On July 2, OUSD provided an update on the progress the district is making on recommendations for reopening schools. We thank everyone who joined the online meeting and apologize for the technical difficulties.
Linked below please find the recording of the presentation which includes: key survey feedback, a message from our Superintendent, a presentation by Dr. Lee Atkinson-McEvoy on the latest science around COVID-19, and recommendations for an instructional model for this fall.
Additionally, there are two opportunities for the community to provide feedback. We encourage you to take the survey and comment on the working group recommendations.
Join OUSD staff this Thursday, July 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm for a family info session on the reopening of schools. For the Zoom or phone call in number see today’s post on Schoology. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks my daughter is an incoming 6th grader and cannot get into schoology. Can you still send me the link? There is no news for incoming 6th graders or how to get in on website...or even for communication...
Dear Panther community, OUSD has partnered with Numi Tea to have free fresh produce delivered to families’ homes for four weeks. If you are interested in this resource you will find a link to the sign-up form (in Spanish and English) in a Schoology message from Mr. August posted today (6/17). 🍎 🌽 🥕 ... See MoreSee Less
We are proud of our Brewer students speaking up for what they believe in. In-coming 8th grader, Imani, spoke yesterday at a press conference for Black Organizing Project. Go, Imani! 📷 Brooke Anderson Photography ... See MoreSee Less
Celebrate the promotion of OUSD 5th and 8th graders and graduating high school seniors! Rising Together: OUSD Class of 2020 will air on KTVU Channel 2 from 11:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 6. It will also be simulcast on KTVU.com and KTVU’s Facebook page. #classof2020 @ousdnews @oakinthemiddle ... See MoreSee Less
This summer, Edna Brewer will be offering incoming Brewer 6th graders, current 6th graders and current 7th graders a free opportunity to bring engineering and science into your home through the Mr. October Foundation and @stem_101. This opportunity will be supported by Ms. B and Coach Corin. This is not formal schooling or distance learning, it is an at-home engineering opportunity with some coaching and community building with Ms. B and Coach Corin a couple times a week! To learn more or sign up, check out their Schoology post from May 28th. ... See MoreSee Less
I am trying to find the words to express the varying emotions I have experienced across this past week. I cried when I first saw the video of an officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd. Every time I see the video, I feel a pain that cuts very deeply. It is disheartening, frustrating, and saddening. I am also saddened by the violence, rioting and looting within and outside of our city. These behaviors overshadow the peaceful meassage of protesters marching to impact change, and that is very unfortunate.
I am still trying to process everything, and I know many in our school community are as well. Lil Panthers, some of you may be feeling hurt, angry, confused, and fearful. We love you, and are here to support you. If you need to talk someone, please reach out to me or your grade level admin and we will connect you with an adult.
As a Brewer community, we have been committed to authentic, open conversations around race equity, and we will continue to do so. If you are interested in engaging in such discussions, we welcome your participation when those opportunities are announced. Collectively we can do our small part to contribute to larger systemic change.
I have attached a poignant communication from Superintendent Dr. Kyla Johnson-Trammell. I find it a worthy read.
FREE MEALS FOR KIDS DURING THE SUMMER: The OUSD Nutrition Services Department is operating 24 pick-up locations throughout the city where “Grab and Go” meals will be available for any Oakland child aged 18 and under. Pick up days are Mondays and Thursday from 8am until 12pm. This program will run from June 1, 2020 through July 21, 2020.
Please note: Social Distancing measures are in effect. Face coverings are required. Kids do not need to be present to pick up food.
The Meal Pick Up Locations Are: Northwest/West Oakland: Emerson Elementary Hoover Elementary Sankofa Elementary West Oakland Middle School
Central Oakland: Allendale Elementary Bella Vista Elementary Cleveland Elementary Garfield Elementary La Escuelita Manzanita SEED/Manzanita Community Oakland High School
East Oakland: Bret Harte Middle School Castlemont High School Coliseum College Preparatory Academy East Oakland PRIDE Elmhurst United Middle School Esperanza/Korematsu Elementary Fremont High School Frick Impact Academy Horace Mann Elementary Life Academy/United for Success Madison Park Upper Melrose Leadership Academy New Highland/Rise Academy ... See MoreSee Less
OUSD's Office of Equity and Asian Pacific Islander Student Achievement program are hosting the 3rd Annual Spring Celebration virtually. On Facebook at “OUSD APISA Initiative” and on Instagram @ousdapisa for all students who made the District’s Pacific Islander Honor Roll. The celebration was created in collaboration with @oakpin and @ikunaed. ... See MoreSee Less
Brewer students Flora Mae, Mimi, and Sadie, twinning (or triplet-ing) while cherry picking. A great social distancing activity. Way to wear your masks! Panthers know how to stay safe AND have fun. What are you up to for Memorial Day weekend? ... See MoreSee Less