Freshman & New Student Orientation

BHS Freshman & New Student Orientation

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
10 am – 12:30 pm

This orientation is for Freshman and students who are new to Berkley High School. The goal of orientation is to help students familiarize themselves with the culture of BHS as well as the many opportunities it provides. All students will begin orientation in the Auditorium and will then have an opportunity to learn about the school through a peer leader.

At Orientation, students will​:

  • Receive their schedule and planner
  • Get a locker assignment
  • Tour the school: Auditrium, Cafeteria, Classrooms, Counseling Center, Gyms, LMC, Pool, Offices and more.
  • Learn about different opportunities: BeDrama, Clubs, Athletics, NHS, Diversity Cuncil, Peer to Peer, Robotics, Student Leadership, Sources of Strength and more.

If students cannot attend their class level orientation, schedules and planners can be picked up on Monday, August 19, between 9-10 am from Mrs. Swayze in the main office or on the first day of school, August 26.

The Back to School online packet must be completed before Orientation.

Pictures

Pictures for students in the 9th, 10th & 11th grades will be taken the second day of school, August 27. Order forms will be sent out by the photographer in the summer. I.D. cards for 12th graders will be issued with the last picture on file with Lifetouch.

Schedule Pick Up: Grades 10-12

BHS Schedule Pick Up: Grades 10-12

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
BHS East Gym

Students receive their class schedule, locker information and student planners at schedule pick up. In order to receive a schedule prior to the first day of school, parents/guardians must complete the annual Back to School Packet online and all fines, fees and books from last year must be cleared/paid/returned.

If students cannot attend their class level orientation, schedules and planners can be picked up on Monday, August 19, between 9-10 am from Mrs. Swayze in the main office or on the first day of school, August 26.

Please only attend the time designated for each grade, below.

  • 12TH GRADE SENIORS: TUESDAY, AUGUST 13
    • 9:00 AM: Check fees and fines status
    • 9:1510:30 AM: Pay fines, receive schedule and planner
  • 11TH GRADE JUNIORS: TUESDAY, AUGUST 13
    • 10:30 AM: Check fees and fines status
    • 10:45 AM12 PM: Pay fines, receive schedule and planner
  • 10th GRADE SOPHOMORES: TUESDAY, AUGUST 13
    • 1:00 PM: Check fees and fines status
    • 1:152:30 PM: Pay fines, receive schedule and planner

Schedule Changes

Teacher changes and requests will not be honored. Only students with missing classes, incorrect classes or conflicts in their schedules may stop into the Counseling Center to make an adjustment. There will be no schedule changes after August 29.

Pictures

Pictures for students in the 9th, 10th & 11th grades will be taken the second day of school, August 27. Order forms will be sent out by the photographer in the summer. I.D. cards for 12th graders will be issued with the last picture on file with Lifetouch.

Parking

At schedule pick up, students will have an opportunity to fill out a form to apply for a parking spot. There are 215 spots available for students. Some students will receive prioritization (CASA, OSTC students, for example) and if the number of applications exceed the slots available, students will be placed into a lottery. At schedule pick up, students only need to fill out a form. If you receive a parking pass, the cost is $25.

Student Health & Medication

Find medication forms and learn more about staying healthy on the Student Health & Medication section on the District's Parent page.

Schools of Choice - Berkley Scholars

The Berkley Board of Education has approved Schools of Choice slots for the 2019-20 school year. Learn more details about the number of slots, grades and timelines on the Schools of Choice website.

Purchase a Yearbook

Buy your 2020-21 yearbook now and SAVE, SAVE, SAVE!

Buy online at the Herff Jones Yearbook Order Center and use order number 2822, or pay at BHS with a check.

Yearbooks are $70 until December 1, 2020.

Starting December 1, 2020, price increases to $80.

Questions? Contact Caye Matthews, Advisor

Senior Portrait Information for the Yearbook

Berkley High School Yearbook Senior Portrait Requirements 2021

  • Photo size: 2 1/4'” h  X  1 3/4” w
  • Head size: 1 1/8”
  • Background: Old Masters Grey
  • Head and shoulder shots only!
  • Remember: NO side shots, NO props, hats or gowns!
  • ALL PHOTOS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN A DIGITAL FORMAT! (Minimum 300dpi .jpeg, .tiff, or .pdf)
  • Any picture that does not fit these requirements will NOT be accepted!
  • YOU ARE ONLY ON THE SENIOR CLASS COMPOSITE PICTURE IF YOU GO TO PRESTIGE! It is their free gift.

Notes from the Yearbook Staff

We know this year is different and we will try to make accommodations as much as we can, but we also have publishing plant deadlines we need to make. Please try to make the deadlines and let us know if you are having trouble getting a picture taken. Please
reach out if you have any questions. 

Senior Class Portrait Letter About Prestige

Dear Parents and Berkley High School Seniors, Class of 2021: 

The most cherished remembrance of the senior year is the senior portrait. We value this historical photograph, and offer the very best portrait program for our seniors. That is why Prestige Portraits was selected to be the preferred senior portrait photographer for Berkley High School. These are just a few benefits of Prestige Portraits... 

  • Full-service support! Just get photographed at Prestige, and they take care of the rest! Prestige will deliver your yearbook pose to the school for you, on time, guaranteed! You will also automatically appear on the class composite. They also provide professional group and candid photos to complete your yearbook! 
  • Unsurpassed service and value! Prestige offers early-bird specials and other incentives throughout the year to fit any budget. Assistance is also provided to every customer to help select the best package to fit your needs! 
  • State-of-the-art facilities! We encourage you to visit any of their convenient locations to check out the newest sets and backgrounds. Plus, each studio has steamers, hair dryers and health and beauty supplies to be sure you look your best! 
  • Class composite! As a gift to you and the school, Prestige provides a class composite for the school and a copy for every student photographed! 
  • Cash Back! In support of the Berkley High School Yearbook Program, Prestige gives a portion of every order placed back to support yearbook class! 

Prestige wants to make your experience as enjoyable as possible, so please call their Royal Oak Studio at (248) 548-7660 if you have any questions. Please schedule your appointment early, as they cannot guarantee availability of appointment times. 

New this year, seniors can now schedule their Prestige studio appointments online.

Deadline to be photographed for the yearbook: Saturday, October 17, 2020

Deadline to notify Prestige of selected yearbook pose: Saturday, October 24, 2020.