Weekly Newsletter - September 20, 2021


September 20, 2021

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

  • Sep 21: PTA Meeting 6:30-7pm

  • Sep 21: Parent Ed 7-8pm

  • Oct 8th: End of the First Quarter

  • Oct 11: Staff Professional Development Day (No School for Students)



IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PTA Meeting

  • Parent Ed

  • Art Class Seeking Recycled Items

  • COVID Testing

  • 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


PTA Meeting Tuesday, September 21st 6:30 to 7pm Join Zoom Meeting https://berkeley-net.zoom.us/j/82374163995?pwd=NjRNYktnZlJVdVZVRWNkNW1zcW8yZz09 Meeting ID: 823 7416 3995 Passcode: 347234 One tap mobile +16699006833,,82374163995#,,,,*347234# US (San Jose) +13462487799,,82374163995#,,,,*347234# US (Houston) Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) Meeting ID: 823 7416 3995 Passcode: 347234 Find your local number: https://berkeley-net.zoom.us/u/kkGNbi3dl Parent Education Tuesday, September 21st 7-8pm "How to Help Middle Schoolers with Organization and Study Habits” Please join us on ZOOM for our first Parent Education Workshop of the 2021-22 School Year: “Middle School Study Habits and Organization Strategies” presented by Lisa Miller & Tatiana Guerreiro Ramos. Join Classroom Matters for a family workshop addressing common challenges middle school students face. This workshop is for parents/guardians AND students and will explore strategies to implement at home and to support your student in the classroom. Start the school year off right with study habits that support student achievement! Parents/guardians and their students develop a shared language to address topics including Organization Setting up a productive study environment Time management strategies Homework management strategies.

Topic: Parent Education (7-8pm) Time: Sep 21, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://berkeley-net.zoom.us/j/85348567138?pwd=ZFhXZ254YzZGRkJvd2hHQnc3bG96QT09 Meeting ID: 853 4856 7138 Passcode: 925848 One tap mobile +16699006833,,85348567138#,,,,*925848# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,85348567138#,,,,*925848# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 853 4856 7138 Passcode: 925848 Find your local number: https://berkeley-net.zoom.us/u/kkt5J3eeX King MS Parent Education Workshops 2021-22 School Year There is a full calendar of virtual offerings this year that we hope will be useful and supportive. Please review the workshops listed here and click the RSVP link to let us know you’ll join us. Special this year, we are fortunate to offer a 4-part series of Anti-Racism Workshops with King MS consultant, Dr. Rachelle Rogers-Ard. We encourage you to plan to attend all four workshops, if possible, and hope that by sharing the dates this far in advance families are able to calendar them. All of the Workshops will be virtual, and they will follow the PTA Meetings on Tuesday evenings. 9/21/21 7p-8p Middle School Study Habits and Organization Strategies Lisa Miller & Tatiana Guerreiro Ramos RSVP 10/12/21 7p-8p TBD RSVP 11/9/21 7p-8:30p Session I: The Purpose of US Schools Dr. Rachelle Rogers-Ard RSVP 12/14/21 7p-8p The Heart of Technology: Mindfulness Tools for Better Relationships with our Devices, and Each Other Katrin Welch RSVP 1/11/22 7p-8:30p Session II: Critical Race Theory: What is it, and why are people so upset? Dr. Rachelle Rogers-Ard RSVP 2/8/22 7p-8:30p Session III: Whiteness & Caste: The racial pyramid on which US culture is based Dr. Rachelle Rogers-Ard RSVP 3/8/22 7p-8p Reality-based Drug Education for Parents Rhana Hashemi RSVP 4/12/22 7p-8p Supporting Your Teen's Mental Health Dr. Lisa Cohen Bennett RSVP  5/10/22 7p-8:30p Session IV: Anti-blackness and the silencing of Black children and adults in school Dr. Rachelle Rogers-Ard RSVP


Latinx Resources The Berkeley Unified School District celebrates Latinx Heritage Month to recognize and honor the contributions of generations of Latinx Americans who have enriched and inspired our nation. https://www.berkeleyschools.net/latinx-resources/



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. Please take a moment and give consent.


Seeking recycled items for art projects Hello! I am collecting items for future/upcoming art projects. If you have any of these things and want to get rid of them, please leave them in the office in a bag labelled with my name (MS PAIGE) Medium or small, sturdy boxes - like the boxes that iphones and other electronics come in or Altoid tins, cigar boxes etc. No cereal boxes or kleenex boxes - they need to be a bit more substantial. Laundry detergent bottles - especially big, bright colorful ones, like Tide. The ones that you may feel guilty using up and tossing into the recycling bin (I do!) Colorful lids from plastic drink containers and other brightly colored plastic items, such as kitchenware, lightweight plastic toys. Also - if you have any coloring/art activity books at home that you no longer use, I would love to use those too. Thank you! Louise Paige, King Art Teacher


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.



REMINDERS

BUSD Ed Hub Info Click Here


Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School 1781 Rose Street Berkeley, CA 94703 510-644-6280 https://www.mlkmiddleschool.org/



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