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10/10 – Student/Family Update

Dear Students and Families, we hope you had a restful weekend with the beautiful weather. 


No School – Upcoming Holidays

  • Mon 10/10 – Indigenous People’s Day
  • Tues 11/8 – Professional Development for Staff
  • Fri 11/11 – Veterans’ Day
  • Thurs 11/24 and Fri 11/25 – Thanksgiving

Tuesday Tiers with Teachers Afterschool

  • Every Tues afterschool beginning this week, all teachers are available from 3:05pm-4pm to help students revise assessments, get extra help, or to check-in
  • All students should take advantage of this opportunity

Jumprope Parent Access – Parent Training on Thurs 10/20 at 7pm in Zoom

  • Parents should have received an email from JumpRope to set up your new account. 
  • If you did not receive an email, please fill out this survey so we can get you one as soon as possible! 
  • You can view attendance and grades in JumpRope
  • Students can access JumpRope using their BCS email.
  • We will host a training for families on how to navigate the Jumprope Family Portal on Thurs 10/20 at 7pm in Zoom.

School Leadership Team meeting this Tues 10/11 from 4:30pm-6pm

PTA meeting this Tues 10/11 from 6:15pm-7:25pm

  • We’d love to have you join on Tues 10/11 from 6:15-7:25 PM at the following Zoom link: Meeting ID: 828 0544 3270 Passcode: BCS448

Convert previous grades to CR (credit – UG) or P (pass – LG) based on DOE academic policy

  • If you would like to request for a grade from either 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 school year to be converted to CR or P due to the DOE’s pandemic academic policy, please let your crew leader know
    • All students currently in Grades 7/8/9/10/11/12 who attended BCS in either 2020-2021 school year or 2021-2022 school year can request for grades to be converted to CR (credit – UG) or P (pass – LG) based on DOE academic policy
    • Class of 2023 (Grade 12) can request for grades from 2019-2020 Semester 2 to be converted to CR as well
    • Please reach out to your child’s crew leader with questions

Buy BCS Shirts!

  • We’ve had a lot of requests for school shirts so we’re opening up our BCS Athletic Shop for a limited time for all students, families, and staff!
  • Purchase high-quality durable BCS clothing – Shop online here!
  • Please don’t delay – the team shop will close on Mon 10/10 and then reopen Tues 10/11 for only one more week.  Purchases will be sent directly to your address when the shop closes (shipping takes up to 5 weeks).  A portion of all purchases supports BCS sports!!!

All Families – complete the lunch form online (even if you don’t eat school lunch – we need your info to qualify for federal funding)

  • Families – please complete the lunch form online.  Your response helps our school to access vital funding from the federal government if you qualify for free or reduced lunch.  ALL families should complete the form, even if you do not eat school lunch.
  • The lunch form helps you qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch status with the DOE which makes you eligible for fee waivers
  • Our school is listed as 15K448 – Brooklyn Sch for Collaborative Studies


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DOE Sustainability Youth Leadership Council 

  • Do you care about your community? Are you interested in climate action and sustainability and want to make a difference? In its fifth year, the DOE Office of Sustainability Youth Leadership Council (YLC) empowers students to learn about climate change and sustainability, develop leadership skills, and build strong youth networks. This year, the YLC will meet in person from 4:30-6:30pm on the second Thursday of the month to plan the NYC DOE Youth Climate Summit, create a Climate Action Plan for their school and/or local community, learn from sustainability experts, and earn community service hours. In addition, meetings will take place at various sustainability organizations across NYC. Learn more and complete the 2022-23 DOE Sustainability Youth Leadership Council Application to participate Deadline: October 11, 2022  Contact:


Youth Company Acting Auditions 

  • Held on October 20th and 21st at 52nd street project, located at 789 10th Ave, New York, NY 10019.  
  • The Youth Company is a free, after-school program for students interested in developing their acting and dramatic writing skills. No prior experience is necessary. 
  • Register here:

Apply to be part of the BKLYN Library Youth Council

  • Help plan the Urban Art Jamm at the Brooklyn Central Library
  • Motivated, collaborative, and creative teens, ages 14-18, who want to share their voice in library decision-making and event planning can now apply to join the Brooklyn Library Youth Council, a stipend opportunity to delve deep into library operation. 

BPL StoryTeen 

  • Internship program for 10th-12th grade students with an interest in literacy and early childhood education. As a StoryTeen intern, you’ll learn about literacy, assist with storytime, and have fun.  It’s 3-5 hours/week and comes with a stipend. Applications are due October 13. More information here.

Groundswell Fall Studio Program 

  • Registration is open through October 12.  This program is for all youth interested in joining a studio program. 

BRIC’s Youth Media Fellowship 

  • Focuses on developing and producing Concrete Stories: BRIC Youth Media Festival. The annual festival showcases short films of various genres created by NYC youth filmmakers under 21 years old. A stipend will be provided. 
  • Application deadline: Oct. 2, 2022  LEARN MORE & APPLY


  • FREE program for girl-identifying and non-binary high school students interested in writing and producing for theatre. Seminars take place on Sundays from 10am-12:30pm. Learn more  Complete the CreateHER application form to participate in this opportunity.  

BraiNY Bunch Journal Club 

  • BraiNY is looking for students to join the BraiNY Bunch! The BraiNY Bunch is an open, virtual journal club co-led by two high school students coordinated and mentored by a graduate student, postdoc, or research staff. Journal club attendance is open to all young adult brain enthusiasts. The BraiNY Bunch will allow students to learn about different areas of neuroscience through careful reading and discussion of scientific findings. 
  • Learn more about this opportunity and register by completing the BraiNY Brunch Virtual Journal Club form Deadline: Ongoing Contact:

Climate and Resilience Education Task Force Youth Steering Committee  

  • Join other high school students in learning about the climate crisis and taking concrete action to expand access to climate education in New York City schools! As part of this program, students will work on a state-level climate education policy campaign, help build a network of youth dedicated to climate justice education across New York, and meet educators, policymakers, and experts in the field of climate education and advocacy. 
  • Learn more about this opportunity and apply on the Climate and Resilience Education Task Force webpage Deadline: October 15, 2022 Contact: Emily Fano / 917-301-8830 

MCC Theater Youth Company Auditions

  • Have you ever wanted to take to the stage? Do you have something to say, but don’t know how to have your voice be heard? If you are looking to challenge yourself creatively while building a supportive community of peers and artists, audition for MCC Theater’s Youth Company! The MCC Theater Youth Company is a free, after-school program for New York City high school students interested in developing their acting and dramatic writing skills. Audition for the Performance and/or Playwriting Labs. Both auditions and the fall program will be conducted in person. Learn more and complete the MCC Youth Company Audition 2022-23 form to participate.  Deadline: October 19, 2022  Contact: Dee Hughes

School of Interactive Arts Mastery Program in Game Design 

  • The School of Interactive Arts (SIA) from the nonprofit Urban Arts, offers a FREE after-school and weekend game design and development program for public high school students. This is the perfect opportunity for students to learn C# coding, prepare for the AP Computer Science Principles exam, become a Unity Certified User (a certification designed for future developers who want to create their own game or apps), build a portfolio, and prepare for college. Learn more about this opportunity and apply on the SIA Mastery webpage Deadline: October 10, 2022 Contact: Joelle Blackstock/212-966-5881 ext. 9037

The Point CDC 

  • Offering a FREE photography program this semester in collaboration with the International Center of Photography online for ages 9-13 and in-person for teens ages 14-19 (the teen in-person program is located in the Bronx). The fall semester starts/started this week, but it is still possible to join. For more information, please contact Ms. Abigail Montes, co-program coordinator: (646) 548-8710, 12:30-7:30pm Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11am-3pm Friday


  • YoungArts and The National Endowment for the Advancement of Artists identify the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, and performing arts and provides them with creative and professional development opportunities throughout their careers. Artists ages 15–18, or grades 10–12, in the U.S. are encouraged to apply in the discipline of their choice. Apply HERE by 10/14/22.

Saturday Sketching at The Met: Cloisters 

  • We invite teens to sketch from works of art in The Metropolitan Museum’s Cloisters location with guidance from a teaching artist. All experience levels are welcome, and all materials are provided. It’s an opportunity to hone skills and build a portfolio. Saturday, 10/29/22, 1-3 pm. The class is free but requires students to register HERE

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers 

  • Seeks teen students with exceptional artistic and literary talent. Awards give students the opportunity for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships.  Teens can apply in 28 categories of art and writing. Apply HERE by 12/2/2022.

Recanati-Kaplan Program for Excellence in the Arts at the 92Y 

  • Offers 100% full-tuition, merit-based scholarships for exceptional students in NYC to develop their creative potential as artists, dancers, and musicians. Students are immersed in a broad range of advanced classes as well as personalized private instruction. Programs in visual arts, dance, music, and musical INFO HERE

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations 

  • Recognizes and rewards high school students who, through their volunteer activities, have undertaken significant efforts to advance racial equity and understanding in their schools or communities. Each recipient receives a $1,000 award and is invited to participate in a Symposium on INFO HERE

NYC Youth Leadership Councils 

  • Network of youth focused on policy, practice, and advocacy to make real change happen in their school, neighborhood, or community. Students ages 14-21 currently enrolled in high school can join a YLC of peers and adult allies to act on issues that matter the most to you. YLCs are in all five boroughs and need student ideas, stories, and passion to make NYC a better place. 

Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs 

  • Includes Ocean Awareness Contest, Future Blue Youth Council, Grants & Mentorship Fellowship Program; ages 11-18 middle and high school students