Category Archives: School info

Classroom Plan

New Classroom Plan

(adopted January 26, 2015)

The Teacher Creed

The Classroom Plan

As your teacher, I will not allow you to do anything that is not in your best interest or in the best interest of this classroom.

The Rules

  1. Follow instructions
  2. Come on time & prepared
  3. Keep hands, feet, objects, etc., to yourself
  4. No electronics during direct instruction (when teacher is presenting to class)
  5. No cursing, teasing, bullying, etc.

The Positives

Teacher-specific

The Consequences

Level 1: Warning & Redirect

Level 2: 5 Minute Time-In (time out in class)

Level 3: Notice of Call to Guardian

Level 4: To In School Support (ISS) immediately

Severe Clause

Actions deemed severe will result immediately to Level 5.

As your teacher, I will not allow you to stop anyone from learning for any reason whatsoever.
As your teacher, I will not allow you to stop me from teaching for any reason whatsoever.
  • No manipulations.
  • Never question my management system while I am teaching.

Schoolwide Rules & Discipline

Berkeley Technology Academy

SCHOOL-WIDE RULES & DISCIPLINE PROTOCOL

 

CELL PHONE & IPOD POLICY

Berkeley Technology Academy is not responsible for any personal items that become lost or stolen.

Please do NOT bring ipods, headphones or cell phones to school.  If they are visible:

  1. You will be given one warning to put it away.
  2. If you do not put it away the device will be taken away until the end of the day.
  3. If you continue to be defiant you will receive consequences which could lead to discipline action and possible suspension.

 

ILLEGAL DRUG USE PROTOCOL

If you arrive to school under the influence or suspected of being under the influence of a controlled substance like marijuana, alcohol or other drugs the following steps will take place:

1)           Evaluation by a Student Service Staff member to determine reasonable suspicion of intoxication.

2)           If a reasonable suspicion of intoxication is concluded your parent/official guardian will be notified.

3)           Consequences up to and including suspension and/or compensatory or community service.

 

If you are witnessed using a controlled substance, witnessed with other students using a controlled substance or you reasonably appear, smell or behave as if you were under influence of a controlled substance the following steps will take place:

1)           Evaluation by a Student Service Staff member to determine reasonable suspicion of intoxication.

2)           If a reasonable suspicion of intoxication is concluded contact will be made to your parent or official guardian will be notified.

3)           Consequences up to and including suspension and/or compensatory or community service.

If the situation continues, the resulting consequence will increase in severity.

 

 

I have read and I understand this policy

________________________________________                            _______________

Print Full Name          / Signature                                                                  Date

 

________________________________________                            _______________

Parent Signature                                                                                             Date

Bell Schedule

School begins at 8:45am each day. Students are expected to be in class, ready to work at 8:45am. If your child will be late or absent please contact: Sandra Maldonado, Student Welfare and Attendance Specialist @ 510-644-6215.

Regular Schedule Early Dismissal
Block Times Minutes Times Minutes
1st 8:45-10:10 85 8:45-9:40 55
Break
10:10-10:20
Passing
10:20-10:25
105 Passing
9:40-9:45
5
2nd 10:25-11:50 85 9:45-10:40 55
Lunch
11:50-12:30
Passing
12:30-12:35
45 Passing
10:40-10:45
5
3rd 12:35-2:00 85 10:45-11:40 55
Passing
2:00-2:05
5 Lunch
11:40-12:20
Passing
12:20-12:25
45
4th 2:05-3:30 85 12:25-1:20 55

Assembly Schedule
Block Times Minutes
1st 8:45-9:45 60
Passing
9:45-9:50
5
Assembly 9:50-11:40 110
Lunch
11:40-12:20
Passing
12:20-12:25
45
2nd 12:25-1:25 60
Passing
1:25-1:30
5
3rd 1:30-2:30 60
Passing
2;30-2:35
5
4th 2:35-3:35 60

Grading Schedule

 

2015-2016 Grading Schedule


Term Name Term Ends Grades Due Power School Term
Q1 Progress 10/02/15 10/06/15 Q1
Q1 Final 10/30/15 11/03/15 Q1
S1 Progress 12/04/15 12/08/15 S1
Semester 1 01/22/16 01/27/16 S1
Q3 Progress 02/26/16 03/01/16 Q3
Q3 Final 03/25/16 04/05/16 Q3
S2 Progress 05/06/16 05/10/16 S2
Semester 2 06/17/16 06/21/16 S2

 

 

Academic Counseling

Call Ms. Clark at 510-644-6159 if you have any questions on academic progress or college qualifications or applications.

View Course Catalog

College Applications

SAT & ACT Exams

SAT & ACT testing dates are located in the office in front of Ms. Clark’s door.

SAT and Subject Tests

Register online  atwww.collegeboard.org. Check website for complete listing of test dates.

SAT Test Dates:

Test date:  Sept. 12    Regular Registration Deadline:  Aug 7

Test date:  Oct. 24     Regular Registration Deadline:  Sept. 18

Test date:  Dec. 12     Regular Registration Deadline:  Nov. 6

ACT Tests:

Register online atwww.acstudent.org. Check website for complete listing of test dates.

ACT Test Dates:

Test date:  Oct. 3    Regular Registration Deadline: Sept. 3

Test date:  Nov. 7     Regular Registration Deadline:  Oct. 9

Test date:  Dec. 5    Regular Registration Deadline:  Nov. 5

 

First Day of School Information

We are excited about welcoming your student to or back to Berkeley Technology Academy.

The BTA staff is committed to making your child’s educational experience a lifelong impression. We strive to develop strong healthy relationships with our students and families, keeping them encouraged, engaged, productive academically, socially and physically. This year BTA will be continue to implement a closed-campus lunch for all students to ensure their safety and a quality lunch.

In an effort to welcome you and your child to Berkeley Tech we will have a Student Registration on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 1p.m in the Multi-Purpose room. The student registration will provide you with the opportunity to address any questions or concerns you may have and also allow us to give you information about the school, staff, school policies and procedures.

At the Student Registration we will share the various ways of communicating with our school keeping you informed of your child’s progress, school activities, and events. We will discuss preparing your child for life beyond high school and their day to day successes.

It is our hope to establish ways of working together to secure ongoing support for you and your child throughout the school year.

The first school day for students is on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:45am – 3:30pm. School photos will be taken and school identification cards will be given to each student.

Senior & End of School Information

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SCHOOL BULLETIN

 

School begins at 8:45am each day.
Students are expected to be in class, ready to work at 8:45am.
If your child will be late or absent please contact: Sandra Maldonado, Student Welfare and Attendance Specialist @ 510-644-6215.

  • Yearbooks – Seniors can get yearbooks at BHS. Also senior pages are available.
  • Still have BHS textbooks checked out? Worried about the fines? Bring your textbooks, library books and English novels to the Library at BHS as soon as possible. All BTA & BHS textbooks are accepted. .
  • Interested seniors are encouraged to check out and apply online to www.calapprenticeship.org for union jobs. Any questions please contact Mr. Lamar or Mr. Ward.
  • If you are interested in returning to BHS next school year 2014/15, please contact Berkeley Unified School Districts Admissions Office at 510-644-6504.