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Parent & Student Info Hub

Welcome to the Friends Academy Parent Information page, the place to find everything – from school forms to permission slips, handbooks and what's for lunch.

For all private information, including grades and comments, your child's classes, health records, and the FA E-mail Archive, please log in below to the secure FA Parent Portal. The private Parent Portal is available to new parents in July.

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All-School

The section contains documents that apply to all three divisions.  For division-specific info, click on the appropriate tab. 

Student & Parent Handbook

 


2019-20 Student & Parent Handbook
(Updated 8/19/19)

Click here for policies regarding School Dress Code, Transportation, Textbooks, School Hours and more.

 

 

2019-20 Calendar & Important Dates

Updated 6/17/19

2019-2020 Vacation Calendar

General School Forms & Information

Weekly Lunch Menus

Monthly lunch and snack menus

 

 

Breakfast and snacks: Both breakfast and afternoon snack items are available for purchase in the Dining Commons. Students can either pay cash or swipe their PIN code, which is printed on the Student ID card.

Both breakfast and afternoon snack items are available for purchase in the Dining Commons. Students can either pay cash or swipe their PIN code, which is printed on the Student ID card. All Lower School students receive a daily snack, which is eaten in the classroom. Middle School students enjoy fresh fruit at the end of the school day.

Questions: Contact Food Services Manager Jodi Resnick at 516-393-4233 or jodi_resnick@fa.org.

Medical Forms

Please login above to reach the Parent Portal and access Magnus Health SMR (Student Medical Records) to complete your child's Vital Health Record and upload all medical forms. Blank forms are available through Magnus Health and provided below for your convenience.

IMPORTANT!

1. Log in to the Parent Portal through www.fa.org.
2. Click on the Magnus Health icon on the right side.
3. From here, access your child's name and subsequent record.
4. Once in your child's record, you will see what must be submitted/approved/rejected.
5. To enter physicals and interims, click on that form and click "Scan" and subsequently "Upload" or "Fax" (scan gets in faster...fax requires at least 2 days).

Blank Forms:

Medication Permission Forms

Remember:

  • Parent Permission is signed electronically online.
  • FA Athletics approves all forms so if it your form is rejected, it's rejected because it is missing an item.
  • All physicals for student-athletes in grades 7-12 must contain height, weight, blood pressure and urine test results.
  • Interim forms must be signed within 30 days of season start, dated with signature of parent and student. Winter and spring interim forms become available 30 days before each season begins.

Safety & Security - Procedures & Protocols

School Safety & Security Plan

Early Dismissal protocol for parents

Bus Companies and Emergency phone numbers

In the event of inclement weather, the following protocols will go into effect:

  1. Parents will receive a direct phone call with a recorded message from the Head of School via the school's phone alert system.
  2. FA's status will be posted as a pop-up window on the FA website.
  3. FA's status will be available on Cablevision and FIOS - watch the closings and delays crawl on the television or go to the websites for News12 Long Island or FIOS1.

FA's first line of communication is the phone alert system. If you do not receive a call and are concerned about the safety of the driving conditions, please check the FA website, News12 Long Island, or FIOS1.

Online Safety & Privacy

Below, please find helpful resources for protecting privacy and staying safe online.

"How Do I?" FAQ

"How Do I?..."

Create Calendar and News alerts & add FA events to my calendar

Find an old e-mail? Log onto the Parent Portal and click on "E-mail Archive" on left navigation bar

Pay my bill? Log onto the Parent Portal and click on "MyBackPack," then "My Account"

Lower School

This section contains documents specific to the Lower School.

Course of Study

Forms

Summer Assignments

2019-20 School Supply List

Lower School

  • All supplies are provided by teachers.

2019-20 Textbook Lists

2018-19 Book Lists

Lower School Textbook list

A. For students served by Textbook Central, which includes ALL Nassau and Suffolk districts EXCEPT Farmingdale, Oceanside and Sewanhaka

  • Textbooks will be ordered by the school. You will receive more information over the summer about how and when these books will be distributed.

B. If you live in the Farmingdale, Oceanside or Sewanhaka district:

  • You will need to complete a district specific book order form. We ask that you turn in your forms to your district office as soon as possible. If you wait until August, districts may not be able to fill orders in time for the start of school.

C. If you live in a borough of New York City:

  • A few of your books may be provided by the city. Typically, families receive very few books through this system due to budgetary constraints and the process is quite cumbersome. We try to provide some books from our inventory for these students. Please be aware that you are responsible for ensuring that your child has any books not provided by New York City by the start of the year.

Middle School

This section contains documents specific to the Middle School.

Course of Study

Info & Forms

Athletics

Dress for Physical Education classes

  • Gym shorts: Black
  • T-shirt: White, grey, black or red

Students can also purchase Friends Academy Physical Education uniforms from the "Flash Store." The “Flash Store” offers Physical Education uniforms to Middle and Upper School students. Open 24/7, parents can order directly from the site and have the clothing shipped directly to their homes in approximately a week.

Shop FA Spirit Wear
You can visit https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/newyork/locustvalley/friends-academy for FA Spirit Wear!

Summer Reading and Math Assignments

2019-20 School Supply List

Middle School

Student Clubs

Click for a complete listing and description of Middle School clubs, times and advisors.

American Red Cross Childcare Training & Certification Course – CLOSED (Full)

2019-20 Textbook Lists and Info

2019-20 Book Lists

Textbooks provided by Textbook Central will be distributed to students on the first day of school. 

Middle School Textbook list

A. For students served by Textbook Central, which includes ALL Nassau and Suffolk districts EXCEPT Farmingdale, Oceanside and Sewanhaka

  • Textbooks will be ordered by the school. You will receive more information over the summer about how and when these books will be distributed.

B. If you live in the Farmingdale, Oceanside or Sewanhaka district:

  • You will need to complete a district specific book order form. We ask that you turn in your forms to your district office as soon as possible. If you wait until August, districts may not be able to fill orders in time for the start of school.

C. If you live in a borough of New York City:

  • A few of your books may be provided by the city. Typically, families receive very few books through this system due to budgetary constraints and the process is quite cumbersome. We try to provide some books from our inventory for these students. Please be aware that you are responsible for ensuring that your child has any books not provided by New York City by the start of the year.

2018 Back to School Night

Upper School

This section contains documents specific to the Upper School.

Course of Study

Forms

Community Service

Academics Counseling

College Counseling

 

Class of 2019 - Seniors

Camp De Wolfe forms are available when logged into the parent portal

Class of 2020 - Juniors

Method Test Prep Log-in

Rock Can Roll Service retreat

Jr Class Trip to DC
Packing List
Permission Form
The trip itinerary is available when you log in to the password protected portal.

Junior Prom
Guest Visitor permission form

Class of 2021 - Sophomores

Method Test Prep Log-in

PSAT/SAT/ACT info

Sept. 19th Retreat permission forms

Class of 2022 - Freshmen

Planning for the College Process - Freshman & Sophomore Years

 

Ninth grade Electives (Current rising 8th graders)

Outdoor Ed Forms are available when logged into the parent portal

Athletics

Important Links

2019-20 Athletic Manual

Schedule of Games

Games & Directions

Instructions to sign up for Schedule Star Game Alerts

Concussion Management and Return to Play Form

Dress for Physical Education classes

  • Gym shorts: Black
  • T-shirt: White, grey, black or red

Students can also purchase Friends Academy Physical Education uniforms from the "Flash Store." The “Flash Store” offers Physical Education uniforms to Middle and Upper School students. Open 24/7, parents can order directly from the site and have the clothing shipped directly to their homes in approximately a week.

Shop FA Spirit Wear
You can visit https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/newyork/locustvalley/friends-academy for FA Spirit Wear!

Athletics/Physical Forms
All medical and athletic forms are now handled through Magnus Health. Please visit the Parent Portal and click on the Magnus Health icon to complete your forms.

All Athletic and Physical forms must be uploaded to Magnus Health. You may access your Magnus Health SMR account when you login to the FA website; look for the the "Magnus Health" icon on the Parent Portal. All athletic forms (physical exam form, parent consent form and sports interim form) can be found at this site, completed and uploaded.

Please note that parents with Upper School student athletes playing in Fall sports must submit their medical information and forms on or before August 15th (Football) and August 22nd (all other sports).

Forms to be completed:

  • Current physical, including height, weight, blood pressure (must be signed/stamped with a date by doctor)
  • Interim form – All athletes must complete the interscholastic sports interim form. The interim form must be filled out and dated after July 26, 2019 for US athletes, July 19, 2019 for football and August 2, 2019 for MS athletes.
  • Parent Consent form
  • Review concussion information and sign electronically (on Magnus Health)

You cannot practice until your physical form, consent form, interscholastic sports interim form, and concussion letter have been uploaded to Magnus Health.

Support: If you are having difficulty navigating the Magnus system, entering data online or downloading the hardcopy coversheets and forms, please contact customer support at Magnus Health SMR by phone(877-461-6831) and email (service@magnushealthportal.com).

Important Pre-Season Practice Information

It is very important for our student/athletes to come to pre-season practices. Athletes must have a fixed number of practices before they are eligible for the first scrimmage or game. Teams are chosen during these tryouts/practices; therefore, not being at practice limits an athlete’s exposure. Conditioning done in the pre-season practices prevents many unnecessary injuries and allows our student/athletes to develop the cardiovascular and muscular conditioning necessary to participate in that team sport.

Summer Reading and Math Assignments

2019-20 School Supply List

Upper School

  • In the Upper School, there is no general supply list. Needed supplies are communicated by each teacher on the first day of school.

Driver Education Form

About Driver's Ed at Friends Academy...

Drivers' Education is offered at Friends Academy to any FA student who is 16 years of age and will have their learner's permit prior to the start of the course. Friends Academy offers 2 different sessions during the school year for just Friends Academy students (Fall and Spring) and a summer program that is open to the local community. Communication is sent out to both parents and students when the Driver's Ed classes are open for enrollment.

FALL SESSION

  • 16 week program that runs from the end of September to late January
  • 16 Lecture Classes-Monday Evenings on campus from 6:30-8pm.
  • 16 Driving Instruction days on either Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons (3:30-5pm, 5-6:30pm) or Saturday mornings (8-9:30am, 9:30-11am, 11-12:30pm, and 12:30-2pm).

SPRING SESSION

  • 16 week program that runs from February through June
  • 16 Lecture Classes-Monday evenings on campus from 6:30-8pm.
  • 16 Driving Instruction days on either Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons (3:30-5pm, 5-6:30pm) or Saturday mornings (8-9:30am, 9:30-11am, 11-12:30pm, and 12:30-2pm).

SUMMER SESSION

  • 5 week program that runs from July through middle of August.
  • Requirements: 16 Lecture & 16 Driving Classes over the 5 week course.
  • Classes run 3 days a week (Tues/Wed/Thurs) for 3 hours per day. Lecture & driving on the same day.
  • Students will select their 3 hour time slot for the summer: 7:30-10:30am, 9-12pm,  or 10:30-1:30pm.

If you have any questions related to our Driver’s Education program please contact Richard_Mack@fa.org or call 516-393-4212.


 

SAT/ACT Course Enrollment

Summer Opportunities

American Red Cross Childcare Training & Certification Class - CLOSED (Full)

2019-20 Textbook Lists and Info

2019-20 Pick Up

All students, Suffolk, Nassau and Queens residents, should pick up their textbooks on the Mezzanine level of the library at the following times:
  • 9th-12th: TK
  • 9th-12th: TK
  • 9th Grade: TK
  • 10th-12th: TK

Students on campus for Sports on TK may pick up their textbooks after their practices. If you have any questions, email me at laurie_fleming@fa.org

2019-20 Book Lists

  • US Textbook list (TK)

A. For students served by Textbook Central, which includes ALL Nassau and Suffolk districts EXCEPT Farmingdale, Oceanside and Sewanhaka

  • Textbooks will be ordered by the school. You will receive more information over the summer about how and when these books will be distributed.

B. If you live in the Farmingdale, Oceanside or Sewanhaka district:

  • You will need to complete a district specific book order form. We ask that you turn in your forms to your district office as soon as possible. If you wait until August, districts may not be able to fill orders in time for the start of school.

C. If you live in a borough of New York City:

  • A few of your books may be provided by the city. Typically, families receive very few books through this system due to budgetary constraints and the process is quite cumbersome. We try to provide some books from our inventory for these students. Please be aware that you are responsible for ensuring that your child has any books not provided by New York City by the start of the year.