As a result of Turlock not being in the direct path of the approaching storm as indicated on multiple weather reports and reports from officials, TUSD should not be experiencing excessive high winds that are occurring higher north. In our communications with neighboring districts, we have not been made aware of any school district’s plans to cancel school for students and staff today or tomorrow. As always, we will continue to communicate with city officials over the next several days in an effort to keep all students and staff safe throughout our district. Principals and their staffs will be making the necessary adjustments to their schedules and routines in order to ensure that students and staff are kept out of harm’s way during this inclement weather.
Here are some upcoming important dates:
Adult ESL Classes Begin 9/9: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 – 5:30
Winter Break: 12/22/14-1/4/15
We are committed to creating a school that believes, without exception, that all students will be proficient in reading, writing, and math through exceptional academic skills and strong character. With the support of the critical mass of our staff, students, and parents we will achieve these goals by making these opportunities a reality for our students by defusing the challenges brought to our school.
- The Wakefield Staff
I pledge to be a person of CHARACTER.
I will be worthy of TRUST.
I will be RESPECTFULand RESPONSIBLE,
doing what I must.
I will always act with FAIRNESS.
I will show that I CARE.
I will be a good CITIZEN, and always do my share.
Character Counts at Wakefield!
- Frank Nardelli, Dove Academy
Sectiopn 5 Article IX of the State of California Constitution guarantees students a "free public education". The State Supreme Court concluded in the 1984 case of Hartzell v. Connell (35 Cal.3d.899(1984)), "that all educational activities carried on by public school distrcits, extra-curricular as well as curricular, must be without cost to the students who participate in such activities." This same ruling found that "mandatory fees for paticipating in such extra-curricular activities as drama, music, and athetics competition were illegal under the State Constitution." Futhermore, the also rejected the argument that students could be charged so long as the district aived fees for students who were financially unable to pay."