TUSD exists to engage and work collaboratively with students, families and the community to create systems which develop character, academics, global awareness as well as economic, artistic, civic, digital and health literacy allowing our youth numerous options in the pursuit of an ethical and successful life in the 21st Century. With relationships as our foundation, we provide timely and caring feedback which guides progress and ensures success.
TUSD is an educational system where stakeholders are empowered, respected and adequately resourced to deliver broad-based and effective pathways from which student and employee outcomes are self-determined as a result of individual talents, interests and choices. The fundamental values of integrity, perseverance, excellence and local control are apparent in all interactions between staff members and during interactions with the public.
Career Tech Ed
At its Board meeting of April 25, 2013, the Board of Trustees unanimously adopted Resolution #R13-17 - Proclamation in Support of Career Technical Education. The District recognizes the value of providing avenues for our students to develop skills that will afford them with career opportunities following graduation. To that end, Templeton High School will offer new courses in Farm Management, Graphic Design, Culinary Arts, and Physical Education Teaching careers along with previously offered classes such as Computer Aided Drafting, woodworking, theater tech, computer service and repair, floral design, veterinary science, sports medicine, criminal justice, welding and video production. For a complete list of courses to be offered for the 2013/14 school year, please contact Templeton High School at (805) 434-5888.
Career Tech Ed Resolution
Are you wondering whether an address is within the Templeton school district? Click on the link below, enter the address and it will tell you whether it is within our boundaries.
If you're new to our district and your address is within the district's boundaries, contact the school site directly to enroll your children.
If you're address is not within the Templeton school district, please contact Cheryl Parks at (805) 434-5805 for further information on the process for obtaining an interdistrict transfer.
NOTICE TO 2013/14 SIXTH GRADE PARENTS:
Updates regarding student health and welfare will be posted to this section of the District's Web site.
Free Tdap vaccinations - May 23, 2013 - For more information, click on the link below:
Please refer to the links below for information on new immunization requirements beginning with the 2011/12 school year.
New Immunization Rules 2011/12 - English
Nueva Regala Antes de la Escuela - Spanish
The students of Templeton Unified are fortunate to have a dedicated group known as the Templeton Education Foundation (T.E.F.) working to support our schools. This organization raised more than $65,000 this past year. That doesn't happen without the involvement of community members like yourself. If you would like more information on the Templeton Education Foundation or if you are interested in volunteering your time to this worthwhile cause, please join in their efforts. Meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Rabobank on Las Tablas. Questions may be directed to Heidi Ferrari using the link below. More information is also available on their website.
Welcome to Templeton!
Before we fully transition to the 2013/14 school year, I want to celebrate some of the many highlights from last year. Templeton Middle and Templeton High joined Vineyard Elementary as California Distinguished Schools. This makes TUSD the only school system in the county with a Distinguished School at each level of recognition. At the same time, Templeton Elementary improved its API score by 72 points. This represented the largest gain by any school in the county. Our students received numerous academic and athletic awards. Our baseball and volleyball teams (girls and boys) won their leagues and survived deep into the CIF playoffs. The FFA livestock judging team won at the state level and finished second in the national competition. Two members of this team finished first in an international competition in Edinburgh, Scotland. Students from Templeton's Home School program earned more winners' ribbons in a writing competition than any other school in the county. I am proud of the performance of our students and staff members who continue to improve every year despite the deplorable financial conditions facing every school district in California. That being said, I believe that the best is yet to come despite numerous changes facing us this year.
California will be moving away from content standards in favor of the national Common Core State Standards. Our students will be asked to complete an entirely new type of computer-based assessment which will take practice as well as additional infrastructure. Like all journeys which incorporate change, there are likely to be surprises and difficulties along the way. However, I am thankful that our school system is filled with so many talented and committed professionals. I am confident that we will successfully navigate the times ahead.
I am also excited because financial conditions in the state are improving. TUSD was able to return all four days to the student calendar. We will be providing 180 school days this year. The staff and I will also need to determine the types of programs and staff positions which will be returned to our district assuming that fiscal conditions continue to improve in the years ahead. Through a process facilitated by Aaron Asplund and me, parents, community members and staff will be given an opportunity to provide feedback regarding the priorities which should be established as we reinvest in our school system.
Finally, I am pleased to share that our Facility Master Plan process is nearly completed. I anticipate that as early as the spring of 2014 we will begin a season of construction and renovation that will last for many years ahead due to the revenue available from Measure H-12.
Thank you for your continued support. I feel blessed that the staff and I get to engage in another year of positive influence over the lives of the students we serve.
Joe Koski, Ed.D.,
2013/14 Instructional Calendar REVISED!
We are pleased to report that at its August 29 meeting, Board action was taken to restore the four furlough days to school days. The days affected are Monday, November 25; Tuesday, November 26; Monday, January 6; and Tuesday, May 27 . ...
Posted by: Cheryl Parks
Message to the Community - October 23, 2013
A year ago the voters living within the Templeton Unified School District boundaries approved Measure H-12, a $35 million bond to improve our school facilities. The district greatly appreciates the community support and recognizes the responsibility this places on us to effectively and efficiently manage the taxpayers’ money.
Since last January we have met with various groups as we began developing a Facilities Master Plan to use as a roadmap and guide. The architects studied each of our schools, analyzed the current student populations and projected population based on the demographic study completed in 2011, and the physical footprint of the sites. This study confirmed that TES is significantly undersized given its current and projected enrollment.
A community meeting was held in early July to brainstorm ways to address the burgeoning population at TES. We received excellent suggestions which were then incorporated into the discussions at the district level. Two solutions were developed through this process with one solution to reconfigure the grade levels at TES and VES. Another solution, which only surfaced recently, would maintain the current grade configuration and expand playground space. Two weeks ago we initiated the discussion with the Board on the possibility of changing the grade configurations or staying the course and maintaining our grade levels as they currently exist. A second community forum was held just last week to further inform the public of the options before us. It became clear at that meeting that more feedback and discussion is needed before a final decision is made. This will include reconvening the Facilities and H-12 Steering Committees in order to study both options in detail.
Tomorrow evening’s board agenda includes a status report on the Facilities Master Plan, a discussion and possible action on the grade level configurations as well as a list of proposed H‑12 projects. I intend to encourage the Board to narrow our options and to identify further information that is needed before a final decision is made regarding projects which are tied to grade configurations at TES and VES. I will also recommend that we immediately adopt projects which are universally supported such as the installation of solar panels in strategic areas across the district.
We believe there is much more to discuss and consider before we make a commitment on changing or not changing the grade level configurations of our schools. This decision has a tremendous effect on how we move forward with the H-12 projects. With three schools essentially bordering each other, how we address concerns at one campus could have a profound effect on another.
I strongly encourage you to be involved in this process. The last thing we want to do is build something the community does not want and causes taxpayers to question the wisdom of our stewardship. The Board meeting starts at 6 pm in the Eagle Conference and Training Center (ECTC), 950 Old County Road. The only bad idea is the one that doesn’t surface until it’s too late.
Joe Koski, Ed.D., Superintendent
Common Core State Standards
On October 7, 2013 a Community Forum was held to provide information to the community on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. A link to the PowerPoint presentation used for that forum is available by clicking on the link below.
Parent & Student Links
Spanish Translation Assistance
Si usted necesita hablar con un empleado del distrito, en español, por favor llame a TES en nuestra línea telefónica al (805) 434-4027 y hable con Annette Calcote, profesora del Desarrollo de Ingles (ELD). Si la llamada no es contestada, por favor deje un mensaje con un buen número para comunicarse con usted. Intentaremos de contestarle durante las horas de 1:30-2p lúnes a viernes, o hasta las 9:00 de la noche el mismo día. Sus preguntas e inquietudes son muy importantes para nosotros, y queremos asegurarse de que ustedes pueden conseguir sus preguntas relacionadas a la escuela.
Jill Southern, Directora TES y Annette Calcote, Profesora de ELD
ETC Portal Login
Are you looking for more information on our awesome little community? Look no further. The links below provide direct access to local organizations that can show you what we mean by "awesome little community."
Templeton Community Services District
Templeton Chamber of Commerce
Misc. Funding Info