Calling all volunteers!
Please remember to sign-in at the office and wear a visitor/volunteer badge EVERY time you come to help! The staff and I will ask all adults to do this, even if you're a "regular" on site. Please understand that we're doing this for everyone's safety! Thank you
Safety Patrol in Action
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WELCOME TO OUR SCHOOL
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.
This time of year brings us joy as we celebrate the great accomplishments of our students and reflect on our fantastic community.
Become an Otis Summer Scholar!
Did you know that kids can lose up to 3 months of learning during the summer?
Prevent "Summer Slide!" Participate in our Summer Scholar Program!
Through reading and practicing math skills, students can earn a Summer Scholar Award, a collectable button and a pizza party in the Fall. Forms went home in Wednesday envelopes on June 8, and they can also be found HERE. Check out the awesome online summer learning programs on our Media Center webpage, and keep learning alive!
Free and Reduced Meal Applications
Free and Reduced Meal Applications for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year will be delivered to all sites the 1st week of August. We will be sending each site the amount of their enrollment. If more applications are needed, the application will be available to print on the District website in the Food and Nutrition Services Department section. If you have any questions, please call Food and Nutrition Services at 510-337-7079.
PLEASE look for this in your child’s 1st day envelope on Monday, August 22, 2016.
We are Gold Ribbon!
Otis School has been recognized as a CA Gold Ribbon School for its exemplary Early Literacy Learning Program that involves parent and community volunteers, strategic reading groups, support for English Language Learners and research-based instructional strategies and assessments.
We are extremely proud of this accomplishment, and very grateful for the talent and dedication of our extraordinary teachers, program coordinators, reading volunteers, PTA, School Site Council, and supportive community who help to make literacy learning groups, and our kids, a big success.
2016 Spring Fling - A Record Breaking Success!
We are very happy to report that this year's Spring Fling was our most successful ever: as of Monday, this event (including ticket sales, online auction, silent and live auction, and other donations) raised a grand total of $53,091.81! Thank you once again to all the parents, teachers, and staff who made this success possible. These funds will help the Otis PTA with remaining expenses for the end of this year, and also will help us kick off next year poised to help teachers purchase supplies, plan assemblies and field trips, enhance recess support, and other needs. Did we mention Spring Fling was also a blast to attend? Thanks again to everyone for keeping this fun tradition alive!
Walkathon 2015 raises most money ever!
The results are in: the 2015 Otis Walkathon raised a whopping $51,854.51! This was more than our goal - and more than we raised last year - so THANK YOU parents - and thanks to all your friends and family - for all the hard work and generous donations that made this possible.
Special thanks to Jeryn Carlisi and Monica Vigil-Dombeck, who put in many hours crunching the numbers and coordinating this year's event and to all of the volunteers who worked so hard to make this our most successful Walkathon ever!
Don't Miss This Year's School Picture!
School portraits are on their way (or have been delivered), but it isn't too late if you haven't ordered yet!
Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Roundup for the 2016 - 2017 School Year
Will your child be turning 5 soon? Check out the AUSD timeline for enrollment into the Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten programs. Please note, the birthdate cutoffs outlined in California ...more
Common Core Test Resources
Looking for information about the Common Core tests your students took last spring? AUSD’s "Common Core Assessments" web page offers a wealth of information on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), also known as the "Common Core Test" or "Smarter, Balanced Test." Please visit the page to find an FAQ about CAASPP, links to layperson-friendly websites about the assessment, and updates on when the results from last spring's test will be released. Families will also be receiving information about understanding the test results in the mail when the individual student reports are sent out in September.
Otis PTA Web Store
Want to make a direct donation to the Otis PTA, sponsor a child for the Walkathon, or buy Fall Carnival tickets?
Visit the Otis PTA Store at https://otispta.myschoolcentral.com.
School Office Hours: 8:00AM to 4:00PM
Grade 1-5 8:20 - 2:50
Wednesday dismissal time is 1:50
Kindergarten hours :
8:20 -1:40 - 2 days a week
8:20 - 12:40 - 3 days a week
Alameda Education Foundation
Enrichment Class Flyer for Fall 2015 - coming soon!
Don't forget to purchase your Otis t-shirts, sweatshirts and tote bags on-line at
Alameda Island Kids
AIK offers before and afterschool on-site daycare at Otis.