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Please visit OSA Connects for our catalog of volunteer opportunities. These committees provide much needed support to our OSA faculty & staff. Families are encouraged to find a committee (or two!) to deepen their connection to OSA and interact with other OSA families. Especially during these socially distant times, it's so important to reach out and stay connected!

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Family Resources
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Our Student Support team has put together some amazing resources for all families during this time of remote learning. Please visit our Family Resources Website for information on free and low-cost mental health resources, links to free audiobooks and other educational websites, training for students and parents on how to use Zoom and Google Classroom, access to free internet and free meals, how to enroll in Medi-Cal and Cal-Fresh, summer camp options, and how to support those in our community if you are in a position to do so. 

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Reporting an Absence: Please complete this form or email or call 510-290-2376. It is the responsibility of the student and/or family to also contact teachers directly to obtain missed work. Our Faculty Directory is available online.

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Lunch is available in the Student Center daily at lunchtime. Pre-COVID, a full-price lunch was $3.60 and a reduced-price lunch was 40 cents. This information will be updated if lunch prices increase for the coming year. See below for lunch payment options. High School students may leave campus for lunch.
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.
  • Applications for Free or Reduced Lunch will be available mid-August and a link will be made available.

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Alliance for Parents and Teachers
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  • Alliance for Parents and Teachers
    The Alliance of Parents and Teachers (APT) is a volunteer 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 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”. Konstella newsletters are compiled by APT volunteers and are not an official communication tool of OSA.

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School Forms & Resources
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  • Student Handbook
  • 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.