Vol: 18 No: 2 August 26, 2019

In this issue:

Alliance of Parents & Teachers
Save the Date!
19-20 Welcome Letter from Interim Executive Director
Middle School Ultimate Frisbee
Important Dates
Weekly Announcements
OSA Picture Day
A’s Game Announcement
Parent to Parent
Useful Links

Alliance of Parents & Teachers

APT is committed to OSA as a diverse, equitable  and inclusive school community. A place where students thrive, and where parents, teachers, and students— together with the school leadership and board, partner to ensure the success of the school.

Please join us for the Monthly APT General Meetings!  Download: 2019-20 APT Welcomes You!! – Info Slides

Sign-up for KonstellaThis is how OSA’s APT provides you important information & updates on OSA!

Konstella Videos & Guides
See these useful Konstella Videos & Guides

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Save the Date!

General APT Meeting

Time: Thursday, August 29, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
SPECIAL MEETING: Meet OSA Board of Directors, and APT Board Members as we plan for OSA’s Charter Renewal and the year ahead!

The Charter Renewal process is CRITICAL to ensure the future of OSA.  Meaningful parent engagement is a key ingredient to the success of the Charter Renewal.  Please come out to learn more!

Location: OSA Student Center

Back to School Night!

Time: Thursday, September 5, 6:00pm

We will be hosting all parents and guardians for our academic Back to School Night on Thursday, September 5th at 6pm.  This is an opportunity for parents/guardians to visit each of your student’s classrooms and receive a brief presentation from each of their teachers.  The first period presentation will begin promptly at 6:00pm so please be sure to account for the time it will take to park and make it up to the classroom.  You can access your student’s schedule and room numbers through powerschool though students will also be compiling their schedule and room information in advisory that day to send to parents/guardians digitally.

We look forward to seeing you soon!  Mike Oz, Principal, Oakland School for the Arts

PODS: Parents of Students with Disabilities

Time: Wednesday, September 11, 6:00-7:30pm  (Konstella Event)

PODS is where OSA families can build community and support each other, and help the administration and faculty create and sustain an educational community where students with disabilities are fully supported and enjoy full inclusion, representation, respect, and dignity.

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19-20 Welcome Letter from Interim Executive Director

Please find the ’19-’20 Welcome Letter from OSA’s Interim Executive Director, Staci Smith

Learn about:

  • Theme of the Year
  • Areas of Focus for the Year
  • New Leadership and New Staff
  • Charter Renewal & Auditions
  • Annual Fund Kick-Off

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Middle School Ultimate Frisbee

Calling all Middle Schoolers, want to join our OSA ultimate team?

The middle school Ultimate Frisbee team, the Seawolves, is back for our second year this Fall.  No tryouts; all genders and experience level are welcome. Once-weekly practice begins soon, the day is yet to be finalized based on availability of players.   Players from other middle schools are also welcome to join. Ultimate frisbee is a fun, fast-paced, low cost, team sport. The team will participate in tournaments hosted by the Bay Area Disc Association, (bayareadisc.org), and financial aid is available. For more info, contact Coach Patsy Smith, mom to OSA 7th grade vocal student Monique Wethy, at carmengetit@gmail.com, join the google group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ultimate-ms-claremont-osa/join .

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Other Important Dates

OSA 2019-20 Academic Calendar

Wednesday, August 28
Room 302 at 6:15pm
Event: OSA Board of Directors Meeting 

See: Agenda

Monday, September 2
Event: Labor Day – NO SCHOOL

Thursday, September 5
Event: Back to School Night

Thursday, September 26
Sweets Ballroom – Free Concert
Event: Kick-Off Annual Fund (More info coming…)

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Weekly Announcements

Special Education Announcement

Please READ the following SPED Letter regarding 2019-20 Special Education Programming at OSA.

After School Program

Please READ and SUBMIT the following ASP Letter and Form regarding 2019-20 After School Programming at OSA.

OSA Student and Family Handbook

Please Download OSA Student and Family Handbook.  Please contact Katy Zaugg for questions: kzaugg@oakarts.org

OSA Bell Schedule

Download OSA 2019-20 Bell Schedule. Be Sure To Be On-Time Everyday!  Tardy Bell Rings at 8:20am for Middle School & High School.

Message from: Interim Principal

Greetings OSA Community,

The first week of the school year has been a great success! Our team has worked tirelessly throughout the summer to make the 19-20 school year the best one yet in OSA’s 17 year history. With a new bell schedule, the introduction of our advisory program, expanded course options, many new teachers, and a fresh coat of paint in the hallways, it is clear that this hard work has paid off.  Energy and enthusiasm are at an all time high as our 800 students shuffle excitedly through the building between arts, academics, and advisory. Our theme this year is “If You Knew My Story…” and we are committed to supporting each and every one of our students as they develop both artistically and academically in such a way that best enables them to share their stories with the world. I feel fortunate everyday to be part of this amazing community and I greatly look forward to seeing the many successes that the 19-20 school year brings our way.

With Gratitude,
Mike Oz
Interim Principal
Oakland School for the Arts

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OSA Picture Day: August 27, 2019

Download Picture Day Flyer with order form code.

Please contact Katy Zaugg for questions: kzaugg@oakarts.org

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A’s Game Announcement

Date: September 20th
Event: Public Charter School Night at the Oakland A’s
Sponsored by: Families In Action for Quality Education (FIA)
What is it? A large scale event to celebrate Oakland charter school students, families and staff in order to build momentum and positive identity early in the school year. The better visibility that Oakland charter schools have in our community, the better. The goal is to have 5,000 identifiable charter families, teachers, faculty, etc at the game to show how many of us are committed to public charter schools.
More Details: Friday, September 20, 2019, 7:07pm

Game: A’s versus Texas Rangers

6:00pm – welcome table in parking lot

6:30pm-7pm charter families/stakeholders seated

How to order tickets:

Michael Rodgers, Ticket Office, mrodgers@athletics.com

Tickets for this event are $5 each, a 75% discount

Romy Douglass
Chief of Staff
Oakland School for the Arts
530 18th Street
Oakland CA 94612

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Parent to Parent


Events, activities, and classes shared by parents for parents.

Upcoming Events to be Posted Here.  More to Come…

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Useful Links

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