Your Complete Guide to Oxford

This PTA-hosted website has all the basic info for incoming and current families: everything about the daily routine, school policies, and much more for our school of approximately 300 K–5th grade students. Check dates for school holidays, special events, and community meetings on our Google calendar, and find out how to donate and shop & give to fully fund Oxford!

Oxford move to West Campus (Bonar)

On November 6, the BUSD School Board made the decision to move Oxford in the Fall of 2020 to the new location at West Campus, adjacent to the district office at 2020 Bonar Street. Read Mrs. Beth Rhine letter about the move here.

Class List for 2019-2020 school year

The class list for 2019-2020, including kindergarten assignments, is now available here.

Emergency Information

Families should have received an email from our IT department. This email is authentic. Please take a moment to update the emergency card online through Illuminate.
To log-in or create an account once you have your personal access code, visit: Illuminate website. If you do not have an Illuminate account, please register to obtain your access code. Once you have this information you will be able to create an Illuminate account. On Illuminate you will be able view your child’s attendance, report cards, update emergency card information and State testing results.

We Have a Plan

Check out the new updated Oxford disaster plan and site safety information. Links to the documents can be found on the emergency information page.

New Oxford Conceptual Design Plans

BUSD has retained Hibser Yamauchi Architects to support the school redesign and the first set of conceptual plans are now available. If you are interested to see what our school is likely to look like in a few years just follow the links:

Oxford will be ‘Modernized’ (i.e. Remodeled)!

The plan to remodel—or “modernize” in Berkeley Unified speak—Oxford was approved by the school board in January. What they call West Campus (located at 2020 Bonar) will be renovated 2018–19, in order to be ready for Oxford students for the 2019–20 and 2020–21 school years during our building’s remodeling. Questions? Email Principal Rhine at .

Our Newest Online Resources

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Everyone is Welcome in Berkeley Public Schools

Equal Rights for Transgender Students at BUSD

On February 22, 2017, the President issued an order rescinding federal protections for transgender students in our nation’s public schools. Our community should know that this order will have no impact in the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD).

We are committed to protecting all students, including transgender students, from discrimination, bullying and harassment. In 2013, our School Board passed one of the first policies in the state to protect transgender students. Moreover, transgender students in California have the right under state law to use restrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity. State law also expressly prohibits discrimination in schools on the basis of gender identity.

We will protect and provide equal rights to our transgender students whether federal law requires us to or not. Students in other states may not be so protected, but the federal order will have no effect in the Berkeley public schools.

Ty Alper, BUSD School Board President
Donald Evans, Ed.D., BUSD Superintendent

Immigrant Student Rights at BUSD

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We are committed to protecting the right of every student to attend public school, regardless of immigration status or religious affiliation of the student or of the student’s family members. 

Because it is our duty and responsibility to provide each child in our District with a high quality public education in a safe and nurturing environment, we have given these directions to the staff at our schools:

  • Our staff will not request information or make a record of information on the immigration status of a student or family member. Furthermore, students and families will not be required to provide a social security number for school forms.
  • If the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency asks for access to a school or for access to student information, they will be politely denied and referred directly to the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services who will refer the matter to the District’s legal counsel.

The core values of our district continue to guide us through these times: Our students are our priority. We take pride in our diversity. We hold high expectations for ourselves and our students. We treat each other with respect and act with integrity.

Donald Evans, Ed.D., BUSD Superintendent

Los Derechos de Estudiantes Inmigrantes en BUSD

Deseamos que ustedes estén enterados que estamos comprometidos a proteger el derecho de cada estudiante que asiste a la escuela pública, sin tomar en cuenta el estado migratorio del estudiante o de los miembros de su familia.

Debido a que es nuestro deber y responsabilidad el ofrecer a cada niño en nuestro Distrito una educación de alta calidad en un medio ambiente seguro y enriquecedor, hemos dado al personal docente de nuestras escuelas estas instrucciones:

  • Nuestro personal docente no solicitará información, o registrará información referente al estado migratorio de un estudiante o de un miembro de su familia. Asimismo, los estudiantes y sus familias no van a requerir presentar un número de seguro social en los formularios escolares.
  • Si la agencia de Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (Immigration and Customs Enforcement -ICE-) solicita tener acceso a una escuela o tener acceso a la información de un estudiante, amablemente se le negará el servicio e inmediatamente serán referidos al Superintendente o al Superintendente Adjunto de Servicios Educacionales los cuales referirán el caso al Asesor Legal del Distrito.

Los valores fundamentales de nuestro distrito continúan guiándonos a través de estos momentos: Los estudiantes son nuestra prioridad. Nos enorgullece nuestra diversidad. Mantenemos grandes expectativas para nosotros y nuestros estudiantes. Nos tratamos mutuamente con respeto y actuamos con integridad.

Donald Evans, Ed.D., Superintendente de BUSD

BUSD Non-Discrimination Policy | Política de No Discriminación

The Berkeley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital or parental status, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, disability, medical condition, homelessness or foster status, in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Discrimination based on protected class includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, and bullying.

All inquiries or concerns regarding BUSD’s nondiscrimination policy
5145.3 or the filling of discrimination complaints should contact:
Inquiries may also be referred to:
District Compliance Officer & Title IX Coordinator
Office of the Superintendent, Berkeley Unified School District
2020 Bonar Street, Suite 113
Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone: 510.486.9338
Fax: 510.644.7712
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
50 Beale Street, Suite 7200
San Francisco, CA 94105-1813
Telephone: 415-486-5555
Fax: 415-486-5570; TDD: 800-877-8339

Berkeley Unified School District no discrimina en base a la raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad, creencia religiosa, género, orientación sexual, expresión de género, estado marital o parental, abolengo, origen nacional, identificación de grupo étnico, incapacidad/discapacidad, condición médica, estado de persona sin hogar o en crianza temporal, en sus programas y actividades y ofrece el mismo acceso a los Boy Scouts y a otros grupos designados de jóvenes. La discriminación basada en clase protegida incluye acoso sexual, violencia sexual y bullying.

Todas las consultas o preocupaciones referentes a la política de no
discriminación 5145.3 del BUSD o el presentar una denuncia de
discriminación deben ponerse en contacto con:
Las consultas también pueden ser
referidas a:
District Compliance Officer & Title IX Coordinator
Office of the Superintendent, Berkeley Unified School District
2020 Bonar Street, Suite 113
Berkeley, CA 94702
Teléfono: 510.486.9338
Fax: 510.644.7712
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
50 Beale Street, Suite 7200
San Francisco, CA 94105-1813
Teléfono: 415-486-5555
Fax: 415-486-5570; TDD: 800-877-8339