Oakland Tech Senior Newsletter

Class of 2019

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Senior Assembly, Wednesday March 20 @10:40 AM-11:25 AM in OT Auditorium (Mandatory)

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Graduation Timeline

Graduation Auditions for student Speakers and Performances: April 8th and 9th

AP Testing: Week 1 May 6-10

Week 2 May 13-17

Grad Trip Celebration: May 16-18

Last Day for APEX : May 17

Senior Finals: May 21st-May 23rd

Finals Make-up May 24th

Senior Check out: May 24th

Teachers submit Senior grades: Friday, May 24th.

Senior Survey Due May 28th

Memorial Day: Monday, May 27 (No Rehearsal)

Graduation Rehearsal: Tuesday, May 28

Caps, Gowns, and Graduation tickets Distribution: Tuesday, May 28th

Graduation Ceremony: Wednesday, May 29th at the Paramount Theater, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Important Graduation Information: Please read

  • Students not planning to attend the graduation ceremony must email Ms. Sudduth.
    • This is so tickets can be distributed to other students who need them.
  • Graduation Rehearsal | Tuesday, May 28 8; 30AM-2:00 PM
    • All graduates must provide their Student ID AND exit ticket. If you do not have one, you can get a duplicate from the counselors’ office. If not, bring even a California ID, Driver’s License, or Passport. If these are not shown, you will not receive anything including your graduation cap and guest tickets.
    • Exit tickets will be given at the final Senior Assembly in May.
  • Students should bring something while they wait. Do not schedule work at 12:00 PM because we need students present.
  • Students with ANY tardies must start clearing them!!
  • Yearbooks, caps, and gowns will be distributed at the end of the rehearsal.

Last Day to Complete APEX is May 17th

Pay Your Debts Now

Please clear all debts and tardies now. You will not be able to participate in the graduation ceremony if you have any tardies or owe money for textbooks etc. Do not Delay Pay today.

If the debt is high, please find work or see an administrator for after-school work opportunities to pay. If you have any questions about your debt please see Ms. Rosemary in the treasurer's office.

Junior Prom

Where: Centre Concord

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019

Time: 7PM-11PM

Price: $85.00

Senior Ball

Where: Crown Plaza, Walnut Creek

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Time 7PM-12PM

Price: $95.00

Tickets available for purchase. See Ms. Rosemary in the Treasurer's office. Last day to purchase tickets: April 5th.

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The Oakland Tech High School 2018-2019 YEARBOOK

BUY NOW!! Purchase your Bulldogs yearbook while quantities last!!


Before 12/31/18: $65

After 12/31/18: $75

Make Payments Online @ https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob with Yearbook ID Code 12547619

Deadline: March 25, 2019

Senior Portraits Due by March 15th

Seniors who were unable to take their pictures must reschedule with Prestige Portraits and will have to make arrangements with Prestige to take photos at the Hayward office, otherwise, you will not have your picture in the yearbook.

Or you can contact Misty in the Lifetouch office: 510-372-1549 to make an appointment.

There is a $10.00 fee to take your photo even if you choose not to purchase your pictures. Lifetouch has waved the $50.00 deposit.

Senior Baby Pictures: Due March 15th


If you would like your baby picture to be in this year's yearbook please email your photo to S_janyce.hill2@ousd.org or you can leave it with Ms. Bryan in the upper campus office.

Seniors you still have time to submit quotes. Email s_janyce.hill2@ousd.org

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AP Testing; Week 1: May 6-10; Week 2: May 13-17

Students with disabilities must submit requests for testing accommodations by February 22, 2019.

Please go to https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam/ap-calendar for more information.

Grad Night Celebration

  • Grad Night will be May 16-18.
  • Deposit is due online ASAP
  • Register online: https://usastudenttravel.com/
  • Total cost is $689.00
  • We are going to Disneyland, Universal Studios, Santa Monica Pier, and 6 Flags.
  • Please Contact Elizabeth Hunter in the College and Career Center for more information

“I Can Afford College”

The “I Can Afford College” campaign is a statewide, financial aid awareness initiative sponsored by the California Community Colleges. The campaign got its start back in 2004, shortly after the California community colleges increased their enrollment fees. The governor and the state legislature wanted to make sure Californians knew how to make college affordable, so they set aside money to create an awareness campaign about financial aid.

The “I Can Afford College” campaign is funded by the State of California, through Proposition 98. This website is one of the main elements of the campaign. Since the site was launched, it has received more than 2.5 million visits. Additionally, the number of community college students who receive some type of financial aid has gone up by nearly 70 percent since 2004.

Our goal at “I Can Afford College” is simple. We want to let students and parents know that:

  • California community colleges are affordable.
  • Financial aid is available year-round to help pay for enrollment fees and college costs like books, supplies, and even rent in some cases.
  • All 115 California community colleges have financial aid experts who can give you free one-on-one help.

Click on the California College Promise Grant button to apply.

California College Promise Grant

Formerly known a the Board of governers Fee Waiver

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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

Math Mentors Tutoring

Open to all students at all Math levels, Math Mentors is hosted by math teachers, community volunteers and paid Tech student tutors. There’s no need to sign up — just drop in! Snacks are available.

  • Monday, 3:45 – 5 PM, Room 205 (Mr. Ji)
  • Wednesday, 7:35 – 8:50 AM, Room S-3/Engineering (Mr. Li)
  • Thursday, 3:45 – 5 PM, Room 236 (Ms. Mann)

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.

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

Dana Sudduth Assistant Principal (Upper Campus)

Assistant Principal over Senior Activities

12th Grade Counselors

If you have any questions or concerns about class schedules, scholarships, transcripts etc, please make an appointment to see your counselor.

Susheela Moonsamy
Counseling: Last name A-G

Room 110

Work Phone:450-5400 Ext 110

Work Email:susheela.moonsamy@ousd.org

Amy Martinez

Counseling, Last Name: H-N

Room 112

Work Phone:450-5400 Ext 112

Work Email:amy.martinez@ousd.org

Jacqueline Johnson

Counseling: Last Name: O-Z

Room 114

Work Phone:450-5400 Ext 114

Work Email:jacqueline.johnson@ousd.org