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December Issue





Students Returning to Campus January 11th

On Monday, January 11th Faith Family Academy welcomes the return of students to full-time, on-campus instruction for the start of the spring semester.

While Faith Family Academy has successfully managed in-person learning for students on both campuses since August, we are committed to balancing the short-term health concerns and long-term academic needs of every student.

To provide the best opportunity for students to learn, achieve, and succeed, the following in-person learning structure will take effect on January 11th:

PreK – 5th grade – All students will begin 100% in-person learning on Monday, January 11th.

6th – 12th grades

  • Students currently attending classes on campus will continue in-person learning.
  • Remote learning students who are maintaining good attendance with passing grades in all classes may elect to continue remote learning.
  • Remote learning students with excessive absences and/or failing grades must return to campus for in-person learning beginning Monday, January 11th.

Temporary remote learning will be available for students with documented medical conditions approved by FFA. To continue remote learning, parents must complete the online Remote Learning Request form for each student no later than Tuesday, January 5th.

We fully appreciate the trust and faith you show by sending your children to school at Faith Family Academy and look forward to seeing every student on January 11th!



Two Eagles Students Advance to TAFE State Competition

Congratulations to our Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) students who competed in the Region 10 South competition in November. Faith Family Academy senior students Jairo Mata and Leslie Bejar won the regional competition in the Middle School Interactive Bulletin Board category and advanced to the TAFE State Competition in March 2021. Other FFA students also competed in the K-3rd Grade Children’s Literature Book category.

TAFE is a statewide, non-profit student organization providing students the opportunity to explore the teaching profession through participation in teaching and training, leadership, educational awareness, and other activities in a well-rounded program for future educators.




Spanish Spelling Bee Has Eagles Students Buzzing

Sixth graders Gianella Gomez and Lucy Gonzalez were recently selected as winner and alternate in Faith Family Academy’s 6-8th grade Spanish Spelling Bee. The district will also conduct a Spanish Spelling Bee for 3-5th grade students January 13-14, and the winners will advance to the virtual region spelling bee on February 24th. Good luck to all of our Spanish spellers!



Athletics News


Eagles Boys Basketball Eyes Return to State Tournament

Boys Varsity Basketball got their season off to a hot start in November going 5-0 with wins over Red Oak, Lancaster, Dallas Madison, DeSoto and Dallas Pinkston. After several tough road losses to top-ranked Texas teams, the Eagles rebounded with wins over Dallas Lincoln and Sulphur Springs to improve to 8-3 on the young season.




Jordan Walsh Receives National Recognition

Congratulations to Junior basketball player Jordan Walsh for being ranked #35 on ESPN’s Class of 2022 Super 60 basketball player rankings.


Senior Mekhi Collins Offered D1 Basketball Scholarship

Congratulations to Senior basketball player Mekhi Collins who recently received a D1 basketball scholarship offer from Nicholls State University in Louisiana.




New Home of Eagles Soccer Takes Shape

Construction of the new field for Eagles Soccer at the Oak Cliff campus is well underway. Hellas Construction of Frisco, Texas is building the state-of-the-art turf pitch, and Eagles Soccer hopes to be playing on the new field by early February.


Athletics Calendar – December

Eagles Men

Varsity Basketball

12/18 – Mansfield Timberview

12/28 – FW O.D. Wyatt

12/29 – Kennedale* (1st district game)


Varsity Soccer – Viking Round Robin Tournament

12/18 – Thomas Jefferson

12/19 – Pinkston

12/19 – Williams Preparatory

Lady Eagles

Varsity Basketball

12/21 - Maypearl

12/28 - @ Kemp

12/29 - Kennedale


Visit Faith Family Academy Athletics for complete schedules and information.



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District Calendar

December

Dec. 18 – Early Release

Dec. 21-Jan. 1 – Holiday Break

January

Jan. 4 – Students Return

Jan. 4-8 – Early Release Days

Jan. 8 – 3rd Six Weeks Ends

Jan. 11 – Return to Campus & 4th Six Weeks Starts

Jan. 18 – MLK Holiday (no school)

Jan. 29 – Early Release