September 2018

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SCHOOL PICTURE DAY - September 11
School pictures will be taken on September 11 during P.E. classes. Order forms will be sent home with students prior to September 11.  Our photographer, Lifetouch Photography, has joined the Shutterfly family! Families who purchase school photos on mylifetouch.com will receive a FREE 8x8 Shutterfly photo book. 
STUDENT ABSENCES
When students will be absent, we request that the parent or guardian either telephone or email our school to notify us. Parents can click on “Report an Absence” on our webpage to report their child’s absence. This site should only be used for reporting an absence. Please do not report any other information such as an early release or other questions on this site as it is only pulled in the morning for attendance purposes.  For those circumstances when you cannot notify us in advance, a written explanation for the student’s absence is due in the school attendance office no later than two (2) school days following the absence. The note is to be signed by the parent/guardian. It will no longer be necessary to notify the school both in advance of and following the absence.
HOMEWORK REQUESTS
Homework requests can be made for students that miss two or more consecutive days. Requests need to be made by 8:30 a.m. on the second consecutive day of absence and will be available for pick-up after 2:30 p.m.

TARDY POLICY
Classes at Adm. Byrd Middle School begin at 7:55 a.m. Students who are tardy to school must report to the main office in order to be admitted to class and receive credit for attendance. Tardiness will usually be considered as excused for reasons of school bus delayed arrival or verified physician’s or court appointments.

Each nine-week grading period, students at Adm. Byrd Middle School with unexcused tardies shall receive the following disciplinary action effective 4/16/18:
-2nd unexcused tardy– written warning from the office
-3rd unexcused tardy—one lunch detention
-4th unexcused tardy—two lunch detentions
-5th unexcused tardy—after-school detention and intervention meeting
-6 or more unexcused tardies—school based discipline per administrator


BUS NOTES AND EARLY PICK-UP
Students that will need to ride the bus home for a one day period with another student or will be picked up at dismissal by another student’s parent, BOTH students must have a signed permission note from their parent/guardian stating their name, with whom they are to go home and the bus number that they will ride. Permission notes must be delivered to the main office before 8:00 a.m. Students will not be allowed to call their parents during the school day or after school to make these arrangements. Please have these arrangements made prior to the school day.

If you are picking your student up early, please send a note to the office with the time they will be picked up, the reason, and the name of the person picking them up. Parents must come to the main office and sign your student out. You must present a valid driver’s license or another form of picture ID before your child will be released. Students returning to school from a doctor, dental, or court appointment must have a note from that providers office when the return to school. If you are picking your student up after school, you do not need to send a note.
FEES AND YEARBOOK ORDERS
Student fees, yearbooks, and lunch accounts can be paid online using MySchoolBucks via our website.
FEES
Grade 6 Exploratory Materials $6.00  Note: (All 6th grade students are expected to pay this fee.)
Agriscience 7-8 (Semester) $7.00
Art 7-8 (Semester) $7.00
Family & Consumer Science 7-8 (Semester) $7.00
Technology 7-8 (Semester) $7.00
Replacement Fee for Lost P.E. Lock $10.00
Optional Club Memberships:
FFA grades 7-8 $15.00
TSA $12.00
FBLA $10.00
FCCLA $12.00

Don't miss out! Order a yearbook now!
-Send a cash or check payment of $28 to school or order online using MySchoolBucks via our school website. The price of a yearbook purchased after October 11, will be $33 each. Look for information coming soon on how to order directly through Jostens.  All yearbooks will be distributed in June 2019.
BOOK FAIR - October 22-26, 2018
News from the library:

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming in October. Dates for the book fair are October 22-26, so mark your calendar! Students can make purchases during the school day. You can also shop the book fair on-line. 
 
We are continuing to promote our digital resources. Students can read ebooks or listen to audio books. Look in Library Catalog. Click on the Catalog tab and go to Destiny Discover to find these digital resources. Links for many resources can be found on the library catalog home page Symbaloo.

Please ask if you have any questions!

Sandy Burkhart
Librarian
burkhars@fcpsk12.net

REVIEW OF ENGLISH TEXTBOOKS
 Frederick County Public Schools will be reviewing English textbooks for grades 6-12 during the 2018-2019 school year. We will adopt the selected book this school year, and then purchase in the summer of 2019. The new books will be used for the first time during the 2019-2020 year. ABMS is looking for parents who would be willing to serve on the textbook adoption committee. If you are interested please contact Paula Conrad at Conradp@fcpsk12.net
FOLLOW US ON twitter     
Follow us on twitter:
Dr. Nail = @ABMSPrincipal
Mrs. O'Neill = @karynsoneill

VOLUNTEER AT ADM. BYRD MIDDLE SCHOOL
We can not do all of the great things that we do for your child without volunteers like you!  Before you will be allowed to volunteer in our school or on school sponsored field trips, you must complete this form by using the link below.  Your information will be forwarded to the School Board for approval.  Completion of this form does not allow you to volunteer in other school buildings.  School Volunteer Form

Notice of Nondiscrimination
Frederick County Public Schools shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, political
affiliation, disability or veteran status in the education program and activities, or employment and provides equal access to the Boy
Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions concerning the application of this non-discrimination policy may be made to: Title IX Coordinator (Adults), John Linaburg, Exec. Director of Human Resources; Title IX Coordinator (Students) and Section 504 Coordinator, Teresa Ritneour, Director of Student Support Services.

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, see list of OCR enforcement offices for the addresses and phone numbers of
the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.


134 Rosa Lane, Winchester, VA 22602 (540) 662-0500


https://abm.frederick.k12.va.us/




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