Final Report Card Available in Aeries

Hello Claremont Families! I hope you and your family are doing well. My thoughts are with you during these challenging times. The Final Report Card is now available in Aeries. Follow the instructions below: – Go to or – Log in using your email and password – Go to “Grades”, then click “Report Card History” –… Read more »

Looking for free educational activities this summer?

Sign your kids up to receive free packages in the mail with fun ed activities! Sponsored by CodeVA, the Eureka Workshop will ensure all of the resources you and your student(s) will receive will be as accessible as possible and will include instructions for games you can play at home, a craft or STEAM activity, a… Read more »

End-of-year procedures info

From Thursday’s robocall: Hello parents and families, this is Mr. Mayer. I hope this continues to find you safe and healthy. We have a couple of important announcements for this coming week: First: We will be having students come and get their PE clothes, turn in library books and textbooks, pick up any student work… Read more »

End of Year Procedures

Hello, Everyone! In order to provide a safe environment OUSD has directed personnel entering school grounds abide by the following: Wearing a face mask at all times  Maintain 6 ft distance from all personnel at all times Not exhibiting any Covid-19 symptoms (running nose, cough and or  fever) Considering the above, beginning Tuesday, May 26th… Read more »

Last 8th Grade End of Year Communication – Updated

Dear 8th Grade Families; Here are some updates for our end of year activities. Promotion: Below are the dates, times, and meeting information for the promotion ceremonies. If you’re having trouble finding your student’s ceremony, I have attached a document that has each student’s name on it so you can see which ceremony your student… Read more »

Current 7th Graders interested in 8th Grade Algebra

Hi 7th grade families – As this school year comes to an end, the math department wanted to get a sense of how many students are interested in Algebra for the 2020-2021 school year. I have created a google form to get a sense of numbers before we share a testing date and time later this… Read more »


YEARBOOKS: SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020, A YEAR TO REMEMBER! As we get towards the end of the year, we are getting ready for yearbook distribution. The cost of a yearbook is $20, however, we are aware that now more than ever, some families may not have that amount to spare. Our goal for this year, to end… Read more »

PE locker equipment pickup is being postponed and more news.

Robocall Monday May 4th: Hello parents and families, this is Mr. Mayer.  Hope this continues to find you safe and healthy.  We have a couple of important announcements for this week: First, unfortunately, we are not able to open up the campus Tuesday and Wednesday of this week for the PE equipment pick up from… Read more »

A Week Six Distance Learning Update

Hello families!   I hope this message finds you and your family doing well.  I know that there are many uncertainties at this time – and while we now know that shelter in place is going to be continued through June 1st, we do not know anything more about what next year will look like.  Here… Read more »

A Week Five Distance Learning Update

Hello families! I hope you are healthy and your family is doing well, making the best of this strange time period. We still do not have any updates about what school may look like in the fall at this time but we are doing our best to make the rest of this year as good as possible.… Read more »

A Week Four Distance Learning Update

(From Wednesday’s call to CMS families): Hello Claremont Families!  This is Mr. Mayer with a week four Distance Learning update!  I hope folks have been enjoying the past two days of sunshine.  As we continue with distance learning, teachers are holding office hours, posting video links and assignments on Google Classroom, and holding Zoom and… Read more »

A Message from the Office

Hello families. We hope this finds you healthy and safe! We are still waiting on full guidance from the district, but wanted to share a few items with you: PE Lockers – We are working on a plan to support students to empty out their lockers. We plan on using last names, and grade levels… Read more »

A Post Spring Break Message From Principal Mayer

(From ROBO call earlier today): Hello Claremont Families, Hoping that you and your family are healthy and doing okay during these challenging times. Since my last communication we have learned that OUSD schools will remain closed through the rest of the academic year for in person instruction.  I am sure that most of you, like… Read more »

A Message From Principal Mayer

Hello Claremont Families!! We made it to spring break!  We want to first thank you all for your flexibility and compassion as we have attempted to ensure that learning and growing at Claremont continued during the school closure.  We are repeatedly appreciative of the amazing Claremont community! As you have probably heard, there has been… Read more »

Home Learning Plan – Read More for Links – Updated 3/26

Hello Claremont Families! From here on out, THIS DOCUMENT will be your daily check in! This includes links, information and resources. Most importantly, it includes all other communication that has gone out and the grade level letters (on second page) that outlines work that is expected to be completed! Please check both this letter and… Read more »

Let’s show our spirit even though we are apart!

The 8th grade leadership class spent time prior to the closure planning a Spirit Week. Please ask your students to join in the fun, and DM @claremontknights_ on instagram, or send me your pictures via Google Photos. Monday is Stripes Day: Wear your favorite striped clothing Tuesday is Rainbow Day: Dress like a rainbow. Show… Read more »

Grab & Go Meals Service

Every Monday and Thursday during the school closure, the OUSD Nutrition Services Dept will be passing out Grab & Go meals for our families.   Simply show up to any one of the 12 school sites listed here between 8a-12pm, and get a food bag for any child living in our house under the age of 18.   Bring… Read more »


As we all get used to our new realities, please make sure you are signed up to receive updated information from the following sources: 6th grade class emails from Ingrid McKenney – 7th grade class emails from Chris Lu – 8th grade class emails from Bernadette Kirchstetter – Sign up for email updates from Subscribe to the Knightline on this… Read more »

Claremont School Closure Learning Guide

Claremont has put together this handout to support students and families during this school closure.  We cannot ensure that all students will have equal access to the internet or technology, nor are we able to provide any students with a chromebook.  We do expect students to stay busy, learning during these next three weeks. Those… Read more »

A message from Mr. Mayer on next week’s school closure

Hello Claremont Families, As you may have heard already, all OUSD Schools will be closed at the end of today.  Our after-school program will run today until 6pm.  There will be no school beginning Monday, 3/16 through Spring Break. Students will be expected back to school on 4/6/2020. While your child is out of school,… Read more »


At Claremont the health and safety of all students, staff, and families is our top priority. We have been doing announcements reminding students to wash their hands throughout the day and use the sanitizer available in the library, lunchroom, office and at both entrances to the PE locker rooms, in addition to the communications that have gone home. We… Read more »


The good people who are running the Taste Of Temescal fundraiser have been given new official recommendations to postpone the event. They hope to find a new date in the spring. We will keep you posted! Read more »


The tastiest fundraiser for local public schools is coming again on Tuesday, March 17, 6-8:30 p.m. Buy a $40 ticket for each member of your family here and set them loose to roam Temescal eating gourmet goodies from restaurants including: Artichoke Basille’s Pizza, Asmara Restaurant, Aunt Mary’s Cafe, Bierhaus, Bird & Buffalo, Bowl’d, Burma Superstar, Café Colucci, Co Nam, Curbside Creamery, Daol Tofu, EZ Taqueria, Hancook,… Read more »

California Healthy Kids Survey

It’s that time of year again when we ask all of our families to give input on how well our school is serving your children through the California Health Kids Survey! This important tool gives schools throughout California data about how our kids and families are experiencing school. This data is tied to important funding sources… Read more »


Due to families graduating out or terms coming to an end, there are many key positions open for the 2020-2021 Executive Board. We are looking for… • President – runs meetings, prepares agendas, works closely with the principal to support the school. • Vice President – attends board a general meetings, runs meetings when President absent. • Treasurer – oversees the management… Read more »

Claremont Boys Soccer Update

The Claremont boys soccer team has gotten off to a great start! They started their season at a Jamboree, with two wins and a tie. The official season started with a 6-0 win over La Escuelita. Francisco Ho-Herrera scored two, and Walker Blake scored four. The second game was a 1-1 tie against Bret Harte,… Read more »

Mark Your Calendars for the 11th Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser!

It’s almost time for the 2019 Claremont Middle School Pancake Breakfast! Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 29th! There will be seatings at 8am, 9:15am and 10:30am. Click here for event information and to purchase tickets. Please attend this great community event. All proceeds go the the Claremont PTA. Read more »


CMS Historical Literacy Knight will take place on Thursday, January 30, from 5-7 pm (right after the Oratorical). There will be food, raffle prizes, workshop stations and live performances by our own MLK Oratorical Festival finalists. Come help us celebrate reading and writing at Claremont Middle School! We are accepting donations of gently used, high interest… Read more »


The next CMS Community Work Morning is scheduled for this coming Sunday (January 12th) from 9am to 12pm. We are busy aggregating the teacher and staff wishlists and will need lots of volunteers to make everything possible. Once again there will be a lot of fun ways for students, families and community members to contribute… Read more »


6th grade advisory classes are asking for chess set donations — standard size or larger (not the tiny piece versions, please). After the winter break, if you have any chess sets to donate, please drop off in the front office. Thank you! Read more »


Where: Claremont Middle School Gym When: Friday, December 20th Time: 4-6pm Cost : $2 Cash  • Food, Drinks, Music, Games and FUN! • Wear Neon or white clothes GLOW BIG OR GLOW HOME!!! Read more »


What is The Breakfast Club? A safe, warm space for students to meet before school to hang out, grab a bite to eat, watch cartoons, and/or finish up homework. The Club is supervised by Coach Doubley, our RJ Coordinator, and Mr. Kimo, our Art and AAMA teacher. Currently, the Breakfast Club is serving about 20 students. Where/When?… Read more »

Claremont Girls Soccer Tryouts & Parent Meeting – UPDATED

Coach Stephanie is back for another season of Claremont Girl Soccer!  Tryouts will be next week on Wednesday Nov. 20 and Thursday Nov. 21 at Bushrod Park (upper park). 4 p.m. The soccer meeting tonight is cancelled. but girls tryouts 4-5 Wed and Thursday at Bushrod. To find out more and to register for the girls soccer tryouts, please… Read more »


As the High School enrollment process begins we will be supporting our 8th-grade families by having a High School Enrollment fair with representatives from High Schools from throughout Oakland. Please save the date, 11/20 from 5:30-7pm, and plan to come to get your questions answered and learn more about your high school options. Questions? Contact Mr. Galvan, our 8th… Read more »