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OUSD Open Enrollment Deadline is Jan 17th!

If you have child entering kindergarten, or applying to middle or high school, the OUSD Open Enrollment closes this Friday, Jan 17th.

Please turn in your Options Form along with address verification, age verification, parent/guardian’s ID, and immunization records at any school or at the OUSD Student Assignment Office (746 Grand Avenue) by Friday.

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Be Informed/Be Heard on Budget Cuts

There are many opportunities for those of you who are fired up about school budget cuts to learn more, and let your voices be heard.

There are two meetings Saturday, March 26.

The first is a big town hall meeting organized by the Oakland Education Association. Public participation is encouraged.

OEA Town Hall Meeting . . . → Read More: Be Informed/Be Heard on Budget Cuts

OUSD’s Annual Spelling Bee, Thursday, February 3

See if you are as smart as a 5th grader! Come out and support Peralta, and test your spelling secretly while you watch from the audience. Students from Oakland’s 4th and 5th grades (including a Peralta 5th grader!), as well as middle school (grades 6-8), will compete to be the last person standing in . . . → Read More: OUSD’s Annual Spelling Bee, Thursday, February 3

OUSD Meetings: “Defining Quality Schools”

OUSD’s Quality Community Schools Development group will hold two Parent/Community Engagements as part of its Listening Campaign around Defining Quality Schools.

Join them tonight, January 20, from 6-7:30pm at Studio One Art Center and on Monday, January 24, from 6:30-8pm at Montclair Recreation Center to share your perspective about what makes . . . → Read More: OUSD Meetings: “Defining Quality Schools”

Exercise Your Options!

The OUSD options window for the 2011/2012 school year closes this Friday, January 14. Don’t forget to turn in your applications in for new kindergartners, transfer students, and all those 5th graders who are moving on!

See more info on options enrollment from OUSD.

Concerned About Cuts? Come Hear School Boardmember Jody London at the PPTG

Budget cuts are coming, sure as sure. Oakland Unified must slash 10 percent — about $30 million — from its unrestricted general for the next fiscal year. More cuts will follow: The district is projecting a $100 million downsize over the next three years, in the face of declining enrollment and the state’s fiscal . . . → Read More: Concerned About Cuts? Come Hear School Boardmember Jody London at the PPTG

Let OUSD Know You Care

As it prepares to make potentially drastic budget cuts, the school board has posted an online survey to get feedback on community priorities. The survey takes just a few minutes, and asks for your ideas on how to improve, and how to save money.

Make sure OUSD knows how much you care about our . . . → Read More: Let OUSD Know You Care

Thinking About Middle School Options?

Are you a 5th grade family thinking about middle school options?

If the answer is yes, then please join us for a Middle School Information Night on Thursday, November 12, 6-8pm in the Peralta multi-purpose room. The group will discuss Oakland public middle school options. Former Peralta students will be on hand to . . . → Read More: Thinking About Middle School Options?

Keeping Kids Healthy – OUSD Information for H1N1

News of H1N1 (swine) flu can be unsettling for many parents. According to health officials and pediatricians, parents should be aware and concerned, but not panicked.

For now OUSD is doing everything to keep schools functioning as usual. Here are a few things parents can do to help:

Teach your children to wash their . . . → Read More: Keeping Kids Healthy – OUSD Information for H1N1