"Together is Better!"
Travis Manley, Principal
1800 Wisdom Way
Modesto, CA 95355
Welcome to Orchard Elementary School
At Orchard, we believe that "Together is Better!"
Children whose parents are involved in their child’s education perform better in school. We would like to extend an invitation to you to become an active partner in our school and work together to ensure your child has a successful experience at Orchard!
Orchard Elementary is a place where we want all our students to find happiness and success. We provide a safe and caring environment where staff and students work together on our goal to meet the needs of your child and focus on your child's academic, behavioral and social success in becoming college and career-ready for the world.
At Orchard, we are Upstanders and Upstanders "Stand Up for Everyone!" Please feel free to contact our principal, Travis Manley, if you have any questions or would like more information about our school.
News & Announcements
September 28, 2017 at 8:30
Please come to our next volunteer training to become a level 2 volunteer and be eligible for level 3 certification.
You are being asked to complete the Marzano High Reliability Schools Family Survey to help guide decisions in Sylvan District. Thank you for your participation.
The survey window is open from September 11, 2017 through September 29, 2017.
The results of the survey will be used by schools to celebrate those areas where they are achieving success, as well as select areas they would like to see improved. The survey will be administered again in February 2018.
Background on Dr. Marzano and Marzano High Reliability Schools™ Framework
Dr. Marzano’s vision for K–12 education is simple: the vast majority of schools can be highly effective in promoting student learning. To show how, he created the Marzano High Reliability Schools™ framework. This framework, based on 40 years of educational research, defines five progressive levels of performance that a school must master to become a high reliability school—where all students learn the content and skills they need for success in college, careers, and beyond.
The Marzano High Reliability Schools™ framework does not add a new initiative to school efforts. Many schools are already implementing a wide range of effective initiatives, and many educators are already practicing research-based strategies. The HRS framework does not replace professional learning communities, the Art and Science of Teaching framework, teacher evaluation and development, sound curriculum (including those aligned with the Common Core State Standards), vocabulary instruction, instruction in critical thinking and reasoning skills, formative assessment, standards-based grading and reporting systems, or student mastery systems.
Instead, this framework shows how best practices work together and provides indicators to empower districts and schools to measure their progress on attaining five increasing levels of reliability:
1 - Safe and Collaborative Culture
2 - Effective Teaching in Every Classroom
3 - Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
4 - Standards-Referenced Reporting
5 - Competency-Based Education
Using the framework and indicators, districts and schools can drive permanent, positive, and significant impacts on student achievement by synthesizing multiple complex initiatives into one harmonious system.
2017-2018 School Year
We hope you had a great summer!
Our office is now open for the school year!
Office hours are from 7:30-4:00
School begins on August 10th at 8:00, students can be on campus starting at 7:30!
New online enrollment for all students for the 2017-18 school years:
Transitional/Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018
If you have a child turning 5 by September 1, 2017, you will need to register your child for Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year.
If you have a child turning 5 between September 2 to December 2, 2017, you will need to register for Transitional Kindergarten.
*TK/ K required documents: birth certificate, shot records, physical exam or appointment card, dental exam or appointment card,
2 utility bills with your name and address.
Required documents for grades 1st through 5th: birth certificate, shot records, 2 utility bills with your name and address
Enroll via Sylvan Union School District Website "Enrollment" tab