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SOL TEST DATES
 Tuesday, May 7:          Civics

Wednesday, May 8:     Math 6/Math 7:  (6th graders)

Friday, May 10:            Reading 6, 7, and 8

Tuesday, May 14:        Algebra/Geometry/Math 8 (8th graders)

Wednesday, May 15:   Math 7/Math 8 (7th graders)

Thursday, May 16:       Science 8

If you need to schedule an outside appointment for your student, please try to do so after school hours. Once testing has begun, we cannot interrupt a class to call students to the office that need to leave school.

Helpful Hints for SOL testing:  
-It is important that students are present and on time to school on these days and have their Chromebooks charged and with them.
-Students should get a good night's rest and eat breakfast.
-Parents should encourage your student to stay relaxed and calm during testing and take their time as there is no time limit.
We appreciate your cooperation and support.

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
The last day of school for the current school year is June 5.  Middle schools will dismiss at 12:15 p.m.
WANT TO PLAY A SPORT NEXT YEAR??


Any student athlete that will be trying out or participating in any sport next year is required to have an approved VHSL sports physical on file prior to the first day of tryouts.  Physicals must be dated after May 1, 2019 and will be good through June 30, 2020.  Sports physical forms are available on-line on the FCPS and Admiral Byrd websites.

FORENSICS COMPETITION RESULTS
The Admiral Byrd Forensics Club had a spectacular night at the 7th Annual FCPS Middle School Forensics Competition at James Wood Middle School on March 25th. Congratulations to all of our competitors!

1st place Winner in Speech Category: Ashley McGuire
3rd place for Poetry Category: Lynnea Newman
1st place Winner in Monologue Category: Morgan Holben
1st place Winner in Prose Category: Madison Murphy
1st place Winner in Duo Monologue Category: Riley Ours and Bryn Lewellen
UNPAID CAFETERIA BALANCES

As we come to the end of the year, we would like to work on getting your child's lunch account paid off.

A letter will be sent home each week until the end of school as a helpful reminder.  If you have any questions or concerns please call or email our cafeteria manager at jonesb@fcpsk12.net or 540-662-0500 #83111.

CHROMEBOOK COLLECTION DATES
Student Chromebooks, cases, and chargers will be collected starting May 31, June 3 and June 4.  Any missing or damaged Chromebooks, a letter will be sent home to the parent with the amount of charges that may be owed for repairs or replacements.
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
 Frederick County Public Schools will be implementing a four-day work week again this summer from June 10-July 26, 2019. All Frederick County Public Schools and the administration building will be open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and closed on Fridays. 
VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR RISING 6th GRADE STUDENTS
 Dear Parents of Rising 6th graders:                                 

   The State of Virginia mandates that a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis vaccine) is required for all children entering the 6th grade.  The school nurse must have documentation of this vaccine PRIOR to the first day of the 2019-2020 school year or your child will not be allowed to attend school until the vaccine has been obtained.

   Unfortunately, this year, the local Health Department will not be going to the elementary schools for administration of the vaccine as in years past.  In March 2019, your child should have received a letter from their current elementary school explaining the required Tdap vaccine.  Please make sure that you have received the letter and that you complete the required information and return it to the elementary school nurse.

   If your child receives the Tdap vaccine prior to the end of the 2018-19 school year, please send a copy of the vaccine record to your child’s current elementary school nurse to be placed in their health record.

   If your child receives the vaccine during the summer, please send a copy of the vaccine record to Admiral Byrd Middle School, ATTN: School Nurse.  Your doctor may fax a copy of the vaccine record to 540-662-3890.

   Please listen to all “alert now” messages in regards to the Tdap vaccine.  If there are any changes, you will be notified through those messages.

   If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 540-662-0500, ext. 83401.  I am in the clinic at Admiral Byrd, Monday - Friday from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Thank You,

Mrs. Wendy DeMaio, RN

demaiow@fcpsk12.net

TRANSPORTATION FORMS FOR 2019-20
 Transportation forms for the 2019-2020 school year were given to students on March 11 to bring home for parents to complete, sign, and return by April 12. If you have not already returned your child's transportation form for next year, please return them as soon as possible to ensure your child has transportation preferences scheduled for the 2019-20 school year.  
CLINIC REMINDERS
If your child has medication in the clinic, please read the following:   

· If you would like your child’s over the counter medication or inhaler sent home with your child at the end of the year, please call me, email me, or send in a written note explaining that you would like the medication sent home with your child. These medications will be delivered to your child during 7th period to take home during the last week of school with parent permission.

· If your child has prescription medication in the clinic (this includes Epi-Pens, ADD/ADHD medication or other prescription medication) parents must come to the clinic to pick this medication up, as it will NOT be sent home with your student.

Please remember that sports physicals must be completed after May 1st, 2019 to be valid for the 2019-20school year. The VHSL Physical Exam Form can be found under the Student Support Services tab on the FCPS website.

If your child receives any immunizations over the summer, please fax or send in a copy of their updated immunization record to have on file in the clinic. Thanks!

Wendy DeMaio, RN

School Nurse

(540) 662-0500

(540) 662-7790 fax

demaiow@fcpsk12.net

 

LIBRARY NEWS & INFO.
All student library books are due Thursday, May 30th!  Please return books by this day!

 
Looking for something to do this summer?  Check out the Handley Regional Library Summer Reading Program.  There is something for all ages from pre-school to teen to adult!  Check out the Handley website!

Keep reading this summer with ABMS e-books!   Go to the library catalog at https://destiny.frederick.k12.va.us and click on Destiny Discover.  Search for our e-books to read on your device.

Need some suggestions for what books to read?  Click on this link to our TeachingBooks.net database.  This is a great database on books where you can get information about books, authors and other books by the same author.  You can hear interviews with the author, view videos and sometimes you can hear the author read part of the book.  This link: https://www.teachingbooks.net/qlchv8b  will take you to a list of books that Byrd teachers and the librarian have put together. These are suggestions – not required reading!

Listen to audio books this summer!  Open the Destiny Discover app and look for the audio books.  You can download them to your device and listen to them anywhere!

Go to the library catalog home page – destiny.frederick.k12.va.us – to find links to websites for research, book trailers and more! 

Have a great reading summer!

SPEAK UP STAY SAFE

Parents, students, staff and members of the community can all play a part in keeping our schools safe and secure. If you see suspicious activity, be prepared to give a detailed report to school staff and the authorities. Pay special attention to things like: What, specifically, you observed; who you saw; when and where you saw it; and why it seemed suspicious. These details will help school staff and the authorities as they work to keep our schools and students safe. Please report any suspicious activity noted in the vicinity of schools to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office at 540-662-6168.   


CHORUS NEWS AND INFO.
Spring Chorus Concerts- Tuesday, May 14th
6th Grade Spring Concert- 6:30 pm, students should arrive by 6:15 pm
7th/8th Grade Spring Concert-7:30 pm, students should arrive by 7:15 pm
FCPS SEASON OF CELEBRATION AND SUCCESS

Frederick County Public Schools’ Season of Celebration and Success
 

From May 6-June 5, Frederick County Public Schools is inviting students, parents, teachers and staff to share their celebrations and successes from the 2018-19 school year as part of the “FCPS Season of Celebration and Success”.  The successes could be anything big or small. This also is an opportunity to recognize and thank teachers, administrators and other staff members who have made a difference for students this year. To share your celebrations and success stories or to thank a FCPS staff member, visit www.frederick.k12.va.us or any school homepage beginning May 6 and click on the “Season of Celebration and Success” link.  Submission forms also are available at each Frederick County Public School. Submissions may be made anonymously.  The information collected may be used in publications and other communications to help celebrate the value of public education and the positive impact Frederick County Public Schools has on students and our community.


APRIL STUDENT-OF-THE-MONTH

6th gr. Sapphire Team-Ben Gordon

6th gr. Emerald Team-McKenna Hardy

6th gr. Ruby Team-Alana Malmstrom

7th gr. Arctic Fox Team-Cassidy Hammond

7th gr. Yeti Team-Molly Deegan

7th gr. Seals Team-Madison Dodson

8th gr. Navigator Team-Karen Zuniga-Argueta

8th gr. Polar Bear Team-Hannah Stephanites

8th gr. Arctic Fox Team-Anthony Binibini

Computer Solutions-Kevin Cortes Cisneros

Band-Giuliano Ortiz

Choir-Victoria Tarrant

Family & Consumer Science-Eric Reyes

Agriculture-Olivia Woodward

Art-Dornae Johnson

6th gr. P.E.-Mae Henning

7th gr. P.E.-Austin Forrer

8th gr. P.E.-Catherine Jones

Foreign Language-Sarah Blanton

ESL-Yamilet Nunez

MAY STUDENT-OF-THE-MONTH
 6th gr. Sapphire Team-Laurelle Sayers

6th gr. Emerald Team-Calvin Lafond

6th gr. Ruby Team-Lucy Cheung

7th gr. Arctic Fox Team-Templar Breeden

7th gr. Yeti Team-Alexis McFarland

7th gr. Seals Team-Braxton Washington

8th gr. Navigator Team-Cristin Trayers

8th gr. Polar Bear Team-Isaac Churchill

8th gr. Arctic Fox Team-Sydney Muth

Business Education-Jonathan Schroer

Band-Emma Ahrens

Choir-Aydan Brannan

Family & Consumer Science-Eliel Argueta

Agriculture-Hannah Maggard

Tech. Ed.-Bobby Brooks

Art-Grace Sager

Foreign Language-Ashley McGuire

ESL-Kerlyan Serrano Cuebas


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), Jennifer Rydholm, Exec. Director of Human Resources; Title IX Coordinator (Students) and Section 504 Coordinator, Teresa Ritenour, 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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