Mr. Clark's Summer Message for the week of 07/16/2023
Good Evening Bengal Family, this is Mr. Clark, Principal at Fuquay-Varina Middle School, with your weekly Bengal Message.
I would like to welcome to FVMS the families of our incoming 6th grade students and any family new to Fuquay-Varina. We are looking forward to educating your kid(s) over the next several years and creating memorable moments with them. We take great pride in ensuring all of our students are Celebrated, Challenged, and Connected as well as being prepared and equipped to be successful in high school and life after school. We are looking forward to making 2023-2024 a great school year!
Mark your Calendars
Below you will find dates and times for our upcoming events that take place at the beginning of the school year. More information may be found below for 6th grade summer camp and Walk your Schedule.
- August 24th - Walk your Schedule/Open House: 12:30 pm - 7:30 pm
- August 28th - First day of School
- September 20th - School Wide Fundraiser Kick-off
- September 25th - Parent/Teacher Conference Day
- September 29th - Deadline to submit documentation for Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine (7th Grade students only)
6th Grade Summer Camp
Rising 6th grade Summer Camp and Parent Q&A session will be offered on August 24th from 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm. Details about the event may be found at this LINK.
Walk your Schedule
Due to the great attendance our Walk your Schedule event generates each year, we are combining our Open House and Walk your Schedule events. Therefore, our Walk your Schedule event will function more like our Open House, where students and parents will follow their child's schedule and listen to brief presentations from their teachers. We encourage you to arrive early and enjoy some of our food trucks, take pictures at our selfie spaces, and tour the campus. Our Walk your Schedule event will start promptly at 5:30 pm for our 7th and 8th grade students. 6th grade students and parents that were unable to attend the summer camp may visit with their teachers during this time as well. More information about “Walk your Schedule & Open House” can be found by visiting this LINK.
7th Grade Immunizations
All 7th grade students must provide documentation that they have received the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine. We must receive this documentation by September 29th. Failure to do so will result in your child being excluded from school. You may bring your child’s updated immunization records to the school between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, email them to Ms. Donna Lanham at email@example.com or fax them to 919-670-4397.
Only Medical and Religious exemptions are accepted in NC. For more information about exclusions, please visit http://www.immunize.nc.gov/schools/ncexemptions.htm
Bus Rider Registration
If you would like to register your child for bus transportation next school year, you may do so at this LINK. If you have any questions about transportation, you may email Dr. Vega at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7th and 8th grade students wishing to participate on a athletic team in the fall must set up/update their account in Dragonfly. You will upload your child's physical form, acknowledge parent/student contracts, etc. on this site. Please follow this LINK for instructions on how to set up your account. Please email Coach Umphrey at email@example.com if you have any questions.
We have disabled the parental view of PowerSchool until we finish balancing schedules. We will enable it in August once the majority of the schedules have been completed. If your child is able to view their schedule in PowerSchool, please know that it is subject to change as we work to balance classes and ensure every student is scheduled for 6 classes. I will send out information about how to register for PowerSchool if you do not have an account at a later date.
School Supply List
Here is a general supply list for the 2023-2024 school year. A more detailed list for each grade level will be provided at "Walk-Your-Schedule" on Thursday, August 24, 2023 (and online sometime that same week). However, teacher-created lists are not expected to be much more extensive than the general list.
Principal Summer Messages
I will send out another summer message on August 6th and August 20th. Once the school year begins, you will receive weekly messages from me on Sundays at 5:30 pm.
Not Attending FVMS for the 2023-2024 School Year
If you have received this message and your child will not be attending FVMS this school year, please email Ms. Lanham at firstname.lastname@example.org stating this.
WCPSS News & Updates
View your student’s Individual Student Report for EOG and EOC results
Test results are now available in PowerSchool for all students who took EOG or EOC tests, including students on year-round tracks 2, 3, and 4. To view your child’s Individual Student Report (ISR), log in to PowerSchool and click on State Test Reports in the left side of the menu. (The ISRs will only be viewable in the web-based version of PowerSchool. They are currently not viewable in the PowerSchool mobile app.).
2023-2024 School Calendar
You may view the 2023-2024 school calendar at this LINK.
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