Fulton Science Academy

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL

Winter Break Newsletter!

happy holidays!


PRINCIPAL'S CORNER


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,


Here we are at the very end of the first semester. It has been full of learning, growing, fun, and everything that goes into making a great learning environment for our students. Please enjoy all of the picture galleries below of all of the fun that we have been having towards the end of this semester!


As we go into the break, I want to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!


Everyone, get some well deserved rest and spend quality time with your families! I look forward to seeing everyone when we return for second semester!


Don't forget that we will be kicking off the New Year and new semester with an award ceremony to honor the accomplishments of our students throughout the first semester. For a detailed schedule, please look further below!


MAP Testing Results:

Parents,

MAP Testing makeups will continue the week that we return back from the Winter Break, the week of January 7th. It is our hope that all make ups will be completed during this week, at which point the MAP Results will be posted into your student's Connect account the following Monday, January 14th. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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With Warmest Regards,


Kenan Sener,

Principal

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December / january Calendar

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




ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY BREAK!

Friday, January 4: Teacher Work Day (NO SCHOOL)

Monday, January 7: First Day of Second Semester

Tuesday, January 8: 1st - 3rd Grade Award Ceremony (1:30 - 2:20)

Wednesday, January 9: School Wide Spelling Bee (1st & 2nd Periods)

Wednesday, January 9: 4th - 5th Grade Award Ceremony (1:30 - 2:20)

Thursday, January 10: Middle School Award Ceremony (6th - 8th Grade) (1:30 - 2:30)

Friday, January 11: High School Award Ceremony (9th - 12th Grade) (2:30 - 3:10)

Friday, January 11: Poetry Out Loud Competition (6:00 - 7:30)

Friday, January 11: Good Conduct Dress Down Day

Saturday, January 12: Chess Competition (8:00am - 3:00pm)

Sunday, January 13: Math Geniuses Competition

Monday, January 21: MLK Day (NO SCHOOL)

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

Saturday, January 26: Science Olympiad Invitational

Thursday, January 31: GA Aquarium Field Trip (4th and 5th grade)

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.

fsa annual fundraising

We are pleased to inform you that this year our annual campaign started really well. We have already raised $76,025 with the contributions from 41% of our families. We are also expecting an additional $5,000 match from donations. We are looking for 100% participation from our families to reach our $200,000 annual fundraising goal.


To contibute to our annual campaign, please visit: http://donate.fultonscienceacademy.org/donatetoday


Any family that donates $1,000 or more will also earn a brick for their name to be placed in front of school.


Thank you for your support! #strongertogether

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Fun before Winter Break

Everyone knows that while it is the most wonderful time of the year, it can also be the busiest time of the year!


Please take a moment to look back on just a fraction of what has made this first semester so fun!

Keep scrolling for even more picture galleries!

What is the New Name for the FSA Mustang?!

Thank you to everyone that submitted names for the FSA Mustang.

Now for the grand reveal…

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We’d like to introduce


Maverick the Mustang!


Maverick is defined in the dictionary as

"an unorthodox or independent-minded person

An Individualist, a free spirit –"


Please make sure to attend FSA Games and see Maverick in action!

Congratulations to Chess Atlanta Coach Carlos Perdomo!

Congratulations to Chess Atlanta Coach Carlos Perdomo on being invited to participate in 2 World Championship Chess Tournaments at the end of this month representing his country, Colombia! Our Chess students and families know how lucky they are to have such a coach like Mr. Perdomo! This is a wonderful accomplishment and we wish him the best of luck!


If you would like your student to register for the Spring Semester of Chess with Chess Atlanta, please use the link below!

https://www.chessatlanta.com/fomr

Elementary Kindness Raffle Winners

Congrats to our Kindness raffle winners!


Thank you to our Elementary Student Council President; Gitanjali N., for assisting!

The winners are: Ira S., Edwin D., Jayden A., Meliha T., and Sophia W. (not pictured)

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Band and Orchestra Concert

Thank you to our music department for putting together such a wonderful Band and Orchestra Concert during our last week before break. The talent of these students is always so impressive. Please enjoy some pictures from the show.

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Middle School Winter Dance

On the last day of the first semester, Middle School Students had the opportunity to attend the Middle School Winter Dance! Thank you to our wonderful MSO for helping put such a wonderful event together for our students. Looks like everyone had a great time!

1ST SEMESTER AWARDS CEREMONIES

Dear Parents,


Due to a busy schedule the last couple of weeks before Winter Break, we will start the new year off with a bang! The 2018 - 2019 School Year, First Semester Award Ceremonies will take place during the first week that we return back from Winter Break, the week of January 7th.


Please note that the Elementary Award Ceremony will be split between two days. 1st - 3rd grade students will have their Award Ceremony on Tuesday, January 8th between 1:30pm - 2:20pm. 4th and 5th grade will follow on January 9th from 1:30pm - 2:20pm.


Middle School Students, (6th - 8th) will have their Award Ceremony on Thursday, January 10th between 1:30pm - 2:30pm.


High School Students will have their Award Ceremony on Friday, January 11th between 2:30pm - 3:10pm.


All Award Ceremonies will take place in the Cafeteria.


Please know that parents are invited to attend these Award Ceremonies!

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FSA Sideline Store Holiday Sale!

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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

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poetry out loud competition; (January 11th 2019)

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FSA will hold its first ever Poetry Out Loud competition on January 11th, 2019.

High school students only will participate. The winner of the schoolwide competition will advance to state and have a shot at nationals in DC.


Contact Ms. Outler with any questions you may have at:

koutler@fultonscienceacademy.org


"Welcome to Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud is administered in partnership with the State Arts Agencies of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico."


Learn more at:

https://www.poetryoutloud.org/

Holiday Chess Camp (December 26 - 28, 2018); 1-day, 2-day, or 3-day Options

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Location: Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Atlanta, 2500 Old Alabama Road, Suite 11, Roswell, GA 30076


Join Grandmaster Ben Finegold and NM Spencer Finegold for a one, two, or three-day camp that will include morning lessons alternating with casual play, and a fun tournament in the afternoon. The Camp is for all levels of chess experience and kids will be divided into groups/sections based on age and chess strength.


Camp runs from 9AM - 4PM. There will be three classes in the morning, 45 mins each, and an unrated tournament in the afternoon (12:45pm - 3:45pm), in sections, based on rating / age. Pizza will be provided for lunch (Noon - 12:45pm) and snacks will be provided in the morning and afternoon.


  • Drop Off is from 8AM - 9AM. The camp is for kids aged 5 - 14. The tournament is Unrated.
  • Campers can come and pick one or more days!


FEES:

  • 3 Day - paid by Dec. 14 - $225; paid by Dec. 25 - $235; paid at site - $245
  • 2 Day - paid by Dec. 14 - $150; paid by Dec. 25 - $160; paid at site - $170
  • 1 Day - paid by Dec. 14 - $75; paid by Dec. 25 - $85; paid at site - $95


Discounts: Siblings get $30 off the three day option and $15 off the one and two day options. CCSCATL members get 3% discount. Aftercare available until 5:30 for $10/child/day


$15 discount for each additional sibling. Additional 3% discount for CCSCATL members.


Pre-register by phone, at the Chess Center, or online:

https://atlchessclub.com/event-registration-list


Call (678) 628-5615 or email karen@atlchessclub.com for more details.

the mustang soccer association has almost met it's goal!

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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. The price of the yearbook is $29.50, and you may order a yearbook through mid-April.


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

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

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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.

SMART TUITION

SMART TUITION ACCOUNT

FSAPS Tuition Information: http://fultonscienceacademy.org/tuition-information/

Smart Tuition is the tuition management system used by FSA. In addition to tuition, all incidental billing such as aftercare fees, sports and academic team fees, trips, etc., is also done through Smart Tuition. There is a $50 yearly fee for Smart Tuition.


If you have not set up your account or are having trouble setting up your account, please contact our Business Administrator Abdurrahim Kurt by phone or email.

Phone: (678) 366 - 2555 ext. 105

Email: akurt@fultonscienceacademy.org

Attendance Matters!


Please remember that

Middle and High School Students have College Guidance and Enrichment

from 2:40pm - 3:15pm.

It is very important that students do not miss this time of their school day.


Parents and High School Students, please remember that first dismissal for High School Students is not until 3:15. High School students should not walk out of the building for dismissal until 3:15pm.


If your child will be absent please send an email to attendance@fultonscienceacademy.org

on the morning of the absence.


For full attendance policies please see the student handbook.

School Medicine Policy 2018 - 2019 (Includes FAQ)

OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS

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

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

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

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

  • Student’s Name

  • Name of the medication

  • Dosage

  • Time the medication must be taken.

    Bring in only the amount of medication that is needed for a school day. In the case of prolonged need, send in the amount for a clearly specified period. Written authorization to dispense medications shall be limited to two weeks unless otherwise prescribed by a physician. Medication shall only be dispensed out of its original container, which must be labeled with the child’s name. Extra medication will not be sent home with a student. All medication will be kept in a secure location in the clinic and/or front office.


Parents, please remind your students that if they are feeling unwell that they need to first visit the clinic and be assessed by our school nurse, who will then call you in the event that the student should go home. Students should not use their phones during the school day to contact parents.


FAQ:

  • Does the school provide medications?

No. The school does not provide medication. The student's parent or guardian must bring the student's medicine to the front office or school clinic, along with an "Authorization to Give Medication" Form.

  • May the parent/guardian bring and give medications to their student?

Yes, a parent/guardian may come to school and give their child medication. Parents should still follow the visitor sign in procedures.

  • Where can I find Authorization Forms?

Authorization forms can be found at the front desk or school clinic.

  • Why do I need a doctor's health care provider's note for adult strength over-the-counter medication when my health care provider has told me it is appropriate for my student's weight (or condition)?

The school nurse wants to protect your child and must follow guidelines for dosage recommended by the manufacturer.

  • How do students get their medications during after school hours?

The principal, along with administration and the school nurse will determine by whom and how medication will be secured and administered during after school hours.

  • Why do medications have to be in the original container?

The original container provides information from the manufacturer about over-the-counter medications, including the name of the medication, the proper dose, how the medication should be given, how often the medication should be given, possible side effects, and when the medication is no longer effective (an expiration date.)

The original prescription container includes the name of the medication, the patient's name, the prescribing licensed health care provider, the proper dose, how and when it should be given, when the medication expires, and the pharmacy where the medication was purchased. All of this information is necessary for the school nurse to administer medication in a safe manner.

  • What if my child's medication or dosage changes?

Parents/Guardians must inform the school nurse of any medication changes. New medication or different doses will not be given unless the parent completes a new medication form. The information on the prescription bottle label must match the new consent form.

  • Can my child take herbal medication at school?

No. Over-the-counter diet pills, vitamins, dietary supplements, including minerals or herbs will not be given.

  • May my child carry cough drops at school?

No. Cough-drops must be left in the clinic along with a completed "Authorization to Give Medication at School" Form.

  • May my child carry over the counter medication at school?

No. It must be left in the clinic along with and "Authorization to Give Medication at School" Form.

  • Can my child carry his/her Epipen, Insulin, or Asthma Inhaler at school?

Yes, students may carry inhalers and Epipens or insulin with a completed "Authorization to Carry Prescription Medication" Form. You can get this form from the school nurse.

  • Why is there a place for the health care provider to sign the authorization form for my child to carry their inhaler/epipen at school?

The health care provider's signature indicates that your child has been instructed on the proper use of their inhaler/Epipen and that your child is responsible for administering it to himself/herself without supervision.

  • Why do I have to have a prescription label on the inhaler/Epipen?

The prescription on the inhaler/epipen includes the child's name, how often it is to be used, and what dose is appropriate for your child. It is difficult to keep the label directly on the inhaler/epipen.

  • If I give my child Tylenol for a fever, can I still send them to school?

If the fever is more than 100.9 degrees F before you give them Tylenol, then your child cannot come to school. Your child may return to school when his/her temperature is below 101 degrees F without Tylenol or any other fever reducing medication for 24 hours, if s/he feels well and is not showing signs of illness.

  • If I give my child Tylenol for aches and pains can I still send them to school?

You child is welcome at school while taking Tylenol or any other over-the-counter medication for an injury, dental work, etc. However, if the medication is for a sore throat, earache or flu like symptoms, please keep them at home.

  • Why can't I put medicine in my child's lunch box if he/she has to take medicine at lunch?

Medication in a lunch box could be lost or taken by another child. If a staff member found the medication it could be considered an illegal drug with consequences according to the Code of Conduct. Medications must be brought to the front office or school clinic by parents/guardians in the original and properly labeled container.

  • If I treat my child for lice can I send them back to school the same day?
Yes. Please bring your child free of live lice back to the school nurse to be rechecked.
  • Why do I have to bring in a box top to verify lice treatment?
A box top from the product provides the School Nurse with the treatment type that was used and confirms that treatment was provided for the child since a prescription is not necessary.
  • How much time do I have to get to the school if the nurse calls me to pick up my child because he/she is sick?
You, or a person you designate, should arrive within one hour of being called. Most school clinics have an area where your child can rest for a short period of time. If your child has a fever of 104 degrees F or higher, you, or a person you designate must arrive as soon as possible.
  • How long will my child's over-the-counter medication be given at school?
Over-the-counter medication may be given with the parent/guardian permission as needed throughout the school year. A health care provider's note is required for over-the-counter medication that is given for more than 10 consecutive school days.
  • What happens to my child's medication at the end of the school year?
All medications not picked up by parents/guardians by the last day of school will be destroyed.
  • May my child share over-the-counter medication with another student?
No. Students may not share any medication, whether over-the-counter or prescription. Doing so could be a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and could also result in the student losing his/her privilege of carrying medication on his/her person.
  • Why should my child take the first dose of new medication at home?
We want your student back to school as soon as possible after an illness, diagnosis, or medication change. It is for the safety of your student that you observe him/her for any unsuspected reactions to a new medication and report it to the prescribing licensed health care provider.

aftercare hours reminder


Parents, please be reminded that After - School Care is provided every day from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm for a fee of $15.00 per day or $200.00 for the month. We ask that parents pick up any remaining students by 6:00 pm, and no later, as the school closes at 6:00pm. Sometimes our Academic Teams will stay later, but these students are not considered to be in After-Care. There are also sometimes outside organizations that use our facility for sports events, so it may look like there are still plenty of people here, but these more often than not, do not include aftercare students. Thank you for your understanding.

steam day 2018

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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.

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