Dear Oakland Community,
On Monday June 1, almost 100 staff, parents, and community members joined OUSD’s online community meeting to share ideas, concerns, and questions regarding distance learning this past spring, and plans for next year. On June 4, almost 200 community members joined us for an English Language Learner family meeting held in Spanish (with English translation).
I am writing to share some brief reflections and results from those meetings, some additional opportunities to share your thoughts, and some information about our action team and working groups.
Reflections from the Community Meetings.
First, we wanted to share a video
of the Community meeting presentation, translated versions of the presentation
, and the compiled notes
from our breakout sessions.
It is evident that everyone has a deep desire to do what is right for our children and staff, and that we all want more clarity on plans for this fall. Our planning must be guided by science and safety as we create the systems of support for our staff and our students. We will follow the latest guidance from our state and county public health experts and craft plans that serve our students given Oakland's specific assets and resources. We are preparing recommendations for distance and blended models of instruction for the 2020-21 school year because we anticipate that public health guidance will continue to evolve in response to new information over the summer and into next year.