Remote Learning online may be accessed using a computer, laptop, tablet (iPad), smartphone (iPhone or Android) or other internet-enabled device.

The Remote Learning tools provide enough instructional material to cover several hours of lessons each day. Faith Family Academy recommends each student complete an average of 30-45 minutes daily per subject.

The following links will direct students to the Remote Learning program for their grade & campus:

Dallas Campus

Waxahachie Campus



Meal Service



Parent Resources



Special Programs

Early Childhood Center

Dellysmar Feliciano, Pre-K to 2nd Grade


Elementary

Catherine Greenberg, Elementary


Middle School

Katrina Ortiz, Middle School


High School

Alexis Bernstein, High School


Intervention Specialists

Shunna Baker - Dallas Early Childhood Center: PreK-Grade 2

Garnisha Sanford - Dallas Elementary: Grades 3-5

Allison Etchison - Dallas Middle School: Grades 6-8

Shante Lowery - Dallas High School: Grades 9-12

Adhali Frayre Escalante, Waxahachie: PreK-8


Speech Therapy

Maricarmen De la Cruz, Bilingual Speech Therapist

Deb Pullano, Speech Therapist


Dyslexia Intervention

Zachary Knott, Dyslexia Interventionist


Bi-Lingual

Ada Pavon, Bilingual Diagnostician



Social Services

Intervention Specialists

Shunna Baker - Dallas Early Childhood Center: PreK-Grade 2

Garnisha Sanford - Dallas Elementary: Grades 3-5

Allison Etchison - Dallas Middle School: Grades 6-8

Shante Lowery - Dallas High School: Grades 9-12

Adhali Frayre Escalante, Waxahachie: PreK-8


Helpful Resources

Dallas Police Department

  • Non-Emergency Line: 214-744-4444
  • Domestic Violence Counselors
    • English: 214-671-4307
    • Spanish: 214-671-4325
  • Teen Line: 972-233-TEEN

Department of Family Protective Services

  • 1-800-252-5400

Suicide & Crisis Center of North Texas

  • 24/7 Crisis Line: 214-828-1000


COVID-19 Support and Resources

With the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) many people are stressed and anxious. People are anxious about the unknown and this can be overwhelming. People with pre-exiting mental health conditions may respond more strongly to stressful situations. People should keep appointments with their mental health provider. If you are displaying symptoms, under quarantine and need to stay home, or are concerned about going to the appointment, contact your therapist to see if you are able to speak with them over the phone or do a tele-health session.

Signs of Stress:

  • Fear and worry about your own health and health of your loved ones
  • Having difficulty sleeping or concentrating
  • Changes in eating patterns
  • Increased use of alcohol or other drugs

Dealing with Depression:

  • With things being cancelled and social distancing, we still need to stay connected. Reach out to people you trust.
  • Be gentle with yourself
  • Self-care is important: eating healthy, exercise, hygiene
  • Keep a routine even if you are at home
  • Watch movies
  • Read books

Things I Can Do to Help Myself with Anxiety:

While it is important to know the facts about COVID-19, it will help to take breaks from watching, reading, or being on social media. This could be upsetting to repeatedly hear about the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Eat healthy, exercise
  • Meditate, breathing exercises
  • Journal your feelings
  • Stay connected to others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and about how you are feelings.

Coping with Grief:

Grief is a natural response to a loss. Grief can have physical affects by causing difficulty to sleep, eat and socialize. These are all normal reactions to grief. Grieving is an individual experience and there is no “wrong or right way to grief”. There is no time line for grieving some people feel better in weeks others months or years. However you grieve it is important to be patient with yourself and allow the experience to be unfold naturally.

Tips for Coping with Grief:

  • Acknowledge your pain.
  • Understand that a loss can trigger many different emotions.
  • Accept that your grievance process will be unique to you and will not look like others.
  • Grief can consume you if you allow it to, to cope with it surround yourself with a good support system.
  • Take care of yourself physically.

Myths About Grief:

  • “Be Strong”- doing your grievance you may hear others tell you to “be strong”. Although they may mean well feeling sad, depressed and alone are normal feelings of grief and it is okay to not feel “strong” doing this time.
  • “If you don’t cry, you don’t feel bad about the loss”- most people do cry when experiencing a loss but crying is not the only emotion to grief. It’s okay if you don’t cry it does not mean that your feelings are not as deep as someone who does cry.
  • “Moving on means forgetting the loss”- this is not true, moving on means accepting the loss which is not the same as forgetting. You can move on with your life and keep the memory of the loss alive.

Health

Food

Mental Health

Grief

Substance Use

Academic

Special Education

Housing

Finances

  • SaveOnEnergy List of energy providers providing COVID-19 financial assistance.
  • Spectrum Internet Free access to internet and WiFi for 60-days for new Pre-K to 12, college student and teacher households who don't currently have internet or WiFi.
  • North Dallas Shared Ministries Emergency financial assistance to people who need money to pay for rent and/or utilities.

Parenting

Social Emotional Learning

Abuse

  • The National Domestic Abuse Hotline Provides tools and immediate support to empower victims and survivors to find safety and live free of abuse. We also provide support to friends and family members who are concerned about a loved one. Resources and help can be found by calling 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).
  • Texas Abuse Hotline Call 1-800-252-5400 or use secure website for reporting suspicions of abuse, neglect and exploitation of children, adults with disabilities, or people 65 years or older.

Additional Resources



Contact

For general questions and questions regarding remote learning, please call or email:

For questions regarding social services, please call:

  • Telephone - 214-379-7657 (English)
  • Telephone - 214-379-7658 (Espanol)

For technical support, please contact our IT Help Desk Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.