Watch the new safety video | Join an info session | More!
Watch the new safety video | Join an info session | More!
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January 27, 2021
Dear OUSD Community,
We write today with some updates about the work we are doing in response to COVID. As always, please visit for more information about how we’re working toward safely returning to in-person instruction.

Safety Video

The video above shows some of the work we have been doing to make sure our schools are safe and aligned to the most up-to-date health guidance both for the people who are already working there, and for the future when we are allowed to open additional spaces. The video is available in six languages at

Learning Hubs

Our learning hubs continue to operate and serve a limited number of our students. We launched them focused on specific populations (unhoused students, students in foster care, and a limited number of students receiving special education services). Participating students are accepted through a referral from their school team’s Coordinated Service Team (COST) process. We are currently working on launching more learning hubs across the District.
Info Sessions Scheduled Through February
Since the beginning of January, we have held three info sessions for the community, three sessions for staff, several for OUSD central office and school site leaders, and one for students. More than 3000 staff and community members have attended a session so far. Focused mostly on safety issues, we have several more info sessions coming up soon, including Feb. 1, Feb. 2. and Feb. 9. Learn more at
COVID Relief Impact Fund Report
In partnership with the Oakland Ed Fund, our COVID-19 Relief Fund has raised more than $2.5 million thanks to 2,000+ generous donors. Read more about the impact of the COVID Relief Fund and how these donations have been allocated.
Free Meals & Harvest of the Month
All meal boxes picked up from OUSD meal distribution sites tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 28) will include a creamy baked Spinach Mac & Cheese made with cheddar cheese sauce, fresh spinach, and toasty breadcrumbs! Students will also receive fun giveaways. Learn more at Our Grab and Go free meal service continues for all Oakland kids at distribution sites every Monday and Thursday from 8am to 1pm.
Coming Soon:
  • Community presentations from the OUSD/UCSF medical taskforce
  • Safety & Facility Readiness Dashboard by school site
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