• Dewey Academy is deeply saddened by the passing of Kevin Ingersoll, Dewey Academy's Pathway pioneer and Art Teacher. Kevin Ingersoll embodied compassion and kindness. Kevin was freehearted. Kevin never shied away from the "real talk". Kevin joined OUSD in April of 1997 and helped shape Dewey Academy into the pathway program we are today. Kevin will be missed every day.
    If you had any type of interaction with Kevin, you could feel his positive energy. Our hearts are broken by his passing, and we hope to hold a tribute to Kevin at Dewey Academy in the near future.
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  • COVID Q & A 
    Staff, Students and Dewey Community,
    Dr. Donna Carey-White MD held a COVID Q & A via zoom with members of the Dewey community on January 24, 2022.  Thank you to everyone who joined our COVID Q & A.  We appreciate all the questions regarding COVID.  The zoom link recording can be found HERE.  Access Passcode: %fvDq49.
    Dr. Donna is a native of Tulare, CA.  She graduated with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History/Pre-Med and remained at UCLA to earn her Medical Doctorate (M.D.) degree.  She completed her residency training at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland and completed a one-year fellowship in adolescent medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is currently completing a Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership and Entrepreneurship program with an anticipated graduation date of March 2022.
    Access Passcode: %fvDq49. 
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  • WE DID IT!

    Congratulations  to our winter Graduating class of 2021.  We wish them all the love, support and luck with their future endeavors


    Dewey Academy Graduation

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  • Student Vaccine Requirement

    On December 1, 2021, Board of Education voted to amend the  Board Policy 541.29 - COVID-19 Student Vaccine Requirement due date, which implements the Resolution the Board previously adopted requiring COVID-19 vaccines for all students ages 12 and up. The Board was presented with three enforcement options and selected Option #1, which originally it was required all students aged 12 and over to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of January 1, 2022 to attend school in-person unless otherwise exempted.  


    The new vaccination or exemption due date is now January 31, 2022.  Which means students can continue to come to school for the month of January until they receive their vaccination or file an exemption.


    There are several exemptions in the Policy, including one for medical reasons, a personal belief exemption, and an exemption for students who have received their first or second shots but are not yet fully vaccinated. (An individual must wait two weeks after their second shot to be considered fully vaccinated.) All non-exempted, unvaccinated students will be offered placement in the District’s independent study program at Sojourner Truth.


    The State is also moving forward with a COVID-19 requirement of its own, which will take effect before the start of the 2022-2023 school year, if not earlier. 


    Ultimately, this means that all California students will need to be fully vaccinated, unless exempt.


    To summarize:  You can only attend any OUSD school after January 31, 2022 if you have an exemption or the COVID-19 vaccination. 

    Spanish Exemption Form
    Chinese Exemption Form 
    Vietnamese Exemption Form
    Arabic Exemption Letter
    Khmer Exemption Letter


    Get vaccinated and get $100.  Click HERE for English, click HERE for Spanish.  

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  • Dewey Academy Support Services Student Self Referral


    Dewey Academy offers a range of support services for all Dewey Academy students and families. 

    Students if you are in need of housing, food, or just need to speak with someone about events happening in your life, please complete this COST Self Referral Dewey Academy Students


    Your request will be routed to our COST coordinator who will work with you to help you find access to the services that can best assist you. 

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    COVID-19 has hit our community extremely hard. 

    There are many organizations which are assisting with Financial, Utility, Cleaning/Hygiene, Food and Insurance Resources.


    Please click HERE to view the list of available resources. 

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  • On March 10, 2 2020, Oakland Unified School District (“OUSD” or “District”) and the Fair Play for Girls in Sports Project of Legal Aid at Work entered a Settlement and Release Agreement to ensure gender equity in OUSD’s interscholastic sports programs.


    The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:


    No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.


    More information can be found HERE


    Oakland Athletic League and BACSAC

    OAL information can be found HERE.


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About Dewey

  • Dewey Academy is a caring adult community that encourages the growth and development of students by providing social and individual support. We strive to have all students graduate with a high school diploma and to provide opportunities to obtain college and career readiness skills, vocational training, internships, jobs and social awareness in a collaborative environment.

    Ms. Morrison


    Staci Ross Morrison