Principal Message


Principal’s Message

Welcome to Cirby Elementary School!
Home of the Eagles!

I am incredibly excited to be a part of the Cirby School family!  This marks my 24th year in education.  Prior to becoming a principal, I taught grades 2-6 in the Twin Rivers Unified School District and served as an Assistant Principal in both Grass Valley and Yuba City for a total of three years.  I am extremely lucky to have such a hard-working, dedicated, and knowledgeable staff.  I couldn’t have asked for a better school to lead!

We are going to continue to do great things here at Cirby!  Believing in all students and doing what is best for kids is my philosophy.  In doing that, it takes families, staff, myself, and the community to ensure that our Cirby Eagles reach the highest level of success possible.  Recognizing students for their achievements and guiding them to become responsible, respectful citizens is a priority at Cirby.  At Cirby, we show respect, make good decisions, and solve problems.

I have lived in West Roseville for 24 years.  My husband, who is also a 5th grade teacher and a wrestling coach at West Park High School, and I have 5 children as a blended family.  Our son graduated from Roseville High School and he is now a firefighter in the Air Force.  He is currently stationed in Texas.  We have four daughters at West Park High School, two seniors and two freshmen.  We are constantly on the go with their activities such as softball, wrestling, soccer, cheerleading, stunt, umpiring, and art.  We have two dogs; Carlos is a 5 year old boxer, and Jack is a 3 year old bulldog.  We also have a 1 year old orange tabby cat named Gus and a 10 month old tabby cat named Beau.  Our house is a circus but we love it!

Thank you for welcoming me into your school and community.  I look forward to making this school year a successful and memorable one for our students, families, and staff.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or even just stop in to say hello and introduce yourself!  You can reach me at  

Fly Eagles, Fly!

Farah Friend

Cirby Elementary Principal

“To inspire people, don’t show them your superpowers, show them theirs.” – Alexander den Heijer


RCSD Volunteer Policy

Regular classroom volunteers must be fingerprinted and provide TB test results prior to volunteering in class. You may review the complete policy by clicking here. Volunteers must be fingerprinted at their own expense. If you have previously been fingerprinted at any school in our district, you do not need to complete the process again.


At Cirby, it is our goal to keep you well-informed about all of the things happening here. We have a variety of communication tools to keep you up to date. We communicate via our school website, Facebook (RCSD Cirby), text messages, voicemails and emails, which includes our monthly newsletters – all to keep you and your family informed about what’s happening at Cirby. Please listen to our voicemails and check your emails and read texts from us. This is our way of delivering important information about special events that you will not want to miss. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook – RCSD Cirby.