Welcome to Oakdale K-8 School
Message from the Principal
Dear Oakdale Families,
I hope all of you had a nice Spring Break! While it might feel like we are in the homestretch of the school year, it is important to point out we still have almost a full trimester left. There is still a lot of learning to do at Oakdale!
At the end of this month, third through eighth graders will start the CAASPP Test. This is a statewide assessment testing math and language arts. Fifth and eighth graders will take the state science test as well. More information will follow on what you can do at home to support your child’s testing at school.
I would like to say “JOB WELL DONE” to our middle school girls’ and boys’ basketball teams and coaches. Our students played hard and well this season!
If you are around campus, you might notice it looks a little cleaner and a little brighter, thanks to The Rock Harbor Covenant Church youth group. They spruced up the pencil poles, weeded the garden area, and made our work room/stage inviting and beautiful.
I encourage you to stop by Oakdale Parent University on Wednesdays at 10:30am. Not only is Oakdale a great place for students to learn, parents are learning, too!
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
Dates to Remember
Oakdale Handbook Summary
Please read the Oakdale Handbook Summary for updated information regarding Oakdale's policies and procedures. Thank you!
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.
8th Grade Science Camp
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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
Free Vision Care Clinic
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015
Foothill High School, 5000 McCloud Drive, Sacramento
(Look for the mobile eye clinic in the parking lot that faces Hillsdale Blvd., off Elkhorn Blvd.)
Eye exams are important to maintain your... Continue
Ready, Set, Test!
A new kind of testing is happening this year, replacing the previous Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. Our District will test between April 21 and May 29, 2015. Students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 will take the California Assessme... Continue
Facilities Master Plan Town Hall Meetings
Twin Rivers Unified School District will hold four Town Hall Meetings to provide information to the public and receive input on the development of the district's Long Range Facilities Master Plan. A primary goal of this plan is to develop high... Continue