Mustang Gazette

April 2023

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Principal's Message

Dear Henry Ford Families,

Henry Ford is one of the many schools across the nation moving from punitive discipline to positive discipline and restorative practices. We work hard to create a positive school culture where students feel safe, respected, and supported. We recognize that children are still learning and growing, and that they will make mistakes along the way. Rather than simply punishing them for their mistakes, we believe in using positive discipline techniques to help students understand the impact their actions have on others and give them the tools to make better choices in the future.

In general, positive discipline is a method of discipline that focuses on teaching children self-control, problem-solving skills, and responsible decision-making. It also helps students identify their part in a conflict and develop the skills to express themselves is a socially acceptable manner. It is an approach that emphasizes encouragement, positive reinforcement, and building positive relationships between students and teachers.

Research has shown that positive discipline can lead to better academic performance, increased social-emotional development, and improved behavior in students. When children feel respected and valued, they are more likely to behave in a positive manner and be engaged in their learning.

We also understand that every child is unique, and that what works for one student may not work for another. That's why we work with parents and students to create individualized discipline plans that are tailored to each student's needs.

Thank you for your support as we work to help every child grow and succeed.

Important Information


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 March! Students with perfect attendance received a certificate and earn an extra afternoon recess the first Friday of each month.


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


Henry Ford Yearbooks can be ordered here:


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.


Student Safety: Please use the crosswalk and do not u-turns in the middle of the street.


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.