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Music – Watershed

For tickets please go to this link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4310538 Oakland jazz composer Ted Allen combines his idiosyncratic compositions with the work of four California poets in “Watershed,” the latest installment in...   Read More

Aug. 30 Deadline for Fall 2019 PTSA Grant Applications

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The PTSA fall grant application window is officially open! Please note that we have moved the deadline up by a few weeks in order to accommodate the new school calendar....   Read More

Principal’s Corner: Meet the New Counselors and Teachers

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Hello Bulldogs! The first few days of school are busy for staff and students, and I know there are many emotions as the school year begins.  I know the beginning...   Read More

First PTA Meeting of 2019-20 Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. School Library

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Dear Parents, Teachers, and Students: We truly appreciate the efforts of all the parents, teachers and staff who gave their time at registration, the freshman BBQ and in the textbook...   Read More

Staying Connected at Oakland Tech

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To stay connected to Tech events & help strengthen our Bulldog community, please follow @othsconnections on Instagram. To stay connected to Bay Area youth events, programs, college fairs, internships, scholarships...   Read More

Road to College I: Applying to College Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. at Tech’s Auditorium

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Please join us for Tech’s annual “Road To College I: The Nuts and Bolts of Applying to College” on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the Tech Auditorium....   Read More

Row Team Parent Athlete Information Night

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OTR Parent Athlete Information Night is Wednesday, August 21 from 7-8:30 pm in the Library. Any student from Oakland Tech in grades 9-12 is eligible to enroll for the 2019-2020...   Read More

9th Grade Orientation Feedback: Submit Your Thoughts Online

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Assistant Principal Martel Price is seeking feedback on this year’s orientation program for incoming 9th grade families. The goal is to use your input to improve the experience for next...   Read More

Orientation Documents for 9th Grade Families

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Assistant Principal Martel Price has provided the following documents to support parent and student orientation for 9th grade families. The first is a set of presentation slides used during in-person...   Read More

OakTech Rep 2019-20 Auditions on Monday August 19 and Wednesday August 21

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OakTech Rep 2019-20 auditions will be Monday, August 19th and Wednesday August 21st after school in the auditorium. Come audition to be a part of the creation of an original...   Read More

Welcome Oakland Tech Bulldogs, from the 2019-20 PTSA president

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Hello Oakland Tech community, My name is Andrea Dooley. I am the new PTSA President this year and I am excited about all the great programs we will be supporting...   Read More

Apply Now for Girls Inc. Resource Center High School Programs

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Girls Inc. of Alameda County is a local organization that offers programs “designed to empower girls at every stage of development.” Two programs are currently accepting applications. Both programs provide...   Read More

82% Registered Online By Aug. 2!!!; ID Card & Schedule Pick-Up, Aug. 5 & 6 (updated 8/2/19)

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Oakland Tech Families Have Achieved 82% Online Registration by August 2! Great Job! This year, online registration has 4 parts: (1) the online registration documents, (2) the meal form or...   Read More

Summer Assignments: Due First Day of School, Aug. 12

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Below are the 2019 summer assignments for 10th, 11th and 12th grade Bulldogs. There are no assignments for 9th grade students. Assignments are due on the first day of school ––...   Read More

Class of 2019 Final Transcripts Available for Pick Up

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Hello, Grads! Ms. Fauntleroy in the Counseling Office will disperse transcripts beginning Monday, June 17 through the month of July. Students will only be given one transcript to one college....   Read More

2018-19 Yearbook Update: No Extra Yearbooks Available for Purchase

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We’re sorry to have to share the news that there are no extra 2018-19 Tech yearbooks are available beyond those that were pre-purchased either online or in person. It turned...   Read More

Letter to 9th Grade Families Re: Make Up PFT & 10th Grade PE

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Hello Oakland Tech Bulldog 9th grade Students/Parents,   I am sending this message out to you all in regards to the pending make up Physical Fitness Tests (PFT) that were...   Read More

Bulldog Closet Update & Thank You: A Year In Review from Tech’s School Nurses

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A big thank you to the Tech community for helping support and expand the Bulldog Closet! The Bulldog Closet moved to a larger space this year allowing for more storage...   Read More

2019-20 OUSD School Calendar Now Available

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The 2019-20 school year calendar is available right there, right now, in multiple languages on the OUSD website. The first day of school is August 12 and the last day...   Read More

New Electives for 2019-20: Contact Counselor if Interested

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We’re delighted to offer four new electives for the 2019-20 school year. Because these electives were added after students submitted their course selection forms, students interested in any of the...   Read More

Congratulations to Tech’s Women’s Basketball team, the CA Division 4 Champions!

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Congratulations to Tech’s Women’s Basketball team … now the California Division 4 Basketball Champions! Way to go, Bulldogs! Congratulations to the 2019 CIF State Girls DIV IV Basketball Champions, Oakland...   Read More

OT Hockey Wins Championship: Congratulations, Bulldogs!

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Tech’s hard-charging, puck-flying coed hockey team won the The Sharks High School Hockey JVC Championship — their second win two years in a row! — on March 17. The only...   Read More

End-of-Year State Testing: What You Need to Know

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Over the past several years, our teachers and staff have been working to implement California’s Common Core Learning Standards in our classrooms. Now, we want to see how well we...   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

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

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

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

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