Mustang Gazette

May 2023

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Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

Every student in 3rd grade and above is required to take the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). This assessment is done on a computer and tests students' mastery of their grade level standards in English Language Arts and Math. Students in 5th grade will also be tested in Science. These assessments provide valuable information about your child's progress and help us make informed decisions about their academic needs.

The results of the CAASPP are shared on the California Dashboard. The indicators measure the average points above or below each school is towards meeting the standards. Then, they are assigned a score of High, Medium or Low. More importantly than a school's score, is growth. Our goal is for every student to make a minimum of one years worth of growth, and a minimum of one and half years growth for our students who are below grade level... one of the many reasons we need students to be in school on a regular basis!

Testing is being held Tuesday - Thursday the week of May 8th and May 15th. Below are some tips that can help your child perform their best on the exam:

  1. Ensure that your child gets enough rest the night before the test. A good night's sleep can help your child to be alert and focused during the exam.

  2. Provide your child with a nutritious breakfast on the morning of the test. This can help them to stay energized and focused throughout the day.

  3. Encourage your child to stay positive and confident. Remind them that all we ask is they do their best.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about the testing process or your child's preparation.

Important Information


Thank you to all the parents and students who organized and participated in the Variety Show. It was amazing!


May 8th - 12th. See flier below for details.


Spring enrichment classes are up and running. Students are currently participating in Martial Arts, Cooking, Lego, Basketball, Hip Hop, MakerSpace, Entrepreneurship and Calligraphy. We also continue to offer homework club and tutoring.

CONGRATULATIONS to the students with Perfect Attendance the month of April! Students with perfect attendance received a certificate and earn an extra afternoon recess the first Friday of each month.


If you haven't done so already, please complete the Family Survey. We value your feedback. The deadline has been extended to Friday, May 5th.


Reporting Form for Students with COVID /Forma para reporter que su hijo/a tiene COVID:

Redwood City School District is following recommendations from the San Mateo County Office of Education’s COVID-19 Safe Schools Framework. You can find our District’s 2022-23 protocols at


Our district is working hard to create balanced lunches that include whole grains, protein, fruits and vegetables. As such, we ask that you avoid sending sugary treats to school to celebrate your child's birthday and consider healthy options or non-editable items such as pencils, erasers or fidget toys.


The city is in the process of putting in a safer pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Massachusetts and Kentucky. If they get enough positive feedback, they will put in something more permanent (like flashing lights). Please take a moment to complete the survey:


Henry Ford Parent & Student Handbook:

School Breakfast/Lunch Menu

Volunteer Requirements:

After School Programs:


Catalyst Kids:

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Henry Ford School

Henry Ford is a neighborhood school that celebrates the diversity of its kindergarten through fifth grade students. Our commitment is to meet the needs of all students by providing the academic, social, and emotional successes that are essential to the development of a child's potential.