The Firebird Flash

December 18, 2020

NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Principal's Update
  • Counseling Corner - Schedule Updates & Holiday Meal Support
  • Yearbook Information
  • 8th Grade Info Night at Falcon High
  • Recognize an Outstanding Firebird Nation Staff Member - Click the RISE Logo to the left.


Don't forget to start each day on the FMS E-Learning Page!

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FMS E-Learning Page

Remember to start each day here. All of our bell schedules and individual team information is updated on our landing pages daily.

Updates from the Principal


Greetings Firebird Nation Families -


We made it! The end of 2nd Quarter is here! I want to thank all of our students, teachers, staff members, and community for all of their hard work this past quarter. Remote Learning is very difficult; it has been awesome to watch everyone work diligently to ensure student success in these challenging times. Remember that after our FLEX Schedule this morning, teachers will be available during office hours from 10am - 12pm. At the end of the day today staff will again put "out of office" responses on their email so that we can all enjoy the much needed two-week break. Falcon Middle will open back up on Wednesday, January 6th.


You may have seen the district communication this week about our plans to return to in-person learning. If the county data continues to improve, then we are on track to have students back in the building starting January 25th. As of today, the plan is for students to begin 3rd Quarter on January 7th via e-learning. We will stay in this mode for the first few weeks of school as new data from the health department is reviewed by the district. Then, starting on January 25th, the plan is to return to our 50/50 hybrid schedule as it operated in September. Students with last names A-J will have in-person learning at Falcon Middle on Mondays and Tuesdays and last names K-Z will have in-person learning at FMS on Wednesday and Thursdays. Fridays will remain FLEX days. All students will e-learn from home on the days they do not have in-person learning. We will also continue to offer e-learning every day for families that do not want to return for in-person learning at this time. Please watch your e-mail on January 6th for another enrollment form to indicate whether you will return in-person or remain on e-learning. As always, we will keep you informed as we learn more.


As we approach this Holiday season, I hope everyone has an awesome 2-week break. Take this time for some much needed rest and relaxation. Let's also keep working together to do our part to help these case rates so that they continue to decline. We are really hoping to get our students back once conditions allow! On behalf of the Firebird Nation Family, I hope everyone has the Happiest of Holidays and enjoys the Winter Break. I also want to wish everyone a Happy New Year as we get ready to begin 2021!


Have a great weekend and Winter Break!


Sincerely,


Brian Smith

Executive Principal

Falcon Middle School

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WILL YOUR STUDENT BE AN E-LEARNER OR IN-PERSON? ENROLLMENT FORM COMING ON JANUARY 6!

As we have arrived at the end of Quarter 2, we will need to know if your students will be a full-time E-Learner OR if they will be attending school in-person 2 days a week.


As of today, and with continued improvement in county health data, the return to in-person learning will occur on January 25, 2021 for FMS students that choose that option.

We will follow the same plan as we did during earlier this school year:

last names of A-J would attend in-person on Mondays and Tuesdays;

last names of K-Z would attend in-person on Wednesdays and Thursdays.


(If your student was an exception to that rule, you would follow the same plan as you did previously.)


PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL ON JANUARY 6TH FOR THE ENROLLMENT FORM YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE.

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Counseling Corner

Counselors are currently working to finalize 3rd Quarter schedules for students. We hope to have these finalized and ready to view in Power School within the next few days. The most accurate version of your student's schedule can be viewed on Monday, January 4th since we will continue to make adjustments as we have new enrollments. If you have any questions, please contact your grade level counselor at the email links contained at the bottom of this email.


Check out our Counselor Landing Page for important counseling updates and information on family support for Holiday Meals. See the link below.

8th Graders: Falcon High School Showcase Night Coming Soon!

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Falcon Middle School

Executive Principal: Brian Smith


6th Grade Assistant Principal: Tim Scheck

7th Grade Assistant Principal: Kava Lientz

8th Grade Assistant Principal/Athletic Director: Elena Forehand


6th Grade Counselor: Carrie Clay

7th Grade Counselor: Amber Villani

8th Grade Counselor: Lisa Murdock


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FMS Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 7:15am-3:30pm

Friday: 7:15am-2:00pm