Yu Ming will open on Monday, August 17 virtually with 100% distance learning. As our school continues to navigate the impact of COVID-19, we remain committed to sustaining our students’ well-being and academic growth, through support, connection, and care. We have designed a virtual distance learning model to serve our students at the start of the school year and a hybrid learning model which will be a combination of on-campus learning and at-home learning. Our hybrid learning model will be implemented once we are able to open our doors to students under state and county guidance. Both models strive to reflect our four model pillars (Academic Excellence, Mandarin Immersion Leadership, Whole Child Education, Diverse Equitable Inclusive Community) and replicate the anchors of our classroom-based model which is relationship-driven and personalized.

Yu Ming Students Distance Learning Resources

Family Support Resources

Parent & Youth Helpline

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.

For more information, please visit:

Supervision of Children

The State of California has established a website to help Californians working in essential sectors during the coronavirus response to find safe, reliable, and accessible child care options. Visit
The following is a list of additional childcare programs:

  • Connections for Children: 888.922.4453
  • CA Child Care Resources & Referral Network Directory 1-800-KIDS-793
Free Meals for Students

Oakland Unified School District’s Nutrition Services Department is providing “Grab and Go” breakfast and lunch meals for all students under the age of 18, at twelve schools throughout the city. Children will be able to pick up multiple days worth of food to take home at the following times and locations. Please bring a grocery bag or cooler to bring food home for the week. Facial coverings are required. We appreciate our OUSD partners for providing this essential service to our families. More information is available at this link.

  • Monday: 8:00-12:00 (3 breakfasts/3 lunches per student)
  • Thursday: 8:00-12:00 (2 breakfasts/2 lunches per student)
  • Northwest/West Oakland:
    Sankofa Elementary, 581 61st Street Oakland, CA 94609
    West Oakland Middle School, 991 14th St. Oakland, CA 94607
    Hoover Elementary, 890 Brockhurst Street  Oakland, CA 94608
  • Central Oakland:
    Oakland High School, 1023 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94610
    Garfield Elementary, 1640 22nd Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606
  • East Oakland:
    Bret Harte Middle School, 3700 Coolidge Avenue Oakland, CA 94602
    Life Academy/United for Success, 2101 35th Ave. Oakland, CA 94601
    Coliseum College Preparatory Academy, 1390 66th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94621
    Madison Park Upper, Fremont High School, 400 Capistrano Dr, Oakland, CA 94603
    Castlemont High School, 8601 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605
    Elmhurst United Middle School, 1800 98th Ave, Oakland, CA 94603