Welcome Incoming 6th Graders and New Families!
We are so glad you and your family are joining the Longfellow Community! You probably have many questions about your new school, and we'll be happy to answer all of them! Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
- How do I sign up for zero period music or 7th period jazz?
Simply come to the class the first day of school to register. Zero period students should come to the breezeway inside the Derby Street gate at 8:00 on Aug. 30.
- Does Longfellow have lockers?
No. Students must have their backpacks with them all day. Some students choose to get rolling backpacks.
- Does Longfellow have PE uniforms?
No. Students are required to change their clothes for PE class, but they can wear any clothes that are approriate for doing sports - shorts, sweats, T-shirts, and proper shoes.
You may bring a combination lock to secure your belongings during PE class. PE lockers are not for all-day use, just for your PE period.
- What school supplies do I need?
The teachers require every student to have a three-ring heavy-duty binder which includes
six tab dividers and a zippered pencil case to fit in the binder.
In addition, there are other basic supplies which students should bring to school everyday: 2 pens and 2 pencils, a highlighter, an eraser, a two pocket folder for homework, a 12-inch ruler, and lined notebook paper (3-hole).
- What is the LMS daily schedule?
Click here for the bell schedule.
- Are there any accommodations for 6th graders?
Yes! Most sixth grade classes are held in a building separate from the upper grade
- How will I know the expectations at Longfellow? Is there a guidebook?
Yes! The Student Handbook is printed in the planner you'll receive. If you'd like to review it now, click here for the full text
- How can parents keep up with what's going on at Longfellow?
We recommend parents sign up for the LMS eTree to receive email messages about campus life, announcements, and special events. Parents can click here to sign up for the eTree.
Longfellow Middle School
Welcome to Berkeley LEARNS 22/23 at Longfellow!
My name is Mrs. La Tasha. I am your Berkeley LEARNS Program Specialist. I hope everyone had a great and healthy summer break. I look forward to connecting with my new and returning families. Berkeley LEARNS provides amazing opportunities for students and families through academic support, enrichment classes, and our superior sports program. Students must be enrolled in the LEARNS program to participate in an after-school enrichment or sports program. All families are welcome, and no one will be turned away. Waitlisted families are guaranteed a spot in the LEARNS program. Students are assigned to grade-level academic/enrichment classes for tracking purposes and are expected to sign in/out daily to participate. If your child does not sign in/out daily, they will be dropped from the program, and that spot will be afforded to another family in need of programming. To better assist your family needs, I encourage you to communicate with me directly by email to communicate absences or changes with the program schedule. My response time is usually within 24 hrs. Finalized program schedules will be completed and shared through email by Sept 1st. This time is allotted for BUSD clearances and contracts to be completed.
June 13th- To access the Berkeley LEARNS Afterschool page online, click go.asapconnected.com. Then click on the menu at the top right of the page, and select your school and the grade. We will notify families of their waitlist status. Please note to complete enrollment a $15 registration fee must be paid. LEARNS registration system automatically generates program fees every 1st of the month, starting Sept 1st. If you receive an invoice for program fees, contact me by phone or email to discuss program scholarships or hardships. LEARNS Program Fees are based on the number of school days per year and divided across the ten months of the school year. The program fees are not prorated for planned school breaks or holidays. Program fees directly impact the program's ability to keep operating. We encourage you to set up auto-pay online using your credit card or bank account information. Or call 510-883-5258 to pay by phone with a debit/credit card. No cash will be accepted. Scholarships are available. Please email any documents verifying your financial status. (2 pay stubs, w-2, or income tax return) You must send an email to confirm that your student is no longer participating in sports or is no longer interested in the LEARNS Program to prevent additional program fees from being generated.
- Please register to our school Etree HERE for Berkeley LEARNS after-school updates and announcements.
- Lunch applications are here at ezmealapp.com. Applying for the lunch application could help with LEARNS after-school scholarships for 2022/23 SY.
- Email Ms. Denise (email@example.com) for all sports-related questions and schedules.
To help us meet these guidelines, please complete the following survey - Priority Eligibility Form. Priority is given based on the following criteria:
Students qualifying as McKinney Vento (homeless), foster youth, and/or recipient of Free and Reduced-Price Meals.
Students attending full-time (elementary school) or a minimum of three days/week (middle school).
Student of BUSD Employee
Siblings of students at the same site
On July 25th, I am available by email or zoom appointment to assist you with any program needs before the 1st day of school. Click here for appointments.
Thank you so much for your participation, patience, and cooperation.
Phone: (510) 883-5258
510 644-6360 ext 27311
Berkeley LEARNS District Office
Phone: (510) 644-7770
Program Office: Room
Phone: (510) 883-5258
La Tasha Mitchell
Phone: (510) 883-5258
Berkeley LEARNS Program Supervisor
Phone: (510) 644-8625