At its most recent meeting, the Oakland Unified Board of Education approved the 2024-25 academic calendar. It took a few days to finish formatting the new calendar, and today, that task was completed.
There is so much Black History to celebrate here in Oakland. Of course, we can always point to the Black Panthers and all they did for our society, or to Ida Louise Jackson who was Oakland’s first Black teacher and the first Black woman to teach high school in California, or to Vice President Kamala Harris who was born at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland. But this Black History Month, I want to celebrate people who are here in our district right now or products of OUSD. Let’s start with our amazing staff.
We hope that the new year is off to a great start for you and your family and we look forward to another year of enriching academic programs, exciting community partnerships, and above all, putting students at the center of everything we do.
Dear Oakland Unified Community,
Today is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year which is accompanied by the longest night. Of course, that also means starting tomorrow, our days will grow longer little by little. We’ll have more daylight each day moving forward until we reach the summer solstice in June, the longest day of the year.
New websites for the District and all of our schools formerly housed on the Blackboard platform have launched. Please visit www.ousd.org or your school’s website and check out the new look and feel of District websites.