Connecting with Kyla, In the Absence of True Peace…

 Saturday, May 30, 2020 Dear Oakland Community,I write today to join in the national call for justice as well to express my support of our students and families. I am outraged by George Floyd’s death at the hands of the police. This outrage is only heightened by the recent murder of Ahmad Arbery for simply…


Academic Update from OUSD; Distance Learning, Digital Divide, Summer Chromebooks, Promotions and Grades and More

Academic UpdateMay 27, 2020 Dear OUSD Community:Tomorrow is the last day of the school year!I am writing to provide a few updates, resources and our tentative plans moving forward related to the following topics: Distance Learning this Spring;Technology & Addressing the Digital Divide;Report Cards & Promotion/Graduation;Summer Learning; The 2020-21 School Year; and, Staying ConnectedI also want to say congratulations…


A Special Message from the Foster Youth Advisory Committee: At a Crossroads in our Support for OUSD Foster Students

Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, May 26th at 5:30 pm for a most important meeting of the OUSD Foster Youth Advisory Committee.As the 2019-20 school year ends and the Covid-19 crisis continues to bring us closer together, we ask for a renewed commitment to the success and well-being of foster students. During this time, budget reductions…


Connecting With Kyla-Moving Forward and What to Expect in the Fall

 Friday, May 22, 2020 Dear Community,Thank you all for working through these incredibly stressful times with such grace, compassion, and care for each other. Our lives have been profoundly changed and I am inspired by the acts of kindness I have seen throughout our community.  Below you will find information about how we will approach…