Orchard School District
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Welcome to Orchard

As one of the oldest teaching institutions in California, Orchard began as a school for settlers in 1856. 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.

Announcements and Upcoming Events

Board Meeting - March 24th (Thursday)
       5:30 p.m. in the Board Room
       Regular Board Meeting

Child Nutrition - Request for Proposal

The Governing Board of the Orchard School District is requesting proposals for a Food Service Management Company to assist with the district's food service management.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) documents may be downloaded by clicking here, by e-mail, U.S. mail, or fax. To request the RFP documents by e-mail, U.S. mail, or fax, please contact:

Irma Manzo
Chief Business Officer
921 Fox Lane
San Jose, CA 95131

Measure E Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee Member Recruitment

Currently, Orchard School District has 7 open seats for the Measure E Citizen's Oversight Committee (COC). The terms are for 2 years every 2 years (maximum of 3 terms consecutively). The District is recruiting individuals that will be able to provide service to the Community and the District by serving on the COC. This committee only meets 2 to 3 times per year. You can apply by completing the online application immediately.

Please review the Committee's Purpose and Responsibilities and you are encouraged to apply if you believe you meet the requirements. Applications will be reviewed and the final appointments will be approved by the Board.



New Online Testing
This year, students will partake in a field test of the new online assessment developed by Smarter Balanced. The Practice Test is available here for anyone to try out. Also, click here to learn more about the Smarter Balanced Assessments.

Take a step back in time to learn about the roots of Orchard School District founded as a political subdivision on May 19, 1856. Take the History Tour.