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Today: 8/31/15

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 begins on Thursday, August 20th, at 8:50 AM at Orchard School.  We look forward to meeting all students then!

School Schedule Time Change!

Please note that there are several changes to our school schedule this year with new start and end times, as well as Early Out Wednesdays.  On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, school will begin at 8:50 AM and end at 3:32 PM.  On Early Out Wednesdays, school will begin at 8:50 AM and end at 1:32 PM.

Back To School Nights

Orchard School will host two Back To School Nights.  The 7th and 8th grades will have Back To School Night on Wednesday, August 19th, beginning at 6:00 PM.  Kindergarten through 6th grades will have Back To School Night on Thursday, August 27th, beginning at 6:00 PM.  Please join us to meet your child's teacher, and to learn about his/her grade level information.

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

6/12-8/19 - Summer Vacation

8/17-8/19 - Teacher Work Days

8/19 - 7th/8th Back To School Night

8/20 - First Day of School

8/27 - K-6 Back To School Night

Student Calendar

To view the 2015/2016 student calendar, click here.

News

UPDATE: SBAC Test Results
(The California Department of Education has announced a tentative public release date of Sept. 9 for the 2014 - 2015 SBAC test results.)

Twin Rivers families and school staff will soon get the results of new computer-based assessments... Continue
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Posted by: Zenobia Gerald
Published: 8/31/15

Early Release Wednesday Begins in TR!
Across the district, students will be released from school two hours early every Wednesday beginning August 26, 2015. Professional Learning Time (PLT)/Early Release Wednesday is an important step in improving the academic outcomes for all students... Continue
Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 8/25/15

Welcome Back
Class schedules, brightly colored backpacks, new shoes and playground rules ... all the fun and excitement that surrounds the first day of a new school year.

Click HERE for first day photos.

Click HERE for a story.

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Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 8/21/15