Ruby Bridges Elementary



Ruby Bridges Elementary
351 Jack London Avenue
Alameda, CA  94501
510.748.9314 (Fax)


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AUSD office
2060 Challenger Dr
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 337-7000


Regular School Hours

M, T, Th, Fri 8:10-2:50

Wed 8:10 -1:20 


Modified Schedule Hours

kindergarten 8:10-11:40

gr 1-5 8:10-1:50


Minimum Day Schedule Hours

Kindergarten 8:10-12:30

gr 1-5  8:10-12:30


TK Hours

M-F 8:30-12:10pm

TK Minimum Day Schedule Hours



Office staff

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Principal - Jesse Woodward

Vice Principal - Ben Lundholm

Office Manager - Glenda Machrus

Office Assistant/Attendance - Sue Jones

Health Office Assistant - Arleen Luna

Title IX

Our school

Our beautiful new school opened in 2006 with Ruby Bridges, herself, coming to our dedication in October. We celebrate our diversity, value educational achievement and take pride in being the future. In addition to a fabulous staff, we have an active hardworking PTA and two afterschool programs. We have a variety of intervention and enrichment programs to help meet the needs of every student. Our new Innovative Plan focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathmatics) has just finished its first year of implementation.  Our students can learn the responsibilities of peer leadership by being Peacemakers and members of the student council. When you come visit our  school you will see active learners and enthusiastic teachers.


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Class of 2017 seniors visited their Ruby Bridges Elementary and offered words of wisdom and advice to fourth and fifth graders.

Our former students are graduates of Alameda High, ASTI High, Encinal High, and Island High School.

They will be attending various Peralta Colleges, UCs, CSUs, University of Oregon, Yale, and joining branches of the military.  We are so proud of all our former students and their hard work.  We look forward to seeing what our future students will accomplish!

   Family Handbook

   Family Involvement Policies

   District Parent Involvement Policy

   P.E. minutes Fall 2017.pdf



Please come check out the AUSD Special Education department's new Strategic Plan.  Flyer below...

SpEd roadshows.pdf (PDF)

2019-20 TK and Kinder enrollment info

Please see the attached document for enrollment information nights for incoming TK and Kindergartners for next year.


19-20 Enrollment TK-K Parent Nights.pdf (PDF)

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This is mandatory! Please make sure your child has seen a Dentist during their Kindergarten year. This is due for ALL KINDERGARTEN before May 24, 2019. If a form is needed, please see the attachment below. Sign the Waiver on the bottom sheet, if you do not consent on having your child see a dentist and return to the Office. Thank you!


Please make sure your child has ALL their Immunizations updated before the starting of school and avoid being excluded from school.


If you're not sure, please do not hesitant to contact the Health Office Assistant by phone 510-748-4006 x06752 or email at 


Class visitation policy

Classroom observations by parents are welcomed and encouraged at all AUSD schools.  Although we welcome these visits, they can be disruptive to the classroom routine and instructional time.  We must give the teacher 24 hour notice that the visit will occur and the visit may not last longer than 30 minutes.  Please fill out the attached form and drop it off in the office.  Send an email to Mr. Woodward at to set up a time to visit your child's classroom.   



Calendar for 2018-19

Click below for a calendar for the 2018-19 school year.  You can also look at our Google calendar below that has even more information on it!

2018-19 School Year calendar

2018-19 School Year calendar of minimum/modified days

After school care options

We have two different programs offered for after school care here at Ruby Bridges, Camp Edmo and WCDC.  Please click the link below to learn more and to sign up.


After-School Program Options


Camp EdMo online application


Want to join our Remind text messaging group?  Text the message @rbstars to the number 81010 and you will be added to my Remind group.  You will then get our school's text messages announcements.

Anti-bullying resources

Please read the district's page on our anti-bullying policies here


You can download the bullying complaint form below.  Please turn in to the school's office when complete.


Anti Bullying Statement


Bullying Complaint Form

Emergency preparations

Please see the link below for the ways in which Ruby Bridges is prepared to handle an emergency.


Student Safety Parent Handbook

AudioBoom podcast

Resources for Immigrant Families

Please go to this page for information about AUSD's Safe Haven Resolution, the City's Sanctuary City proclamation, and other resources about the status of immigrant families in our school district and community.

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