Weekly News from the Ranch

Tustin Ranch Elementary

A Message from Mrs. Denny

Hello TRE Families,

I hope you are enjoying a fun and relaxing summer break! With the start of school just around the corner, I wanted to pass on some key information to help you start to plan!

Below you will find:

* School Lunch Information

*Back to School Night Information

* The Tustin Unified School District calendar

* The TRE 2022-23 Bell schedule

* Spirit Wear

* Data Confirmation info

* Enrollment information

* Suggested School Supplies

* Dress Code

*Cell Phone Policy

More information regarding our upcoming year will be coming so stay tuned! Our front office is open! If you have friends, family or neighbors who have not yet enrolled for the school year, please tell them to contact our office or come by!

Mrs. Denny

Proud TRE Principal

Spirit Wear

The spirit wear order form is open and it will remain open until August 26th. Shirts will be delivered to Tustin Ranch mid September. We will pass them out to your student when they arrive. Please be sure to write your child's first and last name in the comments of the order form. We have a shirt and a hat available. I will be sending home an order for a hoodie with the hat logo in October.

Here are the links top order:
Hat: https://www.customink.com/g/zpd0-00ck-xgcw
Shirt: order form link

Upcoming Important Dates

Monday, August 15th

  • Back To School Night TK-5 at 5:00 PM in the quad area by the multipurpose room.
  • Teacher assignments for students available on Aeries Parent Portal

Tuesday, August 16th

  • FIRST DAY of the 2022-2023 School Year!! (see Bell Schedule below)

Friday, August 26th

  • Last day to order spirit wear

Wednesday, August 30th

  • TRE Family Welcome Back Ice Cream Social sponsored by our amazing PTA

Thursday, September 1st

  • First PTO Meeting of the year at 6:00 PM in our Multi-Purpose Room

Friday, September 2nd

  • Minimum Day TK-5 (see schedule below)

Monday, September 5th

  • Labor Day- NO SCHOOL

Back To School Night

Back to School Night is quickly approaching! Here is the schedule:

4:30 PM: Meet and Greet with our awesome PTA in the quad area by the multipurpose room.

5:00 PM: Teacher introductions and information/announcements regarding the upcoming school year.

Immediately following: Our students will meet their teacher at the outside facing classroom door, then have a chance to peek inside their new classroom. TK & Kindergarten will review daily procedures with families in the kindergarten playground at this time (after the introductions and announcements).

Teachers will be distributing important classroom information at Back to School Night as well as sending home a link for families to watch their Back to School Night information presentation together during the first week of school.

We look forward to seeing you Monday, August 15th at 4:30.

School Lunch Information

We will offer a breakfast snack at first recess and hot lunch. You are always welcome to pack a lunch from home as well.

School breakfast and lunches are free for students.

To see the daily menu click this link: https://www.myschoolmenus.com/instance/655/district/547

Data Confirmation

Data Confirmation!

If you have students who are not newly enrolled, you must complete Data Confirmation each year to verify and update family and student information, Emergency contacts, etc. This helps us to keep in contact with you and ensure the safety of our students.

Data Confirmation is open NOW! Simply log on to the Aeries Parent Portal to complete for each student.

Log in HERE

2022-2023 Enrollment

Do you or someone you know need to enroll a student for the 2022-23 school year?

Here is what you need to know:

2022-2023 Enrollment is open!

Click HERE to begin

2022-2023 Age Enrollment:

  • Born after 2/02/2018 Eligible for preschool- contact Kinder Readiness
  • 9/02/17 - 02/02/18 Transitional Kindergarten
  • 9/02/16 - 9/01/17 Kindergarten
  • 9/02/15 - 9/01/16 First Grade
  • 9/02/14 - 9/01/15 Second Grade
  • 9/02/13 - 9/01/14 Third Grade
  • 10/02/12- 9/01/13 Fourth Grade
  • 11/02/11 - 10/01/12 Fifth Grade

2022-2023 Bell Schedule

TK and Kindergarten

8:10 am - 1:50 pm

Wednesdays/ Minimum Days: 8:10 am-12:55 pm

Grades 1-3

8:10 am- 2:38 pm

Wednesdays/ Minimum Days: 8:10 am- 1:24 pm

Grades 4-5

8:20 am- 2:48 pm

Wednesdays/ Minimum Days: 8:20 am- 1:34 pm

Suggested School Supply Lists

Click HERE to find a list of suggested school supplies by grade level. Returning students should bring their TUSD-issued iPads (fully charged!) daily. TK, Kinder and new students will be issued an iPad within the first month of school. As a reminder, these lists are suggestions by the teachers- materials are available in classrooms for student use as well.

*We HIGHLY ENCOURAGE students to bring a reusable water bottle daily- especially in the heat!

PTA Happenings at TRE

Please check out our website: www.trecoolcoyotes.org

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Tustin Ranch Dress Code

Education Law does allow public schools to establish a dress code.

Student Dress Codes are established to:

● Promote a climate and culture where scholar focus is on learning

● Promote a productive safe instructional environment

While society reflects a wide range of personal expression in clothing, grooming, and accessories, the quality of scholar work and behavior is affected by personal appearance. Scholars are expected to wear clothing that is clean, neat, appropriate, and safe.

TUSD Dress Code:

To eliminate misinterpretations of the dress code, the following dress standards shall be enforced:


· No tight/revealing shirts (workout tops, undergarments showing, see-through, low-cut, etc.)

· Undergarments must not be visible (including sports bras)

· No bare midriff/crop tops (If skin shows when arms are raised the top is too short.)

· No spaghetti straps, bare shoulders, or shirts with less than one-inch straps

· No halter or swimwear tops

· No tube tops

· No “underwear” style tank tops

· No shirts with oversize armholes showing torso area

No hood from hoodies worn at school unless it is raining


· No short-shorts or micro-mini skirts (minimum 5” inseam)

· No excessively loose or baggy pants/shorts

· Pants/shorts must be worn at the waistline

· Hems must be sewn; no frayed, split, or pinned legs

· Pants may not drag on the ground, or have rips or holes.

· Pants/shorts may not allow undergarments to be exposed

· No excessively long, untied, or dangling belts

· Overall straps must be worn over the shoulders and buttoned


· Footwear which is safe for school activities must be worn at all times

· Footwear must be closed toe and closed back

Dangerous Jewelry/Objects

· No chains, or sharp dangly earrings

· No dagger style ear plugs

· No riveted dog collars or raised rings

· No chains for wallets or on masks

· No laser light pens (Scholars shall be cited as per Penal Code Sections 417.25 and 417.27.)

Other Inappropriate Attire

Clothing, apparel, and jewelry shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignia that is crude, vulgar, profane, demeaning, sexually suggestive, or which advocates or promotes racial, ethnic, religious, sexual prejudice or strife, or which relates to the use of tobacco, drugs, or alcohol.

· No sex/sexual comments/innuendoes

· No drugs or references to drugs (blunt, 13, hemp, marijuana leaf, 4:20, etc.)

· No tobacco product names or trademarks

· No liquor products or bar names or trademarks/logos

· No depicting a person engaged in illegal activities (tagging, weapons, etc.)

· No hats/caps/hoods indoors, and must follow the guidelines above.

· No visible tattoos

*No hats/caps/hoods worn in the classroom. No hoods unless raining.

*Teachers and staff may have students remove or put away non- essentials items (ie: hats, jewelry, personal items, accessories, etc.) either in or out of the classroom if they are causing a disruption or are distracting other students.

*Please label all water bottles, lunch boxes, jackets, and removable clothing items with your child’s name. These items are commonly left on the playground, and as we do our best to return labeled items to the proper owner, unlabeled items will be placed in the Lost & Found located outside the Multi-Purpose Room.

Tustin Ranch & Pioneer Middle School Cell Phone Policy

CELL PHONES/SMART DEVICES: To ensure student safety and exposure to unmonitored internet contact directly, or through friends, cell/smartphone use is not allowed on school campus by students (including field trips). Cell phones and smartphones that must be stored in the owner’s backpack and powered “off” during the entire school day. Students are not permitted to keep their cell/smartphone in their pockets or desks, or otherwise “on their person” while at school. Smart devices such as watches are not to be used during school in any capacity that mimics a cell or smartphone.

Use of a watch or activity tracker is permissible. If students violate the cell phone policy or are found to have a smart device in their possession that is not stored and in the ’off’ position, it will be confiscated and held until a parent or guardian can pick it up.

Tustin Ranch is not responsible for items that have gone missing during school. While we are sympathetic to items that are missing please remember that it is our endeavor to focus as much time as possible on refining our programs and instruction to maximize student achievement, and time taken to look for these items hinders these efforts. A licensed physician and surgeon may direct a student to use an electronic signaling device if carrying such a device is essential for the health of the student. Use of the device by the student is limited specifically to the health of that student.

If a student needs to call their parents they may call from the school office or classroom.

If a parent needs to give their child a message they may call the front office at (714)730-7580. We will be sure the student receives the message.

Tustin Ranch Named California Pivotal Practice Award Winner

On April 26, 2022, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced the 2022 California Pivotal Practice (CAPP) Awards winners. The CAPP Awards honor and recognize schools and districts that implemented innovative practices during the 2020-2021 school year during distance learning. This year, Tustin Unified School District (TUSD) and 27 TUSD schools received a CAPP award.

Schools and Districts were recognized this year for their work in four target areas during the 2020-2021 school year, which included:

  • Student Engagement

  • Distribution of Technology

  • Nutrition Services

  • Social-Emotional Well Being of Students

In total, 727 schools and 121 school districts were recognized this year through the CAPP awards. The CAPP awards are being used in 2022 as a replacement for the California Distinguished Schools Program which is expected to return in 2023.