Another Year of Excellence

As the 2015-2016 school year draws near, take advantage of these guidelines for a smooth beginning and continued success at the Fairfax Christian School.

Summer Reading

There’s still time to read a few books on the Summer Reading list! Students may earn extra credit for up to four book reports on the reading list for their grade level. Please see our website or contact us for more details.

Uniforms and Dress Code

All new uniform pieces must be purchased from Flynn O’Hara. Students are expected to arrive on their first day in uniform.

The 2015-2016 Dress Code is available in the Main Office and on JupiterEd. We would like to highlight a few critical updates which take effect this year:

  • Boys’ hair must be cut above the eyebrows.
  • Shoes from Flynn & O’Hara are optional, but will be required for students who violate the dress code.

Please put your student’s name on all uniform pieces to prevent their permanent loss.

iPads

New Middle and High School students need to purchase an iPad (new or used). Other tablet brands are not permitted. Any full-sized iPad is acceptable.

Students should bring their fully charged iPads to school daily. iPads should have a cover or case to keep them protected.

All students with iPads must have a signed iPad Policy Agreement on file in the Main Office. Abiding by this policy allows students to have a better educational experience with their iPads.

FCS does not allow students to use “jailbroken” iPads. “Jailbreaking” is a process by which the default operating system of a device is deliberately altered. Student iPads must run the most recent iOS version that their device supports.

Students are not permitted to use 3G, 4G or hotspots to connect to the internet while on campus. All students must keep their WiFi connection turned off unless a teacher has asked the class to login specifically for an activity.

Gaming apps may not be installed on students’ iPads (except when

a teacher instructs students to download an educational gaming app from the approved list). iPad sounds must be muted at all times except by a teacher’s permission.

FCS students are expected to access JupiterEd (formerly JupiterGrades) daily for assignments. Some classes will use ebooks and supplemental materials on the iPad. Teachers may administer tests and quizzes using Juno. Students may also use their iPads for word processing, study, research and presentations.

Students must cite online sources by URL and date where applicable. Please note that it is illegal to copy large sections of a copyrighted work without the author’s permission.

Failure to comply with the rules in the FCS iPad Acceptable Use Policy will be considered an Honor Code violation and result in disciplinary action accordingly.

JupiterEd

FCS will continue to use JupiterEd (formerly JupiterGrades) as an online gradebook, communication tool and information hub. Parents will receive an email with login instructions before the school year begins. Please contact the Main Office with any questions.