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Rising 6th Grade Information - Visits and Parent Nights

6th Grade Orientation 


All 6th-grade students have the opportunity to attend an orientation on Friday, August 5th. Transportation will be provided. Orientation is from 8:30 am - 12 pm. Students will get to meet their assigned Pod and tour the school. This event is for students only.  

More information will be sent home to all 6th grade families directly from KCS. 

Orientation Flyer

New students to FMS can also come on Friday, August 5th. Transportation is not provided and the tour will go from 9:00 am - 10:30 am . 

Rising 6th Grade Instrument Try-Outs

Students interested in playing an instrument, either in Band or Orchestra, should make plans to attend one of the instrument try out nights. At this event, your child will be able to try different instruments, find what is his/her best fit, and be prepared to enter the correct related arts course choice during the Student Registration for Related Arts window (see below).

 

Rising 6th Grade Parent Night

Parents of students zoned to attend Farragut Middle School are invited to a Rising Sixth Grade Parent Night. This meeting will go over introductory information to help with the transition to middle school. The meeting will be in-person in the FMS gym.

    • Rising Sixth Grade Parent Night  - Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 6:00pm-7:00pm in the FMS Gym


Student Registration for Related Arts

Students will be registering for his/her own related arts choices. To register, students must be logged into Aspen. Detailed directions and a helpful video will be loaded on the front page of Aspen when the window opens. The tentative window for registration will be at the start of April for approximately ONE week. Click here for an informational video on registering. Due to KCS extension of the teacher recommendation window, the student Related Arts registration window will open Wednesday, April 6 and close Wednesday April 13 at midnight.


Student Academic Classes

Students will be recommended by his/her current teachers for academic classes. This process has multiple steps and uses multiple data points, teacher input, and other information to determine the most appropriate academic placement recommendation for your child. If you would like your child's recommendation(s) reviewed for a different placement, a Parent Request for Academic Release will need to be completed and submitted. These forms will not be reviewed until final teacher recommendations have been made and courses have been reviewed and entered in Aspen. You will be able to see these recommendations and changes during this process. Student recommendations should be in the final stages of review and entry during the month of May. If you would like to submit a Parent Request for Academic Release, you can locate the form on the School Counseling page or download if from the link above. Please submit the form via email to Mrs. Schult at marie.schult@knoxschools.org or drop it by the FMS main office in the designated basket.  

Summer Tours
Please select a day and time that would work best. Spots are limited and are on a "first-come, first serve" basis. Please enter your name and your student's name and grade at your selected day/time. 

https://forms.gle/LENdoUVHaZ2RjMar5

 

Rising 6th Grade Contact Information