• California Healthy Kids Survey


    Greetings Parents and Guardians.  Dewey Academy is asking for your participation.  It is time for our California Healthy Kids parent survey.  If you could take a moment out of your day to take the parent survey, this would help guide the development of more effective health, prevention, and youth development programs.  

    The link is below: 


    Parent Link:>> Parent Link Click Here <<


    If you are a Dewey Academy student please click below to take the CHK survey. 


    Student Link: >> Student Link Here <<


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  • Dewey Q & A Session


    Dewey Academy will be holding drop in sessions for student and families once a month on the 1st Wednesday.  If anyone has a question please feel free to drop in for this session.  Participants do not have to stay the duration of the meeting. 


    The first meeting will be held Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6p - 7p and will continue once a month, every 1st Wednesday until May 5, 2021.


    March 3, 2021  6pm

    April 14, 2021  6pm (moved due to Spring Break)

    May 5, 2021   6pm


    We look forward to seeing you there. The link is below.


    Q & A Meeting Link HERE

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  • Youth Housing Community


    Youth Spirit Artworks’ Tiny House Empowerment Village is a new long-term shelter program located at 633 Hegenberger Rd. in Oakland. This community is designed to support houseless transitional-aged youth in achieving their career, housing, and personal goals through community support and stable housing. Through a wellness based youth-designed program, the Village environment will support and nurture residents while providing access to critical resources.


    Please click HERE for more information.

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  • Community Testing Sites TESTING FOR COVID-19

    Community testing sites are free. You do not need a doctor’s note or medical insurance to get tested, you will not be asked about your immigration status, and most test results are available within 2-5 days.

    Most testing sites are able to test all ages unless otherwise indicated and all CORE-run testing sites can test ages four and older. Parents of infants are encouraged to check with their primary care providers before testing.


    If you have medical insurance, you should call your doctor/healthcare provider. If you do not have medical insurance, please schedule an appointment at a Community Testing Site or Testing Event near 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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  • Hello Oakland Community.  OUSD will be Expanding Home Delivery of OUSD Meals and Fresh Produce.

    To address both issues described above, we are expanding home delivery of OUSD student meals. After a month long pilot, we are thrilled to announce that starting on Monday Oct 19th OUSD families throughout Oakland will be able to sign up for weekly home delivery of OUSD meals.


    What is included?

    Once enrolled, families will receive:

    •  A week’s worth of OUSD meals for each child in the house

      • 7 breakfasts

      • 7 lunches

      • 5 suppers 

    • Starting in November, with the generous support of the philanthropic community, twice a month families will also receive a fresh box of vegetables. 


    Who is eligible to sign up for home delivery?

    An OUSD student and any of their siblings (18 years old and younger) who live in the same household are eligible for meal delivery (even if the sibling attends a charter school or is too young for school). We can also provide meals to special needs adults between 18 and 22 if enrolled in OUSD. One student in the household must be an OUSD student for the household to be eligible for home delivery . Other Oakland families with non-OUSD students can still come to a meal distribution site to pick up meals.

    To sign up, you will need the OUSD ID number of at least one child in the household. 

    Most students know their ID number. The ID number is the student’s lunch number and their technology password during distance learning. If you don’t know your child’s ID number, you can contact your school site.  


    How do families sign up for Home Delivery?

    Families can enroll directly by filling out one of these google forms. 


    We fully appreciate that not all families can easily complete google forms. Over the next few weeks, Nutrition Service staff and community partners will be contacting families to help them enroll in meal delivery. During the pilot, we were signing up about 500 families per week. 

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  • OAK WiFi - A Small Step to Closing the Digital Divide


    OAK WiFi Coverage Area


    OAK WiFi is an initiative that provides free internet access for students, seniors, job seekers, small businesses, the underserved, and unconnected.


    OAK WiFi already has live hotspots throughout the City; this initiative will greatly expand the coverage to parts of West Oakland, Downtown Oakland, and East Oakland along the International Blvd corridor to the San Leandro border. The first zones (1, 2, & 18), located in West Oakland, Downtown, and Uptown, using existing fiber, will begin coming online starting in mid-November 2020. The remaining Zones (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, & 13) will come online as they are completed shortly thereafter.


    How to Connect

    Easy, just go into the wifi settings on your mobile phone, laptop, or desktop computer, select OAK-WIFI and get connected!



    About OAK WiFi

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  • HEAL Program Virtual Internship


    We are delighted to announce a wonderful internship opportunity! 


    The HEAL Program exposes high school students to a wide variety of healthcare careers and the opportunity to learn professional skills through: 
    • Simulations 
    • Skills Workshops 
    • Healthcare Professional Panels 
    • Virtual Seminars that cover topics such as: Education & Career Pathways, Health Literacy, Implicit Bias in Healthcare, and more .
      To be eligible to apply, you must: 
    1. Be enrolled in high school AND 
    2. Live in Oakland OR attend an OUSD/SLUSD school  
    Please see the attached flyer for more information. 
    To apply click HERE.
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    Dear Oakland Community,


    Due to shelter-in-place, all work permits for Oakland students will be processed centrally through an online process. As of today, the process has changed from being based in Google Forms to a more user-friendly and streamlined interface.


    Click here for timeframes and timelines.


    Click here to complete a work permit.


    As of today, OUSD is not processing work permits for Charter and Private schools. If you have questions or need support please contact

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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