FRONTIER EAGLE NEWS

Mid-August 2021

A Note from the FMS Administrative Team

Dear FMS Families,


The excitement is growing for the start of the 2021-2022 academic year! We hope that all of you will be able to join us today or on Monday, August 23 for our "Walkabout" Days. Please see below for additional information regarding this opportunity for students and families to tour the building prior to the first day of school.


For our students and families who are unable to attend, and even for those who are, we invite you to view our "Welcome to FMS" presentation. The slides contain information regarding the ways in which to interpret student schedules, building maps, answers to frequently asked questions, and video clips of important areas within the building.


As the first day of school quickly approaches, we know there are many questions regarding the safety of our staff and students. For further information, we invite you to visit the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services page on the Wentzville School District website.


We look forward to welcoming our eagles to FMS next week!


Sincerely,

Dr. Laura Rowe, Principal

Mr. Kevin Kuehl, Assistant Principal (7th Grade)

Mr. Stan Johnson, Assistant Principal (8th Grade)

"Walkabout" Days at FMS - Tuesday, August 17 and Monday, August 23

We are delighted to announce that we will now be able to open our doors prior to the first day of school to allow students the opportunity to walk the building and become familiarized with the location of their classrooms. This was an opportunity we did not think we would be able to provide, due to construction that has been occurring both inside and outside of our building; however, we are thrilled that this has been made possible for our FMS Eagles!


Frontier Middle School’s doors will be open during the following times:

Tuesday, August 17 from 3:30-6:30 PM

Monday, August 23 from 7:30-11:00 AM


We encourage families to check the Parent and Student Portals beginning on Friday, August 13 to access class schedules. Please take a screenshot or print a hard copy of the schedule prior to visiting Frontier Middle School. Maps of the building will be available in the front foyer, and signage will be posted.


Upon visiting Frontier Middle School, families are welcomed and encouraged to walk through students’ schedules. Most classrooms will be locked, as the times during which our doors will be open are outside of teacher work hours. With that said, however, teachers will be looking forward to meeting families during Open House, which will be held on Thursday, September 9 from 5:30-6:15 for Grade 7 and from 6:15-7:00 for Grade 8.


If you are unable to attend either of these times, please know that we will have signage posted and a multitude of staff members on hand during the first day of school to help your student locate his/her classrooms. Hard copies of schedules will also be available to all students in their first hour class. We are committed to ensuring that all of our students feel comfortable upon entering our doors, no matter their level of familiarity with the physical building.


*Please also note that lockers will not be assigned again this year, as students are permitted to carry book bags throughout the day. Because we are 1:1 with Chromebooks, students have few textbooks and supplies to store and carry each day.

Updated Proof of Residency Needed

Starting with the 2021-2022 school year, all WSD schools will ask every current family to provide updated proof of residency to the school that serves the oldest child in the family. The documents will be collected from August 1 through October 31. A list of the approved documents can be accessed here. New enrollments will be required to provide full proof of residency documentation.


Homeowners:

Provide current utility bill (water, sewer, electric, gas) within the last 30 days with matching mailing address and service address.


Leases:

Provide current lease with all occupant names and utility bill (water, sewer, electric, gas) within the last 30 days. Utility bill mailing address and service address must match. If a lease transitions to month-to-month then provide the updated addendum. If it is a mobile home trailer and pad, then the lease for both should match. Leases should include all pages of the lease.


Residing with Someone Else:

Owner/Lessee should provide a lease, ALTA Settlement Statement, or Real Estate Tax Statement. Owner/Lessee should also provide a utility bill, valid photo ID, and notarized letter.


Parent/Guardian residing with someone else should provide a photo ID and Affidavit of Residency Form. Parent/Guardian residing with someone else should also provide official mail from a federal/state agency, current bank statement/loan statement, or utility bill.


Guardianship:

All guardianship situations and documentation will need to be updated this year and annually.


If you have questions, please contact FMS's registrar, Mrs. Debbie Sethaler at residency.frontierms@wsdr4.org or 636.625.1026 ext. 33241.

PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association)

The FMS PTSA is seeking interest from parents and students alike. If you are interested in being part of this organization, please contact Stephanie Cranmer (Treasurer) at 901.734.9991 and/or Beth Skinner (Vice President) at frontier.middle.pta@gmail.com. In addition to seeking memberships, the PTSA is also looking to fill to vacant leadership positions, including President and Secretary.


All parents are encouraged to follow the FMS PTSA Facebook Page and Twitter (@fms_ptsa) for upcoming events throughout the year!

School Supplies and Chromebooks

Again this year, middle school students will be allowed to carry book bags to and from their classes. We will not be issuing lockers. With students carrying book bags, they will be able to carry needed supplies with them, much like students in our WSD high schools.


The supply list is available here.


As a reminder, all 7th and 8th graders in the WSD will have a Chromebook issued to him/her. All of our returning 8th graders should have their Chromebook from last year. Our 7th graders and students new to SMS who will be attending in person will receive their Chromebook from their teachers during the first week of school.


The district is offering an insurance program for your student's Chromebook. The cost to participate in this program is $20* annually. Participation is optional. Coverage takes effect once payment is received, and the device is issued to your child. It is not retroactive. Buying into the program provides coverage only during the current school year, so from the time payment is received through the end of the school year which is June 30. The program fee is non-refundable and does not transfer to the next school year if the insurance is not used.

*Please note the insurance fee to participate is $20, as SISK12 / Student360 is reflecting an inaccurate fee of $10.

Responsible User Policy (RUP)

Please note that the Responsible Use Policy (RUP) must be signed before your child(ren) can log into district technology resources. The RUP can be signed online through the Tyler SISK12 Student360 website. Please complete the required form(s) before the start of the school, so that your child(ren)’s access is not disabled.


The Tyler SISK12 Student360 website can be accessed from the homepage on the district website.


Please be advised that district technology is only to be used for educational purposes and at the direction of WSD staff. Violations of this policy can result in technology suspensions and/or disciplinary consequences.

A Message From the Nurse

IMMUNIZATIONS

  • Per Missouri State Law, the Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccine (Tdap), as well as the Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV4) are required for all incoming eighth graders.
  • You must provide proof of immunizations no later than the first day of school. Students without proper documentation of Tdap and MCV4 vaccinations will not be allowed to start school on August 24.
  • We will be offering an immunization clinic (for the Tdap and the MCV4 vaccines) on Thursday, August 19 from 3:00-6:00 pm. The clinic will be located at FMS.


ATHLETIC PHYSICALS

  • All fall athletes must have a physical completed and turned in prior to the first day of practice.


MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL

  • Medication drop-off must be done by appointment only. Please contact Nurse Alisha directly. Her information is provided below.
  • Parents are required to bring medication to school in properly labeled prescription bottles.


FMS NURSE CONTACT INFO

Nurse Alisha Mecker
636-625-1026 ext. 33233
Fax: 636-561-5752
alishamecker@wsdr4.org

FMS Daily Bell Schedule

FMS's start time is 7:35 AM. Doors officially open to our students at 7:15 AM. Please know that students who are dropped off prior to 7:15 AM will be required to wait in designated spots within the building prior to being released to their classrooms, as staff supervision does not begin until 7:15 AM. Prior to 7:15 AM, seventh grade students will be positioned in the front foyer, while eighth grade students will be stationed at the end of the main hallway. The daily bell schedule is as follows:


Daily Bell Schedule

7:35-8:40 Period 1

8:44-9:45 Period 2

9:49-10:50 Period 3

10:54-12:25 Period 4

12:29-1:30 Period 5

1:34-2:35 Period 6


Student Lunches

1st Lunch 10:50-11:15 Teams 8A, 8D

2nd Lunch 11:20-11:45 Teams 8B, 8C

3rd Lunch 11:50-12:15 Teams 7A, 7B

4th Lunch 12:20-12:45 Teams 7C, 7D

WSD Announces Free Meals for all WSD Students and Free & Reduced Meal Guidelines for 2021-2022

The Wentzville School District is offering free meals to all WSD enrolled students under COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #85 Nationwide Waiver to Allow the Seamless Summer Option through School Year 2021-2022. Households are still encouraged to complete and submit an application for free and reduced price meals to the district for processing. Free and reduced data is used to help maintain meal count system requirements, report to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for funding formulas, and establish eligibility for other benefits, particularly Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) and Emergency Broadband Benefit. Visit the WSD website for full information on Free & Reduced Meal Guidelines.


For more information, visit the WSD website.

Yearbook Sales

It is time (already) to order your FMS yearbook for the 2021-2022 school year! Reserve your copy now for $25.00. Early bird sales conclude on Friday, September 3.


To order online:

1) Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com.

2) Enter your order number: 8191.

3) Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your order.

4) Be sure to complete your order to receive a confirmation number.


To order by phone:

1) Call 1-866-287-3096.

Important Dates and Events

Tuesday, August 17

Open "Walkabout" Hours - 3:30-6:30 PM


Monday, August 23

Open "Walkabout" Hours - 7:30-11:00 AM


Tuesday, August 24

First Day of School


Monday, September 6

Labor Day - No School


Thursday, September 9

Open House 7th Grade - 5:30-6:15 PM/8th Grade 6:15-7:00 PM

FMS Traffic Procedures

Click here for information on FMS pick-up and drop-off procedures.

Frontier Middle School

Principal

Dr. Laura Rowe

laurarowe@wsdr4.org


Assistant Principals

Kevin Kuehl (7th Grade)

kevinkuehl@wsdr4.org


Stanley Johnson (8th Grade)

stanleyjohnson@wsdr4.org


Counselors

Deb Kerns (7th Grade)

debrakerns@wsdr4.org


Amy Koeln (8th Grade)

amykoeln@wsdr4.org


Jeff Yin (Educational Support Counselor)

jeffreyyin@wsdr4.org


School Resource Officer