Falcon Flyer May 6, 2022

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Falcon Flyer

May 6, 2022




Happy Friday Falcon Families,

We want to give a HUGE shout out to all of our teachers this week for Teacher Appreciation Week.  We hope you know how much we value our Folly Quarter teachers and those of you at home who also may be teachers.  The value of a teacher often goes unnoticed.  Teachers provide such a vital role in the lives of our children.  They are educators, motivators, inspirers, creators, thinkers, tireless workers, and so much more.  We thank each and every one of our very special teachers here at Folly Quarter for their work in the classroom with all of our students.  

Thank you to our WONDERFUL PTSA for organizing a fabulous week for our staff.  We are grateful for all of the parent donations that were provided.  We couldn’t do all of this without your partnership!  We appreciate each and every one of you.  

May is Mental Health Awareness month.

To show support we have asked the FQMS community to wear green on Tuesday(May 10).  FQMS Student Services staff will be handing out green ribbons for Mental Health Awareness. 

Local resources to seek assistance are listed below:

School Counselors: A-L = Ms. Thaceu (emily_thaceu@hcpss.org

M-Z = Mrs. Coonts (emelia_coonts@hcpss.org)

School Psychologist: Ms. Knauss  (lindsey_knauss@hcpss.org)


Grassroots Crisis Intervention at 410-531-6677  https://www.grassrootscrisis.org/

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


May 5, 6 - MCAP Social Studies (8th Grade)

May 9, 10 - MCAP Social Studies (8th Grade)

May 9 - Virtual PTSA Meeting, Code:  FQMSPTSA22

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


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


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.