Happy New Year hoping this one is better than the last, we have our first OUSD board meeting and elections of new board leadership, it is still open enrollment for families looking for schools for next year and many schools have tours and information nights, plus there is the middle and high school options fairs, also a conversation with our Office of Equity on Boys and Young Men of Color and a youth led forum with our superintendent, plus ways that you can help Oakland schools, that and much more please read and share
1/8/ 11:00 AM– OUSD Annual organizational meeting
1/9 5:00-7:00 PM OUSD Middle School Enrollment Fairs
1/9 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Crocker Highlands Elementary Prospective Family Night
1/10 9:00 am – 10:00 am Cleveland Elementary School Tour for Prospective Families
1/10/2018 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm Board of Education Regular Meeting
1/10 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM OUSD High School Enrollment Options Fair
1/10, 4:00 – 5:00 PM EST Boys and Young Men of Color: Liberated, Empowered and Educated
1/11 8:30am–9:30 am Learning Without Limit’s Info Sessions (K-5)
1/11 4:30 – 6:30pm Reflections with Oakland Superintendent Dr. Kyla Johnson Trummell.
1/11 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Edna Brewer Prospective Parent Tour
1/12 9:30am- 10:30 am Montera Prospective Parent Tour
1/12 10:30am Cox Academy Info Night (PreK-5)
1/18 8:30am–9:30 am Learning Without Limit’s Info Sessions (K-5)
1/19 10:30am Cox Academy Info Night (PreK-5)
1/20 2pm – 4pm The Color of Law
1/21 9:00am – 10:00 –Lazear Charter Academy Info Session (TK-8)
Opportunities / Funding for Educators and Youth
How you can help
Help ICS survive the OUSD budget cuts
1/8/ 11:00 AM– OUSD Annual organizational meeting-The Committee Room, KDOL TV Studio, B-237, Met West High School Entrance, 314 East 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94606-2291
1/9 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Crocker Highlands Elementary Prospective Family Night – Join us to learn more about Crocker Highlands Elementary School! Location: Crocker Highlands Elementary School 525 Midcrest Road 946101/9 5:00-7:00 PM OUSD Middle School Enrollment Fairs – Enrollment Season for all Oakland Public Schools open November 13th! Find and apply to OUSD schools here , MLK School, 960 10th st, Oakland,
1/10 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Cleveland Elementary School Tour for Prospective Families – Come join and meet the Cleveland community! Cleveland is an award-winning school with a vibrant community! We host several community and cultural events throughout the year that are a lot of fun and help foster strong relationships between parents, students and the school. We take a holistic approach to education that includes not just the core reading, writing and math, but also offers science and environmental hands on learning experiences in our Ecoliteracy program, regular art classes through MOCHA, and year-round regular music classes for students at all grade levels. Please note that tours are for adults only. All tours have translation services available, upon request. No need to register for tours. Simply show up. Location: Cleveland Elementary 745 Cleveland St 94606
1/10/2018 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm Board of Education Regular Meeting – Closed session begins at 4:00 p.m. Open session begins at 5:30 p.m. Location: The Great Room at La Escuelita 1050 2nd Avenue 94606
1/10 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM OUSD High School Enrollment Options Fair Will your child be entering 9th Grade for the 2018-19 school year? This Enrollment Options Fair is for you! Join us to learn more about OUSD high schools, meet principals and teachers, and talk with other families. This is a wonderful opportunity to ask questions and learn more so that you can make the best high school choice for your student. The OUSD Enrollment Season closes on January 26, 2018. Apply today!
Wednesday, January 10, 4:00 – 5:00 PM EST Boys and Young Men of Color: Liberated, Empowered and Educated– the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) will be hosting the fourth installment of their Conversations with Influential Thought Leaders. COSEBOC works to connect, inspire, support and strengthen school leaders dedicated to the social, emotional and academic development of boys and young men of color. We are honored to have Chris Chatmon, Deputy Chief of Equity for Oakland Unified School District chosen for their series. The event is free, but registration is required.
1/11 8:30am–9:30 am Learning Without Limit’s Info Sessions (K-5) Join Learning Without Limit’s Info Sessions! Learn more about the school and tour the campus!
1/11 4:30 – 6:30pm Ready for the World III – Reflections with Oakland Superintendent Dr. Kyla Johnson Trummell. Join Ready for the World Team and Energy Convertors for a New Year’s Reflection dialogue with the Superintendent. Six months ago we welcomed the Superintendent to her new job educating Oakland youth. This past December we reflected on the last six months and invited the Superintendent to share her new learnings, challenges and hopes for Oakland Youth. The Greenling Institute – 360 14th Street Oakland
1/11 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Edna Brewer Prospective Parent Tour – The Edna Brewer Middle School Outreach Team welcomes all interested parents and guardians to come learn about our high-performing Oakland Public Middle School. Each year we host several Morning Tours and one Evening Informational Event for prospective families. We encourage you to attend both, in order to get a sense of Edna Brewer’s dynamic, inclusive school culture, as well as our outstanding academic and elective programs. Location: Edna Brewer Middle School 3748 13th Ave. 94610
1/12 9:30am- 10:30 am Montera Prospective Parent Tour – Parent-led tours start at 9:30AM with a brief overview of the IB curriculum with Mr. Avent and a couple of our student leaders in the Montera courtyard outside the school office, and last about 45-50 minutes concluding back in the courtyard to chat with Montera parents with any other questions you and your student might have. We highly recommend bringing your student, but if they cannot come, we have a Welcome Day that gives our incoming students a day to tour the school with a 7th grader as well as a 2-day Summer Bridge program for our incoming 6th graders. Please register here.
1/12 10:30am Cox Academy Info Night (PreK-5) Join Cox Academy’s Information Nights! Learn more about the school and tour the campus.
1/19 10:30am Cox Academy Info Night (PreK-5) Join Cox Academy’s Information Nights! Learn more about the school and tour the campus.
1/20 2pm – 4pm The Color of Law Join the Richmond Public Library and the Richmond Museum of History as we welcome writer and scholar, Richard Rothstein. Author of the recently published “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of how our Government Segregated America” Mr. Rothstein will be presenting the research and findings compiled to the Richmond public on Saturday, January 20, 2018.
Please join us! This is a FREE EVENT and will take place at the Richmond City Council Chamber located at 440 Civic Center Plaza from 2pm – 4pm.
1/21 9:00am – 10:00 –Lazear Charter Academy Info Session (TK-8) Join Lazear Charter Academy! Learn more about the school and tour the campus!
Opportunities / Funding for Educators and Youth
Our district-wide scholarship is now live! Apply for the East Bay College Fund Opportunity Scholarship today and share with all Oakland high school seniors. Let’s get to college!
SMASH Academy Accepting Applications– Since 2004, SMASH has helped bring a rigorous STEM education to hundreds of students from low income, underrepresented communities. A few SMASH facts: Impact: SMASH is a 3 year STEM acceleration summer residential and academic year program that works: check out their alumni outcomes here. Free of Cost: SMASH is a free program — equivalent to a $24,000 scholarship.
Nationwide: SMASH is continuing to expand to serve more students across the nation. In addition to existing sites at Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, Davis, and Morehouse College, SMASH will be opening two new sites in 2018: Wayne State University and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. The SMASH 2018 application deadline is March 1, 2018. Students can apply here.
How you can help
Help ICS survive the OUSD budget cuts Oakland Unified is facing another enormous budget shortfall. District level budget cuts are being shouldered by teachers and families, with each school being asked to cut on average $120 per student. What this means for many schools is an IMMEDIATE LOSS of after-school programs, support staff, access to technology, field trips, and many of the enrichment activities that make their schooling experience enjoyable and equitable. At schools in Oakland’s wealthier neighborhoods, these cuts will be offset by parent donations and annual fundraisers that bring in an average of $300,000 per year. At flatland schools, populated predominantly by students of color, these cuts will be felt by teachers and children, and they will be felt deeply. Please click here to help.
Ms. Zissis, from Sankofa Elementary, needs iPads for her speech students. An iPad would be a great supplemental therapy tool. Learn more about similar projects from Oakland teachers that still need funding. GO will match your contribution!