Today: 3/26/17

Contact Support Staff

Asuncion, Rachel
Bejar, Martha
Counselor (A-L)
Berg, Mrs. Keely Elizabeth
Assistant Principal
Crawford, Allison
Instructional Coach
Hill, Amelia
Paolini, Heather
Reed, Tara
Counselor (M-Z)
Renteria, Sandra
Rozanski, Eileen
Schmidt, Sally
Principal's Secretary
Splane, Dr. Jamal

Purpose of Advisory: The Advisory lessons, designed and implemented by Bernal Staff, support students in forging positive relationships to peers and the school, building connections and competence around topics that are meaningful and relevant to life outside of school, and infusing learning with fun while combining both social and academic interactions.  


Please click the ADVISORY banner to see some of the topics discussed!



We are excited to invite you to be a part of up coming

Bernal’s Multicultural Spring Fest

To be held at Bernal Old Gym, on Friday May 12, 2017

How: There are many ways you can bring diverse culture to our Spring Fest at Bernal Intermediate School.

  1. Dances/costumes: We have Bharat Natyam from South India, K-pop from Korea, Bollywood dance from Mumbai. Looking forward to help from more parents with other cultural dance studios that you are aware of. If you give us the names of the studio/ dance group we can contact them to incorporate their piece in the festival. If your child is in such dance group and would like to bring them in, we can contact the teacher for performance. We prefer groups over single person performance.

We are particularly interested in group dances from different culture by school age children(preferably Bernal student/family). We would like to include jazz dance, river dance, ballet piece and other ethnic dances.

  1. Food: We would love to experience what you experience. If you know of good restaurants in the area that represents the good ethnic food, we from Bernal HSA would like to contact that restaurant and see if we can bring some sample to the festival to represent your culture. Your suggestions are key to the success of this festival.

No homemade food is allowed in the Festival. Donation of food from restaurants will be highly appreciated.

  1. Individual music/dance performance: we would like to audition your student, if he/she is playing any instrument outside Bernal and would like to perform. We will have the old gym stage available for periods of time. Instruments like Taiko drums, Scottish bag pipes, Sitar will add variety to our program.
  2. Your suggestions and opinions may mold the event into an exciting experience for all our children and the community.
  3. Parent volunteer help needed with decoration, flow of traffic, ushering, food serving
  4. Last but not the least your participation/ attendance on the day of the event will make the event a memorable experience to all our children.

Please contact Fahmida at bernalhsaevents@gmail.com / bernalhsapres@gmail.com if you would like to participate or have any suggestions, or need any information regarding the above.

Fahmida Rahman

Event Coordinator Bernal Multicultural Spring Fest


7th Grade Parents/Guardians,


You are invited to examine our instructional materials at the Oak Grove District Office on Thursday, March 30th 2017, 7:00 pm.


Please see the attached flyer for more information. 




Career Day!

Interested in presenting at career day? Sign up here!

Interested in donating food and/or drinks for our presenters? Please email Ms. B at nbylsma@ogsd.net


Support Needed: Bernal Staff Member Affected by Historic Flooding

The historic flooding in San Jose has affected one of our own family members in the Oak Grove School District and Bernal Intermediate School communities.  As families do in times of crisis, we are coming together to support someone in need.  Juanita Wilson, beloved instructional aide at Bernal has had her home and belongings devastated as a result of the recent flooding.  She was only able to quickly grab a small bag of belongings before having to be evacuated by the San Jose Fire Department's rescue team.  Her apartment is no longer habitable, and her clothing, furniture and other belongings were destroyed due to the rushing water.  

This disaster has weakened her spirit and resolve.  She doesn't know where to begin in order to rebuild.  Please consider giving to help Juanita.  We all can attest to how caring, hardworking and selfless she is toward Bernal students and families in need.  All donations will go toward helping Juanita get back on her feet.  The donation link is below.  Thank you in advance.



CAASPP Parent Notification Letter

Bernal Parents and Guardians,


Please read through the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Parent Notification Letter to ensure that you are informed about the upcoming statewide testing. Bernal students will be testing May 1st-19th (make-ups May 23rd-26th). If you would like to exempt your student(s) from CAASPP, a letter must be submitted to the principal. All parents/guardians were sent more information via School Loop email. 

Additional Information

Please check out our school website at http://bernal.ogsd.net as an additional resource for posted material.



Monthly Newsletters

Click the image above to read Bernal's March Newsletter!


Previous Newsletters:

February Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/hz280

January Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/jv9f3

December Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/ngby5

November Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/t47jn

October Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/0j4p5

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**Bernal Student Dress Code** (Updated Jan. 2017)

Updates have been made to Bernal Intermediate's the common student dress guidelines as of Jan. 2017.

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