Press Releases 2020-21
03.29.21 OUSD and Partner Organization, The Oakland REACH Receive Major Grant to Expand the Citywide Virtual Hub
They are dramatically expanding a virtual hub that will provide research-based literacy instruction and a variety of enrichment opportunities for up to 1,000 students.
03.23.21 Students, Staff and Families at Seven Schools Across OUSD Work to Green Their Neighborhoods and Help Fight Climate Change
Campaign pays tribute to Essential Workers.
03.18.21 21st Annual OUSD Celebration of Latino Academic Excellence: “Our Beautiful Struggle / Nuestra Hermosa Lucha” Set for Thursday, March 25
A celebration of hope, resilience, and healing demonstrated by our Latino students and families during the pandemic.
03.16.21 #OaklandUndivided Delivers 25,000th Device on Tuesday, the One-Year Anniversary of School Closures
Seniors Receive College Acceptance Messages Using #OU Devices.
3.15.21 OUSD and the Oakland Education Association Reach Tentative Agreement to Bring Students and Teachers back to Campus Starting March 30
In-person instruction on OUSD campuses will be phased in and begin just over two weeks from now.
03.11.21 OUSD Enrollment Office Sends Offer Sheets to Thousands of Incoming Kindergarteners, Rising 5th and 8th Graders
Families Have Two Weeks to Accept School Offer for 2021-22 School Year.
03.11.21 OUSD Nutrition Services Team Surpasses 10,000,000 Student Meals in Supporting Student Health & Well-Being
Plus Nearly 3,000,000 Pounds of Food from ACCFB.
03.02.21 HBO Documentary About OUSD’s Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Fest is Nominated for NAACP Image Award
Public Voting is Open Through Friday.
2.24.21 OUSD and Friends of the Oakland Public School Libraries Create Digital Library for All Oakland Students
FOPSL announced it has agreed to provide funding, as well as strategic and promotional support for the OUSD Digital Library.
2.19.21 OUSD Superintendent to Visit Mobile FEMA Vaccination Site at Alameda County Office of Education in Hayward
Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell will visit the first in the nation site and see OUSD staff members and others getting the Covid-19 vaccine.
02.12.21 OUSD Nutrition Services Transitions from On-Site Grab and Go Model, to Mostly Home Delivery, Making Food Access Even Easier
OUSD is now delivering student meals, plus produce boxes sponsored by Salesforce and adult meals from Revolution Foods, to family homes on a scale unmatched by any other school district.
02.09.21 McClymonds High School Serves as Backdrop for City of Oakland’s Swearing in Ceremony for new Police Chief, a Mack Alumnus
In the school’s Plaza of Peace, McClymonds graduate, LeRonne Armstrong, was sworn in as the new Oakland Police Chief.
02.08.21 OUSD and the Oakland Athletic League Open School Fields to Sports Conditioning for Middle and High School Student/Athletes
Almost 11 months after all OUSD schools closed to students, the District and the Oakland Athletic League (OAL) restarted sports conditioning.
02.05.21 Here in National School Counseling Week 2021, We Introduce You to Three Dedicated OUSD School Counselors
As we close out National School Counseling Week 2021 here in OUSD, we want you to meet some of our remarkable school counselors.
2.1.21 Oakland Public Education Fund and OUSD Provide Millions in Cash Assistance, Food, and Computers to Oakland Families
Thanks to more than 2,000 individual donors, the COVID-19 Relief Fund for Oakland students and schools has raised more than $2.5 million.
Press Releases 2019-20
05.21.20 19th Annual African American Honor Roll Celebration Set for Thursday Evening with Help from OUSD Educators, Leaders, and Celebrities
“This school year has been marred by enormous challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so it is especially important to show Oakland’s African American scholars that their hard work is recognized and appreciated,” said Jerome Gourdine, OUSD Director of Targeted Strategies.
05.15.20 Emerson Elementary First Grade Teacher Who Hosts Special Virtual Story Time for Students to Appear on The Ellen Degeneres Show This Afternoon
“I am so thrilled that Peter has received this amazing recognition,” said Emerson Principal, Heather Palin. “He is a tremendous educator and asset to his students and our community."
Less than 24 hours after we announced a plan to close the digital divide by raising $12.5m to pay for technology and internet access for all Oakland students, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced he is supporting the effort with a $10 million donation.
05.13.2020 Press Conference Scheduled: OUSD and City of Oakland Announce Plan to CLOSE the Digital Divide; Bold $12.5 Million Plan Launches on Thursday!
“This is about equity in education. Every student deserves the ability to study and learn at home, but here in the 21st century, that’s just not fully possible if you cannot access the internet,” said Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell.
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