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Greetings from Redwood Elementary


Where we are working together to make a difference! Our school is a place where children are at the heart of everything we do. The Richland family is dedicated to providing quality work which is engaging, results in students learning meaningful content, and challenges every student to learn more. It is my job as principal to ensure that all our energies are focused on this vision and that our children develop the self-esteem and positive character needed to participate fully in our community of learners.

Mission Statement

"Believe, Achieve, and Succeed" and "What We Do Now, Determines Their Future" are the Mission Statements we use at Redwood Elementary School. These describe the attitudes of our staff, students, parents, and community. The Redwood Elementary staff is united in a common desire to see all children achieve their academic potential.  We are focused on eliminating the achievement gap and promote academic rigor for ALL students. 

School Profile
Redwood Elementary School lies in the central northwest section of the City of Shafter and serves students who reside north of Lerdo Highway and West of Central Valley Highway. Currently this school year, 2016-2017 we have a total of 925 students in grades TK-6. The school operates on a traditional school calendar. Redwood Elementary School is committed to providing a strong instructional program for all students to ensure excellence in education.

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Peaceful Playground Reminders!!!

Follow the Rules on the Playground

1) No rough playing

2) No toys or equipment brought from home

3) No playing tag is allowed

Redwood Peaceful Playground Poem 


Everything I Learned in Life: I Learned on the Playground.

Play by the rules. Behave or you will not get to play. Dress appropriately. Keep track of your stuff. Be polite.

Take turns. Share. Make friends. Tolerate the differences of others.

Consider the feelings of others. Give everyone a chance. Get along. Be humble.

Remember. Cheaters never really win and winners never cheat.

Don’t tear up the equipment. Put stuff back where you find it.

Show sportsmanship. Shake hands. Practice to get better at everything.

Know the score. Never give up! Try your best, always in all ways! 


Monthly Peaceful Playground Tip

Play Nice!

Redwood Institutes a Freeze Signal

Most students will benefit from a clear transition from recess to the classroom. Requiring students to freeze at the

sound of whistle has many benefits:

   1. Reduction in playground injuries.

   2. Calm children returning to classroom in an orderly and controlled manner.

   3. Easier to gain control of children after recess to remind them of rules and procedures.

   4. Prevents the mad dash to be first in line.

   5. Equipment can be accounted for before children released to walk- back-to-class. 


Redwood Spirit Gear!

Show your Eagle pride by wearing our Redwood Spirit Gear!!

Items are on sale now in the Redwood office any of one of our "Superhero Staff" can help you place your order.

See the price list below for additional information.

Price List 14-15

"Leaders are like eagles. They don't flock, you find them one at a time”

Principals Message for October

Dear Redwood Family and Friends,


The month of October is a busy one here at Redwood Elementary we have many events scheduled please be sure to check the website for updates but also the take home Thursday folder. We are looking forward to seeing every one of you at our Parent Conferences scheduled for the week of October 17th-21st. It's extremely important to meet and speak with your student/s teacher/s to be able to effectively work as partners for the success of your child/children. If you cannot make the scheduled meeting please call and make an appointment that works better for you. We would like to thank all our families and the community who have helped and continue to give of their time to help in our classrooms or Redwood events!  This month we will have our Student of the Month assembly, Eaglefest, and our annual Harvest Festival. Our Harvest Festival will take place on October 28th from 4 pm to 7 pm. We hope to see all of you at this event as this is one of the opportunities teachers have to raise money to offer field trips/experiences for our Redwood Eagles. 


Please see our student bulletin for student focused information that will be located in the Student Bulletin Section of our website. 


We are looking forward to successful school year! 



Mrs. Garza,

Principal Redwood Elementary 

Redwood College Focus!!


This year we will continue with the tradition we started last year, each classroom will adopt a college. During the course of the year your class will learn all year about the chosen college. At the end of the year during our Open House event in May you will get to share what you’ve learned with your family. Every Monday Redwood will start the week off with a scholarly focus by wearing a college shirt. This year we will refer to your grade level in the year that you’re expected to graduate from high school.


TK-Class of 2030                                            3rd Grade-class of 2026


K- Class of 2029                                             4th Grade-class of 2025


1st Grade- class of 2028                                5th Grade-class of 2024

2nd Grade-class of 2027                                6th Grade-class of 2023


Student Weekly Bulletins


CHAMPS -Student engagement at its best!

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Redwood Spirit Assemblies

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Redwood Eagles S.O.A.R.




Six Pillars Of Character


Be honest * Don't deceive, cheat or steal * Be reliable - do what you say you'll do * Have the courage to do the right thing * Build a good reputation * Be loyal - stand by your family, friends and country


Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule * Be tolerant of differences * Use good manners, not bad language * Be considerate of the feelings of others * Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone * Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements


Do what you are supposed to do * Persevere: keep on trying! * Always do your best * Use self-control * Be self-disciplined * Think before you act - consider the consequences * Be accountable for your choices


Play by the rules * Take turns and share * Be open-minded; listen to others * Don't take advantage of others * Don't blame others carelessly


Be kind * Be compassionate and show you care * Express gratitude * Forgive others * Help people in need


Do your share to make your school and community better * Cooperate * Stay informed; vote * Be a good neighbor * Obey laws and rules * Respect authority * Protect the environment


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