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Ruby Bridges Elementary School

Alameda Unified School District

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    AUSD Schools to Start in Distance Learning on August 27

    Alameda Unified School District will open all classes in distance learning on August 27, 2020. Students in the Remote Learning Program will do 100% online learning for the whole year. Students in the Flexible Learning Program will begin the year in the distance phase and return to campus for in-person instruction when the public health situation is safe enough to do so.


    Access the AUSD Online Learning Opportunities Portal by clicking HERE.


    Access RBE's Online Learning Opportunities Menu by clicking HERE.




    PBIS Award
    The California PBIS Coalition, also known as CPC, has acknowledged Ruby Bridges Elementary as a Silver School for implementing PBIS with fidelity to the national framework. "Your dedication and commitment to the students, families, and communities of [AUSD] is a major contributing factor to the excellence in education in the state of California."-CPC

    AUSD Office
    2060 Challenger Dr
    Alameda, CA 94501
    District Website
    (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 8:10-11:40

    gr 1-5  8:10-12:30

    TK Hours

    M-F 8:30-12:15pm

    TK Minimum Day Schedule Hours


    HOURS for 2019-20 *changed*


              Office Staff

    Office Hours

    Mon-Fri: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

    Email by clicking our names!

    Danielle Pharr-Matthews


    Jin Kim

    Vice Principal

    Glenda Machrus

    Office Manager

    Sue Jones

    Office Assistant/Attendance

    Loni Carrasco

    Health Office Assistant

    Family Ed Evening
    Emergency Preparations

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

    Student Safety Parent Handbook

    Our School

    Our beautiful new campus opened in 2006 with civil rights icon, Ms. Ruby Bridges, coming to our dedication. 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 Innovative Plan focuses on the Whole-Child in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) and  Wellness and is entering it's third year of implementation.  Our students can learn the responsibilities of peer leadership by being on Junior Coaches, STEAM team, Student Council, and more. When you come visit our  school you will see engaged learners and enthusiastic teachers!

    Ms. Bridges
    I Am A Ruby Star, You Are A Ruby Star, We Are Ruby Stars!
    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 Mrs. Pharr-Matthews at to set up a time to visit your child's classroom.   

    Ruby Bridges Classroom Visitation Policy (PDF)

    Resources for Immigrant Families

    Please go to this page with information about AUSD's Safe Haven Resolution 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.

    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

     TK & Kinder enrollment
    After School Care Options

    We have two different programs offered for after school care: Camp Edmo and WCDC.  Please click the links to learn more & to sign up.

    After-School Program Options

    Camp EdMo online application

    RBE Calendar 2019-2020

    Click below for a calendar for the 2019-20 school year.  You can also look at our Google calendar below that has even more information on it!

    2019-2020 School Year calendar

    2019-2020 School Year calendar of minimum/modified days

    Community Collaboration                     

    Tk-2nd Community Collaboration 6/1

    3rd-5th Community Collaboration