Week of January 18th Student Bulletin: PTSA, No Vaping tips, BioTech Talk, Black History Month Jacket Issue + more

Student Bulletin Video


2020-2021 ASB Leadership
One big, red & gold family!
Felix Mousigian, Chief of Publicity
Aaron Rumph, Chief of Publicity
Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

Week of January 18th
Invited to join a BHS Parent Teacher Student Association Meeting
Happy New Year Berkeley High!!!
Join the PTSA for a Distance Learning Discussion Night on January 19th from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM via Zoom. This is an opportunity for students, parents, and teachers to voice thoughts, concerns, and suggestions regarding the impact of distance learning.
Please complete this questionnaire on how distance learning has impacted you:
PTSA General Meeting Zoom Info (same link for every meeting):
Meeting ID: 817 6039 1128
Passcode: 324368
This year we really want to encourage more students and faculty to join us for these meetings.
The PTSA meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.Save these dates of future PTSA meetings:
Feb 16, 2021 06:30 PM
Mar 16, 2021 06:30 PM
Apr 20, 2021 06:30 PM
May 18, 2021 06:30 PM
Instagram: @ptsa.bhs

MLK Jr. Day of Service Opportunities
Contact emikorohn@students.berkeley.net

Biotech Partners Academy Calling Out All BHS Sophomores!
The Academic Choice Leadership Club (ACLC) is inviting all sophomores who are interested in learning about the Biotech Partners Academy and its coursework at BHS.
The Biotech Program is a two-year course where students can receive one-on-one tutoring, a paid summer internship in between their junior and senior year, and the opportunity to apply for an after high school program in the Biotechnology field.
Interested in finding out more?

Come join us and meet Ms.Cruz on Thursday, January 21st at lunch (11:30am – 12:10pm) to learn more about the program! She is the BHS Biotech Program Coordinator who will answer your questions!
Let us know you’re coming by signing up here!

For updates leading up to the meeting, follow @ac.leadership on Instagram.
Submitted by Desiree Solis
Are you tired of vaping and want to quit? You can get help by going to novapes.org. Once you’re there, you’ll find a hotline and an app that can help you to stick to your decision. You can also text “quit vaping” or “no vapear” to 66819 to receive texts that are tailored to help at critical points along the way. You’ve only failed once you stop trying!

Submitted by davidluu@berkeley.net
My name is Samuel Alber and I’m a student at UC Berkeley. My colleague Tavisha Thapar and I are creating a panel event called SCOPE, which aims to help high school students discover their academic interests and spark their curiosities. It is often difficult for high school students to gauge what they’re interested in since there are too many fields and subfields for high school to cover in-depth. We hope to mitigate that by providing a place for students to listen to a panel of leading experts from a variety of fields. The event will be on Saturday, February 6th from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. over Zoom. Each professor will give a quick presentation on their research and then take questions from the audience. Our panel will consist of professors Robert Tjian (Biochemistry), Josh Bloom (Astrophysics), David Card (Economics), Karina Palau (Comparative Literature), and Jill Berrick (Social Welfare).  Would it be possible for Berkeley High School to publicize this event to its students? We have attached a flyer to this email. The link for sign-ups is tinyurl.com/SCOPE-signup
Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you,
Samuel Alber
The Jacket Newspaper is currently accepting submissions for its Black History Month issue. 
We encourage all writers, poets, illustrators, photographers, designers, and artists to submit to the Jacket by February 10th at eliotmark@students.berkeley.net! Submissions may be of any form, including photos, visual art, poetry, audios, etc.
Apply to be a Columnist on the Jacket! 
The Jacket is an entirely student-run newspaper and one of the best student publications in the nation. Columnists write one column every two weeks about a theme they are passionate about.
Applications can be found online at berkeleyhighjacket.com/apply

Share and email applications with Eliot Mark at eliotmark@students.berkeley.net by JANUARY 22, 2021.
Instagram: @bhsjacket

Join the BHS Sunrise Hub
Hey, does climate change freak the heck out of you? Do something about it. Join BHS sunrise hub, a unit of the youth lead, nationwide sunrise movement fighting, through activism, for climate justice and towards the green new deal.
For more info about our movement watch this video.

Sunrise Hub Sign Up Form

Email us if you have questions!

Instagram @sunrise.berkeley.high

Read the Latest Issue of the Redwood Literary Magazine
Redwood Literary Magazine at Berkeley High has published its latest issue! Read fiction and poetry written by your peers at redwoodberkeleyhigh.com.

Interested in writing for Redwood? Our next meeting for new members is on Friday, January 22. Please email redwoodberkeleyhigh@gmail.com for more information.


For high schoolers, there are 2 primary pathways into Berkeley Schools Volunteers (BSV), which is a program of the Berkeley Public Schools Fund:

1. Students who can give at least an hour every week could join Berkeley Schools Volunteers (BSV) as a “Distance Learning Volunteer.” These volunteers complete BSV’s onboarding training and then get matched with a BUSD Host Teacher (at the grade level and subject area of their choosing). They support online – in whole group Zooms, in small groups, or even in 1:1 breakouts. They might also help their Host Teacher review students’ asynchronous work. The distance learning volunteer application is
HERE and we have several orientations in January.

2. Students who have time every once in a while can join Berkeley Schools Volunteer’s COVID-response email list to get notified about and sign up for other district-wide projects. Some projects are ongoing, like staffing the Ed Hub every Tues/Thurs afternoon (BUSD’s central distribution site for tech and learning tools) or joining BSV’s Tech Support team (to answer student and family tech questions asynchronously). BSV also has periodic one-time events like assembling science kits, or restoring a school garden. COVID-response volunteers receive about 2 emails each month with ongoing BUSD volunteer opportunities.

Students can sign up to join BSV’s COVID-response email list HERE.
We hope many of you can join us on the front lines of BUSD’s COVID-response during this very difficult year.

Please reach out with any questions: duffyross@berkeley.net 
College & Career Center Updates FINANCIAL AID APPLICATIONS:
FAFSA: Due 3/2/2021: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. Gather financial documents like IIRS statements from 2019,  W2, bank statements, and SSN.Make a FSA ID for you and a parent. Contact your college counselor if you need help to complete the application.
CA Dream Act Application: Due 3/2/2021https://dream.csac.ca.gov/browserdetection.aspx

CSS (for some private schools through CollegeBoard): Due dates vary by collegehttps://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/  You can waive the submitting fee if you had SAT waiver, or application waiver, or free lunch program.

MONEY MONDAYS: Get help with all financial aid matters from Ms. Julia Maciel every Monday afternoon from 2:30-3:30pm. Join at tinyurl.com/bhsmoneymonEmail Ms. Maciel with questions at juliamaciel@berkeley.edu or juliamaciel@berkeley.net

COLLEGE PORTALS: This is how the college will communicate with you!Create student portals with usernames and passwords to check your applicationstatus for all schools you applied to.To help keep track, use this cool planning too

SCHOLARSHIPS:  Scholarship List  (many applications are not updated yet but check websites and plan ahead) 

2021-2022 ASB Elected Candidates Apps are Open!

For all of those you looking to get more involved with the Berkeley High community, ASB Leadership offers you an opportunity to work with your peers in service of bigger issues. If you see yourself as ASB President, Class President or Vice President, or even in this position as Chief of Publicity, you will need to run a campaign and get your classmates to vote for you. Applications for elected positions and appointed positions are now available. Visit the ASB Leadership website now to see which positions are available and their job descriptions. Contact Noa Teiblum, Commissioner of Elections or Mr. V for more information. 
2021-2022 Leadership Applications are available here

Resources* for Processing the Violence & NewsThe easiest way to reflect upon your own understanding of current events and other trauma is to write about it or talk about it. If you would like more guidance, then consider some of these resources:
Youth Speaks Writing Workshops“Youth Speaks will always show up and hold space for our young people. We don’t know what may happen in the next week, but we will be here. Ready to write. Ready to share and continually creating a safer space for you.” Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm PT for 13 – 19-year-olds only.
Greater Good Science Center Magazine and other articles to understand rising emotions within yourself as well as articles on growing your anti racist tools. 
Common Sense Media – Talking to Kids about Violence in the U.S. CapitolThis is an article with questions arranged by age range on how to process the events. In addition, there are numerous other resources available
Envolve – Activities for this momentScott Backovich offers simple ideas for taking care of yourself and your community. 
*Have a resource to share?
Send it to Mr. V and he will add it to the Leadership website.

Go virtual with a BHS Student Club
The Student Clubs List has been updated to reflect the clubs that are meeting virtually. You can log on anytime to see the meeting date, time and best contact person. We suggest reaching out at least one day ahead of time to get the meeting link. Happy clubbing!
BHS Student Club List

If any BHS student/staff member is interested in submitting an announcement this year, 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.Contact Info
Berkeley High ASB Leadership 1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net510.644.8990
Go Jackets!Useful Links
BHS Website
Student Bulletin Archive
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Current List of Student ClubsNotification of Non-Discrimination PolicyThe Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in district programs and activities. Accordingly, BUSD programs and activities shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression; nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. (Board Policy 0410, Board Policy 1311, Board Policy 4030, Board Policy 5145.3, Board Policy 5145.7)
The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testifies or in any way participates in the district’s complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy. (Board Policy 4030)
Complaint forms are available at school sites and on the district webpage at www.berkeleyschools.net/complaints.
December 1, 2020For inquiries or concerns regarding BUSD nondiscrimination policy 5145.3 or the filing of discrimination complaints please contact:Stephen Jimenez-Robb, Title IX and Compliance2020 Bonar Street Room 116, Berkeley, CA 94702Phone: 510.486.9338     Email: nondiscrimination@berkeley.net