Welcome to Fort Chiswell Middle School

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Fort Chiswell Middle School

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Welcome to FCMS


Important Dates

April 29- Midterm of Quarter 4

May 27- Last Day of School and a 12:00 Early Dismissal

Spring SOL Testing Information

We will be administering the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests on April 27 – May 21. It is very important that your child is present and on time for these tests. Students will take tests on the following days:

6th grade:
Reading 6  - Tuesday, April 27 
Math 6 – Tuesday, May 11

7th grade:
Reading 7 – Thursday, April 29
Civics – Thursday, May 6
Pre-Algebra 7th – Tuesday, May 18
Math 7 – Tuesday, May 18

8th grade:
Reading 8 – Tuesday, May 4
Algebra I/Pre-Algebra 8– Tuesday, May 11
Science 8 – Tuesday, May 18

***Distance Learner students will be testing on Wednesdays and will be contacted regarding the testing schedule

Distance Learning - Return to In-Person Learning

The Wythe County School Board voted to return to
in-person instruction, 4 days a week (Monday, Tuesday,Thursday and Friday) with a 2:00 pm dismissal every day beginning
Monday, January 25.

Wednesday will be a 100% virtual day for students.

Families who choose to stay 100% Virtual will still have this option. All safety mitigation strategies for in-person learning will remain in effect.
If you want to return to in-person learning from 100% virtual learning please contact the FCMS office.

WCPS will follow the Governor’s Executive Order 72 which maintains the requirement that individuals must wear masks while indoors at public and private school settings unless they qualify for a health or safety exemption. Masks will also be worn outdoors when 6ft. distancing cannot be maintained. WCPS will continue to follow any new guidance or executive orders issued and update our plans accordingly.

Wythe County Public Schools would like to thank ALL of our students, staff, and the school community for their cooperation and support! Together, we can continue to provide everyone with a safe, healthy, positive, and productive learning environment.

Sports will be updated ASAP- please stay tune. 

WCPS Inclement Weather Information

As winter weather approaches, WCPS will continue to monitor safety conditions 
for our students and staff. At times, we will have traditional “snow days”. We feel it is important not to take the magic of a “snow day”
away so our children have something time-honored to remain in their lives. But there maybe times, especially when we can predict imminent weather coming, where we will have to utilize digital learning. This option may be used 
when we have missed an excessive amount of days and in-person
learning is not feasible due to inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Flyer


FCMS In-Person and Distance Learning Information

FCMS In-Person Learning Schedule

FCMS Distance Learning Schedule and Expectations

Attendance Guidelines 

Effective 1/25/2020 - Middle School attendance requirements for in-person and distance learning are listed below:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday
Students will be required to attend every class in-person and/or virtually through
scheduled live meets (Google or Zooms).

Scheduled live meetings will be offered to all students during their regularly scheduled classes.

Teachers will communicate these times with their students through CANVAS.

Students will complete assignments independently for each class on Wednesdays as assigned by the teachers.

To be counted present, the student should begin completing their Wednesday assignments in during each class period.

Classwork should be completed promptly. If students complete their work early, they are not absent.

Special Circumstances
There may be some instances when either an in-person student and/or distance learning student may be
required to participate in live meets on a Wednesday.

Some examples may include but not limited to, small group instruction, individual instruction,or
remediation or enrichment opportunities.

Teachers will provide advanced notice of these circumstances.

Unable to Participate
If a student is unable to participate during Wednesdays or a particular class on
Monday through Friday, the parent/guardian should
notify the school office (276) 637-4400.


Distance Learning Information

WCPS In-Person/Distance Learning Transition Plan

One-to-One Computer Form

Project Hope Flyer


WCPS School Calendar


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