What's Happening @Faiss

Week of January 9, 2023

Faiss Mission Statement: Through challenging and engaging activities, the Faiss Middle School community promotes respect, encourages life-long learning, and achieves academic success.

Week of January 9-13

Faiss Flyers,

We are right back into the swing of things with the start of the second semester. With the start of the new semester, our students all attended a Re-Set on Wednesday, January 4, to review rules and procedures on campus and on buses. We also took time to help students think forward by looking at some goal setting for the rest of this year, as well as into their future. We also sprinkled in some RCA House information as well. Overall, we think it was a positive day for students returning and new to Faiss MS.

After-school clubs and tutoring will resume this week.

Here are the updates for this edition of our school community newsletter

Items for this week

  1. Planning Your Calendar
  2. Report Card Recognition Lunch
  3. Faiss MS Basketball Schedule
  4. Faiss MS Yearbook- Only 200 left!

Continuing Information

  1. Tutoring/Classwork Assistance Schedule
  2. PAPER- Free 24/7 online tutoring and assignment assistance
  3. Clubs/Activities After School Schedule
  4. Lunch menus and outside food options
  5. FaissFlix Daily Announcements
  6. Heart of Education Nominations

Questions, concerns, or compliments...feel free to reply or call the school directly at 702-799-6850.

Dream...Believe...Soar to Achieve!

Roger West, Principal

Faiss MS

Planning Your Calendar

  • Friday, January 13 - Report Card Recognition Lunch
  • Monday, January 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)
  • Monday, January 23 - Staff Development Day (No School for Students)
  • Monday, February 20 - Presidents' Day (No School)
  • Friday, March 10 - End of Third Grading Period (47 days)
  • Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17 Spring Break
  • Friday, April 28 - Staff Development Day (No School for Students)
  • Monday, May 22 - End of Fourth Grading Period (44 days) Last day of school for the 2022-23 School Year

First Semester Report Card Recognition- Parents Invited

This Friday January 13, 2023

This Friday, we will be recognizing our students for their academic achievements during the first semester. Straight A, A/B Honor Roll, and All Outstandings in Citizenship will receive a treat during their lunch. As we did at the conclusion of 1st quarter, we are also inviting parents to attend and have lunch with their child. You are welcome to bring in outside food or we will have Canes Chicken for sale that day.

1st Lunch Start- 10:54

2nd Lunch Start- 11:33

3rd Lunch Start- 12:17

Faiss MS Basketball Schedule 2022-2023- All students MUST have School ID to attend basketball games

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Before and After School Options

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Tutoring/Classwork Assistance

Here are the tutoring/assistance options available for students before and after school.

***Please note that before school there are ONLY 20 minutes available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. If you plan to meet with your teacher before school, please try to schedule that ahead of time so they are expecting you.

Tutoring/Classwork Assistance Schedule Link

PAPER- Free Online tutoring available to all CCSD students!

Free Online Tutoring Available to Students

The Clark County School District is excited to provide all students with access to tutoring services through “Paper.”

About Paper:

Paper provides 1:1 virtual tutoring at no cost to students and their families. Students can get help in any subject or feedback on their written work from highly qualified educators through Paper’s secure online classroom, which is available via any device. Paper’s instructional framework emphasizes inquiry-based learning that empowers students to pursue lifelong learning and prepare for college and career success. Paper's multilingual tutors provide support in English, Spanish, French, and Mandarin.

Students can access the tutoring service when not in the classroom by using their online Clever account.

On Paper’s secure chat-based platform, tutors work individually with students to help them master concepts, improve their writing, and facilitate the completion of their coursework.

Paper offers on-demand tutoring and academic support tutoring services 24 hours/ 7 days a week. The partnership will provide free and equitable access to academic support for CCSD students of all socioeconomic backgrounds. CCSD is funding the Paper partnership using Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds (ESSER), making the service free to all K-12 students and families.

To learn more, visit paper.co or sign in to your student’s Clever account.

Clubs and Organizations

Here are the clubs/organizations to start for this school year.

2022-2023 Faiss MS Clubs and Organizations Schedule

Please know we will continue to add throughout the year and will communicate those changes here and through our daily broadcast show, FaissFlix.

Heart of Education Awards

Do you know a CCSD teacher who stands above the rest — someone who goes above and beyond to put students first?

If so, nominate an outstanding teacher for the 8th Annual Heart of Education Awards! The Smith Center opened the nomination period for its 2022 Heart of Education Awards, designed to recognize exceptional local educators.

[Nominations Here]


This is our daily broadcast show with information and highlights of what's happening at school. Students will watch this in their first block of the day classes, but families are also welcome to subscribe to the channel and check it out as well!
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Traffic Safety

Please continue to be vigilant and observant around the school at drop-off and pick-up times. We have had two very close incidents that happened in cross-walk zones. Students from both Faiss MS and Berkley ES are walking up and down Maule Ave at those times as well as neighborhood people leaving for work. The speed limit on Maule is NEVER more than 25mph and is 15mph during school arrival and dismissal times.

Also, for those families that live just east of Faiss, near the neighborhoods around Tanaka ES, PLEASE take a moment and talk to your student about the importance of going to the crosswalks at Maule, Arby, or Warm Springs.

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CCSD/Faiss MS Breakfast/Lunch Menus

Faiss MS School Lunch Calendar

Special Lunch Options Available- Cash only accepted

Student Store available Monday-Friday Items cost $1-$2

Chik-fil-A every Monday $5 Chicken sandwich and bottle of water

Panda Express every Wednesday- $7 Bowl (Chow Mein and Orange Chicken) and bottle of water

Raising Canes every Friday- $7 (2 fingers, fries, and bread) and a bottle of water