2021-2022 ASB Leadership
One big, red & gold family!
BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL
Lottie D., Chief of Publicity
Adam W., Chief of Publicity
Jack W., Chief of Publicity
Mr. V, Director of Student Activities
NEW! Video Bulletin Catalog (requires BUSD account)
Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
PA System: Coming Back in January
December 15, 2021
Here is today’s video bulletin:
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.
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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!
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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.
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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 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!
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 email@example.com as well as our Instagram @Berkeleyearbook. Happy holidays Berkeley High!
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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.
BHS Athletics Update
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 email@example.com.
The Basketball, soccer, and wrestling teams are all now in game mode.
Check out the calendar to go support your Yellow Jackets!
For upcoming games & more scores, visit
Complete the Free & Reduced Meals Form for Discounts
Families should complete an EZ Meal App in order to receive benefits under the free & reduced lunch program. If determined to qualify, students can receive discounts to school events (prom, graduation, etc.) among other testing discounts if they have completed forms on file with B.U.S.D. Once determined to qualify for free & reduced meals, Nutrition Services will send a paper copy of the eligibility letter to the home mailing address. To receive the discount, this paper copy or digital photo of the eligibility letter will be shown to school officials overseeing the school event. Families can also request an eligibility letter if they completed the Alternative Income Form at registration.
If a household needs another letter they should contact Sara Leon either through firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. This information is protected by right to privacy so we are not able to provide this information to minors or someone other than the head of household. Requests can be made by phone 510.644.6200 or through email, or by US mail 2020 Bonar Street, Suite 1, Berkeley CA, 94702. Nutrition Services require up to three days to process their request as these do not tend to come in one at a time.
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:
If you need to reschedule, please reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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.
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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: email@example.com