Falcon Flyer - January 20

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 2:31pm

Important Dates

  • End of Marking Period for Quarter 2, January 20
  • Schools closed for Students January 23, Professional Work Day
  • PTSA Snowflake Dance, January 25, 2:30-4:30
  • Report Cards Issued, January 31
  • PTSA Virtual Meeting, February 6, 7 pm, Google Code: FQMSPTSA22
  • Hearing & Vision Screening, 8th Grade & New to MD, February 16
  • Schools & Offices closed, Presidents Day, February 20

Folly Quarter News


Attention Parents/Guardians of Rising 6th Grade Students (2023/24 School Year)

We invite all current 5th grade parents and guardians of future FQMS 6th grade graders (2023 - 2024 SY) to join us for an informational session to learn about the middle school course registration process, HCPSS course requirements and details to the middle school daily routine and schedule.   Our  FQMS staff will present materials and information that will assist you with the transition to Folly Quarter Middle School.  We hope you can join us!
  • FQMS Rising 6th Grade Parent Information Night for 2023/24
  • Tuesday, January 24 - 6:00-7:30 pm
  • FQMS Cafeteria

Chromebook Loaners

A friendly reminder to ensure your student is bringing their charged Chromebook to school every day.  Starting in the new year, if a student forgets to bring their Chromebook to school, they will no longer receive a loaner.  Instead, they will use a desktop in the media center when they have a digital assignment.  HCPSS has changed the process for receiving replacement Chromebooks and the FQMS loaner inventory is often low.  We need to prioritize loaners for those students with broken devices awaiting repair.
Thank you,
Mrs. Taylor

HCPSS/The Council of Elders (TCOE) Community Academy

The Council of Elders of the Black Community of Howard County (TCOE), in collaboration with the Howard County Public School System, will host a TCOE Community Academy on Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships on Saturday, January 28th, 2023 from 9:00 - 10:30 am. The event will be virtual. The session will provide information regarding healthy and unhealthy relationships. Representatives from HCPSS, as well as Howard County community organizations, will provide resources and education on managing peer conflict, identifying abuse in teen relationships, and identifying skills and strategies to intervene if needed.  Administrators should share this information with your school communities via this flier. Registration is required, and families can complete the registration linked here. Direct questions to Ashley Armstead, BSAP Specialist.
  • 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. 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.
  • HCPSS Bus Transportation Reminders - Students must ride their assigned buses and exit buses at designated bus stops. Our bus drivers take the safety of students very seriously and want to fulfill this important responsibility. Please contact the Folly Quarter front office if there is an extenuating circumstance regarding your child getting off at a different stop. 
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