May 7th, 2021
Dear FMS Families,
Below you will find a lot of information:
MAP-please be sure your middle schooler has headphones
End of the Year Events
Midterms were sent home in paper form today by the advisory teacher.
I've also included a few articles on vaping and social media. These have been two hot topics this spring.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Grade Level and Explo Newsletters for the Week
Upcoming at FMS
- NWEA Make ups are almost complete. We will send reports when we are finished.
- Midquarter reportsare coming home today.
- MAP testing for virtual students is complete.
- There will be a meeting for 8th graders interested in running on the high school cross country team on Wednesday, May 13th, at 7:50 am in room 219 with Coach Yates!
Wrestling meeting May 18th at 7:55 am
Due to MAP testing being shorter this year than past, we may need to modify our schedule and be finished earlier.
Tuesday, May 11th-Math for 6-8th grades (if we finish, we will continue with the other tests)
Wednesday, May 12th-ELA for 6-8th grades
Thursday, May 13th-Science for 8th grade
Students will go to explo classes during MAP but will stay in advisory classrooms to test.
End of the Year Dates
FMS 8th Grade Recognition
This assembly will be awards and a chance for all students to be recognized as promoting to high school. We will return to our regular day after the assembly. Thank you!
Vaping: we have seen a drastic increase of students possessing, distributing and using vapes/e-cigarettes. Below are some articles that give good information.
Social Media: the other article is about social media red flags. One of the biggest concerns that have come to light is the sharing of inappropriate pictures and/or videos of a sexual content. The app that is typically used is SnapChat. There is also an article specially on this app below as well.
Ring Ring--Cellphone Updates
Phones have been a significant problem since January. Below is the update we went over with students this week. If you have a message to get to your middle schooler, you can always call the office.
Student cell phones should be put away at all times.
- If you have your cell phone out during class, you will be asked to bring it in the office for the remainder of the day.
- If you refuse to turn in your phone, your parent/guardian will be called to pick up the phone (and possibly you if you are disrespectful) and it will be turned in the remainder of the week.
- If it continues to be a problem, you will not be able to have your phone with you at school.
- If the teacher allows you to listen to music, you can use your Chromebook.
Phones can be used:
- at lunch
- in the hallways during transition
- before and after school
- on projects with teacher approval
This begins each day at 7:50 and ends at dismissal. If a student should have to turn a phone in three times, the phone will either need to be left at home or turned in every morning the remainder of the year.