Welcome to the Cottonwood School District

Whats New:


Public Invited to Review Prospective School Curriculum


The Cottonwood Union School District has reviewed perspective English Language Arts (ELA)/English Language Development (ELD) curriculum that will be rolled out in the 2016–17 school year. New textbooks will be more closely aligned with California's Common Core State Standards.


Over the past several months, Shasta County Office of Education (SCOE)'s facilitated a countywide ELA/ELD adoption review of many different programs. Cottonwood Union School District’s adoption committee is recommending McGraw-Hill’s Wonders (TK-4) and StudySync (6-8).


SCOE and Cottonwood Union School District’s adoption committee followed a thorough textbook adoption process adhering to California state statutes. The SCOE ELA/ELD Adoption Committee included administrators, curriculum specialists, and teachers from every school district in the county. Cottonwood Union School District had a representative from each grade level presented.


Samples of the textbooks and accompanying materials for CWUSD’s ELA/ELD adoption recommendation are located in the Cottonwood Union School District office and available for review until June 28, 2016. To review the materials or provide input on the programs, please e-mail David Alexander, Superintendent at dalexander@cwusd,com.

Summer 2016:

We are excited to offer a summer school program this year!

Please see our website Summer School section for more information.

YMCA Preschool Summer Day Camp at North Cottonwood - Please click HERE for flyer.


Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Start of Annual CAASPP Testing

Each school site will be sharing their testing schedule with your school community.



2016-17 School Calendar


Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)- New to this section is "What to look for the current year" as well as a monthly update.


New 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 all you do!

















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