Oakland Unified School District

Oakland Unified School District Oakland Unified is California's most-improved urban school district over the past decade. The public school system for the city of Oakland, California.

We are building America's first Full-Service Community School District where all students graduate from high school as:

1. caring, competent, and critical thinkers
2. fully-informed, engaged and contributing citizens
3. thoughtful adults prepared to succeed in college and career.

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Read the latest from Superintendent Johnson-Trammell, on our safety measures,  the vaccine requirement for students and ...
09/24/2021

Read the latest from Superintendent Johnson-Trammell, on our safety measures, the vaccine requirement for students and community conversation events about the vaccine coming up next week.
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Read the latest from Superintendent Johnson-Trammell, on our safety measures, the vaccine requirement for students and community conversation events about the vaccine coming up next week.
https://www.parentsquare.com/feeds/8854097

Spotlight on Erica Macklin of Sankofa United. Erica has been in the Community School Manager role for 3 years and was in...
09/24/2021

Spotlight on Erica Macklin of Sankofa United. Erica has been in the Community School Manager role for 3 years and was instrumental in bringing families and community together during the merger of Sankofa and Kaiser elementary schools.

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Spotlight on Erica Macklin of Sankofa United. Erica has been in the Community School Manager role for 3 years and was instrumental in bringing families and community together during the merger of Sankofa and Kaiser elementary schools.

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Happy anniversary to Urban Promise Academy!!! 20 years is remarkable for this beautiful community. #OUSDThrives
09/24/2021

Happy anniversary to Urban Promise Academy!!! 20 years is remarkable for this beautiful community. #OUSDThrives

Our CSMs are the heart of our schools! #CoordinatorsRock #ousdcommunityschools@coalitionforcommunityschools@ousdcommunit...
09/23/2021

Our CSMs are the heart of our schools!

#CoordinatorsRock #ousdcommunityschools
@coalitionforcommunityschools
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Our CSMs are the heart of our schools!

#CoordinatorsRock #ousdcommunityschools
@coalitionforcommunityschools
@ousdcommunityschools

During the OUSD Board of Education meeting last night, Sept. 22, the Directors voted 5-1 with one abstention in favor of...
09/23/2021

During the OUSD Board of Education meeting last night, Sept. 22, the Directors voted 5-1 with one abstention in favor of a vaccine requirement for all students 12 years old and up.
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During the OUSD Board of Education meeting last night, Sept. 22, the Directors voted 5-1 with one abstention in favor of a vaccine requirement for all students 12 years old and up.
Read more: https://www.parentsquare.com/feeds/8828127

"I'm so excited about being back at Tech and in a position where I can positively affect the school culture, as well as ...
09/23/2021

"I'm so excited about being back at Tech and in a position where I can positively affect the school culture, as well as help students, staff, and families in need".

That's Alexis Gray Lawson, our new Community School Manager at Oakland Technical High School.

She also happens to be...
- a proud Oakland Tech alum (and member of the state championship team)
- a California Golden Bear and first on the career list for three-pointers made with a total of 148
- an ex-WNBA player, and
- an international basketball sensation

Welcome Alexis Gray-Lawson!

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09/22/2021
Ms Anderson at Claremont

Go Ms. Anderson!!

Edana Anderson, Community School Manager extraordinaire at Claremont Middle School showing off an Attendance Challenge Award.

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Our Community School Managers (CSMs) are instrumental for all things attendance! First and foremost, CSMs play a major r...
09/22/2021

Our Community School Managers (CSMs) are instrumental for all things attendance! First and foremost, CSMs play a major role in creating a positive school culture and a close knit community, which results in students feeling welcome, important and loved. This is the foundation for students to not only attend school but to really want be there! CSMs often lead and facilitate the attendance team meetings as well. These teams are crucial in activating attendance campaigns, reviewing and monitoring student data and ensuring interventions for all students are prioritized so every student is accounted for and cared for.

Here's CSM All Star Jaymie Lollie of Frick United Academy of Language showing off an Attendance Challenge Award.

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Our Community School Managers (CSMs) are instrumental for all things attendance! First and foremost, CSMs play a major role in creating a positive school culture and a close knit community, which results in students feeling welcome, important and loved. This is the foundation for students to not only attend school but to really want be there! CSMs often lead and facilitate the attendance team meetings as well. These teams are crucial in activating attendance campaigns, reviewing and monitoring student data and ensuring interventions for all students are prioritized so every student is accounted for and cared for.

Here's CSM All Star Jaymie Lollie of Frick United Academy of Language showing off an Attendance Challenge Award.

#CoordinatorsRock #ousdcommunityschools
@coalitionforcommunityschools

Let's give it up for our Community School Managers. They are indeed the "joy-givers"!#CoordinatorsRock #ousdcommunitysch...
09/22/2021

Let's give it up for our Community School Managers. They are indeed the "joy-givers"!

#CoordinatorsRock #ousdcommunityschools
@ousdcommunityschools
@coalitionforcommunityschools

Let's give it up for our Community School Managers. They are indeed the "joy-givers"!

#CoordinatorsRock #ousdcommunityschools
@ousdcommunityschools
@coalitionforcommunityschools

Is social justice a personal value of yours? Work for equity in our #Oakland, CA community--apply now. https://bit.ly/3z...
09/22/2021

Is social justice a personal value of yours? Work for equity in our #Oakland, CA community--apply now. https://bit.ly/3zw9qrY #IT

Is social justice a personal value of yours? Work for equity in our #Oakland, CA community--apply now. https://bit.ly/3zw9qrY #IT

Let's give a shout out to our newest Community School Managers! These folks have jumped in with both feet and have alrea...
09/21/2021

Let's give a shout out to our newest Community School Managers! These folks have jumped in with both feet and have already become indispensable to their school communities.

Rene Mastin, Carl Munck Elementary
Jalyn Crum, Emerson Elementary
Jacqueline Portillo, Esperanza Elementary
Laura Rivas, Garfield Elementary
Ayala Goldstein, Hoover Elementary
Tamica Groves, Manzanita Community
Misty Waters, Manzanita SEED
Reggie Mack, New Highland and RISE
Leslye Salinas, Oakland Academy of Knowledge (OAK)
Jennifer Wilson, Redwood Heights Elementary
Nida Khalil, Bret Harte Middle School
La'Cole Martin, McClymonds High School
Alexis Gray Lawson, Oakland Tech High School
Tony Knight, Rudsdale High School
Rayna Seuell, Skyline High School

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What's the best part about being a Community School Manager? This week, we'll hear directly from some of our CSMs!#Coord...
09/21/2021

What's the best part about being a Community School Manager? This week, we'll hear directly from some of our CSMs!

#CoordinatorsRock #ousdcommunityschools
@ousdcommunityschools
@coalitionforcommunityschools

What's the best part about being a Community School Manager? This week, we'll hear directly from some of our CSMs!

#CoordinatorsRock #ousdcommunityschools
@ousdcommunityschools
@coalitionforcommunityschools

Monday was #OaklandUndivided night at the Oakland Athletics game, with supporters of the effort to get technology, inter...
09/21/2021

Monday was #OaklandUndivided night at the Oakland Athletics game, with supporters of the effort to get technology, internet connectivity, and tech support into the homes of all Oakland public school students. The game had a very special guest throwing out the first pitch, and that was Mason, a 5th grader at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School. Here he is with Stomper, immediately after throwing a strike.

Monday was #OaklandUndivided night at the Oakland Athletics game, with supporters of the effort to get technology, internet connectivity, and tech support into the homes of all Oakland public school students. The game had a very special guest throwing out the first pitch, and that was Mason, a 5th grader at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School. Here he is with Stomper, immediately after throwing a strike.

This year, we have 50 Community School Managers, which was our goal in the original Thriving Students Strategic Plan 10+...
09/21/2021

This year, we have 50 Community School Managers, which was our goal in the original Thriving Students Strategic Plan 10+ years ago. This is the largest group of CSMs in OUSD history!

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What's the best part about being a Community School Manager? This week, we'll hear directly from some of our CSMs!#Coord...
09/21/2021

What's the best part about being a Community School Manager? This week, we'll hear directly from some of our CSMs!

#CoordinatorsRock #ousdcommunityschools
@ousdcommunityschools
@coalitionforcommunityschools

What's the best part about being a Community School Manager? This week, we'll hear directly from some of our CSMs!

#CoordinatorsRock #ousdcommunityschools
@ousdcommunityschools
@coalitionforcommunityschools

Our Community School Managers (CSMs) are the heart of our schools, supporting everything from attendance to access to he...
09/20/2021

Our Community School Managers (CSMs) are the heart of our schools, supporting everything from attendance to access to health services, working to increase partnerships, and engaging with families. Tag your favorite CSM and give them some love!

#CoordinatorsRock #ousdcommunityschools
@coalitionforcommunityschools @ousdcommunityschools

Our Community School Managers (CSMs) are the heart of our schools, supporting everything from attendance to access to health services, working to increase partnerships, and engaging with families. Tag your favorite CSM and give them some love!

#CoordinatorsRock #ousdcommunityschools
@coalitionforcommunityschools @ousdcommunityschools

What's the best part about being a Community School Manager? This week, we'll hear directly from some of our CSMs!#Coord...
09/20/2021

What's the best part about being a Community School Manager? This week, we'll hear directly from some of our CSMs!

#CoordinatorsRock #ousdcommunityschools

What's the best part about being a Community School Manager? This week, we'll hear directly from some of our CSMs!

#CoordinatorsRock #ousdcommunityschools

It’s true that not all heroes wear capes, but in this instance, they are. Let's give a huge shout out to these folks and...
09/20/2021

It’s true that not all heroes wear capes, but in this instance, they are. Let's give a huge shout out to these folks and all of the 50+ real life superheroes working as Community School Managers in our schools.

Please join us in wishing them a wonderful Community School Managers Week! #CoordinatorsRock #ousdcommunityschools

It’s true that not all heroes wear capes, but in this instance, they are. Let's give a huge shout out to these folks and all of the 50+ real life superheroes working as Community School Managers in our schools.

Please join us in wishing them a wonderful Community School Managers Week! #CoordinatorsRock #ousdcommunityschools

This job might be a great fit for you: Athletic Coach - Coed Cheerleader Sponsor Coach 1: Castlemont (Fall, 2021) https:...
09/20/2021

This job might be a great fit for you: Athletic Coach - Coed Cheerleader Sponsor Coach 1: Castlemont (Fall, 2021) https://bit.ly/3AqTo3V #Athletics #Coaching #Oakland, CA

This job might be a great fit for you: Athletic Coach - Coed Cheerleader Sponsor Coach 1: Castlemont (Fall, 2021) https://bit.ly/3AqTo3V #Athletics #Coaching #Oakland, CA

Read on for an update about OUSD’s implementation of the George Floyd Resolution and our commitment to police-free schoo...
09/20/2021

Read on for an update about OUSD’s implementation of the George Floyd Resolution and our commitment to police-free schools.
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In June of 2020 the OUSD Board of Education approved the George Floyd Resolution. This was a major step in dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline and stopping the criminalization of students, particularly students with disabilities and Black and Brown students who are disproportionately vulnerable to punishment, exclusion, and excessive force by police. The George Floyd Resolution eliminated OUSD’s embedded police force and requires us as a district to build authentic school safety through relationship-building and by supporting the whole child.

Read on for an update about OUSD’s implementation of the George Floyd Resolution and our commitment to police-free schools.
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In June of 2020 the OUSD Board of Education approved the George Floyd Resolution. This was a major step in dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline and stopping the criminalization of students, particularly students with disabilities and Black and Brown students who are disproportionately vulnerable to punishment, exclusion, and excessive force by police. The George Floyd Resolution eliminated OUSD’s embedded police force and requires us as a district to build authentic school safety through relationship-building and by supporting the whole child.

Make a plan to get vaccinated, Oakland! OUSD pop up sites are held every week, offering free vaccines for anyone aged 12...
09/19/2021

Make a plan to get vaccinated, Oakland! OUSD pop up sites are held every week, offering free vaccines for anyone aged 12+
Find a location and date that work for you: www.ousd.org/vaccine

Make a plan to get vaccinated, Oakland! OUSD pop up sites are held every week, offering free vaccines for anyone aged 12+
Find a location and date that work for you: www.ousd.org/vaccine

Did you know Oakland Unified School District was the first full-service community school district in the nation and is a...
09/18/2021

Did you know Oakland Unified School District was the first full-service community school district in the nation and is also one of the most celebrated?

This is in large part to our amazing Community School Managers! Join us this coming week in celebrating them for National Community School Manager week. Let’s share our love and appreciation for them Sept. 20-24.

#CoordinatorsRock #ousdcommunityschools
@coalitionforcommunityschools

Did you know Oakland Unified School District was the first full-service community school district in the nation and is also one of the most celebrated?

This is in large part to our amazing Community School Managers! Join us this coming week in celebrating them for National Community School Manager week. Let’s share our love and appreciation for them Sept. 20-24.

#CoordinatorsRock #ousdcommunityschools
@coalitionforcommunityschools

The day after he won the state recall election, Governor Gavin Newsom came to Oakland so he could spend part of his day ...
09/17/2021

The day after he won the state recall election, Governor Gavin Newsom came to Oakland so he could spend part of his day with the students at Melrose Leadership Academy. It was an event that he was clearly excited for, as he greeted hundreds of students across MLA’s Maxwell campus. Newsom met with students who were talking about special elections, and others who are planning to run for student government. He sat in a class and had a listening session with a small group of students. And he met with young kids on the play yard, and joined others as they enjoyed a popsicle.

Everywhere he went, the students asked for and received highfives, fist bumps, handshakes, selfies and autographs. Gauging by the students’ reaction to him, Newsom seemed less like a politician and more like a rock star or famous athlete. After meeting him, one student said “I just shook his hand. I won’t be washing this hand again.”

When Newsom met with the students focused on special elections, he asked them what the top issues the state is facing right now are. The first response was climate change. Then students added healthcare, education, racism, homelessness. The Governor responded by saying he doesn’t need his own advisors when he has them because they were so on point with their answers.

In the classroom, he discussed with the group how important listening to each other is, and how it shows respect. Between stops, he would causally poke his head in classrooms and say hello. Or he would see students leaning out of their classrooms, and greet them with a fist bump. In organizing the visit, the Governor’s team said he wanted to have a day of getting back to the business of governing, which includes visiting schools and seeing education in process.

As students enjoyed their popsicles, Newsom talked with them as a mob of media shot video and photos. Then a student named Donario walked up to show off his dribbling skills with a basketball. He gave Newsom the ball, who spun it on one finger impressing everyone. For his efforts, Donario is being interviewed by ESPN for the sports news show, SportsCenter.

The Governor spent several hours on campus doing a news conference and a few individual interviews, but most of his time he was interacting with students and staff. He was joined by State Senator Nancy Skinner, Alameda County Superintendent LK Monroe, OUSD Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell, Oakland Education Association President Keith Brown, and he was escorted around the campus by Principal Brianne Zika.

It was a memorable day for the students, but it seemed to be the same for Newsom. His staff said that the campaign was long and stressful and that the time with the students had a positive impact on him. There is no question his visit had a positive impact on the students, as well.

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In California’s most diverse city, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is dedicated to creating a learning environment where “Every Student Thrives!” More than half of our students speak a non-English language at home. And each of our 87 District run schools is staffed with talented individuals uniting around a common set of values: Students First, Equity, Excellence, Integrity, Cultural Responsiveness and Joy. We are committed to preparing all students for college, career and community success.

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