FAME Academy News Blast

A newsletter for our FAME Academy Family

Edition 4 Vol. 27 Week of February 22nd

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Read Across America Week & Book Fair- Week of March 1st
  • Professional Learning Day (No School for Students)- Fri. March 12th
  • Zaxby’s Spirit Night- Wed. March 17th
  • Spring Picture Day- Fri. March 19th
  • Spring Break- Week of March 29th

Lunch Menu Change

Monday, February 22nd lunch menu will be Pizza. There will be additional days that will be adjusted due to the winter weather break. We will send out an email with those changes as we receive that information.

Remote Student Survey

Remote students have the opportunity to return to traditional learning at the beginning of each new nine-week grading period during this school year (2020-2021).

The next chance for remote students to return to traditional (in-person) learning will be on Monday, March 15, 2021, the first day of the 4th nine-week grading period. To be clear, current remote students may choose to return to school on March 15, or they may choose to continue with remote learning.

To plan and prepare for the best experience possible for returning students and students who will remain remote for the 4th nine-weeks, ACS needs to know which learning option your family will choose.

Remote families must complete this Remote Learning Survey no later than Friday, February 26.

ENGLISH: https://forms.gle/ctTqvAjzz6PGMy737

SPANISH: https://forms.gle/z74LofbqQaAkfw5m7

Read Across America & Book Fair Information

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A Few Reminders

Parents, we have had a great year so far. I want to thank you all for entrusting us with your students each day. As we continue throughout the school year, there are a few reminders we would like to make parents aware of as we complete the next 3 months of the school year:

-Hot Breakfast and Lunch are available to all of our students for free for the remainder of the school year straight from our school cafeteria.

-Please have your students at school by 7:45. Our teachers begin instruction at 7:45, and we want to ensure your students are not missing out on any important instructional activities.

-Car riders should exit out of their car on the passenger side only. This is for the safety of all of our students.

-Please do not attempt to pass a car in the carline as we have students departing their vehicle. Carline is one lane only at all times.

Thank you for your continued support of our students and teachers. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any concerns or suggestions at anytime!

Student/Parent Home Resources Page

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Educational Resources Flyer

Home Resources Flyer

ACS Pre-K Registration Information

ACS Pre-K registration is January 15-March 23 for the 2021-2022 school year.

Our school system offers two different Pre-K programs: First Class Pre-K and the Eagles Nest Pre-K. Each has its own program-specific age requirements, registration/application process, tuition structure, and admission criteria. Please read more about our programs to select the one that makes the most sense for your child. Learn more at www.acs-k12.org/Page/1773. The deadline to apply is March 23.

Assistance is available in Spanish at the ACS Central Office. Call 256-233-6600 for help.

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A Note from the Nurse

Please contact Nurse Yarbrough and Mr. Mathheus if your child has:

1. Been exposed to someone with COVID.

2. Being testing for COVID.

3. Tested positive for COVID

Please email Nurse Yarbrough at shemeeka.yarbrough@acs-k12.org and Mr. Mathheus at jeff.mathheus@acs-k12.org.

Just a reminder, please do not forget to pack your child's water bottle every day to stay hydrated. We have filling stations around the school that students can access. Due to COVID, all water fountains are currently turned off. Please bring your own reusable water bottle to school each day to stay hydrated!

Counselor's Corner

Meet Mrs. Andris

Meet Mrs. Andris

Remote Student & Parent Resources

Remote student and parents, please check out the links below for resources that will assist you during remote learning. As always, our remote teachers are here to assist you with any instructional needs:

Kindergarten & 1st Grade- sara.welcher@acs-k12.org

2nd & 3rd Grade- kerri.owens@acs-k12.org

Schoology Resources

Schoology Resources

ACS Remote Student Learning Technology Help Ticket

Assistance for any technical issues regarding your remote learning device from Athens City Schools.

ACS Remote Learning Device Agreement & Instructions

ACS Remote Learning Device Agreement & Instructions


We encourage parent volunteers and support at FAME Academy. This year we are not sure how that may look, but we would like to have as many volunteers as possible. Our PTF membership is $10 per family. This money helps to cover a portion of our PTF budget that supports our students and teachers in the classroom. Please complete the forms below to join PTF.

2020-2021 PTF Officers

President- Kathy Hollmann

Vice-President- Sundi Howell

Secretary- Ranelda Woods

Treasurer- Sarah Bradley

Latchkey Information

Our Latch Key program is available for any student from 2:45-5:00 pm every day after school. Students will be able to work on homework and have recreation time. The cost is $30 per week and payment must be submitted every Monday for the upcoming week. Please click on the box below to sign your child up for Latch Key.
Latchkey Procedures

Latchkey Procedures

Latchkey Application

Latchkey Application

FAME Academy Staff

Get the ACS app!

Get the Free App Now!

Never miss a weather alert, school closing, or important update. Download the ACS mobile app to stay connected at all times. Use the app to check calendars, lunch menus, and receive "push" notifications about school events and weather emergencies. Download the free app today at the App Store for iPhones or Google Play for Android devices. Search "Athens City School System."

Be sure to allow alerts, pushes, and banners in your phone settings under "notifications" to properly receive notifications. In the app settings, please select the schools from which you wish to receive updates. Contact our office with any questions. 256.233.6600.

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FAME Academy Community Calendar

FAME Academy Public Calendar

February Lunch Menu

Lunch In the classroom

2020-2021 ACS Student-Parent Handbook

ACS Student-Parent Handbook

Partner In Education

Thank you to our Partner in Education, First National Bank for supporting our students & staff at FAME Academy this school year.
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