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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.

    Wednesday Morning Assembly

    Back to school Night Welcome

    1st day of school welcome "Assembly" for kids



    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

    Congratulations 5th Graders!
    5th Grade Promotion Google Site
    Click Play! We Miss You, Falcons!
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    Distance Learning Opportunties

    Greetings Franklin Falcon Families,

    We appreciate your patience as we are continuing to prepare for distance learning opportunities should our suspension of in-class instruction continue beyond Spring Break. Please be sure to check your AERIES Communication Feed and email for updates.

    AUSD's Teaching and Learning staff has developed a set of non-digital learning activities (meaning they require no computer or internet connection) and digital learning activities (meaning they are available on the internet) for our families to explore as teachers develop their curriculum for the next several weeks. Please take a look! They are available on our Online Learning Portal.

    We miss you and your children, hope that you and your families are well, and hope the Shelter In Place results in us seeing one another soon. Please feel free to have your child email me at It gives them writing practice and brightens my day!

    Lynnette Chirrick



    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).