School Policies

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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 the details regarding FCA school policies on this page.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

Faith Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Useful Downloads

Parent-Student Handbooks

Our handbooks are stored safely and conveniently in the Renweb Parent Portal under "Resource Documents".  Click the link below to be redirected to the portal.

Reporting Misconduct or Abuse

Please refer to the documents below that detail the reporting requirements and processes for educator/administrator misconduct and for child abuse, abandonment, or neglect:

Helpful Things to Remember

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 6th - 12th, school starts at 8:40 a.m. and ends at 3:25 p.m. After-school athletics and clubs are available, but child care is not.

Absences

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. Please refer to the Parent-Student Handbook for specifics about absenses, including the procedures for excused and unexcused absences.

Tardies

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

If You Move

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

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

We require uniforms. 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 should be stowed in their backpack, locker, or vehicle (not carried in their pocket).

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 a shirt and shorts and can be purchased in the Upper School office.