Fulton Science Academy

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL

Week of September 17, 2018


PRINCIPAL'S CORNER


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,


I hope that everyone enjoyed their weekend!


I'd like to begin by thanking Alpharetta Mayor, Jim Gilvin for taking time out of your busy schedule and coming to speak to our 2nd Graders last week! I know that they enjoyed it just as much as we did!


I'd like to congratulate two of our High School students on some very wonderful achievements! FSA Senior, Austin S. was named a Semifinalist in the National Merit® Scholarship Program! This is very exciting news and we wish him the best of luck as he moves forward in the process! Also, one of our 9th Graders, Shivam J., placed 1st at the National Level in the 2018 AATSP Poster Contest! Congratulations to both of these students on such amazing achievements! Be sure to read some more about them below!


I also want to congratulate our new members of the FSA Chapter of the National Beta Club! These students include: Neel B. (8th Grade), Sydney X. (8th Grade), Ethan G. (8th Grade), Aanchal J. (7th Grade), Ansh J. (8th Grade), Erva O. (7th Grade), and Richard K. (7th Grade). This is a wonderful accomplishment to be a part of something so prestigious! Everyone, please be sure to read a little more about Beta Club in it's section below!


Good luck to our Girls Varsity Volleyball Team as they play against Brandon Hall tonight (September 18th) in a Home Game in the FSA Gym! The game begins at 5:00pm and we are looking for a great turnout to support our Lady Mustangs!


Parents and students, don't forget that this month is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! Currently, FSA's front lobby is housing jars for fundraising for this important cause! Please read further below for more details on this great cause! Thank you to Mrs. Carmona and the FSA National Junior Honor Society for hosting the fundraiser this year and for all of your hard work that you have put forth so far!


Lastly, I and our Partnerships and Events Facilitator, Mrs. Maharaj, met with Nancy Hoehn; President & CEO of the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce. She visited the school as a way of building future partnerships between FSA and the Alpharetta business community. Thank you very much to Nancy Hoehn for taking the time to come and meet with us about such exciting opportunities!

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MORE TO COME:

  • September Calendar
  • PSAT Practice at FSA
  • What to do in case of Inclement Weather
  • Professional Speakers Series Upcoming Dates
  • FSA Senior named Semifinalist in National Merit® Scholarship Program
  • FSA 9th Grader wins 1st place in 2018 AATSP Poster Contest
  • Alpharetta Mayor Visits FSA 2nd Graders
  • Congratulations to new FSA Junior Beta Club Members
  • Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
  • FSA Career Fair on Oct. 10th!
  • Junior Beta Club Service Project (Blessings in a Backpack)
  • NJHS Umbrella Project
  • Coins for a Cure is back for the 2018 - 2019 Year!
  • Rivers Alive
  • Home Visits - A great Way to Meet Your Teacher!
  • Student Volunteer Opportunities at the Cumming Greek Festival
  • Information about Smart Tuition
  • School Medication Policy and F.A.Q.
  • AND MORE!

With Warmest Regards,


Kenan Sener,

Principal

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September / October Calendar

Monday, September 17 - Friday, September 21: Student Council Campaign Week

Monday, September 17: Admission Director - Mercer University Visit (2:40pm - 3:15pm)

Monday, September 17: Volleyball Game @ Home against Atlanta International (Middle School Team, 5:00pm)

Monday, September 17: Volleyball Game @ Home against ATL Girls Academy (Varsity Team, 6:00pm)

Tuesday, September 18: Volleyball Game @ Home against Brandon Hall (Varsity Team, 5:00pm)

Thursday, September 20: Volleyball Game @ Home against Dominion, (Middle School Team, 5:00pm / Varsity Team, 6:00pm)

Saturday, September 22: Rivers Alive in Roswell (See info below)

Monday, September 24: Volleyball Game Away against Galloway ( Middle School Team, 4:00pm)

Monday, September 24: Professional Speaker Visit from NFCC (Begins at 2:30)

Tuesday, September 25: Student Council Voting Day

Wednesday, September 26: Volleyball Game Away against Holy Spirit Prep (Middle School Team, 5:00pm / Varsity Team, 6:00pm)

Thursday, September 27: Teacher Appreciation Lunch (Prek - Kindergarten)

Saturday, September 29: PSAT Practice (9:00am - 12:30pm) (See Below for Details)

Saturday, September 29: XC Meet @ Blessed Trinity (7:30am - 11:30am)

Monday, October 1: Middle & Varsity Volleyball Games @ Home vs. Green Forest. (Middle School Game at 5:00pm, Varsity Game at 6:00pm)

Wednesday, October 3: Middle School Volleyball Game @ Home vs. Galloway (Game begins at 5:00pm)

Friday, October 5: Teacher Work Day (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS)

Monday, October 8: Columbus Day (NO SCHOOL FOR STAFF OR STUDENTS)

Tuesday, October 9: Varsity Volleyball Game Away vs. Notre Dame

Wednesday, October 10: High School Career Fair

Wednesday, October 10: PSAT/NMSQT 9th - 11th Grade

Thursday, October 11: Warbington Farms Field Trip (2nd Grade)

Thursday, October 11: Varsity Volleyball Game, Away @ Dominion

Friday, October 12: Field Trip to Piedmont Park (5th Grade)

Friday, October 12: Professional Speaker Series Presents Leslie Badger (2:40 - 3:15)

Tuesday, October 16: Picture Retake Day


MORE TO COME

SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE

Parents, you may use this link as a quick reference to your student's bell schedule.


2018 - 2019 FSA BELL SCHEDULE

FSA Senior, Austin S. Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

Congratulations to FSA Senior, Austin S., who was named a Semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit® Scholarship Program! He now has the opportunity to continue in the National Merit Scholarship Competition! Good luck to Austin as he continues this journey! We are all rooting for you!


"The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements." (https://www.nationalmerit.org/s/1758/start.aspx?sid=1758&gid=2&pgid=61&cid=160)


To learn more about the The National Merit® Scholarship Program, please use the link above.

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FSA 9th Grader, Shivam J., wins 1st place at the National Level in the 2018 AATSP Poster Contest

Fulton Science Academy 9th Grader, Shivam J,. has won First Place at the National level in the 2018 AATSP Poster Contest. This contest is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AASTP).


"The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese promotes the study and teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and their corresponding Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and other related literatures and cultures at all levels of education." (https://www.aatsp.org/default.aspx) To learn more about the AATSP, please use the link provided.


Congratulations Shivam on this wonderful achievement!

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Alpharetta Mayor Jim Gilvin Visits FSA

Thank you very much to Alpharetta Mayor, Jim Gilvin for taking time out of his busy schedule to come and speak and read to our precious Second Graders on Friday, September 14th! It was a pleasure to meet you!
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Congratulations to FSA's new Beta Club Members!

Congratulations to the following Students on their Invitation into the Fulton Science Academy National Junior Beta Club:
  • Neel B. (8th Grade)
  • Sydney X. (8th Grade)
  • Ethan G. (8th Grade)
  • Aanchal J. (7th Grade)
  • Ansh J. (8th Grade)
  • Erva O. (7th Grade)
  • Richard K. (7th Grade)


Because these students have exhibited outstanding qualities of Academic Achievement, Character, Leadership, and Service, and invitation has been extended to them to join the National Beta Chapter at Fulton Science Academy.


National Beta is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. The organization encourages and rewards academic achievement, promotes those qualities of character that make for good citizenship and teaches members to lead by serving others. National Beta prepares today's students to be tomorrow's leaders.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

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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 dselvakumar@fultonscienceacademy.org

Get READY for your PSAT Test- Practice Without Test Day Pressure at Fulton Science Academy


When: Sep.29,2018, 9am-12:30pm

Where: FSA Cafeteria


Applerouth Tutoring services is helping FSA students to take Full-length proctored tests, to experience the PSAT, without the pressure of an official score. Afterwards, a comprehensive score report will help you target areas for improvement and plan for your real test accordingly.

To register, go to www.applerouth.com/signup and enter the event code : M317198


Please check Interconnect - Announcements under FSAConnect for various updates from FSA-College/Career Center:

  • Upcoming events
  • Volunteering opportunities- Sign up
  • Universities visiting Atlanta
  • Downloadable forms
  • Important information for HS students

Fulton Science Academy to host Career Fair October 10th!

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Dear Hight School Students,

We will have a Career Fair on Oct.10th from 1pm-4pm. We will have events including the career showcase, Exhibitors, Mock Interview, Panel discussion and financial planning. Make use of the best opportunity offered right in our school!


In order to make the event beneficial to everybody, we would like to get your input before the career fair. Please take some time and fill up this google form:

https://goo.gl/forms/X5kzxO9nOScT5OwE3


Let's work on this together and make the event successful!


If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Selvakumar at:

dselvakumar@fultonscienceacademy.org

FSA CARES for a cure is back again for the 2018 -2019 school year!

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The Fulton Science Academy chapter of National Honor Society is hosting the school’s third annual fundraiser for Coins for a Cure. Coins for a Cure was founded in 2014 to raise money into treatment and research for childhood cancer. A nationwide drive to promote the cause is taking place this September. Last year, we broke our record and raised eight thousand dollars. As we have more students this year, we are hoping to break this record. Students are invited to bring in any amount of money that they are willing to donate. Throughout the month, we will have special days such as Dress like a Pirate day for students who donate. We look forward to a fun, fulfilling month of generosity and charity. #FSACARES


"COINS FOR A CURE!"
is a month-long fundraising initiative that will benefit children's cancer research and the well-deserved local charity, CURE.


Currently, our school lobby is a sea of yellow, including 12 festive yellow jars that symbolize CURE's signature color. These jars are waiting to be filled with coins! Each jar represents a grade. The final count will tallied for each grade at the end of the month!


To invite some well-spirited competition, the grade that fills their jar with the most money will win a prize at the end of the month. Classes in grades Pre-K -- 5th will compete for prizes as well as classes in 6th grade - high school.


By reaching out into our neighborhoods and local communities, we achieve more than just a higher total for charity... we have the opportunity to show the community what wonderful, service-minded students we have at FSA.


All of the time spent raising money for this cause will count towards service hours for your child! In order to be successful, the kids need the full support of the parents and faculty! Room parents, please reach out to your teachers and ask how you can help. Teachers, please take some time to discuss with your student and ask them for their ideas.


Please send any photos you take of your children supporting CURE through their philanthropic efforts to smelton@fultonscienceacademy.org so that we can share these images with CURE and some of the local families whose children are fighting cancer right now.

NJHS - umbrella project

The National Junior Honors Society is an organization created to recognize students with outstanding scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship. In NJHS, the students do various projects to help the community, and during the next month, we want to help people stay dry. Winter is coming, and with it, rain. People need umbrellas, and we think you can help. Starting today, NJHS students will be going around classrooms, collecting any extra umbrellas you might have laying around at home. At the end of this campaign, we will donate them to the Drake House, an organization that helps families in need. It offers housing and support programs to help people get back on their feet.


Thanks for your help.

The FSA NJHS

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RIVERS ALIVE rivers cleanup program

Our school will be participating in the Rivers Alive Rivers Cleanup Program, on Saturday, September 22nd. The event is held at Riverside Park from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. We would like to encourage our FSA students/ families to sign up using the below volunteer sign up form.


Please note the following instructions:


1. Assemble in the Riverside Park at 8:45 am.

2. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and closed toed shoes.

3. Gloves, vests and trash bags will be provided.

4. You might want to bring insect repellant and/or sunscreen.

5. Water, light snacks, and coffee provided.

6. All trash collected is brought back to the park, if possible.

7. Bring the signed waiver form to the event on Saturday. (The form will be shared with you)


Address: 575 Riverside Rd, Roswell, GA 30075


For more questions, please contact Mrs. Selvakumar at dselvakumar@fultonscienceacademy.org

FSA National Junior Beta Club Service Projects

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The FSA Junior Beta Club gives gifted students an opportunity to provide the community with services that range from helping the underprivileged to cleaning up the environment. So far, our club has come up with great ideas to help. Each month, starting in September, we will have a service project to work on.


Our first service project for this year is "Blessings in a Backpack.”

We are collecting the following food items for children in need,

  • Fruit Cups
  • Single Serve Cereal boxes
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Canned Ravioli or Spaghetti
  • Pudding Cups



Your donation is highly appreciated. We will be placing donation boxes around the school. There will be boxes on Elementary, Middle school and High school hallways, where students can donate the items. The school with the most food items will be rewarded! For more information, please check the FSA Beta Club Webpage https://fsabetaclub.weebly.com/

student volunteer opportunities at the cumming greek festival

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"It's that time of year again, the annual Greek Festival will be held on Oct. 19, 20, 21 this year (www.cumminggreekfestival.com/). In the past, academic clubs have sold baked goods, toys & candy. Please have any club leads contact me directly (LauraKefalas@gmail.com)


We would like to invite FSA high school students to sign up for volunteer hours at the 2018 Cumming Greek Festival. Shifts are in 4 hour rotations, and we are always in need of volunteers to work in the Kids Area, and Food line (no cooking involved, just serving food as needed). Please ask HS students, or their parents, to email me directly (LauraKefalas@gmail.com)"


Thanks!

Laura Kefalas

2018 Cumming Greek Fest Chair

(& MSO Board member)

professional Speaker Series 2018 - 2019 (Re-Cap & What's to come)

Last week we had a speaker from Northwestern University come and speak to our High School Students. Mr. Andrew Linnehan, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission from Northwestern University addressed the high school students about the admission process and the prospective student profiles. He also talked about the majors, colleges and scholarships available at Northwestern University.

Ms. Elsie D. Miles, Senior Admission Counselor from Mercer University addressed the high school students today. She talked about the Mercer holistic admission process, typical freshman profile , financial aid and about the various scholarships. She highlighted their focus on Service, Research and their merit scholarships. Students were glad to learn that in addition to Hope/Zell Miller scholarship, depending on the academic performance students can earn their merit scholarship. It ended up with a brief Q&A session, with lot of questions from our students.

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Coming up on Monday, September 24th, we will be visited by Sharla Calloway, Program Director for North Fulton County Charities (NFCC). She will be speaking to our High Schoolers about the jobs and roles, as well as the business of being a not for profit!

Fulton Science Academy Student Council

Please see Applications, Guidelines, Eligibility Requirements, Election Schedule, etc. posted below

3rd - 5th Grade

STUDENT COUNCIL GUIDELINES

Purpose

To provide a voice in promoting and enriching student activities and student life at school.

Membership

The student council will be comprised of elected homeroom representatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act as a voice of the students to address any concerns or ideas they may have about FSAPS.

  • Act as a liaison between the homeroom students they represent and the Student Council.

  • Organize and provide leadership for approved student activities.

  • Submit proposals to school administration for approval.

  • Attend all Student Council meetings and represent their homeroom fairly and to the best of your ability.

  • Provide weekly updates to their homeroom class about student council activities.

Eligibility

  • Candidate must have a 85 or above in all classes.

  • Candidate must not have any in-school or out-of-school suspensions during the school year.

  • Candidate must be able to attend most 7:10am meetings. (3 excused absences, 3 tardies)

  • Any student who does not fairly represent their homeroom class may be removed and replaced at the discretion of the FSAPS faculty and administration.

  • Any student who, during the term of office, fails to meet the eligibility requirements due to academic or behavioral consequences may be removed and/or replaced.




STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTION SCHEDULE

September 10 – September 14:

Candidates will complete their Student Council application forms and hand them in to their homeroom teacher by September 10th. No late forms will be accepted. The homeroom teachers will notify students of their eligibility on September 14th.


September 17 – September 21:

Campaign week for student council candidates. Campaign posters can be hung in the classroom. Students can be creative in their campaigning, but should not interfere with learning time and candy or sugary treats are not to be distributed.


September 21:

Student Council candidates need to turn in a copy of their campaign presentations to their homeroom teacher for their approval.


September 24 – September 28 :

Each candidate should be given time to share their presentations with their homeroom class. Depending on how many candidates are in the homeroom, the presentations can be given through Friday, during homeroom class time.

Following the last speech, the students will vote by secret ballot. Ballots will be collected and counted by homeroom teachers. DO NOT SHARE THE RESULTS WITH YOUR HOMEROOM CLASS. Email the results, the two students with majority of the votes, to Mrs. Cantrell. An announcement of all Student Council winners will be made.


REPRESENTATIVE ELECTION PROCEDURES

  1. Two students per homeroom (if applicable) will be elected to represent that homeroom in the Student Council. One official, one alternate.

  2. Each candidate will prepare a presentation (poster, power point, speech, video) to be approved by his or her homeroom teacher. The presentation should share their qualifications and interests as well as why they would be a great representative for that homeroom.

  3. Each homeroom representative can create posters for their campaign. These should promote the candidate in a positive way. They should accurately and fairly represent the candidate. Campaign posters that are negative or that do not meet the approval of the FSAPS faculty and/or administration, will be removed at their discretion.

  4. Students will vote by secret ballot in homeroom by September 28th . Each student will get one vote. Homeroom teachers will then collect and tally the ballots. Homeroom teachers will NOT announce the winners until the ballots are validated.

  5. Two students receiving the highest number of votes will be the homeroom representatives.

  6. All results must be approved by the FSAPS administration before they will be considered final.

Middle School (6th - 8th)

FSAPS Student Council Guidelines


Purpose

To provide a voice in promoting and enriching student activities and student life at school.

Membership

The student council will be comprised of elected middle school representatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Act as a voice of the students to address any concerns or ideas they may have about FSAPS.

  1. Act as a liaison between the homeroom students they represent and the Student Council.

  1. Organize and provide leadership for approved student activities.

  1. Submit proposals to school administration for approval.

  1. Attend all Student Council meetings and represent their peers fairly and to the best of your ability.

Eligibility

  1. Candidate must have a 85 or above in all classes.

  1. Candidate must not have any in-school or out-of-school suspensions during the school year.

  1. Candidate must be able to attend most 7:15 am meetings. (3 excused absences, 3 tardies)

  1. Any student who does not fairly represent their homeroom class may be removed and replaced at the discretion of the FSAPS faculty and administration.

  1. Any student who, during the term of office, fails to meet the eligibility requirements due to academic or behavioral consequences may be removed and/or replaced.



2018-2019 Student Council Election Schedule


Week 1: September 10 – September 14 - Application

Candidates will complete their Student Council application forms and hand them in to Mrs. Griffis by Friday, September 14th. No late forms will be accepted.


Week 2: September 17 – September 21 - Campaigning

Campaign week for student council candidates. Campaign posters can be put up. Students can be creative in their campaigning, but should not interfere with learning time; candy or sugary treats are not to be distributed.


Week 3: September 26th, Wednesday - Voting

Each candidate should be given time to share their presentations with the middle schoolers during STEAM time.

Following the last speech, the students will vote by secret ballot.

An announcement of all Student Council winners will be made the following day.


Representative Election Procedures:

  1. Each candidate will be required to give a speech to their classmates about their qualifications and why they should be elected for the position.

  2. After hearing all of the speeches, every student will submit a ballot voting for each position (president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, 8th grade- 2 reps, 7th grade- 2 reps, 6th grade- 2 reps.

  3. Elected representatives will be announced by the end of the week.

High School (9th - 12th)

STUDENT COUNCIL GUIDELINES


Purpose

To provide a voice in promoting and enriching student activities and student life at school.

Membership

The student council will be comprised of elected high school representatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act as a voice of the students to address any concerns or ideas they may have about FSAPS.

  • Act as a liaison between the homeroom students they represent and the Student Council.

  • Organize and provide leadership for approved student activities.

  • Submit proposals to school administration for approval.

  • Attend all Student Council meetings and represent their peers fairly and to the best of your ability.

Eligibility

  • Candidate must have a 85 or above in all classes.

  • Candidate must not have any in-school or out-of-school suspensions during the school year.

  • Candidate must be able to attend most 7:15 am meetings. (3 excused absences, 3 tardies)

  • Any student who does not fairly represent their homeroom class may be removed and replaced at the discretion of the FSAPS faculty and administration.


Any student who, during the term of office, fails to meet the eligibility requirements due to academic or behavioral consequences may be removed and/or replaced.



STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTION SCHEDULE


Week 1: September 10 – September 14 - Application

Candidates will complete their Student Council application forms and hand them in to Ms. Agha by Friday, September 10th. No late forms will be accepted.


Week 2: September 17 – September 21 - Campaigning

Campaign week for student council candidates. Campaign posters can be put up with administrative approval. Students can be creative in their campaigning, but should not interfere with learning time; candy or sugary treats are not to be distributed.


Week 3: September 25th, Tuesday - Voting

Each candidate should be given time to share their presentations with the high schoolers during College Prep time.

Following the last speech, the students will vote by secret ballot.

An announcement of all Student Council winners will be made the following day.


Representative Election Procedures

  1. Interested applicants should submit their application to Ms. Agha and she will let you know if your application was accepted. If your application was accepted, you may begin to prepare a presentation.

  2. Each candidate will be required to give a speech to their classmates about their qualifications and why they should be elected for the position.

  3. After hearing all of the speeches, every student will submit a ballot voting for each position (president, vice president, vice president of finance, secretary, 12th grade rep 1, 12th grade rep 2, 11th grade rep 1, 11th grade rep 2, 10th grade rep 1, 2, & 3, 9th grade rep 1, 2, & 3**).

  4. Elected representatives will be announced by the end of the week.



**These positions were created to ensure the entire high school class has a voice in the High School Student Council

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 junal@fultonscienceacademy.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.

Upcoming elementary Field Trips (Sept. - Nov.)

FSA Sideline Store

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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


Be sure to check out the current promotion! Receive 15% off of Orders $75 or more! Promotion ends on September 29th at 11:59pm.

Use Code: FALL18

SMART TUITION

SMART TUITION ACCOUNT

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

Email: akurt@fultonscienceacademy.org

Attendance Matters!


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 attendance@fultonscienceacademy.org

on the morning of the absence.


For full attendance policies please see the student handbook.

in case of inclement weather / Cyber School Days

Closing or delay of opening due to inclement weather:

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)

OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS

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.

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

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:

  • Student’s Name

  • Name of the medication

  • Dosage

  • 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.


FAQ:

  • 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?
Yes. Please bring your child free of live lice back to the school nurse to be rechecked.
  • Why do I have to bring in a box top to verify lice treatment?
A box top from the product provides the School Nurse with the treatment type that was used and confirms that treatment was provided for the child since a prescription is not necessary.
  • 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?
You, or a person you designate, should arrive within one hour of being called. Most school clinics have an area where your child can rest for a short period of time. If your child has a fever of 104 degrees F or higher, you, or a person you designate must arrive as soon as possible.
  • How long will my child's over-the-counter medication be given at school?
Over-the-counter medication may be given with the parent/guardian permission as needed throughout the school year. A health care provider's note is required for over-the-counter medication that is given for more than 10 consecutive school days.
  • What happens to my child's medication at the end of the school year?
All medications not picked up by parents/guardians by the last day of school will be destroyed.
  • May my child share over-the-counter medication with another student?
No. Students may not share any medication, whether over-the-counter or prescription. Doing so could be a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and could also result in the student losing his/her privilege of carrying medication on his/her person.
  • Why should my child take the first dose of new medication at home?
We want your student back to school as soon as possible after an illness, diagnosis, or medication change. It is for the safety of your student that you observe him/her for any unsuspected reactions to a new medication and report it to the prescribing licensed health care provider.

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

Dear Parents,


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.

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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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Please connect with us online and grow our social media following!


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:

1- FSA YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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If you subscribe to our YouTube channel, you will receive notifications whenever we upload a new video.

2- FSA FACEBOOK PAGE

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Many of you already follow our Facebook page. If you are not yet connected, please “Like" our Facebook page.

3- FSA INSTAGRAM

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We post lots of pictures on our Instagram account. You will enjoy seeing new pictures every day.

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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.

5 –FSA TWITTER

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Twitter is a great way to get updated about school. Simply follow our school on Twitter to get recent tweets from our school.

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