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News and Information


  April Theme of the Month: Take a Stand! Be kind and respectful.

Smarter Balanced Testing Schedule


Below is the Smarter Balanced Testing Schedule for Redwood.  Testing periods are one hour sessions per Core class only and will be one week in length.  If possible, please avoid scheduling doctor's appointments or absenes during during these testing periods.

April 14-18 - Avina, Nesper, Conn and Wells (8th Gr.)

April 21-25 - Kim, Demertzis, Duren, Hinkle, Coleman, Wells (7th Gr.), Belles

April 28 - May 2 - Roux, Schelhorse, Haas, Dovala, Marks

May 5-16 - Makeup Window

If you want to see what types of questions students will be asked or how the test will be presented, there is a practice test available online at www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp .

If you would like more information, please visit the California Department of Education Smarter Balanced Web page at www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/smarterfieldtest.asp or the SUSD website at http://www.saratogausd.org/


New Student Registration

Registration is open to students who permanently reside within Saratoga USD boundaries.
Visit the Registration Webpage for 2014-2015 registration information, due dates, school tour dates, and more.  Pre-registration packets will be available online starting Feb. 1.

Bricks on Sale

Be a part of Redwood Middle School’s Living History!  DEADLINE is April 18th, 2014 (no late orders will be accepted)!  You can download your Brick Order Form at:  Brick form and information.

Place your order form and check in the box labeled (Brick Orders) in our school office. 




Scholastic Book Fair April 21-25

The library will be filled with hundreds of wonderful books for sale. Be sure to check out your teachers' wish lists.  Buying books at the Book Fair for teachers is a great way to put more books in the classroom while benefiting the library at the same time.  

We will be setting up on Wednesday, April 16 in the morning.  Teacher Preview is Friday, April 18.  The Book Fair runs from Monday to Friday, April 21 to 25, including Open House on Thursday evening, April 24. Please volunteer to help at the Book Fair.  To sign up, go to:



Common Core State Standards


In August, 2010, the California State Board of Education adopted new Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The new CCSS are research-based, internationally benchmarked, and designed to prepare every student for success in college and the workplace. The CCSS English Language Arts, English Language Development, and Mathematics standards have been approved and the Next Generation Science Standards have been adopted and are scheduled for CA State Department of Education approval in November 2013.

To be well-prepared to fully implement these new standards and assessments, the district is committed to providing ongoing, high-quality professional development for our teachers and staff focusing on the new standards and assessments, 21st Century Learning strategies, and supporting students... READ MORE


Project Cornerstone

Please subscribe to or bookmark the following site: http://rmsprojectcornerstone.wordpress.com/
You will be kept informed of the monthly themes for Project Cornerstone, get access to parent resources to support your child at home, and hear from others on best practices for these monthly themes.
It all ties together - Parents, Teachers, and Students.



Upcoming Events

Mon, Apr 21st
Smarter Balanced Testing Belles & 7th Grade
Thu, Apr 24th, @6:30pm - 08:00PM
Open House
Mon, Apr 28th
Smater Balanced Testing 6th Grade Core
Mon, May 5th, @8:00am - 03:00PM
STAR Testing 8th Gr Science Classes
Tue, May 6th, @8:00am - 03:00PM
STAR Testing 8th Gr Science Classes
Fri, May 9th
SEF Jogathon
Fri, May 16th, @6:00pm - 08:00PM
Activity Night
Tue, May 20th, @8:45am - 10:00AM
PTA Mtg.
Mon, May 26th
Memorial Day Holiday
Wed, Jun 4th, @6:30pm - 08:00PM
8th Grade Awards Evening
Thu, Jun 5th
8th Grade Great America Trip
Fri, Jun 6th
Last Day of School 12:10 Dismissal
Fri, Jun 6th, @4:00pm - 05:00PM
8th Gr Graduation Ceremony
Redwood Middle School
13925 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 ~ 408-867-3042