In light of the recent media reports about stepped up efforts to identify undocumented individuals around the country, we want to reiterate our commitment to the entire community and remind you that we are doing everything possible to ensure students are safe at school regardless of their immigration status. Please remember that we are a Sanctuary District and school and that we have a Sanctuary District Resolution, in place since 2008, which was renewed along with Oakland’s Sanctuary City Resolution in November 2016.
As a Sanctuary District, OUSD does not ask for or require proof of legal immigration status upon enrollment, nor is any such information gathered by schools. The OUSD Sanctuary District Task Force is working with schools on guidance and support to ensure all staff are prepared to respond should the civil rights of our students and families be threatened in any way. In addition, OUSD has developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions as a means of providing information and recommendations to inform our community.
Should you or your student have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact any of the school administrators or counselors. In addition, here is a link to Family Preparedness Resource (English and Spanish) provided by OUSD.
Thank you for your continued support and partnership.