Fulton Science Academy

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Thanksgiving Break Newsletter


PRINCIPAL'S CORNER


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,


As we end our week, I wanted to say that I hope that everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving Break and that everyone gets some well deserved rest and lots of quality time with family!


I want to thank all of the FSA Juniors and parents who attended our Junior Night on Thursday night. I hope that this night was very helpful and informative for both you and your students as you begin the process of transitioning to college and out of high school. Please don't ever hesitate to contact our High School Team for help with anything that I or FSA's High School Team can be of assistance with. We are here to help.


I also want to thank all of the Kindergarten Parents who came on Thursday for the Kindergarten Gobble Gobble Gathering. Our Kindergarten Teachers and Students all get so excited about this event and the opportunity to have our parents come to the school and be a part of these fun events.


Please see our fundraising video here. Thank you for your support!

While this Newsletter is going out to you all a little earlier than usual, there is a lot of new information and updates that will be very valuable to everyone, so please be sure to read on and stay up to date with everything happening at FSA.


Everyone, enjoy your holiday break!

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FSA ANNUAL FUNDRAISING BEGINS ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2018 at 8 am

This year, our annual school fundraising will begin on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at 8 am. Our goal is to raise $200,000 with 100% participation from our families.


Even though our annual campaign has not begun yet, we have already raised $34,500 thanks to our generous families and community members.


This year Facebook matches donations made to nonprofits on Facebook up to 7 million dollars. It is expected that all 7 million dollars will be used within 5 minutes. Therefore, we encourage our families to donate to our school using our school's Facebook page on Tuesday, November 27 between 8:00 am and 8:05 am.


After Facebook donations, the annual campaign will continue on our main donation page until December 31st, 2018.


Any parent donating $1,000 or more will also earn a brick to be placed at the entrance of our school.


Thank you for your support! #strongertogether

https://youtu.be/UZxbEohrQXE

MORE TO COME: Everything BOLD is New! Don't miss a thing!

  • November / December Calendar
  • Kindergarten Thanksgiving Families Gathering
  • Parents, Faculty, & Students, We Need Your Help!
  • High School Math League Contest II Schoolwide Results
  • FSA Schoolwide MATHCOUNTS Competition; November 29th
  • Middle School Student Council Needs Your Help to Help the ATLANTA HUMANE SOCIETY!
  • Symphonic Saturday @ FSA
  • Student Spotlight; An FSA 1st Grader has Published a Book!
  • Recap on Professional Speaker Series & What is to Come
  • FSA Spring 2019 Tennis Program is Looking for a Coach!
  • NEW MSA Chick-Fil-A Breakfast Menu (Veg. Options Available) With GiveAway Opportunities
  • Mothers Night Out (December 7th!)
  • 2019 Costa Rica Trip!
  • OPEN HOUSE INFORMATION (December 2nd 1:00pm - 3:00pm)
  • AND MORE!

With Warmest Regards,


Kenan Sener,

Principal

quote of the week

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Character Ed Trait of the Month:(NOVEMBER); Gratitude

Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives … As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals – whether to other people, nature, or a higher power

November / December Calendar

Monday, November 19 - Friday, November 23: Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Thursday, November 22: Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 23: Black Friday

Tuesday, November 27: MSG / MSB Home Basketball Game (4:30 - 6:30)

Tuesday, November 27: VB Home Basketball Game (6:30pm - 8:00pm)

Friday, November 30: Jr. Beta Club Pinning Ceremony (7:15am - 7:45am)

Saturday, December 1: FLL Regional Competition at FSA

Sunday, December 2: OPEN HOUSE (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

Monday, December 3 - Wednesday, December 12: Winter MAP Testing (K - 8)

Tuesday, December 4: MSG / MSB / VB Home Basketball Game (4:30pm - 8:30pm)

Thursday, December 6: VB Home Basketball Game (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

Friday, December 7: Mothers Night Out (6:00pm - 9:00pm)

Saturday, December 8: Symphonic Saturday (Band / Orchestra Workshop)

Wednesday, December 12: MSG / MSB / VB Home Basketball Game (4:30pm - 8:00pm)

Friday, December 14: Good Conduct Dress Down Day

Saturday, December 15: FLL Regional Competition

Sunday, December 16: Winter Recital (3:00pm)

Tuesday, December 18: Band / Orchestra Concert (Begins at 2:00pm)

Wednesday, December 19: Elementary Winter Celebration

Thursday, December 20: Last Day of First Semester

Friday, December 21 - Sunday, January 6: Winter Holiday Break

Friday, January 4: Teacher Work Day

Monday, January 7: First Day of Second Semester

SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE

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


2018 - 2019 FSA 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.

Students, Faculty, and Parents! We Need Your Help!

Dear Students, Faculty and Parents,


Each year, FSAPS reviews both the mission and vision statements for our school. This year, we have several goals for our review process.


1. To ensure both statements embody our students and what is happening within our school walls.

2. To condense the statements into shorter versions. (Wouldn't it be great to create statements where everyone, most especially our students, knew them by heart?)

3. To adopt statements that have reach and reflect all that is possible for our school and our students.

3. To honor our core values of character, innovation, excellence.


CURRENT MISSION/VISION STATEMENTS UNDER REVIEW

FSAPS MISSION:

"To engineer an educational framework designed for the highest academic results and enduring strength of character utilizing an innovative STEAM curriculum for college preparedness and lifelong student success."


FSAPS VISION:

"Fulton Science Academy Private School envisions a pre-K through 12th grade nationally ranked and recognized school serving advanced and gifted student populations committed to academic success, civic responsibility, and high ethical values within a safe environment that celebrates diversity and is supported by the collaborative efforts of its stakeholders and the broader community."


HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Successful mission/vision statements are built collaboratively by students, faculty, families and the community.


This is where you come in...


We kindly ask FSAPS students and their families to please discuss this subject together and provide feedback and suggestions using the online form listed below by Sunday, November 25th, 2018.


Parents of elementary-aged students can speak directly with your children about how they envision their school's mission statement should read. Listen carefully to their thoughts. Work together to form their creative thoughts into possible mission/vision statements. Please share your suggestions using the form listed below. Enjoy this process and converse with your children. Engage their creative minds. Reward them for demonstrating out of the box thinking. Enjoy typing their ideas into the online form together.


Students and parents in Grades 6-10 are also encouraged to please submit their feedback, and can do so collectively or independently. While we support collaborative discussions in all families, we believe students in grades six and higher are capable of independently reviewing the mission and vision statements and providing individual feedback.


TO SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK ABOUT OUR FSA MISSION AND VISION, PLEASE USE THIS LINK.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckmEbARVG8sMSwU-k3LtNDv_aYEm9dAQ7KAlc_9odFd2VIdw/viewform

Annual Talent Show

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Dear Students, Faculty and Parents,


Exciting times! Our Annual Talent Show for this year will be on Monday, December 17 at two different times as follows:


Elementary Talent Show (Pre-K through 5th Grade) – 8:15 am to 10 am.


Middle & High School Talent Show – 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.


Once again, we have cash awards for the top three placements in both elementary and middle/high school level.


1st Place Award - $150

2nd Place Award - $100

3rd Place Award - $50


If you wish to be considered for this year's talent show, please video record your talent and submit it using the google form below by the end of the day on Thursday, December 13, 2018.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe1nkGxZf3qNCGeSYNmGJBMnfSXPsCyR6zm2MqAhCb8VL4poQ/viewform?usp=sf_link


We will then let you know on Friday, December 14, if you have been selected to perform for this year's talent show. Good luck!

student spotlight; 1st grader Alayna P. has published a book!

1st grader Alayna P. wrote a book when she was only 5 years old, which is now published and on Amazon! Alayna is now in 1st grade in Ms. Smith's class at FSA. Alayna's family will be creating a Facebook page for her book that everyone will be able to see and have a chance to engage in this wonderful accomplishment. She also has a second manuscript ready which will be published in the next few months!

You can view and purchase Alayna's book, Sleepy and the Hunter by visiting this link!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1984557963/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_.TR6BbNRTB08J

Also, all proceeds from the sale of this book will be matched dollar for dollar by Alayna's family and both will be provided to World Vision India and the Aga Khan Foundation.

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High School Math League Contest II Schoolwide Results

The Math League Contest for high school students was held at FSA on Tuesday, November 13th 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.

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Top 8 performers at the High School Math League Contest I

  • Tyler H. – a perfect score of 6 (10th grader)
  • Ethan G. – a perfect score of 6 (8th grader) (not pictured)
  • Varun G. – a perfect score of 6 (4th grader)
  • Nick A. (5) – 7th grader
  • Kevin Y. (5) – 8th grader
  • Richard Y. (5) – 8th grader
  • WonJoon J. (5) – 10th grader
  • Taemin K. (5) – 9th grader

Update on the Junior Beta Club's Thanksgiving food drive with Children's Restoration Network

FSA Junior beta club would like to thank all our FSA students and parents for contributing to the Thanksgiving food drive for the Children Restoration Network. We collected two big box full of food items, canned foods to help the needy families during thanksgiving. Beta club is very thankful to the generous donation of our FSA families and their continuous support!

symphonic Saturday at FSA (Saturday, December 8th)

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5th-8th Grade Band & Orchestra students are invited to attend our first ever

Symphonic Saturday!


Students will be able to work with guest clinicians, get large ensemble experience, and improve your skills as a musician!


When: Saturday, December 8th, 9am-12pm

For more details, contact Mrs. Otim at kotim@fultonscienceacademy.org

PreK Thanksgiving Parade and kindergarten gobble gobble gathering

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Middle School Student Council Needs your help to Help the ATLANTA HUMANE SOCIETY

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The Atlanta Humane Society needs “gently used” bath towels, hand towels, and blankets to help the animals stay warm during the cold months.


Middle School Student Council will be collecting the week we return from break. Please drop all donations by

Mrs Griffis’ office by Friday, 11/30.

THANK YOU!

FSA Schoolwide MATHCOUNTS Competition; November 29th

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On November 29th Thursday, schoolwide MATHCOUNTS competition will be held at FSA for FSA Middle School Math Team students. Every school independent from its size is allowed to take only 10 students to Chapter MATHCOUNTS competition which will be held on Saturday, February 9th 2019. Overall top 10 students of FSA Math Team will be selected based on school-wide competition results and performances of students at former math competitions. Selected students will compete and represent FSA at the Chapter MATHCOUNTS Competition – namely regional MATHCOUNTS competition. Each of these 10 students may advance to the next level & qualify to compete at the state level individually. Top 4 students will form the school team.

As a team, we believe that friendly competition within the team makes our team only better!


When: Thursday, November 29th 4:10 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Meet in Media Center

Dinner: Pizza dinner will be served at 5 p.m. for participants


If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Duzyol at sduzyol@fultonscienceacademy.org.

fsa middle school spring 2019 tennis program is in need of a coach; could it be you?

Fulton Science Academy is starting our Middle School Tennis Program for Spring 2019. We are in need of a head coach for our MS Tennis Program. The team will start in late January and finish up in early May. If you are interested or know anyone that is, and want to know more, please send an email to our Athletic Director, Alex Ayres at aayres@fultonscienceacademy.org.

Math Kangaroo Registration (Grades 1 thru 12) started already, please act soon!

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Every student interested can participate in Math Kangaroo 2019! Any student in grades 1 through 12 qualifies if he or she can work independently: read and answer a multiple choice test. You don’t have to be a part of a math team. Registration for Math Kangaroo 2019 Competition has already started and ends on December 15th 2018. You may choose any location (Johns Creek, Duluth etc.) however registration fills up very quickly! Please act very soon!

For more information, please check below link.

http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/rules.html

Registration: Each student interested in asked to register independently and participate independently. When registering, you must choose a location first. However registration fills up very quickly, please register as early as possible.

Would you please use the link below to register your child to the competition if interested in?

Please keep your registration information handy and set up a reminder in your phone or outlook/email since competition will take place months later, during 3rdThursday in March 2019. Also, please keep a copy of your confirmation email you will receive right after registration is completed!

http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/default.html

How to prep:

Practice Questions: Sample practice questions may be found at the link below.

http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/sample_questions.html

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Duzyol at sduzyol@fultonscienceacademy.org.

Mother’s Night (Bollywood Zumba dance starts at 6:30 pm – don’t miss out)

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On Friday Dec 7th, we will host MOTHERS' NIGHT OUT in FSAPS Cafeteria from 6 pm to 9:00 pm. All our moms are invited to this unforgettable event.

The night will be packed with food, fun, music, dance and laughter! You may dress up in authentic Indian clothes. Take a break from your kids and husbands, enjoy Zumba, dance & laughter!

Please RSVP at http://evite.me/KEjQsS8GQG

You may sign up for potluck using the link below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4aafa728a4fd0-moms

P.S. Bollywood Zumba will start at 6:30 pm and will continue until 7:30 pm. A professional dancer will be leading this part of the program.

professional speakers series recap

On November 12, we had Mr. Keith Noval, Practice Lead, Retail services at Samsung Electronics addressed our HS students about how supply chain works. With his great experience and skills, he put out an interactive play with students explaining the concept of how the forecast of the products from the sales and marketing team ends up with the consumer, and with the various processes they go through. It was amazing to see how to he was able to break down a state of the art concept and made all the students understand. He was thrilled to talk to the students and the students found it very beneficial!
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the mustang soccer association has almost met it's goal!

"Hey guys, this is the MSA (Mustang Soccer Association). We are a quarter away to our goal but we need your help to reach it! Right now, we can only afford 1 soccer goal. For $4.00 dollars, you can now add a drink with your biscuit! Thank you for your continued support over MSA. Lets help start the soccer tradition!"

- From MSA Members: Akshay M. and Saahil M.

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Join our MSA on Friday Mornings in the FSA Cafeteria!


Full Friday Morning Menu


  • CHICKEN BISCUIT - $3.50
  • BUTTER BISCUIT (W/ JAM) $2.00 (VEG)
  • MUFFIN 2 FOR $1.00
  • JUICE (only) $1.00

MAKE IT A MEAL

  • CHCKEN BISCUIT W/ DRINK & MUFFIN - $4.50
  • BUTTER BISCUIT W/ DRINK & MUFFIN - $3.00 (VEG)
Starting Nov. 30 when you buy a chick fil a biscuit from the MSA, your name will be entered in to win your very own CFA mini moo!



There will be weekly drawings starting Nov 30


Also check out our fundraising goal progress thats posted up !

"EAT MOR CHIKIN" to help us make GOOOAAALLL !

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Junior Night was a success!

On Nov.15th, The FSA high school team hosted the Junior Night for FSA juniors and families in the media center. Mr. Parlak and the counselors shared information on the college admissions process, application requirements, making a college list, SAT/ACT/SAT II preparation, college essays, financial aid, and scholarships. It was great to see some enthusiastic juniors turn it into interactive session and participated actively. Go class of 2020!
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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/

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the 2019 costa rica trip is coming up!

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SPANISH TRIP TO COSTA RICA (May 26 - June 2)


Costa Rica is a beautiful country in Central America that offers the perfect place to learn about the hispanic culture, practice the Spanish language, and enjoy life.

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Who can attend?

  • FSA Students 5th Grade and Up

Do I have to know Spanish?

  • No. Students are not required to have a vast knowledge of Spanish since once there, they will take a placement exam that will group them with other students their same level. This means our students will be taking Spanish classes tailored to their specific needs while enjoying the beauty of the CR country. Students take Spanish classes four hours a day!

Price:

  • $1,579

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If you are interested in knowing more about this SUPER AWESOME trip, come and join me on Tuesday, December 4th during club time (3:20pm).


For more information contact ncarmona@fultonscienceacademy.org


http://www.cpi-edu.com/teach.htm

Below is just a small look at the 2018 Costa Rica Trip

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Yearbook Announcement!!

If you have purchased a yearbook through FSA before, please login to your TreeRing account and order for this coming year! If you are new to FSA please visit treering.com to make an account. Parents who order yearbooks from treering.com will receive a 10% discount on the books if they order before October 31. The price of the yearbook is $29.50, and you may order a yearbook through mid-April (but not with the discount).


Any questions can be directed to Haley Crockett at hcrockett@fultonscienceacademy.org.

open house; december 2nd (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

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Apply now for 2019 state tax credit scholarship program

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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.


CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE APOGEE TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-qcmTqxnd8

Lost & Found Reminder for Parents and Students

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

GREEN SCHOOL TIPS BY FSA ROBOTICS TEAM STUDENTS

Fulton Science Academy Private School Let's Go Green

Fulton Science Academy; Mission & Vision

MISSION

To engineer an educational framework designed for the highest academic results and enduring strength of character utilizing an innovative STEAM curriculum for college preparedness and lifelong student success.


VISION

Fulton Science Academy Private School envisions a pre-K through 12th grade nationally ranked and recognized school serving advanced and gifted student populations committed to academic success, civic responsibility, and high ethical values within a safe environment that celebrates diversity and is supported by the collaborative efforts of its stakeholders and the broader community.

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Fulton Science Academy Private School

INNOVATION, EXCELLENCE, CHARACTER

Serving Advanced and Gifted Students

Pre-K through High School

fsa junior night is this Thursday!

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY DECEMBER 2nd 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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!