Welcome to Oakdale K-8 School
Message from the Principal
Dear Oakdale Families,
Welcome back to another school year at Oakdale K-8! I am looking forward to seeing all of you at the Meet the Teacher Popsicle Party on Wednesday, August 19 at 2:30pm (Grades K-6). We will meet you by the Library Media Center. You will find out who your teacher is and enjoy a cold popsicle. Middle-schoolers (Grades 7/8) will meet their teachers in the Oakdale Cafeteria, and share pizza and important information about the school year. We will also distribute schedules at that time.
We hope you had the chance to rest, relax, and spend time outside this summer. Maybe you even had a chance to read a book or two! We have an exciting year in store! We have been busy at work this summer at teacher trainings, fixing up the campus, and preparing classrooms for your arrival on Thursday, August 20. Please remember school starts 5 minutes earlier this year, at 8:55am. Dismissal is two minutes later, at 3:37pm. Early-out Wednesdays replace late-start Wednesdays, with dismissal at 1:37pm.
It's going to be a great school year! Looking forward to seeing you soon!
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.
Welcome Back to 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
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
Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Oakdale Office: (916) 566-1910
Office Fax: (916) 566-1911
Dates to Remember
Back to School Night: Thursday, September 10, 5:30pm
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
8th Grade Science Camp
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School and District News
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Class schedules, brightly colored backpacks, new shoes and playground rules ... all the fun and excitement that surrounds the first day of a new school year.
Click HERE for first day photos.
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We Are TR! Fall 2015
We're happy to share the latest edition of We Are TR! The district newspaper features our efforts and preparations for the new school year. Twin Rivers is committed to supporting the education of all students in our mission to inspire each stu... Continue
Immunization Requirements for School
State law requires that for unconditional admission to school, all students under 18 shall be fully immunized according to requirements of the California Department of Health Services (Ed.Code 49403 and 48216, District Policy 5141.31).