FPPA Parent Newsletter

March 2021

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From the Desk of The Chancellor


I appreciate all you have been doing to support your scholars through their educational journey, during this unprecedented time. We ask that you continue to partner with us, as we strive to provide our scholars with high quality instruction. Our faculty and staff are determined to keep your scholars safe while on campus. Please remind your scholar daily to wear his/her mask, wash their hands often, and practice social distancing as much as possible. We are still in a pandemic. The goal of our newsletter is to keep you informed of our progress and upcoming events. If you are not receiving my JTEXTS or JCALLS, please contact the school with your updated contact information. If you ever need me, do not hesitate to contact me at the school or via email foneal@caddoschools.org.

Chancellor O’Neal

Vision Statement

Fair Park Preparatory Academy will provide a high quality educational experience in order for our scholars to successfully meet or exceed rigorous academic goals. Our scholars will be able to problem solve, become critical thinkers, and be able to positively interact within today’s society.

Mission Statement

At Fair Park Preparatory Academy, we are



Achievers who

Value learning

Every day.

2020-2021 School Performance Score Goal

This year our school goal is to grow by 8 SPS points. Parents can help us reach this goal by ensuring students are at school daily. Attendance is crucial to growing our student performance score while also ensuring that student success is priority!

Saturday Academy

Fair Park Preparatory Academy offers a wonderful program for our scholars to close the gap between what they already know and what is expected for the Leap 2025 Assessment. The goal of this Academy is to increase student scores on the Spring LEAP 2025 Assessment, that will address specific individual English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies needs in a small group setting. Saturday Academy offers an environment that is an extension to what scholars are already focusing on in the classroom. This program is sponsored by Southern University in Shreveport (TRIO), and is only offered for a 7 week period. There are still available spots, please sign up through the link below


The remaining dates are:

March 13th and 27th

April 10th, 17th, and 24th

May 1st

State Testing Information

State Testing is coming soon. Here are the dates for our scholars

8th Grade: The week of April 26

7th Grade: The week of May 3

6th Grade: The week of May 10

**Please note that virtual students will need to be present at school to test. We plan to keep our virtual students in the same group for the duration of testing. Also, during the weeks of testing, we will have school on Fridays. More information will be available as we move closer to the testing window

Progress Reports

3rd 9-week Progress Reports will go home on Wednesday, March 10.

The 3rd 9-weeks will end on Friday, March 26.

Upcoming Events for the Reservation

P.A.S.S Virtual Meeting

Thursday, March 25th, 5:30pm

This is an online event.

Fair Park Preparatory Academy's Communities in Schools Program would like to invite you to P.A.S.S. (Parent Academic Support Services)! P.A.S.S. is a monthly ZOOM virtual meeting where parents can learn how to assist their scholars and get additional support. This workshop will feature representatives from our feeder high schools Woodlawn and Booker T Washington. This event will be held on Thursday March 25th at 5:30 PM. The Zoom Code is 832 5839 0360

If you have any additional questions, please contact Ms. Celeste Keys at celeste.keys@voanorthla.org or Mrs. Beth Kirk at Elizabeth.kirk@voanorthla.org

2021 Football Schedule

All Games will be at 5:00 PM

Wednesday, March 24th Fair Park vs Donnie Bickham @ Northwood

Wednesday, April 7th Fair Park vs Green Oaks @ Fair Park

Wednesday, April 14th Fair Park vs Walnut Hill @ Fair Park

Wednesday, April 21st Fair Park vs North Caddo @ North Caddo

Other Important Information

8TH GRADE-Woodlawn Leadership Academy Virtual Open House Video

8th Graders/ Parents please use the link below to watch Woodlawn Leadership Academy's Virtual Open House Video