Fulton Science Academy

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 29, 2021

Principal's Corner

Dear FSA Parents,


I hope that you are doing well and staying safe.


I would like to kindly inform you that this year our priority re-enrollment for our current students ends on Friday, February 5th, 2021.


I have some good news for you about our school’s growth. We plan to grow by another 70 students to reach 810 students for this next school year. As in past years, we are receiving many more applications than we can accept. We understand that the community’s awareness of the academic growth gap between public schools and private schools is increasing during the pandemic. Our school stands out as an excellent option for those who do not wish to risk their students’ academic growth anymore. Accordingly, we are observing a massive increase in applications this year. Just two weeks ago, 60 students were tested for admission in only one week. This many admission tests in only one week has never happened before in our school’s history. What makes us even happier is that a large majority of these families chose word of mouth as their reason for interest in our school. Credit goes to our outstanding teachers, students, and very supportive school community.


Additionally, our top-notch high school program is attracting a lot of attention from the community as one of the highest-ranking high schools in the state with high quality AP and honors course offerings, daily college preparation classes, 97% AP exam pass rate, 1400 SAT average for current seniors, 100% four-year college acceptances to top colleges, a small student-teacher ratio of 1 to 8, and one college counselor for every 70 students.

At this time, your space at our school is reserved and will not be offered to any new applicants until Friday, February 5th, 2021. However, after priority enrollment for our current students ends on Friday, February 5th, the remaining spots will be offered to new applicants, and there will no longer be a guaranteed spot for those who miss the February 5th re-enrollment deadline.


Last year, several of our families missed this critical deadline and only reached out to us after their spots were offered to new applicants. When this happened and we couldn’t help our families, it was a very difficult situation.


Therefore, I am sharing this with you to ensure that you are aware of this important deadline and make your re-enrollment decision by February 5th, 2021.


Please let Mrs. Walsh (pwalsh@fultonscienceacademy.org) know if you have any questions about the re-enrollment process.


I am always available for your questions as well.


Thank you for your continued support of our school.


For detailed information on re-enrolling your student, please read the re-enrollment section below.

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES

  • JAN. 30 is Picture Day for our Virtual Students. All COVID protocols will be used as in our normal school activities. Virtual learners will follow an alphabetized schedule on Saturday, January 30th. For detailed information on these picture days, please refer to the picture day section further below.


I hope that everyone has a beautiful weekend! See you next week!



With gratitude,


Dr. Kenan Sener

Principal

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2021-2022 Re-enrollment (TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO RE-ENROLL | MAKE SURE YOUR RE-ENROLL BY FEBRUARY 5)

Dear FSA Families,


With the new year comes the Annual FSA Re-enrollment period. 2021-2022 re-enrollment contracts are now ready to view and submit. Re-enrollment contracts and deposits are due by Friday, February 5th, 2021 at 11:59 pm. After the February 5th deadline, any remaining spaces will be offered to new students/families. Please be prompt in submitting the contracts and payments. At this time, for the 2020-2021 school, most grade levels from Pre-k to 11th grade are full. A number of our FSA families were put on the waitlists last year after they missed the re-enrollment deadline and lost their original spots to new families.


To access your child’s re-enrollment contract, please login in to https://fultonscienceacademy.myschoolapp.com/app/#login

Once again the deadline for completion of re-enrollment contracts and payment of re-enrollment fees in Smart Tuition is Friday, February 5, 2021.



How to login and review FSA Re-enrollment contracts:

  1. Click on the link. https://fultonscienceacademy.myschoolapp.com/app/#login That takes you to the Fulton Science Academy. Inc login page.

  2. Forgot Login? If you do not remember your login credentials please follow the “Forgot Login” prompts

  3. Yellow Banner: Parents will be able to access the contracts by clicking on the yellow banner that appears across the top of the screen.

  4. Smart Family ID: Please have your 2020-2021 Smart Family ID available as they will need to be entered to open the contracts.

  5. Payment Plans: Please select the same payment plan for all students in your family. You may change plans after submission by contacting Mr. Kurt. The Full payment plan and 9 month payment plan remain the same. For both plans, you will pay the tuition deposit and fees of $1150 when you submit the contract online. If you choose the Full payment plan you will then login into your Smart Tuition account to pay the balance. The 1st monthly payment on the 9 month plan will be due May 5, 2021.

  6. All Discounts: Full Tuition discount, Sibling discounts, etc are applied manually to Smart Tuition by the Business Office after the contract is submitted online. You will not see discounts reflected in the contract totals prior to submission.

  7. Having problems? Please contact Pam Walsh at pwalsh@fultonscienceacademy.org if you have any problems logging in, viewing and submitting the contracts or if any error messages appear. If you do get an error message, please send me a screenshot with a description of the problem.

  8. Not Returning? Just send me an email with your child’s name and grade and a statement that is your intention to enroll in another and that you understand that after February 5th all open spots will be offered to new applicants.


It is my hope that re-enrollment goes smoothly for all our FSA families and that we continue together into the 2021-2022 school year.


-Pam Walsh | Admissions Director

RISING K - 5TH?

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FSA'S ELEMENTARY K-5 PROGRAM

Rising Middle School Student?

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Rising High School Student?

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FSA'S HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

2021-2022 New Enrollment for Siblings of Current FSA Students

Are you a current FSA family with another child that you want to enroll at FSA for the 2021-2022 school year? If you are, and you have not already done so, please complete this inquiry form: https://fultonscienceacademy.myschoolapp.com/app/embed#inquiry/29544

Once this is processed, you may access your child’s admissions checklist on our admissions/enrollment website. On the website you can schedule admissions testing, send teacher recommendation requests to your child’s current teacher and upload grade reports, etc.

What? You have already filled out the form but have not scheduled assessments, etc? You don’t remember the web link or your username or password? I can help you with all of that!

Forgotten Login instructions:

  • Go to https://fultonscienceacademy.myschoolapp.com/app/#login

  • Click the “forgot login or 1st time logging in?” button.

  • On the next pop up screen enter your email address

  • Select “username” and/or “password” depending on what you need

  • Click send.

  • Confirm your 1st and last name

  • Click send again.

  • 1 or 2 emails will be sent – one containing your username and another containing a link to create your password

  • Unable to Login? Please take a screenshot of the error message and email it to pwalsh@fultonscienceacademy.org. The most common issue is email addresses that were entered for more than one user on the inquiry form.

Please email me, Pam Walsh, with any admissions/enrollment questions you may have. My email is pwalsh@fultonscienceacademy.org. Also, remember that I do not have a landline in my office, so email and zoom are the best methods to contact me.

Important Information about upcoming Picture Days

Dear FSA Families,


You should already be receiving emails from Lifetouch for picture ordering (from email: picturedayreminder@parentnotify.com); Please remember to wear your appropriate school uniform (red polo for grades PK-8 and white button down for high school students). Please be reminded that in following FSA COVID protocols, if you have had exposure, please do not come to the school for pictures. The below procedural information will be broken down depending upon if your students are on campus or virtual:


January 30, 2021 (Saturday): Virtual Students

  • Please see the schedule below grouped alphabetically by last name. Please arrive several minutes before your designated time slot. Enter the FRONT door of the school where students will pick up their picture card to present to the photographer. From there, your student will be directed to their wait line. At all times, students will maintain 6’ distance and wear masks. For grades, PK-3, one parent is allowed to accompany your student(s) if needed. In this case, the parent must also wear a mask at all times and keep a 6’ safe space between themselves and other parties. Upon completion of pictures, your student will exit the left front door of the gym (on the front circle). Please be close enough to retrieve your student upon their exiting. Also, please be advised that all parents waiting for their student(s) should maintain safe distance from other parties in an effort to keep our school community safe.

  • Schedule for Saturday:

    • 9:00 - 9:30 Last Names A-C

    • 9:30 - 10:00 Last Names D-G

    • 10:00 - 10:30 Last Names H-J

    • 10:30 - 11:00 Last Names K

    • 11:00 - 11:30 Last Names L-N

    • 11:30 - 12:00 Last Names O-R

    • 12:00 - 12:30 Last Names S

    • 12:30 - 1:00 Last Names T-Z

  • Should you run late for your appointment time, you may still come for pictures up until 1:00; however, please inform the front table upon your arrival and know your wait time may be impacted. Due to the number of students being photographed, please make every effort to arrive on time.


We appreciate your flexibility in helping our staff and Lifetouch obtain pictures for all of our students. These photos will be used for student identification cards as well as yearbook photos. We will, however, provide an accommodation to any family who is not comfortable coming on campus for pictures. This information will be sent early February. Should you have any questions concerning our procedures for picture day, feel free to email me. Picture ordering questions, however, should be directed to Lifetouch. Thank you so much, and we look forward to seeing your smiling faces soon!


Mrs. Griffis

hgriffis@fultonscienceacademy.org

To Order Your Lifetouch Pictures Follow the Steps Below
  • Visit https://my.lifetouch.com
  • Enter your Picture Day ID : EVT3D9ZMK
  • Order your perfect package
Picture Day Safety | Lifetouch

It's Time to order your yearbook!

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February Calendar

January 30 - Picture Day for Virtual Students
February 6 - Elementary Virtual Learner Resource Pick Up

February 12 - Good Conduct Dress Down Day

February 15 - Presidents' Day Holiday (No School)

February 16 - 19 : School-Wide Career Week (More info Below)

March 1 - 5: FSA Celebrates Read Across America Week

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What's in This Issue?

  • FSA ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN - OUR GOAL IS 100% PARTICIPATION
  • APPLY NOW FOR THE 2021 STATE TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
  • FSA Celebrated the 100th Day of School on January 26th!
  • Science Olympians Ace MySO Anatomy Test!
  • Science Olympiad Team takes Top Honors at University of Chicago
  • Mustang News for this Week ICYMI
  • 5th Place Ties, 4th, and 3rd place Ties in FSA's Inaugural Song Contest!
  • Senior Spotlight | Jacob Grigsby
  • School-Wide Career Week is coming up!
  • Mental Matters | Part 2 of a 3 Part Wellness Series
  • Spread LOVE not germs - Happy Valentine’s Day from FSA Elementary!
  • FSA's first elementary virtual game nights were a hit!
  • 5th - 12th Grade! It's time to sign up for Spring Sports!
  • And More!

FSA ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN - OUR GOAL IS 100% PARTICIPATION

This year our goal is to raise $200,000 with 100% participation from our families. Thanks to our generous families and community members, we have already raised $78,756 so far.


The funding from annual fundraising will be used for the third phase of our campus expansion, including the athletics field and arts center.


Please be reminded that any parent donating $1,000 or more will also earn a brick to be placed at our school entrance.


Please CLICK HERE to join our annual fundraising!


A heartfelt thank you for your support of our school. We are stronger together.

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APPLY NOW FOR THE 2021 STATE TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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 the button below for more information about the 2021 State Tax Credit Scholarship Program

FSA Celebrated the 100th Day of School on January 26th!

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Science Olympians Ace MySO Anatomy Test!

Three FSA eighth graders placed in the top 25 in the National MySO competition for January. This month’s topic was Anatomy, specifically the integumentary, skeletal, and muscular system. Navya N. placed third, Aarushi G., placed 11th, and Varsha R. placed 12th. “I could not be more proud of these girls,” said Science Olympiad head coach Pam Walsh. “The Anatomy event is always one of the most competitive events in Science Olympiad. To have three students place this high is fantastic.” The girls have been studying these systems for two years, coached by Varsha’s mom, Dr. Naragarajan. This marks the fifth consecutive month that FSA students have placed in the top 25.

Science Olympiad Team takes Top Honors at University of Chicago

The Science Olympiad Team placed first among nearly 60 teams at the Invitational hosted by the University of Chicago last Saturday. Team members placed first in 12 of the 18 events, medaled in all but two events, and beat the second place team by 123 points. “This was definitely a good tournament for us,” said head coach Pam Walsh. “We always tell our team that the clinking of medals is music to a coach’s ears and if we weren’t virtual, there would have been a lot of clinking from this tournament!”


Team captain Nick A. competed in five events (the most possible) and placed first in all of them. The remaining Team 1 members won at least one medal each and four of our Team 2 members also placed. “It was pretty obvious that the emcees for the Awards Ceremony were growing tired of announcing `Fulton Science Academy,’ but of course we loved it,” said Mrs. Walsh.


The team competes in the Harvard-Brown Invitational on Sunday.


Anatomy & Physiologycoached by Dr. Naragarajan

  • 1st Place – Varsha R. and Aarushi

Circuit Labcoached by Mr. Ackaramongkolrotn

  • 1st Place – Nick and Eric

Crime Busterscoached by Ms. Doss

  • 8th Place – Sanjana and Madison

Density Labcoached by Mr. Ackaramongkolrotn

  • 1st Place – Nick and Karthik

Disease Detectivescoached by Mrs. Nori

  • 1st Place – Navya and Varsha R.

Dynamic Planet – coached by Mrs. Walsh

  • 1st Place – Gann and Tejash
  • 4th Place – Siri and Pranav K.

Experimental Design – coached by Mrs. Stathos

  • 4th Place – Tanish, Navya, and Sidd

Food Science – coached by Ms. Oliver

  • 5th Place – Navya and Akarsh

Fossils coached by Ms. Beres

  • 1st Place – Weston and Gann

Game Oncoached by Ms. Detchprohm

  • 1st Place – Gann and Nathan
  • 8th Place – Shaurya and Blake

Hereditycoached by Mr. Karp

  • 1st Place – Sidd and Auras

Machinescoached by Mr. Ackaramongkolrotn

  • 1st Place – Nick and Eric

Meteorologycoached by Ms. Limpanatevin

  • 1st Place – Nick and Gann

Ornithologycoached by Mrs. Butler

  • 4th Place – Weston and Gann

Reach for the Stars coached by Mr. Crigler & Mrs. Walsh

  • 1st Place – Nick and Gann

Road Scholarcoached by Mrs. Stathos

  • 1st Place – Sanjana and Madison

Mustang News for this Week ICYMI

Mustang News; January 25, 2021
HEADLINES: 1/25/21
  • - The results are in for FSA’s song contest
  • - Some Science Olympiad competition results
Mustang News; January 27, 2021

HEADLINES: 1/27/21

  • We reveal the next winner of the song contest,
  • FSA’s Future Business Leaders of America made great strides,

  • It’s time complete the MNT Survey,

  • And an FSA 6th grader received the Bronze President's Volunteer Service Award

MNT 2021 SURVEY

The Mustang News Team invites you to complete a brief survey to help them take their production to the next level. As they look to make improvements and adjustments they would like to hear from you, their loyal viewers.


This is MNT's third year on air, and the group is always expanding and growing it's skillset. They have been recognised nationally twice by NSPA with top 10 award placements ( National Scholastic Press Association). High school students, after serving four consecutive semesters on the production, are eligible to be nominated to the National Journalism Honor Roll (Society).

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5th Place Ties, 4th, and 3rd place Ties in FSA's Inaugural Song Contest!

FSA Inaugural Original Song/Rap Contest | 5th Place Tie Contestant - Siyona & Niam Taank
FSA Inaugural Original Song/Rap Contest | 5th Place Tie Contestant - Keith Parker
FSA Inaugural Original Song/Rap Contest | 4th Place Contestant - Pranav Devalapalli
FSA Inaugural Original Song/Rap Contest | 3rd Place Tie Contestants 1 - Lucas & Edwin Dieker
FSA Inaugural Original Song/Rap Contest | 3rd Place Tie Contestants - Presleigh & Harper Shakir

Senior Spotlight | Jacob Grigsby

Senior Spotlight | Jacob Grigsby

Spread LOVE not germs - Happy Valentine’s Day from FSA Elementary!

We LOVE our FSA family! To show our love and our appreciation for our amazing school community, we have put together a fun Valentine’s Day grab bag for our elementary friends and their loved ones to enjoy! Our virtual learners will find this bag in their resource pick up items from Saturday, February 6th. Our on campus learners will be bringing their treats home on Monday, February 8th.


Included in your bag will be:

  • Origami paper and challenge instructions

  • An individually wrapped plain heart cookie

  • Recipe for make your own frosting

  • Instructions to show us your origami skills and culinary creativity


After enjoying some family fun in honor of Valentine's Day - tag us on social media or post a picture of both your origami and cookie creations on our facebook post in the comments! We would LOVE to see what you come up with. We can HEART-ly wait!


Valentine’s Day may look a little different this year, and while we know we need to “spread” out - we also need to stick together through it all. We are so thankful for each and every one of you, and we LOVE having you at FSA! Happy Valentine’s Day!

**Note: The cookies are Kosher and will stay fresh in their individual package for up to 3 weeks.

School-Wide Career Week is coming up!

Elementary

Elementary Parents,


We need your help to make the elementary career week a success!

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Elementary Parents,


You are needed to share your occupation with us! We are looking for a variety of careers to represent all walks of life during our Elementary Career Week


There are two ways to participate:

  • A virtual session (20 minutes) to talk about your occupation, show tools you use, and discuss aspects of your daily work with Q & A.
  • A 3-5 minute video where. you discuss your occupation, show tools you use., and discuss aspects of your daily work.


Our students will enjoy having you come and share your career with them. Any information and/or demonstrations you could share with students would be a treat!


We will be having Career Week on

february 16-19, 2021


If you are interested in participating, please email me at

jlyle@fultonscienceacademy.org with

  • Participation method
  • field of work
  • Occupation/title
  • Employer

Middle & High

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Mental Matters | Part 2 of a 3 Part Wellness Series

The FSA parent community participated in a Mental Matters presentation that focused on mental health of parents during the pandemic. The event was organized by FSA’s counseling department. Elementary School Counselor Jessica Lyle told Mustang news that, “The sessions focus on one element of mental health and wellness practices. Each session is facilitated by an experienced licensed therapist to give helpful tips and practice that improve the mental health of adults and children”.


The Mental Matters program is a three part family wellness series. The goal is to help students develop academically and personally and offer a way, to connect families to community resources that help integrate the personal and social aspects of learning. Each session is facilitated by an experienced licensed therapist offering helpful tips to improve the overall mental health of adults and children.

The final session in this series will be offered in February. The first session was related to helping students cope with anxiety, while this one looked at a breathing activity and meditation. This program is for all grade levels.

FSA's first elementary virtual game nights were a hit!

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5th - 12th Grade! It's time to sign up for Spring Sports!

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"Reflection of Unity" Art Contest

Celebrating our Creativity and Exploring our Unity! The "Reflection of Unity" art contest has a theme for everyone: Family, Nature, Culture, or even Yourself! All artworks will be judged and winners will be from all grade levels. Include full name, grade level, and teacher on all artworks! Deadline March 1, 2021.
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Did you know you can Access FSA Connect On the Go!?

FSA Connect has had some updates recently and the app is working better than ever! Make sure you download the app to keep up to date with your child's grades and everything in between!


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

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Absences and Tardies

Please email any reasons for absence or tardies to attendance@fultonscienceacademy.org as well as your child's homeroom teacher. This helps the front desk keep record of absences and tardies as well. This includes internet issues or traffic problems! Please keep in mind that this year- students can only be allowed up to 10 absences throughout the school year.

Spring Virtual Debate Camp from Ivy Bridge Academy | Jan. 21 - May 6

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Expressions In Motion Dance | Virtual Dance Classes

Expressions In Motion Dance offers students an opportunity to explore multiple styles of dance. Not only will children enhance their dance and performance skills, but they will gain self confidence & poise. This program will help to improve flexibility, balance, physical strength, mobility and coordination.



https://www.eimdance.com/classes/fulton-science-academy (678)559-6493 eimdance@eimdance.com
All virtual classes are invited to perform in our 2021 Outdoor Rain or Shine Dance Recital on May 15th, 2021. For more info and registration please visit www.eimdance.com/recital

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Get your very own FSA Spirit Wear From our Sideline Store!!

FSA's Sideline store offers families the opportunity to show their school spirit at or away from school! You have the ability to fully customize your apparel and the site offers brands such as The North Face, Under Armor, Nike, and more!


Items include shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, performance wear, polos, pullovers, jackets, vests, headwear, bags, chairs, bibs, drinkware, knits, blankets, and more!!!


Check out the site today to get your very own customized FSA apparel!

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

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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.

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