Updates and Happenings
- FCS is having an open house for prospective families on Thursday, January 25 from 6-8:00 pm. Tell your friends and family that might be interested in private Christian school options for their children. The open house is also a great opportunity for PreK families to check out our kindergarten program and fifth grade parents to check out our middle school program.
- The Forcey Spirit Wear website is active and ready for ordering! We are extremely excited to offer our official and approved Forcey Spirit Wear! Visit www.forceyspiritwear.com. Spirit Wear can be worn every Friday during the 2023-2024 school year. Uniform bottoms will be worn with a Spirit Wear top. Spirit Wear can be worn with the PE uniform.
- Let us work together to keep our school healthy! As a reminder, please keep your student home if they have a fever of 100.4 or higher*, have vomited*, had episodes of diarrhea* or have a consistent runny nose that requires frequent use of tissues. On a related note; Your student must be symptom free for 24 hours without the use of symptom reducing medications. Please remember that if your student has seen a physician or is under medical care to contact the nurse directly and provide medical documentation to return to school.
*Within the past 24 hours.
- Weather-related school closures and delays will be posted on WTOP.com. In addition, parents can expect a text alert message and email notification for all school closures and delays.
- Re-enrollment has begun. You can start the process at https://fcs.school/re-registration/. Open enrollment begins on Monday, January 29!
- Please mark your calendar! The Baysox Reading Incentive Program for K-5th is on Saturday, April 6, at 6:35 pm. Those students who meet their reading goals will be given two free tickets to attend the baseball game. Please start reading your books now. Direct your questions to Hannahfirstname.lastname@example.org.
- Students and staff are welcome to dress in their traditional outfits on Friday, February 9th, if they come from a country that celebrates the Lunar New Year, which takes place on Sat., February 10th.
- FCS parents have the opportunity to promote their businesses in our school yearbook. See attached flyer for details!
- The next PTO sponsored used uniform sale will be on Friday, January 19. It is a half day for students and the sale will begin at 11:00 am. The sale flyer is attached.
- Questions about the FCS PTO, email email@example.com or visit https://fcs.school/pto/
Mark Your Calendar
- Keep up with important dates on our website calendar all year long at https://fcs.school/calendar.
- January 15, 2024 is a no school holiday for Martin Luther King, Jr. day.
- January 19, 2024 is the end of the second quarter and a half day for students.
- Second semester MS electives begin on Monday, January 22, 2024.
- February 19, 2024 is a no school holiday for President’s Day.
- The end of the third quarter is Friday, March 22,2024. No third quarter work will be accepted after this date.
- March 25-April 1 is Easter Break. School resumes on Tuesday, April 2.
- Spring Gala fundraiser to benefit the FCS annual fund will be on Saturday, April
- IOWA standardized testing week is April 15-19. Do your best to have your children in school that week and arrive on time. Late students will not be permitted in class until the class finishes any pending assessments. Make up-tests are time consuming and students miss valuable classroom instructional time during make up testing. Make up testing for sickness will only be scheduled with a doctor’s note. Make up tests for travel will not be scheduled.
Are you feeling weary today? Paul in his letter to the Galatians encourages them to not give up during weariness. The blessing on the other side will be worth it!
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galatians ~6:9
Cheri L. Vislay, M. Ed.
Principal, Forcey Christian School
Live to Serve!