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School Hours

2016-2017 Regular Hours

K - 6th 8:30am - 3:12pm

7th - 8th 8:25 - 3:12pm

Breakfast begins at 7:45am

 

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.

5th Grade Field Trip

Message from the Principal

Oakdale Families,

             Spring is here!  I am looking forward to seeing all families at Open House this Thursday, April 6 from 5:30pm-7pm.  It’s a great time to visit your child’s classroom as well as other classrooms on campus.

             Have you noticed the increase in field trips for our students this year?  Most grade levels are going on field trips away from campus, while many are also experiencing assemblies and classroom presentations here at school.  We are happy to be able to offer our students new experiences!

CAASPP testing is coming!  Your students in grades 3-8 are beginning to take practice tests individually and whole group.  Teachers are preparing them for the tests in English Language Arts and Math.  Students in fifth and eighth grades will also take a new science test.  These tests are all taken on computers.  Be on the lookout for information in a parent letter sent home in April.

We are well into Trimester 3, and your child should have a progress report coming home at the end of the month.  Please look for it!

 

Thank you

Debra Chandler

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COMMON CORE PRACTICE TEST

Students in Grades 3 thru 8 will be taking the Smarter Balanced test for the first time starting at the end of April. The Smarter Balanced test is the new state test. If you would like to view and try the test, you may by clicking on the following link: Smarter Balance Practice Test  (if you have problems accessing the test, you may need to change your web browser). Follow the following steps:

1) Click "Sign In" (do not fill in any information)

2) Select "Grade Level"

3) Click "Yes"

4) Click on the test type you would like to take

5) Click "Select" (at the bottom)

6) Click "Yes, start my test" (at the bottom)

7) Click "Begin test now"

Notes: Do not fill in any other information than what is asked for above! You must respond to a question in order to go on. To exit the test - Click "Pause" (top right corner), click "yes", click "close secure browser" (top right)

Oakdale's 4th-6th Grade Leadership does the Mannequin Challenge

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Important Safety Reminder

There is no supervision for students prior to 7:45am, when the cafeteria opens for breakfast.  If you are dropping your student off prior to 7:45am, there is no one to watch him/her.  Please do not drop students off prior to 7:45am.  Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Administrative Team

Debra Chandler, Principal

Cheryl Chandler, Vice Principal

Sarah McElroy, School Counselor

Nicole Brogdon, School Social Worker

Eulalia Perez, Office Manager

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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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 Mr. 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, April 10-Friday, April 14 Spring Break
Tuesday, April 18 Spring Picture Day
Friday, April 21 Progress Reports

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