Orchard Hill's online scheduler for the upcoming conferences is closed.
**Conferences will be held**
Tuesday, @ 4-7 pm
Thursday, @ 1-8 pm
Below you will find the easy to follow instructions...
Step-By-Step Parent/Guardian Instructions
Need help? Please call or email the Orchard Hill Elementary School office: 319 553-2465 ~ EMAIL - firstname.lastname@example.org
We at Orchard Hill Elementary continue to be excited about the 2012-13 school year. We are growing - we guess to be up about 30 students this year - what a nice problem to have! We continue to be a Leader in Me building and using 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Even our new staff will be trained annually. We have been fully implementing these principles with our students in becoming a Leader in Me building. We will begin 2nd year training this year. Ask your children as we begin our year - I am sure they will be eager to teach you as well!
We continue implementation of Professional Learning Communities. Early dismissal is part of this. We are dismissing at 1:30 on Wednesdays this school year. Junior High and High School begin 90 minutes later on Tuesdays to accomplish the same task. Professional Learning Communities (or PLCS for short) are what Cedar Falls Schools is all about. It is a PK - 12 initiative. We will begin to look at our curriculum more in depth to make sure we are covering the essentials. We will look at common formative assessments, so we assess students continually to see where their needs are to drive our instruction. We are excited about this because the schools that implement with fidelity see increases in student achievement, especially in closing gaps with IEP students and those of poverty. Leader in Me sees these same results. Although we know that getting out earlier provides some inconveniences for families, please know that in the end, this will help the teaching and learning that occurs in Cedar Falls Schools. We will keep you updated on our progress!
We always welcome visitors. Please check in at the office before going to a classroom. If you are visiting your child's classroom, please make arrangements ahead of time and keep the visits limited so as to not disturb the learning climate in the room.
Kim Cross - principal
Orchard Hill is an allergy sensitive environment (ASE). Due to student allergies, we ask that anything containing peanuts or even manufactured in a factory that produces peanuts not be brought onto school grounds. For more information on this , please click on the link to our brochure.
May 20 - Day 6
May 21 - Day 1
May 22 - Day 2
May 23 - Day 3
May 24 - Day 4
Monthly turn-ins of HyVee receipts to your child's class. There are also containers in the front hallway. Collect from neighbors and friends. Also we collect Milk Moola from Kwik Star & Wagon Wheels from Pizza Ranch. Turn those in to the office or the container in our front hallway.
Monthly turn-ins of Boxtops to your child's class. There are also containers in the front hallway. Collect from neighbors and friends.
Please let us know if you have an incoming kindergartener or if there are new families in your neighborhood who we need to be sending information to. We appreciate being able to plan for next school year and knowing who those incoming kindergarteners are really helps. Thank you!
Please complete the following forms and bring to the Orchard Hill office.