The Latest Connecting with Kyla, looking at the COVID Crisis, Response, and Resources

Thursday, March 26, 2020 Dear OUSD Community, As you likely know, our school closure has been extended through at least May 1. Although we want nothing more than for our students to be reunited with their teachers and school staff, the well-being of our community is our top priority. As May 1 approaches, we will…


OUSD’s Grab and Go Free Meal Program Now in its Third Day As Need Expands

OUSD Press ReleaseOakland, CA – The Grab and Go free meal program for Oakland students is now in its third day and expects to continue growing exponentially. On day one of the program last Monday, March 16, OUSD Nutrition Services gave out about 25,000 meals to roughly 4,100 students. On Thursday, March 19, the second day…


OUSD schools closing to students as of 6:00 p.m. today-OUSD Press Release

COVID-19 Update Dear Oakland Unified Community,As concerns about coronavirus have risen, my leadership team and I have been working closely with the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) and the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE). They have kept us up-to-date on the best recommendations for how to conduct school business during this time of uncertainty.…


Confronting Environmental Injustice- Connecting with Kyla

February 27, 2020 “If power plants, waste handling, chemical plants and transport systems were located in wealthy areas as quickly and easily as in poor areas, we would have had a clean, green economy decades ago.”— Majora Carter, Urban Revitalization Strategist Dear OUSD Community:Unfortunately, this story is all too familiar to our students of color…


Air Testing Underway at McClymonds High School This Weekend; Preliminary Tests Results Are Promising

Oakland, CA – Days after McClymonds High School was shut down to students and staff, the campus was bustling with activity for much of Saturday, February 22, as experts in toxic materials and environmental health took dozens of air samples throughout the school buildings. Because of a special piece of equipment, the test results could be…