Reminder: Thursday "OSAEST Presents" and OSA P.O.D.S. meeting
Wed, Feb 7 8:29am
Oakland School for the Arts

We have two events occurring tomorrow evening, Thursday, February 8 at 6 pm at OSA:


Helping Your Anxious Teen: Ways to Support and Pitfalls to Avoid

Please join the OSA Education Support Team for “Helping Your Anxious Teen: Ways to Support and Pitfalls to Avoid” on February 8 at 6pm in the Student Center.  This is the second in a series of Spring seminars presented by The OSA Education Support Team (OSAEST). 

Topics will include

  • Understanding how anxiety works in the brain and body
  • Identifying common misconceptions parents/guardians have when trying to help their child cope with anxiety
  • Discussing strategies that parents/guardians can use to decrease anxiety in the long run

At the end of the 45-minute interactive presentation, there will be time for questions and answers. Given the nature of the topic, questions will be limited to general questions not about individual students.

Facilitated by Maya Levine and Arlyle Schultz.

Maya Levine has been the Clinical Intervention Specialist at OSA for over four years.  She has a background in teaching and mental health. She has a Master’s in Clinical Social Work and is a licensed therapist.
Arlyle Schultz is the Lead Counselor and has been at OSA for over 12 years. For the last five years, she has taught and overseen the academic support classes.


OSA Parents of Students with Disabilities Meeting 

OSA Parents of Students with Disabilities (OSA P.O.D.S.) works to help the administration and faculty create and sustain an educational community where students with disabilities are fully supported, and enjoy full inclusion, representation, respect, dignity at OSA.
—Mission Statement

All are welcome at the next OSA P.O.D.S. meeting February 8, 67 p.m. in Room 347 at OSA.

Key topics for this meeting include:
-How can our group can serve parents who need immediate support or resources?
-Building the partnership with staff and teachers

Please join us! No need to RSVP, but if you want to let us know you’re coming or have any questions, contact Elisa at