School Policies


School Policies

Our policies are reviewed periodically to ensure that students and staff, teach and learn in a safe, secure and structured environment on campus and off campus. Kindly read details regarding FCA school policies on this page.

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School Hours

The school day for Kindergarten through 5th grade Lower School students begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2:50 p.m. Students may be dropped off as early as 8:00 a.m. (at no charge), and may be picked up by 3:15 p.m. (at no charge). Kidz Zone extended care is available to families from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m., and 3:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

For Upper School students (grades 6 and up), school starts at 8:50am and ends at 3:30pm. After school athletics and clubs are available, but child care is not.


ALL absences must be called in each day that a student is absent (904-321-2137). When the student returns to school, he/she MUST bring a note from either a parent or doctor. It is the responsibility of the student to make up all work that has been missed.


Any student who is tardy for school MUST be checked in by a parent. Absences related to illness or injury of the student that exceed five (5) consecutive days or a total of ten (10) days requires a doctor’s note.

If You Move

If you have moved, please update your current address and phone number on your FACTS profile.

Lunch Program

FCA partners with local restaurants to deliver lunch five days a week. Please check with the school office for more specific information. Students may also bring in their own lunches.

Medication Procedure

Florida State law requires that a special form be filled out and signed by the physician and parent/guardian of each student on medication. This form must be on file in the school clinic before a student can take any medication at school. All physicians have copies of this form.

Dress Code

Yes. Please refer to the Parent Student Handbook for detailed information regarding the dress code.

Office Phones and Cell Phones

Students may place calls home for important situations only, as determined by the office staff. If your student needs to make arrangements to go home with another student, these arrangements must be made before arriving at school. Students may have cell phones; however, all cell phones must be turned off and out of sight.

P.E. Uniforms

Upper School students are required to wear the FCA P.E. uniform shirt and shorts during P.E. class. The cost is $20 for shirt and shorts, and can be purchased in the Upper School office.