FPCS TIDBITS

Friday: September 18, 2015

FPCS's Mission

Working together with families in a partnership of teachers, staff and community members to provide an individualized learning environment that fosters high achievement in core and elective areas; preparing students for life-long success.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FPCS ON TRACK

OnTrack homework support is available for all middle school and high school students taking a small group or online course. The program provides teacher support in almost every subject area as well as a structured, dedicated time for students to focus and accomplish course work.

Students pay a semester fee of $350 and may attend as often as they want or need.
OnTrack meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30 to 5 pm and Tuesday evening, 6 to 9 pm at the FPCS office. There is also a session on Fridays, 1:30 to 5 pm at the Crosspoint location.


For more information contact your sponsor teacher or Kay Alley

TEXT Message Updates

Parents and community members can now sign up to receive SMS text message notifications from the Anchorage School District. ASD will use this service to communicate school closure information and general district news. Family Partnership will also have the option to send out messages about information or events specific to our school.


The texting option is only available through an opt-in process. Users can opt-out at any time. This service is not intended to replace existing communications (District & FPCS Websites and S'more Newsletters), but rather help enhance them. Closure notifications will continue to be shared via the district’s website, customer service line 742-4000, ASD social media accounts, ASD-TV cable channel 14 and local news media.


CONSTITUTION WEEK: September 17-23

On September 17, 1787 the Founding Fathers signed what has become known as the Supreme Law of the Land, the Constitution of the United States of America. September 17th is now celebrated nationwide as Constitution Day. Visit the ASD Social Studies webpage for resources related to celebrating our Constitution.

International Deaf Awareness Week

September 20 - 26, 2015


International Week of the Deaf is an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and it was first launched in 1958 in Rome, Italy. Since then, it is celebrated annually by the global deaf community. The International Week of the Deaf is held on the last week of September, the same month first World Congress of the WFD was held.


Notice to parents

2015 Interscholastic Athletic Interest Survey – Grades 8 – 11 only


The 2015 Interscholastic Athletic Interest Student Survey is being administered to students to provide schools with information about student interests in athletics. This is an annual survey implemented and analyzed jointly by the ASD departments of Equal Employment Opportunity, Secondary Education and Assessment and Evaluation. This survey is a tool for understanding what interests our students have and how we can better serve their interests, while also meeting the federal requirements for Title IX. The survey window will be open between October 5 and 23 of 2015.


The questions contained in the student questionnaire ask about student interest in athletic opportunities. This message serves as a notice to parents about this upcoming survey.


  • The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.


  • Other than the first three questions (school, gender or grade), if a student is uncomfortable with a question they are welcome to skip it and move on with the survey.


Please follow or type this link to review the survey:


http://www.asdk12.org/ae/surveys/activityandathleticinterest/


This message serves as a notice to parents about this upcoming survey.

Play Every Day Contest

This year, Play Every Day’s video PSA (Public Service Announcement) contest challenges elementary school students across Alaska to film a video that motivates kids to put down sugary drinks and choose water or low-fat milk. The contest starts now and the deadline for entries is Friday, October 30.


Play Every Day Contest link

Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) Update

AMP Parent Guide


AMP scores from the spring 2015 summative assessment are expected in late October or early November. The State Board of Education is in the process of adopting cut scores. Student scores will be divided into four achievement levels, 1 to 4, from low to high. THe State Board is expected to consider adopting the recommended cut cores at its meeting on October 9.


The packet is available online for public review at: https://education.alaska.gov/State_Board/.


If you would like to comment on the proposed scores, you may submit a written comment at: https://education.alaska.gov/regs/comment.cfm by 4:30 p.m. Sept. 24.


Stay tuned for more "NEW" Information regarding the upcoming 2015-16 in future TIDBITS.

Spirit of Community Awards Program

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level.


For more Information