A Message from the Head of School
Dear FA Families,

I am not sure of the value of embarking on any new venture without unbridled optimism so I begin both this note and this upcoming year deeply believing in our collective ability and mindset to triumph over any hardships that find their way onto our island and into our lives and to work hard and celebrate all that is good within us and before us.

Hopefully, we all have much to be thankful for, even in the midst of unpleasant, inconvenient, and even potentially dangerous moments; and I very much look forward to watching and helping your children work and develop amidst an environment that respects and appreciates all that they are trying to do and trying to become. Working with children for a living certainly makes one more aware of the wonderful possibilities in the world and the abundance of opportunities in our lives.

Thank you to all in advance for searching for and discovering the optimal, respective roles that you can play in 2022 to help both your children and the school strengthen. As I have shared on numerous occasions over the years, there exists - not surprisingly - a hugely symbiotic relationship between your children and our school. When the school becomes stronger, so do the opportunities for your children to develop. When your children work to be their best selves, our school, as an institution and everyone affiliated with it, benefits as well.

It is incredibly important as we begin this new year together to remind each other of that from the outset. The world is not perfect, nor will it probably ever be; but being in the mix with incredibly dedicated and talented teachers; smart, devoted, and loyal parents; and hardworking, kind kids who want to be their best selves some day is an enviable position most would trade places for if given the opportunity.

I am hopeful that everyone enjoyed their time together these last weeks with family and friends and are eager now to reconnect with schoolmates and colleagues. We expect 2022 to be an outstanding year, largely because we will all do our parts to make it so. Welcome back to FA.


Scott L. Hutchinson
Head of School
This Week at FA

Monday + Tuesday
Student Holiday Break
Faculty Professional Development Days

Tuesday Evening
Varsity Basketball @ Pinewood
Girls @ 6:00 PM
Boys @ 7:30 PM

First Day of Second Semester

Wednesday @ 10:00 AM
US Virtual Assembly

Friday @ 8:00 AM
Fathers, Faith, and Frederica
Athletic Tent

Friday (Noon - 6:00 PM)
FA Blood Drive

Friday Evening
Varsity Basketball @ Home
vs. St. Andrew's
Girls @ 5:30 PM
Boys @ 7:00 PM

February 12 ACT Exam Registration Deadline
COVID Information
The Committee that sets policy and protocols for Frederica Academy’s response to COVID will meet this Monday afternoon to review the evolving circumstances surrounding the virus these last weeks and recommend practices for the school going forward. The school will share these via an email to all families on Tuesday.
2022-2023 School Calendar
Knights Table Menu
February ACT Registration Deadline
The regular registration deadline for the February 12th ACT is Friday, January 7th. Frederica Academy will be open as a testing center for the February exam.
FA Campus Blood Drive
The FA Health and Wellness Club is proud to host one of the first two Red Cross Blood Drives in 2022. The Red Cross has stated that there is a dangerously low blood supply, and this shortage of donor blood has led our team of blood drive student leaders to begin actively recruiting for the Frederica Academy drive scheduled for this Friday. All blood types are needed! Please email Nurse Pope or Mr. Riggs for more information or to sign up to donate. You must be at least sixteen to donate (sixteen-year-olds must have a completed parental consent form, which can be obtained from Nurse Pope). One donation can save up to three lives!
Online Soccer Spirit Wear Order Deadline
Our online spirit wear partner, Baker's Sporting Goods, is now offering FA Soccer merchandise. The deadline to order is Thursday, January 13.

Click here to order general FA merchandise.
Summer Programs Catalog
Congrats, Gridiron Knights!
The Brunswick News recently announced its 2021 Coastal Georgia All-Area Football Team (Camden, Glynn, and McIntosh Counties) as well as its Player of the Year Awards.

Jordan Triplett is this year's Offensive Player of the Year.

Sam Norris (Offensive Line) and Bryce Reilly (Defensive Backs) were named to the All-Area Team.

Honorable Mentions: Jacob Aiken, linebacker; Ashton Frankel, defensive line; Jon Phillip Spiers, tight end/linebacker; Hamp Thompson, linebacker; and Thomas Veal, quarterback.
Jordan Triplett
Sam Norris
Bryce Reilly
Jacob Aiken
Ashton Frankel
Jon Phillip Spiers
Hamp Thompson
Thomas Veal
Congrats, Ellie + Andrew!
The Brunswick News also announced its other Fall Sports MVPs last week. Congratulations to Ellie Runyan for being selected as the Female Runner of the Year (third consecutive year) and to Andrew Kaminer for being named the Male Runner of the Year. They were chosen among all of the high school cross country runners in Camden, Glynn, and McIntosh Counties.
Dr. Taylor Releases New Song
January + February Events
January 13 @ 6:00 PM
Junior Class College Night

January 17
FA School Holiday
Observance of MLK, Jr. Day

January 19
Class of 2022 Group Photo

January 20
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

January 27-29
US Model UN Event
Georgia Southern University

January 29
Hands on Frederica Day

February 2 @ 3:30 PM
All-School Faculty Meeting

February 5 (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
FA Annual Fund Oyster Roast
Dunn Family River Cottage
Invitees: 2021-2022 Annual Fund Donors

February 7-11
FA Open House Week

February 9
Progress Reports Posted

February 12
ACT Exam @ FA

February 16
MS + US Open Mic Night

February 18-21
FA Winter Break

February 22-25
FA Visiting Artist Week

February 22 @ 8:15 AM
Fourth Grade to Fifth Grade
Parent Move-Up Session

February 23 @ 8:15 AM
Eighth Grade to Ninth Grade
Parent Move-Up Session

February 23 @ 6:00 PM
FA Visiting Artist Meet + Greet
Laurel Snyder
Terry Thomas Room

February 24
Fourth Grade to Fifth Grade
Student Move-Up Day

February 24 @ 5:30 PM
Lower School Parent Social
Off Campus
Sponsor: FA Parent Association
FA Winter Athletic Schedules
FA Social Media