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Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear Encinal Families and Community Members, 

Encinal School is established in the community of Live Oak, in northern Sutter County. It is one of five schools in the Live Oak Unified School District. Encinal has approximately 120 students in the TK through Eighth Grade. Its small size makes the school a unique learning environment, one in which every student and teacher really makes a difference in instructional practices. The school is staffed by fully credentialed teachers. Enrollment is based on geographical location, siblings and preference.

Encinal School has combination classes, with a qualified and highly trained staff, who share the goal of instructing students to their highest potential. Children with special needs are identified early and are placed in programs that will enable them to reach their full potential through our Student Study Team. Communication between the home and school is vital and ongoing. The school is a positive learning environment, which focuses on the very best of instructional teaching strategies, supporting the Common Core Federal Standards. Encinal School is currently in its fifth year of implementing AVID Elementary throughout our campus TK-8th grade, emphasizing organizational skills, high level questioning, and strategies that benefit students to be college and career ready.  Students are supported by a qualified caring teaching/administrative staff, supportive parents, and cooperating students. Students are prepared to be respectful, responsible, independent, and organized learners by actively engaging in challenging learning experiences daily.

Michelle Smith
Principal
Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Encinal Elementary School, in partnership with families and community, is committed to providing all students with rigorous academic opportunities in a positive, welcoming environment. We are committed to academic excellence through innovative programs and instruction, developing critical thinkers who are confident and self-motivated, fostering a safe and small-school community, and preparing well-rounded students to become contributing members of society.
Vision Statement

Vision Statement

Encouraging and Nurturing Caring Individuals to Navigate Academics and Life Skills
Our Staff is Committed to:

Our Staff is Committed to:

  • Academic excellence through innovative programs and instruction
  • Developing critical thinkers who are confident and self-motivated
  • Fostering a safe and small school community
  • Preparing well-round students to become contributing members of society
Encinal Elementary School's Goals

Encinal Elementary School's Goals

  • Increase student proficiency in core academic subjects 
  • Incorporate AVID teaching strategies into the classroom instruction in grades TK-8 to enhance student achievement 
  • Improve the overall culture of the school to be more conducive to student learning and social emotional development 
  • Enhance parent and family communication to maximize student achievement and work habits