OUSD Early Literacy Newsletter January 2021

Join Us: Literacy Summit & Family Workshop on Feb. 18Greenleaf students celebrating books, pre-COVID.Our second Literacy Summit and Family Workshop is coming up soon on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 4:30 – 6:00p.m. Join us to learn about:The state of literacy in OUSDOur literacy progress based on middle of the year assessmentStrategies to support reading at home with your…


OUSD Students and Staff Featured in New Documentary Homeroom Heading to 2021 Sundance Film Festival This Month

Sunday, January 17, 2021Contact: John SasakiCommunications Director [email protected] Oakland, CA — Starting in 2019, a documentary film crew worked in OUSD watching the educational process and seeing the lives of students, along with staff and families. The intent was to show urban education through the eyes of Oakland students, specifically students at Oakland High School and on…


First Asian American OUSD Superintendent Passes Away After Battle With Cancer

Thursday, January 7, 2021Contact: John SasakiCommunications Director [email protected], CA — Oakland Unified School District is in mourning after learning that former Superintendent Carole Quan passed away after a battle with cancer. Quan led the District from 1997 to 1999 after spending a lifetime being educated in and then working for OUSD. She attended Franklin Elementary, Roosevelt Junior…


Four OUSD Teachers Receive Special Recognition From Alameda County Office of Education

OUSD NEWSROOMPRESS RELEASE Tuesday, December 22, 2020Contact: John SasakiCommunications Director [email protected], CA — This year, the annual Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) Teacher of the Year Awards ceremony was unlike any other. The ceremony happened online earlier this month, and the county sent no winners to the 2020 California Teacher of the Year competition. There was also a…


The Surge in the Pandemic is Causing Us to Change Our Reopening Plans

  December 14, 2020 Dear OUSD Community:We recently shared our plan to reopen schools for in-person instruction with January 25, 2021 as our target starting date. Unfortunately, COVID transmission and cases in our county continue to worsen. Before we break for the winter holiday, I wanted to let you know that we will not begin our…