Yearly Archives: 2020

Recording of OUSD’s July 13 Community Meeting About Plans for the 2020-21 School Year

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The Oakland Unified School District hosted an online information session on Monday, July 13, to discuss current plans for the new school year. Below are links to a video recording...   Read More

OUSD COVID-19 Working Group Recommendations for the 2020-21 School Year

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During an online presentation on Thursday, July 2, OUSD presented initial recommendations and scenarios for resuming instruction and school services for the 2020-21 school year. For high school students, the...   Read More

New Music Lockers Completed

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The New Music Lockers project was completed yesterday 6/25/2020.  This was a last upgrade we’ve been planning all year with Mr. Allen. We want to extend a great thank you...   Read More

Facilities Master Plan: Your Input Wanted!

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  OUSD FACILITIES MASTER PLAN: Oakland Tech NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT We want to encourage our entire community (teachers, parents/guardians, students, alumni, and connected neighbors) to engage in the process for...   Read More

Virtual Welcome for Incoming 9th Grade Students and Families

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Oakland Tech holds an annual informational session in the spring to welcome incoming 9th graders and their families. Click below to view a video recording of this year’s 9th grade...   Read More

Please Welcome John Harrington, Oakland Tech’s new Music Director

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John Harrington has been a music educator in California for twenty years.He began playing trumpet at nine years old, earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music from California State University...   Read More

A Fond Farewell to Oakland Tech Music Director Ted Allen

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We want to bid a fond farewell to Mr. Allen, our Oakland Tech Music Director. After leading the Skyline Music Department, Mr. Allen arrived at Tech in 2016, and joined...   Read More

Distribution of Diplomas for the Class of 2020 Scheduled for Thursday, June 11

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Greetings Class of 2020! Congratulations on getting through your four years here at Oakland Technical High School. To make it even more official, let’s seal the deal with your diplomas!!...   Read More

Oakland 2020 Decision Day Video

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The Oakland Tech College & Career Center team produced this video for the virtual 2020 Decision Day Celebration that was held on May 22. The information comes from the self-reporting...   Read More

Assist. Principal Richard Fairly to be New Principal of Oakland Tech

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Announcement from Vanessa Sifuentes June 2, 2020 Dear Oakland Tech Students, Staff, and Community, I hope this letter finds you in good health and that the 2019-2020 school year ended...   Read More

May 26 Update From Principal Staci Ross-Morrison

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Good Evening Bulldogs, Thank you for being flexible while the Oakland Tech teachers and staff adapted in an effort to provide instruction, care, services and support from a distance. We...   Read More

Our Seniors Celebrate With Customized Signs

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PTSA volunteers distributed graduation signs to seniors. Students and their families were pleasantly surprised to see that the signs were customized for students. We are so proud of our graduates,...   Read More

Tech Alumni Musicians Release Album to Raise Money for Alameda County Food Bank

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Oakland Tech alumni Nick Reeves and Nathan Nakadegawa-Lee have released a digital album of improvised duets as a fundraiser for the Alameda County Food Bank’s COVID-19 relief response. Unlimited streaming...   Read More

Email Your Ideas and Comments About the OaklandTech Principal Search to the Parent

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The District has put together a Principal Research Committee to conduct interviews of candidates for the position based on voting that occurred at stakeholder meetings this week. The parents selected...   Read More

2020-21 OUSD Calendar: An Early Look

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Check out the 2020-21 OUSD Calendar 

Graduation Plans!

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Graduation 2020: Graduation Plans The Class of 2020 will have a virtual graduation ceremony on May 27th at 6PM. We are planning a virtual watch party and will share that information with...   Read More

Senior Decision Day: May 22 @ 2 p.m.

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Decision Day 2020 Friday, May 22nd @ 2pm. ALL Seniors MUST complete the Senior Survey ASAP. We need this information to inform our practices and to be able to support...   Read More

Senior Sign Pick Up

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Graduation Sign Pick-Up Our gracious PTSA has provided signs for each Senior to display at their residence. Students can drive up and pick up their signs on May 14th –...   Read More

Senior Withdrawal Process

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SENIOR WITHDRAWAL PROCESS: All seniors must go through the withdrawal process, even if you are not graduating. When on campus, you must wear masks. At present, we do not have masks...   Read More

How to View Your OUSD Report Cards Online Through AERIES

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Report cards for this past marking period (and prior marking periods) are now available through Parent Portal Accounts and Student Portal Accounts in AERIES. After logging into your Portal Account...   Read More

Attention Seniors! Decision Day is May 22 at 2 p.m.

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OTHS Decision Day is going virtual! The CCC and CMC have come together to bring Decision Day right to you during these hard times. We are acknowledging ALL seniors who...   Read More

Need a Mask? Buy One and Help Oakland Public School Students

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A Claremont Middle School parent, Ginger Fields, is making adult and kids size masks and selling them to raise money for the Oakland Public Education Fund. As of May 5th, these masks have raised $4600...   Read More

NA NorCal Offers Free Virtual Career Presentations on Thursday, May 7

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Junior Achievement of Northern California, a nonprofit organization that supports young people in developing work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy, is implementing a variety of online resources and programs in...   Read More

Information Session about Principal Recommendation Committee

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Friday, May 1, 2020  Dear Oakland Tech Families, I hope this message finds you well and in good health.  As you may already know, Ms. Morrison recently announced that after...   Read More

A Message From Ms. Morrison: ‘Thank You for Allowing Me to Serve You’

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Oakland Tech Students and Families, I have had the pleasure of working on the administrative team at Oakland Tech for the past 15 years. I have loved every minute of...   Read More

April 27 Update From Principal Staci Ross-Morrison

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Hello Students and Families, I hope you are well. The weather has been nice and I hope you have had the chance to go outside and get fresh air and...   Read More

New Schedule for ‘Virtual’ Student Support Services

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Oakland Tech’s Coordination of Services (COST) Team has published a schedule for providing “virtual support” for our students, including drop-in support and therapy, boys and girls groups, and a weekly...   Read More

College & Career Info for 9th & 10th Graders and Updated Resources

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Planning for Success 2 – College & Career Info for 9th & 10th Graders   Thanks to our amazing CCC team, the event originally scheduled on 4/21/20, has been turned...   Read More

Junior Info Session: Preparing for Your Senior year and the College Application Process

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Junior Info Session: Preparing for Your Senior Year and the College Application Process Wednesday April 29, 2020 | 5:00 – 6:30 PM Via Zoom Family members are heavily encouraged to...   Read More

Community College Summer Classes – Peralta Concurrent Enrollment

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Please go here to see summer 2020 classes in the Peralta Community College system. Here’s a guide on the Concurrent Enrollment process for OUSD & Peralta for Summer 2020, in...   Read More

Information & FAQ for Students in AP Classes

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Assistant Principal Russell Campisi has provided the following update on resources and expectations around the AP exams in light of the pandemic. Resources: General Resource Page Overview Taking the Exam...   Read More

April 19 Update From Principal Staci Ross-Morrison

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Hello Bulldog families, I hope you are doing well, taking care of yourself and doing something to bring joy into your days. I really miss seeing the faces of my...   Read More

April 10 Community Update From Principal Staci Ross-Morrison

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Good afternoon Bulldog families, I hope you are well and adapting well as our world continues to shift. Please take care of yourself and take the time to explore something...   Read More

California Job Connection Web Site

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On Thursday, April 2, Governor Newsom and Bitwise Industries announced a new website to connect Californians who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 with essential services and job opportunities....   Read More

Students May Request School Transcripts Online While OUSD Facilities Remain Closed

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Despite the current campus closure, students who need transcripts are still able to request them electronically through the ousdca.scriborder.com website. The school is not currently able to send hard copy...   Read More

Important Message for Dual Enrollment Students in the Coronavirus Crisis

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  A message from Oakland Tech Assistant Principal Dana Sudduth:   I hope this email reaches you in good health and I sincerely hope you are managing okay given these...   Read More

Community Update From Principal Staci Ross-Morrison

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Good afternoon Bulldog families, I hope you are well. As you are aware, all Oakland Schools will be closed until Monday, May 4, 2020. The situation will be assessed in...   Read More

March 25 Update from Principal Ross-Morrison

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The Unpredictable Time We are Living In I know this time has been stressful, and the unpredictable nature of the day to day is a big change.  I have been...   Read More

Mr. Marvin Now Providing Virtual College Advising to Oakland Tech Students

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Oakland Tech’s college adviser Mr. Marvin, is available for virtual college advising with students. Mr. Marvin works with UC Berkeley’s Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) and Destination College Advising Corps...   Read More

An Invitation to Follow Two Tech Community Instagram Accounts

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Hello Everyone, In this time of separation, we have the opportunity to really strengthen our Tech community. To help us do so, I want to really encourage you and your...   Read More

March 25 School Site Council Meeting Moved to Online Platform

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The Oakland Tech Collaborative School Site Council meeting on Tuesday, March 25, will be conducted over the ZOOM online platform to be compliant with the “shelter in place” order currently...   Read More

Just A Few Minutes for Tech: Please Do the California Healthy Kids Survey

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 Just 7 percent of us have filled out OT Parent Healthy Kids Survey. We can do better, Tech community! Please click on this link and do it today. The survey...   Read More

March 19 Update From Principal Ross-Morrison

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Bulldog Families, I hope you are well.  This is a very different and challenging time for all of us.  I hope you are holding up and enjoying your families. As...   Read More

A Message From PTSA President Andrea Dooley

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Dear Tech Community: It’s been a strange few days, hasn’t it? Our household has been more peaceful than I expected, but we miss our friends and freedom of movement. I...   Read More

Assignment for All Students in Oakland Tech P.E. Classes While School is Closed

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Oakland Tech’s Physical Education teachers (Mr. Bascom, Mr.Sherman, Ms.Brandt, and Ms.Davis) have assigned the following homework to be completed during the current school closure: At least four days per week,...   Read More

SAT Scheduled for March 14: Canceled

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The SAT Test that was scheduled for tomorrow, March 14th is CANCELLED.  Parents and students should communicate with the College Board.

Techniclinic Alternatives during OUSD school closure

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Oakland Tech’s Techniclinic–the school-based health center–will be closed during the OUSD school closure, from March 14 to April 5. However, La Clinica de la Raza has other school-linked clinics that...   Read More

OUSD Schools Closed Until Sunday April 5

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March 13, 2020 COVID-19 Update  OUSD schools closing to students as of 6:00 p.m. today Dear Oakland Unified Community, As concerns about coronavirus have risen, my leadership team and I...   Read More

OUSD Nutrition Resources During School Closure

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OUSD Nutrition Resources: During the closure, our Nutrition Services Department will open twelve schools throughout the city where “Grab and Go” breakfast and lunch meals will be available for our...   Read More

March 24 College & Career Night Event for 9th & 10th Graders Postponed

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Dear OT Community, The College Mentoring Committee met last night, and we are excited and ready for a successful inaugural event for Oakland Tech students: Planning for Success 2 College...   Read More

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