The Old Adobe Union School District is located in southern Sonoma County and serves the children, parents, and community on the east side of Petaluma, California.
With “Excellence for Learning” as our mission, our vision is one of establishing high expectations in an environment of caring and nurturing where each child achieves his or her personal best. Staff members in this system are proactive, efficacious and resourceful about improving student learning and raising expectations; at the same time they are accountable to their students, parents, and principals.
The District's dedicated faculty and staff provide an excellent learning environment for close to 1,900 transitional kindergarten through sixth grade students that attend its five elementary schools and up to 24 preschool students in our kindergarten readiness program. Additionally, the district provides a unique opportunity for intercultural learning through its Spanish/English Dual Immersion program, as well as fostering a passion for learning with its varied standards based programs that include arts infused teaching and a focus on critical and creative thinking.
2018-2019 NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION BEGINS
DECEMBER 11, 2017!
Old Adobe Union School District New Student Registration for the 2018-2019 School Year, Grades TK - 6 will begin on Monday, December 11, 2017.
Please go to the REGISTRATION link under OAUSD Quicklinks on the left side of the Home Page.
California has launched a new website designed to help communities across the state access important information about K-12 districts and schools. The California School Dashboard features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including test scores, graduation rates, English learner progress and suspension rates. The Dashboard is part of California’s new school accountability system basedon 2013's Local Control Funding Formula. It is the next step in a series of major shifts in public education that have raised the bar for student learning, transformed testing and placed the focus on equity for all students.
To learn more about California's accountability and continuous improvement efforts, visit the CDE Dashboard Web page.
California is committed to informing communities about how well our schools are doing. California's future success depends on tapping into the potential of all students, so they graduate ready for college, careers and life. For schools to reach this goal, teachers, parents and the community need clear and useful measures of progress. As an accountability tool, the Dashboard will help the state identify schools (including charter schools) and districts needing targeted assistance.
In the past, accountability systems for districts and schools relied heavily on test scores. But one test taken on one particular day doesn't provide a complete picture of all the ways schools are helping students succeed.
Think of it this way: You can’t drive a car by only watching the speedometer. You also keep your eye on the road, check the mirrors, monitor the gas tank and pay attention if the engine light comes on. Similarly, the Dashboard provides information on different aspects of student performance, which will give a more complete picture of a school’s progress. The Dashboard also reports on growth to show a school’s trajectory over time.
This January, the new California System of Support for districts and schools gets underway. Districts and schools will have access to state support and opportunities to work with education leaders on new and better ways to improve teaching and learning. While schools are making progress in many key areas there is always more work to do. Meeting goals will take a united effort, and I look forward to working with our families to ensure success for every student.
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"This program has been amazing for my child and family. I love the teachers and didn't expect such care and professionalism from a subsidized program. I love this school."
~ Bright Futures parent
Bright Futures Preschool is an academic readiness program designed for three and four year old children. We are funded by the California Department of Education, Child Development Division. Our program follows state standards for Desired Results Developmental Profiles and is designed to flow into the standards set for Kindergarten.
Bright Futures operates (5) days per week, 180 calendar days of the school year. Our goal is to provide preschoolers and their parents the necessary tools needed to succeed in their academic futures. As part of Old Adobe School District, our preschool teachers work closely with OAUSD kindergarten teachers to enhance the preschool curriculum & prepare the children for academic success.