2022-2023 ASB Leadership
One big, red & gold family!
BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL
David D-R., Chief of Publicity
Ari F., Chief of Publicity
Valerie L, Chief of Publicity
Mr. V, Director of Student Activities
Video Bulletin Catalog (requires BUSD account)
Video Bulletin: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
PA: Trivia Friday with Principal Raygoza
December 14, 2022
No video bulletin on Friday
CLASSES RESUME ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 3rd
BULLETIN FEEDBACK SURVEY
Please help us improve the BHS student bulletin by taking a minute to leave feedback or suggestions. This survey is for all BHS STAFF and STUDENTS. The form will be open until December 16, 2022.
REDWOOD LITERARY MAGAZINE
*will need to use non-BHS wifi connection unless page is unblocked
JOIN BHS LEADERSHIP
Applications for elected and appointed positions open up January 1st 2023.
Contact Mr. V
We got funding from the BHS Development Group! All seniors who qualify for free and reduced lunch will now be able to purchase a yearbook for $35 while funds last.
If you qualify, come to C327 after school any day except for Thursdays when we get back from winter break. You will need to provide proof of free and reduced lunch, and payment either by check or cash of $35 dollars for your yearbook.
Thank you BHSDG!
Order a Yearbook: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com
Submit Senior Quote: https://forms.gle/n1MPoxSoGUur9rBK9
Teen Craft Club @ Central Library Teen Room
December 22 and 29, 2022 – 3:30pm-5:00pm
Teens, join us in the Teen Room at Central to learn how to make an ojo de dios. God’s Eyes or Ojos de Dios are a popular holiday tradition that have roots from indigenous practices in Mexico. Try making your own version of it and learn some foundations of weaving.
2022 FALL SEMESTER FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
Monday, December 12, 2022: Late-Start Schedule
Tuesday, December 13, 2022: Regular Schedule
Wednesday-Friday, 12/14-12/16: See below for Final Exams Schedule
|TIME||MINUTES||WED 12/14||THURS 12/15||FRI 12/16|
|8:30-10:30 am||120||Period 1||Period 3||Period 5|
|10:40-12:40 pm||120||Period 2||Period 4||Period 6|
|1:26-2:32 pm||66||Finals Prep / Make Up||Finals Prep / Make Up||Make up|
|2:32-3:33 pm||61||Teacher Common Prep||Teacher Common Prep||Teacher 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 after lunch time.
“Finals Prep / Make Up” is a dedicated time for teachers to be available to, and meet with, students. Most importantly, teachers can use this time to provide accommodations for students with IEPs or 504 plans. Teachers will be available to meet, however, students need to confirm with teachers in advance.
After School Tutoring in the CCC schedule
Normal Hours this week
MONDAY-THURSDAY, 3:30-6:00 pm
After school hours in the CCC for Semester 1 FInal Exams week:
MONDAY 12/12 – 3:30-6:00 pm (normal hours)
TUESDAY 12/13 – 3:30-6:00 pm (normal hours)
WEDNESDAY 12/14 – 1:00-3:30 pm
THURSDAY 12/15 – 1:00-3:30 pm
This week in BHS Athletics!
Upcoming Home Games
Boys Basketball plays Mt. Diablo. JV at 5:00. Varsity at 6:30.
Boys Basketball plays Mt. Eden. Freshmen at 4:00.. JV at 5:30. Varsity at 7:00.
Boys Soccer plays Castro Valley. JV at 4:30. Varsity at 6:30.
Girls Basketball plays Foothill. JV at 5:00. Varsity at 6:30.
Boys Soccer plays San Leandro. JV at 4:30. Varsity at 6:30.
Girls Soccer plays Northgate and Deer Valley. Freshmen at 9:00 am. Varsity at 11:00.
Girls Basketball plays John Swett. Varsity at 1:00.
Team meeting for all interested Girls Lacrosse players at 12:45 pm Wednesday December 14 in Room J205. Sliver pizza will be provided! All players – returning and new – should attend. Gear checkout will be available to all registered athletes that need equipment.
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Boy’s Pre-season Tennis Meeting
Date: December 14, 2022
Location: Stadium Grandstand Bleachers
Learn about tryouts and preparing for the season
SPRING SPORTS BEGIN on FEBRUARY 6th:
Athletes must be cleared to participate
Athletes must be CLEARED to participate in practices.
All athletes (including returning athletes) must have a valid physical and register online through our registration system called Home Campus. To register and learn all about the clearance process, go to: https://sites.google.com/berkeley.net/bhsathletics/Resources/athlete-registration
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: I’ve done the Home Campus clearance but it still says pending
A: We’re checking physicals for errors as they come in, however we cannot officially clear student-athletes until SEMESTER 1 grades post. Therefore, expect notification of clearance sometime between 1/8 and 1/28.
Q: My physical expires during the season
A: Please get a new one. Winter break is a perfect time!
Q: My physical expires during the season but my insurance won’t let me get a new one until it’s been a year since the last one
A: We recommend going to a local clinic, click here and scroll to the bottom. Some charge as little as $25. You can go to your family physician through your insurance over the summer to reset the 1 year clock to a more convenient time in the year. Here is a downloadable copy of our physical form.
Q: What happens if I’m not cleared by the first day?
A: You cannot practice/participate. Many teams have competitive tryouts and this can impact your chances of making the team. Contact coaches ASAP if you have extenuating circumstances
Q: I play a winter sport that still has practices and games during the week of 2/6. What should I do?
A: Contact the coach of the SPRING team you wish to play for to arrange a make-up tryout. It is not safe (or fair) for you to do two rigorous practices in one day. You are entitled to a make-up tryout but you MUST communicate with the coach ahead of time.
Q: What should I do if I have an unavoidable scheduling conflict with a tryout day(s)? (other than being a winter athlete)
A: Please contact coaches immediately to discuss make-up options if you have scheduling conflicts.
Q: I don’t remember seeing an email about my clearance status. How can I check if I’m In Progress (aka incomplete), Pending (aka everything done and waiting for ADs to check grades), Denied (aka something is wrong with my physical), or Cleared?
A: Go to https://www.homecampus.com/login
1) Log in using the email and password you set
2) This will take you to the “My Student/Athlete Clearances” page.
3) Hit the blue SEARCH button and you should see your existing registration
Note: check your spam folder if you’ve never received an email from HOME CAMPUS
Note: the steps described above will also help you identify if you have duplicate registrations that can be deleted.
Q: I registered before I had my physical ready. I now have it. How do I upload it?
A: To upload your physical, take a picture or scan of it and then,
1) Go to https://www.homecampus.com/login
2) Log in using the email and password you set
3) This will take you to the “My Student/Athlete Clearances” page.
4) Hit the blue SEARCH button and you should see your existing registration
5) Click on the “Files” Icon
6) Upload your physical here and then hit “save and continue”
Q: How can I support BHS Athletics?
A: Amazing question! There are several ways:
1) Volunteer for team jobs – coaches will have preseason meetings and be soliciting help for tasks ranging from team parent, drivers, snack coordinators, uniform coordinators, scoreboard operators, etc.
2) Donate to the Berkeley Athletic Fund!, specifically their current COACHES FUND DRIVE. You will also have an opportunity to donate during the clearance process. BAF helps support coaching stipends and funds capital projects, team travel, uniforms and equipment.
3) Come to a BAF meeting. BAF meets once a month. CONTACT BAF for more info
4) Become a BAF Booster Club member!
5) Be exemplary student-athlete parents/guardians/fans that cheer respectfully for both sides, model respect for the rules, officials, and coaches, and help our student-athletes be the best they can be.
Visit our WEBSITE at http://berkeleyhighathletics.org to find information on teams, game schedules, tickets, coach contacts, registration, spiritwear (fan zone), updates, and more! Follow us on Twitter @BHSjacketSports and Instagram @bhsjacketsports
CAN’T MAKE IT TO A GAME? STREAM HOME GAMES FOR FREE
Watch the YouTube stream of home Football, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, and lacrosse games for free.
Click here to get registered for winter or spring sports.
Holiday Gift Bag-Making Event
Key Club and Interact Club will be hosting a holiday gift bag-making event for the houseless students or students going through financial hardships at Berkeley High in the BHS library this Friday (12/16) from 1:30-2:30. We will provide the gifts and the bags, and you will just need to show up. We will also be using one of the containers in front of the front office to collect gift donations to be put in the gift bags. Examples include hand sanitizers, stuffed animals, fuzzy socks, candy, etc. If you can, please donate goodies using the container OR bring them with you to the event. You do not need to be a part of either of these clubs to participate in this event. Come join us right after your finals to make new friends, make gifts, and spread joy throughout the Berkeley High community this holiday season!
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Looking for Peer Educators
Berkeley High School is excited to announce our collaboration with Alameda County Office of Education’s Tobacco-Use Prevention and Education (TUPE) Program.
One component of TUPE is to train Peer Educators as additional resources and support for their peers. We are currently looking for student leaders who are interested in the Peer Educator role. You can read more about this role below.
Students can sign up to participate in an upcoming information session and a day-long training in January 2023. Parents and staff can also nominate a student. Whether you are a current student who is interested in serving as a Peer Educator, or a parent or staff member interested in nominating a student, please complete this form.
Upcoming Events and Dates:
TUPE Information Session
January 10th, 2023
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
@BHS (exact location TBD)
TUPE Peer Educator Training
January 19th, 2023
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
@BHS (exact location TBD)
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IMPORTANT PREVIOUSLY SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS
Project Eye to Eye is starting up again!
For students 16 or older with learning disabilities/differences, Eye to Eye is a program run by and for neurodiverse people. It is a chance to share your stories about your learning difference with elementary school students with similar differences in an art based program. Eye to Eye will be meeting at Washington School every Monday starting in mid January.
If you are eligible and interested please contact Arlo Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Survey for Mental Health and Self Perception
BHS Jacket Student Newspaper
Please take a moment to fill out this anonymous survey about mental health and self perception for the Jacket! Link.
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Dorothy Day House Drive
Hi, we are the Women’s Student Union. We want to inform you all of a drive we are holding the week after winter break on Monday and Tuesday during lunch at the Civic Center grass. After those days we will leave our collection bags at the tile nine coordinator’s office, G202A.The drive will collect hygiene products such as shampoo bottles, lotions, soaps, and all that. I know you guys have so many small travel sized bottles of shampoos at home that you never use so bring them and we’ll take them. We are also collecting feminine hygiene products such as pads and tampons. We can’t wait to see everything you guys bring!
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Beach Clean Up
Come to the beach clean up on January 7th, sponsored by the California Scholarship Federation! This is a great opportunity to gain service hours and help the environment by cleaning up the Berkeley Marina. Meet us near Skates by the Bay from 11am to 1pm. Everyone is welcome!
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Senior Yearbook Quotes
Seniors! We need your senior quote submissions. Please follow the link below to submit your quote. The deadline is Jan 1st 2023. We know you want your quote to be good, but don’t let that stop you from submitting something.
Submit Senior Quote: https://forms.gle/n1MPoxSoGUur9rBK9
Order a Yearbook: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/
Yearbook prices rise from $65 to $85 at the beginning of winter break, so make sure to preorder yours now. Go to https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and use the code 16356.
Divest from Fossil Fuels
Did you know that CalSTRS, the California teacher pension (or retirement fund), has over $15 billion invested in fossil fuel companies? This means teachers’ money is being used to fund the fossil fuel industry. The fossil fuel industry is responsible for violating the rights of indigenous communities and causing disproportionate health and safety issues for low income and Black and brown communities. By investing in fossil fuels, CalSTRS is strengthening the fossil fuel industry rather than transitioning away from it, which worsens the future and present day impacts of the climate crisis! Additionally, taking money out of fossil fuels has been proven to stimulate growth for retirement returns since fossil fuels are rapidly depreciating. There’s only 1 solution: CalSTRS must stop investing in fossil fuels, so that our teachers’ retirement funds support climate solutions and not the declining oil and gas industry.
To address this issue, we are making a petition of BHS signatures to present to the CALSTRS board members. Everyone can make a difference by signing the petition and encouraging their friends and teachers to sign it too! Sign the petition for our futures!
Check out the infographic in the email bulletin and around the school for more info.
Divestment 1:30 minute video
We are a group of students and teachers passionate about fossil fuel divestment supported by organizations like YVA, Fossil Free California, CTA Divest and more.
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Class of 2023 Senior Letter
Seniors Cap & Gown Orders
Achievers WAS on campus Thursday, December 1, near the Donahue Gym to handle any of your graduation questions or needs such as Cap & Gown, class ring, announcements, etc.
Cap & Gowns, Class Rings, & Graduation Announcements
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 of graduation activities to be confirmed in the spring.
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
Need a Replacement Student ID? Replacement ID Form
Need a Locker? Visit C210 or complete this form.
Make a BHS Health Center Appt. Click here
Join a BHS Student Club BHS Student Club List
New Club Registration Register a BHS Student Club for 2022-23 by Oct. 31
BHS Athletics Berkeleyhighathletics.org
Class of 2023 Senior Letter Senior Info, Dates & Resources
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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