FRONTIER EAGLE NEWS

September 2021

A Note from the FMS Administrative Team

Dear FMS Families,


We are delighted with how smoothly our Eagles have transitioned into a new school year (and for many, into a brand new school)! Routines have quickly been established, and student engagement in learning has been evident in all of our classrooms. We are incredibly appreciative of all that you have done at home to help lay the groundwork for a successful year, even in what still feels like an abnormal time.


The staff is excited to open our doors to our FMS families on Thursday, September 9 for our annual open house. This will be an opportunity for families to visit classrooms, get to know their students' teachers, and become familiarized with the curriculum. In the article below, you will find more information regarding specific times and locations. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Sincerely,

Dr. Laura Rowe, Principal

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

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

Open House - Thursday, September 9

Open House will be held on Thursday, September 9. The schedule is as follows:


7th Grade:

5:30-5:55 PM - 7th grade team presentations:

  • 7A will be located in the large gym.
  • 7B will be located in the small gym.
  • 7C will be located in the cafeteria.
  • 7D will be located in the library.

5:55-6:15 PM - 7th grade teachers will available in their classrooms.


8th Grade:

6:15-6:40 PM - 8th grade presentations:

  • 8A will be located in the large gym.
  • 8B will be located in the small gym.
  • 8C will be located in the cafeteria.
  • 8D will be located in the library.

6:40-7:00 PM- 8th grade teachers available in their classrooms


Explo and SPED teachers/case managers will be available in their classrooms throughout the evening.


PE teachers will be available in the main hallway.


PTSA will also be on hand to sell FMS spirit wear and provide opportunities for membership.

Counselors' Corner - Outside Agency Information

The content of several of the middle school programs offered in the WSD is intended to help students develop personal and social competencies in order to manage stress, make safe and healthy choices, and maintain positive relationships with others. For several years, the WSD has partnered with several community agencies specializing in providing students, families and educators with preventative education. Agency presenters are credentialed and coordinated through the WSD Administrative Office and are under the supervision of our school principals. Presentations are targeted towards specific grade levels, and lessons are delivered either in the classroom or virtually. The following is a list of community agencies and topics that are planned for the 2021-2022 school year.


Compass Health

7th Grade: Cyberbullying (2 lessons)

8th Grade: Healthy Relationships: Teen Dating Violence Prevention (3 lessons)

-Please note that these 8th grade lessons require written parent permission, which will be sent out 30 days before the presentations are scheduled.


The Child Center

The Body Safety Program

7th Grade: Sexual Harassment and Online Enticement Prevention (1 lesson)

-Please note that this 7th grade lesson requires written parent permission, which will be sent to parents 30 days before the presentations are scheduled.


CHADS

EYES - Every Year, Every Student

7th Grade: Peer Pressure (1 lesson)

8th Grade: Self Injury (1 lesson)


If for any reason you object to your child’s participation in any of these educational programs or would like more information, please contact the student’s school counselor. For students whose parents opt out of any topic, the school will offer an alternative activity during the time of the presentation(s).


As the student population continues to grow, we all share responsibility for working together to facilitate our children’s personal and academic growth, and to ensure a culture of mutual respect and a safe school environment. We highly value your role as a partner in your child’s education and welcome your feedback at any time. Thank you.


Mrs. Julie Marion (filling in for Mrs. Deb Kerns), 7th Grade Counselor

Ms. Amy Koeln, 8th Grade Counselor

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.

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

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


Monday, September 13

Two-Hour Late Start - 9:35 AM

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

Officer Patrick Budds

patrickbudds@wsdr4.org