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Other Important Misc. Information

School Colors and Mascots

Almond Grove School is Home of the Mustangs.  Our school colors are red, white and black.   School “Spirit Days” are held weekly or monthly to encourage school pride and spirit.  See your monthly newsletter for special activity days. We encourage students to wear their school T shirt on Fridays to show their school spirit! Orders for our logo wear will be coming out in August.


Communication with parents and the community are a priority at Almond Grove School.  Regular communications are provided in the following ways:

  • Back to School Night
  • Conferences
  • School Newsletter
  • Bilingual Advisory Council
  • Student Site Council
  • School Notices and Bulletins
  • School Loop
  • Teacher Newsletters
  • Monthly Calendar of Events
  • Student Work
  • Open House Special Activities

Extra-Curricular Activities

At Almond Grove School, we know how important it is to celebrate student successes.  The list below provides you with a snapshot of some of the programs we are so proud of here.  Ask your child about them and watch for dates in the monthly newsletter.

Special Student Assemblies, Cafeteria Awards, Spirit Days, , Early Literacy Intervention Program, Literature Day, Art Show, Family Day, Open House, Harvest Carnival, Winter Wonderland, Field Day, Book Fairs, 100th Day Celebration, Autism Awareness Day, Grade Level Activities, and Attendance Incentive Awards.

Additional Programs


Illustration of a stack of books

The library is open on a regular scheduled basis and is supervised by the librarian.  Specific library classes are held for students to provide instruction as well as for the enjoyment of the materials and books.  Library hours are available for students to read, check out books, return books, and do reference work or work on special projects.  Books may be checked out for a period of one week.  There is no fine for overdue books, but lost or damaged books must be paid for.  Report cards will be held in the office for any damaged, missing, or lost books.

Cafeteria Information

Breakfast and hot lunches are available for all students.  Free and reduced lunches are also available to those students who qualify.  Forms go home in the students’ first day packets and are also available in our school office.

Lunch Boxes and Nutrition

Please label your child’s lunch box with first and last name, teacher’s name, and grade.  It is important that children begin each day with a good, well-balanced breakfast before coming to school.  Students enjoy and benefit from a nutritious snack during their morning recess.

Student Conduct in the Lunchroom

Teachers walk students to the lunchroom.  Students are expected to enter the cafeteria in a quiet manner, using inside voices.  While waiting in line, students are expected to be patient, keep all body parts to self, use quiet voices.  Cutting in line is not permitted.  Once students are seated, they are expected to stay seated until finished and dismissed by noon duty supervisors.  Trash needs to be put in the garbage cans by each student.  Place lunch boxes in basket at end of the table and walk directly to the playground.  Students are expected to follow guidelines set by noon duty supervisors.

Lunch Monitors

Monitors lead their line to lunch, carrying the lunch basket.  The lunch basket is placed at the end of the assigned table.  After lunch is finished, monitors will use a dustpan and broom to clean under the table and a clean dishcloth to wipe off the table and benches.  Monitors will be dismissed when work is finished.

Cafeteria Prices

  • Breakfast - $1.75
  • Hot Lunch - $3.00


Uniform Complaint Procedure

Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations requires districts to adopt and provide Uniform Complaint Procedures to assist you with questions regarding your rights regarding violations of the laws and regulations governing Consolidated Categorical Aid Programs, Adult Basic Education, Vocational Education, Child Care Development, Special Education, Migrant Education and Child Nutrition Programs.  (Cal Code Regs tit 5 4622, 4652, 4671).  A copy of the procedures is available upon request from the District Office.


Statement of Accommodation

The Oakley Union Elementary School District encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.  Individuals who require special accommodation (American Sign Language interpreter, reader, assistive listening device, note taker, taped text, Braille or large print materials, accessible seating, etc.) should contact the Superintendent’s office.  If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Heather Partida at 925-625-5050 in advance of your participation or visit.