<html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"></head><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; line-break: after-white-space;" class=""><div style="line-height: 1.2; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; padding: 0pt 0pt 4pt;" class=""><span style="vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-size: 11px;" class=""><font face="Arial" class=""><span id="m_2165592201514859099m_-5279743781143232722gmail-docs-internal-guid-aabdc6ba-7fff-bb60-053d-c44fc3e5d83a" class=""><div style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" class=""><span style="color: rgb(255, 37, 0); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline;" class="">PLEASE do not reply to this email,</span><span style="color: rgb(255, 37, 0); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline;" class=""> </span><span style="font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline;" class="">contact</span><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);" class=""> </span>Leah Katz, interim Vice Principal at<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);" class=""> </span><a href="mailto:leahkatz@berkeley.net" target="_blank" class="">leahkatz@berkeley.net</a></div></span></font></span></div><div dir="ltr" class=""><div class="gmail_default"><div class="gmail_default"></div><div class="gmail_default"><font face="Arial" class=""><br class=""></font></div><div class="gmail_default"><font face="Arial" class="">Dear Class of 2022,</font></div><div class="gmail_default"><font face="Arial" class=""><br class=""></font></div><div class="gmail_default"><font face="Arial" class="">I hope you are well during this strange time. Many of you signed up for the PSAT at Berkeley High on Saturday, October 17th. Unfortunately, we must cancel this test administration.  </font></div><div class="gmail_default"><font face="Arial" class=""><br class=""></font></div><div class="gmail_default"><font face="Arial" class="">We take this decision seriously and want to explain how we came to this decision: first the City of Berkeley approved our offering this test based on Covid trends improving; immediately, BHS publicized and opened registration. Next, we got to work planning for staffing, proctoring, and safely opening facilities. Because all three elements have strict guidelines under our current circumstances, we worked very hard to make it work but at this point we know it cannot happen.</font></div><div class="gmail_default"><font face="Arial" class=""><br class=""></font></div><div class="gmail_default"><font face="Arial" class="">[<b class="">We will provide information about reimbursement for the registration fee in an upcoming e-tree announcement.]</b></font></div><div class="gmail_default"><font face="Arial" class=""><br class=""></font></div><div class="gmail_default"><font face="Arial" class="">We are tentatively planning to offer the PSAT at BHS on Tuesday, January 26,  2021. We will update you with registration information for that test, if we can safely hold it, soon. </font></div><div class="gmail_default"><font face="Arial" class=""><br class=""></font></div><div class="gmail_default"><font face="Arial" class="">We also know that many of you are hoping to earn a National Merit Scholarship and want to remind you that there are alternate avenues, included here:</font></div><div class="gmail_default"><font face="Arial" class=""><br class=""></font></div><div class="gmail_default"><span class="gmail-im"><font face="Arial" class=""><div style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" class=""><span style="font-weight: 700; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;" class=""><font color="#000000" class="">WHAT IF I CANNOT TAKE THE PSAT BUT STILL WANT TO QUALIFY FOR THE National Merit Scholarship Program?</font></span></div><div style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" class=""><font color="#000000" class=""><span style="font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;" class="">A student who does not take the PSAT/NMSQT in October 2020 or January 2021 because of illness, an emergency, or other extenuating circumstance (<b class="">including school closures</b>), but meets all other requirements for NMSC program participation, may still be able to enter the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program by submitting scores from an administration of the SAT.  The student or a school official must visit </span><a href="http://emclick.imodules.com/ls/click?upn=5WN-2FGWfLHGcXV4ziuEWjztGkm7fQ-2FrthRxjNRI5ufony0O4Ssmcc9cy69lNecftTAP2fTpvpOLxtpiZk-2B96Eyd6b34zmBeMn-2Bc2kH-2BbKxSWCbSjsfdGhahm-2Fi4bIviTDhy-2BsXkps16lSqFJsOJWWIw-3D-3Dxi_t_raZPICW2r-2FEj1yR8MsJzegq1c1D1LMx1Y4LFEtFGTWyldcCjJaGtLecOBANG2LgJJw-2Bj6kaYz3DXyKbIhzV6X9C05psMF2Phqe3CBUnf6ox4kZEneQE5d526Hmv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class=""><font color="#577cad" class="">BUSD 2020-2021 Calendar:</font><font color="#008cb4" class=""> </font></span></span></font><a href="https://www.berkeleyschools.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2020-21-BUSDCalendar_5.15.19.pdf" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.berkeleyschools.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2020-21-BUSDCalendar_5.15.19.pdf&source=gmail&ust=1598581307061000&usg=AFQjCNFglthjIbecmX_eQp55z-4dghJrNA" class=""><font color="#006d8f" class=""><font face="Arial" style="font-size: 11px;" class="">20</font><font face="Arial" style="font-size: 11px;" class="">20-2021 Calendar</font></font></a></div><div style="line-height: 1.2; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" class=""><font face="Arial" style="font-size: 11px;" class=""><span style="color: rgb(87, 124, 173); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;" class="">BUSD Non-Discrimination Statement / la Pol√≠tica de No Discriminaci√≥n: </span><a href="http://bit.ly/BUSDNDPolicy" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://bit.ly/BUSDNDPolicy&source=gmail&ust=1598581307061000&usg=AFQjCNGmPRdQkeUg5VmC3ikcH5CBdo-fxA" class=""><span style="color: rgb(87, 124, 173); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;" class="">http://bit.ly/BUSDNDPolicy</span></a></font></div><p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.2; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" class=""><font face="Arial" style="font-size: 11px;" class=""> </font></p><div style="line-height: 1.2; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" class=""><font face="Arial" style="font-size: 11px;" class=""><span style="color: rgb(87, 124, 173); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;" class="">To post a message, send to: </span><a href="mailto:bhs@lmi.net" target="_blank" class=""><span style="color: rgb(87, 124, 173); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;" class="">bhs@lmi.net</span></a><span style="color: rgb(87, 124, 173); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;" class="">.</span></font></div><p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.2; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" class=""><font face="Arial" style="font-size: 11px;" class=""> </font></p><div style="line-height: 1.2; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" class=""><font face="Arial" style="font-size: 11px;" class=""><span style="color: rgb(87, 124, 173); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;" class="">To </span><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;" class=""><u class="">unsubscribe</u></span><span style="color: rgb(87, 124, 173); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;" class=""> from the Etree, send an email to </span><a href="mailto:bhs-request@lmi.net" target="_blank" class=""><span style="color: rgb(87, 124, 173); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;" class="">bhs-request@lmi.net</span></a><span style="color: rgb(87, 124, 173); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;" class=""> with one word only in the subject line: unsubscribe.  The request must be sent from the email address that is subscribed to the list.  If that does not work, visit the URL at the bottom of each message, or put your email address at the end of this URL:  </span><a href="http://lists.lmi.net/mailman/options/bhs/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://lists.lmi.net/mailman/options/bhs/&source=gmail&ust=1598581307061000&usg=AFQjCNHqdli5ulKntRXXPkMWXSd087GFPQ" class=""><span style="color: rgb(87, 124, 173); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;" class="">http://lists.lmi.net/mailman/o<wbr class="">ptions/bhs/</span></a><span style="color: rgb(87, 124, 173); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;" class="">, or contact the Etree moderators at </span><a href="mailto:bhs-owner@lmi.net" target="_blank" class=""><span style="color: rgb(87, 124, 173); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;" class="">bhs-owner@lmi.net.</span></a></font></div><p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.2; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" class=""><font face="Arial" style="font-size: 11px;" class=""> </font></p><div style="margin: 0px;" class=""><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(87, 124, 173); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;" class="">To </span><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(87, 124, 173); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;" class=""><u class="">subscribe</u></span><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(87, 124, 173); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;" class=""> to the Etree, send an email to </span><a href="mailto:bhs-request@lmi.net" target="_blank" style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Arial;" class=""><span style="color: rgb(87, 124, 173); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;" class="">bhs-request@lmi.net</span></a><span style="font-size: 11px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(87, 124, 173); vertical-align: baseline; 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