Burckhalter Elementary School

Home of the Bobcats!

Oakland, CA

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Meet Our Principal


  • 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 a positive attitude. Burckhalter has a computer lab with innovative and rigorous software, a fully-staffed library, and Chromebooks for all K-5th grade students.

    Burckhalter also offers a variety of enrichment programs throughout the school day and after-school care through our partner Girls, Inc.

Reminders for Families

  • Arrive On Time

    The first bell rings at 8:30 a.m. Instruction begins at 8:35 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 with the opportunity to do so before school starts.


    The cafeteria doors will close at 8:25 a.m. All students arriving after this time  can eat breakfast at the first recess: 10:20am-10:30am (K-2nd graders) and 10:30am-10:40am (3rd-5th graders). 

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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

    Girls Inc. is our After School Program provider. This No Cost program provides daily afterschool Academic, Enrichment and Nutritional support for approximately 110+ Kindergarten-5th grade students each school day until 6:00 p.m.


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Bobcat Announcements

  • Download the ParentSquare app to stay up to date with school and classroom announcements. Register using the same email you used when enrolling your student(s). If you have trouble logging on, please contact the front office at (510)879-2105 and request assistance with ParentSquare access.

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