SUMMER 2022 (June 6-Aug 3, 2022)

(Please check back starting in mid-July for any new updates regarding the opening of school.)


For Planning Purposes: Reminders about Upcoming Holidays and Special Schedules
(See the calendar and bell schedule above for more details)

BRANHAM SUMMER MAIN OFFICE HOURS: M - Th, 8:00am - 3:00pm (closed 11am-12pm for lunch)

[The Main Office will be closed for summer break from 6/27 - 7/24.]

(The Summer School Office will be located in STUDENT SERVICES, open starting Monday, June 13.
Open 7:30am - 3:00pm on all days that Summer School is in session.)

The 2022-23 school year starts on Wednesday, August 10. Orientations and other opening-of-school events will take place the week prior. See important dates below (still tentative, but probable):

ID Pictures, Schedule Pick-up, and other Paperwork Collection:

  • Tuesday, August 2 - 8am to 11am | Seniors

  • Wednesday, August 3 - 8am to 1pm | Freshman Registration/Orientation

  • Thursday, August 4 - 8 am to 11am | Sophomores

  • Thursday, August 4 - Noon to 2pm | Juniors

Incoming Parent Bootcamps (Orientations for our New-to-High-School Parents):

  • Monday, August 1- 5:30pm to 8:00pm

  • Wednesday, August 3, 8:00am to 10:30am

  • Saturday, August 6, 9:00am to 11:30am

Ordering Graduation Photos - UPDATED 6/13/22

You have to go straight to the Now & Forever Studios link:

  • click enter

  • click Order Now

  • Graduation Handshakes – Order Now

  • Enter code – BRANHAMGRAD22

  • View Gallery

  • Then click on the first image and click next till you find your kid.

  • Click Heart in upper right hand corner.

Summer Meal Curbside Pickup

CUHSD’s Food Service team this summer will be holding Summer Meal Curbside pickup, open to the public for anyone 18 or under. Details:

Open to the Public: CUHSD Curbside Meal Pickup

Location: Del Mar High School - Front Parking Lot

Dates: June 6 - June 30

Days: Monday – Thursday

Time: 11:00-11:30am

On-campus meals will be provided for Summer School students on Monday - Thursday through July 14 at their Summer School sites.

Student Mental Health Symposium

The Santa Clara County Office of Education would like to invite you to our Student Mental Health & Wellness Symposium on Monday, June 13 from 3-5 p.m. You will learn more about the efforts of the state, Santa Clara County Office of Education, Wellness Center for Santa Clara County Schools Initiative, and SCCOE's Department of Youth Health & Wellness.

For more information, please contact Ana Ramirez, Administrative Assistant IV, by sending an email to or by calling (669) 212-4446.

You can register here:

Message From Branham's Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA):

Happy Summer from the Branham PTSA! Thank you to all of you that joined and donated this year. Thanks to your support, the PTSA was able to achieve our #1 goal of supporting the Branham community. Examples of what we were able to do for the Branham Community this year include:

  • Providing Mini-Grant funds to Branham Staff members that went straight to the classrooms for items such as sets of novels for the English Department, subscriptions to online tools for Math and Physics, calculators, art supplies, class sets of whiteboards, school supplies for students in need and much more!

  • Funding for the Branham College and Career Center, the Wellness Center, the Journalism program, Bruin to Bruin Tutoring and Link Crew

  • Grants supporting our student run clubs

  • Purchasing two new golf carts for the custodial staff

  • Purchasing tables for additional outdoor student seating

  • Hosting luncheons to show appreciation to our amazing staff

  • Hosting Parent information nights on Teen Safety and Mental Health

  • Organizing Senior Grad Night

With your continued support we know we can do even more! We are currently in need of a Website chair and a Programs chair for the 22/23 school year. If you are interested contact us at . For more information about the PTSA and to Join and Donate visit our website at Enjoy your summer and remember that the PTSA is an annual membership so be sure to join and donate next year so we can continue to support the Branham Community!!

Class of 2022 - Downloading your CUHSD Google Drive - Deadline Weds June 22

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

As you celebrate your accomplishments and take the next steps in life, please note your District accounts will close down over the next couple of weeks and you will lose access to your files.

Please take this time to transfer your school information to another account or download a copy. You can watch a video tutorial created by Coordinator of Instructional Technology Kira Durant and former Student Board Member Emely Martinez Ramirez located here: or view the instructions below on the two ways to accomplish transferring or downloading a copy of your schoolwork.

Option I – Transfer your Google docs to a personal Google Account

  1. You will have the ability to transfer your files to another Google account for a three-week period after the last day of school.

  2. You can make your own personal Google account by going to:

  3. To begin transferring the docs from your high school Google account to your personal Google account.

    1. Navigate to while logged into your account.

    2. Enter your personal Google account as the “Enter a destination account” then press send code.

    3. You will then need to access your personal account to retrieve the code and enter it into the “Verify your destination account” section.

    4. Please select your desired content under “Select content to copy and transfer”

    5. Select start transfer

  4. While it says that it may take up to a week to transfer your files it will probably take only up to a few hours depending on how many files you have. Once the transfer is complete your new Gmail account will receive a completion email.

Option II – Google Takeout: Download your High School Google docs to a local computer.

Google offers a tool to assist with creating and downloading an archive file of all your CUHSD Google docs to a local computer’s hard drive. The time it takes for this process to complete is dependent on your local network speed and the number and type of documents you are transferring.

  1. Visit Google Takeout by navigating to:

  2. Select the types of data you would like to keep (download) from your Google drive and click Next

  3. Confirm the file format and delivery method and click “Create Archive”

  4. Google will send an email to your CUHSD account when the archive is ready

Please note: Your CUHSD account will become inactive three weeks after the last day of school.

Best of luck to you as you continue on in your life ventures.


The CUHSD Technology Services Team

West Valley College Dual Enrollment Courses for Fall, 2022

WVC and CUHSD are readvertising the fall 2022 program with the second and final application deadline of Thursday, August 25.

See below for a link to the letter from West Valley regarding available classes, as well as the original course description and pathways document.

=> Link to Student Information Letter

=> Link to Course Descriptions

Below are also some items to know.

  • ASL (American Sign Language) will be held in person on Branham's campus. It is open to all 10th - 12th students.

  • A virtual info session will be held on Thursday, August 18, 4:30-5:30PM.

New Kitchen Opening August 10!!!

This is the last of the Measure AA Bond Construction for Branham. In addition to lunch carts, our state-of-the-art kitchen will allow preparation of a variety of foods and creative culinary treats!

See the Slide Presentation for general information. More details (and possible tours!) will be provided during August registration.

Stay Safe This Summer!

Be Aware of this Dangerous Drug - From Dr. Mary Ann Dewan, Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools

The Santa Clara County community is engaged in efforts to inform residents about the dangers of fentanyl, specifically to youth. This synthetic opioid is typically prescribed to treat severe pain. Fentanyl pills have become increasingly accessible through social media and e-commerce platforms, making them available to youth.

As little as two milligrams, or the equivalent of two grains of sand, can lead to death. In 2020, more than 93,000 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. were from fentanyl or other synthetic opioid, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Drug-induced deaths among people between the ages 15 to 35 have increased over the last 20 years. Fentanyl-involved deaths are the fastest growing among youth ages 14 to 23. Most recent cases of fentanyl-related overdose, death, and injury in America are associated with illegally made and distributed fentanyl. Fentanyl is being mixed with other highly addictive and dangerous drugs in the illegal drug market.

In Santa Clara County, fentanyl overdose deaths rose from 29 to 90 from 2019 to 2020 and then to 135 deaths in 2021.

As a community, we share the responsibility of looking out for one another. Following are links to resources and guidance about what can be done to protect our community and raise awareness about fentanyl:

To learn more about the dangers of fentanyl, how to recognize signs of overdose, and what to do in the event of an overdose, visit the Center for Disease Control fact sheet at

The County Santa Clara Behavioral Services Department has dedicated resources to informing the community about life-saving roles and supports.

Together, we can raise awareness, protect our children and prevent fentanyl-related deaths. We are #StrongerTogether.

Be well,

Mary Ann Dewan, Ph.D.

County Superintendent of Schools

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Information for Parents to Support Their Student's Safety on Instagram

Many parents have shared their concerns about their students' safety on social media.

Thank you to one of our parents for sending in this information to share with other Bruin families, regarding steps that parents can take to support their student's safety.

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Parent Resources - All You Need to Know about Aeries, Parent Square, Canvas, Naviance, & Remind

Visit this website to find all the tools you need to track your students' progress throughout their time at school:

(An email account is needed to access all these systems. If you do not have a personal email account, we recommend creating a Gmail Account. However, any email provider will work.)

Pop-Up Pantry - 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the Month

In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, Branham HS will continue to provide food to our families in need on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month from 3:00pm-5pm.

Come get the food and nutrition you need!

Since so many of our families rely on this, we currently expect to also continue during the summer.

For more info, contact Kevin Nguyen at


Self-Guided Tour Regarding Branham Courses, Clubs, Activities, Sports, etc from 8th Grade Showcase

Visit: for details

Also see above General Information regarding Dual Enrollment courses through West Valley College.


Stay Updated on Everything Happening on Campus by Following:


Instagram: @branhamhs and @seewhatsbruin
Branham High School


2022-23 Athletic Registration Is Now Open

Attention all students interested in playing a sport in 2022-23.

Here are the steps to follow to tryout for a sport:

1. Schedule a sports physical with a physician.

The next round of sports physicals at BHS have been scheduled for Tuesday, August 2nd at 2:00pm in the Athletic Training Room (cost is $25, first come first served). The 2022-23 Athletic Physical Form is available HERE, please bring a copy for the doctor to sign.

You may also schedule a sports physical with your family physician after June 2, 2022. Please bring a copy of the Athletic Physical Form for the doctor to sign. Student/athletes and parents complete the rest of this form.


2. Complete the online registration process.

2022-23 registration is now available. Visit and log in or create an account. You will need to upload your completed Athletic Physical Examination Form to complete the process. Step by step instructions may be found HERE. FAQ's may be found HERE . A video tutorial may be found HERE .

Student Volunteers Needed

The Branham Football program is looking for student volunteers interested in assisting the program with day-to-day operations, video technology, videography, and/or being a statistician. No Football knowledge/experience is required to execute these roles in the program. If interested, please reach out to Coach Johnson at


Follow the College & Career Center on Instagram @Branham_CCC

Branham College & Career Calendar

Upcoming College & Career Events - Register on Naviance to receive updates and links for virtual visits


CCC Resources

Canvas class page
General college and career information & workshop materials can be found here!

CCC Events Calendar
See a list of all Branham CCC events & events hosted by colleges and other organizations:

Scholarships List
List of scholarships updated regularly:

BHS Career Board New & Improved!
Looking for a job, volunteer opportunity, internship, or other career related opportunities? Check out the Career Board:

Students can schedule here: If you would like to meet during an off period, email to schedule.

Virtual career fair

JA Inspire is more than a career fair, it brings together Northern California businesses and local schools to help launch middle and high school students into their futures: high school, college, and careers beyond! This multi-hour learning experience is configurable to align with local industry and career opportunities.

For more information and to register CLICK HERE


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Planet Fitness to Offer FREE Summer Access for Teens

To provide a place for teens to be active all summer long, Planet Fitness will open its doors for 14- to 19-year-olds to work out for free from May 16 through August 31, as part of our High School Summer Pass initiative (previously known as Teen Summer Challenge in 2019).

By opening our doors to teens across the state, Planet Fitness hopes to help teens get moving and focus on their physical and mental wellbeing.

We know that many teens have difficulty finding a safe and convenient place where they can exercise and be active over summer break, so hope you agree that this is a great solution for teens to keep moving.

In fact, here are some insights into the challenges teens are facing nationwide:

  • Less than 15% of teens met the daily physical activity recommendation during the pandemic*

  • Teen screen time doubled from pre-pandemic estimates of 3.8 hours per day to 7.7 hours per day (which does not include virtual learning)**

  • 81% of teens say mental health is a significant issue among youth in the U.S. and 64% of teens believe that the experience of COVID-19 will have a lasting impact on their generation’s mental health***

  • Nearly 1 in 3 parents say their children’s mental health is worse now than it was before the COVID-19 pandemic****

More specifically concerning those in California, 62.3% of teens do not meet the recommended activity guidelines and 20.8% of teens are obese, which is another reason this initiative is so vital to their wellbeing.

To help motivate teens to be active, Planet Fitness will award one $500 scholarship in each state and province, and one grand prize $5,000 scholarship at the end of the summer. These scholarships can be used for academic or athletic activities or programs. Beginning May 16, teens ages 14 – 19 can visit or visit their local club to sign up in-person. Teens under 18 must sign up with a parent/guardian online or in-club.

Branham's Wellness Center is Expanding to Incorporate More Options to Support Students' Physical and Mental Health

Thanks to Branham's PTSA, CUHSD's Education Foundation, and a Generous Parent Donor, we are reconfiguring our Wellness Center space with new furniture and designated spaces to support our students' mental and physical health.

While we await arrival of the new furniture, we also realize that many of our families have other needed materials in good condition sitting around their homes and no longer used. Or they may be interested in purchasing smaller items and donating them.

Rather than purchase these materials new ourselves, we are looking first to see if our families might be interested in donating so that we can put our funds in other places. Please see the flyer at right. Also check this link for our Amazon wishlist:

Wellness Resources

Parent Information about Supporting Your Student with Social Media

COVID and other important info from prior bulletins

COVID Updates

The health and safety of our students and staff are our top priority, and we want our community to be informed. Link to CUHSD COVID Dashboard

(If positive COVID cases are confirmed, all affected individuals are directed by the Public Health Department to isolate and their immediate family/household members and all identified close contacts have been contacted by school staff and directed to follow the CDPH quarantine recommendations for schools (site will be updated soon with new guidellines!), monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, and comply with the recommended interventions.)

Please continue to monitor your student for symptoms and keep them home if they are sick. Please contact your healthcare provider if they develop symptoms or if you have any additional questions or concerns. For more information on CUHSD's COVID-19 Plan and Response please click here.

Morning Student Drop-Offs - Please be Safe!

The bike lanes on Branham and Meridian are NOT drop-off zones!

We appreciate everyone's interest in getting their students to school on time in the morning, but please be safe! We have had a few collisions and several more near-collisions recently due to students being dropped off in the middle of the street, cars making illegal turns, or cars stopping abruptly in the road or pulling into the bike lanes to drop off students.

See the map at left (or linked here) for a refresher on where to drop off your students in the morning.

Electronic Vehicle Charging Station Information

Electronic Vehicle charging stations are available at all CUHSD school sites and properties.

In an effort to reduce the District’s and community’s carbon footprint, the Board of Trustees approved a plan to bring new charging stations to CUHSD schools and properties in 2018. These EV charging stations were paid for through a grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E).

Students and staff who register through the PowerFlex app (directions at left) with their CUHSD email are able to use the stations FREE OF CHARGE!

For any information or support requests, you can contact Powerflex Support at or by phone at 883-479-7359.

24/7 Online Tutoring & Essay Review Service- Introducing 'Paper'

The CUHSD Board of Trustees recently approved a service agreement with an organization called Paper to provide students across the district 1-on-1 tutoring support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This action was made possible by funding provided by the CARES Act passed earlier this year.

All students have been given an account, and can log in via their CUHSD email using the Google SIngle Sign On (SSO) feature. To learn more about this service click here to visit their website or click here to view an informational video.