Patriot Post

October 2020

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Hybrid Learning Update

After more than a month of distance learning, Beckman High School joined other secondary schools in Tustin Unified School District and began the “hybrid” instructional model. Students who elected to attend in person were split into group O1 or O2, while students who were not ready to attend in person were given the opportunity to remain in distance learning. Group O2 which consists of approximately 30% of Beckman’s enrollment were first to attend in-person on Tuesday the 29th. Group O1 attended in person for the first time on October 1st. Students who came to campus saw first-hand the safety measures that have been put in place. They were quick to note the mandatory face coverings, desk partitions, hand sanitizers, wall mounted thermometers, and a one-way flow of students around campus. In nearly all cases, students appeared to be happy to be back on campus despite the changes. They reported feeling more productive and more connected than when they were home on distance learning. They also noted the fabulous job our teachers have done to prepare lessons and generate engaging activities with groups of students who are both in person and online. We are extremely fortunate to have had such a smooth opening and contribute the success to our teachers, counselors and other staff members who have worked extremely hard to ensure a safe opening for our students. With the continued support of our families, Beckman looks to build on this success and continue to improve our hybrid learning model.

AP Exam Ordering

It is now time to order AP Exams for testing in May of 2021. Your students are in the process of being given registration information in their AP classes on how to sign up and pay for the AP Exam. Please have your student sign up on the College Board website to indicate exams they are taking and then go to to pay for each exam. All exams must be ordered and paid for by NOVEMBER 2, 2020. Please see the attached flyer to the left for step by step directions on how to sign up and pay for exams.

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Practice SAT/ACT Opportunity

While admission and testing policies continue to shift, it's still possible to take advantage of free practice testing opportunities. Our PTO has partnered with Revolution Prep to provide online, proctored, full-length SAT and ACT practice exams for all students on Saturday, October 24.

This is a great chance to get started on your testing plan, or if you’ve already started, to get some additional practice before things get busy this fall. Taking practice tests under timed conditions can help improve your score and doing them virtually via Zoom will simulate a testing environment in the safest way possible. Your $10 registration includes your test booklet, answer sheet, access to instant scores and a 30-minute score report review with our dedicated advisor to assess specific strengths and areas of improvement. All proceeds will go right back to the Beckman PTO. Follow these steps below to register today!

Step 1:

To save your spot, please visit

Step 2:

Schedule a time after the exam to review the score report with our school’s dedicated Revolution Prep advisor, Eric Ramirez. He will help you understand the score report and develop a customized plan to prepare for the official exam. Here are a few ways you can get in touch with Eric:

Meet via Zoom or Schedule a Call:

Call or Text: 949.899.8195


Step 3:

Take advantage of the Back to School special and get some extra support as we embark on this new school year of virtual learning:

Revolution Prep’s full-time, professional tutors have been teaching online for over a decade, and they’re offering 5 free hours of Tutoring (3:1 synchronous learning) or 2 hours of one-on-one Private Tutoring toward eligible academic programs.

When you visit our partner link above, you’ll see a little pop-up for this back to school special and a banner right above registration to learn more before it expires on September 30, 2020.

More information here...

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Beckman Medical Certificate Program

Beckman's Medical Certificate Program was created five years ago to give students an introduction to the medical field and the unique opportunity to interact with numerous health professionals. It is a free, optional 3 year sequential club/program that will take place this year 100% online (via Zoom) and awards students with certificates each year (if they meet all criteria) + a graduation award if students complete all 3 years offered. Last year, over 60 health care professionals participated/mentored BHS students and the program had 458 enrolled Beckman students. Any BHS student may join at any time. For more information about the program, please email Mr. Chow at or fill out this interest form to receive more information. Thank you!

EdFund's Blu180 Fundraiser

Ed Fund supports educational programs that are NOT covered by State or District funding. These programs enrich and expand opportunities for our students. This year, Ed Fund has committed to funding Naviance, NoRedInk editing software, Medical Certificate Program, Train Heroic software, and Be Prepared for College Nights, plus other grants. None of this is possible without your tax-deductible donation. A contribution of $180 or more to the BLU180 campaign will automatically include you in a raffle for a $250 Amazon gift card. To donate and learn more, visit our website! Thank you!

PTO Corner

Mark your calendar! Our next virtual PTO meeting will take place on Wednesday, 10/21 @ 6:30 p.m.

We can face this unprecedented year with your generous support for PTO! We encourage new memberships at any time. If you haven’t yet joined, there’s still time to qualify for GREAT incentives and prize drawings through 11/19. Plus get your exclusive BHS Spirit Wear Gaiter Buff! Join at

And get ready to show your support for BHS when you walk, run or bike for this year’s Dino Detour. Simply register and mark your school choice as Beckman (along with a teacher,) and TPSF will make a classroom supplies donation directly back to BHS! 4-person teams are welcome… perfect for Sports, Band, Orchestra, Cheer… even family and friends! Go to to register and learn more. Use code TILLERDAYSSTRONG by Monday 10/5 for your 10% discount!


(Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, S 504 for the Rehabilitation Act of 1973)

The Tustin Unified School District (Tustin USD) is committed to ensuring equal, fair and meaningful access to the employment and education services. The District prohibits, in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying, based on actual or perceived race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, medial condition, pregnancy and related conditions, retaliation, or political beliefs; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Your Child has a right to a free public education, regardless of immigration status. The District will take steps to assure that the lack of English will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the District programs. A copy of the District’s nondiscrimination policy is available from the Tustin Unified School District Office.

The Following position is designated Coordinator for Nondiscrimination at Beckman High School to handle complaints regarding discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, and to answer inquiries regarding the District’s nondiscrimination policies:

Devang Brahmbhatt

Assistant Principal

Discipline Office

(714) 734-2900 Ext. 522

Any student who feels that he/she has been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying should immediately contact the Coordinator, the principal, or any other staff member. In addition, any student who observes any such incident should report the incident to the Coordination or principal, wheter or not the victime files a complaint.

Any school employee who observes an incident or discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying or to whom such an incident is reported shall repor the incident to the Coordinator or principal, whether or not the victim files a complaint.