Falcon Family Weekly Newsletter

MAY 18-21


Progress Reports where posted this past Friday. Please Family Access for current grades. If you have concerns please contact the teacher. We have two, four day weeks in a row. We have Friday-Monday off for Memorial Weekend. So, classes that are normally taught on those two days will not be taught. We are not going to teach those another day during the week to make it easier on everyone.

ATTENDANCE CALLS: We are calling parents/guardians of all students who were not engaged in 3 or more classes for the week. We have several different staff members making the phone class. We are simply checking in to make sure everything is ok and to see if you or your child needs any additional support. We have been finding in some cases that students are telling their parents they are working since they are always on their iPad, but work really hasn't been completed and turned in.

GRADING REMINDER: Just a reminder that we are using the following grading scale this trimester:

A: 90-100

B: 89.99-80

C: 79.99-60

I: Less than 60%



We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. This week we have a few resources we wanted to share that we hope will make this time a little less difficult!

One thing that has been increasingly hard to do is keeping teenagers busy and active during a time where they're at home all day. Here's a fantastic article with ideas for your bored teen! https://www.seattletimes.com/life/activities-to-keep-teens-engaged-while-schools-are-shut-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/


The Bethel Community Services received funding from The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation to help with the impact of COVID-19 in our area. They elected to have individuals submit applications requesting financial assistance. Once they receive the application, it will be reviewed and funding will be awarded pending board approval. Below is the link to the application.



We also have a comprehensive list of resources (food banks, financial support, etc.) on our FMS Counselor website at: https://www.bethelsd.org/Page/5546

Mrs. Stallman
11:30-12:00, Every Monday
Meeting ID: 938 1011 7921
Password: 677956

Mr. Rogen
1:00pm - 1:30pm, Every Wednesday

Meeting ID: 994 836 1077
Password: Rogen

Mrs. Zarling
10:00 - 10:30am, Every Thursday

Meeting ID: 277 388 5157
Password: Zarling


Beginning this week, Mrs. Zarling, Mr. Rogen, and Mrs. Stallman will be hosting zoom Second Step lessons to continue to support our students social/emotional well being.

The schedule is as follows:

6th grade: Monday, 11:00 - 11:30 am

7th grade: Tuesday, 12:00 - 12:30 pm

8th grade: Wednesday, 11:00 - 11:30 am

The links to join the zoom meetings are in the grade level Learning Expectations powerpoint.

Grade 6, Lesson 25: FAMILY LESSON SUMMARY: In this week’s lesson, your child will explore the difficult topic of bullying. While protecting students from bullying is the job of the adults at school, students themselves have a great deal of power to stop bullying by supporting people who are being bullied. In this lesson, your child will think of small, simple things he or she can do to help stop bullying.

FAMILY LESSON QUESTION: Ask your child how he or she can help put a stop to bullying, and talk about what can make it difficult.

Grade 7, Lesson 25: FAMILY LESSON SUMMARY: This week’s lesson is about gender harassment, which is when boys or girls are bothered, teased, or bullied because they act differently from most boys or girls, or because they may be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Gender harassment is a serious issue and can cause serious harm to students.

FAMILY LESSON QUESTION: Ask your child what he or she thinks school would be like if there were no harassment.

Grade 8, Lesson 25: FAMILY LESSON SUMMARY: Sexual harassment is common in middle school and can cause emotional harm to students. In this week’s lesson, your child will learn to recognize sexual harassment and identify ways to help stop it.

FAMILY LESSON QUESTION: Ask your child what he or she thinks school would be like if there were no harassment.



Need faster internet? FMS is home to two parking lot hot spots. Feel free to park in the parking lot when the gates are open OR stop by any of the schools that are listed.


If you are experiencing any technology issues, please try the trouble shooting tips below. If you are still experiencing an issue, please complete the FMS Tech Support Form and a staff member will reach out to you to assist.


We know accidents happen and if your iPad breaks over the extended school closure, please call 253-800-6767 to set up an appointment to get your iPad repaired or a new iPad checked out.

News From Around the District

Behind the Scenes: Go behind the scenes and meet some of the amazing Child Nutrition staff that are serving up 9,000 meals every day for our families! https://youtu.be/DZZPO-6ef0k

2020 Census: More than half of the households in our nation have already responded to the #2020Census – that’s nearly 80 million responses! It only takes ten minutes. Visit 2020census.gov to get started!