Falcon Flyer May 27, 2022

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 2:57pm

Falcon Flyer

May 27, 2022




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, 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

Safety Protocols for Visitors - Please be aware of the following procedures for any visitor to a school/office:

  • The front door is the only entrance point for all visitors.
  • Please ring the bell and look into the camera.
  • Be prepared to state your name and purpose for visiting.
  • All visitors must walk directly into the front office with a valid photo I.D. and sign in using our LobbyGuard system.
  • A visitor’s sticker will be given to visitors following the above procedures and must be worn and prominently visible.
  • Any visitor in the school without a visitor sticker will be escorted directly to the front office by a staff member.

More information can be found here.

May Students of the Month - Congratulations to these outstanding FQMS students!  Keep up the good work!  6th Grade - Lily Bell, Bryce Hendricks, Elizabeth Onamade, Arianna Semerey, Simi Paper, Nico Garcia, Perrin Reuster. 7th Grade - Oluwatise Padonu, Kayleigh Rosewag, Saahib Singh, Anjana Chakrabarty, Siddharth Perumalla, Madeline Shi, Kushi Patel, Emma Bernsohn, Lily Smith.  8th Grade - Paige Carmody, Annie Cather, Sarah Burns, Sanjay Mavalli, Chris Shannon, Zoe Flavin, Shivali Shah, Penelope Roesler, Gabe Sifuentes, Kathryn Behler.
Lost & Found will be donated Friday June 3rd.  Please ask your children to bring home their belongings before it's too late.

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  Brick Order Form2022.pdf 

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



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.