FDR Middle School

January Newsletter - 2022

Important Information

Please review all information in this newsletter as it includes important dates and information!


Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 12, 2022 is an early dismissal. Students will be dismissed at 12:35. There will be no virtual instruction or assignments given.

We encourage students to take this time to make up any missing assignments for all classes as the end of the 2nd marking period is fast approaching!

Second Marking Period Progress Reports

Second Marking period progress reports were posted to our parent portal on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. We recommend that all parents please visit your portal accounts and review both attendance and grades with your children!

We have 6 Core Classes in Middle School and students must pass 5/6 Cores in order to successfully be promoted to the next grade level. Students must pass with a 60% or better.



Social Studies

Music / Physical Education (Must pass 1 out of 2)

Specials (Must pass 3/4)

Please review Icampus and Canvas weekly with your child to make sure that assignments are being completed and any missed work is being made up.

Important Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, January 12 - Student Early Dismissal

Monday, January 17 - Martin Luther King Day - No School - Offices Closed

Monday, January 31 - End of 2nd Marking Period

Wednesday, February 9 - Student Early Dismissal

Monday, February 21 - President's Day - No School - Offices Opened

Attendance Office

Please email our Attendance Secretary, Mrs. Maryann Carey at maryann.carey@bristoltwpsd.org to communicate early dismissals, absences and to send absence and doctor's notes.

National Junior Honor Society

The National Junior Honor Society recycled old t-shirts into dog toys and donated them to the Women's Humane Society Animal Shelter. Great job students!

ELA Class with Mrs. Kinchella and Mrs. Fox

Students in Mrs. Kinchella and Mrs. Fox's class created book reports using Augmented Reality Cubes.

Congratulations Mr. Wood!

Our FDR Family would like to thank Mr. Bruce Wood for his many years of service to the students of Bristol Township School District. Mr. Wood retired as of the holiday break and is hopefully relaxing!

Staff Changes at FDR

With retirements and staff absences come changes that are necessary to continue to support our FDR students!

Mrs. Carroll will now be teaching our Technology Education classes! Congratulations!

Mrs. Allen is taking over for Mrs. Stevens in her absence. Thank you, Mrs. Allen!

Mrs. Snedeker has agreed to come out of retirement to fill in for Mrs. Allen. Thank you Mrs. Snedeker!

Mr. Shepherd has come back to FDR to fill in for Ms. Levan in her absence.

Mrs. Andress (Special Education) and Mr. Schaeffer (Math) recently joined the FDR Team. Welcome to FDR!

6th Grade Social Studies with Mrs. Foster

They studied Ancient Sumer and what characteristics are needed in order to be a civilization. One characteristic is to have a written language. Sumerians had a written language, called Cuneiform. Students enjoyed writing on their clay tablets. Most agreed, the Alphabet is much easier.

Student Council Updates

January Spirit Days

January 12th -80’s Day

January 19th - Rainbow Day

(8th grade red, 7th grade Blue, 6th grade Green, Teachers Black)

January 26th - College Shirt Day

February Spirit Days

February 2nd- Red to support American Heart Association

February 9th- Super Bowl Day

February 16th - Hoodie Day ( Wear a hoodie)

On December 23rd, student council sponsored a Bingo game as a fundraiser for FDR and a way to close out 2021. The students had a great time, won some awesome prizes, and we raised over $800 for the school.

Physical Education with Mrs. Strapple

Mrs. Strapple's gym classes working on basketball skills this past month!

Student of the Month for November

Congratulations to our Student's of the Month for November!
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Dismissal / After School Sports Spectator Policy / 5 PM Buses

We dismiss all students at 2:45. If students aren't part of our after school program through the YMCA or part of one of our athletic teams, they are expected to go home at the end of the day.

We have a no student spectator policy for our after-school sports program unless otherwise communicated. This means that unless a student has a sibling on the team and is with their parents, no students are permitted to A) stay after school to watch a game or B) leave school and come back to watch a game.

Our 5 PM buses are for athletes and after school program students only. Students are not permitted to leave school at 2:45 to go to a friends house and then return to FDR at 5 PM to take the bus home. Any student found returning to school to take the 5 PM bus home will be denied access to the bus.

Saturday Detention

Saturday Detentions will be assigned as discipline consequences for inappropriate behaviors while in school. If your child is assigned a Saturday detention, they must serve their detention on the date that it is assigned. Failure to complete the assigned hours will result in the exclusion from extra-curricular activities.

Saturday detentions are held at Truman High School from 8 am to 12 and are assigned in 2 hour increments. Students must arrive before 8 am or they will not be permitted to enter and will be required to attend at the next scheduled date.

Students must bring school work or a book to read while there and are not permitted to use electronic devices.

If students receive a discipline referral while at Saturday Detention, they will have to make up additional hours.