Fulton Science Academy

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP GIFTED SCHOOL

Week of February 4, 2019


PRINCIPAL'S CORNER


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,


I hope that everyone enjoyed their weekend and that everyone's week is off to a great start! I want to begin by reminding everyone that tomorrow, Tuesday February 5th, is the last day to submit your re-enrollment contract. Once the re-enrollment deadline has passed, open spots will begin being offered to new applicants. I hope to see everyones smiling faces again next year! Our students and their parents truly are OUR family as well. Don't forget that if you are re-enrolling for Kindergarten or 7th grade, immunizations will need to be updated.


I'm excited to say that we have some updated information for all of our parents and students about our upcoming summer camps. You can learn more about these below, but stay tuned to upcoming Newsletters as we gain more information!


Don't miss a thing! Be sure to keep reading to find out everything going on at FSA and make sure you check out our High School Newsletter as well for some exclusive articles and information!

Mission

To establish an educational framework designed to achieve the highest academic results and instill enduring strength of character by leveraging innovation and STEAM curriculums for college preparedness and lifelong student success.


Vision

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

With Warmest Regards,


Kenan Sener,

Principal

What's Happening in this Issue:
  • Summer Camps 2019
  • Middle School VEX Robotics Team 41314A qualifies to compete in State Championship
  • The Mustang Players Present 'Stressed'
  • IMPORTANT Announcement for High School Math Team Members
  • Valentine's Day Dance; Don't Miss the Fun
  • Student led Junior Anatomy Club
  • Biscuits to Goal!
  • Model UN Students travel for the 48th Annual High School Model United Nations Competition
  • International Night; UPDATES (Make sure you sign up!!!)
  • AND MUCH MORE

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Character Ed Trait of the Month: February (Compassion)

Definition of compassion

: sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it

February Calendar

Thursday, February 7: First Annual GISA Robotics State Championship

Thursday, February 7: Tellus Stars & Constellations Field Trip (2nd Grade)

Friday, February 8: Good Conduct Dress Down Day

Tuesday, February 12: Fernbank Dinosaurs Alive! Field Trip (3rd Grade)

Wednesday, February 13: Jr. Beta Valentine's Day Party at Assisted Living Home

Wednesday, February 13: High School Assembly (2:40 - 3:15)

Thursday, February 14: Valentines Day Dance (Pre-K through 8th Grade) Students are encouraged to dress up for the dance. please see parent volunteer sign up below

Thursday, February 14: Kindergarten Sweetheart Breakfast (7:45am)

Friday, February 15: Teacher Work Day (NO SCHOOL)

Monday, February 18: Presidents Day (NO SCHOOL)

Thursday, February 21: Emory University Visit

Friday, February 22: Children's Museum of Atlanta Field Trip (PreK)

Saturday, February 23: Spelling / Math / Art Competition at FSA

Monday, February 25: Elementary School - Level Spelling Bee (3rd - 5th Grade)

Wednesday, February 27: GA Aquarium Field Trip, 4th & 5th Grade

Wednesday, February 27: Professional Speaker Series Presents; Mohammed Zaidi, Oncology Surgeon

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.

tomorrow is the last day to submit your re-enrollment contract

The new semester has begun and it is once again time to assess the number of students who plan to return to FSAPS next year. Re-enrollment contracts were issued in December. All families should have received the re-enrollment email with instructions on how to log in to the FSA Enrollment Management System to view and submit the contracts.

Please login at this link to view your child’s contract: https://fultonscienceacademy.myschoolapp.com/app/


Click on the Forgot login or First time logging in button if you have not yet used the new FSA Enrollment Management System. Once logged in, click on the yellow banner to view your child’s contract. All contracts and deposits will be submitted online.

Contracts can be viewed and then saved to be submitted at a later date. We encourage parents to view the contracts now to avoid any last minute problems or errors in February. If you have problems signing in or get any error messages while completing the contract, please contact Mrs. Walsh at pwalsh@fultonscienceacademy.org


Please be aware that priority re-enrollment for current FSA students will end on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. After this date, any remaining spots will be offered to new applicants and wait lists will be administered if necessary. Contact Mrs. Walsh if you have any questions or concerns.


Each year, our school continues to grow and thrive because of our incredible students. We hope your child will remain at FSAPS through his/her elementary and/or secondary school years. Thank you for being a part of the FSA family. You are an important part of our school’s journey.

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summer camps are coming to FSA for summer 2019!!!

STAY TUNED FOR MORE NEWS ABOUT SUMMER CAMPS! WE ARE EXCITED TO OFFER SOME AMAZING CAMPS FOR SUMMER 2019

FSA STEAM Summer Camp

OPEN TO ALL GEORGIA ADVANCED AND GIFTED STUDENTS IN 1st GRADE - 8th Grade


FSA S.T.E.A.M. Camp is taught by an award winning staff, occurs in an easy two-weeks day camp format, and is designed to be both fun and full of learning!


Activities include Math Games, Hands-On Science Activities, Multi-Media Art Projects, Robotics, Computer Programming, and 3D Animation. Campers are divided into grade levels to better tailor activities, instruction, supervision, and content for a more engaging and fun experience!


Dates:

June 10 - June 14

June 17 - June 21


Click the Below Link to see Pricing Information and Register:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxC8kCOyGBhS84GftVY8i468DPU5jUyTcd3zyA-STI2QBRzA/viewform

Kids4Coding

Kids 4 Coding propels kids to Tech Readiness through innovative, hands-on projects and challenges. Students gain an edge in STEM by learning to create and code games, mobile apps, electronics, websites, robots, drones, and more using top programming languages like Python and JavaScript.



Please use the links below to see different class offerings, pricing information, and registration:

1/2 Day Offerings at FSA

https://www.kids4coding.com/alpharetta-fsa-half-day


Full Day Offerings at FSA

https://www.kids4coding.com/alpharetta-fsa-full-day


Dates:

June 3 - June 7

June 10 - June 14

June 17 - June 21

June 24 - June 28

July 8 - July 12

Shaping Minds


If you are searching for an awesome Summer Camp for kids in the Metro Atlanta, GA area, then you have come to the right place! Our summer camp is perfect for active kids who love to have fun participating in exciting sports activities!


Call us at 404-474-2350 now and speak with a member of our summer camp team who will be happy to enroll your child over the phone!


Dates:

May 27 - May 31

June 3 - June 7

June 10 - June 14

June 17 - June 21

June 24 - June 28

July 1 - July 5

July 8 - July 12

E2YoungEngineers

Packages:

  • Full Day (8:30AM – 4:30PM); $399/week; (2 snacks provided; Student gets own lunch)
  • Half Day (8:30AM – 12:30PM); $195/week; (1 snack provided; Dismissal before lunch)


Each day, children participate in a variety of enriching activities classified in 4 themes. Children will enjoy STEM educational experience, build motorized Lego® models, conduct science experiments, programming robots, gaming, and do creative art work.


Dates:

Superheros: June 4 - June 8

Candy: Jun 11 - Jun 15

Science: June 18 - June 22

Adventure: June 25 - June 29


For Pricing and Registration, Please click this link:

http://northatlanta.e2youngengineers.com/summercamp/

BioIgnite

The BioIgnite Design Summer Camp teaches about exciting BioSTEM topics such asBiomedical Imaging, NeuroEngineering, Biomechanics, and Regenerative Medicine. An afternoon design studio teaches students all about the engineering design process and takes them through designing their own prosthetic prototype. Parents are invited to an open house on Friday where students show-off their prototypes and favorite activities from the week.


Dates:

June 24 - June 28


For Pricing and Registration, Please click this link:

https://www.bioignite.org/upcoming-events/bioignite-summer-camp-at-fulton-science-academy-alpharetta/

Wealthy Habits

Are you looking for a program that is both fun and educational?

Our 5-day summer camps focus on what students are most interested in while providing a strong foundation of MONEY BASICS.

Wealthy Habits camps aren’t focused on whether a student can memorize the information and pass a test, but on changing their attitude towards managing their current and future finances while providing them with the ambition to learn more even after they have left camp.


Dates:

June 3 - June 7

June 10 - June 14


For pricing and registration, please click this link;

https://wealthyhabits.org/programs/camps/

HAPPY NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING WEEK

National School Counseling Week 2019 (#NSCW19) is Feb. 4–8, 2019. The week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and the tremendous impact they can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Take a moment to thank your local school counselor(s). Follow #NSCW19 on social media.


To learn more about National School Counseling Week, visit www.schoolcounselor.org/nscw

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Middle School Math-VEX Robotics Team Advanced to Georgia Middle School State VEX Tournament

Our Middle School Math-VEX Robotics Team 41314A qualified to Georgia Middle School State VEX Tournament with their robot skills challenge score!! GO TEAM 41314A!!


Team 41314A Members;

  • Richard Y.
  • Kevin Y.
  • Ishwar H.
  • Eric Y.
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Go team 41314A!!! We are so proud of you!! Good luck at the State Vex Robotics Tournament!!

Our Middle school math-VEX Robotics team (Richard Y., Kevin Y., Ishwar H., Eric Y.) placed 7th among 30 middle school teams at skills challenge category among all middle schools participating at Vex Robotics tournaments in GA State at the end of Qualification Season. Congrats to our team for their spectacular achievement in their first year participating at Vex Tournament!!


Tug-of-war Team 41314A

You may watch below Team 41314A (our middle school team) against a really strong team climbing up to the top of the platform and fighting for it during a qualification match on Saturday Jan 12th.

https://youtu.be/n-lTDX748Rk


Middle School Vex Robotics Autonomous

You may see how autonomous program of our middle school math-VEX Robotics team work by watching below video from Friday Jan 11th night workshop. Each match starts with a 15 second autonomous mode. Our team ends autonomous mode by parking at alliance platform successfully.

https://youtu.be/H2pM-bZuW7k

Valentine's Day Dance (Parent Volunteers Needed)

It's that lovable time of year for the annual Valentine's Day Dance! (Pre-k thru 8th) The dance will take place on Thursday, February 14. We are asking parents to send/drop off goodies labeled with your CHILD's GRADE and "Valentine's Dance," at car pool that morning. As always, we request items to be nut free.


Children are allowed to dress up!


Please sign up for food donations and / or volunteer help by clicking on the poster below, or by clicking the link

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E45A4AC29A7FE3-valentines

The Mustang Players Present 'Stressed'

Ms. Outler and the Mustang Players presented their production of “Stressed” on Friday, February 1st. Made up of all high schoolers, students portrayed typical societal stereotypes like the cool dude, the athlete, the A student, and the typical teenager.


Audience members got a chance to see what stress times 10 can look like and were engaged and connected to the characters on many levels.

We can’t wait to see the next production by our very own “Mustang Players”

IMPORTANT Announcement for High School Math Team Members

The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are both 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examinations in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. The AMC 10 math contest is for students in 10th grade and below, and covers the high school curriculum up to 10th grade. Students in grade 10 or below can take the AMC 10. The AMC 12 covers the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus. Students in grade 12 or below can take the AMC 12.

· Please use below link to practice for AMC 10 and 12.

Please click on AMC 10 if you are 10th grade or younger and please click on AMC 12 if you are 11th or 12th grade student.

https://artofproblemsolving.com/wiki/index.php/AMC_Problems_and_Solutions

https://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/2017_AMC1012_Practice_Questions.pdf

· AMC 10A/12A will be administered on Thursday, Feb 7th 2019 during 2nd & 3rd periods (9am -11 am) in Mrs. Duzyol’s classroom.

· AMC 10B/12B will also be administered at our school on February 13th, 2019 during 2nd and 3rd periods (9am -11 am) in Mrs. Duzyol’s classroom

· High School Math Team students are strongly encouraged to take both AMC contest A on February 7th and AMC Contest B on February 13th.

· Letter to parents

https://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/pdf/AMC/amc1012/2019/2019AMC1012LetterToParents.pdf

Please email Mrs. Duzyol if you have any questions at sduzyol@fultonscienceacademy.org

Student led Junior Anatomy Club

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I have a passion for human anatomy and physiology. It started when I first learned what a cell is. The fact that there are over trillions of cells in our bodies not only shocked me but also sparked my curiosity. I became an avid follower of this subject. When given the opportunity to start a club, I planned the Jr. Anatomy club because I wanted to share my passion with other students. Through this club, I also received the chance to pursue my interest further.

Jr. Anatomy club has given me a great experience. Running the club has helped me learn to prioritize and manage time well. It gives me several opportunities to demonstrate my leadership and organizational skills. Constructing lesson plans every week and planning the ways to deliver them have instilled the values of commitment and responsibility. Anatomy is a difficult subject because students have to learn many new concepts and complex terminologies. I strive to provide a nurturing and stimulating environment for students that will make learning both enjoyable and inspiring. To make the subject more engaging and fun for the elementary students, I have learned to creatively introduce a range of innovative and interactive approaches which are age-appropriate. My goal is to inspire my kids to be confident and to develop a lifelong love for anatomy.


I believe that anatomy is just not Gray, but a colorful, joyful understanding of a magnificent creation :).


- Ashi J.; FSA 9th Grader


To visit Ashi's club website, use the link below

https://sites.google.com/view/jranatomy

Biscuits to Goal!

Everyone knows that FSA’s Mustang Soccer Association (MSA) has been selling chick fil a biscuits on Friday mornings since October, 2018. So far we are about 80 % to our goal of $700. You might be wondering where we got that number from and how the MSA came to be. What started out as a complaint about the soccer field got turned into a service project to raise funds to improve the existing soccer field at FSA. Mr.s Selvakumar last smeester told us to do something about it and we took our idea to Coach Ayers, and then to Mr. Sener and thus the formation of the MSA.
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At first it seemed simple to sell biscuits to make our goal of $700. A figure based on research to get the field up to speed and keeping cost low. Every Friday the students and staff help us get closer to our goal. Right now we are in the documentation stage for our service project to submit to Ms. Agha. We have to show how our thinking through the project has changed so far, if we added or changed goals and how our roles as team members changed. We also have to track our expenses, income, and donations weekly.


Before we even started the sale of biscuits, we had to come up with a proposal to present to the Chick Fil A - Avalon Director or Events. She came to school for a meeting and we got to show her the field and share our goals with her. In turn, we negotiated to get the biscuits tax free because FSA is a non profit and CFA also gave us promotional items to giveaway. Check out our tracker located by the stairs to see how close we are to goal.


We still have a couple more weeks to go to make goal but we are getting there with your help. Once we make goal the next step will be to get work started on the soccer field. Thanks again and we will keep you posted on this project. Taemin K., Minjun C., Saahil M., Akshay M. #strongertogether

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Model UN Students travel for the 48th Annual High School Model United Nations Competition

The high school MUN team traveled to Georgia Southern University for the 48th annual High School Model UN. Team members left FSA on Wednesday January 30 and returned February 2, with sessions lasting way into the evening hours.


Model United Nations is a simulation of diplomacy and international relations. At this two day event, participants numbering over 400 from various high schools in GA, Florida and South Carolina. The student delegates were part of the simulated UN General Assembly, the UN Security Council, the African Union, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Human Rights Council. The delegates will caucus, debate world issues and write resolutions during the program, practicing skills in research, public speaking, engagement and networking skills.
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The Mustang News Team is Getting off the Ground

The Mustang News Team (MNT) are FSA high school students who are committed to getting the school’s daily announcements out in a visual format. With the students have some guidance they are heavily encouraged to be leaders and influencers. While there is a noon goal to get the announcements out it is a learning process and they are doing their best to work towards that. They are representative of the professionalism, skills and motivated students at FSA.

It is the team’s hope that soon Mustang News (MN) would be shown during class time especially in elementary. The team selection was based on interest and via an application process. However while some roles do require some prior knowledge, some are offering new information and the opportunity to improve on critical skills.

Team members are also learning how to think through daily schedules, evaluate what is working and what is not as well, how to add some flexibility to their roles. They are also experiencing how roles can change as needed. For example they have moved from coming in at 7:30 to record to 7:00 am and based on availability generated a roster. That way everyone does not have to be in at 7 am everyday.

Slowly but surely the team and their production is certainly gaining positive ground. Last week they came together to set up the green screen and lights for recording. They also also working out specific recurring templates to use, as well as brainstorming what they would like to see in the production. But most of all they are learning some of the tough lessons involved in working as a team to be successful. Look out for mose update on MNT and also tune in daily via FSA’s Youtube channel. Middle and High School students also get a direct delivery to their inbox.

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High School Math-VEX Robotics Team 74047A at KSU VEX Robotics Tournament on January 19th

Our high school math-VEX Robotics Team 74047A competed at a series of VEX Robotics Tournaments during first semester and in January. Last one was at Kennesaw State University on Saturday, January 19th.



Our high school math-VEX Robotics team (WonJoon J., Wonsuk J., Minjun C.) played in one of the semi-final matches for the first time this year at the single elimination bracket tournament that took place in the afternoon of Saturday Jan 12th 2019. Go team 74047A!! You may watch part of the match that qualified our team to semi-finals below at the Walker School Tournament.

https://youtu.be/aRAEaap1wh4

I would like to thank each member of high school math- VEX robotics teams for their passion and commitment. We have learned a lot as a team and had lots of fun!! J High school math-VEX Robotics team placed 15th out of 41 teams at the Walker Vex Qualification competition on Saturday Jan 12th 2019. Our team placed 9th out of 26 teams at the Kennesaw State University Vex Robotics Tournament on Saturday Jan 19th, 2019.

Congratulations to our team! Keep up the good work!! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #stem #futureengineers #loveofchallenge #loveofrobotics #problemsolving #nevergiveup #chaseyourdreams

Please see amazing performance of Team 74047A (our high school team) at the Walker School Vex Robotics Tournament on Jan 12 2019 in below video: Team 74047A parks at the top of the platform and wins tug-of-war and earns 6 points.

https://youtu.be/GvrGeGK1v-s

Our team 74047A using the forklift arm they designed and built successfully to move the caps to the post during one of the matches at the Kennesaw State University Vex Tournament on Jan 19th, 2019. #futureengineers #loveoflearning

https://youtu.be/AtX42RkYK-A

Congratulations to Team 74047A!! We are so proud of you!! We would like to thank to our parents! We couldn’t accomplish this without their support! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

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Want to Learn More About our International Night?

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FSA’s annual International Night will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 4-7pm! We take pride in the cultural diversity represented in our school, and our International Night is a great way to share and celebrate our various cultural traditions. Please read carefully because we need your help to make it possible!


The event this year will be the same as last year and we are recruiting families to contribute in various ways. Whether you would like to represent your country of origin or share what you’ve learned about other places while traveling abroad, we would be honored if you would share your experiences and insight with the FSA family. The opportunities to contribute include the following:


  • Manage a booth - This includes selecting a country to educate our families on the country and culture. You will be provided with tables and a tri-fold poster board to create a display showcasing your country’s heritage including relevant art, photos, traditional dress/costume, music, dance, food, souvenirs, games, etc. If more than one family volunteers to represent the same country, those families will collaborate to manage the booth. Any family managing a booth has an opportunity to be in the Parade of Nations. Details will follow once signed up.
  • Bring food and/or drink items indicative of a specific country - If you aren’t up for managing a booth,but are a good cook and want to share your culinary talents please let us know what items you would like to contribute for our food sampling.
  • Perform a talent representative of a country - Performances can be by our students, parents and/or others in the community. Examples include Irish or Indian dance, West African drumming, Capoeira, Salsa dance, singing, etc. Please note performances should be 3-5 minutes long.
  • General Assistance & Volunteering - If none of the above appeal to you, but you would like to help at the event, please sign up to serve as a general event volunteer. We also need help with set up and clean up, manning the passport and immigration booths, coordinating talent, and more.


Please click the link below to let us know how you would like to participate by April 1, 2019. Once we receive your Google Form response, we will reach out to you with additional details.



International Night Google Form Sign-up

Please contact Kavitha Joseph at fsaintlnight@gmail.com with any questions or concerns


Below is an example of a family representing Ireland. They included a board of information, food and drink samples, and even dressed like the Irish!

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Flu season is here; let's keep our students healthy!

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND:

1. If your child has vomiting, diarrhea, or a fever of any grade (100.0 degrees or higher), he or she must stay home and rest up!

2. Your child must be fever/vomiting/diarrhea FREE for at least 24 hours before returning to school. If a fever breaks in the middle of the night, your child still must stay home for another day to make sure all is well and to regain energy.

3. The best way to prevent the spread of germs is frequent hand-washing! Talk to your children about making sure they wash their hands adequately with soap after using the bathroom, before eating, or after sneezing/intense coughing.

4. Children cannot learn and operate at their full potential when the don't feel well! Let's be on the lookout for early signs of sickness and catch it before it really gets bad!

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TREATING THE FLU:
  • Antibiotics will not help because the flu is a viral infection
  • Have your child drink lots of fluids
  • Use a fever reducer like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Do not use medicine that contains aspirin.
  • For children younger than 6 years old, cough and cold medicines are not effective and may cause serious side effects.


TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FLU AND HOW TO TREAT OR PREVENT IT

PLEASE VISIT WWW.CHOA.ORG/FLU

don't forget to order your year book! last day to order is april 1st!

TO PURCHASE AND CUSTOMIZE YOUR YEARBOOK:

Go to www.treering.com/validate

Enter your school's passcode: 1013541294622699


Regular Price: $29.50

Deadline: April 1

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2019 - 2020 school year calendar

Please note that we have published our 2019 - 2020 Calendar on our School Website as well if you would like to print it.

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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 and so much more!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR SIDELINE STORE

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.

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.

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Fulton Science Academy Private School

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Pre-K through High School