Dear BCS Students/Families, we hope you had a good weekend.
Monday 10/23 is BCS Spirit Monday–Croc Day!
- Rock your crocs, slides, or slippers and show your school spirit for Croc Day!
- Let’s see which crew shows the most BCS school spirit and have bragging rights! Take photos!
Spirit Mondays – October Lookahead
- Mon 10/23 – Croc Day – wear your favorite crocs or rubber/foam flip flops or clogs!
- Mon 10/30 – Fall Colors Day – wear fall colors (orange, yellows, browns, reds, etc)!
- Let’s see which crew shows the most BCS school spirit and has bragging rights!
- Crew leaders and staff will be taking pics – be ready to pose with your gear!
Halloween Lookahead – Tues 10/31
- It’s Character Day – feel free to dress up and take pictures of your students, colleagues and peers and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Reminder that no masks are allowed in school that cover the whole face, no weapons/inappropriate-for-school props – if not sure, ask Scill in 416
Registration for the October Brooklyn PTA Fun Run (you can walk!)
- Help raise money for the PTA and enjoy a beautiful day in the park (Sat 10/28)
- Join the Brooklyn Collaborative School Team
- $25 per adult, $5 for ages 0-18 – come with your whole family and enjoy some fitness and fun at this fundraiser!
- If you or someone you know has financial barriers to payment, or have any other questions about the race, please email Mia Perez at email@example.com.
Amazon Wish List
- Please purchase masks, wipes and tissues for our classrooms or donate some from home and bring to Office 416
Mark your calendars for Student-Led Conferences
- Crew leaders will reach out to parents to schedule virtual appts on Thurs 11/16 evening or Fri 11/17 afternoon – hear students reflect on their progress so far in school
- Fri 11/17 is a half day – dismissal at 11am
Report cards available after 11/6
- First marking period progress reports will be available after 11/6
- Continue to check Jumprope for attendance and assessment updates
- Cell phones must be off and out of sight during school.
- Middle school students (Grades 6-8) have their phones collected by their Pd 1 teacher and returned by their Pd 8 teacher.
- On certain assessment days, high school students (Grades 9-12) are asked to turn in their phones at the beginning of the period to prevent cheating and receive their devices back at the end of the period
- We expect all students to be responsible and honest with their electronics
Tuesday Tiers – every Tues – get help from teachers afterschool
- Tuesday Tiers is afterschool from 3:05pm-3:55pm
- All teachers stay afterschool – students can stay with teachers to get help, check in about assignments and grades, and resolve incompletes NCs/NXs from last semester
- We invite all students to stay afterschool
Free COVID tests are available in 416/516
- All students can get free COVID tests in Office 416 or 516
- Come pick some up for yourself and your family!
If your child is absent, email crew leader
- Email your child’s crew leader so they can let the Attendance Office and your teachers know the reason for your absence
- If there is work to do at home, teachers may post in Google Classroom – otherwise, students will make up work when they return to school.
- Please avoid any unnecessary absences during the school year – studies show that “students who miss 2 days of school a month are 5 times more likely to fall behind in reading, writing and math, even if the absences are excused.”
DOE COVID policy for students – quarantine 5 days, return masked days 6-10
- If students test positive, they must quarantine for 5 days from the date of the positive test (do not come to school) – please tell your crew leader so they can let the Attendance Office and your teachers know the reason for your absence
- Students can return to school masked from Days 6-10 after testing positive
- For students, there is no remote learning during the time of absence. Where possible, teachers will post some work on Google Classroom – otherwise the student is excused or will make up the work when they return to school
DOE Charter School Informational Mailings Notice and Removal Form
- The DOE is offering students and their families the ability to opt out of receiving charter school informational mailings produced by Vanguard. Complete this form: Charter School Informational Mailing Notice and Opt-Out Form by October 31. You will need your child’s OSIS number.
DOE NYCSA and TeachHub Mobile Applications Now Available
- NYCSA Mobile Application: Parents/guardians who have an active NYCSA account can access their child’s grades, assignments, and attendance using the NYCSA mobile application that can be downloaded on iOS and Android devices.
- TeachHub Mobile Application: Students can now use the TeachHub mobile application, an easy, quick way for them to track their grades, assignments, schedule, and attendance information, which can be downloaded on iOS and Android devices; students must sign into the application with their NYCStudents.net username and password.
Complete the online Lunch Form
- Our school is 15K448 – Brooklyn Sch for Collaborative Studies. All families should complete the form (even if your student does not eat school lunch.) Why?
- Completing the Lunch Form helps BCS access vital funding from the federal government
- The information is used to determine fee waiver eligibility for trips, college applications, SAT and more.
- Families of four people who earn $39,000 or less a year qualify for free lunch
The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway Student Ticket Initiative
- Claim free student tickets to our annual production of The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway at Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) on Monday, October 23rd at 8pm. This one-night-only event honors playwright and screenwriter Warren Leight, a longtime supporter of the organization.
- Reserve tickets using this link.
$$$ Solar One Youth Advisory Council (Grades 9-12)
- This is a paid virtual opportunity open to NYC-based high school students, from December to June. Students in the council will design and implement projects to fill gaps in the NYC climate space, with guidance and support from Solar One staff, Solar One’s education department, and your peers. Over the course of the program, students will develop initiatives based on their specific interests, gain leadership and professional experience, meet with Solar One staff, and build their climate advocacy network. Apply via our application form! You can read our full job description here.
- Who should apply: NYC-based high school students with a passion for climate justice and enacting tangible change in their communities, who are able to commit to consistent virtual participation from December – June.
- Compensation: We believe in compensating youth for their work. Students will make $15/hour and will receive an overall stipend of $1,000, sent via Visa Debit Cards upon completion of the program.
- Application deadline: Sunday, November 12th 11:59pm *We are accepting rolling applications, please submit your application as soon as possible; once you apply, we will reach out to schedule an interview.
- Time commitment: Participation throughout the entire duration of the program, from December 4th – June 7th – 3 hours of work per week, Mandatory virtual meetings Monday’s from 4-5pm
- Reach out to Isabel at Isabel@Solar1.org if you have any questions. You can read more about Solar One on our website.
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity – Grade 9
- SEO is a free, eight-year, academic program that gets low-income public high school students to and through college – with a 90% college graduation rate. 100% of SEO Scholars are accepted to four-year colleges, with more than 80% being first-generation college graduates.
- Students begin in Grade 9 and are encouraged to apply now.
Pathfinders Computer Science/Tech Internship – High School Students