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School safety has been, and will continue to be, a very high priority for the Turlock Unified School District. We know that student discipline and bullying behavior are serious concerns in American public schools these days, and TUSD has taken a very proactive approach to deal with student misconduct and bullying.

You can be assured that we take all reports of aggressive behavior or bullying very seriously and take appropriate disciplinary action according to these anti-bullying protocols. You can read more about these anti-bullying and safe schools procedures by accessing our District web site at www.turlock.k12.ca.us.  Both students and parents can contact the confidential “Hotline” at, Student Speaking Out, 209-521-4636.  This Hotline is available 24 hours, seven days a week. 

For more specific information, please refer to the following link:  Letter from Superintendent

If you have questions about these policies, please contact the principal at your school.

Thank you for your understanding and support for the Turlock Unified School District.

La seguridad escolar ha sido, y seguirá siendo, una prioridad muy alta para el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Turlock. Sabemos que la disciplina estudiantil y el comportamiento de intimidación son preocupaciones graves en las escuelas públicas de Estados Unidos en estos días, y TUSD ha adoptado un enfoque muy proactivo para hacer frente a la mala conducta de los estudiantes y la intimidación.

Usted puede estar seguro que tomamos todas las denuncias de comportamiento agresivo o la intimidación muy en serio y tomamos acción disciplinaria apropiada de acuerdo con estos protocolos contra el acoso. Usted puede leer más acerca de estos procedimientos de escuelas seguras y contra la intimidación mediante acceso al sitio web del Distrito al: www.turlock.k12.ca.us.  Los estudiantes y padres pueden comunicarse con el “Hotline” (línea de urgencia confidencial) a Student Speaking Out, 209-521-4636. Esta línea está disponible 24 horas, siete días a la semana.

Si usted tiene preguntas acerca de estas políticas, por favor póngase en contacto con el director de su escuela.

Para información más específica, por favor consulte el siguiente enlace:  Carta del Superintendente - Español

Head Lice Procedures

  • Don’t Panic!! Head lice rarely (if ever) cause direct harm, and are not known to transmit infectious agents from person-to-person. They are a nuisance but not considered a health risk.

  • Make checking for head lice a part of regular routine hygiene (once a week should be fine).

  • If you find live head lice in your child’s hair, alert the school and any families with whom your children have had contact A.S.A.P.

  • If your child is found to have live head lice, you will be notified by the office. You must stop by the office to pick up the brochure “A Parent’s Guide to Head Lice.”

  • Your child will not be allowed back into school until he/she is live head lice free.

  • If live head lice are discovered they should be removed that day and you should check your child again before bringing them to the school office to be screened for re-admittance.

  • After removal, it is essential to comb the child’s hair daily with a metal nit comb for at least 2 weeks and if a lice treatment was used, it may be necessary to re-treat in 7-10 days if the lice or nits are still present.

Transitional Kindergarten




TUSD is currently offers a Transitional Kindergarten option for those students who turn five years old between September 2 and December 2, 2016.  This Transitional Kindergarten will be available at all Turlock elementary schools in the 2015-16 school year.  To be eligible for Kindergarten in the 2015-2016 school year, a child must be five years old by September 1, 2016, not December 2 as in previous years. 



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