KMS PTSA Meeting 3/9/21 7:00PM

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Tuesday March 9, 7:00pmSpecial Guest Michael TrevinoPlease mark your calendars and join us for our March 9 KMS PTA Meeting with our guest Michael Trevino, who will provide an overview of the High School and College Preparation Workshop on March 20, answer questions, and discuss additional topics or questions parents would like to cover in the workshop.

This powerful and comprehensive day-long workshop, led by admissions expert Michael Trevino, will provide you with an educational roadmap for you and your child through high school to strategically prepare for their college and career interests. This workshop will address all of the key topics, including:  

  • a year-by-year timeline of what to do each year and why
  • the importance of assessing values, strengths and interests, and some reference tools to help you and your child match pathways to college and careers
  • college prep planning and admissions for UC, CSU, Community College Transfer, and out-of-state public and selective private colleges
  • financial aid, including federal and state grant programs, awarding of scholarship aid, and 529 Savings Plans
  • the Common Application and UC Personal Insight Questions, and the importance of thinking about them at the beginning of high school
  • the future of SAT/ACT testing and other post-pandemic changes impacting college admissions and higher education
  • other pathways to successful careers besides a traditional four-year college degree
  • the relationship between college and graduate/professional school and career opportunities
  • steps to reduce stress and anxiety for you and your child as they transition to adulthood 

This is a unique opportunity to have your questions answered and develop a plan (and peace of mind!). 

Sign up here: Register For Seminar
Michael Trevino is a higher education leader with over 20 years of experience as a dean or director of admissions at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional school levels. His extensive knowledge spans across the spectrum of higher education pathways from community colleges to the nation’s most selective colleges and universities. Michael served as the Director of UndergraduateAdmissions for the University of California system and as a faculty member at the Harvard Summer Institute for College Admissions sharing his insights with college guidance counselors and admissions officers from throughout the country and abroad.

Martes 9 de marzo, 7:00 pm Invitado especial Michael Trevino Marque sus calendarios y únase a nosotros para nuestra reunión de la PTA de KMS el 9 de marzo con nuestro invitado Michael Trevino, quien brindará una descripción general del Taller de preparación para la escuela secundaria y la universidad el 20 de marzo, responderá preguntas y discutir temas o preguntas adicionales que a los padres les gustaría cubrir en el taller.

Este poderoso y completo taller de un día, dirigido por el experto en admisiones Michael Trevino, le proporcionará una hoja de ruta educativa para que usted y su hijo hasta la escuela secundaria se preparan estratégicamente para sus intereses universitarios y profesionales. Este taller abordará todos los temas clave, que incluyen: 

  • un cronograma año por año de qué hacer cada año y por qué, 
  • la importancia de evaluar los valores, las fortalezas y los intereses, y algunas herramientas de referencia para ayudarlo a usted y a su hijo a coincidir con los caminos hacia la universidad. 
  • y la planificación de preparación universitaria y las admisiones para UC, CSU, Community College Transfer y universidades públicas y privadas selectivas de fuera del estado 
  • ayuda financiera, incluidos programas de subvenciones federales y estatales, concesión de ayuda para becas y planes de ahorro 529 
  • la solicitud común y preguntas personales de la UC y la importancia de pensar en ellos al comienzo de la escuela secundaria; 
  • el futuro de las pruebas SAT / ACT y otros cambios post pandémicos que impactan las admisiones universitarias y la educación superior; 
  • otros caminos hacia carreras exitosas además de una carrera universitaria tradicional de cuatro años; 
  • la relación entre la universidad y el posgrado. oportunidades para la escuela y la carrera profesional 
  • Pasos para reducir el estrés y la ansiedad para usted y su hijo durante la transición t o Adultez Esta es una oportunidad única para que sus preguntas sean respondidas y desarrolle un plan (¡y tranquilidad!).

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Michael Trevino es un líder de educación superior con más de 20 años de experiencia como decano o director de admisiones en los niveles de pregrado, posgrado y escuelas profesionales. Su amplio conocimiento abarca todo el espectro de trayectorias de educación superior, desde colegios comunitarios hasta los colegios y universidades más selectivos del país. Michael se desempeñó como Director de Admisiones de Pregrado para el sistema de la Universidad de California y como miembro de la facultad en el Instituto de Verano de Harvard para Admisiones Universitarias, compartiendo sus conocimientos con los consejeros de orientación universitaria y los oficiales de admisiones de todo el país y el extranjero.

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Sad News

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Dear Korematsu Community, 

It is with a heavy heart that I share sad news about our beloved Vice Principal, Ms. Nancy Ivey. On Friday, February 12th, Ms. Ivey passed away. We are saddened and shocked by her sudden passing, and our thoughts are with her family during this time.

Ms. Ivey was a leader and champion for students during her nearly 9 years as our Vice Principal. Her deep care and support for all the students at Korematsu cannot be replaced. Nancy always centered her work around equity, ensuring support for students who needed her the most. Most recently, she made passionate additions to our Black Lives Matter Week at school, and to ideas for a summer program to help struggling students get back in the love of learning. She led and participated in changes on campus with wit, perspective, and a tireless energy for our students. 

I have learned so much from Ms Ivey over the years and I will always remember the way she started difficult conversations. “How are you doing?” she would say. And that simple phrase reminded everyone she cared. In one-on-one conversations, meetings for students in Special Education, discussions around restorative justice solutions, Nancy found ways to humanize and respond empathetically to those around her, young and old. Staff members felt heard, students felt seen, and the campus felt livelier. Her deep care and compassion was ever present in her work. 

Ms. Ivey was a profound advocate for students and her tireless work will be greatly missed at all levels. As we continue to process our grief, we will provide time and space to celebrate, share, and reflect on our experiences and learnings with Ms. Ivey. Words cannot express the profound loss for her family, friends, and our community.


Matt Burnham

AAPAC Meeting 1/28/21

 We will be having our first AAPAC (African American Parent Advisory Committee) meeting this month, virtually, on Thursday, January 28th from 6-7pm.  Principal Burnham will be with us to discuss our school’s work and budget for the success of our children. Future AAPAC meetings will be on the fourth Thursday of the month until the end of the school year, and we sincerely hope to see you there.

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STEAM Event Tomorrow 2PM!

We are only a few days away from our first STEAM in action event. Don’t forget to mark your calendars or set an alarm for 2.00 pm on Tuesday the 26th. There are seals to save and prizes to win. 
Zoom access will be available to the first 500 participants. The event will also be streamed on the Korematsu Facebook and ASE Facebook pages. Please bookmark these pages. Korematsu Facebook: Facebook:
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       See you at the splash!

Estamos a solo unos días de nuestro primer evento STEAM en acción. No olvide marcar sus calendarios o programar una alarma para las 2:00 pm del martes 26. Hay sellos que guardar y premios que ganar.
El acceso a Zoom estará disponible para los primeros 500 participantes. El evento también se transmitirá en las páginas de Facebook de Korematsu y Facebook de ASE. Marque estas páginas como favoritos. Korematsu Facebook: Facebook:
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       ¡Nos vemos en el chapoteo!

Schedule Updates/Adjustments

Schedule Updates:
Friday there is no school for students. The end of the semester is always a teacher work day to complete grades and prepare for the second semester. Students will not have a homeroom class, and there will be no asynchronous work.

Schedule Adjustments:
We have also changed the schedule that follows a Monday holiday. Students will attend all 6 classes on Tuesday January 19th. The classes are shortened. Teachers will inform students if it will be an asynchronous or synchronous lesson.
We will be back to normal with three classes on Wednesday January 20th.

PTA General Meeting Jan 12. Guest Speaker from Berkeley City College

Dear Parents:
Our PTA General Meeting is Tuesday January 12th at 7pm. We are excited to present a special guest speaker to talk about planning for college and/or trade school! Lisa Cook, Dean of Liberal Arts, will join us to talk about how your children can participate in Berkeley City College’s dual enrollment program during high school and/or pursue a degree program after high school as a pathway to UC and CSU.

Lisa Cook
Dean of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences 
Berkeley City College

Queridos padres:
Nuestra reunión general de la PTA es el martes 12 de enero a las 7 pm. ¡Nos complace presentar un orador invitado especial para hablar sobre la planificación para la universidad y / o la escuela vocacional! Lisa Cook, Decana de Artes Liberales, se unirá a nosotros para hablar sobre cómo sus hijos pueden participar en el programa de inscripción dual de Berkeley City College durante la escuela secundaria y / o seguir un programa de grado después de la escuela secundaria como un camino hacia UC y CSU.
Lisa Cook, decana de artes liberales y ciencias sociales
Berkeley City College

Topic: Korematsu PTA General Meeting
Time: Jan 12, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Winter Recess and more…

Hello all –

A reminder that our winter recess begins at the end of the day Friday. Students will be off from December 21st through January 1st and will be back to online learning January 4th. During this long break I want to encourage students to read as much as possible. I know some students will also have some make up work to complete. When we come back from break students will have two weeks until the end of the first semester on January 15th.

We will have a yearbook this year! Like everything it’ll be a Covid edition. But we really need your support. Please send pictures to the yearbook committee at kms_yearbook2020 on instagram. If you are not an instagram user you can always send them to and be sure to label the pictures. Send us head shots, funny photos, halloween pictures, zoom shots, and anything that we might add to the yearbook.

Please check out the semi-weekly news. As more students participate we are beginning to see a great show.

I hope everyone has a pleasant and safe winter recess. Please take care of one another and keep reading!

PS – I sent this newsletter to all student last week. It provides some information that may be useful. I do want to encourage students and families to participate in the after school program (Extended Learning Program) as it does offer turning and socializing options.