Principal's Message

  • PrincipalDear Oakridge Families,
    Our new school year is off to a great start! Congratulations! Our students helped us achieve our goal of bringing up our school grade! We are now rated as a “C” school and we are working hard to bring our school grade to an “A”.
    Our teachers are participating in a new professional development program known as the “Children’s Learning Initiative” (CLI). They meet weekly with a special Literacy Coach who guides them to develop standards-based, high-quality lessons. Ultimately, our students benefit from this high-quality instruction. CLI provided training to our teachers prior to our student's first day and focused on Culture and Learning Environment. We learned about the “Power of Three (3)” which encompasses the ideas of 1. Taking care of oneself, 2. Taking care of each other, and 3. Taking care of our school. This aligns well with our school-wide Positive Behavior Plan which includes CHAMPs, Wise Ways, Clip-up/Clip-down Charts, and Mood Meters. Classroom management techniques and good behavior make our learning environment more conducive to teaching and learning, ultimately leading to greater student achievement. “A” status… Here we come!
    Please help us achieve our goals by making sure that your children are in class on time every day and ready to learn. Our school hours are 8:05 am to 2:35 pm for PK through 5th grade, except for VPK who gets out at 2:05 pm (Missick only). Students must be in class by 8:05 am. If you drive at the gate at 8:05 am, you are late. Late students must be escorted to the front office by their parents. Parents dropping off students late must park their vehicles in a parking spot, not in the fire lane as this is illegal. Please practice patience as you drop off and pick up your children. Remember that you are their role models. Demonstrate respect and a positive attitude towards our staff and follow the rules. Your children are watching you and learning from your example.
    Get involved in education by registering to volunteer. Apply for Free or Reduced Lunch and fill out your Back to School Online forms. All of this can be accomplished on our school website our website. There is also great information about what is happening at our school. Please attend as many school events as possible, especially our School Advisory Council meetings and PTA events.
    Thank you for all that you do to support your child’s education! Together we are making a difference in your child’s life and making our future brighter!

    Eduardo U. Aguilar-Principal