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Information for the 2019-20 School Year

Required Forms

Digital Tools Consent Form (Required for all students)

We believe that the breadth of digital tools available to us online can open up worlds of information, provide digital creation tools, and allow teachers to personalize education for our students. We also know how important it is to minimize the digital footprints of our students while taking advantage of the vast resources online available for education. 

Please sign and complete the following form before the first day of school: 

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 nurse@faispdx.org.

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

Certificate of Immunization Status form for new students

Visit this site for a complete list of required immunizations for Oregon students.

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. 

Please return your student's signed agreement on or before the first day of school. 

Lower School Responsible Use Agreement (3rd-5th grades)

Middle School Responsible Use Agreement

Student Information / Authorization Forms

The Student Information and Authorization form is required each school year, for every student enrolled at FAIS. Families who had not yet completed this form for 2019-20 were notified via email on July 31.

Student Information / Authorization Forms

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 $170. 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.

Learn more / register

Extended Care

Early Arrival

Early Arrival Rooms

  • TPS-PK: 1-U
  • K: 1-K
  • 1st-2nd:  2-A
  • 3rd:  4-L
  • 4th-5th: 4-B
  • 6th-8th: Gym, MS 307
     

Before school care is provided at no charge from 7:30 AM until the beginning of the school day. Students are organized in rooms by age groups. Fifteen minutes before the school day begins, the assistant teachers for TPS through kindergarten escort these students to their respective classrooms.

FASCA (After-School Care)

The FAIS After School Creative Activities (FASCA) program is designed to provide an enriching and positive after-school experience for every child. Students are divided into age-appropriate groups in individual classrooms. Students in 2nd-8th grade work on homework for at least half an hour and then are offered activities such as games, outdoor play if weather permits, crafts, cooking, or library time. FASCA is available at a reasonable rate until 6 PM.

FASCA Rooms

  • TPS-PK: 1-A / 1-C
  • K-1st: 1-K / 1-M
  • 2nd-3rd: 2-J / 2-L
  • 4th-5th: 4-B / 4-C
  • 6th-8th: wings of level 300
     

Prepaid Plans

  • Super Yearly Plan (FASCA, ACE Weeks, and FAIS+): $3,500
  • Yearly Plan: $2,500
  • Semester Plan: $1,250 (September—January / February—June)

FASCA Plans cover FASCA time from school dismissal until 6 PM, five days a week. After 6 PM, additional charges apply. If you do not purchase a prepaid plan you will automatically be billed at the drop-in rate on a monthly basis.

Drop-in Rate

  • $11/hour, billed in one-minute increments

Purchase Prepaid FASCA Plans

FAIS Plus

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

Learn more / register

Milk Program

Organic milk for the school year may be purchased at $75 per student. If you wish to participate, please provide your child with a cup.

Purchase Milk for the School Year

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 9.

Learn more / register

School Hours

Students may be dropped off as early as 7:30 AM. FASCA (after-school care) is available after school until 6 PM. (FASCA is only available for middle school students on Wednesday, September 3.)

TPS-K

8:15 AM - 2:45 PM (12:15 half day)Download this document for helpful tips for drop-off and transitioning to school for young students.

1st-5th

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

6th-8th

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

School Photos

School Photo Day is Friday, September 13. 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. 

Purchase School Photos

School Supply Lists

Snacks and Lunches

Snack Program

A healthy morning snack is provided around 9:45 AM in all Maternelle (TPS-K) classes, and students participating in after-school programs are provided with a nutritious snack between 3:30 and 4 PM.

Catered Lunch Program

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 RefueledKids.boonli.com (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.
  • Questions? Please email Refueled Kids directly.

 

Transportation

Catlin Gabel School has made a few of their morning bus routes available to FAIS families. Check back for pricing information, and to sign up.

Morning Bus Stops

Volunteer

Parent participation via volunteer commitment plays an essential role at FAIS and allows FAIS to keep administrative expenses low relative to many other schools. FAIS requires that every family commit to 20 hours of service each year. If the 20 hours are not met, families will be charged $20 per unfulfilled hour. Questions? Contact Sara Hernando at shernando@faispdx.org or 503-292-7776 x1330.

Volunteer Opportunities

Current Volunteer Opportunities

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Announcements

All FAIS parents and legal guardians with students enrolled for next school year should complete the Student Information / Authorization Form by Friday, June 7. Only one person per family should complete the form.

Extracurricular Programs

Upcoming Events

Digital Tools at FAIS

A comprehensive list of all digital applications in use at FAIS:

FAIS Digital Tools Catalog