2021-2022 ASB Leadership

One big, red & gold family!



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.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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

8:30-10:30am120Period 1Period 3Period 5
10:40-12:40pm120Period 2Period 4Period 6
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:


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


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 



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