Weekly Bulletin Board | June 20, 2022
Join the San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Education and Superintendent's Cabinet for a regularly scheduled Board meeting. June 21, 2022 5:30 p.m. Public Comments submitted must be relevant to the topics specified in the agenda, available sbcusd.com/school_board/recentagenda . The meeting will also be streamed live at: https://www.youtube.com/user/SanBdoCitySchools
Broadway Now! Virutally Summer 2022.
Join to learn Acting, Singing, and Dancing. Open to Student entering grades 4-9th.
Dates: 6/14 - 7/21
Time: 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
CLICK HERE TO ENROLL NOW!
June . 06 . 2022
Weekly Bulletin Board | June 13, 2022
Join the San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Education and Superintendent's Cabinet for a regularly scheduled Board meeting. June 21, 2022 5:30 p.m. Public Comments submitted must be relevant to the topics specified in the agenda, available sbusd.com/school_board/recentagenda . The meeting will also be streamed live at: https://www.youtube.com/user/SanBdoCitySchools
Seamless Summer - FREE Meals for ALL Kids 18 and under
665 North D San Bernardino, CA 92401
Program Requirements: • Meals are for children only. • Meals must be eaten on site. • Adults CANNOT eat at this site.
For more information contact San Bernardino Nutrition Services 909-881-8000 https://sbcusdnutritionservices.org/
June . 13 . 2022
Weekly Bulletin Board | June 6, 2022
Join the San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Education and Superintendent's Cabinet for a regularly scheduled Board meeting. June 7, 2022 5:30 p.m. Public Comments submitted must be relevant to the topics specified in the agenda, available sbusd.com/school_board/recentagenda . The meeting will also be streamed live at: https://www.youtube.com/user/SanBdoCitySchools
Preschool Enrollment for 2022-23 school year begins April 4, 2022.
o 3 & 4 year-olds eligible. o 4 year-olds and children under protective services have priority. o Visit childdev.sbcusd.com to complete a waitlist application. o Must be on the waitlist prior to enrollment. o In office enrollment, by appointment only. o ID and face masks are required for entry into all SBCUSD buildings. o For a list of required documents, visit childdev.sbcusd.com
Questions? Contact our office at 909-880-6706.
Tzu Chi Foundation Medical Clinic
Tzu Chi Foundation is hosting a free medical clinic event on Sunday, June 12, 2022, from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (appointments only) at Indian Springs High School, 650 North Del Rosa Dr., San Bernardino, CA 92410. Services include: o Blood Pressure Testing o Blood Sugar Testing o Adult and Pediatric Medicine o Western Medicine and Acupuncture services o Dental Services o Pharmacy A flyer with the event information is attached. Please share it with any of your families that might benefit. No insurance is needed, and this event is open to the public by appointment only. Appointment availability will be limited. If your families are interested, they can call 1-562-888-0963 to book their appointment now.
Pure Land Foundation Drive-Thru Food Distribution
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Volunteers please arrives before 8am)
Location: Pacific High School 1020 Pacific St, San Bernardino, CA 92404 The following list is the tentative schedule of upcoming Mobile Food Pantry Events at Pacific High School o Date: 2022/7/09 Sat. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Volunteer please arrives before 8am) o Date: 2022/8/13 Sat. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Volunteer please arrives before 8am) o Date: 2022/9/10 Sat. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Volunteer please arrives before 8am) An important reminder, please continue to maintain our own personal hygiene by wash hands often, avoid close contact, cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others, cover coughs and sneezes, clean and disinfect, etc. Protecting yourself and others starts with personal hygiene. Volunteers are very welcome and please arrive before 8 a.m. to help on setup and preparation. Should you have any question, please feel free to contact Andrew Lin ( adm@PureLand.Foundation )
Let's continue to share and deliver great love and care to our community.
June . 06 . 2022
San Bernardino City Unified School District
A Moment with Doc Ervin
Something I’ll remember fondly about my tenure in San Bernardino City Unified is the tremendous pride that envelops this community come graduation time. One of my first charges as superintendent last June was attending a whirlwind of high school graduations. In the stands I saw the faces of prideful grandmas, beaming parents, and brothers and sisters dressed in their Sunday best. Afterall, high school graduation has long been one of life's most important milestones, especially because this graduating class overcame some pretty big challenges. So before I congratulate the Class of 2022 on a job well done, let me assure you that the best is yet to come. May this graduation be the first of many more educational and career milestones in your life. So make this diploma the first of several that will one day adorn your corner office wall. With that, congratulations SBCUSD Class of 2022, and let me give a special shout out to our valedictorians and salutatorians who are headed to some of the country’s most prestigious universities. You can read about our valedictorians below. And if you snag a photo or 20 of an SBCUSD graduate, please be sure to tag us using #SBCUSDCLASSOF2022!
Future in Focus Quick tips, brief updates, and reminders about what’s coming up to help families, employees, and our community make the most of our schools.
eNews on Summer Break This weekly newsletter is taking a break and will return on Friday, July 29; just in time to welcome families and students back for the 2022–2023 school year. Join us for a Month of Fun and Engaging Summer School You still have time to enroll your child in our fun and educational summer school! Contact your school to ask about space available and sign up. Elementary Summer School Summer School will be offered to elementary students from June 8 – June 30, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students enrolled in the Summer School program. Transportation will be provided for students who qualify. Please call your child’s school site if you have any questions about summer school.
Middle School Summer School for Incoming 6th–8th Graders June 8 – June 30 8 a.m. –12:30 p.m. Monday –Friday (Lunch 12–12:30 p.m.) In-Person Only: Students attending will strengthen their academic foundations in English Language Arts, math and a variety of exploratory electives to prepare them for the next grade. Transportation will be provided for those who normally qualify based on current District policy. Students attend summer school at the school they will attend in August 2022. Late enrollments will depend on the space availability. Please note, transportation will not be available for late enrollments. Call your child's 2022–2023 school site for more information.
High School Summer Bridge and Credit Recovery Programs June 8 - June 30, 2022 Incoming 9th Graders: All high schools offer an in-person Summer Bridge Program for incoming ninth graders only. This program helps students prepare for a successful start to their freshman year. Incoming 10th–12th Graders: Credit Recovery for 10–12th grade students who need to catch up on credits to get back on track for graduation will be offered at each high school. Please call your child’s 22-23 school site if you have questions about summer school. Virtual Academy Summer School Dates: June 8–June 30, 2022 Incoming 6th–8th graders who will be attending the Virtual Academy for the 2022–23 school year are eligible to attend summer school virtually through the Virtual Academy. Students attending will strengthen their academic foundations in English Language Arts, math and a variety of exploratory electives to prepare them for the next grade. Click on this link to sign up. Incoming 9th graders attending the Virtual Academy for the 2022–23 school year can attend the summer bridge program designed to prepare incoming 9th-grade students for a successful start to their school year. Click on this link to sign up. High School Students Can Take Free College Classes Did you know that SBCUSD high school students can take a variety of free courses at San Bernardino Valley College through a thriving partnership with the college? San Bernardino Valley College is now enrolling SBCUSD students for free fall 2022 college courses. Students in grades 9 through 12 can sign up today and start earning college credit toward an associate’s degree or special certification that gives them an edge after high school. For more information, email the SBCUSD College and Career Readiness/Linked Learning Department at email@example.com . Pure Land Foundation Drive-thru Food Distribution Saturday, June 11, 2022 9 a.m. to 12 noon or until supplies last Pacific High School 1020 Pacific Street, San Bernardino Board of Education Meeting Tuesday, June 7, 2022 5:30 p.m. Dr. Margaret Hill Community Room 777 North F Street, San Bernardino Watch live Weekly Bulletin Each Monday morning, SBCUSD publishes the Weekly Bulletin through ParentSquare, where we share a collection of events to keep you connected to SBCUSD and the community. Check out the Weekly Bulletin Mondays at 11 a.m.
Highlights of the Week Highlights of key news from the week that will help you stay in the know.
A Celebration of Reading
Reading has been a yearlong emphasis for SBCUSD, and we’d like to encourage all students to continue reading during the summer break. This week all schools sent home with students A Celebration of Reading booklet with useful information to promote reading among children of all ages this summer. Be sure to ask your child about it, and set time aside for reading all summer long.
Cabinet in Action In public education, a Board of Education hires a superintendent to lead and manage the school district and to serve as the chief executive officer of the school system. Superintendents are responsible for the management of schools, the administration of all school board policies, and are directly accountable to the school board. Superintendent’s have an executive cabinet responsible for assisting the superintendent in addressing the Board of Education’s major priorities. The cabinet also provides input to the superintendent on major operational, programmatic, and fiscal issues impacting the school district. SBCUSD’s executive cabinet has seven skilled members with extensive experience in public education. This means that when a talented and dedicated cabinet is working together to accomplish a shared vision and mission for the District, great things can happen. That’s why SBCUSD has invested in hiring and developing the best cabinet possible. These seasoned educators meet weekly and will keep SBCUSD operating effectively as the Board of Education searches for a new superintendent following Doc Ervin ’s May announcement that he is retiring. In the coming weeks, eNews & Notes will feature stories and photos about our deeply committed cabinet, tidbits about their specific roles, and how they support site leaders and staff to ensure they have what’s needed to provide excellent educational services to SBCUSD’s 46,000 students. Awesome to the Core Every year, the Board of Education presents the Golden and Crystal Apple Awards to 14 individuals who live and breathe the District’s mission. We’re taking a closer look at the employees who received a 2022 Crystal Apple or Golden Apple Award for their impactful work with our students.
Dominguez Elementary’s Kenya Nelson Enjoys Helping Others Kenya Nelson has been with the District for 10 years, working for 3 years as a recreational aide in the Early Childhood Development Centers and the past 7 years as a paraprofessional at H. Frank Dominguez Elementary. Sharing responsibility for working with Special Education students, Kenya enjoys fulfilling her purpose of helping others and is always searching for more ways to make a positive difference. Kenya is a mother of three wonderful children, a poet, and author of the book Reflecting New Perspectives . SBCUSD IN THE NEWS Double Honor for San Gorgonio’s Matt Maeda 2022 Latino History Bee Class of 2022 Valedictorians
In the Spotlight
SBCUSD Highlights Class of 2022 Valedictorians With 23 valedictorians from 7 comprehensive high schools, San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) has a lot to be proud of—two valedictorians are going to Stanford University, one to Princeton University, three are headed to the University of California, Berkeley, and two to California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB). Our valedictorians have even more to be proud of, as they have shown that with hard work and dedication, you can rise to the top, even when life throws obstacles at you. Wendy Aguilar has a 4.91 G.P.A. and a passion for politics and leadership, as evidenced by her participation in the Global Leadership Academy club and the Young Legislators club at Arroyo Valley High (AVHS) and her decision to major in Political Science at the University of Redlands. The teacher who had the greatest impact in her life was her high school art teacher, Robyn Holt. Holt’s kindness, positivity, and belief in her students made all the difference. San Gorgonio High School (San G) valedictorian Melody Ambriz’s 4.92 weighted G.P.A. and extracurricular activities, including National Honor Society and Calculus Club, were the ticket to being accepted to almost any college. And after being accepted to UCLA, Cal State Long Beach, University of California, Irvine, and Cal State LA, she has decided to major in psychology or social gender studies at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). With a 4.76 weighted G.P.A., Desteny Becerra Figueroa has earned her place as a Middle College High School (MCHS) valedictorian. In addition to taking both high school and college courses, as all MCHS students do, Desteny was also a member of Key Club, School Site Council, National Honor Society, Principal’s Focus Group, Peer Leaders, and the Class Committee of 2022. She plans to become a general physician or cardiothoracic surgeon. Cardinal City Mayor and valedictorian Kimberlyn Chavez Quiroz is graduating from San Bernardino High School (SBHS) with a 4.785 weighted G.P.A. She is on her way to UC Berkeley to study psychology. She credits Arrowview Middle School science teacher Roice Bethel with teaching her “the importance of keeping a balance between fun and school.” Indian Springs High School (ISHS) valedictorian Sarai Conde is graduating with a 4.84 G.P.A. and college acceptance letters from California Baptist University, Creighton University, Xavier University, University of California, Santa Cruz, and UC San Diego. However, she has decided to attend University of California, Riverside (UCR) to study neuroscience and neuropsychology. Daniela De La Torre is a member of ASB (Associated Student Body), Key Club, the Class of 2022 Committee, and Peer Leaders, and maintains a 4.66 weighted G.P.A. This MCHS valedictorian plans to major in business administration at UC Berkeley with the goal of becoming a financial manager. San G valedictorian Lilianna “Lily” Gracia is a musician at heart, so it’s no surprise that she was part of the San G Quintet and Symphonie Juenesse and the teacher who inspired her most was her high school orchestra teacher, John Brannon. When college starts in the fall, Lily will be studying music history and the music industry at either Berklee College of Music or the University of Southern California (USC). AVHS valedictorian Frankie Grant credits her freshman English teacher Brian Mudd for much of her academic success by challenging her to develop the work ethic that would land her at the top of her class. Frankie would go on to participate in Academic Decathlon, Best Buddies, Students for Change and Calculus Club. Her goal is to attend UCLA and eventually become a clinical psychologist. Michelle Le is graduating from AVHS with a 4.87 G.P.A. and plans to earn an Ecology and Evolutionary Biology degree from University of California, Irvine. Her ultimate goal is to become a marine biologist. She credits her ninth-grade biology teacher, Karen Swedlove, with sparking her love of biology. With activities like Best Buddies, Students for Change, varsity tennis, NHS, and CSF under her belt, Cajon High School valedictorian Kalea Luna had her choice of colleges, and she decided to attend UCLA. She credits Dr. Stephen Imbriani and Cajon’s Sports Medicine Pathway with teaching her basic first aid and injury prevention and helping her build leadership and teamwork skills that have prepared her to deal with an emergency if one happens. Cajon valedictorian Luis Luna is planning to dual enroll in New York’s Columbia University and France’s SciencesPo to study political science and eventually become a diplomat. With a 4.0 unweighted G.P.A. and extracurricular activities like Speech & Debate and Model United Nations and being the debate coach at Rodriguez Prep Academy, Luis is well on his way to accomplishing his dream. Cajon valedictorian Eric Martinez is on his way to Stanford University to major in Anthropology and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. The founder and president of the DREAMers Club credits his high school International Baccalaureate teacher John Anderson for teaching him “how to learn, how to question my learning, how to take control of my learning, and what it truly means to be human.” With extracurricular activities like water polo, National Honor Society (NHS)/California Scholarship Federation (CSF), and Jr. Public Relations and Communications Specialist for Tomorrow’s Talent, it’s no surprise that Cajon valedictorian Roxana Martinez will be attending Princeton. Her goal is to become an immigration lawyer. Not only does Spencer “White Lightning” Nelson excel in academics, he is also part of the SBCUSD Teen Music Workshop and the cross country and track and field teams. Spencer credits Richardson PREP HI Middle School music teacher Peter Llamas with helping him blossom into the type of hard-working student who becomes a Cajon valedictorian. Spencer’s next stop is UC Berkeley, where he will major in biology or business. MCHS valedictorian, School Site Council member, and peer leader Julie Nguyen said her sophomore math teacher, Steven Wright, “instilled in me an appreciation and fascination of (math), which ultimately led me to deciding to pursue a career in computer science.” Julie was accepted into UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, and UC Santa Barbara, but decided to attend UC San Diego. Pacific High School valedictorian Miranda Owen excels in academics, sports, and music. She maintained a 4.69 G.P.A. while also playing on the basketball, tennis, and track and field teams, and playing in the band. This Keith Hubbs Award winner was accepted to UCLA, UCR, the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, and CSUSB. She has chosen to stay local and study geology at CSUSB. SBHS valedictorian Fernando Ramirez-Barragan was accepted to UCLA, CSUSB, Cal Poly Pomona, and UC Irvine, but he has decided to attend UCLA to become a civil engineer. He maintained an unweighted 4.0 G.P.A. while also participating in track and field, cross country, National Honor Society, and Spanish Honor Society. Stanford, Yale, Claremont McKenna, UC San Diego, and UC Irvine all wanted Alexa Roman Serrano, but this San G valedictorian has set her sights on Stanford University. Alexa has not decided on her major yet, but with her 4.87 weighted G.P.A. and her experience in Academic Decathlon, varsity tennis, Key Club, Thrive Scholars, and Speech and Debate Club, she’s ready for whatever she decides to do. Cajon valedictorian Vivianna “Vivi” Santos wants to open her own dermatology practice in the future, and she has a plan to get there. Her time with Best Buddies, Caremates, and the Latino Student Union have prepared her to lead her own company and care for patients. Soon, she’ll be majoring in pre-biology, with a minor in business, at UC Santa Barbara. Once she earns her bachelor’s degree, Vivi will be heading to medical school to complete her education. Sahian Solares will go from a wolverine to a coyote when she graduates as a valedictorian from MCHS with a 4.80 weighted G.P.A. and then joins the CSUSB campus to major in kinesiology. Her final goal is to become a doctor of physical therapy. Sahian said Eva Tillman, her fifth-grade teacher from Jones Elementary School, had the greatest impact on her education. With extracurricular activities like tennis, Academic Decathlon, Club de Español, Best Buddies, AP Spanish Club, and Calculus Club, it’s no surprise that AVHS valedictorian Alexa Tapia-Plazola was accepted into colleges including the University of Redlands, UC Berkeley, USC, UCLA, and Claremont McKenna College. She plans to major in linguistics at Pomona College. With her involvement in Best Buddies, National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, and the girls’ basketball team, it’s impressive that Cajon valedictorian Mya Verrett maintained a 4.82 weighted G.P.A. In a few months, Mya will be at UC San Diego working toward a degree in bioengineering. San G Spartan valedictorian Emily Viramontes maintained a 4.0 unweighted G.P.A. while also participating in the National Honor Society, Key Club, the MedicaZone, track and field and cross country, and the BRAINterns Summer webinar. Emily said, “My fifth-grade teacher, Mrs. (Julie) Ohrt, was the first teacher to truly encourage me to push myself to new limits, and expectations I wouldn’t have thought of reaching.” Now she is reaching for new heights as she works towards a career as a neurosurgeon. In order to qualify for the honor of valedictorian or salutatorian, a student must be among the top 10 to 20 students with the highest grade value based on the specific courses that every student at an SBCUSD high school campus has access to for seven semesters of high school. Additionally, the student must complete all SBCUSD graduation requirements and complete the eighth and final semester at the school from which they have been selected as valedictorian or salutatorian. Unweighted G.P.A.s are based on the standard grade-point system of four points for every A grade, three points for every B, and two points for every C grade. Weighted G.P.A.s are determined by adding a point to grades earned for Honors-level, Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. For example, an A grade earned in a Chemistry AP class would be worth five points instead of four.
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Weekly Bulletin Board | May 30, 2022
Join the San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Education and Superintendent's Cabinet for a Special Board meeting. May 31, 2022 5:30 p.m. Topic of Meeting: Budget Public Comments submitted must be relevant to the topics specified in the agenda, available sbusd.com/school_board/recentagenda . The meeting will also be streamed live at: https://www.youtube.com/user/SanBdoCitySchools
Summer 2022 Production of "The Jungle Book" Audition
Saturday, June 4 | Sunday, June 5 Indian Springs High School 650 N. Del Rosa Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92410
Classes will be 6/8-7/22 Monday - Friday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Culminating Performance on Saturday, July 23 Open to students entering grades 4-7 Schedule Now at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4fa4a82aa5f4cf8-broadway
Summer 2022 Broadway Now! at Chavez Middle School
Join us to learn Acting, Singing, and Dancing. Open to Student entering grade 4-7th
Dates: 6/8 - 7/23 Days: Monday - Friday Time: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Location: Chavez Middle School 6650 N. Magnolia Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92407 Enroll now, click here .
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