June 25th, 2023
Fairmont Mission & Falcon Values
Falcons respect and support each other while advancing and achieving our goals with integrity, effort, and individual determination.
Falcon Values: "Falcons RISE" Respect - Integrity - Support - Effort
From the Principal - Jeff Roberts
Dear Fairmont Falcon families,
I hope this message finds you enjoying a restful and rejuvenating summer break with your families. As the summer draws to a close, I wanted to take a moment to share my excitement about the 2023-2024 school year and provide you with important information and updates.
First and foremost, I want to express my sincere appreciation for your partnership and support throughout the 2022-2023 school year. It was a challenging time for all of us, but your unwavering dedication to your child's education and our school community made a tremendous difference. I understand that some students may have experienced challenges during the past year, whether academically, socially, or emotionally. Our dedicated team of educators and support staff is committed to providing an environment where every student can thrive.
We have implemented additional support systems to address any learning gaps and emotional needs that may have arisen. This includes several new employees and positions.
- Jason Adams will be coming to Fairmont from Adams Elementary where he served as principal. His new position at Fairmont is The Culture and Well Being Specialist. You will find a note from Mr. Adams in this newsletter explaining his position.
- Steve Rosendin is the new security officer that was added last spring. Mr. Rosendin has been in this role at various sites throughout his career with the Boise School District and he will continue to serve in that position here at Fairmont.
-Robin Butler will be the newest addition to our administrative team. She is coming to us from Caldwell where she served as Assistant Director of Special Services for the Caldwell School District.
Several physical changes have also been done to the school this spring and summer including new lighting all around the exterior of the school, new cameras on the exterior and interior of the school, and a new front entrance. I am very excited about the security measures that have been added to make Fairmont a safer place. In total, Fairmont added or replaced 14 staff position for this upcoming school year.
As we prepare for the new year, I encourage you to engage in open communication with your child's teachers and Fairmont's administration. We value your feedback, insights, and concerns, and we are here to work together to ensure a successful and fulfilling educational experience for your child.
I am filled with anticipation and optimism as we welcome our students back to school. The energy, creativity, and resilience they bring to our halls are what make our school community so alive and inspiring. I am confident that by working together, we will create an environment where every student can thrive and reach their full potential.
Thank you for your continued trust and support. I look forward to a fantastic school year ahead.
IMPORTANT CALENDAR REMINDERS
- August 7th - Welcome Back/Registration Days: 7th grade 8:00am-10:00am, 8th grade 10:30am-12:30pm, 9th grade 1:00pm-3:00pm
- Aug. 16th - 1st day of school (Noon Release)
- August 29th - Back to school Night for Parents: 6:30-8:00
- August 30th - Picture day
- September 4th - Labor Day - No School
- September 14th - Fairmont Families Welcome Back BBQ
Welcome to Fairmont Jason Adams - Culture and Wellbeing Specialist
Hello Falcon Families! I am excited to join the Fairmont community this year. I had the privilege to work here as a School Counselor from 2005 to 2012. I am fortunate enough to get to join the counseling department again, this time under a different role. As the Culture and Wellbeing Specialist, part of my role is to assist the administration in strengthening our school culture. In addition, I will be supporting our staff and students in regulating stress levels and building resilience in our school community.
I am thrilled to be at Fairmont again, working with this amazing staff and this awesome community!
-Culture and Wellbeing Specialist
Meet Your Assistant Principal Team
Robin Butler comes to Fairmont from Caldwell School District where she worked as an administrator for three years. Prior to that, she taught special education in the Boise School District.
Ryan McGill was a member of the Fairmont Administration team last year and is grateful to be returning. Prior to being an administrator, he taught Social Studies at Capital High School and Fairmont Junior High.
Message from Assistant Principals:
"We are both passionate and excited about supporting students and staff this school year. We will focus on ensuring that students have a clear understanding of expectations and procedures. In addition, we are excited to meet your student and ensure they feel supported in all that they do throughout the school year.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns at any time. "
Here is information for sports at Fairmont next year.
Any current physicals on file from last year for students in 8th grade for the 2023-24 school year will be loaded for you for this year after you register.
Incoming 7th and 9th graders will have to submit an updated physical (Completed May-August of 2023) on file prior to the first day of practice. Please make sure your Aktivate account is up to date prior to the start of the season. Please Contact the athletic director (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Freshman Sports at Capital:
All 9th grade athletes interested in playing sports at Capital will need to have an updated physical prior to the first day of practice and will need to complete all Capital paperwork online. The first day of practice is August 7th at Capital. Please check out Capital athletics for tryout times and summer information.
7th Grade Tennis starts August 17 Schedule
7th & 8th Softball starts August 23 Schedule
7th-8th Football (Light-115 and under) and Heavy (116 and up) starts Aug 7, 2023: 3:00 pm Schedule
8th/9th Volleyball starts August 7 Schedule
Cross-country start Aug 10. Schedule
Freshman Football: Aug 7, 2023 - Contact Capital High School
What Sports are available to incoming 7th graders?
7th Grade Sports in Fall: Football, Cross Country, Softball (Girls), Tennis
7th Grade Sports in Winter: Basketball (Girls-Oct-Dec, Boys-Jan-Mar) & Wrestling
7th Grade Sports in Spring: Volleyball (Girls), Track, & Golf
What are the start dates for sports? These are subject to change but here is the most up to date Schedule
What forms do I need to compete in Sports at Fairmont?
Physical Form All Incoming 7th graders are required to have a completed physical (Sometime after May 1) with a doctor and the form must be submitted to the school for sports and PE. Physicals will be good for 7th and 8th grade sports. 9th graders will require a new physical.
Aktivate: The profile must be completed / updated each year. These will be filled out online.
What do I need to compete in sports at Fairmont? You need to have a physical, An Aktivate profile completed, and practice gear (Shorts, t-shirts, shoes). Equipment and Uniforms will be provided by Fairmont Athletics.
Do I need to have experience playing sports? No, At Fairmont, we have a no cut policy and all athletes will be placed on a team and get an opportunity to play. We encourage all 7th graders to give sports a try. You will meet new friends and classmates and get an opportunity to cheer on our teams.
What are the practice days for sports? At Fairmont, we only practice on school days (Some fall sports start before school starts to accommodate schedules). No weekend practices or games and no practices or games on days when school is not in session.
What times do games begin and end? Games will begin between 3:30 and 4:30 and end by about 6 pm each game night. Game schedules will be posted on the Fairmont website and the District website once they are finalized (Usually Late May).
Do you offer transportation? We offer transportation to and from all away games. Games generally end by 6pm and players will need transportation home from Fairmont at that time. Practices usually take place after school and end around 4:30 or 5:00pm and students will need transportation home from practice.
We welcome you to FAIRMONT and hope you will participate in Sports.
If you have additional questions, please contact Terance King, Athletic Director @ (Terance.King@boiseschools.org). GO FALCONS!
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For your child’s safety, students should not arrive on school grounds prior to 7:30 AM. School personnel are not available for supervision prior to 7:30 am.
At 7:30, students may report to the cafeteria, go to the library, or go to a classroom (with a teacher pass). At 7:40 the main building is open to all students.
7:30 - Cafeteria and Library are open
7:40 – The main building is open, and students may enter the building
7:45 – 5-minute warning bell
7:49 – 1 minute warning bell.
7:50 – Tardy bell – Classes begin.
Food Service Information for the 2023-24 School Year
If you plan on having your student purchase lunch from the school cafeteria, this a reminder that lunches must be paid for unless you qualify for free and reduced priced meals.
If you think your household would qualify for free or reduced priced meals, you are encouraged to complete an online meal application. Online applications are available. Please visit the District Food & Nutrition Services website for more information.
On August 7th Welcome Back Days, Fairmont Social Worker Gia Trotter will be available to help with signup for food and nutrition services.