Middle and High School Graduations
Graduations for AUSD 8th and 12th graders across the island start on June 4 and continue through June 11. You can find the full schedule of commencement ceremonies in the following table.
Boardmember Nielsen Tam Dies at Age 69
Boardmember Tam, 69, was a beloved and respected community member. As a teacher, vice principal, principal, union representative, and boardmember, Niel devoted more than four decades to a career in education serving Alameda's public schoolchildren and employees.
He was a champion of social justice throughout and was especially dedicated to underserved students, including those who were socio-economically disadvantaged, English Language Learners, or had learning differences.
A pillar of our island community, Boardmember Tam also gave his time and talents to a wide variety of civic organizations, including the Alameda Food Bank, Girls Inc., the Alameda Multicultural Community Center, Alameda Point Collaborative, Alameda Soccer Club, Alameda Family Services, the City of Alameda Traffic Commission, the Alameda Boys and Girls Club, and the Alameda Library Strategic Planning Committee.
Notes Superintendent McPhetridge, "We will miss Niel. He was dear to us, he loved us, we loved him, and he embodied the loving-kindness and mindfulness to which we all should aspire."
Our thoughts and hearts go out to his family and other loved ones at this sad time.
You can read more about Boardmember Tam in our press release of May 28, 2015.
School Site Use
All AUSD schools, as well as district office, will be closed on Monday, May 25, for the Memorial Day holiday. We wish all our families a safe and restful long weekend as we remember ...more
Potential Middle School Math Curriculum Available for Review
AUSD is currently in the process of field testing two math programs for possible adoption in grades 6, 7, and 8. Parents, guardians, and ...more
New Assessments Beginning
STAR tests have been replaced this year with what's called the "California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress" (CAASP). These tests are taken on computers and ...more
District Office Summer Schedule
The District Office will be closed to the general public on Fridays starting June 26 and continuing through August 7. Staff will be available to help the public Monday through Thursday, 8-5.
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