Firebird Sunday Update

Farb Middle School

Farb's Online Schedule

9:00-10:10 Advisory and Period 1

10:20-11:15 Period 2

11:25-12:20 Period 3

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.

Farb's Fall Fundraising Event

Each year our ASB has a fall fundraiser. This year it is all online. Please visit the google doc with all of the links and information. Please email Mr. Weeden with any questions at jweeden@sandi.net

Sunday Update for October 18

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

This evening we have several ASB Announcements! As a reminder, ASB is our students leadership group.


Reminder our ASB Fundraiser is still going on! The last day of the fundraiser is this Friday, October 23rd. Please make sure to register to participate at www.fundprizes.com. For more information, please see the link in our Fireibird Newsletter.


ASB also has a great spirit week planned for the week before Halloween along with a spooky family virtual Bingo night. The Spooky Family Bingo and Dance Party with a live DJ will be October 29 at 5:00 pm. The entire family is invited, but you must register at the link below by October 28th. ASB is purchasing this event for our students and their families and there will be prizes. There are only 300 spots so be sure to register today! Virtual Spooky Bingo Night Flyer Families will be emailed the zoom link on October 29th.

Registration Link for Bingo Night


Spirit Week

Monday Oct 26 Pajama Day

Tuesday Oct 27 Hat Day

Wednesday Oct 28 Think Pink-wear pink in support and awareness of breast cancer

Thursday Oct 29 Costumes (Virtual Bingo and Dance Party on zoom hosted by the ASB 5-6 PM) See information above)

Friday- Spooky Day, wear your favorite spooky themed outfits.


Be please be sure that your costume is appropriate for school when on Zoom. We must be able to see most of your face, so no full masks, but you may wear costume makeup.


Thank you to the families who have submitted the google form for the Home/School Compact and TItle 1 Policy. If you have not yet reviewed the compact, please do so and return google form.. We also ask that you take a moment to vote for this year’s SSC parent representatives. (SSC Ballot) The voting will close this Tuesday (10/20) at 5:00 pm.


Also, thank you to everyone who has submitted their back to school forms and filled out the LCFF information on Parent Portal. Please see links below to complete these forms if you have not done so already.


Parent Portal LCFF Instructions - English (1) (1).pdf

Link to Back to School Forms: Farb Back to School Forms

Directions on how to fill them out and return them via the computer: Directions for Back to School Forms


We are excited to announce that we will be offering a boys groups and girls group to support our students during this time. Please see the flyers attached in the email. Also, counselors have enjoyed seeing students in their Lunch Bunch group this past week. If you are interested in attending please sign up on the Google form below:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EiZWe08G1i9S06BKS4d6z4x2U6JrLS17F_b7bqT_VoU/viewform?edit_requested=true


We appreciate your continued support. Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great week!


Calendar

Oct 23 Last Day of ASB Fundraiser

Oct 26-30 ASB Spirit Week

Oct 29: Virtual Family Bingo and Dance Party with live DJ (See details above)

Oct 30: Last day of Quarter 1 and all work due!

Nov 2: Start of Quarter 2 and Periods 4, 5, and 6

Nov 9 and 10 Supply Pick Up-more information to come

Nov 11: No School in honor of Veteran’s day

Nov 23-27 No School for Thanksgiving Break


Dec 21-Jan 1 No School for Winter Break

Farb's Fall Club Schedule

Tuesday

2:00-3:00 ASB

Wednesday

2:00-3:00 AVID and Choir Club

3:00-4:00 Band Club

Thursday

2:00-3:00 Virtual Art Club

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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

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


Spanish Speaking

Ruby Cantua: 619-800- 5545/rcantua@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

Laverne Gorrie (lgorrie@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 time Change beginning August 31

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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.