1.21 VIDEO BULLETIN: BOARD GAME FRIDAY, STEMINIST CLUB & COMPUTER SCIENCE, BHSDG GRANTS, APIC HOODIES, MENTAL WELL BEING PSA + more buzz…

2021-2022 ASB Leadership

One big, red & gold family!

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

STUDENT BULLETIN

Lottie D., Chief of Publicity

Adam W., Chief of Publicity

Jack W., Chief of Publicity

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

Bulletins & more  @Juicethejackets Instagram

 Video Bulletin Catalog (requires BUSD account)


Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Submit a Bulletin

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


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


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 iansegall@students.berkeley.net or clarabrownstein@students.berkeley.net


 Board Game Friday 

Every Friday is Board Game Friday in room D218. Bring a friend, eat your lunch outside. Anyone is welcome.

Submitted by pamelavanderpoel@berkeley.net


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

@bhs.apic 


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.

BHS COVID Resources 


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/

Panelist Information:

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 bhssteminist@gmail.com

@bhs.steminist 


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!

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 jeremyherpin@students.berkeley.net.

Any questions can be directed to Naomi Rosen at naomirosen@students.berkeley.net

@bhsjacket


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:

https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/5947336076

Text (510)-650-2299 for more information!

Submitted by kaelanthouatidetazoult@students.berkeley.net


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.

@BHSjacketsports

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!

Link to game calendar 

For upcoming games & more scores, visit

Berkeleyhighathletics.org


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

Submitted by maurogreen@students.berkeley.net & Coach Keir keirpaasch@yahoo.com


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 anayaloving@students.berkeley.net

@ptsa.bhs


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.

@berkeleyearbook


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

https://special.usps.com/testkits

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 visit the Leadership website for the list of positions with descriptions, important dates, and other information. 

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 saraleon@berkeley.net or nutritionservices@berkeley.net. 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. 


Quick Links

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

About

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.

Useful Links

BHS Website

Student Bulletin Archive

Submit a Bulletin

Follow @juicethejackets

Current List of Student Clubs

BHS Events Calendar

Contact Info

Berkeley High ASB Leadership 

1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 

johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net

510.644.8990

Go Jackets!

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: complaints@berkeley.net


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

510.644.8990

johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net

https://linktr.ee/juicethejackets

@juicethejackets

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1.14 VIDEO BULLETIN: TITLE IX COORDINATOR, PROM VAX REQUIREMENT, REPLACEMENT ID CARD, FOOD PANTRY + more buzz…

2021-2022 ASB Leadership

One big, red & gold family!

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

STUDENT BULLETIN

Lottie D., Chief of Publicity

Adam W., Chief of Publicity

Jack W., Chief of Publicity

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

Bulletins & more  @Juicethejackets Instagram

 Video Bulletin Catalog (requires BUSD account)


Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Submit a Bulletin

Register a new or returning club before January 31st Register a BHS Student Club for 2021-22

January 14, 2022

Here is today’s video bulletin: 11422 bulletin.mp4


No School on Monday, January 17 in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS



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. 


Food Pantry on Tuesday, January 18th

Food Pantry this Tuesday from 3-4pm! We will be setting up on Martin Luther King. We will be open at 3pm. Come enjoy fresh produce and groceries. Thank you!


IMPORTANT PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS BELOW


Increased Access to Covid Testing at BHS

In a recent email, Principal Raygoza announced increased access to Covid (rapid) testing for all students at BHS. BHS is encouraging students to test 2x per week. Please remember that students must be registered to test at BHS. 

As of January 11th, all students can access Covid (rapid) testing at J104/Athletic Plaza on a grade-level schedule:

          – 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

When you arrive at J104, there will be multiple lines including one for STAFF, one for STUDENT ATHLETES, and one for STUDENTS. 

***BHS is rolling out this grade-level testing schedule to ensure we have enough testing capacity to get through everyone each week. 

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


BHS Athletics Update

This Week’s Home Games

Hey Sports Fans, here are this week’s home games.

  • On Saturday, Boys Soccer plays San Ramon Valley in Jacket Stadium. JV @1pm, Varsity @3pm, and Freshmen @ 5pm. Fresh Boys Soccer also play at 11 am against James Logan. Stay Hydrated Young Jackets!
  • Finally on Saturday, Boys Varsity Basketball have a home game vs. California High School @ noon.

Go Jackets!

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. Whew…it’s the busiest sports season of the year. 

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!

Link to game calendar 

For upcoming games & more scores, visit

Berkeleyhighathletics.org


Dual Enrollment Still Open at Berkeley City College

Double your pleasure- Double the credit: Dual Enrollment still open at Berkeley City College to earn 10 high school credits and 3 college credits. BCC classes start on 1/24/22. Take an interesting elective class like Life & Career Planning, Exploring Health Issues, or Child Growth & Development. See the easy step by step guide to sign up in your school email.

Submitted by Mary Jacobs at maryjacobs@berkeley.net OR Connie Tran at connietran@berkeley.net


Join Model United Nations!

Join Model United Nations! We’re a BHS club focused on simulating the United Nations with the goal of learning about how the UN operates and about global politics in general. Each club member gets to represent a country and debates, negotiates, drafts resolutions, and votes from the perspective of their country. If you’re interested in joining, contact berkeleyhighmodelun@gmail.com and we will catch you up to speed. We are a relatively casual club, so prospective members need no prior knowledge of politics or the UN. We meet every Friday at lunch on the south end of the large bleachers (indicated on the map), or at C233 on rainy days.

Contact berkeleyhighmodelun@gmail.com 


Covid Booster Shot Appointments

Find an Appointment here

Starting February 25, all eligible BUSD students will need to get a COVID-19 booster shot in order to be considered fully vaccinated or get weekly testing requirements. There are upcoming appointment dates at Berkeley City College, one of many sites available around the city and Bay Area.


International Muffin Day

One muffin, two muffins, red muffin, blue muffin! International Muffin Day is on February 3rd and it’s approaching fast! International Muffin Day Club meets each Wednesday from now until February 3rd, in H207 at lunch. We will be planning for, shaping, and organizing International Muffin Day. Come to muffin club, and help us reach our goal of giving away 1000 muffins to BHS students for international muffin day!!!

Submitted by benjaminlemkin@students.berkeley.net


Join Student Leadership

It may be hard to believe, but the applications for 2022-2023 Student Leadership will be available beginning January 3. 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 visit the Leadership website for the list of positions with descriptions, important dates, and other information. 

Please do not hesitate to ask any questions. 

Contact Mr. V

Anna Kahn-Akselrod, Commissioner of Elections

TITLE IX OFFICE & RESOURCE WALL NOW OPEN!

Students and staff, you can find Jasmina Viteskic (she/her), the new District Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer, on the BHS campus in G202A on Mondays and Fridays from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. 

jasminaviteskic@berkeley.net


Family Town Hall for Bell Schedule Redesign

Thursday January 13, 2022 6:30pm to 7:45pm

The Bell Schedule Committee will be hosting a Family Town Hall on zoom the evening of January 13 to share information about and gather input on the bell schedule redesign. This event is part of a listening campaign to learn about the goals and priorities of our students and families and how those might be supported through a bell schedule redesign. A Spanish Language Town Hall will follow. The event will be recorded.

Zoom link: tinyurl.com/townhall011322 Password: Jackets

Who: Family members of current and future Berkeley High School students

What: Interactive Town Hall event for BHS family members to learn about and give input into the bell schedule redesign 

Submitted by harrisonblatt@berkeley.net 


Student ID Cards Are Required On Campus

If you require a reprint because you lost your ID you may also come see Tiffany Sutherland in the main office for a complimentary replacement card. After January 3rd, any replacement ID will carry a fee of $10. 

Submitted by claudiagonzalez@berkeley.net


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 saraleon@berkeley.net or nutritionservices@berkeley.net. 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. 


Quick Links

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

About

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.

Useful Links

BHS Website

Student Bulletin Archive

Submit a Bulletin

Follow @juicethejackets

Current List of Student Clubs

BHS Events Calendar

Contact Info

Berkeley High ASB Leadership 

1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 

johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net

510.644.8990

Go Jackets!

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: complaints@berkeley.net

1.12 VIDEO BULLETIN: MORE COVID TESTING AVAILABLE, HOME GAMES, MODEL UN, PE WAIVERS + more buzz…

2021-2022 ASB Leadership

One big, red & gold family!

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

STUDENT BULLETIN

Lottie D., Chief of Publicity

Adam W., Chief of Publicity

Jack W., Chief of Publicity

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

Bulletins & more  @Juicethejackets Instagram

 Video Bulletin Catalog (requires BUSD account)


Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Submit a Bulletin

Register a new or returning club before January 31st Register a BHS Student Club for 2021-22

January 12, 2022

Here is today’s video bulletin: bulletin 11222.mp4


No School on Monday, January 17 in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


Increased Access to Covid Testing at BHS

In a recent email, Principal Raygoza announced increased access to Covid (rapid) testing for all students at BHS. BHS is encouraging students to test 2x per week. Please remember that students must be registered to test at BHS. 

As of January 11th, all students can access Covid (rapid) testing at J104/Athletic Plaza on a grade-level schedule:

          – 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

When you arrive to J104, there will be multiple lines including one for STAFF, one for STUDENT ATHLETES, and one for STUDENTS. 

***BHS is rolling out this grade-level testing schedule to ensure we have enough testing capacity to get through everyone each week. 

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


BHS Athletics Update

This Week’s Home Games

Hey Sports Fans, here are this week’s home games.

  • Today, January 12, Girls Basketball takes on Alameda in the Donahue Gym JV at 5 & Varsity @6:30 pm.
  • January 13, Boys Basketball faces Bishop O’Dowd in Donahue. Fresh at 4, JV @ 5:30, & Varsity @ 7 pm.
  • Also Thursday, The BHS Wrestling team hosts matches with various schools in the M-Gym @ 4pm.
  • On Saturday, Boys Soccer plays San Ramon Valley in Jacket Stadium. JV @1pm, Varsity @3pm, and Freshmen @ 5pm. Fresh Boys Soccer also play at 11 am against James Logan. Stay Hydrated Young Jackets!
  • Finally on Saturday, Boys Varsity Basketball have a home game vs. California High School @ noon.

To Register for spring sports by the January 31st deadline or to view more upcoming athletic events, please visit the BHS Athletics website. 

Go Jackets!

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. Whew…it’s the busiest sports season of the year. 

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!

Link to game calendar 

For upcoming games & more scores, visit

Berkeleyhighathletics.org


IMPORTANT PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS BELOW


Dual Enrollment Still Open at Berkeley City College

Double your pleasure- Double the credit: Dual Enrollment still open at Berkeley City College to earn 10 high school credits and 3 college credits. BCC classes start on 1/24/22. Take an interesting elective class like Life & Career Planning, Exploring Health Issues, or Child Growth & Development. See the easy step by step guide to sign up in your school email.

Submitted by Mary Jacobs at maryjacobs@berkeley.net OR Connie Tran at connietran@berkeley.net


Join Model United Nations!

Join Model United Nations! We’re a BHS club focused on simulating the United Nations with the goal of learning about how the UN operates and about global politics in general. Each club member gets to represent a country and debates, negotiates, drafts resolutions, and votes from the perspective of their country. If you’re interested in joining, contact berkeleyhighmodelun@gmail.com and we will catch you up to speed. We are a relatively casual club, so prospective members need no prior knowledge of politics or the UN. We meet every Friday at lunch on the south end of the large bleachers (indicated on the map), or at C233 on rainy days.

Contact berkeleyhighmodelun@gmail.com 


Covid Booster Shot Appointments

Find an Appointment here

Starting February 25, all eligible BUSD students will need to get a COVID-19 booster shot in order to be considered fully vaccinated or get weekly testing requirements. There are upcoming appointment dates at Berkeley City College, one of many sites available around the city and Bay Area.


International Muffin Day

One muffin, two muffins, red muffin, blue muffin! International Muffin Day is on February 3rd and it’s approaching fast! International Muffin Day Club meets each Wednesday from now until February 3rd, in H207 at lunch. We will be planning for, shaping, and organizing International Muffin Day. Come to muffin club, and help us reach our goal of giving away 1000 muffins to BHS students for international muffin day!!!

Submitted by benjaminlemkin@students.berkeley.net


I Applied Celebration SHIFTED TO JANUARY 20TH

Class of 2022 Graduates! Come out to the Campus Green on January 6th at lunchtime to celebrate…yourself! If you have applied to college, EAOP, Early Academic Outreach Program led by Julia Maciel, would like to honor this tremendous accomplishment. There will be music, food and games. 

See you ON JANUARY 20th (***DATE CHANGE FROM EARLIER BULLETINS***).

Submitted by juliamaciel@berkeley.net


Join Student Leadership

It may be hard to believe, but the applications for 2022-2023 Student Leadership will be available beginning January 3. 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 visit the Leadership website for the list of positions with descriptions, important dates, and other information. 

Please do not hesitate to ask any questions. 

Contact Mr. V

Anna Kahn-Akselrod, Commissioner of Elections


Family Town Hall for Bell Schedule Redesign

Thursday January 13, 2022 6:30pm to 7:45pm

The Bell Schedule Committee will be hosting a Family Town Hall on zoom the evening of January 13 to share information about and gather input on the bell schedule redesign. This event is part of a listening campaign to learn about the goals and priorities of our students and families and how those might be supported through a bell schedule redesign. A Spanish Language Town Hall will follow. The event will be recorded.

Zoom link: tinyurl.com/townhall011322 Password: Jackets

Who: Family members of current and future Berkeley High School students

What: Interactive Town Hall event for BHS family members to learn about and give input into the bell schedule redesign 

Submitted by harrisonblatt@berkeley.net 


Student ID Cards Are Required On Campus

If you require a reprint because you lost your ID you may also come see Tiffany Sutherland in the main office for a complimentary replacement card. After January 3rd, any replacement ID will carry a fee of $10. 

Submitted by claudiagonzalez@berkeley.net


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 saraleon@berkeley.net or nutritionservices@berkeley.net. 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. 


Quick Links

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

About

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.

Useful Links

BHS Website

Student Bulletin Archive

Submit a Bulletin

Follow @juicethejackets

Current List of Student Clubs

BHS Events Calendar

Contact Info

Berkeley High ASB Leadership 

1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 

johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net

510.644.8990

Go Jackets!

1.10 VIDEO BULLETIN: LAST CHANCE SCHOOL PHOTOS TODAY, BCC DUAL ENROLLMENT, MEATLESS MONDAY DISCOUNTS + more buzz…

2021-2022 ASB Leadership

One big, red & gold family!

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

STUDENT BULLETIN

Lottie D., Chief of Publicity

Adam W., Chief of Publicity

Jack W., Chief of Publicity

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

Bulletins & more  @Juicethejackets Instagram

NEW! Video Bulletin Catalog (requires BUSD account)


Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

PA System: Coming Back in January

Submit a Bulletin

January 10, 2022

Here is today’s video bulletin:


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


​​School Make-Up Photo Day in BHS Cafeteria before school, lunch, and after school until 5:00 PM

Staff, please consider going to take your pics during your prep period. Thanks!


Dual Enrollment Still Open at Berkeley City College

Double your pleasure- Double the credit: Dual Enrollment still open at Berkeley City College to earn 10 high school credits and 3 college credits. BCC classes start on 1/24/22. Take an interesting elective class like Life & Career Planning, Exploring Health Issues, or Child Growth & Development. See the easy step by step guide to sign up in your school email.

Submitted by Mary Jacobs at maryjacobs@berkeley.net OR Connie Tran at connietran@berkeley.net


Join Model United Nations!

Join Model United Nations! We’re a BHS club focused on simulating the United Nations with the goal of learning about how the UN operates and about global politics in general. Each club member gets to represent a country and debates, negotiates, drafts resolutions, and votes from the perspective of their country. If you’re interested in joining, contact berkeleyhighmodelun@gmail.com and we will catch you up to speed. We are a relatively casual club, so prospective members need no prior knowledge of politics or the UN. We meet every Friday at lunch on the south end of the large bleachers (indicated on the map), or at C233 on rainy days.

Contact berkeleyhighmodelun@gmail.com 


No School on Monday, January 17 in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday


IMPORTANT PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS BELOW


BHS Athletics Update

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. Whew…it’s the busiest sports season of the year. 

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!

Link to game calendar 

For upcoming games & more scores, visit

Berkeleyhighathletics.org


Covid Booster Shot Appointments

Find an Appointment here

Starting February 25, all eligible BUSD students will need to get a COVID-19 booster shot in order to be considered fully vaccinated or get weekly testing requirements. There are upcoming appointment dates at Berkeley City College, one of many sites available around the city and Bay Area.


International Muffin Day

One muffin, two muffins, red muffin, blue muffin! International Muffin Day is on February 3rd and it’s approaching fast! International Muffin Day Club meets each Wednesday from now until February 3rd, in H207 at lunch. We will be planning for, shaping, and organizing International Muffin Day. Come to muffin club, and help us reach our goal of giving away 1000 muffins to BHS students for international muffin day!!!

Submitted by benjaminlemkin@students.berkeley.net


I Applied Celebration SHIFTED TO JANUARY 20TH

Class of 2022 Graduates! Come out to the Campus Green on January 6th at lunchtime to celebrate…yourself! If you have applied to college, EAOP, Early Academic Outreach Program led by Julia Maciel, would like to honor this tremendous accomplishment. There will be music, food and games. 

See you ON JANUARY 20th (***DATE CHANGE FROM EARLIER BULLETINS***).

Submitted by juliamaciel@berkeley.net


Join Student Leadership

It may be hard to believe, but the applications for 2022-2023 Student Leadership will be available beginning January 3. 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 visit the Leadership website for the list of positions with descriptions, important dates, and other information. 

Please do not hesitate to ask any questions. 

Contact Mr. V

Anna Kahn-Akselrod, Commissioner of Elections


Family Town Hall for Bell Schedule Redesign

Thursday January 13, 2022 6:30pm to 7:45pm

The Bell Schedule Committee will be hosting a Family Town Hall on zoom the evening of January 13 to share information about and gather input on the bell schedule redesign. This event is part of a listening campaign to learn about the goals and priorities of our students and families and how those might be supported through a bell schedule redesign. A Spanish Language Town Hall will follow. The event will be recorded.

Zoom link: tinyurl.com/townhall011322 Password: Jackets

Who: Family members of current and future Berkeley High School students

What: Interactive Town Hall event for BHS family members to learn about and give input into the bell schedule redesign 

Submitted by harrisonblatt@berkeley.net 


Student ID Cards Are Required On Campus

If you require a reprint because you lost your ID you may also come see Tiffany Sutherland in the main office for a complimentary replacement card. After January 3rd, any replacement ID will carry a fee of $10. 

Submitted by claudiagonzalez@berkeley.net


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 saraleon@berkeley.net or nutritionservices@berkeley.net. 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. 


Quick Links

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 October 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

About

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.

Useful Links

BHS Website

Student Bulletin Archive

Submit a Bulletin

Follow @juicethejackets

Current List of Student Clubs

BHS Events Calendar

Contact Info

Berkeley High ASB Leadership 

1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 

johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net

510.644.8990

Go Jackets!

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: complaints@berkeley.net

1.7 VIDEO BULLETIN: COVID BOOSTER SHOTS, MAKE UP PHOTO DAY, INTERNATIONAL MUFFIN DAY + more buzz…

2021-2022 ASB Leadership

One big, red & gold family!

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

STUDENT BULLETIN

Lottie D., Chief of Publicity

Adam W., Chief of Publicity

Jack W., Chief of Publicity

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

Bulletins & more  @Juicethejackets Instagram

NEW! Video Bulletin Catalog (requires BUSD account)


Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

PA System: Coming Back in January

Submit a Bulletin

January 7, 2022

Here is today’s video bulletin: Bulletin 1722.mp4


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


Covid Booster Shot Appointments

Find an Appointment here

Starting February 25, all eligible BUSD students will need to get a COVID-19 booster shot in order to be considered fully vaccinated or get weekly testing requirements. There are upcoming appointment dates at Berkeley City College, one of many sites available around the city and Bay Area.


International Muffin Day

One muffin, two muffins, red muffin, blue muffin! International Muffin Day is on February 3rd and it’s approaching fast! International Muffin Day Club meets each Wednesday from now until February 3rd, in H207 at lunch. We will be planning for, shaping, and organizing International Muffin Day. Come to muffin club, and help us reach our goal of giving away 1000 muffins to BHS students for international muffin day!!!

Submitted by benjaminlemkin@students.berkeley.net


IMPORTANT PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS BELOW


BHS Athletics Update

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. Whew…it’s the busiest sports season of the year. 

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!

Link to game calendar 

For upcoming games & more scores, visit

Berkeleyhighathletics.org


I Applied Celebration SHIFTED TO JANUARY 20TH

Class of 2022 Graduates! Come out to the Campus Green on January 6th at lunchtime to celebrate…yourself! If you have applied to college, EAOP, Early Academic Outreach Program led by Julia Maciel, would like to honor this tremendous accomplishment. There will be music, food and games. 

See you ON JANUARY 20th (***DATE CHANGE FROM EARLIER BULLETINS***).

Submitted by juliamaciel@berkeley.net


Join Student Leadership

It may be hard to believe, but the applications for 2022-2023 Student Leadership will be available beginning January 3. 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 visit the Leadership website for the list of positions with descriptions, important dates, and other information. 

Please do not hesitate to ask any questions. 

Contact Mr. V

Anna Kahn-Akselrod, Commissioner of Elections

Family Town Hall for Bell Schedule Redesign

Thursday January 13, 2022 6:30pm to 7:45pm

The Bell Schedule Committee will be hosting a Family Town Hall on zoom the evening of January 13 to share information about and gather input on the bell schedule redesign. This event is part of a listening campaign to learn about the goals and priorities of our students and families and how those might be supported through a bell schedule redesign. A Spanish Language Town Hall will follow. The event will be recorded.

Zoom link: tinyurl.com/townhall011322 Password: Jackets

Who: Family members of current and future Berkeley High School students

What: Interactive Town Hall event for BHS family members to learn about and give input into the bell schedule redesign 

Submitted by harrisonblatt@berkeley.net 


Student ID Cards Are Required On Campus

In an increased effort to maintain campus safety and also to help us hold students accountable for being in class, you will be required to carry your student ID with you at all times during the school day. This includes when you enter through the main office doors or when you leave the classroom to go to the bathroom, health center, counseling office, or any other location on campus and you can expect to be asked for your ID by administrators and safety officers if you are out of class during the class period. This new policy will be effective January 3, 2022 (the start of second semester). 

If you have not yet taken a school ID photo this school year, please come see Ms. Tiffany Sutherland in the main office today (Tuesday 12/14) at lunch or after school between 3:30-4:30pm so you can take a new photo. If you require a reprint because you lost your ID you may also come see her for a complimentary replacement card. After January 3rd, any replacement ID will carry a fee of $10. 

Submitted by claudiagonzalez@berkeley.net


The Guardian Project Has Expanded Capacity

The Guardian Project is a non-profit founded in 2015 that offers free martial arts to youth. Guardian has recently moved to South Berkeley on Sacramento St, less than one mile away from Berkeley High. With this move they are accepting new students ages 14-18 interested in learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.This program will focus on the grappling side of MMA with takedowns, dominant ground control, and submission attacks. Last week we boosted our age range another 2 years so now all high schoolers will be eligible (ages 14-18).

Watch their updated video https://we.tl/t-cTtJVV3t6X

All students will be 100% sponsored to take classes, provided training gear, and the chance to compete in local tournaments if interested. This program has limited availability, if you are interested in enrollment please apply at guardiangym.org

For any questions you can follow Guardian on instagram at @guardiangym. 

This is a local Berkeley organization that is not affiliated with BHS/BUSD.


Create a Website with BHS WEB DEV

Do you lead a Berkeley High club? Is your club in need of a website? If so, you’re in luck! Fill out this form, and the web dev team will work with your club leadership to curate a tailored HTML site. Services are free and student led, so make sure to sign up! You can access the link to the sign up form from our Instagram bio and in the bulletin email.

If you’re interested in learning how to develop websites, or looking for a fun, collaborative environment to better your programming skills, join the Web Dev team on Fridays at lunch in room G107. No experience is necessary!

Submitted by gursimarkaur@students.berkeley.net

@bhs_web_dev


The Jacket Newspaper is Hiring!

Hey Jackets! The Berkeley High Jacket newspaper is hiring new writers and columnists for the spring semester, and we would love to have you! Applications are online at berkeleyhighjacket.com and are due on January 7th, the first Friday back from Winter Break.

We are hosting application workshops in G108B after school during that week (Jan. 3-7), so drop by for help or questions! Jacket is working to increase diversity on our staff, so we especially encourage students in AHA, CAS, and AMPS to apply! No previous journalistic experience is necessary.

Community outreach director Naomi Rosen (@students.berkeley.net) is happy to answer any questions!

@bhsjacket


BHS Yearbook Sales & Pickup

The 2021-2022 yearbook is available for pre-order, and can be purchased through our website for $65. To order, go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter our code: 16356. Make sure to order your book before prices go up to $80 on February 14th! 

We’re also open for pickup of 2020-2021 books (excluding finals week 12/13-12/17). To pick up your book, go to the C building and up to the third floor. We’re located in room C327. Our hours are 3:30-4:40PM Monday through Friday. If you are purchasing a 2020-2021 yearbook, we accept $100 in the form of cash, as well as checks made out to BHS Yearbook. Questions/concerns can be sent to our email bhsyearbook@berkeley.net as well as our Instagram @Berkeleyearbook. Happy holidays Berkeley High!

Submitted by keizoono@students.berkeley.net


TITLE IX OFFICE & RESOURCE WALL NOW OPEN!

Students and staff, you can find Jasmina Viteskic (she/her), the new District Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer, on the BHS campus in G202A on Mondays and Fridays from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. 

jasminaviteskic@berkeley.net


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 saraleon@berkeley.net or nutritionservices@berkeley.net. 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. 


Senior Letter

Hey Class of 2022, plans are building for all things related to prom and graduation among other activities. We wish you a joyous and celebratory spring semester so stay on top of your commitments by reviewing the Class of 2022 Senior Letter. The newest updates are about senior portraits, cap & gown, free & reduced meals verification, and dates for prom. Here are a few highlights:

Although Prestige Portraits will not be able to return to campus, you can still visit their Hayward office to get your portrait into the yearbook by January. In addition, the cost of purchasing a cap & gown will go up after winter break, so purchase your cap & gown soon or request a loaner. There are no gender assignments for the color of the gown so you can select red or gold.

 Learn more about portrait packages at:

Prestigeportraits.com

If you need to reschedule, please reach out to: byarea@lifetouch.com

If you do not get a response, then call 1-800-736-4753. 

If you believe that your family qualifies for free & reduced meals, please complete the EZ Meal app online. This is the only way to receive discounts for prom or graduation tickets, along with a yearbook discount. You can visit C327 with your eligibility letter to pay the reduced yearbook price of $65 in the next month. Prom is scheduled for March 19 at the Galleria so be on the lookout for more details in January. Tickets should go on sale on Valentine’s Day for all BHS seniors and juniors. See the senior letter for more details about prom and other senior activities.


January 10 Make Up Photo Day in BHS CAFETERIA

Please note that there will be a makeup photo day on January 10 for all students who have yet to take a school ID photo. Berkeley High will begin requiring all current BHS students to have an ID with them on campus. More details about replacing a lost ID card will be shared around winter break.

BHS CAFETERIA 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Visit Mylifetouch.com for information on purchasing 2021-22 LifeTouch School Photos. You can use your student ID number to help purchase photos in case you do not have the Portrait ID.

Questions? Contact Mr. V


Quick Links

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 October 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

About

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.

Useful Links

BHS Website

Student Bulletin Archive

Submit a Bulletin

Follow @juicethejackets

Current List of Student Clubs

BHS Events Calendar

Contact Info

Berkeley High ASB Leadership 

1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 

johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net

510.644.8990

Go Jackets!

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: complaints@berkeley.net

12.15 BULLETIN: COVID TESTS, ID CARDS, GUARDIAN PROJECT EXPANDS, NEED A WEBSITE? + more buzz…

2021-2022 ASB Leadership

One big, red & gold family!

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

STUDENT BULLETIN

Lottie D., Chief of Publicity

Adam W., Chief of Publicity

Jack W., Chief of Publicity

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

Bulletins & more  @Juicethejackets Instagram

NEW! Video Bulletin Catalog (requires BUSD account)


Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

PA System: Coming Back in January

Submit a Bulletin

December 15, 2021

Here is today’s video bulletin:


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


Students & Staff can receive free at-home COVID tests before winter break and ahead of the Spring 2022 vaccination mandate. See recent email from Mr. Raygoza.

Student ID Cards Will Be Required in January

In an increased effort to maintain campus safety and also to help us hold students accountable for being in class, you will be required to carry your student ID with you at all times during the school day. This includes when you enter through the main office doors or when you leave the classroom to go to the bathroom, health center, counseling office, or any other location on campus and you can expect to be asked for your ID by administrators and safety officers if you are out of class during the class period. This new policy will be effective January 3, 2022 (the start of second semester). 

If you have not yet taken a school ID photo this school year, please come see Ms. Tiffany Sutherland in the main office today (Tuesday 12/14) at lunch or after school between 3:30-4:30pm so you can take a new photo. If you require a reprint because you lost your ID you may also come see her for a complimentary replacement card. After January 3rd, any replacement ID will carry a fee of $10. 

Submitted by claudiagonzalez@berkeley.net


The Guardian Project Has Expanded Capacity

The Guardian Project is a non-profit founded in 2015 that offers free martial arts to youth. Guardian has recently moved to South Berkeley on Sacramento St, less than one mile away from Berkeley High. With this move they are accepting new students ages 14-18 interested in learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.This program will focus on the grappling side of MMA with takedowns, dominant ground control, and submission attacks. Last week we boosted our age range another 2 years so now all high schoolers will be eligible (ages 14-18).

Watch their updated video https://we.tl/t-cTtJVV3t6X

All students will be 100% sponsored to take classes, provided training gear, and the chance to compete in local tournaments if interested. This program has limited availability, if you are interested in enrollment please apply at guardiangym.org

For any questions you can follow Guardian on instagram at @guardiangym. 

This is a local Berkeley organization that is not affiliated with BHS/BUSD.


Create a Website with BHS WEB DEV

Do you lead a Berkeley High club? Is your club in need of a website? If so, you’re in luck! Fill out this form, and the web dev team will work with your club leadership to curate a tailored HTML site. Services are free and student led, so make sure to sign up! You can access the link to the sign up form from our Instagram bio and in the bulletin email.

If you’re interested in learning how to develop websites, or looking for a fun, collaborative environment to better your programming skills, join the Web Dev team on Fridays at lunch in room G107. No experience is necessary!

Submitted by gursimarkaur@students.berkeley.net

@bhs_web_dev


IMPORTANT PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS BELOW


I Applied Celebration

Class of 2022 Graduates! Come out to the Campus Green on January 6th at lunchtime to celebrate…yourself! If you have applied to college, EAOP, Early Academic Outreach Program led by Julia Maciel, would like to honor this tremendous accomplishment. There will be music, food and games. See you on January 6th.

Submitted by juliamaciel@berkeley.net


Join Student Leadership

It may be hard to believe, but the applications for 2022-2023 Student Leadership will be available beginning January 3. Students are from all learning communities and levels of experience are encouraged to apply. This year, student leaders from AHA, CAS, AMPS or Independent Study make up less than 15% of the 73 members of the team. 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 visit the Leadership website for the list of positions with descriptions, important dates, and other information. 

Please do not hesitate to ask any questions. 

Contact Mr. V

Anna Kahn-Akselrod, Commissioner of Elections


The Jacket Newspaper is Hiring!

Hey Jackets! The Berkeley High Jacket newspaper is hiring new writers and columnists for the spring semester, and we would love to have you! Applications are online at berkeleyhighjacket.com and are due on January 7th, the first Friday back from Winter Break.

We are hosting application workshops in G108B after school during that week (Jan. 3-7), so drop by for help or questions! Jacket is working to increase diversity on our staff, so we especially encourage students in AHA, CAS, and AMPS to apply! No previous journalistic experience is necessary.

Community outreach director Naomi Rosen (@students.berkeley.net) is happy to answer any questions!

@bhsjacket


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. Whew…it’s the busiest sports season of the year. 

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


BHS Yearbook Sales & Pickup

The 2021-2022 yearbook is available for pre-order, and can be purchased through our website for $65. To order, go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter our code: 16356. Make sure to order your book before prices go up to $80 on February 14th! 

We’re also open for pickup of 2020-2021 books (excluding finals week 12/13-12/17). To pick up your book, go to the C building and up to the third floor. We’re located in room C327. Our hours are 3:30-4:40PM Monday through Friday. If you are purchasing a 2020-2021 yearbook, we accept $100 in the form of cash, as well as checks made out to BHS Yearbook. Questions/concerns can be sent to our email bhsyearbook@berkeley.net as well as our Instagram @Berkeleyearbook. Happy holidays Berkeley High!

Submitted by keizoono@students.berkeley.net


TITLE IX OFFICE & RESOURCE WALL NOW OPEN!

Students and staff, you can find Jasmina Viteskic (she/her), the new District Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer, on the BHS campus in G202A on Mondays and Fridays from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. 

jasminaviteskic@berkeley.net


BHS Athletics Update

Wrestling

The Girls Wrestling team went to the Roger Briones tournament at San Leandro High School on Saturday. Emily Lim came first in her JV bracket, going 3-0 with 3 pins, while Shiella Paredes-Akimoto came 2nd in her JV bracket losing the finals on a throw at the very end of the match. Marina Pedemonte came runner up in the varsity 131 lb consolation bracket. They will be traveling to Castro Valley this Saturday for another tournament.

Open Field for Baseball

Baseball open field will be held beginning this week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm-5:15pm at Tim Moellering Field at the corner of Milvia and Derby. Anyone interested may come during open field to work out. Contact Curtis Sandeford for more information at curtissandeford@berkeley.net.

The Basketball, soccer, and wrestling teams are all now in game mode.

 Check out the calendar to go support your Yellow Jackets!

Link to game calendar 

For upcoming games & more scores, visit

Berkeleyhighathletics.org


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 saraleon@berkeley.net or nutritionservices@berkeley.net. 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. 


Senior Letter

Hey Class of 2022, plans are building for all things related to prom and graduation among other activities. We wish you a joyous and celebratory spring semester so stay on top of your commitments by reviewing the Class of 2022 Senior Letter. The newest updates are about senior portraits, cap & gown, free & reduced meals verification, and dates for prom. Here are a few highlights:

Although Prestige Portraits will not be able to return to campus, you can still visit their Hayward office to get your portrait into the yearbook by January. In addition, the cost of purchasing a cap & gown will go up after winter break, so purchase your cap & gown soon or request a loaner. There are no gender assignments for the color of the gown so you can select red or gold.

 Learn more about portrait packages at:

Prestigeportraits.com

If you need to reschedule, please reach out to: byarea@lifetouch.com

If you do not get a response, then call 1-800-736-4753. 

If you believe that your family qualifies for free & reduced meals, please complete the EZ Meal app online. This is the only way to receive discounts for prom or graduation tickets, along with a yearbook discount. You can visit C327 with your eligibility letter to pay the reduced yearbook price of $65 in the next month. Prom is scheduled for March 19 at the Galleria so be on the lookout for more details in January. Tickets should go on sale on Valentine’s Day for all BHS seniors and juniors. See the senior letter for more details about prom and other senior activities.


January 10 Make Up Photo Day

Please note that there will be a makeup photo day on January 10 for all students who have yet to take a school ID photo. Berkeley High will begin requiring all current BHS students to have an ID with them on campus. More details about replacing a lost ID card will be shared around winter break.

Visit Mylifetouch.com for information on purchasing 2021-22 LifeTouch School Photos. You can use your student ID number to help purchase photos in case you do not have the Portrait ID.

Questions? Contact Mr. V


Quick Links

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 October 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

About

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.

Useful Links

BHS Website

Student Bulletin Archive

Submit a Bulletin

Follow @juicethejackets

Current List of Student Clubs

BHS Events Calendar

Contact Info

Berkeley High ASB Leadership 

1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 

johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net

510.644.8990

Go Jackets!

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: complaints@berkeley.net

12.10 VIDEO BULLETIN: BHS JACKET IS HIRING, SPRING SPORTS, BLACK CLUB FAIR, YEARBOOK SALES, PLEASE WEAR A MASK + more buzz…

2021-2022 ASB Leadership

One big, red & gold family!

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

STUDENT BULLETIN

Lottie D., Chief of Publicity

Adam W., Chief of Publicity

Jack W., Chief of Publicity

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

Bulletins & more  @Juicethejackets Instagram


Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

PA System: Coming Back in January

Submit a Bulletin

December 10, 2021

Here is today’s video bulletin:
 bulletin 121021.mp4


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


The Jacket Newspaper is Hiring!

Hey Jackets! The Berkeley High Jacket newspaper is hiring new writers and columnists for the spring semester, and we would love to have you! Applications are online at berkeleyhighjacket.com and are due on January 7th, the first Friday back from Winter Break.

We are hosting application workshops in G108B after school during that week (Jan. 3-7), so drop by for help or questions! Jacket is working to increase diversity on our staff, so we especially encourage students in AHA, CAS, and AMPS to apply! No previous journalistic experience is necessary.

Community outreach director Naomi Rosen (@students.berkeley.net) is happy to answer any questions!

@bhsjacket


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. Whew…it’s the busiest sports season of the year. 

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


Black Club Fair

The Black Student Union is hosting a Black Club Fair with the rest of the Black-influenced clubs on campus. It will be happening Tuesday, December 14  either on the Campus Green or in the Jacket Gym if it is raining. We will be advertising the black clubs on campus and talking about the values of kwanzaa. There will be music, there will be snacks, so make sure to join us.

Submitted by hanimnuru@students.berkeley.net

@berkeleybsu

@nsbejr.bhs


BHS Yearbook Sales & Pickup

The 2021-2022 yearbook is available for pre-order, and can be purchased through our website for $65. To order, go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter our code: 16356. Make sure to order your book before prices go up to $80 on February 14th! 

We’re also open for pickup of 2020-2021 books (excluding finals week 12/13-12/17). To pick up your book, go to the C building and up to the third floor. We’re located in room C327. Our hours are 3:30-4:40PM Monday through Friday. If you are purchasing a 2020-2021 yearbook, we accept $100 in the form of cash, as well as checks made out to BHS Yearbook. Questions/concerns can be sent to our email bhsyearbook@berkeley.net as well as our Instagram @Berkeleyearbook. Happy holidays Berkeley High!

Submitted by keizoono@students.berkeley.net


Toy Drive, Coat & Gift Card Drive for Immigrant Families

RISE Leadership Team is partnering with Oakland Roots SC, CALMA, SENECA , RISE, New York Life and 7th West, to coordinate a toy, coat, and gift card drive. Your donations will support the needs of Immigrant families and children as well as those in the foster care system. Leading up to the holiday season, the campaign is inspired by the immigrant families and children in our community who need support during the holiday seasons. 

Accepting the following donations: 

  • Long Sleeve men’s Shirts
  • Coats
  • Socks
  • Toys 
  • Gift cards/certificates – Grocery Stores (i.e. Safeway, Trader Joes, etc.), Restaurants/Eateries (i.e. Jamba Juice, Chipotle, Mountain Mikes, etc.) 

We will have Collection Boxes at:

  • BAHIA (1000 Camelia St, Berkeley, CA 94710)
  • Berkeley High School Room G111

If you have any questions, please contact: alessandraleonmald@students.berkeley.net or our R.I.S.E. Drive Coordinator, Zulma Muňoz, at munozzulma@gmail.com

Thank you for your donations! 

Submitted by Alessandra riseyouth.org

@rise.youth.berkeley 


Vaccine Requirement Reminder

And a reminder that once we return from winter break, the BUSD requirement for a vaccination will be in effect. On Wednesday, October 6th, the BUSD Board of Education passed a new policy that will require all students who are 12 and older to either be vaccinated by January 3, 2022 or take a weekly COVID test. The full policy, approved unanimously by the Board, can be viewed here.

To make an appointment for a Covid vaccine, you can visit bit.ly/vaxupjackets

Vax Up Jackets! 


PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS BELOW, BUT STILL IMPORTANT!


TITLE IX OFFICE & RESOURCE WALL NOW OPEN!

Students and staff, you can find Jasmina Viteskic (she/her), the new District Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer, on the BHS campus in G202A on Mondays and Fridays from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. 

jasminaviteskic@berkeley.net


BHS Athletics Update

Open Field for Baseball

Baseball open field will be held beginning this week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm-5:15pm at Tim Moellering Field at the corner of Milvia and Derby. Anyone interested may come during open field to work out. Contact Curtis Sandeford for more information at curtissandeford@berkeley.net.

The Basketball, soccer, and wrestling teams are all now in game mode.

 Check out the calendar to go support your Yellow Jackets!

Link to game calendar 

For upcoming games & more scores, visit

Berkeleyhighathletics.org


Arts & Crafts Fair Dec. 9-10

BERKELEY HIGH COMMUNITY- PLEASE COME SUPPORT OUR ARTISTS THIS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY!

We will have an arts and crafts fair set up at lunch on Bancroft just outside of the G-building. 

Come do your holiday shopping!


Student Bulletin Feedback

Hey Berkeley High, we are asking for your thoughts on how to improve the student bulletin. Please take a few minutes over the next two weeks to let us know how you get your news and info as well as specific things we can do to improve the video bulletin and email bulletin. This survey is for all BHS staff and students. It will remain open until December 17, 2021.

STUDENT BULLETIN FEEDBACK


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 saraleon@berkeley.net or nutritionservices@berkeley.net. 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. 


Senior Letter

Hey Class of 2022, plans are building for all things related to prom and graduation among other activities. We wish you a joyous and celebratory spring semester so stay on top of your commitments by reviewing the Class of 2022 Senior Letter. The newest updates are about senior portraits, cap & gown, free & reduced meals verification, and dates for prom. Here are a few highlights:

Although Prestige Portraits will not be able to return to campus, you can still visit their Hayward office to get your portrait into the yearbook by January. In addition, the cost of purchasing a cap & gown will go up after winter break, so purchase your cap & gown soon or request a loaner. There are no gender assignments for the color of the gown so you can select red or gold.

If you believe that your family qualifies for free & reduced meals, please complete the EZ Meal app online. This is the only way to receive discounts for prom or graduation tickets, along with a yearbook discount. You can visit C327 with your eligibility letter to pay the reduced yearbook price of $65 in the next month. Prom is scheduled for March 19 at the Galleria so be on the lookout for more details in January. Tickets should go on sale on Valentine’s Day for all BHS seniors and juniors. See the senior letter for more details about prom and other senior activities.


Book Drive

The BHS Green Team is participating in a multi-school children’s book drive through the Bay Area Youth Climate Summit. From 12/6 to 12/10 bring any previously owned children’s books to donate! The book drive bins will be located in front of the library and on the 2nd floor of the C building. For more info check out @bayareaycs on instagram.

Submitted by berkeleyhighgreen@gmail.com

@bhsgreenteam


Candy Grams

Hi everyone! If you missed the Thanksgiving candy grams, here’s your opportunity! In the spirit of the season, junior class leadership will be selling candy canes, peppermints, and chocolate truffles from December 6th – 9th in front of Donahue Gym at lunch. To purchase a Gram, come prepared with the 4th period room number/teacher name of your recipient(s) and write a short message. We will deliver the week of 12/13. Hope to see you there!

$2 for 3 chocolate truffles

50¢ for peppermints

$1 for candy canes


African Diaspora Dance Performance

You are invited to attend the winter performance from Berkeley High’s African Diaspora Dance on December 9 & 10 @ 7:00 pm in the Little Theater. The dance department will present “Perseverance: Dancing Through Life’s Changes”, a show dedicated to the great and iconic legend Dr. Zakarya Papa Zak Diouf who impacted many students in the Afro-Haitian Dance Department and throughout the Bay Area for over 30 years. You will need to purchase your tickets on the Brown Paper Tickets website ahead of time.

africandiasporadance.brownpapertickets.com

Thank you for your continuous support of the Arts and the students in our program.

Submitted by dawnwilliams@berkeley.net


TeenTechSF Global Youth Summit

We’re excited to announce our next major event, the 2021 TeenTechSF Global Youth Summit, “Tech Solutions: A Closer Look at Planet Earth”. Filled with interactive workshops and panels, we’re bringing together teens from around the world over a weekend to learn about how global environmental problems are tackled with tech. As an attendee, you have the opportunity to learn from the next generation of innovators and civic entrepreneurs by listening to their unique stories about their work to preserve and help the environment.

This event will be held on Saturday, December 11th. More information will be provided as the event date gets closer.

To learn more about TeenTechSF, we invite you to visit teentechsf.org. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or comments.

@teentechsf

Submitted by emilysidharta@students.berkeley.net


Final Exam Week Schedule Dec. 13-17

Monday, December 13, 2021: Late-Start Schedule

Tuesday, December 14, 2021: Regular Schedule

Wednesday – Friday, 12/15 – 12/17: See below for Final Exams Schedule

TIMEMINUTESWED 12/15THURS 12/16FRI 12/17
8:30-10:30am120Period 1Period 3Period 5
10:40-12:40pm120Period 2Period 4Period 6
12:40-1:20pm40LunchLunchLunch
1:26-2:32pm66Finals Prep / Make UpFinals Prep / Make UpMake up
2:32-3:30pm58Teacher Common PrepTeacher Common PrepTeacher Common Prep

Students are allowed to leave campus at 12:40pm on final exam days and must do so unless they are actively participating in class or extracurricular activities where they can then return after lunch time.

“Finals prep / Make up” is optional time for students to meet with teachers if they have questions about final exams or if they need to make up a final for an approved reason. This is also a time for students who need extended time as per their IEP or 504 Plan. Students should pre-arrange with their teacher when they will be present.

Students should not expect to receive early finals from their teachers and should expect to wait until after Winter Break for their grades to be updated on Infinite Campus.


Pick Up School Photos & January 10 Make Up Photo Day

If you have purchased a school photo package and have yet to receive it, then listen up. Head to the counseling center with the entrance in the cafeteria of the D-Building. Please head there after 8 am or at lunch to pick up your photos. Grab them just in time for those holiday family gatherings!

Please note that there will be a makeup photo day on January 10 for all students who have yet to take a school ID photo. Berkeley High will begin requiring all current BHS students to have an ID with them on campus. More details about replacing a lost ID card will be shared around winter break.

Visit Mylifetouch.com for information on purchasing 2021-22 LifeTouch School Photos. You can use your student ID number to help purchase photos in case you do not have the Portrait ID.

Questions? Contact Mr. V


Seniors, If you missed on-campus senior portraits, then…

You may choose to visit the Prestige Studio in Hayward to complete your session. Prestige may return to BHS in January, but this will be after the yearbook deadline for photo submissions. 

Book Hayward appointment

Learn more about portrait packages at:

Prestigeportraits.com

If you need to reschedule, please reach out to: byarea@lifetouch.com

If you do not get a response, then call 1-800-736-4753. 

If you need support with anything, you can also contact Mr. V.

***Reminder*** BHS Students must use Prestige Portraits to have their senior portrait appear in the 21-22 yearbook. LifeTouch will provide the dress, tuxedo, or cap & gown for your yearbook portrait. If you select multiple backgrounds or outfits, please bring more outfits as desired to your session. 


Quick Links

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 October 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

About

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.

Useful Links

BHS Website

Student Bulletin Archive

Submit a Bulletin

Follow @juicethejackets

Current List of Student Clubs

BHS Events Calendar

Contact Info

Berkeley High ASB Leadership 

1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 

johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net

510.644.8990

Go Jackets!

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: complaints@berkeley.net

12.8 VIDEO BULLETIN: TITLE IX OFFICE HOURS, REDWOOD LIT MAG, OPEN FIELD BASEBALL, ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR, BULLETIN FEEDBACK + more buzz…

2021-2022 ASB Leadership

One big, red & gold family!

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

STUDENT BULLETIN

Lottie D., Chief of Publicity

Adam W., Chief of Publicity

Jack W., Chief of Publicity

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities


Bulletin Schedule: 

Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

PA System: Coming Back in January

Bulletins & more  @Juicethejackets Instagram

December 8, 2021

Here is today’s video bulletin:


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


TITLE IX OFFICE & RESOURCE WALL NOW OPEN!

Students and staff, you can find Jasmina Viteskic (she/her), the new District Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer, on the BHS campus in G202A on Mondays and Fridays from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. 

jasminaviteskic@berkeley.net


Redwood Literary Magazine

Redwood Literary Magazine at Berkeley High has published its December issue! Read fiction and poetry written by your peers at redwoodberkeleyhigh.com.

Submitted by juliaweinberg@students.berkeley.net


BHS Athletics Update

BHS Wrestling 

The JV Boys Wrestlers went to James Logan for the Colt Classic tournament on Saturday. Bodhi Siedler came 3rd in his weight class with 4th place finishes by Ethan Ndachi and Koceyla (pronounced Co-Say-La) Dahmani, as well as a consolation runner up by Leib (pronounced Layb) Gaber.

They will be wrestling both Hayward and San Lorenzo this Thursday at Arroyo for their first conference matches and on Saturday the varsity boys going to Castro Valley for the Bay Area invitational and the girls team going to San Leandro for the Roger Briones Tournament.

Open Field for Baseball

Baseball open field will be held beginning this week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm-5:15pm at Tim Moellering Field at the corner of Milvia and Derby. Anyone interested may come during open field to work out. Contact Curtis Sandeford for more information at curtissandeford@berkeley.net.

The Basketball, soccer, and wrestling teams are all now in game mode.

 Check out the calendar to go support your Yellow Jackets!

Link to game calendar 

For upcoming games & more scores, visit

Berkeleyhighathletics.org


Arts & Crafts Fair Dec. 9-10

BERKELEY HIGH COMMUNITY- PLEASE COME SUPPORT OUR ARTISTS THIS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY!

We will have an arts and crafts fair set up at lunch on Bancroft just outside of the G-building. 

Come do your holiday shopping!


PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS BELOW, BUT STILL IMPORTANT!


Student Bulletin Feedback

Hey Berkeley High, we are asking for your thoughts on how to improve the student bulletin. Please take a few minutes over the next two weeks to let us know how you get your news and info as well as specific things we can do to improve the video bulletin and email bulletin. This survey is for all BHS staff and students. It will remain open until December 17, 2021.

STUDENT BULLETIN FEEDBACK

We also want to remind you that students and staff can submit announcements to be included in the bulletin at bit.ly/bhsstudentbulletin at least one day before you want it to be read.  


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 saraleon@berkeley.net or nutritionservices@berkeley.net. 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. 


Senior Letter

Hey Class of 2022, plans are building for all things related to prom and graduation among other activities. We wish you a joyous and celebratory spring semester so stay on top of your commitments by reviewing the Class of 2022 Senior Letter. The newest updates are about senior portraits, cap & gown, free & reduced meals verification, and dates for prom. Here are a few highlights:

Although Prestige Portraits will not be able to return to campus, you can still visit their Hayward office to get your portrait into the yearbook by January. In addition, the cost of purchasing a cap & gown will go up after winter break, so purchase your cap & gown soon or request a loaner. There are no gender assignments for the color of the gown so you can select red or gold.

If you believe that your family qualifies for free & reduced meals, please complete the EZ Meal app online. This is the only way to receive discounts for prom or graduation tickets, along with a yearbook discount. You can visit C327 with your eligibility letter to pay the reduced yearbook price of $65 in the next month. Prom is scheduled for March 19 at the Galleria so be on the lookout for more details in January. Tickets should go on sale on Valentine’s Day for all BHS seniors and juniors. See the senior letter for more details about prom and other senior activities.


Book Drive

The BHS Green Team is participating in a multi-school children’s book drive through the Bay Area Youth Climate Summit. From 12/6 to 12/10 bring any previously owned children’s books to donate! The book drive bins will be located in front of the library and on the 2nd floor of the C building. For more info check out @bayareaycs on instagram.

Submitted by berkeleyhighgreen@gmail.com

@bhsgreenteam


Candy Grams

Hi everyone! If you missed the Thanksgiving candy grams, here’s your opportunity! In the spirit of the season, junior class leadership will be selling candy canes, peppermints, and chocolate truffles from December 6th – 9th in front of Donahue Gym at lunch. To purchase a Gram, come prepared with the 4th period room number/teacher name of your recipient(s) and write a short message. We will deliver the week of 12/13. Hope to see you there!

$2 for 3 chocolate truffles

50¢ for peppermints

$1 for candy canes


African Diaspora Dance Performance

You are invited to attend the winter performance from Berkeley High’s African Diaspora Dance on December 9 & 10 @ 7:00 pm in the Little Theater. The dance department will present “Perseverance: Dancing Through Life’s Changes”, a show dedicated to the great and iconic legend Dr. Zakarya Papa Zak Diouf who impacted many students in the Afro-Haitian Dance Department and throughout the Bay Area for over 30 years. You will need to purchase your tickets on the Brown Paper Tickets website ahead of time.

africandiasporadance.brownpapertickets.com

Thank you for your continuous support of the Arts and the students in our program.

Submitted by dawnwilliams@berkeley.net


Toy Drive, Coat & Gift Card Drive for Immigrant Families

RISE Leadership Team is partnering with Oakland Roots SC, CALMA, SENECA , RISE, New York Life and 7th West, to coordinate a toy, coat, and gift card drive. Your donations will support the needs of Immigrant families and children as well as those in the foster care system. Leading up to the holiday season, the campaign is inspired by the immigrant families and children in our community who need support during the holiday seasons. 

Accepting the following donations: 

  • Long Sleeve men’s Shirts
  • Coats
  • Socks
  • Toys 
  • Gift cards/certificates – Grocery Stores (i.e. Safeway, Trader Joes, etc.), Restaurants/Eateries (i.e. Jamba Juice, Chipotle, Mountain Mikes, etc.) 

We will have Collection Boxes at:

  • BAHIA (1000 Camelia St, Berkeley, CA 94710)
  • Berkeley High School Room G111

If you have any questions, please contact: alessandraleonmald@students.berkeley.net or our R.I.S.E. Drive Coordinator, Zulma Muňoz, at munozzulma@gmail.com

Thank you for your donations! 

Submitted by Alessandra riseyouth.org

@rise.youth.berkeley 


TeenTechSF Global Youth Summit

We’re excited to announce our next major event, the 2021 TeenTechSF Global Youth Summit, “Tech Solutions: A Closer Look at Planet Earth”. Filled with interactive workshops and panels, we’re bringing together teens from around the world over a weekend to learn about how global environmental problems are tackled with tech. As an attendee, you have the opportunity to learn from the next generation of innovators and civic entrepreneurs by listening to their unique stories about their work to preserve and help the environment.

This event will be held on Saturday, December 11th. More information will be provided as the event date gets closer.

To learn more about TeenTechSF, we invite you to visit teentechsf.org. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or comments.

@teentechsf

Submitted by emilysidharta@students.berkeley.net


Final Exam Week Schedule Dec. 13-17

Monday, December 13, 2021: Late-Start Schedule

Tuesday, December 14, 2021: Regular Schedule

Wednesday – Friday, 12/15 – 12/17: See below for Final Exams Schedule

TIMEMINUTESWED 12/15THURS 12/16FRI 12/17
8:30-10:30am120Period 1Period 3Period 5
10:40-12:40pm120Period 2Period 4Period 6
12:40-1:20pm40LunchLunchLunch
1:26-2:32pm66Finals Prep / Make UpFinals Prep / Make UpMake up
2:32-3:30pm58Teacher Common PrepTeacher Common PrepTeacher Common Prep

Students are allowed to leave campus at 12:40pm on final exam days and must do so unless they are actively participating in class or extracurricular activities where they can then return after lunch time.

“Finals prep / Make up” is optional time for students to meet with teachers if they have questions about final exams or if they need to make up a final for an approved reason. This is also a time for students who need extended time as per their IEP or 504 Plan. Students should pre-arrange with their teacher when they will be present.

Students should not expect to receive early finals from their teachers and should expect to wait until after Winter Break for their grades to be updated on Infinite Campus.


Vaccine Requirement Reminder

And a reminder that once we return from winter break, the BUSD requirement for a vaccination will be in effect. On Wednesday, October 6th, the BUSD Board of Education passed a new policy that will require all students who are 12 and older to either be vaccinated by January 3, 2022 or take a weekly COVID test. The full policy, approved unanimously by the Board, can be viewed here.

To make an appointment for a Covid vaccine, you can visit bit.ly/vaxupjackets

Vax Up Jackets! 


Pick Up School Photos & January 10 Make Up Photo Day

If you have purchased a school photo package and have yet to receive it, then listen up. Head to the counseling center with the entrance in the cafeteria of the D-Building. Please head there after 8 am or at lunch to pick up your photos. Grab them just in time for those holiday family gatherings!

Please note that there will be a makeup photo day on January 10 for all students who have yet to take a school ID photo. Berkeley High will begin requiring all current BHS students to have an ID with them on campus. More details about replacing a lost ID card will be shared around winter break.

Visit Mylifetouch.com for information on purchasing 2021-22 LifeTouch School Photos. You can use your student ID number to help purchase photos in case you do not have the Portrait ID.

Questions? Contact Mr. V


Seniors, If you missed on-campus senior portraits, then…

You may choose to visit the Prestige Studio in Hayward to complete your session. Prestige may return to BHS in January, but this will be after the yearbook deadline for photo submissions. 

Book Hayward appointment

Learn more about portrait packages at:

Prestigeportraits.com

If you need to reschedule, please reach out to: byarea@lifetouch.com

If you do not get a response, then call 1-800-736-4753. 

If you need support with anything, you can also contact Mr. V.

***Reminder*** BHS Students must use Prestige Portraits to have their senior portrait appear in the 21-22 yearbook. LifeTouch will provide the dress, tuxedo, or cap & gown for your yearbook portrait. If you select multiple backgrounds or outfits, please bring more outfits as desired to your session. 


Quick Links

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 October 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

About

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.

Useful Links

BHS Website

Student Bulletin Archive

Submit a Bulletin

Follow @juicethejackets

Current List of Student Clubs

BHS Events Calendar

Contact Info

Berkeley High ASB Leadership 

1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 

johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net

510.644.8990

Go Jackets!

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: complaints@berkeley.net

12.6 BULLETIN: FEEDBACK for STUDENT BULLETIN, FREE&REDUCED MEALS, ’22 SENIOR LETTER, WRESTLING, MEATLESS MONDAY DISCOUNTS + more buzz…

2021-2022 ASB Leadership

One big, red & gold family!

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

STUDENT BULLETIN

Lottie D., Chief of Publicity

Adam W., Chief of Publicity

Jack W., Chief of Publicity

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities


Bulletin Schedule: 

Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

PA System: TBA

Bulletins & more  @Juicethejackets Instagram

December 6, 2021

Here is today’s video bulletin

Student Bulletin Feedback

Hey Berkeley High, we are asking for your thoughts on how to improve the student bulletin. Please take a few minutes over the next two weeks to let us know how you get your news and info as well as specific things we can do to improve the video bulletin and email bulletin. This survey is for all BHS staff and students. It will remain open until December 17, 2021.

STUDENT BULLETIN FEEDBACK

We also want to remind you that students and staff can submit announcements to be included in the bulletin at bit.ly/bhsstudentbulletin at least one day before you want it to be read.  

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 saraleon@berkeley.net or nutritionservices@berkeley.net. 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. 

Senior Letter

Hey Class of 2022, plans are building for all things related to prom and graduation among other activities. We wish you a joyous and celebratory spring semester so stay on top of your commitments by reviewing the Class of 2022 Senior Letter. The newest updates are about senior portraits, cap & gown, free & reduced meals verification, and dates for prom. Here are a few highlights:

Although Prestige Portraits will not be able to return to campus, you can still visit their Hayward office to get your portrait into the yearbook by January. In addition, the cost of purchasing a cap & gown will go up after winter break, so purchase your cap & gown soon or request a loaner. There are no gender assignments for the color of the gown so you can select red or gold.

If you believe that your family qualifies for free & reduced meals, please complete the EZ Meal app online. This is the only way to receive discounts for prom or graduation tickets, along with a yearbook discount. You can visit C327 with your eligibility letter to pay the reduced yearbook price of $65 in the next month. Prom is scheduled for March 19 at the Galleria so be on the lookout for more details in January. Tickets should go on sale on Valentine’s Day for all BHS seniors and juniors. See the senior letter for more details about prom and other senior activities.

Book Drive

The BHS Green Team is participating in a multi-school children’s book drive through the Bay Area Youth Climate Summit. From 12/6 to 12/10 bring any previously owned children’s books to donate! The book drive bins will be located in front of the library and on the 2nd floor of the C building. For more info check out @bayareaycs on instagram.

Submitted by berkeleyhighgreen@gmail.com

@bhsgreenteam

Candy Grams

The end of the Fall Semester and winter break are rapidly approaching so send a message of appreciation to your friends, teachers or significant other with a candy gram. Candy grams will be on sale Monday through Thursday from 50 cents to $2. You can find the Candy Grams on sale in front of the Donahue Gym at lunch next week. The sale is hosted by the Junior Class Leadership team.

BHS Athletics Update

BHS Wrestling 

The JV Boys Wrestlers went to James Logan for the Colt Classic tournament on Saturday. Bodhi Siedler came 3rd in his weight class with 4th place finishes by Ethan Ndachi and Koceyla (pronounced Co-Say-La) Dahmani, as well as a consolation runner up by Leib (pronounced Layb) Gaber.

They will be wrestling both Hayward and San Lorenzo this Thursday at Arroyo for their first conference matches and on Saturday the varsity boys going to Castro Valley for the Bay Area invitational and the girls team going to San Leandro for the Roger Briones Tournament.

The Basketball, soccer, and wrestling teams are all now in game mode.

 Check out the calendar to go support your Yellow Jackets!

Link to game calendar 

For upcoming games & more scores, visit

Berkeleyhighathletics.org

African Diaspora Dance Performance

You are invited to attend the winter performance from Berkeley High’s African Diaspora Dance on December 2, 3, 9, & 10 @ 7:00 pm in the Little Theater. The dance department will present “Perseverance: Dancing Through Life’s Changes”, a show dedicated to the great and iconic legend Dr. Zakarya Papa Zak Diouf who impacted many students in the Afro-Haitian Dance Department and throughout the Bay Area for over 30 years. You will need to purchase your tickets on the Brown Paper Tickets website ahead of time.

africandiasporadance.brownpapertickets.com

Thank you for your continuous support of the Arts and the students in our program.

Submitted by dawnwilliams@berkeley.net

Fall Reading Celebration 

Tuesday, Dec 7th, at Lunch in the BHS Library. Bring your bingo card and join us for cookies, hot chocolate, & some free comic giveaways! Pick up a bingo card in the library today. 

Submitted by meredithirby@berkeley.net, sarahrosenkrantz@berkeley.net

Toy Drive, Coat & Gift Card Drive for Immigrant Families

RISE Leadership Team is partnering with Oakland Roots SC, CALMA, SENECA , RISE, New York Life and 7th West, to coordinate a toy, coat, and gift card drive. Your donations will support the needs of Immigrant families and children as well as those in the foster care system. Leading up to the holiday season, the campaign is inspired by the immigrant families and children in our community who need support during the holiday seasons. 

Accepting the following donations: 

  • Long Sleeve men’s Shirts
  • Coats
  • Socks
  • Toys 
  • Gift cards/certificates – Grocery Stores (i.e. Safeway, Trader Joes, etc.), Restaurants/Eateries (i.e. Jamba Juice, Chipotle, Mountain Mikes, etc.) 

We will have Collection Boxes at:

  • BAHIA (1000 Camelia St, Berkeley, CA 94710)
  • Berkeley High School Room G111

We will host a collection drive on December 4, 2021 from 12 to 2pm at Rosa Parks (920 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94710). If this time is not convenient for you or if you have any questions, please email me at: alessandraleonmald@students.berkeley.net or contact our R.I.S.E. Drive Coordinator, Zulma Muňoz, at munozzulma@gmail.com

Thank you for your donations! 

Submitted by Alessandra riseyouth.org

@rise.youth.berkeley 

Redwood Literary Magazine

Redwood Literary Magazine at Berkeley High has published its December issue! Read fiction and poetry written by your peers at redwoodberkeleyhigh.com.

Submitted by juliaweinberg@students.berkeley.net

TeenTechSF Global Youth Summit

We’re excited to announce our next major event, the 2021 TeenTechSF Global Youth Summit, “Tech Solutions: A Closer Look at Planet Earth”. Filled with interactive workshops and panels, we’re bringing together teens from around the world over a weekend to learn about how global environmental problems are tackled with tech. As an attendee, you have the opportunity to learn from the next generation of innovators and civic entrepreneurs by listening to their unique stories about their work to preserve and help the environment.

This event will be held on Saturday, December 11th. More information will be provided as the event date gets closer.

To learn more about TeenTechSF, we invite you to visit teentechsf.org. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or comments.

@teentechsf

Submitted by emilysidharta@students.berkeley.net

Final Exam Week Schedule Dec. 13-17

Monday, December 13, 2021: Late-Start Schedule

Tuesday, December 14, 2021: Regular Schedule

Wednesday – Friday, 12/15 – 12/17: See below for Final Exams Schedule

TIMEMINUTESWED 12/15THURS 12/16FRI 12/17
8:30-10:30am120Period 1Period 3Period 5
10:40-12:40pm120Period 2Period 4Period 6
12:40-1:20pm40LunchLunchLunch
1:26-2:32pm66Finals Prep / Make UpFinals Prep / Make UpMake up
2:32-3:30pm58Teacher Common PrepTeacher Common PrepTeacher Common Prep

Students are allowed to leave campus at 12:40pm on final exam days and must do so unless they are actively participating in class or extracurricular activities where they can then return after lunch time.

“Finals prep / Make up” is optional time for students to meet with teachers if they have questions about final exams or if they need to make up a final for an approved reason. This is also a time for students who need extended time as per their IEP or 504 Plan. Students should pre-arrange with their teacher when they will be present.

Students should not expect to receive early finals from their teachers and should expect to wait until after Winter Break for their grades to be updated on Infinite Campus.

Vaccine Requirement Reminder

And a reminder that once we return from winter break, the BUSD requirement for a vaccination will be in effect. On Wednesday, October 6th, the BUSD Board of Education passed a new policy that will require all students who are 12 and older to either be vaccinated by January 3, 2022 or take a weekly COVID test. The full policy, approved unanimously by the Board, can be viewed here.

To make an appointment for a Covid vaccine, you can visit bit.ly/vaxupjackets

Vax Up Jackets! 

Pick Up School Photos & January 10 Make Up Photo Day

If you have purchased a school photo package and have yet to receive it, then listen up. Head to the counseling center with the entrance in the cafeteria of the D-Building. Please head there after 8 am or at lunch to pick up your photos. Grab them just in time for those holiday family gatherings!

Please note that there will be a makeup photo day on January 10 for all students who have yet to take a school ID photo. Berkeley High will begin requiring all current BHS students to have an ID with them on campus. More details about replacing a lost ID card will be shared around winter break.

Visit Mylifetouch.com for information on purchasing 2021-22 LifeTouch School Photos. You can use your student ID number to help purchase photos in case you do not have the Portrait ID.

Questions? Contact Mr. V

Seniors, If you missed on-campus senior portraits, then…

You may choose to visit the Prestige Studio in Hayward to complete your session. Prestige may return to BHS in January, but this will be after the yearbook deadline for photo submissions. 

Book Hayward appointment

Learn more about portrait packages at:

Prestigeportraits.com

If you need to reschedule, please reach out to: byarea@lifetouch.com

If you do not get a response, then call 1-800-736-4753. 

If you need support with anything, you can also contact Mr. V.

***Reminder*** BHS Students must use Prestige Portraits to have their senior portrait appear in the 21-22 yearbook. LifeTouch will provide the dress, tuxedo, or cap & gown for your yearbook portrait. If you select multiple backgrounds or outfits, please bring more outfits as desired to your session. 

Quick Links

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 October 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

About

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.

Useful Links

BHS Website

Student Bulletin Archive

Submit a Bulletin

Follow @juicethejackets

Current List of Student Clubs

BHS Events Calendar

Contact Info

Berkeley High ASB Leadership 

1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 

johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net

510.644.8990

Go Jackets!

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: complaints@berkeley.net

11.10 BULLETIN: COOKING CLASS, MUSICAL THEATER CLUB, FOUNDRESS, JACKET GEAR , GRATITUDE GRAMS + more buzz

2021-2022 ASB Leadership

One big, red & gold family!

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

STUDENT BULLETIN

Lottie D., Chief of Publicity

Adam W., Chief of Publicity

Jack W., Chief of Publicity

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities


Bulletin Schedule: 

Video Bulletin: Monday & Friday

PA System: Wednesday

Bulletins & more  @Juicethejackets Instagram

November 10, 2021

NO SCHOOL ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11 in honor of VETERAN’S DAY 

YES, THERE IS SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Here is today’s video bulletin:

Student Wifi Network Update

Since Friday 11/5, the student wifi network will change from being building specific, like: BHS-StudentGH-WL

to a single wifi network for the entire school: 

BHS-Student

You will need to enter the password again to connect to this new network.  

The password is the same:

GoJackets!

You can forget the old building-specific networks on your devices.  They will no longer be used.

BHS Musical Theater Club

Do you like to sing, dance, or act? Or all three? Join the Berkeley High Musical Theater club! The club is a space where you can make friends who share your interests, work in small groups on songs and scenes, and more! We will meet every Tuesday at the M Gym starting next Tuesday, November 16th. For more info, follow us at @bhs.musicaltheater on instagram, or scan the QR code on the posters around school. We hope to see you there!

@bhs.musicaltheater

Cooking Class with Zero Waste Club

Do you like cooking but are short on time? Are you interested in learning about sustainable eating? If so, we invite you to join the Zero Waste Club for our sustainable cooking class to make a simple and delicious black pepper tofu stir fry that you can customize with veggies of your choice! The cooking class will be held this Sunday, November 14th at 5:30 PM via Zoom, and is open or anyone, which means you’re more than welcome to invite friends and family! We look forward to seeing you there!

Zoom link 

bhszerowaste@gmail.com

@bhszerowaste

The Foundress Magazine

The foundress magazine has a new writing prompt this week and it is: 

Write a story about discovering a new species or a new land! 

You can follow this prompt but you don’t have to, you can submit any type of writing however you’d like. You can submit your writing to be published in their magazine at foundresswriting@berkeley.net.

Gratitude Grams

🙏
🙏
🙏
🙌
🙌
🙌

Do you have gratitude to share with friends, teachers, or significant others? 

The 9th-grade leadership team has your back! On November 8-12, we will be selling Gratitude Grams at the campus green. To purchase a Gram, come prepared with the room number/teacher name and the corresponding period of class of your recipient(s) and write a note of thanks. We will deliver your Gram the week of 11/15 along with a packet of candy priced as follows. Hope to see you there!

Tier 1: 25¢ for one lollipop

Tier 2: 50¢ for a lollipop and zotz

Tier 3: $1 for a lollipop, zotz, and nerds 

BHS Ski and Snowboard Club

Are you interested in skiing or snowboarding? Would you like to try a new snow sport? Do you want to meet fellow students with a similar passion? If so, join us in room C233 next Tuesday, November 9th, for our first meeting! We will be discussing plans for our club, including the planning of a group trip to Tahoe. This club will provide the opportunity for networking and discussion of snow sports related topics, and you can all help shape the direction of our club!

Feel free to contact Aja, Serenna, or myself at ajalelchuk@students.berkeley.net , serennaredwood@students.berkeley.net, and finnbarrhamill@students.berkeley.net

@​​bhsskiandboardclub

California Scholarship Federation Fundraiser

CSF is hosting a fundraiser on November 10th through Panda Express. Any orders placed with the coupon code 904404 will donate 10% of the purchase to CSF. In order to participate all orders must be placed online using coupon code 904404 and be placed on November 10th.

 Follow this link for more instructions on how to participate in the fundraiser

Finally please email a picture of your receipt to laurenhuang@students.berkeley.net or minniealizegriffin1@students.berkeley.net

@CSFBHS

STEMinist Club Guest Speaker on Algebraic Geometry & Statistics

To celebrate the month of mathematics, the Berkeley High STEMinist club will be hosting Yulia Alexandr as a guest speaker on November 17th!  Learn about her research within the fascinating world of algebraic geometry and statistics, from Logarithmic Voronoi cells to the Visibility Graphs of Staircase Polygons.This event will take place in person in G213 during lunch, and there will be a brief Q&A period after her talk for any questions.

Yulia Alexandr, Algebraic Geometry and Statistics

When: Wednesday, November 17th

Time: Lunch, 11:38 – 12:18 PM PST 

Location: G213 (Ms. Aardal) at Berkeley High School

Join us in G213 on Wednesdays during lunch.

Submitted by bhssteminist@gmail.com

@bhs.steminist 

The Jacket Gear Store is now open for the winter holiday season!

There are hoodies, shirts, hats, beanies, and a tote. Items are on sale only from Nov 1 – Nov 10. Items will be printed, sorted and shipped home once the catalog closes on Nov 10. Printing and shipping will take around 6 weeks given the backlogs around the globe. 

OUR SHOP DETAILS

    – Shop Now: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/Mv2qFFLk6J

    – Store Open From: November 1 – November 10, 2021

Free Cal Vs. USC football game

Free Cal Vs. USC football game on Sat, Nov. 13th, TBD later this week, spaces are limited for more information, and parents can call 510-981-6674 or email Jorge Buendia  

City of Berkeley, Teen Program “The After Spot”

jbuendia@cityofberkeley.info

Join Sexual Health Information from Teens (SHIFT)

Earn $8/hr while you educate your peers plus a $40 bonus based on attendance!!

-Learn about different health topics during weekly meetings!

-Present to classrooms aboutsexual health!

-Empower yourself and those around you to make health

2021-2022

APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW

DUE BY NOV 12

Please contact BHS SHIFT Lead Karis Yoon at karisyoon@berkeley.net for questions.

SHIFT is a peer education group composed of 14 Berkeley High School students who are trained on reproductive health topics such as anatomy, STIs, HIV, and birth control options. They conduct health workshops for Berkeley High School students of all grade levels.

REGISTER FOR THE UPCOMING VIRTUAL INFO SESSIONS ON NOV. 1 & NOV. 3

BHS Athletics Update

For upcoming games & more scores, visit

Berkeleyhighathletics.org

Seniors, If you missed on-campus senior portraits, then…

You may choose to visit the Prestige Studio in Hayward to complete your session. Prestige may return to BHS in January, but this will be after the yearbook deadline for photo submissions. 

Book Hayward appointment

Learn more about portrait packages at:

Prestigeportraits.com

If you need to reschedule, please reach out to: byarea@lifetouch.com

If you do not get a response, then call 1-800-736-4753. 

If you need support with anything, you can also contact Mr. V.

***Reminder*** BHS Students must use Prestige Portraits to have their senior portrait appear in the 21-22 yearbook. LifeTouch will provide the dress, tuxedo, or cap & gown for your yearbook portrait. If you select multiple backgrounds or outfits, please bring more outfits as desired to your session. 

Quick Links

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 October 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

About

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.

Useful Links

BHS Website

Student Bulletin Archive

Submit a Bulletin

Follow @juicethejackets

Current List of Student Clubs

BHS Events Calendar

Contact Info

Berkeley High ASB Leadership 

1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 

johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net

510.644.8990

Go Jackets!

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: complaints@berkeley.net