Back to School Night Sep 2nd and much more!



UPCOMING EVENTS Check out the PTA calendar for more events and details

  • Sep 2nd: Virtual Back to School Night 6pm-8pm (links to follow)

  • Sep 6th: Labor Day

  • Sep 13th: School Picture Day

  • Oct 8th: End of the First Quarter



IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PE Uniforms

  • COVID Testing

  • Library Book Return

  • Infinite Campus FAQ

REMINDERS:

  • Campus Portal Address

  • BUSD Ed Hub Info Click Here

  • COVID Testing

  • BUSD’s COVID-19 safety measures

  • BUSD Calendar Click Here

The City of Berkeley has provided these resources to help families understand the COVID-19 quarantine and isolation protocols: When Your Child has COVID-19 Symptoms Student Close Contact Decision Tree for K-12 Schools When Your Unvaccinated Child is a Close Contact When Your Vaccinated Child is a Close Contact When Your Child Tests Positive for COVID-19

IN THIS ISSUE


THURSDAY NIGHT IS BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT This year the program will be virtual. Principal Levenson will start the evening with an introduction from 6:00-6:15. Then parents will attend 10 minute sessions with each teacher according to this schedule:




The evening is an opportunity to hear a brief overview of the curriculum and to learn about teachers' expectations for their students. Parents can find the links to the teachers Zoom rooms. In most cases you will click on the teacher's name and it will take you to their Zoom link


Please check your email for the e-tree message that includes a link to the google doc. It lists the teacher names by grade for you to join their zoom rooms. You can also reach out to your grade level VP for the link to the google doc for the zoom links. We are not recording the event so please try to attend. Some teachers are recording their sessions or sharing their slide decks. If you have more than one student try to find another adult to attend some of the classes or split your time between teachers by selecting the subject areas you most want to hear. Thank you as always for your continued support of your student(s). Janet



PE UNIFORMS UPDATE (for 7th and 8th grade only!) Did you order a KING PE uniform online between August 16 and August 22? All orders placed online will be available for pick up during PE class during the week of September 13th. Have your child present a copy of the order confirmation email or a note from parent/guardian with the last name of the person placing the order. Did you order during the summer and forget to pick up at the Welcome Fair? There were just a few orders left over. The PE teachers have your orders as well. Please, have your student ask his/her PE teacher. Does your student still need a PE uniform? The PE teachers have some inventory. Your child can purchase directly from the PE teachers with cash or check. You can also buy any navy blue athletic wear. It does not have to have the King logo. Did you get the wrong size? If you ordered the wrong size, the PE teachers will be able to exchange items as long as they have the inventory and the item you want to exchange is still in new condition. Have your student ask their teacher during their PE class or go to the Boys’ Side PE offices Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday (not Wednesday) after school (3:15-3:30). Questions? Contact Anna Fogelman at annaleafogelman@gmail.com


COVID Testing We will begin having testing on campus on Tuesdays from 1:30-4:00 COVID testing will begin on the school campus this week. Please complete this Primary Health registration form so your student can be tested during surveillance testing or tested for a modified quarantine. To avoid quarantine at home, your child will need to be tested twice weekly during the quarantine period. This testing must take place at school, and BUSD will not be able to accept outside test results because of the complexity of tracking testing information. The testing schedule can be found here. Be sure to complete your registration on Primary Health by clicking and confirming on the email or text sent to confirm your information after you have registered. Our goal is to have at least 80% of our students tested each week. So far we only have 40% registered. Please take a moment and give consent.


Hello Families, We are missing MANY King Library books. We need some of these books to teach our classes. PLEASE search your home and have your student bring back any books that were borrowed last year. Books We Need Back SOON: The Skin I'm In - Flake A Long Walk to Water - Park Some Kind of Courage - Gemeinhart Restart - Goran Korman Those are just a few! Thank you, Stephanie Travaille (Literacy Coach) -- Stephanie Travaille Literacy Coach Martin Luther King Middle School "A good story well-told is a compass in your pocket. A map to home. A light, always glowing, in a dark and mysterious harbor." - Katherine Applegate


Infinite Campus Infinite Campus info page and FAQs Make sure to bookmark the Campus Portal Address, so that you can return to it later or you can download the Campus Parent App in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. For a video tutorial on creating your account and logging in to this system, click here.  Please email any questions to portalhelp@berkeley.net.


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