go into micro-enterprise programs in developing countries around the world. These programs serve as long-term opportunities to break the cycle of poverty for those in need. Collections Bins will be in the front lobby!
The shoe drive runs from 4/20/22 - 5/4/22 and anyone can donate to Soles 4 Souls. ALL styles, types and sizes of shoes are accepted, if they are gently worn! Mismatched shoes and single shoes are accepted too! **Pairs need to be tied together(either shoelaces or with a rubber band)**
FROM THE HEALTH ROOM - Students who exhibit COVID-like symptoms, may submit any of the following to show proof of a negative test and return to the building: negative PCR test result, negative rapid test result, or a negative *at-home test result.
*Parents - Negative at-home test result - A photo of the negative test, along with the student's full name, date of birth, and the date and time the test was taken should be emailed to the school nurse, who will follow up with parents/guardians as necessary. Send these results to Laura_Smith1@hcpss.org, the school nurse, prior to bringing your child to school. Please note that tests without this documentation will not be accepted. Thank you!
Gaming Tournament - Our Next Level Gaming Tournament is back for a rematch Thursday, April 28 from 4 pm to 6pm. Who will be the top gamer this month? Top gamer will not only go home with a $25 gift certificate, but bragging rights as well! Please sign up and submit payment at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdUtDb-PQb_nhdD7tlTe-mGyETgcfynzVSwNyd_i-xmFVDrrw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0
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.