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BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL 

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Ki’Donyae B., Melody C., Amaya H., Chiefs of Publicity

Mr. V, Director of Student Activities

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November 3, 2023

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NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS


Holiday Meal returns to BHS!

After a years long absence, the winter Holiday Meal community meal returns to BHS on Saturday, December 9. There will be a heartwarming meal and great entertainment for any Berkeley community member. This is also an opportunity for the BHS community (students, staff, families) to give back.

You can get involved in many ways:

  1. Volunteer (online sign up list will open up the week of November 13)
  2. Join Holiday Meal Committee (contact kainoatomikawa@students.berkeley.net)
  3. Contribute Food (Non-perishable items will be accepted at bins the week of November 13 and there will be an online sign up list for prepared dishes after Thanksgiving)
  4. Contribute Clothing (Bring new or gently used items to the bins starting the week of November 13)
  5. Contribute Funds (see below)

Donations can be made to the BHS Student Store indicating “BHS ASB” or “Holiday Meal” in the notes.

We also accept CASH or CHECKS payable to “BHS ASB”.

Checks can be dropped off to Mr. Villavicencio’s mailbox or mailed directly to:

Berkeley High School

c/o Mr. Villavicencio BHS Holiday Meal  

1980 Allston Way

Berkeley, CA 94704

Thank you, Berkeley High!


Cap & Gown Orders

Achievers Inc. will be on campus Tuesday, November 7 at lunch

Main Courtyard

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 

DateEventTime
August – MayGraduation Cap & Gown Purchase
March 1Last Day to request a LOANER cap, gown, & tassel 
April 16, 2024Cap & Gown Distribution at Donahue GymLunch
June TBD, 2024Graduation near Donahue Gym9:00 am- 5:00 pm

Details on Cap & Gowns Caps and gowns will be shipped directly to your desired shipping address.

1.    Seniors will have their choice of color, red or gold, at the time of purchase. 

2.    Each gown is marked with the student’s name, but be sure that you have all items in your package.

3.    Purchased caps and gowns are individuals’ to keep and do not need to be returned. 

4.    Decorations can only be applied to the top of the cap.  

Cap, Gown, & Tassel Loaner Program Achievers Inc. and BUSD have agreed to begin a loaner program for cap, gown, and tassel loaner for seniors to wear during the commencement ceremony. Please understand that per Berkeley Unified School District’s (BUSD) requirements, this cap, gown, and tassel, must be returned immediately following the ceremony. Under Ed Code section 48904, failure to return each of these three items (cap/gown/tassel) may result in the student’s diploma being held by BUSD and not being issued until the District has received payment for these items. In order to set up a loaner, please visit www.graduationorder.com and enter the code bhs510 You will select “Loan” after logging into the website. Please return your loaner cap, gown and tassel immediately following the ceremony. If you forget to return your loaner cap, gown, and tassel after graduation ends, please return these items to the registrar’s office at BHS the following week. The deadline to request a LOANER cap & gown is March 1, 2024.


IMPORTANT PREVIOUSLY SHARED ANNOUNCEMENTS


Name in the Yearbook

If you go by a name that is different from the name on your student ID and would like your preferred name in the yearbook fill out this form. Deadline is Friday, November 10. 

Submitted by eleanorzaragozaaaron@students.berkeley.net 

@berkeleyearbook


Students Invited to Join Safety Committee Meeting

We want student voice around BHS and safety. You are invited to attend the Safety Committee Meeting on Tuesday, November 7 from 5-7pm.  The location is the Berkeley High School (BHS) library located at 1980 Allston Way.  

The purpose of the meeting is to provide all interested parties with information about Berkeley High School’s current safety measures and take public comment on safety issues and the School Safety Plan in accordance with Section 32288 of the California Education Code.

During the meeting, a panel will present their roles and responsibilities around safety at BHS.  Questions around BHS safety can be submitted ahead of time using this form, BHS Safety Q & A Form.  Questions and answers will be made public upon completion of the November 7th Safety Committee meeting.

Submitted by nancyflocchini@berkeley.net 


Girl’s Lacrosse Pre-Season

Girl’s Lacrosse Pre-Season Weight Room starts on Monday Nov. 6 for all returning and new players. 4:00-5:15- bring your stick and athletic clothes. Come by room D142 with any questions. 

Contact meganpotmesil@berkeley.net 

@bhswlacrosse


Get your Jacket Gear!

Check out the jam packed catalog of shirts, hoodies, jackets, and headwear just in time for the chilly air. The catalog has a range of items and prices for everyone’s budget. The store will be open for orders until November 8. The items will be created and then shipped to the BHS leadership office before winter break with no delays, fingers crossed. You will be notified once the items are here for pickup.

Click below for the full catalog of over 50 items…

Get your jacket gear today!

Each purchase supports BHS Leadership & Activities.
Store closes on November 8th.


FALL ARTS CRAFT FAIR

Come by the campus green near the ceramics room and the picnic tables 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2

during lunch to buy stickers, prints, jewelry, baked goods, and more!

Support your fellow artist classmates

🙂 see ya there!

Submitted by candissyoungblood@berkeley.net 

@BHS_VAPA_CTE


OPPORTUNITY : MULTICULTURAL WEEK (NOV.)!

What Multicultural Week aims to be is a space for students (and staff if interested) to represent their cultural groups and a platform to raise awareness about anything related. We try to spotlight the cultures that are less represented, and cool pieces they have to share about history, games, performance, or anything else you may find interesting about a culture. It also provides the opportunity to bring awareness to social justice issues (don’t worry it won’t be the only one you encounter in case you want to spotlight something else), and world issues often or not often talked about in the U.S. I highly encourage you to participate, it’s such a fun time out there, and an awesome way to gain community service hours! If you or anyone you know may be interested, please fill out the form below!

Multicultural Week (November 13-17) Interest Form:

General Timeline:

Thank you Jackets,

and have an awesome rest of spirit week!

Forms!!

Cultural Feedback Form

Holiday Submission Form

Submitted by jessicahipona@students.berkeley.net 

@bhs_multicultural_affairs


BHS ATHLETICS

Support your Yellow Jackets!

For Upcoming Games Check out the full BHS Athletics Schedule

Follow on X & Instagram @bhsjacketsports

BHS Athletics website

ContactAthletic Director athleticdirector@berkeley.net 

Go Jackets!


Quick Links

Need a Replacement Student ID? September 18 is the next on-campus photo day.

Need a Locker? Visit C210 during lunch or after school.

Welcome Back Assembly slidedeck & What Every Ninth Grader Should Know

BHS Bell Schedule app  created by Mr. Seibel

Order a 2023-24 Yearbook Click here Contact genevievemage@berkeley.net

Make a BHS Health Center Appt. Click here

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

Click here for the daily lunch menu

Join a BHS Student Club BHS Student Club List 

Club Registration  Register a BHS Student Club for 2023-24 by Oct. 31

BHS Athletics Berkeleyhighathletics.org

Class of 2024 Senior Letter Senior Info, Dates & Resources


About

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.

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Contact Info

Berkeley High ASB Leadership 

1980 Allston Way, Berkeley CA United States 94704 

johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net

510.644.8990

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

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