2021-2022 ASB Leadership
One big, red & gold family!
BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL
Lottie D., Chief of Publicity
Adam W., Chief of Publicity
Jack W., Chief of Publicity
Mr. V, Director of Student Activities
Video Bulletin Catalog (requires BUSD account)
Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Register a new or returning club before January 31st Register a BHS Student Club for 2021-22
January 21, 2022
Here is today’s video bulletin: student bulletin 12122.mp4
Student Clubs & Grants Requests to BHS Development Group
Are you a student club interested in organizing projects but don’t have the funds to do it? Well the BHS Development Group has got you covered. The BHSDG is a working board of parent volunteers and student representatives committed to improving the educational experience at Berkeley High. We really want to support student voices so if you are a student organization, please consider checking out BHSDG.org for more info. You can always reach out to your student representatives, Ian Segall and Clara Brownstein, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Board Game Friday
Every Friday is Board Game Friday in room D218. Bring a friend, eat your lunch outside. Anyone is welcome.
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Asian Pacific Islander Hoodies
Hoodies from APIC are available to pre-order now until 1/28/2022! Design is on the poster.
Here’s the link: https://tinyurl.com/hoodieform22
Please order by January 28th! Each hoodies are $20 each. Youth sizes are $15.
Submitted by Emilysidharta@students.berkeley.net
Mental Wellbeing message
by Riya J., Commissioner of Health
Hello there, Berkeley High! We understand that everyone has been feeling anxious and/or stressed, especially after returning from winter break with the Omicron variant.
We wanted to come on the bulletin to remind you that all of your worries and fears are incredibly valid, but don’t let them jeopardize your mental wellbeing. As of January 11th, Mr. Raygoza has made covid-19 rapid tests available to all students, and 10,000 KN95 masks have been ordered and are on their way. This should significantly increase our protection as a student body/community while also attempting to reduce a few stressors.
Keep yourself informed, and read the emails Mr. Raygoza sends you. He has accurate and up-to-date information because he is in constant contact with BUSD leadership, as well as public health and CDC guidelines, which are currently our best resources. We should all be safe as long as we follow the covid protocols in place.
Remember to go outside if you need a breath of fresh air, to stay at home if you are sick, and, most importantly, to take care of yourself and those around you. A padlet with numerous resources for mental health, academic support, and contact information for your counselors is linked in the bulletin email. The city of Berkeley has provided free access to the Headspace app, which is a resource for emotional well-being and mindfulness, and there is so much more on that padlet. Reach out to your academic counselors, the health center’s mental health counselors, and your peers for support.
Computer Science Guest Speaker Panel w/ STEMinist Club
Wed. Jan. 26 G213 @ lunch
Are you interested in pursuing computer science in the future? Join the STEMinist club on Wednesday, January 26th, for a panel with the Association of Women in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. AWE is a student-run organization at UC Berkeley that seeks to empower female and non-binary undergraduate students pursuing Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering disciplines. Hear current students talk about their experiences pursuing the field at an undergraduate level, work experiences, internships, student life, and more! Below is specific information on each panelist.
AWE Website: https://awe.berkeley.edu/
Enya: Senior CS major. Loves to bake and bike, and is open to talking about internships and personal projects.
Ruslana: 3rd year CS major. Heavily involved in teaching CS, social clubs, dance, and crafting.
Hetal: 3rd year CS major. Open to talk about internships and teaching.
Kalie: 2nd year CS major, data science minor. Open to talking about internships, research, personal projects, and teaching.
Katherine Shu: 4th year EECS major. Open to talking about internships, research, teaching, service clubs, study abroad, dance.
Submitted by email@example.com
Berkeley’s Resident Camps Now Hiring Announcement!
Working for Berkeley camps is a valuable experience because we understand the importance of providing both our campers and our staff members with a diverse, equitable, and inclusive camp community.
Have a specific interest or skill set? We have a position for you!
Camp has a wide variety of job opportunities: Recreation, environmental education, youth camp cabin counselors, administration, hospitality and customer service, carpentry, maintenance, groundskeeping, sanitization, culinary and food preparation, aquatics and more.
Don’t Wait, Apply Today!
- Complete the REQUIRED employment application: Berkeley Recreation Employment Application
Where to Send Applications:
- Send your completed application directly to our Camps email: Camps@cityofberkeley.info
- For questions, text or call DC Pompey, Berkeley Echo Lake Camp Manager (510) 292-8123 for more information about Summer Camp employment opportunities.
IMPORTANT PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS BELOW
Black History Month issue for The Jacket
The Jacket is taking submissions for our Black History Month special issue! We are looking for writing and art pieces representing what this month means for BHS students. Any student can submit a piece of work to the Jacket to be featured in our celebratory issue. Submissions are due on Sunday, February 6th. Please send your work to Jeremy Herpin firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any questions can be directed to Naomi Rosen at email@example.com
Join the tour of Berkeley Labs with Hispanic Engineers and Scientists!
Our club is a junior chapter of a national organization to help Hispanic students foster their passions in STEM. We work with UC Berkeley students to learn more about the fields we’re interested in and college life and offer further resources depending on your interests.
We are visiting Berkeley Labs for a special event in April, so come to our club meeting to learn about applying for this event this Wednesday at 5:30!
Zoom meeting link:
Text (510)-650-2299 for more information!
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
BHS Athletics Update
This Week’s Home Games
On Friday, Boys Soccer takes on O’Dowd. Fresh @3:45, JV @5:15, Varsity @ 7:15pm.
On Saturday, Girls Freshman Soccer begins a day of games on the pitch beginning @9 am.
EVERYTHING you need to know about BHS Athletics can be found at berkeleyhighathletics.org.
The direct link to this schedule with live links for tickets and streaming is HERE.
Spring Sport Registration Open Now until January 31st
Spring Sport registration is open! Registration closes January 31st.
Softball, baseball, track & field, Volleyball, Tennis, Golf, Swimming & Diving, Crew, and Badminton.
In order to participate on the first day of tryouts, you must have a valid physical uploaded to your registration and have earned more than a 2.0GPA for the first semester. Tryouts begin February 7th. Find everything you need to know about Berkeley High Sports here: berkeleyhighathletics.org
Check out the calendar to go support your Yellow Jackets!
For upcoming games & more scores, visit
Want To Play Rugby?
Come Join the Rugby Club starting this Saturday as we have our first practice at Tom Bates Field at the bottom of Gilman St.
Practices are on Saturdays 9-noon and
Tuesday & Thursday 5-7pm
All grades are welcome.
No experience needed.
Any Question contact Coach Bhu at (510) 295-7092
Black History Month Art contest
The Berkeley high PTSA is holding their annual Black History Month Art contest. We are taking submissions through the Google Form that is also presented in our instagram bio (@ptsa.bhs).
Prizes for first place FOR EACH CATEGORY is $100, second is $50, and third is $25. There are 5 different categories, Poetry, Photography & Digital Art, Visual Art, Music, and Performance Art. The final submission date is February 11th. All types of art are encouraged to be submitted, we are very excited to see everything.
Submitted by email@example.com
Extended Deadline for Late Senior Portraits
We’ve extended our deadline for late senior portraits to the end of January. Seniors can visit the Lifetouch office in Hayward to get their pictures taken until the 31st. Their address is 30351 Huntwood Ave, Hayward, CA, and they’re open from 10 AM to 5 PM. We highly encourage all seniors to get their portraits taken, otherwise, we will have to use your student ID photo.
For all Berkeley High students, make sure you purchase a yearbook before our prices go up on February 14th. Yearbooks are currently available for $65, and students can purchase a part of history at yearbookordercenter.com using our code 16356.
Prom 2022 is 2 months away!
Berkeley High, we are two months away from prom 2022 at the San Francisco Galleria. March 19 will be a celebratory night full of good music, food, and making memories with your classmates. We hope to see you out there. We also need to remind you to get vaccinated and encourage you to get the booster shot well ahead of the big night. All guests must be fully vaccinated, which means you must be 2 weeks out from the second dose of your 2nd vaccine by March 19th. There is no testing option.
Please take advantage of the many vaccination opportunities in and around Berkeley now so you can attend this event. Seniors, Juniors and their guests are welcome to attend.
We also will be offering a discount to those students who qualify for free & reduced meals.
Please complete the EZ Meal form well in advance. In order to receive the discount, students will need to show the 21-22 verification letter from BUSD Nutrition Services. Tickets will go on sale in mid-February so be on the lookout for details as we approach those dates.
Vax up, Jackets!
Replacement ID Card
For students who still need a replacement ID card, you have a free option available to you for the next two weeks. Please complete the Google Form in the bulletin. Once the form is complete, Ms. Ronda in the Counseling Center will notify you via email that the card is ready for pick up. Please note that ID cards are only printed on Wednesday.
If after January 24 you still need a student ID card, then please visit the online BHS Student Store to purchase a replacement ID card. Once the payment is received, this will set forth the process so that an ID card will be made for you.
All students & staff can access Covid (rapid) testing at J104/Athletic Plaza
– 9th/12th grader can access testing on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm
– 10th/11th graders can access testing on Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:30-5:00pm
– Student Athletes will continue their regular testing schedule which falls primarily on Mondays
-Staff can access testing on Monday – Friday from 2:30-5:00pm
Please remember that students must be registered to test at BHS.
Order your 4 test kit allotment from USPS to be delivered beginning in late January
BHS will continue to offer Covid (rapid) testing to all students on Mondays-Fridays from 9:00-4:30pm at the back parking lot of the Berkeley Adult School. Please use the Curtis St. entrance. (The City of Berkeley operates a separate Curative testing kiosk in the front parking lot off of San Pablo.) If you are feeling sick, stay home and seek testing at Berkeley Adult School (do not come to BHS for testing).
If you would like to register for testing or see other vaccination opportunities, please visit this BUSD website for more information.
Join Student Leadership
Students are from all learning communities and levels of experience are encouraged to apply. Help us create an even better team by applying for an elected position by February 8 or an appointed position by April 19. You can run to be ASB President, Class President, School Board Student Rep, or one of the Chiefs of Publicity among other elected positions.
Please do not hesitate to ask any questions.
Contact Mr. V
Anna Kahn-Akselrod, Commissioner of Elections
Complete the Free & Reduced Meals Form for Discounts
Families should complete an EZ Meal App in order to receive benefits under the free & reduced lunch program. If determined to qualify, students can receive discounts to school events (prom, graduation, etc.) among other testing discounts if they have completed forms on file with B.U.S.D. Once determined to qualify for free & reduced meals, Nutrition Services will send a paper copy of the eligibility letter to the home mailing address. To receive the discount, this paper copy or digital photo of the eligibility letter will be shown to school officials overseeing the school event. Families can also request an eligibility letter if they completed the Alternative Income Form at registration.
If a household needs another letter they should contact Sara Leon either through firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. This information is protected by right to privacy so we are not able to provide this information to minors or someone other than the head of household. Requests can be made by phone 510.644.6200 or through email, or by US mail 2020 Bonar Street, Suite 1, Berkeley CA, 94702. Nutrition Services require up to three days to process their request as these do not tend to come in one at a time.
Submit an entry for the BHS Film Festival BHS Film Festival Submissions
Good Eggs Fundraiser schools.goodeggs.com with school code: goodeggsforberkeleyhighschool
Title IX Resource Document Click here for the document
Complete a Free & Reduced Lunch Application secure.ezmealapp.com
Join a BHS Student Club BHS Student Club List
Register a new or returning club before January 31st Register a BHS Student Club for 2021-22
BHS Athletics Berkeleyhighathletics.org
Class of 2022 Senior Letter Senior Info, Dates & Resources
Submit A Bulletin
If any BHS student or staff member is interested in submitting an announcement,
there are some basic guidelines to follow:
Here are the basic guidelines for submitting a bulletin:
1. It must be relevant to roughly 100 or more students or staff members.
2. It must be a message that promotes community and builds up positive school culture.
3. Please no birthday announcements or personal requests.
Please submit your morning announcement to the Google From by Monday morning: http://bit.ly/bhsstudentbulletin
ASB Leadership is a collective student voice composed of a diverse body of student leaders. Our mission is to create a more positive and engaging experience at Berkeley High through civic engagement, community building, sustainability, social events, and positive staff-student relations.
Berkeley High ASB Leadership
1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704
Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy
The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing a hostile-free working and learning environment. The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding/lactation status (related medical conditions), religion, color, national origin (including language restrictions and possession of a driver’s license (issued under Vehicle Code), ancestry, immigration status, physical or mental disability (including clinical depression and bipolar disorder, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, epilepsy, seizure disorder, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and heart attack), medical condition (cancer-related and genetic characteristics), military and veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age (40 and above), genetic information, political belief or affiliation (unless union related), a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts or to which it provides significant assistance.
Discrimination is different treatment based on a protected characteristic in the context of an educational program, work or activity without a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason that interferes with or limits the individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by the District or includes an adverse employment action.
Hostile environment harassment occurs when a target is subjected to unwelcome conduct based on a protected characteristic, which is both subjectively offensive to the target and would be offensive to a reasonable person of similar circumstances/characteristics and is sufficiently so severe, and so pervasive to interfere with or limit an individual’s ability to effectively work or to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or opportunities offered by the District. Harassment may take many forms, including but not limited to, verbal remarks and name-calling, graphic and written statements, or any conduct that may be threatening or humiliating. Harassment based on any of the above protected categories is a form of unlawful discrimination and will not be tolerated by the District and can result in disciplinary action against the offending student or employee.
Upon witnessing an act of discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived protected characteristics, school personnel are required to take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so. Once a school/office has expressed notice or reason to know of such conduct, whether carried out by employees, students, or third parties, it should take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate, determine what occurred, take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end the conduct, eliminate a hostile environment, if one has been created and prevent the conduct from occurring again. These steps should be taken regardless of whether an individual makes a complaint or asks the school/office to take action. Complaints are protected from retaliation. The District prohibits retaliation against any person who files a complaint or an appeal, reports instances of noncompliance, discrimination, harassment, bullying, and intimidation, or who participates in the complaint-filing or investigation process. This nondiscriminatory policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within any school/office under the jurisdiction of the Berkeley Unified School District.
For more information, or to file a complaint please contact:District Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer Berkeley Unified School District, 2020 Bonar Street, Room 117, Berkeley CA 94702 Phone: (510) 486-9338; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|One big, red & gold family!|
John Villavicencio (he, him)
working from home Spring 2021
Director of Student Activities
CADA Master Activity Advisor
Berkeley High School
1980 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704