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 and presentation slides from the event:

Some key points for Oakland Tech families:

  • All of the district’s proposed plans for distance learning and phased reopening of the school campus are subject to change based on ongoing negotiations with labor unions, and on the latest guidelines from state and county health officials.
  • The school year will begin on Monday, Aug. 10, but students should not go to the Oakland Tech campus on that day.
  • The district has proposed a “Strong Start” plan for the the school year. During this initial period of up to four weeks, no students will be present on campus as teachers and staff receive safety training, prepare for distance learning online instruction, and conduct outreach to students and families. 
  • After the initial “Strong Start” period of up to four weeks, the district will initiate a phased plan for returning students to campus. The proposal calls for most high school students to engage in distance learning through all three phases of the plan as the district prioritizes in-person instruction and services for SDC and other high-needs students. 
  • Students who have not returned to campus for in-person classes will have access to on-campus advisory check-ins every one to three weeks, and to ongoing technology support to make sure students are properly equipped with computers and Internet access for distance learning.
  • High school class schedules are being revised to divide each semester into two nine-week “mini-mesters” (quarters) during which students will be enrolled in three or four accelerated classes instead of the six-period schedule used in the past.
  • State law requires schools to record attendance for students engaged in distance learning, with three to four hours of instructional minutes provided online each day. 

Updates will be posted here on the Oakland Tech Web site and on the OUSD Web site at

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