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  • Online Registration/ Inscripciones Virtualmente: 

    Many of you have received either a phone call or email with instructions on how to complete OUSD’s online registration. Every year MetWest hosts an in person registration that includes all of OUSD documents as well as of our MetWest documents. However, due to Covid-19 we will have to complete registration virtually, online. We will be sending out information regarding our MetWest document registration within the next few weeks. But for now, if you are able to, please complete the OUSD portion online via https://www.ousd.org/domain/5741. If you have not registered for an Aeries account you will need a registration verification code that you can find on your parent jupiter account at https://login.jupitered.com/login/.  If you do not have an account please ask your student to log into their own jupiter account to access their codes under their profile. If you are still struggling to access your codes please send Jessica, our attendance specialist, a text message with your students name, requesting the code, and she will make sure to respond as soon as possible with that code. Her number is 510-736-8629. Please allow 1-2 business days for her response. If for whatever reason you are unable to complete the online registration please do not worry, your child’s place will not be taken away. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times. Peace and love, Metwest. 

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    Saludos familias de MetWest. Muchos de ustedes han recibido una llamada telefónica o un correo electrónico con instrucciones sobre cómo completar la inscripción en línea de OUSD. Cada año, MetWest organiza las inscripciones en persona que incluye todos los documentos de OUSD, así como nuestros documentos de MetWest. Sin embargo, debido a Covid-19 tendremos que completar el registro virtualmente, en línea. Estaremos enviando información sobre nuestro registro de documentos de MetWest en las próximas semanas. Pero por ahora, si puede, complete la parte de OUSD en línea a través de https://www.ousd.org/domain/5741. Si no se ha registrado para una cuenta en Aeries, necesitará un código de verificación de registro que puede encontrar en su cuenta principal de Júpiter en https://login.jupitered.com/login/. Si no tiene una cuenta, solicite a su estudiante que inicie sesión en su propia cuenta de Júpiter para acceder a sus códigos bajo su perfil. Si todavía tiene dificultades para acceder a sus códigos, envíe a Jessica, nuestra especialista en asistencia, un mensaje de texto con el nombre de su estudiante, solicitando el código, y ella se asegurará de responder lo antes posible con ese código. Su número es 510-736-8629. Por favor espere 1-2 días para su respuesta. En caso de que no pueda completar la inscripción en linea, no se preocupe. Su estudiante no perderá su lugar. Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión durante estos tiempos difíciles. Paz y amor, Metwest. 

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  • Open Letter to Our Students in a Time of Uprising

    MetWest High School, Oakland, CA


    June 2020


    Dear students,


    You matter. Your dreams and passions and interests matter. Your skills and knowledge and growth matter. Your smile and joy matter. Your pain and rage matter. Your successes and failures matter. You matter to us. You matter to your family and your friends and most importantly, to the world. Your life matters. Your future matters.


    We promise to never underestimate you. Youth have always led the way in freedom movements: from the Black Panther Party to the Dreamers, from the Greensboro Sit-ins to the Climate Strike, from the Little Rock Nine to the East LA Walkouts. When the youth demand justice and liberation, the world listens. We see young people leading the marches in Oakland and San Francisco with well over 20,000 people stepping up to your call for action. Your energy and passion are changing our world. We promise to follow your lead.


    We recognize that education and schools have been sites of oppression and trauma, particularly for indigenous students, Black students, and students of color. We commit to striving toward and providing you with an education for liberation and justice. This means:

    • We will nurture and enable a student leadership body to influence our school’s policies and culture.
    • We will elevate and amplify student voice by providing you the opportunity to direct your learning and explore your passions.
    • We will confront racism, bias and anti-blackness in our school culture, climate, and curriculum.
    • We will stand with the Black Organizing Project to demand that OUSD have Police Free Schools in 2020 and that OUSD reinvest the school police budget into services that support the youth feeling authentically safe at school.
    • We will say their names and demand an end to state sanctioned violence. We will demand #justiceforgeorgefloyd #justiceforbreonnataylor and an end to police brutality. We will demand #justiceforcarloshernandezvasquez #justiceforjakelinmaquin and an end to ICE detention centers and family separation.
    • We will demand our schools be fully funded to provide a powerful and meaningful education to every single student. 

     

    Another world is possible. The current uprising is revealing exactly that. We promise to continue teaching and sharing skills and tools you can use to shape the world and future you want. We will work alongside you, every step of the way. Be safe, take care of yourself and each other.


    Sincerely,
    Your teachers and staff at MetWest HS


    Catie Tombs, 10th Grade Advisor
    Etang Inyang, Expanded Learning Coordinator
    Logan Manning, Principal
    Michael Cellemme, Learning Through Internships Coordinator
    Sara Heller, Resource Specialist
    Shannon Carey, 12th Grade Advisor
    Wendy Lichtman, Math Intervention teacher
    Daniel Harbarger, Advisor
    Alizabeth McGowan, 9th Grade Advisor
    Nick Palmquist, 11th Grade Advisor
    Whitney Dwyer, 10th Grade Advisor
    Nhi Truong, 10th Grade Advisor
    Malik Edwards, Restorative Practices
    Lawrence Teng, Mathematics Teacher
    Caitlin Ditta, Mental Health Counselor
    Kate Dunn, Resource Specialist

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  • MetWest Graduation Update - Class of 2020

    Hi amazing graduating class of 2020!  Please share this with your families and friends.

     
    Graduation
    Graduation is happening on Wednesday, May 27, at 3:00.  That's tomorrow!

    Please wear your cap and gown at home to help get in the spirit.

    Graduation is NOT a live event.

    I will send out a link to the graduation tomorrow between 2:30-2:45.  This will be sent via email to all of you and posted on our website.  It will be on YouTube.  All comments will be disabled.  

    Please share the link widely.

    Though it's not a live event, I encourage you to all sit together as a family and hit start at 3:00.

    After graduation, there is an OPTIONAL live zoom "after party" for students, staff, and families. I sent out a calendar invite for this to all seniors.  It will just give us a chance to see each other and say goodbye (for now).  We will always be a MetWest Family! 
     
    Diplomas
    Seniors are invited to come by school on Thursday to pick up a senior goodie bag.  The goodie bag includes the most important thing - your high school diploma.  It also includes a gift from me and a few other things!  Please come during the scheduled time or, if you cannot, reach out to me to let me know.  Jake's advisory is scheduled for 9:00-11:00 and Berta's advisory is scheduled from 12:00-2:00.
     
    Please reach out if you have more questions.
     
    I respect you all so much for your resilience, strength, and continued love and grace.
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  • MetWest Students Earn African American Honor Roll

     MetWest is proud to honor these students for earning the OUSD African American Honor Roll:
     
    • Bruck Tsegaye 
    • Virginia Shipp
    • Elijah Hynson
    • Lauryn Campbell
    • Scedric Jackson
    • Isha Tobis Clarke
    • Heavyn Williams
    • Alonzo McClanahan
    • Nadira Cheffon
    • Laden Osman
    • Thomas Carmans
    • Leila Jackson
    • Beatrice Durham
    • Iyyah Zareef-Mustafa
    • Victoria Millines
    • Lelani Jannah
    • Azzam Idris
    • Ameera Shakeel-Haadee
    • Khaleah Holmes
    • Jalen Esteen

    In partnership with the Oakland Unified School District’s Office of Equity: African American Male Achievement, African American Female Excellence, Oscar Wright and the African American Education Task Force proudly invites you to honor excellence within our African American student scholars.

    This year marks the 19th anniversary of the annual African American Honor Roll, which recognizes African American students in Grades 8-12 who earned a GPA of 3.00 or above for the first semester. There are 1130 scholars who have made this year’s African American Honor Roll. Qualifying students will receive their certificates in the mail this coming week. 


    These young scholars will be honored Thursday, May 21, 2020 during our Virtual Honor Roll Celebration. The virtual ceremony will be held from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

     

    To view the ceremony on May 21st  please visit any of the following links:

    ousd.org/aafe

    ousd.org/aama

    Office of Equity Facebook Page

    Office of Equity Youtube Page 
     

     

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  • Need to get your things from campus? 

    Click here to find out how to get onto campus if you need to get your things.  

    Seniorsclick here for information on how to pick up your diploma!

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