Welcome to Fort Chiswell Middle School

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Fort Chiswell Middle School

Home of the Pioneers


Welcome to FCMS

Effective December 7th, 2020

FCMS will be 100% Virtual

Students will follow their schedule as we have been doing since returning to school but now everyone will be on-line.

100% Distance Learning Plan

Students need to log in and participate during their teacher's live meets to be counted present.

Students need to complete and turn in all assignments as requested by their teachers.

FCMS Sports Tryouts 

Sport tryout dates, times, and locations are listed below. 

To participate in tryouts students must have a current:
Virginia Physical (dated May 1, 2020, or after)
Concussion Form 
WCPS Assumption of Risk, Waive
Release & Hold Harmless Form (COVID release form)

Eligibility will also be based on 2019-2020 year long grades.

Students missing any of these items will not be allowed to participate in tryouts. Students should bring a water bottle and mask to tryouts.

Boys Basketball Tryouts
December 7th and 8th
  December 7th- Jackson Memorial Elementary School
December 8th- Max Meadows Elementary School

Wrestling Meeting
A wrestling meeting will be held Friday, December 4th at 1:15 PM for any student interested in wrestling. Distance Learning students can join virtually via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to all students from the administration.

Wythe County Broadband Internet Survey

The Board of Supervisors recently approved the funding for a Broadband survey/study for Wythe County. This will allow Wythe County Public Schools to gain valuable data to present to state and federal funding sources to hopefully provide high speed, reliable internet to the many under served households in Wythe County. 

Click here to complete the survey.

Parent/Guardian Contact Information Update

Important updates are needed in Parent Portal. Please enter a parent/guardian mailing address in your parent portal account. Instructions for completing this task are located by accessing the link below. Entering this information will ensure that communications regarding your child can be sent to you as necessary.

It is requested that these updates are entered
no later than November 23rd.

Instructions for Updating Parent Portal Link

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

Distance Learner Transition Information

Distance learners will be allowed to transition back to
in-person learning on the following dates only:

January 15, 2021 - End of 2nd Grading Period/First Semester (Re-enter 1/19)
February 17, 2021 - Mid-term 3rd Quarter Grading Period (Re-enter 2/18))
April 27, 2021 - End of 3rd Grading Period (Re-enter 4/28)
*Dates are subject to change due to inclement weather


FCMS In-Person and Distance Learning Information

FCMS In-Person Learning Schedule

FCMS Distance Learning Schedule and Expectations

Attendance Guidelines 

Effective 10/27/2020 - 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


CPS Calendar


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Community Upload (for anyone to upload pictures to potentially be used in the yearbook): community.lifetouch.com and our school code is CEQBSX
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