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Back-to-School information

Arts and Cultural Enrichment Weeks (ACE Week and Arts Week)

Fall Arts and Cultural Enrichment Week is October 24-28. School is not in session this week, and the Extracurricular Department offers optional workshops centered around the arts. Registration for both ACE Week (for Lower School students) and Arts Week (for Middle School students) is offered on a day-by-day basis. Students may attend as many or as few days as they wish. This year's theme for Fall ACE Week is "Sports Week: The Return!" 

Athletics

Gilkey Athletics offers a number of fall, winter and spring competitive sports teams. Most teams compete in the Metro Christian League (MCL), a sports league for independent, private and public middle schools.

Each season lasts two to three months and meets for practice and/or competition about three times per week. The cost for each sport is $155. There is a “no cut” policy. Teams will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Fall sports include cross country, soccer, and volleyball.

Register for Gilkey Athletics

FAIS+

The Extracurricular department offers specialized workshops and field trips on most In Service days and Parent-Teacher Conference days through the FAIS Plus program.

Register for FAIS+

FAIS Plus Days

  • October 13: The Halloween Parade
    Working in their FASCA groups, children will get a chance to show off their costumes and perform a show at the end of the week. 
  • November 20-21: Dance 
    Partnering with Oregon Ballet Theatre and Dance with Joy, we plan to provide multiple dance classes of various different styles.
  • March 22-23: Eco-Project
    FAIS students will work as a team to improve an area of the FAIS campus.
  • March 26: Gabriel Park
    All FAIS families, staff, and siblings are welcome to join us at Gabriel Park for games, picnicking, relaxing, hiking, and spending time together as a community. 
  • May 11: 4th Annual FAIS+ Bike Ride

FASCA (After-School Childcare)

Drop-in Rate

  • $10.50/hour

Prepaid Plans

  • Super Yearly Plan (FASCA and FAIS+): $2,525
  • Yearly Plan: $2,200
  • Semester Plan: $1,150 (September—January / February—June)

G Suite for Education

FAIS uses Google's G Suite for Education for students in 3rd-8th grades. Please login to the Parent Portal to review Google's terms of use and to provide parental consent. Click here to go to the consent form.

Immunization Status

Parents of new students must submit hard copies of their Certificate of Immunization Status, while parents of returning students may update their children's immunization status online.

Updates may also be faxed or emailed directly from the doctor's office to (503) 292-7444 or nurse@faispdx.org

Milk for the School Year

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PM Classes

Visit the PM Classes webpage for fall 2017 class descriptions or click here to register now.

Responsible Use Agreements for FAIS Digital Tools

All students (and their parents) in 3rd-8th grades must sign and return responsible use agreements before they are allowed to access school computers and digital tools. These agreements have been revised for the 2017-18 school year. Please turn these in by Friday, September 8.

School Hours

School Hours

PS-K8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. (12:15 half day)
1st-5th8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6th-8th8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Students may be dropped off as early as 7:30 AM FASCA (after-school care) is available after school until 6 PM

Visit this link for helpful tips for drop-off and transitioning to school for young students.

School Supply Lists

School supplies may be brought on Welcome Day.

School Photos

School Photo Day is Friday, September 15. If you would like to purchase school photos, please do so before photo day. Every student will be photographed for ID cards and class composites. Note that Lake Oswego Photographers' online form includes a field for "teacher," but you do not need to provide this information to complete your order. Please retype your child's grade in this field, or type "unknown."

Click here to purchase school photos.

Snacks and Lunches

Lunches are brought from home, and students eat with their classmates in their classrooms. Organic milk for the school year may be purchased online at $70 per student—if you wish to participate, please provide your child with a cup. A healthy morning snack is provided around 9:45 AM in all Maternelle (PS-K) classes.


    • WedOct18 Gala Committee Meeting 8:30 AM to 9:30 AMRose Préau Commons
    • WedOct18 High School Night 6:00 PM
    • ThuOct19 Photo Retake Day
    • ThuOct19 Capital Campaign Presentation - Maternelle 5:30 PMRose Préau Commons
    • MonOct23 ACE Week / Arts Week
    • TueOct24 ACE Week / Arts Week
    • WedOct25 ACE Week / Arts Week
    • ThuOct26 ACE Week / Arts Week
    • FriOct27 ACE Week / Arts Week
    • WedNov01 Middle School PLC Meeting 8:30 AM
    • FriNov03 Gilkey Half Day - End of 1st Quarter
    • SatNov04 Fête du Vin PureSpace
    • TueNov07 Amy Lang: Birds, Bees, + Kids 7:00 PM to 8:30 PMRose Préau Commons
      Amy Lang, award-winning parenting expert, sexuality educator, speaker and author, will be returning to FAIS this fall. Amy has been helping parents of all beliefs turn conversations they dread into a regular (and fun) part of their family lives.

      This presentation is open to all caregivers in the community. You will find this event useful if you are planning to start talking with your children about sexual development, if you have already started talking, or if you hate the idea of talking about this subject or if you have a child who thinks they already know what they need to know.

      Childcare is not provided and the presentation is not intended for child or teen attendees.
    • ThuNov09 Board of Trustees Meeting 5:30 PMRose Préau Commons
    • TueNov14 Gala Committee Meeting 8:30 AM to 9:30 AMRose Préau Commons

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    • WedOct18 Gala Committee Meeting 8:30 AM to 9:30 AMRose Préau Commons
    • WedOct18 High School Night 6:00 PM
    • ThuOct19 Photo Retake Day
    • ThuOct19 Capital Campaign Presentation - Maternelle 5:30 PMRose Préau Commons
    • MonOct23 ACE Week / Arts Week
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