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Oakland Tech College Essay Mentors: Our 2020 Fall Season by the Numbers

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This fall, Tech’s College Essay Mentors served over 120 individual students with over 420 free, college essay mentoring appointments. Over 50% of our students this year were immigrants or the...   Read More

Jan. 25-28 Textbook Room Hours

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The Oakland Tech textbook room is open four days this week for pickup and return of textbooks and novels. Hours: 1 to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday (Jan. 25-28) Process:...   Read More

Collaborative School Site Council Meeting – Tuesday Jan. 26 4:30 p.m.

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Oakland Tech’s monthly Collaborative School Site Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. on Zoom. All parents and students are welcome to participate in...   Read More

Week 2: Tech Connect, A Meetup for Students

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Tech Connect offers student-led discussion groups for kids to meet others who share their interests. Please check it out! 3:30 Each day, Monday through Thursday    Date Zoom Room Topic...   Read More

Seniors: It’s Financial Aid Crunch Week!

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The Oakland Tech College & Career Center and EAOP are organizing Financial Aid Crunch Week from Jan. 26 to 29. Join us via Zoom during our 12:30-1:30 office hours to...   Read More

Free Online Workshop for Tech Parents on Jan. 26

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Tech Parent University and AASAP are organizing a free online workshop on Families in Close Quarters: Parenting in the New Normal, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m. Author/educator Susie...   Read More

Free Virtual SAT Prep Class Starts Feb. 15

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This eight-week comprehensive online test prep class will be taught by UC Berkeley Students from Feb. to April 18, including one hour on verbal and one hour on math on...   Read More

Oakland Tech Student Generated COVID-19 Mental Health Survey

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This survey was created by an Oakland Tech student who started a Health internship (HCSA internship) recently. It is a survey meant to collect data anonymously from adolescents (ages 13-18)...   Read More

Seeking Submissions to Black History Month Art and Writing Competitions at Oakland Tech

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All Oakland Tech students are invited to submit original fiction, poetry, essays and art works to our Black History Month art and writing competitions. The theme for both competitions is...   Read More

Information for Prospective Families: Virtual School Tour Recording and Agenda

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With Oakland public school campuses closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our usual schedule of school tours, shadow days, and public events for prospective families was not possible during the...   Read More

Tech Connect: A New Way for Students to Meet Around a Shared Interest

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Introducing Tech Connect: A new way for students to meet up.  This month, junior and senior leaders will hold 1-hour meetups for students (all grades) each day around a shared...   Read More

January 2021 School Sports Update

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School sports in California are in a continuing flux. Season 1 and Season 2 as defined by the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and previously posted on our web site (see...   Read More

College Prep Program for First-Generation Students

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Current 9th and 10th graders are invited to apply to UC Berkeley’s Pre-College Trio Talent Search program. This free federally funded program is designed to support first-generation students on the...   Read More

Attention Seniors: Online Workshop on Next Steps After Submitting College Applications

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Hit submit on your college applications? Not too sure what to do next? On Jan 21 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m., Seniors will be guided...   Read More

Student-Run Nonprofit Works to Make Biking Accessible to Everyone

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My name is JJ Svenson and Ride The East Bay is a nonprofit organization that I started with a few of my friends. Our mission is to gather used/old/broken bikes,...   Read More

Planning for a Safe Return to Schools in 2021: OUSD District 1 Forum on Jan. 21

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On Thursday, Jan. 21, District 1 Oakland School Board Director Sam Davis will host a community forum on Planning for a Safe Return to Schools in 2021. Get your questions...   Read More

College & Career Night Webinars for 9th, 10th and 11th Grade Families

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Oakland Tech’s College & Career Center has scheduled College & Career Night events on Feb. 9 (for 11th grade families) and March 9 (for 9th and 10th grade families). These...   Read More

An Invitation to Join Oakland Tech’s Latinx Student Union

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Interested in enjoying lunch on Thursdays with a fun club ? Come join the Latinx Student Union! Our new schedule is every Thursday at lunch from 12:30 to 12:50 p.m....   Read More

Last Day to Switch Academies is Friday, Jan. 29

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Students are not allowed to drop an academy if they are already in one. Students can switch to another academy, only if there’s room in the other academy, Students who...   Read More

Schedule for Textbook/Novel Pickup and Exchange

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We will be doing textbook and novel pickup from Jan. 11 to 14. The schedule is below. Please enter at the 45th street gate and follow instructions that will be...   Read More

Two New Electives Announced for the 2021-22 School Year at Oakland Tech

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The following electives have been added to Oakland Tech’s class schedule for the next school year: Mastering Cultural Identity Created by the OUSD African American Female Excellence Program Click for...   Read More

The Oakland Tech Yearbook Needs Photo Submissions!

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Please take a few minutes to submit photos to the students working on the yearbook. Without submissions from parents and the larger student body we will not have enough photos...   Read More

9th Grade Academy Selection Process Update

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What is the Academy Selection Process? During the next few weeks you will find out more about all the Pathway Academies. Next, you will select your top three College &...   Read More

New Social Connection Program for Oakland Tech Students

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The PTSA is introducing a pilot program called Tech Connect, a way for students to meet up. This new social connection program offers 1-hour meetups for students around a shared...   Read More

Zoom Meeting for 10th Grade Parents on Thursday, Jan. 7

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Parents and caregivers of Oakland Tech sophomores are invited to join a Zoom meeting on Thursday, Jan. 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Agenda: 6:30-7 Q&A with Ms. Ousley, Assistant...   Read More

Oakland Education Association North Oakland Schools Family Meeting on Dec. 13

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Join teachers from North Oakland Schools on Sunday, Dec. 13, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for a discussion around distance learning and a safe return to in-person learning. Register ahead...   Read More

Tree-Planting Project to Offset Oakland Tech Paper Usage

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Keep Oakland Beautiful representative Cali Carson has partnered with Tree-Plenish to offset Oakland Tech’s paper usage. The goal is to plant 141 saplings by March 20. Request a tree for...   Read More

December 2020 Update From Principal Fairly

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Hi Oakland Tech Community, The season of gratitude certainly continues for me as I reflect on the opportunities that we have had over the past month. One of the highlights...   Read More

Year-End Giving: Consider a Donation to the Oakland Tech Annual Fund!

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The Oakland Tech Parent Teacher Student Association raises about 30 percent of its annual budget from our annual fund drive. This year, we are lucky to have a group of...   Read More

Dec. 5 SAT and Jan. 26 PSAT/NMSQT Canceled; Status of Future Exams Not Yet Determined

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Due to Due to COVID-19 and restrictions on large gatherings, the Oakland Unified School District has announced that the following standardized tests will not be offered at OUSD high schools,...   Read More

All 9th Graders : Sign Up for A-G Presentations

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All Oakland Tech 9th graders should sign up for A-G presentations during the Tutorial period as follows: 9th graders with last name A-Lew:Please sign up for Ms. Langston’s tutorial on...   Read More

Winter 2020 College & Career Fair to Explore a Range of Professional Opportunities

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Oakland Tech’s College & Career Center has organized a Zoom-based Winter Career Fair offered during Tutorial on Monday, Dec. 14, and Thursday, Dec. 17. The program features eight professionals from...   Read More

Check Out the November 2020 Issue of The Scribe

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The November issue of The Scribe, Oakland Tech’s official Student Newspaper, is digitally available at www.oaklandtechscribe.com. There’s also a PDF version posted here: www.tinyurl.com/scribenov2020.

December Oakland Tech PTSA Meeting to Focus on Gratitude for What’s Going Right in Our Community

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The Oakland Tech PTSA meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. will focus on Gratitude. We will have a shorter meeting (one hour) and we want to spend our...   Read More

Yearbook Info Sessions: How to Submit Photos

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Mr. Heckel, Oakland Tech’s yearbook instructor for the 2020-21 school year, has scheduled two online information sessions for parents and students to explain how they can submit photos for the...   Read More

Students Invited to Join the Black Young Men’s Circle Mondays During Tutorial

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Oakland Tech’s Black Young Men’s Circle meets Mondays during Tutorial starting at 10:10 a.m. Non BLPOC are welcomed. Any questions feel free to reach out to gynelle.mcbride@ousd.org. For Zoom link...   Read More

Seniors: College Application Support Available Online Every Day This Week

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Oakland Tech’s College & Career Center is providing college application support every day during the week of Nov. 30 to Dec. 4 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. and during Tutorial...   Read More

Seeking Students to Participate in Pathway Tutorial Breakouts for 9th Graders

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Three student presenters from each Oakland Tech Pathway Academy are needed for Q&A breakout sessions during 9th Grade Academy Tutorials at 10:10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17 (please note: this...   Read More

2021 Oakland Tech Auction: Mark Your Calendars!

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Every year the Oakland Tech community — teachers, administrators, parents, students and local businesses — comes together to celebrate our support for one another with the OT-PTSA’s biggest fundraiser, the...   Read More

More College Application Support: Senior Panel Webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 24

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DCAC/EAOP is hosting a Senior Panel Webinar Tuesday, Nov. 24, to get seniors to lock in on their college and financial aid applications. We will have two panels: The first...   Read More

Turkey Week College Application Crunch

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The Oakland Tech College & Career Center will provide last-minute assistance on college applications from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Wednesday of Thanksgiving break. Get your applications reviewed...   Read More

Video of the Nov. 17 Oakland Tech PTSA Meeting: Distance Learning & Campus Closure Update

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The November 2020 Oakland Tech PTSA meeting featured updates on OUSD’s pandemic-related campus closures and on distance learning, with participation from Oakland Tech Principal Richard Fairly, District 1 School Board...   Read More

New Online Directory of Student Clubs & Support Programs at Tech

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Ms. Arnoldy has launched a new Google Slides deck to provide current information about student clubs and support programs at Oakland Tech. The presentation features a day-by-day schedule of club...   Read More

OUSD Black and Latino Solidarity Plática

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The OUSD Office of Latino Student Achievement is hosting an online conversation on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom. Participants will discuss the obstacles that both...   Read More

Dual Enrollment Video Production Class Offered in Association With Youth Beat at KDOL-TV

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Oakland Tech 10th through 12th graders are invited to register for a new spring semester dual enrollment Laney College class in beginning video production offered in association with Youth Beat...   Read More

9th Grade Pathway Selection Process 2020-21

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All Oakland Tech 9th graders have an important decision to make. They will learn about the five career pathways at Oakland Tech and then complete an application that asks them...   Read More

Information Night and Virtual School Tours for Prospective Oakland Tech Families

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With Oakland public school campuses closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our usual schedule of school tours, shadow days, and public events for prospective families is not possible. However, we...   Read More

December 9 Zoom Meeting to Focus on Historically Black Colleges & Universities

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On Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the Oakland Tech HBCU Tour Committee, AASAP (African-American Parent Committee), and Oakland Tech Black Student Union will present a Zoom-based panel...   Read More

Oakland Tech Attendance Challenge During the Week Before Thanksgiving Break

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Take the OTHS Attendance Challenge during the Week of Nov. 16-20. Perfect attendance wins you prizes! Earn all E’s for the week and you will be eligible for a drawing,...   Read More

Ride for a Reason Rises Again in 2021!

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While different from years past, our 2021 Ride for a Reason will be bigger and better because that’s what this time demands. We’re also doubling down on our commitment —...   Read More

OUSD prohibits unlawful discrimination (such as discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying) against any student, employee, or other person participating in district programs and activities, including, but not limited to, those programs or activities funded directly by or that receive or benefit from any state financial assistance, based on the person's actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Government Code 11135, or Penal Code 422.55 or equity or compliance with Title IX, or based on his/her association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics (5 CCR 4610). BOARD POLICY 0410. BOARD POLICY 1312.3. BOARD POLICY 4030. BOARD POLICY 5143.3. BOARD POLICY 5145.7. Complaint forms are available at school sites, on the district webpage at www.ousd.org/ombudsperson, at the Office of the Ombudsperson located at 1000 Broadway, 1st Floor, Suite 150, Oakland, CA 94607, or via telephone 510-879-4281.

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