2020 Distance Learning Resources

Important Links

Meal Application
Titan School Solutions

Do you have a working device for every child? Internet?
To borrow a Chromebook email Margaret.Thorp@ousd.org
To apply for a free PERMANENT Chromebook and/or hotspot fill out the #OaklandUndivided survey

Is your family in need of assistance with food, bills, or other essentials?
Email chabothelpinghands@gmail.com

Tech Support
1.  Find an answer at Tech Support: Accessing School Online
2.  Reach out to your classroom mailing lists to receive (and give!!)  tech support from other families.
3.  Contact tech@chabotelementary.org with questions that are not resolved by any of the above, or to share tech support solutions/insights with the broader school community.

Data Confirmation / Registration

Part of Registration is the paperwork you have to fill out every year, emergency contact info, Policies Page (with all the initials), etc.  This year the district is calling this “Data Confirmation”.  In the past this is the paperwork that was filled out at Registration events during the week before school started.  Last year many of you filled out this information through SchoolMint.  This year the district is asking families to update student information in Aeries (an effort to both save money, streamline the process and eliminate data transfer errors).

Here is a LINK to a “how to” about how to login to the parent portal and complete the “Data Confirmation”.

You will need to set up a Parent Portal account here, parent.ousd.org – you will need an ID# and district verification code. Margaret has this information for everyone, please email her to request this information.  Please provide your child’s full name when requesting.

Incoming Kindergarten families are required to provide a copy of their student’s most recent immunization record.

ALSO, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE TAKE 5 MINUTES TO COMPLETE THE MEAL APPLICATION regardless of income.  Chabot actually gets additional money based on both applications completed and on applications approved.  https://family.titank12.com/application/new?identifier=NY34JE

Feel free to email margaret.thorp@ousd.org with any questions or problems you may have.

Parent & Student Resources

Enrichment Electives

Students can choose from Art, PE, or Music.
Classes will run in two sessions:
SESSION 1, August 31 – October 23 (8 weeks)
SESSION 2, October 26 – December 18 (7 weeks).

Each elective will meet twice a week for 40 minutes via Zoom.

If you and your child prefer, you can opt for “In-Home Enrichment” which would be provided by you.

Asynchronous Enrichment Options

Click here for Art, Music, and PE activities your children can do at home.

Additional Online Learning Sources


Accessing School Content Online

Using ST Math


Tech Access


Tech Support: Accessing School Online


OUSD and Chabot want EVERY student to have their own device for Distance Learning. There are three different options for your family:

  • Purchase your own laptop or device
  • Borrow one from Chabot (or keep the one you borrowed last Spring)
  • If you have a demonstrable need for a permanent device/internet solution also complete the #OaklandUndivided survey (opens Monday, August 3) The #OaklandUndivided program seeks to bridge the digital divide. See the TECH DISTRIBUTION MEMO for details on the qualification process. As these devices will not be available until early September, you should still borrow one from Chabot until they arrive.

If you need a computer, please reach out to margaret.thorp@ousd.org and we will make arrangements.


Tech Links


Accessing School Content Online
OUSD Family Central Guide to Google Classroom
Tech Distribution Memo

For help, contact tech@chabotelementary.org

Principal’s Corner


Recap of Friday, August 7th “Coffee with the Principal”




Virtual Assemblies



Strong Start


WEEKS 1-4 – During these first weeks of school, teachers will only be with their classes for about 45 minutes/day. The main focus of this time is to establish the class community, learn expectations and protocols for interacting in the virtual world, and develop student’s socio-emotional skills.  These are the same priority and focus areas that our teachers always have during the start of school, and they are more important now than ever!  The rest of the day teachers will be meeting with families and students individually, attending Professional Development, planning, collaborating, and assessing students’ learning needs.

When your students are not with teachers, they will have the opportunity to access rigorous, standards based learning activities developed by OUSD education leaders.  These will be posted on the Chabot website by grade level.  Additionally, OUSD is hosting Family Orientation to Grade Level Strong Start Plans on Friday, August 7, 3pm via Zoom.  I encourage parents to attend this orientation if you are able.


  • December 4:   All School Assembly  2:30 pm  

Getting Help

If times are tough for your family, know that the whole point of the Chabot PTA is to support one another and create an outstanding, nurturing learning environment for each and every child, no matter what’s going on at home.

If your family needs any kind of help, including financial assistance, we’ve set up a special, private email you can reach out to: chabothelpinghands@gmail.com.

Stay up to Date

Each Parent or Caregiver should sign up for the following resources so they can get the most up to date information from Chabot & OUSD


  1. Sign up for the Weekly Chabot Broadcast HERE
  2. Sign up for the OUSD Newsroom HERE
  3. Sync your personal calendar with the Chabot Elementary Google Calendar