The Bruin Blast

Orchard School Newsletter ....................March 9, 2021

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Tonight's ELAC meeting has been changed to next week because of a conflict with the School Board meeting. The ELAC meeting will be held next Tuesday, March 16, at 4:00 p.m.
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English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

The ELAC shall be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Advising the principal and staff in the development of a site plan for English learners and submitting the plan to the School Site Council for consideration of inclusion in the School Plan for Student Achievement.
  • Assisting in the development of the schoolwide needs assessment.
  • Ways to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance.
  • Each ELAC shall have the opportunity to elect at least one member to the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC). Districts with 31 or more ELACs may use a system of proportional or regional representation.


We will meet Tuesday, March 16 at 4:00 p.m.

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Nos reuniremos el martes 16 de marzo a las 4:00 p.m.


El ELAC será responsable de las siguientes tareas:

  • Aconsejar al director y personal docente sobre el desarrollo de un plan para aprendices de inglés y someter ese plan al consejo directivo escolar para posible inclusión en el Plan escolar para el rendimiento (SPSA, por sus siglas en inglés).
  • Ayudar con el desarrollo de la encuesta sobre las necesidades de la escuela.
  • Maneras de informar a los padres de familia sobre la importancia de la asistencia escolar.
  • Cada comité ELAC debe tener la oportunidad de elegir al menos un miembro representante al Comité Asesor de Padres de Aprendices de Inglés del Distrito (DELAC, por sus siglas en inglés). Los distritos con 31 o más comités ELAC pueden usar un sistema de representación proporcional o regional.


Nos reuniremos el martes 16 de marzo a las 4:00 p.m.

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Ban Cố vấn về Học sinh chưa thạo Anh ngữ (ELAC)


Ban ELAC sẽ chịu trách nhiệm về các nhiệm vụ sau:


  • Cố vấn cho hiệu trưởng và nhân viên trong việc xây dựng kế hoạch tại trường cho học sinh chưa thạo tiếng Anh và trình kế hoạch đó lên Hội đồng Nhà trường để được đưa vào Kế hoạch Trường học về Thành tích của Học sinh.
  • Hỗ trợ xây dựng bản đánh giá nhu cầu toàn trường.
  • Cách thức giúp phụ huynh nhận thức được tầm quan trọng của việc đi học đều đặn.
  • Mỗi ban ELAC sẽ có cơ hội bầu ít nhất một thành viên vào Ban Cố vấn về Học sinh chưa thạo Anh ngữ của Học khu (DELAC). Các học khu có 31 ban ELAC trở lên có thể sử dụng một hệ thống đại diện theo tỷ lệ hoặc theo khu vực.


Chúng ta sẽ gặp nhau lúc 4:00 chiều Thứ Ba ngày 16 tháng 3

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Please Take a Minute to Take the Re-Opening Survey

Planning the School Reopening

Dear Parents and Guardians,


As we plan the school reopening, we are again surveying our parents. We want to hear from you and need to know if you plan to send your children back to school this fall and what questions and/or concerns you have. Please help us gather this information by responding to the survey; the link is below:

https://forms.gle/eYkZ1CQHeAUz4Vuq5


Mientras planeamos la reapertura de la escuela, nuevamente estamos encuestando a nuestros padres. Queremos saber de usted y necesitamos saber si planea enviar a sus hijos de regreso a la escuela este otoño y qué preguntas y que inquietudes tiene. Ayúdenos a recopilar esta información respondiendo a la encuesta; que esta abajo es un enlace que es una pagina de internet:


https://forms.gle/eYkZ1CQHeAUz4Vuq5


Trong khi chúng tôi lên kế hoạch mở cửa trường trở lại, chúng tôi muốn thăm dò ý kiến của phụ huynh thêm một lần nữa. Chúng tôi muốn biết ý kiến ​​của quý vị và cần biết liệu quý vị có dự định cho con đi học lại vào mùa thu này hay không và liệu quý vị có những thắc mắc và/hoặc mối quan tâm nào. Vui lòng giúp chúng tôi thu thập thông tin này bằng cách trả lời bản khảo sát trong đường nối kết dưới đây:

https://forms.gle/eYkZ1CQHeAUz4Vuq5

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Do not forget to set your clock one hour ahead this weekend!

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School Site Council Meeting

The School Site Council (SSC) is the representative body tasked with developing, monitoring, and approving the school’s strategic site plan (SPSA) and all related categorical expenditures. The SSC is the key deliberative body for the allocation of Title I funds and other resources to improve academic outcomes for all students and as such should be representative of the school community.


We are meeting Thursday, March 18 at 4:00 p.m.



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Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Reflections

https://orchardpta.wixsite.com/orchardpta


Dear Parent and Educators,

Thank you for your support of the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee program! We are excited to announce the top 21 spellers who are advancing to the Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee virtual competition on March 20, 2021. These spellers attained a score of at least 46 on the regional qualifier test. They are:

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Santa Clara County Activity Guide

Discover local out-of-school time programs and scholarships for students.

ttps://www.inplay.org/scc_activity_guide

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Dates To Remember

March is Women's History Month


March 8, Monday


March 9, Tuesday

School Office Open 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.'

11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch Distribution in Rm 40


March 10, Wednesday

School Office Open 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


March 11, Thursday

School Office Closed'


March 12, Friday

School Office Open 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.



Other Important Dates

ELAC Meeting March 16, 4:00 p.m.

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March 18 No Students - Profesional Development

March 18 SSC , 4:00 p.m.

March 19 No School

Spring Break April 5 - 9

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Orchard Office Hours

The office hours will remain the same until further notice (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday). If you have families that need something but cannot come during the scheduled hours, please email us, or have them email us so that we can make other arrangements.

Schooloffice@orchardsd.org

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Isolation and Quarantine Support Program-Financial and Rental Assistance


Santa Clara County COVID-19 Support Team provides resources to County residents who test positive for COVID-19 or are identified as contacts to a positive case to enable them to isolate or quarantine safely. This service is available to individuals who have tested positive for COVID or have been exposed to COVID and need to isolate and quarantine due to exposure.

Please call 408-808-7770 - The referral hotline is available 7 days/week, 8 am – 5 pm.

There are three main components to the program:


  1. The first component consists of a motel with supportive services for cases and contacts who cannot safely isolate or quarantine at home or who do not have a home. At this hotel, the County offers limited case management services, three meals per day and laundry services. Medical and behavioral health staff perform wellness checks weekly and connect individuals to social services, medical and behavioral health services based on their needs. Transportation to and from the motel to initiate or conclude isolation or quarantine can be provided. Once the isolation or quarantine period is complete, the Program staff assist participants to return to their homes or transition to appropriate and available congregate and non-congregate shelter settings.
  2. The second component provides support services for persons who can isolate and quarantine at home, but who need some assistance. The supportive services are similar to what is provided at the motel. Most participating households need help buying groceries and cleaning supplies.
  3. The *third component of the Program is rental and utility bills specifically for individuals and families participating in this Program. Each household may be eligible for up to $5,000 in rental assistance or a flat payment of up to $2,500 in financial assistance. *Individuals must qualify based on income of 80% AMI (Area Median Income) or less.


https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Pages/contact-tracing.aspx#support-team

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Semester and Trimester Dates

Quarter 1 Friday, Oct. 23

Semester 1 Friday, Jan 15

Quarter 3 Friday, April 2

Semester 2 Thursday, June 10


Elementary marking periods.

· Trimester 1 Friday, November 13 (59 days)

· Trimester 2 Friday, March 5th (60 days)

· Trimester 3 Thursday, June 10th (61 days)

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Middle School Schedule

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