Berkeley Families

A blog for BUSD parents and kids

Boosting Attendance Awareness with Rap

Aiesha Lockett of the Office of Student Services powered up Rosa Park’s Friday morning on Sept. 22 with a rap song that raises awareness among students and families about the […] Continue Reading »

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Why 9th Grade Matters Event for BHS Families

Ninth (9th) grade families were warmly welcomed to the Berkeley High School community at a reception and workshop on September 19. Together BHS Parent Outreach Staff and others in the […] Continue Reading »

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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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  • Office of Family Engagement & Equity

    Ann Marie Callegari
    Supervisor of Family Engagement and Equity

    Family Engagement & Equity Specialists
    Carol Perez, Oxford & Washington
    (510) 849-7396

    Federico "Tito" Aquino, BAM & Rosa Parks
    (510) 849-7382

    Irma Parker
    (510) 644-8524

    Jocelyn Foreman, John Muir & Malcolm X
    (510) 684-4100

    Karime Blanco Cragmont
    (510) 644-8871

    Laura Rivas, LeConte & Thousand Oaks
    (510) 684-4114

    Leticia Amezcua, Berkeley High School
    (510) 644-4814 (se habla español)

    Lily Howell, Emerson & Jefferson
    (510) 295-7791

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

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

  • Berkeley Families archive

  • BUSD Calendar