In This Issue:
Dear Faith Academy Community Member,
I hope you and your family are settling in to the routines of a new school year. It is a time of reflection as we prioritize our schedule and rearrange life to accommodate the ebb and flow of school life. We encourage parents of High School students especially, but also of Middle Schoolers to help your child(ren) think through the level of commitments they make, especially here at the start of the school year. Helping your child think through the ramifications of possibly overloading their schedule with AP classes, extra-curricular commitments, etc. It is easy to overload and overcommit. Please help your student(s) think through a balanced approach to the commitments they make. It will make life more enjoyable for everyone. We want students to get the most out of their Faith Academy experience, but we don’t want to set them up for burn-out through over-commitment.
Serving with you,
Head of School
Guardianship Of Students
When a student is not living with his/her parents, or in the event of the parents’ absence for a period of time, it is required by the administrative policy that a guardian is designated for the student. The designated guardian must reside within Metro Manila and must be given written permission to act on the parents’ behalf regarding the student.
The Temporary Guardianship form must be filled up separately for each child and submitted via online. The online form can be found on our website under the Parent’s Tab or click this button link:
Welcome to a new school year. I hope that you all have a safe and healthy “summer” break! I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know what the Health Services has to offer this year.
Our office is open from 7 am to 2:30 pm (1:30 on Tuesdays) with 2 – 3 nurses on duty. From 2:30 to 4:30 pm (every day except Tuesday) we have one nurse on duty – she will either be in the office or her phone number will be on the door so you can contact her in case she has stepped out for a bit. Our staff doctor has clinic hours from 1 – 2:30 pm every day except Tuesday. We may chose to have an ill or injured child seen by the doctor but we will do our best to communicate that to you, as parents, as soon as possible. For elementary students that need to see the doctor, we would prefer that you are also present, so we will try to contact you before the student is seen. While the doctor’s office hours are reserved for staff and student visits only, the nursing staff is available with medical advice to anyone at any time during our office hours!!
Most of our days are filled with caring for your children and their health needs. Please keep us informed of any health needs your children may have. We are willing to dispense any medication (for a short time) that you send, we just ask that you clearly label the medication with your child’s name as well as the dose and time needed. If you gave us permission to administer medications to your elementary-aged child on the Student Health Form that you submitted for registration, we will do our best to send home a note when a medication is given. If you did not give us permission, we will contact you if we feel they need medication. We will dispense medications to middle and high school students as needed but will depend on the students to let you know!
Please keep us informed of your current cell phone number so we can contact you regarding any medical issues that may arise during the school day!
Any time the Health office is open we are here to offer medical advice or care and help you in any way we can. We have a variety of over-the-counter medications available. We also have some medical equipment (crutches, nebulizers, splints) that you can borrow if needed. Our nurses are here to help you and are all well trained and experienced.
We are also excited to announce that we have a MOA (Memorandum of Agreement) with Fatima University Medical Center – a near by hospital. They have agreed to provide discounts on hospitalizations and/or diagnostic testing to staff and students of Faith Academy (and their immediate families). All you need to do is present your student’s ID to their business office when you pay the bill. If you would like more information about this, please email or stop by the Health Office!
Please let us know if you have any questions or need to let us know of any health concerns with your students. You can either call 651-7100 local 752 or 753 OR email us at [email protected]
Sandy Varberg, RN
“Jesus sought me when a stranger,
wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Bought me with His precious blood”
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us