School Closure through the end of the 2019 – 2020 school year.

Ms. Maiuri and Mr. Layne have put together a website to help students and parents find resources to support learning at home activities.

Click here and bookmark this site as it will be updated throughout the school closure.

April 4, 2020
Superintendent Update

Dear Oakland Unified Community,

I write to you today with a brief COVID-19 update and to share some of my thoughts regarding the public health crisis which continues to evolve and has us changing the way we operate to serve our students.

It was with the health and safety of all students and staff in mind that I joined with many superintendents across the state to make the unprecedented decision to keep our campuses closed for in-person instruction through the remainder of the school year. I know it’s the right decision, yet I also know that this year will never be the year any of us expected for our students. From schools closed and sports cancelled to staying at home and away from friends to the postponement or cancellation of annual school experiences that come every spring, our students and our staff are missing out on countless aspects of life in OUSD. It’s hard for all of us and I wish there was another way forward. But right now, we have no choice. Our schools will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year largely because the state ordered all of us to shelter in place indefinitely. As always, the health and well being of everyone is our top priority.

Here is the full text from the school district:

https://www.ousd.org/coronavirus

Additional reading on Corona Virus can be found here:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/expert-answers/novel-coronavirus/faq-20478727