ParentsWeb

RenWeb is a leading school software management program that allows the school to stay in constant contact with parents and students. Some of the benefits of ParentsWeb include viewing student grades, attendance, and homework assignments; streamlined communication between the school and families; and the ability to pay lunch charges and school fees online. Parents and students will find RenWeb to be a valuable resource in staying up-to-date with the school. If you need help accessing your ParentsWeb account, please contact Joan Haiderer in the school office or e-mail her at jhaiderer@fcamd.org.  
Click here to log onto ParentsWeb.

Lunch Menu

FCA offers a hot lunch program full of nutritious and healthy entrees every day of the week from Mondays to Thursdays!  Friday lunches are reserved for the senior class for their pizza sale fundraiser.  Lunch orders are taken daily by your child's homeroom teacher, and the lunch charges will be posted to your family's lunch account daily. Login to ParentsWeb to view and pay the charges at anytime.
Click here to view the current lunch menu. 

Closing & Delays

There are several notification procedures in place for school closings and delays related to inclement weather. All families will receive a phone call and an email about any adjustments to the schedule.  If you prefer not to receive a phone call, please contact the school office and we can make that adjustment for you.  Changes to the schedule will also be announced on WFMD (930 AM), NBC 4 (Washington D.C.), and NBC 25 (Hagerstown).You can also check the announcements online at https://www.schoolsout.com/schools/92.  

Please note the following policies regarding FCA closings and delays:

  • If there is a delay, school will start at 10:00 a.m. for all students.  Early care will open at 9:00 a.m.
  •  If school needs to be canceled early or if aftercare needs to be shortened, we ask that students be picked up within 30 minutes of the early dismissal time given so that our staff can travel home safely. 
  • FCA does not always follow the decision of Frederick County Public Schools regarding delays and closings.     

Serving Hands Ministry

The Serving Hands Committee of Frederick Christian Academy provides the foundation for most of the volunteer activities of parents.  All family members and friends of FCA students are invited to be members of the Serving Hands Committee.  Periodic meetings are held to organize various activities and support functions throughout the school year, including the annual Fall Fest and elementary field day.  Questions can be directed to Hilary Young at hyoung@fcamd.org.

Dress Code

Here are a few details regarding school dress code. Please refer to the section on dress code in the school handbook for more details. 

Boys (Grades K-12):

  • Shirts: Polo-style, long or short sleeves; red, white, or black. (Shirts should be FCA monogrammed for grades 7-12)
  • Pants: Navy blue or traditional khaki
  • On chapel days, boys must wear a white dress shirt and a uniform tie.
  • Sweaters: Crew neck or v-neck long sleeves; may be any solid color
  • Shoes K-6: Athletic shoes or school shoes; no boots or sandals.
  • Shoes 7-12: Brown, black, or cordovan loafers or tie shoes. No boots or athletic shoes will be allowed.
  • Boys are required to wear socks at all times.
  • Belts are to be worn on pants designed for a belt. Dark colors. 
  • No jewelry may be worn except a ring on a finger and wrist watches; necklaces, chains, and bracelets of any type are not acceptable.

 

Girls (Grades K-12):

  • Shirts: White; Peter Pan collars; long or short sleeves. Red, black, or white turtleneck may be worn except on chapel day. Black, red, or white polo shirts should be worn with the navy blue or khaki skirt.
  • Jumpers K-6: Khaki or navy jumper (mid-knee length).
  • Pants K-6: Traditional, loose-fitting pants in navy blue or khaki.
  • Skirts K-12: Traditional style khaki or navy blue skirts (mid-knee length). 
  • On chapel days all girls must wear a white school blouse. The blouse may have either short or long sleeves.
  • Sweaters: Crew neck or v-neck long sleeves; may be any solid color.
  • Traditional fingernail polish only.
  • Only one pair of earrings may be worn at one time, and the earrings may not be excessively large.
  • Black, navy blue, white, red, gray, or khaki solid-colored socks or tights.
  • Shoes K-6: Athletic shoes or school shoes; no boots or sandals. 
  • Shoes 7-12: Dressy flats or backless shoes or tie shoes. No outdoor boots, sandals, flip-flops, canvas, or steel-toed styles or athletic shoes of any style (except in gym class). Measuring from the bottom of the heel to the bottom of the sole, heels above two inches may not be worn to school.

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Emergency Contacts

Frederick Christian Academy has contracted with RenWeb’s Parent Alert service to contact parents in case of a campus emergency or weather-related closing. This system allows our school to contact all of our school families and their emergency contacts in a very brief period of time. If you have any questions about the Parent Alert service, need to update your Emergency Contacts or your ParentWeb account, please contact School Office Manager by phone (301-473-8990) or by e-mail at jhaiderer@fcamd.org.

School Supplies

Click on the links below to download (PDF) your child's school supply lists for the next school year (2016-2017).