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Dates and Events

Dates & Information


Packet Pickup

Wednesday, 8/15/18

4 to 6pm


First Day of School

Monday, 8/20/18


Staff Collaboration Dates

Students will be released at

12:30 pm on these dates:

August 31

September 14

October 19

November 9

December 7

January 18

February 15

March 8

April 26

May 24


District Collaboration Dates

Students will be released at

12:30 pm on these dates:

Sept 28

Oct 26

March 22


Regular School Hours

M, T, Th, Fri 8:20-2:50

Wed 8:20 -1:50 

Bullying Is Not Allowed

AUSD Anti-Bullying
Alameda Unified School District will not tolerate behavior that infringes on the safety and emotional well-being
of any student or adult. Our schools and district will not tolerate acts of bullying, intimidation or harassment of
any student through words and actions.


Anti-Bullying Report Form

About Our School

Edison Elementary School is a neighborhood school located just a few blocks away from Alameda’s bustling Park Street and Central Avenue shopping and dining district.  With a population of approximately 480 students in grades Kindergarten through fifth and a robust Parent Teacher Association, Edison Elementary School is a thriving and vibrant community.  The staff is made up of highly dedicated individuals who bring years of experience and knowledge to teaching each child at Edison.  Edison Otters are active and hard-working students who contribute to the school community in a number of ways.  Our students strive to uphold the Edison Citizen Agreements and are committed to our Go Green efforts.  Edison’s PTA further enhances the learning environment at Edison with many programs, funding, field trips, technology, classroom materials, and other essential resources. 

Please explore our website to learn more about Edison Elementary School and our outstanding Edison Otters.

Have a Happy Summer!

School will resume Monday, August 20, 2018

Incoming Families and Paperwork

Hello incoming Families!


In preparation for the coming school year, we want you to be prepared!


For incoming Kindergarten students:


Kindergarten is a big transition year for your student, and for your family.  We are here to help! 


Immunizations must be up to date, and complete!

Students will not be allowed to begin school without a complete list of immunizations.


We will need their Physical Exam (from your pediatrician)

and Oral Exam, (from your dentist) but it’s not necessary to begin school. 

The summer is a great time to take care of it.


* If your child’s Physical form is dated before March 1, 2018, your child is entering Kindergarten, it is not valid.

* If your child was in Pre-K, and you submitted forms for that, you must submit new ones for this year.


* The Oral Exam is due in the spring, but you can use any checkup scheduled for this exam.  Please bring this sheet to your dentist, and they can fill it out.


For Grades 1 through 5 students: 

You must have your immunizations complete, in full before your student can begin school.


Please let me know if you have any questions.



All students, Kindergarten through Fifth:

If your child has a pre-existing condition:


If your child does not have any condition of concern, you do not need to fill out any of these. 


If your child has Asthma:


We need an Asthma Action Form (AAP)Please have your doctor sign and date the form.  We do not need the Medication Permission form for Albuterol and spacer as long as we have the AAP.


In the fall, we will need their inhaler, in the original box, with the prescription label on it, and it cannot be expired.  We will also need their spacer.


If your child has any kind of allergy:


We will need your doctor to fill out the Food Allergy Action Plan, (FAAP), and the doctor must sign and date it. 


If your child has been prescribed an epi pen, we need it, in the original prescription package, with the prescription label.  It also cannot be expired. 

Please be sure to let me know what exactly your child is allergic to.



If your child takes any kind of medication regularly, that is not an epi-pen or an inhaler:


If your child takes regularly any medication of any kind during school hours,  that is not an inhaler for asthma, or an epi-pen for allergies, then we must have you fill out the Medication permit form.


This is for a long term issue, such as when their doctor prescribes Benadryl to augment any allergic reaction, or any other regularly prescribed medication.

The medication can be OTC, but it cannot be expired, nor can it be without the original box.

You must have the form signed and dated by your doctor.  Please bring in the form along with the original medication in the original container.


The Exchange of Information Form:

If your child has a severe condition, this form is to allow our District Nurses to communicate with your child’s doctor, so that we can provide the best environment for your student.


All forms are good for one year from the date of signature of your doctor.



If you are trying to reach us or to try to drop off any forms:

The Edison site has closed for the year due to construction.

Nicci and Heidi are located at the District office through Thursday, June 14, 2018. 

The office at Edison will reopen early August. 


You may drop off any forms at Edison beginning the week of Monday, August 6,

when the school office will reopen.

You may also scan and email us any form at any time, and bring in the originals to us in August.


The phones do not work while we are located at the district office, so your best bet to reach us is through email.


Please, do not wait till the last day to bring in your forms.  We are here to help, but we do need to ensure all necessary measures are in place for the coming school year.


Please let us know if you have any questions, and again, we welcome you to Edison, and we look forward to getting to know all of you in the coming year!


Have a wonderful and restful summer, and we will see you in the fall!

Nicci and Heidi




Please email Heidi Kolden or Nicci Woodward if you have any questions.

hkolden@alamedaunified.org    nwoodward@alamedaunified.org

Incoming Kindergarteners for 2018-2019

Registration for Next Year, 2018-2019


If you have an incoming Kindergartener, there is still time to register!


Please go to the Alameda Unified School District Website and click on the first item on the gray bar on the left hand side.

This will take you to the Enrollment page

Please be sure you click on the 2018-2019 Registration link, which is in red.  You must complete the enrollment form, and then at the end, it will ask you to schedule an appointment for your final step in registration.

2017-2018 New Student Enrollment.

Please complete the enrollment form and schedule an enrollment appointment.

Please be sure when you attend your appointment, to bring all the documents that will be listed.  In addition, please be sure you have with your documents their immunization records.  Students must be medically up to date, and have their immunizations complete at the time school begins.

The spring and summer is a good time to get their Physical Exam, and Oral Exam completed.  Any paperwork dated before March 1, 2018 will not be valid for these purposes. 

The K Pre-enrollment appointments begin Monday, February 5, 2018, but you can begin the enrollment process now.  Every student seeking enrollment must complete online enrollment and attend an enrollment appointment.  The appointments will be held at the District Office, at 2060 Challenger Dr. Suite 200, Alameda, CA.


Please go to the Alameda Unified School District Enrollment Page for Additional Information!


Before and After School Guidelines

Before School Guidelines


You Must:

- Walk all wheels

- Leave all play equipment at home

- Arrive between 8:10-8:20 a.m

- Leave P.E. equipment alone


You May:

- Walk/run safely on playground

- Play magic square on playground

- Use play structure with parent supervision

- Use the restroom


After School Guidelines

You Must:

- Leave the campus after school, unless accompanied by an adult.

- You may return to play on the yard after 5pm.

Alameda Family Needs Assessment Survey

Click on this link below to go to the survey:

Alameda Family Needs Assessment Survey

Email Change for the District


Happy New Year to Everyone!


Just as a heads up, all email across the district has changed.

The names have stayed the same, but the ending has changed.


It is still the first initial and last name, but all email has a new ending.

It is now     .... @alamedaunified.org


So, for Nicci Woodward, her email would be:


and for Heidi Kolden, her email would be:



Email addresses for teachers will be changed on the website as soon as possible.

In the mean time, you can still use the current address...  @alameda.k12.ca.us, as it will be redirected.


Thank you!


Edison's Own Teacher, Audrey Hyman Wins LGBTQ Award

Eddie the Otter, A new Tradition!

Boy Scouts Improve Edison Campus

Boy Scouts Improve Edison Campus


Two former Edison students were honored for completing Boy Scout Eagle Scout projects at Edison Elementary School this week. Brendan Mills restored a map of the United States painted on the school’s blacktop. Carl Howell created an outdoor classroom to enhance the teaching and learning that happens at Edison.

Such projects give boy scouts opportunities to learn to lead others while also helping the community.

“Both of these young men have exemplified the traits of cheerful service and unrelenting pursuit of getting these projects completed,” Principal Robert Slauson said in his remarks. “In spite of red tape, obstacles, and challenges, they managed to complete these wonderful projects. We are better off as a school because of it!”


“We are grateful that these students have returned to give back to their elementary school,” said Superintendent Sean McPhetridge. “And we thank them for their perseverance and contributions to others.”


 Robert Slauson (left) stands with Carl Howell, Brendon Mills, and Superintendent McPhetridge at the November 29 gathering.

Free Homework Help


Otters Helping Out!


What an amazing and generous community at Edison!

Thank you!!

Edison Elementary School is an inclusive community of learners committed to developing responsible, well-rounded citizens through the acquisition of academic and social skills.

Annual Back-to-School Registration for 2017-2018

AUSD uses Back-to-School Registration every year to confirm that a student will be attending a district school in the upcoming school year. The registration also gives parent/guardians a chance to update emergency contacts, acknowledge annual authorizations, and review the district’s policies. We ask that parent/guardians complete the registration via our InfoSnap online system as soon as possible.

To get started, you will need your student’s unique 2017-18 SnapCode. We will send these out by email starting July 26. (If we don’t have a valid email, we will send the SnapCode to you via postal mail.) If you do not receive this information by August 7, please contact your student’s school site directly for assistance. The easiest way to access registration is to click the snapcode link in the email. If you receive a letter or need to log back into InfoSnap click here:

Back to School Registration FAQs

Please visit the AUSD website regularly for important information regarding the start of school!

Lunchtime Supervisors

Check back here often for important school information.



Lunchtime Supervisors - Apply on EdJoin.com, and at the AUSD HR Department.

We are looking to hire lunchtime supervisors to monitor student safety during lunch (11:35 - 12:35).

Please contact AUSD HR at 337-7070 for more information.

Edison Otters on Twitter

Edison School Calendar

Today: 7/23/18

Edison Parent Survey

Our school needs your feedback!  Please take 5 minutes to complete our anonymous survey.

Click here to get started.

CA Distinguished School - 2014

Distinguished School Award

5th Grade at the Alameda County Food Bank

Our New Garden Shed

NatureBridge 2016 Photos

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