From the Principal's Desk

October 12, 2020

Big picture

We Are Ready! Are You?

We are thrilled to welcome back our In-School Learners on Tuesday, October 13. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. Early arrivals from 7:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., please drop off in the back near the vending machine area. From 7:45 a.m. to 8:00 a.m, drop elementary students off on the South side of the building near the elementary hall. Middle and high school students can be dropped off either near the front lobby area or the back vending area.

Be sure to keep driving south to exit the building. We are expecting heavy traffic on Hulen as Overton Park Elementary opens as well. Plan accordingly! Instruction starts at 8:00 a.m. sharp!

I also want to extend a HUGE SHOUTOUT to our outrageously awesome PTSO and NAHS students for decking our building in high spirit and style! What a welcome back party! Thank you for always going above and beyond to support our students and school community. I am indebted to YOU!

Hope your week is off to a great start!

Creatively yours,

Dr. Jackson

Morning Assembly Returns Via Zoom on Tuesday, October 13 at 8:00 a.m.

I am thrilled to let everyone know that our FWAFA tradition of morning assembly returns starting Tuesday, October 13 at 8:00 a.m. We will gather together via Zoom each morning to share the good news of what's happening at our school.

Morning announcements are facilitated and led by our awesome Student Council officers. If you have an announcement to share, please reach out to them.

At-Home Learners - join us using this link. Please keep your video off and audio muted. .

Morning Announcements Zoom Link

Password: 429355

Big picture

October 16-18: The Many Adventures of Addie and Rouge

FWAFA Middle School Play

The Many Adventures of Addie & Rouge

An Online Play by Reagan Kruse

October 16 - 18 |

This Show is FREE & Appropriate for All Ages

Big picture

Fall Combined Choir Concert

October 23 – 25 | Online at

The Fall Combined Choir Concert – Let Me Be the Music will focus on the transformative and healing power of music and how we are all still striving to sing and make music, while apart.

This concert features a combination of solo & small ensemble numbers from TBC and SGT, a video montage showcasing FWAFA students’ work from home and in person, and a combined virtual choir to close the program that features all TBC, SGT, and CCT members performing “The Music of Living” by Dan Forrest.

This Show is FREE & Appropriate for All Ages.

Principal Grade Recovery Plan

Tuesday, October 13 begins our Principal Grade Recovery Plan to provide targeted intervention and support to students who did not pass one or more classes during the first six weeks. After-school tutoring this week is from Tuesday to Friday from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Elementary students will be in the cafeteria and middle/high school students will be in the auditorium. Our online students will join us via Zoom. Your teacher will send out the Zoom links before Tuesday.

All work must be submitted to your teacher by Friday, October 30, at 3:45 p.m. to be considered for first six weeks grade recovery.

If you are interested in your student participating in the program, return the Participation Form to the main office or email it to

Big picture

PTSO Monster Squad Paint Party

Join your FWAFA friends new and old for a fall paint party on the green space. All families welcome, registration link coming soon.

You will paint and create your choice of scarecrows, pumpkins, and monsters if you come in person. For those of our friends continuing online learning, we will have take-home kits for you to join the party at home. Please note non FWAFA siblings are invited to participate in this event.

This will be an outdoor event. School safety protocols will be followed for masks and social distancing. Supplies will be distributed for individual and one time use.

More details coming soon on the date, time of the event, and registration link. Watch next week's Principal newsletter, FWAFA Facebook and FWAFA PTSO Facebook pages for all of the information.

We can't wait to see you!

Clayton After-School Program

This year the Clayton After-School Program will be housed at our sister school Texas School of the Arts. After school transportation to TeSA will be provided by Texas Center for Arts + Academics. To reserve your student's spot in the program or for questions about cost and hours, please visit

Safe Return-To-School Health Plan

In order to keep everyone healthy in our school, we have adopted the following six core practices as recommended by the CDC and Texas Education Agency.

Six Core Practices to Keep Everyone Healthy

Symptom Screening for Students, Staff, Visitors

100% Compliance of Face Coverings

Vigilant Hand Washing and Sanitizing

In-Class Procedures that Maximize Social Distancing

Limited Use of Shared Objects

Frequent Disinfection of High Touch Areas

Big picture

After-School Fine Art Conservatories

We would like to invite you to explore our after-school fine arts classes offered through the TCA+A Conservatory programs. Now Available In-Person AND Online!

Starting the week of October 19th, all group classes will allow parents to specify if their child will participate live, online or in-person. With over 30 different classes, for ages 3 - 19, leveled from beginner to advanced, we are confident we have course offerings for every growing artist!

Please reach out to with questions or learn more HERE.

Big picture

Mark Your Calendar!

10/16 to 10/18 - The Adventures of Addie and Rouge at 7:00 p.m.

10/19 - Principal Grade Recovery Plan Tutoring from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

10/22 - PTSO Monster Squad Painting on the Green Space from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

10/23 - Coffee with the Principal at 8:15 a.m.

10/23 - Prospective Student Campus Tour at 9:00 a.m.

10/23 to 10/25 - Combined Choir Concert at 7:00 p.m.

10/24 - Principal Grade Recovery Plan Tutoring from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

10/28 to 10/30 - Online Monster Art Show at 7:00 p.m. - Details coming soon!

10/30 - Junior Class Sponsored Event - More details coming soon!

10/30 - Literary Book Character and Work of Art Day

Big picture