Fulton Science Academy


Week of January 21, 2019


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,

I hope that everyone enjoyed their long weekend!

I'm excited to begin this Newsletter by congratulating our Future City Team! Over the weekend, FSA's Future City Team competed in the State Tournament and won a total of 8 special awards altogether, along with team H.T.O.O.S. advancing to Nationals! These coaches and students have worked tremendously hard to get to this point! Be sure to read the full article below!

I hope that everyone had a chance to check out our new High School Newsletter over the weekend! We are very excited to begin this journey and expand on our high school and improve our high school culture. If you haven't had a chance to read it, you can read it here by clicking this link. Soon we will be featuring student articles and so much more! Don't miss out on exclusive information.

Don't forget that we will have our First Annual Basketball Senior Night THIS FRIDAY! Our Varsity boys will play at 6:30pm! Make sure to get here early to see our Middle School Girls play at 4:30pm and our Middle School Boys play at 5:30pm! Check out the flyer for the Senior Night below!

Lastly, don't forget that it is re-enrollment season! The re-enrollment contract submission deadline is February 5th! Make sure you don't miss the deadline. Please read more about the re-enrollment process down below.

Everyone have a wonderful week!


To establish an educational framework designed to achieve the highest academic results and instill enduring strength of character by leveraging innovation and STEAM curriculums for college preparedness and lifelong student success.


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

With Warmest Regards,

Kenan Sener,


What's Happening in this Issue:

  • FSA Annual Fundraising
  • It's Time to Re-Enroll
  • Future City Advances to Nationals
  • Science Olympiad Water Quality Guest Speaker
  • First Annual Basketball Senior NIght
  • FSA HS Students to Visit Emory
  • Professional Speaker Series
  • Valentine's Day Dance (Parent Volunteers Needed)
  • International Night (Save the Date)
  • FSA's New Pep Band & Pep Squad

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Character Ed Trait of the Month: January (Perseverance)

The character trait for this month is: PERSEVERANCE

Elementary Student Council will be giving out tickets to classmates who show acts of perseverance;

-working hard, even when it's hard to work!

- not giving up or giving in

- encouraging others not to give up even when it's hard

- knowing it's going to be difficult, but showing determination in completing the task

January / February Calendar

Wednesday, January 23: Junior Beta Induction Ceremony (8:00am)

Wednesday, January 23: 8th Grade Assembly (STEAM Time)

Thursday, January 24: Professional Speaker Series Presents; Surya Ati (2:40)

Friday, January 25: Center for Puppetry Arts: Paul Bunyan Tall Tales Field Trip (1st grade)

Friday, January 25: Basketball Senior Night, MSG:4:30pm, MSB: 5:30pm, VB /Senior Recognition Game begins at 6:00pm

Saturday, January 26: Science Olympiad Invitational

Monday, January 28: Elementary Classroom Spelling Bee (3rd - 5th Grade)

Thursday, January 31: High School Presentation for Families

(please note that the 4th and 5th grade field trip to the GA Aquarium, previously scheduled for January 31st, has been moved to February 27th)

Thursday, February 7: First Annual GISA Robotics State Championship

Thursday, February 7: Tellus Stars & Constellations Field Trip (2nd Grade)

Friday, February 8: Good Conduct Dress Down Day

Tuesday, February 12: Fernbank Dinosaurs Alive! Field Trip (3rd Grade)

Thursday, February 14: Valentines Day Dance (Pre-K through 8th Grade) Students are encouraged to dress up for the dance. please see parent volunteer sign up below

Thursday, February 14: Kindergarten Sweetheart Breakfast (7:45am)

Friday, February 15: Teacher Work Day (NO SCHOOL)

Monday, February 18: Presidents Day (NO SCHOOL)

Thursday, February 21: Emory University Visit, all HS Students, details to come

Friday, February 22: Children's Museum of Atlanta Field Trip (PreK)

Saturday, February 23: Spelling / Math / Art Competition at FSA

Monday, February 25: Elementary School - Level Spelling Bee (3rd - 5th Grade)

Wednesday, February 27: GA Aquarium Field Trip, 4th & 5th Grade

Wednesday, February 27: Professional Speaker Series Presents; Mohammed Zaidi, Oncology Surgeon


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


Parents, please remember that 1st Period for Elementary Students begins at 7:40am and 1st Period for Middle and High School Students begins at 8:00am. Students should be IN CLASS by these times.

It is Re-enrollment Season at FSA!!! Re-enrollment Forms are Due by February 5th 2019

The new semester has begun and it is once again time to assess the number of students who plan to return to FSAPS next year. Re-enrollment contracts were issued in December. All families should have received the re-enrollment email with instructions on how to log in to the FSA Enrollment Management System to view and submit the contracts.

Please login at this link to view your child’s contract: https://fultonscienceacademy.myschoolapp.com/app/

Click on the Forgot login or First time logging in button if you have not yet used the new FSA Enrollment Management System. Once logged in, click on the yellow banner to view your child’s contract. All contracts and deposits will be submitted online.

Contracts can be viewed and then saved to be submitted at a later date. We encourage parents to view the contracts now to avoid any last minute problems or errors in February. If you have problems signing in or get any error messages while completing the contract, please contact Mrs. Walsh at pwalsh@fultonscienceacademy.org

Please be aware that priority re-enrollment for current FSA students will end on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. After this date, any remaining spots will be offered to new applicants and wait lists will be administered if necessary. Contact Mrs. Walsh if you have any questions or concerns.

Each year, our school continues to grow and thrive because of our incredible students. We hope your child will remain at FSAPS through his/her elementary and/or secondary school years. Thank you for being a part of the FSA family. You are an important part of our school’s journey.

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We are very pleased to inform you that three of our Future City Teams competed at the State Future City Tournament over the weekend and won a total of eight special awards altogether. One of our teams, Team H.T.O.O.S. won the state championship and advanced to nationals in Washington D.C. Congratulations to our wonderful Future City team students and their coaches for this great achievement! Way to go!


Architectural Excellence Award - Team H.T.O.O.S

Excellence in Systems Integration - Team H.T.O.O.S

Best Physical Model - Team H.T.O.O.S

Best Team Presentation - Team H.T.O.O.S

Best Virtual City - Team I-OASIS

Most Sustainable Design - Team I-OASIS

Most Innovative Design of Infrastructure - Team I-OASIS

Best Futuristic City - Team Crystal City

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Please see the list of students and coaches below:


S. Dela Pena

S. Movva

R. Mattey

A. Amurulu

Coach: Chris Dela Pena

Educator: Mr. Turan


A. Kaiser

S. Liu

I. Liu

A. Jaiswal

Coach: Yidong Liu

Educator: Mr. Turan


S. Shah

V. Rao

N. Pothuri

T. Ha

Coach: Mr. Duman

Educator: Mr. Turan

Congratulations again! Best wishes to Team H.T.O.O.S. at the nationals in Washington D.C.

First Annual Basketball Senior Night; THIS FRIDAY, January 25

Join us for our FIRST ANNUAL BASKETBALL SENIOR NIGHT! The night will kick off with out MSG playing at 4:30, MSB playing at 5:30, and our VB playing at 6:30! Don't miss all the fun and make sure you come and support our seniors!

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Science Olympiad Water Quality Guest Speaker

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On December 6th Science Olympiad Water Quality students enjoyed a visit from Amy Warnock, Environmental Quality and Education Manager, Fulton County Public Works. Students learned about water use and sources in Georgia and the drinking water/wastewater treatment processes. Amy Warnock also discussed with students how to determine their daily consumption of water and how that compares to the average person and why conservation of water is necessary.

Ms. Warnock returned again on January 10th covering water quality monitoring and some of the chemical and biological parameters used. Students were able to view and identify preserved specimens of macroinvertebrates. Macroinvertebrates are organisms without backbones, which are visible to the eye without the aid of a microscope such as small aquatic animals and the aquatic larval stages of insects. Because different types of macroinvertebrates tolerate different stream conditions and levels of pollution, their presence or absence are used to indicate clean or polluted water.

Ms. Warnock guided students through the chemical test for dissolved oxygen. Students used two samples of water to ensure precision, performed the chemical procedures to “fix” the samples and titrate the samples to find the final dissolved oxygen value.

Thanks to Amy Warnock of Fulton County Public Works for providing our students this wonderful experience!

Valentine's Day Dance (Parent Volunteers Needed)

It's that lovable time of year for the annual Valentine's Day Dance! (Pre-k thru 8th) The dance will take place on Thursday, February 14. We are asking parents to send/drop off goodies labeled with your CHILD's GRADE and "Valentine's Dance," at car pool that morning. As always, we request items to be nut free.

Children are allowed to dress up!

Please sign up for food donations and / or volunteer help by clicking on the poster below, or by clicking the link


save the date for our annual international night

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Be sure to save the date for this fun and educational event! High Schoolers can earn volunteer hours as well! Be on the lookout for more information coming soon!

Please contact Kavitha Joseph at fsaintlnight@gmail.com with any questions.


High school students take on yet another challenge. Amidst busy academic and extra curricular personal schedules, a group of students have stepped up and they should be applauded. After a rigorous application and interview process the following students were selected for The first ever Mustang News Team.

Shivam J., Ashi J., Nicole D., Nikki Z., Erik A., Anatasia K., Vaani B., Somya B., Riya P., Abhiram C., Grace W., and Akshay M..

These outstanding students filled the following news team roles :

  • Producer
  • Assistant Producer
  • Camera Operator/Editor /Technical Director
  • Production
  • Anchor

Look out for exciting announcements, updates and news from the Mustang News Team (MNT). The students have been divided into two groups and are motivated in accepting the challenge and running with it. They even came up with their own team expectations to govern their performance, commitment and behavior.

If you have an idea for a story email fsanews@fultonscienceacademy.org and the producers will reach out to you!

Professional Speaker Series Continues into the 2nd Semester!

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On Tuesday, January 15th, high school students got back into the swing of things with a Speaker Series presentation by some of FSA's very own Faculty! Mr. Bray, Mr. Proctor, and Ms. Oliver spoke with the students about the college process and what to expect before and after leaving college. Ms. Oliver spoke of the presentation saying, "I live for things like that!" While Assistant Principal Mrs. Griffis said, [The students] were enthralled and your advice on the college process was fantastic!.

Make sure to join us for the next presentation THIS THURSDAY, January 24th beginning at 2:40pm. We will be joined by Surya Ati. Mr. Ati is currently a Junior Finance major at Georgia State. He has also been very successful at networking as a student from high school into college. He will speak with a focus on internships from the point of view of the student research, requirements, and application. At this time he also works in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business in their Dean's Office.

FSA High School Students to Visit Emory University

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On Thursday, February 21, 2019 FSA High School Students will have the opportunity to visit Emory University!

Be on the look out for more information coming soon!


Don't miss out on a delicious breakfast on Friday mornings, while also helping out our Mustang Soccer Association!

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Join FSA's new club; pep band and pep squad!

6th-12th grade students are invited to join the FSA Pep Band and Pep Squad!

Students who play band instruments (flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion) in or out of the band classroom are eligible to participate in the Pep Band. We will be rehearsing popular stand tunes and pop songs to play at pep rallies, student functions, and some sporting events.

Students who do not play one of the aforementioned instruments are invited to participate in our Pep Squad! Pep Squad members will make posters, lead cheers and chants at school functions/sporting events/pep rallies, and help promote school spirit.

Pep Band & Pep Squad meets on Tuesdays during Middle and High club time.

e2 young engineers spring registration

  • Program: Bricks Challenge
  • Grades: 1-3
  • Day/Time: Tuesday; 3:30PM – 5:00PM
  • Dates: Jan – May
  • Location: E5 Register Here

  • Program: Bricks Challenge
  • Grades: 1-3
  • Day/Time: Thursday; 3:30PM – 5:00PM
  • Dates: Jan – May
  • Location: E5 Register Here

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  • Program: RoboBricks
  • Grades: 3-4 (and students who have completed 1 year of Bricks Challenge program)
  • Day/Time: Tuesday; 3:30PM – 5:00PM
  • Dates: Jan – May
  • Location: E14 Register Here

  • Program: RoboBricks
  • Grades: 3-4 (and students who have completed 1 year of Bricks Challenge program)
  • Day/Time: Thursday; 3:30PM – 5:00PM
  • Dates: Jan – May
  • Location: E14 Register Here

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If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact yenatl@e2youngengineers.com. A flyer will also be coming home with your child in their Friday Folder today!

Elementary Chess Club Registration

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It is time for our Elementary Chess Club to begin their spring semester! Below you will find the registration link for Chess Club for the spring semester. This chess club will begin meeting Friday, January 11th.

FSA After School Chess Program

January 11 - May 3 (3:20 PM - 4:20 PM)

No School: (Feb. 15th, March 8th, April 5th)


*If you register your child and they are unable to attend the first session tomorrow, please email info@chessatlanta.com to request a prorated fee for your child to begin on Friday, January 18th.

Flu season is here; let's keep our students healthy!


1. If your child has vomiting, diarrhea, or a fever of any grade (100.0 degrees or higher), he or she must stay home and rest up!

2. Your child must be fever/vomiting/diarrhea FREE for at least 24 hours before returning to school. If a fever breaks in the middle of the night, your child still must stay home for another day to make sure all is well and to regain energy.

3. The best way to prevent the spread of germs is frequent hand-washing! Talk to your children about making sure they wash their hands adequately with soap after using the bathroom, before eating, or after sneezing/intense coughing.

4. Children cannot learn and operate at their full potential when the don't feel well! Let's be on the lookout for early signs of sickness and catch it before it really gets bad!

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  • Antibiotics will not help because the flu is a viral infection
  • Have your child drink lots of fluids
  • Use a fever reducer like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Do not use medicine that contains aspirin.
  • For children younger than 6 years old, cough and cold medicines are not effective and may cause serious side effects.



don't forget to order your year book! last day to order is april 1st!


Go to www.treering.com/validate

Enter your school's passcode: 1013541294622699

Regular Price: $29.50

Deadline: April 1

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2019 - 2020 school year calendar

Please note that we have published our 2019 - 2020 Calendar on our School Website as well if you would like to print it.

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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 and so much more!



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.



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)


Aspirin, Tylenol, Neosporin, and other patient over-the-counter drugs are not available through FSAPS. Should you wish for your child to have access to these medications, you must sign an
‘Authorization to Administer Medication Form’ and leave a supply with the front office.


The medication to be administered by designated school personnel must be sent directly from the pharmacy or physician’s office or brought to school by the student’s parent/guardian. The school must receive an ‘Authorization to Administer Medication Form’ signed by the student’s physician and/or parent/guardian.

The following information must be printed clearly on the medication container:

  • 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.


  • 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.

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


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:



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



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



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



So many of you have LinkedIn accounts. To get news about our school on LinkedIn, simply follow our schools’s LinkedIn page.



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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Serving Advanced and Gifted Students

Pre-K through High School