OUSD COVID Response Update

COVID UPDATE February 4, 2021
Dear OUSD Community,We write today with some updates about the work we are doing in response to COVID. As always, please visit www.ousd.org/reopening2021 for more information about how we’re working toward safely returning to in-person learning and support. We will also be providing an update about vaccine eligibility for educators and others shortly.
Family Medical Info Sessions Scheduled
OUSD will be hosting a series of family medical information sessions in partnership with medical doctors on the UCSF Pediatric Advisory Task Force (convened by the UCSF Center for Child and Community Health). The first general session will take place Feb. 11 from 5:30-7:00. For access information and more dates, please visit www.ousd.org/reopening2021infosessionsClick here to share a question or topic you would like addressed.
Pallets and pallets of PPE
Watch the short video above to see the work we’re doing to bring together the safety supplies needed for returning to in-person instruction. 
Info Sessions Scheduled Through February
Focused mostly on safety issues, we have more info sessions coming up soon on Feb. 9 and Feb. 16. Details at www.ousd.org/reopening2021infosessions. More than 3500 staff and community members have attended a session so far.Sports Conditioning Opening
Under new health guidance, we opened sports conditioning for high school students on Monday, Feb. 1. So far, over 260 students have expressed interest.Visit www.ousd.org/schoolsports for more details about locations, who is eligible, and how to sign up. We hope to open conditioning for middle school students soon.IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:Safety VideoThe video above shows some of the work we have been doing to make sure our schools are safe and aligned to the most up-to-date health guidance both for the people who are already working there, and for the future when we are allowed to open additional spaces. The video is available in six languages at www.ousd.org/reopening2021videos.
COVID Relief Impact Fund Report
In partnership with the Oakland Ed Fund, our COVID-19 Relief Fund has raised more than $2.5 million thanks to 2,000+ generous donors. Read more about the impact of the COVID Relief Fund and how these donations have been allocated.
Learning HubsOur learning hubs continue to operate and serve a limited number of our students. We launched them focused on specific populations (unhoused students, students in foster care, and a limited number of students receiving special education services). Participating students are accepted through a referral from their school team’s Coordinated Service Team (COST) process. We are currently working on launching more learning hubs across the District.COMING SOONSafety & Facility Readiness Dashboard by school site
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