Oakstead Elementary School
Principal: Dr. Claudia Steinacker
Assistant Principal:
Danielle McDowell
Assistant Principal:
Kerri Leahy

19925 Lake Patience Rd
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
Phone: (813) 346-1500
Fax: (813) 346-1591
School Hours 9:40 – 3:50


Entry into our School

Hello Otter Families. As a reminder, we are asking all visitors to show your ID at the door camera before entering campus. This will help us to keep the safety and security for all of our students and staff. As the year moves on, we may begin to recognize your smiling faces, but as you can appreciate, our windows are tinted and we can’t always see who you are. So ring our doorbell, smile into the camera and show your ID. Thank you so much for your help and all you do as parents of our Otters!

Oakstead School Picture Day!

Please note the day of Picture Day! Our Picture Day is on Thursday October 5th. Your Child’s teacher will sign their class up for a specific time slot. Come with your best smiles that day!

Show Up, Walk Proud – Success starts with Great Attendance!

Parents and families are essential partners in making sure students get to school. Start building good habits in preschool, so children learn that going to school on time every day is important. Learn more about making attendance a priority.https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/attendance


Sunshine State 2023-2024

Sunshine State 2023-2024

4 Books by Oct 11th – Ice cream Party

8 Books by Dec 6th – Pizza Party

12 Books by Feb 7th – Splash Party

All books by April 19th – Epic Extravaganza

Please see our News post for more information and details about the books for this year!

Student Transportation Changes?

Please fill out our Online Otter Runner for student dismissal changes. 

PLEASE NOTE- Same day changes to dismissal WILL NOT be accepted after 3:00 PM in order to maintain security and safety during dismissal for over 1,000+ students that attend Oakstead. Our first priority is to ensure safe dismissal for ALL students.


Have a question or want to provide feedback? You’re in the right place! Let’s Talk! is designed to streamline communication by giving you a central location to submit a question, concern, or comment. Provide your contact information and someone from our school will get back to you very soon.

Weekly Communication

May 23rd- Weekly Communication

Oakstead families, Can you believe it is the final week of school! We are so proud of our Otters and all their hard work this school year. Thank you for continued partnership in your child’s...

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May 16th- Weekly Communication

Oakstead families, It is hard to believe we are in the last few weeks of school! Thank you for all your support in making this year a wonderful year! We have several end of the year activities...

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May 9th- Weekly Communication

Oakstead families, It is hard to believe we are in the last few weeks of school! Thank you for all your support in making this year a great year. Over the next few weeks, we will be finalizing end...

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May 2nd- Weekly Communication

Oakstead families, Thank you for celebrating our staff last week, we truly have an amazing group of educators here at Oakstead. This week we begin state testing. We will have a closed campus from...

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Principal’s News

Extreme Summer Challenge!

June and July- Extreme Summer Challenge for Core 5 and Zearn! We challenge you to keep your mind in shape this summer. Log into Lexia and Zearn to exercise your mind, grow your knowledge, and win...

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Oakstead KinderCamp!

Oakstead KinderCamp will be July 27th and 28th, from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm. Have some fun, make new friends and prepare for Kindergarten! Parents stay on July 27th to learn about Oakstead. Register on...

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Incoming Kindergarteners

Save the Date for Kindergarten Camp, July 27 and July 28! Elementary Meet the Teacher is on Monday, August 7th. More details to follow!

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