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First Day of School: August 15th Enjoy Your Summer Break!

Welcome to Orchard School District

As one of the oldest teaching institutions in California, Orchard began as a school for settlers in 1862. With over a century and a half of academic history, we continue to educate today's young minds in becoming tomorrow's leaders.

As you visit the pages on this site, we hope to share our culture of excellence and commitment through our faculty, parents and staff. And we hope you agree that Orchard continues to create an environment that nurtures personal and academic achievement one student at a time.



 The Orchard School community mourns the passing of retired teacher Mr. Buck Wong, on July 20, 2018. Mr. Wong taught at Orchard for more than thirty years, most of them at the Middle School level. He was respected by his fellow teachers as being one of the best and most caring educators at Orchard. His students delighted in the way he taught Math, Computers, Science and Social Studies in very creative ways. He devoted many many hours, meticulously planning his lessons to keep his students engaged and entertained! Always helpful, kind, and hardworking, Mr. Wong will be remembered by scores of students whose lives he touched in their years at Orchard.

School Office closed for Summer after June 15

Registration packets will be accepted beginning August 1st.

Please contact the District Office with any questions including picking up registration packets:

408.944.0397 - dial 2.

Board Elections - Three Open Seats

The candidate-filing period opens at 8:00 AM on Monday, July 16 and closes at 5:00 PM on Friday, August 10, 2018. Aspiring candidates must file forms with the County Registrar of Voters, located at 1555 Berger Drive, Building #2. All registration forms can be picked up at the County Registrar of Voters or at the Orchard District Office. 

Click to here to see official Notice of Election.

Charcot Avenue Extension Project

Please revisit this site for updates or contact your City Council Member for more information. The City of San Jose wants to build a freeway overpass that will drop down onto Silkwood Lane next to Orchard School from the other side of I-880. See the Project Limits and Sections A meeting with the City of San Jose regarding the Charcot Extension Project will be held on May 21st at 5:30 p.m. in the Multi Purpose Room at Orchard School. See the Schedule/Next Steps information. Updates will be posted at this site.

More information can be found on our PTA site here.


City of San Jose hiring crossing guards for Orchard!



School Crossing Guard - Police Department - (1800044)


The City of San Jose is recruiting for a part-time School Crossing Guards in the Police Department during the normal school year.  Work involves providing for the safe conduct of elementary and junior high school children across heavily traveled streets and reporting problems requiring possible police action. Positions may involve substituting at different corners or a regular location assignment.  IN GENERAL, THESE ASSIGNMENTS ARE A SPLIT SHIFT WITH APPROXIMATELY 10 HOURS PER WEEK.  School Crossing Guards are required to work outside regardless of weather conditions and must be able to provide a uniform as specified by the Police Department.   Work includes outside duties and exposure to weather.  Work may include the physical ability to sit, stand, walk quickly, step up/down from the curb, reach, push and/or pull, twist and or rotate, bend, lift and carry up to 10 pounds, use hands hold and use a stop sign the entire shift, use other hand to stop traffic and use a whistle at the same. 

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments.  If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.  For more information about Police department, School Safety unit, visit http://www.sjpd.org/BFO/Community/SchoolSafety/.

Applications will be available on a continuous basis until our current vacancies are filled.  To facilitate filling these positions, interviews will be conducted whenever sufficient qualified applications are received. 


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