Falcon Flyer May 20, 2022

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Falcon Flyer

May 20, 2022





Happy Friday Falcons,
Stay cool this weekend, as the temperatures are quickly rising.  We are excited to share that our rising 6th graders joined us last week for a few hours of fun. They were able to take tours of our building, meet our wonderful students and staff, and hear from our amazing jazz band and chorus.  May and June are full of wonderful experiences as our students take a glimpse into the next transition of their educational journey.  Make sure to check out our upcoming celebrations, including concerts, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade events.  

May 23, 24 - MCAP Math (all students)
May 25-June 3 MCAP Make Ups
May 30 - Schools & offices closed, Memorial Day
May 31 - NEW DATE - In Person PTSA Meeting, 7 pm @ FQMS
June 3 - 6th Grade Field Trip
June 6 - FQMS Band Concert Re-schedule, 7 pm at RHHS
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
June 14 - 6th & 7th Grade Celebration- Afternoon Event


Congratulations to Ms. Stacey Sartor and all of our chorus students.  They were absolutely fabulous. We are proud of all of you.

Congratulations to Mr. Patrick Walls and all of his orchestra students.  What an incredible performance!  Great job to each student in both ensembles. 

From the Media Center: All library books are due back to the Media Center by Friday, June 3.  After June 3, we will let you know how to pay for lost or missing books.

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

8th Grade Balloons - Celebrate your 8th Grade accomplishments with a balloon yard pole or bouquet. Order by May 31 for free delivery on June 10.  A portion of sales will be donated to the PTSA.  See flyer attached or visit www.perfectlywrappedgifts.com/middle-school-graduation-balloons    

FQMS Brick Garden - The Falcon Legacy Brick Garden is the perfect opportunity to leave your mark at FQMS!  Personalized bricks can be engraved with 3 lines.  Order form: http://fqms.hcpss.org/sites/default/files/Brick%20Order%20Form.pdf


GHS Booster Camps: https://www.glenelgboosters.com/summer-sport-camps/

RHHS Booster Camps: https://riverhill.membershiptoolkit.com/camp

HCPSS Pride Week - HCPSS is proud to announce the upcoming HCPSS Pride Week, June 6-12, 2022.  Throughout the week, there will be multiple activities and events for students, families and staff to show support for HCPSS Pride, including events at Busboys and Poets, book reading/discussion at Shake Shack, family hikes at Howard County Conservancy,  Centennial Park clean-up, and a fundraiser at the Main Event at The Mall in Columbia.  Friday evening, June 10, there will be movies at Long Reach High and Oakland Mills High…popcorn provided!  Many events require prior registration. 

HCPSS Pride Week - Secondary (3).pdf 

HCPSS Pride Week Advertisement.pdf 

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.