Welcome to the FLMS Launch Home Page!
LAUNCH this year will be from September 1, 2020 until May 7, 2021. It will follow the regular school calendar.
This year there will be additional procedures followed by Launch staff to help keep our children and staff safe and healthy. Your child’s temperature will be checked when the students enter the Launch program. If your child should have a temperature of 100.4 or higher, or other symptoms of COVID-19, you will be contacted and asked to pick up your child at that time.
We ask that your child commit to attending a minimum of 30 days during the school year. Students should attend Launch for a minimum of one hour each day they are there. We also ask that students be picked up ONLY at the designated time.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are also asking parents to not visit their children while in Launch. If you need to talk to the Launch coordinator, we ask that you make an appointment.
We will follow the school and the district’s reopening plans. If it should be necessary to close schools, we will continue our programs with Virtual Launch. Students who are attending Virtual School may also attend Launch or Virtual Launch.
This year's schedule will be a bit different at FLMS. Homework Help will be from 3:30-4:30 for all students, and club time will be from 4:30-5:30. We will have two dismissal times this year: 4:30 and 5:30. Students should be picked up no later than 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday. We do not have any afternoon LAUNCH offered on Fridays at this time.
Please join our REMIND pages for the latest updates, activities, cancelled clubs, or if LAUNCH needs to be cancelled for the day. You can download the free app and join one of the classes below.
The link below will show you how to join a Remind class.
We have four different Remind classes this year to make messaging easier.
@launch6 is for 6th grade students/parents
@launch7 is for 7th grade students/parents
@launch8 is for 8th grade students/parents
@FLMSvl for all virtual school students/parents
If you have any questions, please contact me through email, firstname.lastname@example.org or the remind app.
Ms. H. Watson
The Loudon County LAUNCH Extended Learning Program offers exciting opportunities before and after school at Highland Park Elementary, Steekee Elementary, Loudon Elementary, Fort Loudoun Middle School, Philadelphia Elementary, and Greenback School. Primary funding is from the Tennessee Lottery for Education: Afterschool Programs [LEAPs] for the programs at Highland Park Elementary, Fort Loudoun Middle, Steekee School, and Loudon Elementary. The 21st Century Community Learning Center [CCLC] provides funding for the programs at Philadelphia and Greenback.
LAUNCH is a free program that provides a healthy snack to participating students each afternoon before they start their LAUNCH activities. LAUNCH schedules sessions of sports and leisure, tutoring and enrichment activities. LAUNCH focuses on STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics] activities and compliments our school system's First To The Top Scope of Service. LAUNCH supports the daily classroom instructions and most activities are linked to Common Core State Standards. Through the LAUNCH program, we help our students reach their academic potential in a fun and safe environment.