Welcome to the Cottonwood School District

Strategic Planning & Capturing a Mission, Vision and Values Statement

For the last three years our district has been engaged in excellent continuous school improvement efforts  and activities with an overall premise of learning and caring for all students. It is now important for us to capture our mission, vision and values in writing to assist us in not only clarifying or reaffirming our "why," but more importantly to become the catalyst for the pathway for what we do for all students. Please follow the links below and answer the questions

(Hint: if you see a word or phrase already used and you want to use it as well, please do, as the words get bigger and bolder asmore individuals type it in).

Mission: Why do we exist? Fundamental Purpose: Clarifies priorities and sharpens focus   https://answergarden.ch/439348

Vision: What most our schools become to accomplish our purpose? Compelling Future: Gives direction   https://answergarden.ch/439349

Values: How must we behave to achieve our vision? Collective commitments: Guides behavior   https://answergarden.ch/347995 

 (staff started this one at the start of the year…you can always add more)

 Thank you

Strategic Planning Input Meetings

This year's kick off event for creating our 2017-2020 was held on Tuesday, February 21st at 6:30 pm at our North Cottonwood School cafeteria. If you did not have the opportunity to attend, please consider attending an upcoming event or provide me thoughts on what we are doing well and areas of improvement. Please feel free to email, drop your notes at the district office or chat with me anytime. All parents, staff, and community members are invited to participate. Please contact the district office at 347-3165 if you have any questions.

English Language Learner Feb. 27th 3:30  North Cottonwood Library

Foster Parent and Homeless Students Involvement Meeting March 1st  3:15 North Cottonwood Library

School Staff and Student Involvement Meetings are scheduled as well.

Thank you in advance for your input!


Kindergarten Registration:

Now accepting registration for Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten students for the 2017-2018 school year.

Kindergarten: if your child will be five on or before September 1, 2017

Transitional Kindergarten: if your child will be five between September 2 and December 2, 2017.

Stop by or call the office for more information and to make a registration appointment. 


What's New

We are excited to begin our new school year with 1 to 1 Chromebooks grades 2nd through 8th, Chromebooks in carts Kindergarten and 1st grade, new support programs to help all students reach their potential, exciting new electives and a robust new California State Standards English Language Arts/ English Language Development curriculum. Our students' future just keeps getting brighter and brighter!


2016-17 School Calendar


New Bus Routes for 2016/17


Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)- 


PreSchool at North Cottonwood- Please note we have partnered with the YMCA to create another Preschool at North Cottonwood. This will be in addition to the existing state preschool, giving our parents even more options in our school district for early childhood education.


Facilities- We have created a three year facilities plan. You will notice significant changes such as at North Cottonwood School new tile/laminate flooring for kindergarten classrooms, resealed parking lot, road, bus circle, playground and walkway and at West Cottonwood a resurfaced track along with many long await improvements. Three-Year Facilities Plan


Thank you- We appreciate our school community! Thank you for your support!

















Our stars are so bright you have to wear sunglasses!