Falcon Flyer - November 11, 2022

Fri, 11/11/2022 - 2:17pm

Important Dates

  • Quarter 1 Report Cards viewable in HCPSS Connect Synergy - 4:00pm, Friday, November 11
  • 7th Grade Field Trip, Thursday, November 17
  • 8th Grade Field Trip, Friday, November 18
  • Schools close 3 hours early, Monday, November 21, Parent/Teacher Conferences (IN PERSON)
  • Schools close 3 hours early, Tuesday, November 22, Parent/Teacher Conferences (VIRTUAL)
  • Schools closed for students, Wednesday, November 23, Parent/Teacher Conferences (VIRTUAL)
  • Schools & offices closed, Thursday-Friday, November 24-25, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Orchestra Concert @MRHS, Tuesday, December 6 at 7 pm
  • Schools close 3 hours early, Wednesday, December 14
  • Schools & offices closed, Winter Break, December 26-January 2

Folly Quarter News

Quarter 1 report cards will be available in HCPSS Connect Synergy beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, November 11. Directions on how to access report cards can be found online.
American Education Week: November 13-19 is American Education Week, a time to celebrate public education and honor the individuals working to ensure that every student receives a quality education.   We have several field trips next week, so we welcome you to take a closer look into your child’s educational experience on Wednesday, November 16 at Folly Quarter.  If you choose to join us, please park in any available spot in our parking lot.  Additionally, please sign in to the front office with a driver's license and pick up your visitor’s pass. We ask that you please refrain from taking photos, videos, or any type of recording during your visit. Thank you.
Family Assistance:  It seems like only yesterday we were starting our new school year together, and now we're moving into the second quarter and the last two months of 2022. It's a time when excitement and stress walk hand in hand.  If you need assistance at any time during the school year, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. It is important that we are a helpful resource to ensure you have what you need. Please email me (katie_clark@hcpss.org) directly or call the school (410-313-1506).  Katie Clark, Principal
Parent/Teacher Conferences - HCPSS will use the "Synergy Conference Management" to schedule parent-teacher conferences.  From November 7, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. until November 17, 2022 at 4:00 p.m., parents can log into HCPSS Connect (http://www.hcpss.org/connect/) to view and select from the conference time slots available. Parents who need help, or who are without online access, may contact Ms. Ranita Knight in the Student Services office at 410-313-1514 for assistance in scheduling conferences.  All conferences will be 15 minutes in length.  Codes for virtual meetings will be listed under the teacher’s “location” when you sign up for conferences.  Directions for scheduling conferences are listed below.
Register for a Conference
1. Log into HCPSS Connect
2. In the Navigation pane, select Conference and click the Parent Scheduled Conferences link
3. Select a time option for each class listed. The conference will be saved automatically. Once you select a time option, all other time options for that class will become unavailable.
4. To select a different time option, clear the first checkbox and select a new option.
5. If you have more than one child, select the next child in the banner across the top.
6. If you need additional assistance, click here to view the "HCPSS Connect Parent Conference Registration" guide.
Viewing Your Conference Schedule
1. In the Navigation Panel, select Conference Scheduling > View My Conference Schedule.
2. Click the View My Conference Schedule link. A page displays listing all of the conference for your child.
NOTE: You can also create a Parent Teacher Conference appointment from this screen. Please contact Ms. Ranita Knight in the FQMS Student Services office at 410-313-1514 if you need assistance.
From the FQMS Gifted & Talented Department - The road to the Scripps National Spelling Bee starts here!  Sign up to be a part of this year’s Folly Quarter Level Scripps National Spelling BEE will take place Wednesday, January 11th at 7:40 a.m.  Our school champion will then compete at the Howard County Level Spelling BEE taking place at Reservoir High School on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 2:00 p.m.  Students must be logged into their HCPSS Google Suite account on the same browser when using this registration link.
Chromebooks - Please make sure your student's chromebook is in their backpack when they come to school. We do not have enough loaners for all the students who forget.  Thank you.
Yearbook Cover Contest - All FQMS students are invited to submit YOUR OWN DESIGN for the 2022-2023 yearbook cover A panel of judges will determine the winner for the yearbook cover. Hardcopy form must be submitted to Mrs. Bader by Friday,  December 2nd.  Here is a flier with more details and requirements.  It also is available in the front office or from Ms. Bader.
HCASC:  Looking for opportunities to be an involved student leader in Howard County?  Please consider joining the Howard County Association of Student Councils (HCASC).  
  • Absences - Absence notes must be received in writing (email or note) 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.
  • Please email the completed form to: FQMSabsence@hcpss.org.
  • For Religious Observances see the form here. Please forward this completed form to: FQMSabsence@hcpss.org.
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