Oakland Tech Senior Newsletter

Class of 2020

Tentative Graduation Timeline: Dates are subject to Change


2/20: Mandatory Senior Class Meeting 11:00 AM


3/26: Valadictorian and Salutatorian Selected


4/11 Senior Prom

4/16: Mandatory Senior Class Meeting 11:00 AM

4/18: Junior Prom

4/23 and 4/24: Graduation Auditions 12:00 PM-1:35 PM


5/1 Decision Day

5/4-5/8 AP Testing

5/11-5/15 AP Testing

5/18 Withdrawal Packet Disbursement: 12:00 PM Quicklunch room

5/19- 5/21 Senior Finals

5/22 Senior Check-Out Day

5/22-5/24 Grad Night

5/26 Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal 8:30 AM-2:00 PM

5/26 Graduation Robes and Graduation Tickets Disbursement

5/27 Extra Tickets Disbursed 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Upper Campus Office First come First Served

5/26 BSU Graduation 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

5/27 Graduation Speakers and Performers Rehearsal 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

5/27 Graduation Ceremony 6:00 PM -8:00 PM

Prom Tickets Now Available

Senior Prom: April 11

Get your Prom tickets now

Theme: Bow Ties and Diamonds

Cost: $100.00

Guests must be approved by an administrator and cannot be older than 21. Guests from other school sites must be in good standing with their administration.

Please see Rosemary Whisenton, Oakland Tech cashier to purchase tickets

Graduation Speakers and Performers

Auditions: April 23rd and April 24th 12:00PM-1:35PM Location: TBD

Attention Seniors,

If you would like to be a class speaker or give a performance during the 2020 graduation, you must participate in a mandatory audition. Students who are not able to attend the audition will not be on the program. Please make sure you prepare at least 1 paragraph for speeches and at least 1 minute for musical performances. All student speakers and performers must audition. This includes students doing the welcome, student council members, the valedictorian, and the salutatorian.

If you have any questions, please contact Gynelle Mc Bride or Ms. Dallas.

Last Chance To Buy Your Yearbook for $60... ...Prices will increase 1/26/2020

This yearbook will stand the test of all technological advancements!

It will include students, staff, events sports, plays and activities from throughout the year.

The book will be published and delivered to the school at the end of the school year. Early Bird cost $60.00. The cost of the yearbook will be more than $80 after graduation!

2020 Yearbooks

Click here to order you yearbook

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Transcript Request Contact Information

In an effort to provide better and more secure services to our students/former students, transcript requests must be made online using our automated student record/ information request system.

Walk-In’s or same-day service to print transcripts will no longer be available. Therefore, please use the following link to access our online request system below. Please contact Ethel Fauntleroy, OUSD Registrar, ethel.fauntleroy@ousd.org for more information.

Online Transcript Request Instructions

Please visit: www.ousdca.scriborder.com

Should you run into any issues above, please try logging in with the method below:

Ø Go to www.ousd.org

Ø Choose Offices and Programs

Ø Choose the “T” section for Transcripts and Records

PERALTA Dual Enrollment Credits:

Students must bring their Peralta "OFFICIAL" Transcript to the Registrar’s office [in the Counseling office Rm#120] as soon as the transcript becomes available.

Only OFFICIAL or Final Peralta credits will be updated on the transcript.


Updated Scholarship List for 2020

Work Base Learning Opportunities

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Tutors in the area, a list compiled by a Tech parent

In need of a tutor for your student? A helpful Tech parent has created a Google doc with tutor name, contact info, subject matter, mostly pulled off the Tech Yahoo group over the past couple of years.

Math Mentors: Tutoring

Mondays, 3:45 - 5 pm @ Room 205 (Ji)

Thursdays, 3:45 - 5 pm @ Room 201 (Cox)

Fridays, 7:35 - 8:50 am @ Room S3 (Li)

Teacher Tutoring Hours 2019-20.

Dear Parents/Guardian and Students,

Attached is a copy of the Teacher Tutoring Hours 2019-20 Handbook. Your child has the opportunity to receive tutoring and help from teachers in many subject areas. We hope that your child will be able to take advantage of these tutoring opportunities. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child's counselor.

College And Career Center

Oakland Tech’s College & Career Center (CCC) provides guidance, support and inspiration to Tech students as they explore college and career journeys after high school. Located in the newly refurbished Room 16 on Tech’s lower level, the CCC is open five days a week to students on a drop-in basis or by appointment. All Bulldogs are encouraged take advantage of this terrific resource.

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AP Exam Schedule

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Adult ED Procedures

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Earn your GED with Oakland Adult and Career Education You can Create the Future you Want!

  • GED is considered equivalent to a high school diploma and is recognized by all States and internationally.
  • Students may begin at a Community College with a GED.
  • Students can apply for financial aid with a GED.
  • 97% of companies accept the GED for employment.
  • Students earn the GED by passing 4 tests: (Math, Reading Language Arts, Science and Social Studies).
  • Students can take the test in English or Spanish
  • The military accepts the GED. The student also has 15 college credits.
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Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides talented and motivated, yet under-served young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support.


Our program emphasizes academic and professional rigor, setting expectations high for the quality of work and professional behavior. A strong structure guides students through the steps necessary for achieving success in the classroom and the workplace.


Our approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to help them achieve economic self-sufficiency.

For the first six months of the program, students develop technical and professional skills in the classroom. Students then apply those skills during the second six months on an internship at one of Year Up’s corporate partners. Students take coursework eligible for college credit, earn an educational stipend, and are supported by staff advisors, professional mentors, dedicated social services staff, and a powerful network of community-based partner

Exercise Your Right: 16 & 17 Year Olds Can Now Pre-Register Online to Vote

In California, eligible 16 and 17 year olds can now pre-register online to vote and then automatically become active voters once they turn 18 — strengthening our democracy by helping to choose the people who will lead us and by voicing their opinions on issues that affect the future of our communities, state and union. We strongly encourage our eligible Bulldog students and families to register now and to exercise their right to be heard.

Senior Counselors

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Before School: Drop-In Appointments

1st - 3rd Periods​ - By Appointments ONLY

Lunch​ - Drop-In Appointments

4th Period​ - Counselor Lunch Break

5th - 6th Periods​ - By Appointments ONLY

After school: Drop-In appointments


Susheela Moonsamy 10-12

Counseling: Last name A-E

Room 110

Work Phone:450-5400 Ext 110

Work Email:susheela.moonsamy@ousd.org

Amy Martinez 10-12

Counseling, Last Name: F - Liang

Room 112

Work Phone:450-5400 Ext 112

Work Email:amy.martinez@ousd.org

Emily Schoenhofer 10-12

Counseling: Last Name: Liao - Q

Room: 108

Work Email: emily.schoenhofer@ousd.org

Jacqueline Johnson 10-12

Counseling: Last Name: R-Z

Room 114

Work Phone:450-5400 Ext 114

Work Email:jacqueline.johnson@ousd.org

Staci Ross-Morrison


Room: Main Office

Work Phone:450-5400 Ext 128

Work Email:staci.ross-morrison@ousd.org

Main Campus

4351 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 450-5400
(510) 450-5428 FAX

Upper Campus (UC) — Fashion, Art & Design

5263 Broadway Terrace, Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 654-7116
(510) 654-7157 FAX

Russell Campisi Assistant Principal

12th Grade and Senior Activities