Fulton Science Academy

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL

Week of December 10, 2018


PRINCIPAL'S CORNER


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,


The National Weather Service has warned that several metro Atlanta counties may have black ice on roads as temperatures drop below freezing early tomorrow morning. Therefore, our classes will begin at 10 am tomorrow, Tuesday, December 11. Parents may drop off their children as early as 9:20 am. The first period will begin at 10 am. Stay safe and warm!

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It is almost time for Winter Break, but before we end our first semester we have some exciting and important things coming up during these last 2 weeks! Please do remember that MAP Testing is continuing to Wednesday this week. If your student has missed any of the MAP testing days, make ups will be given on the 13th and 14th this week.


1st SEMESTER AWARD CEREMONIES

With the busy schedule of the last week of the semester, we will hold the 1st Semester Award Ceremonies during the first week back after the break, beginning on Tuesday, January 8th. Please refer to the detailed schedule of these events down below. We look forward to kicking off the new semester by honoring the achievements of our amazing students, and jumping into a new year!


NO CLUBS LAST WEEK OF 1st SEMESTER

There will be no clubs the last week of school before the winter break, but don't worry, there will still be a lot of fun things going on during this week! We will kick off the week on the 17th with a school wide talent show! The day will begin with the Elementary Show and finish off with the Middle and High School Talent Show! For more details, please read further below. On Tuesday, December 18th the FSA Music Department will host the Band & Orchestra Concert beginning at 2:00pm and we will end the day with a Home Basketball Game with both of our Middle School Teams. Wednesday, December 19th will be a full day Elementary Winter Celebration, ended by a Winter Musical! Thursday, December 20th, is the last day of our first semester of the 18/19 school year! We will end the week with a Winter Dance for our Middle School Students, (6th - 8th), hosted by our Mustang Support Organization (MSO), beginning at 1:00pm.


FINALS WEEK

Don't forget that Finals will take place on the 17th, 18th, and 19th next week. For the full High School Finals Schedule and Exemption Policy, refer to the Schedule & Exemption Policy Section below. Please note that the Finals Schedule further down is strictly for High School

Finals. Middle School Students are given their schedule by their teachers.


REMINDERS

  • If you haven't submitted your video audition for the Talent Show, please do so by this Thursday, December 13
  • MAP Testing is continuing this week, with make-up days taking place on the 13th and 14th.
  • We have a Professional Speaker Series Session this Wednesday, December 12th beginning at 2:40pm for all of our High School Students
  • There are 3 Home Basketball Games this Wednesday (MSG, MSB, VB). The first game will begin at 4:30pm. There is also an Away Game for our Varsity Boys Team on Friday, December 14th.

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

  • December / January Calendar
  • 1st SEMESTER AWARD CEREMONIES ANNOUNCEMENT
  • Science Olympiad at Chattahoochee Invitational
  • VEX Robotics at Towers High School
  • Become a Part of the Mustang News Team
  • Middle School Dance
  • Name the Mustang Contest
  • Talent Show Information
  • High School Finals Exemption Policy
  • Thank You to All of the Moms Who Came to Mothers' Night Out
  • Soccer Logo Design Contest
  • Poetry Out Loud Competition (January 11th)
  • Holiday Savings on our Sideline Store
  • AND MORE!

With Warmest Regards,


Kenan Sener,

Principal

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Character Ed Trait of the Month: (December); Kindness

elementary student council will be awarding students with "random acts of kindness" tickets. Students can earn these by doing kind things for others. Only elementary student council members can give these tickets. Students who receive them will then turn them in to Mrs. Cantrell. There will be a drawing on Dec.20th for a few students to win prizes!


#KindnessMatters

December / january Calendar

Tuesday, December 11: K Math MAP Testing, 3rd - 5th ELA MAP Testing, 6th - 8th Science MAP Testing

Wednesday, December 12: 3rd - 8th ELA MAP Testing

Wednesday, December 12: MSG / MSB / VB Home Basketball Game (4:30pm - 8:00pm)

Thursday, December 13: MAP Make-Up Testing

Friday, December 14: MAP Make-Up Testing

Friday, December 14: School Wide Science Fair

Friday, December 14: Good Conduct Dress Down Day

Saturday, December 15: FLL Regional Competition

Sunday, December 16: Winter Recital (3:00pm)

Monday, December 17: Talent Show (ALL GRADES, Details below)

Tuesday, December 18: Band / Orchestra Concert (Begins at 2:00pm)

Wednesday, December 19: Elementary Winter Celebration (All Day)

Thursday, December 20: Last Day of First Semester

Friday, December 21 - Sunday, January 6: Winter Holiday Break

Friday, January 4: Teacher Work Day (NO SCHOOL)

Monday, January 7: First Day of Second Semester

Tuesday, January 8: 1st - 3rd Grade Award Ceremony (1:30 - 2:20)

Wednesday, January 9: School Wide Spelling Bee (1st & 2nd Periods)

Wednesday, January 9: 4th - 5th Grade Award Ceremony (1:30 - 2:20)

Thursday, January 10: Middle School Award Ceremony (6th - 8th Grade) (1:30 - 2:30)

Friday, January 11: High School Award Ceremony (9th - 12th Grade) (2:30 - 3:10)

Friday, January 11: Poetry Out Loud Competition (6:00 - 7:30)

Friday, January 11: Good Conduct Dress Down Day

Saturday, January 12: Chess Competition (8:00am - 3:00pm)

Sunday, January 13: Math Geniuses Competition

Monday, January 21: MLK Day (NO SCHOOL)

Friday, January 25: Center for Puppetry Arts: Paul Bunyan Tall Tales Field Trip (1st grade)

Saturday, January 26: Science Olympiad Invitational

Thursday, January 31: GA Aquarium Field Trip (4th and 5th grade)

SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE

Parents, you may use this link as a quick reference to your student's bell schedule.


2018 - 2019 FSA 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.

fsa annual fundraising

We are pleased to inform you that this year our annual campaign started really well. We have already raised $59,936 with the contributions from 28% of our families. We are also expecting an additional $5,000 match from donations. We are looking for 100% participation from our families to reach our $200,000 annual fundraising goal.


To contibute to our annual campaign, please visit: http://donate.fultonscienceacademy.org/donatetoday


Any family that donates $1,000 or more will also earn a brick for their name to be placed in front of school.


Thank you for your support! #strongertogether

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1ST SEMESTER AWARDS CEREMONIES

Dear Parents,


Due to a busy schedule the last couple of weeks before Winter Break, we will start the new year off with a bang! The 2018 - 2019 School Year, First Semester Award Ceremonies will take place during the first week that we return back from Winter Break, the week of January 7th.


Please note that the Elementary Award Ceremony will be split between two days. 1st - 3rd grade students will have their Award Ceremony on Tuesday, January 8th between 1:30pm - 2:20pm. 4th and 5th grade will follow on January 9th from 1:30pm - 2:20pm.


Middle School Students, (6th - 8th) will have their Award Ceremony on Thursday, January 10th between 1:30pm - 2:30pm.


High School Students will have their Award Ceremony on Friday, January 11th between 2:30pm - 3:10pm.


All Award Ceremonies will take place in the Cafeteria.


Please know that parents are invited to attend these Award Ceremonies!

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Annual Talent Show (Monday December 17th); 2 Show Times

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Dear Students, Faculty and Parents,


Exciting times! Our Annual Talent Show for this year will be on Monday, December 17 at two different times as follows:


Elementary Talent Show (Pre-K through 5th Grade) – 8:15 am to 10 am.


Middle & High School Talent Show – 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.


Once again, we have cash awards for the top three placements in both elementary and middle/high school level.


  • 1st Place Award - $150
  • 2nd Place Award - $100
  • 3rd Place Award - $50


If you wish to be considered for this year's talent show, please video record your talent and submit it using the google form below by the end of the day on Thursday, December 13, 2018.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe1nkGxZf3qNCGeSYNmGJBMnfSXPsCyR6zm2MqAhCb8VL4poQ/viewform?usp=sf_link


We will then let you know on Friday, December 14, if you have been selected to perform for this year's talent show. Good luck!

Science Olympiad Team takes 3rd Place at Chattahoochee Invitational

The Middle School Science Olympiad Team competed at the Chattahoochee Invitational on Saturday in Johns Creek and came home carrying the third place trophy. Forty-eight teams from six states competed in the tournament, which has quickly become the most competitive Division B Invitational in the southeast. “At this point in the season, teams are beginning to gear up for Regional tournaments,” said head coach Pam Walsh. “Most of the teams have competed in three or more tournaments, so you can begin to see where teams stand. Many of the Georgia teams are very competitive this year. We are always neck and neck with our rival Dodgen. Last tournament we beat them, this tournament, they beat us.”

“We’re pleased with our overall performance,” said head coach Gloria Stathos. “We medaled in 14 of the 23 events. Several of our sixth graders earned medals, which is quite impressive considering they are new to Division B Science Olympiad.”

The team’s next tournament is one they will host on January 26, where they will face many of the same teams.

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Medals were awarded to the following students:

Anatomycoached by Mrs. Fernandez

2nd Place – Ashi and Shivam

3rd place – Navya and Varsha

Boomilevercoached by Mrs. Stathos

3rd Place – Tejash and Saanvi

Density Labcoached by Mr. Ackaramongkolrotn

4th place – Tejaz and Nick

Disease Detectivescoached by Mrs. Bhatt & Mrs. Nori

5rd Place – Navya and Ethan

Dynamic Planet coached by Mrs. Walsh

3rd Place – Gann and Arden

Experimental Designcoached by Mrs. Stathos

4th Place – Sanjana, Nina, and Ari

5th Place – Shivam, Ashi, and Tanish

6th Place – Navya, Avni, and Vishjit

Fossilscoached by Ms. Beres

5st place – Weston and Krishna

Game Oncoached by Mr. Bray

1st Place – Ezra and Alex

Hereditycoached by Ms. Oliver

1st place –Ashi and Shivam

Meteorology – coached by Ms. Koca

2nd Place – Nick and Alex

Roller Coaster – coached by Mrs. Walsh

2nd Place – Nick and Neel

Solar Systemcoached by Mrs. Walsh

2nd Place – Nick and Gann

Water Quality – coached by Mrs. Butler

3rd Place – Madison and Rohan

Write It, Do Itcoached by Mrs. Stathos

1st Place – Ezra and Jake


FSA Math Team at VEX Robotics Qualifier

The FSA Math-Robotics teams continue to work hard to keep up with math and robotics competitions. Both the Middle and High School Math-Robotics Teams competed at the Vex Robotics competition at Towers High School in Decatur, GA on Saturday December 8th. There were 32 teams the participated. Our teams played in the Single Bracket Elimination Tournament in the afternoon. The High School Math-Robotics team played in the quarterfinals in the 4th Seed Alliance and placed 10th overall among 32 teams . The High School Math-Robotics team also placed 7th in the Skills Challenge category.

Excitement comes from the achievement and fulfillment comes from the journey that got us there. Currently, our Middle School Math-Robotics Team holds 4th place in Georgia in the Skills Challenge Competition. We are very proud of our math team’s performance at the Vex Robotics Competition series of qualifiers. Keep up the good work!!

The goal is not to be perfect by the end. The goal is to be better today. Good luck math-robotics teams at the next qualifier!!

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Apply to be a part of the Mustang News Team! (MNT)

Please submit your complete application with teacher recommendations by December 14th. Interviews will be held on December 19th after Finals. There will be a dropbox at the front desk to submit applications. You are also able to pick up applications and recommendation forms from the front desk as well. Team training will take place during the first week of the second semester.


Please know that if you are selected, this will be a student guided team, therefore you will need to commit to it on a daily basis. The MNT is only open to High School Students only. Spaces on the team are limited so we're asking you to get two of your teachers to recommend you. Please have them fill out the very brief questionnaire attached.

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Middle School Winter Dance; December 20th (1:00pm)

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Join us at 1:00pm on Thursday, December 20th for our Middle School Winter Dance, hosted by our wonderful Mustang Support Organization (MSO). This will be a fun way for our Middle School Students to end the first semester and get into the holiday spirit! Join us for a fun afternoon!

FSA Mustang Mascot Naming Contest!

Students!!!

Want to be a part of the history of FSA?!

Participate in our "Name the Mustang" Contest! Check out the High School Bulletin Board in the Middle and High Hallway Upstairs to submit your Name Idea!


Remember, your submission MUST INCLUDE:

  • Your Name
  • Your Grade
  • Name for the FSA Mustang


Submissions are due by Friday, December 14!

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professional speaker series; Ritesh Koul (December 12th)

This Wednesday, December 12, Mr. Ritesh Koul, Vice President Solution Delivery and Engineering at Pyramid Solutions will be coming to speak to our High School Students as a part of our professional Speaker Series.


Mr. Koul is a seasoned, high-impact IT Leader with a broad strategic perspective and a proven track record of growing businesses through the delivery of technical solutions. He has successfully developed and deployed complex, multidisciplinary solutions that create compelling, continuous business value and help build sustainable competitive advantage for his clients using distributed delivery centers. He has been part of the FSA Mentoring professionals team, and did the mock interviews as part of the Career fair panel discussion. He will address the students about "contextual communication".

Thank you to all the Moms who came for Mothers' Night Out

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Thank you to all of the moms that came out and had a blast at our Mothers' Night Out Event last Friday! It was a wonderful turnout and such a fun evening. Everyone got to enjoy an exciting Zumba class, musical chairs game, and a raffle! Be sure to be on the lookout for other Mothers' Night Out Events in the future!

Soccer Logo Design Contest!

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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!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR SIDELINE STORE

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High School 1st Semester Finals Schedule / Exemption Policy

Monday, December 17:

8:00am - 10:00am

  • Acc Algebra / Geometry A Honors; (Duzyol)
  • Acc Pre Calculus Honors; (Duzyol)
  • AP Calculus BC; (Duzyol)
  • Geometry Honors; (Erkan)
  • Acc Algebra / Geometry A Honors; (Proctor)
  • Acc Geometry B / Algebra II Honors; (Rucker)
  • Algebra I Honors; (Rucker)
  • Algebra II Honors; (Rucker)


10:30am - 12:30pm

  • AP Literature & Composition; (Craig)
  • Literature Composition Honors; (Craig)
  • AP Language & Composition; (Outler)
  • American Literature Honors; (Rogers)



Tuesday, December 18

8:00am - 10:00am

  • AP Physics C: Mechanics; (Bray)
  • AP Physics I; (Bray)
  • AP Biology; (Karp)
  • Biology Honors; (Karp)
  • AP Chemistry; (Oliver)
  • Chemistry Honors; (Oliver)
  • Physical Science Honor; (Oliver)


10:30am - 12:30pm

  • Spanish II Honors; (Carmona)
  • Spanish III Honors; (Carmona)
  • Spanish IV; (Carmona)
  • Spanish II Honors; (Colon)
  • Turkish I Honors; (Duman)
  • Turkish II Honors; (Duman)
  • Turkish III Honors; (Duman)
  • Spanish I Honors; (Orrego)
  • Spanish I Honors; (Rios)
  • Spanish II Honors; (Shields)



Wednesday, December 19

8:00am - 10:00am

  • AP US History; (Rodgers)
  • AP World History; (Rodgers)
  • US History Honors; (Rodgers)
  • World History Honors; (Stiffler)
  • AP Human Geography; (Rodgers)


10:30am - 12:30pm

  • AP Computer Science Principles; (Erdem)
  • AP Statistics; (Duzyol)
  • Human Anatomy / Physiology Honors; (Bray)
  • AP Psychology; (Proctor)


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EXEMPTION POLICY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Students taking a high school course are able to exempt up to two final exams per semester when they meet the below requirements:

Not more than 3 absences in the class that they wish to be exempted

o School approved absences will not be counted against the student, such as

▪ Academic & athletic competitions

▪ Death/loss - up to 3 days requirements:

▪ Religious holidays o Being sick will not count as a school approved absence excuse towards final exam exemption

Must have a 95% or more in the class for which student is trying to exempt exam

o Grade will be assessed as unweighted; weighted points for Honors and AP will not count towards final

exam exemption

Must have no ISS, no OSS, and not more than two lunch detentions. Student must have parent sign final exam exemption form and return that to their teacher as verification of exemption.

poetry out loud competition; (January 11th 2019)

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FSA will hold its first ever Poetry Out Loud competition on January 11th, 2019.

High school students only will participate. The winner of the schoolwide competition will advance to state and have a shot at nationals in DC.


Contact Ms. Outler with any questions you may have at:

koutler@fultonscienceacademy.org


"Welcome to Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud is administered in partnership with the State Arts Agencies of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico."


Learn more at:

https://www.poetryoutloud.org/

Holiday Chess Camp (December 26 - 28, 2018); 1-day, 2-day, or 3-day Options

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Location: Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Atlanta, 2500 Old Alabama Road, Suite 11, Roswell, GA 30076


Join Grandmaster Ben Finegold and NM Spencer Finegold for a one, two, or three-day camp that will include morning lessons alternating with casual play, and a fun tournament in the afternoon. The Camp is for all levels of chess experience and kids will be divided into groups/sections based on age and chess strength.


Camp runs from 9AM - 4PM. There will be three classes in the morning, 45 mins each, and an unrated tournament in the afternoon (12:45pm - 3:45pm), in sections, based on rating / age. Pizza will be provided for lunch (Noon - 12:45pm) and snacks will be provided in the morning and afternoon.


  • Drop Off is from 8AM - 9AM. The camp is for kids aged 5 - 14. The tournament is Unrated.
  • Campers can come and pick one or more days!


FEES:

  • 3 Day - paid by Dec. 14 - $225; paid by Dec. 25 - $235; paid at site - $245
  • 2 Day - paid by Dec. 14 - $150; paid by Dec. 25 - $160; paid at site - $170
  • 1 Day - paid by Dec. 14 - $75; paid by Dec. 25 - $85; paid at site - $95


Discounts: Siblings get $30 off the three day option and $15 off the one and two day options. CCSCATL members get 3% discount. Aftercare available until 5:30 for $10/child/day


$15 discount for each additional sibling. Additional 3% discount for CCSCATL members.


Pre-register by phone, at the Chess Center, or online:

https://atlchessclub.com/event-registration-list


Call (678) 628-5615 or email karen@atlchessclub.com for more details.

the mustang soccer association has almost met it's goal!

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

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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.

http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/rules.html

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!

http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/default.html

How to prep:

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

http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/sample_questions.html

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

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. The price of the yearbook is $29.50, and you may order a yearbook through mid-April.


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


CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE APOGEE TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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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. 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.

SMART TUITION

SMART TUITION ACCOUNT

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.

School Medicine Policy 2018 - 2019 (Includes FAQ)

OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS

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.

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

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.


FAQ:

  • 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.

steam day 2018

https://youtu.be/dqsdVTO0s5E

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

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR REMIND, OUR SCHOOL NOTIFICATION APPlication

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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FSA SOCIAL MEDIA

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:

1- FSA YOUTUBE CHANNEL

https://www.youtube.com/user/FultonScienceAcademy

If you subscribe to our YouTube channel, you will receive notifications whenever we upload a new video.

2- FSA FACEBOOK PAGE

https://www.facebook.com/FultonScienceAcademyPrivateSchool/


Many of you already follow our Facebook page. If you are not yet connected, please “Like" our Facebook page.

3- FSA INSTAGRAM

https://www.instagram.com/fultonscienceacademy/

We post lots of pictures on our Instagram account. You will enjoy seeing new pictures every day.

4- FSA LINKEDIN

https://www.linkedin.com/company/fulton-science-academy-private-school

So many of you have LinkedIn accounts. To get news about our school on LinkedIn, simply follow our schools’s LinkedIn page.

5 –FSA TWITTER

https://twitter.com/fsaprivate

Twitter is a great way to get updated about school. Simply follow our school on Twitter to get recent tweets from our school.

Fulton Science Academy; Mission & Vision

MISSION

To engineer an educational framework designed for the highest academic results and enduring strength of character utilizing an innovative STEAM curriculum for college preparedness and lifelong student success.


VISION

Fulton Science Academy Private School envisions a pre-K through 12th grade nationally ranked and recognized school serving advanced and gifted student populations committed to academic success, civic responsibility, and high ethical values within a safe environment that celebrates diversity and is supported by the collaborative efforts of its stakeholders and the broader community.

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Fulton Science Academy Private School

INNOVATION, EXCELLENCE, CHARACTER

Serving Advanced and Gifted Students

Pre-K through High School