Firebird Newsletter

Farb Middle School 2021-2022

Important Dates

January 17: No School in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Birthday

January 21: Last Day of the Fall Semester/Final Grades

January 24: First day of Spring Semester

January 24: SSC at 4:00

January 24 and 25: 7th and 8th grade Safety Net Assemblies (internet/social media safety)

January 26: LOTE Test

February 18: No School (Presidents Weekend)

February 21: No School

Sunday Update for January 16, 2022

Good evening Farb Families! Here is this week’s Sunday Update.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Reminder, there is no school tomorrow, Monday, January 17, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday.

End of the Fall Semester

The Fall Semester will end this Friday, January 21st. Students must have all work submitted and tests made up by this week. As a reminder, we will have math and homework support Tuesday, and Wednesday this week afterschool in the library and all teachers have office hours so students can get extra support. (Link to teacher emails and office hours) Grades will be posted to PowerSchool on January 28th.

New Bus Schedules for January 18th

If you ride the bus to school, please check your email this weekend. The district made several changes to student pick up and drop times starting Tuesday, January 18th. Please email Ms. Melissa with any questions ( or contact transportation at 858-496-8460.

Solar Project and Parking Lot Changes

Thank you to everyone for your patience as we navigate through this project. There were several changes last week, but we appreciate everyone's cooperation. Please let us know if you have any questions.

COVID Updates and Reminders

As a reminder please do not send your student to school if they have any COVID symptoms. Please remind students to keep their mask up covering both mouth and nose while on campus. Also, the doors are open to help with ventilation, so it can get chilly in the rooms, so we strongly recommend you send them with a jacket or sweatshirt. If you have any questions please reach out to our nursing department. (Nurse Kandice: or Angie

Thank you for your continued support. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Have a wonderful night!

Farb's Clubs and Afterschool Support Schedule


Math Club and Homework Support in Library 4-5

JS2S At Lunch in the library

Martial Arts (On Zoom-See Flyer below)

ASL Club-room 24



Math Club and Homework Support in Library 4-5

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

ASB 4-5 Room 56


Math Club and Homework Support in Library 4-5

SAFE Club will begin January 19 at Lunch 7/8 grade in room 41

Multicultural Club during Lunch starting in January

Art Club 4-5 in Room 35

Yearbook 4-5 in Room 32

Basketball Club 4-5 on Basketball Courts

Tennis Club 4-5 Starting in January


Comic Book Club 6th grade at lunch in library

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

Piano and Guitar Club at Lunch Coming in January 2022!

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 January 9, 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.