Tuesday, April 18
Saturday, May 13
Friday, May 19
End of 6th Grading Period
Fri. May 19 - Tues. May 23
Tuesday, May 23
Wednesday, May 24
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:
It’s easy – and every dollar goes directly to our students. Your donation is tax deductible.
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.”
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.
2017 PEP Community Show Wednesday May 10th at 6 p.m.
SPRING FINALS and END OF YEAR SCHEDULE
Balboa PTSA is hosting the Annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday May 3rd at 1 pm - 3 pm ~ in the Green room.
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.
Fridays, June 9, 16, 23, 30
Excelsior Branch Library
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
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!
Bill W. Sanderson
Assistant Superintendent of High Schools
Director of Principal Leadership and Support
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.
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.
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.
"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
You can also check out our website for more information.
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
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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.
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
17 freshmen students attended the UCSF Young Women's Health and Leadership Summit.
Just Fierce Alliance meets Wednesdays at Lunch Rm 323
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