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Welcome to Cypress Elementary

Welcome to the online home of Cypress Elementary School! We are thrilled that you stopped by. Located in Tulare, California, Cypress Elementary is one of 16 schools within the Tulare City School District. We provide a nurturing environment and a challenging core curriculum to a diverse group of students in kindergarten through fifth grade. For more information on our district services, please visit our district site.

We have created this site to best help you learn about Cypress Elementary and all that it has to offer you and your child. Get to know our teachers and be sure to check on important upcoming dates and events. Please, jump right in and explore!

A Message from Our Principal

The summer has come and gone, and another school year begins. I want to welcome all of the new families and welcome back returning ones. I am extremely proud of the programs Cypress has to offer our students. In addition to our rigorous academic program, we offer many activities to help students become well-rounded students of character. 

Creating a community where students feel safe and accepted is the first step to helping them succeed academically. The pillars of caring, fairness, responsibility, trustworthiness, respect, and citizenship will serve as the foundation for a Cypress community that CAREs:

  • Cooperates
  • Acts responsibly
  • Respects others
  • Ensures safety

These actions put the pillars of Character Counts into practice in a practical way in all areas of the school—classrooms, hallways, playground, bathrooms, library, cafeteria…everywhere! The Cypress staff is committed to teaching, enforcing, advocating, and modeling these actions on a daily basis. We will recognize students on a daily and weekly basis for showing that they CARE.

We will also honor students at our monthly positive recognition assembly for best demonstrating the Scorpion ABCs of :

  • Attendance – There is a powerful link between successful learning and regular school attendance.
  • Be your best – Continue to improve. Put forth your best effort and make your star shine!
  • Character Counts! – Trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, citizenship

The staff is looking forward to this school year with great excitement, and we hope all our students will have a rewarding and successful year. We encourage you to get involved in whatever way you can to make your experience at Cypress as fulfilling as possible. 

Once again, welcome!


Gary Bates

Gary Bates

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