Friday, October 28
2nd Grading Period Ends
Tues. - Fri., Nov. 1-4
Violence Prevention Days
Wednesday, Nov. 3
Friday, November 11
No School - Veterans' Day
November 23 - 25
No School - Thanksgiving Break
Friday, December 9
3rd Grading Period Ends
December 13 - 15
Final Exams - 1st Semester
December 19 - January 2
Tuesday, January 3
Spring Semester Begins
NO SHADOWING IN CLASS
Balboa High School
1000 Cayuga Street San Francisco
between Onondaga and Seneca
To Reserve a Tour Spot Please Call
Guided Tours Last About 1.5 Hours
Tuesday October 25
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
See Balboa at SFUSD Fair
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
San Francisco City College
Balboa Parents and Guardians
Register for a SchoolLoop parent account to keep track of your student's progress.
You can sign up for daily emails as well.
You will need your student's ID number which you can get from Ms Molly in the library.
Email me or call me in the library (415) 469-4098.
SFUSD Student Advisory Council (SAC)
Student Dress Code Survey and Student Poster Competition for Inclusive Schools Week
The SAC is interested in drafting a resolution concerning SFUSD dress code to present to the Board of Education. We need students' opinions on their dress codes to get started! All students please fill out this SFUSD DRESS CODE SURVEY so that The SAC can represent your interests.
Also please submit poster ideas for Inclusive Schools Week Celebration to SavageL@sfusd.edu by November 7th. See details below.
There will be a Balboa Swim Team meeting at lunch on November 4th, Friday in Room 325 (Mr. Wilcox's room).
Mandatory meeting for recurring swimmers.
Newcomers are welcomed! No experience required.
Good morning Balboa Family!
I have an opportunity that may be of interest for any student interested in community service hours. The following opportunity was forwarded to me by Ray Cordoba, former Dean at Lowell. He is reaching out in particular, to Balboa students!
The Bataan Legacy Historical Society is requesting any number of students who would like to earn community service credits for volunteering to register, monitor, and assist senior citizens and handicapped veterans attending a WWII Conference on Saturday, Oct.29.
There will be distinguished guests from the Philippine Consulate, historians from the Philippines, film makers and the highest ranking U.S.Fil-Am General, LTG Soriano(Ret.).
This is a free conference discussing curriculum development to be published in U.S.History books for the first time and the update on the status of the Congressional Gold Medal to be awarded in recognition of the ultimate sacrifices of Filipino-Americans during WWII in the Philippines. It is open to the public and will start at 10 am.
Though the Society is looking primarily for Filipino-American Students to volunteer, any student may volunteer for credits.
All volunteers must be at the SF Public Library Koret Center by 9:15 am to receive assignments. The conference will end at 5 pm and volunteers will be provided a free lunch.
If you or any body you know is interested, please contact me ASAP (email@example.com)!
Athletic Letterman Jackets are back!!!
Please See the Athletic Page!!!
Dear SFUSD families,
Earlier this week gunshots were fired in the school parking lot at dismissal time at June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE), and four students were physically injured. They are recovering. The assailants were not part of the school and appeared to be targeting one student -- there is no ongoing threat to students at JJSE. This isolated event, although awful, should not be viewed as a negative reflection on JJSE, an extremely safe school focused on caring relationships.
This terrible incident has shaken everyone in the community. While students at other schools were not directly impacted, we recognize that an event like this can bring up difficult feelings for you and your child. Please know that school staff is prepared to discuss these feelings with your child and provide additional support as needed.
All school staff remain alert to any potential threats to safety in our school district. The safety and security of the San Francisco Unified School District’s students and staff is of utmost importance. SFUSD has a comprehensive crisis plan, and district administrators coordinate closely with city emergency management officials and law enforcement representatives to monitor and update plans on a regular basis.
In addition, schools have security measures to ensure the well-being of students and staff. These include: visitor check-in procedures, locked doors after the start of the school day, surveillance cameras, and school resource officer support.
How we notify you if there is a school emergency
If there is an emergency at your child's school or a citywide emergency that impacts your child’s school, SFUSD will notify parents using the contact information in our student information system. Depending on the impact level of the emergency, we will attempt to reach you via a phone call and email using the information in our database, and, if you have opted in to receive text messages, you will receive text notifications as well.
If you do not receive a message it is likely because your current contact information has not been entered into the district’s confidential student information system. We encourage you to check with your school site secretary or principal to ensure they have the most up to date contact information for you in SFUSD’s student information system. This is the how, in the event of a school or citywide emergency, we can reach you immediately.
How to sign up for text notifications
If you have a mobile phone entered into our system, you will receive one prompt from SFUSD via SchoolMessenger asking you to opt in to receiving text messages. The message will only be sent one time from the number 67587 and will read: "SFUSD alerts. Reply Y to confirm, HELP for info. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies. schoolmessenger.com/txt."
We encourage you to reply "Y" to receive text messages from SFUSD and your school, as it often makes for faster communication, which is crucial in the event of an emergency. However, if you do not wish to opt in, you can simply ignore the text message.
You will only receive this message one time, and if you do not reply "Y" to confirm, the district cannot send you future text notifications. If you already received a text message and didn’t reply but do want to receive urgent messages via text, you may still sign up by texting “YES” to the number 67587 from your mobile phone. Please note, if you text this number and your mobile phone is not entered in the student information system, messages will not be sent to it.
More information about SFUSD’s emergency notification procedures can be found here: http://www.sfusd.edu/en/safety-and-emergency-plan/student-safety-and-parent-notification.html
ENROLLMENT FAIR VOLUNTEER
If you are proud of Balboa’s accomplishments, this is a great opportunity to share information with parents who might want their child to attend Balboa next year. If you can’t attend the whole time, please consider helping to staff our booth for part of the time.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org Ella Chiu if you have questions or are able to help out.
Thank you for supporting Balboa.
Spanish Native and AP Latino parents dinner night
Balboa Student & Staff Book Group
Next meeting: Tuesday, 10/25 at lunch in library
We will be discussing All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendon Kiely.
This powerful and timely book deals with issues of racism and privilege from a black and white perspective.
Pick up a copy in the library and join us!
Tea and Snacks provided.
Feel free to bring your lunch.
The After-School Program is open at Balboa!
Take advantage of this free
drop-in program by filling in the attached registration packet.
Open until 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Parent/ Guardians, please sign up here to receive monthly updates
about Bal After School and other
FREE OMIE Beacon Services!
Affordable Internet at Home for Eligible Households: Internet Essentials
Comcast's Internet Essentials Program offers $9.95/month internet and Wifi to families who have at least one child who qualifies for Free or Reduced Lunch!
They also offer computers for $149.99.
It's easy to apply!
JOIN THE BALBOA PTSA
SCHOOL YEAR 2016-2017
Join at meetings, by mail, or ONLINE HERE!
“When parents are involved, students achieve more, regardless of socioeconomic status, ethnic or racial background, or the parents' education level.”
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