Welcome to Mr. Pollak's Teacher Page


While information is still coming from the district office I wanted you to know how to contact me directly. I will available to students during this time through remote learning time.

 If you need help I am available through the following:

  • email: npollak@staff.slzusd.org
  • voicemail: 510-317-4409
  • Google classroom (classroom codes):
    • U.S.History-Morning (5fwve5a)
    • U.S. History- Afternoon-(bh7hxwr)
    • World History- Morning- (x7mzrvx)
    • World History- Afternoon- (urtexrt)

 I will also be available to help students and answer questions daily from 9 AM – 11:30 AM. (I will edit this if needed based on info received during meeting)


I received my Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology and Psychology from the University of Kansas in 1993, and I earned a Bachelors of Science in Education in 1997.  I am an ardent Jayhawk basketball fan and love my alma mater.  My classroom is littered with pictures of the Jayhawk team and their players that have gone on to have NBA careers.  I have been a full time teacher in the Bay Area since 1998.  I have taught in schools in Santa Rosa, Vallejo, Richmond, and San Lorenzo.  I teach Social Sciences and Language Arts.  I live in Berkeley with my wife and two children.  We enjoy going to the local farmer's markets and taking our kids to the numerous parks in the area. 

Inspired by
I am inspired by nature and my ability to spend my summer vacation travelling around the country to its various national parks and monuments.

I went to the University of Kansas and I am a Jayhawk for life!

District Tools I Use 

I take attendance using Aeries. You can stay on top of attendance through the Aeries Family Portal or Aeries App

Report Cards
I use Aeries to generate report cards. Families can view report cards through the Aeries Family Portal.