Time Changes Sunday, Nov. 2nd
TUSD Common Core Math Pathway Information
TUSD’s Secondary Math Committee, comprised of 7-12 math teachers of all courses/levels, 6th grade GATE teachers, and site and district administrators, has spent the past year discussing the Common Core Math Standards, the Standards for Mathematical Practice as well as reviewing resources from David Foster, executive director of the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative (SVMI), Jo Boaler, Professor Stanford Graduate School of Education, and the Math Assessment Resource Service (MARS). The extensive work of Carol Ann Tomlinson in the area of differentiated instruction, combined with information gathered from the National Association of Gifted Learners, has supported us in developing courses and establishing classroom practices that meet the needs of a diverse group of learners. Additionally, conversations have been influenced by the guidance and feedback from Stanislaus County Office of Education's Director of Math, Erin Cross and the High School Math Network and the following at Solution Tree:
Most recently, a TJHS parent has joined our committee to provide additional perspective and insight. The work of committee members is reflected in the attached PowerPoint that highlights and summarizes TUSD’s vision for math instruction that is supported by a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), researched-based math pedagogy, and data-driven, shared decision making.
Common Core Math Pathway Informational Power Point - Common Core Math Pathway
Neighborhood Meeting - TUSD Administrative Office Tree Removal/Replacement Project
The American Elm trees that line the streets in front of the District Administration Office at Canal and Colorado add a beautiful and welcoming curb appeal to our historic building. It is estimated that the elm trees are approximately 50 years old, having been planted sometime in the 1960's.
Unfortunately, our elm trees are diseased and need to be removed before they fall and cause damage or injury to our community members or to personal property.
At the Neighborhood Meeting on November 6th, we will review the current conditions of our trees; our plans for removal and replacement of the trees, and to receive input from any community members who have questions or concerns.
District Office - Conference Rm 102
1574 E. Canal Drive
Thursday, November 6th @ 5:30 p.m.
Harvest Bowl 2014
The annual Harvest Bowl football game has Turlock's home town teams facing each other on Friday, November 7th at Joe Debely Stadium. The Pitman High School Pride are hosting the Turlock High School Bulldogs in this annual match-up brought to you by the Lions Club and Turlock Education Foundation.
The Turlock Education Foundation is holding a raffle to support Turlock Unified School District programs. The winners of the raffle will receive:
Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the Pitman and Turlock High School Activities offices as well as at the Turlock Education Foundation website www.turlockedfoundation.org/harvestbowl
The drawing will be held at half time October 31st at the Turlock High School home game.
Autism Speaks Walk in Modesto
On this past Saturday (10/18), the Autism Speaks Walk in Modesto was held at Modesto Junior College. Turlock Unified School District had a team of school staff that attended the walk. The walk was to raise awareness and educate individuals on Autism and potential services available in our region. TUSD had approximately 20 staff members from Crowell Elementary, Dutcher Middle School, Julien Elementary, and Wakefield Elementary participate. For more information about Autism Speaks go to www.autismspeaks.org.
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Health Information for Parents on Enterovirus D68
Due to the recent outbreak of the enterovirus D68 which is associated with severe respiratory illness that has been especially harmful to children, we would like to provide resource information that is available to answer any questions you may have:
With school opening as a reminder to all parents and guardians to drive carefully around our schools, to watch for pedestrians and to use caution at all intersections. The safety of all of our students is paramount and we ask everyone to be mindful of safety as we start the new school year.
TUSD Family Link
The website address to access Turlock Aeries Family Link is:
The Aeries Family Link program is a valuable tool in communicating with the school staff concerning your students' academic success. For information on how to sign up for the program, please check with the school office for more information.
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