Voice of Faith - January 13, 2020
Stand Firm Banner
Each week we highlight a student in our "Stand Firm" theme. This week is Joshua Engler from Ms. Stoddard's Fourth Grade Class.
Financial Aid 101 for College
There will be a financial aid seminar for junior and senior parents on January 13th at 6pm in the biology lab with Coach Hobbs. To register email brian.hobbs@faithchristianacademy.net.
Box Top Challenge
The Winning Class will be announced next week in the Voice.
Stay tuned... 
Math Field Day
This week our students will be participating in Math Field Day.

  • Elementary - Tuesday
  • Middle School - Wednesday
  • High School - Thursday
End of the Second Quarter & Report Cards
The end of the second quarter is January 14th. Report cards will be posted for families on January 21st.
Martin Luther King Day - No School
No school on Monday, January 20th.
Open House Dates
Congratulations Honorary County Council Members
Once again we will have several students participating in the honorary council member program in which high school students have the opportunity to sit in on and participate in our Berkeley County Council meeting. It is an excellent opportunity for our students to see firsthand how local government works. Students will be dismissed at 9 a.m. and return to school sometime around lunch time or shortly thereafter. Here are the students participating in the month of January.
January 16th - LUKE JONES
January 23rd - AMANDA DeOMS
January 30th - TORI WAYBRIGHT 

  A Few Reminders About Drop Off & Pick Up
1- Please drive slowly in the parking lot at all times.
2- Please do NOT use hand-held cellular devices while in the drop-off or pick-up lines. 
3- In order to get as many vehicles off Greensburg Road as possible at pick-up time, please pull up closely to the car in front of you and make room for two lanes of vehicles!
4- Elementary and secondary vehicles should alternate the right-of-way when merging
5- Vehicles pulling into the campus to go to the secondary side should always have the right of way so that traffic is not backed up on Greensburg Road.
Weather Announcements
In case of inclement weather, please be advised that we do not always follow the Berkeley County Public Schools' emergency closing schedule! Faith Christian Academy will always have its own announcement regarding school closings and delays. We will place announcements in the following media:
  • School website: www.faithchristianacademy.net (message will appear in a yellow box at top of home page)
  • Radio stations: WEPM (1340 AM) and Lite 97.5
  • Television: NBC News 25
  • A text message will be sent through the Renweb data base – all parents will receive a text alert 
  • Phone Message: Call the school and enter extension 223 for weather related messages
Every attempt will be made to make a call by 6:00 a.m. on the morning of a cancellation or delay. If a two-hour delay is called then parents need to check back and see if a second announcement is made. Again, every attempt will be made to make a call as quickly as possible. A two-hour delay will result in before care opening at 9:00 a.m. On days where weather may prompt an early dismissal, please do not call the school office. Check your texts frequently when inclement weather occurs or listen for the radio announcement. The school phone lines are needed for emergency purposes. You must be prepared to pick up your child or arrange for them to be picked up when weather causes an early dismissal. The safety of our staff is also extremely important to us. We will want to get them home as quickly and safely as possibly.
Any time the forecast is for inclement weather our primary goal is to make the very best decision for the safety of our students. We realize that our students come from a wide geographic area and that road conditions often vary greatly across the region. When inclement weather occurs, parents must use their best judgment in determining whether or not to bring children to school or pick them up early. When parents choose to keep their children home due to the weather, those absences will be excused with a note indicating the reason for the absence or tardy.
Dress for the weather
The weather is turning colder, and students need to be properly dressed for outdoor recess. We will get the students outside for fresh air as much as possible.

Please remember to send your child with a coat, hat and gloves for outdoor recess.
Sick Policy
In an effort to clear up the germs and viruses, we are asking that if your child experiences any of the following symptoms to please keep them home for the day.

Symptoms include: Runny nose with yellow/green discharge, nausea/vomiting, sore throat, chills or fever, diarrhea or any other conditions that might be contagious. A student should be fever free for 24 hours (without medication) before returning back to school.
Attendance
Absentee notes can be emailed to Joy Hobbs at joy.hobbs@faithchristianacademy.net . Please be aware that parents will not be notified if a note is not submitted. It is the responsibility of the parent or student to communicate with the teachers concerning absences and make up work.
Dates to Remember
January

  • 14th End of Quarter 2
  • 13th Financial Aid 101 for College
  • 15th MS Math Field Day
  • 16th HS Math Field Day
  • 18th Winter Banquet
  • 20th No School
  • 21st Report Cards
  • 21st - 24th Spirit Week
  • 24th Senior Night
  • 27th Open House
Did You Know?
Did you know FCA has a PTO??
Our first meeting of the year is scheduled for February 24th at 6:30 p.m in the Biology lab. If you are interested in attending please register here .