Admission to Chabot Elementary and other schools in the Oakland Unified School District is determined by the district’s Student Assignment Center, which is responsible for registering and assigning all OUSD students. This office is located at:

746 Grand Avenue (at the Lakeview School Campus) Oakland, CA 94610
Telephone: (510) 273-1600
Web site:

The school selection process begins in December, when parents or guardians submit Selections Application forms to the district. These forms are available from the SAO or from any public elementary school in Oakland. When submitting the application, you must also bring proof of your child’s age (birth certificate, passport, I-94 or a transcript or report card from a California school), and three original documents to verify your address, such as utility bills, automobile registration with proof of insurance, homeowner or renter’s insurance policy, property tax statement, rental agreement, grant deed or title to your home, property tax statement or official letter from a social service or government agency. Selections applications are submitted to the Student Assignment Office in January. The SAO reviews the applications and assigns each child to a school. Families will receive an assignment letter sometime in the spring.

Kindergarten Entry Age

Children must turn five on or before September 1 of the year they enter kindergarten.

Transitional Kindergarten

The Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 is a state law that defines age requirements for children entering kindergarten in all California school districts. The law also requires  districts to establish  “transitional kindergarten” programs (see below) for children who are not quite old enough for kindergarten under the new rules.Transitional kindergarten is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program with a curriculum specifically designed for “young fives” who turn five in the fall.

There is no plan to provide transitional kindergarten at Chabot Elementary, but transitional kindergarten might be available at other sites within the Oakland Unified School District. The closest transitional kindergarten site to Chabot is Emerson Elementary School. Please contact the OUSD Student Assignment Center (see above) for more information or see the Transitional Kindergarten FAQ on the OUSD Web site.

Upcoming Events

  • September 15:   Latino Heritage Month begins

  • September 15:   Rockridge "Out & About"  12:00 pm  

  • September 17:   PTA Association Meeting  6:30 pm  

  • September 18:   Minimum Day

  • September 20:   Community Assembly  2:20 pm  

  • September 20:   Kids Night Out  6:00 pm  

  • September 22:   Pre A's-game Tailgate party  10:30 am  

  • September 22:   Chabot Day with the A's  1:00 pm  

  • September 23:   Start with Hello week

  • September 23:   Safety Committee Meeting  8:45 am  

  • September 23:   Stuart Gibbs at Chabot  2:00 pm  

  • September 24:   SSC Meeting  5:15 pm  

  • September 25:   Minimum Day

  • September 27:   PD Day - No School for Students

  • September 27:   No ASP classes

  • September 29:   Rosh Hashanah

  • October 1:   Safety/Responsive

  • October 1:   PTA Board Meeting  6:30 pm  

  • October 4:   Minimum Day

  • October 4:   Parent-Teacher Conferences

  • October 4:   No ASP classes

  • October 4:   TGIFF  8:45 am