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Templeton Unified School District


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    Eagle Heart HandsTES March 13 -17 Updates

    Hello TES Parents/ Guardians and friends of the community,

     The rain keeps coming and we are prepared to keep our students and staff safe. Thank you all for reading the Parent Square messages from the district office in regard to school closure and other related weather updates. 12 more Mondays left before summer starts!

    • Parent training from San Luis Obispo County SELPA is available for all to participate in.  Please see the attached flyer for more information. 
    • Templeton Women's Charitable Club is having a tea party. The attached flyer has details about their upcoming event.
    • Art Summer Camp registration is now open for students interested in art. The flyer is attached for dates/times.
    • TES Open House is scheduled for April 5th from 6-7:00 pm.  
    • TUSD District Minimum Day is Friday, April 7th. 
    • Spring Break is April 10-14.
    • Templeton Recreation Center is offering a fun art experience! See attached flyer for more information.
    • Templeton Film Festival is a wonderful opportunity for all TUSD students. Please view the attachment for more information
    • 805 Youth Lacrosse is looking for some new players to join their fun. See the attachment to learn more.
    • Inclusive Family Painting Night - see attached flyer for a fun, family experience.
    • Check out our Counselor's Corner for the latest newsletter on gratitude and empathy, perfect topics for this season!

    Rain or shine...TES students are doing just fine! Thank you all in advance for sending students in warm clothing and durable shoes. Be sure to label all of your items, as well.

    It is also extremely appreciated that everyone is driving extra carefully in our school parking lot and on surrounding streets on these rainy days. There ​have been some "close calls" in ​the staff parking lot recently. Coming in the wrong way is VERY dangerous. We ask you to ​follow the direction signs of our parking lots and drive-thru. 

    • 1st and 2nd grade parents/guardian/ family/friends - Miss Sarah is rounding up P.E. volunteers to continue to bring the fun and memories to our students with interactive P.E. lessons. TES P.E. is building muscles and fun in the sun (when it is not raining)!
    • If you're struggling, our county has services to help! Check out these resources in English or Spanish.

    Our staff continues to thank everyone for following our arrival and dismissal rules for safety.  Below are reminders for families to share with all caregivers and others who may come to campus and are not aware of the procedures. A shout-out to Mr. Juan, who has been our morning crossing guard every day. He is awesome. Be sure to give him a knuckle bump if you see him! 

    • We ask that parents/guardians/family members or friends DO NOT take pictures or record students on campus at any time. There is a privacy act that protects students and families from allowing any photographic or media attention without permission.

    • Campus visitors are asked to review the poster in the column on the right created in partnership with our Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) school-wide initiative. 

    • Morning supervision for TES begins at 7:45 am for playground/recess time. Supervision in the courtyard/ main office area begins at 7:30 am as a waiting option until the main gate opens for safe, supervised playtime prior to the beginning of the school day for first and second grades.   

    • Smartwatches are to be on “airplane mode” if your student is wearing one to school.  Be sure to refer to our district’s  Annual Notice to Parents if you have questions. You are welcome to also email me for any clarification.

    • Arrival and Dismissal - Friends…we have a big mess on our hands at pick-up after school. We ask that all drivers coming to drop off and pick up follow the posted signs and painted areas around the school. This is for the safety of all staff, students, and parents/ guardians. The drive-up lane down by the black rolling gate/courtyard is for pick-up with a driver in the car. Your vehicle cannot be left unattended. We welcome parking on the surrounding streets. The streets and sidewalks are designed and maintained by the County of San Luis Obispo. Please be sure to follow all parking rules established by TUSD and the County of San Luis Obispo. The long driveway next to the play structure is also not a parking area. There are specific curbs painted for placard/handicapped cars. TUSD and TES only have control in keeping our students and families safe, hence why we enforce the red and blue painted curbs and signage in the drive-thru strip. This includes designated handicapped parking places and curbs around our campus. If you have family members or caregivers coming to pick up or drop off, please share this information with them as well. As always, please do not drive into the staff parking lot from the opposite way. We have had a couple of close calls with cars and pedestrians. A HUGE thank you to all the families that have been patient with our drop-off/ pick-up routines around TES. It takes a village to keep traffic safe and respect our surrounding neighbors. 

    • NO dogs on campus - We ask that all four-legged friends not come onto campus during school hours, including arrival and dismissal times. Service animals with certified tags/ vests are, of course, welcome on a leash. 

    • Deputy Paul Munoz, our TUSD School Resource Office, will be notified if safety laws are being broken and he is happy to communicate with anyone if there are any concerns. His contact information is

    Kids exercisingA message from our amazing P.E. teacher….

    Hello! This is Sarah Botts, the physical education teacher for TES. To sustain our vibrant, thriving physical education program, I am seeking volunteers. The commitment is from 1:15-2:45 p.m. on Tuesdays or 8:15-10:20 a.m. on Fridays. Please visit this link to sign up and help our youngest eagles build memories and muscles. Thank you for considering and look forward to seeing you on the field. TES P.E. Volunteers - SignUpGenius 


    ParentSquare logoGot the Parent Square App? It is super easy to add to your smartphone for communication with teachers and myself. It is our tool for you to stay connected along with the TES webpage. If you are having any trouble, please feel free to email our attendance clerk, Jessica Fielder, for support. Once you have created an account, be sure to check your settings to ensure delivery is set to your liking.

    THANK ​YOU all for supporting our students and staff. We are so lucky to have an amazing community that continues to support TES in big and small ways.  

    Have a super weekend!

    Wings up! eagle

    Renee Argain, Principal

    Visiting our Campus,  Upcoming TES Events & ASK THE NURSE...

    Campus Visitors poster

    This year our campus has taken major strides to be proactive with our students- in setting behavior expectations and teaching them what they should do rather than only responding when something goes wrong.

    In that same context, we have decided to share our expectations for when guests choose to visit our campus. Please be mindful of these expectations when you come to TES. They are in place to maintain the safety and security of our school site, as well as to model appropriate behaviors for the students. Together we can show them how to be cooperative members of one community!


    Upcoming Events


    Early Release 1 30 clockThe next Early Release Wednesday is on March 15th, 2023. Class begins at regular times.

    • AM Kindergarten - Regular Schedule
    • 1st, TK, PM Kinder - 1:30 dismissal
    • 2nd Grade - 1:40 dismissal


    Kids playing sportsEvery Friday is P.E. day! Please make sure your children wear comfortable clothes, shoes, and sunscreen. Don't forget a water bottle!! Plus, you can stay and volunteer! Sign up here!


    Open House Join usWednesday, April 5th, 6:00 - 7:00 pm will be our TES Open House. Save the Date!

    Minimum DayFriday, April 7th, the Friday before Spring Break will be a district-wide minimum day for all students. Please refer to each school site's posted Bell Schedule for specific dismissal times.


    Spring BreakSpring Break is happening April 10 - 14th this year. Make sure to mark your calendars!!

    Left side sunshine

    12 more Mondays left till summer starts!



    22-23 TUSD Instructional Calendar

    22-23 TES Bell Schedule

    22-23 TUSD Annual Notice

    22-23 TES/PTO Calendar

    Arrival & Dismissal Student Diagrams

    22-23 TES Early Release Dates

    22-23 TUSD Free Meals for All Students


    School Nurse

    For health-related questions or concerns, go to our Health Updates page on this website OR please contact our TUSD credentialed school nurse, Amber Sorrentino, BSN, RN, CSN, at her email: 

    Attendance is Key!

    AttendancePlease be sure to read the important information in our Attendance Policy (click here). If you have any questions, contact our attendance clerk, Jessica Fielder.

    If your child must be absent, please call the 24-hour absence verification line at (805) 434-5826. A reminder from Jessica Fielder, TES Attendance Clerk: You are always welcome to communicate by calling us in the office at 805-434-5820 or emailing

    For your convenience, our office hours are from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Ms. Jess is there to take your call!

    Fax number (805) 434-5811

    You can contact your child's teacher by sending them a message via ParentSquare.​

    Free Meals for Kids!

    2022-2023 School Meal Program Information

    Dear TUSD Families,

    Great news from the Templeton Schools Food Service Department!

    Welcome Back! The TUSD Food Service Department is pleased to announce that we will continue to provide FREE meals for students during and beyond the 2022-23 school year. Under the new California Universal Meals Program, all students are eligible to receive a healthy lunch and breakfast each school day at no charge.

    Students can visit their school site cafeteria each day and receive a breakfast and lunch meal if they choose. All meals will be complimentary, so no need to pack a lunch at home. Have your student pick up a free meal from the cafeteria! Fill out the paper meal application (available at the school site office or apply online at Your Information is Confidential and Protected. 

    Thank you for taking the time to support our schools and department. On behalf of the entire Food Service Team, we are so excited to nourish your students with fresh and healthy school meals this year!

    With appreciation,

    Lindsay Harrod

    Director of Nutritional Services 

    For more details or if you need a lunch application, go to our Cafeteria News page!

    For questions contact the TUSD Food Service Dept. at 805-434-5843

    Ernie Eagle Welcome Back
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    principal Renee Argain
    Renee Argain, M.Ed. PPS, Principal

    TES Office Staff

    Anne Barbin, Site Secretary

    Jessica Fielder, Attendance Clerk

    Cindy Sellers, Health Clerk 

    Office Hours
    7:30 am - 4:00 pm, M-F

    Please do not hesitate to call 805-434-5820 during these hours if you have questions or concerns. 

    Our webpage has the most up-to-date information through-out the year. Be sure to check back often. Your questions could be easily answered here on weekends or after school hours. 

    ParentSquare logoYou can also reach out to us via Parent Square! It is our tool for you to stay connected along with the TES webpage. Most posts allow comments, or you can send a private message to any staff member if you prefer.

    We Are a California Gold Ribbon &  Distinguished School!

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    Hablar en español

    Si usted necesita hablar con un empleado del distrito,  en español, por favor llame a TES en nuestra línea telefónica  al (805) 434-4043 y hable con Carli Diodati, 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.

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    About Us


    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.