Berkeley Families

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Every Family Should Prepare for Emergency Childcare

We have put together several documents to help families make a plan for emergency childcare needs, with special advice for immigrant families. This bilingual letter from Superintendent Evans provides detailed […] Continue Reading »

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Everyone is Welcome

Click on the image to learn more about how we are working to ensure our schools welcome everyone.
 
 
 
 

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New Policy to Protect Students, Employees from Government Registries – Also Bans Records of a Student’s Religion

The School Board has adopted a new policy forbidding District employees from providing information about individual students or employees for government registries based on religion, national origin or ethnicity.
The policy […] Continue Reading »

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Parent Champion Workshop Series

The Office of Family Engagement and Equity is hosting a series of parent/guardian/family workshops.
The purpose of this workshop series is to EMPOWER parents to use their social, economic, and parent […] Continue Reading »

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K-8 Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences are a great way to collaborate with your child’s teacher and strengthen the home-school partnership. We encourage every parent to take advantage of the opportunity to meet with […] Continue Reading »

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September is Attendance Awareness Month

Every Day Counts!  Attend Today, Achieve for a Lifetime
September is attendance awareness month.  Berkeley Unified School District Student Services, Office of Family Engagement & Equity, and the City of Berkeley’s School Linked […] 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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Black Parents Affinity Group Retreat; Next meeting: Dinner & Movie on March 8

A Message from Ann-Marie Callegari, Supervisor of the Office of Family Engagement and Equity
Re: Black Parents Affinity Group Retreat, February 27
Note: Next Black Parents Affinity Group Event: Dinner and a […] Continue Reading »

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Longfellow’s First Saturday Academy: Math Fun for Everyone

Longfellow’s Saturday Academy is designed to build community and create opportunities for families to be engaged in new ways with their child’s learning. The Longfellow community kicked off the new […] Continue Reading »

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September – Attendance Awareness Month

Every Day Counts!  Attend Today, Achieve for a Lifetime
September is attendance awareness month.  Berkeley Unified School District Student Services, Office of Family Engagement & Equity, and the City of Berkeley’s School Linked […] Continue Reading »

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  • Office of Family Engagement & Equity


    Ann Marie Callegari
    Supervisor of Family Engagement and Equity


    Family Engagement & Equity Specialists
    Lily Howell, Emerson & Jefferson
    (510) 295-7791 LilyHowell@berkeley.net

    Jocelyn Foreman, John Muir & Malcolm X
    (510) 684-4100 JocelynForeman@berkeley.net

    Laura Rivas, LeConte & Thousand Oaks
    (510) 684-4114 LauraRivas@berkeley.net

    Federico "Tito" Aquino, BAM & Rosa Parks
    (510) 849-7382 fredericoaquino@berkeley.net

    Karime Blanco Cragmont 510-644-8871 KarimeBlanco@berkeley.net

    Irma Parker 644-8524 irmaparker@berkeley.net
    Leticia Amezcua 644-4814 (se habla español) leticiaamezcua@berkeley.net Berkeley High School

    District-wide Contact:
    2020 Bonar Street, Room 111
    Berkeley, CA 94702
    (510) 644-8991
    anncallegari@berkeley.net
  • Other School-based Parent Resources

    Rosa Parks Resource Center Rena Crocker – Family Support Services Coordinator – 644-8537 (se habla español) renacrocker@berkeley.net
  • Useful links

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