Fulton Science Academy


Week of April 9, 2018


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,

Where has the time gone? We are already back from Spring Break! We have had so many things happen in these last few weeks so if you need to catch up, make sure you don't miss last weeks Newsletter! You can see that one by clicking this link: https://www.smore.com/uhc53

We had a busy week just before Spring Break! Our Middle Schoolers went on a field trip to the Delta Flight Museum and our 2nd Graders went on a field trip to the Etowah Indian Mounds! We had an Elementary Market Day where our younger students were able to sell goods that they made themselves! Parents also joined in on the fun and it was a fantastic time and awesome learning experience for the kids on how to handle money and even learning some things that go into running a small business!

We had a wonderful St. Baldrick's fundraising event at Scream-N-Nuts! There are great pictures from this event below! Thank you so much to everyone who came out for that event! Mr. Parlak also had his head shaved in support of St. Baldricks! There are pictures of this below as well!

Our International Cultural Cafe is coming up in just a couple weeks (Sunday April, 22)! There is still a need for some volunteers so please be sure to look at the Cultural Cafe section below! We are hoping for a big turnout this year and look forward to seeing everyone that is able to come out for this fun family friendly event!

We also have our Boston Trip for a number of our students and staff beginning this Friday, April 13th! I can't wait to see all the pictures and hear all of the fun stories from their trip! They will all return back to Georgia on Sunday night!

We still have so much coming up so be sure to keep reading for more information!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Spring Break!


  • Mathletes GSMST Results
  • Chess Results from the National Junior High Blitz Championship
  • Breakfast of Champions final tally!
  • Mother's Night Out on May 4th!
  • 2nd Annual Fulton Science Academy Chess Tournament!
  • Sumobot Workshop
  • Parent Night Out @ FSAPS with FLL Robotics State Champions
  • Pictures from the Elementary Market Day
  • New Information on FSA's International Cultural Cafe
  • A chance to sign up for some amazing FSA STEAM Summer Camps!
  • Young Engineers Summer Camp Information
  • Summer Skills Workbooks Order Forms
  • Yearbook Order Information (last day to purchase a yearbook is April 17)
  • and more!!

With Warmest Regards,

Kenan Sener,


Welcome to Fulton Science Academy

A School. A Family.


April Calendar

  • Tuesday, April 10 - 3rd Grade Field Trip to the State Capital
  • Thursday, April 12 - 5th Grade Field Trip to TreeTop Quest, Dunwoody
  • Friday, April 13 - Good Conduct Dress Down Day
  • Friday, April 13 - Pre-K Field Trip to the Center of Puppetry Arts
  • Friday, April 13 - Sunday, April 15 - Boston Trip
  • Sunday, April 15 - 2nd Annual FSA Chess Tournament
  • Friday, April 20 - Earth Day
  • Friday, April 20 - 6th - 8th Grade Field Trip to Stone Mountain
  • Sunday, April 22 - International Cultural Cafe
  • Monday, April 23 - High School Visit to UGA
  • Friday, April 27 - 4th & 5th Grade Field Trip to Warbington Farms
  • Saturday, April 28 - Sunday, April 29 - NSF Spelling Bee
  • Friday, May 4 - Mother's Night Out in the FSAPS Cafeteria, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Our mathletes had a great start to spring break!

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Above: Varsity Team A

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Above: Varsity Team B

On Saturday March 31st, first day of Spring Break, the FSA High School Math Team A & B competed at the first annual GSMST Math Tournament against 11th & 12th graders in the varsity level.

Both of our teams placed and four mathletes of our team placed in the top four, individually among all high school grades overall.

FSA Team A placed 1st overall as a team among all high school teams

  • Holden W. – 9th grader
  • Charlie F. – 10th grader
  • Brad H. – 10th grader
  • Ethan G. – 7th grader

FSA Team B placed 3rd overall as a team among all high school teams

  • Kevin Y. – 7th grader
  • Arnav A. – 7th grader
  • Richard Y. – 7th grader
  • George W. – 8th grader

Individual Placements:

  • Holden W. placed 2nd overall
  • Ethan G. placed 3rd overall
  • Charlie F. placed 6th overall
  • Richard Y. placed 8th overall

Great job Math Mustangs! Way to go!!

FSA Junior High Championship and Blitz!

The FSA Chess team got 2nd place in National Junior High Blitz Championship held over Spring Break.The FSA Chess Team got 12th place in the 2018 National Jr High Championship in the K-8 champioship section . Varun G. got 15th place in the K-8 championship section. Alexander R. got 10th place in the K-9 Champioship section.


12 GAA015 Fulton Science Academy, Alphare (7) 15 63 90 91 54.5

  • G., Varun (5.5,1908)
  • D., Pranav (3.5,1423)
  • P., Kovid (3.0,1150)
  • S., Arnav (3.0,1273)
  • K., Aarush (3.0,1218)
  • P., Dheemant (2.0,1257)

Breakfast of campions raffle event final tally

Dear FSA Families,

We wanted to share some very exciting news with you. With your help, the Breakfast of Champions raffle event raised $4,500!

We would like to thank the mom’s who created the incredible baskets with items and funds donated by all of our wonderful families, Coach Randall and the athletic teams for showing off the baskets and selling raffle tickets, and the families who joined us on a Saturday morning for a super fun and delicious waffle breakfast! We consider this a success for the inaugural year of FSA Athletics!!

We are also thrilled to report that Mr. Sener will use the monies raised from the Breakfast of Champions as a down payment for a school bus!! The bus will be available for use by the Athletic teams for transportation to and from games, as well as by the Academic teams for competition travel!

The Mustang Support Organization couldn’t be more appreciative of our awesome FSA families and the support that you give our school!

Wishing everyone a safe and sunny Spring Break!

Thank you to all of the student, parents, staff, and faculty that came out for the St. Baldrick's fundraising event at Screm-n-nuts!

Mr. Parlak had his head shaved for St. Baldrick's!

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2nd Annual Fulton Science Academy Chess Tournament!!!

100% of PROFITS DONATED to Dream Weavers(Non-profit Organization for aiding Foster Children)

2nd Annual Fulton Science Academy Chess Tournament!
Sunday, April 15, 2018

  • Grades K-12 in three sections.
  • This is a non-rated tournament.
  • U400 Section, U800 Section, U1200 Section, and an Open Section.
  • USCF rules apply.
  • There will be a Certified Tournament Director although the tournament will not be a rated event.

GAME ANALYSIS: There will be 1-2 USCF Expert or Titled Players for game review.

ENTRY FEE: $20.00 per child. (Cash can be paid onsite)
Register by Saturday, April 14, 2018 or onsite.
To pay with card: paypal.me/vbalyan24/20

TIMES: Check in is 12:00-12:45 p.m for registration. Short Announcements at 12:55 in playing hall. Round 1 begins at 1:00pm , Round 2 begins at 2:15pm , Round 3 at 3:15pm, and Round 4 at 4:30pm.

Snacks will be sold and all players will receive pizza.

TIME CONTROL: Time control is G/30 5s/D (30 minutes, per player, per game). A clock may be placed on games still in progress 50 minutes after the round start time, with each player getting 5 minutes for the games not finished(If that board did not have a clock).


Tiebreaks will be done by chess pairing program.
Immediately after 4th round:
Open- Top 3 Trophies
U1200- Top 3 Trophies
U800- Top 3 Trophies
U400-Top 3 Trophies

LOCATION: Fulton Science Academy Private School, 3035 Fanfare Way, Alpharetta, GA 30009.

SUPERVISION: Talking in the tournament room is NOT ALLOWED during the round! Good behavior of all participants is expected. While parents are not allowed in the competition area once a round begins, parents are required to supervise their children between each round.

QUESTIONS: Vishal Balyan, 678-360-3040
Registering online is far more convenient than on-site!
Enter early for easier management of the tournament and entries are limited to 100 entries. Results cross-tables will be sent out to the emails written on entry forms.
For any last minute tournament concerns, reach at 678-360-3040.



sumobot workshop on April 21, 2018


On Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 10am – 4:15pm, your son/daughter is invited to a Robotics Workshop. They will learn how to build and program Sumo Bots. At the end of the day, the students will have a Sumo Bot Game. Your students will work with our school’s FLL State Champions "Syntax Error" and Mr. Kaya, FLL state coach and robotics teacher. He recently received the best coach award at the FLL 2018 state championship.


  • 10:00-10:50 Session 1
  • 10:50-11:00 Break
  • 11:00-11:50 Session 2
  • 12:00-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30- 1:20 Session 3
  • 1:20-1:30 Break
  • 1:30-2:20 Session 4
  • 2:20-2:30 Break
  • 2:30-4:00 Sumobot Tournament
  • 4:00 -4:15 Carpool

Parents are welcome to watch The Sumo Bot competition at 2:30 pm.

Parent Night Out @ FSAPS with FLL Robotics State Champions ​April 21st 5 - 10pm


Saturday, April 21st 5 - 10pm Syntax Error will host a “Parents Night Out” for families of students in Pre-K through 5th grade. Students will be split into appropriate age groups for a variety of activities run by FSAPS faculty members who have volunteered for this event! Syntax Error (state champions) will work with the younger grades and demonstrate their robot and share their FLL experience. Mr. Kaya and Mrs. Sanders will be there to supervise the students. If you are interested, please sign-up on the link below NO LATER than April 18th. The cost is $40 for the first child from your family and $10 for each additional sibling. Payments may be cash or check and can be paid to the attending teachers when you drop them off.
Each attending student will enjoy…
  • A dinner of Papa John’s pizza, carrots, juice, applesauce, and a cookie.
  • Explore FLL world with Legos appropriate for their age!
  • Games and free play time in the gym or on the playground.
  • Enjoy the movie Despicable Me 3
Even if we do not have many children signed up, we will not cancel this event. Rest assured, “Parent’s Night Out” will go on!

5:00 pm Students will be dropped at the carpool lane near the playground.
5:15 pm Play Time - Playground (or gym)

  • Bean Bag Ladder Toss​
  • Blanket Run​
  • Sack Race
  • Tag
  • Capture the flag
  • Pac Man
6:00 pm Dinner! Papa John’s Pizza, applesauce, carrots, ranch, juice, cookies - Cafeteria
6:30 pm Pre-K through 2nd: FLL State Robotics champions introduce what is FLL and their robot in FLL field- Robotics room
3rd-5th complete FLL Challenges with Mr.Kaya in computer lab.
7:15 pm Pre-K to 2nd grade - complete FLL Challenges with Mr.Kaya in computer lab.
3rd-5th - State Robotics champions introduce what is FLL and their robot in FLL field- Robotics room
8:15 pm Movie and Popcorn - Cafeteria
10:00 pm Pick-up…Conclusion of Parent’s Night Out - carpool lane near the playground

Feel free to allow your child to bring a comfy sleeping bag or blanket for movie time. Kids can also bring snuggly PJ’s or comfy clothes to change into.
Parent are free to pick up their son/daughter anytime, there is no restrictions.

A Quick Message from coach randall for the Cross country and basketball teams!

All members of the Cross Country and Basketball team need to meet in the gym at 7:45am on Wednesday April 11th. If they are a member of the CC team they need to bring Navy Blue gym shorts. We are taking a picture for the sports banquet.

Mother's Night Out May 4th!

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On Friday, May 4th, we will host a MOTHERS' NIGHT OUT in FSAPS Cafeteria from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. All our moms are invited to this unforgettable event.

Leave your husbands and kids at home while you join us for an unforgettable night packed with great Indian themed food, fun, music and most importantly...lots of laughter.

A wonderful TWIST to the evening... A professional Zumba teacher, Tripura will be teaching a ZUMBA class! Starts at 6:30 pm – don’t miss out!

Please RSVP and sign up for a potluck dish at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4aafa728a4fd0-mothers1

7th Grader Seth D. needs your help!

"My parents came from a small town in Philippines called Bicol. We went there when I was little and I can still remember the fresh air, the simpleness of life and the purest heart of the kids I played with. But I came back home with a heavy heart thinking of the unfortunate kids my age. As I grew up, I had always thought of a way to give back to the community who gave my parents their simple but happy childhood.

Before my parents immigrated to the United States, they had helped many people in the Philippines thrive. They had given money, food, clothes, and shelter to those who had needed them. Their actions have impacted mine, and to continue their acts of kindness to those who couldn’t support themselves, it would have been only the greatest honor to follow their legacy of helping others.

A few months ago, my parent’s hometown was struck with a volcanic eruption where families were displaced in evacuation centers. The evacuation centers were public schools which disrupted the children’s education for months. Our family purchased second-hand clothes, sent 12 boxes and distributed to the displaced families. My aunt’s foundation also helped in feeding and provided some groceries. As of this time, most of the families have returned home but the help does not stop there….

School will start in June and some kids will not even have papers to write on or shoes to wear or even food to eat. So friends, classmates and families, I humbly ask if you can spare some change to help these kids to provide school supplies and perhaps provide nutritious food. I have set-up a “Go Fund Me”, a “Patreon” and of course a jar in school lobby where you can drop some extra change. We hope that you can help these kids receive the education that they deserve. Thank you. My target for school year 2018-19 is $500 to purchase school supplies for about 100 first graders of Barayong Elementary School.

Here are some photos during our family’s past relief distribution."

-Seth D.

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To Donate:

•Change Jar located at Fulton Science Academy Lobby.

•Online donation (one-time): GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/AChangeForKids or search for “Seth De La Pena”

•Patreon (monthly): https://www.patreon.com/user?u=10096392 or search for “Seth De La Pena – A Change For Kids”.

Help D.I. Team "savages are cabbages" make it to Tennessee for the Global Finals in may

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"A determined group of five fifth-grade boys from Fulton Science Academy in Alpharetta, Georgia set out two months ago on a mission to build a robot and find a way to maneuver it through a 16’ x 16’ foot maze. They are competing in the technical category called Maze Craze of Destination Imagination. They call themselves the Savages are Cabbages!

No... I have no idea what that means :-)

Anyhow, the team recently won 1st place in the State affiliate competition on March 24th and have earned an opportunity to compete on a global stage with 1400 other teams from 45 states and 14 countries from around the world. We will be competing at the Global Finals this May from the 21st through the 27th at the University of Tennessee.

The team needs to raise $7500 to cover the registration and trip fees. Please consider helping them get to and win this worldwide competition."

To donate to the Team's GoFundMe, please use the following link:



Elementary Market Day!

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International Cultural Cafe at FSA on April 22, 2018

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FSA’s annual International Cultural Cafe will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 4-7pm ! We take pride in the cultural diversity represented in our school, and our International Cultural Cafe is a great way to share and celebrate our various cultural traditions. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS EVENT SUCCESSFUL!

There are several ways that you can help and engage this year.

  1. Manage a booth for a specific country or region of a country showcasing the heritage

  2. Bring food and/or items for a specific country

  3. Perform a talent representative of a country whether it is a dance, song, poem, or

    playing an instrument

  4. General event volunteer-set up, clean up,manning passport and immigration booths

We are still in need of representation of Africa, far east Asia, Australia, Middle East, Northern Europe, The Islands, and our own country USA. Also, countries can be presented by region. We are recruiting families to contribute in various ways.

Opportunities to contribute include: managing a country showcase booth, donating food or drink, presenting an artistic performance, or being a general volunteer.

Country Showcase Booth

MSO will provide

  • 4’ table
  • Tri-fold poster board
  • Flag
  • Sign
  • Passport
  • Country Visa stamp
  • Dixie cups, napkins, silverware
  • Water


● Create a tri-fold board with information about your country and decorate your table with artifacts representative of your country including pictures, photos, maps, music, books, artwork, etc.

● Submit a trivia question and answer about your country to the committee.

● Trivia answer clearly featured somewhere on your country display.


● You may also have an activity such as a game, photo booth or demonstration.

● We encourage your family to wear clothing from your country

● For countries with multiple participants, we encourage you to collaborate to create a tri-fold. Countries may also be divided and represented by region.

● Pride of Nations Food/Drink Samples

● Please tell us what food or drink samples you plan to bring so we can assure that there is variety.

● Food samples should be bite-sized portions that can fit in a dixie cup.


● Examples: dance, song, poem, instrumental music

● Must be 3-5 minutes

● Can be performed by students, siblings, parents, teachers and/or other community members.

General Volunteers:

● Pre-event table set/Sat. night

● Immigration table/Check-in

● Stage Managers

● Emcees

● Photographers to document the event

● Water table

● Prize table

● Supply replenishment

● Post-event break down

Anyone who is interested participating in any way, please complete the google form at the link below, and we will reach out to you with additional details. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1r0O97qMif6ikATbISxI757bd2SriG9PMKxv4sFSfw68/edit

Please contact Kavitha Joseph at fsaculturalcafe@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

Pictured below is an example of a sample Country Booth

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8th graders made rube goldberg machines!

Here are just some of these amazing student created machines!

2nd Grade Field Trip to etowah indian mounds on Thursday March 29

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Middle School Field Trip to the Delta Flight Museum

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FSA Summer camp programs and schedules!

To learn more about the Summer 2018 Camps at Fulton Science Academy, please click the picture below!

YOUNG ENGINEERS summer camp!

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June 4th - June 29th

Grades 1 - 4 | Mon - Fri

Full Day Camp: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Half Day Camp: 8:30am - 12:30pm

Location: 3035 Fanfare Way Alpharetta, GA 30009

"Each Day, children participate in a variety of enriching activities classified in 4 themes. Children will enjoy STEM educational experience, build motorized LEGO® models, conduct science experiments, programming robots, gaming, and do creative art work."

"For more information, send an email or call us:"



678-965-0595 | 470-465-2575

Early Bird Discount:

15% off - 1 Camp

20% off - 2 or More Camps

Full Day Camp - $399/week

Half Day Camp - $195/week

Superheros: June 4th - June 8th

Candy: June 11th - June 15th

Science: June 18th - June 22nd

Adventure: June 25th - June 29th

THE yearbook purchase deadline is fast approaching!!

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It is that time of year when the excitement of purchasing a yearbook begins! As we have done in the school's past, parents will be able to purchase Yearbooks from TreeRing. Simply go to TreeRing's Website.

How much do they cost?:


Where to place your order.:


The deadline date for ordering a yearbook?

April 17

Who to contact with questions:

877-755-TREE and say you are a parent of a student at Fulton Science Academy

summer skills workbooks

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We are excited to offer the opportunity to purchase some summer resource materials to support your child's education. If you are interested in purchasing a resource material, please refer to and print the pictures below. Please note that parents are asked to place orders directly and have them shipped directly to their house. The school will not be placing orders.

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Upcoming High School Field Trip to UGA on April 23, 2018

We are planning to visit the University of Georgia, Athens on April 23, 2018. As it is the week of MAP Testing, the students will take their MAP test in the morning and will leave around 10:00 am. If your student is interested in joining us on the trip, please fill out the permission form sent home and return it to the front desk BEFORE March 9th, 2018.

The trip is optional and classes will be held for those who prefer to stay in school.

The trip is free of charge. Your child can bring their lunch or bring money to buy it from the UGA Cafeteria.

The visit includes an information session by the UGA Admission Counselors followed by a Campus tour led by UGA students. We will be back to the school before 6:00 pm.

In addition the filling out the form sent home, please take a moment to fill out this registration form.

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5th graders to join 4th grade on field trip to warbington farms!

The 4th and 5th grade students will be joining up on a fun filled field trip to Warbington Farms on Friday April 27th!

To learn more about Warbington Farms, click the picture below!

Earth Day is on its way!

Stay tuned for more information as the day approaches!

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reminder: safe driving on campus

Please remember that the speed limit is 15 mph on the school campus and there is a stop sign at both the entrance and exit. We have had some instances where people tend to drive a little too fast and don't make complete stops at the stop signs.

In an effort to keep our students safe, please remember to drive the 15 mph speed limit while on campus and please make complete stops at both the entrance and exit stop signs. Also, please be mindful of the staff members directing traffic.

community Service 6th Grade and up

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Parents and Students, don't forget to log your community service hours for this semester! Your student can pick up their log sheet at the front desk. There are 10 hours of community service required each semester.

Take Control Of Spring Allergies: A message from the school Nurse

Spring Allergies are often caused by tree pollen.

Common Symptoms are:

  • Watery, itchy eyes
  • Wheezing
  • Itchy Ears & Throat
  • Sneezing
  • Runny Nose

Tips for Avoiding Pollen:

  • Keep windows closed.
  • Wash your hands, face, and body when coming inside from the outdoors.
  • Remove clothes after being outdoors. Consider putting a hamper for soiled clothes outside of the bedroom.
  • Do not hang clothes or linens outside to dry.
  • Avoid outdoor activities between 5am and 10am when pollens are more prevalent.
  • Skin testing by a board certified pediatric allergist is the best was to diagnose your spring allergy triggers.

Visit choa.org/allergy for more information

Character Ed Trait for April is Integrity

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Integrity is choosing courage over comfort; choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy; and choosing to practice our values rather than simply professing them

Check out our sideline store for great deals on fsa apparel and accessories

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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! Any type of apparel you can think of, it has! I want to thank Coleson Randall, FSA's Athletic Director, on all of his hard work on bringing this site to fruition!


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.

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.

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.

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.



If you click on Follow button on the right hand side, you will receive notifications when we post a new article.


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Pre-K through High School

Attendance Matters!

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.