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Principal's Message

Dear Parents/Guardians,


It is my distinct pleasure to welcome all of our Falcon Academy of Science & Technology (FAST) community to the 2021-2022 school year. We strive to engage and empower every student, and to have them feel a part of the FAST family. We aim to challenge each student to grow academically, behaviorally, and socially. It is our goal to work hand in hand with all of our families to ensure the very best for our students. 


Please join me in welcoming our new staff to the Falcon community:

Mrs. D’Amelia - Kindergarten

Ms. Woolston - 3rd Grade

Ms. Vaughn - 6th Grade

Mrs. Rivera - 6th Grade

Ms. April - Resident Sub

Mrs. Ryoo - Education Specialist

Ms. Stahley - Speech Therapist 

Ms. Monroe - School Psychologist

Mrs. Oldham - Attendance Clerk


We are excited to announce that we are continuing our partnership with Code to the Future. The program creates interactive, engaging, and challenging learning environments that will transition our students from being participants or consumers of technology to creators and innovators for future technology. 


Parent involvement is a key component to student success. Although we may not be able to invite volunteers on our campus right now due to COVID, there are ways to be involved in our community.  Our PTA is an outstanding support with amazing parents that give to our school so generously. We couldn’t do what we do for our kids without them. Please join the PTA and see how you can get involved in your child’s experience.


Class Postings: Teacher assignments will be posted on your Parent Portal on Friday, August 13th. Please log onto the parent portal to see who your child’s teacher will be. If you don’t have access to the internet or a computer, our office will be open from 10:00 - 4:00 on Friday to assist you. 


First day of school: School starts on Monday, August 16th. Due to COVID safety precautions, parents will not be allowed to accompany students to their classroom lines. Parents will say their goodbyes at the top of the walking ramp, TK/Kinder gate, and front driveway. We will have staff available to welcome students and will make sure they get to their correct class lines. We appreciate your cooperation.


I look forward to seeing all of you at Back To School Night on Thursday, September 2nd at 6:30 p.m. We will be able to provide more detailed information about your child’s education at this time. I hope you will join us at this important parent night. 


Pursuant to the CDPH regulations, the Brea Olinda Unified School District is obligated to adhere to the following health guidance:  CDPH requires all pupils to wear a mask when indoors. All adults in the K-12 setting are required to wear a mask when sharing indoor spaces with students. 


I am honored to serve the Falcon community. It is a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care about each other and work to build positive relationships to support student growth. If you would like to contact me, I can be reached at 714-529-3908, and by email at kvandine@bousd.us. Please refer to our website for important information at http://falcon.bousd.us and follow us on Instagram as @fastfalcons. I am looking forward to an outstanding year!


Sincerely,

Mrs. VanDine, 

Principal