Firebird Newsletter

Farb Middle School 2022-2023

Important Dates for 2022-2023

June 12: 8th Grade Bowling Activity

June 14: 8th Grade Promotion 9:30 am

June 14: Last Day of School-Minimum day

August 21: First day of school for the 2023-24 school year!

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.


Sex ed will be taught in science classes at the end of the school year. A Letter was placed in the first day packet with information. Please reach out to your student's science teacher if you have any questions or would like to opt your student out.

The 2022-2023 Yearbook is now available to purchase!

Click here to purchase your yearbook! Yearbooks are distributed the last week of school.

Sunday Update for June 11, 2023

Good evening Farb Families, here is this week’s Sunday Update!

It is hard to believe this is our last week of school. To our 8th grade families we wish you and your student the very best as you begin a new journey in high school. To our 6th and 7th graders we are excited to see you all back in the Fall. If you are moving, we wish you the best in your new school. We hope you all have a wonderful summer!

Remember that Wednesday, June 14th is the last day of school and it is a minimum day, so all students are released at 2:30 pm.

8th Grade Information

A letter was sent home to 8th grade families at the beginning of May. (please see link to letter here). For any questions, please contact Lexi Schad at

  • Parkway Bowl Field Trip: Make sure your student has turned in their permission slip. Students will have pizza and snacks at the event. They will need to bring socks for bowling shoes, but do not need to bring anything else, as everything is provided, including video games. Please be sure your student follows the school dress policy (page 7 of student planner)!

  • Promotion: Promotion is 6/14 at 9:30 am on the field. Gates will open at 8:30 am for guests. Students need to be in the auditorium by 8:45. Please no latex balloons. The ceremony is about 2 hours and there will be cake and punch in the lunch court following the ceremony. 8th Grade students are able to leave with their families after promotion, but be sure to sign your student out at the front gate.

Textbooks and Laptops

If you are planning to move over the summer and you are not returning to Farb nor a high school in our district, then we ask that you return your laptop to our counseling center by June 14th.

Pride Month Celebration

Our student leaders have planned for this Tuesday to celebrate our friends who are part of the LGBTQIA community. Students who wish to participate can wear rainbow colors to school.

Reminders for Next School Year 2023-24

The 2023-24 school year will begin on August 21, 2023. School will continue to begin at 9:00 am. Please save the date for our annual Back to School BBQ on August 17 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Farb. We will send out a reminder at the beginning of August.

Information from Canyon Hills HS for 8th grade Families

  • 9th Grade Bridging: CHHS will host a 3 days bridging opportunity for 9th graders. Please see the link here to sign up.

  • High School Sports: For anyone student who wants to play Football or other sports in the fall, please see link here for all your sports information for CHHS.

  • Summer football practice starts June 15th at Canyon Hills High School. Let’s get ready for a great season! Please contact Coach Cook at for more information.

Looking Ahead:

June 12: 8th Grade Bowling Activity (12:30-4:00)

June 14: 8th Grade Promotion 9:30 am

June 14: Last Day of School (Please note that this is a minimum day; students are released at 2:30)

Aug 17: Back to School BBQ (5-7)

Aug 21: First Day of School for 2023-24

We thank you for your continued support. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Have a wonderful evening.

Courtney Rizzo


Middle School Sports: Flag Football

Practices are Monday and Wednesday afterschool from 4:15-5:45

Farb's Clubs and Afterschool Support Schedule:


JS2S 7th and 8th grade Lunch in the library

Martial Arts (On Zoom-See Flyer below)

Coding Club room 63 4-5

Safe Club room 31 4-5

Music Club 4-5 in B9


Counseling Lunch Bunch in library during both lunches

Film Club at Lunch Mr. Bale's room 32

MS Volleyball Practice 4:15-5:15

MS Soccer 4:15-5:15

ASB 4-5 room 56


Anime Club 6th and 7/8th grade lunch in the library

Art Club 4-5 Room 35

Yearbook 4-5 in Room 32

AVID Club 4-5 in Room 33

Tennis Club (Spring Semester)


Film Club at Lunch Mr. Bale's room 32

Neurodiversity Club 6th grade and 7/8th grade Lunch Room 23

Military Kids Club 2:40-3:40 (Meeting in the lunch Court)

MS Volleyball Practice 2:50-4:20

MS Soccer 2:50-4:20


Comic Book and DD at Lunch 6, 7, and 8th

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.

COVID Testing

If you signed up your student to participate in COVID testing this year, they will test every Monday from 12-3 each week. Students will receive a pass during class to go and test. Please note students who are testing are required to wear a mask in the testing area only.
Sunday Update from June 4 2023

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

School Site Council (SS) Agenda

SSC Dates for the 2022-2023 School Year: 9/19, 10/17, 12/12, 1/23, 2/27, 3/20, 4/17, 5/15

School Office Contact Information

Farb Office Support: 858-397-6750

Attendance and General Questions (Spanish)

Melissa Cantua:

Enrollment, Moving, or Request for Records

Monica Cortez

Attendance or Contracts

Amanda Diaz

Parent Portal/Powerschool Questions

Greg Zambrano

Health Office


Angie Arvayo

Finance and PE Clothes

TBD-Email Melissa Cantua for PE Clothes

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.