Voice of Faith January 2, 2018

From the Librarian’s Desk: Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that the school year is almost half over! Over Christmas break I did something I haven’t done in a long time; I read a paper book! I really enjoyed having an actual book in my hands! I would like to encourage each of you to take some time to enjoy a good book in any format.  With that in mind, I would like to update you on some changes to the annual book fair. The vendor will now be Scholastic and the date has been moved up to the week of February 19. If you would like to be a part of the planning and/or execution of this year’s book fair, please contact Mrs. Sheri Cooper. As soon as times are scheduled, an online sign-up sheet will be available.

Open House Dates: January 22nd, February 26th & March 26th.  Invite your friends and family out to tour our campus, meet the teachers and see our students in action.  Re-enrollment begins for our currently families in February and we open it to the public in March.  Re-enrollment forms will be coming out soon.

End of 2nd Quarter: The end of second quarter is January 10th.  Report cards will be available online January 16th.

Berkeley County Transportation Forms:  Forms are due to the office by January 12th.

Martin Luther King, Jr/ Right to Life Day:  No school on January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr/ Right to Life Day.

Booster Falcon Friend Program:  Thank you everyone who has purchased a Falcon Friend Pass!  Our Level 1 has sold out.  All of the other levels are still available.  Click here to view packages.

Cold Weather Reminder: As cold weather approaches, please make sure that your elementary student wears a warm jacket to school.  A sweatshirt or sweater is no longer sufficient for keeping warm at recess.

School Emergency Closings:  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: faithchristianacademy.net (“Quick Notes” along right side of home page)
  • Radio stations: WEPM (1340 AM) and Lite 97.5
  • Television: NBC News 25
  • E-mail: An e-mail will be sent through the Renweb data base – all parents will receive an e-mail 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 email frequently when inclement weather occurs or listen for the radio announcement.  The school phone lines are needed for emergency purposes.

 Dates to remember:

  • January 10th End of 2nd Quarter
  • January 15th No School
  • January 22nd Open House
  • January 24th ASVAB Testing