FA Community Bulletin – January 29, 2020

In This Issue:


FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL’S OFFICE

Dear Faith Academy Community Member,

The news rocking the world right now centers around the rapid spread of the coronavirus out of China.  Our community is no exception with emails coming in from concerned parents regarding school, safety etc.  Our Health Office has sent out information regarding preventative measures to be taken at home and at school.  We are following the lead of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC in the USA) with regards to how to respond.  We will continue to follow these measures.

There is a very natural temptation for us to worry when things like this happen. Just last week I quoted Philippians 4 about what God tells us to do with our worries.  This week I was prompted to remember I Peter 5:7, “7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” (NLT) I love this reminder of why we are to do this… “because he cares” for us! The next verse goes on to say, “8Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil.  He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.“ Our enemy is very aware of our tendency to worry and is quite prepared to use that worry to consume us and to pull us away from the security and peace God offers to us.  Let’s encourage one another especially in these times to “give all our worries” over to God and rest in the peace He promises will follow.

The plans are coming together for our Middle School Outdoor Education adventure at Rizal Re-Creation Center.  Please pray for all of the details to be worked out and for a wonderful time of fun, learning and spiritual enrichment.  Normally all of this would have been worked out months in advance, but due to the sudden change in venue with Taal’s eruption, the timeframe has been condensed.

This week is Spiritual Emphasis Week (SEW) in High School.  Pastor James Aiton is speaking each day in a chapel time. Pray that the Lord uses this time to challenge and encourage the hearts of the students and staff.

Serving with you,

Tom Hardeman

Head of School


THE WEEK AT A GLANCE:

Thursday,
January 30

  • Regular school day
  • SEW/SEW Chapel
  • Swim Club
  • Touch Rugby Trip (Girls)
Friday,
January 31

  • Regular school day
  • SEW/SEW Chapel
  • Swim Blub
  • Touch Rugby Trip (Girls)
  • BB Brent @ FA
  • MSD Girls OE Squad sleepover
Saturday,
February 1

  • Touch Rugby Trip (Girls)
Monday,
February 3

  • Regular school day
  • Lifeguard In-Service (pool closes @ 4pm)
Tuesday,
February 4

  • Regular school day
  • ESD/MSD Chapel
  • ASERT

FROM THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE

REMINDER: The last day to settle the $100 registration fee is on January 31, 2020, together with the application of your child. Many have submitted the application but have not paid. Starting February 1, the fee automatically goes up to $150.

A.  The ONLINE Application for RE-ENROLLMENT OF CURRENTLY ENROLLED STUDENTS for School Year 2020/21 OPENED LAST NOVEMBER 4.

If your child/ren will continue to attend the School Year 2020/21, ALL must complete the Re-Enrollment process TO SAVE YOUR CHILD’S SEAT NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.

Go to https://faith.edu.ph/registration and log on using the Username and Password you used when you registered your student in SY 2019-20.

If you forgot your username please contact the Registrar or IT.   Please do not create a new username account.

Once you are logged on, you must first UPDATE by clicking each step (even if there is no change in your information):

Step 1 – Student information

Step 2 – Parent Information

Step 3 – Employer or Sponsoring Organization (if the Sponsoring Organization was changed, upload the new documents)

Step 4 – Emergency Contact Information

Once you have successfully updated all 4 steps (Steps 1-4 will turn GREEN, nothing in RED) Step 5 will appear.

Step 5 – Click Create Application and choose SY 2020/21 (click the applicable Semesters 1 & 2). Fill up all the fields. Make sure to click the right Grade level.

Step 6 – Click to submit and Pay the Registration fee. You may opt to pay the Registration Fee online or at the business office.

Make sure to do the same process for each child to be enrolled.

Kindly take note of the corresponding registration fees below:

Registration Fees of Submitted Applications On or Before:

December 15 to January 31, 2020, ~ $100 for each child

Starting February 1, 2020 ~ $150 for each child

Submission of the Online Application and Application Fee MUST be received within the same due date period.

Step 7 – Enrollment Requirements – Deadline to submit is July 24, 2020

Online Student Health Form Questionnaire – every year

Child Safety Quiz & Anti-Bullying Act- every year

Medical Exam for Kinder, G3, G6, G9 (downloaded and printed/brought to your Physician)

Boarding and Transportation forms if applicable.

BOARDING

Boarding Registration Fees for Returning Students On or Before:

November 6 to December 14. 2019, ~ Application fee $90

December 15 to January 31, 2020, ~ Application fee $120

Starting February 1, 2020, ~ Application fee $145

B. FOR NEW STUDENT APPLICATIONS

  • NEW STUDENTS APPLICATION IS CURRENTLY OPEN.

New Student Registration Fees:

  • December 1 to February 15, 2020, ~ Application fee $150
  • February 16 – March 31, 2020, ~ Application fee $200
  • April 1, 2020, onwards ~ Application fee $250

Boarding Registration Fees New Students – $90

For questions or clarification, please contact the Registrar at [email protected]


FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE

Many of you are aware of the new virus that has been identified and is spreading in China. We would like to remind you that many of the health precautions we already have on campus will help stop the spread of the virus here.

For confirmed 2019-nCoV infections, reported illnesses have ranged from infected people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying. Symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

CDC believes at this time that symptoms of 2019-nCoV may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure. This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS viruses.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html

The single biggest thing that each and every one of you can do to help is to stay home, or keep your kids home when they show any signs of a cold or viral illness!!

The CDC also has the following tips for prevention:

There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Right now, 2019-nCoV has not been found to be spreading in the United States, so there are no additional precautions recommended for the general public to take. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

Because of the possibility of a long incubation period, please inform us if your child has been exposed to a person with a confirmed case of this new coronavirus and keep them home for 2 weeks.

For a reliable and accurate source of ongoing and updated information about this virus, please see this CDC website:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

You can also use the WHO website:  https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Sandy Varberg, RN

Head Nurse


TAAL RELIEF

The Faith Academy Community, Faith Alumni, and First Love International are joining to bring relief to victims of the Taal eruption.

We are partnering with a local pastor, Vic Fajardo, whom Outdoor Ed staff and students have worked with for several years. His congregation is from the affected Taal area, and are included in the 130,000 people sheltered in evacuation centers.

Locally, we will be collecting goods to distribute in the area. We welcome Faith Academy families to collect goods and bring to the box in front of the High School Office. We will supplement these goods with financial gifts given from around the world. When we deliver the items, church members will also invite friends who do not know about Jesus. We plan to bring Tagalog Scripture so spiritual needs can be met alongside physical needs. We will also be needing trucks to deliver the goods.

3 ways to give finances:

  • Deposit at Faith Business office into the Compassion Account and designate as Taal Relief.
  • Faith Website Online gifts- at http://www.faith.edu.ph Click the Give tab at the top, Pick Disaster Relief in the drop-down option and Type TAAL in the space below. Faith will receipt, but tax certificate of donation only applies to Filipino Citizens.
  • US based gifts- First Love International forwards 100% for Taal Relief. Tax receipt only applies to American Citizens. Checks noted for Taal Relief to First Love International PO Box 15836 Loves Park, IL 61132 USA (815) 229-3065.  Or You can Donate online at http://www.firstloveinternational.com – Look for the Donate button of Taal Relief

For further questions contact: [email protected]

Goods to Donate:

  • Foods (rice, easy-open canned goods, biscuits, coffee, sugar, instant noodles ++)
  • Clothes in good condition and ready-to-wear
  • Hygiene kit (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush)
  • Towels
  • Slippers/Tsinelas
  • Mats, blankets, pillows, beddings
  • Milk, diapers, and other baby needs
  • Basic medicines
  • Face masks (preferably N95)
  • Cell Phone Load Cards
  • Plastic reusable plates/cups/bowls
  • Tagalog Bibles

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

Come support your Vanguards at “Friday Night Lights’ this Friday in the Hardeman Gym – snacks will be sold just outside.  Let’s go Vanguards!


My peace I give unto you
It’s the peace that the world cannot give
It’s the peace that the world cannot understand
Peace to know, peace to live
My peace I give unto you

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace.  In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33 


 
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