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Our Mission


To inspire each student

to extraordinary

achievement everyday.


School Hours

2016-2017 Regular Hours

K - 6th 8:30am - 3:12pm

7th - 8th 8:25 - 3:12pm

Breakfast begins at 7:45am


Early-out Wednesday

All Grades 8:25am-1:12pm


Foothill High School logoMost of our 8th graders attend Foothill High School after they leave Oakdale.

Welcome to Oakdale K-8 School


Volunteer opportunities at Oakdale! 

Grades 3-6 will be having field trip opportunities coming up. 

If you would like to be a volunteer chaperone, please contact your child’s teacher as soon as possible.  There is paperwork to fill out in addition to fingerprints and a TB Test that must be completed.


Message from the Principal

Dear Oakdale Families,

             We are halfway through the first trimester.  There is a lot of learning going on at Oakdale.  Students are getting daily PE, as well as rich instruction in reading and math, as we work hard to raise our achievement levels by 20% in both areas.  Thank you for making sure your students complete their homework and other assignments.

             Our Library Media Center is open five days a week for students to check out books.  We are utilizing academic computer programs: Lexia, ST Math and Imagine Learning, to name a few.  Many of these programs can also be accessed from home.  Please see your child’s teacher for more information.

We are finding that many of our students do not have current parent contact information on file in the office.  This can be problematic if we need to reach families during the school day.  If you move, or get a new phone number, please let the office know right away.  Thank you!

We are looking for parents who would like to be a part of two parent committees: ELAC (English Language Advisory Committee) and SSC (School Site Council).  These committees meet on campus 5-6 times per year.   If you are interested, please call Lala, our Office Manager, in our office at 916-566-1910.

See you at Oakdale,

Debbie Chandler





Important Safety Reminder

There is no supervision for students prior to 7:45am, when the cafeteria opens for breakfast.  If you are dropping your student off prior to 7:45am, there is no one to watch him/her.  Please do not drop students off prior to 7:45am.  Thank you for your cooperation.


Administrative Team

Debra Chandler, Principal

Cheryl Chandler, Vice Principal

Sarah McElroy, School Counselor

Nicole Brogdon, School Social Worker

Eulalia Perez, Office Manager

Shamra Caine-Bouie, K-6 School Office Assistant

Dori D'Amato, 7th/8th School Office Assistant

Student and Parent Handbook

The 2014-2015 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

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Oakdale Elementary School K-8


At Oakdale, we are very proud of our daily PE program, where we utilize the SPARK P.E. curriculum provided for us by the Twin Rivers School District.  Our students, Grades 1-6, have twenty minutes of physical education from 8:55am-9:20am daily. (Mrs. Sirk's and Ms. Carman's classes participate in PE on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00-11:45am.)

Contact Information

Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm

Oakdale Office: (916) 566-1910

Office Fax: (916) 566-1911

Dates to Remember

Monday, October 3 Soccer, 3:30 at Village
Wednesday, October 5 Soccer, 3:30 and 4:30 at Village
Wednesday, October 19 PSAT Test for all 8th Graders
Tuesday, October 25 Fourth Grade Field Trip


School and District News


In our efforts to keep parents informed, we wanted to let you know that students in grades 7-8 will be using supplemental instructional materials through the News ELA (English Language Arts) program.


The News ELA program provides teachers with access to current event articles like those found in state and national newspapers.


The goal is to bring relevance to core curriculum and to provide students with access to a large quantity of material that matches their reading level and interest levels. Teachers are able to adjust the complexity of the text for struggling readers.


Please contact your principal if you have questions about the News ELA program and/or it resources.


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