[BHS Etree] ADMIN: Fridays and Beyond

BHS Etree bhs at lists.lmi.net
Thu Aug 28 17:42:58 PDT 2014

Dear Berkeley High Families,

Many of you have expressed concern about the next several Fridays and a 
tradition of hazing freshman. We want to state clearly that we do not 
tolerate bullying, hazing, or harassment of our students.

The community and Berkeley High have been working very hard to eliminate 
this tradition and in recent years we have had very few reported 
incidences of a student being hazed ON CAMPUS. There have been some 
reports of off campus egg throwing at lunch and after school. Berkeley 
Police are aware and are providing extra patrols on Fridays.Our Campus 
Safety Officers, Administrators, and Staff are also giving extra 
attention to hallways, bathrooms, and areas peripheral to the school.

Students who are caught participating in hazing on their way to school, 
during the school day, or after school will be given an automatic 5-day 
suspension and may face criminal charges. If your child is being 
intimidated while on or off campus, we encourage you to contact the 
Dean's Office at 644-8985 or 644-6675. Your child can also come in to 
OCI (H104) to file an incident report if something occurs. Off campus 
incidents should be reported to the Berkeley Police Department, who will 
investigate and potentially pursue criminal prosecution.

Parents, please have a conversation with your children about respecting 
and welcoming all of our new students and continuing to do the right 
thing by not participating in hazing. This behavior will die off when 
individuals and the community choose to stop hurting each other and 
instead choose to support each other. Please urge your child to join 
that movement.

Thanks for your attention,

Kristin Glenchur


Kristin Glenchur

Principal, Berkeley High School
kristinglenchur at berkeley.net <mailto:kristinglenchur at berkeley.net>


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