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3/19 – Student/Family Update

Dear BCS Students/Families, we hope you had a wonderful weekend!


MS Glow Dance Pictures

HS Dance coming up

  • BCS Rep Ya Flag Party – Fri March 31st 6-9pm – all BCS Grades 9-12 students welcome
  • Buy tickets in the T wing during crew

Student Led Conferences are coming up – this Thurs 3/23 and Fri 3/24

  • Student Led Conferences (SLCs) are scheduled for Thursday evening, March 23rd from 4:15.p.m. – 7:15 p.m. and on Friday afternoon, March 24th from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Friday is half day. Students will be dismissed at 11:15 a.m.
  • Parents – please stay tuned for outreach from your child’s crew leader to schedule an appointment for your SLC

Upcoming Half Days in March – dismissal at 11:15am:

  • Fri 3/24
  • Mon 3/27

Jumprope Parent Access – check grades and attendance

  • If you do not have a Jumprope login, 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.
  • Here is the recording from our JumpRope Family Workshop as well as the slides.

Support BCS – Donors Choose

  • We’re looking to fund our science earthquake case study.  Please donate on Donors Choose if you’re able:

Parents/guardians – Please take the DOE NYC School Survey

  • Every year, the DOE asks all families, teachers, and staff in grades 3-K through 12, and students in grades 6-12 to take the NYC School Survey. The information collected by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn.
  • The 2023 NYC School Survey launched on February 13, 2023 and will close on March 31, 2023.
  • Take the 2023 NYC School Survey (Open external link)
  • Families can also access the survey by logging into their NYC Schools Account (NYCSA).

Upcoming Dates

  • Wed 3/22 – SAT School Day for Grades 10/11, Grades 9/12 have crew trip, Grades 6-8 have regular class
  • Thurs 4/6 – Fri 4/14 – No School – Spring Break
  • Wed 4/19 – Thurs 4/20 – NYS ELA Exam (Grades 6-8)
  • Fri 4/21 – No School – Eid al-Fitr
  • Tues 5/2 – Wed 5/3 – NYS Math Exam (Grades 6-8)
  • Lower Grades ETs: 
    • 3/16
    • 3/30
    • 4/27
    • 5/18
  • Upper Grades ETs and Crew Trips:
    • 4/19
    • 4/20
    • 5/2
    • 5/3
    • 5/11 (date may change due to 10th grade camping)

MS State Tests are coming up

  • The New York State (NYS) grades 3–8 English Language Arts (ELA) and math exams will be administered on April 19–20 and May 2–3, respectively.
  • Students in Grade 8 can elect to take the Algebra Regents instead of the Grade 8 Math exam.
  • Exams are not required for promotion.
  • If parents wish to opt out their child out of testing, please complete this form as soon as possible.
  • During MS testing dates, HS students have Expeditionary Thursdays so that we can leave the building and provide a quiet testing environment for students.

Working papers – get ready for summer jobs

Tues 4/25 Social Dilemma Panel at 4pm in the auditorium

  • All parents, students, staff welcome
  • We are screening the documentary The Social Dilemma about challenges with increased social media on our society and youth.  The screening is 45 min and we will have a panel afterwards with BCS staff, students, and our staff developers.
  • Sundance Official Selection – The Social Dilemma blends documentary investigation and narrative drama to disrupt the disrupters, unveiling the hidden machinations behind everyone’s favorite social media and search platforms.


$$ Apply for Summer Youth

  • The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is the nation’s largest youth employment program, connecting NYC youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experience each summer.
  • Through SYEP, participants can explore different interests and career pathways, develop productive workplace habits, and engage in learning experiences that strengthen their social, civic, and leadership skills.
  • By participating in structured project and work-based opportunities, NYC youth are better prepared for careers of the future.
  • Apply here
  • School name: Brooklyn Secondary School for Collaborative Studies