Welcome to Oakdale K-8 School
Message from the Principal
Dear Oakdale Families,
I hope all of you had a nice Presidents’ Week away from school. We are rested and excited to start Trimester 3! There is a lot happening this month at Oakdale, so I would invite you to look closely at the March calendar on the back of the newsletter.
Please join us for Oakdale Parent University on Wednesdays at 10:30am. Upcoming topics include Get Organized!, resume help, and online resources for students.
Our boys and girls’ basketball teams have started playing their games. I invite you to come out and support our Oakdale Eagles.
You will be receiving information in the near future about our upcoming CAASPP/ Smarter Balance test. I encourage you to look at the practice test resources and take a look at them with your child. Anything we can do to prepare for the test will help students do better.
Second trimester report cards will be coming home Friday, March 20 for those students not meeting for a parent conference. Stay tuned for conference notifications.
Thank you for your support!
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
Oakdale Handbook Summary
Please read the Oakdale Handbook Summary for updated information regarding Oakdale's policies and procedures. Thank you!
Trimester 2 Conferences and Report Cards
Parent Conferences will be the week of March 16-20. These are shortened days for students, and school will be dismissed at 2:35pm M-T-Th-F. As a courtesy, please be on time to your assigned conference time, as these meetings are scheduled back to back to back. If you are unable to make your assigned time, please be sure notify your teacher and reschedule. Any student not requiring a conference will receive their report card on March 20. Please check your child's backpack on that day.
Testing to qualify for the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program for students in grades 3-8 for 2014-2015 will be April 25 and May 2 at the Twin Rivers Unified District Office. Twin Rivers uses the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test - Second Edition (NNAT2) as one measure to identify students in grades 3-8 for the GATE program. Signed permission slips are required for students in order to participate in testing and must be returned to the Oakdale School Office on or before March 23, 2015.
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
News, Notes & Votes
On Tuesday, March 24, the Twin Rivers school board met during regular session at the District Office on McClellan Park.
Please click HERE for meeting highlights. Continue
A reminder for TR families. Please be aware of college admissions and financial aid scams targeting high school seniors. Be cautious and suspicious of any unsolicited phone call or letter that offers to help students with the admissions process an... Continue
Festival of the Arts!
The Visual and Performing Arts Department presents
Festival of the Arts!
5:30 - 7:30 p.m
April 9, 2015
McClellan Convention Center
5411 Luce Avenue McClellan, CA
Featuring student performances and work in the areas of Dance, Drama,... Continue
News, Notes & Votes
On Tuesday, March 10, the Twin Rivers school board met during regular session at the District Office on McClellan Park.
Please click HERE for meeting highlights.
And Then There Were Four
Nearly 50 classrooms (fifth through eighth grade) participated in the 2015-2016 Public Speaking Contest. After winning in classroom, school and semifinal contests, 12 finalists advanced to the district level competition held at the district office... Continue