After a summer full of swimming, sleeping in, going to the beach, or just spending time relaxing, the time to hit the books again is drawing near.
The first day of the 2013-14 school year is just around the corner, as all Turlock Unified School District campuses will begin the new school year on Aug. 19.
The district would like to remind parents who are visiting their children’s classroom to stop by the school office to sign in and receive a visitor’s badge. School safety measures are still paramount despite the excitement of the first day of school, TUSD Superintendent Sonny Da Marto said.
“Our schools will, once again, be busy places full of energy and enthusiasm,” Da Marto said. “As school bells begin ringing and bell schedules are adhered to, students will be hustling to classroom and activities. While curriculum, testing, music, art, athletics, clubs and extra-curricular activities are a major focus at TUSD, student safety is also at the top of our list.”
Da Marto has said numerous times that school sites need to be a safe environment for children, beginning with traffic safety.
“By taking proactive precautions such as encouraging everyone to drive cautiously around school sites and asking students to use crosswalks to cross the street, we hope to insure that all students will have a safe environment for a quality education,” said Da Marto.
The TUSD Board of Trustees appointed Turlock resident Barney Gordon to the board this week, and are ready to take on the 2013-14 School Year.
The Board of Trustees will meet in the TUSD Professional Development Center, located at 1100 Cahill Ave., on the first and third Tuesday of each month throughout the school year, unless otherwise posted. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m., and consist of a public comment period where parents and guardians can address issues concerning their student’s school if needed.
To learn more about TUSD, including each school within the district, visit http://turlockusd-ca.schoolloop.com.