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2016-17: The Year of The Reader

2016-17 is The Year of The Reader in the Berkeley Unified School District.
We’ve started a webpage about it and will continue to expand the information available about this special year […] Continue Reading »

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Lunch Forms: Help Us Qualify for School Funding!

We need every family to complete an application for free/reduced price school meals, either online or by completing the paper copy provided by your child’s school.
Even if your student does not […] Continue Reading »

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Information for Staff: Benefit Plan Enrollment in October

Very soon, BUSD staff will receive open enrollment materials and enrollment form in the mail regarding the District’s change to CalPERS Health. The effective date for this change will be […] Continue Reading »

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New Leaders in New Roles: 2016-17

Susannah Bell, Special Education Program Supervisor, BHS
For the past 18 years Susannah has worked as an English teacher, special education teacher, and teacher on special assignment at Berkeley High […] Continue Reading »

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What’s New in Tech?

Our schools are in the beginning stages of a three-year plan to improve the integration of technology in classrooms with the goal of improving student learning and fostering increased student […] Continue Reading »

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Mock Newbery Book Club Launches in Every BUSD Elementary School

This year for the first time, each elementary school is launching a Mock Newbery Book Club and kicking off Berkeley Unified’s Year of The Reader. The Newbery Award is the most […] Continue Reading »

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School Calendar for 2016-17

The 2016-17 School Year calendar:
Staff Development Day: Monday, Oct. 10  – No School for Students
Staff Development Day (Elementary Conferences): Monday, Nov. 7: – No School for Students
Veteran’s Day Holiday: Friday, […] Continue Reading »

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Count Down to First Day!

While teachers have been readying their classrooms, curriculum planning, and attending professional development over the last several weeks, they were officially welcomed back to school on Friday. We are now just two […] Continue Reading »

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Teachers and staff are students too!

Berkeley teachers, principals, and staff have been taking advantage of all kinds of summer learning opportunities available to them; some have traveled far and wide to broaden their horizons and […] Continue Reading »

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Our Extended Family

August 21, 2016
Dear Colleagues and Community Members,
We should all be savoring the end of summer, looking forward to a new school year together, but right now we are in mourning […] Continue Reading »

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Ready For School?

Starting January 1, 2016, a new state law (Senate Bill 277) states that parents/guardians of students in any school or child-care facility, whether public or private, will no longer be allowed […] Continue Reading »

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