Oakland Tech Senior Newsletter

Class of 2020

Oakland Tech Graduation: Wednesday, May 27th 6:00pm at the Paramount Theater

Homecoming Week: October 7-12

Breast Cancer Game

OAL Boy's Football: Tech v. Fremont (Homecoming!)

Friday, October 114:00 – 9:00pm

Senior Class Photo: Thursday, October 10 @ 8:30 AM

Location: Front Steps of Main Campus

Wear Class Colors: Green White, and Black

Homecoming Festival/Rally: Friday October 11th

Students will be able to engage in carnival-type games and buy food from the various clubs on campus.

Homecoming Dance

Saturday, October 125:30 – 11:00pm

Spirit Week October 7-11

  • Monday- Wacky-Tacky Pattern day

  • Tuesday- Good VS Evil, Disney Edition - dress as a Disney villain or hero

  • Wednesday - 70’s dress Day

  • Thursday - Elementary dress up day

  • Friday-class colors day - Seniors green. white. and black

College Essay Mentors Available Tuesday Afternoons and Fridays during lunch

The OT College Essay Mentors are here to help!

WHEN & WHERE: Mentors will be available in the College and Career Center on Tuesday afternoons during 6th period and after school, from 2:40 p.m. – 4:15 AND Fridays during lunch. Can’t make one of those times? Please see Ms. Hunter in the CCC. No student who needs help will go without.

College Application Crunch Week

October 21-25, OT Library

College advisors will be available all day to help with applications.

Two Important Links: Get Connected Calendar & Weekly Clubs, Programs & Opportunities at Tech !!!


Oakland Tech is using a free text messaging service called Remind to help keep community members informed about important school news and updates. There are new sign-up codes this year, so if you previously joined using @othstpu, you will need to re-join based on the new class codes.

To start receiving messages from Principal Morrison and Tech Parent University (TPU), text the sign-up code for your student’s class to the phone number 81010. There is also a separate code for staff and community members who are not associated with a particular class year.

  • Class of 2020 (Seniors) – text @ek7f3e to 81010
  • Class of 2021 (Juniors) – text @4b87eb to 81010
  • Class of 2022 (Sophomores) – text @dfa8g79 to 81010
  • Class of 2023 (Freshman) – text @e8769b6 to 81010
  • Staff and Community Members – text @ae23bb7 to 81010

Please note:

  • Personal contact information (like cell phone numbers) will not be visible on Remind.
  • If you have any questions, you may contact TPU Parent Liaison Debra Carter-Kelly, debra.carter-kelly@ousd.org.

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.

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HBCU Spring Tour Information Meeting -

Each year, dozens of students participate in Tech’s spring break tour of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU’s). Students along with parents or caregivers are invited to join us for an information meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 at 6 PM, in the library to learn about the upcoming Spring Break HBCU tour for March 29 – April 3, 2020. We’ll discuss the journey, the expectations, the preparation, the cost and much more. Please announce to students and tell them to join BSU if they would like to attend.

It's Time for Senior Portraits

Oakland Technical High c/o 2020

We have changed the way it's done!
Check it out!
The Oakland Tech Senior Program

Schedule and pay for your Session Here
Look for the Tech High Exclusive Sessions that include the Yearbook and the Class Group Poster or the session only option.

WHERE: Sessions will be at Oakland Technical High.

WHEN: After School, Beginning September 17th

No paper forms to fill out.

Digital proofs will be sent to your email within minutes.*

Orders are shipped to your home within 48 hours.

Free Shipping if ordered within 48 hours of the day portraits are taken.

* School internet access may delay digital delivery.

Beat the Rush Order Cap and Gowns Now

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Senior To Do List

  • Complete FAFSA ( Oct. 1st-March 2nd)
  • Go on college visits
  • Finalize college list
  • Attend College Nights/ Fairs etc.
  • Register for SAT/ACT
  • Complete college applications prior to deadline
  • Work on PIQ's, Personal Statements and EOP questions
  • Ask for letters or recommendations early
  • Be a leader on campus in clubs, sports and service projects
  • Keep track of deadlines
  • Complete a transcript evaluation with school counselor
  • Have a professional email
  • Hunt for scholarships
  • Make your final decision
  • Verify financial aid
  • Prepare for AP Exams
  • Successfully complete senior year with a "C" or better
  • Participate in Senior activities
  • Send official transcripts
  • Apply for student housing
  • Attend Orientation

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.

College Visits: Location College and Career Center


Tuesday, October 1,⋅9:00 – 9:55 am

Drexel University

Wednesday, October 2⋅12:00 – 12:45pm

Oberlin College

Wednesday, October 2⋅12:50 – 1:35pm

Olin College of Engineering

Thursday, October 3⋅10:00 – 10:55am

University of Redlands

Monday, October 7⋅9:00 – 9:55am

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Tuesday, October 8⋅2:40 – 3:35pm

Seattle University

Wednesday, October 9⋅9:50 – 10:35am

Air Force ROTC

Wednesday, October 9⋅11:00 – 11:55am

UC Davis

Wednesday, October 9⋅12:50 – 1:35pm

Vanderbilt University

Thursday, October 10⋅9:00 – 9:55am

Brown University

Thursday, October 10⋅12:40 – 1:20pm

Humboldt State University

Friday, October 11⋅11:15 – 11:55am

Barnard College

Friday, October 11⋅12:40 – 1:35pm

AP Exam Schedule

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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