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

Grades K-5: 8:20 a.m.-2:50 p.m.

Wednesday Dismissal: 1:50 p.m.

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!


Alameda Island Kids (AIK) offers on-site before- and after-school daycare at Otis. You can reach AIK at (510) 523-6510. // The Alameda Recreation and Parks Dept. offers its Recreation Afterschool Program (RAP) for Otis students. You can reach ARPD at (510) 747-7529. 


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 ...more

Common Core Test Resources

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

Early Dismissals in the First Weeks of School

Early dismissals in the first weeks of school vary for Kindergarten and upper grades. Learn more in the calendar to the right, and be sure to sync this same calendar with your Konstella account and Konstella smart phone app to stay informed about school schedules, events, and more.  

Nut-free Information

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. 

Volunteer at Otis

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.  

Otis Recognized for PBIS Success

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.


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Everyone Belongs Here

The AUSD Anti-bias Resources page includes the district's stance, lesson plans, and resources to help families discuss bias. The district's Immigration and Refugee Resources page 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!

Otis Apparel

Don't forget to purchase your Otis t-shirts, sweatshirts and tote bags on-line at 



Show your school spirit by wearing your Otis School apparel!!!  GO OWLS!!  


Otis PTA Web Store

Want to make a direct donation to the Otis PTA, sponsor a child for the Walkathon, or buy Spring Fling tickets?

Visit the Otis PTA Store at https://otispta.myschoolcentral.com.