Oakdale K-8 School Home
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Our Mission


To inspire each student

to extraordinary

achievement everyday.

School Hours

Regular Hours

K - 6th 8:55am - 3:37pm

7th - 8th 8:50 - 3:37pm

Breakfast begins at 8:25am


Early-out Wednesday

All Grades 8:55am-1:37pm


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


Let's do our best on the test! Please see the important state testing reminders below...

As we prepare for the CAASPP test, please make sure your child is coming to school on time daily.  A healthy breakfast and a good nights sleep will also help.  Thank you for encouraging your children to work hard and do their best on the test!

Welcome to Oakdale K-8 School

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Message from the Principal

We are deep into our state testing, with middle school testing taking place last week, and grades 3-6 testing this week.  State science testing will continue next week with our fifth and eighth graders.  Make-ups will continue for as long as it takes to complete them.  Thank you so much for making sure your children are sleeping and eating well, and getting to school on time.  Test results will be mailed to families at the end of the summer.


Our middle school soccer teams are playing hard!  It is really fun to watch them play other schools in the district!  If you get the chance, come out and see a game!


While it is tempting to start to relax our attitude towards school as it starts to get warmer outside, please keep in mind that we  still have several weeks of learning ahead!  Please continue reading nightly, as well as completing homework. 


Explorit Science Center will be bringing an evening assembly/ learning experience to Oakdale on Thursday, May 26 at 6pm.  We encourage all of our families to come out as we learn about “Health in Your World”.  Admission is free, and I hope to see many of our families there!


I am looking forward to seeing you around Oakdale,

Trish Wood, Principal


Important Safety Reminder

There is no supervision for students prior to 8:25am, when the cafeteria opens for breakfast.  If you are dropping your student off prior to 8:25am, there is no one to watch him/her.  Please do not drop students off prior to 8:25am.  Thank you for your cooperation.


Administrative Team

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

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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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

May 2-13 State Testing Continues
May 11 Day of the Teacher
May 13 7/8 Grade Dance
May 19 Fifth Grade Field Trip: "Linked In"
May 26 Madison Students Visit Oakdale
May 26, 6pm Explorit Science Center in Cafeteria-- Family Night
May 30 NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day


School and District News


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We're happy to share this special edition of We Are TR! The district newspaper recognizes our 2016 Gold Ribbon schools and successes throughout the district. Twin Rivers is committed to supporting the education of all students in our mission to inspire each student to extraordinary achievement every day.


Click HERE to view the publication.


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Pacific Career and Technology High School has earned the distinction of a California Department of Education (CDE) 2016 Model Continuation High School.


“I’m excited for all the staff, who are doing everything possible to provide every opportunity for our students to be successful in every way,” says Site Administrator Shane Yang. “From teachers to custodians, office staff, and our campus safety specialist, who have a strong rapport will all students, motivating them to give their best every day and not give up.”


Pacific High is a continuation high school, meeting the needs of 120 students who are behind in graduation requirements and are at risk of not graduating. The school will retain its title of Model Continuation High School for three years and will be recognized at a state conference in May.





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CDE News Release


CDE’s Continuation Education Web page




An exciting day in Twin Rivers! Eight schools are being honored under the new Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program. Only 16 Sacramento County elementary schools received this honor. Congratulations to:


  • Fairbanks Elementary School
  • Frontier Elementary School
  • Hagginwood Elementary School
  • Harmon Johnson Elementary School
  • Hazel Strauch Elementary School
  • Noralto Elementary School
  • Regency Park School
  • Westside Elementary School

"These schools shine as bright beacons for others, putting forth an exemplary effort to ensure that every student is ready for 21st century college and careers," said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson in a news release.


Schools applied for the award based on a model program or practice their school has adopted that includes standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices that can be replicated by other local educational agencies.

Click HERE for the CDE News Release.


Posted April 2016


Spring is testing time in Twin Rivers. This is the second year that students in California will take part in the new California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). CLICK HERE for more information and tips for stress-free testing this spring.


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