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KEEPING OUR KIDS SAFE & HEALTHY DURING COVID-19 CRISIS
RAPID RESPONSE FUNDING NEEDS
As of March 18, 2020
BACKGROUND & OVERVIEW OF FUNDING NEEDS
Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 health crisis, all of our public schools - which serve almost 37,000 students - are closed at least through May 1, 2020.
As a full service community school district, our schools are hubs of opportunity in neighborhoods across the city. We value our partners and collaborate to meet the needs of our students and their families. We are committed to doing all we can to provide some continuity of education and provide basic needs and services during this challenging and uncertain time. Our focus will be on our students and neighborhoods most in need.
Our extraordinary educators and staff are working tirelessly to ensure all students will continue to have access to healthy food and supplies, to provide meaningful at-home and online learning opportunities, and to prepare schools for everyone’s safe return. However, our current needs outweigh our resources in the following areas:
- Feeding our students and families ($190,000)
- Ensuring clean and safe facilities ($250,000)
- Continuity of learning ($400,000)
- Supporting Vulnerable Families ($305,000)
URGENT NEED: $1,145,000
In partnership with the Oakland Public Education Fund, we are launching a “COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund for Oakland Kids & Schools”. Our goal is to rapidly respond to the crisis on behalf of all public school students and adults, and particularly for those who are most vulnerable.
VOLUNTEER FOR REMOTE WORK
The Oakland Education Fund is organizing volunteers to support our schools from home during the shelter in place directive.
Can you volunteer to help remotely by prepping mailing materials, providing tech support or tutoring, etc? We want to hear from you!
Volunteer to Distribute Meals
OUSD is looking for OUSD staff and approved community partners to volunteer in support of school meal and food bank/supply distribution at 15 sites while OUSD schools are closed.
Please note we are looking for volunteers that are healthy (e.g. no underlying health conditions and no symptoms for cold or flu including cough and fever under 100 degrees); under the age of 65; have not been in contact with individuals that have COVID-19 and are willing and able to interact with students and families. Social distancing will be implemented at the school sites.
Please use this form to let us know your availability to support. Please also know that we are working to be as responsive as possible but our response may be delayed. As a follow up, you may receive a request from the "Sign Up Genius" App to ask you to sign up for sites/timeslots. Thank you for your patience and interest in supporting Oakland families.