About Us

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Dear Cedarwood Families and Friends,

I would like to welcome you to our web site.  I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the faculty, staff, parents and children of this community.  I am also excited about the quality education the staff and faculty have to offer students.  Cedarwood is a high-achieving school located in rural Northern California.  It offers a kindergarten through fifth grade (K-5) rigorous standards-based education.  

Our staff has three core beliefs that guide everything we do with our students:

  • All students belong to all of us.
  • Staff will work as a unified team to ensure success for students, parents, and fellow staff members.
  • Kindness, honesty, and respect underscore our words and actions.

We share the following beliefs about learning:

  • All students can and will learn.  We recognize the different rates and learning styles of individuals.
  • Success is a motivator and will be recognized and praised.
  • Learning needs to be meaningful and relevant.

It is my belief that that our strength comes from our community, our staff, and our administration who share a common vision for the children we raise.  When parents and school personnel work together, student success, both academic and social, is maximized.  At Cedarwood Elementary School, we value your input and encourage your active participation in your children's school experience. We have an open door policy.   Please feel free to call, drop in, or use our web site to share your suggestions or concerns. Working together, we will improve our instruction to meet the needs of all of our students.  I look forward to meeting all of our parents, and I look forward to seeing more of you involved in your child's education by volunteering time in the classroom and by attending meetings.

Lori Kerns, Principal

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Grades: TK-5

No. of Students: 275


  • Library/media center
  • Multipurpose room/cafeteria
  • Health room
  • Computer lab
  • TK/Kindergarten playground
  • Grade 1-5 playground
  • Soccer field
  • 2 backstops
  • Basketball hoops
  • Fenced garden/nature area
  • Fenced perimeter
  • Staff and visitor parking

Special Programs

  • VAPA 
  • Title I
  • Resource Specialist Program (RSP)
  • Speech and Language

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Our school has a comprehensive, up-to-date safety plan in place to address a variety of emergency conditions. The plans are reinforced through drills with students and at regular meetings of staff.

Our school disaster plan includes emergency procedures in case of:
  • Traumatic Incidents
  • Imminent Danger—Code Red
  • Evacuation/ Relocation
  • Civil Defense/Disorder
  • Bomb Threat/ Bomb Emergency
  • Earthquake
  • Chemical Spill
  • Crime in Progress
  • Fire/Explosion
On-going training increases our ability to deal with conflict, anger, and other threats to safety. Our plan stresses prevention; our goal is to be prepared.

Your children are surrounded daily by professionals who have dedicated their lives to helping their students. In the event of an emergency, you can count on these caring individuals to keep your children secure.

In most incidents, public safety and emergency management personnel will play a critical role in identifying the specific nature, cause, and extent of the emergency, as will provide guidance to administrators on the appropriate response steps.

If you have questions about your child's safety and school support responses, please contact your principal. Your understanding, support, and cooperation are vital as we take these precautionary actions on behalf of our students.

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An annual School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is produced for each school. It provides valuable information for parents, teachers, administrators and the community, including:
  • description of facilities
  • demographics
  • curriculum
  • special programs
  • academic and test data
  • teacher/staff information
  • school safety
  • fiscal data

Our current, and prior, SARCs can be found here on our district web page.