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How to Enroll

Enrollment for all OUSD Schools must go through the School District Student Welcome Center.

Applications for the 2023-24 school year can be found online at

You are encouraged to apply by February 10, 2023.

If you have questions about submitting your online application or would like support, please reach out to the Student Welcome Center.

  • Email us at, or
  • Text us at 510-879-4600, or
  • You can also make an appointment to see us in-person, at 746 Grand Avenue, through Signup Genius here

Frequently Asked Questions

Enrollment Timeline for 2023-24 School Year  

  • Open Enrollment / Main application window opens: December 1, 2022
  • Open Enrollment / Main application window closes: February 10, 2023
  • Late Application Window Opens: February 11, 2023
  • On-time school offers announced to families: March 9, 2023
  • Deadline for families to accept/decline on-time offers: March 28, 2023
  • Waitlist offers and late application offers: Rolling, from April-August 2023
  • Complete back-to-school registration forms (data confirmation): July 2023
  • First day of school: August 7, 2023

Important Messages from the OUSD Student Welcome Center

As families prepare for the window to open, you can learn more about our beautiful and diverse schools by visiting Review the academic programs and extracurricular activities each school offers.

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is a full day class offered at several schools in OUSD. Children born between September 2nd, 2018 and April 1st, 2019 are eligible for TK.

Emerson CDC Preschool

Oakland Unified School District is excited to welcome all children who turn three by December 2, into our high-quality Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program. 

To contact the Early Childhood Education Office for Preschool, text/call (510) 879-8410.

Email ECE Office

OUSD Pre-School Information

Emerson CDC Site Administrator

Mirsha Heredia Gomez
4801 Lawton Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609