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Frank Otis Elementary School

Alameda Unified School District

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    Frank Otis Elementary



    School Office Hours
    8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

    Kindergarten                          (2019-20 schedule)

    Grades 1-5 
    8:20 a.m.-2:50 p.m.

    Wednesday Dismissal
    1:50 p.m.

    Bell Schedule

    View the Bell Schedule here    or on Konstella!






    Otis encourages--and relies on--parent volunteers. New families can read about volunteer requirements here. Field trips, especially in the lower grades, depend on parent drivers and chaperones; driving requires fingerprint clearance, which can take six weeks to complete, and completion of a form regarding insurance coverage.  

    Parking, Drop-off, and curb safety

    Plan your route, learn where street parking is available, and locate drop-off zones. Prepare for the first few weeks of school, when more parents drop off, and please LEAVE PLENTY OF TIME to find street parking and to walk the few blocks to school. Prioritize SAFETY above ALL ELSE. 

    Picture Day is coming up on 09/11/2019!
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    School Pictures

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    Otis Recognized for PBIS Success

    PBIS Coalitin

    The California PBIS Coalition has recognized FRANK OTIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL for successful PBIS implementation at the SILVER level. The California PBIS Coalition’s System of Recognition reflects excellence in the measurement of fidelity as well as in efforts for implementing the core features of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. This recognition honors the school's hard work and commitment toward creating the conditions to maximize academic and social behavioral outcomes for ALL students. Click here to learn more about PBIS at Otis!

    After Care

    Alameda Island Kids (AIK) offers on-site before- and after-school daycare at Otis. You can reach AIK at (510) 523-6510. 

    Alameda Arts  offers on-site after-school daycare at Otis for grades 1-5.  You can reach Alameda Arts at (415) 310-5941

    Afterschool Program (RAP) for Otis students. You can reach ARPD at (510) 747-7529. 

    Everyone Belongs Here

    everyone belongs hereThe AUSD Anti-bias Resources pageincludes the district's stance, lesson plans, and resources to help families discuss bias. The district's Immigration and Refugee Resourcespage provides DACA resources and information about immigration rights. Want to get involved in having a positive impact on school culture at Otis? Consider joining the school's Equity and Inclusion Committee. Welcome to school!


    Common Core Test Resources.

    Looking for information about the Common Core tests your students are taking? Visit the AUSD’s Common Core Assessments page.

    Support Otis

    There are so many easy ways to support Otis School! Make it a habit to visit your regular online shopping sites via a link that sends money back to our school and does not change anything about your shopping experience. Learn more about Supporting Otis!

    The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Board of Education holds regular meetings the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM. (Note: There is only one meeting in December and no regularly scheduled meetings in July.) The schedule of meetings for 2017 is posted here. All meetings, unless posted otherwise, are held at the City of Alameda Council Chambers located on the 3rd floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue. Meeting agendas are posted the Wednesday prior to the regular Board meeting here. For more information, visit the Board of Education Web site


    About Our School

    About Us

    Gold Ribbon SchoolFrank Otis Elementary is located in Alameda, California.  

    Our Mission

    To work collaboratively with students, parents and community members to provide a caring, inclusive, safe and engaging learning environment that promotes high achievement and personal best for all students as life-long learners.