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Frank Otis Elementary School

Alameda Unified School District

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    Frank Otis Elementary




    2021-22 School Year

    Kindergarten                           8:20am - 12:40 PM or          1:40 PM depending on A/B schedule

    Wednesdays                            8:20 AM - 12:40 PM

    Grades 1-5
    8:20 AM - 2:50 PM 

    Wednesdays                     8:20 AM - 1:50 PM                  

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




    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. 


    KinderGarTen Info Night

    A big welcome to our incoming Kindergarten students and families!

    Each January, Otis Elementary School, along with other elementary schools in Alameda Unified School District, holds a series of events to inform families about the enrollment process, and to get to know each school. This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, all events will be conducted via Zoom.

    Kindergarten Information Night:
    Thursday, January 13, 2022
    6:30 – 7:30
    on Zoom

    Otis Elementary School will hold our 2022-23 Kindergarten Information Night on Thursday, January 13, 2022, from 6:30 – 7:30 PM. This will be an evening for parents to hear about the Kindergarten program at Otis, receive information about the enrollment process for AUSD, and meet the team!

    We encourage new families to Otis to attend this important first event in getting to know our school. In an effort to help with planning and communication, please complete this form at your earliest convenience.

    School Tours:

    We are waiting for guidance on school tours. Please check back soon for dates. In the meantime, check out last year’s virtual tour.

    Please refer to the AUSD Website for additional information.

    Click for more information - Aeries Portal FAQ


    Otis Recognized for Gold PBIS Success


    September 1, 2019

    Dear PBIS Colleague,


    On behalf of the California PBIS Coalition, we are pleased to recognize Frank Otis Elementary School of the Alameda Unified School District for successful PBIS implementation at the GOLD level. Your school is a recipient within the California PBIS Coalition’s System of Recognition, reflecting excellence in the measurement of fidelity as well as your efforts in implementing the core features of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. 

    To acknowledge this honor, your school’s name will be displayed on the California PBIS Coalition webpage and posted at the 4th Annual California PBIS Conference in Sacramento on October 28-29, 2019.

    The level received reflects the award you applied for or the level for which you were qualified.  If you did not meet the requirements of the level you applied for, the CPC Committee evaluated your application for other levels to determine the appropriate level of recognition.

    We sincerely appreciate your hard work and commitment toward implementing PBIS with fidelity and creating the conditions to maximize academic and social behavioral outcomes for ALL students. We will be sending out the official California PBIS Coalition press release soon. Congratulations again on this outstanding recognition!


     The California PBIS Coalition


    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.