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Franklin Elementary School

Alameda Unified School District

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    Lynnette Chirrick

    1433 San Antonio Avenue

    Alameda, CA 94501


    Office Hours:
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Alameda Unified School District

    2060 Challenger Drive

    Alameda, CA 94501


    School Hours

    While in Distance Learning:

    Please refer to your child's teacher's schedule for synchronous and asynchronous times specific to your child's class. Each child may have different times due to their small group times. Additional information will be posted here when on-site instruction begins about school hours, and will be dependent on a number of factors, including the number of students on campus and physical distancing requirements at the time.

    Last year's Schedule when On Site:

    M, T, Th, F

    Grades 1-5: 8:20-2:50

    Kindergarten 12:40/1:40


    Grades 1-5: 8:20-1:50

    Kindergarten: 12:40

    Equity and Inclusion

    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. Also included in the link is information about AUSD's Safe Haven Resolution, the City's Sanctuary City proclamation, and other resources about the status of immigrant families in our school district and community. Want to get involved in having a positive impact on school culture at Franklin? Consider joining the school's Equity and Inclusion Committee. Welcome to school!

    Resources for Immigrant Families

    Information about AUSD's Safe Haven Resolution, the City's Sanctuary City proclamation, and other resources about the status of immigrant families in our school district and community.

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    Kindergarten Tour #3 Zoom Information


    Kindergarten Tour #3 Zoom Information

    Thursday, February 4th at 11:30am

    Click Here for the Kindergarten Tour Zoom Link

    Meeting ID: 871 7372 7360

    Passcode: 676576


    Please see below for previous information about Kindergarten Enrollment. Did you miss our Kindergarten Information Night and Tours? If so, please email for a link to our video and additional information.

    Franklin Elementary Kindergarten Information Night

    A big welcome to our incoming Kindergarten students and families!  Each January, Franklin 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 your new school. This year due to COVID-19 restrictions, all events will be conducted virtually or electronically. Below are some important dates for each of these events:

    AUSD Kindergarten Information Night - Thursday, January 14, 2021

    All elementary schools in Alameda Unified including Franklin School, will hold Kindergarten Information Nights on Thursday, January 14, 2021, from 6:30 – 7:15 PM.  This will be an evening for parents to hear about the Kindergarten program at their neighborhood school, receive information about the enrollment process for AUSD, and meet Kindergarten teachers and staff. We request families new to Franklin School complete the Kindergarten Information Night Google Form prior to or during this event, so we can gather contact and other pertinent information for you and your child.

    Here is the Zoom Link to attend this event: Franklin Kindergarten Information Night Zoom Link

    School Tours:  Please join us for a virtual tour of Franklin School for incoming kindergarten families. Tours are on January 22, 28, and February 4, 2021. The sessions will include a virtual campus tour and a Q&A session.  Please complete the Kindergarten Information Night Google Form to sign up for a time.  You can also email our Office Manager, Erin Gilchrist-Brown, to sign up for a tour date.

    More information about Kindergarten enrollment, including further details for the above events, can be found on the AUSD website, including the Information Night Packet.

    Franklin School Spirit Days, January through June.
    Franklin School Spirit Days, January through June

      Franklin School Lunch Bunch Information:

      Lunch bunches are online social groups for students in grades 1-5 with Ms. Erin. They are open to all kids and were formed because on our last wellness survey, some kids said they didn't have someone to talk to or wanted more time to socialize with friends. It will be a fun time to see friends, tell jokes, and chat.  For more information, please see our Wednesday Morning Assembly and get the Zoom link from your Google Classroom.

      • Lunch bunch times:

        • 1st Grade: Monday from 11:30-12:00

        • 2nd Grade Monday from 12:00-12:20

        • 3rd Grade: Wednesday from 11:30-12:00

        • 4th Grade: Monday from 1:00-1:30

        • 5th Grade: Monday from 12:30-1:00

      Back to school Night Welcome

      1st day of school welcome "Assembly" for kids


       WELCOME TO THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR!

      Dear Franklin Families, 

      We hope that you had a wonderful summer full of time with your family.  If you are new to Franklin this year, welcome to the Franklin Falcon Family!  If you have had students already at Franklin, we are excited to welcome you back to Franklin for the upcoming school year!  

      The staff is working hard to prepare for the first day of school on Thursday, August 27th.  Even with the need to start the year in Distance Learning, we are looking forward to another great year! Ongoing updates and information about planning for the 2020-21 school year can be found on the AUSD Redesign Plan webpage

      Please check back here soon for Back to School Night dates, information about our Curriculum and Supply Distribution, and for supports we find for parents that we think may be useful. In the meantime, here are some Distance Learning Tips that may be beneficial as we start the school year. We can't wait to partner with you again this school year, and to see you again online and in person!


      Lynnette Chirrick

      Click Play! We Miss You, Falcons!



      Families can click on the link below to access the AERIES Family Portal for report cards, test scores and more. This is where you will also find your annual data confirmation.

      Parking Information

      Parents, if you drop off or pick up your child on San Antonio, please do not block the driveways of our neighbors. We’ve had multiple complaints over the years about parents blocking a driveway making it impossible for the residents to get in and out of their driveway. Remember: The best place to park is around the park! Thank you for your cooperation and help in making sure Franklin School is a good neighbor!

      For safety reasons, please use the crosswalk to get back and forth from where you have parked. If you are picking up or dropping off your child, consider using our hug-and-go lane. Please refrain from double parking, and remember, the Paru gate is not a drop off area.

      CAASPP Testing for Grades 3,4 & 5

      The CAASPP Testing will be conducted during the month of May. Please have your child well-rested, fed, and ready for optimum performance.  If you don’t receive more information on testing dates, please contact your child’s teacher.

      Parents:  The California Education Code Section 60615 states that parents/guardians may annually submit a written request to the principal of their student’s school if they do not wish to have their student take any or all tests.  If a parent or guardian submits an exemption request after testing has begun, any test(s) completed before the request is submitted will be scored and the results reported to the parent or guardian and included in the pupil’s records.  AUSD teachers and schools support students to do well on the tests and help them learn test-taking skills that will enable them to be successful throughout their school career and beyond.  We encourage parents to contact their child’s teacher or principal with any concerns they may have about the test before they request that their student be excluded from taking the test(s).