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Quick Links for Families and New Students

Welcome Families and New Students

Welcome to Founders Classical Academy of Leander! We are excited that your student is joining our Archer family, and we are looking forward to meeting you! Whether you start on the first day of school or join us somewhere in the middle, we want to provide you with some helpful information and acquaint you with the resources that are available on our school website. Congratulations, and welcome to the Archer family!

FCA Family Handbook & Annual Mandatory Forms

The Founders Classical Academy Family Handbook is our first and most important founding document. It describes the policies and procedures that guide students and parents as they work with teachers and staff to fulfill the school's mission. It exists alongside the ResponsiveEd Parent/Student Handbook, which governs the larger operations of the school district.

Please carefully read the FCA Family Handbook and related important documents (See list below). You will find that the Family Handbook has some useful links, including a link to the Responsive Education Solutions (RES) Founders Parent/Student Handbook.

 Click here to download the 2023-2024 FCA Family Handbook and related important documents below. 

  • ~ The Mandatory Annual Forms must be signed per student. Each Archer family is required to complete the Mandatory Annual Forms at the beginning of of each school year.
  • ~ The 2023-2024 Socioeconomic Form is required but only needs to be filled out per family. You can access it through the Skyward Family Access Portal or print a copy, to turn in to the office.
Finding Useful Information on Our Website

The following information about resources can be found on our website. Please contact the school office if you have any questions.

  • The Archers in Action is our school newsletter and it is updated weekly. You will receive reminders and update notices through Skyward. The newsletter is available on our school website under For Our Families.
  • The Archers Council is a stewardship organization intended to engage our parents in support of the Headmaster, the faculty and the administration in carrying out the mission of the school.
  • Attendance - Please familiarize yourself with information about attendance. The website provides the email where you notify the school about absences. There are frequently asked questions posted and detailed explanations about excused and unexcused absences, tardies, truancy, doctor appointments and so on.
  • Car Line & Parking - Here you will find a detailed map and explanation about the carline. Car tags to allow for student afterschool pick up are provided prior to the start of school. Please contact the grammar office to obtain car tags for your student(s) if you do not receive one. Student drivers must acquire a parking permit to park on campus. The form to request a parking permit can be found under the Car Line & Parking link on this page.
  • Calendar & Events - This page provides you with the school calendar and our public calendar of events.
  • Extracurriculars - This link will take you to information regarding the extracurricular life that is available to our students. We encourage students to participate in a range of extracurricular activities that extend their learning that occurs in both the classroom and the home. We offer a range of athletics and fine arts activities.
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)- Here you will find helpful answers to your frequently asked questions, as well as, resources and ideas for parents to support their child's learning outside of the classroom.
  • Summer Reading: Required for All Students. Due on August 16th
    The summer reading list for all grades can be found here and on the Founders Leander website. Summer reading is a required assignment for all students. Students should turn in their written assignments on the first day of school so that they can be graded. Discussions about summer reading will take place in the first few days of each new school year.
  • School Lunches - Your child may bring a packed lunch or you may order your child’s lunch online from a catering service that delivers directly to the school. Lunch is not available for purchase at the school. For information about the school lunch program currently in place, please visit the School Meals link on this page.
  • Supply Lists by Grade
  • Supplemental Resources - This link will take you to a list of additional resources by grade.
  • Uniforms - Here you will find information about uniform requirements for each grade and the vendor websites and phone numbers where you can purchase uniform items.
  • Volunteer Toolkit - Our students’ parents are encouraged to commit to 20 volunteer hours each year for the school. These hours foster closer relationships and ensure a more secure learning environment. This toolkit provides our volunteers with all the information needed to be successful.

Helpful Resources and Tools

These last few buttons take you to the tools used by our school:

  • Skyward is used for communication from the school and your teachers. This is also where you will access your student's grades. Once a student is enrolled, parents will receive a google id and password along with instructions on how to access student and parent Skyward accounts. For assistance Skyward, please log into the Family Access Toolkit or the Skyward Help Center.
  • SportsYou is used by our student athletes and their families for communication regarding practice times, games schedule and volunteer needs. Each team has a unique access code that the team's coach will provide at the beginning of the season. Please contact our Athletic Director, Mr. Munoz, if you are interested in trying out for one of our middle school or high school teams.

We want to thank you again for choosing Founders Classical Academy of Leander. Please contact the school office if you have any questions. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm. We can be reached at 512-259-0103. Arrows Up!