Oakland Tech is a full-service Oakland Community School dedicated to ensuring that all students graduate college, career and community ready.
We recognize that student learning is complex and diverse. Our mission is to ensure that every student thrives with equitable, holistic support of learning, through graduation and beyond.
Because a hungry student cannot learn, Oakland Tech offers a free hot breakfast to all students every school day in the cafeteria. A free bag breakfast is served from 8:30 to 8:55 AM in front of the library on the main campus and in the office on the Upper Campus.
All students are welcome to use the computers and printers available in the Tech library.
A school-based health center, TechniClinic provides free medical, counseling and health education services to up to 700 Oakland Tech students every year. It’s managed by La Clinica de la Raza. Learn more.
Oakland Tech’s school community is served by two full time nurses dedicated to maximizing the health, safety and well-being of roughly 2,000 students. In addition to their medical duties, our nurses also coordinate a variety of programs aimed at providing real, transformative services for Bulldogs in need, including vision care for students and groceries and personal care products for both students and their families. Learn more.
The Backpack Program provides identified students with a backpack of non-perishable food every two weeks and is funded through the Alameda County Food Bank. A family may enroll any time throughout the school year, and will be added to the next distribution after enrollment. If your household is experiencing food insecurity and would like to enroll, please either pick up a form in the nurses’s office in Room 110A (or download and print this one), complete it and return it to the nurse’s office or by email to Amanda.Epperson@ousd.org.
The Bulldog Closet provides personal hygiene products, clothing basics, laundry detergent and emergency grocery gift cards to students in need. We’ve also set up Amazon Bulldog Closet wishlists to make it easy for people to donate essentials, such as winter coats, backpacks and shoes, as well as school supplies for both students and teachers. Please reach out to Amanda Epperson at email@example.com for more information. We are always grateful for donations which may be sent to:
Tech’s Parent Liaison, Ms. Debra Carter-Kelly, supports parents and guardians as they work to navigate challenging situations. Among her responsibilities:
Please reach out to Ms. Carter-Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her office is inside the library.
Tech students have an opportunity to receive free eye exams and eyeglasses through Vision To Learn, a mobile vision care clinic that brings its services directly to Tech. If you would like your student to participate in this program, please fill out the following consent form — here in English and here in Spanish — and have your student return it to the Nurse’s Office (Room 110A). Forms are also available in the Nurse’s Office. Contact email@example.com for more information.
We want to remind everyone that Oakland Unified School District is a Sanctuary District inside a Sanctuary City located in California, a Sanctuary State. That means your State, City and School District support you no matter where you came from or how you got here. It’s also important to note that Immigration & Custom Enforcement policy prohibits agents from entering schools which are considered sensitive locations along with churches, hospitals and courthouses. We encourage families to check www.ousd.org/sanctuary/families for important information.
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