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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 8:00am


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.


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Welcome to Oakdale K-8 School

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Message from the Principal

Dear Oakdale Families,

             As I write this, there are fewer than five days left in our school year!  In the last month, we have completed our CAASPP testing in grades 3-8, our STAR Science Testing in grades 5 and 8, and district benchmark assessments in grades K-2.  The 2015-2016 school year has been extremely productive, and when I reflect back on my second year as principal, I cannot believe the amount we have accomplished as a school community!


I want to say thank you to the Oakdale K-8 Community for helping me be successful during my year as vice-principal, and my two years as principal.  While I am heading into retirement at the end of this school year,  I am leaving you in good hands: Ms. Debra Chandler comes to Oakdale with many years of experience in education, most recently, as the vice-principal of Rio Tierra, a middle school in our district.  She has already visited our campus numerous times and is anxious to meet all of you!


As we head into the summer, I encourage you to read daily with your child.  Many public libraries offer summer reading programs for kids.  Just reading a few minutes daily will help ensure our students do not slide backwards during the summer months.  My hope is that you stay safe, and enjoy some restful and relaxing time with your families this summer.  I am already looking forward to seeing our Oakdale community when we return on the first day of school: Tuesday, August 9 . 

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

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

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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

Monday, June 6

Primary Awards, 9:15am

Intermediate Field Day, 9:15am

Tuesday, June 7

Intermediate Awards, 9:15am

Primary Field Day, 9:15am

Wednesday, June 8 Kindergarten Promotion, 9:30am
Thursday, June 9 Eighth Grade Promotion, 10am
Monday, August 8

Popsicles and Meet Your Teacher, 2pm

Kindergarten Orientation, 2:30pm

Tuesday, August 9 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, NEW START TIME: 8:30AM- 3:12PM
Monday, September 5 NO SCHOOL, Labor Day


School and District News


With the passage of Senate Bill 172, many students who were unable to pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) can now receive their diploma.


As far back as 2006, when the exit exam became a requirement for graduation, students who didn’t pass the CAHSEE were not able to graduate and receive their diploma. SB 172 changes that. Any former student who completed grade twelve in the 2003-04 school year—or a subsequent school year—and met all applicable graduation requirements other than the passage of the CAHSEE may contact their high school office and fill out a request for records review.


Once the graduation status is verified, the records office will mail out the diploma to the individual’s current mailing address.


Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, Twin Rivers School District announces a FREE Summer Nutrition Program for children 18 years of age and under.


“This program helps fills a void,” says Nutrition Services Director Jill Van Dyke. “We are helping parents meet the nutritional needs of their children during the summer months when free and reduced-price school meals are typically unavailable.”


The Summer Food Service Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the California Department of Education. Twin Rivers is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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