Welcome to Oakdale K-8 School
Message from the Principal
Welcome back to another wonderful school year at Oakdale! There is so much going on, and we are excited!
I encourage you to become involved at Oakdale. You can volunteer in your child’s classroom, in the library, or even help with office jobs.
Our new computer lab is up and running! All students K-3 will have weekly access to the lab where they will use programs like Jiji, Imagine Learning, Accelerated Reader and Lexia. All students 4-8 are already using Google Chromebooks. Please use the links in the online resources box on this page to access these programs at home. Please stay tuned for technology updates throughout the year!
There is a lot happening, and we want to thank you for your support!
I am looking forward to working with you this school year!
Trish Wood, Principal
Claire Smith, School Secretary
Sarah McElroy, School Counselor
Cheryl Chandler, Assistant to the Principal
Shamra Caine-Bouie, K-6 School Office Assistant
Corina Dennison, 7th/8th School Office Assistant
2014 - 2015 Enrollment
Oakdale is now accepting Enrollment Packets for the 2014-2015 school year!
Please provide a birth certificate, shot record, and proof of residence (SMUD bill, PG&E bill, or rental agreement) with your enrollment packet.
Student and Parent Handbook
The 2012- 2013 Student and Parent Handbook is a great resource for families to find answers to many questions. In this handbook, you can read about Oakdale's attendance policy, dress code, behavior expectations and policies, daily routines and procedures around school, academic responsibilities of the students, and several other topics as well. Please take a moment to read through this information.
The Common Core Standards are the new learning objectives student will encounter in K-12 schools. Some things will remain the same. For instance, in early grades, students will still learn the foundational reading and math concepts, but there are other significant shifts among all the grade levels that require our attention and study. You will see your student reading and interacting with more non-fiction text. You will see a new emphasis on deep conceptual understanding in math. You will see your student being challenged to cite evidence that supports their answers in both reading and math. Our teachers are preparing for the changes Common Core Standards will bring by studying the standards, learning teaching strategies to use in the classroom, and finding resources to use for this type of instruction. We began this work last school year and we will continue to prepare during late start Wednesdays and staff development days.
Please visit our district's website to find an abundance of information on the Common Core Standards.
Twin Rivers Unified School District Nondiscrimination Statement
"Twin Rivers Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or Director of the Student Services (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Rudy Puente, at 916-566-1620 or email@example.com. A copy of TRUSD uniform complaint or TRUSD non-discrimination policy are available upon request."
Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Oakdale Office: (916) 566-1910
Office Fax: (916) 566-1911
Dates to Remember
School and District News
Safety Annex Grand Opening
Blue skies and breezy conditions welcomed visitors to the Sept. 30 ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Rio Linda Regional Safety Annex. READ MORE Continue
News, Notes & Votes
On Tuesday, Sept. 23, the Twin Rivers school board met during regular session at the District Office on McClellan Park.
Please click HERE for meeting highlights. Continue
Pinwheels for Peace
Nearly 1,800 handmade pinwheels were planted on the front lawn of Norwood Junior High School by students, staff, family and community members. READ MORE Continue