Admission

Tours of Chabot Elementary School for prospective kindergarten families for the 2014-2015 school year have been scheduled on the following dates. All tours are from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.

  • December 2013 tour dates: 12/4 (full), 12/5 (full), 12/16 (full), 12/18 (full)
  • January 2014 tour dates: 1/14 (full), 1/15 (full)

These tours are for parents and guardians only (no children, please), and your child must be turning 5 by Sept. 1, 2014. Tours do fill up, so please contact the school office in advance to reserve a space. The office number is (510) 654-4884, email office@chabotelementary.org

Admission to Chabot Elementary and other schools in the Oakland Unified School District is determined by the district’s Student Assignment Center, which is responsible for registering and assigning all OUSD students. This office is located at:

746 Grand Avenue (at the Lakeview School Campus)
Oakland, CA 94610
Telephone: (510) 273-1600
Web site: www.ousd.k12.ca.us/enroll

The school selection process begins in December, when parents or guardians submit Selections Application forms to the district. These forms are available from the SAO or from any public elementary school in Oakland.

When submitting the application, you must also bring proof of your child’s age (birth certificate, passport, I-94 or a transcript or report card from a California school), and three original documents to verify your address, such as utility bills, automobile registration with proof of insurance, homeowner or renter’s insurance policy, property tax statement, rental agreement, grant deed or title to your home, property tax statement or official letter from a social service or government agency.

Selections applications are submitted to the Student Assignment Office in January. The SAO reviews the applications and assigns each child to a school. Families will receive an assignment letter sometime in the spring.For more information, please visit the OUSD enrollment Web site at www.ousd.k12.ca.us/enroll.


Kindergarten Entry Age

For kindergarten enrollment, a child’s fifth birthday must be on be on or before:

  • Nov. 1 for the 2012-2013 school year
  • Oct. 1 for the 2013-2014 school year
  • Sept. 1 for the 2014-2105 school year (and all subsequent years)

Transitional Kindergarten

The Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 is a state law that defines age requirements for children entering kindergarten in all California school districts. The law also requires  districts to establish  “transitional kindergarten” programs (see below) for children who are not quite old enough for kindergarten under the new rules.Transitional kindergarten is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program with a curriculum specifically designed for “young fives” who turn five in the fall.

There is no plan to provide transitional kindergarten at Chabot Elementary, but transitional kindergarten might be available at other sites within the Oakland Unified School District. The closest transitional kindergarten site to Chabot is Emerson Elementary School. Please contact the OUSD Student Assignment Center (see above) for more information or see the Transitional Kindergarten FAQ on the OUSD Web site..