Dewey Academy

Dewey Academy Dewey Academy is open from 8am - 4pm
www.ousd.org/dewey

Dewey Academy is committed to providing a safe, healthy, and growth-centered community for at-risk students seeking to graduate and improve their life prospects. We aim to provide college, career, and professional readiness education using engaging and relevant curriculum. Furthermore, our health, fitness, and violence prevention programs teach students invaluable life skills and prepare them for

life beyond high school. Dewey Academy will provide an opportunity for students of all skill levels, learning styles, and backgrounds to earn their high school diploma. We will continue to use technological tools and traditional teaching methods to improve students’ 21st century skills such as critical thinking, teamwork, and problem solving. Dewey Academy students will graduate as lifelong learners who will make meaningful contributions to their community. Utilizing the skills and knowledge from Dewey, every graduate will walk off the stage prepared for the high expectations of the 21st century professional environment.

Dragons let's ROAR tonight! We love and need you! PLEASE choose 1 or more of the following to support our schools!--Spea...
02/08/2022

Dragons let's ROAR tonight! We love and need you! PLEASE choose 1 or more of the following to support our schools!
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Speak up during public comment OR change your zoom photo or name to a statement against closures (for example: Student - (name) - NO CLOSURES)

https://ousd.zoom.us/j/88586792391

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Type HERE to make a public comment for the 5pm 2/8/22 OUSD school board meeting where they will VOTE on recommending (or not) school closures and mergers. https://ousd.granicusideas.com/meetings/2275-board-of-education-on-2022-02-08-5-00-pm-special-meeting/agenda_items/61fdc6fd7d79651f2c001ebd-22-0243-adoption-by-the-board-of-education-of-reso
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Click here to make a public eComment for the 6:30pm Alameda COUNTY School Board Meeting HERE

https://docs.google.com/document/d/16NuJbtRGBH3Y4SZfqZAfddgjDBth3LE2qOKv_UhwH7U/edit

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Speak your mind to HERE https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/webmail.php

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Get background information & add your statement to our Dewey Community Doc HERE
https://tinyurl.com/DeweyStudentFamilyStatements
and more ways to support here https://tinyurl.com/VoiceOpinionsOnSchoolClosures

COMMUNITY! Please support Dewey by choosing at least 1+ of the following to do:1) Meet at Dewey THIS FRIDAY the 4th from...
02/03/2022

COMMUNITY! Please support Dewey by choosing at least 1+ of the following to do:

1) Meet at Dewey THIS FRIDAY the 4th from 8:00 am to 9:15 am for short march & rally around the block together to show we want (we are working on having hot breakfast there for you!!)

2) Attend the zoom board meeting Tuesday the 8th at 6pm to share your public comments aloud in the webinar, especially students & families & alumni! Found in the agenda that will be posted on https://www.ousd.org/boewatch

3) If you cannot attend the zoom board meeting, send a video or voice recording of your statement on school closure, to be played by teachers or staff, to the school board meeting officials

4) Join community meeting 11am Sunday (zoom link coming)

5) Write a letter with the Protect Black Students organizing project to the school board, county officials and city council https://actionnetwork.org/letters/protect-majority-black-schools-from-closure/

6) Check https://reparationsforblackstudents.org/ for other actions to participate in

7) DM us if you or a family member would like to speak with the media in support of Dewey!

8) SHARE THIS POST FAR AND WIDE PLEASE!

We have to fight because Dewey was added to the closures/mergers list on Friday. Every school on the list serves predominantly Black, Brown, and Asian students.

This means a few things:
**The district is proposing that we move from our current space to Westlake Middle School.

**We would share that space with Ralph R. Bunche.

** If you don’t finish your credits by May, you will be attending Dewey at a different campus next school year.

**The Westlake campus on the north side of the Lake takes multiple buses to reach and is further away from BART, especially for those coming from East Oakland

**We will be moved away from health services provided by La Clínica Youth Heart Health Center

**It also means that people who work at Bunche and Dewey could lose their jobs

We don't want to move into Westlake Middle School and we stand with where 2 teachers are on a HUNGER STRIKE until the board stops closures. We stand with all impacted schools AGAINST CLOSURES in OUSD!

COMMUNITY! Please support Dewey by choosing at least 1+ of the following to do:1) Meet at Dewey THIS FRIDAY the 4th from...
02/03/2022

COMMUNITY! Please support Dewey by choosing at least 1+ of the following to do:

1) Meet at Dewey THIS FRIDAY the 4th from 8:00 am to 9:15 am for short march & rally around the block together to show we want (we are working on having hot breakfast there for you!!)

2) Attend the zoom board meeting Tuesday the 8th at 6pm to share your public comments aloud in the webinar, especially students & families & alumni! Found in the agenda that will be posted on https://www.ousd.org/boewatch

3) If you cannot attend the zoom board meeting, send a video or voice recording of your statement on school closure, to be played by teachers or staff, to the school board meeting officials

4) Join community meeting 11am Sunday (zoom link coming)

5) Write a letter with the Protect Black Students organizing project to the school board, county officials and city council https://actionnetwork.org/letters/protect-majority-black-schools-from-closure/

6) Check https://reparationsforblackstudents.org/ for other actions to participate in

7) DM us if you or a family member would like to speak with the media in support of Dewey!

8) SHARE THIS POST FAR AND WIDE PLEASE!

We have to fight because Dewey was added to the closures/mergers list on Friday. Every school on the list serves predominantly Black, Brown, and Asian students.

This means a few things:
**The district is proposing that we move from our current space to Westlake Middle School.

**We would share that space with Ralph R. Bunche.

** If students don’t finish credits by May, they'll be attending Dewey at a different campus next school year.

**The Westlake campus on the north side of the Lake takes multiple buses to reach and is further away from BART, especially for those coming from East Oakland

**We will be moved away from health services provided by La Clínica Youth Heart Health Center

**It also means that people who work at Bunche and Dewey could lose their jobs

We don't want to move into Westlake Middle School and we stand with where 2 teachers are on a HUNGER STRIKE until the board stops closures. We stand with all impacted schools AGAINST CLOSURES in OUSD!

Dewey Academy is deeply saddened by the passing of Kevin Ingersoll, Dewey Academy's Pathway pioneer and Art Teacher.  Ke...
01/28/2022

Dewey Academy is deeply saddened by the passing of Kevin Ingersoll, Dewey Academy's Pathway pioneer and Art Teacher. Kevin Ingersoll embodied compassion, and kindness. Kevin was freehearted. Kevin never shied away from the "real talk". Kevin joined OUSD in 4/1997 and helped shape Dewey Academy into the pathway program we are today. Kevin will be missed everyday.

If you had any type of interaction with Kevin, you could feel his positive energy. Our hearts are broken by his passing. We will holding a tribute to Kevin at Dewey Academy on Monday, January 31st at 11:15am on the Dewey Academy campus. We would love to hear from Kevin's students. Come join us!

10/28/2020

School Site Souncil (SSC)

Dewey Community,

Deweys' SSC meeting will be held Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 1pm

We would like to invite all Parents/Guardians, Students and Staff to our school site council (SSC) meeting. The SSC meets once a month to discuss & review the schools programs, and obtain community feedback on how we can improve the school to help students succeed.
View the agenda here >>> SSC Agenda 10.29.2020

When: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Time: 1pm - 2:30pm
Who: Parents/Guardians/Students/Dewey Academy Staff/Community Members

Join the meeting via Zoom:

Join Zoom Meeting
ID: 84379533536
Password: 077383

(US) +1 646-558-8656‬


What the school site council (SSC)does:
The school site council is a group of teachers, parents, classified employees, and students (at the high school level) who work with the Principal to develop, review and evaluate school improvement programs and school budgets. The members of the site council are generally elected by their peers. For example, parents elect the parent representatives and teachers elect teachers.

We hope that you can attend our SSC meeting to help make Dewey Academy a successful learning environment, through growth and development of students by providing academic, social, and individual support.

10/21/2020

Expanding Home Delivery of OUSD Meals and Fresh Produce
To address both issues described above, we are expanding home delivery of OUSD student meals. After a month long pilot, we are thrilled to announce that starting on Monday Oct 19th OUSD families throughout Oakland will be able to sign up for weekly home delivery of OUSD meals

What is included?
Once enrolled, families will receive:
A week’s worth of OUSD meals for each child in the house
7 breakfasts
7 lunches
5 suppers
Starting in November, with the generous support of the philanthropic community, twice a month families will also receive a fresh box of vegetables.

Who is eligible to sign up for home delivery?
An OUSD student and any of their siblings (18 years old and younger) who live in the same household are eligible for meal delivery (even if the sibling attends a charter school or is too young for school). We can also provide meals to special needs adults between 18 and 22 if enrolled in OUSD. One student in the household must be an OUSD student for the household to be eligible for home delivery . Other Oakland families with non-OUSD students can still come to a meal distribution site to pick up meals.

To sign up, you will need the OUSD ID number of at least one child in the household.
Most students know their ID number. The ID number is the student’s lunch number and their technology password during distance learning. If you don’t know your child’s ID number, you can contact your school site.

How do families sign up for Home Delivery?
Families can enroll directly by filling out one of these google forms.
OUSD Meal Delivery Sign Up Form - English
OUSD Meal Delivery Sign Up Form - Spanish
OUSD Meal Delivery Sign Up Form - Chinese
OUSD Meal Delivery Sign Up Form - Arabic

Congratulations Dewey Academy Class of 2020!
05/08/2020

Congratulations Dewey Academy Class of 2020!

03/25/2020

OUSD Announces Current School Closure to Last Additional Month; New Targeted Date of Reopening Schools is May 4, 2020

Oakland, CA -- A week and a half into the closure of all OUSD schools because of the coronavirus pandemic, Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell is announcing in collaboration with the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE), the Alameda County Public Health Department and those in five other Bay Area counties, that the decision has been made to extend the closure for an additional month. The new targeted date for reopening all District schools is May 4.

“It has now become clear that the effort we have been putting forward to protect our community must continue,” said Superintendent Johnson-Trammell. “I know this will be a major challenge for everyone and I’m sorry for all the hardship it’s causing. Public health experts tell us the most effective way to minimize the impact of Covid-19 is by keeping all of us away from each other. That can’t happen if the schools are open. We need to do our part to protect our students, staff, families and the entire Oakland community.”

District leaders still don’t know what all the ramifications of the extended closure are, but they are working with the ACOE and the California Department of Education to gather information about what it will mean for the rest of the school year, graduation, and what all students, families and staff should expect. You can read more about the school closure extension from ACOE here.


https://t.e2ma.net/message/dpl6yc/xkz1ng

03/23/2020

Thursday, March 26th, 2020



Academics During COVID-19 Question & Answer Session



with Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell & OUSD Staff



Have questions about what happens to grades, graduation and academics during the COVID-19 school closures? Come get your questions answered by our Superintendent and OUSD staff.



You can submit academic questions in advance and get reminder to join us live. You can also just type them in the Zoom chat box or as a comment on Instagram during the session.

Click on www.ousd.org/dewey for information and links.
Zoom link & time will be posted



FYI: Both Zoom Q&A sessions will be recorded & posted on this page afterward.

Do you have questions about how to stay healthy and protect yourself and your community from COVID-19?  Talk with Medica...
03/23/2020

Do you have questions about how to stay healthy and protect yourself and your community from COVID-19? Talk with Medical Professionals & Students about what is happening on Zoom or IG Live this Tuesday 3/24/2020 @ 3:30pm.

Although we cannot replace the value of instruction at school with teachers, we will ensure students can continue learni...
03/18/2020

Although we cannot replace the value of instruction at school with teachers, we will ensure students can continue learning and study at home.



Students, your educational lesson plans are now available. Please go to www.ousd.org/dewey



Please contact your teacher directly for questions regarding your assignments.

All Dewey Academy students OUSD emails have been activated.



Staff emails are located at the top of the web page under "Teachers" should you have ANY questions.

03/15/2020

This week only 03/16 - 03/21, Tech Exchange is distributing devices to OUSD families who need them. Families should go to 2530 International Blvd, Oakland this week, 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday. Families should complete a pre-registration form before picking up a device. Social distancing protocols should be followed. The form can be accessed at www.ousd.org/dewey.



Internet access may be an issue for many families. Some of the devices distributed by Tech Exchange will have a “hotspot” internet connection, but many devices require internet service. Also, Comcast is offering low-income families 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service for new subscribers. This service is normally $9.95 a month.

Although we cannot replace the value of instruction at school with teachers, we will ensure students can continue learni...
03/13/2020

Although we cannot replace the value of instruction at school with teachers, we will ensure students can continue learning and study at home.

Students Educational lesson plans will be posted on Dewey's Web site on Wednesday 3/18/2020 @ www.ousd.org/dewey.

03/13/2020

As of 6:00 p.m. today, all schools and child development centers within OUSD will be closed to students through at least Sunday, April 5, the end of Spring Break. This means that there will be no Saturday school tomorrow and no regular instruction beginning on Monday, March 16. District offices will remain open but in-person public access will be limited. All OUSD employees will also continue to work and be paid throughout this period, although exact responsibilities and worksite locations may vary. During this period, each school will receive a deep cleaning. Because of the evolving nature of the coronavirus pandemic, we hope to be able to resume instruction on Monday, April 6, but will continually assess the conditions to determine the best time for reopening schools.

10/10/2019

Dewey Academy is open 10/10/2019!

10/09/2019

Dewey Academy is open today 10/09/2019!

Senior PicturesApril 22, 202011am - 2pmPrices are the same as the March 20th flyer below.
03/15/2019

Senior Pictures
April 22, 2020
11am - 2pm

Prices are the same as the March 20th flyer below.

12/05/2018

Dewey Academy will be opening our doors on Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 9am-1pm. Students will be responsible for obtaining any work they need to make up from their teachers. We will also have APEX available. If students are here from 9a-1pm, they will receive a full days credit. If they are here less than 4 hours, they will only obtain credit for the time they attended. If your child has been absent 1 to 7 days, here is a great opportunity to ensure your students grade will not be affected.
Thank you for your support.

Are you interested in becoming an EMT? Are you a male age 18-26? Alameda County is accepting applications for their EMS ...
12/03/2018

Are you interested in becoming an EMT? Are you a male age 18-26? Alameda County is accepting applications for their EMS program.

https://healthpipeline.wufoo.com/forms/r1yabsio1np4yfd/

The Alameda County Health Pipeline Partnership (ACHPP) is a consortium of health career programs that provide: Mentorship, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Career Opportunities for under-represented youth. Please look at this list of ACHPP programs and select any you have participate...

We love our Dewey Academy Teachers
10/11/2018

We love our Dewey Academy Teachers

09/14/2018

We would like to invite all Parents/Guardians, Students and Staff to our school site council (SSC) meeting. The SSC meets once a month to discuss & review the schools programs, and obtain community feedback on how we can improve the school to help students succeed. This is the final meeting for the 2017-2018 school year.

When: Monday,September 17, 2018
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Who: Parents/Guardians/Students/Dewey Academy Staff/Community Members
Light refreshments will be served

What the school site council (SSC)does:
The school site council is a group of teachers, parents, classified employees, and students (at the high school level) who work with the Principal to develop, review and evaluate school improvement programs and school budgets. The members of the site council are generally elected by their peers. For example, parents elect the parent representatives and teachers elect teachers.

09/14/2018

We would like to invite all Parents/Guardians, Students and Staff to our school site council (SSC) meeting. The SSC meets once a month to discuss & review the schools programs, and obtain community feedback on how we can improve the school to help students succeed. This is the final meeting for the 2017-2018 school year.

When: Monday,September 17, 2018
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Who: Parents/Guardians/Students/Dewey Academy Staff/Community Members
Light refreshments will be served

What the school site council (SSC)does:
The school site council is a group of teachers, parents, classified employees, and students (at the high school level) who work with the Principal to develop, review and evaluate school improvement programs and school budgets. The members of the site council are generally elected by their peers. For example, parents elect the parent representatives and teachers elect teachers.

We hope that you can attend our SSC meeting to help make Dewey Academy a successful learning environment, through growth and development of students by providing academic, social, and individual support

08/24/2018

Back To School Night
September 11, 2018
4:30pm - 6:30pm

It's time to start the 2018-2019 school year!  Dewey Academy students are on the front page of the Parent handbook this ...
08/06/2018

It's time to start the 2018-2019 school year! Dewey Academy students are on the front page of the Parent handbook this year. We are SO proud!

RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION
Location: Attendance Office

Tuesday, August 7, 2018, Wednesday, August 8, 2018
7:30am – 6:00pm

Closed each day 12pm-12:30pm for lunch

NO PACKET PICK-UP ON: Monday, August 6, 2018, Thursday, August 9, 2018 &
Friday, August 10, 2018.

07/17/2018

RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION
Location: Attendance Office

Tuesday, August 7, 2018, Wednesday, August 8, 2018
7:30am – 6:00pm

Closed each day 12pm-12:30pm for lunch

NO PACKET PICK-UP ON: Monday, August 6, 2018, Thursday, August 9, 2018 &
Friday, August 10, 2018.

Congratulations Graduates!
06/13/2018

Congratulations Graduates!

06/13/2018

Greetings Dewey Family,
Dewey Academys' summer intervention will begin
Monday, June 18, 2018 and end Friday, July 13, 2018.
Classes will be held Monday through Friday.
No School Wednesday, July 4, 2018

05/17/2018

We would like to invite all Parents/Guardians, Students and Staff to our school site council (SSC) meeting. The SSC meets once a month to discuss & review the schools programs, and obtain community feedback on how we can improve the school to help students succeed. This is the final meeting for the 2017-2018 school year.

When: Monday,May 21, 2018
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Who: Parents/Guardians/Students/Dewey Academy Staff/Community Members
Light refreshments will be served

What the school site council (SSC)does:
The school site council is a group of teachers, parents, classified employees, and students (at the high school level) who work with the Principal to develop, review and evaluate school improvement programs and school budgets. The members of the site council are generally elected by their peers. For example, parents elect the parent representatives and teachers elect teachers.

We hope that you can attend our SSC meeting to help make Dewey Academy a successful learning environment, through growth and development of students by providing academic, social, and individual support.

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1111 2nd Avenue
Oakland, CA
94606

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

Telephone

(510) 874-3660

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Dewey High School opened in 1963 as Oakland’s first continuation high school, designed to give students struggling in other OUSD high schools a new chance to earn credits and graduate on time. In 2001, Dewey moved to its present location on Second Avenue. The new campus was located next door to the school district’s main offices; however, the District Administration building is now vacant, and there are plans to build a new school and administrative facility in our present location. There is a newly built education complex across the street, housing La Escuelita Elementary School, MetWest High (another small alternative high school), the Youth Heart Health Center, and KDOL, the District’s television station.

Originally serving 10th-12th graders as defined in State Education Code for Continuation schools, after looking at the District’s drop out and transfer data, the Alternative Education Office and Principals of the three continuation high schools agreed to limit continuation schools to students who were 17 or older and who were within reach of an on-time graduation with continuation graduation requirements (190 credits rather than 230).

Dewey students receive appropriate emotional, social and academic supports that guide them to seize the promise of education offered by the school and develop transition plans to guide their entrance into community college or entry level positions in local business and industries. Every graduate completes a Senior Project that includes a personal letter of introduction, two letters of recommendation, a resume, post-graduate plan, personal statement, transcripts and attendance records, applications for community colleges and a completed FAFSA or California Dream Act form.


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