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Friday News Flash

Weekly News for Parents/Guardians from Your Flat Rock Admin Team

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October 22, 2021

This Week in Sports

Winter Sports Parent Night

  • Thursday, November 4, 2021, @ 5:00 pm
  • All athletes must have a completed pre-participation form on file with the school
  • All athletes must create a profile on Family ID or if you already have a profile, register for the 2021-22 school year.  Please see the instructions linked here in English and Spanish.
  • Please join the Flat Rock Athletics TeamReach!  Use the team code FRAthletics.

Girls’ Basketball

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021, @ 3:15 pm:  6th-grade try-outs
  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021, @ 3:15 pm:  7th, 8th, and invited 6th-graders try-outs
  • Thursday, October 28, 2021, 3:15 pm:  Final try-out for invited athletes
  • Please join the Girl’s Basketball TeamReach!  Use the team code FRWomensBasketball.

Boys’ Basketball

  • Monday, October 25, 2021 @ 5:30 pm:  6th & 7th-grade try-outs
  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021 @ 5:30 pm:  8th try-outs
  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021, @ 5:30 pm:  Try-outs for invited athletes
  • Thursday, October 28, 2021, @ 5:30 pm:  Try-outs for invited athletes.
  • Friday, October 29, 2021 @ 3:15 pm:  TBD
  • Please join the Open Gym TeamReach!  Use the team code FRopengym.

Wrestling

  • Practice will begin Monday, November 1, 2021
  • Please join the wrestling TeamReach!  Use the team code FRWrestling

New School Staff

We are excited to welcome some new faces to Flat Rock Middle!

  • Nurse Hannah Hill has been hired by the Health Department to serve Flat Rock Middle School full time beginning Tuesday, October 26th.  Our previous school nurse, Alice Elio, is now full time at a different school.  Please feel free to reach out to Nurse Hill for any future medical concerns or questions regarding your child.
  • Ms. Kate Daane, currently a teacher assistant at Flat Rock, will be moving into the Data Manager role in our front office.  She will be helping with student information, grades, attendance, and schedules.
  • Ms. Elizabeth Ballard will be joining us in early October as our new Media Coordinator (school librarian).

 

October 15, 2021

This Week in Sports

Boys’ Basketball Open Gym

  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021:  3:15 – 5:00
  • Friday, October 22, 2021:  3:15 – 5:00
  • Please join the Open Gym TeamReach!  Use the team code FRopengym.

Girls’ Basketball Open Gym

  • Monday, October 18, 2021:  3:15 – 5:00
  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021:  3:15 – 5:00
  • Please join the Girl’s Basketball TeamReach!  Use the team code FRWomensBasketball.

Wrestling

  • Practice will begin Monday, November 1, 2021
  • Please join the wrestling TeamReach!  Use the team code FRWrestling

Early Dismissal

Friday, October 22nd is an Early Dismissal day for students.  Students will be dismissed at 12:00 noon.

NC Check-Ins Testing This Week

Students will take the NC Check-Ins for the first quarter this coming week.

  • October 19 – Reading (6th, 7th, and 8th grade)
  • October 20 – Science (8th grade only)
  • October 21 – Math (6th, 7th, and 8th grade)

The purpose of these tests is to give teachers data that can inform their classroom instruction.  Please encourage your child to try their best on these assessments.

End of the 1st Nine Weeks

The 1st grading period ends on October 24th and reports cards will be available on October 28th.

Attendance

Parents/guardians, thank you for getting your child to school every day on time.  Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success.  Please check out this resource from Attendance Works to help explain the importance of attendance for middle/high school students:

Bus 235

Beginning Monday afternoon, October 18th, Bus 235 will drop off Flat Rock students about 30 minutes later than normal in the afternoons only.  This is to help correct overcrowding issues on the bus.

 

October 8, 2021

This Week in Sports

  • Monday, 10/11
    • Soccer @ Macon Middle:  4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 10/13
    • Soccer @ TBD if we win on 10/11/21
  • Thursday, 10/14
    • Football @ Smokey Mountain Middle
  • Winter sports will begin on October 18, 2021
  • Please join these TeamReach groups for the most up-to-date information.  Get the TeamReach app here.
    • Open Gym:  FRopengym

HCPS School Board

There will be an HCPS Board of Public Education meeting on Tuesday, October 12th at 4:00.  Click here to stream the meeting live on YouTube.

8th Grade Field Trips

Dupont – Wednesday, October 13th

Ag Trip – Monday, October 18th

Upcoming Testing

Students will take the NC Check-Ins for the first quarter the week after next.

  • October 19 – Reading (6th, 7th, and 8th grade)
  • October 20 – Science (8th grade only)
  • October 21 – Math (6th, 7th, and 8th grade)

The purpose of these tests is to give teachers data that can inform their classroom instruction.  Please encourage your child to try their best on these assessments.

Thank You to Our Custodians

This past week was National Custodial Appreciation Week.  We appreciate our custodians and all that they do to create a clean, organized environment for our students to learn in.  We treated them to lunch out this week, but wish we could do so much more to show our appreciation!

October 1, 2021

This Week in Sports

  • Monday, 10/4
    • Soccer vs. Apple Valley at Home 4:00
    • Volleyball vs. Apple Valley at Home 4:00
    • Softball – Open Field 4:30
  • Tuesday, 10/5 – Cross Country at TBD 4:00
  • Wednesday, 10/6
    • Soccer vs. TBD 4:00
    • Volleyball vs. TBD 4:00
  • Thursday, 10/7
    • Football at Rugby 5:00
    • Softball – Open Field 4:30

Is Your Child Going Home With Another Student?

If a student is going home with another student, both students need a note from their parents/guardians.  We have been getting notes for the student who has a transportation change, but we also need a note from the other students’ parent giving permission for this student to come home with their child.

Athletics – TeamReach

There is a TeamReach application available to help with communications regarding all Flat Rock Athletics in general.  If your child is involved in sports, please download the TeamReach app from the Apple App store or Google Play store.  Add this code to get information regarding all sports at Flat Rock.

Code:  FRAthletics

 

 

September 17, 2021

Next Week in Sports

  • Monday, 9/20
    • Soccer vs. Hendersonville at Home 4:30
    • Volleyball vs. Hendersonville at Home 4:30
  • Tuesday, 9/21 – CC at Rugby 4:30
  • Wednesday, 9/22
    • Soccer at Brevard 4:00
    • Volleyball at Brevard 4:00
  • Thursday, 9/23 – Football at Polk Middle 5:00

Fall Portraits

Monday, September 20th we will have Fall Portraits taken by Lifetouch.  There will be a make up day for fall pictures in October for anyone who cannot attend Monday.

Fall Sports Pictures

Lifetouch will be taking sports pictures on Thursday, September 23rd.

Devious Licks

We would like to make parent/guardians aware that there is a trend going around Tik-Tok encouraging students to vandalize the school and/or steal items from school.  This trend is being referred to as the “Devious Licks” challenge.  This has become a very serious issue at our school and at other middle and high schools.  We are having to spent countless hours investigating these issues of vandalism, and our custodians are working tirelessly to clean up and conduct repairs.  Please help us by having a conversation with your child about the importance of respecting our school building and others’ belongings.  Students that have been identified as contributing to these issues have faced serious consequences including suspensions and these incidents are reported to law enforcement.

Social Media

If you don’t already, please like and follow our school Social Media pages.  With school now in full swing, we will begin sharing the many great things happening at Flat Rock!

Facebook – Like and Follow Us:  https://www.facebook.com/FRMSchool

Twitter – Follow Us:  https://twitter.com/frmspride

Media Opt Out

If you would like your child to be “opted out” of being photographed and included as part of our school or district media publications, please see the link below for information on how to do that this year.  Please be aware that there are changes this year from previous years, and you have to take action to opt your child out this year.

Media Opt-Out Information

Thank You

We appreciate our parents/guardians for all you do to contribute to your child’s education.  Whether it be reinforcing our expectations at home, helping with homework completion, attending sports events, or getting them to school on time each day, we want to say thank you!  We appreciate your support!

This page was last modified by Amber Brown on Oct 22, 2021 @ 3:48 pm