The phases of reopening



    • No In-person instruction; all students have access to grade-level content, assessments, peer-to-peer and peer-to-teacher interaction, as well as instructional minutes that meet or exceed state standards.



    • Students have small group opportunities to receive In-person support for distance learning, with a focus on serving our students with unstable housing and who have experienced significant regression during distance learning.


    • Conduct in-person initial Assessments, including Special Education, English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) and others.



    Phase 3

    • Some students in grades PK-5, Special Education, and Mental Health Enriched Classrooms return to In-person instruction in A/B rotations, for a minimum of two days per week. Cohort size will be set within the maximums determined by the Alameda County Office of Education, currently established at 16, inclusive of all students and adults.


    • Students in grades 6-8 return following the successful opening of elementary campuses and return of the priority students above, followed by students in grades 9-12.


    • Students would be scheduled in-person based on available staffing of teachers, substitutes, classified staff, and program partner staff.


    • Some students have additional small group instruction, based on need.


    Students will be kept in small, stable, groups with fixed membership that stay together for all activities (e.g., instruction, lunch, recess) for a minimum of three weeks at a time. Cohorts will minimize/avoid contact with other groups or individuals. 



    • Distance learning will continue to be an option to students. We are committed to offering a quality distance learning program during all phases. For more specific information about OUSD’s Distance Learning Educational Program, please visit