Medications & Minor Emergencies

OUSD has school nurses (stationed in the Techniclinic) and offers on-site health services through the TechniClinic, managed by La Clínica de la Raza. If a student becomes too ill to remain in class, he or she must obtain a blue pass from the teacher and report to the TechniClinic.

  • TechniClinic staff will provide immediate care for minor emergencies.
  • Administration of prescription medication during school hours is also managed through the TechniClinic, provided a note from the child’s physician and parent is on file and the medication is in the original container.

School Closure for Emergencies

School closing information will be conveyed via emergency radio stations, such as KCBS (740 AM), KGO (810 AM) or KNBR (680 AM). The school or school district also calls all families to report emergencies or safety incidents. Be sure your emergency card is updated and your phone number is current. You may do this through the AERIES.net parent portal.

Major Emergencies and Disasters

Oakland Tech has a School Site Safety Plan on file in the Principal’s office. In the event of a major disaster:

  • Students will only be released to individuals listed on the student’s Emergency Card.
  • Al Kyte Field (Tech’s football field) is the neighborhood Disaster Command Post.
  • All students will gather on the football field. The school will contact parents to ask that students be picked up. Students will only be released to individuals who are listed on the students’ Emergency Cards. All adults coming to pick up students in the case of an emergency MUST show their identification card.
  • In the event of a disaster, please do not call the school or make personal arrangements with your child without contacting a school official. As soon as possible, someone from the school will contact parents following a disaster, or information will be conveyed via emergency radio stations, such as KCBS (740 AM), KGO (810 AM) or KNBR (680 AM).

Emergency Cards ARE Important!

Emergency cards are the final word on who is authorized as a contact in an emergency. Only parents, guardians, or individuals listed on the card may sign out a student from school. Keeping your student’s emergency card up to date with your latest phone number and address is critical should an emergency arise. To make changes to your card, please bring or mail to the Attendance Office evidence of your new information (utility bill, phone bill, etc.) You may also do this via AERIES.net.

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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