Fulton Science Academy
ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL
Week of October 22, 2018
Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,
I hope everyone had a fun weekend!
Many of our staff and students attended the Cumming Greek Festival over the weekend! Thank you to one of our wonderful High School Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kefalas for helping in providing this opportunity to our students, both for the cultural fun and enrichment, and also for helping to provide volunteer opportunities for our students to help out in the community! I also want to thank all of the parents and students who helped with and attended our High School Presentation last week. I and the Administration team at FSA truly hope that we provided everyone with useful information that will help your students time in high school.
I also want to congratulate our High School Team on their wonderful results from their tournament at UGA over the weekend! The Elementary and 6th Grade Middle School Math Olympiad Teams also performed wonderfully at the Eagle Cup Competition on Saturday! Please be sure to read about all of these wonderful Math results in their sections below. FSA Math is off to a magnificent start!
Don't forget that the AMC 8 Math Contest is coming up on November 13th! Sign-Up is now open! The AMC 8 contest is a math contest for students in 8th grade or below and it is administered on the school campus. The contest will take place on November 13th during 2nd period. You can use the link further below in the AMC 8 Sign-Up section below, and to read more information.
IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE; Coins for a Cure Dress Down Day
I would also like to make a date correction to the previously mentioned date for the Coins for a Cure Dress Down Day fundraising winners. In last weeks Newsletter, it said that the Dress Down day for the 4th and 3rd Grade was to be on November 2nd. This day has been changed to THIS FRIDAY OCTOBER 26 as November 2 is "Team Wear Day" for everyone as a part of Red Ribbon Week.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY DECEMBER 2nd 1:00pm - 3:00pmI'm excited to announce that we will have an Open House on Sunday, December 2nd from 1:00pm - 3:00pm! Please know that you can register online and skip the line in the front lobby when you arrive! This is a wonderful opportunity for parents of current students to come in and see everyone and see all of the great work our students have been doing so far! It is also a wonderful opportunity for new families to come and learn a little more about the school and get to see the classrooms and meet our incredible staff!
MORE TO COME: Everything BOLD is New! Don't miss a thing!
- October / November Calendar
- High School Math League Contest I Schoolwide Results
- FBLA Hurricane Michael Relief
- Professional Speaker; Wednesday, October 24
- Atlanta Maker Faire; Earn Extra Credit in your Science Class!
- Student Spotlight; 8th Grader Ethan G.
- Student Spotlight; 11th Grader Charlie F.
- Elementary and Middle School Math Olympiad Results from the Eagle Cup
- UGA Math Tournament Results
- AMC 8 Math Contest Sign-Up
- Red Ribbon Week Begins Soon! (Dress Code Policy Below)
- Spirit Night at Main Event; October 30th
- Robotics Nasa Field Trip Picture Gallery
- UPDATES: FSA's First Annual Homecoming!
- Book Character Dress Up Day
- CEOs of Tomorrow
- GA Tech Buzz on Biotechnology
- Unity Day
- AND MORE!
With Warmest Regards,
quote of the week
Character Ed Trait of the Month: (October) Responsibility
Being responsible doesn't just mean turning your homework in on time! This character trait involves being prepared for class, keeping track of your assignments, completing your chores and tasks at home and owning up to mistakes that you've made. It's irresponsible to blame others and to make excuses.
October / November Calendar
Wednesday, October 24: UNITY DAY (Wear Orange!)
Wednesday, October 24: Professional Speaker Series 2:40pm - 3:15pm (Chrissy Merritt - Program Director at The Drake House)
Thursday, October 25: PreK Field Trip to the Center for Puppetry Arts
Friday, October 26: Coins for a Cure Dress Down Day for 3rd & 4th Grade
Saturday, October 27: GA Tech Buzz on Biotechnology
Monday, October 29 - Friday, November 2: Red Ribbon Week (More info to come)
Tuesday, October 30: Spirit Night at Main Event (3:00pm - 6:00pm) [More Details Below]
Thursday, November 1: Tellus Field Trip, 1st Grade
Thursday, November 1: Basketball Game; AWAY at Atlanta Academy; Middle School Girls (4:30), Middle School Boys (5:30)
Friday, November 2: Schoolwide Pep Rally!
Friday November 2: Basketball Varsity Boys Game @ HOME (5:00)
Friday, November 2: Stone Mountain Pow Wow Field Trip, 3rd Grade
Saturday, November 3: Homecoming
Sunday, November 4: Daylight Savings Time Ends
Tuesday, November 6: Professional Speaker Series Presents: Vani Senthil; Congressional Gold Medal Award Winner (2:40 - 3:15)
Wednesday, November 7: Basketball Game @ HOME: Middle School Girls (4:30), Middle School Boys (5:30), Varsity Boys (6:30)
Thursday, November 8: Professional Speaker Series Presents: Ms. Anna Ward
Friday, November 9: Good Conduct Dress Down Day
Friday, November 9: Varsity Boys Basketball Game; AWAY at St. Johns Bosco (6:30)
Wednesday, November 14: High School Juniors Night (Begins at 5:00pm)
Monday, November 19 - Friday, November 23: Thanksgiving Break (No School)
Friday, November 30: Mothers Night Out (More Details TBD)
MORE TO COME
SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE
Parents, you may use this link as a quick reference to your student's bell schedule.
Parents, please remember that 1st Period for Elementary Students begins at 7:40am and 1st Period for Middle and High School Students begins at 8:00am. Students should be IN CLASS by these times.
High School Math League Contest I Schoolwide Results
The Math League Contest for high school students was held at FSA on Tuesday October 16th 2018.
Briefly, Math League High School Contests consist of 6 High School Contests each year, with 6 questions per contest. Students in each league compete for the highest scores, while schools compete for the highest team score: the total of the top 5 scores in each school. There is a 30 minute time limit for each contest. On each contest, the last two questions are generally more difficult than the first four. The final question on each contest is intended to challenge the very best mathematics students. Problems draw from a wide range of high school topics: geometry, algebra, trigonometry, logarithms, series, sequences, exponents, roots, integers, real numbers, combinations, probability, coordinate geometry, and more.
Please note that official state-wide results will be announced later in the year.
Top 6 performers at the High School Math League Contest I
- Charlie F. – perfect score of 6
- Ethan G. – perfect score of 6
- Holden W. (5)
- Richard Y. (5)
- Kevin Y. (5)
- Nick A (5)
Congratulations to all of our students participated! Way to go Math Mustangs!!
FSA Elementary Math Teams and 6th grade Middle School Team had their first match of the year!!
Two Elementary Math Teams(4th grade and 5th grade teams) and the 6th grade Middle School Math Team represented our school at the 2018 Eagle Cup Math Tournament on Saturday, Oct 20th. Our students had a great time at the competition and enjoyed math!
Our math teams displayed a spectacular performance last Saturday!! The FSA 6th grade math team achieved the highest score in the competition and won 1st place as a team overall while our 4th and 5th grade teams both won 1st place as a team in their grade level!! FSA placed 1st overall at the individual category as well; Ethan M. (6th Grade) won 1st place overall at the 2018 Eagle Cup Math Tournament on Saturday Oct 20th!!
Our Math Olympiad Head Coach Duzyol added “ I am not surprised with the big win of our teams as the season just began! We have a strong middle and high school math Olympiad team that is mentoring elementary math Olympiad teams since Spring 2018 semester before every math tournament; they helped me host two late night math Olympiad workshops for all three of Eagle Cup Math Tournament teams in September and October! Special thanks to Kevin Y. (8th grader), Richard Y.(8th grader), Nick A.(7th grader), Vishal B.(12th grade), Vaani B. (11th grade) and all other members of high school math team! They are great mentors and they spread their love of math and inspire our elementary math team students!”
- James S. (4th Grade) got the highest individual score in 4th grade level
- Aarush K. (4th Grade) 2nd place in 4th grade level (lost tie breaker to James)
- Christopher G. (3rd Grade) 3rd place in 4th grade level
- Sid S. (5th grade) 1st place in 5th grade level
- Ethan M. (6th grade) 1st place in 6th grade level and overall
- Varun G. (4th grade) 3rd place in 6th grade level
FSAPS 4th grade Math Team
- Archer W.
- James S.
- Elijah H.
- Christopher G.
- Aarush K.
FSA 5th grade Math Team
- Rohan M.
- Rana K.
- Anish K.
- Siddarth S.
FSA 6th grade Math Team
- Ethan M.
- Aidan G.
- Grace W.
- Navya N.
- Varun G.
Congratulations to all of our students for their amazing performance at the 2018 Eagle Cup Math Tournament! Keep up the good work math mustangs!! We are so proud of each and every one of you!
2018 UGA High School Math Tournament
FSA High School Math Team displayed a glorious performance on Saturday, October 20th at the 2018 UGA Math Tournament in Varsity division competed against mostly 11th and 12th graders from all over GA; a total of 329 students participated at this tournament.
Our High School Math Team A received 3rd place overall as a team out of 89 high school teams from 44 schools participated at UGA Math Tournament during last Saturday. Our team’s increasing performance in the last four years grabbed a lot of attention at this tournament. Our team received:
- · 3rd place as a team out of 89 high school teams in 2018
- · 5th place as a team out of 107 high school teams in 2017
- · 6th place as a team out of 78 high school teams in 2016
- · 9th place as a team out of 82 high school teams in 2015
Coach Duzyol said “Consistent growth in our high school math team’s performance makes me very happy! So proud of each and every member of our math teams!! Congratulations Math Mustangs!!”
This past Saturday, Charlie F. (11th grader) received 7th place, Holden W. (10th grader) received 16th place, Ethan G. (7th grader) received 18th place, and Nick A. (7th grader) received 38th place overall individually among 329 students participated. Isn’t it amazing? Also, our High School Team B placed 20th place out of 89 high school teams with two amazing 7th grade members Nick A. and Richard K. at this varsity level math tournament. Congratulations to FSA High School Math Team for their wonderful performance @ varsity level! Way to go!!
FSA High School Team A
Holden W. (10th grader)
Charlie F. (11th grader)
Tyler H. (10th grader)
Ethan G. (8th grader)
FSA High School Team B
Nick A. (7th grader)
Brad H. (10th grader)
Taemin K. (9th grader)
Richard K. (7th grader)
Not Pictured: Brad H.
Student Spotlight; Charlie F. (11th Grade) Scores near perfect score on sat
Student Spotlight; Ethan G. (8th Grade) pga junior league south east regional championship
FSA 8th grader Ethan G., along with 9 other team members, represented the Georgia State team and attended the PGA Junior League South East Regional Championship at the World Village of Golf Florida. The Georgia team won over the North Florida team, South Florida team and Alabama team as the South East Regional Champion. it was a tough win!
The team is representing Georgia and will be competing with another 12 teams Nationally at PGA Junior League National Championship in Arizona in November.
This is third time that Ethan has gone to the national championship representing the state of Georgia. In his first year his team got 2nd place nationally. Last year his team won the national champion title. Ethan has been ranked the number 1 player in the team for the past 2 years. Good luck to Georgia!
Ethan also competed with the high school group (ages 15-18) for the GSGA (Georgia State Golf Association) MAADA golf tournament on Columbus Day weekend in Newnan, GA. Although Ethan is only 13 years old and a middle school student, he defeated all the players on the field and won the champion title. He led 2nd place with 3 point strokes ahead for the 2 day tournament.
Congratulations Ethan on all of your hard work so far! FSA wishes you continued success!
middle school FLL team attend NASA panel discussion
FBLA partners to help with Hurricane Michael relief efforts
FSA's FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) is partnering with the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce to help get much needed items to survivors of Hurricane Michael. The following items are in high demand and whatever you can do to help will be appreciated. there will be a box in the lobby if you wish to contribute. Time is short so the last day to donate is Friday October 26th! Please Help
See the list below for much needed items.
... most needed:
* Cases of water
* Wipes and hand sanitizer
* Canned food, especially peanut butter (for protein)
* Household cleaning supplies - mops, brooms, garbage bags (all sizes), Lysol, etc.
* Paper plates, towels, plastic utensils
* Tarps (large enough to cover roofs)
* Gift cards of any kind, but mainly Home Depot/Lowe's
* Gas containers
* Heavy work gloves
Earn extra credit in your science class by attending maker faire atlanta!
ATTENTION PARENTS & STUDENTS!!!
Students, would you like to receive up to 10 extra credit points in your science class? If so, be sure to attend this year's Maker Faire in Atlanta! It will be held THIS WEEKEND on October 27th and 28th! Be sure to send a picture of yourself taken at the Faire to your Science Teacher! Students who attend the faire and send a picture will also earn a dress-down day for the following Monday! Watch the video below to learn a little more about Maker Faire!
Unity Day, Wednesday October 24
Together against bullying. UNITED for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
October 24th is Unity Day! Make it ORANGE and make it end! What are your true colors when it comes to showing that you believe that all youth should be safe from bullying? Come together in one giant ORANGE message of hope and support, WEAR AND SHARE ORANGE to color our nation, and even the world, visibly showing that our society believes that no child should ever experience bullying.
Chick - Fil- A on Friday Mornings with the Mustang Soccer Association (MSA)
Red Ribbon Week; (October 29 - November 2); Life is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free™
Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States.
This year, Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated at FSA from October 29th - November 2nd. As the nation’s largest and oldest drug prevention campaign, Red Ribbon Week® reaches over 80 million people each year throughout the United States. The annual National Red Ribbon Theme Contest, sponsored by the National Family Partnership, offers students and other prevention supporters the opportunity to be a part of history. The winning slogan is used throughout 2018 in thousands of schools and communities across America.
The 2018 National Red Ribbon Week theme is: Life Is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free™.
1. All students should dress appropriately so as not to disrupt or interfere with
the educational program or the orderly operation of the school.
2. Scary monsters or beasts are not permitted.
3. No masks are to be worn. Minimal face painting is allowed (e.g, whiskers, nose, freckles, etc., but no full-face makeup)
4. No weapons or props of any kind, including toys.
5. Appropriate shoes must be worn at all times.
Professional Speaker Series; Chrissy Merritt, Program Director at The Drake House
1. The role of volunteerism in a non profit : (you know best how to describe what you do).
2. how trends are changing and affecting your work - homelessness
3. As students and young citizens how can you start to help
Christy holds a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Bowling Green State University and has over 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families, and the homeless. She has worked in program development with nonprofits since 1994, including developing the program and services for families at The Drake House. Christy manages the Family Services Department, which has seen significant recent expansion, and ensures that best practices are maintained and communication with area referral and resource agencies are current.
Christy Merritt is the founding Director of Programs at The Drake House, an emergency housing program for homeless mothers and their children. She began her work there in 2005 when the nonprofit was being formed, and created all program components and service delivery processes and accommodations. This includes the development of an educational life skills curriculum as a critical program component, involving many community partnerships. Christy’s team has grown from 1 staff member to a team of 7 and she has developed additional programming to include an after school program and an additional 16 unit affordable housing program.
Christy has worked in program development in the nonprofit arena for Bowers Rodgers Home, a children’s shelter in Greenwood, S.C., and for a transitional housing program, Homestretch, in Roswell, GA. She has also worked in the foster care system in Ohio, investigated abuse and neglect for DFAC in Houston, and worked in the juvenile court system for Harris County Juvenile Probation in Houston.
Christy Chairs the Advisory Board for the Fulton County Department of Families and Children Services (DFAC), appointed by Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann, and is a graduate of Leadership North Fulton and Leadership Sandy Springs. Christy holds a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Bowling Green State University and holds a LBSW in the state of South Carolina. She is a field supervisor for Clark Atlanta, UGA and Georgia and Kennesaw State Universities and has Certificates in Nonprofit Management and Leadership.
Club Spotlight; French Club!
We have been busy in French Club learning how to introduce and tell about ourselves, learn about School, Fall, Halloween and Food but also learn poems, songs and French culture! Our class is in full immersion and students already know how to answer in full sentences! We also taste new foods, celebrate French traditions, discover French etiquette, table manners and how French students live.
Join us next semester and discover French!
Contact Mme Thille email@example.com - Accepting K-12 students.
❝The limits of my language are the limits of my world.❞
spirit night at main event; Tuesday, October 30
Save the date for Fulton Science Academy's fist annual Homecoming (November 3rd!)
When: November 3rd 7-11 pm
Where: FSA Gym
Who: High School students (9th - 12th) and their guests
Why: To come together as a high school for our first annual homecoming dance
**Tickets are required for entry, $20 for everyone until Oct 29 when prices will go up.
We are excited to host FSA's first ever High School Homecoming Dance! Join your friends for a night of celebration with music, dancing, snacks, and tons of fun! The FSA gymnasium will be transformed into a magical world of excitement following this year's theme, "Moonlight in the Castle!"
All FSA High School Students are encouraged to attend, and you are welcome to bring former FSA students, or a guest from another school. If any non-FSA students are attending, please ask Ms. Agha for a permission slip which will be filled out by your guest's current school.
Happy Homecoming 2018 FSA High School Students!
Book Character Dress Up Day is Coming!
In response to popular demand and in anticipation of our Book Fair, we will have a book character dress up day for teachers and students on a date that is TBD. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teacher/staff costumes as well as the top three classes.
More information about the Book Fair is coming soon!
Here are the guidelines for teachers and students:
1. Must be a character from a book, not just any costume.
2. Scary monsters or beasts are not permitted
3. No masks are to be worn. Minimal face painting is allowed (e.g, whiskers, nose, freckles, etc., but no full-face makeup)
4. No weapons or props of any kind, including toys.
5. Students must have their character approved by their language arts teacher.
amc 8 math contest (November 13th, 2nd period) - sign up
Dear parents of middle school students,
AMC 8 contest is a math contest for students in 8th grade or below and it is administered at school campus. Please fill in this form if you would like your child to sign up for AMC 8 Contest that will be held on Tuesday, Nov 13th during 2nd period in Cafeteria at FSAPS campus. This form is schoolwide just to sign up for AMC 8 at FSA; it is open to all FSA students in 8th grade or below. Our school is already registered. Elementary students who would like to challenge themselves are also welcome to participate. Please read Who should sign up ?part below. https://goo.gl/forms/DxpmPJ1k4DzgZqrL2
Important: Contest time may change from 2nd period to another period. Please keep Tuesday, Nov 13th open for AMC 8 if you are planning to sign up and attend. Any change will be communicated via email before Nov 13th.
Please click on below link to check some AMC 8 questions and their solutions in order to see the level of the contest.
Who should sign up?
Students who like and enjoy challenging math problems, math team students, and students who are advanced in math class. It may be extremely challenging and demotivating for some students. Please check some sample questions before signing up your child.
The AMC 8 contest is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom learned skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment. AMC 8 contest is a math contest for students in 8th grade or below and it is administered at school campus.
If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Duzyol at firstname.lastname@example.org
NFCC Warm Coat Drive; sponsored by the FSA Jr. Beta Club
ceos of tomorrow
GA Tech - Buzz on Biotechnology High School Open House
Saturday, October 27, 2018
TIME: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience
High school students can get an up-close look at the innovative and exciting world of biotechnology through hands-on demos, tours of state-of-the-art labs, and seminars...all hosted by Georgia Tech's biotech graduate students.
Complimentary Registration Required. Please check : http://petitinstitute.gatech.edu/buzz-biotechnology
Opening Monday, October 1!
FUN THINGS TO DO & SEE
Some of the Demos:
- Stem Cell Plinko
- Acids and Bases
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Regenerative Medicine
- DNA Extractions
- Eye Anatomy
- Tiny Particles, Big Impact
- Cardiovascular Systems
- Plankton Lab
- Eye Anatomy
FOURTH GRADERS ATTEND THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH AT COBB ENERGY CENTER
An extra huge thank you to our wonderful chaperones! You were wonderful on the trip and your help was invaluable--thank you for all you do to help us and our students all have fulfilling and successful experiences in fourth grade!
-Mrs. Khan; 4th Grade Teacher
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Are you in Grades 5-12 making a difference in your community? Here is your chance: Prudential Service Awards is sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with National Association of Secondary School Principles (NASSP) to encourage volunteerism among middle/high school students. The student with high volunteer hours in each school goes to State level, and the top state level winner in middle/high school level will receive an award of $1000, a silver medallion and an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C. At the National level, top 10 students will be named America's Youth Volunteers of the year and receive several honors and merit awards.
Apply for 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards:
Check for your eligibility and apply online https://spirit.prudential.com/awards/how-to-apply
The last date for submitting the online application is 11/06/2018. We recognize Top 3 students in middle and high school separately and the students with highest amount of hours in both categories will participate at the State level. If selected at the state level, they have a chance to win a trip to Washington DC to compete at the National level.
If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Devi Selvakumar email@example.com
Apply now for 2019 state tax credit scholarship program
Dear FSA Families,
We would like to encourage all of our families to apply for the State Tax Credit Scholarship program as it greatly benefits our students.
This program provides an opportunity for taxpayers to redirect Georgia tax dollars and, in turn, provide financial aid assistance to FSA students. We would greatly appreciate it if you would please apply and choose Fulton Science Academy Private School as your designated school.
Please also inform your friends, co-workers, and relatives who live in Georgia; they can also participate and help support our school.
***mso teacher appreciation lunch*** 1st grade parent volunteers needed (October 29th)
Each month a different grade level provides lunch for our entire school Faculty as a way to tell them "Thank you for your hard work!" Our luncheon this month is scheduled for Monday, October, 29th
CLICK THE PICTURE BELOW TO READ MORE / SIGN UP
Lost & Found Reminder for Parents and Students
Parents, please remind your students that Lost & Found is located in the Cafeteria. If a student is missing something, it will likely be placed in Lost & Found. Parents are welcome to check the lost and found as well at the end of your student's school day, after signing in at the front desk and receiving a visitor badge.
Bioignite saturday camp; cardiovascular engineering (December 8th @ FSA)
Join the BioIgnite Team at FSA on December 8th to learn about the heart and how engineers and doctors work to keep it pumping Registration can be found here! https://www.bioignite.org/upcoming-events/
HOME VISITS - A FUN WAY TO MEET YOUR TEACHERS!
Home visits are a casual way for your child to spend time with his/her teacher in the comfort of their home. Teachers enjoy having a chance to see children in this comfortable environment, doing whatever makes them most happy and spend time with children and their parents outside of a regular school day. Please see some pictures from our most recent home visit.
To schedule a home visit, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with some suggested dates/times, as well as your students' name(s) and homeroom assignments. Ms. Unal will be in touch to confirm final details.
Below is a gallery from one of our recent home visits.
FSA Sideline Store
The site allows the user to select the item, color, logo, and team whether it be academic or athletic; even different sayings! The possibilities are endless! There is everything from cotton shirts to Dri-Fit Nike or UA workout shirts!
CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR SIDELINE STORE
FSAPS Tuition Information: http://fultonscienceacademy.org/tuition-information/
Smart Tuition is the tuition management system used by FSA. In addition to tuition, all incidental billing such as aftercare fees, sports and academic team fees, trips, etc., is also done through Smart Tuition. There is a $50 yearly fee for Smart Tuition.
If you have not set up your account or are having trouble setting up your account, please contact our Business Administrator Abdurrahim Kurt by phone or email.
Phone: (678) 366 - 2555 ext. 105
Please remember that
Middle and High School Students have College Guidance and Enrichment
from 2:40pm - 3:15pm.
It is very important that students do not miss this time of their school day.
Parents and High School Students, please remember that first dismissal for High School Students is not until 3:15. High School students should not walk out of the building for dismissal until 3:15pm.
If your child will be absent please send an email to email@example.com
on the morning of the absence.
For full attendance policies please see the student handbook.
in case of inclement weather / Cyber School Days
School may be cancelled due to weather conditions. There are many factors that are taken into consideration when making the decision to close. First and foremost is safety, the ability to remove snow and/or ice at the school, or other conditions that could pose a danger to the children, staff, or facility. In the event that FSAPS is closed or delays its opening, the school will place the notice on the local television and radio stations Channel 2 and WSB. If school is closed due to weather conditions, the decision will usually be made by the principal before 6:30 A.M. and announced on local television and radio stations. FSAPS’s first concern is for the safety of our students. We understand that our students live in a wide range of areas. Although FSAPS may be open during inclement weather, it may be unsafe for some of our students to attend. For instance, if a student lives in North Forsyth, then that area may have extreme ice even though the FSAPS location does not or a student’s driveway may be steep and shaded so the sun does not melt the ice until several hours after school starts. Please note that in these circumstances parents need to call the school and report their circumstances, so that the student’s tardy (if they delay coming in) or absence due to severe or unsafe weather conditions will be excused. (Student Handbook, pg's 13 - 14)
Cyber School Days:
If school is closed due to inclement weather, we may implement a Cyber School Day. This would require the students to have access to the internet for retrieving online schoolwork and communication with their teacher(s). Participation in a Cyber School Day through approved completion of schoolwork will be considered a day of attendance. (Student Handbook, pg's 13 - 14)
School closings announced during the school day:
If FSAPS is closing due to weather conditions during the school day, FSAPS will call and/or email all parents to pick up their students. We will announce this at FSAPS, via email message, signage, and on the local news stations, as well. FSAPS will remain at the school until all students are safely picked up or other arrangements are made with the parents. For all weather related issues, periodically check the news for weather related closings/delays or call and speak with the Front Office. If possible, the FSAPS website will also indicate the closing notice and we will attempt to email all students. (Student Handbook, pg's 13 - 14)
School Medicine Policy 2018 - 2019 (Includes FAQ)
Aspirin, Tylenol, Neosporin, and other patient over-the-counter drugs are not available through FSAPS. Should you wish for your child to have access to these medications, you must sign an
‘Authorization to Administer Medication Form’ and leave a supply with the front office.
The medication to be administered by designated school personnel must be sent directly from the pharmacy or physician’s office or brought to school by the student’s parent/guardian. The school must receive an ‘Authorization to Administer Medication Form’ signed by the student’s physician and/or parent/guardian.
The following information must be printed clearly on the medication container:
Name of the medication
Time the medication must be taken.
Bring in only the amount of medication that is needed for a school day. In the case of prolonged need, send in the amount for a clearly specified period. Written authorization to dispense medications shall be limited to two weeks unless otherwise prescribed by a physician. Medication shall only be dispensed out of its original container, which must be labeled with the child’s name. Extra medication will not be sent home with a student. All medication will be kept in a secure location in the clinic and/or front office.
Parents, please remind your students that if they are feeling unwell that they need to first visit the clinic and be assessed by our school nurse, who will then call you in the event that the student should go home. Students should not use their phones during the school day to contact parents.
- Does the school provide medications?
No. The school does not provide medication. The student's parent or guardian must bring the student's medicine to the front office or school clinic, along with an "Authorization to Give Medication" Form.
- May the parent/guardian bring and give medications to their student?
Yes, a parent/guardian may come to school and give their child medication. Parents should still follow the visitor sign in procedures.
- Where can I find Authorization Forms?
Authorization forms can be found at the front desk or school clinic.
- Why do I need a doctor's health care provider's note for adult strength over-the-counter medication when my health care provider has told me it is appropriate for my student's weight (or condition)?
The school nurse wants to protect your child and must follow guidelines for dosage recommended by the manufacturer.
- How do students get their medications during after school hours?
The principal, along with administration and the school nurse will determine by whom and how medication will be secured and administered during after school hours.
- Why do medications have to be in the original container?
The original container provides information from the manufacturer about over-the-counter medications, including the name of the medication, the proper dose, how the medication should be given, how often the medication should be given, possible side effects, and when the medication is no longer effective (an expiration date.)
The original prescription container includes the name of the medication, the patient's name, the prescribing licensed health care provider, the proper dose, how and when it should be given, when the medication expires, and the pharmacy where the medication was purchased. All of this information is necessary for the school nurse to administer medication in a safe manner.
- What if my child's medication or dosage changes?
Parents/Guardians must inform the school nurse of any medication changes. New medication or different doses will not be given unless the parent completes a new medication form. The information on the prescription bottle label must match the new consent form.
- Can my child take herbal medication at school?
No. Over-the-counter diet pills, vitamins, dietary supplements, including minerals or herbs will not be given.
- May my child carry cough drops at school?
No. Cough-drops must be left in the clinic along with a completed "Authorization to Give Medication at School" Form.
- May my child carry over the counter medication at school?
No. It must be left in the clinic along with and "Authorization to Give Medication at School" Form.
- Can my child carry his/her Epipen, Insulin, or Asthma Inhaler at school?
Yes, students may carry inhalers and Epipens or insulin with a completed "Authorization to Carry Prescription Medication" Form. You can get this form from the school nurse.
- Why is there a place for the health care provider to sign the authorization form for my child to carry their inhaler/epipen at school?
The health care provider's signature indicates that your child has been instructed on the proper use of their inhaler/Epipen and that your child is responsible for administering it to himself/herself without supervision.
- Why do I have to have a prescription label on the inhaler/Epipen?
The prescription on the inhaler/epipen includes the child's name, how often it is to be used, and what dose is appropriate for your child. It is difficult to keep the label directly on the inhaler/epipen.
- If I give my child Tylenol for a fever, can I still send them to school?
If the fever is more than 100.9 degrees F before you give them Tylenol, then your child cannot come to school. Your child may return to school when his/her temperature is below 101 degrees F without Tylenol or any other fever reducing medication for 24 hours, if s/he feels well and is not showing signs of illness.
- If I give my child Tylenol for aches and pains can I still send them to school?
You child is welcome at school while taking Tylenol or any other over-the-counter medication for an injury, dental work, etc. However, if the medication is for a sore throat, earache or flu like symptoms, please keep them at home.
- Why can't I put medicine in my child's lunch box if he/she has to take medicine at lunch?
Medication in a lunch box could be lost or taken by another child. If a staff member found the medication it could be considered an illegal drug with consequences according to the Code of Conduct. Medications must be brought to the front office or school clinic by parents/guardians in the original and properly labeled container.
- If I treat my child for lice can I send them back to school the same day?
- Why do I have to bring in a box top to verify lice treatment?
- How much time do I have to get to the school if the nurse calls me to pick up my child because he/she is sick?
- How long will my child's over-the-counter medication be given at school?
- What happens to my child's medication at the end of the school year?
- May my child share over-the-counter medication with another student?
- Why should my child take the first dose of new medication at home?
aftercare hours reminder
Parents, please be reminded that After - School Care is provided every day from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm for a fee of $15.00 per day or $200.00 for the month. We ask that parents pick up any remaining students by 6:00 pm, and no later, as the school closes at 6:00pm. Sometimes our Academic Teams will stay later, but these students are not considered to be in After-Care. There are also sometimes outside organizations that use our facility for sports events, so it may look like there are still plenty of people here, but these more often than not, do not include aftercare students. Thank you for your understanding.
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FSAConnect mobile App
We are happy to inform you that now you can check fsaconnect by mobile app.
Here is how you can access the app:
ITunes App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/radix-mobile/id1159005166?mt=8
Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.radix.radixmobile
The links can also be found at the bottom of your connect page by the other social media links.
A pop-up banner will appear on top of the screen when users access the school connect on their mobile devices.
Site link: https://fsaconnect.fultonscienceacademy.org
Username: fsaconnect username
Password: fsaconnect password
PLEASE SIGN UP FOR REMIND, OUR SCHOOL NOTIFICATION APPlication
JOIN FSAPS REMIND HERE: https://www.remind.com/join/fsaps
We have created a remind account to keep our community informed and up-to-date with what is happening at our school.
By joining "FSAPS remind," you will receive messages via push notifications, SMS, or e-mail. We recommend SMS option for our families and students.
We will use this tool as an addition to other communication portals we use at our school to keep our families apprised of what's happening at Fulton Science Academy. Thank you.
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FSA is proud to be building a strong social media presence and we encourage you to follow us using one or more of the following links:
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So many of you have LinkedIn accounts. To get news about our school on LinkedIn, simply follow our schools’s LinkedIn page.