Fulton Science Academy

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

PRINCIPAL'S CORNER


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,


It's hard to believe that the school year will be starting next week! We are so excited to get back into the swing of things for this school year and we are all so excited to see all of our returning students and meet our new students.


Dear FSA Families,


Orientation Day is a very exciting day for everyone at Fulton Science Academy. Students get to meet their new teachers, see old friends, and meet new ones.


ORIENTATION DATES/TIMES - FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2019

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To help make the day’s events flow as smoothly as possible, we would like to offer the following instructions.


PARKING INFORMATION

Our faculty members will move their cars to AdvancED building before you arrive to create more parking spots for you. So, don't be surprised if you come early and see very few cars at the parking lot. We kindly ask that each family use one car to come to the orientation day instead of mom and dad arriving with two different cars to create more parking space for everyone.


ARRIVAL INFORMATION

Once you enter the building during your designated time, please stop by the Mustang Support Organization Information Table in the lobby.


Table 1

Mustang Support Organization (MSO)

(Front Lobby)

Please take a school map, MSO flyer, and a copy of your orientation day checklist before you leave this table. All families attending orientation will also receive an FSA car magnet upon checking in.


CLASSROOM/TEACHER ASSIGNMENTS

Once you have completed the check in process at Table 1, please visit your child's assigned homeroom. Homeroom assignments will be posted at the main entrance hallway area. This is a great time to meet your homeroom teacher, to receive your schedule, locker assignment, school agenda (elementary only), carpool barcode card, and to leave your school supplies.


After visiting your homeroom, please visit following information tables.


Table 2

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

(Cafeteria)

Parent volunteers fulfill many critical roles at FSAPS. Our parents are incredibly valued and appreciated. Learn about how you can positively impact our school as a coveted Mustang parent volunteer.


Table 3

Used Uniforms & Spirit Wear

(Cafeteria)

This table enables parents to purchase gently used FSA uniforms that are available for sale. We will also have some spirit wear from past years and information on how to order new items for this year.


Table 4

Clubs/Academic Programs

(Cafeteria)

Learn about the many exciting after school clubs/activities that will be available to your child.


Table 5

Private Music Lessons

(Cafeteria)

Details on private music lessons will be provided at this table. We hope you will stop by to learn more.


Table 6

Athletic Program

(Cafeteria)

Details on our Athletic Teams (This table will be open during middle and high school orientation time)


Table 7

After School Care

(Cafeteria)

Detailed information about our after school care program will be shared.


Table 8

Atlanta Lunch Co.

(Cafeteria)

Looking for a healthy option for your child? Then look no further than Atlanta Lunch Co.! Details about this school lunch program will be provided.


Table 9

School Clinic

(Cafeteria)

Drop medicines, fill out forms, receive hand outs and more.


Table 10

Yearbook

(Cafeteria)

School yearbook information.


Table 11

Paid Clubs

(Cafeteria)

Visit the final Tables for more information about our some of our PAID club options this school year including...

- Ivy Bridge Debate

- Chess Atlanta

- French Language

- The Coder School

- Grounded Kids Yoga

- e2YoungEngineers

- Hindi Language

- Mandarin Chinese

- FSA Spirit Squad

- Private Music with Southern Art Music


ATTIRE

Students do not need to wear FSA attire for orientation day. Please dress comfortably and have uniforms ready for Monday.


SCHOOL SUPPLIES

School supplies should be delivered to your child’s homeroom during orientation day. Please CLICK HERE for school supply list.


LOCKER DECORATIONS

The lockers can be decorated during orientation day. The school will also be open during the weekend on Saturday between 9:00am and 2:00pm for those who would like to decorate their lockers.

Please note that Juniors and Seniors will receive their locker assignments on Tuesday, August 6th.


ACADEMIC TEAM PRESENTATIONS – SATURDAY, AUGUST 3RD

  • 8:30 am - Destination Imagination (Elementary, Middle, & High)
  • 9:00 am - Science Olympiad (Middle & High)
  • 9:45 am - Science Olympiad (Elementary)
  • 10:30 am - Robotics & Tech Fair (Elementary, Middle, & High)
  • 11:30 am - Math Olympiad (Elementary, Middle, & High)
  • 12:15 pm - Future City (Middle School)
  • 12:45 pm - Model UN (Middle & High)
  • 1:15 pm - Reading Bowl (Elementary & Middle)


QUESTIONS/COMMENTS

Should you have questions, comments, or concerns, please let me know. Our talented team of volunteers, faculty, and administration looks forward to welcoming you on Friday.


Thank you again for sharing your wonderful children with us. We look forward to another wonderful year, together!


A NEW SCHOOL YEAR! A NEW BEGINNING!

We are excited for the new school year with many improvements for our precious students. Please CLICK HERE to see some of our new initiatives for 2019-2020 school year.


2019 - 2020 CARPOOL SIGN-UP

This year the Parent Carpool Contact list will be "opt in" only. If you and your family are interested in being a part of the Parent Carpool Contact List please complete the Google Form below. The spreadsheet created from that form will then be shared with all parents that contributed information. As we get closer to the start of school and the list grows, it will also be shared in a Map format. Please complete this form to be included in the 2019-2020 Parent Carpool Contact List. All information volunteered will be shared via google drive with all people on the list. Once we have enough replies, a map will be created and shared.

CARPOOL SIGN UP Google Form

Please complete this form to be included in the 2019-2020 Parent Carpool Contact List. All information volunteered will be shared via google drive with all people on the list. Once we have enough replies, a map will be created and shared.

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

Please also be sure to read over the immunization requirements and the message from Nurse Amy further below. There is important information about clinic forms as well as a message for parents for Orientation Day.

Check out the new school nurse page on the fsa website

Get important clinic forms filled out ahead of time for the 2019-2020 school year!

With Warmest Regards,


Kenan Sener,

Principal


What's in this Issue?

  • Orientation Day Reminders and Information
  • Carpool Sign-Up
  • August Calendar
  • School Hours & Bell Schedule
  • Non-Check Out Times
  • Current Optional Paid Club Options
  • Uniform Ordering Instructions
  • Atlanta Lunch Co.
  • 2019 - 2020 Volleyball Schedule
  • Immunization Requirements
  • Cross Country, Soccer, & Tennis UPDATES from the Athletic Department!

Mission

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.


Vision

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.

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August Calendar

Dates / Events Subject to Change


Friday, August 2:
Orientation Day for ALL STUDENTS (Specific times listed below)
  • PreK - 2nd Grade: 9:00am - 10:15am
  • 3rd - 5th Grade: 11:00am - 12:15pm
  • 6th - 8th Grade: 1:15pm - 2:30pm
  • 9th - 12th Grade: 3:15pm - 4:30pm

Monday, August 5: First Day of School

Tuesday, August 13: Volleyball Game AWAY at Kings; MS 5:00, VG 6:00
Thursday, August 15: Volleyball Game AWAY at Lyndon; MS 4:30, VG 5:30
Tuesday, August 20: Volleyball Game HOME against Fideles; MS 4:30, VG 5:30
Thursday, August 22: Volleyball Game HOME against Cristo Rey; VG 5:00
Thursday, August 22: Volleyball Game AWAY at Cornerstone; MS 5:30

Friday, August 23: New Parent Breakfast, 8:30am (more info to come)

Monday, August 26: PreK -2nd Grade Curriculum Night, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Tuesday, August 27: 3rd - 5th Grade Curriculum Night, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Tuesday, August 27: Volleyball Game HOME against Kings; MS 5:00
Tuesday, August 27: Volleyball Game HOME against South Atlanta HS; VG 5:30

Wednesday, August 28: 6th - 8th Grade Curriculum Night, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Wednesday, August 28: Picture Day by LifeTouch (more info to come)

Thursday, August 29: 9th - 12 Grade Curriculum Night

Thursday, August 29: Volleyball Game HOME against Lyndon; MS 4:30, VG 5:30


School Hours and Bell Schedule

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Make Sure you get Your Uniform!

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FSA is proud to have Atlanta Lunch Co. offering school lunches this year!

Dear FSA Families,


We are pleased to announce that this school year we will be having Atlanta Lunch Company https://www.atlantalunch.com/ as our school lunch provider. We believe this change will a positive one, as the ordering process is simplified and also includes an easy to use phone app. We can look forward to some menu changes as well as continuing to see the student’s favorite entrees still being offered. Please email mailto:hello@atlantalunch.com or call 678 390 266 with questions regarding this process. Additionally, there will be no change to the cost of hot lunch and your balances will be transferred to your new account.


The 2019 school fall lunch menu is posted to allow you to get registered and place orders.

The ordering portal will request a SCHOOL CODE which for our students and staff will be

FSA1.

We look forward to having Atlanta Lunch at our Open House where they will be able to answer any questions you may have.

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HOW TO ORDER:

• Go to www.atlantalunch.com

• Click on the ORDER Button

• Click the “Parents click here to sign up”

• Fill out the details to create an account

• You will receive a verification email

• Log in to your account

• Add your child(ren) by clicking on the “Children” Tab under your name on the left and clicking on the blue “add a child” box

• You will need a CAMPUS CODE – this is available from the school, email us at hello@atlantalunch.com with the name of your child’s school or call 678 390 2666. Hit the “Verify Campus” link to make sure that your child’s lunch is delivered to the correct place – please check that the school and the campus are both correct (example Preschool or Elementary etc.)

• To order hit the blue “Order” button TWICE, once to order and once to populate the menu

• Once you have selected the meals you require, hit the checkout button and pay the invoice

• You will be prompted to fill out the payment information and will have the option to save payment information for future order processing

• You will receive a confirmation email from the HotLunch website verifying that your order was placed


MOBILE APP:

• Download the following app

• Agree to Terms / Conditions and “continue”

• Enter DOMAIN NAME: Atlantalunch

• You may sign up or log into your existing account


HAVE QUESTIONS:

• Click on the Software Support option on the bottom left of your navigation panel

• Email us at hello@atlantalunch.com

• Contact us at 678 390 2666

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Current Optional Paid Club Options

IVY BRIDGE DEBATE

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CODER CLASS

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YOUNG ENGINEERS

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PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS

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CHESS ATLANTA

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GROUNDED KIDS YOGA

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French Language

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Hindi Language

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Mandarin Chinese

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FSA Spirit Squad

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2019 - 2020 Volleyball Schedule

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FOR INDICATION OF MIDDLE SCHOOL (MSG) OR VARSITY (VG) PLEASE REFERENCE SCHEDULE ABOVE



  • 8/13 - Tuesday ; Kings ~Away 5:00 6:00
  • 8/15 - Thursday ; Lyndon ~Away 4:30 5:30
  • 8/20 - Tuesday ; Fideles ~Home 4:30 5:30
  • 8/22 - Thursday ; Cristo Rey ~Home 5:00
  • 8/22 - Thursday ; Cornerstone ~Away 5:30
  • 8/27 - Tuesday ; Kings ~Home 5:00
  • 8/27 - Tuesday ; South Atlanta HS ~Home 5:30
  • 8/29 - Thursday ; Lyndon ~Home 4:30 5:30
  • 9/3 - Tuesday ; Notre Dame ~Away 4:30 5:30
  • 9/4 - Wednesday ; Cherokee ~Away 4:00
  • 9/4 - Wednesday ; Atlanta Girls ~Home 5:00
  • 9/9 - Monday ; Holy Spirit ~Home 4:30 5:30
  • 9/10 - Tuesday ; Cornerstone ~Home 4:30 5:30
  • 9/12 - Thursday ; Cristo Rey ~Away 5:00
  • 9/17 - Tuesday ; Johnson Ferry ~Home 5:00
  • 9/17 - Tuesday ; Atlanta Girls ~Away 5:30
  • 9/19 - Thursday ; Cherokee ~Home 4:30
  • 9/19 - Thursday ; Dominion ~Away 5:00
  • 9/24 - Tuesday ; Fideles ~Away 4:30
  • 9/24 - Tuesday ; Johnson Ferry ~At Fideles 5:30
  • 9/24 - Tuesday ; Brandon Hall ~Home 5:00
  • 9/25 - Wednesday ; Holy Spirit ~Away 4:30 5:30
  • 9/26 - Thursday ; Notre Dame ~Home 4:30 5:30
  • 10/1: MS Playoffs Begin
  • 10/8 - Tuesday ; Dominion ( Senior Night)Home 5:30
  • 10/19-10/20: Varsity State Playoffs

Cross Country, Soccer, & Tennis UPDATES from the Athletic Department!



Cross Country

Cross Country practice starts 8/7

TIMES: TBA


Soccer

Coach Oueslati will be hosting a paid soccer training on Fridays 4:30-5:30 and Saturday mornings during the school year. For more information, please contact Coach Oueslati at fsasoccer@fultonscienceacademy.org


Tennis

Coach Wang will be hosting summer training sessions on Sundays. Please contact Coach Wang at wang_hu@icloud.com for more information

IMMUNIZATIONS REQUIREMENTS & IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM NURSE AMY

A Message From Nurse Amy

This is to remind you of the importance of getting your son or daughter vaccinated before they go back to school this fall. Vaccines are the best way you can protect your child from a number of serious diseases, including meningococcal disease, and cancers caused by HPV, and whooping cough.


As you are making your back-to-school checklist for your preteen, I encourage you to make sure your sons and daughters get all the vaccines that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends for them at ages 11 and 12.


The State of Georgia requires the Meningococcal (MCV4), and a Tdap (booster) vaccines be done for school entry; to learn more about state immunization requirements, go to: www.immunize.org/laws.


Schedule an appointment today for your child to receive all of the vaccines they need for the best protection. CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the National Association for School Nurses all agree that your preteen needs the following vaccines:

  • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY) protects against some of the bacteria that cause meningococcal disease and meningitis. While not very common, these are very serious illnesses and death can occur in as little as 48 hours. Your child will need a booster shot at age 16 to continue providing protection into the late teens/early 20’s.

  • HPV vaccine protects against the infections that can cause HPV cancer. HPV infection is very common and causes more than 31,000 cases of cancer each year in the Unites States; that’s one case of cancer diagnosed every 17 minutes. Both boys and girls should complete the HPV vaccine series before age 13. Preteens need two doses of HPV vaccine, given six to twelve months apart. If you wait, your child may need three doses over six months.

  • One dose of Tdap vaccine as a booster is for continued protection against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). This vaccine keeps preteens healthy and prevents spread of pertussis to babies who are too young to be protected by vaccination.

  • Preteens and teens should also get the flu vaccine every year, ideally by the end of October if possible.


The State of Georgia requires the Meningococcal (MCV4), and a Tdap (booster) vaccines be done for school entry; to learn more about state immunization requirements, go to: www.immunize.org/laws.


To learn more about adolescent vaccines, please visit CDC’s website for parents about vaccines for children at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents, or you can visit www.middleschoolhealth.org for the Middle School Health Starts Here website.

Medical Care Plan Forms, and Medication Forms, (asthma, food and insect allergies, diabetes, seizures, other health conditions), are available on the Nurse page, of the Student Life drop-down, located on the school website.


http://fultonscienceacademy.org/clinic-forms/


Parents and guardians are encouraged to get this done over the summer. Medical care plans will need a doctor signature as well as prescription medications. Always consult with your physician with questions concerns, and to inquire about side effects.


Open House: Parents and guardians are encouraged to bring Over-the-counter medication, as well as emergency medication and prescription medication, with the medical care plan, and /or Administration of Medication Form, to Open House.

Yearbook Picture Day will be August 28th! Save the Date! More Information to Come!

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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!

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

Home Visits; A Great Activity for Your Student, No Matter Their Grade Level!

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.

Here is some feedback from our parents:

  • “Early in the school year, a group of teachers took the time to come to our home to meet us and discuss the school program with us. That event brought us back to the time in which schooling was a true partnership between parent and teacher and reaffirmed in our minds that FSA truly cares about the development of our children”
  • “We even had two teachers visit us at our home. They were a pleasure to meet and we could clearly see how much they enjoy teaching students.”
  • “Thank you very much for your visit and the chocolates yesterday. We enjoyed having you over very much. I also want to thank you for turning math from the most complicated and somewhat scary subject into one of our most favorites.”
  • “We all enjoyed your visit last night to our home. It was such a pleasure to informally get to know both of you. My son thought it was really cool that two teachers came to his house. He talked about it the whole way to school this morning in carpool. Personally, I admire the dedication you both have for your jobs. It makes a big difference in a student’s attitude toward school. Your visit left no doubt in my mind that FSA was the right decision for my son.”
  • “I just wanted to write on behalf of my husband and I and thank you for visiting our child. He loved having you both come and visit. We appreciate the level of caring and attention that you have consistently shown our family. It is rare to see such a dedication from teachers for their jobs. We can tell that you love teaching and you care for our children. Thank you for visiting our child when he was not feeling well.”


How can I schedule a home visit?

Very simple.

To schedule an elementary school 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.


To schedule a middle or high school school home visit: Simply email sduman@fultonscienceacademy.org with some suggested dates/times, as well as your students' name(s) and homeroom assignments. Mr. Duman will be in touch to confirm final details.


Depending on our teacher’s availability, at least two teachers will be together to visit our students and parents at their homes. The best times to schedule a home visit are weekdays after 5:00 pm, and anytime during the weekends, except Sunday mornings. For any questions you have about this program, send an e-mail to homevisit@fultonscienceacademy.org

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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Fulton Science Academy Private School

INNOVATION, EXCELLENCE, CHARACTER

Serving Advanced and Gifted Students

Pre-K through High School