Mr. Clark's Bengal Message for the week of 08/20/2023
Good Evening Bengal Family, this is Mr. Clark, Principal at Fuquay-Varina Middle School, with your weekly Bengal Message.
6th Grade Summer Camp
Rising 6th grade Summer Camp and Parent Q&A session will be offered on Thursday, 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 Core teachers (not elective teachers) during this time as well. More information about “Walk your Schedule & Open House” can be found by visiting this LINK.
Atención Familias Hispanohablantes: Haga clic aqui para más información sobre la Jornada de Puertas Abiertas.
Student Chromebook Updates
Over the summer, several Chromebook OS updates were released. To ensure your student is ready for the start of school, power the Chromebook on before the first day of classes.
If an update is needed, the screen will show Immediate Update Required. In the bottom-right portion of the screen, click Update Now. The updates will install and the device will restart. If multiple updates are required, repeat this process until the login screen appears. Once the login screen appears, all updates have been installed and the device is ready for use.
Important: If you do not have internet access at your location, bring the student device to “meet the teacher” and turn it on at school.
6th Grade students will receive their new Chromebooks during the first week of school.
Afternoon Dismissal Procedures
We are still working through our afternoon dismissal procedure and our ability to use the park as an extra carpool lane. Once we receive word from the town about using the park, I will send out our dismissal procedure.
In the meantime, if your child will be a walker after school, please complete this
Medical Drop Off
Parents may drop off medication starting this week on Tuesday, August 22nd. Drop off dates and times are listed below and can be done between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.
Tuesday August 22st
Wednesday August 23rd
Friday August 25th
If you are unable to drop off medication during these times, you may do so during our normal school hours when students return to school on August 28th. Parents must bring the doctor completed 1702 along with the medication. You may click on this LINK to access the form.
Volunteers no longer need to register to be a volunteer at a WCPSS school. You may now register at this LINK to become a volunteer at our school. If you plan to serve as a volunteer during the school year, please complete the registration form.
Bengal Pride Wednesday
Wednesday's will be dedicated to Bengal Pride time this coming school year in which our students will be given 30 minutes after 1st period to participate in a club, their houses, and get extra help with school work. The first and third Wednesdays are dedicated to House activities. These will include building rapport with their peers and enhancing the climate and culture of the school. The second Wednesday of the month is dedicated to clubs. Students will have over 30 clubs to choose from, some for the year and others for the semester. The last Wednesday of the month is dedicated to Career Conversations where students will have the opportunity to meet area businessmen and women and learn about the various career opportunities in the area.
Mark your Calendars
Below you will find dates and times to 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)
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 shot records to the school between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, email them to Ms. Donna Lanham at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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, and etc. on this site. Please follow this LINK for instructions on how to set up your account. Please email Coach Umphrey at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
We have disabled the parental view for PowerSchool until we finish balancing schedules. We will enable it in August once the majority of 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.
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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