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District Office Open Tuesdays during the Summer, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Call (408) 944-0397 and leave a voicemail for additional availability.

Welcome to Orchard School District

District Office Open Tuesdays during the Summer, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Call (408) 944-0397 and leave a voicemail for additional availability or email districtoffice@orchardsd.org.

COVID-19 Testing
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The County of Santa Clara is making it even simpler for people to schedule COVID-19 testing appointments online. Choose from a list of all available drive thru testing sites and appointment times throughout Santa Clara County. Anyone can be tested and there are no requirements for testing criteria, insurance, or immigration status. To schedule a free test, go to www.scvmc.org/covid19testing or visit www.sccfreetest.org. You can also call 1-888-334-1000 to make an appointment in English, Spanish, Vietnamese or Chinese.   
Hello Orchard Families,
  School Counselor, Ms. Maria Nguyen, has compiled a list of resources for families over the summer.  We wish everyone a safe and healthy summer. Also, Santa Clara County has provided a website with a list of various summer activities and programs for families.
-Orchard School Staff
Please see the attachments for an update from the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) and Superintendents from Santa Clara County.
Please see the attachments for an update from the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) and Superintendents from Santa Clara County.

A note from Champions

Orchard Families,
Have you heard the good news? While school is out, Champions is here to provide child care for families who work in essential service roles during the coronavirus crisis. As our country is stopping normal routines-like sending kids to school-to help flatten the curve, many families are left without the critical child care support they need to do their jobs. 
Champions is consistently staying up to date on the rapidly changing recommendations and policies from government agencies, including the CDC and childcare licensing. We have updated our safety standards and operating guidelines so that we can provide a warm and welcoming environment that allows both parents and children to feel safe and healthy. 
Here is a video we created for our parents in our sites that are currently open for essential service families. We wanted to make sure our families see our health and safety protocols in action. 

If you are interested in enrolling in our Champions program at Orchard Elementary school please click on the link below to complete this survey. Thank you!
If you have any questions or concerns please contact:
Melissa Jostedt
Champions Area Manager
mjostedt@discoverchampions.com or you can call/text at 925-457-7138

Pandemic EBT

Dear Orchard School District Community,
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency. Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries.

Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. P-EBT cards will begin arriving sometime this month (May).

Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail, must apply online before June 30, 2020. The online application will launch in late May. https://www.cdss.ca.gov/home/pandemic-ebt
New Letter from Superintendent Gudalewicz (Updated April 9, 2020):
Please see the links below for a new letter from Superintendent Gudalewicz regarding distance learning, a suggested daily schedule for distance learning and RAFT learning activity sheets.

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May Virtual Parents Coffee:
Orchard School will host another virtual parents coffee on Tuesday, May 5th at 2:30 p.m. to answer some of your questions about supporting children during the school closure, enrollment and the start of the 20-21 school year. Join Principal Quilantang and Orchard's own PTA for this webinar event on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. To register go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3329283132616389904
Social Emotional Learning Community Resources from School Counselor Ms. Nguyen and Mrs. Q:

Transition to Distance Learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year (Updated April 2, 2020)

Please see the attached letters from Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) regarding the transition to distance learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Orchard will continue to provide paper instructional materials as well as online learning options.
A new family resource, a suggested daily schedule with web links, is listed below to help support families with a daily distance learning schedule.
OSD Elementary Enrichment - Learning-1.pdf
Khan Academy - en Espanol

Information Regarding School Closures (updated March 25, 2020)Go To Top of Page

Worksheets For Orchard Bruins Students During School Closure:

Interested in knowing what the content standards are for your child's grade level? For more information, visit CDE's webpage at https://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss
Below are additional worksheets for students to work on during the school closure:

California Students - Access Educational Content from Home:

Free learning content from Britannica, ProQuest and TeachingBooks.
Access ID: orchard
Passcode: osd
Username: orchard
Password: teachingbooksK12

  • Information For Parents Impacted by School Closures Due to COVID-19:

    You may be eligible for unemployment benefits. Please click the link to view for more information:
    Articles for families in regards to COVID-19:
    Orchard School District closed until April 6th. Click here to view the notice of closure.
    How to help your children stay safe:
    MEAL SERVICE (updated April 7th)
    Meals will be served at Orchard School parking lot from 11:30-12:30 for pickup of free meals for children preschool through 18 years old on the following dates:
    • Monday May 4
    • Monday May 11
    • Monday May 18
    • Tuesday May 26
    Orchard families can continue to go to Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) located at1290 Ridder Park Drive in San Jose, CA on Thursdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

  • Cafeteria & Food Services

    Starting in the 2019-20 school year, anew meal application must be filled out every year.
    Orchard School has a new online payment system TITAN:  https://family.titank12.com/
    For more information, please visit the Cafeteria web page here.

    Charcot Avenue Extension Project:

    Please revisit the Schedule/Next Steps 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.
    More information can be found on our PTA site.

    What's New

    Food Resources

    Second Harvest Food Bank
    4001 North 1 st Street
    San Jose, CA 95131
    Bible Way Christian Center
    2090 Oakland Rd
    San Jose, CA 95131


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    Public Hearing Notice 2020-2021 Budget
    • Tuesday, June 16, 2020 -Public Hearing
      4:00 PM
    View the public hearing notice in PDF Format.

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    • Thursday, June 16, 2020 - Regular Board Meeting
      Open Session 4:00 PM
    View the board packet in PDF Format or HTML.
    The meeting will be hosted on Zoom. Click the link below to watch live. Please submit public comments to wgudalewicz@orchardsd.org before the scheduled meeting time.
    Topic: Regular Board Meeting - 6/16/2020
    Time: Jun 16, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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    Meeting ID: 819 7612 0986
    Password: Bruins



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    South East Consortium for Special Education Meeting
    • Wednesday, June 10, 2020 -Public Hearing
      1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    View the agenda in PDF Format.

    Local Control & Acountability Plan (LCAP)Go To Top of Page

    Consistent with California Education Code Section 52065, school districts must post prominently on the home page, the Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP).