FRONTIER EAGLE NEWS

August 2022

A Note from the FMS Administrative Team

Dear FMS Families,


It is with much anticipation and excitement that we welcome you to the 2022-2023 academic year! We are looking forward to the start of what will hopefully be a fun, memorable, and successful academic experience for our sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students. With the start of every year and transition, we realize that there are many questions. In the newsletter below, we address a number of important pieces of information, including details about Walkabout Day on Monday, August 15! We hope to see you then.


The FMS staff is looking forward to continuing traditions of excellence as we work collaboratively to ensure each student’s success and sense of belonging at school. We are committed to helping all of our Eagles soar!


Sincerely,

Dr. Laura Rowe-Holler, Principal

Mrs. Amber Houdei, Assistant Principal (Sixth Grade)

Mr. Kevin Kuehl, Assistant Principal (Seventh Grade)

Mr. Adam Bender, Assistant Principal (Eighth Grade)

Student Schedules - Available TOMORROW!

Student schedules will be available at 4pm on Friday, August 5. They will be viewable through the student and parent portals. Please note that we will not be able to accommodate requests for schedule changes, as we have reached capacity for the majority of our classes, particularly our elective courses.


Transportation information, including bus numbers and stops, will be available on Friday, August 12.

"Walkabout" Day - Monday, August 15

We would like to invite all of our Frontier families to Walkabout Day on Monday, August 15 from 9am-12pm and 3-6pm. This serves as an opportunity for students to walk the building and become familiarized with the location of their classrooms. While visiting the campus, families will also have the opportunity to meet with PTSA members and learn about intramurals, clubs, extracurricular activities, and 8th-grade sports that are offered at Frontier. Please bring either a hard copy or a digital copy of your child(ren)’s schedule. (Schedules will be viewable on the Student Portal at 4pm on Friday, August 5.)


Maps of the building will be available in the front foyer, and the administrative team and counselors will be available for any questions you may have or assistance you may need. During the morning session, Travlin’ Toms Coffee will be here for purchase, and Kona Ice will be here during both sessions! (Please note that most classrooms will be locked, as the times during which our doors will be open are outside of teacher work hours.)


If you are unable to attend either of the times on Monday, August 15, the building will also be accessible on Thursday, August 18 from 3-5pm and Friday, August 19 from 12-3pm. Although staff will not be available at those times, students and families will be free to walk throughout the building.


Please also know that we will have signage posted and a multitude of staff members on hand during the first day of school to help your student locate his/her classrooms. Hard copies of schedules will also be available to all students in their first hour class. We are committed to ensuring that all of our students feel comfortable upon entering our doors, no matter their level of familiarity with the physical building.

School Supplies and Chromebooks

Middle school students are allowed to carry book bags to and from their classes. With students carrying book bags, they will be able to carry needed supplies with them, much like students in our WSD high schools.


The supply list is available here.


As a reminder, all middle school students in the WSD will have a Chromebook issued to them. Returning 8th graders should have their Chromebook from last year. Our 6th graders, 7th graders, and any 8th graders new to FMS will receive their Chromebook from their teachers during the first week of school.


*Lockers are no longer issued by WSD middle schools, as most student resources are available on their Chromebooks.*

Enrollment Information for Families

The WSD requires updated proof of residency and enrollment information for both our incoming and current students. You may access the step-by-step process by clicking the button below.

Eighth Grade Cross County

At FMS, we are excited to offer an opportunity for our eighth-grade students to join our cross country team! Our cross country coaches have created a website that contains information regarding practice times and meets. Please note that practice begins on Monday, August 15 from 6:00-7:30 PM. A MSHAA physical must be completed and submitted in order for students to participate in practices and meets.

A Message From the Nurse

IMMUNIZATIONS

  • Per Missouri State Law, the Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccine (Tdap), as well as the Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV4) are required for all incoming eighth graders.
  • You must provide proof of immunizations no later than the first day of school. Students without proper documentation of Tdap and MCV4 vaccinations will not be allowed to start school on August 22.
  • We will be offering an immunization clinic (for the Tdap and the MCV4 vaccines) on Thursday, August 18 from 3-6pm. The clinic will be located at FMS.


ATHLETIC PHYSICALS

  • All fall athletes must have a physical completed and turned in prior to the first day of practice.


MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL

  • Medication drop-off must be done by appointment only. Please contact Nurse Alisha directly. Her information is provided below.
  • Parents are required to bring medication to school in properly labeled prescription bottles.


FMS NURSE CONTACT INFO

Nurse Alisha Mecker
636-625-1026 ext. 33233
Fax: 636-445-5327
alishamecker@wsdr4.org

Join the FMS PTSA!

The FMS PTSA (Parent, Teacher, Student Association) is looking for new members! Sign-up opportunities, along with a calendar of upcoming events and spirit wear sales, will be available on Walkabout Day on Monday, August 15. The PTSA is also looking to fill a variety of officer vacancies. If you are interested in learning more, please contact our PTSA President, Mrs. Jenny Becker by phone/text (314.581.2182) or email (jennybecker1331@gmail.com).


*Please also mark your calendars for monthly PTSA meetings, which will be held in the FMS library on the last Tuesday of each month. More information will be forthcoming regarding specific dates and times.

WSD Back to School Fair - Saturday, August 13

The WSD will host the 12th Annual Back to School Fair for District families on Saturday, August 13, from 8-11am at Liberty High School. The event is intended to get school supplies in the hands of students who need them the most.


The event is free for District families and will feature dozens of vendors, free school supplies, games and fun activities for children. At last year's event, we distributed over $10,000 worth of school supplies to WSD students. In addition, MoCHIP will be on hand to provide free child identification kits.


While the event is free, families are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Operation Food Search, which serves local families in need. For more information about the Fair, visit the WSD website.


Date:

Saturday, August 13

Time:

8-11am

Location:

Liberty High School

2275 Sommers Road

Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367

Directions: Click to view


If you have any questions, contact Kathy DeLaquil, kathleendelaquil@wsdr4.org or 636-327-3800 ext. 20358.
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Updated Meal Prices for 2022-2023

Meal charges will resume on the first day of school, August 22.


Breakfast K-12 ~ $1.95

Elementary Lunch K-5 ~ $3.00

Secondary Lunch 6-12 ~ $3.10

Reduced Price Meals

Breakfast ~ $0.30

Lunch ~ $0.40


Applications for free & reduced price meals are available here or at any school office. In an effort to assist families as we transition back to paid meals, the USDA has increased the income guidelines used to determine eligibility. Click here to see the income guidelines. If you believe your family would qualify for this program, please fill out an application. Applications can be returned by the following methods:


Returned to your child's school

Scan & email - marysanzottera@wsdr4.org

Fax - 636-327-3961

Mail - Child Nutrition Services, 101 Support Service Dr., Wentzville, MO 63385


If you have questions or need assistance filling out the application, please call the Child Nutrition office at 636.327.3858 ext. 21330.

FMS Daily Bell Schedule

FMS's start time is 7:35 AM. Doors officially open to our students at 7:15 AM. Please know that students who are dropped off prior to 7:15 AM will be required to wait in designated spots within the building prior to being released to their classrooms, as staff supervision does not begin until 7:15 AM. The daily bell schedule is as follows:


Daily Bell Schedule

7:35-8:40 Period 1

8:44-9:45 Period 2

9:49-10:50 Period 3

10:54-12:25 Period 4

12:29-1:30 Period 5

1:34-2:35 Period 6

Work for the WSD!

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR WORK? The WSD is hiring a variety of full-time, part-time, and substitute positions to serve our students:

- - Before/After Care

- - Bus Drivers & Bus Aides

- - Child Nutrition

- - Custodians

- - Instructional Assistants

-- and more!

For information and to apply - Join our Team!



Here is the We're Hiring/Work for WSD link

Important Dates and Events

Friday, August 5

Student schedules are available on the Parent/Student Portals @ 4pm


Friday, August 12

Transportation information will be made available


Monday, August 15

Walkabout Day - 9am-12pm and 3-6pm


Thursday, August 18

Open Building Hours - 3-5pm


Friday, August 19

Open Building Hours - 12-3pm


Monday, August 22

First Day of School


Monday, September 5

Labor Day - No School


Thursday, September 8

Open House:

6th Grade: 5:30-6:05pm

7th Grade - 6:10-6:45pm

8th Grade 6:50-7:25pm

FMS Traffic Procedures

Click here for information on FMS pick-up and drop-off procedures.

Frontier Middle School

Principal

Dr. Laura Rowe-Holler

laurarowe@wsdr4.org


Assistant Principals

Amber Houdei (6th Grade)

amberhoudei@wsdr4.org


Kevin Kuehl (7th Grade)

kevinkuehl@wsdr4.org


Adam Bender (8th Grade)

adambender@wsdr4.org


Counselors

Beth Overton (6th Grade)

bethoverton@wsdr4.org


Meghan Boschert (7th Grade)

meghanboschert@wsdr4.org


Jamie Schubert (8th Grade)

jamieschubert@wsdr4.org


Jeff Yin (Educational Support Counselor)

jeffreyyin@wsdr4.org


School Resource Officer

Patrick Budds

patrickbudds@wsdr4.org