Welcome to one of North Carolina’s finest schools, Flat Rock Middle School. We have a tradition of excellence in academic success and citizenship. Students experience success at FRMS when they are committed to school, have good attendance, and prepare for class by completing assignments and studying for tests. Students are expected to use their agenda books on a daily basis to record their assignments. Parents should check agenda books daily to make sure assignments are recorded and completed to the best of the student’s ability.
Flat Rock Middle School Mission Statement
The mission of Flat Rock Middle School is to provide a caring environment where academic achievement and social growth lead to responsible citizenship in an emerging global society.
Flat Rock Middle School Core Values
The staff embraces the HCPS Core Values as our own and would add the following:
We honor our differences and recognize our similarities by practicing acceptance and respect for all.
We provide a nurturing environment for staff and students to pursue their learning potential.
We believe a safe environment is a collaborative effort among students, staff, parents, and the community.
School hours are from 7:50 a.m. until 3:05 p.m. Students are not to be on school grounds before 7:30 a.m. or after 3:30 p.m without proper adult supervision. There is no supervision of students who are not involved in specific staff supervised activities by school personnel before 7:15 a.m. or after 3:30 p.m. For safety reasons, please make sure your student is not at school before 7:15 a.m. or after 3:30 p.m. unless participating in a school sponsored (adult supervised) activity.
ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL OF STUDENTS BY CAR:
Students may be dropped off in front of the school between 7:15 a.m. and 7:55 a.m. Students should not arrive by car before 7:15 a.m. Students are to be picked up in front of the school between 3:05 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Parents and citizens are encouraged to visit Flat Rock. Parents and citizens who visit for valid educational purposes are welcome. Students are not to have out-of-school friends, relatives, or visitors with them at school. All visitors must secure the principal’s permission to visit during school hours. All visitors are to check by the office upon entering the building.
Parents are urged to contact the school whenever the need arises. Teachers may be contacted by note or telephone (828-697-4775) or through email. If you call during the school day, the office will leave the teacher a note to return your call. If you wish to have a conference with your child’s teacher(s), please call ahead to make an appointment (828-697-4775). Parent-teacher conferences should be arranged at least 24 hours in advance.
MIDTERM REPORTS AND REPORT CARDS:
Report cards are sent to parents at the end of each nine-week period. Midterm reports are distributed to inform parents of a student’s progress at the halfway point of each grading period. Students are expected to take all reports home the day they are issued and return them to either their homeroom teacher or the specialty subject teacher the following day. Students who do not return reports are subject to disciplinary action from their teachers.
Henderson County Public Schools makes available to students a group accident insurance program. Additional coverage can be obtained. Premiums are the responsibility of parents. Please contact the school secretary for information concerning student insurance.
Henderson County Public School Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, or handicap in the educational programs or activities. Our policy is to remain completely fair in the educational field.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND ACCESS TO STUDENT RECORDS:
The Henderson County Public Schools comply with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), under which parents or otherwise authorized persons may inspect and review, contest the accuracy of, and control access to student educational records. Student educational records are made available within 45 days to the student’s parent, eligible students (those 18 years of age or older), and school officials who have a legitimate educational interest in seeing the records. Student educational records may be released to others only in accordance with stated legal guidelines. A copy of the complete policy pertaining to confidentiality and access to student records may be obtained at each Henderson County Public School and from the office of the Superintendent. Complaints regarding alleged failure to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act may be brought to the attention of the Office of the Secretary, Department of Education, Washington, DC.