From our Principal:
Happy summer to everyone! I would like to share some information with you that I think you will find helpful. If you are reading this right now, you have found one of the best ways to find information such as dates, events, contact information, and more. Go ahead and mark this site for quick and easy reference.
Orientation for 6th Grade Orientation for 6th grade will be Thursday, August 2nd at 9:00 AM in our cafeteria. Although attendance is not mandatory, students and parents find orientation helpful by hearing from the principal (that’s me, Mr. Anderson), and the assistant principal, Mrs. Rodriguez, and our counselor, Ms Harrow. Our three 6th grade teachers might even make a cameo appearance so that you can see who your students will be spending time with in the upcoming year. Our leadership class will also be there to help give tours and answer questions that you and your students may have.
Orientation for 7th / 8th Grade If you will be new to Cherry Avenue, orientation will be helpful to you. If you are returning, you are welcome to attend, but it is not necessary. The date is Thursday, August 2nd at 10:00 AM directly following the 6th grade orientation.
Street Construction As you may be aware, there is major street construction happening on Cherry Street directly in front of the school and district office. I will communicate if the need arises for parking and entrance to the school as August 2nd approaches. As of the writing of this letter, the construction company has stated that the parking lot should be accessible by Friday, August 3rd. (Did you catch that? That would be one day AFTER orientation)! As always, we will make it work!
First Day of School Wednesday, August 8th is the first day of school. (Yes I know, that is an early start)! We will be released at 12:30 on that day.
Staff Changes Ms Gilbert will not be at Cherry this year as her class has been moved to Live Oak. Also, Mr. Ray, the band director, has moved to Redwood High School. Our new band director is Robyn Cromwell and is coming to us from the Paso Robles area. Mr. Espinoza has also taken a new position in Porterville, and our own Ms Harper will move to his position. Ms Avila is moving from 6th grade and will be teaching PE.
Immunizations State law requires that all incoming 7th grade students must be current on immunizations. Our health staff has been in communication with parents regarding this, but if you have any questions, please contact the district office at 685-7200. Our health aide will be present the day of orientation for any immunization or health-related questions.
Student Schedules Home room classes will be posted on the double glass doors at 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 7th. Students will receive their complete schedule in their 1st period class on the first day of school.
Lunch Program A letter was sent out to parents explaining that all students in the Tulare City School District will receive free breakfast and lunch this year. If you should have questions regarding this, please contact the district office at 685-7200.
School Supplies A binder will be provided to all students, along with pencils, pens, highlighter, and paper. PE clothes for 7th and 8th graders can be purchased any time throughout the school year. You may also provide your own PE clothes. The PE teachers will explain their procedures for dressing out in more detail.
Basic Rules Our behavioral expectations are high. We constantly remind our students of four basic rules to live by:
DOGS- Do the Right Thing Own your Actions Give Respect Support Others
A complete list of rules can be found in the parent handbook.
Please refer to the website as it will be a great source of information for you throughout the year. On behalf of the entire staff, I look forward to meeting all of you, or seeing you again! We are all looking forward to a great year!
Our Students Are Reading
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