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11/30 – Family/Student Update

Dear BCS Students/Families,


We hope you had a safe, enjoyable and restful holiday weekend.  We are all grateful for so so many things, including being a part of our wonderful BCS community!  Thank you for being a part of the BCS crew.




DOE Announcement – middle/high schools remain in all-remote until further notice


Our BCS Amazon Smile account is finally active:

  • Make BCS your charity on Amazon Smile.  This is a simple way for you to support BCS every time you shop, at no cost to you.  AmazonSmile is available at  Choose your charity and search for “Friends of Brooklyn Collaborative Studies Inc” – AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to BCS.


Please support our DonorsChoose $$$$ tomorrow, Giving Tuesday 12/1:

  • Your donation will be doubled if you give tomorrow!!

  • Please give generously to our DonorsChoose to get more Chromebooks!  Please make your donation tomorrow 12/1 on Giving Tuesday!

  • Right now the majority of our school Chromebooks have been lent out to students. The remaining devices we have are over 10 years old and are in desperate need of replacement. These devices that we wish to purchase will help to replenish the technology that our school needs during the current school closures.

  • THANK YOU!!!


PupilPath is updated with students’ 100% virtual schedules

  • If you are a blended learning student, your schedule has been updated in PupilPath for all-remote

  • Students in Group A should continue to use Group B Zoom links on Mon/Tues

  • Students in Group B should continue to use Group A Zoom links on Thurs/Fri


Spirit Monday 11/30

Adding an additional crew period each week
  • We are currently working with Crew leaders to add an additional crew period once a week while we are in all-remote in addition to Weds
  • Please stay tuned, we aim to start the week of 12/7
  • The additional Crew period will be after 2:30pm once a week, to prevent schedule conflicts during the school day with students’ courses and teachers’ programs




Updated Immunizations

  • A healthy school setting gives all students the best chance to learn and grow. Vaccines are very important to this effort. They protect children from getting and spreading diseases that can make them very sick. For this reason, the DOE requires children aged 2-months to 18-years-old who are entering or attending child care, public school, or private school be vaccinated against certain diseases.  The number of vaccine doses your child needs may vary. 

  • Here is the required immunizations chart in English, Spanish, and Arabic.


DOE Parent University

  • The DOE’s new Parent University seeks to educate and empower all families from early childhood through adulthood, with free courses, resources, events, and activities. Parents can register for free trainings on a wide range of topics, including adult education, student social-emotional learning, and special education. 

  • Here are informational flyers (translated versions of the flyer are available on the Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) family-facing webpage).


Free Food Distribution Available Daily – please tell neighbors who may have food insecurity

  • Our building (610 Henry Street) is a community feeding site where food distribution is available to all NYers, all families, no ID required, no registration required, free, every day.  Adults can come alone, they do not need to have children.  

  • Feeding sites are OPEN 9AM-12PM & 3PM-5PM even though school buildings/in-person learning is temporarily closed.

  • If you do not live near BCS, please see linked for the list of 250+ other community feeding sites open throughout NYC in public school buildings.