2021-2022 ASB Leadership
One big, red & gold family!
BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL
Lottie D., Chief of Publicity
Adam W., Chief of Publicity
Jack W., Chief of Publicity
Mr. V, Director of Student Activities
Video Bulletin Catalog (requires BUSD account)
Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday <no longer on Friday>
PA: Friday <returns 2.25>
February 28, 2022
A FEW REMINDERS ABOUT CLASSES WITH SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS
1. Students should not be let into the room until the substitute teacher shows up. Students should wait outside the classroom until an adult arrives and remains with them inside the room.
2. If students are in a classroom without a teacher they should notify the closest safety officer or teacher who will call the front office.
BHS ADMIN TEAM 🙂
BLOOD DRIVE on MARCH 24
Berkeley High is proud to partner with the American Red Cross and be a part of all they do for our community. Our blood drive is important to patients in need, but the collection and distribution of blood is just a small part of all the Red Cross does.
Our next drive is at the Donahue Gym on Thursday, March 24th, 2022 from 8:00-2:00pm. Please consider donating blood and/or sharing this information with your friends and families!
Please also remember that you have to make an appointment beforehand. Parent consent form is required for 16 and 17 years old.
Please visit this link on how to book appointments and read all info; https://tinyurl.com/bhsbdinfo
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Cultural Club Fair March 11
Staff, students, and all are invited to the CAMPUS GREEN during lunch on MARCH 11th to celebrate all the different cultures of berkeley high. We are encouraging everyone to show off their cultural clothes during this event/day. This event is organized by ASB and MCSA. To know more information please email either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also if you are interested in submitted a song for the lunch time event, please send it to my email (w/ author): email@example.com. or dm one of the instagram accounts listed below (bhs_mcsa or @bhsexecutiveteam). Thank you!
IMPORTANT PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS BELOW
Are you a Jewish boy?!
Dreidel AZA is a youth-led Jewish BBYO chapter for boys in the Oakland Berkeley area that hosts weekly events, such as basketball tournaments, poker nights, camping trips, shabbats, and more. We also have weekly meetings from 7-9pm at Temple Beth Abraham every Wednesday. It’s a great place to stay in touch with your Jewish identity, make new friends, and find great leadership experiences. This Saturday, February 26th, is “prospective night” at Temple Beth Abraham from 6-10pm, a night to learn about the chapter and have fun doing so!
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit DriedelAZA.com
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 welcome.
No experience needed.
Any Question contact Coach Bhu at (510) 295-7092
Join BHS JAZZ
Hey BHS, are you interested in joining a BHS Jazz band for next year?
Our jazz bands are open to students who play saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, piano and drums, at least on an intermediate level.
auditions are coming up soon (end of March) for new students — and audition information can be found at bhsjazz.org
If you’re interested, please email Ms. Cline at email@example.com, or come by P1 at lunchtime to see Ms. Cline in person
Meatless Monday Samples!
Do you enjoy free food and helping the environment? If so, come down to the corner of MLK Jr. Civic Center Park on Allston and Milvia across from the front office this Monday, February 28th. BHS Meatless Monday is offering free vegetarian and vegan food samples from local restaurants such as Silver, Flying Falafel, Cinnaholic, and Barbarian. We’re making it easy to participate in Meatless Monday!
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Did you love International Muffin Day?
On March 15th, International Muffin Day Club will be holding another International Muffin Day! We know it will be a lot of work, and we will need lots of people to help us bake muffins. If you want to sign up for International Muffin Day Club, or want to bake muffins for International Muffin Day, go to shorturl.at/jqAY3 and fill out a quick form. Our meetings are on Wednesdays in H207 at lunch. At meetings, there will be free muffins!
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Teen Reproductive Justice Program
This Saturday, the Teen Reproductive Justice Program is having its first meeting. It’s time to look to the future and join teen leaders as critical voices in the reproductive justice movement. Join the program to be part of a community based on shared values of collaboration, trust, and support, each gaining skills and tools to become stronger leaders and advocate for our rights. Online meetings to share knowledge, build skills, and plan activities, will be held every week on Saturdays from 10-11 am. We will be joined by leaders in the reproductive justice, health, and rights field as well as partnering with high school and other organizations to harness our individual, organizational and collective power. This program will culminate with a march and rally advocating for reproductive justice and showing our knowledge, strength, and leadership.
The College & Career Center is hosting FAFSA & CADream Act Support Labs Monday – Thursday during 3rd and 5th period until March 2nd.
If you have not submitted a financial aid application stop by the CCC D221 to get support. The deadline to submit is March 2nd.
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3 on 3 Twilite Basketball starting March 4. Get your team in the month long league today.
Here is the registration form.
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Elected Candidate Handbook preview/ Convention Delegate Request
Election season is here, Berkeley High. Today is your first chance to preview the roster of elected candidates for the 2022-23 school year. These are the students who will represent you at school board meetings, funding committees, and in on-campus events planning. To be an informed voter, read through the Elected Candidate Handbook and connect with the elected candidates about their campaigns over social media.
In addition, teachers, please consider sending 1 delegate as representative of your social studies class, to the 13th annual Election Convention. Please send the name of 1 student and possibly an alternate by Monday. Video of candidate speeches will be made available after the convention.
Good luck candidates!
Prom Ticket sales update & Health Check Update
These guidelines are subject to change.
You have your prom tickets. You have your friend groups ready to go. You have your outfit. You have your matching well-fitting mask. Do you have your vaccination card ready?
To enter the SF Galleria all guests will need to show proof that you are ‘vaccinated with a complete initial series’ or a negative test before entering. ‘Vaccinated with a complete initial series’ means two weeks removed from the final dose of a CDC‐approved vaccine. You can show the CDC card, a photo of the card, or a digital copy of the card as long as the name, vaccination date, and type of vaccine are clearly visible.
For Guests not up to date with their covid vaccination, including the unvaccinated and those who are less than two weeks from having received their 2nd dose, they must provide proof of a negative result from a COVID‐19 test administered within 24 hours. At the door, you could show a printed document or digital record (text, email, app screen, etc.) of the negative test results, which should include the individual’s name, date of birth, and date of when the test was taken. Physical tests will not be accepted as proof of a negative test result.
For more details about the entry policy, please see the link in the bulletin.
To purchase prom tickets for $65 this week, please visit bit.ly/bhsprom22
Prom 2022 A Starry Night
SF Design Center Galleria 101 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco, CA
8:00 pm – 11:30 pm – Doors close at 9:30pm – No in & out privileges for any reason.
A Starry Night plans to be a memorable evening with the city skyline as a beautiful backdrop. Guests can expect sweet or savory crepes, unlimited beverages, and free photobooth pictures. Guests will also have access to professional photography at an extra cost.
Prom Policy: In order to attend prom, students should not be involved in conduct that violates education code and school rules from February 1-March 18. If there is a violation of the education code and school rules you will be excluded from prom. In December, the attendance office sent students who have 30+ unexcused absences a letter home notifying them that they cannot attend Senior Prom.
-You can earn yourself off the prom exclusion list by showing improvement in your attendance. You will need to complete a 2-week attendance that you can pick up from the attendance office. You must have no unexcused period absences or CUTs during your 2 week attendance card and it must be completed before March 11th, the end of quarter 3. You can attend tutoring in the College and Career Center or through teacher tutorials and complete the attached Unexcused Absence Clearance Form to clear up to 12 unverified absences from the previous month. If you can get your unexcused absences count under 30, you will be removed from the Prom Exclusion list. Please email Ms. Watson at email@example.com if you have any questions about this
Covid Vaccination Status: Berkeley High Prom is taking place in the city of San Francisco. We need to have all attendees comply with the BUSD Board Policy* around vaccination status which states that proof of vaccination shall be required for attendance for any person age 12 or over at any indoor extracurricular BUSD event. In accordance with BUSD board policy, masks are to be worn at all times except when actively eating and when actively taking formal pictures. *Subject to change
Feb. 14-27, tickets go on sale online only for $65.
Feb. 28-Mar.18, the price increases to $75.
On Feb. 28, in-person sales are Monday, Wednesday, & Friday in the BHS Cafeteria at lunch & after school.
Cash & debit/credit cards are accepted. Debit/credit cards fees apply. No checks.
Please understand that there will not be refunds issued for prom if you are unable to attend, or get removed from the event. By purchasing the ticket you are agreeing to abide by the rules of Berkeley High, Berkeley Unified School District, The Galleria venue and the city of San Francisco.
Discounted Tickets: To purchase discounted tickets at $30, BHS students must purchase tickets in person. The price will be $30 for the entire duration of sales.In-person ticket sales begin February 28. Students must show a photo of your current school year eligibility letter from B.U.S.D. to verify eligibility. Please see page 4.
Guest Passes & Dance Conduct: Non-BHS Guest Pass Forms must be submitted at time of purchase. Only guests 20 years of age or younger will be admitted to Prom. The last day Guest Pass Forms are accepted will be March 11 and are available online only. Click here for the Guest Pass Form.
Security: All guests will pass through a security screening. Please do not bring large overnight bags, gum, food or beverage, drugs, weapons, among other illegal items. Contact Mr. V if you have a dietary need, prescription, or other need that may fall on the prohibited item list.
Sobriety: For your safety, any guest suspected of being under the influence or in possession of an illegal or controlled substance, either when arriving or during the Prom, will have their parents/guardians notified and will be required to leave the premises. Parents/Guardians will be responsible for picking the student up as all school policies and subsequent consequences will be enforced. Let’s have a joyous and safe celebration!
BHS FILM FEST
Hello! Just another update on the upcoming BHS Film festival. Submissions are coming up, and fast. Please please get your submissions in by March 1st if you want them to be reviewed by the super awesome BHS Film fest club. The physical festival will be coming up on May 21. The festival is a great way to share your work, either new or old, and get recognition for the amazing films you are creating! Submitting also counts as extra credit in almost all film classes, so if you do submit make sure you tell your teacher! Thank you, and get filming!
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BHS Athletics Update
And if you cannot make out to the games, make sure to subscribe to the BHS Athletics YouTube channel to watch all of the live or on replay.
- Check out the calendar to go support your Yellow Jackets!
- Link to game calendar
- For upcoming games & scores, visit
Seniors Order Cap & Gown
Not only is prom quickly approaching, but graduation is beginning to appear on the horizon. In addition to finishing your last BHS semester strong, make sure to pick up a cap & gown today. You can select a red or gold through GRADUATIONORDER.com. If you wish to use the cap & gown loaner please do so before March 1. More details about graduation ceremonies and celebrations will be shared as we approach spring break.
Graduation orders can be placed at any time online, by phone or by mail. Achievers Inc. handles orders for just the cap and gown as well as rings, announcements, grad swag and even graduation packages. Cap & gowns are traditionally worn at an in-person graduation. Consider using a cap & gown for senior portraits, graduation pictures, at home celebrations as well as any graduation activities to be confirmed in the spring. All orders are shipped directly to your desired mailing address.
Online: GraduationOrder.com (password bhs510)
Phone: 408.441.7200 Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (English/Spanish)
Mail: Achievers Inc., 877 Commercial Street, San Jose, CA 95112
For more information for graduating students, please review the Class of 2022 Senior Letter.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Remembering Eli Kane (October 6, 2000-July 15, 2021; BHS Class of 2019)
Eli Kane Spirit Award: Nominations for 11th or 12th grader
Open Until March 4, 2022
About The Eli Kane Spirit Award
- The Eli Kane Spirit Award is an annual award presented to a Berkeley High School Junior or Senior who best represents the spirit, qualities and character of Berkeley High School alumni, Eli Kane.
- One deserving student will be selected and win a $3,500 cash award.
- Nominations are now open and all teachers, coaches, counselors, administrators and fellow students from Berkeley High School, as well as extra-curricular instructors, coaches, tutors, employers, counselors and friends outside of BHS can nominate a current Junior or Senior.
- The nomination process is simple and should only take about 15 minutes of your time. Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 4. 2022. You can find the nomination submission form here:
- For more information about the award, including criteria, selection process, FAQ’s and link to nominate a student, visit https://www.elikanefund.org/spirit-award
Replacement ID Card
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.
Submit an entry for the BHS Film Festival BHS Film Festival Submissions
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
New Club Registration has closed for 21-22 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
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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