Interested in knowing more about Sankofa United?
Please join us for an in-person or virtual enrollment tour.
In person tour & “open playground” Join us for a tour of our classes and campus while sharing in a fun “open playground” with current Sankofa United families. Open playground is from 10:00 - 12:00, and our tour starts promptly at 10:30. Kids are welcome! (Tours are held “rain or shine”. Open Playground is weather permitting.)
Saturday, December 10
Saturday, January 21
Saturday, February 4
Virtual tour. We will host 3 live virtual tours on Zoom. (http://www.tinyurl.com/EnrollSankofa)
Wednesday, December 7. 5:30 PM
Tuesday, January 17. 5:30 PM
Monday, February 6. 6:00 PM
Please RSVP for a tour at
Sankofa United is a neighborhood public TK-5th grade elementary school with an arts focus and core values of equity, rigor, care and joy. We look forward to meeting you and sharing more about our learning community.
~ Transitional Kindergarten (TK) open to children who will turn 5 between September 2, 2023 - April 2, 2024.
~ Kindergarten: Must turn 5 on or before September 5, 2023
~ Sankofa United also hosts a preschool (ECE). More info at www.ousd.org/ECE
The “on time” enrollment window for Oakland Unified School District opens December 1 and closes February 10. Find out more at www.chooseOUSD.org.
January 17, 2023.
Hello Sankofa United Families.
I hope that you all had a good Martin Luther King, Jr. long weekend. This week is short, but jam packed with important and fun events.
School Site Council (SSC) meeting is this Wednesday (January 18) at 4:00 PM in our library. We will be discussing next year’s budget, staffing, and priorities. ALL are welcome.
Run Club starts tomorrow (Tuesday). All students are welcomed to run or walk with me Tuesday during their noon recess time. This corresponds with the Spring season of Running for a Better Oakland (RBO). Click here to learn more and go to www.RBOakland.org to sign up.
“Bike Bus” this Wednesday. We will meet up at Dover and 55th at 8:00 AM and have a fun, safe, and slow bike ride to school.
Movie Night Friday! Our PTA is hosting a fun movie night (with pizza) this Friday at 6:00 PM. Click here for a flier with more information.
Helping families impacted by winter weather. Oakland Public Education Fund has set up an emergency fund to support families of Oakland public school students who have been impacted by the harsh winter weather. You can find out and donate here. If your family is in financial crisis due to this or any reason, please reach out to our Community School Manager, Erica Makclin, who may be able to help connect you to resources. (erica.macklin@OUSD.org)
Across OUSD. In case you missed it, our superintendent, Dr. Johnson-Tramell recently reflected on the first half of this school year. Linked here, her message is worth reading.
Wishing you a great week!
~ Dennis Guikema, Principal