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Ruby Bridges Elementary School

Alameda Unified School District

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    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
    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

    Email us by clicking on our name!

    Principal - Danielle Pharr-Matthews

    Vice Principal - Jin Kim

    Office Manager - Glenda Machrus

    Office Assistant/Attendance - Sue Jones

    Health Office Assistant - Loni Carrasco

    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.

    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.

    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

    Family Ed Evening
    The Star Newsletter
    Senior visits

    high school seniors
    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 Involvement Policies

       District Parent Involvement Policy

       Family Handbook








    Our school needs your feedback!  
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    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)

    AERIES FAMILY PORTAL Posted 8/29/19
    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)

    Calendar 2019-2020

    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!

    2019-2020 School Year calendar

    2019-2020 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.

    Emergency Preparations

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

    Student Safety Parent Handbook