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Welcome Back Oakland Unity High School students and families!

From: David Castillo / Principal
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2009
Unity High School Parent / Guardian:

As the 2009-2010 is set to start, please take a moment to read these important updates. We are very excited about the upcoming school year, and are looking forward to working with all of the Unity students and families. We have some new additions to our teaching staff. Unity High School proudly welcomes Ms. Wafa Faris (Spanish), Mr. Samuel Brewer (Social Sciences), Mr. Salvador Contreras (Health), and Ms. Linda Chung (Mathematics) to our school community.

Final enrollment meeting –
If you have not already attended a mandatory orientation meeting, the last mandatory meeting will be held Wednesday, August 26th, at 5:00 pm. The meeting is being held at the school, and we will begin at 5:00 pm sharp. If you have already completed all registration forms and have signed the 3-way contract, you do not need to attend this meeting.

First day classes for 2009-2010 –
Classes begin on Monday, August 31, 2009. Students should arrive by 07:45 am so they can pick up their class schedules.

Here are a few suggestions that will help your student with their success at Unity –
– Arrive to school on time and in school uniform everyday
– Ensure that students have a quiet place at home to complete all homework assignments
– Talk with your student about school and their homework
– Make sure that students have all required school supplies
– Encourage your student to do well in school
– Please make sure that all school books are well cared for and covered

School Calendar / Bell Schedule
We have enclosed a copy of the 2009-2010 school calendar. The calendar is also available on the Oakland Unity High School website (

9th grade orientation information (please see separate flyer on yellow paper)
All incoming 9th grade students must attend a mandatory orientation on Saturday, August 29th. The event is being held at the Jack London Aquatic Center (near Jack London Square). Students need to be at the JLAC location no later than 9:00 am. Students can be picked up between 1:00 – 1:30 pm.

Jack London Aquatic Center
115 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606

School Lunch Program
If you have not already complete the School Lunch Eligibility Form, please come to the school and complete one so we can determine your students eligibility for our lunch program. This is very important as the school can qualify for grant funding programs based on families income level.

Thank You,
David Castillo
Oakland Unity High School

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