Welcome to Fort Service Learning Magnet Academy:

The BEST Middle School in the WORLD!

 

                     Mrs. Brenda M. Merritt,

                                                Proud Principal

SERVICING OUR COMMUNITY

Vannah Jones, FSLMA Magnet student, showing that Patriot PRIDE by donating to the Shoe Drive for community service.

CHAMPIONS!

FSLMA Boys and Girls Basketball Teams are

Muscogee School District Champions! 

Congratulations to all!

Black History Program

On February 27, 2020, FSLMA’s Theatre Arts Department performed a tribute the “The Divine Nine.” Thank you to Ms. Crystal Simonton and her cast and crew for a phenomenal performance!

Alexis Wright: 2019-20 Teacher of the Year

Seventh grade ELA teacher, Ms. Alexis Wright, was selected by her peers to represent FSLMA as TEACHER OF THE YEAR!  Congratulations Ms. Wright!

PBIS Field Trip

FSLMA Behavior All-Stars enjoying themselves at our first P.R.I.D.E. event field trip to Stars & Strikes!

FSLMA Robotics Team Wins!

Robotics Girls Club wins Core Values Award at Columbus State University FFL Regional Competition on December 7, 2019.

Flag Retirement Ceremony

On September 5, 2019, three Muscogee County JROTC seniors conducted a Flag Retirement Ceremony.  The old flag, which has been proudly flying over FSLMA for years, was retired and handed over to Principal Brenda Merritt.  This patriotic event was a wonderful way to begin FSLMA’s 2019 Open House. GO PATRIOTS!

Keep Columbus Beautiful, 2019

On October 5, 2019, FSLMA magnet students learned about service learning by participating in an event called “Help the Hooch.”

Monday,

August 17, 2020:

Shoe Drive Begins 

Fort is supporting Keep Columbus Beautiful with the Shoe Drive and all shoes can be dropped off at any Fire Station. Please contact Magnet Coordinator, Elizabeth Bryan at 706.569.3740 for more information. 

Monday,

September 14, 2020:

Cheer and Dance Try-Outs Begin

All FSLMA students interested in cheer or dance should have a completed physical on file with the school by September 11, 2020.  

To access the required forms for cheerleading

Monday,

September 21, 2020:

Traditional Instruction Begins

As part of the District’s COVID-19 re-opening plan, Fort Service Learning Magnet Academy will proceed with in-person instruction beginning September 21, 2020 for our seventh and eighth grade Patriots.  

 


Fort Middle School

Service Learning Magnet Academy

2900 Woodruff Farm Road Columbus, Georgia 31907

Telephone Number: (706) 569-3740, Fax Number: (706) 569-3616

Brenda M. Merritt            Shenikki Thornton                  Mary Myers                 Shanakie Ward

      Principal                      Assistant Principal            Guidance Counselor        Athletic Director

Re-Opening Plans for Traditional (In-Person) Instruction:

            (Virtual Instruction – Continue learning from home)

As part of the District’s COVID-19 re-opening plan, Fort Service Learning Magnet Academy will proceed with in-person instruction beginning September 14, 2020 for our 6th grade Patriots.  Our in-person 7th and 8th grade Patriots are scheduled to begin on September 21, 2020.  In order to provide the safest school environment possible, we have implemented the following procedures and processes.

  • Follow Social Distancing Practices
  • Wear Mask/Face Covering – (Shields must be approved)
  • Temperature Check – Students with a temperature of 100+ will go to a location and parents will be contacted.
  • Parents/Visitors will not be allowed in building before 9:30am. Call for an appointment after 9:30am.
  • No check-outs after 3:20PM. Parents must call school when they arrive to check out a student.

CAR-RIDERS:  ARRIVAL 8:30AM

  • All cars will move in one direction from the large parking lot near the soccer field.
  • Only a number of cars will be directed through the front drive-thru at a time.
  • Staff will be at the front drive-thru to check temperatures as students exit cars.
  • Students will enter the front entrance maintaining 6ft distance.

WALKERS – ARRIVAL 8:30AM (from Canaan Baptist Church direction)

  • All students will walk along the sidewalk. No students are allowed to go to stores when in route to or from school.
  • Staff will be at the front drive-thru to check temperatures of students.
  • Students will enter the front entrance maintaining 6ft distance.

WALKERS – ARRIVAL 8:30AM (from Soccer Complex direction)

  • Students will cross at parking lot/front driveway intersection at the direction of staff directing traffic.
  • Students will walk along the sidewalk to enter the building using the entrance from the bus loop.
  • Staff will be at the bus loop to check temperatures as students enter the building.
  • Students will enter from the bus loop entrance, maintaining 6ft distance.

BUS RIDERS – Transportation- You can check bus Pick-Up Time and Drop-Off Time by clicking on the info finder link, http://www.infofinderi.com/ifi/?cid=MCS233UKGQD4.  

  • Busses will be unloaded one at a time.
  • Staff will be at the bus loop to check temperatures as students enter the building.
  • Students will enter from the bus loop entrance, maintaining 6ft distance.

Upon entering the building, students will travel one direction, maintaining social distance, through the cafeteria (breakfast and lunch free for all students), walking to the right to their homeroom/ILT class. Meals will be eaten in the classrooms for most classes.

CLASSROOM/CLASS CHANGE/BATHROOM/WATER

  • Classroom seating arrangements will follow required distancing mandates.
  • Handwashing, using hand sanitizer, and wiping down surfaces will be expected throughout the day.
  • Class change will be staggered each period, and hallway movement will be to the right using blue floor markers to maintain social distance.
  • Bathroom breaks will be scheduled each period and monitored.
  • Water fountain cup dispensers have been installed next to a fountain on each grade level.
  • Students are allowed to bring water in clear pre-packaged water bottles.

 DISMISSAL – 3:50PM

  • Dismissal will be staggered by grade level, hallway, and class.
  • Students must continue to wear mask/face covering.
  • Students will travel one direction, using blue floor markers to maintain social distance, walking to the right to exit the building through the designated doorway.
  • No parking at Canaan Baptist Church parking lot.
  • Car riders will be picked-up following same process for dismissal as arrival with the allowance of more cars in the drive-thru area to pick up students.
  • Car riders will be called to the drive-thru. (ENSURE YOUR CAR NUMBER DECAL IS VISIBLE IN THE RIGHT CORNER OF THE DASHBOARD.)

 Suggested School Supplies for Traditional (In-Person) Learning

  • *Chromebook, charger, and case
  • *Face covering of choice (must be school appropriate)
  • *Earphones or earbuds
  • Hand sanitizer/wipes
  • Kleenex
  • Backpack (clear backpacks; lockers will not be used) – GIRLS’ PURSES MUST BE SMALL (NO MEDIUM/LARGE BACKPACK PURSES)
  • 1” OR 1 ½“ binder with, paper, pens, pencils, pencil pouch
  • Individual clear pre-packaged water bottle-no glass allowed

*ITEMS REQUIRED DAILY

Please be prepared for extended waiting time as we ensure safety measures are followed for the health and wellness of students and staff.  We thank you in advance for your patience.  You are a vital part in the process for your child’s success.  Continue to ensure your student is working on the assignments and stay in contact with his/her teacher. 

For more information related to the District’s COVID-19 plan, visit the District’s website.

I will continue to communicate updates with you as I am informed.  Thank you.

Brenda Merritt

Proud Principal

“The Best Middle School in the World”


 

Wednesday,

September 23, 2020:

First day of Try-outs for Cross Country, Volleyball, and Football

Students interested in the above Fall sports will begin try-outs today after school.  Make sure after practice transportation is secured and appropriate clothes and shoes are brought to change into.

 

Athletic Physical Form

*to print all 4 pages of this document, hover mouse over page 1, right click and save to your computer. Then use the page up/down controls at the bottom to advance to the next page and save again. Repeat this until all 4 pages are saved, then print.

Athletics Permission to Participate - 2 forms

*This is a 2 page document. To print both pages, hover mouse over page 1, right click and save to your computer. Then use the page up/down controls at the bottom to advance to the next page and save again. Repeat this and then print both pages.

Monday,

September 28, 2020:

MCSD Middle School Fall Sports Begin

Today will be the first official day of practice for volleyball, football, cross country, cheer and dance.

 

VIRTUAL LEARNING MEAL CARDS: 

PLEASE FILL OUT FORM AND DROP OFF AT FRONT OFFICE

*to print, hover mouse over document and right click. Save this document to your computer and print.

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*The Back to School document below must be completed and turned in for each FSLMA student.*

2020-2021 Back to School Packet

ATTENTION FSLMA PARENTS!!!!

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE PARENT REMIND APP! 

TEXT @clydepa TO THE NUMBER 81010

THIS WILL ALLOW YOU TO RECEIVE PARENTING

UPDATES ON YOUR PERSONAL DEVICE! 

2019-2020 Fort Service Learning Magnet Academy Tribute Video

(Click link below to watch video)

https://youtu.be/PGXYUarpnDI

FORT SERVICE LEARNING MAGNET ACADEMY IS TAKING EVERY PRECAUTION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

#ALONE

#TOGETHER

#STAYHOME

#STAYHEALTHY

FSLMA Dress Code

Download (PPT, 3.9MB)

Parents — PLEASE UTILIZE SCHOOLNOTES.COM 

This website serves as an online classroom where each week’s activities, lessons and assignments are mapped out for the parent and/or student to view ahead of time.  Each teacher updates his/her schoolnotes page every Monday night by 7PM.  You can access your child’s teacher’s page by following these easy steps: 

1)  click on the schoolnotes image above,

2) click on the PARENTS tab,

3) enter 31907 in the ZIPCODE box and click on search,

4) click on the appropriate teacher’s name from FORT MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

FSLMA MAGNET PROGRAM INFORMATION

For more information on FSLMA’s magnet program, contact Magnet Coordinator, Ms. Elizabeth Bryan

 

Phone:  706-569-3740

 

Email:  bryan.elizabeth.m@muscogee.k12.ga.us

ONLINE MAGNET APPLICATION

 

Click link below

 

https://apps.muscogee.k12.ga.us/Magnet/

 

Download (PDF, 327KB)

 

(Magnet online application for the 2020-21 school year will become available in October 2019)

FORT SERVICE LEARNING MAGNET ACADEMY

SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020

PHOTO GALLERY

“Fort Middle School, we adore you, we will ‘ere be true,

and pledge to you to be loyal,

LOVE you GOLD and BLUE!”