Letter from Mr. Daubenspeck about today's announcement of Returning to School
Mon, Mar 15 9:42pm
Dear Thornhill Families,

I am certain that you have heard about the tentative agreement with OEA.    I have not yet learned of details regarding opening of school and unfortunately do not have details to report at this point.  I learned about it at the same time as you did in last night's email from OUSD.  Rest assured, I  have been working on this for Thornhill for some time now.  When we have clarity from OUSD regarding the details of reopening, I will get you all that information as soon as possible.   As you can imagine there are a lot of moving parts to juggle and my goal is to be communicating in a clear and timely manner with you.  I suspect that I will be learning a lot more this week.  Details of all this will be forthcoming once we know if OEA has ratified this agreement.  I will be meeting with staff and am confident we will have a plan with the support of OUSD to reopen safely.  While we see this as an exciting time to get our kids back in person, we are also aware that not having a lot of information is challenging.  I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this new phase of returning to school.
Mr. Daubenspeck


Steve Daubenspeck, Principal
Thornhill Elementary School
5880 Thornhill Drive Oakland, CA 94611