We regularly check the air quality index levels by using the Real-time Air-quality Advisory Network (RAAN) monitoring system for information on how to modify outdoor physical activity. This guidance can help protect the health of all children, including teenagers, who are more sensitive than adults to air pollution. Air quality flags are displayed daily with the forecasted level. Due to the possibility that the air quality can change, you can go to the RAAN widget links below to check current conditions throughout the day:
Tulare City School District’s Early Childhood Program would like to welcome your school aged (TK-8th) students back.
We know that it can be difficult for our youngest learners to watch their big brothers and sisters go off to school and wishing they too could go to school. TCSD wants you to know that they can go! Early childhood education is a high priority for Tulare City School District. The vision of the TCSD Preschool Program is to provide an educational opportunity for as many children as possible within the city of Tulare. Our goal is to prepare our students to be successful in TK/kindergarten, the following year, in the areas of social, emotional, and academic development.
TCSD offers a variety of preschool options for three and four year old students. Preschool programs are located on all of our elementary school campuses. These preschool programs are comprised of both general education and special services programs that meet the diverse needs of the children of Tulare. We offer a variety of time frames to assist families in being able to participate. Our morning programs run from 8:30-11:30 a.m., and our afternoon programs run 12:30-3:30 p.m.
A variety of sources funds the TCSD Preschool Programs. One source of support is First 5 of Tulare County. The funding received by First 5 of Tulare County makes it possible for TCSD to offer eight after school preschool programs that run two days a week from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Our TCSD Early Childhood Programs office is eager to meet with you to find a program that will best meet the needs of your child and your family. We are currently taking registrations, so please contact us for more information. Our phone number is (559) 685-6500, or you can stop by our TCSD Early Childhood Programs office located at 600 North Cherry.
We are so thankful to all the individuals who volunteer in our schools yearly and want to give an update on some changes to our volunteer procedures. We want parents to have peace of mind that we are doing everything in our power to accomplish the district priority to provide safe, secure, and healthy learning and work environments for our students and staff.
Over the last few years, we have rolled out fingerprinting all volunteers, just as we do our employees. The law requires schools to screen prospective volunteers in order to ensure that registered sex offenders are not volunteering on campuses. We have used the Megan’s Law website for years to accomplish this. However, experts have shared that there are thousands of registered sex offenders in California that are not listed on the Megan’s Law website, and so the best way to accomplish this is through fingerprinting prospective volunteers.
For 2016-2017, we will complete the transition to fingerprinting all volunteers with the addition of Lincoln, Maple, Wilson, and all middle schools. The great news for parents is that they only need to be fingerprinted once, which will be valid for each of their children, no matter which school each attends, and for the duration of their tenure in the Tulare City School District. The cost to parents is $65.00.
We process all potential volunteers as we always have: through a TB test, screening through the Megan’s Law website, and now with the addition of fingerprinting. At the 16-17 schools identified above, parents will have several sessions to choose from in the fall in order to be fingerprinted, which once cleared, will allow each to continue volunteering after January 1. Parents not cleared through fingerprinting at the identified schools will need to be cleared by January 1, or volunteer privileges will be put on hold until clear.
We encourage parents who have questions to talk to their child’s principal or contact Philip Pierschbacher, Assistant Superintendent of Personnel, at (559) 685-7200. Our volunteers are vital to our students’ success, and we hope this change will not only increase the level of safety for students, but will bring peace of mind to our parents, as well.
Immunizations against vaccine-preventable diseases are the most cost effective way to prevent illness, disability, or death. California law requires all children enrolled in state schools, both public and private, to have certain doctor-recommended immunizations, or receive them when they enroll.
What immunizations does my child need for 7th grade, kindergarten or preschool?
Immunization required for 7th grade:
Immunizations required to enter Kindergarten:
Immunizations required to enter Preschool (depends on age when enrolling):
Parents can only exempt their child from the required immunizations with a medical waiver from a physician stating it is contraindicated for the child to have certain immunizations.
You must meet immunization requirements by the first day of school (August 10, 2016), or we will not admit your child to class.
Welcome back to school! Proud to serve up fresh new items for our TCSD students, Nutrition Services has a number of exciting new options called breakfast for lunch! On our August menu, you can find yummy items like a yogurt parfait, savory pancakes with sausage, or even chicken and biscuits. Make sure you check out our all-new interactive web menus found on our Nutrition Services page to see what’s on for breakfast and lunch at your school!