Yearly Archives: 2020

Attention Tech Seniors: Schedule a Zoom Meeting With Ms. Hunter, Our College Readiness Specialist

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Are you ready to meet with our fabulous College Readiness Specialist, Ms. Hunter? Then, schedule a 30-minute Zoom meeting @ calendly.com/elizabethhunter/collegemeeting. Do you have just a quick question or can’t...   Read More

Message from Andrea Dooley, Oakland Tech PTSA President, On the PTSA’s Goals This School Year

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Dear Bulldog Families: It’s hard to believe that the new school year is in its seventh week. The year has presented a lot of new challenges, and the PTSA and...   Read More

Distribution of Loaner Chromebooks and Hotspots on Monday, Sept. 21, at Oakland Tech

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We will continue with distribution of LOANER technology — Chromebooks and hotspots — ONE day this week — Monday, Sept. 21, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on the front porch...   Read More

Kickoff Meeting of the Oakland Tech Queer Student Alliance on Sept. 29

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Come show your support of the LGBTQ+ community at the Oakland Tech QSA kickoff meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 29, during lunch period (12:20-12:45 p.m.). A Zoom link will be sent...   Read More

Important Community Meetings on Sept. 22: Oakland Tech Collaborative School Site Council Establishment Meeting and Title I Annual Meeting

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2020-21 Oakland Technical High School Collaborative School Site Council (CCSC) Establishment Meeting All parents/guardians and community are encouraged to participate in the Collaborative School Site Council. The CSSC develops and...   Read More

Democracy in Action: Students Invited to Join the YMCA’s Youth & Government Oakland Delegation

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Are you frustrated with government? Come join us and learn how to improve it yourself! Youth & Government (Y&G) is an experiential learning program for high school students. By modeling...   Read More

Mark Your Calendar: Zoom-Based Back-to-School Night for Oakland Tech Families on Thursday, Sept. 24

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This year’s Back-to-School Night will take place online via Zoom on Thursday, Sept. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. Please plan to attend to meet your students’ teachers online. Each...   Read More

Students: Apply Now to Join Reel Oakland, An After-School Program for Young Filmmakers

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Reel Oakland is an after-school program that allows high school students the opportunity to produce a short film together as a cohort. We are offering virtual programming to 8-10 students....   Read More

Participe en Nuestro Nuevo Grupo de Afinidad Para Padres Hispanoparlantes

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¿Asiste su estudiante a Oakland Tech? Participe en Nuestro Nuevo Grupo de Afinidad Para Padres Hispanoparlantes. Conozca y platique con otros padres y madres Participe en actividades escolares y de...   Read More

New Members Welcome to Oakland Tech’s Vietnamese Student Association

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The Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) is a club that creates a safe space for the Vietnamese/Vietnamese-American Community at Tech. We aim to empower the community, bring appreciation to the culture,...   Read More

Attention Seniors: Prep for College Application Essays at Our Sept. 22 College & Career Center Webinar

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Zoom Webinar organized by Oakland Tech’s College & Career Center starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 . Zoom registration will be emailed to all 12th graders via their OUSD...   Read More

An Invitation to Join Oakland Tech’s Queer Student Alliance

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Oakland Tech’s QSA aims to uplift the voices of our queer and trans youth through education, discussion, the normalization of the LGBTQ+ community, and the mobilization of an intersectional movement...   Read More

An Update From Our Attendance Specialists: How to Report an Absence During Distance Learning

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When students are reported absent during distance learning activities, parents and guardians must report the absence to the attendance office by emailing both attendance specialists to clear your child’s all...   Read More

Road to College 1 Event: Video Recording and Presentation Slides Now Available Online

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The recent Road to College event (held on 8/25/20) was recorded and is now available for viewing on the Oakland Tech website. Please note all of our events, past and...   Read More

Recognition for National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Seniors at Oakland Tech

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Two Oakland Tech seniors are semifinalists in this year’s National Merit Scholarship Program, with an additional 10 seniors named as NMSP Commended Students. Please join me in congratulating these “scholastic...   Read More

Join Us Via Zoom for the Sept. 15 Oakland Tech PTSA Meeting

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Our September PTSA Meeting will focus on Helping Your Teen Manage Stress and Anxiety, with Cara Dellaquila. We will also be conducting the election for the Collaborative School Site Council...   Read More

Open Forum With Assistant Principal Elisabeth Calzaretta to Support 11th Grade Families at Tech

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Hello 11th-grade families at Tech! Do you want to meet other 11th grade families? Do you have basic questions about how this year will work and how we can support...   Read More

Schedule Posted for Performing Arts Classes

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For reference, the Oakland Tech Performing Arts Department has posted a distance learning course schedule by quarters. See the post at https://oaklandtech.com/staff/performingarts/perf-arts-class-schedule.

Free TechniClinic Appointments Available

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The TechniClinic school-based health center is open for phone appointments! (We also offer in-person appointments at another school-based health center if needed.) Medical appointments: primary care, immunizations, birth control, STI...   Read More

First Meeting of the Latinx Student Union on Tuesday, Sept. 15

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The Latinx Student Union will be hosting our first meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Lunch. The Zoom link and meeting ID are in the flyer below. We encourage Latinx...   Read More

An Invitation From Tech’s Restorative Justice Coordinator

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Hi Tech Students & Staff, I’m Ms.T your RJ Coordinator. I am an OT Alumni (Class of 2008) and I’m excited to be with you all this school year. If...   Read More

Students: Join the Key Club to Unlock a World of Community Service

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Do you want to find a way to serve your community? Well, here’s your perfect opportunity to join Key Club! Key Club is a student-led service club that works to...   Read More

Video Recording and Presentation Slides From the 9th Grade Parent Zoom Meeting on Sept. 9

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On Wednesday, Sept. 9, Mr. Price hosted a Zoom gathering for parents of Oakland Tech 9th graders. Here is a video recording of the event: The agenda and presentation slides...   Read More

Attention Oakland Tech Families: Please Fill Out the Oakland Undivided Tech Check Survey Now

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Our school administration is asking all Oakland Tech families to submit the Oakland Undivided Tech Survey by clicking the survey link below. This brief online survey is part of a...   Read More

Register in Advance for the September 15 Oakland Tech PTSA Meeting

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Our PTSA September Meeting will focus on Helping Your Teen Manage Stress and Anxiety, with Cara Dellaquilla. We will also be conducting the election for the Collaborative School Site Council...   Read More

Attention Oakland Tech Students: Want to Become a GENup Youth Organizer?

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Hey OT Students! Are you interested in taking control of your education? Do you have ideas you’d like to share with our school board and state government? You should apply...   Read More

An Invitation to Join Oakland Tech’s Vietnamese Student Association

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The Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) is a club that creates a safe space for the Vietnamese/Vietnamese-American community at Oakland Tech. We aim to empower the community, bring appreciation to the...   Read More

Free Eight-Week Virtual SAT Prep Class Starts Sept. 28; Zoom Info Session on Friday, Sept. 4 at 6PM

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People’s Test Preparation Service is offering a free eight-week comprehensive virtual SAT test prep program taught by UC Berkeley students. You can learn more by joining the online info session...   Read More

Schedule Changes to Be Implemented Starting the Tuesday After Labor Day

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Greetings, Oakland Tech Community! The fifth week of the school year will bring some additional changes to the class schedule for Oakland Tech students. The new schedule extends morning Zoom...   Read More

Attention Students: An Invitation to Join Oakland Tech’s Club for First Generation Americans

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  The First Gen Club welcomes students to a safe space for first generation Americans to talk about their experiences and struggles, connect with their peers, and form a strong...   Read More

Sign Up for the HBCU Night Virtual College Fair: Four Sessions from Sept. 7 to 10

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HBCU Night, a national nonprofit organization that creates awareness for Historically Black Colleges & Universities, has organized a series of HBCU college and career fairs on four consecutive dates starting...   Read More

Parent Interests and Involvement in Working Groups and Affinity Groups

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There are so many ways to get involved at Tech! We want your input on topics for future events to make them successful. There are many working groups, from advocacy...   Read More

9th Grade Meetup – Wed. Sept. 9th 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Do you want to meet other 9th grade families? Do you have questions about how this year will work and how we can support our kids? Is parenting a teenager...   Read More

August 30 Update From Principal Richard Fairly: Bulldog Pride, and a New Assistant Principal

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Greetings, Oakland Tech Community! I want to share with you the deep sense of pride I feel about the way Oakland Tech is pulling together to re-create our school. We...   Read More

Quarter Schedule and Grade Reporting Calendar for the 2020-21 School Year at Oakland Tech

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OUSD’s distance learning plan for the 2020-21 school year divides each semester into two quarters, with high school students enrolled in three or four classes per quarter. Each quarter has...   Read More

New Student Opportunity Page for Performing arts

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Come check out the new Performing Art Page for student Opportunities: http://oaklandtech.com/staff/performingarts/student-opportunities/ If you would like to submit for a post please use the link on the page to submit...   Read More

Video Recording of the August 18 Oakland Tech PTSA Meeting

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The first Oakland Tech PTSA meeting of the new school year took place via Zoom on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Click below to view a video recording of the meeting. 

August 21 Update From Principal Fairly: Week 3 Schedule, Course Changes and 2019-20 Yearbooks

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August 25 Revision:  For Weeks 3 through 7 of this school year, a revised schedule for Wednesday Zoom classes was announced today in accordance with terms stipulated in the MOU...   Read More

Principal Fairly to Answer Families’ Questions During Virtual ‘Office Hours’ on Zoom

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During the Oakland Tech PTSA meeting on Tuesday, Principal Fairly announced he would hold two office hours to answer questions this week. Wednesday (Aug. 19) and Friday (Aug. 21) at...   Read More

Oakland Tech on Instagram: Get Connected to School News, Clubs, Teacher Pages and More

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Are you ready to get more connected to the Oakland Tech community? We have an active and growing network on Instagram at OTHS Connections and many other club, academy, house,...   Read More

Week 2 Schedule for Textbook Pickup/Exchange and Internet Technology Distribution

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Here is the Week 2 schedule for families who need to pick up textbooks for this year, or return textbooks from last year: Monday, August 17, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m....   Read More

Concerns Regarding Complaints of Misconduct: A Message From Mr. Fairly

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Hello Oakland Tech Community, We want to acknowledge concerns that have been expressed regarding anonymous statements that were posted on an Instagram account alleging gross misconduct within our school community....   Read More

August 14 Update From Principal Richard Fairly: The Schedule for Week 2 at Oakland Tech

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Scholars, Parents, Families and Supporters of Oakland Tech: We are living through unprecedented times, and I want to recognize the partnership that our teachers all have shown in the best...   Read More

Road to College #1: College Application Information Night Webinar

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020; 6:00-8:00 p.m. Zoom Webinar for 12th Grade Students (Link will be provided directly to students) Learn the nuts and bolts of completing the college application process...   Read More

Aeries Access for Students: New Login Instructions

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In response the login issues students have experienced, OUSD has changed the way students log into Aeries. Here are the revised instructions: In your Web browser, go to student.ousd.org. Be...   Read More

Hotspots and Bandwidth: Using 1Million Project Cell Phones and Hot Spots for Internet Access

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MONTHLY DATA CAP WARNING If you are using a Sprint 1Million Project cell phone or hotspot for home Internet access, be aware that these devices have a monthly limit of...   Read More

Distance Learning at Oakland Tech in 2020-2021

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DISTANCE LEARNING AT OAKLAND TECH IN 2020-2021 APRENDIZAJE A DISTANCIA EN OAKLAND TECH EN 2020-2021 Contents of this page / Contenido de esta página USE THE AERIES PORTAL / USE...   Read More

Instructions for Picking Up Textbooks and Chromebooks During the First Week of School

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Hello Oakland Oakland Tech Families, We are happy to announce the start of school next week, and the dates and times to pick up textbooks and technology. WHAT: DRIVE-BY TEXTBOOK...   Read More

School Sports Update: Revised 2020-21 Timeline Posted by the CIF and Oakland Athletic League

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This school year, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) has determined high school sports will be conducted in two seasons, rather than the traditional Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons. There has...   Read More

Oakland Tech Registration is Online Through the Aeries Parent Portal

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As Oakland Tech responds to the requirements of the COVID-19 restrictions, we have moved registration online. All families may register online this year by using their Aeries Parent Portal account....   Read More

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