Firebird Newsletter 2021-2022 for 22-23 newsletter

Important Dates

Please go to this year's Newsletter ( for this year's dates

Sunday Update for June 12, 2022

Good evening Farb Families! Here is the last Sunday Update for the 2021-2022 school year.

This Tuesday, June 14 is the last day of the school year. Tuesday is a minimum day and students will be released at 2:30. I would like to thank all of our families for your support this school year. It definitely has been a rollercoaster ride, and I appreciate all of your patience and support. We are all hoping next year we will return to some normalcy and we will be able to welcome families back to campus on a regular basis.

To our families who will be leaving us, whether that is moving to high school or leaving San Diego, we wish you the best of luck and we are glad you were part of the Farb Family.

8th Grade Promotion

We are excited to celebrate our 8th graders at this year’s 8th grade promotion, this Tuesday June 14 at 9:30 am. Promotion will be on Farb’s large grassy field. Gates will open up at 8:30 am. We are also excited that our parking lot has reopened for this special occasion. Families can park in Farb’s parking lot, on the street, Newbreak Church parking lot, or the rec center on Santo (the back gate will be open). The ceremony will be approximately 1 hour. We will have a small reception following the ceremony in the lunch court with cake and punch. 8th grade families are welcome to take their student home after promotion, but please be sure to check them out at the table by the flagpole. For more information, please refer to the 8th grade letter that was mailed at the beginning of May. Link to Letter

8th Grade Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to all of our 8th grade students who received an award last Wednesday at our annual 8th grade awards ceremony. We are so proud of all your hard work and accomplishments. Remember to wear your medals to promotion.

6th and 7th grade Field Day

Thank you to all of the families who donated balloons and water for the end of the year field day for the 6th and 7th graders. It was a great success and I believe all of our students had a great time.

Zero Period PE

There will be NO Zero Period PE on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

Textbook Return

If your student did not return their textbooks last week, please be sure they return them by Tuesday. All students will keep their laptops, unless they are moving out of San Diego this summer. If you are moving, please be sure to return your laptop by June 14 to the counseling office.


We still have a few yearbooks left. You can order one online at or you can purchase one at school for $25; cash only.

2022-2023 School Year

The 2022-2023 school year will begin on August 29, 2022 at 9:00 am. Also, please save the date for our annual Back to School BBQ on August 25 at 5:00 pm. We will be sending out more information this summer.

TDAP for next year’s 7th graders

Reminder all students going into 7th grade will need to show proof of having their TDAP vaccination before starting school in the fall 2022. Parents can drop off proof at school or email it to

Thank you for your continued support this year…Have a wonderful and safe summer!

Courtney Rizzo


Farb Middle School

Farb's Clubs and Afterschool Support Schedule


Math Club in room 25 4-5

JS2S At Lunch in the library

Martial Arts (On Zoom-See Flyer below)

ASL Club-room 24

AVID Club every other Monday

Coding Club in room 32


Math Club in room 25 4-5

Anime Club during lunch 6th grade in library and 7th and 8th in room 55

ASB 4-5 Room 56


Math Club in room 25 4-5

SAFE Club Lunch 7/8 grade in room 41

Multicultural Club during Lunch

Art Club 4-5 in Room 35 -Cancelled for rest of year

Yearbook 4-5 in Room 32

Basketball Club 4-5 on Basketball Courts

Tennis Club


Comic Book Club 6th grade at lunch in library

Military Kids Club 4-5 (Meeting in the lunch Court)

Other Clubs will be added through out the year. If a student is interested in starting a club, please see Mrs. Rizzo.

Farb's Martial Art's Club

Our Martial Art's Club is back! Join the Farb's Martial Art's Club on zoom every Monday from 5-6 pm. Please see flyers below. Once you register (It is Free!) they will send you the zoom link.
Sunday Update from June 5, 2022

Here is last week's Sunday Update incase you missed it!

School Site Council (SS) Agenda

SSC Dates for the 2021-22 school year: 9/27, 10/25, 11/15, 1/24, 2/28, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16, 6/6

Back to School Letter English

Here is a link to the Back to School Letter that was emailed to all families a couple weeks ago.

Daily Student Symptoms Form

Students no longer need to bring a symptoms form to school, but they still need to complete the self symptoms check list at home to ensure they are safe to attend school.

School Office Contact Information

Farb Office Support: 858-397-6750

Attendance and General Questions (Spanish)

Melissa Cantua:

Friday's 619-800-4828/

Enrollment, Moving, or Request for Records

Monica Cortez

Fridays 619-800-6255/

Parent Portal/Powerschool Questions

Erika Yamamoto

Fridays 858-381-2525/

Health Office

Kandice Lowe

Josefina Martinez

Finance and PE Clothes

Calvin Luck

Vice Principal

Dan Grendziak (Mr. G)


Courtney Rizzo

To Receive the link to the Firebird Newsletter Weekly via Text

Text the word "YES" to 67587 from your wireless device/phone you wish to receive texts on. Your phone number does need to be on file in Powerschool at Farb.

Counseling Corner

Message from our Counselors

Welcome to a new school year parents and guardians! As School Counselors, we want to make sure that you know we are here to support your child. The Counseling Corner will help us give you updates so that you can stay informed and have some resources to help support your child this year. We are still getting things set up for the year, so check back in the coming weeks for more information.

In the next couple weeks we will be setting up a Counseling google classroom for this year. Students can use our google classroom to reach out to us and we will be posting other resources there throughout the year. There will also be a google form on our google classroom that students can fill out to request to talk to a School Counselor.

We hope everyone has a great first week! We are all learning and growing together during this season of life as it has its many ups and downs, but we will be here to support students and families along the way.

Please reach out to us or have your child reach out to us.

Alexis Schad

Viliya Ketavong

MFLC: On Site Military Counselor at Farb

Maureen Doherty
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Farb Staff Contact List

Under Construction...Being updated with new staff members

Canvas Tutorial Video

Mr. Cabrera walks you through how to log into Canvas and where to find student assignments.

Google Classroom Tutorial Video

This short video walks parents through Google Classroom and shows you how to access students work and submit work through Google Classroom.

Got Homework Page

This link takes parents and students to a one page site that has teacher assignments and or where to go to find class assignments.