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:
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Spring is the time for planting a garden. School gardens are a great way to connect students with how many of the things they learn in the classroom relate to real world experiences and careers. In Tulare City School District there are many elementary and middle school sites that grow a school garden. At all these sites students are learning about science, math, language arts, ways to help their community, and life skills while they are working in their school garden. The examples below are just a small glimpse of what is happening at each school’s student garden.
Wilson Elementary School
The Wilson school community is all able to enjoy their garden. The third grade students do a unit on earthworms and release those worms into the school garden. The second grade team does a unit on butterflies and will be able to go look at an ecosystem that supports the life cycle of butterflies.
Alice G. Mulcahy Middle School
Pleasant Elementary School
Frank Kohn Elementary School
Cherry Avenue Middle School
Announcing the newly released TCSD Speech and Language Department website! The Tulare City School District Speech and Language Pathologists have created an exciting resource for parents to use to assist children with speech and language needs. The website has a wealth of resources, including at-home practice for fluency, articulation, and language skills. Please check out the resources at the Speech and Language Department website.
Speech and language is a special education service provided to students who need help with communication. School speech and language pathologists are highly skilled and qualified to diagnose and provide therapy for children who have many different kinds of communication disorders.
Tulare City Schools has started a transition to a more helpful form of grade reporting called standards based grading. This type of reporting method precisely identifies what standards students know and can do, as opposed to simply averaging grades, which can sometimes mask what a student has and has not learned. We are excited to begin the pilot process in select 1st through 6th grade classrooms this year. Then, beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, we will be using standards based grading district wide in grades 1-6. For further information and additional resources, please visit the Student Academic Progress page.