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Otis Outlook - Parent Newsletter

To contact Otis PTA Outlook, please send an e-mail to otisoutlook@gmail.com 

Parent Talk at Otis? Join the Otis PTA YahooGroups.

A casual online setting where you can ask fellow parents questions, and a few teachers too.

To subscribe, please go to the Group page and apply: 



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


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.

Survey for Parents, Guardians, and Students!

AUSD has created surveys for parents and guardians and students in grades 4 through 12 to help facilitate engagement in the district's Local Control and Accountability Plan. Please take the survey yourself, and then encourage students to take it, too! (Younger students may need a little help.) The deadline for taking the surveys is April 10, 2015.

We need your input for our district’s Local Control and Accountability (LCAP) planning! 

Relay For Life

Most of us have been affected by a family member or someone we know that has or has had cancer, and we all know that this is a horrible disease.  Each year the American Cancer Society holds Relay for Life across our Nation.  Relay for Life is a 24 hour walk in honor of those who battle cancer. 

Last year was Otis School's first time to participate in the Alameda Relay for Life.  This year Otis School is looking for more participants to join our walking team and to help collect money for the American Cancer Society. 

The relay takes place again on the track at Encinal High School, June 20th at 9:30am and ends on June 21st at 10:00am.  You can walk as much or as little as you like.  During the evening of June 20th there is a beautiful Luminaria Ceremony where you can purchase a bag to decorate in honor of someone you know who has battled cancer or someone who has survived cancer. To walk the track in the evening with all the Luminaria lit is pretty amazing.  

If you are interested in participating please contact Terri Cooley or Mary Scriven at Otis School to be part of our “OTIS TEAM.” We hope that the Otis Relay for Life Team will grow even bigger and raise even more money this year!!!

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:

  1. Parent/guardian volunteers will need to go to their child's school and pick up the NEW Livescan packet and begin the fingerprinting process.
  2. Complete Volunteer Information Agreement and leave with school office staff - office staff will go on to Megan's Law website to confirm volunteer is ok to volunteer and scan it to AUSD-HR.
  3. Take Livescan form to one of the vendors listed in packet - pay them directly.
  4. Bring completed Livescan form back to school - school will scan it to AUSD-HR.
  5. Livescan only needs to be done once for the lifetime of your child(ren) in AUSD.
  6. The Volunteer Information Agreement needs to be completed with each new school year.

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!


Today: 4/18/15
7:00 PM Spring Fling!


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.  


Fundraising Opportunities

  • Free Money With a Clip!  Clip BoxTops for Otis!
    Please read the flier that was in your 1st Day Envelopes about clipping BoxTops for Otis.  This is an easy way for you to donate, and the kids have fun with classroom contests too!
  • A reminder to sign-up for eScrip so shopping at Safeway benefits Otis
    As part of eScrip's Back to Schools program, Safeway will donate 10% of select purchases to the Otis PTA, at no additional cost to you. 
    It's so easy!  Go to: http://www.escrip.com/
  • eScrip Flyer
  • Nob Hill Q Card Flyer