UPA Jaguar Newsletter

November 16th, 2020

Hello UPA Families,


We are at the mid-point of the 2nd Quarter. Progress grades will be given soon and we will send home a paper copy of the grade report if a student is currently not passing one or more of their classes. Please check in with your student about how they are doing in their current classes and you are also able to check their grades and missing assignments on the Canvas Learning Platform.


Contents of this Newsletter:


  1. School Site Council Meeting - November 18th at 5:00pm

  2. Fall Break Coming Soon - No School Monday, Nov 23rd-27th

  3. High School Applications are Open now for 8th grade students

  4. 7th grade Office Hours

  5. La Clinica Family Workshop about Effective Family Communication

  6. OUSD Grab and Go Food Delivery Service

  7. UPA Outdoor Library for Students

  8. Food Distribution - No Food Distribution on Thanksgiving Day

  9. Turkey Drive in Oakland

  10. Upcoming Events

School Site Council Meeting- November 18th at 5:00pm

Come and join us this Wednesday evening for our school site council! We will be discussing our Fall 2020 School-wide Reading Comprehension Data.
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Fall Break Coming Soon! No School Monday, Nov 23rd-27th

No School all next week! Please be safe during this break. Wear a mask whenever you leave home and do not gather in groups larger than 6. If we work together as a community to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, we will be able to return to school earlier!

High School Applications are Open Now for 8th graders

In Crew, we will be teaching students about all of the amazing high school options in Oakland. The application for enrolling into high school is open now and must be submitted by February 5th, 2021. 8th graders will rank their top six schools. Here is the link to apply to an OUSD high school. Here is the link to apply to Oakland charter high school. If you need support with this process, please call Ms. Glendy at 510-379-0443.

7th grade Office Hours

If your 7th grader needs support in any of their classes, here is the schedule for students to get additional help from their teachers.

La Clinica Family Workshop about Effective Family Communication on November 17th

La Clinica will be providing a workshop for UPA families about effective communication between couples and with children on Tuesday, November 17th at 5:00pm. Contact: Glendy Cordero (510) 379-0443 with any questions. We're going to have a raffle at the end of every workshop!


Zoom meeting ID 4504404475

Password 557521

OUSD Grab and Go Food Delivery Service

Is it difficult for you to access the OUSD Grab and Go food because of lack of transportation or your work schedule? Would you like a box of produce delivered as well? Then sign up for this Food Delivery service provided by OUSD. They will deliver food for your family one time a week and contact you to determine the best time for delivery. English Form, Spanish Form, Arabic Form Chinese Form

UPA Outdoor Library Open Every Week!

Students should be reading independently for 30 minutes every day. Does your student need an interesting book to read during this time? Come to the Outdoor UPA Library every Wednesday from 1:30-3:30 and Thursday from 3:00-4:30. Students can pick a book to check out and return when they are done with it. You must wear a mask and observe social distancing rules during the outdoor library.

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UPA Food Distribution Information

UPA will continue to distribute free groceries every Thursday from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. We will provide groceries to ANY PERSON. OUSD Grab and Go Sites are no longer requiring a Food Services Letter and they are providing food to all students every Monday and Thursday morning.

We will not be distributing food on Thanksgiving Day due to a lack of volunteers.

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Upcoming Events:

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