The Berkeley High Principal's Twitter page, launched on June 28

Students may be still enjoying long lie-ins and hours of minimal activity, but for Berkeley school faculty, the vacations are all but over as they prep for the new semester.

Witness Berkeley High Principal Pasquale Scuderi who has opened a Twitter account (@bhsinfo) and is already well at ease with the medium, providing information on dates class schedules will be available, details of assessments being devised by staff — even putting out recruitment notices.

Scuderi has also been live tweeting from a Safe Schools conference in Los Angeles. On August 5 he reported hearing “great presentations on school safety from Wayne Sakamoto, gang researcher and Joe Levy from Long Beach P.D.”.

As we write, BHS on Twitter only has 82 followers, so we urge any Berkeley High parents and students out there to swell its numbers in order to be on top of trending BHS news.

And for those whose summer started early and who may have missed it, read Berkeleyside’s comprehensive interview with Principal Scuderi, published on July 7.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...