Welcome Message from Principal Greenfield


August 1, 2022

Dear Silver Oak Families,

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! I hope you had a restful and relaxing summer considering what is going on in the world around us. We are excited for the start of the new school year and all the great things we have planned.

Covid-19 Guidelines

With COVID-19 on the forefront of everyone’s mind we will continue to put students and staff safety as our top priority. To remind everyone we are back to five days a week of full time school. See the schedule here. We will be following the CDPH guidelines  which state masking is optional, and testing will be done at home, with at-home tests prior to students returning from breaks.

2022-23 Habits of the Mind Focus

We will continue our work around Evergreen’s Profile of Learner and the Habits of Mind. Over the last seven years Silver Oak has been helping our students develop 16 Habits of Mind. The goal of the Habits is creating well-rounded students who are ready to succeed with any challenge or endeavor they encounter. Students learn one habit per trimester and their learnings are reinforced and recognized through our Exhibit Excellence Awards and Student of the Month celebrations. This year our Habits are for trimester 1, persisting. Trimester 2, striving for accuracy. Trimester 3, thinking interdependently.

Our Habits of Mind tie into the work we have been focusing on to bring the Evergreen Profile of a Learner to life. During this year we will continue to develop our students critical thinking, communication, collaboration skills along with their ability to advocate for themselves and others. We will use student led conferences for all students for the first trimester for our students to demonstrate their skills in these areas. During the second part of the year, we will continue to develop their skills through the teaching of our new inquiry based, hands on science curriculum.  

Important Dates & Information for Start of School Year

Below are important dates and information regarding the 2022-2023 school year.

  • Monday, August 15, 5 p.m.  - Your child’s classroom assignment for grades TK-6 will be available for viewing on PowerSchool Parent Portal
  • Tuesday, August 16, 11 a.m. - TK/Kindergarten Orientation
  • Tuesday, August 16, 1 p.m. - First Grade Meet & Greet
  • Thursday, September 1 - Back to School Night
    • TK, Kindergarten, Grades 4-6, 5-6:15 p.m.
    • Grades 1-3, 6:15-7 p.m.

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Please see our daily schedule webpage for arrival and dismissal times.


If you have visited our school website you will see information is organized by audience. Silver Oak parents have a central page or portal called Parent Hub designed with resources, news, events, and general information that parents need daily. To find our Parent Hub, click the link in the top menu bar. Or our web address is easy to remember too: silveroak.eesd.org/parenthub. We think you will like our Parent Hub page so much, you will want to bookmark it for quick, easy access whenever you need information about our school.

Finally, on behalf of the entire staff I welcome you back home to Silver Oak…a place where this journey of growth and self-discovery begins and where teachers and students and parents come together in anticipation of and enthusiasm for learning.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and we look forward to seeing you all soon!


Howard Greenfield, Principal

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