Sixth grade Zoom scavenger hunt with Ms. Maiuri! The category for this round was something orange, something metal, something living. What a great way to keep everyone connected! #brewerteachersrock#springbreakfun @oakinthemiddle ... See MoreSee Less
BREAKING: OUSD schools will remain closed to in-person instruction for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. As soon as possible, the District will send further communications. We thank you for your patience as we work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19. t.e2ma.net/message/peda0c/xkz1ng... See MoreSee Less
#Repost @evolve_ca ・・・ It's Census Day! Where there are more people, there are more needs for public services. When you respond to the Census, you're helping to understand how your community changes and inform public budgeting for the next ten years (including funding for our schools, emergency services, and health workers). Be counted and visit 2020Census.gov! 🎨: @votolatino 🎨: @sikhcoalition ... See MoreSee Less
OUSD continues to prepare for extended closure through end of school year after State Superintendent Tony Thurmond signals schools may not reopen before June.
Here is a statement regarding the March 31 letter from State Superintendent Tony Thurmond in which he indicated that schools may not reopen before the end of the current school year. “OUSD remains focused on continuing our educational mission as we already know schools will be closed through May 1, 2020. Now, with State Superintendent Thurmond's letter indicating that schools may not reopen before the end of the 2019-20 school year, we know that the work we have already been doing in preparation for this possible scenario was taking the right approach. It's important to note this is not a directive from Thurmond that schools will remain closed, but rather his assessment that if the pandemic continues, schools will likely remain closed. OUSD Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell is in close communication with the Alameda County Office of Education and the California Department of Education (CDE) to gain clarity and a possible directive about any extension of the closure. We will update our families and staff with any new information as we receive it. We appreciate this additional perspective and offer of distance learning support from CDE, as it will further guide us as we work to educate our students and support our families from a distance.” ... See MoreSee Less
Are you checking out all of Ms. Philips great art ideas on Schoology? We’ve got a 30 Day Art Challenge going on, plus fun stuff like this color wheel project from arteascuola.com. When you finish a project you can post it to our online art board. All the info is on Schoology. Come on Brewer artists, show us what ya got! ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Brewer 7th grader Aurora C, and 6th grader Ayla S., for winning 2nd and 3rd place prizes in the OUSD Census Poster Contest! These beautiful posters, along with the rest of the winners, will be used to promote the importance of completing the census, so our communities can get the funding and support they need. Congratulations to everyone who submitted a poster (and don’t forget to complete your census)! #census2020 #iamousd #middleschoolart @ebmsart ... See MoreSee Less
So, I attended this meeting and it was a little frustrating, but I did get some of my questions addressed.
Will school extend into Summer -
Waiting on Alameda County to see if there will be extension of school through Summer.
Grades before closer -
Students will receive grades for the work that was in progress or completed prior to Friday, March 13
Grades during closer -
Students will not receive credit or be penalized for complete/incomplete work during closer
Grades going forward -
We are planning how to ensure students can earn credit. We are waiting on state and federal guidance around this. Ensuring students earn credit is a top priority.
Is this correct or did I misunderstand some information and if so, can you help me understand?
Hello Brewer students and families. Many of you may have already received the notification that OUSD has extended school closures through May 1st. The superintendent has said, “I know this will be a major challenge for everyone and we are sorry for all the hardship it’s causing. This hasn’t been easy for any of us, and we appreciate all that you are doing to keep yourselves, your families and friends and all of Oakland safe from the spread of coronavirus.
Public health experts tell us the most effective way to minimize the impact of COVID-19 is by keeping all of us away from each other. That can’t happen if the schools are open. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says longer school closures of eight or more weeks seem to be more effective at slowing the spread of COVID-19 than shorter closures.”
You can find more information at www.OUSD.org including Grab and Go free meal information for students. No matter what happens, Brewer teachers and staff are here for students and families! Stay connected on Schoology. ... See MoreSee Less