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11/21 – Student/Family Update

Dear BCS Families/Students,

What a great week!  Please check out our BCS Instagram (TheCollaborativeChronicle) for our updates and photos each week!


Spirit Monday – Jersey Day – on Mon 11/22

  • Tomorrow Mon 11/22 is BCS Spirit Monday – Jersey Day – wear a jersey, shirt, hoodie, or jacket representing your favorite team or college!  Appropriate sportswear is okay!
  • Be ready to take photos!
  • Please share with

Attend Tuesday Mastery Support afterschool (Tues 2:20pm-3:15pm)

  • All students are encouraged to attend Tuesday Mastery Support afterschool to check-in with teachers and improve your mastery levels

No School Thurs 11/25 and Fri 11/26 for Thanksgiving Break

  • School resumes on Mon 11/29

Parent Opt-Out Deadline extended for SEL screener until 12/4

  • If you do not want your child to be screened, please opt out of the DOE-mandated Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) by filling out this form and talk with your crew leader.

If you need a DOE device to do work at home, email Tracey

  • Crew leaders interviewed all students about their need for a DOE device to do remote work at home and we issued devices to students who expressed a need
  • If you have questions, please reach out to Parent Coordinator
  • If the DOE systems show that you already have a DOE device at home, you cannot be issued a second device so be sure to return your first device to the school

Student Absence Notification

  • If your child has to be absent, please email your child’s crew leader
  • Your child’s crew leader will notify your child’s teachers and the attendance office

BCS Library is Open Mon-Fri – come borrow a book 

  • All students are welcome Mon-Fri from 8:15-9am and 2-2:30pm to borrow books from our library (Room 401)


Pop Up clinic on Tues 11/23 for COVID vaccine – ages 5-11 only

  • We are coordinating with BNS about the next pop-up clinic – tentatively scheduled for Tues 11/23 from 8am-4pm at 610 Henry.  
  • Any family who gets vaccinated at a city-run site including schools qualify for various incentives – search here and you will find sites that give shots to ages 5-11: – Families can also call 877-VAX4NYC for more information.
  • The pop up clinic is NOT for ages 12+, it is only for ages 5-11.  All other students ages 12+ who want to be vaccinated should find a site here:

Get your vaccine or booster at a city-run vaccination site and BCS gets $100

  • If you schedule an appointment at a city-run vaccination site AND pick Brooklyn Collaborative Studies as the referring organization during the online booking process, BCS will receive a $100 incentive payment.  You can also go to a city-run walk-in site and say that BCS referred you and we will also get the $100.
  • All students/parents who get first doses are eligible for incentives – when you book an appointment through look for the question below and choose Brooklyn Collaborative Studies in the dropdown after putting in your contact details and BCS will get money.  See arrows below.