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Today: 4/24/17
12:00 AM Standardized Testing

Principal:  Paula Roach

Secretary:  Gwen Agee

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Office Contact Information

Phone:  916.566.1930

FAX:  916.566.3566

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Help Orchard Win Garden Grant!

Seeds of Change® Grant Program Newsletter

Orchard Elementary Outdoor Learning Center needs your help! We have submitted a grant application in the 2017 Seeds® of Change Grant Program, and need you to vote for us on their website.

 

Seeds of Change®, a leading producer of sustainably grown organic seeds and nutritious organic foods, is a true seed-to-plate brand committed to helping people create healthier and greener communities. They deliver an annual Grant Program that benefits school and community gardening and farming programs in the United States, because they understand the value of food, farming, sustainability and nutrition education. Through the donation of a percent of net sales, this year, Seeds of Change® is awarding $310,000 in total grants to 24 garden projects around the country.

 

Please visit the Seeds of Change® Grant Program website at seedsofchangegrant.com to help increase our chances of receiving grant funds to support our gardening initiatives. You can vote once per day from March 30 to April 19. Once voting closes, the 50 organizations with the most votes will move on to the final judging phase and 24 recipients will be announced around May 8.

 

For more information about Seeds of Change® or the Seeds of Change® Grant Program, please visit seedsofchangegrant.com. You can also share photos of your time in our garden on Facebook and Twitter using #SeedsofChangeGrant.

 

The direct link to our page is

https://www.seedsofchangegrant.com/GalleryDetail.aspx?id=3617

 

Or search by typing Orchard into the search bar in the submission gallery on the webpage seedsofchangegrant.com.

School Schedule Time Change!

Please note that there are several changes to our school schedule this school year (2016/2017) with new start and end times, as well as the continuation of Early Out Wednesdays.  On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, school will begin at 8:15 AM and end at 2:57 PM.  On Early Out Wednesdays, school will begin at 8:15 AM and end at 12:57 PM.

Dress Code

Please remember that students should dress appropriately for school.  The school dress code can be found in the Orchard School Parent/Student Handbook.  Some important reminders include:

  • Shorts/skirts must be fingertip length (or longer).
  • Pants should not have holes.
  • Undergarments must be completely covered.
  • All clothing should contain school appropriate language (printed messages).
  • Shoes without a back or back strap are not allowed.

All family members should consider similar guidelines when they visit Orchard School.  Thank you for your support and understanding.

Parking Lot Safety

Parking lot safety is a major concern.  At the end of the day, there are almost 600 students departing from school.  The majority exit through the front gate near the cafeteria to walk home or wait for a ride.  Please make sure you drive slowly and cautiously through the pick up area and on Q Street, as you drive to and from school.  Also, all students must be accompanied by an adult to vehicles, whether parked or not.  Do not ask your child to walk into the parking lot, or across the street.  Slow down and follow procedures.  Thank you!

School Attendance

It is imperative that students are at school on time every day.  Parents will receive truancy letters when students consistently have problems with attendance.  This can lead to serious consequences.  School begins at 8:15 AM every day, and students should be on campus at least 5 minutes prior to this time.  However, they may not be on campus until 8:00 AM.  Supervision begins on the playground at 8:00 AM.

Mission Statement

Orchard School's mission is to provide a positive learning environment with high expectations, in which our school community can learn and grow together. A high degree of family involvement is encouraged, and plays a critical role in carrying out our mission. Orchard is a recognized California Distinguished School.

School Leadership

Leadership at Orchard Elementary School is a responsibility shared between district administration, the principal, instructional staff, students, and parents.  The district’s emphasis is on a well-balanced and rigorous core curriculum at all grade levels. Instructional programs are aligned with state and district standards. Leadership duties are run under Principal Paula Roach. Staff members and parents participate on various committees that make decisions regarding the priorities and direction of the school plan to ensure instructional programs are consistent with students’ needs, and the school plan complies with district goals.

Twin Rivers Unified School District Nondiscrimination Statement

Twin Rivers  Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

 

Students

If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal, and Director of Student Services (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer).

 

Staff/Employees

If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal, and Superintendent of Human Resources/Labor Relations (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer).

 

A copy of TRUSD uniform complaint or TRUSD non-discrimination policy is available upon request.

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Upcoming Events

2/24 - End of Trimester

3/3 - Report Cards Go Home

3/17 - Dr. Seuss Celebration

3/23 - Spring Picture Day

3/23 - Family Night with Sami's Circuits

3/24 - Teacher Work Day

3/31 - Mix/Match Day

 

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