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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.

Register for fall ACE Week
Register for fall Arts Week

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

Note: ACE Week and Arts Week are included with Super Yearly FASCA Plan registrations.


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.

Click here to register.


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

Click here to register.

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

FASCA (After-School Childcare)

Drop-in Rate

  • $10.75/hour

Prepaid Plans

  • Super Yearly Plan (FASCA, FAIS+, and ACE / Arts Week): $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 (for returning students) 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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Oregon Department of Education -- Required Form

New for the 2018-19 school year, Oregon Department of Education's Early Learning Division requires schools to verify that parents have reviewed their Certificate of Approval. Only one form is required per family. Please complete this very short form no later than September 30.

Having trouble viewing this form? Click here. 

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.

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. This year, students will complete the forms online during the first few days of school. 

School Hours

School Hours

TPS-K 8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. (12:15 half day)
1st-5th 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6th-8th 8:30 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. Click here for October's menu.
Due to the number and severity of food allergies among our students, all Lower School classrooms are nut and sesame free. This includes foods made with tahini, e.g. hummus, as well as peanuts and all tree nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pine nuts, and pistachios).  

NEW—Lunch Program Available!

FAIS is excited to partner with Refueled Kids, an outside caterer who delivers fresh, healthy, creative, and organic hot lunches right to your child's classroom.

How do I participate?

  • Create your account at (registration password: FAIS2)
  • Submit order(s) by Thursday at 11:59 PM PST for the following week
  • Sign up for a particular day of the week, a whole week at once, or even the whole month in advance.
  • Choose from child or adult portions, à la carte items, as well as omnivore, vegetarian, vegan and picky eater options.
  • Click here for more details on the program, and click here for an example menu.

Questions? Please email Refueled Kids directly.





New Parent Orientation Presentations

Review presentations from New Parent Orientation on August 29:

School Portal


Parents News

Files and Forms

New FAIS Families


Snacks and Lunches

French American International School 8500 NW Johnson Street, Portland, Oregon 97229
Ph: (503) 292.7776 Fax: (503) 292.7444
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