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Principal: Kelly Grashoff 

Secretary: Linda Robinson

Admin. Clerk: Dianna Taft-Flores


2630 Taft Street, Sacramento, CA 95815 
Office Phone: (916) 566-2705 

(press "2" for attendance )

Fax: (916) 566-3583 

Student School Hours

First Day of School is August 20, 2018

Student Hours

Daily Start Time: 8:15 am 

Dismissal: 2:57 pm M-T-Th-F

Early Out Wednesday

School Dismisses at 12:57 pm every Wednesday


Daily Breakfast Hours

 7:45 am - 8:15 am     

Students who are eating breakfast at school should not arrive before 7:45 a.m.

Students who are NOT eating breakfast  at school should NOT arrive before 8:00 a.m.

There is no supervision before the above times.



Please make every effort to get your child to school by 8:15 am each day, and to make any appointments before or after school. Research shows that great attendance is one of the key factors of academic achievement.

The district goal is 96%. The top five classes at Northwood will each receive an attendance banner and a popcorn party.

Please make sure to notify the office when your child is absent.

*If your child is late for school, they must report to the office for a late-slip. Students are not permitted into the classroom without a late slip if late.

Monthly Attendance Champions

February Attendance Champions


Mr. Epworth, 96.8%

Mr. Skow, 95.9%

Ms. Kuhlmann, 95.8%




Ms. Souza, 96.4%

Ms. Vitone, 95.7%

Mr. Matthews, 95.0%



Mrs. Paule for more information on attendance events, Red Ribbon Week, student store, etc.

Monthly Breakfast/Lunch Menus

Menus are sent home monthly. You can also access them menu here or see Ms. Jona in the cafe:

Phone Policy

Office Phone:

The school phone is to be used for business purposes only.  Please try to make arrangements with your child prior to school. The phone is only available to students only with written permission from the teacher.



Students are not allowed to use cell phones at school. The school is not responsible for theft or loss of such items.


To register your child for school, you must live in the attendance area  and please bring the following items with you:


1) Birth Certificate

2) Utility, Rental, or Lease Agreement

3) Current Shot Records


Any questions, please call (916) 566-2705

Friday Newsletter & Home Communication

A parent newsletter from the principal will be sent home every Friday.  It includes a calendar of upcoming events. Please encourage your children to bring home all notices that they receive at school.  Extra newsletters are available in the office.


Welcome Roadrunner Families

to the 2018-19 School Year! :)

Our Mission: To inspire students to extraordinary achievement each day in a safe environment of mutual respect.


2018-19 TRUSD Student Calendar

First Day of School is Monday, August 20, 2018

8:15-2:57 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday)

8:15-12:57 (Every Wednesday)


Back-to-School Night is on the First Day of School 3:00-4:00

Come meet the amazing Northwood Staff after-school 


2018-19 Student Calendar:

School Events

Roadrunner News

Have A Great Summer!

Have a fun & safe summer to the Northwood Family. The Sacramento Public Library has some great activities lined up for the summer Remember to keep practicing reading, math, and writing, so you will be ready to start school on August 20, 2018! 



Teacher Appreciation Week~ May 8-May 11

Thank you to all of the teachers for your commitment and dedication to the scholars at Northwood Elementary! We appreciate you!


Saturday W.I.N. Academy- Sports/Games/Technology is the theme

The W.I.N Academy started on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 8:00am to 12:15pm. Twin Rivers Unified School District has designed in partnership with Ed-Link and TRUSD W.I.N. (What I Need)for students who can benefit from an opportunity to make up absences accrued during the school year. Registration will be available on May 5.  For more information, please contact: Ms. Souza


Administrative Professional's Day 4-25-18

We appreciate you Ms. Linda and Ms. Dianna!


Festival of the Arts

Students in Mrs. Vitone's 4th grade class were displaying their musical talents during a recent visit by Fox 40 news. The purpose of the segment was to highlight TRUSD's Festival of the Arts event on April 6, 2018. Thank you to our VAPA teachers Ms. Jun, Mr. Cudney, and Ms. Schapper for all of their hard work in bringing the arts to the students at Northwood.


Click on the link to view the segment on Fox 40 news:



National Counselor Week February 5-9


 Happy Counselor Week to our amazing School Counselor, Mrs. Paule!




Parent Coffee & Conversation

The principal, staff, community members, and parents had a conversation on 1/18/18 on how to raise a child in the age of technology. Lucas Machado from the district provided some great resources for parents and teachers to access tips and advice on how to navigate and balance technology and living in the moment.  Here is a link to a valuable resource. Teachers and parents can look up various types of media (movies, books, apps, etc.) to see if it is age appropriate for their children.


There will be more meetings in the near future. Meetings will be announced in the school newsletter, on the school's website, and on the school's marquee. If you have a topic that you are interested in having a conversation about, please email your ideas/suggestions to Mrs. Hare


Student Leadership Team Visits Sacramento State

The Northwood Leadership Team visited Sacramento State on 1/18/18 to watch the Lady Hornets team play a basketball game. The purpose of the visit was to support leadership and college awareness. Students were able to listen to a guest student athlete speak with them about what it takes to be a college athlete. Twin Rivers was 1 of 3 school districts selected for this amazing opportunity, wow!



Super Attendance Spirit Week

January 16-19th, 2018


1/16 Tuesday- Be A Superhero- Dress up as your favorite hero.

1/17 Wednesday- Don't be a villain. Be ready to learn- Dress as your favorite villain.

1/18 Thursday- Fly to school on time each day- Wear a cape.

1/19 Friday- Sock it to absences- Wear Crazy Socks


*All students with perfect attendance (and no lates or tardies, in line by 8:15 a.m.) for the week of January 16-19th will receive a superhero bracelet.


*The top class for the week will receive a class incentive.


As a parent, you can prepare your child for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priorityAttendance is critical. For more information:



Red Ribbon Week 2017

Thank you to all of the students, parents, staff, and teachers who participated and helped out during Red Ribbon Week & at The Harvest Festival! 



Reclassified English Learners Luncheon 9-15-17

The lunches were provided by Doubletree Hotel and organized by Ms. Paule.

The students worked very hard to reach English proficiency. Hooray for them!



TRUSD District News

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Nondiscrimination Statement

Twin Rivers Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.


If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal, Director of the Student Services (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Rudy Puente, at 916-566-1620 or A copy of TRUSD uniform complaint or TRUSD non-discrimination policy are available upon request.


If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources/Labor Relations (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Gina Carreon, 1-916-566-1631 or A copy of TRUSD uniform complaint or TRUSD non-discrimination policy are available upon request.

Northwood Family

TRUSD Handbook

Online Educational Resource Links

Click to access any of the resources below

SWUN Math Parent Connection

SWUN Math is our supplemental math curriculum.


Think Central: Journeys & GoMath
Access your child's Language Arts & Math materials/textbooks.
Think Central

ST Math- JiJi
JiJI is a supplemental computer program designed to teach math through games.

Common Core aligned diagnostics to help teachers inform instruction.

Accelerated Reader AR
Monitor your child's reading progress with AR.


Accelerated Reader Bookfinder

Imagine Learning
Imagine Learning supports our beginning English Learners.
Imagine Learning

Other Resources

Google Classroom
Imagine Learning



Red Ribbon Week Door Contest

Physical Education

SPARK is the research based physical education program used during P.E. time at Northwood. For more information about the program, visit:


Mrs. Velasquez is the SPARK coordinator.


Parent Involvement

Please join us for School Site Council, ELAC, and parent meetings.  Meeting times are listed in the weekly newsletter.  If you would like to learn more about the process of volunteering in the classroom or on field trips, please click on this link:

School-Wide Incentives

Phone Home Awards

Pride Tickets

Student Store

Weekly Awards

Trimester Awards

AR Reading Tags

Roadrunner Lunches

After School Program

Program Hours:
M, T, TH, F from 2:57-6:00 p.m.
Wednesdays from 12:57-6:00 p.m.
*The MASTERS Expanded Learning Program is open every day when school is in session.

For questions, please contact:


Coordinator Michelle Evans


Phone: (916) 529-2059

Northwood Trimester Awards Criteria

Principal’s Award:  

All A’s in overall subject area grades*


Academic Excellence Award


Honor Roll  

A’s and B’s in overall subject area grades


Perfect Attendance:  

No lates, absences, early outs


Citizenship Award:  

No citations, office referrals, or suspensions


Achievement Award:

This for students who reflect outstanding improvement, effort, achievement, behavior, etc.


Classroom Volunteer Award:

This award recognizes outstanding parent/community volunteers.

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