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  • Welcome Back Howard Families,

    I hope everyone had a safe summer.  We look forward to a great school year.  Please see the below important information:

    Registration: We are encouraging families to complete registration online through the Aeries parent portal.  Please reach out to or for online registration login information.  We will also be offering in person registration on Thursday 8/6, Friday 8/7 and Monday 8/10 from 10 to 2 and Saturday 8/8 from 12 to 2. Please remain in your car.  Registration materials will be brought to your car to be completed in your car or returned during the registration window.

    Online Meal Application:  All families should complete the online meal application

    Technology Update: All families should complete the Oakland Undivided technology survey to be eligible to receive a free student computer.

    OUSD Fall Food Distribution Update: Beginning August 10th families will need to show proof that their student(s) is enrolled in OUSD in order to pick up food. This can be done by using a school ID’s with a barcode, the family letter sent by Nutrition Services, or on the spot look up. Letters will be sent this week. 

    Backpack Pick Up: Every Howard student is invited to pick up a backpack with supplies on Thursday, August 6th, between 10 am and 3 pm at 7195 Oakport Street, across Highway 880 from the Coliseum.  Plan to drive to the site from the south - from the area of Hegenberger.

    Before you arrive, please write on a sheet of paper – the number of students in your household, their grade level and their school, and please place the paper visible on your dashboard.

    Talking Points: Teachers and the school will be communicating with families through Talking Points. We encourage you to download the app to facilitate two way communication with the school.

    School Updates:  School begins virtually on August 10th.  Please see the below tentative schedule for the first 4 weeks. 

    Week 1 - 8/10 to 8/14

    Welcoming Students and Families

    Week 2 - 8/17 to 8/21

    Building Partnerships with Students and Families

    Week 3 - 8/24 to 8/28

    Assessing Student Needs and Targeting Supports

    Week 4 - 8/31 to 9/4

    Deepening Instruction

    Teachers will soon begin reaching out to students and families with class-specific information.

    Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

    Take Care,

    Principal Williams

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