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Rising 6th GRADE night

Click on the link below for the Rising 6th Grade Night presentation.

21-22 Rising 6th Grade Night

From the front office

Forgotten items

If a student has left schoolwork, a project, PE clothes, a band instrument, etc., please drop it off no later than 8:15AM.  These items will not be taken after that time.  The only exceptions would be lunch, money for lunch, glasses, or medicine.  Thank you for your help with this!

Early checkout

If you need to take your student out of school early, the latest time that he/she can be picked up is at 1:20PM (12:20PM on Wednesdays).  If you come after that time, you will need to wait until dismissal at 1:50PM (12:50PM on Wednesdays) to get your student.

Testing news

The testing calendar for 2021-2022 has been finalized and is posted on the FCMS Website under the “Testing” tab.  As you plan for the new year, please check this calendar.  If your student misses any testing, you can also check this calendar for make-up deadlines. These deadlines are set by the school district and are tighter than ever before. If the test is missed during the testing window, your student will have no score for that test. 

If you have any further questions please contact our testing coordinator Debra Dill.

CAFETERIA WEEKLY MENU

Immunization Records

The Tdap immunization shot is required for all 7th graders and must be recorded on a Florida 680 form.  As soon as your student receives this shot, the form can be brought to the front office, faxed (904-547-7885) or emailed to Marjorie Connolly even if the student is still in 6th grade. 

Fruit Cove's "Flight Plan" and PBIS

The Fruit Cove Flyers can earn “Pilot Points” for exemplifying the six pillars of character. Flyers will be recognized for following the behavior expectations, “Flight Plan”. Points can be used to win competitions held school wide, or can be used to buy items during the openings of the “Flyer Store”.

Six Pillars of Character

COVID Information

Per The Florida Department of health emergency rule 64DER21-15:  (confirmed as current protocol 1/5/22)

PROTOCOLS FOR SYMPTOMATIC OR COVID-19 POSITIVE STUDENTS. Schools will ensure students experiencing any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or who have received a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19 shall not attend school, school-sponsored activities, or be on school property until:

(a) The student receives a negative diagnostic COVID-19 test and is asymptomatic (NOT A HOME TEST); or

(b) Five days have passed since the onset of symptoms or positive test result, the student has had no fever for 24 hours and the student’s other symptoms are improving; or

(c) The student receives written permission to return to school from a medical doctor licensed under Chapter 458, F.S., an osteopathic physician licensed under Chapter 459, F.S., or an advanced registered nurse practitioner licensed under Chapter 464, F.S.

***If your student is a Contact only and has no symptoms, It is your choice whether or not to quarantine*** Contact quarantine is 7 days.

Please contact the SJCSD Covid support team @ (904) 547-8230 to report COVID cases and/or quarantines.

To notify us of your child’s positive COVID-19 test result we are requesting that you complete the Optional Positive Student Reporting Form.

However, should you feel you need to discuss your child’s COVID-19 scenario in detail, please feel free to bypass the form and call the District COVID Support Team at 904-547-8230.

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Back to School

New Student Registration is open for the 2022-2023 School Year!

Supply Lists

Bored THIS WINTER?

Would you like a 'positive start' to your math course for THIS year?

The + Positive + Start Program enables students to practice the prerequisite math skills needed to be successful in the mathematics course in which they are enrolled in the next school year. Completion of the course will likely give students a positive start in math. Check out the documents below for more information regarding this program. MATH ROCKS! 

School Hours

Students Allowed in Building: 7:10AM
Start Time: 7:30AM
Dismissal: 1:50PM
Wednesday Dismissal: 12:50PM
Office Hours: 7:00AM-3:00PM

FSA Performance letter

The following letter is available upon request and is intended for students who scored a 3 or above on their state testing in 2021.

Performance Letter

Click the Flyer icon above to view our FCMS “Flight Plan”.

PBIS Rewards is a program used throughout schools to promote and build a positive school culture by recognizing behaviors and actions taken by students that are responsible, respectful, and display citizenship.

Students can access their point balance and purchase from the Flyer Store by going to the Links for Students page, clicking on the Clever icon, signing in and then selecting the PBIS Rewards badge. 

Reporting Bullying

St. Johns County School District believes that all students and employees be afforded a setting that is safe, secure, and free from bullying and harassment of any kind. In compliance with Florida Statute 1006.147 and School Board Rule 3.21, the school district has adopted a comprehensive policy prohibiting bullying and harassment.

ATTENDANCE

If a student is unable to attend school, upon returning, the parent/guardian must complete an online attendance form, BELOW, or submit a note within 48 hours stating the date of the absence, the specific reason for the absence, and  have the parent/guardian’s signature. Emails are not accepted for notes

FCMS Attendance Form

If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance, please contact Adrienne Hilts at (904) 547-7880

School Access

This is just a reminder that anyone (parent, guardian, friend, neighbor, aunt, uncle) must have school access to attend an event at Fruit Cove Middle School, have lunch with a student and/or attend an awards assembly. If you have not already done so, please complete the School Access Form. The process for approval may take up to 4 weeks, so please fill out the application sooner than later for any guests that would like to have school access. Once the application is approved, school access will be valid for three years.

School District News

2021-2022 Instructional Materials Adoption for Mathematics UPDATE

On February 8, 2022, the St. Johns County School Board voted to approve the list of recommended resources for adoption for Math. View the final list of approved resources. Florida Statute allows parents or residents of the county to object to the adoption of a specific instructional material. If you would like to contest the adoption of the Math resources, you must complete the Reconsideration of Instructional Materials Request Form and submit it to the SJCSD Instructional Resources and Media Services Department no later than noon on March 10, 2022.

Please visit our Instructional Materials Adoption web page to:

  • Access the math resources that are being considered for adoption.
  • Learn more about the policies and procedures for textbook adoption.

B.E.S.T. Standards Presentation

B.E.S.T. Standards PresentationThe purpose of the video is to provide parents and community members with information about the new B.E.S.T. Standards for English Language Arts and math. The video also explains the timeline for the implementation of the new standards.

View the B.E.S.T. Standards Presentation


FortifyFL App

FortifyFL is a website and app developed at the direction of the Florida Legislature. Any student, educator, parent or member of the public can report school safety concerns directly to law enforcement and school administrators anonymously and easily through the FortifyFL app or getfortifyfl.com.