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Oakland Teachers Now on Strike: Info for Students & Families

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Oakland teachers, counselors and nurses are now on strike. Teachers have been working without a contract since July 2017 and are demanding better pay, smaller class sizes, more resources for...   Read More

Tech Auction Around Corner: Buy Tickets, Volunteer, Bid Online, Show Your Love

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Come celebrate the Bulldog family — teachers, students, administrators, families and community members — by diving in to help make the 2019 PTSA Auction & Gala a smashing success.  Why...   Read More

Parents in Support of Teachers: How You Can Help

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In anticipation of an Oakland Education Association (OEA) strike — now set for Thursday, Feb. 21 — a small group of parents has begun organizing around the effort of supporting...   Read More

CA Healthy Kids Survey: Parent Input Needed!

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All Tech parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to please fill out this 2018-19 California Healthy Kids Survey right here and now! It only takes a few minutes. Your honest –– and anonymous ––...   Read More

“Oakland Tech Q’d Up” Music Dept. Fundraiser, March 15

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The Oakland Tech Music Department proudly presents “Oakland Tech Q’d Up!” — our 2019 fundraiser featuring the music of Quincy Jones. Join us — and support us! — as we...   Read More

OUSD Updates Policy Re: PE, Fitness Test & Advanced Sports Credit

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OUSD has begun the process of updating district policies and regulations to ensure compliance with legal requirements, equitable education opportunities for our students and high quality instruction in Physical Education. More...   Read More

Sign Up for Free Eye Exams & Eyeglasses from Vision to Learn

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Tech’s nurses are working to schedule a campus visit from Vision To Learn, a nonprofit organization that offers students free eye exams and eyeglasses. If you would like your student to participate, please fill out...   Read More

Congrats to the OT Jazz Band for Superior Rating @ Jazz East Festival

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Congratulations to the Oakland Tech Jazz Band for earning an Unanimous Superior rating at the California Music Educators Association Jazz East Festival on Jan. 18 at Northgate High School in...   Read More

Bulldog Parents Book Club Discusses “The Best We Could Do”, March 7: All Welcome!

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Please join for the next gathering of the Bulldog Parents Book Club on Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 PM in the Principal’s Conference Room (to the left as you enter the...   Read More

Academy Outreach & Information for 9th Grade Students & Families

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In early October, 9th grade students participated in an Academy Assembly, which provided an overview of Tech’s academies for 10-12th grade students and the application process. Be sure to review academy descriptions...   Read More

Tech Bulldog Closet Donation Drive Huge Success: Thank You!

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The Tech Bulldog Closet Donation Drive held in Dec. raised over $1,500 in donated grocery store gift cards, which were distributed to more than forty Tech families to provide extra...   Read More

Tech’s Ms. Woo Wins Alameda County 2018 Teacher of the Year!

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Congratulations to Tech’s 2019 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists & Commended Students

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We are delighted to announce that once again a number of Tech seniors have been recognized for their exceptional academic promise by the National Merit Scholarship Program. Please join us...   Read More

Attendance Matters: Review New Policy on Unexcused Absences & Tardies

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Attendance matters. Be sure to acquaint yourself with Tech’s new, beefed-up attendance policy regarding unexcused absences and tardies.  Unexcused Absences Unexcused absences impact academic grades. Teachers do not have to give...   Read More

Tech Backpack Program for Food Insecure Bulldog Families

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The Alameda Country Food Bank Backpack Program provides identified students with a backpack of non-perishable food every two weeks throughout the school year. A family may enroll at any time...   Read More

Administration Letter to School Community: Riding Scooters on Campus Prohibited

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Hello Oakland Tech Parents and Community, Oakland Tech’s Administration wants all of you to be aware of an issue that involves the safety of your children. With the proliferation of...   Read More

Update: Raiders + Others Donate to Help Save OAL Fall & Winter Sports

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At an Athletic Directors meeting on Aug. 20, the Oakland Athletic League (OAL) announced drastic cuts for the 2018-19 school year. Ten of 20 OAL sports were been eliminated. (Non-OAL Tech...   Read More

2018-19 Student Government Election Results: Congratulations, Bulldogs!

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ALL STUDENT BODY (ASB) Congratulations to Tech’s newly elected Student Government Officers for the 2018-19 school year. (9th grade class officers will be elected in early fall.)   * denotes...   Read More

Student “Taking Action” Project Explores Sexual Harassment

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In their CA Studies classes, Tech’s 9th grade students explore relevant and timely topics for a project called “Take Action.” Here is one recently completed video and a student-written introduction...   Read More

Tech Mountain Biking Team Completes First Season of Competition

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5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 – GO!  With a rush, dozens of bikers push away from the starting line, cycling hard to gain a good position...   Read More

“Marijuana & the Teenage Brain” Presentation Materials

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Recently, Oakland Tech parents, teachers and community members attended an enlightening presentation by Ralph Cantor, “Marijuana & the Teenage Brain.” Cantor is a former Alameda County Health Dept. Administrator and an...   Read More

Tech Paper (& Toner & Supplies) Drive Goal Reached: Thank You!

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  Great news…the Oakland Tech Paper Drive goal has been reached! To everyone who ordered paper or toner or supplies for our school, the teachers and staff greatly appreciate it....   Read More

2018 CAASPP Testing in April

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Here at Oakland Tech — and at schools throughout the state — teachers and staff have been working hard to implement Common Core in the classrooms. We’ll be conducting testing...   Read More

2018-19 OUSD School Year Calendar Now Available

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The first day of school for the 2018-19 school year is Monday, Aug. 13.  2018-19 School Year Calendar Spanish / Español Chinese / 中文 Khmer / ភាសាខ្មែរ

Update: AP Exam Fees, gofundme Campaign to Cover Cost & Test Schedule

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At Oakland Tech, all students enrolled in AP classes are strongly encouraged to take the corresponding AP exams in May.    When word spread that OUSD was not going to cover...   Read More

Letter to Tech Community from Co-Principal Diaz

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Dear Oakland Tech Family, The time has come for me to transition out of my position as Co-Principal of our school. This year marks my 18th year as an educator,...   Read More

Principal’s Letter to Community Re: Budget Cuts

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Greetings Oakland Tech Community, As many of you are aware, our school’s budget for the remainder of the 2017-2018 academic year has been cut by Oakland Unified School District (OUSD)...   Read More

CA School Parent Survey: Your Feedback Needed

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All Tech parents and guardians are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to fill out this 2017-18 California School Parent Survey right here and now! You can select your preferred language on the first page. The...   Read More

OakTech Rep Awarded Generous Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative Grant

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We’re thrilled to announce that Tech’s award-winning OakTech Rep drama program has received a prestigious honor from the American Theatre Wing (the creators of the “Tony” Awards) through its Andrew Lloyd...   Read More

Supporting Our Undocumented Students: Resources & Information

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As a Sanctuary District, OUSD does not ask for or require proof of legal immigration status upon enrollment, nor is any such information gathered at our schools. Hundreds of undocumented, newcomer...   Read More

Student Phones Must Be Turned Off at School Due to Wifi Disruptions

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Recently, we have experienced a serious increase in the number of wifi interruptions in our classrooms. This has affected teacher laptops and chromebooks as well as the chromebook carts.  ...   Read More

Tech Class of 2017 College Destinations: Where Are They Now?

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Wondering where many of our most recent graduates — the proud Bulldog Class of 2017 — are attending college? Here’s the list below, which is also included in our detailed...   Read More

Letter to Community Re: Oakland Magazine Article

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A scan of the referenced article is below this response from OUSDs High School Network Superintendent and Executive Director of Instruction: Dear Oakland Tech Community, We write to you in...   Read More

Watch Marshawn Lynch Practice with Tech Football Team

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Why look who showed up for Tech’s football practice the other night … alum Marshawn Lynch (Class of 2004). Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog! Watch … (Video via Beastmode/Instagram)...   Read More

Congratulations to Tech’s 2018 National Merit Semifinalists & Commended Students

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We are delighted to announce that once again a number of Tech seniors have been recognized for their exceptional academic promise by the National Merit Scholarship Program. Please join us...   Read More

Issues & Solutions Re: Courses Taken Online from SVHS

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We have been made aware of a possible issue with transferring credits from courses taken online from Silicon Valley High School (SVHS). The Counseling Dept. has worked hard to bring...   Read More

Locker Distribution Underway During Lunch

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Locker distribution began with 9th grade students on Thursday, Aug. 24 during lunch, and will continue daily until all of the lockers have been distributed. Students should check the list...   Read More

Oakland Tech Field Replacement Slated for Completion By Sept. 1

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Tech’s field replacement broke ground on July 10 and is slated to be completed by September 1. We’re delighted to report that the district and School Board listened to the Tech community’s concerns about...   Read More

OT Awarded Grant from Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame

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All of us in the Bulldog community extend an enthusiastic and heartfelt Thank You to the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (BASHOF) for awarding us a $10,000 grant to be used toward...   Read More

2017-18 OUSD School Calendar Now Available

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Attention 2 Attendance: OUSD’s New Attendance System, Explained

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Technites Past & Present Talent Showcase Videos

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If you weren’t able to attend to witness first-hand this amazing array of Tech Talent on February 8th, please check out these video clips of each performance.

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