Orchard Elementary School

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The mission of Orchard Elementary School is to create a safe and supportive environment that emphasizes self-esteem and the mastery of academic and life skills to help students become life-long learners.  Goals include cultivating each child’s intellectual capabilities, their awareness of moral, cultural and human values, as well as multicultural differences and being environmentally responsible.  It is a strongly held belief by the Orchard School community that teaching and learning are the responsibilities of students, staff, and parents working collaboratively.



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There will be tutoring after school for grades 4,5, & 6. Tutoring will be from 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM.


Novel Knowledge Testing will take place during school hours al week.


Tuesday 3/21/17 is Family Science Night with the "Science Guy." Family Science Night begins at 6:30 PM in the multi purpose room.


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CELL PHONES, CAMERAS (including cell phones or other worn personal devices), and/or any other communication device:


Cell phones are recognized as a safety precaution for parents and children before and after school.  However, during the school day all cell phones, all other cameras, and any other personal electronic/communication devices must be turned off and put in student’s backpack.  Students should check with his/her teacher to use a school phone in the classroom during the school day.  Electronic devices of any kind are not to be taken out to recess or lunch to be played with. Photographing and video recording of any student or adult is prohibited on campus per District policy.

If a parent needs to reach their student please call the school at 453-6255. Thank you.


***Orchard Elementary School will not be responsible for any lost, misplaced,

or stolen personal items when brought to school. ***


We are so proud to be Orchard Elementary Owls...attached is the March Update that we submitted to the district for the monthly District Update. Thank you to the Orchard teachers, staff, parents, volunteers and students for making this school so amazing!


Please be aware that all traffic laws apply during this hectic time of day.  Ensure the safety of all students by following the traffic laws.


The loading and unloading zone on Orchard Ave. in front of the Kindergarten playground is only for loading and unloading of students.  Do not park in this area.


U-turns on Orchard in front of the school are illegal.

Curbs that are painted red mean vehicles can not park there- “red zones” are a City-enforced restriction and are clearly marked.

The Bus Zone is for school buses only.

Cars turn right out of the Staff Parking Lot.

The Loop can become congested.  Consider alternative places to pick up your child/children.

· Meet at the flag pole in front of the school and walk to the car.

· Students cross at crosswalk and meet across the street.

· Parked in side parking lot?  Be Patient and don’t back up into congested traffic

· Students walk the walking path with families after school to the front gate and walk down Orchard Street towards the park and away from heavy traffic area.


Thank you for keeping all of our Orchard students safe as they walk to and from their classes.


2016-2017 Bell Schedule

Office Hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You may call 453-6255 to report an absence.

AM  Kindergarten: 8:20 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. everyday

PM  Kindergarten: 11:40 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. MTTHF   Wed. 8:30-11:50 a.m.

KINDER   minimum daysAM =  8:20 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. 

                                                PM= 8:30-11:50 a.m.

Grade 1-3:  8:30 a.m. to 2:35 p.m. MTTHF

minimum days = 8:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.


Grade 4-6: 8:30 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. MTTHF

minimum days = 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.


Wednesdays grades 1-6: 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.


Attendance at school is important for academic excellence and mastery of subjects. Please be on time every day.


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