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Back-to-School information 18-19

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

FAIS' Extracurricular Department offers optional workshops centered around the arts during one week in the fall and one week in the spring. 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. Registration will open on August 17.

Fall ACE / Arts Week: October 22 - 26
Spring ACE / Arts Week: February 25 - March 1


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 $160. 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.

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The Extracurricular Department offers specialized workshops and field trips on most in-service days and Parent-Teacher Conference days through the FAIS Plus program. Registration for FAIS Plus will open on August 17.

  • October 12
  • November 19-20
  • March 21-22
  • March 25
  • May 10: 5th Annual FAIS+ Bike Ride

FASCA (After-School Childcare)

Drop-in Rate

  • $10.75/hour

Prepaid Plans

  • Super Yearly Plan (FASCA and FAIS+): $3,100
  • Yearly Plan: $2,250
  • Semester Plan: $1,175 (September—January / February—June)

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

If you need to claim a medical exemption, please visit this website. 

Milk for the School Year

Organic, 2% milk from Alpenrose Dairy is available for purchase for the school year. If you wish to participate, please provide your child with a cup.

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PM Classes

FAIS PM Classes allow students to explore areas of interest in a non-academic setting, and provide a fun alternative to FASCA. The PM Class program is divided into semesters--the fall semester will begin the week of September 10. Registration will open on August 17.

Responsible Use Agreements for FAIS Digital Tools

All students (and their parents) in 3rd-8th grades must sign and return responsible use agreements each year before they are allowed to access school computers and digital tools. These forms are to be turned in the first week of school. 

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 a.m. FASCA (after-school care) is available after school until 6 p.m.

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

School Photos

School Photo Day is Friday, September 14. 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. 

Click here to purchase school photos.

School Supply Lists

School supplies may be brought on Welcome Day.

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 (TPS-K) classes.



    • WedAug29 New Parent Orientation 5:45 PM to 8:00 PMRose Préau Commons, FAIS Campus

      This event is for all new FAIS parents. Current FAIS parents new to Gilkey with rising 6th graders are strongly encouraged to attend. Students are neither expected nor required to be present. See event description for details.

    • TueSep04 First Day of School for Middle School Students
    • TueSep04 Lower School Welcome Day

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Files and Forms

    New FAIS Families


      Lower School

      Class Supply List 2018-19

      Middle School

      School Supplies List 2018-19

      Summer Reading Lists

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