July 27, 2020

Posted by Lizzie Windler on 7/27/2020

Good evening Burbank High School Families,

This is. Dr. Crowther with announcements for the week of Monday, July 27, 2020. As counselors return to work this week we will continue placing students in appropriate courses for the 2020-2021 school year, which as you know will open in a distance learning virtual format this year.

Due to a swell of new enrollees the last two weeks, we are pushing the release of students’ courses in AERIES for the fall semester from Wednesday, July 29 to Friday, July 31. In the meantime, we want to be certain that all families have completed the Parent Data Confirmation process emailed to them last week. More information can be found in the Student Service section of the BUSD website, www.burbankusd.org. Additionally, we ask that families review the BHS website for details on our Virtual Registration process starting August 3, 2020.


For rising 9th grade families and new BHS students there is a virtual parent meeting at 6:00 p.m. the evening of Wednesday, August 5. A Zoom invitation will be shared in next weekend’s Sunday Blast. Please join us as your schedules allow, meet the site leadership team, get updates on the distance learning model to start the fall and have your questions answered.

Last Monday, the CIF Southern Section announced that they would postpone the start of the high school sports’ season for all sports to late December and early January. They also merged three seasons – fall, winter, spring – into two seasons. This will hopefully mean an action packed 2021. All athletes will be placed in athletic conditioning classes for the upcoming semester, and will work with their coaches as guidelines are updated for workouts, practices and eventually a return to competition. Our athletic office will update programs and athletes as the Pacific League and Southern Section release new information.

Please also note that we are aware that this condensed sports calendar potentially impacts multi-sport athletes. We strongly support students who give themselves to more than one program on behalf of the school. Our expectation is that no coach will pressure a student-athlete into specializing and focusing on one sport, but will instead, encourage the well-rounded high school experience. Our Athletic Directors will work with coaches on collaborating together in support of these students. We are all in this together and we will make it work.

We also anticipate all performing arts to offer classes to students in the fall. The directors of these programs will be discussing their plan for the fall over the first few weeks of school.

A reminder not all students get their first elective choice. This is especially true of underclassmen. Current electives with space include Digital Photo, Digital Media, Drama I, Art I, Journalism and Computer Programming. Keep these courses in mind as counselors finalize student schedules starting this week. Additionally there remains space in the vocal music program for students who want to audition for the program. See the program’s website for additional information.

This concludes announcements for the week ahead. Have a wonderful Sunday evening, stay safe and remember that we are respectful, responsible and compassionate because #WeAreBurbank.

Dr. Crowther