In This Issue:
Dear Faith Community Member,
We have had an unusual number of both student and staff illnesses lately with many student absences. Please pray for the cycle of illness to stop and for health to be restored to our community.
The safety and well being of our students is a top priority for us. Several issues have come up recently that prompted us to create some clearer guidelines outlined in the policy below. Please read through the policy and be aware of our commitment to follow up on these areas.
Serving with you,
Head of School
Supervision of Children on Campus
Parents may expect that enrolled students will be under continuous adult supervision during school hours. Outside of school hours, Faith Academy will only assume responsibility for supervision when children are taking part in a school-organized activity (e.g., athletic practice, club meeting, class party). At all other times, there may be no assumption of child supervision unless explicitly announced by the school.
Each division has its own policy about students remaining on campus after school hours on school days. On Tuesday afternoons, however, all children must leave campus unless participating in a school-approved activity with adult supervision. An exception is made for the children of staff members. They must remain in their parent’s classroom or office space. Friends of staff children are not included in this exemption.
Children who are not enrolled as students may not be on campus during school hours unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Visiting children may attend classes with a friend who is an enrolled student as long as the visitor and friend abide by the policy for visitors in the appropriate divisional handbook. Alumni graduates may visit campus at any time.
When part-time students are on campus during school hours, they must be under the supervision of an adult whenever they are not attending a class. The division principal may choose to arrange for supervision, but if this has not been done, supervision must be provided by the parent or a parent-appointed guardian. Supervision details must be approved by the division principal before part-time students may begin attending classes.
Part-time students, as well as students not enrolled in the school, are restricted from using any teaching space, the library, the pool, the covered courts or the playing fields during school hours. Other public spaces (e.g., tennis courts and weight room) must be vacated whenever required by a staff member. At certain times of the year, arrangements may be made with the Aquatics Supervisor to allow swimming lessons during the school day.
New Applications for the 2nd Semester of SY 2019/20 will be received up until November 15, 2019. The last day to be tested both for Part 1 & 2 is on November 22, 2019. All interviews need to be done by November 29, 2019.
~ Registrar’s Office
We plan to hold the Open House on October 25 (Friday) from 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm with a Campus Tour and Information Session. Details to follow.
If you know of people who might be interested in applying their children to Faith Academy either for School Year 2019/20 2nd Semester OR School Year 2020/21, please do invite and encourage them to come!
They can email the Registrar so their names can be on the list of invited guests.
For questions, please contact the registrar at [email protected]
WANTED: Talented individuals in need of a stage! The Junior Class invites the Faith Academy community to audition for this year’s Talent Night on January 18, 2020.
Audition Dates: September 30 & October 2
Times: 2:30 – 5:00 each day
Where: Cadd Theater
Content: Audition content should match your performance content. Polishing can come later.
Length: Audition should be 3 minutes in length. If you really think you’ll need more than 3 minutes, sign up for two slots.
Please pick up an audition form and sign up on the Fine Arts Bulletin Board near the main Poppinga Hall staircase. Please bring a completed audition form when you come to auditions.
Contact Raine Aguilar or Dennis Chow if you have any questions.
Mark your calendars!
SY 2019-20 Performing Arts events will soon begin in Cadd Fine Arts Center.
We have been entrusted with the gift of a wonderful facility and performing arts program, thank you for joining us in being good stewards of the space and the hard work that goes into events by keeping up the following standards, whether the event is in the Theater, Tipunan or Meeting Hall:
Come and experience the joy of praying together for our school and our kids! 7:15-8:30 am every Tuesday morning in the Tipunan Prayer Room.
What? The Chinese MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL And DICE GAME
When? September 20, Friday, 3 pm
Where? @Meeting Hall (just below Tipunan)
How much? @500 pesos per person (parent & student same rate)
Please pay at the Business Office by Thursday, Sept. 19.
This is open to everyone in the Faith Academy Community.
~ Jojo Chan
for the Fil-Chinese Community
“Are we weak and heavy laden,
cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge;
take it to the Lord in prayer.”
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1