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.

  Every student will be given a twelve-

month planning calendar to keep in this

binder. All teachers will use the planning calendar to teach and reinforce study skills

in every subject.

When

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.

VOLUNTEER

Volunteering at your child's school provides support the school needs, while participating in the LMS community...

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First ELAC Meeting of the Year

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 5:30 pm

In the Longfellow Library

First PTA Meeting of the Year

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6:30 pm

In the Longfellow Library

Thank you for signing up for the Longfellow E-Tree - the best way to stay in touch with what's happening in our school community! Please complete the information below to give your permission for Longfellow School to send you school information via email. Providing a cell phone number is optional.

We are planning to create a Student Directory, so families can get in touch with one another. If you would like your information included in the directory, please type Yes in the box below.

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T 6/6        7th Grade trip to Boomers - during the school day

 

W 6/7       EDP Celebration and Sports Banquet, 2:30-6:00 pm

 

TH 6/8      Decorate gym for dinner dance, 3:00-6:00 pm

                Spring Concert, 6:00 pm; call times vary by group

 

F 6/9        6th Grade trip to Water World, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

                Decorate gym and bring desserts for the Dinner Dance 

                8th Grade Great Gatsby Dinner Dance, 6:00-9:00 pm

 

T 6/13      Black Promotion, 5:30-6:25 pm Potluck; 6:30-8:30 pm  

               Ceremony

 

W 6/14     Dismissal at 3:05 pm

               8th Grade trip to Six Flags, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

TH 6/15     Dismissal at 2:00 pm

                Clean out backpacks at school

                8th grade promotion call time 2:30 pm

                8th Grade Promotion Ceremony, 3:00 pm

                    First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley

                    2407 Dana Street, between Channing and Haste

                    3 tickets per student will be given prior to the event

 

F 6/16      Last Day of School 

               Do not bring backpacks to school

               Dismissal at 12:20 

VOLUNTEER

Volunteering at your child's school provides support the school needs, while participating in the LMS community...

Picture Day    9/11/15

Correction: Picture Day will be on Friday, September 11, not September 18 as stated in the registration packet.

Back to School Picnic 9/11/15

Join us at San Pablo Park from 3:30 to 6:30. Potluck picnic and games for the students!

Monday, Feb. 26, 6-7 pm

BHS Parent Information Night

Longfellow Auditorium

WELCOME TO LONGFELLOW

Longfellow Faces Resource Cuts Despite Having a

High Concentration of Struggling Students

 

 Ask the School Board to Support Our Students' Success!

Our school's high concentration of need requires a high concentration of resources. 

Longfellow students need and deserve more; not less. 

  • Most of our students are English language learners, foster youth, or from low-income families.

  • 68% of our children face headwinds with a 3+ Academic Support Index (ASI) and will most likely need intervention and other supports to be successful in school.

  • Longfellow does not have the resources to support all of our struggling students this year, and, with the current BUSD funding plan for next year, those resources will shrink.

    

Send a letter today to our elected school board members asking them to take action to ensure that every student at Longfellow has the opportunity to thrive. Just click here to go to the prepared letter to School Board Members. Click the red "start writing" button to view the prepared letter. You can then quickly send the prepared letter as is or you can add your personal comments before sending.

  

Join the email list to stay informed of future actions to take to advocate for more resources for our students in need by emailing LongfellowAdvocacy@gmail.com.

   

Learn more about the consequences of the District's under-resourcing LMS by clicking here.

WELCOME TO LONGFELLOW

Longfellow Faces Resource Cuts Despite Having a

High Concentration of Struggling Students

 

 Ask the School Board to Support Our Students' Success!

Our school's high concentration of need requires a high concentration of resources. 

Longfellow students need and deserve more; not less. 

  • Most of our students are English language learners, foster youth, or from low-income families.

  • 68% of our children face headwinds with a 3+ Academic Support Index (ASI) and will most likely need intervention and other supports to be successful in school.

  • Longfellow does not have the resources to support all of our struggling students this year, and, with the current BUSD funding plan for next year, those resources will shrink.

    

Send a letter today to our elected school board members asking them to take action to ensure that every student at Longfellow has the opportunity to thrive. Just click here to go to the prepared letter to School Board Members. Click the red "start writing" button to view the prepared letter. You can then quickly send the prepared letter as is or you can add your personal comments before sending.

  

Join the email list to stay informed of future actions to take to advocate for more resources for our students in need by emailing LongfellowAdvocacy@gmail.com.

   

Learn more about the consequences of the District's under-resourcing LMS by clicking here.

Longfellow EDP Daily Schedule 2016/2017

 

Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri  

                                          

3:00-3:20 Sign-in,Snack & Daily Announcements (cafeteria)

 

3:20-4:20 Academic Homework Hour (grade level classrooms)

               6th-rm. 215 & 216, 7th-rm. 125, 8th-rm. 124

 

4:20-5:20 Enrichment Classes (rm. 210, 215, 216, 214, cafe) Sports/Recreations (yard)

 

5:20-6:00 Game Room (rm 23), Video/Board Games, Clean-Up, Sign-Out(cafeteria)

 

Wednesdays

 

2:00-6:00 (program begins earlier, same schedule)

 

  • Sign in, announcements, Snack, transition to academic classes .

  • Academic Homework Hour : Students will work on homework & reading in grade

  • level classrooms which includes tutoring/mentoring (identified by need) & after

  • school teacher assistance if teacher is available. .

  • Contractors or EDP instructors lead enrichment classes that span various exciting interests.

  • Structured outdoor recreation sports & activities are supervised out on the yard.

  • ALL SPORTS such as basketball, flag football, volleyball, soccer etc. must be enrolled

  • in EDP.

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CALENDAR

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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. 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. 29.

- 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. Every student will be given a twelve-month planning calendar to keep in this binder. All teachers will use the planning calendar to teach and reinforce study skills

in every subject.

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, 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.

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Longfellow Teachers Marlo Warburton and Matt Hinckley Honored for Excellence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Longfellow math teacher Marlo Warburton was named a top ten national finalist for the Fishman Prize, given by The New Teacher Project (TNTP), an organization with a mission of ensuring that poor and minority students get equal access to effective teachers.

TNTP launched the Fishman Prize as way to celebrate great teachers. Since then, the prize has recognized nearly 500 teachers who build strong relationships with their students, ignite passion for their subject matter, and push students to reach their highest aspirations. 

Congratulations, Ms. Warburton!

Longfellow science teacher Matt Hinckley was honored as Educator of the Year by the Berkeley Public Schools Fund 

for his outstanding work in the classroom and as the District's K-8 lead science teacher for the implementation of science curriculum. He was also acknowledged for his leadership in developing the District's first Maker Space, which will have its home in the old Longfellow cafeteria. Congratulations, Mr. Hinckley!

 

COACH: Tawanna Leslie, 8th grade team

510-827-7155

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COACH: Dariane Beamon, 6th & 7th grade teams beamondariane@gmail.com

 

MS. DENISE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR helendotson@berkeley.net

Meetings and Parent Programs

 

PTA meeting are on Tuesdays each month at 6:30 pm in the Longfellow library, unless otherwise announced. Check e-Tree postings for the most up to date information. If a Parent Education program follows a PTA meeting, it usually begins at 7:00 in the same location.

Current Projects and Activities

 

Find an opportunity that fits your interests, skill, and availability!

 

Longfellow Student Directory

 

For the first time in several years, the PTA will produce a directory of all students and families from whom we obtain written permission to publish contact information. The 2015–16 directory will be produced by parent volunteer:

                             Bethany Schoenfeld        indigo9901@yahoo.com

 

Website

 

To be useful, the Longfellow website needs to updated frequently. To help with the website, please contact parent volunteer:

                              Bethany Schoenfeld        indigo9901@yahoo.com

 

Fundraising

 

Fundraising is an absolutely critical component of our school’s success, and can only flourish with the help of our parents. If you would like to help with the Direct Donation Campaign, the Read-a-Thon, eScrip, or any other fundraising campaign, please contact:

 

                               Bethany Schoenfeld        indigo9901@yahoo.com

 

 

Makerspace Work Tables Completed by Volunteers

Funding for materials and tools to construct 13 work tables for Longfellow's new Makerspace was donated through a Berkeley Public School Fund Friends and Family grant. Maker lab students and volunteers constructed the tables on Saturday, September 23. Thank you to everyone who donated funding and helped build! For photos from the work day and to keep in touch with all the news about the Makerspace visit this site.

This includes adhering to:

- Cell phone policy  

1.  Off and away the entire school day

2.  If a cell phone/ electronic device rings,

     vibrates, or is used for any reason, or is visible

     anytime during class time or if 

- Dress code 

  1. Clothing must allow students a full range of motion without requiring perpetual readjustment by the wearer.  No exposed torso when standing still. No exposed underwear.

  2. No Hoods, No Slippers (or Sliders)

  3. Hats may be worn in a way that allows all  staff to see your full face (varies by teacher)

  4. No clothing or buttons that show profanity, obscene, alcohol/drug or gang-related slogans

- Tardy policy

  1. Students who are tardy miss instruction and cause disruptions and distractions in classrooms; this takes away from other students’ learning.

  2. A student is present when he/she is in his/her desk or seat and is ready to learn when the tardy bell rings.

  3. Students with more than two tardies in one week will serve detention on Wednesdays.

Address:

1500 Derby Street

Berkeley, CA 94703


Tel: 510-644-6360
Fax: 510-644-8707

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