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
School Site Council
The School Site Council (SSC), is a state mandated committee that is headed by the principal, is made up of parents, teachers, and staff who meet monthly during the school year to focus on school climate, student achievement, and the school’s budget to evaluate the best plan of action to keep our school moving upward toward its goals. The SSC helps determine funding priorities, develop a budget, and update the school’s site plan to support teachers, students, and families. In the Berkeley Unified School District, each school has a School Governance Council which combines the responsibilities of the state-mandated School Site Councils (such as writing the School Plan and allocating certain state funds directed to schools) as well as the duties of looking at all school spending including BSEP Site Funds, a portion of special local funds that go directly to school sites.
2021-2022 School Site Council Members
Cherise Martinez Mcbride
Humberto T Reyes
Consejo de Gobierno Escolar
El Consejo de Gobierno Escolar (SSC, por sus siglas en inglés), es un comité estatal que está encabezado por el director, está compuesto por padres, maestros y personal que se reúnen mensualmente durante el año escolar para enfocarse en el clima escolar, el rendimiento estudiantil y el presupuesto de la escuela. para evaluar el mejor plan de acción para que la escuela siga avanzando hacia sus objetivos. El SSC ayuda a determinar las prioridades de financiamiento, a desarrollar un presupuesto y a actualizar el Plan del Sitio Escolar para apoyar a los maestros, estudiantes y familias. En el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Berkeley, cada escuela tiene un Consejo de Gobierno Escolar que combina las responsabilidades de los Consejos de Sitio Escolar exigidos por el estado (tales como redactar el Plan Escolar y asignar ciertos fondos estatales dirigidos a las escuelas), así como los deberes de revisar todos los gastos escolares, incluyendo los Fondos de BSEP, y una parte de los fondos locales especiales que van directamente a los sitios escolares.
Miembros del Consejo de Gobierno Escolar 2021-2022
Cherise Martinez Mcbride
Humberto T Reyes