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Today: 7/23/14

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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Enjoy Summer!

Have a safe, enjoyable summer!  The 2014/2015 school year begins on Thursday, August 14th, at 9:00 AM.  See you then!

Parking Lot Safety

Parking lot safety is a major concern.  At the end of the day, there are 575 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 9 AM (10:25 AM on Wednesdays), 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.  Supervision on the playground begins at 8:45 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.

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!

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Upcoming Events

 

8/12 - Teacher Work Day

8/13 - Teacher Work Day

8/14 - First Day of School

 

Student Calendar

To view the 2013/2014 student calendar, click here.

To view the 2014/2015 student calendar, click here.

News

Congratulations to the Class of 2014
There were nine graduation ceremonies in Twin Rivers, encompassing 1,330 graduates and they have earned their moment in the spotlight. Click to access the slideshows. Continue
Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 7/1/14

Enrollment Tuesdays
Join us at our K-8 Schools for Enrollment Tuesdays! We are open for our families on Tuesdays this summer to enroll students for the upcoming school year. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at most K-8 schools: June 24 July 1 July 8 July 15 July 22 July 29 Click to ... Continue
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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 6/27/14

Free meals for children this summer
Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the Twin Rivers Unified School District (TRUSD) announces its free summer nutrition program for children 18 years of age and under.  “This progr... Continue
Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 6/4/14