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Bell Schedule


We have made some changes to our safety protocols as we want to tighten security and insure safety for all at Medeiros.  We appreciate that all parents follow these protocols at all times. 

· Parents need to check into and check out of the office at all times when entering the campus to volunteer, accompanying a field trip, having lunch with their child, dropping off lunch and if picking up their child for any reason before school ends. 

· Parents and volunteers need to make sure that they have a visitor sticker or a volunteer badge at all times when on campus grounds. 

· During dismissal, we ask that anyone picking up children to wait by the flag pole and by the fences by the park or McKenna.  We do not want parents to wait by the classroom doors. 

· If anyone is roaming around campus, they will be referred to the office to check in and get a visitor badge. 

School Visitors

Parents/guardians and other guests of the district are welcome and encouraged to visit TUSD schools. Visitors must respect the learning environment however and maintain proper behavior and decorum. (EC 51512)

  • All visitors shall report to the office and “sign-in” to notify staff they are in the building or on school grounds.
  • The principal or designee shall provide a visible means of identification for all individuals who are not students or staff members while on school premises.
  • Visitors shall return to the office and “sign-out” before leaving the campus.

Disruption of the orderly process of the school is prohibited. In accordance with Penal Code 626.7, the principal or his/her designee is authorized to deny access, ban or bar future access, and remove or request the removal of any visitor whose behavior is disruptive to the educational/ working environment of the school.

Visitors to any of our campuses who have been denied access or who have been asked to leave may schedule an appointment to appeal to the Director of Student Services at (209) 667-0887 daily between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm.



The mission of Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary School,

an exemplary and diverse learning community, is to ensure

that all students excel academically and demonstrate

positive character traits in a dynamic, safe, student-centered

environment by delivering creative, rigorous instruction along

with comprehensive curriculum to maximize individual student

potential in collaboration with parents, families, and the community.

Our 1st grade team is 120 years old. We think they are aging quite nicely :)

TK and Kindergarten STEM Challenge

Congratulations to our wonderful campus supervisor JENNY DESOUSA!!!


Kindergarten classes celebrating the 100th day of school with Zero the Hero!

Medeiros 3rd Grade Students Making a Difference

Here is an article in the Turlock Journal about our third grade classes making blankets for an organization called FOCUS.  We are very proud of our third graders for helping others.

  • Enrollment Packets are available in the office
  • Please bring the following items when coming to enroll your child: 
    • Items to Bring: 1) Immunization Verification Records 2) Original Birth Certificate, Passport or Baptismal Certificate 3) Proof of Residency (e.g., CURRENT TID, PG&E, Rental agreement) 4)  Parent Photo ID

Upcoming Important Dates

Book Fair 3/10 - 3/16

Go Green Week 3/13 - 3/17

Talent Show - school performance 3/21

Talent Show - Parent performance 3/22 - 6pm

Awards Assembly---March 31st----K-3rd ---9:00am



Turlock School District Test Scores Show Improvement

Here is an article from the Turlock Journal that talks about the SBAC test scores and mentions Medeiros :-)


Here is a Modesto Bee article about SBAC scores:



Character Counts!

This month the character trait is:


Trusting in one's abilities, qualities, and judgment.


Volunteer Information

If you are interested in volunteering at Medeiros, please review the following information.  The Turlock Unified School District has created an interactive volunteer application.  It is on their website as well as below.  

Site Volunteer Packet 2016-2017 ENGLISH.pdf

Site Volunteer Packet 2016-2017 ENGLISH INTERACTIVE.pdf

Site Volunteer Packet 2016-2017 SPANISH.pdf

Site Volunteer Packet 2016-2017 SPANISH.pdf



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  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. 
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:  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.
Gracias por su comprensión y apoyo para el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Turlock.

Facebook and Cyberbullying Information


If you would like to have more information about cyberbullying and how to help your student if it happens to them, please check out the link below:


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Common Core State Standards

As part of our TUSD journey to Common Core implementation, a page has been created on our district’s website to keep our school community informed.  Resources and updates will be added as we collect them. 

School Accountability Report Card








To review the 2015-2016 School Accountability Report Card for this school:


Medeiros School SARC 2015-16 - English

Medeiros SARC 2015-16 - Spanish


*Hard copies are available upon request



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Today: 7/24/17



Medeiros Elementary School provides a free public education for all students

Section 5 of Article IX of the State of California Constitution guarantees students a "free public education." In effect, all educational activities carried on by public school districts, extra curricular, must be without cost to the students who participate in such activities. Thus, no mandatory fees will be charged for participating in but not limited to such extra  - curricular activities as drama, music, and athletic competition. Furthermore, fees will not be charged for an activity even if the district waived fees for students that are financially unable to pay. 

Turlock Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. TUSD requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so and when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.  

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Turlock prohíbe la discriminación, el hostigamiento, la intimidación y el acoso en los programas educativos, actividades o el empleo sobre la base de la ascendencia real o percibida, edad, color, discapacidad, identidad de género, expresión de género, la nacionalidad, la raza o el origen étnico, la religión, el sexo , orientación sexual, los padres, el embarazo, la familia o el estado civil, o asociación con una persona o un grupo con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. TUSD requiere que el personal escolar tome medidas inmediatas para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo y cuando él o ella es testigo de un acto de discriminación, hostigamiento, intimidación o acoso.