Falcon Forum

Principal Point

Fairmont Families,

I hope you are all enjoying your summer, and hopefully getting out with family and friends for some adventure. I enjoyed my time off, and I am now back in the office getting geared up and excitied for a new school year! I am hopeful and expect a return to many of our traditions and activities that make junior high school fun and memorable for our students. I very much look forward to seeing our returning Falcons, and greeting our newest Falcons as they come back to school here soon.

You will find important information in this Falcon Forum regarding upcoming dates, athletics and activities. Our office will be open on August 2nd, please let me know if you have any questions in the meantime.

Go Falcons!

-Mr. Ryan


Physical Clinic at Fairmont: July 27th.

Office Opens for the new school year August 2nd.

Welcome Back Days: 7th Grade - August 4th, 8:30 - 11:30

8th Grade - August 5th, 8:30 - 11:30

9th Grade - August 5th, 1:00 - 3:30

First Day of School (Noon Release): August 16th

Back to School Night: August 19th, 6:00 - 7:30 (more details to come)

Updates For The Upcoming School Year

On our website you will find a link to our complete school pandemic plan by the end of next week. In the meantime, here is a brief summary of the main components as of today. If any changes occur between now and the start of school, all Fairmont families will be notified.

At Fairmont we will continue to:

  • Focus on hand-sanitizing/hand-washing

  • Disinfect surfaces frequently

  • Follow district protocols for overall illness procedures

  • Continue to train and educate staff, students, and parents on key safety practices

  • Athletics - continue to follow District and SIC guidelines

Changes at Fairmont from last year:

  • Face coverings encouraged for all unvaccinated students, staff and visitors

  • Face coverings optional for vaccinated students, staff, and visitors

  • Gathering requirements eased (assemblies and dances can resume)

  • Return to pre-pandemic visitor protocols

  • Consider field trips on a case by case basis

  • Lockers: PE and Athletic lockers will be issued to our students. Academic lockers will be issued by request and administrator approval only. We found so many benefits in not using academic lockers last year during the pandemic. The tremendous ammount of noise and commotion that lockers create in our hallways, students being tardy more often while visiting with friends at their lockers, and the some of the issues of what is being stored in some lockers are all things we did not miss. When I say "we", I do mean the majority of our staff and students. The overwhelming message from our students last year is that we like having our backpacks and don't miss lockers, our staff feels the same way. If your child needs an academic locker for extenuating circumstances, please let me know. Thank you!

2021-2022 Registration Day

If you are getting this newsletter, it means your student(s) are already registered and have classes assigned for this coming school year. We would like to provide an opportunity for our students to come to Fairmont prior to the first day of school, think of it as a Welcome Back Day. On that day your student can:

  • pick up their schedule (they are also available that day through Infinite Campus)
  • turn in medical forms and any paperwork not already submitted or completed on-line
  • check out school devices if needed (all 7th graders and new to district students), fill out the BSD Responsible Use form, and opt into or out of the $25 Device Deposit agreement in case of damage.
  • gather information regarding extracurricular opportunities at Fairmont
  • order spirit wear

Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year will occur on the dates below. We encourage our 7th graders and all new to Fairmont students to come in on registration day since they have never had a chance to walk around and check out our school. This day is a great opportunity to "walk" their schedule and get a feel for the building layout.

The schedule is as follows:

7th Grade - August 4th, 8:30 - 11:30

8th Grade - August 5th, 8:30 - 11:30

9th Grade - August 5th, 1:00 - 3:30

We look forward to seeing our Falcons!

Fall Athletic Information

Our Fairmont Athletic Director is Mr. Eric McDermott. Please direct your questions regarding athletics to Mr. McDermott using his contact information below.

eric.mcdermott@boiseschools.org 208-854-4829

Here is a message from Mr. McDermott regarding Fall Athletics.

Fall Sports Information

Physical Examination Policy

The pre-seventh grade physical examination (exams acceptable after May 1st of 6th grade year) is a required examination. This examination is good for physical education classes in grades 7-12 and athletics in grades 7-8. You must have this form completed BEFORE you begin any sport practices or PE at Fairmont

Obtaining the Required Forms

You may also download and print the forms, in pdf format, from our district Athletic Forms page. Doctors should also have the examination form in their office.

Fairmont Counseling Information

7th Grade: Kim Ross - kim.ross@boiseschools.org

8th Grade: Kristen Pina - kristen.pina@boiseschools.org

9th Grade: Spencer Cummings - spencer.cummings@boiseschools.org

Boise School District and Fairmont Junior High Websites

Our school district website is continuously evolving to answer your questions and meet your needs. Also, access our school website for updates and contact information.

Boise School District

Fairmont Junior High