Fulton Science Academy
ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL
Week of January 28, 2019
Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,
I hope that everyone enjoyed their long weekend!
We've been keeping busy here at FSA so make sure you read through the whole Newsletter.
I do want to take a moment to thank all of the wonderful 4th Grade Parents and MSO members who helped in providing our faculty and staff with a wonderful lunch today. Every single time our parent go above and beyond and this time was no different. Your work on these luncheons is so appreciated and we always look forward to these days. We love our parents!
I want to remind everyone that tomorrow is a cyber school day. For those new to FSA, please read further below. Everyone stay safe and I hope everyone enjoys their week!
The Governor has closed all state offices for Tuesday, January 29, based on a winter storm watch. Given the risk associated with ice, the timing of a potential event, and the impact it may have on traffic, we will have Cyber School Day Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 29.
Our core subject teachers (Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, and World Languages) will send you cyber school day work through e-mail by 6:00pm today. It will also be posted on FSAConnect.
Please use this form to communicate the number of minutes you have studied for each of your subjects during FSAPS Cyber School Day. Please note that students should study at least 30 minutes for each core subject based on the work assigned by teachers as part of the cyber school day.
Pre-K and Kindergarten students should follow the instructions given by their teachers. They don’t need to submit this form.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
I wish you a wonderful and safe day at home!
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,
- It's Time to Re-Enroll
- Science Olympiad Invitational Results
- FLL Super Regionals
- FSA Hosts Georgia Independent & Home Schools Regional Technology Competition
- FSA 10th grader nNamed Among GHP Semifinalists
- Student Led Book Drive
- Novelis Mentorship
- Valentine's Day Dance; Don't Miss the Fun
- International Night; UPDATES (Make sure you sign up!!!)
- AND MORE
quote of the week
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
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
SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE
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 email@example.com
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.
Middle School Science Olympiad Team Places 2nd at Invitational
“Hosting a tournament is an incredible amount of work,” said FSA Head Coach and Tournament Director Pam Walsh. “We started preparing for this tournament during the summer. It really takes up a lot of a coach’s time, so it’s really impressive that our team did so well. Luckily, we had a lot of former FSA Science Olympiad students who volunteered to assist with running events, proctoring, and grading, which was a tremendous help.”
“Mrs. Walsh did an amazing job planning this tournament,” said FSA Head Coach Gloria Stathos. “Tournament logistics can be a nightmare. Each room has to have enough seating to accommodate team members plus the specialized equipment needed to run the event. We were fortunate to have so many parents and students help with both set up and clean up.”
FSA students earned medals in the following events:
Anatomy & Physiology – coached by Mrs. Fernandez
- 1st Place -- Ashi and Shivam
- 2nd Place -- Aarushi and Aidan
Boomilever – coached by Mrs. Stathos
- 2nd Place – Tejash and Jake
Density Lab – coached by Mr. Ackaramongkolrotn
- 2nd Place – Nick and Nina
- 3rd Place – Krishna and Arden
Disease Detectives – coached by Mrs. Bhatt & Mrs. Nori
- 4th Place – Neel and Tejaz
Dynamic Planet – coached by Mrs. Walsh
- 2nd Place – Gann and Tejash
Experimental Design – coached by Mrs. Stathos
- 1st Place – Ashi, Shivam, and Nina
Fossils – coached by Ms. Beres
- 1st Place – Weston and Ashi
- 4th Place – Sam and Rayyan
Game On – coached by Mr. Bray
- 2nd Place – Alex and Ezra
Heredity – coached by Ms. Oliver
- 1st Place – Ashi and Shivam
Herpetology – coached by Mrs. Butler
- 2nd Place – Ezra and Weston
Meteorology – coached by Ms. Koca
- 1st Place – Nick and Alex
Road Scholar – coached by Mrs. Stathos
- 2nd Place – Neel and Shivam
Roller Coaster – coached by Mr. Ackaramongkolrotn
- 1st Place – Nick and Nina
- 2nd Place – Sam and Krishna
- 4th Place – Ari
Solar System – coached by Mrs. Walsh
- 1st Place – Nick and Gann
Thermodynamics – coached by Mr. Krishnan
- 3rd Place – Nicole and Ranjani
Water Quality – coached by Mrs. Butler
- 1st Place – Nicole and Tejaz
Enjoy a few photos from the event
FSA wins big at FLL Super-Regionals
- 5th Grade: #7301 – The Milky Way Men: Jake A., Vish A., Sidddanth B., Atharv M., Varun S., Kerim S., Taran S.
- 6th Grade: #5262 – Space Plug: Caden N., Layla O., Neerav S., Logan S., Anay R., Audrey W.
- 7th Grade: #7298 - Circuit Breakers: Noah D., Shreyan G., Ameera I., Anna K., Anthony L., Varsha S., Brroke S., Rohan K.
FSA Hosts Georgia Independent & Home Schools Regional Technology Competition
Aarushi G. - Video Production05~06
Fatima A. - Project Programming09~10
Neerav S. - Robotics05~06
Pranav D. - Mobile Apps07~08
Rohan M. - Project Programming07~08
Anya K. - Digital Game Design03~04
Saanvi M. - Device Modification05~06
Elijah H. - Internet Applications03~04
Jaeden B. - 3D Modeling05~06
FSA 10th grader Holden W. named among GHP Semifinalists
FSA 10th Grader Anam F. Begins Student Led Bookdrive; Donate Books to Underprivileged Kids
Spread the joy of reading!
Only 10% of young children in India have access to higher education. This is likely due to the lack of resources that they have. Fortunately, with your help we can change this. If you have any gently used/new books with reading levels ranging from kindergarten to 8th grade, please donate it to the boxes set up around Fulton Science Academy Private School. The books will be sent to underdeveloped cities in India. Thank you for your donations!
For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
FSA Students begin Mentorship at Novelis
Elementary Class Room Spelling Bee
Today, January 28th, FSA Elementary Students in grades 3-5 participated in their classroom spelling bee. All classroom winners from 3rd-5th grade will go in to compete for the title of FSA's Elementary Spelling Bee Champion! Stay tuned!
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
Want to Learn More About our International Night?
FSA’s annual International Night will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 4-7pm! We take pride in the cultural diversity represented in our school, and our International Night is a great way to share and celebrate our various cultural traditions. Please read carefully because we need your help to make it possible!
The event this year will be the same as last year and we are recruiting families to contribute in various ways. Whether you would like to represent your country of origin or share what you’ve learned about other places while traveling abroad, we would be honored if you would share your experiences and insight with the FSA family. The opportunities to contribute include the following:
- Manage a booth - This includes selecting a country to educate our families on the country and culture. You will be provided with tables and a tri-fold poster board to create a display showcasing your country’s heritage including relevant art, photos, traditional dress/costume, music, dance, food, souvenirs, games, etc. If more than one family volunteers to represent the same country, those families will collaborate to manage the booth. Any family managing a booth has an opportunity to be in the Parade of Nations. Details will follow once signed up.
- Bring food and/or drink items indicative of a specific country - If you aren’t up for managing a booth,but are a good cook and want to share your culinary talents please let us know what items you would like to contribute for our food sampling.
- Perform a talent representative of a country - Performances can be by our students, parents and/or others in the community. Examples include Irish or Indian dance, West African drumming, Capoeira, Salsa dance, singing, etc. Please note performances should be 3-5 minutes long.
- General Assistance & Volunteering - If none of the above appeal to you, but you would like to help at the event, please sign up to serve as a general event volunteer. We also need help with set up and clean up, manning the passport and immigration booths, coordinating talent, and more.
Please click the link below to let us know how you would like to participate by April 1, 2019. Once we receive your Google Form response, we will reach out to you with additional details.
Please contact Kavitha Joseph at email@example.com with any questions or concerns
Below is an example of a family representing Ireland. They included a board of information, food and drink samples, and even dressed like the Irish!
FSA High School Students to Visit Emory University
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!
THE MUSTANG SOCCER ASSOCIATION IS SELLING CHICK-FIL-A BREAKFAST AGAIN ON FRIDAY MORNINGS FOR 2nd SEMESTER
Don't miss out on a delicious breakfast on Friday mornings, while also helping out our Mustang Soccer Association!
Flu season is here; let's keep our students healthy!
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND:
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!
- 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.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FLU AND HOW TO TREAT OR PREVENT IT
PLEASE VISIT WWW.CHOA.ORG/FLU
don't forget to order your year book! last day to order is april 1st!
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.
FSA Sideline Store
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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 email@example.com
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:
Name of the medication
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?
- Why do I have to bring in a box top to verify lice treatment?
- 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?
- How long will my child's over-the-counter medication be given at school?
- What happens to my child's medication at the end of the school year?
- May my child share over-the-counter medication with another student?
- Why should my child take the first dose of new medication at home?
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
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.
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.
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:
4- FSA LINKEDIN
So many of you have LinkedIn accounts. To get news about our school on LinkedIn, simply follow our schools’s LinkedIn page.