Home of the Falcons!

Welcome to Fort King Middle School - Home of the Falcons!

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    8th Grade Dance

    • May 6, 2017 - FKMS Cafeteria. 6:00 - 8:00 pm
    • $5.00 in advance. Tickets will be sold May 1-5 in the 8th grade courtyard before school
    • Dress Code - Formal. See specifications on the school calendar
    • Who is Eligible - Students will no referrals resulting in OSS/PASS after February 1st and no F's as their final grade

    8th Grade Gradventure 2017 - Universal Studios

    • May 12, 2017
    • Leave Fort King at 3:15 pm, return to school at approximately 2:00 am on Saturday
    • Cost - $115
    • Purchase of Tickets - before school in the eighth grade waiting area from Monday, March 20th to Thursday, March 23rd. Payment must be in full. Only 100 tickets are available.
    • Permission Slip - once the ticket is purchased, the permission slip must be returned to school by April 5th.
    • Discipline - read Gradventure document below. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.

    Gradventure 2017 Document

    Free Reading Resource 

    ReadTheory is a K-12 online reading comprehension program that presents assessments to students at a "just right" level. Using algorithmic science coupled with grade and Lexile® level information, we ensure our assessments are always challenging but never discouraging. After just 20 minutes on ReadTheory, students generate enough data to populate their very own progress reports replete with insights about their unique reading abilities. Click here to sign up.

    England, Ireland, Wales Trip 

    Group leader - John McGuire

    Tentative dates: June 13-21, 2017

    For information, enrollment and pictures - Eftours.com Facebook

    Take Stock in Children

    Your child may be eligible for a college scholarship!  Take Stock in Children helps students from low-income families achieve academic and personal success by providing them with volunteer mentors and college scholarships.   Students are selected through a competitive  process during their 8th grade year.  Upon high school graduation, students who have completed all the requirements of the Take Stock program will receive a 2 year college tuition scholarship.  To be eligible students must have a 2.5 GPA and families must meet income eligibility guidelines.   If you are interested in more information Flyers are available in the guidance office.

    Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books - 2016-2017 List for Grades 6-8

    Click on link - List for 2016-2017


    Yearbooks - $30. Please see Ms. Smith in Building 5 Room 3 to place your order or click on link.

     PE Uniforms

    On sale in the Gym for $15

    Student Planners

    On sale in the front office for $2

    Contact Information

    It is important that we have current contact information for our families. This allows us to let you know of upcoming events and school emergencies. Addresses ensure that you receive timely mailings and telephone numbers are essential for school alert telephone messages as well as strong home-school communication.


    At the beginning of the school year, we will be sending home an Emergency Contact Form. Please complete the form and send it in. Even if you have done this before, we need a new form every year. If your contact information changes, please call the school at any time.


    Dress Code

    As you prepare to purchase clothing for the upcoming school year, please keep these guidelines in mind:

    • Gentleman’s pants must fit securely, not sagging below the hips.
    • All undergarments must be covered at all times and should never be visible.
    • Shirts must cover the top of pants, shorts, or skirts, even when seated. There should be at least a two-inch overlap between shirts and bottoms. Shirts are to be able to be tucked in and be able to stay tucked in during normal school movement. Shirts are to completely cover the student shoulder to shoulder.
    • Slogans/logos on clothing, jewelry, etc. are to be appropriate for school.
    • All clothing should fit appropriately to adhere to appropriate modesty for a school setting.
    • Marion County Public Schools Dress code requires all shorts, dresses, and skirts to fall mid-thigh.
    • Gentleman’s shirts that are longer than mid-thigh must be tucked into pants/shorts with a belt.
    • Wearing a jacket or shirt will not excuse a student from complying with the dress code.


    The following represents examples of clothing and accessories which are not permitted. This is not intended to be inclusive, as other clothing deemed inappropriate by the administrative staff will also be excluded from campus:

    • No bandanas displayed in any fashion
    • No spaghetti straps, midriffs, shirts that have been cut off, halter tops, tank tops, see-through blouses or jerseys
    • No low-cut blouses, dresses, backless dresses, or split skirts that do not comply with a code of modesty
    • No clothing that is torn, frayed, cut off, with holes
    • No jewelry or clothing which refers to sex, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, profanity, satanic/occult references, or street organizations
    • No hats, caps, headbands, bandannas, hair rollers, picks, or combs worn in hair
    • No sunglasses, wallet chains
    • No lycra, nylon, spandex, bicycle, boxer, gym shorts, or pajamas
    • No bedroom slippers may be worn at school


    Parents will be contacted and requested to provide appropriate clothing for students who are not Dress Code compliant so that the student may be returned to class. 

    Keeping Our Students Safe

    Officer Wissinger, our school resource officer, created a tip sheet for parents and students to help keep students safe and trouble free. Click on the link to read these valuable tips. Tip Sheet

    School Inspection

    In accordance with E.P.A. regulations, all Marion County Schools have been inspected for asbestos containing materials.  The original inspection along with a diagram of the location (s), and a copy of all re-inspections has been made available in the administrative office at each school for review.


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Important Information

  • Student's School Day -- 9:25 AM - 3:45 PM
    First Bell -- 9:20 AM
    Tardy (Late) Bell -- 9:25 AM
    Teacher Day -- 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM
    Early Release Times -- 1:45 PM
    School Office Hours -- 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Student Lunch: Apply for Free & Reduced Lunch


    • Office: 671-4725
    • Cafeteria: 671-4729
    • Discipline: 671-4730
    • Guidance and Attendance: 671-4728
    • Extended Day: 671-4725