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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

    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.

    Families can click on the link below to access the AERIES Family Portal for Data Confirmation or to update their child's information at any time throughout the school year. 

    Welcome back to the 2019-2020 school year! We can't wait to partner with you this year! Please see below for important information regarding the start of our school year.

    Welcome Back Letter

    Kindergarten Welcome Letter

    Important Dates

    Greetings Franklin Families!

    We are eagerly anticipating the 2019-2020 school year! With that in mind, below are upcoming dates and enrollment information.

    Friday, August 16th - Class assignments released in Aeries Family Portal

    Friday, August 16th - Kindergarten Meet and Greet. Bring your kindergartener to a play date in the classroom. They get to familiarize themselves with the classroom and make new friends, while you get to meet the teacher and other parents.

    Sunday, August 18th - Back to School Sweet Social from 2:00-4:00

    Monday, August 19th - First Day of School & Welcome Back Coffee

    August 19th - August 23rd - Early Dismissal Days. Kindergarten @ 11:40am; Grades 1-5 @ 1:50pm

    August 26th - September 6th - Early Dismissal for Kindergarten only @ 11:40am

    Thursday August 29th - Back to School Night (K-2: 6:00-7:00PM, 3-5: 7:00-8:00PM)

    A welcome back letter was emailed and mailed out with additional details about these events. If you have not recieved it, please call our office at (510)748-4004.

    If you have moved and need to change your address, please contact our District Office's Student Support Services Department at (510) 337-7072. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all in the new school year!

    Superintendent Search Information

    The Board of Education of the Alameda School District is in the process of conducting a Superintendent Search for purposes of hiring the District’s next Superintendent. Eric Andrew and Juan Garza of Leadership Associates, an executive search firm, were selected to advise the Board in this important process. You can find more detail and regular updates about the search process on our Superintendent Search webpage.

     Leadership Associates has developed an online survey  to collect input from all stakeholders about the desired characteristics of the next superintendent. Please take the survey here to provide your feedback! Please also note that on Wednesday, March 27, community members are invited to an open forum about the superintendent search at 6:30 pm. The forum will be held at both Otis Elementary School (in English) and Island High School (in multiple languages).  

    AUSD Communications Survey

    Alameda Unified School District’s annual survey gathers input from families and the community regarding communication. Participating in this survey helps inform the school district of ways to improve our practices regarding home-school communication. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.  

    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.

    2019-2020 School Year Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Enrollment

    We look forward to welcoming our newest Kindergarteners! Our Parent Information night will be Thursday, January 17th from 6:30-7:30 in our Media Center.

    If you would like to participate in a Kindergarten school tour, please call our office at 510-748-4004 to sign up for one of the following dates:

    January 22nd at 9:00am

    January 24th at 9:00am

    January 29th at 9:00am

    2019-2020 District Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Enrollment timelines and information.

    5th Grade to middle school transition information

    For information on school tours and parent information nights at the various Alameda Middle Schools, please click here

    Author Patricia Polacco at Franklin!

    Patricia Polacco at FranklinThank you Franklin PTA for arranging Patricia Polacco's visit to Franklin!

    2018-2019 Annual Back-to-School Registration

    School Smarts

    Access Aeries Log In

    Click on "forgot password" and check email for temporary password.

    AUSD uses Back-to-School Registration every year to confirm that a student will be attending a district school in the upcoming school year. The registration also gives parent/guardians a chance to update emergency contacts, acknowledge annual authorizations, and review the district’s policies. We ask that parent/guardians complete the registration via our InfoSnap online system as soon as possible.                                                                      

    Back to School Registration FAQs

    Please visit the AUSD website regularly for important information regarding the start of school!

    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).