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November, 2020

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Will There be Semester Finals?

The short answer is “Yes.” With this year being a completely new format, we are discussing various options we have and what we hope to accomplish during the last week of the first semester. There is a desire for a culminating exam, or project, or extended writing to take place that week so that students have a chance to raise their final grade and demonstrate subject matter understanding. We are working with other TUSD high schools and our leadership team to create a schedule that meets several needs and will share the schedule as soon as we have it finalized.

Days off in November

Just a reminder that November 11th is Veteran's Day and is a non-student day. We also have the week of November 23rd off for Fall Recess. Pleas make note of these dates and plan to "safely" enjoy this time off with family.

Is there are grade advantage to being in Distance Learning or Hybrid?

The short answer is that based on the data we currently have, "No." Below are three different breakdowns of GPA based on hybrid group and quarter 1 GPA. On the left, you will see the overall breakdown showing that student in DL have an average GPA of 3.27, while students in O1 and O2 have a 3.13 and a 3.20 respectively which indicates a tiny advantage to those students who are at home. However, a closer look at the data using different GPA breakdowns shows that at the higher GPA marks, there is either NO difference or a difference of 0.01 or less between the groups. In both cases, a number so small indicates that there is no advantage to being at home or in person. The advantage is dependent on the student and their working preferences.

PTO Corner

While remaining physically distanced off campus, PTO continues to bring community together by actively addressing Patriot community needs through dialogue and collaboration! This month, PTO has authorized funds to purchase additional electrostatic sanitation sprayers. This has tremendous lasting impact by keeping shared areas of campus clean and hygienic for every student and staff member. Our special thanks to the amazing BHS Grounds and Facilities team for the incredibly important work they do each day.

PTO programs like this are funded by your support. We welcome members at any time, and set PTO budgets and forecasts at the beginning of each school year. When you join PTO before 11/19, you may be eligible for opportunity drawings, giveaways and incentives! Simply visit to learn more, and join!

Take advantage of this mild fall weather, and consider making family time outdoors to support BHS and TPSF’s virtual 5K Dino Detour! Remember by selecting BECKMAN as your school, $10 of each registration donation comes directly back to a deserving BHS teacher and classroom. Use code BOO by 10/31 for your 10% discount!

EdFund Update

YOU can make a difference for us to meet our Blu180 fundraising goal!! Beckman Ed Fund is aimed at providing your students the financial support needed to maintain, enrich, and expand the school's educational programs not covered by State and District funds. By donating, you will be entered into a raffle, where the winning prize is a $250 Amazon Gift Card! Please consider making your donation today at

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