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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.

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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.

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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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Oakdale Elementary School K-8

DAILY P.E. AT OAKDALE!

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

5/25/16

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From left, Suzy Brusca, Jennifer Jim.

 

Two teachers will represent Twin Rivers in the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year program through the Sacramento County Office of Education.

  • Suzy Brusca, 5th Grade Teacher, Frontier Elementary School
  • Jennifer Jim, Music/AVID/AP Music Theory, Foothill High School

The winning teachers took part in an intense selection process earlier this spring that included essays, classroom observations and interviews. The announcement came following an employee recognition dinner that honored districtwide classified employees of the year and teachers of the year that were nominated by their parents, students and colleagues.

 

Click HERE for the event photo gallery. (Photos by Mike Noga and Nicole Smith.)

 

Click HERE for the We Are TR! employee recognition video.

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5/19/16

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On Tuesday, May 17, the Twin Rivers school board met during regular session at the District Office on McClellan Park.

Please click HERE for meeting highlights.

 

 

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5/7/16

We’re extremely proud of our students and staff and what they accomplish every day in the classroom. We’re also proud of the academic opportunities we provide to all students. However, our Twin Rivers neighborhood schools need basic health and safety improvements. Many of them are 50 to 80 years old with deteriorating classrooms, plumbing, leaky roofs, potentially faulty electrical systems, and aging restrooms that need to be repaired.

Let us know what your priorities are for local schools by completing the following Parent/Community Survey. Your views are important to us.

 

ENGLISH  |  SPANISH  |  HMONG

 

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4/5/16

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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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