Firebird Sunday Update

Farb Middle School

Farb Staff Appreciates our Parents for all of their Support!

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Farb's Online Schedule for April 5 - April 9

9:00-9:50 Advisory and Period 1

10:00-10:35 Period 2

10:45-11:20 Period 3

Teacher Office Hours may vary this week, please see teacher for their schedule.

Note: Last day of Period 1, 2, and 3 is April 9th - students will begin periods 4, 5, and 6 on April 12th

Returning to In Person Learning Information

This link will be updated with information for families who have students returning to campus for in person/Hybrid learning on April 12, 2021.

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Sunday Update for April 4, 2021

Good evening Farb Families! I hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break! Here is this week’s Sunday Update.

Special Schedule this Week April 5-April 9

As we head into the last week of periods 1, 2, and 3 this week, students will have a special zoom schedule. This is so teachers will have the opportunity to work in their classrooms to get them ready for students to return in person on April 12th. Students will also receive training on what to expect when they return to in person learning and what the expectations will be while on campus. This schedule will also allow for students to ensure ALL their work is complete and submitted for grading. Please see zoom schedule below:

Monday 4/5 - Friday 4/9 Zoom Class Schedule

Period 1 and Advisory: 9:00-9:50

Period 2: 10:00 - 10:35

Period 3: 10:45 - 11:20

Return to School April 12

Thank you to everyone who filled out the survey for return to school. We have a little over 60% of our students returning for in person learning beginning April 12. A separate email will be sent Monday, April 5 with information about returning to in person learning. A letter will also be arriving in the mail this week with information. It is very important that families read through all of the information so students understand the expectations when they return. As mentioned before Spring Break, Farb will have 3 groups:

Group A (Last name A-L) who will be on campus Monday and Tuesdays and Zoom Wednesday and Thursdays,

Group B (Last name M-Z) who will be on campus Wednesday and Thursday and Zoom Monday and Tuesdays, and

Group C, who will be online only every Monday through Thursday.

Fridays will be student check in in the morning and asynchronous work the remainder of the day. For students choosing to stay on line the remainder of the school year, we will also be sending you an email with a new zoom schedule.

Students riding the Bus: We will be sending information this week with your bus stop and times for pick up and drop off. Please contact Ms. Melissa, if you have any questions (858-397-6750).

I am including a powerpoint I shared with parents last month with information about our return to school. Please let me know if you have any questions. Return to School PP

We are all very excited to have students returning to school and hoping to get back to some normalcy. Please be sure to check your emails this week for all of the information and please reach out to us if you have any questions or do not receive any communication. Our office staff will be back on campus to answer phone calls this week from 8:30-4:30 (858-397-6750)


The Martial Arts Club is Back!

We are excited to announce that our Farb Martial Arts Club is back on zoom, every Monday from 5-6 pm. Below is the Flyer and information. All you need to do is register (it is free to Farb students) and they will send you the zoom link. Register for Farb Martial Arts Club Here See flyer attached or in Firebird Newsletter.

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


April 5: Special Zoom Schedule and last week of periods 1, 2, and 3

April 9: Last day of Periods 1, 2, and 3/All work due

April 12: First day of Periods 4, 5, and 6

April 12 and 13: Group A Return to In Person Learning (Group B and C online)

April 14 and 15: Group B Return to in Person Learning (Group A and C online)

April 16: Grades available in PowerSchool for periods 1, 2, and 3

Mary 17-21 SBAC/State Testing

May 28: No School

May 31: No School for Memorial Day

June 15: Last day of School

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.

Farb's Club Schedule


2:00-3:00 Instrumental Music Club

5:00-6:00 Martial Arts Club


2:00-3:00 ASB

2:00-3:00 Anime Club

3:00 African American and Allies Club


2:00-3:00 AVID

2:00-3:00 Music Club (All students welcome)


2:00-3:00 Virtual Art Club

Coming Soon! Yearbook Club, and Cooking!!

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.

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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.

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.

New Contact Information During Distance Learning

Attendance and General Questions (Spanish)

Melissa Cantua: 619-800-4828/

Enrollment, Moving, or Request for Records

Monica Cortez 619-800-6255/

Parent Portal/Powerschool Questions

Erika Yamamoto(858) 381-2525/

Tdap, Immunizations and Health

Alan Bieganik

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.


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


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) (858) 754-8676

Alexis Schad (K-Z) (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.

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.

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

Contact Dan Grendziak (Mr. G) at 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.