FMS News

  • June and August Office Hours

    Posted by MARK BARNES on 6/18/2019

    The Frontier Middle School office will be open June 21-27 from 6am- Noon, will then close from June 28-August 18, and then reopen on August 19 at 7:00am.

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  • 8th grade awards (clarification)

    Posted by MARK BARNES on 6/11/2019

    On Wednesday afternoon, we will be having a short 8th grade awards assembly. This is not a "graduation" ceremony. 

    Parents of students who will be receiving an award in various subjects and categories have been contacted by teachers. 

    While all parents are welcome to attend, only parents whose students will be presented with an award were individually notified. 

    We want to clarify that the format is not a graduation ceremony (where all students would receive a certificate of promotion). 

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  • Frontier End of the Year Events

    Posted by MARK BARNES on 6/5/2019

    Here are some of our end of the year event dates: 

    (We'll add more details as the events draw closer and we clarify plans.)

    June 3 - 5th grade parent informational meeting; 6:00-7:00pm (Note: this event was recently updated to June 3 due to a conflict on May 30)

    (CHANGE) June 11 - Fun Run: cost is 20.00-this includes a shirt, drink and snack. This event is at GK from 12:15-1:45pm.  

    June 12- 8th grade awards ceremony, 1:00-1:50. This event is not a 'graduation'. Teachers will present awards to selected students in each subject area for achievement and improvement throughout the year.
    June 13- Wild Waves field trip (8:30 am-4:00pm). We need parent volunteers! Please call our front office if you are interested in chaperoning.
    June 14- 8th grade dance, 6-9pm, Bethel Learning Center
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  • SBA Scores Posted in Family Access

    Posted by MARK BARNES on 6/4/2019

    Dear Families:


    Preliminary state test scores for Smarter Balanced English/Language Arts and Smarter Balanced Math are starting to become available on a per student basis.   While official scores don’t arrive until late summer, we wanted families to get a sneak peak and access these preliminary scores as soon as possible.   Student scores will be posted in Skyward Family Access on a regular basis throughout the next few weeks as they become available.   Listed below are directions for accessing scores in Family Access:


    1. Login to Family Access from top right link at
      Note:  Your school’s main office can help you get a Family Access login if you don’t already have one.
    2. Select Test Scores on left margin.
    3. Click on the show scores link next to the test labeled “SBA” for your child’s grade level.

    To help you understand your child’s score, go to the state’s interactive test score guide: .   You can view a short video on how to navigate this test score guide at


    Please be advised that these preliminary scores are not finalized and in rare cases may change.  Officials scores and paper score reports will be available during the fall conferences. In addition, scores from the 5th, 8th, and 11th grade Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) will not be available until fall.

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  • 2019-2020 Frontier Bell Schedules

    Posted by MARK BARNES on 5/30/2019

    “Normal” FMS Class Schedule

    Morning Passing: 7:10—students allowed in halls

    7:25— first passing period/all staff in halls


    1st Period 7:30 - 7:55 (Advisory/Tutorial Class)


    2nd Period: 8 - 8:50   


    3rd Period: 8:55 - 9:45  


    4th Period: 9:50 - 10:40


    5th Period: 1st Lunch (6th grade): 10:40 - 11:10

    1st Lunch Classes: 11:15 - 12:10


    2nd Lunch: 11:10 - 11:40

    2nd Lunch Classes: 10:45 - 11:10 and

    11:40 - 12:10


    3rd Lunch: 11:40 - 12:10

    3rd Lunch Classes: 10:45 - 11:40


    6th Period: 12:15 - 1:05


    7th Period: 1:10 - 2:00


    “Late Start” FMS  Class Schedule

    Morning Passing: 9:10—students allowed in halls

    9:25— first passing period/all staff in halls

    *1st Period: *Advisory/Tutorial does not meet on Late Start days

    Please don’t follow the bells, please follow the schedule below.  It is based on your lunch.


    1st Lunch Schedule

    2nd: 9:30 - 10:05

    3rd: 10:10 - 10:45

    Lunch: 10:45 - 11:15

    4th: 11:20 - 11:55

    5th: 12- 12:35

    6th: 12:40 - 1:15

    7th: 1:20 - 2

    2nd Lunch Schedule

    2nd: 9:30 - 10:05

    3rd: 10:10 - 10:45

    4th: 10:50 - 11:25

    Lunch: 11:25 - 11:55

    5th: 12 - 12:35

    6th: 12:40 - 1:15

    7th: 1:20 - 2

    3rd Lunch Schedule

    2nd: 9:30 - 10:05

    3rd: 10:10 - 10:45

    4th: 10:50- 11:25

    5th: 11:30 - 12:05

    Lunch: 12:05 - 12:35

    6th: 12:40 - 1:15

    7th: 1:20 - 2


    “PM Assembly” FMS Class Schedule

    Morning Passing: 7:10—students allowed in halls

    7:25—first passing period/all staff in halls


    *1st Period: *Advisory/Tutorial does not meet on PM Assembly days

    2nd Period:          7:30 - 8:15   

    3rd Period: 8:20 - 9:05  

    4th Period: 9:10 - 9:55

    5th Period: 1st Lunch: 9:55 - 10:25

    1st Lunch Classes: 10:30 -11:25 (50 m.)


    2nd Lunch Classes: 10 - 10:25

    2nd Lunch: 10:25 - 10:55

    2nd Lunch Classes: 11:00 - 11:25

    3rd Lunch Classes: 10 - 10:55

    3rd Lunch: 10:55 - 11:25


    6th Period: 11:30 - 12:15

    7th Period: 12:20 - 1:05

    Assembly: 1:10 - 2


    “AM Assembly” FMS Class Schedule

    Morning Passing: 7:10—students allowed in halls

    7:25— first passing period/all staff in halls


    Dismissal from Advisory: 7:30-7:40 (10 m.)

    Assembly: 7:40-8:25  (45 m.)

    Dismissal and Passing: 8:25-8:30  (5 m.)

    *1st Period: *Advisory/Tutorial does not meet on AM Assembly days

    2nd Period: 8:30-9:15

    3rd Period: 9:20-10:05

    4th Period: 10:10 - 10:55

    5th Period: 1st Lunch: 10:55 - 11:25

    1st Lunch Classes 11:30 - 12:25


    2nd Lunch Class: 11:00 - 11:25

    2nd Lunch: 11:25 - 11:55

    2nd Lunch Class: 12:00 - 12:25

    3rd Lunch Classes: 11:00 - 11:55

    3rd Lunch: 11:55 - 12:25

    6th Period: 12:30-1:15

    7th Period: 1:20 -2:10



    When Morning Classes Meet

    *No Advisory/Tutorial class

    2nd -   7:30 - 8:20

    3rd   -   8:25 – 9:15

    4th -   9:20 – 10:10

    When Afternoon Classes Meet

    5th -   7:30 - 8:20

    6th -   8:25 – 9:15

    7th -   9:20 – 10:10

        (Dismiss to buses at 10:10am on both days.)


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  • FMS Bus Pass Requirements

    Posted by FMS on 10/30/2018

    Bus Pass Requirements

    Note: our Bus Pass cutoff for Early Release Days (10:10am dismissal days) needs to be at 9:00am

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  • Changing Your Student's Dismissal Plan

    Posted by FMS on 10/29/2018



    If you you need to change your child(ren)'s dismissal plan for a day (i.e pick them up instead of them riding the bus), we ask that you send a signed note or call the office by 1:00pm.  This will ensure teachers and students are notified of the change in a timely manner, student anxieties are reduced, and classroom instructional time is preserved.

    • If we do not have a note / receive a call by 1:00pm, students will follow their typical dismissal plan (i.e. ride their regular bus home).
    • For safety and scheduling reasons, we CANNOT pull students off their buses at dismissal time.  Our buses must stay on schedule as they serve other Bethel school routes after finishing ours.
    • If you need to pick up your child at the end of the day and you missed the 1:00pm cutoff time, you must come to the office to sign your student(s) out (don't forget to bring your ID with you - a requirement to release students).

    If there is an emergency and it is after 1:00pm, we will do our best to accommodate you; just contact the office ASAP.

    Parent notes need to include:

    • Student's first AND last name
    • Purpose of note
    • Parent's Signature and printed first & last name
    • Contact number

    Again, please call by 1:00pm to make ANY last minute changes to your child(ren)'s dismissal plan or plan ahead by sending a note.

    Frontier Office #: (253) 683-8300

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  • HIV/AIDS Parent Preview Secondary Grades 6-12

    Posted by FMS on 10/26/2018


    WHEN: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    TIME: 7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

    WHERE: Educational Service Center, District Office

    516 176 th St East
    Spanaway, WA 98387


    This is your chance to preview and review the HIV/AIDS curriculum that will be taught to
    your son/daughter during the 2018-2019 school year. Preview is for adults only and
    required before student exclusions from instruction may occur. If you would like your
    child excluded from this instruction and you are unable to attend this preview, you will
    need to contact your child's school to make alternate arrangements. Staff will be on hand
    to answer questions and share up-to-date information on this disease. Please be aware this
    is for adults only and no childcare is provided.

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  • Current FMS Clubs

    Posted by FMS on 10/23/2018

    The following clubs are meeting after school at Frontier:

    Board Games Club, Mondays (Mr. Rogen, Advisor)

    LENS Project (drama), Tuesdays (Ms. Lustig, Advisor)

    Tech Club, Wednesdays (Mr. Preece, Advisor)

    Robotics Club (Mr. Chow-Miller) *competitive club; currently closed to new team members

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  • Student Safety at Frontier

    Posted by FMS on 10/22/2018

    We want to keep parents informed about our efforts to keep students safe during the school day at Frontier:

    • As we are sure all of you have experienced at one time or another, access into the school for any visitors is now closely monitored. Visitors must present photo ID, which is visible on the video screen, and are greeted with a 'welcome' and a request for the purpose of their visit.

    • All exterior doors are locked during the school day, so visitors may only enter through the front door, following that entry greeting protocol.

    • We have established a weekly exterior door check protocol with our Campus Safety personnel, to ensure we are aware of any doors that are not latching, so those can be properly adjusted.

    • We work closely with School Resource Officers (Pierce County Sheriff's deputies) to review are procedures and to support us with any safety-related issues.

    • We practice safety drills at least once each month, and more often as needed.

    Please feel free to ask any questions about safety. Contact one of our Campus Safety personnel or school administrators.


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