The theme for National School Social Work Week 2023 is “We Rise.” School Social Workers rise up - supporting their students, families, and school communities. School Social Workers rise to share hope. They rise to listen and understand. They rise to challenge inequities. They rise to support all students. FQMS celebrates our Social Worker, La Tanya Robinson, who works effortlessly to support our students, families and community. Thank you, Ms. Robinson. Happy School Social Work Week!
Parents/Guardians, below is a schedule of upcoming spring testing dates. To avoid disruptions on testing dates, please help to ensure your student arrives to school on time and please minimize early dismissals during these dates.
We are moving quite quickly through 3rd quarter and many students have depleted their personal school supplies (pencils, glue sticks, etc.). Please have your students check their backpacks and refresh their school supplies as needed.
If your student is missing any belongings, please have them check the Lost and Found table located outside of the cafeteria. Many coats, jackets, lunch boxes, etc. have been collected over the past weeks.
This week, the counselors are meeting with the current 6th and 7th grade students to discuss their course requests for next school year. At this time, course registration is closed for all families, but counselors can still make changes as they meet with students. Course Placement Reviews can be submitted through Synergy until March 1. Beginning on June 8, course requests for the 2023/24 school year will be available for students/parents to view in Synergy.
Parents/Guardians, we always appreciate communication about your child's health conditions and illnesses. Please ensure that you're directing any questions, concerns, or notification of illness to our school nurse, Laura Smith, 410-313-1510, or email laura_smith1@hcpss and not only your student's teacher. Our nurse is the gatekeeper for health and illness protocol and will be able to help you navigate your specific situation. Thank you!
Please remind students to bring in their overdue books from home. Some have been checked out since September/October and other students would like to read those books, too! Thank you.
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
The Council of Elders of the Black Community of Howard County and the HCPSS Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion have partnered present "The Essence of Us: Chronicling the African American Experience," a workshop series geared toward middle and high school students that will provide a better understanding of African American history and how it is written. Workshops will be held both virtually and in-person. Participants will receive an email with details upon registering. Virtual and in-person Workshops will take place on Saturdays (February. 11, March 11, April 15 and May 13) from 10-11:00 a.m.
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) now allows local school systems to repurpose inclement weather days as asynchronous school days. At the discretion of the superintendent, HCPSS will use up to three inclement weather asynchronous days during the 2022-2023 school year. For more information and resources for secondary students, please visit Resources and Instruction for secondary students and HCPSS Inclement Weather Asynchronous Instruction Plan.
Glenelg High School's Theatre department proudly presents their spring musical, "Little Shop of Horrors", March 2 through March 5. Please see the attached flier for more information. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the door!