Family Resources for a Potential Teachers Strike

Below, we’ve compiled resources to help families in the event of a teachers strike next week.

We will update this page as we get more information so check back frequently.

If you have helpful information that is not listed here, please complete this form so we can add it to the list.


General Info:

Who: Oakland Unified School District (OUSD)

Description: A Frequently Asked Questions Doc that will be updated as information changes

Contact Name: John Sasaki, Director of Communications

Phone/Email: 510-879-2910,

Website: Ten Need to Know Facts about a Potential Strike,  Bargaining Frequently asked questions


Who: Oakland Education Association (OEA)

Description: Teacher Strike Frequently Asked Questions for Parents

Contact name: Keith Brown, President

Phone: (510) 763-4020,

Email/Website: Answers to Parent Questions about a Potential Teacher Strike


Who: Parents United for Public Schools

Description: A spreadsheet with contact information for teacher and parent leaders at OUSD school sites. These folks should be contacted for information about school specific resources for families. There is currently contact information for Melrose Leadership Academy, Community United Elementary(CUES), Piedmont Ave Elementary, Sequoia Elementary, and Roosevelt Middle.

Email/Website: Teacher and Parent Leader Contact List


Who: Spanish Speaking Parents

Description: Spanish Language Facebook Group for Parents

Email/Website: ¡Nosotros Apoyamos a los Maestros de Oakland!


Alternative Programs Open During a Strike:



Who: Oakland Museum of California,

1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607

Description: OMCA extends a warm invitation to families impacted by the OUSD teacher strike. From Wednesday through Friday, 11 am–5 pm, adults will pay regular admission, while children who attend Oakland Unified may visit for free during the strike.

Email/Website: Check out the website for more info or contact group Sales.


Who: City of Oakland Recreation Centers

Description: “The Oakland Education Association would lease the recreation centers from the city at no cost and provide volunteers to supervise and feed children, city officials said.” See Article in East Bay Times here

Email/Website: See list of rec centers here


Who: Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church

1188 12th Street, Oakland CA 94607

Description: A church in West Oakland that has stated publicly that it will open its doors to 250 students per day during a strike at no cost to families.

Contact Name: Pastor Anthony Jenkins

Phone: (510) 444-6162



Payment Required:

Who:  Oakland YMCA 2350 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612

Description: The Oakland YMCA will be hosting a special 1 week Day Camp if there is a strike. Dates will be announced if and when a strike date is public. More info here.

Contact name: Ryan Babbitt

Phone: 510-318-7666



Who: Monkey Business Camp, Berkwood Hedge School: 1809 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Description: Camp for Children age 4.5 to 10 years for February 19-22, 2019 (Tues-Fri)
8:30-3:30 with optional Extended Care from 8:00-8:30 and 3:30-6:00



Who: La Plazita, 3637 Magee Ave Oakland, CA Oakland, CA 94619

Description: “Si Se Puede” Day Camps in the event of a strike. The day camp will be staffed by our after school and summer camp teachers. This camp will not focus on academics but instead be recreational. The cost for the camp is as follows:

*Per day cost (8:45a – 3p) $40 includes 2 snacks (Normally $50 discounted to given the circumstances).

*Pre/After-care cost (8 a to 845a / 3p to 6 pm) $8 per hour – includes 1 snack in after care unless you are already enrolled in After School Program that Day.

Phone: 510-239-8756

Email/Website: Register for Thursday 2/21, Register for Friday 2/22


Who:  Kids N Dance 3840 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland 94619

Description: Child Care During OUSD Strike Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday-8:30-3:00 cost = $81.00. Wednesday 8:30-1:30, cost = $63.0
Includes: , Morning Hot Chocolate, Gym Room Time on Silks, Swings & more, Fort Building, Recycled Art Projects, Field Trip to Robert’s Park or Big Screen Matinee, Group, Games & Disco Dancing, Quiet Reading Time / Read Aloud time, Snack

Phone: 510-531-4400



Who:  Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

Description: “In support of Oakland teachers on strike, we will host special shows of BLACK PANTHER and RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET on Thursday February 21, 2019!”
That’s right: SPECIAL SHOWS only $1!; POPCORN only $1!

Phone: (510) 452-3556

Email/Website: See website for more info about show times


School Specific Information:

Who: Montclair Elementary School

1757 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA 94611

Description: Resources for parents of students at Montclair Elementary school

Website: Strike Info for Montclair Parents

Google Form: Complete this form if your child goes to Montclair Elementary and you would like information from parent leaders there.


Who: Sequoia Elementary, 3730 Lincoln Ave, Oakland, CA 94602

Description: A form that will help parent leaders estimate the needs of Sequoia families

Email/Website: Complete this form if your child goes to Sequoia Elementary and you would like information from parent leaders there.


Who: Cleveland Elementary School 745 Cleveland St, Oakland, CA 94606

Description: A comprehensive document of Cleveland specific information in the event of a teacher strike.

Email/Website: See document here

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