A Message to Families from the Sanctuary Task Force- OUSD Will NEVER Ask about Immigration Status

SANCTUARY TASK FORCESeptember 17, 2020Dear Oakland Unified Community,Oakland Unified School District supports our students, staff, and families no matter where they came from orhow they got here. OUSD is a sanctuary district, inside a sanctuary city, inside a sanctuary state.Under our sanctuary district policy, our staff at schools and the central office will not:● Call…


Celebrating OUSD’s Linked Learning Summer Student Engagement

Español   |   العربية   |   中文   |   文言 |   Tiếng Việt   |   ភាសាខ្មែរ September 16, 2020Castlemont Sophomore,SUDA PathwayCareer Technical Education and InternshipsSummer 2020 was not like other summers. Shelter-in-place remained throughout Alameda County, businesses slowly reopened after weeks of being shuttered, and students were not able to enjoy many of the typical summer freedoms.Despite the limitations, nearly…


Leading for Literacy: Hope in a Time of COVID-19

A guest post from Leroy Gaines, Candidate for OUSD School Board District 5.  All candidates are welcome to share their views on the blog. A strong instructional focus; targeted use of data at the student, classroom, and school level; shared leadership; and a growth mindset for staff and students. These were the guiding principles I…


Continued Progress Toward Fiscal Health, Closing of the Books for the 2019-20 school year

This message is available in other languages using the links located above the blue headerDear Oakland Community:OUSD’s financial operations are improving. The significant challenges in the years ahead make this work even more critical. We will reflect on last year to inform how we improve our practices. We have modeled the commitment to sound fiscal…


The San Francisco 49ers Make Two Year Commitment to Support SPAAT’s Efforts to Advance Racial Justice Through Education in Oakland Unified School District

OUSD NEWSROOM PRESS RELEASE Saturday, September 12, 2020Contact: John SasakiCommunications Director [email protected], CA — The Student Program for Academic and Athletic Transitioning (SPAAT), a key organization for helping Oakland’s student-athletes prepare for college and career, is announcing a major new partnership with the Bay Area’s one remaining NFL football team. The San Francisco 49ers have entered into an…