About Us

Oakstead Elementary is a Five Star Award winning community school located within the Oakstead Subdivision in Land O Lakes, Florida.  Just north of Tampa Bay, Oakstead opened its doors in 2006 as part of Pasco County Schools.  Currently our school serves over 1,000 students in grades K through five, with a VE Pre-K classes for Varying Exceptionalities and a Pre-K class. Oakstead participates in the Florida PBIS Project initiative and has been a Gold Model School for four years.  Oakstead has been a chapter member of National Elementary Honor Society since 2008.

This year our school-wide motto is Five Dens..One Pond..Otter Strong. We value the development of the whole child and know the importance of good character. All students and staff will promote kindness and our fifth grade classes will do service learning projects throughout the year.  Teachers, students and parents can work together to create students who are College, Career, and Life Ready.

We have an active PTA and School Advisory Council made up of energetic parents, community partners, and staff.  In addition, we have some generous business partners who collaborate with our school so that students are the winners!  We appreciate the support and involvement of our many families and students and all that they do to make our school a success.

School hours for the 2022-23 school year at Oakstead Elementary School are 9:40 – 3:50 PM.  Arrival begins at 9:20, First Bell is 9:30, Second Bell is 9:40.  Buses are available for students that live more than two miles from the school. Parents need to register their student for a bus, and you can contact the office for more information. Please note that new bus registrations can take up to 3 days to be assigned during the school year.

Dress Code information can be found here:https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/library/student_services/conduct/csc_eng.pdf.  Students may wear shorts and skirts as long as they no more than 4” above the knee.  Spaghetti straps and strapless tops are not acceptable. Slippers are not acceptable.  The principal, or designee, will make the decision if a student’s appearance meets school and community standards.  The principal’s decision on the appropriateness of dress is final.  While on any District School Board of Pasco County schools or campus, at any school function or on any school sponsored transportation, students are prohibited from wearing clothing that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner or that disrupts the orderly learning environment.  Students’ clothing shall be worn appropriately with no abdomen skin or underwear exposed.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Information

This information will be updated soon for the 2022-23 School Year.  If you have any questions, please call the office

Car Riders:



Parents can find additional information about the PLACE program at https://myasep.com/place/

Walkers/Bike Riders:


Bus Riders:


Changes to Dismissal/Otter Runners:

When a change needs to be made in how your child goes home, parents will fill out an “OTTER RUNNER” request. All requests are made from our school website https://oes.pasco.k12.fl.us/.  All change requests must be submitted by 3:30 pm to ensure your child and the classroom teacher are aware of the change. Please do NOT message the teacher or send in a note; completing an OTTER RUNNER request is the best way to ensure your child goes home the correct way.


Our administrative team is comprised of our Principal Claudia Steinacker, and Assistant Principal Danielle McDowell.  We are proud of our students and families and all that we undertake to give back to our community.  We appreciate the support and involvement of our many families and students and all that they do to make our school a success.  Please feel free to contact us if you would like any additional information about our school.

Contact an Administrator

Principal: Claudia Steinacker csteinac@pasco.k12.fl.us
Assistant Principal: Danielle McDowell dmcdowel@pasco.k12.fl.us

School Theme & School Song

School Theme 2021-22

Five Dens…One Pond…Otter Strong!

School Song

Watch our School Song, performed by Mr. Watson and Mrs. Byrd!

Otter Learning Motto

Today is a great day for learning! I will work hard and look for opportunities to grow. I will do my very best with what I can. Today, I will achieve success.

Awards, Honors, and Recognitions

PBIS Gold Model School

2019 – 2020

2017 – 2018

2016 – 2017

2015 – 2016

2014 – 2015