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.
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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.
OAUSD has adopted new policies this year for meals and included improved information about our meal service programs.
The Old Adobe Union School District Team has been hard at work this Summer ensuring that facilities are ready to go for the coming school year. Here are some glimpses behind the curtain at what happens when the teachers and students are away.
You can see some additional photos here!
Follow our progress and get information about the status of our Ongoing Projects here.
They say that April showers bring May flowers, and appreciation is blooming in Old Adobe Union. This week was staff appreciation week, which includes parent led activities, treats for the staff from the Board, a staff appreciation luncheon at each site on Friday, and other site based efforts. Next week on Friday we take some time to appreciate our amazing parent and community volunteers who do so much to make Old Adobe Union special. Over the last several years the number of parent volunteers has grown- as has the size and activity of our PTA/PTO at each site. Also in May is when we hold an Open House at each school. This celebratory event honors and appreciates the amazing work of our students. Each room practically bursts with amazing art, writing, projects, and other student led efforts.
Old Adobe Union School District has taken on the challenge of higher math expectations and has made significant gains over the past year and a half. After a fun, open-ended, adoption process, our schools recommended Bridges, from the Math Learning Center, for adoption at Kindergarten through 5th grade, and CPM at 6th Grade. In 2015-2016, OAUSD embarked on its first year of implementation of these new programs with professional development for our teachers.