Firebird Sunday Update

Farb Middle School

Happy New Year from The Farb Staff!

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Farb's Online Schedule

9:00-10:10 Advisory and Period 4

10:20-11:15 Period 5

11:25-12:20 Period 6

Teacher Office Hours 1:00-2:00 (Please check with teacher as some are from 1:30-2:30)

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.

8th Grade Information for Serra HS Articulation

You can find the zoom link for parent meetings, along with the link to the course request form.

Sunday Update for January 17, 2021

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


I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful summer weather! Reminder that we have no school tomorrow, Monday January 18th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday.


End of 1st Semester and Grades

A reminder that this Friday, January 22 is the last day of the Fall Semester. ALL work must be completed and submitted by the 22nd. These grades will be permanent and will be used to place students into classes for the 2021-2022 school year, so students really need to stay focused, participate, complete assignments, and attend teacher office hours for help. If you have any questions on what your students need to complete, please contact your student’s teacher and you may also check their Google Classroom to see upcoming assignments and what assignments have been turned in thus far.


Start of 2nd Semester and Periods 1, 2, and 3

Beginning January 25, students will return to their periods 1, 2, and 3 classes. Students should look in their Google Classrooms or Canvas to find the zoom links and any important information from teachers.


8th Grade Articulation to High School

It was so great to see so many Farb Families on the Serra High School Parent Zoom this past week. Our counselors will be hosting a zoom office hour this Wednesday at 2:00, if you have any questions on Serra’s programs or what classes you should be taking in 9th grade. The zoom link and other information can be found on the 8th grade landing page. We have updated the 8th grade landing page with the recording of the Serra zoom presentation in case you missed it. Reminder that the Serra HS Course Request Form is due on January 29th. Even if you think you are moving, I strongly encourage you to fill out the form, as we all know that orders to move can change.


Supply and Report Card Distribution

Save the Date! On February 4th and 5th we will be hosting another supply distribution. We will also be distributing report cards for the first semester. February 4th will be at Cherokee Pt from 1:00-3:00 pm. February 5th will be held at Farb; we will let you know the times in next week’s Sunday Update.


1st Semester Advisory Awards

Save the date! We are excited to announce that we will be having Advisory Awards on February 4th at 9:00 am for 1st semester. The Advisory Awards will take place through advisory zoom classes. Students who receive a 3.0 GPA or higher on the 1st semester report card, will be receiving awards. We will send out an email to those families on February 1st so that you can join your student on their Advisory Zoom. Students will then get to pick up their certificate at the supply distribution on February 4th and 5th.


We thank you for your continued support and please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns...Have a great night!


Calendar

Jan 18: No School for Martin Luther King Jr Birthday

Jan 22: Last Day of the First Semester

Jan 25: Second Semester Begins (Periods 1, 2, and 3)

Jan 29: Serra HS Course Request form is due for 8th grade students

February 4: First Semester Advisory Awards (9:00 am)

Feb 4: Supply Distribution/Report Card Pick Up at Cherokee Pt (1-3 pm)

Feb 5: Supply Distribution/Report Card Pick Up at Farb (Time TBD)

Feb 12: No School for Presidents’ Birthday

Feb 15: No School for Presidents’ Birthday


March 29-April 2: Spring Break

Farb's Fall Club Schedule

Monday

2:00-3:00 Instrumental Music Club

Tuesday

2:00-3:00 ASB

2:00-3:00 Anime Club

Wednesday

2:00-3:00 AVID

2:00-4:00 Music Club (All students welcome)

3:00-4:00 Band Club

Thursday

2:00-3:00 Virtual Art Club


Coming Soon! Yearbook Club, and Cooking!!

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Lunch Bunch with the Counselors

If you are interested in joining the counselors for a fun lunch group, please fill out the attached google form.

Having Trouble Logging into Zoom? Try this...

Students must authenticate their zoom log in, so they can get into zoom classes. If you are having trouble logging into your zoom classes, please review this video to be sure you are authenticated.

New Contact Information During Distance Learning

Attendance and General Questions (Spanish)

Melissa Cantua: 619-800-4828/mcantua@sandi.net


Enrollment, Moving, or Request for Records

Monica Cortez 619-800-6255/mcortez@sandi.net


Parent Portal/Powerschool Questions

Erika Yamamoto(858) 381-2525/eyamamoto@sandi.net


Tdap, Immunizations and Health

Alan Bieganik abieganik@sandi.net

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 during distance learning even though we aren't physically on campus. We understand that online learning is a challenge for all involved, but together we will embark on this journey. As we find new ways to work with your child, this Counseling Corner will help us give you updates so that you can stay informed and have some resources to help support your child during this time.


Please have your student add our google classroom (yirqtgl). This is how they will access our Zoom Office Hours as well as other resources will be posted there throughout the year.

There is also a google form on our google classroom that students can fill out to request to talk to their School Counselor.


Below is the link to the Notification of Services regarding our services as School Counselors during Distance Learning. Please take some time to read this.


English

Sep 2020 Farb Virtual School Counseling Notification form eng.pdf - Google Drive

drive.google.com


Spanish

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eLHPwRB_SexhizyzuJ9d8DmUXPYXqHFG/view?usp=sharing



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.

Patti Mejorado (A-J) pmejorado@sandi.net (858) 754-8676

Alexis Schad (K-Z) aschad@sandi.net (619) 512-9133

Office Hours: M-W-Th - 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Apply for Free and Reduced Meals Online

Please be sure to apply for free and reduced meals for the 2020-2021 school year. All families must reapply every year.

Grab and Go Lunch

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SDUSD's Plan for Reopening Schools (October 22, 2020)

This letter was sent to principals on October 22, 2020 and discusses the reopening plan phases for SDUSD.

Pati Huntington Honored by Society for Science

Pati Huntington, one of Farb's Science teachers, was honored by the Society for Science and the Public. See her interview with CBS news.

Does your student need a Laptop or a Hot Spot? Do you need to exchange your Laptop?

Contact Dan Grendziak (Mr. G) at dgrendziak@sandi.net. Farb will be distributing laptops on Wednesday, August 27 from 11:00-2:00. If this does not work, please contact Mr. G to set up a time. Also, if your laptop is not working, you can exchange it at the Instructional Media Center Annex (2441 Cardinal Lane 9212) from 9-3 pm
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Parent Learning Menu

The district has provided a variety of learning modules for parents to help them navigate online learning.

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.