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Additional yearbooks:

If you are still looking to purchase a yearbook, we have some great news!  We have contacted our vendor and have been able to secure additional books. We will put those on sale through Schoolpay only starting Thursday morning at 9:00am.  You will not be able to see the link until it goes live at 9:00am.  You will be able to pick up these books at the front office during the summer hours after we receive them from the vendor. After this sale, there will not be additional books available. 

Backpacks:

Beginning Wednesday, 6/1 we are asking that students do not bring their backpacks on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Medication Pickup From The Clinic

As we near the end of the school year, I would like to remind you to stop by the clinic to pick up your child’s medication.  Medications may not go home with the student. Exception: If the medication order form states that student may self-carry the medication, please call the clinic at 904-547-4241 to give your student permission to take medication home.

Any medication left in the clinic after June 3 at 12:00 PM will be discarded according to policy. School policy does not allow for medication to remain in the school over the summer. 


Dear Falcon Families,
Important message from the principal:

Good News!
We did it!! What a wonderful year of growth and learning we had this year at Freedom Crossing Academy.
I truly appreciate all the support and advocacy from our FCA families. It takes a team to reach your
potential and we could not do it without our students, parents, amazing teachers, administrators and
staff! We are ALL a link in the chain that makes us Falcon Strong!
We have had so many wonderful culminating events this past month!
PTO Movie Night, Drama One Acts, NJHS trip to Adventure Landing, Band Trip to Wild Adventures,
Universal Gradventure for our 8th graders, 3rd grade to MOSH, Safety Patrol Recognition at Sweet Pete’s,
5th Universal Trip, 8th grade Promotion Ceremony and Dance (all in one day), Kindergarten Water Day,
6th, 7th and 8th grade Field Day and so much more!
Thank you to EVERYONE who made all these events happen!!
To those families that are leaving to other schools, we are so glad that you were a part of Freedom
Crossing Academy and wish you and your family the very best! Thank you for your time and hard work at FCA!
School start date is August 10, 2022. Please watch the website for back-to-school orientation. If you
know any families new to the area, please direct them to our website.
We sincerely hope all of our families have a wonderful and adventurous summer, keep reading, keep
growing and keep learning!
Take Flight and Break Barriers!
So proud to serve at FCA,
Gina R. Fonseca
Principal
Freedom Crossing Academy



We did it again!
Time to celebrate! Freedom Crossing Academy has been recognized for our resilience in implementing a school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) framework during the 2020- 2021 school year.

Important Student/Parent Covid Information & Protocols for 2021-2022


REMINDER:  Review the Health Questionnaire daily with your student.  Students MUST stay home from school when they are ill, awaiting COVID-19 test results, or if anyone in the household is COVID-19 positive.  Thank you for partnering with us to help protect the safety of all students and staff.

PARENTS: To report a positive case of COVID-19, please first call the DISTRICT COVID TEAM AT 904-547-8230 for guidance on next steps. 


Please refer to our district website for any covid updates:  https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/covid-19

Daily Schedule

Office Hours
7:30 am – 3:45 pm

School Hours
8:25 am – 2:45 pm 

(M, T, TH, F)
8:25 am – 1:45 pm (W)

Schoology

Falcon Families, Schoology is our learning management system for all learners at FCA this year.  All students should have an account. The document below may be helpful if you are having trouble logging in.

Schoology for Parents August 2020

Transportation Changes

Please email transportation changes to [email protected]

Digital Flyers

Cafeteria News

Just a reminder that starting December 1st the St Johns County School District will return to normal food service operations and therefore students and staff will once again be charged for Breakfast and Lunches provided by our cafeteria. Parents will need to add funds to their child’s/children’s lunch accounts so that student will be able to purchase breakfast or lunch. Parents/Guardians can add money to the student’s account electronically by using the following link https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/food/paypams. This is the preferred method for payment.  If you don’t already have a PayPams account, you can set one up to add funds to your child’s account electronically.

Parents/Guardians may also send money in via check. (Please be sure to include the student’s name, teacher, and grade with the check, so that it is deposited to the proper student’s account.) 

To see if your child qualifies for “Free or Reduced” lunch prices, online and printable applications are located on the SJCSD website at: https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/food/free.

Beginning Wednesday, December 1, 2021, Meal prices for Elementary (K-8) will be as follows:

 

Breakfast: Full Paid = $1.25
Reduced Paid =  $0.30
Elementary Lunch:
Full Paid =$2.80 

Middle School Lunch = $2.90
Reduced Paid = $0.40

To Report An Absence

Please use this form to report an absence:
Click Here

School Videos

More New Videos Coming Soon!

School Policies

District Field Trip Policy

Any person coming into the school or attending a field trip MUST have completed the School Access Form (formerly known as the Volunteer Application).  There will no longer be an option to allow people to come in one time as a visitor. You only need to complete the form one time while your child is in the St. Johns County School District. Please complete the School Access Form.

Attention Parents of Current Sixth Graders

**Parents, please be aware that the State of Florida requires all rising 7th graders to have the Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) Immunization. Please schedule your doctor’s appointment soon to receive your student’s updated Florida DH 680 Form. Once you obtain this form, please provide it to us as soon as possible to ensure a smooth transition into 7th grade.

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School Access

School Access FormThis is just a reminder that anyone (parent, guardian, friend, neighbor, aunt, uncle) must have school access to attend an event at Freedom Crossing Academy, have lunch with a student and/or attend an awards assembly. If you have not already done so, please complete the School Access Form. The process for approval may take up to 4 weeks, so please fill out the application sooner than later for any guests that would like to have school access. Once the application is approved, school access will be valid for three years.

FortifyFL App

FortifyFL is a website and app developed at the direction of the Florida Legislature. Any student, educator, parent or member of the public can report school safety concerns directly to law enforcement and school administrators anonymously and easily through the FortifyFL app or getfortifyfl.com.

School District News

2021-2022 Instructional Materials Adoption for Mathematics UPDATE

On February 8, 2022, the St. Johns County School Board voted to approve the list of recommended resources for adoption for Math. View the final list of approved resources. Florida Statute allows parents or residents of the county to object to the adoption of a specific instructional material. If you would like to contest the adoption of the Math resources, you must complete the Reconsideration of Instructional Materials Request Form and submit it to the SJCSD Instructional Resources and Media Services Department no later than noon on March 10, 2022.

Please visit our Instructional Materials Adoption web page to:

  • Access the math resources that are being considered for adoption.
  • Learn more about the policies and procedures for textbook adoption.

B.E.S.T. Standards Presentation

B.E.S.T. Standards PresentationThe purpose of the video is to provide parents and community members with information about the new B.E.S.T. Standards for English Language Arts and math. The video also explains the timeline for the implementation of the new standards.

View the B.E.S.T. Standards Presentation


Guiding Principles

Our Mission Statement

“Falcons take FLIGHT”

The letters in the word “FLIGHT” stand for Focus, Leadership, Imagination, Grit, Heart, and Team.

Our Vision Statement

“Breaking Barriers”

It is our goal for FCA students, staff and school to ‘break barriers’ that are holding us from the next step in our dreams and achievements.

"A" School Designation 2019

Freedom Crossing Academy received an "A" grade from the Florida Department of Education in 2019.