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2/28 – Family/Student Update

Dear BCS Families/Students,

We hope you had a great weekend.


Upcoming Dates

  • Group A Grades 6-8 – resumes in-person learning on Mon 3/1
  • Thurs Mar 18 – Virtual Student-Led Evening Conferences
  • Fri Mar 19 – Virtual Student-Led Afternoon Conferences – Half Day for Students (dismissal at 11:45am)

Building Cabinet Safety Meeting

  • Every year, we invite families to our building cabinet meeting to discuss any safety concerns. You are all welcome to attend with BNS and BCS staff.
  • Thurs Mar 11 @ 2:30pm – Building Cabinet Safety meeting (Zoom

Family Anti-Racist Equity Book Club Events

  • Our next book is Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls by Monique Morris – please check out the book and RSVP to Imani

Our lower grades BCS YWCA Afterschool

  • The YW-NYC Afterschool Program provides free afterschool programming on Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri until 5:30pm, both for in-person learners on their blended days and in virtual
  • Please sign up your child by emailing


Office Hours for UPPER GRADES (Grades 9-12) will become ONE LINK

  • To simplify access for students, beginning Mon 2/22, all students can access office hours for ALL teachers using just one link (daily at 2:30pm)
  • The link has been posted in all Google Classrooms and is the same link for all classes
  • We hope this will encourage more students to access office hours daily to speak with teachers and to complete work

Semester 1 Final Grades are available in PupilPath

  • Review your Fall 2020 numeric report card grades. You can find these in PupilPath (click on “Grades” → “Report Card” → “2020-2021 Term 1″)
  • If you have an NX, you must continue to submit work to your teachers in order to achieve Beginning Mastery.  You have not yet passed that class.
  • Transcripts have been mailed home as of Fri 2/5.  Please look out for it in your mailbox.
  • The DOE grading policy permits families in Grades 6-12 to convert any numeric grade above 65 to CR (credit) so that the numeric grade does not impact a student’s cumulative average
  • Crew leaders will start informing families of your options and how to submit your request beginning this week – please reach out to your crew leader with questions.

No more Friday Crew at 2:30pm – Crew is now only Wed at 1:35pm

  • Due to the return of blended learning, we will no longer have Friday Crew at 2:30pm
  • All staff will be available for office hours Fri 2:30pm
  • Crew will only be Wed at 1:35pm


Blended learning for MIDDLE SCHOOL re-opens Mon 3/1 for Cohort A

  • Blended learning is re-opening citywide for middle school
  • We welcomed back Cohort B on Thurs 2/25, we welcome back Cohort A on Mon 3/1
  • If you have any questions, please reach out to Scill
  • All students returning to blended learning must have COVID testing permission slips on file for random weekly testing
  • All blended students should review the blended learning guidelines/protocols for the building

Travel restrictions if returning to blended

  • Please note carefully the NYS rules for testing and quarantine
  • Please do not return to blended learning until you have communicated with Scill about your travel/quarantine/testing plans if you traveled recently

Update about possible re-opening for HIGH SCHOOL

  • We eagerly await a decision about re-opening blended learning for our high school students.  Our new chancellor Meisha Ross Porter has said that she is committed to re-opening high school as soon as possible
  • We will update you as soon as we hear anything and we hope to see you soon!


Community Education Council – please submit an application to be a candidate for the council

  • Each of the 32 geographic school districts has a Community Education Council, and there are four Citywide Councils: High Schools, English Language Learners, Special Education, and District 75. To apply to be a candidate for a council, simply log into your NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) to get started. If you don’t have a NYCSA account, you can sign up for one at and then contact your parent coordinator to add your students. You can submit your application through March 4.
  • Later in the year, for the first time ever, parents and guardians with a child in a New York City public school will have the chance to vote for their preferred Community Education Council candidates and have a direct hand in shaping important decisions in our city. You need a NYCSA account to vote, so if you don’t have one, again, please sign up at 

Get Ready for Weekend Wellness: Self-Care for Communities and Families

  • Saturday mornings 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • The DOE Office of School Wellness Programs is partnering with Hip Hop Public Health to host a a free, three-part, monthly Saturday morning event series, “Weekend Wellness: Self-Care for Communities and Families” 
  • Schedule:
    • March 20: Mental health and physical activity
    • April 24: Racism and the connection to health/stress
  • Register here.