FRONTIER EAGLE NEWS

July 2022

A Note from the FMS Administrative Team

Dear FMS Families,


It is with much anticipation and excitement that we welcome you to the 2022-2023 academic year! We are looking forward to the start of what will hopefully be a fun, memorable, and successful academic experience for our sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students. With the start of every year and transition, we realize that there are many questions. In the newsletter below, we address a number of important pieces of information, along with updated news regarding our ability to open our doors to students and families prior to the first day of student attendance. Please know that more information will be emailed during the first week of August.


The FMS staff is looking forward to continuing traditions of excellence as we work collaboratively to ensure each student’s success and sense of belonging at school. We are committed to helping all of our Eagles soar!


Sincerely,

Dr. Laura Rowe-Holler, Principal

Mrs. Amber Houdei, Assistant Principal (Sixth Grade)

Mr. Kevin Kuehl, Assistant Principal (Seventh Grade)

Mr. Adam Bender, Assistant Principal (Eighth Grade)

"Walkabout" Day - Monday, August 15

We would like to invite all of our Frontier families to Walkabout Day on Monday, August 15 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM and 3:00-6:00 PM. This serves as an opportunity for students to walk the building and become familiarized with the location of their classrooms. While visiting the campus, families will also have the opportunity to meet with PTSA members and learn about intramurals, clubs, extracurricular activities, and 8th-grade sports that are offered at Frontier. Please bring either a hard copy or a digital copy of your child(ren)’s schedule. (Schedules will be viewable on the Student Portal at 4:00 PM on Friday, August 5.)


Maps of the building will be available in the front foyer, and the administrative team and counselors will be available for any questions you may have or assistance you may need. During the morning session, Travlin’ Toms Coffee will be here for purchase, and Kona Ice will be here during both sessions! (Please note that most classrooms will be locked, as the times during which our doors will be open are outside of teacher work hours.)


If you are unable to attend either of the times on Monday, August 15, the building will also be accessible on Thursday, August 18 from 3:00-5:00 PM and Friday, August 19 from 12:00-3:00 PM. Although staff will not be available at those times, students and families will be free to walk throughout the building.


Please also 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.

School Supplies and Chromebooks

Middle school students are allowed to carry book bags to and from their classes. 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 middle school students in the WSD will have a Chromebook issued to them. Returning 8th graders should have their Chromebook from last year. Our 6th graders, 7th graders, and any 8th graders new to FMS will receive their Chromebook from their teachers during the first week of school.


*Lockers are no longer issued by WSD middle schools, as most student resources are available on their Chromebooks.*

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 22.
  • We will be offering an immunization clinic (for the Tdap and the MCV4 vaccines) on Thursday, August 18 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. 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

Important Dates and Events

Friday, August 5

Student schedules are available on the Parent/Student Portals @ 4:00 PM


Friday, August 11

Transportation information will be made available


Monday, August 15

Walkabout Day - 9:00 AM-12:00 PM and 3:00-6:00 PM


Thursday, August 18

Open Building Hours - 3:00-5:00 PM


Friday, August 19

Open Building Hours - 12:00-3:00 PM


Monday, August 22

First Day of School


Monday, September 5

Labor Day - No School


Thursday, September 8

Open House:

6th Grade: 5:30-6:05 PM

7th Grade - 6:10-6:45 PM

8th Grade 6:50-7:25 PM

FMS Traffic Procedures

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

Frontier Middle School

Principal

Dr. Laura Rowe-Holler

laurarowe@wsdr4.org


Assistant Principals

Amber Houdei (6th Grade)

amberhoudei@wsdr4.org


Kevin Kuehl (7th Grade)

kevinkuehl@wsdr4.org


Adam Bender (8th Grade)

adambender@wsdr4.org


Counselors

Beth Overton (6th Grade)

bethoverton@wsdr4.org


Meghan Boschert (7th Grade)

meghanboschert@wsdr4.org


Jamie Schubert (8th Grade)

jamieschubert@wsdr4.org


Jeff Yin (Educational Support Counselor)

jeffreyyin@wsdr4.org


School Resource Officer

Patrick Budds

patrickbudds@wsdr4.org