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Principal's Message

11/8/21


Hello Frontier Warrior Families:

 

Welcome to the beginning of our second quarter. We have many important dates and breaks during this quarter of the school year. If there are days your student is absent for any reason, students have access to their teachers via email and the Google Classroom for each of their classes. Please encourage your student to access their coursework/assignments via their Chromebook when not in attendance within the building. 

 

In this letter you will find information to support you during the second quarter of this school year. 

 

Important items and dates to remember for second quarter

Each Monday this year will be a “Late Start Day” beginning at 9 a.m. Buses will run one hour later on Mondays for pickup.

Frontier Middle School Fall Conferences: Arena Style Conferences in the Classrooms on November 16-19. Information with specific information is being sent home the week of Nov 8th with student grade reports, via email, posted on the website and a reminder call will be sent the week of conferences.  

Dates to remember: 

  • Second Quarter begins November 8
  • Book Fair is November 8- 15 (see website for details)
  • No School - Veterans’ Day - November 11
  • Early Dismissal - Fall Conferences - November 16-19
  • Early Dismissal - November 24
  • No School - Thanksgiving Break - November 25-26
  • No School - Winter Break - December 20-31
  • No School - MLK Day - January 17
  • End of Semester - January 28

 

Student Drop-off Location

Parent Drop-off/Pick-up location is on Dogwood. Please pull up to the second and third gate entrances to drop off students in the morning, see cones for drop off area. Students will be able to access the cafeteria and blacktop area before school starts; breakfast and lunch are free for students this year. The first bell is at 7:55am and the classrooms will be accessible at that time. If you arrive after 8am, students will need to enter the building through the front door and check in with the attendance office. 

 

Masks & Safety

Every day on campus, upon entering the building, please use the hand sanitizer and wear your mask so that it covers your nose and mouth. While outside, face covering may be taken off when maintaining 6ft distance from other people. Please keep your student home if your student is not feeling well and may have covid like symptoms and call the attendance office at 766-2662 to inform us your student is staying home. 

 

Electronic/Cell phone Policy & Screen Free Lunch Time: Disconnect to Connect

Our campus is cell phone free from 8am-3pm. If a student has a cellphone on them during the school day, the phone must be silenced and in their backpack. Please review the cell phone policy in the student handbook . In addition to our cell phone free school zone during the school day, our lunch time will be screen free. The lunch time period, in addition to eating lunch, is time to disconnect from the screen and connect with their peers or have down time (a mental break from electronics). 

 

Attendance Matters

Attendance Matters and we need your help. Absences may be excused up to 48 hours upon returning to school. Excusing absences and/or prearrange absences may be done in one of the following ways: 

  • Call the Attendance office @ 509-766-2662 x-2200
  • Send a note to the Attendance Office
  • Email the Attendance Office secretary, Ms. Chelsea Roth, at croth@mlsd161.org
  • Access coursework via Chromebook - Google Classroom

 

Skyward - student release procedure during school day

Any time that you need to pick up a student during the school day, please be prepared to show your ID. Students will not be allowed to leave campus with anyone who is not on their family or emergency contact information in Skyward. If an emergency contact person comes to pick up a student before the parent/guardian has contacted the school, the school will contact the parent/guardian before releasing the student to an emergency contact. Review your Skyward Family Access personal information; this information must be updated and accurate during the entire school year.  If you need your username and password, contact the FMS main office at 766-2662.

 

FMS Spirit and PE Gear

FMS Spirit and PE items can be purchased at the front desk through Ms. Joan Hicks. 

Physical Education: You will need a PE uniform this year. Lockers in the PE locker rooms will be used.

 

Sports

All participants must have a current Sports Physical on file in the front office and Family ID filled out online. Students must also meet academic eligibility requirements in order to participate. 

If you have questions contact Ms. Hicks in the front office at 766-2662 or Mr. Lybbert at blybbert@mlsd161.org

 

Technology Links

Parents and Guardians, we highly recommend downloading and having access to the GoGuardian Parent App. This access allows you to receive notifications and monitor your student’s internet access via their school computer during and outside of school hours. 

 

Reporting Incidents - See Something, Say Something, Do Something

A few options for students to report an incident at Frontier MS. 

 

Counselors

Find your counselor by the first initial of your last name

  • Mr. Stephen Himple: A-L
  • Mrs. Kyleigh Bakes: M-Z

 

In Closing...

Our goal is to support ALL of our students in obtaining the education, tools, and strategies necessary to successfully navigate their upcoming school years and future opportunities. 

 

If you have additional questions, comments, or concerns during the school year, please contact our main office at 766-2662 to be directed to the staff member that may best assist you. 

 

Make it a GREAT day, and Go Warriors! 

 

Kind Regards,

 

Guinevere Joyce Sara Richards

Principal Assistant Principal