Yearly Archives: 2020

2021 Oakland Tech Auction: Mark Your Calendars!

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Every year the Oakland Tech community — teachers, administrators, parents, students and local businesses — comes together to celebrate our support for one another with the OT-PTSA’s biggest fundraiser, the...   Read More

More College Application Support: Senior Panel Webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 24

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DCAC/EAOP is hosting a Senior Panel Webinar Tuesday, Nov. 24, to get seniors to lock in on their college and financial aid applications. We will have two panels: The first...   Read More

Turkey Week College Application Crunch

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The Oakland Tech College & Career Center will provide last-minute assistance on college applications from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Wednesday of Thanksgiving break. Get your applications reviewed...   Read More

Video of the Nov. 17 Oakland Tech PTSA Meeting: Distance Learning & Campus Closure Update

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The November 2020 Oakland Tech PTSA meeting featured updates on OUSD’s pandemic-related campus closures and on distance learning, with participation from Oakland Tech Principal Richard Fairly, District 1 School Board...   Read More

New Online Directory of Student Clubs & Support Programs at Tech

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Ms. Arnoldy has launched a new Google Slides deck to provide current information about student clubs and support programs at Oakland Tech. The presentation features a day-by-day schedule of club...   Read More

OUSD Black and Latino Solidarity Plática

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The OUSD Office of Latino Student Achievement is hosting an online conversation on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom. Participants will discuss the obstacles that both...   Read More

Dual Enrollment Video Production Class Offered in Association With Youth Beat at KDOL-TV

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Oakland Tech 10th through 12th graders are invited to register for a new spring semester dual enrollment Laney College class in beginning video production offered in association with Youth Beat...   Read More

9th Grade Pathway Selection Process 2020-21

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All Oakland Tech 9th graders have an important decision to make. They will learn about the five career pathways at Oakland Tech and then complete an application that asks them...   Read More

Information Night and Virtual School Tours for Prospective Oakland Tech Families

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With Oakland public school campuses closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our usual schedule of school tours, shadow days, and public events for prospective families is not possible. However, we...   Read More

December 9 Zoom Meeting to Focus on Historically Black Colleges & Universities

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On Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the Oakland Tech HBCU Tour Committee, AASAP (African-American Parent Committee), and Oakland Tech Black Student Union will present a Zoom-based panel...   Read More

Oakland Tech Attendance Challenge During the Week Before Thanksgiving Break

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Take the OTHS Attendance Challenge during the Week of Nov. 16-20. Perfect attendance wins you prizes! Earn all E’s for the week and you will be eligible for a drawing,...   Read More

Ride for a Reason Rises Again in 2021!

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While different from years past, our 2021 Ride for a Reason will be bigger and better because that’s what this time demands. We’re also doubling down on our commitment —...   Read More

Latinx College Application Support Nov. 18 and 19

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Come get College Application support on your UC, CSU, & Common Apps! There will be a space designated for each application and a general working space! Come get your applications...   Read More

Latinx Family Financial Aid Night on Nov. 17

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El Martes 17 de Noviembre a las 6pm vamos a tener un taller para la ayuda financiera para nuestra familias Latinas. Vamos a cubrir cómo aplicar para la ayuda financiera,...   Read More

College Application Support Available Online During College Crunch Week – Nov. 16-20

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Join the College & Career Center for College Crunch Week! Come get help on all your college applications before deadlines hit, and get your applications reviewed before submission. During the...   Read More

California Alliance for Arts Education Launching Student Voices Campaign on Nov. 19

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On Nov. 19 the California Alliance for Arts Education will hold an online launch event for its 2020-21 Student Voices Campaign, which will invite California public school students to submit...   Read More

Oakland Tech Collaborative School Site Council Meeting on Tuesday Nov. 17, 4:30 p.m.

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Oakland Technical High School Collaborative School Site Council Meeting IMPORTANT MEETING All parents/guardians and community are encouraged to participate in the Collaborative School Site Council. The CSSC develops and monitors...   Read More

Ride for a Reason Rises: Virtual Kickoff on Dec. 4, 6 PM

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R4R RISES AGAIN ​While different from years past, 2021 will be bigger and better because that’s what this time demands. We’re also doubling down on our commitment — we are...   Read More

Message From Principal Fairly

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CELEBRATING AND STRENGTHENING OUR CONNECTIONS Hello, Bulldog Community! What a week it was! As of Friday, the election that we had waited so long for still had not been finalized...   Read More

Update From Principal Fairly: Celebrating and Strengthening Our Connections

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Hello, Bulldog Community! What a week it was! As of Friday, the election that we had waited so long for still had not been finalized in many ways. That experience...   Read More

Status Update From OUSD Superintendent About Returning to In-Person Learning

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On Thursday, Nov. 5, OUSD Superintendent Dr. Kyla Johnson-Trammell published a statement addressing questions about our eventual return to in-person learning at OUSD school sites. Topics covered in the message...   Read More

Seniors: Check Out the Latest Scholarship Bulletin

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Below is the latest Scholarship Bulletin from the Ms. Johnson in the OT College & Career Center:

All Road to College Event Information is Now Posted on the Oakland Tech Web Site

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Start Here to click into the options: https://oaklandtech.com/staff/college-info-events — or look for the College Info Events link under the College & Career tab at the top of this page. You...   Read More

November 2020 Oakland Tech PTSA Meeting to Focus on Distance Learning

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This month, the Oakland Tech PTSA will have a two-part meeting: The first part is a short business meeting at 6:30 p.m. for members and others who are interested to...   Read More

DCAC Statewide College Fair Night on Nov. 17

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Destination College Advising Corps (DCAC) is holding a virtual college fair on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. Open to all grade levels. Don’t miss this chance to...   Read More

Cash Prizes On the Line on Nov. 19 in the OT Black Student Union’s First Ever Talent Show

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Oakland Tech’s Black Student Union will host its first ever a talent show on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. Come through and show your talent for the...   Read More

An Invitation to Join the OT Asian Student Union

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ASU, or Asian Student Union, is a cultural club where we discuss Asian topics or issues. Everyone is welcome, regardless of ethnicity! Meetings are every other Tuesday at 3:15 p.m....   Read More

Oakland Tech’s Student Newspaper is Back!

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The Scribe is back! The October edition of Oakland Tech’s student newspaper is now live with a mix of news, opinion, feature articles and community announcements presented in a new...   Read More

Join the Bay Area Restorative Ecology Club

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Bay Area Restorative Ecology Club is a climate action team dedicated to planning and executing hands-on ecological projects that improve our community and planet. Check us out if you are...   Read More

Student Musicians Collaborate for New Jazz Piece

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Members of the Jazz Ensemble OEASE — formed by high school aged jazz musicians in Oakland — have collaborated on a piece called “Freedom of Speech,” shown in the video...   Read More

Class of 2021: Now is the Time to Schedule Your Senior Portrait Session

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Attention Oakland Tech Seniors and Families, The Our Legacy Team is excited to have the opportunity to work with you in a year of monumental challenges. We are ready to...   Read More

Learn More About OT’s Biotech Academy

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Biotech Partners is a non-profit organization that provides a hands-on academic and job training program at Oakland Technical High School for populations typically under-represented in the sciences, especially students of...   Read More

What’s Happening Next Week in the Academy Exploratory Tutorial: Identify Career Areas

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WHO? – All 9th grade scholars. WHEN? – Nov. 9-13 – TAKE THE RIASEC TEST It’s really not a test. It’s a survey to help you identify your career personality...   Read More

LatinX Student Union Observes Day of the Dead With Virtual Altar on Instagram

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Dear Community, Day of the Dead is a significant tradition for many countries across Latin America. For the Latinx community it means, a celebration of life and remembrance of loved...   Read More

Join the Oakland Tech Book Club!

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Our Book Club is a safe, fun place to discuss books as well as help out the community! Contact Jade Nakama (s_jade.nakama@ousd.org) and Theodora Fort (s_theodora.fort@ousd.org) if you have any...   Read More

Tech Students Invited to Join Gen Z Blog Team

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The Voices of Gen Z is a blog for students to voice their opinions on today’s education and acknowledge the problems in our education. Each post can be anonymous or...   Read More

Clubs At Oakland Tech: Check Out What Students Can Join!

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We’ll add clubs here as we hear of them! Keep checking back!  Oakland Tech Youth Activism Club Join the OT Youth Activism Club to get service hours, join in political...   Read More

Rescheduled 12th Grade Family Info Night: Thurs. Oct. 29 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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Do you want to meet other 12th grade families? Do you have questions about high school graduation and college? Online learning? Join us on October 29th from 7:00 to 8:00pm...   Read More

OUSD Survey Invites Feedback From Families on Distance Learning and Reopening Campuses

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OUSD invites families to fill out a community-wide online survey that will allow you to provide feedback to district officials on a number of topics related to distance learning and...   Read More

African American Student Action Planners Meeting (BSU for parents), Tues. Oct 27

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When: Tuesday – October 27, 2020 – 6:00 p.m. African American Student Action Planners (AASAP) is a committee of parents, teachers, students and school administrators dedicated to increasing the academic and life...   Read More

Make a Change in Our Community by Joining Oakland Tech’s Youth Activism Club

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Join the OT Youth Activism Club to get service hours, join in political discussions, and make a change in your community! Volunteer opportunities Political discussions Leadership roles Guest speakers Join...   Read More

Attention 9th Graders: Academy Selection Process Assembly on Oct. 29 During Tutorial

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All Oakland Tech 9th grade scholars are cordially invited to attend the Academy Selection Process Assembly on Thursday, Oct. 29 during Tutorial (10:10 to 11:10 a.m.). Zoom link will be...   Read More

Get Ready for Academy Week at Oakland Tech

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What is Academy Week? Academy Week is the week you will select your College & Career Pathway for grades 10-12. What Pathways do we have at Oakland Tech? Computer Academy...   Read More

In Invitation to Join Oakland Tech’s Peer Mediators

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Do you want to be a peacemaker at Tech? Learn how to solve problems at school and resolve conflicts with your friends to resolve conflicts and build skills to be...   Read More

Join Mock Trial!

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This year’s case is about burglary aiding and abetting case. Meetings are 5:30 on Zoom (days TBD). Work with real attorneys who help you understand the law, improve your public...   Read More

Collaborative School Site Council Meeting Tuesday Oct. 27, 4:30 p.m.

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Oakland Technical High School Collaborative School Site Council Meeting IMPORTANT MEETING All parents/guardians and community are encouraged to participate in the Collaborative School Site Council. The CSSC develops and monitors...   Read More

Need to Pick Up Textbooks for Quarter 2 Classes?

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Textbook pickup will happen between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day this week (Oct. 19 to 23). And thank you to the great volunteers who made textbook pick up...   Read More

Music – Tech Clarinetist Performs with Local Group

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COVID-19 has changed much in our lives. However, our students still find ways to do and share the arts and the performing arts. Come see what our 10th Grader Zoe...   Read More

Road to College Event Videos Now Available on the Tech Web Site

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Parents of 12th grade students: We have posted the last four College Info Events onto our website! Be sure to watch with your student. All links can be found on...   Read More

Road to College 3B: FAFSA Deep Dive Webinar for 12th Grade Families on Oct. 27

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Attention Oakland Tech Seniors: Join us via Zoom on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.for the College and Career Center’s Road to College 3B Zoom Webinar for 12th...   Read More

OUSD prohibits unlawful discrimination (such as discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying) against any student, employee, or other person participating in district programs and activities, including, but not limited to, those programs or activities funded directly by or that receive or benefit from any state financial assistance, based on the person's actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Government Code 11135, or Penal Code 422.55 or equity or compliance with Title IX, or based on his/her association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics (5 CCR 4610). BOARD POLICY 0410. BOARD POLICY 1312.3. BOARD POLICY 4030. BOARD POLICY 5143.3. BOARD POLICY 5145.7. Complaint forms are available at school sites, on the district webpage at www.ousd.org/ombudsperson, at the Office of the Ombudsperson located at 1000 Broadway, 1st Floor, Suite 150, Oakland, CA 94607, or via telephone 510-879-4281.

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