Fulton Science Academy


Week of October 29, 2018


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,

I want to begin by thanking our wonderful MSO and First Grade Parents for providing our staff with yet another amazing Appreciation Luncheon. It was wonderful and delicious as always, and while this is a lunch in appreciation of our teachers, I know that our teachers and staff appreciate our parents just as much. We couldn't do what we do without our wonderful families.

Next I'd like to congratulate our Math Olympiad Team and our Middle School Science Olympiad Team on wonderful results from competitions this past weekend! Our Science Olympiad Team competed in the Forsyth Central Invitational with spectacular results that you can see below. Our Math Team competed in the 14th Annual Rockdale Mathematics Competition with wonderful results as well! Please be sure to read further below for more detailed information about these competitions and see a full list of results!

I would like to remind everyone that we have a Pep Rally THIS FRIDAY beginning at 2:35 for our Middle and High School students to show some school spirit in preparation for what is sure to be an amazing basketball season, as well as get everyone excited for our 1st Annual Homecoming THIS SATURDAY! If you haven't bought your tickets yet, please visit the link in the Homecoming Dance section below! Again, please note that the Pep Rally is for 6th Grade Students and Up.

Our first basketball game of the season will be on Thursday, November 1st against Atlanta Academy. This is an AWAY game for both our middle school girls and middle school boys teams! The girl's game will begin at 4:30 and the middle school boys game will begin at 5:30! We will also have our first Varsity Boys game this Friday at HOME beginning at 5:00! For a full schedule of all the basketball games this season, you can click the button below the calendar under this section.

Don't forget to join our MSO and other FSA Families tomorrow night (Tuesday, October 30) at Main Event for our October Spirit Night! There will be arcade games, laser tag, good food, and lots of fun! I personally enjoy the laser tag! I had a great time last month at our Main Event Spirt Night! Read below for more details!

Red Ribbon week started today and will continue throughout the week! For a detailed schedule of dress up days, please scroll further below! Today we kicked off the week by wearing Red! Please enjoy some pictures below

I would also like to inform everyone that we have some out of state / country field trips coming up! These trips include Washington DC, San Francisco and Europe! Packets for these trips were sent home last week. The deadline to register is November 5th for all of the trips so be sure to read further. You can also get extra forms from the front desk. Please note that certain trips are for certain grades.

Don't forget that the AMC 8 Math Contest is coming up on November 13th! Sign-Up is now open! The AMC 8 contest is a math contest for students in 8th grade or below and it is administered on the school campus. The contest will take place on November 13th during 2nd period. You can use the link further below in the AMC 8 Sign-Up section below, and to read more information.

I would like to remind everyone that FSA is NOT CLOSED on Election Day, November 6th. School will still operate at the same times as any normal school day.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY DECEMBER 2nd 1:00pm - 3:00pm

I'm excited to announce that we will have an Open House on Sunday, December 2nd from 1:00pm - 3:00pm! Please know that you can register online and skip the line in the front lobby when you arrive! This is a wonderful opportunity for parents of current students to come in and see everyone and see all of the great work our students have been doing so far! It is also a wonderful opportunity for new families to come and learn a little more about the school and get to see the classrooms and meet our incredible staff!

MORE TO COME: Everything BOLD is New! Don't miss a thing!

  • October / November Calendar
  • Science Olympiad at Forsyth Central Invitational
  • Math Olympiad at the 14th Annual Rockdale Mathematics Competition
  • Emerging Leaders Program
  • Red Ribbon Week Begins TODAY (Dress Code Policy Below)
  • Spirit Night at Main Event; TOMORROW October 30th
  • UPDATES: FSA's First Annual Homecoming!
  • Girls Who C0de Workshop
  • Book Character Dress Up Day; November 5th!
  • Unity Day Picture Gallery
  • Math Kangaroo Information
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Thanksgiving Food Drive with The Children's Restoration Network
  • Yearbook Ordering Information
  • AMC 8 Math Contest Sign-Up

With Warmest Regards,

Kenan Sener,


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Character Ed Trait of the Month: (October) Responsibility

Being responsible doesn't just mean turning your homework in on time! This character trait involves being prepared for class, keeping track of your assignments, completing your chores and tasks at home and owning up to mistakes that you've made. It's irresponsible to blame others and to make excuses.

October / November Calendar

Monday, October 29 - Friday, November 2: Red Ribbon Week (Schedule Below)

Tuesday, October 30: Spirit Night at Main Event (3:00pm - 6:00pm) [More Details Below]

Thursday, November 1: Tellus Field Trip, 1st Grade

Thursday, November 1: Basketball Game; AWAY at Atlanta Academy; Middle School Girls (4:30), Middle School Boys (5:30)

Friday, November 2: Schoolwide Pep Rally!

Friday November 2: Basketball Varsity Boys Game @ HOME (5:00)

Friday, November 2: Stone Mountain Pow Wow Field Trip, 3rd Grade

Saturday, November 3: Homecoming

Sunday, November 4: Daylight Savings Time Ends

Tuesday, November 6: Professional Speaker Series Presents: Vani Senthil; Congressional Gold Medal Award Winner (2:40 - 3:15)

Wednesday, November 7: Basketball Game @ HOME: Middle School Girls (4:30), Middle School Boys (5:30), Varsity Boys (6:30)

Thursday, November 8: Professional Speaker Series Presents: Ms. Anna Ward

Friday, November 9: Good Conduct Dress Down Day

Friday, November 9: Varsity Boys Basketball Game; AWAY at St. Johns Bosco (6:30)

Wednesday, November 14: High School Juniors Night (Begins at 5:00pm)

Monday, November 19 - Friday, November 23: Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Friday, November 30: Mothers Night Out (More Details TBD)



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.

Important Dismissal Procedure / Time Reminders

Parents and students,

It is very important that proper dismissal procedures are followed. A reminder of dismissal times is as follows:

Parents, please remember that students are not to be called from clubs or STEAM as this disrupts the learning environment. If you need to check out a student early, please arrive before 2:15pm.

  • If you arrive after 2:15, please be patient, as our Front Desk Staff will have to contact a member of Administration to receive permission to call into a classroom during Club / STEAM Time (2:15pm - 3:40pm)

  • 1st Dismissal: First Dismissal beings at 2:30. Please make sure that you are in the carpool line no later 2:20pm. This first carpool is for ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ONLY. This dismissal will end at 2:40pm, at which time the lane will be blocked.
  • 2nd Dismissal: 2nd Dismissal begins at 3:15 and will continue until 3:40. This is the FIRST DISMISSAL for Middle and High School Students. Any cars that arrive after 3:40 will be asked to wait
  • 3rd Dismissal: 3rd Dismissal begins at 4:00 and ends at 4:10.

At 3:40pm, ELEMENTARY Parents can pick their students up from the cafeteria by coming in through the front lobby and going upstairs to the cafeteria.

At 4:10, MIDDLE and HIGH SCHOOL Parents can pick their students up from the cafeteria by coming in through the front lobby and going upstairs to the cafeteria.

Middle School Science Olympiad Team Competes in First Tournament of the Season!

FSA Middle School Science Olympiad students competed in the Forsyth Central Invitational in Cumming on Saturday. “This is the earliest middle school tournament we’ve ever had. It seemed as though we barely had any time to prepare,” said head coach Pam Walsh. “Navigating a tournament was definitely a new experience for our sixth graders. It hard to show up at the right room with the right materials at the right time and then take a really hard test! Under the circumstances, they did really well!” she said.

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Unlike most tournaments, this was not a team competition. Coaches are typically limited to a team of 15 students, but for this tournament, there was no limit to the number of students who could compete. “It’s hard to compare ourselves to other teams at this point,” said head coach Gloria Stathos. “Our perennial rival Dodgen Middle School was there and did well, but so did Taylor Road and Vickery Creek Middle Schools. I think we’ll have some stiff competition this year.”

The team’s next competition is in two weeks when they travel to Marietta for the Dodgen Invitaitonal.

Medals were awarded to the following FSA students:

Anatomy – coached by Mrs. Fernandez

3rd place – Ashi and Shivam

Crime Busters – coached by Mr. Unal

3rd place – Nicole and Sanjana

Density Lab – coached by Mr. A

2nd place – Tejaz and Pranavkrishnan

Dynamic Planet – coached by Mrs. Walsh

3rd place – Sanjana and Arden

Experimental Design – coached by Mrs. Stathos

1st place – Nina, Ashi, and Shivam

Fossils – coached by Ms. Beres

1st place – Weston and Sam

2nd place – Tejaz and Shivam

Game On – coached by Mr. Bray

1st place – Alex and Ezra

Heredity – coached by Ms. Oliver

3rd place –Ashi and Tejaz

Herpetology – coached by Mrs. Butler

1st Place – Ezra and Nicole

Road Scholar – coached by Mrs. Stathos

1st Place – Shivam and Neel

Thermodynamics – coached by Mr. Krishnan

1st Place – Nicole and Ranjani

Water Quality – coached by Mrs. Butler

3rd Place – Weston and Akarsh

Write It, Do It – coached by Mrs. Stathos

1st Place – Ezra and Logan

2nd Place – Ansh and Ahmed

FSA Middle and High School Math Team is on a winning streak!

The FSA math team continues its marathon of math competitions almost every weekend! Our spectacular math team represented our school at the 14th Annual Rockdale math competition on Saturday, Oct 27th in all three levels: middle school, junior varsity, and varsity.

The FSA middle school math team-A received 1st place as a team in the middle school level overall against small, large, and independent high schools out of 25 teams at this competition. The FSA Middle School Math Team-B received 5th place as a team in middle school level in the Independent Schools division. We are so proud of their consistent performance!!

Middle School Math Team-A

  • Varun G. (4th grade)
  • Ziqing(Lucas) H. (8th grade)
  • Richard K. (7th grade)
  • Athiwat (Nick) A. (7th grade)

Below: Middle School Math Team A

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Middle School Math Team-B (Pictured Below)

  • Derek Z. (8th grade)
  • Rathan M.(6th grade)
  • Ishwar H. (8th grade)
  • Pranav D. (8th grade)

Individual placements in middle school division

  • Athiwat (Nick) A. 1st place overall
  • Varun G. 4th place overall
  • Richard K. 7th place overall
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The FSA junior varsity math team-A received 1st place as a team in the junior varsity level overall against small, large, and independent high schools out of 45 teams at this competition. The FSA junior varsity math team-B received 3rd place as a team in the independent schools category. We are so proud of them! They did it again!

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FSA Junior Varsity Math Team-A (Pictured Above)

  • Richard Y. (8th grade)
  • Kevin Y. (8th grade)
  • Brad H. (10th grade)
  • Tom J. (9th grade)

Junior Varsity Math Team-B (Pictured Below)

  • Tushar K. (10th grade)
  • Minjun C. (10th grade)
  • WonJoon J. (10th grade)
  • Taemin K. (10th grade)
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Individual Placements in junior varsity division

  • Richard Y. 1st place overall
  • Kevin Y. 8th place overall

Both Richard and Kevin are only in 8th grade and competed against 10th graders in the junior varsity division. Coach Duzyol said “Both students’ achievement is outstanding!! I am so proud of their growth in the last two years.”

The FSA varsity math team-A (Pictured Below) received 1st place as a team in the varsity level overall against small, large and independent high schools out of 54 teams at this competition. We love and enjoy math! “We meet every day during the week and practice before every competition we attend! These are amazing results of consistent hard work from our team members” said Coach Duzyol. A big thank you to the parents of our team members for helping us with rides and spending their Saturday with us.

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Varsity Math Team-A

  • Ethan G. (8th grade) [not pictured]
  • Holden W. (10th grade)
  • Charlie F. (11th grade)
  • Tyler H. (10th grade)

Varsity Math Team-B

  • Taemin K. (9th grade)

Individual Placements in varsity division

  • Charlie F. 3rd place overall
  • Holden Watson 9th place overall

Congratulations to all FSA math team members for their awesome performance! Way to go Math Mustangs!!

Student Spotlight; Emerging Leaders Program

FSA high school students Vishal B. (12th Grade) and Justin H. (10th Grade) are selected to participate in 2018 Emerging Leaders Program(ELP) sponsored by North Fulton Chamber of Commerce. ELP offers a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills, identify and address community issues and interact with local leaders. This is accomplished through a combination of interactive lectures, discussions, site visits, community service, and networking. They will have the opportunity to tour the State Capitol and engage with elected officials and business leaders. Congratulations to Vishal and Justin!
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Georgia Tech Girls Who Code Workshop

At FSA we will host another Georgia Tech Girls Who Code Workshop at our campus! on October 26th, 2018 This program is made for girls in the 6th and 7th . Girls Who Gatech is a constituent of the national organization of the national organization Girls Who Code. We are working to reduce the gender gap in STEM fields.
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Rheem Manufacturing Company Visit

On October 26th, 2018, Fulton Science Academy’s middle school FLL robotics teams visited Rheem Manufacturing Company. Many employees from different areas of the company came to talk to them about their company. Students were educated about Rheem’s history, their products,

and what they do today. The students were treated to a tour of the building where they saw their product models, their in-house lab, and

even the virtual reality set they use to show plumbers and contractors their products. They learned about the different water heaters with

different systems and properties as well as many technological advancements in their products. Students had a wonderful time visiting Rheem and were honored to be the first student group to visit their facility.

Red Ribbon Week; (October 29 - November 2); Life is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free™

Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States.

This year, Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated at FSA from October 29th - November 2nd. As the nation’s largest and oldest drug prevention campaign, Red Ribbon Week® reaches over 80 million people each year throughout the United States. The annual National Red Ribbon Theme Contest, sponsored by the National Family Partnership, offers students and other prevention supporters the opportunity to be a part of history. The winning slogan is used throughout 2018 in thousands of schools and communities across America.

The 2018 National Red Ribbon Week theme is: Life Is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free™.

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Parents and students, please keep in mind that there is still a dress code that should be followed. Please read the following carefully:

1. All students should dress appropriately so as not to disrupt or interfere with

the educational program or the orderly operation of the school.

2. Scary monsters or beasts are not permitted.

3. No masks are to be worn. Minimal face painting is allowed (e.g, whiskers, nose, freckles, etc., but no full-face makeup)

4. No weapons or props of any kind, including toys.

5. Appropriate shoes must be worn at all times.

spirit night at main event; Tuesday, October 30

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Join us on Tuesday, October 30th from 3:00pm - 6:00pm for a fun filled evening at Main Event! Students and parents will be able to purchase a $10 game card to play arcade games for one hour and $5 of this purchase will go back to the school! Students can also receive free laser tag with a food purchase and win awesome prizes as well! Check out some of the pictures from our last Main Even Spirit Night below! We look forward to having everyone join us!

Math Kangaroo Registration (Grades 1 thru 12) started already, please act soon!

Every student interested can participate in Math Kangaroo 2019! Any student in grades 1 through 12 qualifies if he or she can work independently: read and answer a multiple choice test. You don’t have to be a part of a math team. Registration for Math Kangaroo 2019 Competition has already started and ends on December 15th 2018. You may choose any location (Johns Creek, Duluth etc.) however registration fills up very quickly! Please act very soon!

For more information, please check below link.


Registration: Each student interested in asked to register independently and participate independently. When registering, you must choose a location first. However registration fills up very quickly, please register as early as possible.

Would you please use the link below to register your child to the competition if interested in?

Please keep your registration information handy and set up a reminder in your phone or outlook/email since competition will take place months later, during 3rdThursday in March 2019. Also, please keep a copy of your confirmation email you will receive right after registration is completed!


How to prep:

Practice Questions: Sample practice questions may be found at the link below.


If you have any questions, please email Ms. Duzyol at sduzyol@fultonscienceacademy.org.

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Save the date for Fulton Science Academy's fist annual Homecoming (November 3rd!)

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What: FSA Homecoming

When: November 3rd 7-11 pm

Where: FSA Gym

Who: High School students (9th - 12th) and their guests

Why: To come together as a high school for our first annual homecoming dance

**Tickets are required for entry, $20 for everyone until Oct 29 when prices will go up.

We are excited to host FSA's first ever High School Homecoming Dance! Join your friends for a night of celebration with music, dancing, snacks, and tons of fun! The FSA gymnasium will be transformed into a magical world of excitement following this year's theme, "Moonlight in the Castle!"

All FSA High School Students are encouraged to attend, and you are welcome to bring former FSA students, or a guest from another school. If any non-FSA students are attending, please ask Ms. Agha for a permission slip which will be filled out by your guest's current school.

Happy Homecoming 2018 FSA High School Students!


Operation Gratitude (Saying 'Thank You' to all who serve)

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Mrs. Cantrell will be accepting unwanted/leftover Halloween candy from Nov.1st to Nov.9th. Like last year, she will take the candy to a local dentist's office where they will then ship it off to soldiers and first responders. There will be a box right inside her office for candy drop off. If her door is locked, please feel free to leave any candy at the front desk and they will give it to Mrs. Cantrell.

Thanksgiving Food Drive; Children's Restoration Network (CRN)

Poor nutrition is one of the biggest challenges a homeless child faces, often leading to physical and mental developmental delays and poor overall health.

Children's Restoration Network's goal is to collect 400+ turkeys and all of the trimmings for 4,000 homeless children living in shelters and group homes.

Please donate your food and gift cards in the boxes in the front lobby of the school, to help provide a bountiful Thanksgiving for homeless children in metro-Atlanta

Children's Restoration Network is a non-profit organization that has served homeless children and homeless mothers with children, with programs and services for the past 24 years.

For more information, contact Cliff Kinsey at Cliff.Kinsey@ChildRN.org or call 770-649-7117

Please visit www.ChildRN.org to learn more about Children's Restoration Network.

Thanksgiving Dinner Wish List:

  • ** Grocery Gift cards for turkeys and perishable food items
  • Canned sweet potatoes / yams
  • Canned vegetables
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Canned Cranberry Sauce
  • Canned or Jarred Gravy
  • Boxed or pouch stuffing mix
  • Canned Fruit

Grocery Wish List:

  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Chips / Pretzels / Popcorn
  • Granola Bars / Fruit Snacks
  • Cookies / Crackers
  • Baby Food
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Soup
  • Canned Vegetable / Fruit
  • Dry Rice / Pasta
  • Canned or Dry Beans
  • Baking Mixes
  • Peanut Butter / Jelly
  • Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo, Salad Dressings
  • Cereal, Oatmeal, Grits

Bookfair & Book Character Dress Up Day is Coming!

In response to popular demand and in anticipation of our Book Fair, we will have a book character dress up day for teachers and students on November 5th. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teacher/staff costumes as well as the top three classes.

Here are the guidelines for teachers and students:

1. Must be a character from a book, not just any costume.

2. Scary monsters or beasts are not permitted

3. No masks are to be worn. Minimal face painting is allowed (e.g, whiskers, nose, freckles, etc., but no full-face makeup)

4. No weapons or props of any kind, including toys.

5. Students must have their character approved by their language arts teacher.

The Book Fair Theme this year is a mystery! It will take place between November 5 - November 9! Students will have an opportunity to come and look at all of the books and then another day during the week, they will come and purchase the books and items that they want!

Professional Speaker Series: Christy Merritt; The Drake House

Last week on Wednesday, Christy Merritt; Program Director at The Drake House, came and spoke to our High School Students about The role of volunteerism in a non profit, how trends are changing and affecting your work - homelessness, and as students and young citizens how can you start to help.

Our next speaker will be here on Tuesday, November 6th at 2:40pm. Vani Senthil, Congressional Award Gold Medal Winner, will be here to speak to our High School students about about her journey and the processes involved in the award. To learn more about the Congressional Awards, please read in the section further below.

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Unity Day at FSA was a sea of orange! United together for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion!

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Upcoming trips for fsa Students! (Important Details Below)

European Trip (6th - 12th Grades)

Applications were sent home with students. If your student has misplaced their application, extra's can be obtained at the Front Desk during regular school hours.

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FSA Students and Parents are invited to join the Spring Break Europe Trip where they will have a chance to visit four (4) countries, six (6) cities, and historical places.

The trip cost for parents and students is $2,496 each. (Lunch and Dinner are NOT included. Hotels are serving the breakfasts)

Application due date: November 5th, 2018

Installments will be added to your Smart Tuition Account as below for each participant:

$624 by November 15th, 2018

$624 by December 15th, 2018

$624 by January 15th, 2019

$624 by February 15th, 2019

The Application Deadline is Monday, November 5th, 2018. A $50 late application fee and any air fare difference will be applied after Monday, November 5th, 2018. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

All installments are non-refundable. No exceptions.

Please refer to the application sent home with students for further information about the trip. Again, please make sure to turn in the application NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 5th

Washington DC Trip (5th - 7th Grades)!

Applications were sent home with students. If your student has misplaced their application, extra's can be obtained at the Front Desk during regular school hours.

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FSA Students and Parents are invited to join the end of the year field trip to Washington DC where they will have a chance to visit major historical sites and touristic places.

The trip cost for parent chaperones and students is $1,000 each which is all inclusive except for breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last of the trip.

Application due date: November 5th, 2018

Installments will be added to your Smart Tuition Account as below for each participant:

$250 by November 15th, 2018

$250 by December 15th, 2018

$250 by January 15th, 2019

$250 by February 15th, 2019

The Application Deadline is Monday, November 5th, 2018. A $50 late application fee and any air fare difference will be applied after Monday, November 5th, 2018. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

All installments are non-refundable. No exceptions.

Please refer to the application sent home with students for further information about the trip. Again, please make sure to turn in the application NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 5th

San Francisco Trip (8th - 12th Grades)!

Applications were sent home with students. If your student has misplaced their application, extra's can be obtained at the Front Desk during regular school hours.

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FSA Students and Parents are invited to join the end of the year field trip to San Francisco where they will have a chance to visit and see colleges and historical sites.

The trip cost for parents and students is $1,400 each, which is all inclusive except for breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day of the trip.

Application due date: November 5th, 2018

Installments will be added to your Smart Tuition Account as below for each participant:

$350 by November 15th, 2018

$350 by December 15th, 2018

$350 by January 15th, 2019

$350 by February 15th, 2019

The Application Deadline is Monday, November 5th, 2018. A $50 late application fee and any air fare difference will be applied after Monday, November 5th, 2018. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

All installments are non-refundable. No exceptions.

Please refer to the application sent home with students for further information about the trip. Again, please make sure to turn in the application NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 5th

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. Parents who order yearbooks from treering.com will receive a 10% discount on the books if they order before October 31. The price of the yearbook is $29.50, and you may order a yearbook through mid-April (but not with the discount).

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

Chick - Fil- A on Friday Mornings with the Mustang Soccer Association (MSA)

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amc 8 math contest (November 13th, 2nd period) - sign up

Dear parents of middle school students,

Dear parents of middle school students,

AMC 8 contest is a math contest for students in 8th grade or below and it is administered at school campus. Please fill in this form if you would like your child to sign up for AMC 8 Contest that will be held on Tuesday, Nov 13th during 2nd period in Cafeteria at FSAPS campus. This form is schoolwide just to sign up for AMC 8 at FSA; it is open to all FSA students in 8th grade or below. Our school is already registered. Elementary students who would like to challenge themselves are also welcome to participate. Please read Who should sign up ?part below. https://goo.gl/forms/DxpmPJ1k4DzgZqrL2

Important: Contest time may change from 2nd period to another period. Please keep Tuesday, Nov 13th open for AMC 8 if you are planning to sign up and attend. Any change will be communicated via email before Nov 13th.

Please click on below link to check some AMC 8 questions and their solutions in order to see the level of the contest.

Who should sign up?

Students who like and enjoy challenging math problems, math team students, and students who are advanced in math class. It may be extremely challenging and demotivating for some students. Please check some sample questions before signing up your child.

The AMC 8 contest is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom learned skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment. AMC 8 contest is a math contest for students in 8th grade or below and it is administered at school campus.

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Duzyol at sduzyol@fultonscienceacademy.org

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

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Are you in Grades 5-12 making a difference in your community? Here is your chance: Prudential Service Awards is sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with National Association of Secondary School Principles (NASSP) to encourage volunteerism among middle/high school students. The student with high volunteer hours in each school goes to State level, and the top state level winner in middle/high school level will receive an award of $1000, a silver medallion and an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C. At the National level, top 10 students will be named America's Youth Volunteers of the year and receive several honors and merit awards.

Apply for 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards:

Check for your eligibility and apply online https://spirit.prudential.com/awards/how-to-apply

The last date for submitting the online application is 11/06/2018. We recognize Top 3 students in middle and high school separately and the students with highest amount of hours in both categories will participate at the State level. If selected at the state level, they have a chance to win a trip to Washington DC to compete at the National level.

If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Devi Selvakumar dselvakumar@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.



Lost & Found Reminder for Parents and Students

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Parents, please remind your students that Lost & Found is located in the Cafeteria. If a student is missing something, it will likely be placed in Lost & Found. Parents are welcome to check the lost and found as well at the end of your student's school day, after signing in at the front desk and receiving a visitor badge.

Bioignite saturday camp; cardiovascular engineering (December 8th @ FSA)

Join the BioIgnite Team at FSA on December 8th to learn about the heart and how engineers and doctors work to keep it pumping Registration can be found here! https://www.bioignite.org/upcoming-events/

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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.

Below is a gallery from one of our recent home visits.

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!




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.

in case of inclement weather / Cyber School Days

Closing or delay of opening due to inclement weather:

School may be cancelled due to weather conditions. There are many factors that are taken into consideration when making the decision to close. First and foremost is safety, the ability to remove snow and/or ice at the school, or other conditions that could pose a danger to the children, staff, or facility. In the event that FSAPS is closed or delays its opening, the school will place the notice on the local television and radio stations Channel 2 and WSB. If school is closed due to weather conditions, the decision will usually be made by the principal before 6:30 A.M. and announced on local television and radio stations. FSAPS’s first concern is for the safety of our students. We understand that our students live in a wide range of areas. Although FSAPS may be open during inclement weather, it may be unsafe for some of our students to attend. For instance, if a student lives in North Forsyth, then that area may have extreme ice even though the FSAPS location does not or a student’s driveway may be steep and shaded so the sun does not melt the ice until several hours after school starts. Please note that in these circumstances parents need to call the school and report their circumstances, so that the student’s tardy (if they delay coming in) or absence due to severe or unsafe weather conditions will be excused. (Student Handbook, pg's 13 - 14)

Cyber School Days:

If school is closed due to inclement weather, we may implement a Cyber School Day. This would require the students to have access to the internet for retrieving online schoolwork and communication with their teacher(s). Participation in a Cyber School Day through approved completion of schoolwork will be considered a day of attendance. (Student Handbook, pg's 13 - 14)

School closings announced during the school day:

If FSAPS is closing due to weather conditions during the school day, FSAPS will call and/or email all parents to pick up their students. We will announce this at FSAPS, via email message, signage, and on the local news stations, as well. FSAPS will remain at the school until all students are safely picked up or other arrangements are made with the parents. For all weather related issues, periodically check the news for weather related closings/delays or call and speak with the Front Office. If possible, the FSAPS website will also indicate the closing notice and we will attempt to email all students. (Student Handbook, pg's 13 - 14)

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.

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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


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:



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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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