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Tuesday, April 18

  PTSA Meeting

Saturday, May 13

  Prom

Friday, May 19

  End of 6th Grading Period

Fri. May 19 - Tues. May 23

  Final Exams

Tuesday, May 23

  Move-up Celebration

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.”

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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2017 PEP Community Show Wednesday May 10th at 6 p.m.

PEP Community Show Wednesday May 10th!

SPRING FINALS and END OF YEAR SCHEDULE

FRIDAY MAY 19 = 1ST & 2ND per finals  

MODIFIED BELL SCHEDULE

EARLY DISMISSAL

08:15 – 10:15 = 1st period final

10:20 – 12:20 = 2nd period final

12:20 – 01:04 = LUNCH

01:04 = student dismissal

WEDNESDAY MAY 24 = Make up finals

MODIFIED BELL SCHEDULE

EARLY DISMISSAL

08:15 – 12:15 – academics

09:30 – 11:00 – SENIOR BREAKFAST

12:00 noon = GRADUATION CEREMONY

12:15 – 01:04 LUNCH

01:04 = student dismissal

02:00 – 3:30 – GRADUATION RECEPTION

MONDAY MAY 22 = 3RD & 4th per finals

MODIFIED BELL SCHEDULE

EARLY DISMISSAL

08:15 – 10:15 = 3rd period final

10:20 – 12:20 = 4th period final

12:20 – 01:04 = LUNCH

01:04 = student dismissal

THURSDAY MAY 25 = Make up finals

MODIFIED BELL SCHEDULE

EARLY DISMISSAL

08:15 – 12:15 – academics

12:15 – 01:04 LUNCH

01:04 = student dismissal

TUESDAY MAY 23 = 5TH & 6th per finals 

MODIFIED BELL SCHEDULE

regular dismissal

08:15 – 10:15 = 5TH period final exam

10:15 – 12:30 = MOVE-UP ASSEMBLY

12:30 – 01:09 = LUNCH [49 min]

01:14 – 01:29 = STUDY HALL [15 min]

01:34 – 03:34 = 6TH period final exam

03:34 dismissal

FRIDAY MAY 26 = Make up finals 

GRADES ARE DUE

MODIFIED BELL SCHEDULE

EARLY DISMISSAL

08:15 – 12:15 – academics

12:15 – 01:04 LUNCH

01:04 = student dismissal

03:34 = end of academic work year

News

4/28/17

Balboa PTSA is hosting the Annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday May 3rd at 1 pm - 3 pm ~ in the Green room.

 We Need your HELP -  We are requesting families to help in one of the following ways:

>>   Make a homemade main dish that will serve 10-20 people

>>   Donate flowers and plants for decorations and to be raffled off at the end of lunch

>>   Donate Gift Cards/Cash to be raffled off to our amazing staff

>>   Donate your time day of event - help set-up, serve & breakdown

 If you have raffle items to drop-off, bring them to the main office at any time, or to Ella Chiu in room #103.

*** Curbside DROP OFF =  Food & flowers may be dropped off Wednesday May 3rd  - Front of Balboa curbside Look for Open Car Hatch/trunk between 7:45 am- 8:25 am OR  you can personally deliver it to the Green room between 12:00 - 1:00.   Event begins promptly at 1:30.

Contact Ella Chiu, 333-1729 the parent liaison to volunteer or for more information.

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4/25/17

Minecraft Learning Club

Build, create, and have fun! This 4-week Minecraft Club is led by a local teen Minecraft enthusiast. All skill levels welcome! For ages 9 -18.

Space is limited, so please sign up with Marla at marla.bergman@sfpl.org or 415-355-2868.

Fridays, June 9, 16, 23, 30

3-4 p.m.

Excelsior Branch Library

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4/20/17

The Junior/Senior Prom is on May 13. Doors open at 7 - 11 p.m.

 

Tickets are on sale ONLY every day at lunch in the main lobby.

 

Formal Attire Required.

 

Prices for each Balboa student is $75 in April and go up in May to $85. Guest prices are $85 in April and $95 in May so get your tickets now!

 

For more info see Stephanie in room 27 

 

Location is Presidio Officers' Club: 135 Fisher Loop San Francisco CA 94129

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4/19/17

Dear Colleagues and School Community of Balboa High School,

 

I want to take this opportunity to personally and publicly thank Ms. Susan Ritter for her sixteen years of service to SFUSD and for her commitment and dedication to the community at Balboa High School.  She has held the vision and mission of Balboa with steady focus in her role as Principal.  I also want to recognize that transitions can be difficult.  The Balboa family has remained focused and dedicated in this period of change.

 

On March 18, 2017 a group of Balboa Community members served on an interview panel to make recommendations about your new principal.  I want to personally thank the student, alumni, teachers, staff, and administrators that dedicated an entire Saturday to participate in this process.  Last evening the Board of Education approved the recommendation of the site recommendation committee and the Superintendent.

 

It is my honor to announce that Mr. Freedom Siyam will be the new Principal of Balboa High School.  

 

Mr. Siyam has roots in Filipino American community based organizations of San Francisco.  His career spans that of a social studies teacher for public-school dropouts, coordinator for  race-and-politics workshops for college students, and school leader in both Seattle and San Francisco working with students and families to gain and sustain access to the wrap around services they need to graduate and succeed beyond high school.

 

Please join me in officially welcoming Mr. Freedom Siyam  as the new principal of Balboa High School!

 

Sincerely,


 

Bill W. Sanderson                  

Assistant Superintendent of High Schools   

 

Han Phung

Director of Principal Leadership and Support

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4/17/17

SFUSD encourages students to be in school every day and we are committed to keeping them safe and fostering learning. We recognize that there are times when students and their families may choose to participate in activities such as demonstrations or strikes outside of school during the regular school day. While we respect and support our students' rights to express their views, please note that participation in a demonstration, walkout or strike will not be counted as an excused absence.

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4/11/17

So close, yet so far away.  From 1910 to 1940, many Angel Island Immigration Station immigrants experienced these feelings upon reaching America, but were detained from entering San Francisco.  On May 7, 2017 (12:00-3:00), the San Francisco Public Library Main Library will celebrate Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month by spotlighting personal immigrant stories from those who went through Angel Island.


Look forward to educational games and craft activities for all ages, a display of Angel Island family histories, books, news articles, and photos. The first 50 children ages 12 and under will receive a goody bag.

 

Co-sponsors: the Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University, TACT (The Association of Chinese Teachers), the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, and the Square and Circle Club.

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4/6/17

  "VLPS" are high school students who volunteer during our academic summer program to help support motivated 5th-8th grade students from underserved communities around San Francisco.

They contribute in many ways to the success of our intensive summer program. They decorate the school, help out in classes, assist with lunch service and special events, tutor in our after-school program, and much more. They also attend workshops about college, professionalism, and other topics relevant to their future success. 

 

Dates and Details

  • Dates: June 19 - August 4, 2017 
  • Time Commitment: Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 5:30pm
  • Training: June 19 - 23, 2017 
  • Location: San Francisco Day School (350 Masonic Avenue, SF, CA 94118)
  • Application Deadline: Friday, May 5 - one month from today!

Click HERE to access the application and HERE to download the flyer.  

You can also check out our website for more information.

Feel free to contact me at sasha@breakthroughsf.org or 415-568-3667 if you have any questions.

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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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1/18/17

Do you wanna stay in style? Order from us now! Support your classmates!

 

our instagram : @swavyclothingsf

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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, May 2nd

THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon

 

Spend a day with Natasha, whose family is living in NYC illegally, and Daniel, the son of Korean American shop owners. Natasha is trying to prevent her family's deportation to Jamaica and Daniel is interviewing with a Yale alumni. She is into science, and he is a romantic. See what a difference a day can make.

 

Graphic Novel Group: 

Thursday, May 4th

Everything Is Flammable by Gabrielle Bell

When her mother's remote home burns to the ground, leaving her with only the clothes on her back and a favorite dog, Gabrielle and her brother return to Northern California to help a stranger. And when her own apartment in Brooklyn is damaged in a fire, Gabrielle must examine a past of violence and hardship, and confront a present that is making its own challenging demands.

TEA AND SNACKS PROVIDED.

BOOK GROUPS MEET AT LUNCH IN THE LIBRARY

ALL WELCOME!

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

Just Fierce Alliance meets Wednesdays at Lunch Rm 323

Just Fierce Alliance meets Wednesdays at Lunch in Room 323

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