Summer Bobcast: Registration Info, Play Yard Schedule

Summer Bobcast: Registration Info, Play Yard Schedule

Greetings Chabot Families,

I hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing and fun-filled summer!  In between our vacations and family time, Chabot staff are already busy planning for an exciting 2021-22 school year.  At this point, the plan is for a full scale reopening of all schools in Oakland Unified and we could not be more excited.  The first day of school is AUGUST 9, 2021.

Play Yards

  • Between now and July 16, Camp Galileo is renting the campus every week day so ONLY the Lower Yard is available for play and only from 3:15pm until dusk
  • Both Yards are open for play on all weekends unless they are being rented
  • From July 16 – August 6, both Yards are open for play on weekdays from 8am-8pm

We are working on having the main gate set on a timer for easy entry to the Yards.  In the meantime, the gate at the corner of Chabot and Patton will be unlocked when camp/school is not in session; from that entry point, older students and families can walk up to the Upper Yard.

In accordance with ACPH and CDC guidelines, masks for children playing outdoors are not required.  However, per CDC recommendations, in areas of substantial to high transmission, people who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact with other people who are not fully vaccinated.

The paperwork part of registration is now being called “Back to School Forms”!  Most forms will be available online through the Aeries Parent Portal, under the Data Confirmation Tab, after July 13.  Margaret will have more information about this when she returns from vacation on July 14.

YES!  You still need to come to school to register.  Teacher assignments will only be released once you have completed all your forms.  At Chabot Registration, we will also have paper copies available as well as Chabot specific forms.

We are hosting several registration events:

  • Early Bird — For anyone, Monday, August 2, 2:30-5:30pm
  • For new Grade 1-5 Families ONLY — Wednesday, August 4, 5-7pm; dinner provided
  • Kindergarten families only — Friday, August 6, Registration anytime between 1-2pm (will only take 15-20 minutes).  Orientation from 2-3pm; in the classroom with the teacher and other families
  • ANYONE — Friday, August 6, 2:30-5:30pm
  • VACATIONING UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE — Monday, August 9, 7:45-8:45am

If you are unable to make any of these Registration Events, please contact to schedule an appointment.

When reviewing your information in the Data Confirmation tab, please double check that your name, address, phone number and email address have been entered correctly.  Please list all parents/guardians who have educational rights.  If the address is incorrect, you need to email a picture of a bill with your new address on it, Margaret will change it for you.  Please check each emergency contact, if someone is not an emergency contact anymore, please delete them.  Reach out to margaret.thorp@ousd.orgwith problems or questions.

Can’t wait to see all of you and your children in person!

Volunteers Needed! Chabot Work Day—this Saturday, April 17, 9am-1pm

Volunteers Needed! Chabot Work Day—this Saturday, April 17, 9am-1pm

Chabot needs your help! Please join us as we complete 3 projects including assembling new furniture for outdoor classrooms, painting picnic tables, and cleaning up the kindergarten play area. All family members are welcome including kids that can help out or can play independently. We’ll be masked and socially distant for all the projects.

Please bring work gloves and any garden tools you have (shears, rakes, weed whackers, hedge trimmers, shovels, etc.).  When you arrive, come to the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) on the upper yard to sign in and we can assign you to a project.

Please help spread the word! We need at least 20 people to do this work. Special thanks to all the parents (and kids) who helped out during our last workday. The mulched areas look awesome!

The Chabot Community Online Auction is LIVE!!!!

The auction is live!  In addition to all the goodies to bid on there are buyable experiences you don’t want to miss!

Instant-Buy Kid Connection Events: fun, safe events for kids to learn and connect with their peers!

Instant-Buy Workshops for Adults 

Also, don’t miss your chance to win an instant wine cellar– over 8 cases of wine- with the purchase of a $25 raffle ticket! There’s no limit on how many tickets you can buy!

Auction ends Friday, April 2nd.