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Friday, March 27

  End of 5th Grading Period

Mon - Fri, March 27 - 31

  Spring Break

Saturday, May 13

  Prom

Friday, May 19

  End of 6th Grading Period

Wednesday, May 24

  Graduation

Friday, May 26

  Last Day of School

Our wonderful Balboa Alumni Association have created capacity for online donations. CLICK HERE  and scroll down to make a donation to the Alumni Association of one of the following:

  • Senior Sweater Fund
  • Roger Hansen Memorial Scholarship
  • Josiah Shabazz Lightfoot Memorial CHOICE Scholarship

It’s easy – and every dollar goes directly to our students.  Your donation is tax deductible.

JOIN THE BALBOA PTSA

SCHOOL YEAR 2016-2017

 

Adults: $10/year

Students:$5/year

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.”

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

  • Enrichment classes
    • Print Shop
    • Wood Shop
    • 3D Printing
  • Daily homework help
  • Great snacks
  • Movies
  • and much more!

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!

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.

 

School Information

1000 Cayuga Avenue 
San Francisco, CA 94112 

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Tel: 469-4090 
Fax: 469-0859 

Susan Ritter, Principal

School Hours: 8:15AM-3:34PM 
Visitation Days: Call school for times/dates. 
Uniforms: no

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Bus Schedule  

Safe Schools

Non-Discrimination Policy

 
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17 freshmen students attended the UCSF Young Women's Health and Leadership Summit.


 

News

3/23/17

Please take this short survey about class elective options here at Balboa. 

 

You will need your SFUSD login to take the survey.

 

Thanks in advance

 

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3/21/17

Below is a list of clubs that is currently featured in the Yearbook. If you do not see your club's name in this list, let me or another yearbook staff know.

 

- California Scholarship Federation (CSF)

- Youth Community Engagement (YCE)

- Heart in Motion (HiM)

- Tea Club

- Book Group

- Mi Familia

- Yearbook

- Mock Trial

- Lion Dance Me (LDM)

- Community Improvement Service (CIS)

- BalTheater

- Frog

- Just Fierce Alliance (JFA)

- Middle Eastern 

- Chinese Club

- Dance Fusion

- Black Student Union (BSU)

- Polynesian

 

Thank you!

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3/20/17

Please take this short survey about class elective options here at Balboa. 

 

You will need your SFUSD login to take the survey.

 

Thanks in advance

 

https://goo.gl/forms/EJlFeBfHzGjCqUtA2

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3/20/17

This is an update for families who submitted applications by January 13, 2017 for an SFUSD school assignment. We are on track to send assignment letters via first class mail on Monday evening, March 20. Families should receive letters starting on Tuesday, March 21. The registration deadline has been extended by a week to April 21.  

 

Please do not come to the Educational Placement Center for information about your assignment, as staff will not have any information on Monday regarding assignments.  

 

We recognize that you may be deciding next steps regarding independent and private schools. Please note that no information about assignments will be available before March 21. If you need information before your letter arrives, please email EnrollinSchool@sfusd.edu and we will do what we can to help you after March 21.  

 

We are truly sorry for the delay. 

 

 

 

Esta es una actualización para las familias que enviaron sus solicitudes antes del 13 de enero de 2017 para una asignación escolar del SFUSD. Estamos en camino para estar listos para enviar cartas de asignación por correo de primera clase el lunes 20 de marzo por la noche. El plazo de inscripción ha sido prorrogado por una semana, hasta el 21 de abril.

 

Por favor, no acuda al EPC para obtener información sobre su asignación, ya que el personal no tendrá información el lunes sobre las asignaciones.

 

Reconocemos que usted tal vez esté decidiendo los siguientes pasos con respecto a escuelas privadas e independientes. Por favor tenga presente que no habrá información disponible sobre las asignaciones antes del 21 de marzo.  Si necesita información antes de que su carta llegue, por favor contacte a enrollinschool@sfusd.edu y haremos lo posible por ayudarlo antes del 21 de marzo.

 

Realmente sentimos el retraso.

 


於2017年1月13日前入表申請學校派位的家長請注意,以下為重要消息更新:
我們已準備好於3月20日、星期一晚通過平郵寄出第一輪派位通知。各位應該從3月21日開始陸續收到派位信。另外,到獲派學校註冊的截止日期將延後一個星期,至4月21日。
 
因星期一晚前還未有派位結果,所以各位無需親臨學生入學事務處查詢。
 
我們明白各位可能正為選擇獨立學校或私立學校作下一步的決定,但請注意,3月21日前我們還沒有學生派位結果。如需要在收到派位信之前獲得派位信息,請發電郵至EnrollinSchool@sfusd.edu,我們將於3月21日之後盡我們所能提供幫助。
 
對於延誤所造成的不便,我們深表歉意!

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3/19/17

This is an update for families who submitted applications by January 13, 2017 for an SFUSD school assignment. As you know SFUSD school assignment letters, which were scheduled to be mailed out by March 17, have been delayed. The delay is due to unforeseen staffing emergencies. SFUSD’s computer system is working as designed and there is a dedicated team working 24-7 to get assignments finalized as quickly as possible given these unforeseen staffing issues. Please be assured we are double checking for accuracy every step of the way and aim to get this information to families as soon as possible.

 

We remain hopeful that letters might be ready by Monday. We are extremely sorry for the delay and will notify you of our progress again tomorrow morning, March 20.

 

 

Esta es una actualización para las familias que enviaron sus solicitudes antes del 13 de enero de 2017 para una asignación escolar del SFUSD. Como saben, las cartas de asignación escolar del SFUSD, que debían enviarse por correo antes del 17 de marzo, se han retrasado. El retraso se debe a emergencias imprevistas de personal. El sistema informático del SFUSD está funcionando como está diseñado y hay un equipo dedicado trabajando las 24 horas del día para obtener asignaciones finalizadas lo más rápido posible dado los problemas imprevistos de personal. Por favor, tenga por seguro de que estamos comprobando la exactitud de cada paso del proceso de asignación y queremos hacer llegar la información sobre las asignaciones a las familias tan pronto como sea posible.

 

Seguimos con la esperanza de que las cartas estén listas para el lunes. Estamos extremadamente apenados por este retraso y le notificaremos de nuestro progreso nuevamente mañana por la mañana, 20 de marzo.

 

 

已於2017年1月13日前入表申請學校派位的家長請注意,以下為重要消息更新:
校區原定於3月17日寄出第一輪派位通知,但由於出現不可預見的人手緊急情況,派位信寄出日期將會被推遲。校區的電腦派位系統正按照原來的設計正常運作;此外,校區專門的團隊正在24小時不斷地工作,務求盡快完成學校派位。請放心,我們正為每個步驟的準確性進行反復檢查,並盡快向家長提供有關信息。

 

我們仍然希望派位通知可在星期一準備好。對此延遲帶來的不便,我們深表歉意。校區將於明天上午3月20日再次公佈有關進度。

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3/17/17


CLICK HERE for more information and applications!

 

Volunteer for Read Write Discover this summer at Excelsior Branch of San Francisco Public Library. It is a tutoring program for 1st-8th graders that is run by high school tutors and a high school coordinator. We need a bilingual (Spanish or Chinese) coordinator who would be communicating to parents whose first language may be those languages. We are also recruiting for tutors. 

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3/17/17

 

SFUSD school assignment letters, which were scheduled to be mailed out by March 17, will be delayed. We apologize for the inconvenience, as we know parents are counting on getting this news in the next few days. District staff need more time to run all of the necessary checks. Please be assured that we are working around the clock and are aiming for the shortest possible delay. Once the letters are ready to go, we will be sure to notify you. We will also be announcing revised dates, as we will be adjusting the registration period. We are extremely sorry for the impact that this delay may cause.

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3/15/17

Balboa’s own Ken Gonzalez will be honored with a Distinguished Service ‘RAVE’ Award at the board meeting on March 21. The Distinguished Service Award is for teams or for individual employees who have served SFUSD at least ten years.  Here is what the nominee had to say about Ken:

RAVE Nominee Individual

Tenure: 20 years

Name: Kenneth Miguel Gonzalez

Department/School: Balboa High School

Title: English Department Head + Teacher

Why are you nominating this employee? Ken Gonzalez is an incredibly hard-working, organized, empowering and encouraging department head and teacher here at Balboa High School. He truly goes above and beyond each year to support his students, create engaging and challenging curriculum, and support his English department and his colleagues in WALC, PULSE pathways. He takes on so much responsibility as a department head, a member of school leadership groups, a union representative, and beyond.

What are some of the positive qualities that distinguish this employee’s work? I appreciate Ken's diplomacy, kindness, consideration, and vision. He understands that leadership requires bigger vision and he understands and seeks to understand the needs of teachers in order to best support his colleagues as department head and as a veteran teacher at our school site.

Please give us a specific example of something that this employee did/does that you would like to recognize: Ken models humility and encourages collaboration through his involvement in multiple pathways, his insistence on sticking up for unheard voices in staff meetings, administrative meetings constantly.

Nominated By: Co-Worker

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3/10/17

The Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project offers various leadership programs to develop students' political and cultural awareness, and prepare for college.  Students have a unique opportunity to connect with education, business, political and community leaders, and receive encouragement in their pursuit of post-secondary educational opportunities.

 

All 10th and 11th grade students living in California may apply.  Students can download application packets at www.clylp.org Deadline for application packets are April 19, 2017

 

 

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3/10/17

SFUSD seniors, apply for a $1,600 scholarship for exemplifying our grad profile! To learn more about our grad profile, go to: http://bit.ly/1T4G6yM.

 

Deadline to submit application: April 28, 2017.

 

SFUSD is committed to helping all students develop strong academic knowledge and skills, as well as increasing their curiosity and engagement, activating their full potential for learning, and preparing them for life, work, and study beyond their secondary school years. Our goal is for every SFUSD students to possess these capacities, our Graduate Profile, by the time they graduate. Apply to the Superintendent’s 21st Century Award here: http://bit.ly/2lVUsq0

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3/6/17

Do you need to make up or take classes to graduate high school? Our summer school offers “a-g” courses for credit recovery. Students in the 11th and 12th grades with "F" course grades will receive priority registration. Registration begins on April 5 and ends May 22.

 

Dates: June 7 – July 13, 2017 

Locations: Galileo HS (Senior Summer School), Balboa HS, Mission HS, and O'Connell HS 

  • Registration: Please meet with your counselor to register for summer classes.
  • For more information, visit Summer Programs 2017
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2/24/17

Our wonderful Balboa Alumni Association gives all their efforts to our school and our students. They have just created capacity for online donations. CLICK HERE or go to the website below. Scroll down and immediately you are invited to support the

association or make a special donation to the following:

  • Senior Sweater Fund
  • Roger Hansen Memorial Scholarship
  • Josiah Shabazz Lightfoot Memorial CHOICE Scholarship

It’s easy – it supports the Alumni Association, which means that every dollar goes back directly to our students, and your donation is tax deductible. Please consider.

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2/23/17

We’re looking for any support in helping us finance our field trip to the 2017 National School-Based Health Care Convention in Long Beach this June!  Our presentation is called:

Watching from the Sidelines: a video supported Forum Theatre for Bystanders

 

Ways you can help us!

 

1. Make an online donation through Generosity.  Donations are tax-deductible!   https://igg.me/at/GSlTaE4rTwQ

 

2.Write a check to the San Francisco Public Health Foundation (MEMO: YAB Forum Theatre).  Donations are tax-deductible!  Mail check to:

 

San Francisco Public Health Foundation

375 Laguna Honda Blvd. B 303
San Francisco, CA 94116

 

3. If you can’t donate, please help spread the word!

 

**Deadline: March 31st!  Please help us TODAY!**

 

Many thanks from the YAB J

 

Questions? Email or Call Marcia, 415-469-4512

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1/18/17

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10/27/16

Amazing Balboa Students and Families!  Please review the following presentation, created by the District's phenomenal School Health Team (and Balboa teachers), regarding the issues of Sexual Harassment and Consent.  Awareness is key to increased understanding and self-advocacy.  Please see Balboa's Counselors if you have any questions.

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Balboa Student & Staff Book Groups

Regular Book Group: 

Tuesday, April 4th

Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

 

Leading up to the 1906 earthquake, feisty and fabulous Mercy Wong is determined to continue her education and help her family create a better life. Get a copy of this powerful San Francisco story in the library and join us!

Graphic Novel Group: 

Tuesday, April 11th

Angelica Sticks: Folk Hero by Michael Deforge

Sticks Angelica is, in her own words, "49 years old. Former: Olympian, poet, scholar, sculptor, minister, activist, Governor General, entrepreneur, line cook, headmistress, Mountie, columnist, libertarian, cellist." After a high-profile family scandal, Sticks escapes to the woods to live in what would be relative isolation were it not for the many animals that surround and inevitably annoy her. 

TEA AND SNACKS PROVIDED.

BOOK GROUPS MEET AT LUNCH IN THE LIBRARY

FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR LUNCH.

ALL WELCOME!

Please help send YAB to Long Beach!

Support our trip to the 2017 National School-Based Health Care Convention in Long Beach this June!  Our presentation is called: Watching from the Sidelines: a video supported Forum Theatre for Bystanders

Ways you can help us!

1. Make an online donation through Generosity.  Donations are tax-deductible!   

https://igg.me/at/GSlTaE4rTwQ

2.Write a check to the San Francisco Public Health Foundation (MEMO: YAB Forum Theatre).  Donations are tax-deductible!  Mail check to:

San Francisco Public Health Foundation

375 Laguna Honda Blvd. B 303
San Francisco, CA 94116

3. If you can’t donate, please help spread the word!

**Deadline: March 31st!  Please help us TODAY!**

Many thanks from the YAB J

Questions? Email or Call Marcia, 415-469-4512

Just Fierce Alliance meets Wednesdays at Lunch Rm 323

Just Fierce Alliance meets Wednesdays at Lunch in Room 323

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