The Fugett Flash
September 12, 2022
From the Desk of Principal Fears
We had a terrific turn-out for 6th grade Open House last week, and we look forward to seeing our 7th and 8th grade families this Thursday from 6:30 - 8 pm!
Please read below for important information about the upcoming weeks at Fugett Middle School.
Have an awesome day!
Dr. Dionne Fears
Principal, Fugett Middle School
District Attendance Policy
Below is a quick guide to the West Chester Area School District Attendance Policy.
1. When a student is absent, the student/family has 3 days upon return from absence to submit a Parent Note (PN) or Doctor Note (DN) to our attendance secretary.
2. Notes can be emailed to our attendance secretary, Jen Shannon, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. A phone call is not a sufficient note. Notes must be handwritten or submitted via email.
4. The student/family is allotted 10 Parent Notes (PN) and 5 Family Vacation (FV) days for the school year. Every absence after that will require a Doctor’s Note (DN) or the absence will remain unlawful.
5. If a student is absent for 5 consecutive days, a Doctor’s Note (DN) is required by the 6th day of absence, even if parent notes have not been exhausted.
6. At the 4th unlawful absence, a Student Attendance Improvement Plan (SAIP) meeting will be held by our caseworker.
Please use this link to read the WCASD Attendance Policy:
For any further questions regarding the attendance policy, please reach out to our caseworker, Erin Crystle, at email@example.com or at (484) 266-2920.
Fugett Listening Session with Dr. Sokolowski (Superintendent)
Superintendent, Dr. Sokolowski is hosting a Listening Session for Fugett Middle School parents on Wednesday, September 28th from 6:15 - 7:15 pm.
Listening Sessions are a time for parents to come and talk with Dr. Sokolowski and Dr. Fears about the district and our school. It will be an informal time of listening for parents while seated outside on the grassy area near the Fugett Auditorium. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket!
Please use the link below to RSVP to this event:
Fugett Chorale Auditions
Auditions for the Fugett Chorale will be held after-school on M-T-W-TH September 12-13-14-15 from 2:15pm-4pm in Room 229.
Interested students should sign up outside Room 229 for a 5-minute audition time ASAP. Prepare to sing “My Country, Tis of Thee (1st verse).”
The Fugett Chorale is an auditioned singing group that rehearses on Tuesdays after school from 2:30-3:30 pm, performs 5 concerts a year as well as several community performances, culminating in a competition trip to Hershey Park in May, 2023. The group is open to ALL Fugett students, regardless of their scheduled music class.
If you have any questions, please email Mr. Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org) or see him in room 229.
This week in Fugett Sports!
Wednesday, September 14th
3:15 PM BOYS MIDDLE SCHOOL - VARSITY FOOTBALL Away @ Fred S. Engle MS
Monday, September 19th
3:30 PM MIXED MIDDLE SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY Home vs. Stetson MS
Tuesday, September 20th
3:15 PM GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL - VARSITY SOCCER Home vs. Villa Maria Academy Lower School
3:15 PM GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL - VARSITY VOLLEYBALL Away @ Fred S. Engle MS
Wednesday, September 21st
3:15 PM BOYS MIDDLE SCHOOL - VARSITY FOOTBALL Home vs. Great Valley MS
3:15 PM GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL - VARSITY FIELD HOCKEY Away @ Peirce MS
3:15 PM GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL - VARSITY VOLLEYBALL Home vs. Downingtown MS
Thursday, September 22nd
3:15 PM GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL - VARSITY VOLLEYBALL Home vs. Chichester MS
GAME BUS UPDATE
With a continued shortage of bus drivers, Krapf is struggling to find drivers for sports & school runs. Drivers are doing double duty, which means many sports trips will have very early dismissals. On some longer routes, Krapf will be asking for noon departures which will require 11:40am dismissals from class. This impacts 7th grade lunches. We will work to coordinate with Aramark to have boxed lunches available if needed and some students will have to eat on the bus as they travel to away games.
Please use this link and see instructions if you prefer to drive your child to an away game rather than use the bus:
We understand that none of this is ideal and it is doubtful that much will change in the near future. We appreciate your understanding, flexibility and patience as we work to do our best for our student-athletes.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ATTENDANCE
Please see the link below regarding high school football game attendance for middle school students:
NEW REMIND INSTRUCTIONS
Please see the flyer below about the new Remind group. If parents have already signed-up, they do not need to enroll in this one; however, any new enrollees should use this link as the other 2 Remind groups are full!
Interested students are encouraged to attend. Parents are welcome. Please check out the National Science Olympiad website to learn more about it:
Please note that this is a highly competitive academic team! The middle school STEM events are at a high school level! It is for students who are self-motivated to learn more about STEM and want to be highly challenged. You may contact Mrs. Trombley, Team Coach, with any questions: email@example.com
Hello from the Fugett PTO!
Greetings from the Fugett PTO!
FRIGHT NIGHT: A big THANK YOU to Maureen Chisholm for stepping up and chairing Fright Night in October! Be on the lookout for more info coming soon.
To join our online directory please visit link below. There is no fee to access it and once you enter your information, you will be able to view the online directory.
We do not require PTO membership fees, but we do collect donations. Your support allows us to provide funding for grade level activities, assemblies, National History Day, Drama Club, Field Days, 8th Grade Picnic, Fright Night, and much more. We will have other instances when we request donated goods/gift cards throughout the year, but this is the only time we will ask you for a monetary donation. We suggest a minimum family donation of $20 but appreciate you being as generous as you can!
Donations can be made through the following:
LUNCH: Thank you to all of the parents that have signed up for the school store staffing. We only have three more slots available for the rest of the year!
VOLUNTEER FORM: If neither of these opportunities are right for you, but you would love to volunteer in the future, please take a moment and fill out our volunteer form here.
Questions? Concerns? Comments? Contact us at FugettPTO@gmail.com
Fugett PTO is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. All donations to the PTO are fully tax-deductible.
West Chester Nation Basketball
West Chester East Ice Hockey Club
The West Chester East Ice Hockey club is in the process of registering players for the upcoming 2022-2023 season. Currently we are slated to have an Elementary, Middle School (2), Boys JV, Boys and Girl’s Varsity teams. If your child is interested, please use the link below for more information:
Mental Health Crisis Documentary - "Hiding in Plain Sight"
“Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness” is a Ken Burns documentary that explores America’s mental health crisis through the eyes of more than twenty young people and the
providers, advocates, family, and friends who support them.
This event, presented by the Chester County Suicide Prevention Task Force, and co-sponsored
by the Chester County Intermediate Unit, will include a 30 minute “screener” and a moderated
panel discussion including those with lived experience, behavioral health professionals, and the perspective of our youth.
The Chester County Intermediate Unit will provide a light dinner before the event.
Social Work CEUs available through our partner, West Chester University.
If you would like to register for the event, please use the flyer below:
Easy Ways to Support the PTO
Use any existing Amazon account (even Prime!) but start your shopping through Amazon Smile.
Simply sign in, choose “Fugett Middle School PTO” as the organization to support. (You will only have to do this the first time.) We receive 0.5% of all eligible purchases. Make sure to sign in with smile.amazon.com each time!