Our School


Henry Ford Elementary School is a gem of the Redwood City School District located in the heart of the Woodside Plaza neighborhood. As one of the rare K-5 neighborhood schools in the district, we focus on developing the academic, social, and emotional skills of primary grade students. Mustangs learn what it takes to succeed at Henry Ford School, and beyond!


New Student Registration


Registration for the 2021-2022 school year has begun. We welcome all Redwood City families!



New Student Registration

Key Dates and Deadlines

School of Choice Application

Quick Guide and Timeline


If you live outside the Henry Ford neighborhood attendance zone, you may apply through the School of Choice process. Many Henry Ford families come from outside the attendance zone and they are a welcome, integral part of our school community. 



School Tours


In-person tours are on hold due to Covid restrictions but virtual tours and info sessions are available.



Virtual School Tour

School Message

New Parent FAQs


Kindergarten Info Night: Wednesday, January 13th, 2021. View the recording here.


Contact us at volunteer@henryfordpta.org if you have questions and want to hear about our experience as Henry Ford parents. 



Principal Newsletters & Virtual Coffees


Mustang Links Newsletter:


June 1, 2021

May 24, 2021

May 17, 2021

May 9, 2021

May 3, 2021

April 25, 2021

April 19, 2021

April 12, 2021

April 5, 2021

March 21, 2021

March 14, 2021

March 8, 2021

February 5, 2021

January 20, 2021

January 4, 2021

December 7, 2020

November 23, 2020

November 9, 2020

October 19, 2020


Virtual Coffee with the Principal:


January 28, 2021 Passcode: ^$L$E9zq



Maze Day




Get all of your back to school information at Maze Day held on-campus. This is your opportunity to wind through each checkpoint (Get it? Maze Day?) to ensure your child is ready to go on the first day of school.


First Day of School: August 18th, 2021



  1. Fill out any missing student registration information
  2. Make your school donation
  3. Sign-up for the PTA weekly newsletter
  4. Become a PTA member
  5. Buy spiritwear
  6. Sign-up to volunteer for Art in Action, Project Cornerstone and Makerspace
  7. Register for after-school care & enrichment
  8. Pick up school supply list
  9. Meet your new teacher!



Back to School Night




Join us for a welcome presentation by Principal Rosell. You’ll also be invited to tour your student’s classroom and learn about your teacher’s classroom plans for the coming school year. Hear about and sign-up for the volunteer opportunities in your child's classroom. Parents are encouraged and welcome to volunteer in the classroom.



Open House




Watch your child proudly show off all they have accomplished during the year. Chat with your teacher and check out the other classrooms, including the next grade up. See the special Art in Action exhibit in the MUR (aka cafeteria), showcasing the artistic talents of all of our students.



Tech Help


For technical support with your child's chromebook or ipad, you can reach the school district at (650) 482-2100, or fill out the form http://bit.ly/RCSDtechsupport (english) or http://bit.ly/RCSDtechsupportSP (spanish). 





Reach a child. Touch a Family. Build a community.


Healthy Cities Tutoring's community of volunteers, who range in age from 14-96, provide one-on-one tutoring and mentoring to students for 30-45 minutes per week to improve their academic performance, engagement in learning, and self-esteem.


This year with distance learning we are seeking volunteers willing to be trained in tutoring a student remotely once a week. We expect the need to grow this year and hope you or someone you know will get involved in this rewarding volunteer experience. 


For more information to become a Healthy Cities tutor, visit https://healthycities.site/, and click VOLUNTEER to complete the online application or email info@healthycitiestutoring.org.



 School Information


Principal: Al Rosell

Vice Principal: Nichole Crawford

Office Manager: Shaunna Ingersoll

Office Assistant: Jessenia Linares


2498 Massachusetts Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94061
(650) 482-2404



Return to School Plan

Read the School Site Plan for Return to In-Person Instruction here.


Covid Testing for Students

Henry Ford is part of a pilot program, offering a rapid antigen test for students who are back on campus for in-person learning, twice a week (Mondays and Thursdays). The Curative PCR test is also being offered, every two weeks on Monday/Tuesday; this PCR test is also used as a confirmatory test should there be a positive rapid antigen test.  


Upcoming dates for student Curative testing: Apr 12/13, Apr 26/27, May 10/11, May 24/25, June 7/8.


Be sure to call the office to sign up for COVID testing for your in-person student. 

Testing as many children as possible will help keep everyone safe at school!!


At-school Covid testing FAQs


Bell Schedule

2020-21: School starts at 8:30am, Wednesday's are asynchronous days

Check with your child's teacher for daily schedule. 


Lunch Account

2020-21 meals are FREE to all children 18 and younger. See where and when you can pick up meals.


Free and Reduced-Meal application

Help Henry Ford and RCSD maintain funding! 2020-21 applications affect continued funding for the 2021-22 school year. Please fill out an application here to maintain funding for our school and district. Find more district information here.


FREE meals for ALL children

Covid-19 funding provides FREE breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for all children 18 and younger. See where and when you can pick up meals.



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