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Berryessa Union School District

Berryessa Union School District

BUSD Monthly Newsletter for Berryessa Families and Community Members

BUSD Monthly Newsletter for Berryessa Families and Community Members


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April 2024

Superintendent's Message, Ruskin Viva Escuela, Piedmont Garden, Volunteer Opportunities, Northwood Recycling, Piedmont & Sierramont Career Days, Student Summit at SJSU, ANCCS Competition

March 2024

Superintendent's Message, Jacqueline Van Dyke Recognized, Jannet Odom, Interim Principal at Majestic Way, Morrill Middle School Named CA Distinguished School, AAPI Network and Mindful Strategies, CA STEAM Symposium, Read Across America, Reclassification Ceremony, Lancer Gym Grand Opening

February 2024

Superintendent's Message, Honoring Black History Month, Celebrating Lunar New Year, The Great Kindness Challenge, Safety Slow Down Campaign, Budget Update, Enrollment

November 2023

Superintendent's Message, Metro Silicon Valley Honors Vinci Park Elementary School, Fun Fall Happenings, Family Literacy Month, Congratulations Student Athletes, Take Care of Our Health, Important Dates, Watch Board Meetings Via Livestream

October 2023

Superintendent's Message, Slow Down Campaign, Michele Huesties Honored, Leticia Garcia Recognized, Mental Health Resources, Pumpkin Giveaway

September 2023

Superintendent's Message, Welcome Back to School, Back to School Nights, Budget Stabilization, Celebrating Hispanic Heritage, Early Learning Opportunities

August 2023

Superintendent's Message, Welcome Principal Dr. Jamal Splane, Meal Applications, Attendance, Piedmont Gym Update, Budget Stabilization Efforts, RAFT Family Resources

June 2023

Superintendent's Message, Congratulations 8th Graders, Celebrating Employees of the Year, Thank you Retirees, Strategy Keepers, Staff Recognition Event, Berryessa Art Festival, 2023-2024 School Year Calendar, San Jose Public Library Events

May 2023

Superintendent's Message, Staff Appreciation, Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, New District Office Location, Ruskin Student Honored, Sierramont Student Top Scorer, Cherrywood Excelled at the Chinese School Contest, Berryessa Art Festival

April 2023

Superintendent's Message, Share Your Favorite Book, Gratitude for Librarians, Ruskin Family Literacy Night, Middle School Career Days, Berryessa Education Foundation Raffle, Majestic Way Multiculture Day, Spring Break!

March 2023

Superintendent's Message, Piedmont Middle Groundbreaking, Reclassification Ceremony, National Board Certification, Women's History Month, Read Across America

February 2023

Superintendent's Message, Thank you MOT, Black History Month, Lunar New Year, San Jose Commendation, National PTA Founders Day, Great Kindness Campaign, Tree Planting, Online Enrollment, Berryessa Art Festival

December 2022

Superintendent's Message, Appreciation for Trustee Kansen Chu, Welcome Trustee Jaria Jaug, Winter Concerts and Holiday Fun, San Jose District 4 Pajama Drive, Berryessa Education Foundation, Staying Safe and Healthy

November 2022

Superintendent's Message, $10 Million Grant, Thank you 49er's & Dairy Council, District Four Pumpkin Giveaway, Subaru Adopt A School, Volunteer for Career Days 2023, October School Events Highlights, Vaccination Clinic at Piedmont Middle on November 5th

October 2022

Superintendent's Message, BUSD Social Workers, Mental Health Services, Celebrating Walking to School Safety, Raising Awareness about Fentanyl, Vaccination Clinic, BUSD Family Day at Spartans Stadium

September 2022

Superintendent's Message, Back to School Nights, First Week of School, District Interpreters & Translators, Ideas for Parents, Volunteering, Join our Team

August 2022

Superintendent's Message, Welcome New Administrators, Safe Return to School, Vaccination Clinic

June 2022

Superintendent's Message, Employees of the Year, Berryessa Art Festival, Table Tennis Event, Northwood Students win Tech Challenge, Colloquium Supporting Teachers, COVID Summer Precautions

May 2022

Superintendent's Message, 2022 California Pivotal Practice Program Award, Employee Appreciation and Recognition, Berryessa Art Festival, Student Enrollment

March 2022

Superintendent's Message, Read Across America, Maintenance Team Appreciation, Congratulations Morrill Middle School, Award for 8th Grade Promotion Ceremonies, Superintendent Dr. Roxane Fuentes receives BCAC Citizen of the Year Award, Women's History Month

February 2022

Superintendent's Message, Celebrating Black History Month, Welcoming the Lunar New Year, The Amazing Power of Kindness, Enrolling New Students, Masking Update

December 2021

Superintendent's Message, BUSD Holiday Spirit, Thank you Vaccination Clinics, COVID-19 Testing, Welcome Roger Gallizzi, BUSD Enrollment and Financial Projections, Pajama Giveaway, Support for Families through Care Solace

November 2021

Superintendent's Message, Thank you for supporting Measure A, District Office Facility Needs, COVID-19 Vaccinations for Students ages 5-11, Holiday Travel, Thanksgiving Break

October 2021

Superintendent's Message, Suicide Prevention, National Custodial Workers Day, Congratulations Sierramont Cross Country, Measure A - Notice of Upcoming Election, Working at BUSD

September 2021

Superintendent's Message, Free Nutritious Meals, Happy 1st Day of School, Virtual Back to School Nights, Safety Is Our Top Priority, Measure A Parcel Tax Renewal

Welcome Back to School August 2021

Superintendent's Message, Safety Measures, Governor's Announcement, COVID-19 Resources, Employees of the Year, School Lunch Program, Summer Programs, Staying Healthy Resources

District Summer Update 2021

K-12 School Guidance, Instructional Program Options, BUSD Job Opportunities

June 2021

Superintendent's Message, Planning for Fall, Summer Meals & Resources, Enrollment, Congratulations to our 8th Graders!

May 2021

Superintendent's Message, Storytime Honoring AANHPI Month, Congratulations Retirees, Safeway Foundation, Mental health Awareness, COVID-19 Vaccine, Daily Health Screenings, Measure K

April 2021

Superintendent's Message, Honoring our Librarians, Congratulations Northwood Students, Daily Health Screenings, Measure K, Earth Day, Nutrition Services

March 2021

Superintendent's Message, Morrill Middle School California Distinguished School, Cherrywood Elementary School Dual Immersion Mandarin 2021 Glenn Hoffmann Exemplary Program, CALSPRA Award of Excellence, Honoring Women's History Month, National Reading Month

February 2021

Superintendent's Message, Reopening Update, Introducing Our Newest Board Trustee, COVID-19 Testing Coming to BUSD, Enrollment for 2021-2022 Now Open, PPP Information Night, Celebrating Black History Month, Happy Lunar New Year, BUSD Spirit

January 2021

Superintendent's Message, Board Vacancy, The Great Kindness Challenge, Important COVID-19 Updates, Honor Roll Schools, Staying Healthy, Dual Language Immersion
Past Newsletters

Past Newsletters

December 2020

Superintendent's Message, Thank you Mr. Claspill and Dr. Cohen, Welcome Trustee Jai Srinivasan, Holiday Fun in Berryessa, Important Reminders

November 2020

Superintendent's Message, Reopening Update, Survey Results, Public Health Recommendations, In Loving Memory of Steve Kato, NVC PTA Reflections Program, Flu Shots Available

October 2020

Superintendent's Message, Bridging the Digital Divide, Meal Services Update, Stay Safe this Halloween, Mental Health Support

August 30, 2020 BUSD Update

Superintendent's Message, Employees of the Year, Wellness Resources, Connected Parents Series, BUSD Tech Support

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year

Superintendent's Message, Power Outages, BUSD Technology Support, Meal Service Reminder

BUSD Update on School Reopening

Superintendent's Message, Fall Distance Learning, Student Schedules, Technology Distribution, Meal Services, BUSD Reopening Information Hub

Town Hall Recap & BUSD Reopening

Superintendent's Message, BUSD Reopening, BUSD Survey Results

June 2020

Superintendent's Message, Planning for Fall 2020, BUSD Town Hall Forum, Denouncing Racism, Congratulations BUSD Retirees, Recognizing Years of Service, New Summerdale Principal, Parent Resources Hub

May 2020

Superintendent's Message, Thanking Our BUSD Team Members, Connected Parents Series, Celebrating the End of the School Year, Launch of Care Solace, Storytime with Dr. Fuentes

April 2020

Superintendent's Message, Distance Learning, Mental Health Services, Spring Break, Storytime with Dr. Fuentes, Meal Program

February 2020

Superintendent's Message, Celebrating Diversity, Mid-Year Staff Celebration, We're Hiring, March 3 Election, Berryessa Chinese School

January 2020

Superintendent's Message, Attendance Matters, 2020-2021 Enrollment, Communication Survey, Stay Informed During an Emergency

December 2019

Superintendent's Message, Musical Performances, Reflections Program, Superhero Toy Distribution, Santa & Mrs. Claus, Giving Back Campaigns

November 2019

Superintendent Message, Art Festival Grants, Harvest Festivals, Veteran's Day, Thank you Measure L Supporters, Upcoming Bond Measure March 3 2020

October 2019

Superintendent Message, National Bullying Prevention Month, Leader In Me, Character Counts, Where Everybody Belongs, Ruskin 50th Anniversary, Walk 'n Roll Wednesdays, Halloween Safety Tips, New SJPD Guardian Unit.....

September 2019

Superintendent Message, Attendance Awareness Month, Back to School Nights, Toyon's New FIS, Full and Fair Funding for Public Education........

2019-2020 Welcome Back

Superintendent Message, Staff Updates, Staff Welcome Event, New and Improved Facilities, Student Welcome - Middle School WEB........

Summer 2019 Edition

Superintendent summer video message, middle school promotion ceremonies, BUSD schools make Honor Roll........

May 2019

Full and Fair Funding for Education, BUSD Excellence, BUSD Employee Recognition, Job Shadow Week......

April 2019

Happy Spring Break, Thank you Berryessa Education Foundation, Berryessa Annual Art Festival, Biliteracy Programs, Vinci Park Recognition

March 2019

Middle School Career Days, Middle School Enrollment Video, Morrill Students Dance-Off with SJPD...

February 2019

Early Registration, Extended Day Kinder, Second Chance Breakfast, Make A Difference Raffle...


January 2019

Enrollment Campaign Launch, Dual Immersion Programs, Growth Mindset...