Burckhalter Elementary School

Home of the Bobcats!

Oakland, CA

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  • Welcome to Burckhalter!

    Our school is an integral part of the East Oakland community where it is based. This allows for a close-knit, small family feeling which enables us to build the confidence and self-esteem of all of our students from every walk of life. Through this positive school climate, children know they are in a safe place and therefore, are free to question, learn and grow. 

    Burckhalter Bobcats Our goal is to implement programs that are standards based and instill a sense of responsibility, confidence, and positive attitude. Burckhalter has a computer lab with innovative and rigorous software, a fully staffed library, and Chromebooks for all 4th-5th graders.

    Burckhalter also offers Music to all K-5th grade students, physical education, and academic and enrichment after-school programs, partnered with the Ujimaa Afterschool Program & Kids Club.

    FAMILIES: Read the School Newsletter Here

Bobcat News

Reminders for Families

  • Arrive On Time

    The first bell rings at 8:27 a.m. Instruction begins at 8:30 a.m.

    Students who arrive after 8:45 a.m. will be marked tardy. Excessive tardies (30+ minutes or more) will result an absence.

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  • Breakfast for Students

    Burckhalter will open its cafeteria to students at 8:00 a.m. This provides students who wish to have breakfast in the cafeteria the opportunity to do so before school starts.

    The cafeteria doors will close at 8:25 a.m. All students arriving after this time will not be able to eat breakfast.

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  • Leaving School Early / Medical Appointments

    Please know that if you or someone else comes during the school day to pick-up your child, that you may be asked to present a photo ID to confirm your identity. We will also check to see if the person is listed on the release card/AERIES as someone who is authorized to pick-up your child. If a person is not listed on the release card, he or she will not be able to leave with a student.

    If your student must leave school before the end of the day, such as for a doctor or a dentist appointment, you must come into the office to sign him or her out. Please make every effort to schedule these appointments after the 2:45 p.m. dismissal.

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  • School Dismissal

    Dismissal is at 2:45 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

    On Wednesdays, students are dismissed PROMPTLY at 1:15pm. Please be on time for pick up.

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  • After School Program

    The Ujimaa Foundation is on site daily to provide afterschool academic, enrichment and nutritional is available for approximately 110+ Kindergarten-5th grade students that runs each school day until 6:00 p.m.

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Bobcat Announcements

  • 5th Grade Parents: Select the Right Middle School

    The OUSD Options window is open December 5 - January 20! This is the time that you select a middle school for your 5th grader.

    Please see Ms. Capuano, Mrs. Seck, or check in to the main office for upcoming options information. It is imperative you select your school and complete all paperwork as soon as it becomes available, to ensure your child gets into the OUSD school of his/her choice next year.

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