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  • Alliance for Parents and Teachers
    The Alliance of Parents and Teachers (APT) is the organization of parents, guardians and faculty for Oakland School for the Arts (OSA). Our mission is to support the artistic and academic programs for the students of OSA through volunteerism, fundraising support, communication and enhancement of school culture.
  • Connect with Konstella
    The APT uses Konstella as its official communications tool to keep families in the loop on weekly news, school announcements, calendar items and more. Konstella also allows parents to communicate directly with each other or with groups of parents, and connect with parents with similar interests through the use of “Social Groups”.

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  • Attendance Pledge: The school operates from the position that students are enrolled because of their desire to be a part of the organization. Absences affect student performance, as well as the organization of school activities. More information can be found in the Attendance Section of the OSA Student Handbook.

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  • Lunch is available in the Student Center daily at lunchtime. A full-price lunch is $3.60 and a reduced-price lunch is 40 cents. See below for lunch payment options.
  • Lunch Payment Options
  1) Students may pay for their lunch daily, in cash.
2) To pre-pay, please send a check to the school, or drop it off with our receptionist. Checks must made out to OSA, and must include your child's name in the memo line to be credited to your child.
3) You may also pay via PayPal ( and be sure to write your child's name in the note so that payment is credited to your child's account.  Please note that payments made via PayPal maybe subject to a PayPal processing fee.
  4) We will invoice parents monthly for any amounts due. We will not turn away hungry children at the lunch counter for lack of payment.

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  • Discipline: The goal of the OSA discipline program is to ensure that student behavior supports an environment in which academic achievement and artistic excellence can flourish. OSA staff will communicate these expectations regularly at student meetings and assemblies. Our application of “discipline” is not simply intended to deliver punishments for breaking rules, it is founded on the practice of community building, self-assessment, and self-discipline. The assumption is that most minor disruptive behavior and consequences are handled by the classroom teacher, and that students are referred to Anna DeRoos, OSA Dean when they do not meet classroom expectations and procedures.