Yearly Archives: 2021

District Forum: How Pandemic Relief Funds Can Support Our Students

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Oakland School Board Directors Aimee Eng and Sam Davis will host this public forum on Thursday, May 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This event is one in a series...   Read More

Free Chromebooks for Eligible Oakland Tech Students: Complete Survey by May 5

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All Tech students should complete the #Oaklandundivided Tech Check Survey. We want to work with our families to reduce and alleviate the digital divide by ensuring that all Oakland Students...   Read More

Work Permit Info Session for All Grades on Monday, April 26, During Tutorial

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Work Permit Tutorial: When: Monday, April 26, during Tutorial Period (10:10-11:10 a.m.) Log in here: https://ousd.zoom.us/j/84569034911#success Questions: terrance.holliday@ousd.org  

Work-Based Learning Info: Recap From the April PTSA Meeting

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The April 20th PTSA meeting featured a ton of great information about Work-Based Learning (WBL) resources and opportunities available for your student. We reviewed all of the new WBL pages...   Read More

Volunteers Needed: College & Career Center Upgrade Project 2021

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Thanks to the 2020 Auction Raise-the-Paddle, the Oakland Tech PTSA has funds to upgrade the technology in the College and Career Center. The funds we raised will allow us to...   Read More

April 23 Updates From the Principal Fairly

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Greetings, Bulldogs! We have been hearing many important observations and insights from our students since last week’s verdict was shared in Minnesota. I’m so proud of the caliber of students...   Read More

Oakland Tech Collaborative School Site Council Meeting on Tuesday, April 27

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The regular monthly meeting of Oakland Tech’s Collaborative School Site Council will be on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 4:30pm via Zoom. All parents/guardians and community are encouraged to participate...   Read More

Principal’s Message for April 19: Important Information about Reopening and Graduation

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  OAKLAND TECH OPERATIONS DURING REOPENING In-person Learning: We are encouraged to have students from our priority groups returning to campus for in-person learning opportunities. Our priority groups are those specified...   Read More

Oakland Tech PTSA Members Invited to Join Budget Committee Meeting on April 27

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The Oakland Tech PTSA Budget Committee will meet on April 27, 2021, at 7 p.m. to draft a proposed budget for the next school year. All PTSA Members are welcome...   Read More

Presentation on Summer Learning Opportunities for Current 9th Graders Thurs. April 22 During Tutorial

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Attention 9th grade students: Thursday, April 22, during tutorial, your 9th grade counselors will present summer learning opportunities for enrollment. Learn about ” Concurrent Enrollment options Obtaining your Peralta ID...   Read More

Pre-Registration Night for Incoming 9th Grade Families: Video Recording and Follow-Up

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Below are links to the recording of the 2021-’22 Pre-Registration Night held on April 13 via Zoom, along with a PDF of the presentation slides from the event.. This is...   Read More

Summer Computer Science Program for Graduating Seniors at Google.org

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Google.org is currently accepting applications for their Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI). CSSI is an exciting program for students of color featuring a paid ($500) four-week technical skill development opportunity...   Read More

Virtual Happy Hour Comedy Event on April 22 to Benefit Tech families Impacted by COVID

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It’s been 12 months of the kids scrambling to find the right Zoom link for biology and Lisa’s husband’s desk is still in the hall right in front of the...   Read More

April 19-24 Oakland Tech Sports Schedule

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Please note that spectators are limited due to COVID-19 safety measures: for softball, one spectator per player; for soccer, football, baseball and lacrosse, two spectators per player.  Monday, April 19,...   Read More

April 2021 Meeting of the Oakland Tech PTSA on Tuesday, April 20

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Join us online at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, for the Oakland Tech PTSA meeting to hear from Oakland Tech Work-based Learning Specialist Terrance Holliday and Work-Based Learning Coordinator Gregg...   Read More

Career Panel on Monday, April 19, at 10:10 a.m.

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Join a discussion with four young professionals from different careers, hosted by Mr. Holliday, your Work Based Learning Liaison. Discover information you didn’t know. Share some insight and suggestions from...   Read More

OTHS Community College Week Events Scheduled From April 20-26

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Open to Seniors who are seeking support with applying and registering for community college, as well as any underclassmen who are looking to take summer courses at a community college....   Read More

Update: SAT and ACT

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As of April 15, 2021, the district’s SAT administrator for Oakland Tech says that Tech will be closed for the SAT in May and June. The next scheduled SAT administration...   Read More

New Work-Based Learning Resources on the Oakland Tech Web Site

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The College Mentoring Committee of the PTSA is excited to announce the creation of new Web pages highlighting Work-Based Learning (WBL) info and opportunities for students at Oakland Tech. These...   Read More

Your Best Investment Awaits You: Stock Club!

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Stock Club is a club designed by students that strives to teach high school students how to properly and safely invest their money to obtain a profit. Learning how to...   Read More

Oakland Family Resource Guide for After-School and Summer Youth Programs During COVID

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Looking for more summer and/or after-school program possibilities for Oakland youth of all ages? OUSD partners with the nonprofit InPlay to provide a database of hundreds of summer programs available...   Read More

Local Youth Organization Hosts Weekly Community Meetings Plus Virtual Youth Conference on April 17

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Youth Together, a nonprofit based in Oakland, presents weekly Core Team Meetings for Bay Area youth, where we host workshops on various topics that are important for youth. Interested in...   Read More

OUSD Parents Asked to Complete California Healthy Kids Survey

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The link below will take you to Oakland Tech’s Parent California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS). This survey is designed to provide  valuable data for fostering a positive learning and working...   Read More

Volunteers Needed to Support Vaccine Outreach

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Help distribute the COVID-19 vaccine more broadly and rapidly across OUSD families. Volunteer to call OUSD families to assist with appointments, access and information. Click the link below and fill...   Read More

Farmlink Project Seeks Summer Volunteers for Nonprofit Focused on Providing Surplus Food to Communities in Need

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We are a grassroots group of college students whose mission is to eradicate food insecurity and food waste by repurposing surplus produce. Since beginning in March, we have redirected more...   Read More

Weekly Zoom Sessions to Link Students With Summer Work Opportunities

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OUSD’s High School Linked Learning Office has decided to offer additional opportunities for students to interact with interested opportunities on Zoom. Sessions are scheduled every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. from...   Read More

MicroCollege: Up to Two Years of College at No Cost

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Seniors and recent high school graduates can apply to MicroCollege and get up to two years of college education at no cost. The program features small classes and dedicated success...   Read More

OT Health Academy Blood Drive Seeks Donors

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Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. It is essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. Whether a patient receives whole blood, red cells, platelets...   Read More

Pre-registration Event for Incoming Tech Families and Students

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WHAT:Oakland Tech will be hosting a Virtual Pre-Registration Event  WHO: Incoming Families/Students of the Class of 2025 WHEN: April 12th, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.  We will be reviewing: What...   Read More

Oakland Tech Reopens Tuesday March 30 for High Priority Students and Other News

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From Principal Fairly: It has been a long 12 months since we had students in the halls of Oakland Tech, but that will be changing soon. Along with the other...   Read More

Oakland Tech Collaborative School Site Council Meeting Wednesday, March 31, at 4:30 p.m.

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Collaborative School Site Council Meeting Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 4:30pm, on Zoom. All parents/guardians and community are encouraged to participate in the Collaborative School Site Council. The CSSC develops and...   Read More

Oakland Tech Men’s Soccer Tryouts Scheduled Before Spring Break

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Coach Joel Higgins has announced that tryouts for Oakland Tech Men’s Soccer will be held for three days during the week before spring break:  Wednesday, March 31 Thursday, April 1...   Read More

Women’s Lacrosse Team Invites New Members, All Skill Levels Welcome

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When: Monday-Thursday from 5:30pm-7:00pm at Tech’s Field Who: People of all skill levels (Newbies welcome!!!) Lacrosse Sticks and Goggles provided Bring a mouth guard and fill out the OAL Sports...   Read More

Join Oakland Tech’s Boy’s Tennis Team

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When: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 4:30 to 5:30 Who: all skill levels welcome (tennis rackets provided) Registration: You MUST submit your physical to the OAL Sports Conditioning Registration link before...   Read More

Join Mills College Upward Bound for Free College Pathway Support

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Do you want to go to college but need help prepping?! Join MCUB! Now accepting 9th-11th graders. Magi Brizuela is your mentor/advocate at Tech. Small cohort, so one-on-one support College...   Read More

Building a College List: Zoom Info Session for 9th to 11th Graders on March 25

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Need help starting your college research? Join us on Thursday, March 25, from 1:30-3 to learn everything you need to know about College Eligibility and Pathways. We’ll cover information about...   Read More

Rainbow Chefs Academy Culinary Education Program Goes Virtual

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Rainbow Chefs is back! Join us twice a day on Mondays (tutorial hour, 10-11 a.m. and after-school 4-5 p.m.) for virtual cooking fun. Materials are distributed weekly. March 22-May 19....   Read More

What is Tech’s Plan for Students to Return to Campus? Join us for a OTHS Town Hall, Thurs. March 25 5:30 pm.

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OTHS Town Hall: Oakland Tech PTSA will be hosting a Town Hall on Thursday, March 25 at 5:30pm with school leaders to talk about Tech’s plans for bringing students back...   Read More

Principal’s Message, Celebrating Women’s History, Concern for Anti-Asian and Anti-Women Violence, Reopening Information

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  March has been a month that is full of opportunities to plan and strengthen the connections that hold us together as a school and a nation. I personally am...   Read More

Virtual ‘Shadow Day’ Event Connects High School Students With College Student Mentors

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The YWCA Berkeley/Oakland’s 28th Annual *VIRTUAL* Shadow Day event will take place on Monday, April 19, from noon to 2:30 p.m via Zoom. WHAT IS SHADOW DAY: Shadow Day is...   Read More

College Pathway Support Program Seeks 9th Grade Applicants

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The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) is open for applications! EAOP offers 1:1 and group advising, strengthen college awareness and preparation academic enrichment opportunities, and assistance with college and finical...   Read More

Zoom-Based Community College Fair on March 24

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EAOP invites you to the Community College Fair on March 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. During this event, you will get to learn more about what the opportunities available...   Read More

Black History Month Art and Writing Competition Winners Announced

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Greetings Bulldog Families, We are thrilled to announce the winners of the Black History Month Competition – A Time For Social Change.

Bid on Bargains Galore: The Biggest Ever Oakland Tech Online Auction is Live!

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The Oakland Tech 2021 Online Auction is now open! This is our largest online auction ever, with 375 items for bidding, as well as party spots and raffle tickets for...   Read More

February Issue of The Scribe Student Newspaper Now Available Online

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The February 2021 edition of Oakland Tech’s student newspaper, The Scribe, is now available online at www.oaklandtechscribe.com » The update includes coverage of attacks on the military coup in Myanmar,...   Read More

Seeking Submissions to The Scribble, OT’s Satirical Publication

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Write for The Scribble! We are accepting articles from all students. Articles are due on March 23. Sign up at www.tinyurl.com/signinsheet0321 » Produced independently from The Scribe, The Scribble is...   Read More

Paid Summer Internship Opportunity at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Experiences in Research internships are for high school students to gain hands-on experience with professionals at Lawrence Berkeley Lab. Students will spend six weeks over the summer working directly on...   Read More

District 1 Forum on OUSD Initiatives to Support African-American Students

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District 1 School Board DirectorSam Davis will host a forum on OUSD Initiatives to Support African-American Students on Monday, March 15, from 5:30 to 7 p.m What is the district...   Read More

A Tribe Called Tech Math Tutoring Program Next Quarter During Tutorial and After School

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BACR and the Oakland Tech Equity Team are so excited to offer math tutoring next quarter to all 10th-12th grade scholars. Our goal is to assist scholars with math intervention...   Read More

Oakland Tech Spirit Week: Five Great Ways to Show Your Bulldog Pride

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Monday: Crazy Crocs & Socks Day Submit a photo of your crazy Crocs and socks combination. The craziest combination will receive either a gift card or free Tech apparel! Submit...   Read More

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