Welcome, Parents!

Welcome to the Friends Academy Parent Information page, the place to find everything – from school forms to permission slips, handbooks and what's for lunch.

Quick Links

Events

Broken out by Lower, Middle, and Upper School events.

Athletics Schedule

Including today's games and info about directions to games.

Directory of Colleagues

A searchable directory of all employees at Friends Academy.

Make a Gift

We rely on the shared commitment from all in our community to support our mission.

Parent Tools

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Lunch Menus

Breakfast and afternoon snack items are available for purchase in the Dining Commons.

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2021-22 Handbook

General info on school practices and guidelines as well as specific info for each school division.

Parent Council

COMMUNITY SPIRIT INFUSES the Friends Academy experience. Throughout their years at Friends, students experience a genuine interest in self-expression on one hand and connection.

We cultivate an environment that nurtures both. We are a community that looks for the best in all of its members, that celebrates the wide variety of gifts and talents they have to share. We are a community that encourages students to aim high, to try new things, to push beyond the known and safe to new levels of achievement, all within a strong network of support that helps students get up to try again when they fall. Students are free to fully explore their potential as individuals because they learn in an atmosphere of trust and respect. They form bonds of friendship that will last a lifetime.

There is also a sense of community among the parents at Friends Academy. The Parent Council aims to promote the welfare of Friends Academy by maintaining a close working relationship among parents, faculty, administration and trustees. All parents of current students are automatically members. The Parent Council welcomes families to volunteer and participate in its various activities and welcomes each parent's opinion and point of view.

2021-2022 Parent Council Executive Board

President - Roseann Martin
Executive Vice President - Lisa Shroff
Executive Secretary - Alexis Barr Kurita
Treasurer - Meera Mehta
Assistant Treasurer - Kerri Grasso

Lower School VP - Liz Kakar
Lower School Asst. VP - Emily Silverstein
Lower School Secretary -  Nathalie Vrahatis

Middle School VP - Franki Doshi
Middle School Asst. VP - Jen Adoni
Middle School Secretary -  Anna DeNatale

Upper School VP - Liz Harris
Upper School Asst. VP -  Lisa Katovitz
Upper School Secretary - Eva Fodera

Parent FAQs

What Are Your Security Procedures & Protocols?

School Safety & Security Plan

Early Dismissal protocol for parents

Bus Companies and Emergency phone numbers

In the event of inclement weather, the following protocols will go into effect:

  1. Parents will receive a direct phone call with a recorded message from the Head of School via the school's phone alert system.
  2. FA's status will be posted as a pop-up window on the FA website.
  3. FA's status will be available on Cablevision and FIOS - watch the closings and delays crawl on the television or go to the websites for News12 Long Island or FIOS1.

FA's first line of communication is the phone alert system. If you do not receive a call and are concerned about the safety of the driving conditions, please check the FA website, News12 Long Island, or FIOS1.

Online Safety & Privacy

Below, please find helpful resources for protecting privacy and staying safe online.

"How Do I?" FAQ

"How Do I?..."

Create Calendar and News alerts & add FA events to my calendar

Find an old e-mail? Log onto the Parent Portal and click on "E-mail Archive" on left navigation bar

Pay my bill? Log onto the Parent Portal and click on "MyBackPack," then "My Account"

How can I access important forms that are for all schools?

Important forms that are for all schools can be found below:

How can I access important forms for Lower School?

How can I access important forms for Middle School?

How can I access important forms for Upper School?

Important forms for Upper School can be found below:

Community Service

Academics Counseling

College Counseling

 

Class of 2020 - Seniors

Camp De Wolfe forms are available when logged into the parent portal

Class of 2021 - Juniors

Method Test Prep Log-in

Rock Can Roll Service retreat

Jr Class Trip to DC
Packing List
Permission Form
The trip itinerary is available when you log in to the password protected portal.

Junior Prom
Guest Visitor permission form

Class of 2022 - Sophomores

Method Test Prep Log-in

PSAT/SAT/ACT info

Sept. 19th Retreat permission forms

Class of 2023 - Freshmen

Planning for the College Process - Freshman & Sophomore Years

 

Ninth grade Electives (Current rising 8th graders)

Outdoor Ed Forms are available when logged into the parent portal

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