From the Principal's Desk
Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
Back in the Saddle!
Hello FWAFA Family,
Hope everyone had a great first week of classes and is easing back into the "back-to-school" saddle. It seems like towards the end of the week we were able to get our Zoom footing and schedules in sync. If you are still experiencing trouble getting into a Google Classroom or need a class zoom link, please email your teacher directly through JupiterEd. Our traditional Howdy Week is this week so be sure to show us your FWAFA spirit and send your pics to firstname.lastname@example.org and use the hashtag #howdyathome. Have a fabulous FWAFA week!
Dr. Jennifer K. Jackson
Howdy Week is a longstanding tradition at FWAFA and is a fun way to celebrate being back at school with style and flair. This year, Seniors 2021 have planned for a virtual Howdy Week from August 24-28 and then will host a Homecoming Week sometime after we transition back to In-School Learning. This year's Virtual Howdy Week themes are the following:
Monday, August 24 - Manic Monday! Show us your craziest bed head/messy hair!
Tuesday, August 25 - Tis the Season Tuesday! Sport your favorite holiday attire!
Wednesday, August 26 - Work From Home Wednesday! Show us how you style business on the top (a uniform shirt) and comfy on the bottom (sweatpants, pj bottoms, a onesie).
Thursday, August 27 - Throwback Thursday! Everybody posts/shows a pic of a prior/favorite costume you’ve worn for Howdy Week or Halloween if this is your very first Howdy Week!
Friday, August 28 - Flapjack Friday! Make your FAVORITE breakfast and "share" with us!
Thank You Help@FWAFA.org
Student Class Schedule Errors
Students in Grades 7-12 may request a schedule change if an error in scheduling was made or if they have decided to take a different elective. All schedule change requests must be submitted by Friday, August 28th. Submit schedule changes here.
At-Home Learning Attendance Policy
Students will demonstrate attendance by responding to the Attendance Check question in Google Classroom each day.
The Attendance Check question will open in Google Classroom at 8:00 a.m. and will close at 11:59 p.m. each day.
Elementary students (3-6) will demonstrate being present to their first academic rotation teacher.
Secondary students (7-12) will demonstrate being present to the classes that they have that day on the modified block schedule.
- On Mondays, students will answer Attendance Check questions for all 8 classes.
- On Tuesday/Thursdays, students will answer Attendance Check questions for their odd classes.
- On Wednesday/Fridays, students will answer Attendance Check questions for their even classes.
Coming Soon: Parents Added to Google Classroom
September 18: Student Choreography Concert
FWAFA's annual Student Choreography Concert is coming up! All students are eligible to submit and audition for this online concert, and the UPDATED Audition Submission Deadline is Wednesday, September 2, at 5PM. We know things look a little different this year, but we are so excited to be able to create and be a part of something that can be shared with everyone! Please see the audition details and guidelines document for more information about how to audition, and enjoy the commercial telling you more about this online concert.
We are pleased to share with you the winning design for the FWAFA 2020/2021 Spirit Wear Shirts designed by 2021 Senior, Sydney Collings!!
The spirit shirt designs and the order form are attached to the JupiterEd email.
We are also super excited to let you know that we have added the ability to place and pay for orders online (www.artsacademics.org/fwafa-spirit-wear/). If you would rather order with cash or check (made out to TCAA), you can complete the attached order form and mail it or drop it off at school. All orders must be placed by Friday, September 4th.
Be sure you order this year's shirts so that your student can wear jeans and this year's shirt EVERY Friday once we return to campus AND be a part of this year’s big “21” group photo. All students and staff that purchase a spirit shirt will be invited to participate in our traditional yearbook photo celebrating this year’s Seniors. This picture may look slightly different this year to allow us to follow health a safety guidelines. More details coming soon!
Don't forget to order outerwear too for those chilly classrooms!!
All profits from Spirit Wear sales go to support your 2021 Seniors. Thank you so much for being a part of making their last year at FWAFA a year to remember!!
Fine Arts Performances: In-School or At-Home Learning?
FWAFA Squad: Thank You PTSO
Family Ambassadors Needed
Family ambassadors are needed for each grade level 3rd -12th to be a resource for new FWAFA families. If you have a student who has been at FWAFA one year or more, PTSO will help you as you help new families navigate our school. Email Natoya.Alee@wnc-re.com for more information.