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COVID UPDATE
March 11, 2021
Dear Oakland Unified Community,
I am writing to share the results of our TK-5 Mandatory Student Preference form (TK-MSP) regarding in-person learning this spring.
92% of TK-5 families responded to the questionnaire and approximately 54% of families want the option of in-person learning this spring. 
While the majority of families want to return to in-person learning, we are sharing the results to reveal the complexity of our context as you look at the results school by school. Read on to learn more about our outreach to TK-5 families and for a breakdown of the questionnaire results. 
Thank you to our families and staff for collaborating to respond to the questionnaire. This will help us make plans for this spring. We will share specific updates next week about programming and other plans.
Respectfully,

Sondra Aguilera
Chief Academic Officer

Outreach

  • OUSD sent districtwide emails and text reminders to all TK-5 families during a two week period.
  • More than 300 Central Office staff, Community School Managers, Family Navigators and site-based clerical staff called 7,000+ TK-5 families to offer 1-to-1 support in filling out the form.
  • Forms were submitted for 92% of our TK-5 families.

Results - Districtwide

  • Approximately 54% of families prefer in-person learning for spring.
  • About 38% of families prefer distance learning.
  • 8% of families have not turned in a form.
Please see the images below for results broken down by region, ethnicity and free/reduced price lunch eligibility.
Preference Results - Districtwide
Preference Results - By Region
Preference Results - By Ethnicity
Preference Results - By Free/Reduced Lunch Eligibility

Results - In-Person Learning Option

Of the families who said that they would prefer in-person learning, 
  • 63% said that any schedule would work
  • 13% said only full days, and 
  • 11% said only half days.
Schedule Preference Results - Districtwide
Schedule Preference Results - By Region
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