New Families

Welcome to First Presbyterian Day School! We are so excited you have decided to enroll your child(ren). It is our honor and joy to have the opportunity to educate and equip your son or daughter to change the world for God’s glory. Below are some helpful links and important dates to save on your calendar.

Information for All New Families

FPD Facebook Page
FPD on Instagram
Center for Discovery Classes and Programs
Dining Plan Information
FPD Parent Links Page
Sign up for the FPD E-Newsletter
Viking Store Information

New Student Orientation – Middle School & High School

Middle School
Thursday, August 2 – 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. FPD Library/Media Center

High School
Thursday, August 2 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. FPD Lecture Hall

First Day of School Information

Thursday, August 9, 2018 – Half Day

Where to go on the first day:
3K – Kindergarten
Start Time: 8:15 a.m.
Dismissal Time: 11:45 a.m.

1st – 5th Grade
Start Time: 8:15 a.m.
Location: Students go to classrooms
Dismissal Time: 11:45 a.m.

6th – 8th Grade
Start Time: 8:15 a.m.
Location: Middlebrooks Athletic Center
Dismissal Time: 12:15 p.m.

9th – 12th Grade
Start Time: 8:15 a.m.
Location: Clark Fine Arts Center
Dismissal Time: 12:15 p.m.

•    Elementary faculty members will be in the lobby to help elementary students to their classrooms.
•    Middle and High School Schedules will be distributed in homeroom after opening assemblies.
•    Wednesday, August 15, 2018, begins the late start at 8:50 a.m.

First Day of School Morning Traffic

Parents who wish to walk their child to class on the first day of school should park in one of the following parking lots: by the soccer field, across from the Fine Arts Center, or in the Middlebrooks Athletic Center parking area. Parents of elementary children, who are dropping their children off only, are encouraged to use the elementary carpool circle.

Important Dates for New Families

Online School Calendar

Abbreviated 2018-19 School Calendar

FPD Family Night at the Macon Bacon Game:

Join us for an evening of family fun as the Macon Bacon take on the Savannah Bananas. Tickets are $15 and include admission, food, and a Macon Bacon hat. More information.

Elementary Meet & Greets:

3K – 5th Grade – August 8, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Current Family Open House Events:

3K, PreK, Kindergarten – August 14, 6:30 p.m.
Middle School & High School – August 20, 6:30 p.m.
Elementary – August 27, 6:30 p.m.

New Family Dinner

September 7, 6:00 p.m. – Wilson-Anderson Family Pavilion at the football stadium

Dress Code Information

Dress Code for Elementary Students
Dress Code for Middle School & High School Students
Lands’ End Uniforms Online

Summer Reading

Elementary Summer Reading List
Middle School 

  • Students must select one from the A/R list, one from the Faculty Selection List, and read the ones required by their English class
  • Sixth grade:  Night Divided
    Seventh grade: Prince
    Eighth grade: The Outsiders

High School

  • Students must select one from the A/R list (except Seniors), one from the Faculty Selection List, and read the ones required by their English class (see below)

Ninth grade: Fahrenheit 451
Ninth grade Honors: Anthem
Tenth grade: The Pearl
Tenth grade Honors: The Lord of the Flies
Eleventh grade: Solo
Eleventh grade AP: The Over-Achievers
Twelfth grade: How to Read Literature Like a Professor and The Road (no selection from A/R list)

Information for New Elementary Students

Teacher Blogs – great way to keep up with activities in each grade.
Elementary Student Handbook
Elementary School Supply Order Form and List
After School Enrichment Program Information

Information for New Middle School & High School Students

Middle School & High School Curriculum Guide
Middle School & High School Handbook (2017-2018)
Substance Abuse Form – Required for 6th-12th grade
Tablet Contract – Required for 5th-12th grade
6th-12th Grade Medical Information Form
Bell Schedule

Other Resources

FPD Athletics Website
RightNow Media – Free Online Christian Video Resource for FPD Families
FPD Fine Arts Facebook Page
FPD Athletics Facebook Page