Welcome to Oakdale K-8 School
Message from the Principal
Welcome 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 have weekly access to the lab where they use programs like Jiji, Imagine Learning, Accelerated Reader and Lexia. All students 4-8 are using Google Chromebooks to access the same learning programs. 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!
Important Safety Reminder
There is no supervision for students prior to 8:30am, when the cafeteria opens for breakfast. If you are dropping your student off prior to 8:30am, there is no one to watch him/her. Please do not drop students off prior to 8:30am. Thank you for your cooperation.
Events at Oakdale
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
_______________, 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
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, ...more
Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Oakdale Office: (916) 566-1910
Office Fax: (916) 566-1911
7th/8th Basketball Schedule
Dates to Remember
Our Oakdale Parent University is off to a great start! Each Wednesday at 10:30am, Oakdale parents are gathering in the Parent Resource Center to learn about a variety of topics. So far, we have learned about healthy eating, stress management and mental health, and extreme couponing. Please join us every Wednesday!
Please use the links below to find important information you will need for the school year.
School and District News
Facilities Master Plan Town Hall Meetings
Twin Rivers Unified School District will hold four Town Hall Meetings to provide information to the public and receive input on the development of the district's Long Range Facilities Master Plan. A primary goal of this plan is to develop high... Continue
News, Notes & Votes
On Tuesday, Feb. 24 the Twin Rivers school board met during regular session at the District Office on McClellan Park.
Please click HERE for meeting highlights. Continue
Microsoft and Twin Rivers—Partners in Education
What an inspiring and monumental day in Twin Rivers Unified School District. Microsoft Vice President of Education Margo Day met with Superintendent Dr. Steven Martinez, principals and staff to reaffirm the company's commitment to partnering w... Continue
Need Tax Help?
Some people are saying no way! Others are saying way to go, to the Twin Rivers' students who are preparing taxes for working families in the community ... at no charge.
Click on the link to read more. Continue
From riding a public bus to preparing a snack, the goals shared on Feb. 6 by 25 students in the Independent Living Skills classes at Grant Union High School were as varied as the students.
“I take charge…I keep trying,” ... Continue