TUSD Weekly Update
"Every kid is just one caring adult away from being a success story." ~Josh Shipp
LCAP Survey Now Open!
Deadline: March 1, 2019
It is once again time to let your voice be heard. The purpose of the LCAP survey us to gather input for creating TUSD’s Local Control Accountability Plan. The LCAP will be used to guide decisions regarding how we allocate resources for our programs. We appreciate you taking the time to help us plan for the future needs of our TUSD students—your voice matters!
 
 
 
 
TUSD Professional Development Day
Shellie Santos, Director of Curriculum and Instruction
A total of 1,036 staff members participated in the January 8th TUSD professional development day! The day included Active Threat Response Training with Knowledge Saves Lives, Inc. as well as a workshop choice from the “PD Menu” for certificated staff. A total of 13 locations were utilized during both the AM and PM sessions.
  
Thank you, to those teachers who provided input via a survey back in October on professional development topics you would like to see. Because of your input, the day was a huge success and we were able to provide a variety of topics to meet the needs of all. Also, thank you to the departments and sites for the organization, planning, and preparation to make the day run so smoothly.  
Paul Llanez, CEO Knowledge Saves Lives, Inc.
"On January 8th we worked with the Turlock Unified School District in Turlock, CA, to provide emergency preparedness training to the employees from all fifteen sites.

This project included eight site specific campus trainings and took two months of planning and preparation. We want to thank the wonderful employees from the fifteen sites who were some of the nicest and eager people we have has the opportunity to work with.

Thank you again to TUSD for making staff and student safety a top priority." Facebook post, Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Aeries Gradebook Back-Up
Judi Green, Data Systems Supervisor
The Data Systems team would like to remind teachers to routinely back up their Aeries Gradebooks. Refer to this quick step-by-step guideline for directions. Unfortunately, if teachers do not routinely back up their gradebooks, the process for Data Systems to to restore them does not always bring back everything. Happy second half of the school year!
Cybersecurity Update
Robert Brogdon, Acting Director of Technology Services
The TUSD Cybersecurity Committee is proud to announce our new logo as part of the committee’s ongoing efforts to promote the safe use of technology at school and at home. Special thanks to technicians Chris Mitchell and Trent Wallers for coming up with the design and making the logo.
This is TUSD
Meet Alicia Miranda
How long have you worked in TUSD? 42 years

What is your job title? Health Technician

Where did you work prior to TUSD?  Las Palmas Senior Living 

Any info you would like to share about your job? Average day? My job is a busy one... from handing out band aids to fevers and headaches and your common stomachaches and, don’t forget, the occasional "I feel like I'm going to throw up . . . . oops I threw up!"

Things you are most proud of?  My family.

Challenges? Remaining calm and patient with children is always a challenge; every child is different and learning to deal with the differences is hard at times. 42 years has given me lots of patience and understanding of children's...angers...fears...and loves.

Favorite memory/story? Years ago a student by the name of Billy Bob was sent to my office complaining of a headache. Well, at least HE thought it was a headache. Billy Bob stated that his TEACHER said he had a headache. I asked him, “Don't you know if you have a headache?” He then stated, “Maybe she said ‘I was a headache!’” I don't remember his reply, but years later I still remember his story and laugh to this day.

What are you reading?   Murder in Half Moon Bay by Jillian Bradley

Any favorite shows you’re watching on TV? Fixer Upper  

Anything surprising we may not know about you? I love to entertain my family and friends!

Anything about your personal life you’d like to share? The love of my life is my husband Dennis. I have 3 children and 8 grandchildren of which 5 of my grandchildren have gone through the Two-Way Immersion Program at Osborn. I am a very proud wife, mother, and grandmother! I love the beach...anytime of the year!
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Congratulations!
And we’re back! An important reminder from our TUSD Transportation Department as we head into the second half of the school year: Be Alert, Be Safe, Be Alive. Shout out to TUSD bus driver Frankie Borja, the winner of the slogan contest. Did you know that the CHP just gave a 100% satisfaction rating for 20 of the 20 TUSD buses inspected? Outstanding!
TK/K Kindergarten Registration
Transitional Kindergarten (TK)/Kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year has been scheduled for Turlock Unified School District. To be eligible for Kindergarten, a child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2019. To be eligible for TK, a child must turn five years old between September 2 and December 2, 2019. For more information, visit the TUSD website .
Pitman High School
Shout out to the Pitman and Turlock High School Interact Clubs who partnered with Turlock Noon Rotary this Christmas season. They collected items for care packages that were sent to the “Packages from Home” organization. Forty-eight boxes were distributed to U.S. military dog handlers and their K9 companions. Items included everything from gum, eye drops, & jerky for soldiers to ear wash, bowls, toys & treats for the service dogs. Thank you to Pitman teacher and advisor James Toste for sharing this story!\
The 411
Share Your Awesome!

Marie Russell
Chief Communication Coordinator
mrussell@turlock.k12.ca.us
209.648.0968
@tusd_mrussell

We would love to have ALL staff help share our TUSD story to the world, but if that is not really your thing, just click on link below to download an opt-out form and return to "Marie Russell, D.O." via district mail.