A Message from Miss Fleming

Dear Frederica Family,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. It is an honor and a joy to return to this amazing school with a clear mission, obvious kindness and respect, appropriate academic rigor, and strong college preparation. The girls and boys mature into positive members of society. The Board of Trustees have always tirelessly steered the school with wisdom and steadfastness often in an unsteady world. Extraordinary is the forever fact that our parents work hand-in-hand with our outstanding teachers to bring each Frederica Knight to his or her potential.
Personally, I am eternally grateful to John Pope and the entire amazing FA Leadership Team. When I first walked in here less than a week ago, school was about ready to begin due to all of their efforts. Thank you and thanks to all who have helped and offered to help. We are in great shape. I will catch up.  As has been my custom, I plan to be highly visible and hope you will introduce yourselves to me as we fully embrace the goodness of this school. 

As a reminder, we have the Back-to-School Barbeque on Tuesday night as well as the Booster Club Tailgate Party and home football game on Friday night!

Please join me each day for thanking God for Frederica Academy.

See you soon,
Ellen Fleming
Interim Head of School

This Week at Frederica Academy

All Day Teacher Pre-Planning

Monday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Middle School Locker Set-Up Day

Monday  Noon - 1:30 PM Middle School + Upper School New Student Pizza Party in Hamilton Hall
New Students + New Student Buddies

Monday Noon - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Uniform + Spirit Wear Sale
Main Administration Building
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Upper School 101 Orientation in Mr. Jobe's Classroom (#700 - First Floor)
Open to Ninth Grade + All New Upper School Students (Grades 10-11)

Monday 4:30 PM - 6 PM Lower School New Knights Welcome Party on Terry Thomas Playground
New Lower School Students + Lower School New Student Buddy Families

Monday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM New Parent Orientation in Hamilton Hall

Tuesday All Day Teacher Pre-Planning

Tuesday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Uniform + Spirit Wear Sale 
Main Administration Building

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Senior Class Meeting in Terry Thomas Room (Arts Center)

Tuesday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Annual Back-to-School Barbeque

Wednesday All Day First Day of School - See Details Below
Click HERE for Middle + Upper School Opening Day Schedule

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Coach Derrick's Radio Show at Gnat's Landing

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM Opening Convocation Assembly in the Gym
All parents are invited; First Grade + Senior Parents encouraged to attend.

Friday All Day School Wide FA Spirit Wear Day
Students and Faculty can wear FA Knights Spirit Wear

Friday 8:10 AM Lower School Morning Meeting in Hamilton Hall
Special Eclipse Program presented by Fourth Grade

Friday 6:00 PM Booster Club Kick-Off Tailgate Party
All Families Invited to Attend!

Friday 7:30 PM First Home Varsity Football Game vs. Holy Spirit Prep

Opening Week Arrival + Pick-Up Information
Students Arrival Information Pick-Up Information
MS + US New Students/Buddies (8/16) 8:00 a.m. in Hamilton Hall Tutorial 3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
All MS + US Students (8/16/17) 8:15 a.m. in Gym Tutorial 3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
All MS + US Students (8/17/17) 8:15 a.m. (Class #4) Tutorial 3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
All MS + US Students (8/18/17) 8:15 a.m. (Class #1) Tutorial 3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

August 15 Back-to-School Barbeque

All Frederica Families are invited
to join our faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees
for our traditional

Back-to-School Barbeque

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Frederica Academy Gymnasium

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Presented By:
Frederica Academy
Parent Association

Upper School 101 Orientation Session

Steve Jobe, Upper School History teacher, is offering an Upper School 101 Orientation session on Monday, August 14, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM in his classroom (Room 700 on the first floor of Corn Hall).
The session will provide an introduction to the Upper School at Frederica Academy. Students will learn the organizational and social traits to ensure a positive start to the 2017-2018 school year. Also, the class will discuss the appropriate skills such as time management, test preparation, note taking, course selection, and goal setting. All freshmen and new FA students are encouraged to take this course.
Click HERE to register. 

Lower School Extended Day Information

The Frederica Academy Extended Day program is available for FA students in Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. The program begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m. Students enter the program at the conclusion of his or her regular school day.
Click HERE to access the Lower School Extended Day Registration Form and to learn more about the Lower School Extended Day Program.
For more information, please click HERE to email Aimee Brown, Extended Day Coordinator.

Pre-K + Kindergarten Lunch Order Form

Chef Austin is providing an opportunity for parents of students in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten to order lunch for their child on a monthly basis or for the entire 2017-2018 school year. The cost per month is $55.00 (August and December are pro-rated) and will include a well-balanced lunch plus white milk or bottled water. Examples of lunch items include chicken tenders, pasta, turkey or ham, grilled cheese, fresh fruit and veggies, cheese sticks, yogurt, etc.

Click HERE to access and download order form.  Completed forms should be returned to the teacher by the 25th of each month so that Chef Austin can place orders accordingly.

August Lunch Menu (Grades 1-12)

Click HERE to access the August Lunch Menu.

Lower School First-Day-of School Photo Booth

Lower School parents, please make sure to stop by our First-Day-of-School Photo Booth on Wednesday morning!

Upper School Service Council Clothing Drive

The Upper School Community Service Council is sponsoring a clothing drive in partnership with Communities in Schools and Safe Harbor Children's Center.

As you are cleaning out closets this summer, please set aside gently used clothing, shoes, belts, and accessories for local students who will need school clothes for the upcoming school year.

Students are collecting   gently used clothing, shoes, belts, and accessories for local students who will need school clothes for the upcoming school year. Donations can be dropped off during the following upcoming events:

Monday, August 14 Middle School Locker Set-Up Day

Tuesday, August 15 Lower School Preview + Back-to-School Barbeque

For more information, please click HERE to email Macall Dyer. Macall is a member of the Class of 2018 and is President of the Upper School Community Service Council.

August 21 Solar Eclipse Celebrations

On Monday, August 21, a solar eclipse will cut across the entire United States. Even though the "totality" - the area where the sun is completely blocked out by the moon - is only 70 miles wide, the entire country (even Alaska and Hawaii) will experience a partial eclipse. Click HERE for more information.
In Glynn County, the eclipse is projected to begin at 1:16 p.m. and last until 4:11 p.m. The eclipse will peak at 2:46:50 p.m., when the moon will obscure 94.1% of the sun.
Lower School students (Kindergarten + Grades 1-5) will celebrate with a Capri Sun + Moon Pie Party as they use protective eyewear to experience the eclipse. Coach Willis will lead a delegation of about sixty Upper School science students who will travel to Columbia, South Carolina, for the optimal eclipse experience. Plans are being finalized for Middle School students and Upper School students who will remain on campus. We will arrange to have protective eyewear for all students participating in outdoor campus activities.  
Signed permission forms will be required for students participating in outdoor eclipse activities. These forms will be available this week.
An excused absence will be offered for parents who want to check out students so that they can have a shared family experience during this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Friday Lower School Morning Meeting Program

Lower School is having a special Morning Meeting on Friday, August 18th, to prepare for the excitement of the upcoming 2017 Solar Eclipse. Please join us in Hamilton Hall at 8:10 a.m. as Mrs. Squire's 4th graders give a presentation about the Solar Eclipse. We are going to view the eclipse with our special glasses on Monday while enjoying special treats of Moon Pies and Capri Sun Drinks. There will also be much discussion surrounding the Eclipse on Monday in the classrooms to prepare for the viewing.

Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia Teen Board

Gigi Gerhart and Sara Seckinger have recently started a Teen Board at the Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia.  Upper School students interested in this club should contact Gigi or Sara via email.

FA Campus Flu Vaccine Clinic (Action Required)

When: During student lunch in late September or early October.  Final date TBA.

Who: All Students PK-12. Please click HERE to read CDC Vaccine Information Statement for details about who should get a flu vaccine. Parents must register their children by completing a Consent Form and returning it to Nurse Byers. Parents do not need to be present at clinic.

NOTE:  FA Staff, Spouses, and Parents will have a separate vaccine clinic.  Date TBD.

Where: Gym Lobby

Cost: There is no cost. The Department will file with insurance companies. Insurance information must be provided on consent form and copy of insurance card must be included

Steps to register your child for the flu vaccination:

  1. Click HERE to read CDC Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) and HERE to read letter from Dr. Davis, Health Director of the Coastal Health District.
  2. Click HERE to access and complete form for each child. Every question must be completed (incomplete forms will not be accepted).
  3. Make a copy of your insurance card and include with form. If you do not have insurance, indicate accordingly on the form.
  4. Please return completed consent form and insurance card copy to Nurse Byers before August 29.
Registered families will be notified of vaccine date when it is finalized.

Click HERE to contact Nurse Byers should you have questions.

FA Sea Island + First Tee Junior Golf Programs

Families interested in signing up for the recently announced Junior Golf partnership programs should click HERE for more information.

Lower School Good News Club Volunteer Training

Frederica Academy is launching a new program for Lower School students (Grades 1-5) this year. The Good News Club is an after-school Bible club that will launch on Wednesday, September 27. It will be offered weekly on Wednesday afternoons between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Participation is voluntary and does not require a fee. The program is being underwritten by a group of anonymous donors who gave gifts in honor of Ed Ralston who passed away earlier this summer. Mr. Ralston served for many years as a member of the FA Board of Trustees and chaired our Board of Visitors between 2012 and 2015.
Parents, Grandparents, Upper School students in Grades 11 and 12, and other members of the FA family who are interested in serving as Good News Club volunteers should click HERE to contact Aimee Brown for more information. Prospective volunteers should make plans to attend a volunteer training session on Saturday, September 16. All volunteers must participate in a training session in order to be eligible to be involved with the Good News Club program. Click HERE to register for the September 16 training session.
Click HERE for more information about the Good News Club and HERE to learn more about the Child Evangelism Fellowship organization.

August 21-31 Calendar

August 21 Solar Eclipse Adventures
Upper School Science Students depart via bus to Columbia, SC, at 7:30 a.m.

August 22
Senior Portraits
Knights Reading Room at 8:00 AM (all day)

August 22
Lower School Board of Trustees Parent Forum
Terry Thomas Room (Arts Center) between 5:00 PM and 5:45 PM

August 22 Lower School Parent Open House Night
Hamilton Hall at 6:00 PM

August 23
Senior Class College Meeting
Nash Academic Center (Second Floor) at 10:00 AM

August 25
Lower School Morning Meeting
Hamilton Hall at 8:10 AM

August 25
Upper School Retreats
Freshmen + Seniors - Epworth Ropes Course; Sophomores - Communities in School Backpack project; Juniors - Southeast Adventures Kayak Trip

August 26
SAT Exam at Frederica Academy
Corn Hall at 8:00 AM

August 29
Georgia Tech Admission Representative at FA
Nash Academic Center at 1:30 PM

August 29
Middle School Board of Trustees Parent Forum
Terry Thomas Room (Arts Center) between 5:00 PM and 5:45 PM

August 29
Middle School Open House Night - PARENTS ONLY
Hamilton Hall at 6:00 PM

August 31
Upper School Board of Trustees Parent Forum
Terry Thomas Room (Arts Center) between 5:00 PM and 5:45 PM

August 31
Upper School Open House Night - PARENTS ONLY
Hamilton Hall at 6:00 PM

Follow FA on Social Media This Year

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2017-2018 FA Master School Calendar

Click HERE to  access
and  download the
Frederica Academy
2017-2018  School Year