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OTIS SCHOOL SUPPLY WISH LIST
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
WELCOME TO OUR SCHOOL
Our Mission: To work collaboratively with parents, students 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.
Otis News & Notes
Alameda Spelling Bee
ATTENTION 4TH AND 5TH GRADERS!
The first annual Alameda Spelling Bee will be held at Otis on February 7th at 9:30AM. To register, click here. For more information see alamedaspellingbee.org. Continue
Kindergarten Enrollment Process
if you have an incoming Kindergarten student for next school year, 2015-16, it is important that you begin the enrollment process soon.
The on-line enrollment begins Thursday, January 15th.
In order for siblings to be enro... Continue
Nominate a teacher for AUSD's Teacher of the Year
Do you know a teacher who goes above and beyond in (and out of) the classroom? Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) is now accepting nominations for its Teacher of the Year program and wants to hear from you!
Designed to honor and recognize excellent teachers in AUSD, the Teacher of the Year award has in past years gone to a wide range of teachers, including:
How the process works:
The AUSD Teacher of the Year Selection Committee then meets to screen applications and determine which applicants will move onto the next phase: classroom observations. During that stage, the Selection Committee members visit classrooms, interview finalists, and determine this year’s Teacher of the Year.
That teacher will be formally recognized by the Board of Education in May, 2015 and honored by the Alameda County Office of Education in the fall of 2015. He or she also becomes eligible for the Alameda County Teacher of the Year Award, as well as the State Teacher of the Year Award.
Who can nominate a teacher? Anyone in Alameda – including parents, students, staff, and other community members. Nomination forms are available here on the AUSD website; the deadline is February 9, 2015. Please send us your nominees (and stay tuned for news of the Classified School Employee of the Year program, too)!
New District Volunteer Fingerprinting Procedures!
As of January 15, 2015 there are new procedures for AUSD Volunteer Fingerprinting.
Eager to join your child's class on the fun field trip their teacher has scheduled? Want to volunteer as your child's class's Art Docent?
Don't forget that you need to be registered with Livescan beforehand. Any volunteers who may supervise students outside the presence of certified staff must go through this procedure. Here are the new procedures:
For the paperwork, see Jan Evans in the Otis office.
Or, click here to read AUSD's Livescan Procedures for Volunteers and remember that it will take some time, so don't leave it for the last minute!
Alameda Little League Challenger Division Registration Open
TO: Parents and Caregivers of Special Needs Children in the City of Alameda
The 2015 season marks the inaugural season of the Challenger Division in Alameda Little League. Challenger Division was established by Little League International to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other players who participate in this sport worldwide.
In a Challenger game, each player gets a chance at bat. No score is kept.
If your child resides in the City of Alameda, or the child attends a school in the Alameda School District, and might be interested in participating in the Challenger Division, please register for the upcoming season. Registration fee for the upcoming Challenger Division season is $125. Don’t let your child be left out! Register today!
To register visit: www.eteamz.com/alamedalittleleague
For more information contact: Clayton Woo, VP Challenger Division, email@example.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
Alameda Island Kids
AIK offers before and afterschool on-site daycare at Otis.