Yearly Archives: 2019

Tech Auction Needs a Co-Chair and Communications Person

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Did you help to do fundraising at your elementary or middle school? Maybe you are looking for a way to get to know other Tech parents and connect with the...   Read More

Important Meeting on Sept. 17: Oakland Tech Collaborative School Site Council Establishment

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A meeting of the Oakland Tech Collaborative School Site Council (CSSC) will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the school library. This is an...   Read More

Two Upcoming College Events – Road to College 2 Essay Night and OUSD College Fair

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ROAD TO COLLEGE 2:  COLLEGE ESSAY INFORMATION NIGHT Tues, 9/24/19; 6:00-8:00 pm – OT Library We will have two guest speakers presenting on the two major college essay areas: UC Personal...   Read More

PTSA Meeting Focuses on Housing, and Grants Approved

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Dear Oakland Tech community: The year is off to a great start. We had a lot of new faces at our PTSA meeting on Monday, where Siggy Rubinson shared information...   Read More

Important Contacts for Oakland Tech and OUSD

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Please see this document to learn about the resources for your student at Oakland Tech and how Oakland schools are “community schools.”

PTSA Meeting on Monday Sept. 9, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the library

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From Andrea Dooley, the PTSA president: It was great to meet so many people at Back to School Night. I hope you learned as much about your student’s classes as...   Read More

Help A New Teacher Build A Class Library

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The following books have been requested by a new teacher to create an in-class library.  If you have any of these books at home and are willing to donate them...   Read More

Principal’s Corner: Joy and Education

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Back to School Night It was great to see so many families at Back to School Night; however, we know that not all parents/guardians could attend.  If you have questions/concerns...   Read More

Tutors in the area, a list compiled by a Tech parent

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In need of a tutor for your student? A helpful Tech parent has created a Google doc with tutor name, contact info, subject matter, mostly pulled off the Tech Yahoo...   Read More

HBCU Spring Tour Information Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 2

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Each year, dozens of students participate in Oakland Tech’s spring break tour of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU’s). Students along with parents or caregivers are invited to join us...   Read More

Sign Up to Receive Text Message Updates From Oakland Tech

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Oakland Tech is using a free text messaging service called Remind to help keep community members informed about important school news and updates. There are new sign-up codes this year,...   Read More

Services Offered at Tech: Food Program, Bulldog Closet for Hygiene Supplies, Vision to Learn

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Tech offers a lot of services beyond educating students. For more about some of what is offered and the various outside groups that the school works with, please look here. ...   Read More

Principal’s Corner: Being Safe At Tech

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The first weeks of school have been great.  The energy on campus is positive and energizing.  Oakland Tech is the only high school in OUSD that allows students to venture...   Read More

BACK TO SCHOOL – SEPT. 4 – THE DETAILS!

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Wednesday September 4th is Back to School Night (BTSN) at Oakland Tech! This is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teachers, counselors, and all the support staff that are...   Read More

Road to College I: Applying to College Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. at Tech’s Auditorium

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Please join us for Tech’s annual “Road To College I: The Nuts and Bolts of Applying to College” on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the Tech Auditorium....   Read More

Dance – Dance Week September 16th through the 20th

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Please join us for dance week! Everyone is welcome to dance. NOTE: Dates have changed!! Please see below 1:30 pm to 2:30 PM & 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm 9/16 Mexican...   Read More

Fall 2019 School Portrait Sessions Scheduled

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It’s Traditional School Portrait Time…. and our photo service provider, My Legacy Matters, are changing the way it’s done! These portraits will be used in the yearbook and the official...   Read More

Music – Watershed

For tickets please go to this link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4310538 For Volunteers please go to this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054da4ad2ca6f85-watershed Oakland jazz composer Ted Allen combines his idiosyncratic compositions with the work of four...   Read More

Aug. 30 Deadline for Fall 2019 PTSA Grant Applications

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The PTSA fall grant application window is officially open! Please note that we have moved the deadline up by a few weeks in order to accommodate the new school calendar....   Read More

Principal’s Corner: Meet the New Counselors and Teachers

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Hello Bulldogs! The first few days of school are busy for staff and students, and I know there are many emotions as the school year begins.  I know the beginning...   Read More

First PTA Meeting of 2019-20 Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. School Library

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Dear Parents, Teachers, and Students: We truly appreciate the efforts of all the parents, teachers and staff who gave their time at registration, the freshman BBQ and in the textbook...   Read More

Staying Connected at Oakland Tech

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To stay connected to Tech events & help strengthen our Bulldog community, please follow @othsconnections on Instagram. To stay connected to Bay Area youth events, programs, college fairs, internships, scholarships...   Read More

Drama – Auditions for 2019-20 Repertory

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OakTech Rep will be holding auditions – in the Oakland Tech Auditorium – for the productions of the 2019-20 school year on: Monday, August 19th, from 3:45-5:30 and Wednesday, August...   Read More

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year

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Bulldogs and Families, Welcome to a new year!!! Let’s make this the best year you have yet to have in high school. Start the year off on a positive note...   Read More

Row Team Parent Athlete Information Night

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OTR Parent Athlete Information Night is Wednesday, August 21 from 7-8:30 pm in the Library. Any student from Oakland Tech in grades 9-12 is eligible to enroll for the 2019-2020...   Read More

9th Grade Orientation Feedback: Submit Your Thoughts Online

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Assistant Principal Martel Price is seeking feedback on this year’s orientation program for incoming 9th grade families. The goal is to use your input to improve the experience for next...   Read More

Orientation Documents for 9th Grade Families

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Assistant Principal Martel Price has provided the following documents to support parent and student orientation for 9th grade families. The first is a set of presentation slides used during in-person...   Read More

OakTech Rep 2019-20 Auditions on Monday August 19 and Wednesday August 21

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OakTech Rep 2019-20 auditions will be Monday, August 19th and Wednesday August 21st after school in the auditorium. Come audition to be a part of the creation of an original...   Read More

Welcome Oakland Tech Bulldogs, from the 2019-20 PTSA president

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Hello Oakland Tech community, My name is Andrea Dooley. I am the new PTSA President this year and I am excited about all the great programs we will be supporting...   Read More

Apply Now for Girls Inc. Resource Center High School Programs

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Girls Inc. of Alameda County is a local organization that offers programs “designed to empower girls at every stage of development.” Two programs are currently accepting applications. Both programs provide...   Read More

82% Registered Online By Aug. 2!!!; ID Card & Schedule Pick-Up, Aug. 5 & 6 (updated 8/2/19)

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Oakland Tech Families Have Achieved 82% Online Registration by August 2! Great Job! This year, online registration has 4 parts: (1) the online registration documents, (2) the meal form or...   Read More

Weekly Update from Tech’s Top Dog

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Tech Students & Acceptance to UC Berkeley I am so proud of our students and teachers. A recent story in the San Francisco Business Times discussed the number of graduating...   Read More

Summer Assignments: Due First Day of School, Aug. 12

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Below are the 2019 summer assignments for 10th, 11th and 12th grade Bulldogs. There are no assignments for 9th grade students. Assignments are due on the first day of school ––...   Read More

Class of 2019 Final Transcripts Available for Pick Up

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Hello, Grads! Ms. Fauntleroy in the Counseling Office will disperse transcripts beginning Monday, June 17 through the month of July. Students will only be given one transcript to one college....   Read More

2018-19 Yearbook Update: No Extra Yearbooks Available for Purchase

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We’re sorry to have to share the news that there are no extra 2018-19 Tech yearbooks are available beyond those that were pre-purchased either online or in person. It turned...   Read More

Letter to 9th Grade Families Re: Make Up PFT & 10th Grade PE

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Hello Oakland Tech Bulldog 9th grade Students/Parents,   I am sending this message out to you all in regards to the pending make up Physical Fitness Tests (PFT) that were...   Read More

Bulldog Closet Update & Thank You: A Year In Review from Tech’s School Nurses

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A big thank you to the Tech community for helping support and expand the Bulldog Closet! The Bulldog Closet moved to a larger space this year allowing for more storage...   Read More

2019-20 OUSD School Calendar Now Available

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The 2019-20 school year calendar is available right there, right now, in multiple languages on the OUSD website. The first day of school is August 12 and the last day...   Read More

New Electives for 2019-20: Contact Counselor if Interested

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We’re delighted to offer four new electives for the 2019-20 school year. Because these electives were added after students submitted their course selection forms, students interested in any of the...   Read More

Congratulations to Tech’s Women’s Basketball team, the CA Division 4 Champions!

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Congratulations to Tech’s Women’s Basketball team … now the California Division 4 Basketball Champions! Way to go, Bulldogs! Congratulations to the 2019 CIF State Girls DIV IV Basketball Champions, Oakland...   Read More

OT Hockey Wins Championship: Congratulations, Bulldogs!

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Tech’s hard-charging, puck-flying coed hockey team won the The Sharks High School Hockey JVC Championship — their second win two years in a row! — on March 17. The only...   Read More

End-of-Year State Testing: What You Need to Know

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Over the past several years, our teachers and staff have been working to implement California’s Common Core Learning Standards in our classrooms. Now, we want to see how well we...   Read More

CA Healthy Kids Survey: Parent Input Needed!

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All Tech parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to please fill out this 2018-19 California Healthy Kids Survey right here and now! It only takes a few minutes. Your honest –– and anonymous ––...   Read More

OUSD Updates Policy Re: PE, Fitness Test & Advanced Sports Credit

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OUSD has begun the process of updating district policies and regulations to ensure compliance with legal requirements, equitable education opportunities for our students and high quality instruction in Physical Education. More...   Read More

Sign Up for Free Eye Exams & Eyeglasses from Vision to Learn

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Tech’s nurses are working to schedule a campus visit from Vision To Learn, a nonprofit organization that offers students free eye exams and eyeglasses. If you would like your student to participate, please fill out...   Read More

Congrats to the OT Jazz Band for Superior Rating @ Jazz East Festival

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Congratulations to the Oakland Tech Jazz Band for earning an Unanimous Superior rating at the California Music Educators Association Jazz East Festival on Jan. 18 at Northgate High School in...   Read More

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