Mar 3 – Fundamental Skills Testing
Mar 3 – Bonner Visit – 8:30-10:30
Mar 5 – Kindergarten Registration 8:00 a.m. – Library
Mar 5 – District Art Exhibit @ 7:15 – PDB
Mar 6 – Sonora Meeting @ 4:45 – MPR
Mar 6 – 3rd Quarter SART Meeting @ 2:00 p.m. – Library
Mar 7 – Athletic Pictures @ 11:00Mar 10-14 – SART Survey Week
14 - 21 Spring Break. Return to school on Tues. the 22nd.
To Parents/Guardians of Oraze Elementary School,
Your child is attending a school receiving Title I federal funds through the No Child Left Behind Act (in English, referred to as NCLB). This Federal law requires that parents be notified of their right to know the professional qualifications of their child's teacher(s) in core academic subject areas, including the following:
New Dress Code Ruling:
On January 15 the Clovis Unified Governing Board accepted the recommendation of student members of the Inter School Council and the administration to end its seasonal restriction on the wearing of shorts by students. Members of the Board, in approving this recommendation, affirmed their continued support for the safety and behavior standards set by the District’s dress code; while agreeing that the area’s mild temperatures and the existing provision for allowing shorts during portions of the school year made this slight revision sensible. All other elements of the District’s dress code remain the same. With the Board’s decision, shorts will be allowed beginning January 21st. Please view the site’s website or contact the site administration for clarification or additional information.
New and Improved Parking lot drop off and pick up
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In January 2002, Congress passed a new federal education law, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). Using STAR test results, the California Department of Education (CDE) identifies schools for Program Improvement (PI) if their yearly improvement target is not met for two consecutive years. Under NCLB, if a school is identified for Program Improvement for more than one year, students may be eligible for Supplemental Educational Services (SES) paid by Title I funds.
Oraze Elementary School has been identified as a Year One Program Improvement School for the 2013-2014 school year. Once a school has been identified, the district is required to provide students attending this school site with the option of transferring to another school within the district that is not identified for improvement. The district must provide or pay for transportation to the new school to and from their school of residence within certain budgetary restrictions. When a student is transferred to another school, he/she may remain in that school through its highest grade. Parent/Guardians received an informational letter and a “School Choice” Application in August 2013at the start of school year. Additional applications are available in our school office. The following Non-Program Improvement schools have been designated as Elementary Schools of choice: Jefferson Elementary, and Cole Elementary. If you have questions, please give Suzi Erickson a call at 327-1700
Would you like to donate to your classroom? Here are a few suggestions:
You may already be aware that as of last year California State Law requires a Tdap booster for all students entering 7th through the 12th grades. This law will affect all of our 6th grade students entering 7th grade this coming fall.
All 6th grade students will need proof of a Tdap BOOSTER or an immunization containing Pertussis before entering 7th grade next year. If your last boosters were before 7 years of age, your child will probably need a booster to meet this requirement. Tetanus boosters for an injury usually do not count.
Please check your shot records or with your primary care provider for more information. I recommend that you make an appointment ASAP with your doctor or with one of our CUSD clinics to update this important immunization.
In order to expedite your child’s registration for 7th grade next year, I encourage you to complete this requirement before the end of 6th grade. Please submit your updated shot record to the Health Office as soon as you receive it.
Kathleen Freeman, RN,BSN