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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.

AERIES Online Portal for Parents is LIVE !!!

Dear Orchard School Families,


Aeries on-line Parent Portal is LIVE!!!

Orchard School has been selected by the District to pilot the Aeries on-line Parent Portal.

Aeries Parent Portal allows you to update family information on-line, including: 

  • Adding or editing contact information such as best text message number, email, phone, address, etc.   
  • Adding or editing emergency contacts (NOTE: we will only release your child from school to adult contacts listed in the  Parent  Portal) 
  • Viewing Attendance  
  • Adding or editing medical information (with system generated emails to appropriate school personnel) 
  • Downloading school related documents such as the school calendar, flyers, parent events, etc. 

You should have received a letter from your student and in the US Mail with login information needed to register for this on-line enhancement.



Ken Ratti




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The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is the largest statewide survey of resiliency, protective factors, and risk behaviors in the nation. Students in grades 5, 7, 9 and 11 will be participating in the California Healthy Kids Survey between November 27 - December 21, 2017.  Parent information and consent forms will be sent home in November.  Click here for more information.


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VUSD Elementary schools will have bagged lunches for students to eat at school or take home during minimum days Nov. 9th & 13-17th. Lunch is $3.00. Free and reduced rates also apply.


Calling all 6th grade parents:


Yearbook needs a baby picture of your 6th grader (under 3 years old). They also need school related pictures from kindergarten to 5th grade (first day of school, fields trips, class parties, carnival, etc.). These pictures are for the 6th Grade Yearbook.


You can email or text pictures to Amy Roderick

mash00@att.net or 707.301.6016


Or if you prefer you can bring your picture to the Front Office and they will get email/text pics to Amy.


Please get your pics to Amy NO LATER THAN Thursday, November 30th. THANKS!


2017-2018 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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