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Today: 5/24/16

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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School Schedule Time Change!

Please note that there are several changes to our school schedule NEXT 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.

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 8:50 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 8:30 AM.  Supervision for breakfast begins at 8:30 AM in the cafeteria.

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.

Parent & Community Involvement

 

Providing a wealth of opportunities for parent involvement is a priority for our staff. The results of our most recent parent survey show that 82% of those that responded feel they have opportunities to be involved, and 86% said they are encouraged to participate in school activities. Our School/Parent/Student Compact and Parent Involvement policy are published in our school plan and in our Parent/Student Handbook.

The school at large provides numerous family events that include Dessert with Santa, Family Game Night, Family Music Night, and Family Science Night. These events are designed to enhance community building.  Additional events are designed to support academic achievement and interaction among families and school personnel.  Participation makes all of us stronger and more successful!

Our School Site Council, which is made up of parents and staff, approves our school's annual improvement plan and general budget. In addition, we have an English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) to assist families of students not yet proficient in English.

Please feel welcome at Orchard School, and become more involved with your child's educational process!

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), Rudy Puente, at 916-566-1620 or rudy.puente@twinriversusd.org.

 

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), Dr. Jacqueline Perez, 916-566-1736 or Jacqueline.perez@twinriversusd.org .

 

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

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Upcoming Events

4/14 - Standardized Testing Begins

5/5 - Open House

5/27 - Twin Day

6/9 - Last Day of School

Student Calendars

News

5/19/16

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On Tuesday, May 17, the Twin Rivers school board met during regular session at the District Office on McClellan Park.

Please click HERE for meeting highlights.

 

 

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5/7/16

We’re extremely proud of our students and staff and what they accomplish every day in the classroom. We’re also proud of the academic opportunities we provide to all students. However, our Twin Rivers neighborhood schools need basic health and safety improvements. Many of them are 50 to 80 years old with deteriorating classrooms, plumbing, leaky roofs, potentially faulty electrical systems, and aging restrooms that need to be repaired.

Let us know what your priorities are for local schools by completing the following Parent/Community Survey. Your views are important to us.

 

ENGLISH  |  SPANISH  |  HMONG

 

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Attachments:
4/26/16

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We're happy to share this special edition of We Are TR! The district newspaper recognizes our 2016 Gold Ribbon schools and successes throughout the district. Twin Rivers is committed to supporting the education of all students in our mission to inspire each student to extraordinary achievement every day.

 

Click HERE to view the publication.

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