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August 10, 2022

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Your draft class schedule for the 2022-2023 school year will be viewable in Infinite Campus starting Monday, August 8. To view your draft schedule, please follow these directions

This schedule is only a draft. Schedules will continue to be updated over the next week. 

If you need to request a class change, you must do so by using the Schedule Change Request form linked at the end of this message. Read the directions carefully before requesting your schedule change. Make sure to use the link for your correct grade level. You can review course descriptions and requirements in the BHS Course Catalog

Counselors will review schedule change requests and update students’ schedules on an ongoing basis. Counselors will not respond to individual emails and phone calls. If you contact your counselor, please do not expect a reply until after Aug. 15.

The full email from Mr. Rok is only available to students in their BHS inbox.

Having difficulty logging onto Infinite Campus?

Please send a message on this form.

Fall 2022 • PE WAIVERS

This waiver form applies only to students participating in an outside sports program that fulfills the following requirements below. Any student, participating in a state or nationally sponsored competitive sports activity, including participation in a professional dance company, can request a waiver of the Physical Education requirement from the Berkeley High School Administration.

Waiver Process

1. Student provides Student ID number, grade level and SLC to the coach.

2. Your coach will print and complete all parts of the waiver.

3. Your coach writes a letter on company letterhead

Letter Requirements:

       a. MUST be on letterhead

       b. Your name and the date

       c. Your coach’s contact information

       d.  Assurance that you are meeting state physical standards and competencies through the activity         e. The specific number of hours you will be doing the activity – minimum of 60

        f. The coach who writes and signs the letter MUST also sign the waiver in the beginning of the semester & at the end. Remember all coach signatures must be by the same coach.

4. Must provide proof of registration and/or billing statement from the organization where you plan to complete your PE credits requirement. The registration must be current to Fall 2022 and must have the student’s name showing he/she is registered.

5. Your Coach must email the PE Waiver Form, letter, and proof of registration to pewaivers@berkeley.net no later than Friday, September 9, 2022. It will NOT be accepted if anyone else sends it. The coach and the student will receive a confirmation receipt that all documents have been received and are being reviewed. 

Once you have completed your hours, have the same coach sign and email the original copy of the waiver with the additional signature to pewaivers@berkeley.net by Friday, December 9, 2022.

  Remember, your activity must:

Be a structured athletic program, or a competitive (state-sponsored) team sport.

Include at least five hours of structured activities per week — at least 60 hours for the semester.

* The Berkeley YMCA is the only gym with a BHS PE waiver program. For information please email Angelo Petrilli apetrilli@ymcaeastbay.org.

 Questions? email: pewaivers@berkeley.net




Hi teachers,

We are starting a SLAM (Student Led Arts Movement) club here at BHS and are looking for a

staff coach.

A SLAM club participates in student-led writing workshops throughout the fall and then selects a

slam poetry team of 4-6 people to send to the Youth Speaks Unified Slam in April. You can learn

more about it by referencing the handbook.

Here is what the handbook says about coaches:

“Who coaches? Coaches should consist of someone at your school that is interested and

available to mentor and coordinate the SLAM Team. This may include partner teachers, staff

members, or highly initiated youth that have participated on a SLAM Club Team before.”

The coach does not have to be the staff sponsor. It would be ideal if they were, because if the

SLAM team chooses to host an open mic or slam at school, the sponsor must be involved in the

process. But there is also an option of co-sponsoring (Ms. Panebianco has offered already) or

just coaching, and not sponsoring.

And here is an idea of a team practice:

“Team practices should be similar to regular SLAM Club meetings but with more emphasis on

generating and revising poems in preparation for the Unified Poetry Slam. You can have

practices dedicated to coming up with topics to write towards, revising pieces, developing group

pieces, testing memorization, trying out performance, choreography, etc.”

We will likely meet once a week in the fall during lunch (the coach does not have to lead these

meetings) and once to twice a week in the spring during lunch (the coach will need to participate

in these meetings). If you are interested in coaching and have a classroom, that’s likely where

we’d meet, but we’re open to other options!

If you’re interested, please email juliasegre@students.berkeley.net or

taliarosen@students.berkeley.net so we can connect!

If you have little experience in slam poetry but are still interested, please let us know! As long as

you’re enthusiastic and have some spare lunch time, we can make it work.


Julia and Talia


This is our first fair since 2019 and we would love to get the youth involved. 

Many shifts are available as early as 7 am until as late as 9 pm.

Volunteer Application for 21st Annual Laurel StreetFair World Music Festival

Oakland’s Laurel District: MacArthur Blvd between 35th Avenue and Maybelle Ave. 


Our signature festival is made by possible *by* the community and is *for* the community, so we thank you for being part of this effort. 

Submitted by volunteerlsf@gmail.com


New Club Registration is OPEN for 22-23  Register a BHS Student Club for 2022-23


Picture Day Dates: Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12

Picture Day ID: EVTP27B8P

 Picture Day is coming August 8th-12th! You can now place your order on mylifetouch.com before Picture Day, using the Picture Day ID (above), Lifetouch email communications or search for it online at mylifetouch.com.

Orders placed on mylifetouch.com will be shipped directly to the student’s home.

9th Grade Orientation



Last Name Time

A – C 9:00 AM

D – G 9:30 AM

H – L 10:00 AM

M – P 10:30 AM

Q – S 11:00 AM

T –  Z 11:30 AM

9th Grade Entrance : All incoming 9th graders should report to the Jacket Stadium (Milvia & Durant Gate) to enter the campus for directions and instructions. 

The 1 hour Orientation will consist of small group sessions facilitated by Link Leaders, a campus tour and mandatory photo ID session, and a student planner, request hall lockers (optional), and complete the EZ Meal Application.

Please note: There is NO TEXTBOOK DISTRIBUTION for the 9TH GRADE ORIENTATION. You will pick up your books during the first few days or weeks of school.

Contact johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net


On registration day you will:

Take the mandatory photo ID

Pick up textbooks

  • Request hall lockers (optional) 
  • Complete the EZ Meal Application 
  • Learn about our BHS Health Center by visiting their information table 

Your class schedule will be available via your Infinite Campus account prior to the first day of school. 

LOCATION: Report to the Athletic Plaza (On Milvia and Durant next to the softball field) to enter the campus for directions and instructions.

Which date do I come for in-person distribution? 

See your grade and last name here below. 



Last Name A – G ⦁ 8:30 – 10:30

Last Name H – O ⦁ 10:45 – 12:45

Last Name P – Z ⦁ 2:00 – 3:30



Last Name A – G ⦁ 8:30 – 10:30

Last Name H – O ⦁ 10:45 – 12:45

Last Name P – Z ⦁ 2:00 – 3:30



Last Name A – G ⦁ 8:30 – 10:30

Last Name H – O ⦁ 10:45 – 12:45

Last Name P – Z ⦁ 2:00 – 3:30

Enter: Athletic Gate (near softball field on Milvia + Durant) 

What happens in the M-Gym? 

-Get your mandatory student ID photo taken. 

Next, go to the Jacket Gym. 

What happens in the Jacket Gym? 

-Complete the EZ Meal Application

-Learn about our BHS Health Center by visiting their information table. 

-Receive textbooks. 

-Sign-up for a hall locker (optional) 

If you will miss registration week, see below…

We understand that not everyone will return in time. There are make-up school ID photo dates scheduled for August 22, August 31, and October 17 before school, at lunch and after school in the BHS Cafeteria. Staff, please consider escorting groups of students who remain without a student ID by the make-up dates. You will be able to access your class schedule online and should attend your courses as listed. If you need textbooks, your teachers will help guide you to the textbook room and in some cases, will take the entire class during the period. If you need more help, please check in at the entrance gates with an adult or student leader upon your arrival. Please refer to the BHS main website for more details like bell schedule, campus map, etc…

Make-up Student ID Dates

These are open time slots for all students who need to take their first photo of the 2022-23 school year. Photos be will taken in the BHS Cafeteria (D-Building) 

Monday, August 22: before school, at lunch or after school 

Wednesday, August 31: at lunch to after school 

Monday, October 17: before school, at lunch or after school 

Contact tammyrose@berkeley.net

2022-2023 BELL SCHEDULE new for 2022!

Classes start on Monday, August 15th at 10:00 am.

Please note that there is no “0” period on this first day of school.

Regular Schedule

Period – Times – Minutes 

0th 7:26 – 8:24 58 

1st 8:30 – 9:28 58 

2nd 9:34 – 10:37 58 + 5 for Bulletin 

3rd 10:43 – 11:41 58 

LUNCH 11:41 – 12:21 40 

4th 12:27 – 1:25 58 

5th 1:31 – 2:29 58 

6th 2:35 – 3:33 58 

7th 3:39 – 4:37 58 

Mondays Late Start 

Period – Times – Minutes 

Staff Mtg 8:03 – 9:33 90 

1st 10:00 – 10:43 43 

2nd 10:49 – 11:37 43 + 5 for Bulletin 

3rd 11:43 – 12:26 43 

LUNCH 12:26 – 1:06 40 

4th 1:12 – 1:55 43 

5th 2:01 – 2:44 43 

6th 2:50 – 3:33 43 

7th 3:39 – 4:22 43

ENTERING CAMPUS in 2022 For 2022-23, all students will enter campus through the M-Gate at Milvia & Bancroft. In the morning, the MLK Gate at MLK & Bancroft will be open until shortly after the start of 1st period. The A Gate is closed due to construction. During the class period, you should enter through the main office at Allston & Milvia and prepare to show your student ID card upon entry.

FREE BREAKFAST & LUNCH FOR ALL STUDENTS in 2022-23 All students will be able to receive FREE breakfast and FREE lunch throughout the entire school year. Meals will be pre-packed, heated and ready to go at the pickup window. You will pick up the meals from the little window on the outside of the cafeteria near the main entrance to the D-Building.

EZ MEAL APP Even though a lunch application is not required for free school meals, your family should consider completing an online EZ MEAL APP to take advantage of discounts and other benefits.

Class of 2023 Senior Portraits with Prestige Portraits

Seniors will be assigned appointments for on-campus senior portraits during the week of September 6th-10th. 

More details will be sent to your student email as we approach these dates.

If you would like to take your portraits on a different date, please schedule an appointment with Prestige at their Hayward office


Quick Links

Need a Replacement Student ID? Replacement ID Form (please take a new 2022-23 ID photo first)

Complete a Free & Reduced Lunch Application secure.ezmealapp.com contact saraleon@berkeley.net

Join a BHS Student Club BHS Student Club List 

New Club Registration  Register a BHS Student Club for 2022-23

BHS Athletics Berkeleyhighathletics.org

Class of 2023 Senior Letter (updated Fall 2022) Senior Info, Dates & Resources


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Useful Links

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Current List of Student Clubs

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Contact Info

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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: complaints@berkeley.net