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Calendar

Upcoming Events:

11/21-11/25 Thanksgiving Holiday

11/29 Orchestra Winter Social

11/30 Boys Basketball @FSMS, 5:15 pm

12/1 7th Grade Pep Rally

12/1 Girls Basketball Game @FSMS

12/1 Falcon Band Concert @ CHS, 7:00 pm

12/3 Junior Thespian Festival @ THS

The New Drive is Open!

Falcon Family-

Our new drive is finally finished! We will begin using the new drive on Monday, November 28th when we return from the Thanksgiving break. The purpose of the drive was to pull traffic off of Elkins Rd. The new drive should alleviate traffic on Elkins.


Last week I sent out a diagram that included the new traffic patterns. We would also like to share a video with you to better explain each route. I must warn you, the video is quite lengthy (approximately 15 minutes) but we feel it is vital that parents view it prior to the opening of the new drive to prepare for the transition. It contains key information to help keep students safe. I have also listed time markers of key points in the video in case you need to go back and view certain parts that pertain to your child without having to rewatch the entire video.

Student safety is primary! Please discuss the video with your child so they are aware of the new drop off and pickup procedures. Students will also view a presentation with their teachers tomorrow during Advisory. It is important that parents adhere to the new traffic patterns and not try to "cut corners" and use a different path. Please be a courteous and conscientious driver; we are all in a hurry and we all have places to go but it is important that we keep our students safe. The assigned routes were designed to keep students safe. Remember cell phone usage is prohibited in school zones and drop off and pick up zones. If you have any questions or have trouble viewing the video, please feel free to reach out.

Use the link below to access the video: New Drive Video


Key Time Markers

3:18- Morning Drop Off

5:58- Afternoon Pick Up

7:45- AM Bike Riders and Walkers

10:39- PM Walkers

11:36- Bike Riders/Walkers traveling from University

12:09- PM Bike Riders/Walkers

12:38- Summary


Thank you for your patience during construction and thank you for your patience as we transition to the new traffic patterns.


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

Jennifer Williams, PhD

Principal

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Shared Dreams Holiday Cheer Program

Our fantastic school has adopted 8 families as part of the Shared Dreams Holiday Cheer program. They are providing Christmas gifts to 8 selected families.

We need your help to move these gifts from FSMS to the Shared Dreams facility (1555 Independence Blvd., Missouri City 77489) on Friday, Dec 9th.

Please sign up here to help with this:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080545A4A82AA57-shared

Thank you for your support Falcon Families!

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Middle School Final Exam Schedule

During finals week, a friendly reminder that students will not have backpacks at school during the early release days on 12/15 and 12/16. Thank you!
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Be "in the know" for all Falcon events and activities! Follow us on Twitter at @FSMSFalcons or on Instagram at _FSMS_Falcons

Do you need to order your FSMS Spirit Wear?

If you would still like to order, it is not to late! Click here to view items and place a new order.


Thank you for your continued support and GO FALCONS!!


If you have any questions/concerns, email us at Spiritwearfsms@gmail.com

What's For Lunch?

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Athletics

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Falcon Athletic Event Ticket Information

Click here to purchase your tickets online. No cash sales at the door.

FSMS Counselor Corner

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We should take time to reflect on mental health, safety, and emotional well-being. Suicide Prevention Month is a time for us make an effort to reduce stigma and fear as well as discuss ways to gain support for yourself, a friend, or a family member.


A few signs that indicate you or someone you know may need help include feelings of sadness, hopeless, loneliness, and/ being worried or thinking about death or dying. Sometimes we may not be able to express how we feel yet our bodies will tell us by feeling tired, stomach pains, headaches, and loss of appetite. You can reach out to:

· A Parent

· Your School Counselor

· A Trusted Adult, such as a school staff member

· A Reliable Friend


· Talk Line: 281-240-TALK (8255) or text SPEAK to 741741

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Counselor Contact Information

Marla Angibeau, 6th Grade/Lead Counselor - Marla.Angibeau@fortbendisd.com

Kristin Kendrick, 7th Grade Counselor - Kristin.Kendrick@fortbendisd.com

Stefanie Armatta, 8th Grade Counselor - Stefanie.Armatta@fortbendisd.com

Nurse Notes from the FSMS Clinic

A Reminder from the FSMS Clinic

Parents- It is the time of year when we see more and more students getting ill. Please help us contain the germs by reminding your student about handwashing practices and covering their sneezes and coughs.


A gentle reminder that if you child has fever, they need to be fever free without medication for a full 24 hours before returning to school. Students can follow along with their work via Schoology, and they have one day for every day that they’re absent to make up their work. Let’s keep everyone healthy so that they can perform their best!


Thank you!

Bringing Medication to School

Reminder…Students are not allowed to carry medications at school with the exceptions of emergency medications (inhalers, Epipens and Insulin). All medication must be delivered to clinic by the parent or guardian, in the original container, with paperwork stating the full name of the student, the physician’s name, the name of the medication, the amount of medication to be given, when the medication is to be given, the length of time the medication is to be given, the reason the medication is to be given and your signature and date. Please reach out to Nurse Setera at 281-634-6505 or at jennifer.setera@fortbendisd.com with any additional questions or concerns.

Do you need to pick up your student early from school or change the way they are getting home?

Please be sure that all requests to pick up early or change the way they get home are submitted to the office before 3:30 pm. This allows enough time to communicate with teachers and your student about the change. No transportation changes will be made after this time. Please meet your child at their regular transportation drop off location.

Lunch and Forgotten Items Policy

At FSMS, protecting all students instructional time is our top priority. We use the grade level carts, located in the foyer of the front office, for parents to place forgotten items or for lunches that are dropped off. Everything must be on the cart before 11:15 am, since the carts are brought into the building for students to safely retrieve those items before heading to lunch. Items that are brought after that time will not be accepted.


Additionally, students that are assigned to lunch detention or in-school suspension will not have lunches or items delivered to them on that day.

The Newest Edition of the Gifted and Talented Newsletter is Now Available!

Click here to access the newsletter!

Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC)

The 2022-2023 SEPAC representative for Fort Settlement Middle School is Maitri Shah. Ms. Shah has agreed to serve as the liaison between Fort Settlement Middle School parents/families of children with special needs and district special education representatives. She will provide input to and receive information directly from the Special Education Department. To contact Ms. Shah directly, please use the following phone/email contact: Phone: 832-433-6448 Email: maitri.s@outlook.com

Want To Send A Birthday "Shout-Out" To Your Falcon?

Click here to request your marquee birthday shout-out!
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FSMS Morning and Afternoon Tutorial Schedule

Parents- If you happen to forget to send lunch with your child or they forget to bring their lunch, they can ALWAYS get a lunch from the FSMS Cafeteria. You can just make a payment online or send the money the next day. We want to make sure that every child gets to eat each day. Please remind your child to let any adult know if they need assistance.
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FSMS Clubs and Organizations

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2022-2023 School Instructional Calendar

Click here for the 2022-2023 Instructional Calendar.

FSMS Bell Schedule

Click here for the 2022-2023 Campus Bell Schedule.


We run the Falcon Time (Advisory Schedule on Tuesday and Wednesday)