September 2019

FAS Principal's Update

Welcome to the start of another great school year

  • Dear Parents / Guardians and Students,

    As the principal of Frank Antonides School it is my pleasure to welcome you to the start of another great school year here at FAS. We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure all of our children can achieve to their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. Our dedicated, caring, and experienced staff is eager to work with you to help your child grow academically and socially throughout this year. The FAS staff and I will continue to work hard to maintain our communities great traditions while striving to improve as a school. As we move into the new school year there are a few things I would like to share with you:

    • Computer Science for All- In addition to maintaining our Coding electives in grades 7 and 8, we will be offering Coding to all of our 6th-grade students this year. Computers are and will continue to be ubiquitous in society. A better understanding of computer science will be a job asset for any student regardless of career. Coding 6 will replace students Technology 6 course on the students’ schedules.

    • Updated School and District Website - We have updated and streamlined our website to make it more user-friendly and hopefully make it much easier for parents to have quick access to information.

    • Parent Email - Please make sure your email is up to date in Realtime so that you will receive our weekly parent emails.

    • Virtual Backpack - Copies of every important notice we send home are housed in our Virtual Backpack (linked on the websites)

    • Parent Handbook - The handbook is located under the Parent Information tab on the FAS website. Please review it with your child and return the attached sign-off sheet. Also included in the handbook is the Photograph/video consent form. Please make sure to return both of these forms to your child’s homeroom teacher.

    If you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year please do not hesitate to contact me. Once again, on behalf of the FAS community, welcome back. I am excited and hopeful for the start of the new year and I look forward to seeing everyone in September.


    Dr. Michael Fiorillo

Virtual Backpack

Please note FAS endeavors to be as paperless as possible. Copies of all notices to go home our housed in our virtual backpack ( )

Media Center

The Media Center is open every morning from 7:35 until 7:55 AM, Monday through Friday. Students must enter the building through the cafeteria and sign in with the teacher on duty there.

During this time students may:

  • Check out library books

  • Access computers and the printer

  • Get assistance from the media specialist on research projects

  • Work on other school-related projects

  • Design 3D printing projects

A look back on the end of the 18-19 school year

Stay Connected

For a look back at all the great happenings at FAS last year and to stay consistent with all the great things happening this year be sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter - @fas_principal

Facebook - Frank Antonides School

Instagram - frankantonides_school

YouTube - Frank Antonides School ( )

A few more of the great thing from last year!

Breakfast Program

As the weather gets colder do not forget we serve breakfast every morning at 7:35 a.m. and will continue serving breakfast until 7:50 a.m. Students will be allowed into the cafeteria through the cafeteria doors, the front doors will not open until 7:45 a.m. All breakfast items offered will be compliant with USDA School Breakfast Program requirements, including offering whole grains, which provide fiber and valuable vitamins and minerals, low-fat yogurt, fresh whole fruit sourced locally when available, nonfat and low-fat dairy, and many balanced breakfast options that follow USDA standards. The price for breakfast is $1.75. If your child qualifies for reduced lunch, the price is ¢.30. If you have questions or concerns regarding the breakfast program, please contact Lamar Braxton at 732-222-9300.

Free and Reduced Meal Information

Please see the attached applications and information regarding the districts free and reduced meal programs (English and Spanish).