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 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.

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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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