OSA News!

Sat, Jun 9 11:01am

  Vol: 16 No: 34 June 1, 2018       Hello OSA! We did it!!!!  Thanks to your generosity, we have exceeded our $500,000 Annual Fund goal!  If you have not made a gift this year, please consider helping ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Jun 8 11:46am

  Vol: 16 No: 34 June 1, 2018       Hello OSA! We did it!!!!  Thanks to your generosity, we have exceeded our $500,000 Annual Fund goal!  If you have not made a gift this year, please consider helping ... [More]

Chinese Translation - Clarification

Thu, Jun 7 11:58am

Dear OSA Community- This follow up email is to clarify the need specifically for a Mandarin translation of a couple of documents. We have already translated them to Spanish and would appreciate some h ... [More]

Chinese Translation Needed

Thu, Jun 7 8:34am

Dear OSA Community: We have a couple of documents that we want to translate from English to Chinese and we are hoping to find a volunteer within our community who can help us with the written translat ... [More]

WE DID IT!

Wed, Jun 6 2:12pm

Hello OSA!   We did it!!!!  Thanks to your generosity, we have exceeded our $500,000 Annual Fund goal!    If you have not made a gift this year, please consider helping us increase our school wide par ... [More]

OSA Executive Director's Letter

Tue, Jun 5 1:33pm

Thank you for reading the first issue of the OSA Executive Director's Letter. The letter will be sent out on a monthly basis in the 2018-19 school year. Each edition will include information aligned t ... [More]

Friday Ceremonies and Dismissal Instructions

Tue, Jun 5 8:12am

School will start at the usual time for all Middle School (8:10) and High School (8:15) students on Friday. Please plan to send your child to school on Friday. I know it might be tempting to skip the ... [More]

Lost and Found

Mon, Jun 4 12:16pm

Come and Get It!   Families may stop by at drop off and pickup on Tuesday 6/5 and Wednesday 6/6. Campus supervisors will layout the items on the stage and anything not picked up by the end of day on W ... [More]

OSA News!

Sat, Jun 2 5:34pm

  Vol: 16 No: 34 June 1, 2018         Greetings all, Hard to believe that the year is already coming to a close!  I hope that everyone has a restful and revitalizing summer full of great art. There ar ... [More]

Safety Measures for 8th Grade Dance/Promotion and High School Graduation

Sat, Jun 2 3:20pm

A message from OAKLAND SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS Dear OSA Families, As we prepare to celebrate the accomplishments of our students culmination of educational milestones, we are joining as a community to hol ... [More]

Safety Message Update from OSA

Sat, Jun 2 3:19pm

A message from OAKLAND SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS   OSA Families, Thank you all for reaching out and being supportive of our community today.  We know you are concerned. We realize it is important to keep th ... [More]

2017-2018 LCAP

Thu, May 31 1:14pm

Hi OSA Families,  Thanks to all who gave feedback into the updating of this year's LCAP.  As you may remember from the LCAP presentations, our goals don't change this year as the LCAP is a multi-year ... [More]

Tech Helpers Needed

Thu, May 31 7:06am

Mr. Smith is organizing a week this summer aimed at tidying up hardware for next year. He is looking for two or three parents to help get Chromebook carts back in order, collect e-waste for pick up an ... [More]

Early Closure This Friday

Tue, May 29 12:23pm

The building will close at 4:30pm on Friday, June 1st for the OSA Year End Staff Party. Please plan accordingly.

OSA News!

Sat, May 26 1:25pm

  Vol: 16 No: 33 May 25, 2018     ONE MILLION MARKS One Million Marks is a collection of mark-making drawings that depicts every high school student enrolled at Oakland School For The Arts, planned an ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, May 18 11:39am

  Vol: 16 No: 32 May 18, 2018       Great news! The OSA 2017-18 Yearbook is live and available to purchase now. Visit www.oakarts.org and click the link on the front page. OSA Yearbooks are printed an ... [More]

High School Course Registration

Tue, May 15 9:56am

Hello OSA Community, A message was sent out on May 4th detailing information about the course selection process for next year. If you did not receive it, please take some time to look at the message b ... [More]

Reminder: RSVP for APT-POC Meeting

Sun, May 13 10:06am

The May 15th POC-OSA meeting is going to be held at a private residence instead of the Student Center.    *RSVP for location details (in Oakland) christinecatkins@gmail.com

OSA News!

Fri, May 11 1:45pm

Vol: 16 No: 31 May 11, 2018       Great news! The OSA 2017-18 Yearbook is live and available to purchase now. Visit www.oakarts.org and click the link on the front page. OSA Yearbooks are printed and ... [More]

Yearbooks Available - Order Today!

Fri, May 11 7:06am

Hi Everyone, Great news! The OSA 2017-18 Yearbook is live and available to purchase now by clicking this link. The hardcover version is here. OSA Yearbooks are printed and sold through Lulu.com. You c ... [More]

Tonight: Preventing Eating Disorders in Teens

Wed, May 9 10:48am

Preventing Eating Disorders in Teenagers: A Non-Diet Approach to Food   May 9th, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the Student Center (18th Street Entrance) Please join Oakland School for the Arts Education Support ... [More]

May 15 APT-POC Meeting Location Change

Wed, May 9 10:24am

The May 15th POC-OSA meeting is going to be held at a private residence instead of the Student Center.    *RSVP for location details (in Oakland) christinecatkins@gmail.com

Tonight: Final APT General Meeting of 2017-2018

Tue, May 8 10:45am

Please join us tonight at 6pm in the Student Center for our final APT General meeting of the school year. The topic will be OSA Vision and Culture: Present and Future, and will include a panel of admi ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, May 4 10:59am

Vol: 16 No: 30 May 4, 2018       Final APT General Meeting of 2017-2018   To all OSA parents and guardians, Please come join us for our final APT General Meeting of the school year, taking place this ... [More]

Final APT General Meeting of 2017-2018

Thu, May 3 11:02am

To all OSA parents and guardians, Please come join us for our final APT General Meeting of the school year, taking place this coming Tuesday, May 8 at 6 PM in the Student Center. The topic will be OSA ... [More]

Oakland A's Tickets - LAST CALL

Wed, May 2 12:25pm

Ticket sales will end at 10pm this evening !!!  Please see details below including updated tailgate info.   Please participate in the only APT fundraiser of the year!  The APT is excited to offer our ... [More]

New! Google First CS After School Classes

Wed, May 2 8:58am

Students are welcome to join Ms. Humphrey on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays for two new Google First CS classes. Choose between an Animation class or an Art class. Classes will run from 3:20-4:30. Students ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Apr 27 2:59pm

Vol: 16 No: 29 April 27, 2018       One Week from Today!       Come to the A's game that's being advertised on billboards around town!   Please participate in the only APT fundraiser of the year!  The ... [More]

RSVP required for 4/24 APT-POC meeting

Fri, Apr 20 5:11pm

  The Tuesday, 4/24 POC-OSA meeting is going to be held at a private residence instead of the OSA Student Center.    If you would like to attend, please send your RSVP to christinecatkins@gmail.com; c ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Apr 20 1:35pm

Vol: 16 No: 28 April 20, 2018           April 23, 6pm, Student Center: Financial Presentation by Jonathan Faustine Click here.   April 24, 7pm, Black Box: Symposium "No One Deserves to Be Harmed: Buil ... [More]

Reminder: Financial Presentation on Monday, 4/23

Fri, Apr 20 11:55am

Financial Presentation by Jonathan Faustine Monday, April 23; Student Center; 6pm – 8pm A number of OSA families have expressed an interest in how public schools in California are financed, and how OS ... [More]

ONE WEEK LEFT FOR As TICKETS

Fri, Apr 20 11:06am

Please participate in the only APT fundraiser of the year!  The APT is excited to offer our students, teachers, parents, guardians and friends the opportunity to buy discounted tickets to see the Oakl ... [More]

LCAP - What Parents Should Know

Wed, Apr 18 10:38am

For those of you who were unable to attend last night's APT meeting, here is a document that outlines the presentation given by Romy Douglass about OSA's Local Control and Accountability Plan.   LCAP ... [More]

TONIGHT: APT and Emphasis Meetings

Tue, Apr 17 8:59am

Tonight: APT and Emphasis Meetings Please join us tomorrow night in the Student Center for our monthly APT meeting. Note that the time has been changed to 6:30pm-7pm. Emphasis meetings will start at 7 ... [More]

Tomorrow night: APT and Emphasis Meetings

Mon, Apr 16 12:36pm

Please join us tomorrow night in the Student Center for our monthly APT meeting. Note that the time has been changed to 6:30pm-7pm. Emphasis meetings will start at 7pm as usual. Please check with your ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Apr 13 5:53pm

Vol: 16 No: 27 April 13, 2018           April 23: Financial Presentation by Jonathan Faustine Click here.  April 24: Symposium "No One Deserves to Be Harmed: Building Communities of Support to Fight S ... [More]

Spring College Night at OSA - This Wednesday, Aprill 11 at 6pm

Mon, Apr 9 4:18pm

Spring College Night is this Wednesday, April 11th from 6pm to 8pm in the Student Center. We will start the night with a 30 minute overview and discussion with some of our faculty, students and alumna ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Mar 30 12:23pm

Vol: 16 No: 26 March 30, 2018         Announcements   Prom! Prom is Saturday, May 5th at Eve's Waterfront (same venue as last year). Tickets will be on sale at lunch in Ms. Zaugg's office or Ms. Chari ... [More]

Canceled: Social Media Seminar on April 18

Tue, Mar 27 3:25pm

OSAEST had contracted with BACA to provide the Social Media presentation. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen changes at BACA, they are not able to come on the scheduled date. With all of the OSA activit ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Mar 23 2:54pm

Vol: 16 No: 25 March 23, 2018         Executive Director Meeting Notes March 12, 2018     Thank you to everyone who was able to attend one of the recent Executive Director's meetings. The Strategic Pl ... [More]

Important update re: School Lunch Account Balance

Sun, Mar 18 5:24pm

Dear OSA Parent/Guardian: OUSD Nutrition Services (our school lunch provider) requires that students either pay cash or have enough money in their “MySchoolBucks” account to pay for lunch. OUSD has be ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Mar 16 1:16pm

Vol: 16 No: 24 March 16, 2018         OSA Day at the Ball Park!       The APT is excited to offer our students, teachers, parents, guardians and friends the opportunity to buy discounted tickets to se ... [More]

OSA Day at the A's Game

Fri, Mar 16 9:59am

Come Join Us For OSA Night At The A’s! The APT is excited to offer our students, teachers, parents, guardians and friends the opportunity to buy discounted tickets to see the Oakland A’s take on the B ... [More]

Chaperones Needed for Middle School Dance

Thu, Mar 15 9:05am

  Volunteers are needed for the Middle School Dance tomorrow night. If you can help out, please email Ms. Yan at cyan@oakarts.org.    The dance will be held on Friday, March 16th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm ... [More]

A Message Regarding the Middle School Dance This Friday

Tue, Mar 13 12:17pm

Dear parents/guardians,   If your student is attending the dance and getting picked up by another parent, please shoot me an email at cyan@oakarts.org letting me know the details (your child's name, n ... [More]

Tonight! APT Meeting

Tue, Mar 13 7:34am

Come to our APT parent education meeting tonight. We have a full agenda!  We will give a brief talk about the CAASPP exam: who takes the test, why they are important, and what those score letters we g ... [More]

Middle School Dance - This Friday!

Sat, Mar 10 10:03am

The Middle School Leadership team is hosting a dance this Friday, March 16 at Sweet's Ballroom from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.  Tickets may be purchased for $5 from Ms. Yan in room 248 during lunch, or for $6 ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Mar 9 6:55pm

Vol: 16 No: 23 March 9, 2018       Vote OSA for Best Public High School! We are thrilled to be a finalist on this year's Best of Oakland and the East Bay ballot. Click here to vote! Voting closes on S ... [More]

Feedback Request: OSA Arts Festival

Thu, Mar 8 11:38am

Dear OSA Families: Thank you to everyone who participated in, volunteered at and attended last weekend's Arts Festival. The outpouring of support is one of the many reasons our school such a special p ... [More]

OSA a finalist for Best High School in Oakland Magazine

Thu, Mar 8 8:23am

OSA Families, OSA has been honored by being selected as a finalist for the "Best Public High School" award in Oakland Magazine's "Best of the East Bay" ballot.  We are the only charter school in the r ... [More]

TOMORROW: Executive Functioning Symposium, Thursday, 3/8, 6pm, Student Center

Wed, Mar 7 10:08am

OSAEST Presents: Executive Functioning Symposium: How can I help my ADD child get organized? Please join the OSA Education Support Team for the next seminar in their Spring Series on March 8th, 2018 a ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Mar 2 1:07pm

Vol: 16 No: 22 March 2, 2018     OSA Arts Festival: Future Spaces Final Note: OSA Arts Festival Message from Cava Dear OSA Families, We are so excited for this coming weekend and our Arts Festival.  H ... [More]

First Friday Kick Off Party for OSA Arts Festival

Fri, Mar 2 8:52am

Hi OSA Parents!   Please join us Friday night at SoleSpace, rain or shine - and Share out the event link: http://bit.ly/FutureSpaces - to help pack the house for the middle school Visual Arts showcase ... [More]

Important Arts Festival information

Tue, Feb 27 9:26pm

To all parents attending the Arts Festival this weekend:   For student dropoff on March 3 and March 4, unless instructed differently by your child’s Arts Chair, please drop your child off at your usua ... [More]

OSA News! - Email Format

Fri, Feb 23 4:53pm

  Vol: 16 No: 21 February 22, 2018     OSA Arts Festival: Future Spaces NEXT WEEK!   Volunteer Job Descriptions Please donate your time to support our students during this wonderful event! Sign Up to ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Feb 23 3:36pm

  Please check out this week's newsletter by clicking on the following link: OSANews!   Hope to see you tonight!

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Thu, Feb 22 7:58am

Early in the year, at the State of the School, I said how OSA will need an army of volunteers in order to its goal of improving the academic and artistic lives of our children.  To put it bluntly, the ... [More]

Lost & Found Removal - Claim Items Now

Wed, Feb 21 8:02am

The items in the Lost & Found will be removed this weekend. Please encourage your student to check the the bin for any lost items before the end of the week. You are also welcome to come by and look t ... [More]

This Friday: OSA's Black History Month Community Celebration

Mon, Feb 19 9:55am

OSA News!

Fri, Feb 16 3:55pm

Please check out this week's newsletter by clicking on the following link: OSANews!

Student Volunteer Info - OSA Arts Festival

Thu, Feb 15 3:54pm

A question was raised at Tuesday night's APT meeting regarding student volunteers at the Arts Festival. OSA Middle and High School students are welcome to sign up to volunteer for the following roles: ... [More]

Tonight: “How Can We Create A Greener OSA?”

Tue, Feb 13 9:17am

“How Can We Create A Greener OSA?” Please join us tonight for our General APT meeting to discuss ways to make OSA a greener school.    We will meet from 6pm-7pm in the Student Center. The general meet ... [More]

Reminder: APT General Meeting and Emphasis Meetings, Tuesday, February 13 6pm, Student Center

Mon, Feb 12 8:17am

Please join us for the APT General meeting tomorrow evening. Our primary topic will be: "How do we make OSA a greener school?"   This will be a brainstorming session and we appreciate your input.   Fo ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Feb 9 3:50pm

Please check out this week's newsletter by clicking on the following link: OSANews!      

OSA's Black History Month Community Celebration - February 23

Thu, Feb 8 12:28pm

Reminder: Thursday "OSAEST Presents" and OSA P.O.D.S. meeting

Wed, Feb 7 8:29am

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 “H ... [More]

New Middle School After School Classes - Starting Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 5

Mon, Feb 5 8:55am

With the start of the new semester, Ms. Humphrey will continue her highly successful Google CS First series with two new clubs. Students can choose Fashion and Design or Gaming. Classes are held on Tu ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Feb 2 2:37pm

Happy February! We are exactly one month away from our much anticipated OSA Arts Festival: Future Spaces! The students are doing their part to get ready and the event is really coming together. We are ... [More]

Festival Volunteering - Important Update

Thu, Feb 1 10:09pm

As we dot our i's and cross are t's, we are able to refine our volunteer opportunities. This means the sign up sheet has been modified to add, subtract and change some of the volunteer slots. If you h ... [More]

Tomorrow: 11th Grade College Night, Thurs, Feb 1st, 6-7:30pm in the Student Center

Wed, Jan 31 12:01pm

Ms. Wendy Snyder is hosting another College Night this Thursday, February 1st, 6 to 7:30pm in the Student Center for 11th grade parents/guardians and students. Please RSVP to wsnyder@oakarts.org so we ... [More]

Festival Schedule and Volunteer Needs

Sun, Jan 28 11:16am

Dear OSA Families: Last week, you should have received details regarding your students' performance days and times.  Hopefully this information will enable you to plan your weekend accordingly. The at ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Jan 26 11:44am

The yearbook photo submission deadline is fast approaching! We have the info you need.    The Annual Fund making great progress.  Let's keep it going!   What else? Arts Festival, SAT test prep, Senior ... [More]

Reminder: Parent Support Seminar - Thursday, 1/25, 6pm, Student Center

Wed, Jan 24 11:27am

Please join the OSA Education Support Team for "My Student Is Struggling. What Can I Do?  School Supports for Students".  This is the first in a series of Spring seminars hosted by OSAEST.   Tomorrow ... [More]

OSA Arts Festival - Spread the Word!

Tue, Jan 23 9:15am

One of the most important ways you can help make the OSA Arts Festival: Future Spaces a success is by getting the word out. This event will be an important arts experience for Oakland and Bay Area com ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Jan 19 1:00pm

OSA Arts Festival; Senior Portraits; Wildfire Benefit Gala; Performance Photos Request and more!   It's all right here in this week's edition of OSA News!

OSA Arts Festival Tickets On Sale Now!

Mon, Jan 15 4:46pm

We are pleased to announce that all the events for the OSA Arts Festival:Future Spaces have been confirmed.  As seating is limited, we encourage you to purchase tickets before they sell out.  Tickets  ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Jan 12 12:21pm

Happy New Year and welcome to the first edition of OSA News for 2018!   We have lots to share with you! There's information about the high school winter ball, ordering senior portraits and a very impo ... [More]

The Learning Center Needs Your Help!

Fri, Jan 12 8:42am

Dear OSA Community, Our after school Learning Center is in need of some enthusiastic adult volunteers who enjoy working with energetic Middle School Aged kids!  Ms. Smith and the Learning Center Team ... [More]

OSA Arts Festival: Future Spaces

Thu, Jan 11 7:39pm

Dear OSA families, Thank you in advance for volunteering for our first annual OSA Arts Festival! Please consider volunteering your time for multiple events and venues outside of your child’s emphasis. ... [More]

Announcement: Student BART Tickets

Thu, Jan 11 8:34am

Effective January 31, 2018 OSA will discontinue selling student BART tickets.  We are ending sales due to the following changes BART has made to their Student Discount program as of January 1, 2018:   ... [More]

No general meeting tonight--Emphasis meeting only!

Tue, Jan 9 7:20am

Good morning parents and guardians,   You may have received a Konstella calendar reminder of an APT general meeting and Emphasis meeting tonight.  The general meeting has been cancelled.   So, the onl ... [More]

OSA Arts Festival Information

Fri, Jan 5 3:50pm

Hello OSA Families- As we head back to school on Monday, we will be gearing up preparations for the OSA Arts Festival on March 3rd and 4th. This email contains information about planning, volunteering ... [More]

Request for the OSA Community

Sat, Dec 23 2:02pm

To all OSA parents/guardians,   If you have used a mobile app to organize an event or know of a local event planner that could help us evaluate, we would like to get your advice.    If you have attend ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Dec 22 6:22pm

Just a few items as we head into our break...     Check it out:  OSA News!

Final Reminder: Arts Festival Kick-Off Meeting Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 20, 6pm-7pm

Tue, Dec 19 3:07pm

We hope to see you tomorrow evening at 6 pm in the Student Center where we will discuss the planning and implementation of the OSA Arts Festival. 

CORRECTION: OSA Arts Festival Kick-Off Meeting is Wednesday

Mon, Dec 18 1:20pm

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 20 at 6 pm in the Student Center.   Sorry for the confusion.   As we spend this month attending performances and exhibitions that showcase our children' ... [More]

OOPS! OSA News!

Fri, Dec 15 1:10pm

Sorry for the broken link!    Here you go!  OSA News!   Welcome to another edition of OSA News!     We have important info to share with Seniors; Student Leadership Holiday giving; the OSA Annual Repo ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Dec 8 2:30pm

We start this week's publication with a letter to the OSA Parent Community from our Director.   We also have the December performance/exhibition schedule and tix info, important holiday shopping tips. ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Dec 1 3:01pm

A warm appreciation to our OSA families for making #GivingTuesday such a great success!   Coming up:  Phonathon, Kick-Off Meeting.... What?  An A's game?     Check it out!  OSA News!

Phonathan Sign Ups

Thu, Nov 30 8:18am

Thank you to those who have sign-up to join us at the first OSA Annual Fund Phone Bank!   We are still looking for more volunteers - please let us know if you can help! We are halfway to our $500,000 ... [More]

DATE CHANGE: Kick-off Meeting for OSA Arts Festival

Wed, Nov 29 1:42pm

The OSA Arts Festival Kick-Off Meeting has been moved to Wednesday, December 20 from 6pm-7pm.   All parents are invited to attend this meeting to discuss our upcoming OSA Arts Festival, which will be ... [More]

Reminder: APT-POC Meeting Tomorrow; Tuesday, 11/27 at 6:30pm

Mon, Nov 27 9:00pm

The APT is looking forward to hosting our second Parents of Color meeting tomorrow - Tuesday, November 27th in the Student Center.     Please note the new meeting time is 6:30pm - 8 pm.

OSA News!

Fri, Nov 24 11:38am

Hello OSA Families! As we wrap up our week off and prepare to head back to school, there's just a few announcements we'd like to share.     Check out this week's edition of OSA News!   See you on Monday!

OSA News!

Fri, Nov 17 2:57pm

What's inside? Get details on the kick off meeting for the much anticipated OSA Arts Festival! Learn how to make money for the APT effortlessly! Be part of the growing #GivingTuesday movement!   It's ... [More]

First Annual OSA Phonathon

Wed, Nov 15 8:32am

Attention all parents! OSA will be hosting its first ever Annual Fund Phone Bank and we are looking for 30 volunteers.   Please consider joining us on Sunday, December 10 from 9:30 - 12:00 pm in the O ... [More]

Tonight: Parent Cafe and Emphasis meetings

Tue, Nov 14 9:15am

Tonight, the APT will host its next Parent Cafe series, focused on the importance of building parent/teacher relationships. We will also discuss the transfer of responsibility to students during their ... [More]

This Thursday: Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund Workshop

Mon, Nov 13 1:54pm

Dear OSA Families, We want to be sure you're aware of the free training that DREDF (Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund) is bringing to the OSA Student Center on Thursday, November 16, 6-8 pm.  ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Nov 10 3:22pm

We have a busy week coming up with our Parent Cafe Series, a College Workshop and a DREDF Workshop... and the kids are planning their first Spirit Rally of the school year!   Thank you OSA families!   ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Nov 3 2:00pm

School is well underway and our kids are making memories every day! Be sure to capture them and send them to the yearbook committee. Details are in the newsletter, along with lots of other information ... [More]

Announcements and Reminders

Wed, Nov 1 1:01pm

HAPPENING TONIGHT, November 1 for 8th Grade Families High School Information Meeting 6 – 7 pm in the Student Center   FRIDAY: Free screening of Whale Rider in Room 323 this Friday, November 3,  from 4 ... [More]

Come Join Our Board!

Wed, Nov 1 8:55am

Sorry to resend this email, but I realize that I did not include my return email address. Come Join Our Board!   The APT is looking for a Volunteer Chair to help out with our parent volunteer efforts ... [More]

Taller: Comprendiendo a la educación especial y el apoyo para estudiantes con discapacidades.

Tue, Oct 31 9:25am

 El 16 de noviembre,  el Fondo de Derechos para personas con Discapacidades y Educación (DREDF) proveerá un taller para familias de estudiantes con un Plan Individualizado de Educación Especial (IEP), ... [More]

Workshop: Understanding Special Education and Support for Students with Disabilities.

Tue, Oct 31 9:24am

    On November 16th Disabilities Rights and Education Fund (DREDF) will provide an important training for OSA families of students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), 504 plan, or any OSA fa ... [More]

Come Join Our Board!

Mon, Oct 30 8:21am

Come Join Our Board!   The APT is looking for a Volunteer Chair to help out with our parent volunteer efforts throughout the year.     The position coordinates with the VP of Community Affairs to enli ... [More]

OSA Haunted House Happening Now!

Fri, Oct 27 6:38pm

SCARIEST HAUNTED HOUSE Production Design, in collaboration with Fashion Design and Audio Production & Engineering presents it’s 2017 Haunted House: The spirits of mystical creatures, are trapped in a ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Oct 27 2:51pm

Thank you OSA families!  We are 28% of the way towards our goal of $500,000!  We have achieved this with just 19% of OSA households participating - think of what we can do with 100% participation! Ple ... [More]

The Technovation Challenge is on!

Mon, Oct 23 6:58am

Hey girls! Love technology? Want to make a difference? Join the Technovation Challenge!   Learn the skills necessary to become a tech entrepreneur and leader! Join a team to create, build, and sell an ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Oct 20 2:08pm

Were you told the MS Halloween Dance starts at 5? TRICK! It starts at 6 and ends at 9. TREAT! More details await you inside the newsletter.   What else? I'd thought you'd never ask!  School announceme ... [More]

This Friday - Middle School Halloween Dance

Wed, Oct 18 11:02am

Middle School Halloween Dance Date: Friday, October 20th Time: 6-9pm Location: Sweets Ballroom   Students can purchase tickets at lunch in room 248 for $5, or at the door for $6. Pizza and drinks will ... [More]

Reminder: Tonight - OSA-APT Parents of Color Meeting

Tue, Oct 17 10:44am

We are excited to announce the formation of the APT Parents of Color Group. This group is for families of color looking for more ways to fully engage in their child's education.  We will meet monthly ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Oct 13 8:28pm

Calling all Juniors and Seniors! We have a "Cash 4 College Workshop" coming up!  You're a middle schooler? Check out our after school program! Important Dates, Important Links... and more!   See for y ... [More]

School Will Be Open Today

Thu, Oct 12 7:11am

Good Morning OSA Families, As the tragic fires continue to burn up North, the air quality in downtown Oakland is being greatly affected.  Though we will be holding classes today, we will be taking all ... [More]

Reminder: Spanish Classes Registration Deadline

Wed, Oct 11 9:31am

Dear OSA Middle School Families: This is a reminder that the deadline to register your student for the after school Spanish program is TOMORROW!   YOU MUST REGISTER for the school year at Viva el Espa ... [More]

Reminder: Parent Education Event

Tue, Oct 10 7:51am

Old School, meet New School Bridging the gap between past and present to build a stronger future TONIGHT @ 6pm, OSA’s APT invites you to its first parent education night: Come and hear from inaugural ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Oct 6 6:45pm

College Information Night, After School Programs! Get the 411 on these and more! Here's your weekly OSA News!   Have a great weekend!

Middle School Academic Open House Reminder

Thu, Oct 5 10:34am

Dear Middle School Families:   Please join us tonight for Academic Open House.  Middle School classes will be showcased from 5:00-6:30. Below you will find the bell schedule, which is structured with ... [More]

Academic Open House Reminder

Wed, Oct 4 8:56pm

Good Afternoon High School Families,   This is a quick reminder that our Academic Open House will be tomorrow (Thursday) evening from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.  This will be an opportunity for parents to visit ... [More]

After School Programs This Fall at OSA

Tue, Oct 3 2:29pm

Dear OSA Middle School Parents & Guardians, I am writing this email to share my heart with you about what I have observed after school since the beginning of the school year.   There have been many st ... [More]

College Fair at College of Alameda Tonight!

Tue, Oct 3 2:03pm

Tuesday, October 3rd, 6-8 p.m., College of Alameda Gymnasium 555 Ralph Appezzato Parkway Alameda. Please join us for this FREE event! Over 90 colleges and universities, plus workshops on financial aid ... [More]

OSA Programa de Almuerzo Caliente

Fri, Sep 29 6:18pm

Como una escuela publica y parte de OUSD, OSA esta encantado de asociarse con OUSD a proporcionar y servir almuerzo por el ano 2017-2018. OUSD utiliza recursos local siempre que sea posible a  prepara ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Sep 29 2:40pm

Greetings and welcome to this week's edition to OSA News!   Want to find out more about what's happening at OSA?  Learn about our Parent Education night called Old School, meet New School, or how you ... [More]

OSA Hot Lunch Program

Thu, Sep 28 3:01pm

As a public school under the OUSD umbrella OSA is excited to partner with OUSD to provide and serve our lunches for 2017/18. OUSD sources locally whenever possible in preparing the lunches.   Exciting ... [More]

OSA-APT Parents of Color Group to begin meeting Oct. 17

Mon, Sep 25 8:45am

We are excited to announce the formation of the APT Parents of Color Group. This group is for families of color looking for more ways to fully engage in their child's education.  We will meet monthly ... [More]

OSA News!

Fri, Sep 22 1:01pm

Welcome to our first newsletter of the 2017-2018 school year! We are excited to bring you this year's news and other helpful information. We will be including additional features in the coming weeks s ... [More]

State of the School 9/26 and 9/28

Fri, Sep 22 8:55am

Join us at OSA's annual State of the School events! We are less than one week away from our State of the School events happening next Tuesday, September 26th and Thursday, September 28th from6-7:30pm  ... [More]

An Apology and Konstella Language Support

Fri, Sep 15 9:14am

Dear OSA Families:   Yesterday, I attempted to send a test message to some board members and may have accidentally sent it to additional, unsuspecting parents.  My apologies!  The last thing we intend ... [More]

NEW DATE: Academic Open House - October 5

Fri, Sep 8 2:29pm

Good Afternoon OSA Families, The OSA Academic Open House that was announced earlier this week will be moved to Thursday, October 5th as to not pose a conflict for our families that will be observing R ... [More]

School Picture Day - 9/11 & 9/12

Wed, Sep 6 2:01pm

Good Afternoon OSA Families,   Mark your calendar for   Oakland School For the Arts Picture Day! Monday, September 11th & Tuesday, September 12th   Order forms are going home with students today. Stud ... [More]

Announcement: Improv Classes!

Wed, Aug 30 9:31am

Below are details for TWO different improv classes being offered this fall.    Improv for Teens Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 in Berkeley Location: Ashkenaz Dance Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley Ages: ... [More]

OSA Parent Commuters Connect

Mon, Aug 28 5:06pm

Seeking a BART, bus, carpool, or walking commuter connection for your student?    Visit the OSA Commuters website (https://osacommuters.com ), a private resource for OSA commuters on the go!   The acc ... [More]

OSA Commuter Information

Thu, Aug 24 10:59am

Here are the instructions on how to sign-up for OSA Commuters:   Anyone who wants to register, access her or his account, and view listings must enter a blanket password. It's findyourvoice If a user ... [More]