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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.

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!" 


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


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)

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.

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

Parents of Lower School students have the option of purchasing their school supplies in bulk and having them delivered to their homes. Visit this link to learn more and place your order. 

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

    • WedAug30 New Parent Orientation
    • TueSep05 Welcome Day

      Lower School

      Lower School parents / guardians stay with their children to visit classrooms and meet teachers. Families with Maternelle (PS-K) students may come any time between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM, and families with 1st-5th grade students may come anytime between 12:00 and 3:00 PM. FASCA (after-school childcare) is not available for Lower School Students.

      Middle School

      Mentors meet at 7:50 AM in Room W-7. Sixth grade students meet in the gym at 8:30 AM and attend a full day (8:30 AM - 3:30 PM). All new 7th and 8th graders need to arrive at 10:30; returning 7th and 8th graders attend a half day (11:45 AM - 3:30 PM). FASCA is available for Gilkey students only.

    • WedSep06 First Day of School

      Students may be dropped off as early as 7:30 AM. FASCA (after-school care) is available after school until 6 PM. Click header for regular school hours.

    • ThuSep07 Gilkey Volleyball Begins




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