Fulton Science Academy

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL

Week of September 10, 2018


PRINCIPAL'S CORNER


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,


I hope that everyone enjoyed their weekend.

I want to thank all of our FSA Families for coming out last week to celebrate the return of another school year with our Welcome Back Picnics! Please be sure to view the section below to see a beautiful video of the 3rd - 5th Grade Picnic prepared by one of our Elementary parents! We had a great end to the week last week as we had both our High School Welcome Back Picnic, as well as a Win for our Varsity Girls Volleyball Team on their Home Game against The Cottage School! Speaking of sports, our XC team had another successful meet last week at Oak Mountain Academy, with 3 of our runners finishing in the Top 10!


We have so many driven and talented students in our school and I want to take a moment to congratulate one of our Middle School Student's, Khalil L. on the wonderful achievement of being named one of the TOP 300 in the Broadcom MASTERS®! Please be sure to read more about this amazing accomplishment for Khalil below!


FSA was also represented at the Dixiland Nationals Karate Tournament over the weekend in Augusta GA, with 4 of our students placing in the top 3 in multiple categories in their various divisions! FSA Students who competed include Elementary students and brothers Blake C. (4th) and Cooper C. (1st), as well as Middle School student Rahul K. (6th), and High School student Akshay M. (9th)!


I want to thank all of the grandparents who came to our school last Friday morning for our Grandparents Breakfast! We had an incredible turnout! Be sure to look at the picture gallery of the event below! Thank you to our wonderful MSO for all of their hard work on getting the event together, as well as to all of the students who prepared and read lovely poems!


We are very busy this month! Our NJHS is beginning their Umbrella project. Jr. Beta Club is working on Blessings in a Backpack. Rivers Alive is coming back up! We have high school volunteering opportunities at the Cumming Greek Festival! Student Council Campaigning has begun, and FSA is kicking off its Coins for a Cure Month Long Event, and so much more! There is so much information in this week's Newsletter so be sure to read through so you don't miss anything coming up!

MORE TO COME:

  • September Calendar
  • Professional Speakers Series Upcoming Dates
  • Junior Beta Club Service Project
  • Read about one of our High Schooler's experience with the Governor's Honors Program
  • NJHS Umbrella Projects
  • Blessings in a Backpack
  • XC and Volleyball updates!
  • Broadcom Masters names FSA 7th Grader as Top 300
  • FSA Students compete in Dixilands Nationals
  • 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

9/11 - We will never forget

This Tuesday, September 11th, marks 17 years since 9/11/2001. We will never forget the lives lost, sacrifices made, the courage, and the bravery of the American people on this day not so long ago. We will continue to move forward never forgetting the ones we loved nor the ones who continue to fight for this country every day.

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September Calendar

Monday, September 10 - Friday, September 14: Student Council Applications to be Submitted

Tuesday, September 11: Volleyball Game @ Home against Mill Springs (Varsity, 5:00pm)

Thursday, September 13: Volleyball Game Away against Cristo Rey, (Varsity, 5:30pm)

Friday, September 14: Good Conduct Dress Down Day

Friday, September 14: Northwestern University Visit (2:40pm - 3:15pm)

Monday, September 14 - 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)

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: XC Meet @ Blessed Trinity (7:30am - 11:30am)

SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE

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


2018 - 2019 FSA BELL SCHEDULE

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)

fsa 7th Grader Khalil L. Selected as one of the Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS in the 2018 Broadcom MASTERS®

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FSA 7th Grader, Khalil L. was selected as one of the Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS in the 2018 Broadcom MASTERS®, a program of Society for Science & the Public. This honor places him among a select group of 300 MASTERS named from 2,537 entrants throughout the United States. It is a well-earned distinction of which he can be very proud.
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In honor of 2018 Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS status, he will receive:
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS ribbon
  • Broadcom MASTERS drawstring backpack
  • Broadcom MASTERS decal
  • Invention Journal, courtesy of The Lemelson Foundation
  • Digital family subscription with iPad app access to Science News magazine
  • Digital subscription to Wolfram Mathematica software, courtesy of our partners at Wolfram Research
  • Solar charger from Jeff Glassman, CEO of Covington Capital Management


The next step in the Broadcom MASTERS takes place on September 18th at noon ET, when 30 finalists will be announced from the Top 300 MASTERS.


Congratulations Khalil on this wonderful achievement!

FSA Students represent at the north american dixielands nationals in augusta

Four FSA students win big at the Dixieland's Nationals (North America)in Augusta Ga. It’s a national martial arts tournament that spans two days with over 15 categories from four year olds to adults, all belts, all levels with competitors from the US & Canada. These students representing their respective dojos all placed in the top three in all their divisions (age group and belt rank). Blake & Cooper train at “The Dojo” while Akshay & Rahul train at “Cumming Martial Arts”.


First grader Cooper C. -3rd Point Sparring advanced
Fourth grader Blake C. - 2nd Point Sparring advanced
Sixth grader Rahul K. - 2nd Weapons, 3rd Traditional Forms intermediate
Ninth grader Akshay M. - 3rd Traditional Forms, 3rd Weapons, 2nd Point Sparring advanced

FSA High School Student participated in Governor's Honors Program over the summer

Last summer 11th grader Charlie F. spent four weeks at the Governor's Honors Program at Berry College in Rome,GA. There, he majored in Mathematics and minored in Page to Stage - an improv program where the audience was young children. In his major, he took math courses that prepared him for a research project. Charlie worked with a partner to complete a research project about the Collatz Conjecture, which he later presented to the Mathematics department and to the general GHP audience.


We are always so happy to hear about our students furthering their education and sharing their wonderful experiences just like this one.

FSA XC Team competes in 2nd meet of the season with 3 runners placing in top 10

On September 5th FSA participated in their 2nd CC event at Oak Mtn Academy. FSA had three runners finish within the top 10:
  • Sophie F. (6th Grade)
  • Alex K. (8th Grade)
  • Shelton W. (7th Grade)


Congratulations to the whole team on all their hard work so far!

Pictured from left (Alex K, Sophie F, Shelton W.)

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fsa girls varsity volleyball gets the win on home game friday september 7th

The FSA Varsity girls team picked up a vicotry in three straight sets Vs. The Cottage School last Friday Night!

Congratulations girls!

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Thank you to so many of our amazing grandparents for attending our grandparents breakfast

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Please enjoy these pictures of some of our Elementary Students with their Grandparents! Again, thank you to all of our wonderful grandparents who came!

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Thank you for coming to the welcome back picnics!

Thank you to all of the families that came to our Welcome Back Picnics last week! It was wonderful to see everyone and be able to spend that time together! Our Faculty and Staff always look forward to these kinds of events because it gives us all the opportunity to spend time with everyone outside of the classroom!


Also, thank you to one of our elementary parents, Mr. Machiz, for making this short video of the 3rd-5th Grade Picnic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=aSuLP4QNQYE

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.

5th Grade Invention Convention

Ms. Campfield's 5th grade social studies classes did a "wax museum" today with the famous inventors of the turn of the century!! They presented on Thomas Edison, the Wright Brothers, Alexander Graham Bell, and George Washington Carver. All elementary classes were invited to come see them so they could teach them about their inventors! Parents were also invited to this fun presentation!
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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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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

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

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/

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

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Last week, we will had a speaker come talk to us about Dual Enrollment. Ms. LaSean Price was here from Georgia State/Georgia Perimeter to talk about the program.


Coming up this week, we will have a speaker from Northwestern University come and speak to our High School Students. Mr. Andrew Linnehan, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission from Northwestern University will address the high school students about the admission process and the prospective student profiles. He will also talk about the majors, colleges and scholarships available at Northwestern University.

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)

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.

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.

steam day 2018

https://youtu.be/dqsdVTO0s5E

Spring 2018 STEAM Expo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4Dcor9XodY

last blast 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofdwMn_CaZQ&feature=youtu.be

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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FSA SOCIAL MEDIA

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

https://www.youtube.com/user/FultonScienceAcademy

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

2- FSA FACEBOOK PAGE

https://www.facebook.com/FultonScienceAcademyPrivateSchool/


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

3- FSA INSTAGRAM

https://www.instagram.com/fultonscienceacademy/

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

4- FSA LINKEDIN

https://www.linkedin.com/company/fulton-science-academy-private-school

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

https://twitter.com/fsaprivate

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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