Dear Faith Family Academy Community,
Faith Family Academy (“FFA”) announces the full-time return to on-campus instruction for all students beginning Monday, January 11, 2021. We will celebrate this day as the “2nd First Day of School” which also marks the beginning of the spring semester.
FFA has successfully conducted in-person learning for a significant percentage of students on both campuses since September. All staff and students will continue to follow the health and safety protocols defined in FFA’s Return to Learning Plan.
While there is no substitute for face-to-face learning in the classroom, temporary remote learning will be available for students with documented and approved medical conditions. All temporary remote learning requests must be submitted for prior approval to email@example.com.
To help teachers and staff prepare for the return of students, the schedule for the week of January 4-8, 2021 will be modified. Those days will now become Early Release dates for all grades at both campuses, and secondary grades 6-12 will follow their semester testing schedule.
The attached Frequently Asked Questions document addresses the most common questions and concerns for parents. For any other questions, please contact your campus administrator.
Thank you for your continued support as we work to create a safe learning environment for all students and provide a quality public education that goes beyond the classroom.
Dr. Mollie Purcell Mozley, Ed.D.
RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When will Faith Family Academy allow all students to attend classes on campus?
On Monday, January 11, Faith Family Academy (“FFA”) will return to the regular school day schedule with 100% of students back on campus.
January 11 will be celebrated as the “2nd first day of school” and is also the first day of the spring semester.
- All students will return to a regular master schedule.
- Attendance procedures will reflect 100% in-person instruction.
What about masks, social distancing and other protocols for COVID-19?
FFA will continue to follow all health and safety protocols defined in the Return to Learning Plan published on the district’s website, including mask wearing, handwashing, cleaning, sanitizing and social distancing.
- FFA has successfully hosted a significant percentage of students on both campuses since September.
- Staff and students have done a great job following protocols and ensuring a safe environment for everyone on campus.
- COVID-19 cases within our school community have been minimal, and Dallas County Health & Human Services statistics continue to show school-age children are a very low percentage of overall confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Are schools required to offer a full-time remote learning option for students?
Texas Education Agency (TEA) has amended their guidance to public schools and no longer requires districts to offer remote learning as a full-time option.
Who is eligible for temporary remote learning?
Temporary remote learning will be available for students with documented and approved medical conditions. All temporary remote learning requests must be submitted for prior approval to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does this impact Athletics?
All practice and game protocols are provided and managed by the University Interscholastic League (UIL). Game schedules by sport will be published on FFA’s website as they become available. Some sports will now require the purchase of advance tickets in order to manage attendance for social distancing purposes. Click here for more information.
What about other extracurricular programs?
Extracurriculars will be allowed to restart on campus beginning January 11. Students must have passing grades to be eligible to participate, and details will be communicated directly by teachers or campus administrators.
What happens during the week of January 4-8?
To help teachers and staff prepare our campuses for the return of all students, FFA is amending the schedule for this week to make these Early Release dates for all students. Grades 6-12 will also follow semester testing schedules during this week.
Will FFA still offer weekly meal service for remote learning students?
With all students returning to campus for in-person learning, Faith Family Academy will discontinue weekly meal pick up service at the Oak Cliff campus in January. More details will be provided.