Our School

Welcome to Grand Oaks!

What we offer

Grand Oaks Elementary School is a kindergarten through fifth grade school located in Shasta Lake, California.
We offer a comprehensive program that includes kindergarten through fifth grade self- contained classrooms, special services for identified students, a gifted program, art, music,  library, and a nationally recognized physical education program.
Our after-school program (SAILS) is available daily until 6:00p.m. to students in kindergarten through fifth grade. 

Mission Statement:
To promote academic excellence, responsible citizens, and a life-long desire for learning in a safe environment.

Vision Statement:
It is the vision of Grand Oaks Elementary School that the united efforts of students, parents, staff and community will develop students who; 
  • Act Responsible,
  • Show Respect to Others,
  • Learn to Resolve Conflicts Peacefully,
  • Strive for High Quality Work Within a Safe, Enriched Environment
Instructional Programs
  • Self-contained classrooms 
  • National Geographic Language Arts &  Eureka Math
  • S.I.P.P.S.—Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics and Sight Words
  • Daily Interventions
  • NWEA Assessment-Math & ELs
  • Books and Beyond
  • Accelerated Reader Program
  • Read Naturally Live
  • Number Talks
  • Music / Art
  • Technology (one to one Chromebooks)
  • Physical Education
  • Dr. Seuss Literacy Night
  • Math Fair
Instructional Norms

Instructional elements that occur in all classrooms across all content areas using Common Core state standards
  • Objective - students know and can articulate the purpose of the lesson
  • Formative Assessment - Teachers check for under- standing often using a variety of strategies.
  • Student Collaboration - Students are expected to produce grade-level work everyday in every class through structured student discussion
  • Concept Development - The concept is aligned with the instruction and the instruction is aligned with the standard.
  • Engagement Strategies - Teachers will use a variety of engagement strategies.
  • Summative Assessment - Learning goals will be assessed. Assessment data will be used to drive instruction.
  • Reteaching and Enrichment - At the end of lessons teachers assess student comprehension and provide additional support to help with comprehension or provide a greater depth of knowledge for those students
Academic Enrichment Activities
  • Music
  • Career Day
  • Dr. Seuss Literacy Night
  • Math Fair
  • Nutrition Olympics
  • Spelling Bee
  • Field Trips
    • Pumpkin Patch
    • Turtle Bay Museum
    • Coleman Fish Hatchery 
    • Sacramento-Capitol Tour—4th grade 
    •  KinderCollege Day at Simpson College 
    • Waterworks Reward Trip
    • Whiskeytown Clear Creek Field Lab
    • Shasta Dam
Athletic Program
  • Cross Country Team (K-5th)
  • Basketball Boys & Girls 4th & 5th
Clubs & Organizations
  • SAILS
  • Epic Bible Club
  • ExtremeKids
Recognition Activities
  • K-5th Grade—Monthly Six Pillars of Character Awards
  • Honor Roll Awards
  • Monthly Perfect Attendance Recognition
  • Trimester Attendance Recognition
  • Yearly Perfect Attendance Recognition
  • Weekly Principal Citizenship Prizes
  • Bi-Monthly 100% Math Prizes
  • BUG (Bringing Up Grades) Dinner
  • All-Star Breakfast sponsored by SCSAA
  • Monthly Reading Rewards
  • Monthly Big 3 Classroom Awards
  • Trimester High Flyer Recognition
  • Monthly Homework Heroes
Reading Assessment
Frequent academic assessment is the key to promoting student progress in reading.
Regular assessments include:
  • Rigby PM 
  • NWEA
  • BPST Accelerated Reader Standards benchmarks
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